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Live from Ibiza!

Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 15:29 UK time, Monday, 3 July 2006

I haven't posted here in over a week - very bad form! Last week I tried to post about how I didn't see Take That, how the Daedelus gig was really good, and loads of records I'd been hearing, but soemthing, somewhere went wrong. And I tried to post this morning, but the computer I was using ran out of credit!

Anyways, went to see a few bands last week. Me, Beth and Radio Ed the producer went to see the ace metal of Panel and a new band called The New 1920. They're made up of a few members of the disbanded Douglas, sounded good. It was only their second gig too. Downstairs I enjoyed watching previous OneMusic unsigned electronic dude John Barnes playing to a small crowd.

On Friday I met up with the gentlemen from Kruger magazine to talk about their next issue which is all about the future of music! Then it was off to Margam Park, Port Talbot. Last time I was there was to see Catatonia supported by Ian Brown, Big Leaves, Shack and Bjorn Again on my 21st birthday, knee deep in mud.

This time round it was for the Tapestry Festival, based on the London club night run by a nice man named Barry. Relocated from Cornwall, the festival had a medieaval theme this year, whish meant that bands and punters alike were dressed up with cloaks and swords and, err, other medieaval stuff...
My friend Tom was there to see Field Music, but we arrived just as they were coming off the stage. Still, we had a baked potato.

Bethan Elfyn and the Vinyl Vendettas were djing there, and Beth kindly let me sleep in her tent on Friday, while she and her husband slept in their medieaval kitted out campervan. I had a sleeping bag and inflatable mattress and everything! The night was spent drinking mead (how did the medieavlers do it?!), watching Rod Stern, Simple Kid, Mystery Meat and the Hot Puppies.

On Saturday there was jousting (men on horses charging each other with sticks), no mead, the covers-loving Whoredogs, Country Teasers, the ace Early Years and the kazoo-wielding Sibrydion. It was on their red bus I saw England lose on penalties, and on their bus I got back to Cardiff in time for my friend Crav's stag do, no details of which I can mention here....

At 2am on Saturday night I was packing records for Ibiza. I am now in Ibiza, with a lovely red Port Talbot tan. I'll post all about it tomorrow....

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