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Posted By : me | Comments : 178

well there's a surprise


Of course all the venues are closing, they put at least 2 bands a week on.

2 bands a week at £250 a band is a minimum of £2000 a month. Unless a band manages to pack the place to the rafters with people, then the pub is going to lose money.

Reduce your fees, give the pubs a chance.

Sod the "We don't make any money out of it anyway, we only do it for the love of music" lines. If you love it that much, be out of pocket for a while, so what.
If yo love football and go to a game every other weekend it costs you a fortune, but I don't hear anyone saying they should be paid to go and watch

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# Posted by Duke Bocks - 14/01/2010, 15:28 (GMT)

but the players get paid, right???


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# Posted by Coldplayer - 14/01/2010, 15:28 (GMT)

"If yo love football and go to a game every other weekend it costs you a fortune, but I don't hear anyone saying they should be paid to go and watch"

And footballers don't get paid to provide entertaintment for the paying crowd?

Hmm...



Shaun


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# Posted by Coldplayer - 14/01/2010, 15:29 (GMT)

Looks like we posted the same thing at exactly the same time!


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# Posted by Duke Bocks - 14/01/2010, 15:29 (GMT)

great minds eh?..lol


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# Posted by Coldplayer - 14/01/2010, 15:30 (GMT)

lol!


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# Posted by Duke Bocks - 14/01/2010, 15:33 (GMT)

maybe dalek is feeling a little crushed now!


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# Posted by Whatever! (deactivated) - 14/01/2010, 15:34 (GMT)

There are lots of other pubs that are closing who dont do live
music and dont have the costs you stated.#
I think you will find it is the recession and cheap booze from the supermarkets etc that is causing most problems for pubs.


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# Posted by Coldplayer - 14/01/2010, 15:35 (GMT)

Also "Reduce your fees, give the pubs a chance"

How about reduce the prices of ale in certain expensive pubs? £3 a pint is a joke, no wonder they're half empty when bands are on..

Shaun


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# Posted by Bat - 14/01/2010, 15:42 (GMT)

In your example, musicians are like the footballers, the fans are the spectators. So, if a club or stadium had to shut down, would the football players play for a lower wage or none at all?? Doubt it.
If you work, you should be rewarded. The more work you put in, the better you become, the more pubs you fill - the money should reflect that. A band starting out should expect lower rates, than a seasoned, experienced quality professional.


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# Posted by Bat - 14/01/2010, 15:44 (GMT)

P.S. The smoking ban and as others have said, price of alcohol, tax by government and pressure from breweries, these are the things that are causing the pubs to shut, not the musicians.


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# Posted by me - 14/01/2010, 15:48 (GMT)

God no, it's never the musicians.

Take the blinkers off


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# Posted by me - 14/01/2010, 15:50 (GMT)

Duke "the players get paid right?"

Not always, you never heard of struggling clubs whose players play for nothing, just to save the club?
If not, you must have been on Mars


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# Posted by Phoenix - 14/01/2010, 15:51 (GMT)

Who is this guy?


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# Posted by Bat - 14/01/2010, 15:53 (GMT)

Dalek, out of curiousity, have you ever played in a band?
cos if you have, then you would know how much effort, time and expensive it is to run one, have the transport, afford the equipment, etc


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# Posted by Coldplayer - 14/01/2010, 15:54 (GMT)

The pub industry is suffering because of 'brewery' monopolies forcing the pubs to sign contracts with them charging them astronomical rates for their beer. Cover bands are actually helping the industry, as they draw punters into the pubs to pay prices that they couldn't otherwise justify.

Blaming bands that charge fees for the world's ills is becoming a little tiresome. If pubs can't afford bands, they won't hire them, it's as simple as that.

Gareth, with no added blinkers


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# Posted by Off The Rails - 14/01/2010, 15:55 (GMT)

@dalic loves garlic, I seem to remember you mentioning in the past that you have done one or two open mic nights,so why dont you help some of the struggling pubs out like some of the bands on here have in the past, and do some free gig nights for them, I assume that when you did your open mic nights that it was all your own material and not covers ?.some of the struggling venues would appreciate it especially when you were doing all your own material, infact I`ll bet a few people off this site would even support you by going to watch you !!!.


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# Posted by HARD TO HANDLE - 14/01/2010, 15:56 (GMT)

He's a COCK who like s to wind people up..........

And the more you all BITE - the more he'll do it

IGNORE him.......... Simples!


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# Posted by Stataz Quo - 14/01/2010, 16:04 (GMT)

well said h2h, simples!


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# Posted by me - 14/01/2010, 16:07 (GMT)

Bat "Dalek, out of curiousity, have you ever played in a band?
cos if you have, then you would know how much effort, time and expensive it is to run one, have the transport, afford the equipment, etc"

Yes I do know how expensive it is being in a band, I have friends in bands. But it doesn't stop originals bands playing for free, if they can do it, you can do it, too


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# Posted by Wrecked - 14/01/2010, 16:10 (GMT)

Its bands that have helped many pubs stay open.


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# Posted by VANKWISH - 14/01/2010, 16:11 (GMT)

to be honest this is a valid point, if a little delivered wrong.
I agree if we dropped our prices that woulds help, how many of us really need the £20 we get for doing a gig, we spend most of it in that place anyway!! so most venues get the money back, true??
Imagine this, bands get together with breweries and the government, make them charge the same price for a pint of draft as they do for a can, they cant blame overheads, with deliveries, cost of pasturiser for the cans plus the cans themselves.
Its common sence Mr Garlic, we go to get people in the pubs, people go to listen to us for a good night out, (hopefully) and then to get ripped off with over priced beer.
I dont see how bands are the problem, maybe your Mr Brown looking for a scape goat???


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# Posted by NIGHT TRAIN - 14/01/2010, 16:12 (GMT)

Isn't that £2000 a month quoted tax deductable?
Plus I'd say the average band fee is more like £200...which equates to £1600 per month..... 8 bands with 4 members of each band (not including friends/wives etc) spend say a minimum of a tenner each...that's £320 sales.
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If bands venues are having bands on TWICE a week (according to this hypothesis) then the management must think its worth it...there aren't many pubs that actually drop live music as a cost cutting exercise...but there are a lot of badly run pubs that start getting live music on as a last resort to save the pub!!
And, as has been pointed out, there are a LOT more pubs closing that don't have entertainment on than do.
I think if Mr Darlek is so concerned, he should write and complain to the local councils re business rates, the pubco's re rents and the government re smoking ban and the economy in general...and the bankers who seem to be syphoning money out of the economy at an extortionate rate!
PS I think his posts are funny LOL


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# Posted by John - 14/01/2010, 16:13 (GMT)

Dalek, I love my job but I certainly would not do it for nothing or less pay. It is not the Bands who are causing the Pubs to close it is the large Supermarkets selling cheap Beer and pushing the Pubs out of business. There are lots of Pubs who do not have bands on, that are empty most nights so whose fault is that? I think it is you who has Blinkers on!

Sue


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# Posted by Dresden North End - 14/01/2010, 16:17 (GMT)

I think originals bands play for free cos they have to, not cos they want to. The better ones do ok.

Mark


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# Posted by me - 14/01/2010, 16:18 (GMT)

Sue, if you refuse to gig for less, you don't love it that much. Like I said, originals do it for nothing, not even expenses, if they can do it, why can't covers bands do it?
It's possible, original bands prove it, and they have to work harder, cos they don't just copy what someone else has done, they have to come up with something new


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# Posted by me - 14/01/2010, 16:19 (GMT)

DNE. I never said anyone WANTS to play for free, just that cover bands should play for less


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# Posted by Dresden North End - 14/01/2010, 16:20 (GMT)

Covers bands are to blame for everything
Same old story

Mark


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# Posted by Keef - 14/01/2010, 16:22 (GMT)

Its feeding time at The TROLL enclosure folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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# Posted by Phoenix - 14/01/2010, 16:23 (GMT)

It appears that Mr Dalek has some kind of agenda because the vast majority of his posts appear to cover the same old ground. I'm conscious that some of these heavily-responded-to blogs have caused quite a negative vibe on the site. Let's not feed or perpetuate it.


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# Posted by Wrecked - 14/01/2010, 16:26 (GMT)

most cover bands are playing for the same money as 10 years ago, so in relative terms we are infact playing for less. A tenner 10 years ago was worth alot more than it is today!


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# Posted by Coldplayer - 14/01/2010, 16:28 (GMT)

Haven't we been here before?


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# Posted by Dean (Drummer) - 14/01/2010, 16:29 (GMT)

Most cover bands would disband if they were forced to play for free. Fact! Maybe I'm selfish but I wouldn't travel round the North West & play a 2/3 hour gig for free. Dya think I'm stupid.

That'd be like going into a shop and saying can I have that TV for free because I'm struggling for money at the mo. Get f***ed!


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# Posted by me - 14/01/2010, 16:31 (GMT)

Well Sugar, that just goes to show how greedy you are. Others do it, you could, too, if you weren't so greedy


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# Posted by me - 14/01/2010, 16:33 (GMT)

One more thing.

Can I just say, despite the hostility towards me, you're all much more civil, with only Keef and Hard to Handle being insulting.
Isn't it nice to have a civil debate ;o)


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# Posted by Coldplayer - 14/01/2010, 16:33 (GMT)

Hahahaha is this guy for real?


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# Posted by me - 14/01/2010, 16:33 (GMT)

yes


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# Posted by John - 14/01/2010, 16:34 (GMT)

I think Dalek has just lost his argument....Bye


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# Posted by Dean (Drummer) - 14/01/2010, 16:35 (GMT)

I am greedy...in fact I'm going home for tea.


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# Posted by Dresden North End - 14/01/2010, 16:35 (GMT)

Most originals bands are just playin ac/dc, nirvana or killers re-writes. Good uns are few and far between. Covers bands wouldn't get booked if the punters didn't want em. Ask the venues

Mark


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# Posted by Rumble Fat Band - 14/01/2010, 16:36 (GMT)

@ Wrecked.
I reckon we are playing for less that we were 10 years ago.


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# Posted by me - 14/01/2010, 16:37 (GMT)

So what? If originals bands can play for free, so can covers


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# Posted by me - 14/01/2010, 16:37 (GMT)

Sue.
How?
If one band can play for free, surely it's not beyond reason to think another band can play for £50 instead of £200


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# Posted by Keef - 14/01/2010, 16:39 (GMT)

Me Insulting? If you really knew me Mr D you would know that nothing could be further from the truth.

I run venues, I work with Bands (Originals and Covers) they work with me. We ALL get along very well.


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# Posted by me - 14/01/2010, 16:40 (GMT)

Of course I don't know you, but you don't know me, so there's no need to call me names


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# Posted by Coldplayer - 14/01/2010, 16:41 (GMT)

Do you honestly think a venue that's used to paying covers bands (which is what the vast majority of people want to listen to at these places) would actually pay the same rate for some original band they've never heard of? It would be a managerial disaster.

Original bands usually play at designated places where even cover bands wouldn't dare touch.. It's the name of the game..

As for getting paid.. I've been in a few original bands many many years ago and I never got paid for a single gig.. You know why? Because I wanted to get famous and spread the music around.. A gig was a gig then.. Now it's different.

Maybe it's time that you got your own band together and move away from this forum to an original bands forum.. Mind you, you'll probably piss all them off as well...

K Bye

Shaun x


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# Posted by Off The Rails - 14/01/2010, 16:43 (GMT)

@darlic loves garlic. We are all actively involved with music right now not in some distant memory, so what do you do right now then ?.


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# Posted by me - 14/01/2010, 16:45 (GMT)

Shaun. I never said that pubs should replace cover bands with originals, or even put originals on, so why mention it.
It's nothing to do with where which tyope of bands play, it's about how much they charge, and cover bands charge too much in the current climate

Simples, as some people are fond of saying


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# Posted by me - 14/01/2010, 16:46 (GMT)

Chester, see one of my earlier posts, I know how much it costs.
But as I said, it doesn't stop other bands from playing for free


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# Posted by Keef - 14/01/2010, 16:48 (GMT)

Mr D, I was not aware that I was name calling, if you feel aggrieved please accept my apology. I was simply describing your activities on here, which are repetitive at least and serve only to 'wind up' the many good mannered and genuine musicians that spend time on here.

Troll definition is as follows:
a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response.


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# Posted by Coldplayer - 14/01/2010, 16:51 (GMT)

"Apology accepted.
I'm not a troll, simply trying to get you to see the dangers of charging too much, the year is yet a month old but already a number of venues have closed. It's time for acction"

Jesus christ.. You really haven't got a clue have you? THE VENUES CLOSING ARE NOT DOWN TO BANDS PLAYING AND CHARGING..

Wish you'd become the next leader of this country.. Everything would be bloody free!!


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# Posted by Mark C Marauder + Whitefake - 14/01/2010, 16:53 (GMT)

Dalek.......I asked for a response to my valid questions yet you chose not to reply. Here we go again, what are YOU doing to support struggling venues? Explain please or don't bother blogging anymore, you seem to be just stirring things up and getting away with it. You direct your hostilities towards covers bands then put your fingers in your ears rather than listen to valid non hostile replies. I point out yet again that it is totally irrelevant how much the band charge if there's no one in the place. I await your response AGAIN but not holding my breath


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# Posted by Roberto, fretboard polisher - 14/01/2010, 16:54 (GMT)

remember when the community blog nearly got withdrawn for good, just a thought my friends :-)...............

not saying who i agree with but this blog is an opinion like any other isnt it?

keep smiling

p.s im not a moderator just someone who likes using this site and itd be a shame to see all the nasty stuff back and forth again, come on theres far worse stuff happening in the world at the moment

Rob


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# Posted by Bass Bloke - 14/01/2010, 16:54 (GMT)

Yo Mr Moderator !
where has ny post gone ? are we off again ehh ?


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# Posted by Coldplayer - 14/01/2010, 16:55 (GMT)

Few of my posts have been deleted as well.. Not being funny but if this was any other site that I use, this guy would be well and truly banhammered by now.


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# Posted by Off The Rails - 14/01/2010, 16:57 (GMT)

@darlic loves garlic, why do you not respond to questions put to you where you can put a genuine answer to ?,oh and by the way Mr Darlic was born in 1978 which would make him around 32 would`nt it.


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# Posted by Coldplayer - 14/01/2010, 16:57 (GMT)

The point dalek is missing, is that cover bands and originals bands aren't simply split into good and evil camps. The overall aim of being in an original band is to make money, and the end of the day. Bands play for free now, to hope to get the exposure so that one day they'll get paid enough to make a living out of it.

Cover bands aren't earning enough to make a living, and £250 is absolutely sod all for an evening's worth of entertainment, sound, lighting and transport. If you gig often enough, you can make a decent bit of pocket money, but really the deal pubs are getting is a good one in my opinion.

If you really want to level your frustration at musicians in a time of recession, why not complain about having to pay £50 to see Bon Jovi, and then pay £4 a pint in the arena? Surely that's alot more morally repugnant than wanting £50 for a night's hard work, whether it's music-related or not.

Gareth


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# Posted by Poundstone - 14/01/2010, 17:01 (GMT)

which venue by the way just so we know?


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# Posted by Bass Bloke - 14/01/2010, 17:02 (GMT)

Re Viva La Coldplay

well thats why i and lots of others now use other sites coz we are the minority AGAIN ! it seems.

but if the powers that be want this paid membership to get going then i wont pay a penny until these IDIOTS are banned,
Not Bothered i hear in my head !

well been gigging for 22 years without a site ,so whats the diffearnce to me ?
Zilch


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# Posted by Mark C Marauder + Whitefake - 14/01/2010, 17:02 (GMT)

still waiting Dalek


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# Posted by Duke Bocks - 14/01/2010, 17:07 (GMT)

just a thought...wonder if mr garlic would like to organise a charity do like the guys on here did (very succesfully..AND FOR SOD ALL !!! )..if he does, and its for a worthy cause m sure there would be no end of volounteers to play for nothing, The ball is in your court Mr Garlic. We await your efforts with baited breath. So, all you need is,,,,Venue, PA, Backline, Promotion, etc etc etc..gerronwivit gobby !!!


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# Posted by Asa - 14/01/2010, 17:15 (GMT)

It's simple economics. Supply and demand.

Originals bands need venues to play at and get heard so they can get famous and collect the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Other venues need covers bands to provide entertainment for the weekly trade.

If what Dalek is saying is true, then the reverse would also apply. When the pubs are packed and making good money, the bands should be paid extra. I can't see that happening.

The decline of pubs is nothing to do with the price of entertainment. If a pub is not making enough money then they shouldn't be booking bands. It's all about the socio-economic factors - general recession, above inflation rises in price of beer, cheap supermarket beer, no-smoking in pubs and a general apathy of our generation for a night out down the pub when a night out on the town - cinema, gig, nightclub etc can cost roughly the same.

Dalek's argument is ultimately flawed and given his post history regarding originals and covers bands, he sounds like a broken record.


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# Posted by Mark C Marauder + Whitefake - 14/01/2010, 17:28 (GMT)

still waiting mr Dalek...........


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# Posted by Ian (bass, The THREE) - 14/01/2010, 17:32 (GMT)

I think Mr Dalek is only trying to make us think he is a total c*ck.
I'm sure he's not really. Don't be so mean to him.


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# Posted by me - 14/01/2010, 17:35 (GMT)

Anthem, I'm not on here 24/7 and there's a lot of posts, I'm not reading through all of them cos they'll all be the Dalek's an idiot, as usual, so what is it you're waiting for?


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# Posted by Rumble Fat Band - 14/01/2010, 17:35 (GMT)

I'm sure most of us have been at venues where you are supported by Originals Bands. We certainly have and one thing sticks in my mind is:
"OK to use your PA? Can I borrow (insert a number of different items here). Can we use half of your Drum Kit
We have worked with some really good OB's but one thing that is ALMOST consistent is that they do not have anywhere the investment that Covers Bands do when they are starting out. That will come when they hit the Big Time I guess!!!!!!
There is a new Originals Band just registered and introduced themselves on NWB and they aren't doing it for nowt......Cause they said so....


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# Posted by me - 14/01/2010, 17:36 (GMT)

Chester "There aint no such thing as free, nobody in their right mind would spend a fortune in, hard earned cash,on expensive top notch gear to run the risk of damage and not expect for some financial reward for an evenings edevours"

WRONG
I know plenty of bands that play for nothing, not even petrol money


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# Posted by Keef - 14/01/2010, 17:43 (GMT)

I am trying (very Damn Hard) to put original bands on at one of my venues on Friday nights (good prime time and in a prime location) and although they will play for Drinks riders/expenses (which can amount to a quite a few quid) they also ask that I provide PA plus Backline plus Drum Kit. It means that at the end of the night I could have got a covers band in at the same price. So please don't tell me their is a difference between Covers and Originals when its all costed out. The only real difference for me is that its a lot less like work getting a covers band in.


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# Posted by Bass Bloke - 14/01/2010, 17:43 (GMT)

well good luck to them ,the venues they play , and good luck to you .so go and watch them instead of blatantly winding us up !
we dont deliberately wind you up do we ?


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# Posted by Mark C Marauder + Whitefake - 14/01/2010, 17:44 (GMT)

@ Dalek try scrolling up you lazy git


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# Posted by Call me Diva - 14/01/2010, 17:45 (GMT)

Yes get us on Keef, you know we are a good originals band and we provide our own PA and backline and transport and lights and water :0) xx


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# Posted by Bass Bloke - 14/01/2010, 17:45 (GMT)

Daleks cant do Up Mark !

Reet Im off for mi tea, gonna have squid in Garlic, kinda looks a bit like DAVROS Really


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# Posted by Mark C Marauder + Whitefake - 14/01/2010, 17:46 (GMT)

I wish they could do 'shut the f*** up' mate lol


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# Posted by Keef - 14/01/2010, 17:50 (GMT)

Dalek,
Can you get me three different bands every Friday night for the next 3 months to do Fridays for me (Not Metal tho). The Venue is in Sheffield city centre. 9PM till 11:30PM. Only stipulation is they cost nowt and they provide their own PA/Backline/Drums etc, I will be more than happy to give them gigs. If it works I will gladly have them back again on regular basis. Now I cannot be fairer than that can I?
This is not a wind up but a genuine offerat a genuine venue from a genuine venue booking company.
Keef - Apollo Artist and Event/Venue Management


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# Posted by Keef - 14/01/2010, 17:52 (GMT)

Posted by The ICE Band

I will be talking to you about the venue Janie. How do you feel about gigging in Sheffield (Silly Question I know lol)


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# Posted by Call me Diva - 14/01/2010, 17:52 (GMT)

Happy to take that job but would like to offer bands petrol expenses at least Keef as most cant get their PA and band into one car :0)


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# Posted by RED ZOO - 14/01/2010, 17:52 (GMT)

The pay off for originals bands is the get known and recognised, thats the value in it for them, they arent doing it for 'nothing' because they get 'something'...a raised profile.
a wiser man than i once said. 'no man is a true altruist'
Q. Why do pubs hire entertainers?
A. To try and bring people in to spend money over their bar.
Q. Why do entertainers who play their own original material do so for little or no money?
A. So they can raise their profile and hopefully make more money in the future, by selling their incredibly original stuff to people who have money to spend on it.

We have done gigs for nothing, for the local hospice in Oldham, for the British legion in Bolton, for the Kids affected by the Chernobyl nuclear plant explosion… (not in Chernobyl I must add) and we were very honoured to have been asked to do so, that was our payment, get me?

But honestly Its not all about making money… I am lucky if I can say I have cleared £20 quid after a gig, and then I’ll spend that on the bloody kids…usually to buy some obscure original music :o
Please don’t generalise Mr G.


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# Posted by Rumble Fat Band - 14/01/2010, 17:58 (GMT)

Keef, We must have hit the "Add Comment" button at the same time.


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# Posted by Keef - 14/01/2010, 18:01 (GMT)

You bin there as well FRB? LOL


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# Posted by Daz (scopyons) - 14/01/2010, 18:02 (GMT)

Covers bands are basically a live disco, DJs charge on average the same if not more than most covers bands, the pubs that pitch the right bands to the right crowd are busy, Pubs are under no obligation to put covers bands on, its up to landlords to pitch the right entertainment for the crowd in that pub. be it kareoke, covers bands or open the box etc. a lot of people on here have been playing 20 - 30 years and spend £1000s on gear, its a little whimiscal to presume the will perform for free, thats not to say we wont under certain conditions eg the recent 45 charity do where everyone gave up their bank holiday Monday to perform for free as well as assist in providing sound and support etc, so much for greedy covers bands.


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# Posted by Keef - 14/01/2010, 18:03 (GMT)

@ The Ice Band.

Lets talk Sheffield gigs Janie babes.


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# Posted by HAPPY DAIZE - 14/01/2010, 18:04 (GMT)

Happy to see something positive coming out of this thread :-)

Rob


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# Posted by Call me Diva - 14/01/2010, 18:19 (GMT)

See I spread love peace and ICE all around :0) xx


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# Posted by Rumble Fat Band - 14/01/2010, 18:21 (GMT)

@Keef You bin there as well RFB? LOL

Many, Many times. As well as loads of free Charity Gigs.


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# Posted by Subliminal Steve - 14/01/2010, 18:22 (GMT)

I only play for money, Dalek... there's absolutely NO WAY i'd play in front of some of the drunken morons I do for no cash

and I have to put up with the other two tossers in the The Fix... no-one'd do that for free either

they're getting to hear ME play them music.. they should pay MORE not less...

pearls before swine...

and if I ever see YOU, mr Dalek, i'll make you personally pay me a QUID for every note


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# Posted by The Old Bank Inn - 14/01/2010, 18:28 (GMT)

hehe psml here, from a venues perspective wouldn't it be great to get a live band for £50 - jeez I'd av em on 7 nights a week!!!! Would I ever expect that, erm no. Most bands do reduce their rate, especially in the current difficult trading times - unlike the dj/karaoke guys who are getting around £100 themselves for pressing buttons on a computer (jeez that must have taken a while to train for eh)! But hey, thats entertainment for ya, and if its what customers want then so be it. Personally, I rather pay the extra £100 and listen to a live band and it does anger me that the guys doing Karaoke etc get paid so much when you have a band with anything from 3-9 people in it getting a fee to split between them when there is NO comparison into the work involved, training, setting up equipment etc........

Are bands a factor in pubs closing down, absoloutley no way. If anything its the pubs that do not provide any entertainment that are worse affected. In the current state of the market, people need a reason to come out and gone are the days that having a drink was sufficient enough. Smoking ban, supermarket prices, rising costs of utilities, rent, business rates (ours has just doubled for some strange reason) etc etc etc are all factors having a major affect, let alone the fact that people do not seem to have the 'spare' cash that they used to. No-one else (i.e. utilities, rates etc) reduces their prices, so why should we expect bands to?

There is a major drive on at the mo which has been ongoing for some years - the affect of alcohol to the public and how it is affecting NHS costs - for some reason pubs are getting the blame for this even although most pub drinkers drink sensibly and less than house drinkers or the ones on the street corners with their white lightening.......due to this, further legislations have been put in place which have affected pubs to a certain extent - but the biggest thing affecting pubs is the fact that neither the government or local authourites want pubs to exsist, therefore are doing nothing to help us and indeed are happy to see closure of most. The drive in Blackpool is that no pub will operate that does not sell food - customers will come in, have a meal and hopefully only 2 drinks then go home and all our problems are solved - yeah right!!!!!

If bands were a factor then this could easily be solved but unfortunately its the big wigs causing all the damage as usual....

Jackiex

Ps....should any band wish to play for £50 please get in touch and I will attempt to run live music 7 nights a week - oh no, in saying that then the noise police will be on my back again!!!!


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# Posted by Call me Diva - 14/01/2010, 18:34 (GMT)

ICE will be in touch shortly :0)


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# Posted by Keef - 14/01/2010, 18:35 (GMT)

A well put and reasoned argument their Jackie.
Come down over the week end and I will buy you and your other half a consoling drink or two.


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# Posted by The Old Bank Inn - 14/01/2010, 18:43 (GMT)

@Keef hehe, a much needed one at that lol. Gona try get down tomorrow to see Northern Riot (they are gona go down a storm at the Eddy) but I'm having to change rota at last minute as we are going to view another pub 2mrw (that is closed at mo) so might have to do a few hours mesel at night. Then again, it's only Karaoke on so I might not be needed lol, will play it by ear and hope to get down at some point though.

Notice how we like to support each other and the bands aswell Keef lol.

Jx


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# Posted by Keef - 14/01/2010, 18:55 (GMT)

@Jackie,
I gave John and the lads from riot a gig a while back, but it was so quite that I felt I had to make it up to them, and what do they do? Threaten to crank it up BIG TIME LOL. I for one am well up for a good night of Rock.

Come Rain,Snow,Dalek Invasions,Councils and Governmental edicts, us venues will always look out for each other.


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# Posted by John Wilkinson: - 14/01/2010, 19:05 (GMT)

Portland anyone? ;-)

He never did answer that question did he?

Jackie ( a venue manageress) Has just given an informed reason why venues are closing so that blows DLG' " argument" out of the water.

DLG' if as I recall you ran a 1000 seater venue in Portland why don't you do the same here and just have originals on there. Surely it's a moneyspinner waiting to happen?



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# Posted by HAPPY DAIZE - 14/01/2010, 19:15 (GMT)

Actually John, he did, but it was removed almost as quickly as it was put up. From what I can remember, he said it was Locals Only, but when I googled it, it was an independant radio station/label. I didn't see a venue, though.

Rob


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# Posted by King-Fist (Deceased May 2012) - 14/01/2010, 19:16 (GMT)

dalek weather cover bands or not us guys have learned our skills over the years its only fair that we should be rewarded accordingly dont think dropping our fees alone will help any venue in the long run! its the f****ng price of ale that wants dropping!!!!!! and possibly you for winding folk up!!!!!


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# Posted by Keef - 14/01/2010, 19:21 (GMT)

Somehow John I get the feeling that DLG is well known on here under another guise perhaps . Certainly knows who's buttons to press and how to 'whip up' a storm.


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# Posted by John Wilkinson: - 14/01/2010, 19:24 (GMT)

Keef

I think you are 100% correct sir ;-)

best wishes to you and yours

John


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# Posted by Willow (of somebig™Fish) (Reti... - 14/01/2010, 19:33 (GMT)

hmmm .... this has gotten to be a big one quickly hasn't it???

I think you've all covered all the bases as far as answers to Mr Dalek goes, but to highlight just two things if Mr D is still listening ...

from Jackie ... "neither the government or local authourites want pubs to exist" .... there has never been a truer word spoken. Told you all (well not you lot) years ago that it won't stop with persecuting smokers .. alcohol next! How much of our tax money goes towards the govt/NHS stop smoking packs/counsellors/groups ...

Mr D says original bands do it for nothing ... well this last few years I have been to quite a few original band gigs and most of them I've had to pay to get in ... I'm assuming (although I may be wrong) that my money somehow finds its way to the the artists concerned, you know The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Andy Fairweather Low (although he played mostly covers!!, how dare he!!)

Mr D I can understand your concern for our licensed premises, but your theory that paying bands are to blame for their closure is as wide of the mark as your mind is narrow on this subject.

Yours sincerely
Willow


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# Posted by The Old Bank Inn - 14/01/2010, 19:39 (GMT)

and what does it matter who he is anyway, in my opinion, which is just that - he just doesn't understand and there is only so much you can try to do to educate people.....we all know what fantastic jobs we do and how we support each other in whatever way we can so hey ho stay positive and remember the bands ARE keeping pubs open and doing a fantastic job for a minimum fee......it's only one persons opinion - how relevant is it to warrant all these posts???? I'm a woman and have the excuse that I like to waffle lol x


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# Posted by John Wilkinson: - 14/01/2010, 19:47 (GMT)

Jackie hunny this goes back to late last year where a " debate" was started by DLG. He just hates cover bands and says this every chance he gets. That's his choice.
I suspect he is on this site under another name and enjoys winding folk up
Bored with him no so not responding anymore
Best wishes
John


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# Posted by Dean (Drummer) - 14/01/2010, 19:50 (GMT)

Darlek should have come to 45s Charity Do, the way a bunch of 'friends' came together and put on a CHARITY event like that...money doesn't event come into it for us bands, there's far more important things.


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# Posted by Keef - 14/01/2010, 19:55 (GMT)

@ THE SUGAR BULLETS

Dean,
I did ask him on an earlier blog to come down to the Banner and meet some of the bands and NWB folk at The Charity do, but he declined as he was visiting family over Xmas, presumably in Portland (Not sure if thats Oregon or Dorset tho).


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# Posted by Carla D - 14/01/2010, 20:00 (GMT)

All I gotta say to D is you go on about knowing plenty of bands that play for free .... But can you name them?? And I am sure if you have ever played in a band and gives for a year you would want paying and would value and understand all the hard work guys in bands put in !


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# Posted by The Old Bank Inn - 14/01/2010, 20:03 (GMT)

@John FV - yeah I know John, I just find it quite funny that so many people are still trying to justify themselves to someone that obviously doesn't have a clue or just wants to wind people up...think it's just an automatic reaction and shows how bored we must all be to even think of responding and repeating the same things that have been said over and over again. It wont matter what any of us says, this will keep coming up over and over again lol.

Now that willow is on, maybe he can give us something to laugh about lol - come on willow, help change the subject lol x


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# Posted by Keef - 14/01/2010, 20:07 (GMT)

@aero
Seeing as he claims to know loads of bands willing to play for free I have made him a genuine offer on this blog. If he is genuine he will respond and get the gigs filled. I wait with baited breath !


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# Posted by Bat - 14/01/2010, 20:10 (GMT)

No band should work for free, be it covers or originals, and the only reason some originals do it for free is that they have to, cos the venue won't pay them cos they aren't well known and can't guarantee a turn out. The only reason they might do a free gig is to expand their fanbase and to gain kudo's from playing there. The next time they play, they might get paid.
If an originals band never asks for money for every gig they do, then they will soon quit the band due to debt - they won;t be able to afford it. Cos money, my friend, makes the world go round, except Darlek doesn't want to admit it. And without money, you're gonna end up screwed.
We are all selfish and greedy cos if we weren't, we'd be homeless, living in a box by the canal.
Do you have an occupation Darlek, do you work?


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# Posted by HAPPY DAIZE - 14/01/2010, 20:12 (GMT)

Keef, you may well be right.

Rob


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# Posted by Carla D - 14/01/2010, 20:13 (GMT)

Nice one keef we live in anticipation


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# Posted by Bat - 14/01/2010, 20:14 (GMT)

Keef, if you hold your breathe, you'll turn blue. lol


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# Posted by Carla D - 14/01/2010, 20:14 (GMT)

Lol


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 14/01/2010, 20:14 (GMT)

Dalek, at the risk of repeating myself....

GIVE ME THE NAME OF THE VENUE YOU RAN IN THE U.S.

I HAVE PEOPLE WAITING TO VERIFY IT.

Otherwise, you are nothing but a troll. and not a very good one at that.


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# Posted by Carla D - 14/01/2010, 20:19 (GMT)

Oh and D you say you don't read all comments becouse most of em slate you then why knowing full well most would disagree with you post this ???? And then to not have the guts to read all the comments is well k don't want this to be deleated so I won't say lol


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# Posted by Roberto, fretboard polisher - 14/01/2010, 20:22 (GMT)

keef make sure Phoebe headlines, she will do it for a large cappo im sure


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# Posted by Bat - 14/01/2010, 20:25 (GMT)

Rob, might i suggest if Phoebe is unavailable, Regina Phalange? Or Princess Consuela Bananahammock


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# Posted by Keef - 14/01/2010, 20:31 (GMT)

Any one got Pheobe's number ? Don't tell me its a Portland area code LOL


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# Posted by viking - 14/01/2010, 20:32 (GMT)

from where i live to rochdale is around three miles-on that stretch five years ago, there must have been at least eighteen pubs.with one exception (spring mill tavern), none of them had "live music", by way of bands (covers OR originals)-more than half of those are now closed.


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# Posted by Kazza (retired SKP) - 14/01/2010, 20:54 (GMT)

hmmm! my lips is sealed innit!


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# Posted by HAPPY DAIZE - 14/01/2010, 20:56 (GMT)

@Bad horsie/Mick
He did, but the thread disappeared almost immediately. Apparently it was Locals Only, which from what I can see is an independant radio station/record label/store. I didn't see signs of a venue, though, and their sight is full of Paypal/Visa/mastercard banners saying click here to go to checkout (ie pay!). So it would seem that they don't practice what he is preaching.

Rob


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# Posted by HAPPY DAIZE - 14/01/2010, 20:56 (GMT)

@Bad horsie/Mick
He did, but the thread disappeared almost immediately. Apparently it was Locals Only, which from what I can see is an independant radio station/record label/store. I didn't see signs of a venue, though, and their sight is full of Paypal/Visa/mastercard banners saying click here to go to checkout (ie pay!). So it would seem that they don't practice what he is preaching.

Rob


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# Posted by Willow (of somebig™Fish) (Reti... - 14/01/2010, 20:59 (GMT)

@Jackie
"Now that willow is on, maybe he can give us something to laugh about lol - come on willow, help change the subject lol x "

er, what do you think I am, a free comedian!
hmmmph!!
show me the money, show me the money, SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!

hahahaaaaa

I don't see anything wrong with this blog - very civilised. think it adheres to Mr Bands guidelines in the main!
and we know what to expect from Mr D don't we?

Love 'n hugs (eeeeeek!)
Willow


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 14/01/2010, 21:07 (GMT)

@HAPPY DAIZE Rob

Well let's just call this another chance to prove that Dalek has the qualification he says he has. I have access to over 100 relatives and a forum of over 300 people in the US. Most of the forumites are giggers. What an easy way to prove that Dalek is in fact genuine.

I suspect, however, the response I'm likely to get will be "I don't have to prove myself to anyone". Which is the usual Trollese for " I got nothing".


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# Posted by The Old Bank Inn - 14/01/2010, 21:20 (GMT)

@Willow lol, yeah just a shame people take it personally and get so down abt it...that's life and it aint perfect and neva willow be. It kinda gets a bit boring reading the same stories over and over again and I think we've all just got too much time on our hands lol.

I think it would be unfair to expect bands to play for free or £50 - we're all in the same boat at the end of the day and have bills to pay, cars to run etc etc, and most of the bands that I've came across do loads to support venues and will reduce their fees etc as best they can....I really don't think it matters who this guy is or what he has to say, it's about being happy about what you are doing yourself....free comedian....yeah you do it all the time anyway lol - just a wee twist here and there puts the humour back in lol.

luv an hugs (nae eeeeeks lol)
Jx


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# Posted by mr.nwb - 14/01/2010, 21:24 (GMT)

Keef!!

Let it go man - lol

Take a breather and stick some zep on :) then count to 100


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# Posted by mr.nwb - 14/01/2010, 21:26 (GMT)

This post is great :) totally within the guidelines, minus a few shaky comments


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# Posted by viking - 14/01/2010, 21:36 (GMT)

"it aint perfect and neva willow be."
i propose "the old bank inn" for the "best "freudian slip" of the year award" - so far? ;-D


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# Posted by John - 14/01/2010, 21:36 (GMT)

I think you have won the argument Guys! Obviously he has a large chip on his shoulder for some reason? Best to ignore wind-up merchants like him!Unfortunately there's a lot of them about?

Sue


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# Posted by Kazza (retired SKP) - 14/01/2010, 21:56 (GMT)

manah manah doo doo do do do!!!!


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# Posted by Willow (of somebig™Fish) (Reti... - 14/01/2010, 22:03 (GMT)

ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaa
"it aint perfect and neva willow be."

er

Willowperfect(almost)


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# Posted by viking - 14/01/2010, 22:07 (GMT)

@ the Big Fish-and, of course, willow-would we want to be? not me-never gave much credence to "nirvana"-no hangovers to achieve, no sore necks from rocking out to the "devil's music (sic), etc, etc,- BORING!!! ;-) (still a damn fine f s, though? lol!!)


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 14/01/2010, 22:39 (GMT)

"# Posted by mr.nwb - 14/01/2010, 21:26 (GMT)

This post is great :) totally within the guidelines, minus a few shaky comments"

I just wish Dalek would help me to help him prove that he isn't another NWB member being a pompous opinionated chicken hiding behind a keyboard and a pseudonym. Is it too much to ask? :o(


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# Posted by Shell - 14/01/2010, 22:44 (GMT)

Although I disagree with Dalek entirely, I quite like his cheeky comments myself lol!


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# Posted by Asa - 14/01/2010, 22:45 (GMT)

@ Bad Horsie (Mick) "I just wish Dalek would help me to help him prove that he isn't ANOTHER NWB member being a pompous opinionated chicken hiding behind a keyboard and a pseudonym. Is it too much to ask? :o("

Why? Who (in your opinion) are the others??

Say what you like about Dalek, but I do believe he is the creator of at least three 100+ comment blogs which have encouraged debate about originals/covers bands and venues in the last few months. And he tolerated stupid threats, didn't report the offenders and STILL came back and stuck to his guns. I may not agree with him, but I sure do respect the little bugger!

Much better than reading some of the "mutual felatio" that seems to dominate the blogs these days. This whole place is full of "internet warriors" who have nothing better to do or say. There, I said it. Now run off into your little cliques and discuss.


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# Posted by Mark C Marauder + Whitefake - 14/01/2010, 22:46 (GMT)

I agree Mick, and we do have our theories too ;) lol


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# Posted by Mr C. - 14/01/2010, 22:55 (GMT)

Mr Dalek Garlic ....... were you by chance a 'Lizard Queen' in a former life - your ability to wind folk up has a familiar ring to it !

;O)


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 14/01/2010, 22:59 (GMT)

@SocialTornado

It's simple. I do not and will not have any respect for anyone who hides behind a keyboard and drops obvious troll bombs.
As soon as he shows himself to be a real person and not a cowardly, smug, selfserving alter ego I will be the first in line to shake his hand at a jam (note I'm not threatening him, because "he" doesn't exist) and say good lad. You aren't the utter WEAPON I think you are.


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# Posted by Asa - 14/01/2010, 23:02 (GMT)

You can't shake hands with a Dalek. Durrrr.

And if he proves himself to be real, you would congratulate him? Just for proving he is real? Regardless of his opinions? How strange.


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# Posted by Blues and Beyond - 14/01/2010, 23:04 (GMT)

How do we know daleks love garlick anyway, l mean has anyone proof of this,and anyway can you see one eating a big cob of garlick bread with that sink unblocker thing,or even worse pokin it with thing that goes in and out !!! nah cant be done l say load b----ks


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# Posted by Kazza (retired SKP) - 14/01/2010, 23:05 (GMT)

@socialtornado - i wouldnt exactly have used "encouraged debate" as a description for Mr D's blogs...granted he's the only ahem 'member' on here that can attract 100+ comments to blogs but all for the wrong reasons in my humble opinion..but hey..who am i to comment


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# Posted by Asa - 14/01/2010, 23:08 (GMT)

Hey it's all debate to me man. If you read between the bullshit, there are some valid points. It can't all be grade A material.


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 14/01/2010, 23:10 (GMT)

"# Posted by Socialtornado - 14/01/2010, 23:02 (GMT)

You can't shake hands with a Dalek. Durrrr."

Ah, the comedic turnaround. For to chuckling!



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# Posted by Asa - 14/01/2010, 23:13 (GMT)

Comedic yes, turnaround no.


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# Posted by Kazza (retired SKP) - 14/01/2010, 23:15 (GMT)

i still cant understand why though someone who has such an intolerance of covers bands would continue to come on here and wind up probably at a guess 80% of the members who are all in 'covers bands'.
no wonder people are suspicious that its just some regular member lying in the shadows doing it on purpose knowing how their comments will get a response of arched backs and claws!


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# Posted by mr.nwb - 14/01/2010, 23:17 (GMT)

Im going to put the NWB server up a flight of stairs... that might get rid of him, lololol

Gotta love the dalek though - certainly gets people on/using/communicating/involved with the site - top stuff!


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 14/01/2010, 23:22 (GMT)

Whatever.

Whoever owns the Dalek account spends time pushing buttons from behind a disguise. That's not valid debate. It's cowardice.

I pretty much guarantee he's not from America and has never owned/run a venue. He hasn't got the first CLUE about the professional relationship between a venue and a performer, covers or original. He's a comedy of errors hiding behind the scenery.


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# Posted by Stataz Quo - 14/01/2010, 23:23 (GMT)

Hmmm ! I beg to differ Paul


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# Posted by Asa - 14/01/2010, 23:23 (GMT)

Funny how this place is FULL of people who love a laugh and a joke and a wind up.....that is until they don't get it. Then they get all serious. What's up? Did Dalek ruin YOUR internet?

And before you jump to any conclusions NOOOO I am not Dalek. I suspect a few more people may wish to exterminate me now though lol


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# Posted by Kazza (retired SKP) - 14/01/2010, 23:27 (GMT)

no, sorry paul - incites anger, frustration, hostility, questions self worth, or in simple terms 'pisses on yer chips!'...cant generate love for someone like that x


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 14/01/2010, 23:28 (GMT)

"# Posted by Socialtornado - 14/01/2010, 23:23 (GMT)

Funny how this place is FULL of people who love a laugh and a joke and a wind up.....that is until they don't get it. Then they get all serious. What's up? Did Dalek ruin YOUR internet?"

See......I don't do "wind up". Wind up is for people who like to try belittling others. It's Jeremy Beadle giggling behind a door. Small minds do "wind up".

Dalek can never ruin the internet cos he doesn't exist, and his owner is a tool. :oD "lmao"


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# Posted by Asa - 14/01/2010, 23:30 (GMT)

Oh good lord. If the ramblings of one man on a forum makes you question your self worth then you shouldn't be allowed on the internet lol.


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 14/01/2010, 23:33 (GMT)

"# Posted by Socialtornado - 14/01/2010, 23:30 (GMT)

Oh good lord. If the ramblings of one man on a forum makes you question your self worth then you shouldn't be allowed on the internet lol."

Self worth? How can an invention make one lose ones self worth? lol!

Still waiting for Dalek to show up and prove he's not a figment of a slugs imagination. :oD


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# Posted by Asa - 14/01/2010, 23:33 (GMT)

People who dont like wind ups are generally people who dont get wind ups and take them too seriously. This may or may not be a wind up lmao.


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# Posted by Daz (scopyons) - 14/01/2010, 23:34 (GMT)

A mod should compare daleks IP address with existing members and unmask the Dalek


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# Posted by Asa - 14/01/2010, 23:37 (GMT)

I would imagine privacy laws and data protection prevent the unveiling, if there is any unveiling to be done.

He may actually be genuine. I hope he is.


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 14/01/2010, 23:41 (GMT)

"# Posted by Socialtornado - 14/01/2010, 23:33 (GMT)

People who dont like wind ups are generally people who dont get wind ups and take them too seriously. This may or may not be a wind up lmao."

But wait! This could be....but no....oh NOES! How can my poor cover band brain cope with the word trap!?

Damn you SocialTornado and your little dog Dalek! lol



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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 14/01/2010, 23:42 (GMT)

"# Posted by Socialtornado - 14/01/2010, 23:37 (GMT)

I would imagine privacy laws and data protection prevent the unveiling, if there is any unveiling to be done.

He may actually be genuine. I hope he is."

He IS trackable. And there are privacy laws.

And he's not real. He's a tool. Or a weapon.


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# Posted by Stataz Quo - 14/01/2010, 23:45 (GMT)

He is deffo a Tool in all sense of the word Mick lol


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# Posted by Asa - 14/01/2010, 23:46 (GMT)

Well on that bombshell, I shall bid you a good night. Thanks for the banter. It's been emotional.

I hope Dalek has covered his tracks, he's fast becoming my favourite blogger - I'm hoping we can bring him round to the idea that covers bands needs love too.

PS Just has a cheeky little message from Bad Horsie Mick on the way out the door too. It's all good. Your secret is safe with me. I won't tell anyone that you're Dalek.


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 14/01/2010, 23:52 (GMT)

Damn you! I don't mind being told that I have 3 huge genital protruberances, but not when one is on my face! :o/


















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# Posted by Asa - 14/01/2010, 23:53 (GMT)

You heard it here first folks.

BAD HORSIE MICK = THE DALEK


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 14/01/2010, 23:54 (GMT)

Never mind that! Shine said the T word! That's my focus gone. :oS


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# Posted by Asa - 14/01/2010, 23:56 (GMT)

Dear Mr NWB

It has been brought to my attention that someone has said the T word in a blog. Please can you deal with this matter most urgently. The people will be offended. This is THEIR community don't you know. Who do you think you are eh?

Many thanks
ST


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# Posted by Subliminal Steve - 14/01/2010, 23:57 (GMT)

I think Ben Murray is Dalek


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# Posted by Stataz Quo - 14/01/2010, 23:58 (GMT)

Lol Im on his case soon !

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# Posted by Asa - 15/01/2010, 00:00 (GMT)

Somewhere, in a dark room, a man is scrabbling to climb out of a replica dalek suit as we speak. He realises his days are numbered now he's seen the magical code.


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 15/01/2010, 00:01 (GMT)

Who the HELL stole my Columbo coat?????????


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# Posted by Kazza (retired SKP) - 15/01/2010, 00:01 (GMT)

i apologise ... bein a lady n all i shudnt use that word shud i...offending item removed...tho im sure i read a big C word early on!!!!
au revoir!


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# Posted by Subliminal Steve - 15/01/2010, 00:03 (GMT)

with google analytics code?


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# Posted by Asa - 15/01/2010, 00:07 (GMT)

We've taken this well off topic now and its all Micks fault :oP What will the early morning crew make of it eh?


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# Posted by Kazza (retired SKP) - 15/01/2010, 00:09 (GMT)

yeh mick dobbing me in to the nwb police - thats the last time i drum in ur jam band!!!


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# Posted by mr.nwb - 15/01/2010, 00:10 (GMT)

Hahaha... google analytics will tell ya nowt.

I do log the I.P of every comment post, but that dosent really tell you much as most people go through a generic ISP proxy. The best I could say is that he/she's on Virgin/Sky/BT broadband.


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# Posted by Willow (of somebig™Fish) (Reti... - 15/01/2010, 00:13 (GMT)

i don't care if "he" exists or not. He made a point by introducing this blog, a point that can be argued against with constructive comments. A point that has been argued against and fairly comprehensively dismissed (in my opinion). End of.
Next.

Willowwithinguidelines


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 15/01/2010, 00:15 (GMT)

"# Posted by SHINE - 15/01/2010, 00:09 (GMT)

yeh mick dobbing me in to the nwb police - thats the last time i drum in ur jam band!!!"

:o(

But I LIKE T*ts!


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# Posted by Stataz Quo - 15/01/2010, 00:15 (GMT)

Wise words Mr Willow .from a Wise man


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# Posted by Willow (of somebig™Fish) (Reti... - 15/01/2010, 00:16 (GMT)

"You heard it here first folks.

BAD HORSIE MICK = THE DALEK "

Willow stands up .... I'M THE DALEK!

(that should add another 20 comments to the blog)! haha


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# Posted by Kazza (retired SKP) - 15/01/2010, 00:17 (GMT)

Mick - glad it was just the word TIT that made u lose ur concentration haha.....im still not sure when u guys are bloody joking and when ur not...thatl be cos ur male n im not...different species u see!!!


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 15/01/2010, 00:20 (GMT)

I'm the Dalek and so's my wife!


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 15/01/2010, 00:21 (GMT)

"# Posted by SHINE - 15/01/2010, 00:17 (GMT)

Mick - glad it was just the word TIT that made u lose ur concentration haha.....im still not sure when u guys are bloody joking and when ur not...thatl be cos ur male n im not...different species u see!!!"

Men are from Covers and Women are from Originals. I'm sure there's a book in there somewhere....


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# Posted by Stataz Quo - 15/01/2010, 00:22 (GMT)

Lol Mick and His Mrs In love then


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# Posted by mr.nwb - 15/01/2010, 00:28 (GMT)

Comments now closed - Thanks for all your responses.


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