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Looking at that with 21st century eyes, I can spot about a dozen bands I'd want to go and see. (Arcwelder, Man or Astro-Man? Sleater-Kinney, Supersuckers, Thinking Feller's Union, Gas Huffer, Apocalypse Hoboken...)

... Oh, ok. In the future when time-travel is perfected, there's going to be a pale and wild-eyed tribe of hardcore Peelists who'll take following bands to the appropriate conclusion.

Someone should write a story about that.

Date: 2010-05-20 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steer.livejournal.com
What makes you think this hasn't already happened eh? You never heard it said that the audience at the first sex pistols gig was only a few dozen but thousands of people claim to have been there?

Sleater-Kinney and Supersuckers -- I thought you meant on the same bill -- that would be a strange night. Both bands I love but not really the same night.

Date: 2010-05-20 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hirez.livejournal.com
Given the apparent nature of time travel, I have no reason to believe that it wioll haven-be happening.

Date: 2010-05-20 03:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jarkman.livejournal.com
It was going on all the time till Jean-Claude Van Damme got wind of it.

Now the back rows of all the historic gigs are packed out with Time Cops in nominally authentic costumes. You can always spot them by the whiff of solvent that comes off clothes which haven't been aired properly since they came out of the replicator.

Date: 2010-05-20 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hirez.livejournal.com
Did you ever wonder why gig-going g*th fashion is rooted in the mid 80s and seems equally influenced by Mad Max II and the Battle of the Beanfield?

Date: 2010-05-20 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jarkman.livejournal.com
As you know, I never actually leave my house, which saves me from this kind of puzzlement.

But yes, perhaps the whole fashion thing is driven by what Jean-Claude can glean by feeding a historical archive of crumbling colour-supplement fashion articles into the input slot on his replicator. That would make perfect sense.

Date: 2010-05-20 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valkyriekaren.livejournal.com
Shambling through time, perpetually hungover, your only guide a vortex-battered copy of the Olivetti Chronicles and a stack of 25-year-old NMEs...

Date: 2010-05-20 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hirez.livejournal.com
Yes. Exactly so.

Time off to recover is taken at Glasto 1987 or Castlemorton.

Date: 2010-05-20 04:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d-floorlandmine.livejournal.com
Makes sense to me. And the sense of dislocation that would engender would be likely to result in rambling Peelesque diction. It all fits. They might become known as "The Margrave's Men", in time ...

Date: 2010-05-20 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hirez.livejournal.com
The Margrave Faction. (Being a lot less gendered)

Yes. That's genius and I'm stealing it.
Edited Date: 2010-05-20 04:20 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-05-20 04:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valkyriekaren.livejournal.com
Which reminds me, I should really put you and [livejournal.com profile] patchworkkid in the same place to talk writerly nonsense next time he's in the country (possibly August). I suspect you'd get on.

Date: 2010-05-20 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d-floorlandmine.livejournal.com
There's a whole bunch of people we should connect. We need to hold a salon or something.

Date: 2010-05-20 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d-floorlandmine.livejournal.com
Good point. And steal away.

(I'm currently reading The Olivetti Chronicles.)
From: [identity profile] jendama.livejournal.com
Heh, I used to subscribe to Andy Lester's gig listing.

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