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Don't shoot the messenger!  Very good interview; Mariella shows no fear! Will try & record it, but should be available for a while.

An interview with Mariella Frostrup

http://www.skyarts.co.uk/hayonsky/features/pgfeature.aspx?fid=110

For those with a Sky dish, there maybe more Geldof footage (I have cable, so.......)

Sir Bob. From Punk Star to Living Saint. So what is he up to at the moment? Well it seems his music career is not the number 1 priority as Geldof put it I dont have a music career, thats why I play at Hay-on-Wye. Which at least leaves him enough time to continue his fight against 3rd world poverty, the other side of the same coin to environmental problems as he puts it.

-- Edited by ArrGee at 20:09, 2007-05-30

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Thanks ArrGee.  Nothing about the gig on the website.

Did anyone go?  What did you think?

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Jules wrote:
Did anyone go?  What did you think?

Ian was on forum earlier, most likely he was there.   No news/reports yet,  best try guardian website tomorrow.



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Hi Jules, here is the set list from last nites fantastic gig.

1. indiff
2. love or
3. sex thing
4. when the night comes
5. happiness
6. bananna
7. harvest moon
8. one for me
9. mud slide
10. mondays
11. birthday suit
12. chicken song
13. someones looking
14. joey
15. rat trap
16. room 19
17. chains
18. beat of the night
19. diamond smiles
20. indiff
21. shal la la

this is from the set list but he did move some around.

absolutely fantastic nite, by the time he started the second track i just had to get up and dance, the crowd at hay is a strange mix so me and chris were out there alone for quite some time, but who was having the better time biggrin.gif      

By the end of the gig the front of the stage was packed, the atmosphere electric, Bob and the boys were obviouly enjoying themselves.

Sorry we have no pic's this time as we were to busy dancing, Bob did have a new suit, in his words "do you like my new suit, i call it my colmans suit" as you can guess it was mustard yellow. (he looked very handsome).

He also joked that he was at Hay because he sold more books now than records.

it always pays to hang around and after eveyone else had drifted away i sweet talked the sercurity guy and although Bob didnt come out I did have a photo signed. (to kaz love Bob)

He said that he was off to Germany for the G9 today and he also mentioned he had some new songs, but wasn't playing them tonite as he hadn't yet shared them with the rest of the band.

Love & Sunshine Kaz.

P.S. Ian & Tina were both there.

-- Edited by Kaz at 21:11, 2007-05-30

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Well lets hope he shares them soon. It sounds like it was a great gig.smile



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New songs, I'm so excited.  I can't wait to hear them.

Wish I'd have gone nowbiggrin

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Would you do a review for me Kaz?  Joke was there too and she is doing one also, hopefully with pics. Maybe you were right next to each other and did not even realise. Glad to hear about the new songs.

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Kaz wrote:
12. chicken song

hey hey hey!  What is it with Geldof and poultry? Collaborating with Dustin and now this.  "Give me yer clucking money!"

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/gary.hart/lyricss/spitting.html

Hold a chicken in the air
Stick a deckchair up your nose
Buy a jumbo jet
And then bury all your clothes
Paint your left knee green
Then extract your wisdom teeth
Form a string quartet
And pretend your name is Keith


PS Please don't spoil my image of Geldof doing the Chicken Song by refering to some obscure album track.




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Dustin is a Turkey .... (with lots of attitude)
That said, He manages to defy science and become just 'fowl' (actually a vulture) at Christmas time....for obvious reasons.

By the way, I liked the interview, especially where it went to suggestions of Irish rugby sweating in front of the posts for five minutes wondering what to do. For rugby, I hope those days are gone. I thought vivienne got raw deal? in expanding her points? what do you think.

-- Edited by TheTopHat at 00:19, 2007-05-31

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Such a fantastic video, and how nice he looks..... I wish I had also seen that (and heard the new songs, I cannot wait for them)...Kaz and Joke, you happy ones....

Does anyone have the video broadcast from 2005 ? Unfortunately it is not on this side any more. I would really be happy to get it. Arrgee, perhaps you can broadcast this actual one, I am not such a specialist in doing such things...


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From an insider-
Viewers of Sky Arts may be interested to know that the channel's interview with Bob Geldof from the Hay Literary Festival had to be edited, and edited, and edited, and then edited a little more, to remove the dishevelled Mother Teresa's customary buttering of profanities.

Asked by his interviewer Mariella Frostrup to stop "focking", Geldof said: "Yeah but it's Sky, no one watches it anyway." Muttering production staff subsequently scurried about reworking the material; one gofer was overheard phoning a colleague just before transmission: "We've missed another one!"

Geldof played an Irish folk gig at the festival, "acting as though he were some sort of rock god, putting his hands up in the air," according to my woman waving her cigarette lighter from side to side at the back. He wore a bright, Colman's-yellow suit. "The zipper is broken on the trouser bit but it's nothing to do with my physicality," he told the palpitating fans. "And sorry to the 80-year-olds at the front as I will be taking off the jacket later."

Yeah, sounds like Bob.



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biggrinlove it!!  Really wish I saw that...

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Hi everyone,

I just got back late last night from Hay. I agree with Kaz's review, it was a great show! I will try to upload some photos later, so you can finally appreciate the new suit biggrin

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Here's my review. At the end there's a link to some pictures; they are not great but you can make out the new suit smile (I hope the link works)

New suit, same old songs

Last weekend I travelled from Holland to Hay-on-Wye with a friend, to visit the Festival, the bookshops and of course, the gig that Bob would be playing. We attended a few literary events and a performance by an Irish comedian, Jason Byrne. We had never heard of him, but he was hilarious!
We spent Tuesday looking forward to Bob's show, that evening. When we arrived at the venue at 7.30, we had to endure the British queueing tradition and we agreed it is completely pointless. There were two doors and therefore two seperate queues; we were number 3 and 4 in the left queue.The doors wouldn't open until 8.30, so we had plenty of time to analyse the queueing system. Our conclusion: half of the people are embarassed because they have to leave the queue to visit the WC or buy drinks, and then return to their rightful place; the other half are annoyed by the alleged squeezing and pushing of the former half. When the doors finally open, you have to push forward and run, to secure the good seat that you were queueing for in the first place.
Next to me was a British lady and she wondered how on earth we were able to organize a decent concert "on the continent" without proper queueing. I explained: they just open the doors an hour and a half before the gig, everybody just walks in at their own time, finds a seat that suits them and waits patiently until the gig starts. It really works!

All this queueing landed us in the middle of row number 4. The front rows had been taken by the "friends" and sponsors of the festival, but we still had a pretty good view on the stage. The event was sold out, which meant that there was a crowd of 1200 people, aged from 8 to 80.

A little past 8.45, Bob appeared on stage and launched into the first set of songs. He commented on his new suit ("my Colman suit") and that it had a little problem with the zipper (we didn't witness any failures during the gig though). He also mentioned that he had written some new songs, but he couldn't play them because the band didn't know them and he didn't want to do "a twenty-minute solo gig" (I wouldn't have minded!). As Bob summed it up, "new suit, same old songs". But the old songs are great, and the gig was fantastic!
After a couple of songs, a few people got up from their seats to dance; towards the end of the show, the space between the seats and the stage was packed and almost everybody else stood up from their seats, clapping and dancing.

Halfway the set, Bob started quite a long speech about Africa and the upcoming G8 summit in Germany. Everybody listened breathlessly and there was a heart-felt applause at the end. I noticed how the other band members listened very attentively; they must have heard it a million times, but they all waited quietly until Bob was ready to play the song that needed this long introduction, Scream in vain.

The gig ended around 11 pm. A few people, including myself, hung around hoping for a picture or an autograph. But we were rather rudely sent away by some over-zealous security guard: "He's not signing anything tonight! Leave the venue now or you'll be locked in!" So we had no choice but to leave. That was a bit disappointing, but of course it couldn't ruin a great evening!

We returned to Holland on Thursday, looking back on a wet and cold, but otherwise wonderful trip to Wales.

Setlist:

The great song of indifference
Love or something
A sex thing
When the night comes
Walking back to happiness
Banana republic
A rose at night
Harvest moon
Scream in vain
One for me
Mudslide
My birthday suit
I don't like Mondays
Room 19
Attitude chicken
Someone's looking at you
Joey's on the street again
Rat trap
A hole to fill
Diamond smiles
Return of indifference


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I like the review, Joke. I am SO jealous. I think this is great "
The event was sold out, which meant that there was a crowd of 1200 people, aged from 8 to 80.
When was his gig last sold out? Hope it has given him a bit of a boost.



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Those photos are great.  Like the mustard suit.  Makes a change from the white one!

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Thank you for sharing the review of the bob gig. Thanks for the pics. Hope you had a good holiday.....jason byrne has quite a following in ireland, he's good. As regards the queues, ryanair may not be that bad after all!
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Thank you for sharing this gig with us..... I like his new suit ! If he had every week a new suit, there would be no discussion about new or old clothes of him, right ?? That would be really boring...

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Pezi wrote:

Thank you for sharing this gig with us..... I like his new suit ! If he had every week a new suit, there would be no discussion about new or old clothes of him, right ?? That would be really boring...



Ok, I'm not over enthusiastic about the suit, I have to confess...
But I love your review, Joke! The queueing... It's something we'll never understand, lol!

Good to read Bob mentioned new songs. I hope he'll have lots of time after the G8 summit for music.



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Hi Jules--How are you two--Liz and myself went to hay.As said in other messages--What a gig--best for years.Also managed to get in for the Hay on sky recording.So we had a great day.Only problem was we couldn't get a room anywhere so ended up in a pre erected tent--bloody freezing--lol--thinking of going to Switzerland in July for the gig--cheers Ian 

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Hi Kaz--Saw you at the hay festival-I was the one carrying the merchandise table with Ian--lol--Think i've seen you at other gigs.Liz and myself go everywhere--been a rats fan since the start--Went to Milan with Jules when all that mix up went off--cheers Ian



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Hi Joke--I think that you were sitting next to us on row 4 as we saw you writing a list--cheers Ian



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Hi Scottie--We went to the recording of this and saw it the next day taped off sky.It wasn't edited a lot to be honest.More or less as it was recorded at 4.00 pm--cheers Ian

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Hi Wez/Ian, "I saw you with that table", the things they make you do when you queue for two hours!!!handshake.gif "Hello"           love & sunshine Kaz

P.S. Yes we do do Bob gigs.

-- Edited by Kaz at 20:53, 2007-06-04

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As usual, the papers making things worse than they seem. Makes a better read, doesn't it? I like the way she just cut him off though. Well done her. Brave lady.

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Quite a good video from the gig. Wait a couple of minutes till it loads
http://iangrey.blogspot.com/2007/06/sir-bob-of-geldof.html

Found the youtube URL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leGQ6FpAHUs



-- Edited by Scottie at 00:03, 2007-06-10

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I've edited my pictures, I think they look much better now!

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Album=QOL4DSBR

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