danielgiraffe (danielgiraffe) wrote in ijd_network,

You lot still there?

I'm just finding my feet on LJ, and found this community this morning. I thought I ought to introduce myself.

I'm Daniel, from London, 39 years old, massively into indie music (as well as other things, as you can see from my profile). My favourite band of the 80s was The Smiths, the 90s Pulp and this decade Belle and Sebastian. The latest band to float my boat is The Sleepy Jackson, an Australian band who sound like Brian Wilson / Wall of Sound / Phil Spector / girl groups. Their album Personality has some lovely moments on it.

I also like being silly and watching pun-filled films like Airplane.

Most importantly, is there anyone out there? This seems to be the first post for absolutely ages, and I thought it was such a nice idea - indie Hebes !! - that I felt I had to say hello.
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The Smiths, eessh, where do you start? I love the album Meat Is Murder, and I guess (note how tentatively I'm putting this) I would say that Nowhere Fast is probably the best Smiths song. I'm not much of a lyrics fetishist but... I'd like to drop my trousers to the Queen / Every sensible child should know what this means / Each household appliance is like a new science in my town... is so cheeky and bold and funny.

What about you?

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December 6 2006, 09:04:21 UTC 11 years ago

Sorry it's taken me a few days to write back.

Cool you work in music - what exactly do you do?

King's is really nicely located and is supposed to be a very good place to study. It also has its own gig venue, which has a reputation for attracting decent acts at the beginning of their careers.

What's your name, by the way?

As for the London music scene, it's hard for me to gauge in relation to NYC. But I can say that (sorry if this sounds obvious) everyone stops off in London at some point on their tours, so you're never short of bands to go and see.

The last gig I went to was last Friday in a fairly small pub, where i saw a band called The Shortwave Set. It was a bit rough around the edges, but I think they're going to be good.

I hope I've answered your question. If not, just ask. Keep in touch.

All the best