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    I'm meeting Chris - Salmon owner - in a few hours to discuss what we can do to promote the night and send that love down the hall... I've written some blurb for the Salmon's monthly flyers and listing ads.

    Grandslam aside, does anyone have suggestions to any publications to take out ads in? Chris will call up and work out the costs...

    Post up your suggestions and ideas dudes!
    http://wakeupanddie.com
    http://weirdgearnyc.com
    http://makethingsmatter.com

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    Oh and if anyone from Grandslam is reading this, how about a cheap rate for our ad? (heh heh)
    http://wakeupanddie.com
    http://weirdgearnyc.com
    http://makethingsmatter.com

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    • #3
      Get me a pile of flyers and a small wodge of A3 posters, and I'll get em up in the Emporioums round my way.

      Get together a Press Release style thing and I'll mail it around my list of 400 or so recipients.

      This is pretty much a unique thing - mail some press releases to the usual suspect music mags and see how they pick up on it. I reckon they might go for it - something a little bit unsual an'all. The Knowledge would surely pick up on it - and even though a large percentage of the readership wouldn't be able to attend, drop a line to Wax Poetics - after all, the Lords of the London Underground is all about music, diggin, people just like them!

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      • #4
        Cool. I'll drop you a mail with the blurb when I get back. We're heading in the direction of calling it nerdfest though because basically we're all record nerds and not afraid to show it! Plus it's snappy and creates interest. People okay with this?
        http://wakeupanddie.com
        http://weirdgearnyc.com
        http://makethingsmatter.com

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        • #5
          'Come and see the worlds only human lego figure and gaze in wonder'

          Look good on the flyer no ?

          Only joking Sermad, your hair cut is a joy.
          Matt Hero

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          • #6
            I mentioned it to George last night and he sounded well up for attending - might be a bonus if we could wangle a piece in the news section. Of course George was drunk and his schedule is always tight what with producing the mag but I'll drop him a bell nearer the time and maybe John could ask him too?

            And I'm still not sure about 'Nerdfest'. I like the implication - it sums up the night perfectly - but it just sounds so American! And we're not Yanks (no offence to all the Americans on the board ). However I can't come up with anything better so I'm not much help (Stamp Club?)...
            You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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            • #7
              London Phonetic Athletics & Railway Appreciation Society ? OK.... it's still no better is it !
              Matt Hero

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              • #8
                I can't see what's wrong with the original Lords of the London Underground or The London Underground tagger.

                But if we're going festy;

                Nerdstock

                ....or such like.

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                • #9
                  Here's what I've got for things like Belson's mailing list - where character space isn't a monetary issue:

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                  Nerdfest
                  2nd Mon of the month
                  7pm – 12am. Free
                  Salmon & Compasses
                  Cnr of Penton St & Chapel Marlet
                  Angel N1

                  LondonÂ’s only/premier monthly bringÂ’nÂ’spin for collectors and connoisseurs of rare, obscure and undiscovered vinyl gems. Newbies and names rub shoulders in a democratic, beer soaked affair where everyone is welcome to play their new discoveries, fave tunes or tracks to swap. DonÂ’t be put off by the heavyweight names in attendance - thereÂ’s something for everyone and egos get checked at the door. So whether youÂ’re looking to trade, exchange valuable vinyl info or just want to enjoy a selection of music unparalleled in variety, rarity and sheer bloody quality, make the 2nd Monday night of the month Nerdfest!

                  -------------------------------------------------------------------

                  Personally, I'm for calling it Nerdfest for listings purposes. We can of course refer to it as whatever we like, but remember that the flyers and listings are for the benefit of folk who are maybe outside of the hardcore collecting circle and are curious about a world of great music that's contuinally plundered for... well, getting carried away here, but that's one of the reasons for expansion and promotion - to spread it around - I think we're all in agreement on that... There are slight US connotations with calling somethng 'fest' but nothing worth worrying about, besides, at least half of the stuff that gets played is American (except for Sermad's stuff, which all seems to come from some european nation not officially on any map that I've seen)
                  I like 'Lords of the...' but it takes up space in listings etc... maybe 'Breakbeat Rare'?! Seriously though, if there's a major aversion to nerdfest, i need to know in the next hour...
                  http://wakeupanddie.com
                  http://weirdgearnyc.com
                  http://makethingsmatter.com

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                  • #10
                    Good blurb Nick. 'London Underground' and 'Breakbeat Rare' are both good (I like Breakbeat Rare - suitably self deprecating as an in joke and descriptive enough for those who don't read Soulstrut). But 'Nerdfest's fine too - you've put all the effort into organising this, it's your call!

                    You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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                    • #11
                      How about L.O.T.L.U. for the main part of the listings. I'm not a major fan of Nerdfest, truth be told, but at the same time I'm not going to lose any sleep over it.

                      Also, nice shpeel, but whaddya think about including just a tad more about the kind of music being dropped here. I guess you could call it 'music of black origin' - we're not collectors of punk/oi etc (or at least we don't discuss here on these forums to much), so if we're to keep to the theme of what this thing was set up to do, then I think an introduction of a pigeon hole would be a good thing.

                      Some site reference would be a good thing to.

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                      • #12
                        It's got to be the original name surely, The London Underground!! Belson, we may have to form an elitist splinter group!!

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                        • #13
                          I'm too mad on Lords of... personally because firstly, I don't consider myself a lord of any scene and secondly, I feel it carries some intimidating connotations - the idea is to welcome all and spread love!
                          Belson, no disrespect is intended here, in fact, i dunno who thought up lords of... but if it wasn't you, then no disrespect to whoever did... I just wanna be careful to get over the right vibe and I think the context of event needs to be in the title. I like Breakbeat rare though! too much of an in-joke?

                          Oh wait, if I get somekind of monthly DJ night for the regulars, we should call THAT breakbeat rare!

                          http://wakeupanddie.com
                          http://weirdgearnyc.com
                          http://makethingsmatter.com

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                          • #14
                            all sounds great, and it could lead to some interesting evenings, especially as musical styles and tastes are not mentioned.

                            i look forward to a nice queue at the decks, full of anthrax, mary chapin carpenter and tina turner fans, arms weighed down with ultra-rare jap import copies of their holy grails.

                            oh, and a completely separate queue of people with multiple copies of leo sayer's "endless flight" of course.

                            bring it on, i say. bring it on.

                            and i might even make it to one of these nights.

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by [b
                              Quote[/b] ]Quote: from Nick Cope on 3:50 pm on April 11, 2003
                              I'm too mad on Lords of... personally because firstly, I don't consider myself a lord of any scene and secondly, I feel it carries some intimidating connotations - the idea is to welcome all and spread love!
                              Belson, no disrespect is intended here, in fact, i dunno who thought up lords of... but if it wasn't you, then no disrespect to whoever did... I just wanna be careful to get over the right vibe and I think the context of event needs to be in the title. I like Breakbeat rare though! too much of an in-joke?

                              Oh wait, if I get somekind of monthly DJ night for the regulars, we should call THAT breakbeat rare!
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                              The Lords thing came out of The London Underground and fusing it with the Lords of the Underground. A bit of amusement not to be taken too seriously, particularly since the Soulstrut counterparts reside under the names 'Vinyl Ballaz' - kind of made for good spin. Nothing more, nothing less.

                              To go from a Lord to Nerd in one foul swoop is a toughy.

                              :biggrin:



                              (Edited by Belson at 3:58 pm on April 11, 2003)

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