They also want to take away the Do it Yourself ideology so that only artists with labels will
get a look in; big audiences equals big money. No risk; no passion; no roots level music scene.
Pure commercial crap sold to the slathering masses, neatly packaged, with a hefty price tag attached.
Not for you, the guy or gall that's only got a fiver to last all week.
Enough said, read it and then start worrying about what they are trying to do to the best venue
in the north; then maybe come and do something about it?
The legal position is ridiculous, perhaps I've gone on to long, but if the Adelphi,
as we know and lets face it love, does get shut down I will feel this whole article a waste.
Like the artists, staff, punters and others who have clearly had some wonderful moments within
its hallowed walls, I too will share my feelings on the Adelphi.
I have quite simply had some of the best nights of my life there.
Cynics among you will say I must have led a very sheltered life but because of the Adelphi
I have started a love affair with live music that will stay with me for the rest of my life.
How good is One Man and his Bog? Well I am a smoker- yes it's bad but stress is high and the
chocolates don't work- and I haven't touched a cigarette since I got in over 3 hours ago.
It is so alluring it would probably have the power to put the kybosh on a night of unbridled
passion such is the compelling nature of this book.
If that wasn't enough you get two CDs for your listening pleasure, featuring live
recordings from the Adelphi of, Pavement, The Las and tracks from Santaz Bugga Boyz
and Pink Noise.
Thirty-nine tracks by thirty-four artists no less. Do shell out your hard earned
coppers for this folks, it will surely stand the testament of time, as Paul and our fabled club must.
By the by: that fan front left was looking decidedly loose again tonight. I don't want to be
reporting on a fatality to some bright young thing in the near future.
Though the exposure might prove beneficial...hmm, time for a cig me thinks wonder how much of
this article will end up on the cutting room floor.
For those of you who were wondering, the Kit Kats went down well, but alas they were gone too soon.
Make sure, in time to come, were not all stood outside nos 89 De Grey St with, gaping mouths and
bewildered expressions, despairing at the loss of yet another vital part of our much-maligned culture.
You can buy the book complete with CD from the Adelphi for £15 or from HMV but HURRY there
are only 2000 copies available.
Get the musician in your life the perfect gift for Christmas and support the Adelphi.
After all it's your club and has been for the past twenty years.
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