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Gave great insight into the anorak record collectors. l was surprised by/ust how much /

Elaine Club Host

l 9/7/0de it as I thought it may be spoiled by being moved to

the US.

There was an album I saw in the racks that my Grandfather had by Herp Albert

Lee Restaurant Manager


I really enjoyed it, it’s even better if you know the mu5ic

Lynne and Susan

Student and barperson

It’s a fun 50undtrack especially the 705 punk and new wave stuff. / love the way he speaks to the camera, it’s cool. I haven’t read the book but I’d like to see how it compares.

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Absolute/y fascrnating, in finitely amazing


In Pimms

Write to:

React, The List, 14 High Street. Edinburgh EH1 1TB or React, The List, McLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow 62 3EH or

e-mail react@|ist.co.uk

Double take

Re: Oasis feature (issue 391)

As a confirmed Oasis fan (who were Blur anyway?) I bought The List on Thursday 20 July and With great interest read the cover feature by Mark Robertson. The next day, I happened to pick up a copy of The Daily Record and read what was virtually the same QaSIS feature again, this time written by John Dingwall. How did this happen?

I can only assume Mark Robertson and John Dingwall are one and the same person. Or, The Daily Record ripped-off The List feature. Or, the two music writers thought very, very much alike (Improbable though, that).

I th0ught about forwarding a copy of this letter to The Daily Record, but perhaps they've already printed it. Sidney Nicklin via e-mail

Mud, mud, glorious mud

Re: When The Rain Comes (letters, issue 391)

A question for Jonathan Murrhead: what do you get when you mix thousands of people in a field With heavy rain? Mud, of course. What exactly does he expect Stuart Clumpas to do about this entirely natural phenomenon?

56 THE LIST 3—10 Aug 2000

Gomg to a festival in Scotland means being prepared for some nasty weather it’s part of the whole experience. From what I saw, people were in good spirits despite the rain.

As for not being able to find y0ur way around the Site, you’d have to be blind to miss the main stage, and it really isn’t that hard to remember that the tent With the big pOinty roof is the Slam tent and so on. As for overpriced food stalls, have you ever been to a festival where the food was cheap? Try taking a packed lunch in future. But if this still seems too daunting, why not stay home next year and watch T in the Park on TV?

Ruby Tuesday via e-mail

Bongo Club is not


Threat to Out Of The Blue

’lt's not as if the old garage is a great loss, it’s an eyesore.’ The Scotsman l 1 July 2000.

It was With dismay that I read recent reports in the newspapers detailing the redevelopment of the old LRT bus depot on Edinburgh's New Street. Nowhere, amid all the talk of redevelopment and renovation did I read any mention of the actiVities Currently happening

Pretty surreal, like cucumber


therein. Out Of The Blue, the Cutting Room and the Bongo Club along with all the cultural events that they encompass have become as much a part of my meal and artistic life as many of the more established venues such as the Lyceum and the Festival Theatre. Nowhere in Edinburgh are so many facets of the arts as effectively brought together than at Out Of The Blue. It w0uld bring great sadness to me, and to many others in the Edinburgh art world, if that 'old bus depot’ were to be razed With no thought to the future of those within. Olaf Mackenzie via e-ma/l

Feeling blue

Threat to Out Of The Blue

As a long-term attender of functions at Out Of The Blue and The Bongo Club, l have seen this venue grow from a small and rather na'ive group wrth good ideas to a full-time arts complex and thriVing part of the Cultural life in Edinburgh.

The clubs, art expeditions, music, cabaret, festival actiVities, co- ordination of Beltane and numerous other things which go on there involve thousands of people. Here is a genuinely democratic arts venue, not subSidised by vast Arts CoonCil

We’ve been to Figueras and done the Dali thing, so we are looking forward to it


/’m stunned. Scotland needs more Dali

grants, which has managed to involve the community in Edinburgh in a way which many much more expensive and extravagant arts venues cannot match.

Indeed the way it has evolved and the attention that it has got nationally, (Festival, clubs, Beltane etc) means that Out Of The Blue, like Canongate Press a few hundred yards away, is more important than the sum of its parts. With the closure of Cafe Graffiti, there are fewer and fewer venues suitable for the sorts of performances that Out Of The Blue speCialises in: The McFall's Chamber, Club Latino With live drumming and capoeira, etc, etc.

It has turned a Virtually derelict bUIIdlng into a warren of studios, offices and club space .

I urge those With the power of deCiSion over this Site either to find a way to integrate an arts complex to house Out Of The Blue into any new development or to assist Out Of The Blue in relocating to another City Centre location.

I urge people to Visit Out Of The Blue during the Festival to support its events and to Sign the petition. Ken Cox Managing Director,

Glendoick Gardens Ltd, Glendoick Garden Centre Perth