Exploits of the Frictionless Man as it wanders around the world like some kind of slippery hydra. Music, words and pictures a speciality.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Sick as a parrot. The boy done good. We was robbed. It was a game of two halves.....

Wing Commander Wilgoss is right! We should have been playing there, not just watching and pondering the justice of it all.

Good news for Wing Co. though, he did win the Best Songwriter award, so maybe he'll restrain his grumbles, something I hope he won't stoop to because restraining ones grumbles is the just another way The Man is trying to shaft you. Every. Time.

I'm not going to go on about the result because I know how angry one of the judges was at the decision and that some of them were really trying to support good original music, but were thwarted by the minions of "Lowest Common Denominator." What can you do?

Top bands for me were Her Zombie Bones, who were robbed of the top spot, and Okra who should produce the arm out the window driving song of the century. Okra will be playing with us on the 28th of April and another gig beyond that. If anyone knows how to get hold of Her Zombie Bones, let me know.

In the immortal words of Alan Partridge:

"Twat! Liquid football."

14 comments:

Pete said...

Yo...

Well, it was a good night I think. Drinking-wise at least (did you know that JC's ran out of guiness by 8.30pm - well slack planning). I stood right by the speaker for Okra, and I thought that they should have probably won; they were by the far the tightest and cleanest of the lot... I was very surprised at the result - which I didn't get to see anyway cos me housemate was so pissed we had to go home. Which meant in turn I didn't get to collect me award; I was poised for a Paltrow n'all. Anyway its a really nice honour to be given I think, somethin to build on. Onwards and upwards Jonny Frictionless, let us join forces and make a human chain of music - at least to attack Swansea with.

Pete said...

PS: Sorry fellas, forgot to mention a copla things:

1) A pint sounds juicy and wet. I reckons I could handle that, but I might not be here dontcherknow. Got stuff I'm hoping to do (a brief sojourn in sunny Solihul, West Midlands, hopefully)

2) Please don't think I've turned my back on the injustices of the BOTB because of their kindness in presenting me an award. Although I think it was really cool of them to do so, I still think that their judgment policy is annoyingly student-rock centric. Perhaps more accurately, teen-rock centric, which is all good or whatever, but its just been done to death. I just dunno how a ska band won... seems somewhat archaic. There was some good competition this year, but Swansea seems to want to remain musical time hole.

Said that, Neil from Jesus Lickers is a good lad. lookin forward to him gettin a 100ft cable and taking his guitar from The Inferno and out to the street when we play on the 7th.

Mr Frictionless said...

Pete, we're playing on the 13th. Unless you have a gig with another Frictionless Man.....

Pete said...

ah yes, schoolboy... the 13th.

In a bit

xxx

Dan said...

Hi all. Dan from Okra here (i'm the bassist). I have just about woken up from a night of heavy drinking and dissertation completion at 6am! Randomly surfing the net and thought i'd have a look at your blog and thought it only proper to say thanks for the supportive comments about last night (frictionless people and pete). Feel bad for missing you guys heat now but have had a dissertation to deal with and hence have had no life of late, at least in a social sphere. Well done to Pete on his award and hard lines on frictionless man who i'm told were very unfortunate not to be in the final also. Looking forward to seeing you guys play- if i'm in swansea on the 13th i'll be there. Also, i agree, Niel LCJ is a good bloke, respect. Ironically, i live with the brass section from Settle for Less, but they've been really cool to us and are proper nice blokes so fair play, they did their thing and had fun and didn't expect to win at all so i'm pleased for them. I actually also enjoyed the esoterica although BOTB final wasn't the best scenario for them to be plying. More a small intimate venue with lots of red stripe being consumed. As for us we're all a bit disappointed but that's life. It also means that i can go to the download festival on the 10th of june (i am a complete metalhead), where i'll spend most of my time at the 'snickers stage' watching the likes of the mighty Mastodon and Unearth. I guess that doesn't sound appealing to anyone else does it?! Anyway, thanks again, what does the arm song thing mean?

Mr Frictionless said...

Driving Music. You know, sunny day, window down, wind in your hair, Mexican border only ten miles away and fifty kilos of coke in the boot of the car - that piece of music.

Dan said...

Ahh. I just had visions of kids sticking their fingers up at people.

Neil LCJ said...

You guys are sexy.

Mr Frictionless said...

No, you guys are sexy, you big tease.

Neil LCJ said...

Grrrrrrrrrr you tiger you

AdamsZombieBones said...

Hello, just typed a few of your band names into google and found this place, tidy as. Thankyou very much for your kind words about the botb comp. The competition was well annoying, ie there was alot of it. Anyways, I am yet to hear your stuff Frictionless Man and will be putting it at the top of my music priority list...yeah. So, if you wanna do a gig over the summer or something then let me know and ill sort that shit out. It would be cool if you and LCJ would do a llanelli gig with us; Neil, if you are reading this, ill be in touch soon. Tel. no.: 07753229772

Mr Frictionless said...

Cheers Adam Zombie, loved your stuff. We're doing a gig with LCJ in the Inferno on June 11th, come along and say howdy. I'll give you a ring and sort out some gigs. Would love to play in Llanelli.

morriston burns said...

Steer clear of the 'Kilkenny Kat' if it still exists; you don't want to be getting into a bout of Turkish fisticuffs with those unappreciative of your own unique brand of showmanship, eh 'Mr Frictionless'? Eh?....

Mr Frictionless said...

What do you mean? How could they possibly not want me to sing Max Boyce songs in my Scarlets' shirt?