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Category: Carry On Synthpop (page 2 of 3)

Carry On Synthpop: TEC’s Guide To Electro Gig Audiences

BIG CROWD-thumbConcert crowds can be a funny lot to obeserve at times. Yes, there’s Drunk Dancing Girl, The Guy Who Shouts and Finger Whistles So Loud You Eardrums Throb, The Fan Who Doesn’t Know The Words But Is Singing Along, The Mystery Person Smoking Weed and The Bored / Apathetic / Unimpressed Person With Their Arms Crossed, all as outlined in an amusing article recently by Jezebel. But there are a few more. Based on true events experienced by The Electricity Club from involvement in websites, events and gigs over the years, here is a light hearted look at electro gig audiences and more ;) Continue Reading ›

Carry On Synthpop: TEC’s Glossary Of Terms

The music business and journalism in general is spattered with assorted jargon, terminology and buzz words. Even The Electricity Club has taken to introducing some of its own language with a handshake, big smile, good guy profile. So to clarify exactly we and other blogs are possibly going on about, please find here listed, a glossary of terms with The Electricity Club’s not always entirely serious definitions for the amusement of our readers and casual observers alike ;) Continue Reading ›

Carry On Synthpop: TEC’s RULES OF BEING A MUSICIAN OR DJ

K-OnAre you a budding musician or DJ? There are some simple rules to adhere to. Based on true events experienced by The Electricity Club from involvement in websites, events and gigs over the years, here is a light hearted look at how following some basic steps could help your musical career prosper... With special thanks to The Mystery Musicians for their additional input ;-) Continue Reading ›

Carry On Synthpop: VINYL JUSTICE

'The Adam and Joe Show’ was a Channel 4 comedy programme, written and presented by Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish which ran for four series between 1996 and 2001. Featuring a variety of school boy minded antics and sketches, most weeks would see Adam and Joe recreating a popular film or TV show using cuddly toys or ‘Star Wars’ action figures. But another regular feature was ‘Vinyl Justice’ where Buxton and Cornish would visit various rock stars’ homes to search for criminal records in their possession. On one particular week in 1997, Buxton and Cornish knocked on the door of GARY NUMAN. Continue Reading ›

Carry On Synthpop: Star Wars In Their Eyes

‘The Adam and Joe Show’ was a Channel 4 comedy programme, written and presented by Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish which ran for four series between 1996 and 2001 featuring a variety of school boy minded antics and sketches. Adam and Joe also used ‘Star Wars’ action figures to parody mainstream British TV shows. One of the best was ‘Star Wars In Their Eyes’, a send-up of pre-X Factor karaoke talent show ‘Stars In Their Eyes’. With host Chewbacca as Matt-Chew Kelly, characters such as Hammerhead and Darth Vader impersonate their favourite pop stars but best of all are R2-D2 and C-3PO who rather amusingly and appropriately appear as the PET SHOP DROIDS!! Continue Reading ›

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