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Title: Man The Rex Lorsch 02. 05. 09
Post by: Peter Steventon on May 03, 2009, 09:37:16 AM
We arrived a little early and watched the band tuning and getting the lighting in place, they kicked off at 08.30 pm and played the same as the other gigs I have read about on the site :-


The Price
Mad On Her
Shadow of the Hand
Speak
Russian Roulette
Kingdom Of Noise
Stuck Behind The Popemobile
Dream Away
Steal The World
Victim Of Love
Manillo
Man With X-Ray Eyes
Many Are Called But Few Get Up
5 min intermission to restock drinks on the stage.
Freedom Fries
Romain
Conflict Of Interest


There was about 80-90 people there and talking after the gig everyone seemed to enjoy all the old Man numbers, and think this new album will grow on you after a few plays
Nick its no good asking me what guitar James played as they all look the same to me just different number of strings attatched ::) ;D, but Martin played bass all night if thats any good. Oh and Phil played with his organ all night :o :o :o
All in All the 5 of us who went enjoyed it and would go see them again in this line up
Title: Re: Man The Rex Lorsch 02. 05. 09
Post by: Nick Nation on May 03, 2009, 10:56:47 AM
Thanks Pete.

This is all rather encouraging - quite a few reviews of the recent gigs and a few new board members. Even some recordings exist, albeit on formats that I'm still too thick to understand, despite attempts by others to explain it to me. Mind you, I've only just got to grips with MIDI...

Glad there was a larger audience this time - although it was a Saturday. There's now a gap before the gigs in the UK, so they'll be able to take stock of what's happened so far.

...Oh and Phil played with his organ all night :o :o :o

Ohh err. Well Joan did suggest that they should rename themselves 'Macho'....


 
Title: Re: Man The Rex Lorsch 02. 05. 09
Post by: Mark Davies on May 03, 2009, 11:16:46 AM
Even some recordings exist, albeit on formats that I'm still too thick to understand, despite attempts by others to explain it to me.

Downloading VLC http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/) is the easy answer. Out of the box, it plays almost anything, including .flac.

Simples.
Title: Re: Man The Rex Lorsch 02. 05. 09
Post by: harbottle on May 03, 2009, 01:17:51 PM
The audience numbers don't sound so good - what size of audience do they usually get? Is it cost-effective for a band to go out and play to 30-100 people?
Title: Re: Man The Rex Lorsch 02. 05. 09
Post by: Rob W on May 05, 2009, 02:05:06 PM
Even some recordings exist, albeit on formats that I'm still too thick to understand, despite attempts by others to explain it to me.

Downloading VLC http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/) is the easy answer. Out of the box, it plays almost anything, including .flac.

Simples.

Well, I've downloaded this . Donloaded some mirrors or whatever, and naff all happens. I'm not very good, am I?   :(
Title: Re: Man The Rex Lorsch 02. 05. 09
Post by: Mark Davies on May 05, 2009, 04:26:22 PM
Even some recordings exist, albeit on formats that I'm still too thick to understand, despite attempts by others to explain it to me.

Downloading VLC http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/) is the easy answer. Out of the box, it plays almost anything, including .flac.

Simples.

Well, I've downloaded this . Donloaded some mirrors or whatever, and naff all happens. I'm not very good, am I?   :(

Did you run the .exe that you downloaded & install VLC?
On Start, Programs is there a Videlan entry with a VLC Media Player in it? What happens when you select it? Does VLC fire up?
Have you actually managed to download any .flac files from anywhere?
Title: Re: Man The Rex Lorsch 02. 05. 09
Post by: Rob W on May 05, 2009, 05:56:17 PM
Hi Mark,

I think I've downloaded VLC Media Player. I do have the 'traffic cone' icon. When I open it, I get a pop up button entitled VLC Media Player, under which are separate headers, ''media', 'audio', 'video', etc.

When I try to download a Dime 'gig', instruction says windows cannot open the file, I search, click VLC and nothing.   

Don't waste too much time on me Mark, I really am dense!
Title: Re: Man The Rex Lorsch 02. 05. 09
Post by: Tim W on May 05, 2009, 06:14:03 PM
VLC is the program to play FLAC files which you download as torrents from Dime.

To download the torrent, you need a BitTorrent client program (I use uTorrent).

If you can't open the torrent file, it sounds like you don't have a BitTorrent client program.

Is this correct?
Title: Re: Man The Rex Lorsch 02. 05. 09
Post by: Peter Steventon on May 05, 2009, 06:26:36 PM
Heres the stage at the Rex just before the band came on. The photos I have of them playing didnt turn out for some reason (could be the cheap camera) I also have 3 videos of the band playing Man numbersbut the sounds not fantastic lots of crackling (might be the Swine flu) but if anyone wants them I will email them if I can.
Pete
Title: Re: Man The Rex Lorsch 02. 05. 09
Post by: Peter Steventon on May 05, 2009, 06:42:14 PM
Heres Phil playing his Organ, its a bit dark but hes there Honest