Sunday, February 19, 2006

Sufjan Stevens

King's College, London, 31st October 2005

...the second half of the story of cool crazyness. Sufjantastic! Sorry.



Sufjan Stevens

King's College, London, 31st October 2005

Managed to catch Sufjan outside before his gig and he took a card and said he'd give it to me later, and lo and behold he brought it with him and put it down on the floor when he came on stage. I waited until the end and then quickly snatched it up before some other rascal did.

Jack Lewis

Brixton Windmill, London, 26th August 2005

Brother of Jeffrey (way back in story #3). I had no cards on me, so utilised one of the many postcards advertising whatever thingy it is.



The Polyphonic Spree (St. Vincent)- Annie Clark

KOKO, London, 15th August 2005

The excitable new lady is not wrong. Great Spree addition.



The Polyphonic Spree- Matt Bricker

KOKO, London, 15th August 2005

A story about me, hooray!



Amina- María Huld Markan

Conway Hall, London, 22nd May 2005

Einu Sinni I received four Icelandic stories to one day translate.



Amina- Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir

Conway Hall, London, 22nd May 2005

Another Icelandic story from the beautiful Amina.

Amina- Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir

Conway Hall, London, 22nd May 2005

Iceland, Iceland, we all love Iceland.



Amina- Hildur Ársælsdóttir (2)

Conway Hall, London, 22nd May 2005

Yes. Good story.



Amina- Hildur Ársælsdóttir (1)

Conway Hall, London, 22nd May 2005

Really lovely dinky little girl is she, talking for a while with us at Adem's Homefires festival. Oh, and her story, and the rest of the bands', is in Icelandic. Still need to get an Icelandic-English dictionary.



Suburban Kids With Biblical Names- Peter Gunnarson (2)

Metro Club, London, 15th March 2005

A happy chap with his band, awww.



Suburban Kids With Biblical Names- Peter Gunnarson (1)

Metro Club, London, 15th March 2005

Lovely lovely Peter. Took him ages to write this, putting great thought into it.

Suburban Kids With Biblical Names- Tafra

Metro Club, London, 15th March 2005

A bonus chap who joined the Suburban Kids for their little set of gigs. The beheaded chap was in the news and everything, unsurprisingly. As far as I know, not caused by any of these three.



Suburban Kids With Biblical Names- Johan Hedberg

The Metro, London, 15th March 2005

Good ol' boppy Swedish band, all three of them putting imense thought into their stories.



The Arcade Fire- Win Butler

King's College, London, 8th March 2005

Took some perserverance to get Win to find time away from the clawing masses, but finally managed it.



The Arcade Fire- Jeremy Gara

King's College, London, 8th March 2005

Happy happy Jeremy.



The Arcade Fire- Tim Kingsbury

King's College, London, 8th March 2005

A profound story from Tim.


The Arcade Fire- Régine Chassagne

King's College, London, 8th March 2005

Some crazy French-ness- those Canadians!



The Arcade Fire- Sarah Neufeld

King's College, London, 8th March 2005

Steve collected this one in an effort to catch them all after the gig. It is a freak hand.



The Arcade Fire- Ricky Reed Parry

King's College, London, 8th March 2005

Crash helmet wearing banging Rickman.




The Polyphonic Spree- Brian Teasley

Ambassador, Dublin, 8th November 2004

A crazy cool story from the crazy cool madman Teasley.



The Polyphonic Spree- Evan Jacobs

Ambassador, Dublin, 8th November 2004

Evan wanted to write another story in August 2005, but not allowed!!! Obviously.

The Polyphonic Spree- Apotsala Wilson

Ambassador, Dublin, 8th November 2004

My only friend, 'potsy pots, as I call her. Now.



Fog- Mark Erickson

Scala, London, 21st October 2004

He was a very happy chap, as shown by his story with people laughing.



Fog- Martin Dosh

Scala, London, 21st October 2004

Was a strange story to receive, couldn't quite thank him lots for it...



Fog- Michael Lewis

Scala, London, 21st October 2004

Seemed like a nice chap did Michael, and yes the saxophone was great.




Fog- Andrew Broder

Scala, London, 21st October 2004

Fog singer referring to the Notwist. Was a great gig, but unfortunatlely no Notwist stories.

Dresden Dolls- Brian Viglione

Madame JoJo's, London, 20th September 2004

These Dresden Dolls like their minamilism, eh?



Dresden Dolls- Amanda Palmer
Madame JoJo's, London, 20th September 2004

Amen.



The Real Tuesday Weld- Stephen Coates

Whitechapel Art Gallery, 12th August 2004

'Twas the first time that we saw and fell in love with TRTW, and have seen them live many a time since. Brilliant chap and band.



The Polyphonic Spree- Taylor Young (2)

Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, 5th July 2004

His was the 45th story you see, but maybe it's a lucky number as well.



The Polyphonic Spree- Taylor Young (1)

Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, 5th July 2004

Had to catch Taylor back stage for this one. He was only in the band for two UK dates which was a shame.

The Polyphonic Spree- Jamey Welch

Barfly at the Monarch, London, 4th July 2004

Deep...



The Polyphonic Spree- Toby Halbrooks

Barfly at the Monarch, London, 4th July 2004

Finally got a story from Toby, the last of the old schoolers I hadn't yet grabbed.



The Polyphonic Spree- Louis Schwordon

Barfly at the Monarch, London, 4th July 2004

A man with lovely hips.



The Polyphonic Spree- Jennifer Jobe/Penn (2)

Barfly at the Monarch, London, 4th July 2004

& here is when we found out she was now a Penn. That day never would have been reached without a little help from the Jesus book.



The Polyphonic Spree- Jennifer Jobe/Penn (1)

Barfly at the Monarch, London, 4th July 2004

Finally got a story from Jennifer after the gig, hurrah.

The Polyphonic Spree- Logan Keese (2)

Barfly at the Monarch, London, 4th July 2004

Just a signature on the rear side, nothing to see here.



The Polyphonic Spree- Logan Keese (1)
Barfly at the Monarch, London, 4th July 2004

A cool picture of a story. He couldn't give me a story in Northampton, but was more than happy this time.



The Polyphonic Spree- Michael Musick (2)

Barfly at the Monarch, London, 4th July 2004

Laugh at the gay bear.



The Polyphonic Spree- Michael Musick (1)
Barfly at the Monarch, London, 4th July 2004

Our first gig with Michael in, great chap and story.



The Magnetic Fields- Claudia Gonson

Lyric Theatre, London, 12th June 2004

Stephin Merritt has the honour of being the only musician to so far flat out refuse to write a story, living up to his grumpy sod nature perhaps. Claudia wrote one though, and offers of a cupcake and 5 pence weren't enough to make the Merritt write.

Adem- Adem Ilhan

Electric Ballroom, London, 11th May 2003

Despite the fact that it takes Adem 4/5 months to realise the year has changed, he's a top chap and musician.



Explosions In The Sky- Chris Hrasky

Electric Ballroom, London, 11th May 2004

He was a nice chap and the dog was safe so all is good.



Clem Snide- Eef Barzelay

Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 5th February 2004

A beautiful story, and informative as well.



Clem Snide- Jeff Lipstein

Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 5th February 2004

A powerful story.



Clem Snide- Brendan Fitzpatrick

Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 5th February 2004

I have no idea what one of them things are. Or the other thing.

Andrew Bird

Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 5th February 2004

I complimented him on his whistling skills (he's a darn good whistler let it be known) and then asked for a story. Not that I can read half of it though.



Clem Snide- Pete Fitzpatrick

Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 5th February 2004

Also of the Pee Wee Fist. Awesome awesome story from the nutty chap. Sorry.



The Polyhphonic Spree- John Lamonica

Roadmender, Northampton, 10th July 2003

Subdued.



The Polyphonic Spree- Joe Butcher

Roadmender, Northampton, 10th July 2003

A special special man is the Butcher.



The Polyphonic Spree- Mike Melendi

Corn Exchange, Cambridge, 3rd July 2003

You can tell this guy was in The Polyphonic Spree, yeah?