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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Watching Glastonbury from Home

There's more to Glastonbury than muddy tents and slacker youth who use adorable words like telly and chuffed. Fortunately, some of the three-day festival is accessible without traveling to England and going back in time (all 125,000 tickets sold out within a day).

As part of their Glastonbury coverage, the BBC have named 6 Picks, their choices for "the best veterans and ones to watch" at Glastonbury. They selected Ash, The Magic Numbers, Maximo Park, New Order, Rilo Kiley, and The Tears. Those artists are given extra coverage by the BBC.

Just posted a couple songs by The Magic Numbers the other day, so here are MP3s by the others:

MP3: Ash - Burn Baby Burn

MP3: Maximo Park - Going Missing

MP3: New Order - Perfect Kiss (extended)

MP3: Rilo Kiley - Hail to Whatever You Found In the Sunlight That Surrounds You

MP3: The Tears - Refugees

The BBC guide to Glastonbury also features interviews and archived songs performed by artists at the present Glasto and in years past. Check out the live webcam to alleviate any twinge of jealousy toward the festival attendees. A still picture of the muddy tent city that is Glastonbury 2005 might make you glad to be warm and dry.

Play Louder offers live and archived webcasts of the following artists' performances from this weekend: Babyshambles, Bloc Party, Doves, Fatboy Slim, The Futureheads, Interpol, Roisin Murphy, New Order, The La's, The Wailers, garbage, and Basement Jaxx. Not the same thing as being there, but at least you can probably watch them while dry.

I watched The Futureheads' archived show yesterday; it was pretty cool. The audio disappeared very briefly a few times, but that was the only glitch. The Futureheads have quite the rep when it comes to their shows, and it's not for staring at their shoes. Actually, I love some shoegazer music too. Still, it's fun to see a band with loads of energy and some great alt-rock songs have fun playing their set. Naturally, they did their traditional divide-the-audience-into-two-sections bit to have the crowd help them out with their excellent cover of Kate Bush's Hounds of Love. I hope y'all have that already. You can check out the video at the band's website.

MP3: The Futureheads - Le Garage

Assorted information is available at the official Glastonbury website, including the line-up, reviews, links to Glastonbury blogs, and oh, so much more. Not more than you could shake a stick at though. If you have a stick and dedicated enough time to the endeavor, you could shake a stick at all the official Glasto content. There's a lot of stuff though.

Ye Olde Glastonbury Track:

MP3: Orbital - Chime (live at Glastonbury 1994)


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