26.10.05

This is the modern world

Well you can't say that The Gresham Flyers are behind with the times. Not only do we launch ourselves into (my)space, but our ritual bonding sessions are usually over work emails. Ok, so they're usually a bit too dull to tell you about, but we thought you might like to see our exchanges when discussing the influences to put on our myspace profile.

After several thousand emails of adding a band name to the list, it started getting a bit silly:

From: Dan
To: The Gresham Flyers
Subject: RE: Influences


Influences:

New Order
Blur
Super Furry Animals
Sparks
Roxy Music
Dexys Midnight Runners
XTC
Belle & Sebastian
The Wedding Present
Pulp
Inspiral Carpets
Kasabian
Glen Medeiros



From: Thom
To: The Gresham Flyers
Subject: RE: Influences


Influences:

Kasabian
Glen Medeiros
Dubstar
Billy Ocean



From: Martin
To: The Gresham Flyers
Subject: RE: Influences


I can see it now: "The Gresham Flyers are Dubstar, fronted by Glen Madeiros, with the rhythm section of Kasabian, featuring Billy Ocean on backing-vocals"


From: Andrew
To: The Gresham Flyers
Subject: RE: Influences


It's "Madeiros". I had my first ever slow dance to is song. Suzanne, her name was... I can still remember it. Ouch.


From: John
To: The Gresham Flyers
Subject: RE: Influences

Influences:

It's Immaterial
Sigue Sigue Sputnik
Fiction Factory
Yello
The Adventures
Gaye Bikers on Acid
The Blow Monkeys
Lonnie Gordon
Dan Hartman
Strike
Deuce
Rosie Gaines


From: Thom
To: The Gresham Flyers
Subject: RE: Influences

You forgot Corona. I model all my basslines on Rhythm Of The Night.


From: Sharon
To: The Gresham Flyers
Subject: RE: Influences

I used to own records by one act on that list. I'll let you work it out. Oh, and you forgot Kym Symms.


From: John
To: Sharon
Subject: RE: Influences

"Lemme tell you sump'n...
No maaaan in de WORL'..."

Bet you owned records by either Yello (whom Thom MUST like) or Fiction Factory


From: Thom
To: The Gresham Flyers
Subject: RE: Influences

I've seen your dog-eared picture sleeve of Love Missile F1-11 lying about the house. I know the truth. You can't hide it in between your Nick Heyward and David Essex singles, you know.

I forgot to add 10cc and ELO to the list. Yes, I'm being serious.


Et cetera. A rare but thrilling insight into the psyche of The Gresham Flyers: "Dubstar, fronted by Glen Madeiros, with the rhythm section of Kasabian, featuring Billy Ocean on backing-vocals"

Sharon
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rosie Gaines!

Sharon said...

I actually heard Fiction Factory on the radio yesterday. It's hard to dispute that one.