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Friday, November 18, 2005

British India

These guys are in a band called british india. two of them went to my school in the same year level as me. they are fairly successful at the moment, touring with their first album at the moment. i read in Beat magazine that they stole guitar strings and effects pedals from music shops when they were starting out. the writer of the article thought that it was to provide some sort of street cred or "image" to themselves. these guys are an image band and not afraid to tell people that. if you start reading some of the interviews they've done you realise that they are attempting to craft an image around themselves, but not quite succeding. Jet came from my school too. they were more successfull at creating their image then British India. As tough working class Dingley boys- following in the rolling stones model of pretending to be poor. British India have avoided mentioning that they went to the same school as Jet. they seem to be trying to craft a "mod" style image for themselves, that doesn't fit with jet's rough garage rock. they both rip off other bands significantly. like i said last semester, it's all about what you tell people, and what you don't tell people. if people never find out you're lying, it's not a lie. these guys are partway to understanding that, but i think they needed a few more years in the wilderness to harden up a bit because every now and then they say something that shows the chinks on their armour.

5 Comments:

Blogger Britt said...

Is that school called st. bede's? I know it's across the road from a pub.

7:06 PM, November 18, 2005  
Blogger laim85 said...

yup

7:12 PM, November 18, 2005  
Blogger Britt said...

Lucky you, it really is a school of hugs and kisses...

7:46 PM, November 18, 2005  
Blogger laim85 said...

???

11:13 PM, November 20, 2005  
Blogger Haley said...

I wish our school had more intresting people... We get teachers though that used to be students and their old teachers are still there it's funny how people never really seem to move away. I don't know of anyone famous that went to my old school, but it used to be a tech school. Yeah bands are really image based.

4:52 PM, November 21, 2005  

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