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Tuesday, July 31st:
A month of Spring – Apple Orchard

Wednesday, August 1st:
Go out and get ’em, boy – The Wedding Present

Thursday, August 2nd:
Love alone – Miss A

Friday, August 3rd:
Fine day – Shotmaker

Saturday, August 4th:
Desperate cry – Sepultura

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Falling – The Wedding Present

I like this version a lot. While not soaring to where the Julee Cruise and Angelo Badalamenti version does, the Wedding Present do very well with what they have. Namely, guitars, distortion and David Gedge’s voice. It’s in other ways still quite beautiful. Not for evocation of the show itself, but of the devotion Twin Peaks stirs – all it gave us, how it made us all feel. It’s better than that dance version of it. The Wedding Present are playing here for the first time ever on Friday i found out by accident last weekend. I don’t think i have the night off work.

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2, 3, Go

2, 3, Go – The Wedding Present

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Friday 30/12: The Boys – Girls’ Generation

Saturday 31/12: Cry Cry – T-ara

Sunday 1/12: Sixth Sense – Brown Eyed Girls

Monday 2/1: Be My Baby – Wonder Girls

Tuesday 3/1: Niagara – The Wedding Present

Wednesday 4/1: Flash – Stéphanie

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Crawl – The Wedding Present

The first Wedding Present song to completely overwhelm me, to stop me in my tracks, and leave me with a new favourite band. It just moves from wonderfulness to wonderfulness. Acoustic guitar with slightly fuzzed bass, David Gedge in one of his rare softly sung moments, to the instrumental bit with that perfect guitar line, to the rest of the song, with his voice rising to something more resolute, the thickness of his accent in all its bare, robust glory, to his trademark “AH!” signaling another perfect instrumental bit, to the outro, to it being done. It’s a short song. Two and a half minutes. That’s plenty of time to spin around a room. Plenty of time to be caught in some blissful reverie. Plenty of time to have your life changed.

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2, 3, Go

2, 3, Go – The Wedding Present

This is them in 1996. They are a bit of a lad’s band, aren’t they? Like blokey, afternoons at the pub, calling them “Weddoes”, a resurgence band for those who were young in the late 80’s/early 90’s who’ve lost their youth in both appearance and ideals but not their propriety for this music. I mean, look:

Look at those men! How could i resolve my presence in that crowd. I could fit right in, sure – i could fit right in many a place – but not comfortably, not without being painfully aware of who i am with and what message such a mass of particular bodies sends. I’m sure they’re nice people and it would be a pleasanter, more relaxed experience than most crowds. It’s just… that’s not the way i pictured it in my mind, by myself. No one have any fun!

stolen kisses

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Convertible – The Wedding Present

Finally, some later era Wedding Present, which, as time would have it, has become a middle era Wedding Present. The Wedding Present: 25 years in the industry. This would be from the Cooking Vinyl era then, just before Cinerama became active. A little slower, a little softer, Jayne Lockey on backing vocals, still amazing. David Gedge has never written a bad song. Some may be better than others, some i may spend more time listening to than others, but, in 25 years, nothing dispensable, nothing disappointing. That’s one heck of a streak.


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