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Old 29-06-2014, 12:06
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I think we can all agree with that sterock85!

Yesterday certainly wasn't a disaster, but it is soooooo god darned frustrating that its always televised live performances where she becomes nervous. Maybe they shouldn't tell her they are filming it?

I think most people around here who have seen her live would agree she's out of this world level good. Honestly this is no bias on my part, I'm saying this as a music fan, when she's on top form she sounds not only as good, but better than the album. I've seen professional reviewers come out with that opinion too with no prompting from us fans!

Of course as none of that is going out on mainstream TV you still get this clutch of people that refuse to believe she's any good live, because to them TV is the only thing that matters in their dreary little world. Nothing else exists bar what the TV tells them.

Just for those sort of people, to answer their question why does she smoke onstage? Erm I think it might actually just to try and relax and ease those nerves. Not to shock and offend their dreary middle class world. Although that to me is a highly enjoyable byproduct of her doing that!

Anyway the Daily Mail have pulled their usual trick of putting together some nice shots of the show and I therefore feel unable not to link it. See she did smile too! :
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...astonbury.html
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Old 29-06-2014, 23:32
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Just got chance to watch the full set inbetween the world cup games as I didn't see it all from the TV highlights. Bar a few nervous moments in her voice its not so bad a performance at all, and the rendition of Video Games at the end was just gorgeous. I do think people go overboard in their criticism. Some of the comments on the Glastonbury thread on here about not just Lana but well most of the artists just reflect that people on the web tend to troll. According to some people pretty much all of the acts are crap. For instance I'm currently enjoying Kasabian but no "sh*te" in some peoples view. Oh and according to one person Jake Bugg who comes off a Nottingham council estate is "posh." Okay then...

Here's a link roundup if anyone is interested, the full gig:
http://lanadelreyfan.com/watch-lanas...astonbury-set/

Looks like Lana's a fan of Metallica... and horses:
https://twitter.com/LanaDReyOnline/s...199552/photo/1

Few pics from her latest magazine shoot plus a video of the shoot:
http://lanadelreyfan.com/lana-del-re...madame-figaro/

And looking at the top 40, Ultraviolence is still going strong at no.3 and Born to Die has gone up 7 places to no.18, 126 weeks now in the chart:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/albums
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Old 09-07-2014, 21:35
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I like this as lot, though it's very different from Lana's version and has different virtues:

Within Temptation - Summertime Sadness (cover)
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Old 13-07-2014, 09:26
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Thanks, kinda a little orchestral metal stylee, fun!

By the way have you all seen this lovely a capella version of Old Money she sang on the tour. Bar a little bit where she gets a dry croak in her voice (ah maybe she shouldn't smoke) its utterly, utterly gorgeous and its great to see the crowd know all the words too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yxQ3...xptzE0Hw72wSWw

The band need to learn this one to play along with her a.s.a.p.

I think its worth saying this songs really grown on me too, possible single at some stage perhaps?
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Old 28-07-2014, 18:08
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After first making the offer to Miley, Britney & Justin Bieber, Sinead O'Connor now wants to give Lana motherly advice:
http://www.gigwise.com/news/92987/si...to-give-advice

Think you know you are a star these days when Sinead wants that motherly talk with you.

It would appear the NME are now Lana's biggest fans after watching her at Glasto:
http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/h...c-to-super-fan

F'd My Way Up To The Top + recent interview comments about how she's apparently slept with a lot of music biz guys and was disappointed it didn't get her anywhere career wise have even cause even publications like The International Business Times to speculate on who (ahem) with:
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/lana-del-re...i-hold-1458181

Guess those international business people really need to know these things!

And I think that Rolling Stone interview turned out OK despite Lana getting fed up and pulling the plug on the interview, but the excerpts that weren't used are possibly more interesting:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...l-rey-20140724
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