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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by crystalball » Fri Mar 06, 2009 22:24

davo wrote: Thats this picture right?

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That's probably my favourite photo in the world. I look at it and the sun shines on everyone's face. <3 That Indietracks recording is brilliant, isn't it? It brought it all back and I had a little dance and everything.

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by Sootyzilla » Sat Mar 07, 2009 02:54

crystalball wrote:
That's probably my favourite photo in the world. I look at it and the sun shines on everyone's face. <3 That Indietracks recording is brilliant, isn't it? It brought it all back and I had a little dance and everything.
You have to dance while listening to it, as the microphone was mounted on a dancing person, so you have to compensate by dancing yourself or it sounds wobbly.
As wrong as it was to do,
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Post by shaved head thrills » Sun Mar 08, 2009 01:09

just ordered mine!!! i cant wait for it!
all i ever wanted was a happy happy heart!
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Post by Outcognito » Sun Mar 08, 2009 20:05

Great album! I've made my own deluxe version with Falling Leaves and Dont Stop added and I've been enjoying it a lot this weekend. Skating On Thin Ice is the real surprise to me - a relaxed shuffly beauty with a whistling solo! Lovely! And Fleeting Moments is another ace new one! It's a great summer album - I half expect to look up and see the sun streaming in across the kitchen table. I could listen to I'm Not Going Out for hours at a time and, at some point, I probably shall!
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Post by soft revolution » Sun Mar 08, 2009 21:21

Are the albums likely to sell out? I'm having paypal troubles.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Post by ian » Sun Mar 08, 2009 22:32

No, don't worry! I have boxes and boxes of them in my loft!

We'll have them for sale at Indietracks, and the band will have them to sell at their gigs this year, so you'll be able to pick one up then if the PayPal troubles persist.

Thanks to everyone who's ordered one so far!
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Post by jayen_aitch » Sun Mar 08, 2009 22:33

Eee, I just ordered mine now, exciting.

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Post by DimitraDaisy » Mon Mar 09, 2009 07:56

I love 'Paper aeroplanes' because:

a) It sounds like the Style Council
b) It talks about paper aeroplanes, which is one of my favourite things to think of
c) It is wonderfully written, like every other Pocketbooks song in existence
d) It is set in the early morning, and I can sit here with my coffee and breakfast while the light changes colours outside the window, and listen to it again and again, and it feels right, like it might be happening out there, right now.
e) and so it feels like it is my own perfect, happy, whimsical little song to listen to in the mornings, so that I can dream my own perfect, happy, whimsical little dreams for a little while, and take a break from thinking about children and lesson plans and the school's finances and getting out of the door on time.
f) because it makes my heart do somersaults and pirouettes.

And speaking of being out of the door on time...
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Post by Pop Kid » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:05

Hello Everyone.

To celebrate the album coming out we are giving away a song for free from the album.

The song is called 'Fleeting Moments' and can be downloaded here: http://www.box.net/shared/7sxzjar66h

Enjoy.

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Post by shaved head thrills » Mon Mar 09, 2009 15:21

i mentioned flight paths on skatterbrain today!
all i ever wanted was a happy happy heart!
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Post by DimitraDaisy » Mon Mar 09, 2009 17:16

shaved head thrills wrote:i mentioned flight paths on skatterbrain today!
And you mention Ian, too :-)
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Post by shaved head thrills » Mon Mar 09, 2009 18:09

DimitraDaisy wrote:
shaved head thrills wrote:i mentioned flight paths on skatterbrain today!
And you mention Ian, too :-)
i just really love the guitar in fleeting moments!
right when it starts, its so fast and lovely :)
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Post by colinsmitten » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:35

I haven't been able to pick a favorite yet, but the ones stuck in my head right now are "camera angles" and "all we do is rush around" - but then again I guess little bits of a bunch of the songs get jumbled in my mind - lnes from sweetness and light and footsteps jockeying for position in there...

I've only had it for a little while yet, so I'm still getting used the album, but it's very clean and crisp and lively and lovely! yow!

well done and congrats on a swell record!
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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by jayen_aitch » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:59

It is an ace album. I think for me fleeting moments and cross the line are the real stand-out tracks... but I'd go on to say that there isn't a track on the album which lets it down. They are all gems, and you don't often get that.

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Post by timahall » Mon Mar 30, 2009 18:57

I'm Not Going Out is my current favourite.

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by MJHibbett » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:01

Gideon Coe played "Footsteps" last night - just LIstening Again, it's about 20 minutes in!

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Post by Pop Kid » Tue Mar 31, 2009 13:57

MJHibbett wrote:Gideon Coe played "Footsteps" last night - just LIstening Again, it's about 20 minutes in!
Yay. It's exciting. John Kennedy played 'Footsteps' on XFM last week too.

Hope everyone can make our next gig on Friday at Jamm in Brixton with The Loves and The Give It Ups.

Oh, we've got a twitter too: http://www.twitter.com/pocketbooks

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by Beulah the Dog » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:52

ImageYou may remember me as the cute dog that stole the show at indietracks last year. I just logged on (it's hard with my clumsy paws!) to tell you that my master, Darren Hayman is playing a show at the 100 Club with the Pocketbooks.

It’s a proper headline show with Darren and band playing lots of songs from Pram Town and also a few from it’s follow up Essex Arms due next year. There will of course be some Hefner tunes too. Darren will also be selling, vinyl, records, bags, mugs everything at the show.

Darren and band plan to lay low for a while after this show so it would be great if you could come along.

Support comes from Poppy and Friends http://www.poppyandfriends.com/

and Pocketbooks http://www.pocketbooks.org.uk/ who have their debut album coming out on How Does It Feel in June.

I like Pocketbooks. Jonny Pocketbooks took some nice photos of me and I use one as my doggy avatar.

Tickets can be bought via http://www.wegottickets.com/event/45689

Wish I could come, dog not allowed in the 100 club! Woof. Beulah.

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by Sootyzilla » Mon Apr 13, 2009 17:49

I don't have much pride left, but I'm not going to take gig recommendations from a dog.
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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by Pop Kid » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:15

Hello

We've got a band blog now: http://www.pocketbooksgroup.blogspot.com/

There's lots of stuff on it. Emma wrote a nice entry on our tour with The Loves the other week and there's some single and gig news.

Hope to see you some of you at The Luminaire on Saturday or the 100 Club on the 28th.

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