Date: Sun Sep 30 10:13:41 2001 Name: Paulo City/State/Country: Real Comment: WoW, Adam, great news! It’s good to know Jimmy is alright and still got that same hairstyle so peculiar to the best guitar players. Hope he hasn’t quit the band thing for good. Was it him on that triple J’ live take of “blowing cool”? Gee, “he flowin” (as the rappers say), absolutely perfect, and I mean perfect. Try listening to that song with headphones…And the idea of home made 4-track recordings with no instruments other than guitars is marvelous. Hope it’s realesed soon…
Date: Sun Sep 30 00:46:56 2001 Name: Andrew City/State/Country: Los Angeles, CA Comment: It kills me that I have only just discovered SWD (years spent not listening to it). Great stuff, 99th dream is fantastic! Will the Toshack 4 track record be released in the US or will I have to get it from the UK?
Date: Sat Sep 29 18:49:40 2001 Name: Coax City/State/Country: MI Comment: http://weirdtoons.homestead.com
Date: Sat Sep 29 11:55:40 2001 Name: mike City/State/Country: boston Comment: right from the horse’s mouth-adams the man!
Date: Sat Sep 29 10:29:56 2001 Name: Adam Swervie City/State/Country: Comment: Fear not folks! It’s difficult to say what may happen. Situations change, people move on….. Rock’n’roll trundles on too. The Strokes are almost….Jimmy saw them play in Brighton and thought they rocked and riffed good…he just likes them because they’ve got his hair. I saw Guided By Voices at Coney Island and they soared! Open your eyes and they look like Eddie and the Hot Rods…they were so drunk in the afternoon…..but those three-minutes blasts of perfect fizzing pop are to die for!…. what can I say except that this Toshack Highway 4-track release comes out sometime next month and it’s called “Everyday, Rock’n’Roll Is Saving My Life” and it probably sounds more like Swervedriver than the Toshack album..except it doesn’t… it’s guitars not keyboards, songs not instrumentals, but then again it’s not like SWD at all because there’s no bass or drums and it’s lo-fi as hell! I like the sound of 4-track recordings and almost all the Swervedriver material has always been recorded that way initially, and so this release for me has continuity with that stuff…except no one’s ever heard that…you wanna? And I like doing Sci-Flyer etc acoustically but gotta make another noisy record again soon…………….ffffzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz …………” When You Motor Away”……….
Date: Fri Sep 28 20:00:04 2001 Name: Paulo City/State/Country: Real Comment: The Strokes will be on the cover of Rolling Stones and I think on Spin mag next month. WoW, looks like thhey’re on their way to the top. They’ve been hailed by a brazilian journalist as the “salvation of rock and roll”, which technically means they won’t last for long. Not that they’re bad, mind you. In fact they’re quite competent, but…okay, you know all the crap about pop industry…I saw Luna last week and it was quite nice, they played a relaxing set with most songs taken from “Penthouse”. Ever since the ol’ days of Galaxie 500 i never thought Dean Wareham to be such a great talent but now I start to realize how good a lyricist he is (“you’re out all night/chasing girlies/you’re late to work/and you go home earlies…”). Next month a whole bunch of popstars will be landing on these shores to play at 12th edition of the “Free Jazz Festival” to be held in Real and Sao Paulo. Last year we had Sonic Youth and Sean Lennon. This year the lineup features Belle & Sebastian, Catpower and Sigur Rós, among other lesser acts. I guess they should change that name to “Jazz-free Festival” ,dontcha thnk?. Anyway, I’ll have to go because of my girlfriend…(Is there a single girlfriend in this world that doesn’t like Belle & Sebastian? For Chrysssake…). Erik, just like you said, you’ve got to keep playning for the love of it, that’s what make great bands what they are. Look at Superchunk, a true monolith of rock and roll that never quite got to the Rolling Stones cover despite years and years on the road…and they still haven’t lost the feeling, playing and touring on and on… They just love that shit, it’s written on their faces…Just keep it flowin…Good weekend to y’all…
Date: Fri Sep 28 17:31:52 2001 Name: mike City/State/Country: boston Comment: just got spiritualized tixs for oct. 26. anyone out there heard there new cd that came out on tuesday?
Date: Fri Sep 28 15:49:44 2001 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Think good thoughts…Think good thoughts…
Date: Fri Sep 28 12:07:29 2001 Name: dan City/State/Country: bradford Comment: lets not assume there will be no releases by swervedriver…who knows what father xmas has in store..anyone heard from jez,i wonder what he is up to
Date: Fri Sep 28 11:07:28 2001 Name: est City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Of course there’s going to be another Swerve release! There has to be! Right? Hrmmm, getting worried now… Good weekends everyone! e.
Date: Fri Sep 28 10:33:52 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Fri Sep 28 05:19:00 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Dan (Manchester) Tell me it aint so…TELL ME IT AINT SO!! Ever the optimist (you’ve got to be to be a Swervie fan) I refuse to believe it. Especialy this close to the weekend.
Date: Fri Sep 28 04:17:00 2001 Name: DAN City/State/Country: MANCHESTER Comment: GIVEN THAT 99TH DREAM WAS MADE IN 97, RELEASED IN 98. I DOUBT THERE WILL BE ANOTHER SWD RELEASE.LETS FACE IT THE LONGER THE GAP, THE LESS LIKELY PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER.
Date: Thu Sep 27 20:53:06 2001 Name: jay vmm60419@yahoo City/State/Country: LA CA Comment: Why don’t you guys ever tour?
Date: Thu Sep 27 18:02:24 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Thu Sep 27 02:08:20 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: hey swervie kidsters, life in cruisy ole perth is looking way cherry right now, what with all the things going on n stuff. off to southern forests tomorrow to un-psyche, do some study & forget the cruel world … no doubt swervesters will be on the play list on the RX-7 speedway !!
Date: Thu Sep 27 01:33:04 2001 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Sorry as well Erik. Remember that if you got that close, than you’re doing something right. It’s just a matter of time until another opportunity like that comes along. Bet on it.
Date: Thu Sep 27 00:31:29 2001 Name: Joel City/State/Country: usa Comment: Juated want to say Hi, and was wondering when your coming back to california…
Date: Thu Sep 27 00:08:51 2001 Name: Sundog City/State/Country: Chi-Town Comment: Sorry to hear that Erik 🙁 Hope you find someone better 🙂 You know, like Jez! Wouldn’t that be cool!? Take care and keep rockin’……SD
Date: Wed Sep 26 23:42:32 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Our thing with Albini fell through… (sob). Oh well, it’s time like this when you remember why you play music in the first place, for the love of it. Hope everyone is doing well out there. -E
Date: Wed Sep 26 19:51:56 2001 Name: Dan’l City/State/Country: Chic-a-go-go Comment: Let it be known to all the followers of Swerve, that The Ian Of Glasgow Is The Man…
Date: Wed Sep 26 12:59:03 2001 Name: jduel City/State/Country: duelland-stocholm Comment: GOD BLESS YOU ALL SHOEGAZERS!!!!
Date: Wed Sep 26 02:57:10 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Ghost, http://www.theanimalhouse.co.uk/ too obvious I suppose 🙂
Date: Tue Sep 25 18:17:35 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: Hamptonia Comment: Hey Gang, Does anyone have any links that will lead me to The Animal House? I can’t seem to find them anywhere. I want to hear and probably purchase. If I can’t get it in the states maybe one of you out there can send me a copy. THanks.
Date: Tue Sep 25 13:53:45 2001 Name: Dan’l City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: I like it when you stare at things and they start to strech and undulate. Usually it’s too much Newcastle and smoke.
Date: Mon Sep 24 23:32:56 2001 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Ever get to that point where you feel like you’re walking four steps behind yourself and can see with an extra pair of eyes? Strange times.
Date: Mon Sep 24 19:49:36 2001 Name: mike City/State/Country: boston,ma. Comment: art-i know the feeling. its like all 4 times ive seen swervedriver live i walk out of the club like i just had a deep profound experience that refeshes me, but then i get fustrated with my guitar playing when it comes time to reherse with the band.
Date: Mon Sep 24 13:51:55 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: Hey Mike, yeah I’m a guitar player. But I just about gave up when I heard these guys play. I must’ve thought “what’s the point of even trying?” Well, maybe I will give those tabs a shot…
Date: Mon Sep 24 11:42:50 2001 Name: n30j3di City/State/Country: syd, oz Comment: Many of Osama’s men were trained in England by SAS, & received their weapons from the US to resist the Russian invasion. They have a serious history with Western intel. Sorry bout that one, no more from me on the subject, i swear!
Date: Mon Sep 24 06:43:13 2001 Name: Wayne Houchin City/State/Country: London, England Comment: Whats going on? Lost count of the amount of times I have watched Swervedriver and been reduced to a heap by the end of the set. Whats the status with a deal, when can we see the band live again, and when might we hear some new material?
Date: Mon Sep 24 03:26:47 2001 Name: SEB City/State/Country: UK Comment: ANY GUITAR PLAYERS KNOW OF ANY DECENT TAB SITES. ALL I CAN FIND IS WIDDLY SHREDMONSTER TABS, I DON’T WANNA PLAY LIKE GEORGE LYNCH-aAAAGH!
Date: Mon Sep 24 00:26:43 2001 Name: mike City/State/Country: boston,ma. Comment: so art do i understand that you dont play guitar?? for some reason i just kinda thought that you did, being a webmaster of a swervie site. and andrew dont worry your gonna make it man! peace
Date: Mon Sep 24 00:02:01 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: Yeah, I agree. I’ve been trying to go through life wasted and listening to great music since 9/11, but I have to say it’s quite taxing on one’s immune system! Hey, has anyone given these tabs a shot yet? I want to see if our transcribers are up to snuff. 😉 Just kidding Hairy & Dave!! Thanks for all of the help!
Date: Sun Sep 23 20:59:53 2001 Name: Andrew City/State/Country: Ft. Lauderdale Comment: Yeah, we’re all going to die, so let’s listen to as much good music, drink, have sex, etc. before we do! By the way, cool to see guitar tabs for Swerveies.
Date: Sun Sep 23 14:34:40 2001 Name: Kevin City/State/Country: long Island, NY, USA Comment: Osama sucks Servedriver rules !!!
Date: Sun Sep 23 11:11:33 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: I hate to get off on a rant here, but anyone with more than a CNN knowledge of US foreign affairs knows that things are not as black and white as the media or our government would like us to believe. We arm and support just about every nation we eventually attack. Can you name a few? Let’s see, Panama? Iraq? Iran? Nicaragua? And now Afghanistan? If you spend a little time and energy you can also come to realize that the leaders of these countries, just like the leaders of our country, don’t necessarily reflect the views of their masses. Take Afghanistan for instance. Those people are starving, orphaned and crippled thanks to the Russians, the Taliban and soon the U.S. They would be psyched if we went in there and got rid of the Taliban, but then I don’t think that is the issue right now. The issue is supposedly getting whomever attacked us. But the current “War Powers Act” or whatever they call it gives the (p)resident authority (like the president of the U.S. ever needed the authority to do anything!) to bomb the shit out of any nation “suspected” of aiding the attackers. A blanket license to kill as I see it. And will this ultimately lead to getting back at our attackers? I somehow doubt it. We’ve shot cruise missiles at Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Are they dead? No. Did we kill hundreds of innocent civilians? Yes. Will more of this kind of behavior convince the rest of the world that we are the true pariah? Possibly. Now how about we all listen to some Swervedriver?!!
Date: Sun Sep 23 02:57:35 2001 Name: steve City/State/Country: austin, tx Comment: sorry i’ve been missing for a few. been knee deep in a project for work. how ever did superchunk come to life here? the funny thing is I busted out ‘foolish’ last week and have been kicking it for a while. it is by far their best album, has such a mellow groove to it. no mezcalhead though. as far as politcs go. I really dont know what to think. I think the US should take care of buisness. My father is a retired US airforce Chief mastersargent and my Mum is english. I spent the first 16 yrs or so of my life in Oxfordshire and went to school on a US military base.
Date: Sat Sep 22 21:14:49 2001 Name: Andrew City/State/Country: Ft. Lauderdale Comment: I don’t know…I really hate politics but you can’t just live blindly. Isn’t life hard enough to get through without all this other shit! Again, I don’t see why America has to help everyone else out in the world. If they hate us all, screw it. Let’s not help. We will see how much the world helps out in our time of need. Even though countries are pledging alliance, somehow I can see them bowing out when the tough gets going. But that’s America’s problem, right? We should just send the guys who killed 6,000+ people- food, medical supplies, etc. How about a dozen roses and big house on a hill with 2 cars in the garage. America isn’t friggin’ Hollywood…we have thousands of homeless, hungry, etc. Whatever…
Date: Sat Sep 22 07:39:37 2001 Name: marc fort City/State/Country: austin,tx,usa Comment: This site nevers ceases to amaze me. Come to find out I’m not the only person on the planet that considers swervedriver and superchunk two of their favorite bands…this site is for the blessed and the brave. I appreciate the postings Paulo and Kik. Foolish vs. Mescal Head; Raise vs. No Pocky for Kitty…I think those duels and up a draw.
Date: Sat Sep 22 06:43:18 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: bradford Comment: i think western funded aid in afghanistan was fairly extensive – prior to the aid workers having to flee the country last week…but i know exactly what you’re saying…
Date: Sat Sep 22 04:52:00 2001 Name: n30j3di City/State/Country: syd, oz Comment: andrew: i read a comment somewhere that we should be dropping food & medical supplies instead of bombing villages. (would give people a lot less reason to hate the western world). kinda makes too much sense really. most foreign aid spending goes into defense & arms spending. i know australia’s aid dollars helped Indonesia suppress East Timor, & Papua New Guinea used it to buy attack helicopters to strike Bougainville Island. ah, don’t get me started!
Date: Sat Sep 22 04:09:10 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: bradford Comment: anyone heard the new spiritualised album yet?…the spaceman’s gone and done it again! i had tickets for the strokes a few months back, but the drummer broke his hand (must have been a shortage of groupies….) so it was cancelled. ho hum.
Date: Sat Sep 22 02:41:42 2001 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Sianspheric is in the house y’all, give it up. Me thinks Guided By Voices Oct 13 is another to catch. Anybody seen these guys before? I haven’t gotten the new one yet, but Do The Collapse is like Hard Days Nightx2. The Strokes outta NYC is another to watch. Fun shit for rough times. Bring it on!
Date: Fri Sep 21 18:45:20 2001 Name: Andrew City/State/Country: Ft. Lauderdale Comment: I know I’m going to come across as an American a-hole, but I support what Bush is doing. The most important thing that people seem not to hear is that it isn’t an attack on innocent lives, but on terrorists. I’m sure the people of these countries are being terrorized in their own way by the terrorists.Our country does like to stick it’s nose into other country’s business, but we also are a big money aid to these countries. I’m not saying everything our country has done is right, but there really is no other choice now. For America or the world.
Date: Fri Sep 21 14:51:01 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Hey Locksley, when are y’all coming to LA for a show? The new cd is really good. Thanks for the sweet music. -Zach
Date: Fri Sep 21 13:15:14 2001 Name: locksley City/State/Country: canada Comment: art, i hope you’re doing well. the new toshack cd is the best news i’ve heard in some time.. i can’t wait. in case anyone is in the area, and feels up to checking us out, we’re playing a few shows (Sianspheric): Oct.12 @ Zaphods (Ottawa, ON) and Oct.13 @ Casa Del Popolo (Montreal, PQ).. Montreal show is with Fridge (UK). cheers.
Date: Fri Sep 21 12:38:48 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: I got a kick out of your posting Seb. Surely they must have some kind of taste to leave behind the Catherine Wheel (sorry if any of you are fans). Ian, make sure to give your mate a good send-off. I had lunch in a Mexican restaurant yesterday and saw a little girl at a table across from me sobbing at the thought of her father being sent to war. I never thought I’d see things like this either. All we can do now is stick together anyway we can. Have good weekends everyone. “Isn’t Anything” has a been a choice listening fave these days. -E
Date: Fri Sep 21 10:20:41 2001 Name: seb City/State/Country: midlands-uk Comment: IAN IT WAS ME. i’LL CHECK IT OUT. THE BASTARDS HAD 300+ CD’S HOWEVER THEY LEFT BEHIND A CATHERINE WHEEL ALBUM- BURGULARS WITH TASTE????
Date: Fri Sep 21 09:06:10 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: WOOO HOOO!! YEE HAA!! OH HAPPY DAY!!etc etc. My brother just phoned to say that the Duel, Last Train To Satansville 12″s and 99th Dream on vinal just arrived from CD Zone so anyone who has been subject to thieving scum or who’s Swervie stuff as been lost in the midst of time get onto them. Im not sure of the address but www.cdzone.com must be a good bet. My brother just phoned to say my mate Ross has come home for a few days before he heads out to Turkey with his squad on these ‘exersizes’ they’ve been talking about. We’re off out with him tonite. Should be a bit of a weird one. I never thought I would ever be thinking in terms of a friend walking into real life threatening danger before. We’ll just have to get as pissed as possible and give him a good send off. It realy is the strangest feeling though. Have a good weekend folks.
Date: Thu Sep 20 08:52:48 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: just got two words to say “slack motherfucker!!”, also buy that poor guy a new camera !!!
Date: Wed Sep 19 13:57:40 2001 Name: The Haw City/State/Country: Comment: Typical timin’ by me!!! I’m in Aberdeen again. Art-good tae hear yer awright, dude.
Date: Wed Sep 19 04:29:46 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Cheers Art! I’ll start saving my pennys. Our EP is out on the 8th of October which means technicaly we’re compeating with them. Never thought I’d get a chance to say that. WE’RE NOT WORTHY!! WE’RE NOT WORTHY!! Also fellow Swervites…look out for the new Billy Mahoney album also out on the 8th. I’m going to see them at the 13th Note on Saturday and canny wait. HAIRY HAW – if you can get down there I reckon you’d love it. Tickets are a fiver.
Date: Tue Sep 18 20:18:36 2001 Name: Paulo City/State/Country: Real Comment: Good noos, Superchunk will be touring England and Scotland next month in support of their brand new record. Lotsa US dates already scheduled for November. IHope they make it to Terra Brasilis after that (They’ve played twice in Rio while I was in the US…). The ‘Chunks are awesome, their sound quite similar to Swervedriver’s, “Driveway to driveway” fits perfectly in their repertoire. And they never loose that feeling.
Date: Tue Sep 18 12:18:03 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Hey Brad, my aunt and cousins used to live in Dunwoody, GA on Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd. Are you close? Did you happen to know a guy named Gabe Pilato? -Zach
Date: Tue Sep 18 10:34:37 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Happy b’day Fest! Ian, the new Toshack CD is pressed and will come out on SpaceBaby records, the same outfit that brought us the Sophia/Swervedriver split 7-inch. The new disc is scheduled for release on October 16th, 2001. Hmm, maybe Adam will come back to the US and play some more gigs…?
Date: Tue Sep 18 02:30:08 2001 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Swervies rule…Great site Erik. Makes me feel like a change IS gonna come. Just got the new Mercury Rev and I think tomorrow I’m going to invest heavy in bowed saws. Cuervo!
Date: Tue Sep 18 02:17:46 2001 Name: seb City/State/Country: tabland! Comment: tried the tabs last night, they made sense. but its funny because i worked out 99th dream in a completely different way. I’ll note it all down & e-mail it- Anyone in england or elsewhere should check out mysmalltown.co.uk its hilarious!!!!
Date: Tue Sep 18 01:35:07 2001 Name: mike City/State/Country: boston,ma. Comment: thanks for the link erik
Date: Tue Sep 18 00:35:56 2001 Name: Brad City/State/Country: Dunwoody/Ga/USA Comment: I am looking for Pete Yorn Guitar Tabs email me back Hendrixbm@aol.com
Date: Mon Sep 17 23:59:51 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: had to get stiff’s mother onto a plane on Sunday – I’ve never seen anyone take so many pills in such a short space of time …
Date: Mon Sep 17 22:32:13 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: In case you all haven’t already seen this, check it out. http://www.fatwallet.com/thankyou.htm It just made my night. -E
Date: Mon Sep 17 19:58:35 2001 Name: Dan’l City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: And a one… and a two… Haaaapy Birthday To Youuuuuu…..
Date: Mon Sep 17 16:43:12 2001 Name: est City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Happy B-day Fester! Have a good one! e.
Date: Mon Sep 17 16:23:24 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Happy Birthday, Fester! -Raising my glass…- Z
Date: Mon Sep 17 09:58:05 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glazga Comment: Happy Birthday Fezzy me ol’ China!! Hope you had a good one!!! Does anyone remember a guy coming on this site and proclaming his company was pressing the new Toshack Highway EP. I just checked the site and it did’nt say anything about it.
Date: Mon Sep 17 03:17:12 2001 Name: baptiste City/State/Country: Comment: happy birthday, Fester
Date: Mon Sep 17 03:16:25 2001 Name: baptiste City/State/Country: Comment: happy birthday Fester
Date: Mon Sep 17 03:05:56 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Chris, Try http://www.mareasub.it/ride/
Date: Mon Sep 17 01:25:37 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Man, I forgot about that. Have the happiest birthday possible, Fester. Best wishes. -E
Date: Mon Sep 17 00:53:53 2001 Name: Alex City/State/Country: Waterloo Comment: I hope everyone is doing well. I have to agree with you Zach. But there will be retribution in a big bad way. It is still very surreal and mindboggling. To change the subject, happy birthday Fester. You’re not getting older, you’re getting wiser, or so you think. Everyone wish Fester a happy birthday today, he needs some happy thoughts to go along with his tequila.
Date: Sun Sep 16 12:04:11 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: If any of you guitarist wanted any ride tab, try this http://popvfeedback.hypermart.net/ride.htm i was looking for that ticket to ride website but geocities seem to have taken it down.
Date: Sun Sep 16 03:28:04 2001 Name: seb City/State/Country: midlander Comment: on friday i was having dinner with friends. the conversation turned to the ‘terroism’ in the US. One of my friends, who is a bit right wing, pleasantly shocked and suprised me, by his thoughtful views on how millitary action might escalate this all further, He also talked of the west using lunatics such as saddam to battle against others on our behalf eg: iran v iraq war. I saw the bbc question time on thursday and i don’t think the idiots in the audience, really are representative of the british people as a whole. Anyone remember Idi Armein, The british trained him, he went to millitary school in scotland. Then later he starts bucthering his own people. Then we want to kill him. The west has spent 30 years playing chess with a bunch of very dangerous people. My thoughts are with the victims & families.
Date: Sat Sep 15 13:22:35 2001 Name: Dan’l City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: The world has crashed and needs to re-boot. Brilliant analogy. Cheers, Fester.
Date: Sat Sep 15 12:00:06 2001 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Totonto Comment: For some reason, I’m strangely calm about this right now. I too wish Baby Bush would cool down with the tough guy talk, but I think Jedi’s right in that there are quality people behind the scenes that are much smarter than Bush’s sound bytes. Besides, when this article 5 kicks in, and the NATO alliance forms, I’m sure that the best course of action will be decided. I can’t you tell how relieved I was when I heard that countries like Syria and Libya have condemed the attacks. Libya!-now that’s being forgiving! I’m also getting the vibe that this has acted as a giant wake up call (as terible as the circumstances might be). I already feel people becoming more aware of themselves and the world around them. You just had to go to a local mall before this all happened to see just how selfish we had become as a society. You really don’t know now how good you have something until you experience the threat of loosing it. It appears as if the world will re-boot this Monday. I’m hoping for the best. God Bless.
Date: Sat Sep 15 01:10:46 2001 Name: Sundog City/State/Country: Chi-Town Comment: CC n3oj3di…that was my point about the Bush’s, former head of CIA etc (30,000 killed by U.S. Support in Central America and most people in the U.S don’t know about it. The Nuns who were killed there awhile back were killed by a group funded by the CIA). CC what you said Bertrand, Nostradamus has an uncanny knack for being accurate…or are we just seeing that in his Quatraines? What really scares me, is what happens if these guys get WMD’s. How can you really stop them from using them? As for solutions, have you guys ever heard of the World Game? I think it was created by Buckminster Fuller (Not sure though). If you want to read a good book (It’s kind of dry though), read a book by Bucky entitled ‘Critical Path’. It deals with how economies started, etc, and goes on to tell how he created the critical path for manufacturing (Which he did for Russia). But he goes on to tell how the entire world could live with everyone wealthy, etc. He is VERY serious about it too. It isn’t ‘pie in the sky’ from a technical point of view. Someone asked Bucky how he expected to get the world to use what he developed. He said he knew better than to try and change the world. He said he just created tools for the world to use when it is finally ready to use them (Or something to that effect). Perhaps one day we will advance enough Socially to match the progress we have made with technology. Also, I agree with what you said about the Death Penalty. Hell, the ‘war on drugs’ in America is really a war on the working class. But that’s a whole ‘nother story. ‘Imagine…’, well, that’s not a Swervedriver song, but it really hits the nail on the head. SD
Date: Fri Sep 14 20:11:24 2001 Name: n30j3di City/State/Country: syd, oz Comment: i understand the level of emotions here, and i think they are wholly justified. its refreshing to see people who understand that violence breeds violence. i dont think world politics is anywhere near as naive as it looks. the people behind the people know exactly what they’re doing. the only sane way to avoid WW3 at this stage is to declare a general amnesty for all nations & factions to come together & resolve these silly differences intelligently. unfortunately, that scenario is a pipe-dream. the ‘powers that be’ will have their war. all the rhetoric about going after those supporting terrorism, i think some people forget that most of the terrorist armaments are supplied by the secret services of Russia, China, USA, and Israel. (remember Bay of Pigs, Oliver North?). its pure ‘supply & demand’, where weapons industry supplies the fundamentalists. Yet the finger will swing slowly around from Afghanistan to other Middle Eastern nations, and then, in all probability, Russia, China, North Korea. People don’t declare war, Governments do.
Date: Fri Sep 14 19:34:49 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: We are actually very afraid of the reaction of the (too proud) George W. Bush. And those Nostradamus prophecies are just more frightening. I’m very pessimistic about future.
Date: Fri Sep 14 16:20:40 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: L.A. Comment: How’s everyone today? Somewhat better on my end. I don’t know about y’all, but I am feeling intensely thankful today for the blessing of living in a country or society that cherishes liberty and that disavows hate in most cases. For so many in this world, conditions are so bad that it’s easy to focus on hate as a means of survival. I didn’t have to experience this in my life and that is a blessing. Ian, I agree with your point about the ineffectiveness of any retribution. These are madmen, and nothing we do will stop them or those like them. I do know that I don’t want to allow their madness to change me or my country. It would be dishonoring the blessing of my life to want to strike out with random vengence. We in America have an opportunity to show the world that we are different. Temperence in the face of this tragedy might actually heal some of the anger and distrust of the peoples of the world. An eye doesn’t necessarily have to be for an eye, you know? Sadness and anger, yes, … lust for revenge, no. Let’s hope people everywhere realize that as long as violence is used, it never ends. Pondering, Z
Date: Fri Sep 14 13:50:30 2001 Name: Dan’l City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: How I hate politics. I always thought I was just an average joe trying to get by in someone elses world, but these events will enable us to change ourselves, if we can’t change the world. The middle eastern dude I buy my smokes from downtown was looking REALLY nervous Wednesday morning. He always calls me Chief (probably calls everybody that), but was completely silent. In a unconcious move, I made some small talk with him. Today, it seems to have made a difference in a environment that will never be the same anyway. My take on “Last Day on Earth” was always of one getting ready for space travel. If one wants to really set things off on the board here, what’s that line from ESR? Anybody? “…everybody has a right to a will to want to live… and right to want to die”. Might be true, but to take 4,000 (and climbing) lives with you… unspeakable.
Date: Fri Sep 14 12:40:39 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc – forever changed Comment: Sundog, don’t get me started about the crown prince of oil men.. Ian, I agree with you about the naive attitudes towards terrorism these leaders are speaking with. I understand that we must rally and unite, but let’s use our common sense, too. We will never end terrorism. At best, we will become better at combatting it. And for every martyr we create, there will be scores of fanatics to follow. And Ghost, don’t forget the other line “We live through These Times but forever change..” I always liked the balance there. Erik, right now it just seems like the perfect time for Serverdriver!!!
Date: Fri Sep 14 10:56:31 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: Comment: Erik I pumped up These Times the other day “WE LIVE THROUGH THESE TIMES, YOU’LL NEVER CHANGE THE WAY WE ARE”!
Date: Fri Sep 14 07:12:00 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: I was listening to a debate on to telly last night and through all the bullshit that was coming out of most people there were a few things I thought worth concidering, the main one being that you cannot fight terrorism without spreading even more hate. If someone is a fanatic and decides to do something like this they are going to do it regardless and the matter of stopping someone who goes out and is prepared to kill themselves and others for a so called cause is in the most part down to luck. If NATO etc decide to strike out at whole countrys in order to get they’re men they are going to have to concider that just as America and others will bear the scars for years to come, so to are the members of the countrys that will be hit unless they do it with tact, diplomicy and pin point accuracy. I can see a dommino effect of hate starting already and to be honest it scares the shit out of me. The problem with peace is it has little visible/tangable effect when you compare it with the effect of hate and that is why I despare sometimes. Peace to eveyone.
Date: Fri Sep 14 04:40:23 2001 Name: Dan J City/State/Country: Bradford Comment: Dear Sundog, I understand your anger at this moment at the whole situation and yes alot of people are extra sensitive but can i just point out that no-one that i can see has compared the Australian judicial system to the USA system.I cannot see how you can say american judicial system is ‘better’ than Australias. I can see that in your specific case yes the Aussies may have been unfair, but I’ll give 100 gold shiney stars to any country that doesnt have the death penalty.Sorry coz im being a bit sensitive on that point.Anyway..best remedy i can think of (short-term) is to fire up a skunky spliffoza put the head phones on and listen to land of the lost and year of the girl.And again Im sorry for pushing that point before(BTW I’m Australian if anyone is wondering what some knob from Yorkshire is doing sticking up for Australia)
Date: Fri Sep 14 01:36:03 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: These are sensitive times for all of us, Sundog. No need to apologize. Maybe it would be a good idea for us to think of the one Swervedriver song that cools our heads when everything else around is madness. For me right now, it’s “The Birds”. Though I have to admit, after my last posting I listened to “Last Day on Earth” and that touched me in ways that it probably never had before. Everyone, please take good care of yourselves. Lets just hope for a solution with as little bloodshed as possible.
Date: Fri Sep 14 00:24:36 2001 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: How does it go?…”One doesn’t make victory, one looks for it.”
Date: Fri Sep 14 00:02:22 2001 Name: Sundog City/State/Country: Chi-Town Comment: I’m really, really, sorry about the rant…I think I should go listen to ‘Girl on a Motorbike.’
Date: Thu Sep 13 23:58:41 2001 Name: Sundog City/State/Country: Chi-Town Comment: FYI, I only used Bin Ladens name, because that’s where most of the evidence has pointed thus far (As reported in the mass media, which isn’t saying much). Also, I never said anything about blaming all Arabs, etc. I truly feel sorry for all the Arab Americans living here, becuase some of them have all ready been the targets of violence as a result of this tragedy. As for your assualt on who prospers from it, I would just say that, yes, the Oil people ‘could’ benefit from it and the current U.S. administration was put into office by big oil money. Having said that, I don’t think the U.S. would go to war to line their pockets (As a whole…however some factions within it probably would). Anyone who has studied Capitalism and war knows that war is bad for business. Capitalism favors and prospers from stability, not war. BTW, I don’t believe in the Star Wars program. I added what I did in my last post for the irony of it. I might also add that I think the U.S justice system is far better then Australias. My brother just separated from his wife who is a citizen of Australia (They lived in Bathurst, N.S.W.)and I can say without hesitation that had they been married in the U.S., her rights here would have been far more than the rights my brother had in Australia (Which were basically none). Australia won’t even let my brother back into the country to fight for visitation rights with his childs, even though the mother is a diagnosed clinical manic depressive and her previous three children are all on suicide watch. They (The Australian Courts) didn’t even consider the welfare of the their child when giving her custody. I could list a whole host of other misrepresenatations of the Australian courts, so don’t compare it with the U.S. Court systems. They all have their problems. Sorry, but you touched a nerve there. As for the reasons behind all of this, I think the U.S. government knew there was going to be something big. Not this big though. President Bush stole the election (Another long story, but the Bush family’s Patriarch is the former head of our secret police, the CIA, and they have a long list of crimes to their name, Iran-Contra, S&L scandal, secret wars in Central America w/o congress’s authorization, etc.) President Bush’s ratings were sinking rapidly in the U.S., but every time they sink, something ‘pops up’ to distract the U.S. and the media. It is a known fact that the government put out an alert 7:30 AM of immenent attack against the U.S. the day of the attack. Maybe I am somewhat paranoid, but I don’t believe in coincidences. As for Bin Laden, I think we should find him and kill him for his previous attacks. We should also punish whomever is responsible for this attack. Sorry, but I am still really pissed about all of this. SD
Date: Thu Sep 13 18:33:33 2001 Name: martin City/State/Country: n .ireland Comment: was new york a dream?It is just the worst thing ever; all i can say-sorry!
Date: Thu Sep 13 18:30:50 2001 Name: martin City/State/Country: n. ireland Comment: come on swervedriver; any new stuff?
Date: Thu Sep 13 18:22:03 2001 Name: ricky City/State/Country: canada Comment: crazy stuff. godbless the dead. sunshine smile to the world 😉 art big hug.
Date: Thu Sep 13 17:45:45 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc – alive and kicking Comment: n30j3di, I agree with you. Let’s not start pointing fingers or begin talking about going to war with all Islamic countries of the world. Let us not forget that the Oklahoma City bombing was carried out by a decorated U.S. soldier, among others. There are many Muslims living in this country, not because they hate America or our way of life, but because they embrace it. They embrace it the same way that all of our immigrant parents, grandparents, and relatives did when they came from whatever countries, religions, and cultures they were living in. Maybe we’re just starting to get a taste of the reality that a lot of other countries have already been experiencing for decades. Things are definitely changed forever and it’s sad to say that we, as Americans, are never again going to be able to take for granted all of these freedoms that we currently enjoy. I’m sure plans are already underway to bomb the living shit out of Afghanistan and/or Pakistan. Look I’m pretty pissed off, too and I want those fuckers who helped plan this thing to fry. I just hope that our current (p)resident, who has said nothing meaningful thus far, has brains enough not to start a war of ideologies. Because that’s exactly what makes meatheads in bum-fuck rural America go and burn down mosques and middle-eastern restaurants in their own neighborhoods. And it’s what encourages fundamentalists, both outside and within our own country, to do fucked up things. I’m glad to hear from everyone. This is a weird and disturbing time and I’m just happy to see so many familiar names (faces) here.
Date: Thu Sep 13 02:37:45 2001 Name: n30j3di City/State/Country: syd, oz Comment: good to see we everyone still onboard. just a word of caution… amidst all the finger-pointing & speculation, dont forget that your country’s (US) criminal system is based on ‘guilty till proven innocent’ principle. is there a single person left in America (or even the world) that doesnt have the perception that Bin Laden was responsible? less than a few hours after the disasters, i saw afghans training on monkey bars in the desert, & Bin Laden holding an m60. where are you going to find your clean jury? get my drift? who were the real winners out of the attacks? whose stock prices went up (in world markets)? what resources became scarce & valuable? the $US100+ Billion SDI might as well be stamped through (regardless of how effective it may be). and now we have another ‘bogeyman’ in the desert. if you wanted to provoke a holy war, who would YOU frame? violence is a ‘funny’ thing… it feeds on hate, ignorance, and pride. i pray for maturity & common sense to prevail. my final thought goes to the innocent victims, peace be with them.
Date: Thu Sep 13 02:37:16 2001 Name: seb City/State/Country: uk Comment: hope everyone is well
Date: Thu Sep 13 02:20:29 2001 Name: Dave City/State/Country: firstname.lastname@example.org (uk) Comment: biggest condolencies to everyone effected. I got the news flash at 3:00pm (which is probably about 9:00 in Nyc) and i was stunned, its hard to imagine that something like a plane could take down a whole builing. It makes me feel sick to think of it, what kind of a world are we living in? all we can do is learn from this…. from Dave
Date: Thu Sep 13 01:44:06 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: If the world’s coming to an end… I’m going out listening to Swerve and embracing the people and things I love. -E
Date: Thu Sep 13 00:43:49 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: L.A. Comment: Hey Sundog, that really is a ghastly thought. If nukes or nuclear plants had been involved…Jesus. I just wonder how we respond to this attack. Whom do we target? Do you think we’ll risk an all out war with the Islamic world if we find out there were Iranians, or Saudis involved? If we find “links” in the attacks to a government, does that mean we are at war with that country? What a nightmare. Peace,Z
Date: Wed Sep 12 23:52:20 2001 Name: Sundog City/State/Country: Chi-Town Comment: The Anger. The Sorrow. Words simply will not suffice. Glad to hear you are safe Art. I have friends who live near the WTC and thankfully they were out of town when the attacks happened. Something somewhat ironic is that one of my friends Dad is the highest civilian working on the SDI program. His father had just left the pentagon and saw the fireball as the B757 hit the pentagon in his rearview mirror. I find it ironic because the current administration has been trying to use the idea of rogue states/terrorists as the reason to build SDI and it would not have made any difference with regard to the attack which just took place. I can only say, that when I first saw that second plane strike the WTC, It was like I was looking at something from a Hollywood movie…only it was real. It was unbelievable. Not to mention the stories issueing forth of the last conversations made by the passengers on board the aircraft are heart rending to hear. I work just south of Ohare airfield and west of Midway. To step outside of work and not see many planes in the sky….it seems as though I have ‘slipped’ through some invisible wall into another universe. I am glad they didn’t crash those aircraft into nuclear powerplants. Of course a friend of mine said, if they pulled a move this bold, what do they have up their sleeve that we don’t know about yet? Is it possible that Bin Laden has received nukes from the Pakistanis? I think it could get very scary real fast. My most sincere condolences to all the families and friends who lost a part of their souls yesterday. SD
Date: Wed Sep 12 22:51:12 2001 Name: Andrew City/State/Country: Fort Lauderdale Comment: Glad to hear some people are safe. I’m all the way down here in Florida and like everyone else, this is all very surreal. I can’t imagine what it is like in NYC. Be safe.
Date: Wed Sep 12 20:34:05 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: L.A. Comment: I had to take a very long drive last night to clear my head. I guess this is America and the West’s wake up call, huh? It’s a strange feeling to realize that there are those whose goal in life is the destruction of my nation and its values. Our internal struggles in the Western nations with multiple cultures/races/nationalities/religions/political beliefs seem so small, and so absurd in the face of the evil and hate that this attack represented. All of us on planet Earth who cherish freedom and respect humanity must unite, as it looks like the force behind this has found a new level of organization, resolve and evil. Hoping for better days ahead and peace to you all, Zach
Date: Wed Sep 12 19:10:07 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: Typo, Va Comment: That says the site Ajay is running now…
Date: Wed Sep 12 19:09:10 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: Hampton ,Virginia, USA Comment: I might be late on this one, but have you guys seen the site Aay is running now called excellentonline.com ? It’s really good, full of up to the day updates on all the SHoegazer/Britpop/American Indie bands. I found it by clicking on Art’s links. So it’s probably old news. Hope all is well in Swervieland tonight.
Date: Wed Sep 12 14:44:27 2001 Name: est City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: My thoughts are with everyone in N.Y. and Washington today. Hope everyone is well. Those scenes yesterday were outta control, we all converged in the pub for a few shocked hours last night. Way too much to take in at once. e.
Date: Wed Sep 12 08:08:02 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Take care Art… getting bit speechless
Date: Wed Sep 12 08:04:33 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: Hi everyone. Thanks for all the kind thoughts. Yeah, those images are hard to get out of your head. The two 110 story buildings are just a pile of rubble now, not to mention the 47 story building next to them. I had to stop watching the news because these moronic anchor people reporting it knew nothing about what was really going on and the speculation was running a bit too high. President Bush’s long-awaited speech was rather thin when it finally came. All I could think when I was listening was “Let’s not start boasting about our ‘readiness’ right now.” I think today (Wednesday) will prove to be the more dificult in some ways because this is when they will really start to pull out the bodies from the rubble. It’s hard to imagine that today will be a regular workday for anyone. The streets are still relatively empty though you can hear random sirens echoing through the buildings and an occasional F-16 fighter will fly overhead. But not much else. I’ll check back in later. Thanks again. Art
Date: Wed Sep 12 05:33:36 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: bradford Comment: impossible to know what to say. i’m glad you and your friends and family are ok, art. all of a sudden the world seems like a very small place. i think you’re right ian, difficult times are ahead. love to all, dave.
Date: Wed Sep 12 03:25:10 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Art – So glad your ok. I still cant believe it. It’s just beyond words. I saw it when I got in from work and my folks got a call yesterday that one on my mates Andy Gray was in the WTC on Monday (our time) which shook us up a bit. I fear the worst may be yet to come.
Date: Wed Sep 12 00:54:59 2001 Name: Dan’l City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: I work on the 9th floor of a building downtown here, 4 blocks from the Sears Tower. At 9:05am I stared at it from my cube, and listened on the radio as the towers started to fall. Booked down stairs at the first word of evacuation to the street to find thinly veiled apprehension in what was a very orderly mass exodus. Passed up the train station and walked the thirty-five blocks home. This day has been beyond description. This is not just another media flash to roll off our desensitized backs. All of my heart is outside my body right now, in NYC, DC, and in the air. Had a selfish thought tonight of the possibility of the WTC housing the server on which this board resides – thought I’d check in – very glad to hear you’re OK, Art – stay safe and sane. Ian, somehow a copy of ESR seems unimportant right now – but keep me in the back of your mind, will ya?……..Prayers, Peace and be excellent to each other…….drmcd
Date: Tue Sep 11 23:47:44 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: L.A. Comment: As someone about to start a new job in the tallest building west of the Mississippi, I am definitely nervous. The sight of that plane crashing into the WTC and then the collapse – that was too much. No doubt this is the beginning of a big shift, Dan, Ghost and Art. PEACE to all tonight. -Z
Date: Tue Sep 11 23:33:15 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Hey all, I’m watching the news. It’s looking like they’ve found some survivors. Let’s hope that we can all heal from this somehow. You are all in my thoughts. Please take good care, all of you. -E
Date: Tue Sep 11 22:02:19 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: US swervie kids take care & find a big paddock somewhere and just go there with a tent for a little while – all our thoughts are with you. k
Date: Tue Sep 11 21:20:36 2001 Name: Billie City/State/Country: Aus Comment: Even though Im over the other side of the world I was sick in the stomach seeing those images on tv.So sad what a waste! Prayers go out to all
Date: Tue Sep 11 18:53:33 2001 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: I’m glad you’re alright Art (relativity speaking). Just when I thought the news couldn’t get any worse, it got worse. I’m so shocked and angery I don’t what else to say, but take care one and all. *
Date: Tue Sep 11 17:24:47 2001 Name: jez City/State/Country: Comment: I lay on the sidewalk with my head against the corner of one of those towers a while ago.Unbelievable.Art – keep us posted.Our thoughts are with you.Means nothing but sorry I missed your gig Sprouts – laters…jez….xxx
Date: Tue Sep 11 15:49:12 2001 Name: gemma tesremos City/State/Country: Angleterre Comment: I just want to thank this site for being because i have been looking for guitar tabs for SO long. thankyou thankyou!XXYZ
Date: Tue Sep 11 15:09:02 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: I have to agree with you Dan and Ghost that things are different. I think it hits me a little harder just right now because I’ve lived here in New York for 13+ years and I have friends that would normally have been in the WTC today, but stayed home for whatever reason. After the first bombing years ago whenever I was at or in the WTC all I sould think is that these buildings were so massive that there was no way that they could ever come down. Now that I’ve seen how easy they both did come down everything has changed. And all of a sudden, too. Even though I am okay and all of my friends (as far as I know) are okay these events have changed everything. Adam, thanks from everyone here for your thoughts. I know you love our fair city and we can’t wait to have you back. Hopefully things will get better and we’ll be able to put this into perspective somehow. But right now nothing seems like it will ever be the same.
Date: Tue Sep 11 14:35:49 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: Hampton Roads Va, 1 mile from Langley AFB Comment: I saw the trade center fall live on television this morning at work. Peter Jennings quote as it happened was ” Oh my God”. I am in shock. Everytime a customer in my store came up and watched the tv with me i teared up. I am afraid this is the beginning of bad, bad things. Art I hope you and all of yours are ok.
Date: Tue Sep 11 14:26:52 2001 Name: Dan J City/State/Country: Bradford Comment: I get the feeling the world is going to be a very different place for a very long time
Date: Tue Sep 11 14:07:38 2001 Name: adam swervie City/State/Country: Comment: shit! i hope you’re all okay over there in NYC and DC. that was totally unbelievable. we had the TV on as that second plane crashed. i just wanted to thank everyone who came to the US dates and the other night in london but my thoughts are with you now for other reasons….i’m trying to organise some more US dates for november and i think i’m gonna do some more gigs around london so i’ll keep y’all posted. in the meantime….well, what can you say? i was stood under those towers looking up just four weeks ago and now they’re gone……it’s fucking scary
Date: Tue Sep 11 13:06:28 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: Sad day. All my condolences to you american. Everyone on this planet supports you. I am sick and disgusted.
Date: Tue Sep 11 12:14:54 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: I can’t even begin to describe what is going on over here. The images of southern Manhattan are truly surreal with both World Trade towers gone. It doesn’t seem possible. The video of the planes crashing into the towers are something out of a movie. But it’s real. This did happen. These towers hold close to 50,000 people. Not to mention the people on the planes. It’s not clear how many have died. I’m off to give blood and to visit friends to make sure everyone is alright. I will check back with you all later. This is insane.
Date: Tue Sep 11 11:29:05 2001 Name: Dan J City/State/Country: Bradford Comment: Yeah..i hope everyone over there is ok
Date: Tue Sep 11 10:19:09 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Dear God, y’all, America just got attacked by terrorists. Art and all the other New Yorkers, are you guys OK? My thoughts and prayers are with you. -Zach
Date: Tue Sep 11 08:19:23 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: I am now. Just finished a class teaching Cubase VST. Did’nt realise you could write death metal tunes on it untill the wee new metalers played me they’re compositions.
Date: Tue Sep 11 08:16:40 2001 Name: n30j3di City/State/Country: syd, oz Comment: Dan J, Shirley from the Skyhooks died in a helicopter crash last week.
Date: Tue Sep 11 05:58:37 2001 Name: Trik City/State/Country: over here Comment: Ian…. you still online?????
Date: Tue Sep 11 05:23:04 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: The Haw is back!!! As far as I know its true. It was a few months ago they said and thinking about it it might have been Avalanch Records beside Queen St Station. Id give them a ring first or pop in and see them. Avalanch have a 90’s indie section now which sometimes has some jems in it. Got a promo of Sugar Changes the other week with the origional Creation press release in it.
Date: Tue Sep 11 05:19:12 2001 Name: Trik City/State/Country: brisvegas, down under Comment: Why hello all, Dan J you poor ol’ sod, hope you are feeling better… I have to be a girlie-girl for a brief moment in this testosterone-fuelled environment..!!! Ok, offa my chest!!!..sorry ..well, the Skyhooks dude died in a small, very small aeroplane crash…sorry to shatter those memories of funny looking guys in funny clothes, the hkind you would expect in a gay pride festival was doing home improvement tellie here…!! hmmmmm oh yeah Ian, the stupid, shagging, twat, bastard, silly, ridiculous thingy that helps me get money finally let 2 of your emails thru!!!! Yeah, brightened my day at work!!!! Cheers…. also the tabs are bloody sensational, have been playing everyday since getting them.Thanx a bunch guys!! Trik’s 2 cents worth for the day… Chelsea will beat all, and i wanna see Adam Swerve play again… Oz sucks!! (how patriarcal of me..) Don’t let the week blues get ya down, the weekend is only 3 days away!!!! Dasvedenya
Date: Tue Sep 11 04:16:39 2001 Name: Dan J City/State/Country: Bradford Comment: By the way how did the guy from Skyhooks die? (brings back child hood memories)
Date: Tue Sep 11 04:14:26 2001 Name: Dan J City/State/Country: Bradford Comment: What is it with Swervedriver and theft? I too had almost all my Swervie CD collection nicked, along with most of my other CDs (they had the manners to leave me Let It Bleed) and my brand new stereo.Managed to get the stereo back a few days later but i guess the cd’s are at the bottom of some canal.
Date: Tue Sep 11 02:23:12 2001 Name: seb City/State/Country: midlander Comment: i just wanted to say. my new marshall jcm2000 tsl head & 4x 12 cab are being delivered today…my neighbours are gonna love me
Date: Mon Sep 10 19:40:12 2001 Name: Mat City/State/Country: Penzance Comment: P.P.S. Anyone interested, i can email a copy of my 2 photos of Adam and Robin from ATP – email me at address in last msg before i go away on wed/thursday
Date: Mon Sep 10 19:23:16 2001 Name: Mat City/State/Country: Penzance Comment: Oh yeah, if anyone can tell me more about Robin Proper-Sheppards current musical activities, could you also let me know by email at email@example.com as i will probably forget to check here for a while, being a dopy twonk ‘n’ all… xxx
Date: Mon Sep 10 19:17:52 2001 Name: Mat City/State/Country: Penzance Comment: well, i am so jealous of those who made it to Adam’s London show – found out about it on the day, too damn late to jump on a train – how long did he play for? Well, i did see him play last year with Sophia at All Tomorrow’s Parties. Met Robin Proper-Sheppard at the Trail Of Dead gig in London the following week and spoke for a bit – he told me he had a project called the May Queens or something and i am buggered if i can find anything by them anywhere – can anyone help please please please. OK, enough jibber jabber……. xxx
Date: Mon Sep 10 18:10:15 2001 Name: Dan’l City/State/Country: Chill Comment: Ian, thanks for hitting me back – I gotta run for the train but I will hit you up tomorrow – I got a good SWD theft story as well…
Date: Mon Sep 10 14:04:39 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: I think it is the same one Art…I seem to remember that distinctive “laterz.” Cool that SWD fans never lose that feelin. -Zach
Date: Mon Sep 10 13:37:41 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: I am in second candidature, I got that stupid exams, I did it, I’m so happy.
Date: Mon Sep 10 13:37:37 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: I’ve always wanted to say how great it is to see some Scots that are Swervedriver fans. I was in Edinburgh in ’97. Whenever I asked someone about Swervedriver the general response was, “Christ mate, I haven’t heard that name in years.” I hope everyone’s weeks are off to good starts. -E
Date: Mon Sep 10 12:32:50 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: Hey JD, are you the same JD that used to run the swervie site years back?
Date: Mon Sep 10 12:32:18 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: Dave, your stuff is safe here. As is everyone’s. I’m sorry if I created a wide spread panic amongst our beloved community. Wasn’t my intention at all. Please folks, continue to plug your bands!!!
Date: Mon Sep 10 11:08:10 2001 Name: The mighty Haw (Hairy of course) City/State/Country: weegania Comment: fuckin’ hell, you bugger off to the library to study for resits for a bit then come back to find yer tab is up and running!! I’ll have to get off my arse and send the rest of the stuff i’ve scawled.Ian-is this true about missing in edinburgh?? ‘cos if it is I’m on the first train chief. Missing in glasgow’s not exactly good for swerve unless in the unlikely event someone wanted to part with their stuff for second hand. Knowarrameananat?
Date: Mon Sep 10 10:04:30 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Dan Dan the Chicago man – I just might be able to help you there. Being the gimp that I am I’ve got 3 copys of ESR two of which are on CD. Unfortunatly none of them have IAHN on it but you can have one if you want. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want one. Also I found the vinal version with the extra 7″ with it. It just had Flaming Heart and the beginingy bit on ESR on the other side. Was it this that they released IAHN on? Ive got a copy on tape but have never managed to track down the origional. Before I forget. Anyone whose house has been infultrated by low life Swervedriver stealing scumbags might be able to get some stuff from the CD Zone web site. I put in for a few things a while ago and although I’ve not got anything back yet I just checked my order and a few things are ready for shipping so give it a bash. Otherwise someone told me that Missing Records (thats appropriate) in Edinburgh had a back catalogue of Swervie stuff a while ago.
Date: Mon Sep 10 04:34:36 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: bradford Comment: i had to check if it was my posting that had been removed aswell!!!…thought i’d offended all you nice people!! btw, it was indeed graham and adi playing on never lose that feeling…even though the vid has danny (??) playing drums. fans of mercury rev/flaming lips might like a band i’ve just stumbled on called STARLIGHT MINTS…good whacked out pop!….and isn’t ‘flaming heart’ fantastic!!!!
Date: Mon Sep 10 02:27:54 2001 Name: J.D. City/State/Country: Washington State, USA Comment: speaking of people stealing swervedriver discs. About a year and a half ago, someone stole my discman which had my esr promo cd in it, given to me by swervies management. I was so pissed off! I would have gladly given them the discman and not lose the cd. I still have the autographed sleeve though.. but to this day, I still get pissed off about it. owell, just wanted to babble.. laterz
Date: Sun Sep 9 23:33:33 2001 Name: Slappy Dick Man City/State/Country: Fort Wayne/IN/USA Comment: I’m just an 18 year old that really digs Mezcal Head and I’m digging on the Raise action too. So ‘sup to all the swervie fans? They seem hard to come by, especially in the state of indiana. Swervedriver has to be one of the best bands ever, too bad not many people acknowledge thier genious.
Date: Sun Sep 9 17:33:48 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: Always need to explain who are Swervedriver when asked about music listened, it’s boring, this daily planet’s beauty really lies behind untutored eyes. I hate people.
Date: Sun Sep 9 14:08:07 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: Seb, no it was some random advertisement for a DJ gig somewhere in Ohio that seemed REALLY off topic. Whoever posted it didn’t care to even introduce him/herself or to personalize it in any way. Steve, I was just listening to a couple of my Jawbox 7-inchers yesterday. I forget how much I like them. What a great live band.
Date: Sun Sep 9 12:36:02 2001 Name: steve City/State/Country: austin, TX Comment: Seb-I grew up in Banbury. Havent been back since lasy November though. Sucks to hear you got robbed. Stealing Swervedriver dics should be punishable by death or at least by a hand lopping. Well, Burning Airlines are playing tonight. I was a huge Jawbox fan but I am not sure if Burning Airlines has one my 5 star rating or not. I’ll see how they do tonight.
Date: Sun Sep 9 04:48:32 2001 Name: seb City/State/Country: midlands Comment: art,i thought for a minute you meant my band- but its still there.How many english go to this site.Was burgled the other month. Am waiting for powerplay direct to sort out my cd’s. I’ve had most of them apart from- you guessed it-Swervedrivers. But i left mezcalhead in the cd player, so I’ve still got that..
Date: Sun Sep 9 00:40:51 2001 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Opened the local newspaper/tabloid/rag today to discover a review on the new Mercury Rev disk. Cool! It gave them 4.5 stars, so cheers to that. In case this hasn’t been mentioned already (although I’ve got a feeling it has) a band called Elbow is worth a listen for all you fellow Doves fans out there. I don’t know about the rest of North America, but World Cup is huge in Toronto. It would be a shame if Brazil didn’t make it in because they always throw one hell of a party up here. Viva Owen!
Date: Sat Sep 8 21:07:26 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: Hehehe Homer my idol…
Date: Sat Sep 8 16:00:45 2001 Name: homer City/State/Country: springton Comment: D’OH!!
Date: Sat Sep 8 15:49:14 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: F**k F**k F**k F**k F**k (how’s that Art?) i haven’t been on the net for like a week so i come on to find out that Adam played in London two days ago? do you guys realise how easy it is for me to get to London? i probably missed the greatest gig ever due to my own fucking (sorry) incompetence. I am really really really upset. my life sucks.
Date: Sat Sep 8 10:22:57 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: I’ve never heard their name mentioned here but I was wondering if anyone listened to Soul Side. They preceded my SWD listening along with Husker Du, but I always thought these three bands fit well together. Just curious.
Date: Fri Sep 7 21:39:34 2001 Name: mike City/State/Country: boston, ma. Comment: question: who plays the drums and bass on never loose that feeling/never learn? sounds to me like grahm and adi. i know adi is in the video.
Date: Fri Sep 7 19:23:34 2001 Name: Dan J City/State/Country: Bford Comment: Ghost…god knows why have vertigo.Was in the car last wednesday going to work and i looked to my left and the whole earth tilted about 45 degrees..that to my self “Thats a bit strange,lay off the old skunk’ and then when getting out of the car i almost fell over…by the next day i was throwing up and staggering everywhere.Spend 5 days just laying on my back watching Killroy and Riki Lake,going to work seemed attractive. Didnt even listen to music for a week coz it spun me ‘ead out..Almost better now though.Doc says i have high blood pressure (152over 89,what ever the fuck that means) which is strange as i dont do anything…anyway enough of medical talk I sound like a right wimp
Date: Fri Sep 7 18:23:41 2001 Name: Dan’l City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: I thought the word was that IAHN was a bonus on the Creation version, that was pulled from the A&M release cuz of the Dylan thing. What’s more, wasn’t Flaming Heart a bonus, too? At least I got the 7″ with my vinyl, and CD too courtesy of the RudAwakening(?) comp I had burned off of the lovely Lisa R. (cornhuskin mama!) Anyway any help will be appreciated and rewarded!
Date: Fri Sep 7 18:09:09 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: Bjorkton Comment: Dan from Bradford, why do you have vertigo? Just curious. Sometimes my head spins too out of the blue and it scares me.
Date: Fri Sep 7 17:16:53 2001 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Bradford (again) Comment: To Dan’l in the windy city…from what I can gather ESR CD on Creation over in UK didnt have Its All Happening Now on.The copies i have seen only had a snippet of the lyrics on the lyric sheet.The copy I had(until some scrotum broke into my house) didnt even have the words to the song on it.Has anyone here in UK got an ESR with it on?
Date: Fri Sep 7 17:10:39 2001 Name: Dan J City/State/Country: bradford Comment: Dave popshoveit…taking a step back from the situation,i have realised that it was Warrington saw we Swervies/Boo Rads not St Helens…sorry to make your hometown sound like Hollywood for a bit.It was a horrendous vertigo drenched error
Date: Fri Sep 7 13:35:28 2001 Name: Dan’l City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: I’m totally jealous…. all this talk of Adams’ performances and he missed Chi-town. Dang. On a sidebar, I need a copy of ESR on CD – actually two copies, one for me and another to give to somebody who should have it (shouldn’t everyone?). Is the Creation release the one with “It’s All Happening Now” on it? I’ve looked on eBay but would like to strike a deal with somebody in the UK or elsewhere to score them (or at least one) in a record shop, and for the effort I’ll cough up the $25-35 USD each like I saw one go on eBay for. No vinyl pleeze as I already got one (and it’s wearing out!) Anyone interested hit me back on this board here…. I’m on the daily tip. Grazie…..
Date: Fri Sep 7 13:28:30 2001 Name: Dave City/State/Country: email@example.com Comment: FUCK ME! Swervedriver in St.Helens??!?! THERE IS A GOD!
Date: Fri Sep 7 13:16:56 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: I’m glad you guys got to see Adam play. Sounds like a brilliant time. I’d love to see Adam or Swervedriver perform on their home soil. Ah, there’s nothing in the world like an early morning drunken ride home after an absolutely stellar show…”Live for These Times”… Have good weekends all. -E
Date: Fri Sep 7 13:09:12 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: So, what’s going on with Jimmy Hartridge? Did any of you (lucky english and scottih ******ds) talk to him?
Date: Fri Sep 7 11:54:07 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: not far from thornton Comment: …and then we move to islington, si?
Date: Fri Sep 7 09:36:17 2001 Name: Dan J City/State/Country: im not saying it again Comment: I’ll quit mine on Monday and I’ll meet you at the job centre.
Date: Fri Sep 7 09:35:07 2001 Name: Dan J City/State/Country: Thornton..quaint shithole near friggin arse Bradford Comment: Just quit the job mate..go on just do it now..just go up to the bossman, extend the middle digit skywards and tell him to shove his job up his bell-eye..easy as you like.
Date: Fri Sep 7 09:29:41 2001 Name: Dan J City/State/Country: Bratford Comment: Somewhat hungover.Dave drove us back at 8.30 this morning. Its was well worth it. God i couldnt face another drink though…i think it was the triple G n T whilst Adam was on that pushed me over the edge.By the way,who was filming the gig,was it for the bull and gate website?…
Date: Fri Sep 7 09:27:41 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: that bradford place Comment: yep..i’ve just arrived ‘fresh’ from the 5 hour drive. (cheers boss, for insisting i work today – you petty little man!!!) well worth it…was very good indeed. thought adam’s voice sounded brilliant. sci-flyer might be EVEN better acoustic than in it’s riff-tastic guise…and that’s saying something!! i’ll own up to being cardboard cowboy…but in my defence, being a drummer, i’m new to this singing/geetar playing lark!
Date: Fri Sep 7 09:14:15 2001 Name: guy h City/State/Country: laaaandon Comment: dan does yer head hurt as much as mine or were you the unlucky driver?? hair of the dog is starting to work now hough heh heh
Date: Fri Sep 7 09:02:00 2001 Name: Dan J City/State/Country: Braddy Comment: Dave i beleive you will be just getting into work about now..hehehe
Date: Fri Sep 7 08:59:32 2001 Name: Dan J City/State/Country: Bradford Comment: Davey J and I also managed to nip to the Bull and Gate last night(nip meaning 4 and a half hour drive).It was absolutly spot on despite me suffering from a week long attack of vertigo (dont laugh)…me ‘ead was defo spinning.Every time someone brushed passed me I thought I was gonna collapse…ho hum. Sci Flyer was mind blowing….so anyway, cheers Adam (hope you enjoy the cd’s…but dont go thinking I’m Cardboard Cowboy)Bye Bye
Date: Fri Sep 7 04:16:30 2001 Name: Guy H City/State/Country: n london Comment: mornin all…. managed to nip down to the bull and gate last nite. absolutely amazing! adam came on around 9.30 and started off with juggernaut rides and the hitcher. other tunes included a completely stripped down and almost unrecognisable sci flyer and other jesus and libido’s “overthrown”. it was great to hear these tunes in such a small venue – there can’t have been more than 60 people there, including jimmy hartridge. adam’s guitar playing was soooooooooo good! for all you tabbers out there other jesus had capo on 5th (although he said it was the wrong fret) and sci flyer was on the 2nd. oh yeah and it was being filmed too…
Date: Thu Sep 6 23:15:03 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: Baptiste, lol stands for “laughing out loud” and is sometimes followed by or preceded by ROTF which stands for “rolling on the floor.” And no, this site isn’t censored. You can say what ever the fuck you want to, though i do appreciate everyone’s efforts with the “*” substitutions.
Date: Thu Sep 6 20:22:45 2001 Name: baptiste City/State/Country: Comment: p.s. brazil are in great danger of not qualifying for the finals for the first time ever…obviously a world cup without brazil is unthinkable, but holland are out also, barring a miracle, and they’re one of the top five teams in the world, surely….does anybody know why the likes of england and germany were drawn together, let alone the netherlands, portugal and the republic of ireland, when some groups have sweden battling it out with macedonia and other, to be fair, lesser nations?…i mean scotland are always amusing with their kilts and orange wigs and everything but apparently they really look like that…i mean i saw mogwai last month and they DO!!
Date: Thu Sep 6 20:10:25 2001 Name: baptiste City/State/Country: Comment: what does lol mean? and this site is censored??!
Date: Thu Sep 6 15:43:02 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: Don’t forget: Those in London get yer arse over to Kentish Town and see Adam perform at the Bull and Gate tonight at around 9pm. Wish I could make it!!
Date: Thu Sep 6 15:41:05 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: We’ve never had spam here per se, but blatant and impersonal advertisements (like the one I just deleted) are probably not going to be very popular with the establishment (me). If you’re a Swervedriver fan and also have a life outside of that (meaning a band or other type of project), we’re all very interested to hear about it. Many fans have shared their music with each other on this message board and I have to say we’ve got quite a talented bunch. So, please continue plugging your bands, album releases and concerts here. Just try to personalize them a bit instead of copying and pasting a generic advert into the comment field. Thanks to everyone for keeping this such a great community! And sorry for having to be a pain!!
Date: Thu Sep 6 08:09:26 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgos Comment: Bertrand – OK, OK, dont rub it in. Na, best of luck to you guys in the cup. We didnt deserve to get through atall after the last few pittifull displays of, well… they call it football apparently. The Liverpool guys did it again!! I recone Scotland should get Craig Brown to F**k and bring in Graham Souness as coach so he can kick some pie eating, Tennents drinking ass and threaten them with they’re lives unless they get a result.
Date: Thu Sep 6 03:18:20 2001 Name: seb City/State/Country: work sucks Comment: www.plissken.co.uk- check it out
Date: Thu Sep 6 01:07:55 2001 Name: Sundog City/State/Country: Chi-Town Comment: PPPhheeww. Thanks for the replies on the ‘Toshack Highway’ name. I was going to google and other search engines doing a search on that name, to try and figure it out..lol. Ian, WTG on the meal ticket. “Now class, the proper way to jam…..:::Ian throws on ‘The Son of Mustang Ford::::::’ . Wow, the Cranes are still rockin’? I really like their music. I always thought the drummer was excellent, in that he could play with a very ‘bare bones’ stripped down style without alot of accents and keep it interesting. How can you guys be talking about Football already when the season doesn’t start until this weekend!..hehe ;). I actually watched the World Cup a few years back and enjoyed it. I think I would like it more if I knew the rules. Anybody ever listen to ‘Neu!’? Listening to ‘Leave them all behind’ by Ride made me think of them, since that song was reportedly inspired by ‘Neu!’. Steve, you’re a Geek too!? I’m an engineer as well, only I deal with bending metal instead of chasing sparks ;). I have the cubicle at the back of room (The most difficult to see) and have a good set of headphones so I can throw SWD into the CD-ROM drive whenever I want 🙂 . Of course, the guy who sits across from me has to throw something at me to let me know when the phone is ringing or I am being paged..lol. Being able to listen to whatever tunes I want while at work is probably the best perk of all. I hope all of you survive those exams, tribulations, and lousy jobs to post here for another week. Take care Swervies.
Date: Thu Sep 6 00:17:22 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: http://slate.msn.com/culturebox/entries/01-08-31_114581.asp This is a pretty funny story. Apparently our bored stiff hack journalists on both sides of the Atlantic are trying to revive the spirit of ’76 (1776, that is). After seeing how these “enlightened” music writers are putting things into perspective, it looks as if I’ll be seeing you brits across a snowy field as I load my musket. Gotta love the media. -E
Date: Wed Sep 5 19:55:38 2001 Name: mike City/State/Country: boston,ma. Comment: in a moment of weekness i embodied the sickness…
Date: Wed Sep 5 19:50:15 2001 Name: Paulo City/State/Country: Real Comment: Le’me talk about serious football: 01 X nihil for our GLORIOUS brazilian team against our worst enemy, Argentina. Not yet a final score but I’ll turn the telly off and start drinkin as if…Anyone out there with news from Reading Festival? My friends just got back from Leeds, told me Lift To Experience were awesome. Ladytron wtoo (seems to be krautrock-ish band).
Date: Wed Sep 5 19:41:37 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: Belgium 2 Scotland 0, a nil in Croatia and we will qualify too.
Date: Wed Sep 5 19:10:57 2001 Name: steve City/State/Country: austin, tx Comment: England 2 Albanina 0, we have qualified for the cup!!!!!!!!!! both goals via Liverpool players again
Date: Wed Sep 5 18:04:08 2001 Name: Dan’l City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: If I book a flight, can somebody pick me up at Heathrow? I’d rent a car, but all the steering wheels on on the wrong side! :]
Date: Wed Sep 5 17:58:39 2001 Name: Dan J City/State/Country: Bradford Comment: Dave of the popshoveit type..what u on about.we saw the Swervies supporting Boo Radleys in St Helens in 1995.See, things do happen in St Helens.(Also, dont they make glass there has well…god I wish i lived there)
Date: Wed Sep 5 17:42:35 2001 Name: Dave City/State/Country: firstname.lastname@example.org Comment: wish i lived in london…..im stuck up here in fekkin st.helens where jack shit happens 24/7
Date: Wed Sep 5 14:25:04 2001 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: I wanna play too…
Date: Wed Sep 5 13:12:14 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: I’ll be there… (I wish)
Date: Wed Sep 5 10:47:26 2001 Name: Dan J City/State/Country: Bradford Comment: Dave…me computer is working again…just as i was about to get the hammer to it.So anyway whose up for the Bull and Gate gig then..or is it just me and Dave.
Date: Wed Sep 5 05:04:27 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: bradford Comment: hi all – i’ve mailed the bull and gate and they’ve said adam is due onstage at 9.30 on thursday. see you there?!!!?
Date: Tue Sep 4 23:04:51 2001 Name: Arrow City/State/Country: Comment: Adam…come back to NYC- you’re sorely missed. Ow. -A
Date: Tue Sep 4 19:03:56 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: Padraig, chack the News page. Adam is playing London this Thursday night (Sept. 6th).
Date: Tue Sep 4 18:37:11 2001 Name: steve City/State/Country: austin, TX Comment: kik, I happen to really like my job. I am a engineer at a semiconductor company. I have always been kinda a tech nerd. I usually spend most of my days in my office writing computer programs. The cool thing is i can put on my head phones and kick back with out any interuptions. I guess I find the challenges of it exciting. the only time it sucks is when I drink to much the night before, programing is to tedious to do hung over.
Date: Tue Sep 4 13:52:56 2001 Name: Padraig Mullarkey City/State/Country: London Comment: Fab site, just what we’ve needed. Adam, Come & play London again, you’ve been sorely missed since the Dingwalls (Camden) gig.
Date: Tue Sep 4 13:47:18 2001 Name: Dan’l City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: BTW, you dudes in Austin better look out for Mikele Kreitner. She bailed a couple months ago on the band we put together for her for your neck of the woods….
Date: Tue Sep 4 13:43:06 2001 Name: Dan’l City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: Kik, welcome to the information/service age. Cast off all pretension of holding a rewarding job – that died with the industrial age. And when yer on the phone, try “Hi! I may help you?” instead of “Hi! May I help you?”
Date: Tue Sep 4 10:35:45 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Woke up this morning to hear Last Train to Satansville playing on WFMU (www.wfmu.org). This is going to be a good day indeed. Ghost, i am unfamiliar with Cranes though I’ve heard their name mentioned here a few times. I will try to check out some of their stuff before CMJ. Limelight is only tolerable during CMJ…
Date: Tue Sep 4 06:49:46 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: bugger me, i think i’ll go to frikking london instead (yay no bar exam just gotta practice a posho accent now that will be a challenge)! on that note, got told today i needed to set some “stretch targets” to which i replied “well my stretched target is to listen to one swervie cd at work without the phone ringing or someone interrupting me”. Was almost as effective as the “just let me get my rifle” comeback line, and close to “sarcasm is but one other service we offer”. does everyone loathe their job and feel they are doing work that is totally (a) unsuited to their intellectual level/personality; (b) boring; (c) uninspriring: and (d) just plain beneath them ? Or is it just me having a bad mood day??? pro surfing is looking v v v good. anyways, enough of the guff, looking forward to some of the young un ash-sters playing in a coupla weeks, + big heavy stuff too.
Date: Tue Sep 4 02:43:54 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Ghost, so the Cranes are still on?!! I stopped listening to them after that weird Satre-record…
Date: Mon Sep 3 21:06:23 2001 Name: ricky City/State/Country: Canada Comment: if seein was believin
Date: Mon Sep 3 14:31:51 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: FRampton, Va Comment: Art, If you are at all interested the Cranes are playing at the Limelight on the 13th as part of the CMJ thing. They don’t do the US very often so it should be pretty good. THey are actually what I call one of my favorite bands. Infact Alison is one of my singing influences. I wanted to go but noone wants to go with me and I wouldn’t know how to get there from here. “sob”
Date: Mon Sep 3 14:19:23 2001 Name: marc fort City/State/Country: austin, tx Comment: Blonde Redhead huh? I missed it unfortunately. We played that night down Red River at Beerland.
Date: Mon Sep 3 14:17:18 2001 Name: marc fort City/State/Country: austin, tx Comment: Hey Steve, I’m a gel-brain. I forgot…my e-mail is email@example.com. Cheers, Marc
Date: Mon Sep 3 14:15:11 2001 Name: marc fort City/State/Country: austin, tx Comment: Hey Steve, welcome to one of the hottest cities in North America. Swervedriver has played Austin a few times and the shows are always sold out. Always. Then half the audience leaves before the headliner comes on stage. Very sad and funny. Anyway, go see Winslow and Masonic play. My band is called Schatzi. We’re at Schatzi.net and Mammoth.com. We’re leaving Thursday for a tour up to NYC and back to play the CMJ festival there. E-mail me with your e-mail address and I’ll let you know whats up and give you the real skinny on your new home.
Date: Mon Sep 3 09:53:18 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Trik – the stupid, shagging twat bastard is up to its old tricks again. I’ll try again tomorrow.
Date: Mon Sep 3 09:48:06 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Erik – Thats the fella. Nuggets. What a great wee compilation. I lost my copy a while ago and was going to buy it until someone said it cost about £40 or something so I’ll see if I can remorgage my house first. Trik – that e-mail should have got through now so hear from you soon. Steve – indeedy doo!!! I’ve got to watch myself here cause I was born in Liverpool so I get a bit confused when England and Scotland play on the same day. It’s got to be Scotland everytime though because I moved up when I was 3. Maby thats why the rate of heart attacks in Scotland is so high because the national team are so fucking unpredictable.
Date: Mon Sep 3 09:46:50 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Erik – Thats the fella. Nuggets. What a great wee compilation. I lost my copy a while ago and was going to buy it until someone said it cost about £40 or something so I’ll see if I can remorgage my house first. Trik – that e-mail should have got through now so hear from you soon. Steve – indeedy doo!!! I’ve got to watch myself here cause I was born in Liverpool so I get a bit confused when England and Scotland play on the same day. It’s got to be Scotland everytime though because I moved up when I was 3. Maby thats why the rate of heart attacks in Scotland is so high because the national team are so fucking unpredictable.
Date: Mon Sep 3 09:24:07 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: THATS IT!!! Im off to London on the 6th and I dont care if I have to sell my godam ass to do it so Hairy, if you see an aukward looking guy in a Swervedriver T-shirt on and a sign round his neck saying ‘Have ass. Will swap for one way ticket to Swerviesvile’ walking around Anderson Cross dont be alarmed.
Date: Mon Sep 3 04:48:22 2001 Name: Guy h City/State/Country: Comment: bull & gate ! 3 miles from my house niiiiice……
Date: Mon Sep 3 00:22:31 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Sun Sep 2 22:34:20 2001 Name: steve City/State/Country: austin, usa Comment: hey marc, I thought I was the only swerve fan in Austin. I just moved to town in the last year. did you make to the blonde redhead show last night??? it was good shit. Can you suggest any local bands that would be in the same class as the swervies??? let me know I would like to come check them out. Erik, talked to drew lately??? I got an e-mail from him bitching me out for out bidding him on some swevie single via e-bay. i did relize it was him I was bidding against. I read a review of DSS on some net-magazine and they said you guys were from chi-town, I guess the dumbass didnt bother to read the album inlay before he wrote the review. well have a goo one. oh, by the way England 5 Germany 1 all 5 goals from Liverpool players. We are gonna win the cup next year.
Date: Sun Sep 2 16:39:52 2001 Name: The Bull & Gate City/State/Country: Comment: The Bull & Gate is in Kentish Town, North London btw
Date: Sun Sep 2 16:10:29 2001 Name: Bull and Gate City/State/Country: Thursday Sept 6 Comment: Adam Swervie is playing the Bull & Gate this Thursday, September 6th with Horsepower. Not entirely sure of stage times but Horsepower go on last so get there early-ish…
Date: Sat Sep 1 23:48:51 2001 Name: Bryan McMahon City/State/Country: Dublin Comment: They were far too cool for their time. I’m in LA at the moment with my own band “Future Kings of Spain” and after a gig in the Viper Room, some publisher bloke who likened us to had they been American and surfaced about 5 years later, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN ALL CONQUERING!!!!
Date: Sat Sep 1 23:31:47 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: San Diego presently Comment: If any of you swervies get a chance to make it to SD any time soon, do it. This place is the promised land. No joke. -Z
Date: Sat Sep 1 19:36:03 2001 Name: Dave City/State/Country: firstname.lastname@example.org Comment: Hey people, ive just sent art a Rave Down tab, so it should go nicely next to my son of mustang ford tab in the guitar tabs section. Wooooooo IM FAMOUS! lol. (thanks art!) Expect some more tabs. Does anyone have any suggestions for songs for me to tab from Raise or Mezcal head? (my fave albums) thanks… –Dave
Date: Sat Sep 1 14:29:39 2001 Name: marc fort City/State/Country: austin, tx. usa Comment: Thank you. Rumors in Austin went that Swervedriver had broken up but this site tells me that all is not lost and some folks have still never lost that feeling. The excerpts from Jez’s book rock. Thanks again.
Date: Sat Sep 1 13:12:05 2001 Name: Dave City/State/Country: email@example.com Comment: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Tab
Date: Sat Sep 1 07:47:55 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: John Toshack, Steve Heighway both Liverpool players of days gone by.
Date: Sat Sep 1 03:54:13 2001 Name: trik City/State/Country: here Comment: Ian, am very sorry the strupid, bloody corporate email barred you….. stupid, shagging, twat bastard of a thing… I think I fixed it, we’ll see!!! Well, twas a sad week in the land of Oz, RIP Shirl…home improvement tellie will never be the same!!! If there is ever a Swervie cover band, I think I will up my day job and become a professional groupie, in the aid of creating swervie babies, so the generations to proceed us will always know the spirit that changed shoe-gazing forever!!!! Hmmmmm….!!! As for lyrics, I am pretty sure that it is score your provisions, score a smile, hit the road for a million miles…. behind the scenes, timeless masterpiece… Have a very happy labour day weekend, you lucky sods in the states, and the rest of us will just have to cram 3 days into 2… hmmm… is it wise for one wossy girl to consume that much vodka…. might go and give it a go!!! Dasvedenya all