It is fair to say The Go-betweens are much loved in this parish, and seeing Robert live is probably the closest any of us can now get to seeing them live. So it’s great news he is doing a short UK tour, two days in that there London on 4th and 5th June and dates in York, Hebden Bridge, Strathaven and Brighton and….for us midlanders Wolverhampton on the 1st. Hurrah
The two hour documentary “The Go-Betweens: Right Here” is on Sky Arts, 9pm, this Saturday 26th January.
This has been a Public Service Announcement.
I imagine this will sell out. Really annoyed that I cant go.
I read with interest the two recent ‘Beatles’ threads and the playful dispute between HPS and Johnny C. One of the more intense moments (though still playful, I think) was the remark from HP about caring: ‘who cares’. The obvious rejoinder was issued: clearly HPS did and does. It is always fascinating (to me, at least) about why we care about these matters. I have rarely posted here; I used to do a little at the old place and I had a habit of making negative remarks about the Australian cult band The Go-Betweens; I did so partly out of bewilderment about intensity of the love for the GOBs and the intensity of my own dislike. My dislike reached fever pitch when Robert Forster was a guest on the Podcast and delivered one of the most embarrassingly inept performances I had ever heard from a highly regarded professional (tuneless non-singing, the most rudimentary guitar playing and bad lyrics). My post about this certainly resonated with some and before long the standard complaints were out: it was ‘my opinion’ and that ‘there are more important things’.
I have wondered about this notion of importance for a while. People who speak » Continue Reading.