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1  General / The Forum / Re: Motion NYE security on: December 30, 2011, 18:07:57
Anyone know if this kind of thing is gonna be rolled out across the NYE board, or is it just Motion that's been singled out?
2  General / The Forum / Re: Songs that are a bit rapey... on: November 01, 2011, 13:09:59
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/g1T71PGd-J0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/g1T71PGd-J0</a>

Quote
Oh my little pretty one, pretty one
When you gonna give me some time Sharona
When you make my motor run, my motor run
Gun it coming, off the line Sharona

Never gonna stop, give it up
Such a dirty mind, always get it up
For the touch of the younger kind


So rapey it's untrue
3  General / The Forum / Re: Fourteen arrested in Bristol illegal rave on: October 31, 2011, 16:24:10
Yeah I was at this party and quite surprised to hear it got raided like that, although we did see the old bill down there outside pretty early on.
4  General / The Forum / Re: BBC news interview with Alessio Rastani...lol on: September 27, 2011, 15:32:17
What's more scary is he actually seems like a complete fucking prick who just so happens to be one of the people actually ruining the world's economy.

He doesn't work for Goldman, he claims to be an independent trader so he is no way ruining the worlds economy any more that anyone with an IG index account and a few quid.

I think it is hilarious whatever - it's like fancy dress, a good outfit is one where you are not 100% sure its actually an outfit.



I was going more by his attitude than his financial actions. I know very little about the intricacies of trading, but the fact that it is an industry populated by people like him - who see marketwide catastrophe simply as a way to make money - is what is sending us all down the toilet on a raft made of shit.
5  General / The Forum / Re: BBC news interview with Alessio Rastani...lol on: September 27, 2011, 15:07:37
Read this and make up your own mind. He doesn't seem very convincing as a trader. Then again, he doesn't really seem to be pushing an agenda enough to be a Yes Man.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilylambert/2011/09/27/trader-or-prankster-we-called-alessio-rastani-and-asked/

What's more scary is he actually seems like a complete fucking prick who just so happens to be one of the people actually ruining the world's economy.
6  General / The Forum / Re: BBC news interview with Alessio Rastani...lol on: September 27, 2011, 14:35:01
It's patently not the same guy (unless he's had surgery to alter the width of his nose). Doesn't mean Alessio isn't a Yes Man, though.

Also entirely plausible that he's genuine. If that's the case, I can't imagine he has a job anymore. He's a worldwide trend on Twitter. Aint no way GS are gonna swallow that bad press and keep him on as an employee.
7  General / The Forum / Re: Arkist Podcast for Hotflush Recordings on: September 27, 2011, 13:46:15
The Hotflush podcast series is one of the best out there by a long way. Pretty much every episode has been utterly essential.

 Tomato Slayer!
8  General / The Forum / Re: Bris Fest on: September 25, 2011, 22:00:54
Hoping for Ashton Court next year, yes!

I hope so. I think the guys need to kick-start another wave of promotion for the Ashton Court ticket drive in the wake of this year's festival. It seems to have dropped out of public awareness.
9  General / The Forum / Re: Crazylegs is 3: Roy Davis Jr, Joy Orbison b2b Jackmaster etc. - 21 Oct @ Blue M on: September 24, 2011, 10:33:18
Jesus Christ Monkey Balls.


That's a helluva line-up. Bigup thyselves.
10  General / The Forum / Re: Hackgate. Rejoice in the slow, public death of the NoW... on: September 23, 2011, 21:43:29
This really is the gift that keeps on giving. Now Andy Coulson is threatening to sue News Corp for stopping paying his legal fees  Laughing

Taken from Sky News, no less.....

http://news.sky.com/home/article/16076041


Get. The. Fucking. Popcorn.

11  General / The Forum / Re: Let's all guess where the out of control NASA satellite will land on: September 22, 2011, 21:35:10
On what's left of NASA.

No, wait. Egypt.

































12  General / The Forum / Re: lakota license suspended on: September 22, 2011, 21:22:16
That club just can't catch a break  Undecided
13  General / The Forum / Re: Let's all guess where the out of control NASA satellite will land on: September 22, 2011, 21:20:12
On what's left of NASA.
14  General / The Forum / Re: Bristol's gorilla trail was much better than the Nelson Street graffiti. on: September 22, 2011, 13:20:10
It is important to keep in mind that historcally most art is not 'prized' at the time. Artists seldom enjoy Banksy's pop culture status (unless they die having had an overtly troubled existence).

Also, I reckon what would bring people in droves would be the city saying 'come and paint on our walls', not 'come and look at our paintings'.

Oh and for the record I like some of the art on Nelson St, and some of the gorillas. I haven't considered their commercial potential.

[quote author+Bill Hicks]Quit putting a goddamn dollar sign on every fucking thing on this planet
[/quote]

You do realise the only reason SNE was allowed to go ahead was under the pretense of tourism, right? It wasn't some act of cultural magnanimity. If it flops then nothing like this will ever be allowed to go ahead by the council again, because cuntsticks like the guy in the EP article will just wave a finger to this as an example and say "we tried this once before, it didn't work. Next."

Oh, and the comment about art not being appreciated at the time doesn't really apply to graffiti I don't think. Graf art is, by its very nature, immediate. We aren't exactly seeing Van Gogh-style 'only appreciated once they were dead' stories coming up from that scene.
15  General / The Forum / Re: Bristol's gorilla trail was much better than the Nelson Street graffiti. on: September 22, 2011, 13:15:13
See, that just looks really shit to me ^^  Undecided

The point is it brings people from all over everywhere to come and see it. I'm not saying SNE should be another massive collection of tagging - I'm glad that it's all proper pieces by proper artists - but given that the surface on which they're all painted is so aggressively grey, the areas where there is no paint REALLY show up and detract from the whole thing quite a bit.

I don't think filling that area entirely is the answer. Good pieces at that density across the entire city would be better imo. Turn the whole city into a piece-spotting paradise (not that it isn't already, if you know where to look).

Sure, but the guy behind SNE needs to see demonstrable proof that his little project helped bring people to the city on its own merit. And, right now at least, I think it just needs a little more work, even if it's just painting some of the areas like the underside of the staircases a block colour that isn't grey.  
16  General / The Forum / Re: Bristol's gorilla trail was much better than the Nelson Street graffiti. on: September 22, 2011, 13:07:57
See, that just looks really shit to me ^^  Undecided

The point is it brings people from all over everywhere to come and see it. I'm not saying SNE should be another massive collection of tagging - I'm glad that it's all proper pieces by proper artists - but given that the surface on which they're all painted is so aggressively grey, the areas where there is no paint REALLY show up and detract from the whole thing quite a bit.
17  General / The Forum / Re: Bristol's gorilla trail was much better than the Nelson Street graffiti. on: September 22, 2011, 12:58:53
The guy is a prize bellend, but he does have one very slight point. As it stands, See No Evil is not going to bring in tens (or hundreds) of thousands of visitors to the city. There are still FAR too many patches of grey wall down there, and right now it looks like a collection of very nice Graffiti, but not the all-immersive tourist trap experience of, say, something like 5 Points in New York, or the aforementioned street art in Melbourne.

What they need to do is authorise a second wave of painting, so that street can genuinely be the kind of technicolor environment that will attract people down to look at it. There needs to be paint and colour and drawing in EVERY corner, otherwise it's never going to have that 'wow' factor.

5 Points - New York


Tacheles - Berlin




Melbourne



18  General / The Forum / Re: www.carriageworks.org.uk on: September 22, 2011, 12:48:08
I reckon might end up something similar to the old VW garage that is now Bostons i.e. flats up top, retail or something else vaguely more inclusive down bottom.

I hope they open up that courtyard into a public space, but given the area I suppose there's always a chance/likelihood it would turn into a hangout for street drunks.
19  General / The Forum / Re: If you google "cheese jokes" on: September 21, 2011, 17:15:19
I see.

There is a warehouse full of cheddar cheese on fire in Somerset.

 Eek


Tastiest disaster ever?
20  General / The Forum / Re: Bristol Comes Together - Unity 6 - The MegaRave on: September 19, 2011, 15:50:23
Ah wtf same night as Fwd+Rinse @ Motion. Hmm

Ah brilliant! In-built punter quality control system!



Bad Teeth
21  General / The Forum / Re: FABRICLIVE 59 FOUR TET ALBUM LAUNCH on: September 15, 2011, 09:44:58
Very nice line up. Although I'll probably wait to go and see him at Warehouse Project with Sqr Psher. Assuming I can afford it...  Undecided

Got our tickets for this one in the bag. Think we're gonna drive up and stay in a catered apartment overnight on the Saturday and smash several shades out of Manc all weekend.  Tomato Bad Teeth
22  General / The Forum / Re: DJ Shadow @ Bristol Academy on: September 15, 2011, 09:42:39
didnt bother with him on the fri night at glasto, now after seeing him at bestival the other night now i wish i did!

fucking good set, looking forward to this one.

On another note can somebody please please bring DJ KRUSH here. Again, saw him at bestival do a blinder of a set, he can sure still teach the likes of Shadow a lesson or two  Two Thumbs LIGHTAH! LIGHTAH! LIGHTAH!  pretty sure Krush was here a good no. of years ago playing somewhere like Level or Thekla.. Slayer

Serious? He was at Bestival? I'm surprised to hear he's still going!

I'd love to see Krush live.  Two Thumbs
23  General / The Forum / Re: So who here has made "Drank"? on: September 15, 2011, 09:39:09
i recently saw a similar drink with bob marley on the front of it, but ive only seen it up in cardiff, do you think it'll become a counter war "Energy Drinks vs. Anti-Enery Drinks"?!



Apparently comes with a warning not to operate machinery within 2 hours of consumption. Smashed
Courtesy of the undeniably brilliant http://coldcounter.co.uk/
24  General / The Forum / Re: DJ Shadow @ Bristol Academy on: September 14, 2011, 14:45:30
The Shadowsphere tour is amazing. Saw the opening night at the Great Escape in Brighton.  OMG Death Star!!!11

Can't imagine he'd be doing anything other than that at the minute, though. He's been touring it like crazy since June, and I simply can't see him leaving it behind to do a show without it.

25  General / The Forum / Re: Avalaan on: September 14, 2011, 10:09:24
i remember this pretty slick skateshop on Gloucester road when i lived in the city called Avalaan. does any one know if it's still around?

AFAIK it's a snowboard brand, and they had their closing down sale over a year ago now unfortunately.  Undecided

I was told they were opening up another shop, but don't know if that actually happened. I got myself a sweet pair of board pants for about £25 if I remember rightly though.
26  General / The Forum / Re: Brisfest secret venue and big lineup additions on: September 14, 2011, 10:07:08

A few acts we can announce so far are - Pinch // Mumdance // Drums Of Death // Squire of Gothos // and loooooads more to come..


Are all of these guys playing on one day, or are they split across Friday and Saturday?
27  General / The Forum / Re: documentary heaven on: September 10, 2011, 12:54:58
It's the hangover resource of your dreams! Nice one.  Two Thumbs
28  General / The Forum / Re: Mushrooms on: September 09, 2011, 21:41:06
Thread needs moar Marshall Jefferson.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/mukp-lkM1Mg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/mukp-lkM1Mg</a>
29  General / The Forum / Re: I think David Attenborough lied!!! on: September 09, 2011, 10:44:37
Pretty sure questioning David Attenborough's integrity is grounds for treason. You, sir, are lucky not to find yourself fired out of a cannon.
30  General / The Forum / Re: Recommend me some good HEADPHONES on: September 08, 2011, 18:01:59
Urbanears ones are aight. Not sure if they're quite 'bubble-y' enough, but they come in about 30 different colours, which is a plus if you're fashion-inclined.


http://www.urbanears.com/headphones/plattan
31  General / The Forum / Hello Ladies.... on: September 08, 2011, 12:55:52


"Hello Ladies. Itís been a while. I know, it seems like longer. Donít worry. Iím back now. Come, shelter in the comforting embrace of my trunk-like arms. Together we shall whisk ourselves away on the backs of dolphins to the castle I built for you while I was gone. Whatís that? No, donít worry, I still had time to repair the childrenís orphanage. Look, here are some of the orphans now, bringing you kittens and that other thing youíve always wanted. Come, let us sit by the roaring fire made with logs I felled this very morning. Mmm, Isnít that good? Itís even better when youíre enjoying a glass of the homemade champagne I distilled from the tears of unicorns, crying at how beautiful you are when I showed them your photo. Itís OK. I whispered to them afterwards and now they are fine. Now, relax and watch the latest commercial for Old Spice Body Wash while I give you a back rub and solve this extra-hard sudoku puzzle..."


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gzowzUsq6iY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/gzowzUsq6iY</a>
32  General / The Forum / Re: The obligatory 'oh fuck it's open doors weekend and I didn't book a cave ticket' on: September 08, 2011, 12:53:27
Fankoo Kitty!  Grin
33  General / The Forum / Re: The obligatory 'oh fuck it's open doors weekend and I didn't book a cave ticket' on: September 08, 2011, 12:37:57
Woahwoahwoah. So what's the deal, can we just go and check all these places out this weekend?
34  General / The Forum / Re: Recomend I some Ambient Mixes pls on: September 07, 2011, 09:57:53
I can recommend you grow some balls and listen to three hours of Chris Liberator....  Bad Teeth


On a more serious note, search out Robag Wruhme's most recent album 'Thora Vukk'. Tis bloody bootiful.

haha - Liberator is more of an after lunch thing i think.  Bad Teeth

Yup got that album, great LP.

BTW i got your text, will sort that today. Sorry for the delay.

 Wink Two Thumbs
35  General / The Forum / Re: Eye Candy Pictures for Today [nsfw] on: September 07, 2011, 09:52:51






 Love
36  General / The Forum / Re: Bloc changes venue and date. on: September 07, 2011, 09:42:52
There is Butlins Skegness, not far up the road from Bloc HQ, and at 7500 capacity would be larger than Minehead.
There is some sort of weekender taking up 2 weekends in nov, but the diary still has a week free. Could be either side of that maybe
If not, then FUCK KNOWS  Huh

I kinda hope not. On a purely selfish tip, that would be bloody miles away from Bristol, and not sure how I feel about it growing to 7,500 people. Enjoy it quite a lot at the current size  Undecided


Oh well, any Bloc is better than no Bloc.
37  General / The Forum / Re: Recomend I some Ambient Mixes pls on: September 07, 2011, 09:39:03
I can recommend you grow some balls and listen to three hours of Chris Liberator....  Bad Teeth


On a more serious note, search out Robag Wruhme's most recent album 'Thora Vukk'. Tis bloody bootiful.
38  General / The Forum / Re: Charles Bradley on: September 07, 2011, 00:06:32
He's been on Daptone Records since 2002.

Bleedin music journalists.

 Bad Teeth

Really? Ok, well No Time For Dreaming is definitely his first album, and that came in June this year. And he did work as a nomadic labourer before that.

I'm still really excited about going to see him!
39  General / The Forum / Charles Bradley on: September 06, 2011, 23:59:56
Anyone on here heard of him? He's a 62-year-old soul singer who, until this summer, had never released an album, having merely spent decades singing in random clubs and bars up and down America while he lived a nomadic life as a labourer.

Check out these videos of him at SXSW this year. He's like the second coming of James Brown crossed with Otis Reading, and I've just bought a ticket to see him at XOYO in November. So excited!  Love

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/0bbgHTdSPJ4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/0bbgHTdSPJ4</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6slbqEMiKsI&amp;feature=relmfu" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/6slbqEMiKsI&amp;feature=relmfu</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/F63vjGlJvO8&amp;feature=relmfu" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/F63vjGlJvO8&amp;feature=relmfu</a>
40  General / The Forum / Re: Meh-cury Music Prize on: September 06, 2011, 23:35:09
Couldn't find the post for this year's contest (Hijack search fail), but it seems PJ Harvey has gone and won it for a second time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14815129

I have no strong sentiments about this, other than I'm glad it wasn't fucking Adele or Teeny-weeny Tempah.
41  General / The Forum / Re: Brisfest secret venue and big lineup additions - info now up! on: September 06, 2011, 23:26:36
Bristol does seem to be knockin' them out the park with frightening regularity at the moment. Proud to be a resident.  Cool
42  General / The Forum / Re: Bloc changes venue and date. on: September 06, 2011, 14:07:06
potential centre parks? have the got space for clubs/tents etc?

Absolutely no chance.

Yeah, you've probably got more chance of them holding it at Buckingham Palace. Or Legoland.


Centre Parcs is like a Daily Mail internment camp.
43  General / The Forum / Re: Bloc changes venue and date. on: September 06, 2011, 10:37:24
Lolton Towers. That would actually be amazing.

 Eek

Facebook. Petition. Now. PLEASE.
44  General / The Forum / Re: Bloc changes venue and date. on: September 05, 2011, 20:01:28
When read between the lines this essentially says:

"Too many people got caught with fuckloads of drugs this year, so the Minehead PD have told us to do one."




Shame. I love that site, and have some amazing memories from it, but the change in location doesn't bother me as much as the change in date. So  much of what makes Bloc amazing is the fact it's an early warm up for festival season, that still allows you enough time to save for all the summer events afterwards.  Undecided
45  General / The Forum / Re: September Mix - (Radiohead, Burial, Boddika, Scuba...+ more) on: September 04, 2011, 14:24:09
Nice mix. A bit of a shame you took it towards the tougher 2step route in the second half IMO. Was really enjoying up until the end of Ordinary Things, but thought the second half lacked the same appeal.

Still, good progression of sounds.
46  General / The Forum / Re: Morph feat. !! SLAM !! [Drumcode / Soma] 23rd September // @ TIMBUK2 on: September 03, 2011, 19:57:24
20 Years of SOMA  Tomato Slayer!


Aint noone who brings the techno like Slam. Amazing, every single time. This gon' be a sweaty, sweaty rave.  Grin
47  General / The Forum / Re: Cleverbot.com LOLS :D on: September 02, 2011, 11:19:22
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/WnzlbyTZsQY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/WnzlbyTZsQY</a>

 Smashed



Still, more productive than 99% of Hijack discussion threads!  Bad Teeth
48  General / The Forum / Re: Transfer deadline day on: August 31, 2011, 19:03:00
Has Joey Barton found a home yet?

Prison?
49  General / The Forum / Re: Big ups to Qaddafi/ Support Libya on: August 31, 2011, 13:10:43
Wahey - another Baron, B'Tol and Wes G versus common sense thread  Love


'common' being the important word in that post.

Contender for most supercilious post of the year?


Can't people have a discussion without resorting to condescension?


edit: This is Hijjack, so probably not.

50  General / The Forum / Re: Big ups to Qaddafi/ Support Libya on: August 31, 2011, 10:37:52
While I'm not particularly coming down on either side on this, where do you stand on the fact that (irrespective of airstrikes or mercenaries) this revolution was started by Libyans and is being perpetrated by Libyans? The streets are filled with Libyan people celebrating the change in power, and while they are also killing other Libyans who want Gaddafi to stay in power, you cannot deny that what is going on is the result of a popular uprising. I guess the question is just what percentage of the population it really represents.

It's true that uprising might've been quashed like a gnat if Nato hadn't stepped in with their planes, and they've clearly seen the opportunity for regime change and taken it, but they weren't the ones out in Benghazi and the East who started this whole thing. A certain proportion of Libyan people genuinely hated Gaddafi and the way he ruled the country, and now they've done something about it. Whether or not Nato was right in helping them see it through to such an emphatic conclusion is an issue, but without their interference the country might well have descended into a decades long civil war between the East and West, with untold numbers more dying as a result.

The bitter irony for Western powers is that the new levels of religious freedom that have been opened up within this new, unregulated, Libya are already seeing the beginnings of Islamic extremist infiltration (so far largely to steal arms, but who knows where it will lead). Nato have ended up deposing another largely secular ruler without really understanding who or what is going to fill his place.
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