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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Tramlines–Saturday part 2!

As promised, here is part 2 of my Tramlines Saturday blog.

Today I was on assignment for Tramlines Times and had to make sure I covered two acts.  Neither of which were my thing really.

The first was I Monster in the City Hall Ballroom.  I Monster, along with some friends, sound-tracked a 1968 short film called “Whistle and I’ll Come to You” which starred voice of Paddington Bear Michael Horden (now if this had been a sound-tracking to an episode of Paddington then I think it would have been much better!). 

This whole performance, and that of the even worse Hoarse Verse who preceded I Monster and provided some of the musicians for the I Monster performance, struck me as music as performance art.  A bit too poncy and lacking in good tunes for my liking really.  What was even worse about the performance was that the lighting was awful for photography.

But I took some OK shots and uploaded them well within my deadline.  Here is a selection of the best of the bad bunch:

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The next act on my assignment list were the much better The Lost Brothers in Sheffield Cathedral.  I have to say that as a venue the Cathedral is brilliant – very atmospheric with perfect acoustics.  The Lost Brothers were a folky-Eerley-Brothers-esque duo who although pleasant enough weren’t great.  But again I captured the required shots:

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Coming up next – the local yoof having it large with DJ Stoaty at the Octagon followed by Miss Dynamite-tee-hee!

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