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Post by nanski » Mon Oct 01, 2007 15:03

somebody had to do it and it may as well be me
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Post by Colin » Mon Oct 01, 2007 16:29

I was going to start this topic earlier, and say exactly the same thing. Damn! This is going to haunt me like the fact I signed up to this forum on the second day, meaning I'm not an original member.
Anyway, Belle & Sebastian. Gone a bit quiet, haven't they? What's the deal with this film thing? Are they releasing a record, but with non-B&S people singing on it? That would be weird.

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Post by aorta » Tue Oct 02, 2007 18:37

The ladies part of the singing thing ended on October 1st and the boys ends on the 12th. Maybe we'll hear some results by the end of the year.

I would assume B&S are on hiatus until this film is done. we might get the BBC Sessions at some point.
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Post by Jangloid Mark » Sun Oct 07, 2007 18:18

I'm really looking forward to the film thingy...
I'll buy the sessions album, even hough I've got everything on it already...

*gets excited*
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Post by Huw » Wed Oct 10, 2007 19:12

Am I the only person who thinks that the videos the B&S songs are a bit...shit?
It makes no sense cos they should be brilliant. But with the possible exception of Funny Little Frog I can't be arsed with any of them.
Bearing that in mind - I can't wait for Stuarts film thing! Its gonna rock the casbah!
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Post by Colin » Wed Oct 10, 2007 20:08

Huw wrote:Am I the only person who thinks that the videos the B&S songs are a bit...shit?
It makes no sense cos they should be brilliant. But with the possible exception of Funny Little Frog I can't be arsed with any of them.
Bearing that in mind - I can't wait for Stuarts film thing! Its gonna rock the casbah!
Do you mean the recent ones, or all of them? I think they had some great earlier videos. I particularly like A Century Of Fakers and Dirty Dream no. 2, and Jonathan David was pretty good.

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Post by Huw » Thu Oct 11, 2007 14:20

I mean all of them!
Take Dirty Dream - the song is a swooshing lump of pop glory - but the video is just a bunch of American kids arseing about.
Dog On Wheels is ok cos you get to see Glasgow and Stuart being weird, but, though it seems harsh to expect more from my fave band ever, I guess I do expect more. Maybe its just a money thing. I dunno.
White Collar Boy would make a great musical, with dancing cons and cops. Instead we just get drunk people. Bugger.
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Post by Contravene » Thu Oct 11, 2007 14:29

I seem to only buy the DVD singles these days rather than CD. I like the way you sometimes get a couple of videos on each disc

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Post by jamie » Mon Oct 15, 2007 01:52

The video for the wrong girl is absolutely perfect in every way

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Post by nanski » Mon Oct 15, 2007 07:57

the first B&S video I ever saw was "Is it wicked not to care." It's absolutely brilliant--much like the Dog on Wheels one. i also like LLPJ. i haven't seen alot of the newer ones.
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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Nov 14, 2007 16:31

As much as I despise the very idea of B&S these days, 'My Wandering Days are Over' has just come on. It's pretty much the perfect song, isn't it?

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Post by Elvistears » Wed Nov 14, 2007 16:48

I can feel an album poll coming on...

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Post by nanski » Fri Nov 16, 2007 14:06

tastyzine wrote:As much as I despise the very idea of B&S these days, 'My Wandering Days are Over' has just come on. It's pretty much the perfect song, isn't it?
i would say yes, except... .the circus boy. always bugged me. some of the best B&S lines ever, and the dumb circus boy ruins it. i think he reminds me of john major or something.

(i always preferred sinister to tigermilk. it's more grown up or something.)

i always thought the B&S song with the most perfect lyrics was the boy with the arab strap. or slow graffiti. *sigh* those were the days.
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Post by aorta » Sat Nov 17, 2007 01:27

I rad a review today of a band called Seabears doing a cover of 'Teenage Kicks' and it said that it sounded like Belle and Sebastian.
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Post by Contravene » Sat Nov 17, 2007 03:45

aorta wrote:I rad a review today of a band called Seabears doing a cover of 'Teenage Kicks' and it said that it sounded like Belle and Sebastian.
I feel now strangely obliged to go an see the band Seabear next month,

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Post by Contravene » Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:52

Ooh, yer Seabears have a featured video on you tube today http://youtube.com/watch?v=6pWTVwoecog

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Post by Jono Volpone » Tue Jan 15, 2008 20:30

tastyzine wrote:As much as I despise the very idea of B&S these days, 'My Wandering Days are Over' has just come on. It's pretty much the perfect song, isn't it?
OK, I'm only just getting into B+S. So far I've got If You're Feeling Sinister, The Boy With the Arab Strap, Dear Catastrophe Waitress, The Life Pursuit, and the Modern Love Song ep. I'm still getting into all of these, but I have favourite tracks on each of them, with some of my ultimate favourites being on the latter two.

Why don't many of you seen to like them much these days?

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Post by humblebee » Tue Jan 15, 2008 21:05

Jono2cv wrote:OK, I'm only just getting into B+S. So far I've got If You're Feeling Sinister, The Boy With the Arab Strap, Dear Catastrophe Waitress, The Life Pursuit, and the Modern Love Song ep. I'm still getting into all of these, but I have favourite tracks on each of them, with some of my ultimate favourites being on the latter two.

Why don't many of you seen to like them much these days?
The last album stank like a roadie's gusset.

But I wouldn't write them off completely, cos I loved DCW and on their past record there's a reasonable chance that they'll come back with a belter next time.

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Post by Trev » Tue Jan 15, 2008 21:13

humblebee wrote: The last album stank like a roadie's gusset.
I thought that for the longest while but have been coming around to it lately.
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Post by Jono Volpone » Tue Jan 15, 2008 21:21

humblebee wrote: The last album stank like a roadie's gusset.
But, Act of the Apostle Pt 1, Funny Little Frog, and especially Another Sunny Day, are very wonderful indeed IMHO. Surely you can find some beauty there too?

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