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The Bellinghman
Date: 2008-10-04 21:00
Subject: Mitch Benn
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Mitch Benn will be at the Junction in Cambridge next Saturday.

We will not. We'll be at NewCon, in England's third University town (which centre of learning was suppressed in 1265, due to the difficulty in adding extra syllables to the word Oxbridge).

So last night, we popped over to Norwich to see him there instead.

Middle of the front row, close enough to be able to rest my feet on the stage, and it was a much better set than the one at Orbital. That's not to say he was bad then, but this time he had the Distractions with him (Ivan Shephard on drums, Kirsty Newton on bass, keyboards, vocals and kazoo - for some reason, Kirsty reminded us strongly of fjm, if you could imagine her in a sleeveless short dress and powder blue cowgirl boots), and the result was a better performance, with banter going on, especially between him and Kirsty. And anyway, quite a few of his songs need more than just him and his guitar.

Two annoyances: his new album isn't quite out yet, so we couldn't buy it off him afterwards, and secondly, he's run out of the tour CD - the one he only had a few copies of at Orbital. Argh! There were only a thousand copies made, he says.

So, if anyone's got a copy of Mitch Benn's Official Bootleg, I'd be interested.
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User: isihac
Date: 2008-10-05 08:38 (UTC)
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Bootleg from the last tour or a new one? I have the last one.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-10-05 12:20 (UTC)
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What Mitch calls 'the brown one'. That'll be the Edinburg 2007, I think.
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User: rmc28
Date: 2008-10-05 15:31 (UTC)
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I've got it, signed and all. It's actually a bit disappointing - the sound hasn't come out quite right somehow - and Tony isn't keen on it despite it having some of the best recent songs.

I can lend it to Colette some time this week if you want a listen.

I am not making it to his Cambridge gig due to pressure of time next weekend.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-10-05 16:10 (UTC)
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That'd be very sweet of you.
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Colette
User: bellinghwoman
Date: 2008-10-05 21:51 (UTC)
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I'll come and speak to you about it tomorrow :-)

Thanks!
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User: isihac
Date: 2008-10-06 14:35 (UTC)
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Will sort you out.

Edit: Or not, as you seem to already been sorted.

Edited at 2008-10-06 02:36 pm (UTC)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-10-06 14:40 (UTC)
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Yep.

Thanks for the offer, though.

(Did the entire 1000 disc release go to people I know?)
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