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jeffrey lewis tries out a new song

It was about communism, but he'd only written the beginning, that didn't stop it being great (especially the picture of Karl Marx) shortly after that he decided the venue wasn't right for doing the flip-pad videos, which was a shame.

He seemed kind of nervous and distressed; anxiously sang a long, long song about New York punk. About halfway through it it occurred to me that if it'd been about British punk it would have been long over by now (and probably just been someone yelling FUCK FUCK FUCK a lot) ... but there was a fantastic song about an encounter on the subway that just got madder and madder ... and plenty of the repetitive shout-and-bounce-alongs that the off-their-faces kids really seemed to like (mind you, they also tried to sing along to the sweet and soulful encore).

Oh, and Misty's Big Adventure (supporting) were bloody brilliant.

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bugpete
16th Sep, 2004 07:18 (UTC)
Looking forward to him in Brum on Saturday - it's kinda neat reading the blog posts of his progress this way.

Love your gig photos on Flickr, especially the way they're all utterly fucked up as if you've deliberately turned off the flash and are waving the camera around, which is mere speculation of course...
cleanskies
16th Sep, 2004 07:45 (UTC)
I always try
to turn off all unnecessary features on cameras. Also, it's rude to flash at performers unless they're your friends and expecting it (or rampant egomaniacs) ... although the ones from the Cellar were spectacularly bad, even by my standards ...