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Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 7:53 am
by liz
Naattik wrote:
liz wrote:I enjoyed all the bands (although I'm not sure Kittaan would have )
Yes, you seem to be quite more forgiving than I Liz.
It's an acquired taste I'm sure and one that I developed from exposure on this site and the tutelage of Matthew. I have said it many times before that much of this music I wouldn't play at home but the intensity at a gig is another level.

There are actually a world of wonderful performers out there, and the hit and miss involved in "making it" is something I acknowledge more the more I see.

I look forward to one day taking in a Fowlers gig with you Kittaan. Make it happen!

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 2:42 am
by petemasterpete
liz wrote:Kenny just gets under my skin, an over-rated voice that gets more annoying and unlistenable as he ages.
Fixed that for ya Liz ... you're welcome

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:29 am
by liz
petemasterpete wrote:
liz wrote:Kenny just gets under my skin, an over-rated voice that gets more annoying and unlistenable as he ages.
Fixed that for ya Liz ... you're welcome
His unaccompanied vocal, which we heard several times throughout the set, was basically flawless, but I did think I heard him say "this ones for that miserable bastard Pete" before they played Scarabs. ;)

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:37 am
by hellboy
It's not how he sings, but the tone.

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:51 am
by liz
hellboy wrote:It's not how he sings, but the tone.
What do you mean by that exactly? Is it his high notes, because I'd say his pitch is spot on and he holds them well. I like a good soprano though...

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 7:55 am
by hellboy
liz wrote:
hellboy wrote:It's not how he sings, but the tone.
What do you mean by that exactly? Is it his high notes, because I'd say his pitch is spot on and he holds them well. I like a good soprano though...
Nah, it's just the way his voice grates like fingers down a chalkboard. It's a subjective thing. He sings just fine, just I think his voice blows and more or less ruins the music.

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 1:27 pm
by Kittaan
hellboy wrote:
liz wrote:
hellboy wrote:It's not how he sings, but the tone.
What do you mean by that exactly? Is it his high notes, because I'd say his pitch is spot on and he holds them well. I like a good soprano though...
Nah, it's just the way his voice grates like fingers down a chalkboard. It's a subjective thing. He sings just fine, just I think his voice blows and more or less ruins the music.
That opinion on Kenny's voice always amuses me, given your (and Petey's) predilection for gawdawful grind/cookie monster/etc vocals. You are welcome to your opinion, of course, but forgive me if I don't put a whole lot of store in what you have to say on the topic.

In my opinion, the vocals are a large part of why Karnivool are such an excellent band.

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 11:09 pm
by hellboy
That's a lazy comparison Kittaan, and I appreciate your trolling efforts. I'm capable of appreciating vocalists with a broad spectrum of singing styles, just not Kenny's.

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 11:43 pm
by Kittaan
Yes, I was definitely taking the piss, but I still do not get what's so bad about Kenny's vocals. I really like what he does.

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 1:26 am
by liz
Hellboy just struggles with vocals he can't sing along to.

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 1:27 am
by hellboy
Actually I'm a great singer and can hit all the high notes!

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 11:10 am
by liz
hellboy wrote:Actually I'm a great singer and can hit all the high notes!
An ability only exceeded by your dance moves!

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 5:10 pm
by Kittaan
Evidence of both, pleeze.

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:27 pm
by hellboy
Went out to see King Parrot last night. Was a decent show, with all the bands being worth watching (though non e super compelling either). Crowd was pretty average - venue was lucky to be half full. Given that there were three touring bands, I imagine the bands/promoter took a bit of a bath last night.

King Parrot, for all the hype are an ok live band. Sound at the Unibar was passable at best. While it was a fun show, I don't think I'd rush out to see them live again.

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:11 pm
by liz
Nice. My old thread. Useful for remembering some of what I see.

I had a fabulous weekend. The bloke and I hosted a band from Melbourne called I Am Duckeye or more recently just Duckeye. We got to know these guys about a decade or more ago basically from going to a gig and enjoying what we heard. This current band is an offshoot of that musical experience and this particular band has morphed from a musical comedy act to a more serious metal/punk sound (I really struggle with genre descriptors). The two sets we saw on the weekend were fabulous. Great riffs, compelling stage presence and showmanship with a seriously good drummer this band are worth taking the time to see. They are playing a lot at the moment and have been on several festival bills along the east coast.

https://iamduckeye.bandcamp.com/track/finger

Jules also gave us a set of his solo project Long Hours. It's hard to really get a sense through this type of recording but this was strangely compelling.


Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:43 pm
by Busty McCracken
No word on how the food situation went??

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:46 pm
by liz
Busty McCracken wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:43 pm
No word on how the food situation went??
I had no complaints, nachos, falafel and yiros (with slow cooked lamb).

Oh and my home made breakfast pies.

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:57 pm
by Busty McCracken
Damn that sounds good! Love me a good yirros

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:39 pm
by Kittaan
King Crimson tonight. Last minute pit ticket became available!

Stoked.

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:29 pm
by liz
Nice and a pit ticket to boot.

Get out amongst it young fella!

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:47 pm
by Busty McCracken
Wait.. Kittaans young? I always assumed you be 67 at least?? :shock:

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:41 am
by hellboy
Quite the mosh at a KC show I imagine

Re: Walking out my front door.

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:31 am
by Kittaan
Just woke up from my nap, ya young whippersnappers... keep it down.

"Pit" in this case was all seated. Amazing view, killer show. Those old fuckers really nailed it, and the setlist was a great pull from the many faces of KC. The last few Crimson gigs I attended were enjoyable, but missing a spark in my opinion. And the 3 drummer thing seemed a bit much, as amazing as it was on some songs. Not this time, it was all just perfect. I loved the radically different intros / vocal style of several classics. Brought new life to the material and made it... fun. Gavin Harrison was such a shining star on the kit, I had to tear my eyes away to check out the rest of the lot.

I would have gone the next night if I could have justified the cost.

Set One
Drumsons
Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One
Suitable Grounds for the Blues
Red
Moonchild
Epitaph
Drumzilla
Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part IV)
Cirkus
Frame by Frame
Indiscipline

Set Two
Drumsons
Radical Action (To Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind)
Islands
Easy Money
Radical Action II
Level Five
Starless

Encore:
The Court of the Crimson King