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Re: ASK GiNGER QUESTiONS

Postby Hobbo_the_hobo » 20th Sep 10, 15:33

Hey Ginger, im thinking of heading to all of the dates on the upcoming UK tour in December, just wondering if you have any tips for cheap places to stay in any of the locations?

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Re: ASK GiNGER QUESTiONS

Postby Damian » 21st Sep 10, 23:02

Hobbo_the_hobo wrote:Hey Ginger, im thinking of heading to all of the dates on the upcoming UK tour in December, just wondering if you have any tips for cheap places to stay in any of the locations?

Cheers

Travelodges are always your best first bet. Find the postcode of each venue then chuck it into the Travelodge site. If you fail to get a reasonable deal (they've got a lot of rooms from just £19 this December), go to www.travelsupermarket.com and do a hotel search on there - when the search is complete, reorder the finds by price.

And once you've found the deal you're after, go through www.topcashback.co.uk and you might be able to get a few quid back in the process. This is what I do, anyway.

Oh, and get to know Wildhearts fans round the country and the odd sofa or two may become available. :D
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Re: ASK GiNGER QUESTiONS

Postby beerofthedark » 22nd Sep 10, 09:33

Damian wrote:
Hobbo_the_hobo wrote:Hey Ginger, im thinking of heading to all of the dates on the upcoming UK tour in December, just wondering if you have any tips for cheap places to stay in any of the locations?

Cheers

Travelodges are always your best first bet. Find the postcode of each venue then chuck it into the Travelodge site. If you fail to get a reasonable deal (they've got a lot of rooms from just £19 this December), go to http://www.travelsupermarket.com and do a hotel search on there - when the search is complete, reorder the finds by price.

And once you've found the deal you're after, go through http://www.topcashback.co.uk and you might be able to get a few quid back in the process. This is what I do, anyway.

Oh, and get to know Wildhearts fans round the country and the odd sofa or two may become available. :D

Who do we know who's big enough for two sofas? :eek:
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Re: ASK GiNGER QUESTiONS

Postby WiredOut » 25th Sep 10, 10:45

Would you consider using the Chutzpah downtuned guitar sound on future solo or WH releases? And what is the likelihood of recording with Jacob Hansen again?

It's just that from my experiences of playing Chutzpah to people, most folk with more 'mainstream' tastes in rock seem to prefer that style of guitar sound to the chunkier, more metallic sound of your other work. So just wondering what you thought about it, thanks.
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Re: ASK GiNGER QUESTiONS

Postby SteveP » 25th Sep 10, 17:44

Hobbo_the_hobo wrote:Hey Ginger, im thinking of heading to all of the dates on the upcoming UK tour in December, just wondering if you have any tips for cheap places to stay in any of the locations?

Cheers


If you can get through all the length etc, there will be some pointers as to what the best way (IMO) to go about it als,

http://stevep-unclestevepsmadtour.blogspot.com/2009/10/two-weeks-in-life-of.html

One day I WILL do a full Wildhearts tour, so Ginger, you'd best keep your faculties and still be around in 20 years time (I guess I'll be able to afford it then!!)
And have you read this Ginger?, could be some good reading for all the transatlantic flights you're doing these days!!

EDIT: Forgot to put the bloody link in :( divvy!
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Re: ASK GiNGER QUESTiONS

Postby WiredOut » 1st Oct 10, 20:38

Hi again, was just wondering what (if anything) you thought of the following arteests? (And apologies for the following sneaky quintuple question).

Tom Waits?

Bob Dylan? (Aware you never used to listen to him much but I'm prompted to ask cos of you talking about Girl From The North Country recently. Plus the noticed similarity between Subterranean Homesick Blues and Caffeine Bomb turned one of my Uni pals onto liking you a decade ago and turned me onto loving Dylan).

Emmylou Harris? ( 'I Will Dream' from Stumble Into Grace may be the most beautiful song ever written, I think).


Mojo Nixon?


Lady Gaga? (for my funds, if you can piss off one third of the hearing world, confuse the second third and zombifically entrance the last third with hooks built out of weapons-grade audial heroin, then you're a proper fuckin pop star.

Hey, that sounds a little like how your music hooked me. ;) ).
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Re: ASK GiNGER QUESTiONS

Postby WiredOut » 1st Oct 10, 21:15

Hope it's not too personal to ask, but if it isn't, what's your favourite memory of knowing the late, great CAPS-LOCK CRACK-ROCK C-C-C-C-CURSING COLOSSUS Steven Wells?

I adored his NME writing (both rockier'N'rollier than 90% of the nursing-home indie-crock youthanasic muzaKKK he was forced to cover) and used to wonder what he'd think of The Wildhearts.

Suffice to say, the day he wrote in that beautiful tour glossy that The Wildhearts were the 'greatest rock'n'roll band the Universe has ever seen', and were up there with Hendrix, was one of the few times in my life that the great celestial cogs of the universe ever felt like were they humming smoothly in perfect meta-musical harmony with each other.

And he would've adored Chutzpah. :)
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Re: ASK GiNGER QUESTiONS

Postby benwalton » 5th Oct 10, 00:59

Ginger -

when did you get your first guitar? what was it?

Thanks for your time
and just last week as i was clearing shit from off my shelf...
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Re: ASK GiNGER QUESTiONS

Postby Nojahoda » 6th Oct 10, 09:33

If one of your songs was sung by a contenstant on The X Factor, what would your reaction be? :eh:
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Re: ASK GiNGER QUESTiONS

Postby markE » 6th Oct 10, 10:37

Nojahoda wrote:If one of your songs was sung by a contenstant on The X Factor, what would your reaction be? :eh:

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Re: ASK GiNGER QUESTiONS

Postby WiredOut » 9th Oct 10, 12:41

Anal sex? (not actually offering here, obviously, don't like you THAT much, dude :) )

EDIT: Ahem. Now that I've sobered up a bit this question no longer feels like such a marvellous idea. But instead of revising history, I'll leave it here as self-instruction, for we must all have the moral strength to face our own twattery. Or something.
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Re: ASK GiNGER QUESTiONS

Postby VladDracii » 14th Oct 10, 09:25

What came first writing 'Nita Nitro', that riff played over the drum bit at the start, or the melody for the vocal 'NEEEE NITA NITRO' part? Which I'm fairly sure are the same thing.
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Re: ASK GiNGER QUESTiONS

Postby Ginger » 15th Oct 10, 10:50

<< by VladDracii » 14th Oct 10, 09:25

What came first writing 'Nita Nitro', that riff played over the drum bit at the start, or the melody for the vocal 'NEEEE NITA NITRO' part? Which I'm fairly sure are the same thing.>>

The chorus actually came first, which originally had completely different lyrics. I figured it was the speed in which the audience can jump up and down so I wrote a 'jumpy' riff for the intro.

<< by markE » 6th Oct 10, 10:37

Nojahoda wrote:
If one of your songs was sung by a contenstant on The X Factor, what would your reaction be? >>

I've never watched the programme, so I wouldn't know until someone told me, then I'd be quite chuffed, I guess.

<< by benwalton » 5th Oct 10, 00:59

Ginger -

when did you get your first guitar? what was it?

Thanks for your time>>

I got some cheap, Strat copy type thing for Xmas. Can't say I really fell in love with it. I kinda knew it was a piece of crap

<< by WiredOut » 1st Oct 10, 21:15

Hope it's not too personal to ask, but if it isn't, what's your favourite memory of knowing the late, great CAPS-LOCK CRACK-ROCK C-C-C-C-CURSING COLOSSUS Steven Wells?

I adored his NME writing (both rockier'N'rollier than 90% of the nursing-home indie-crock youthanasic muzaKKK he was forced to cover) and used to wonder what he'd think of The Wildhearts.

Suffice to say, the day he wrote in that beautiful tour glossy that The Wildhearts were the 'greatest rock'n'roll band the Universe has ever seen', and were up there with Hendrix, was one of the few times in my life that the great celestial cogs of the universe ever felt like were they humming smoothly in perfect meta-musical harmony with each other.

And he would've adored Chutzpah. >>

Swells was, and will always be, one of my absolute favourite people. His political position with the world was almost identical to mine. I love a smart socialist with a punk rock heart.

<< by WiredOut » 1st Oct 10, 20:38

Hi again, was just wondering what (if anything) you thought of the following arteests? (And apologies for the following sneaky quintuple question).

Tom Waits?

Bob Dylan? (Aware you never used to listen to him much but I'm prompted to ask cos of you talking about Girl From The North Country recently. Plus the noticed similarity between Subterranean Homesick Blues and Caffeine Bomb turned one of my Uni pals onto liking you a decade ago and turned me onto loving Dylan).

Emmylou Harris? ( 'I Will Dream' from Stumble Into Grace may be the most beautiful song ever written, I think).


Mojo Nixon?


Lady Gaga? (for my funds, if you can piss off one third of the hearing world, confuse the second third and zombifically entrance the last third with hooks built out of weapons-grade audial heroin, then you're a proper fuckin pop star.

Hey, that sounds a little like how your music hooked me. ).>>

I love Tom Waits. I like Bob Bylan songs when covered by other people. I'm IN love with Emmylou. Never heard Mojo Nixon. Still not getting Lady Gaga but definitely find her fascinating.

<< by WiredOut » 25th Sep 10, 10:45

Would you consider using the Chutzpah downtuned guitar sound on future solo or WH releases? And what is the likelihood of recording with Jacob Hansen again?

It's just that from my experiences of playing Chutzpah to people, most folk with more 'mainstream' tastes in rock seem to prefer that style of guitar sound to the chunkier, more metallic sound of your other work. So just wondering what you thought about it, thanks.>>

I LOVE detuned guitars, they make sonic magic. I will always revisit that sound in the studio.
I'd love to work with Jacob again. He's amazing.
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Re: ASK GiNGER QUESTiONS

Postby WiredOut » 15th Oct 10, 20:55

Thanks for all your replies again.

I love 'No Way Out But Through'. As I've said elsewhere, it sounds to me like a superior slice of modern melodic r'n'b. I think there's loads of young boy/girl r'n'b/pop groups who would jump all over the chance to record a song like this.

Which leads me to ask if you ever consider publishing/selling your poppier compositions to big Western record companies? Seems with the quality, consistency and prolific nature of your writing you might well make a packet, even if only a tiny proportion of your songs ever got anywhere (although I understand that this whole process is likely infinitely more complicated than I can imagine)?

I know you've already done stuff like this for the Japanese market, which also leads me to ask if there's any way we could hear any of these songs?

Cheers again.

PS: Mojo Nixon is a cult practitioner of sledgehammer-subtle psychobilly satire, puts me a little in mind of Howling Willie Cunt, whomever he may be...

Hence cult songs like 'Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant With My Two-headed Love Child' (video starring the acutely-cute Winona Ryder):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O92QcjT6vDY

And possible-classics like 'Are You Drinking With Me Jesus?':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff5FoGtAbro

And amusing trifles such as 'I Like Marijuana':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s8mXSVD7WI

Then there's prime Scorchers-and-Aerosmith-gone-silly-in-a-barn-on-mutant-moonshine rockers like 'UFO's, Big-Rigs And BBQs':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I8pC_DOXC4


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Re: ASK GiNGER QUESTiONS

Postby WiredOut » 15th Oct 10, 22:44

Sorry, feel like I'm dominating this question column here (I'll stop soon) but what's your favourite ever live performance of a single song (witnessed or recorded)?

Obviously, I never saw this actually happen, but this performance of 'White Lies' by JATS beats anything else I've ever seen live or otherwise for sheer 'hold onto your souls motherfuckers' universe-shaking love-fuelled undestroyable rock'n'roll anarchy-engine-energy:

(sure you'll be familiar with it but here's the link anyway)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9unLB8lNCJ8
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