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Kasabian ganha como “melhor banda britânica” no NME Awards

7 anos atrás ----- Blog

Tom Meighan, vocalista da banda Kasabian

A revista NME nomeou na última quarta-feira (29) os queridinhos e os não tão queridinhos assim da música britânica em 2011.

A Kasabian foi eleita a “melhor banda britânica” enquanto os Arctic Monkeys ficaram com o prêmio de “melhor banda ao vivo”.

A nomeação de “banda revelação” ficou com o The Vaccines e Glastonbury foi escolhido como o “melhor festival”.

Florence + The Machine levaram para casa dois prêmios: o de “melhor artista solo e o de “melhor música” por “Shake It Out”.

Noel Gallagher foi agraciado com o prêmio “Gênio Divino” e Justin Bieber com os de “pior álbum”, por “Under The Mistletoe” e “vilão do ano”.

 

Veja a lista completa:

Melhor Banda Britânica
Kasabian

Melhor Banda Internacional
Foo Fighters

Banda Revelação
The Vaccines

Melhor Artista Solo
Florence + the Machine

Melhor Banda Ao Vivo
Arctic Monkeys

Melhor Álbum
“Horrors”, Skying

Melhor Música
Florence + The Machine, “Shake It Out”

Melhor Clipe
“Hurts”, Sunday

Melhor Festival
Glastonbury

Hino das Pistas
Katy B, “Broken Record”

Melhor Série de TV
“Fresh Meat”

Melhor Filme
“Submarine”

Herói do Ano
Matt Bellamy (Muse)

Vilão do Ano
Justin Bieber

Pior Álbum
Justin Bieber, “Under The Mistletoe”

Pior Banda
One Direction

Homem Mais Sexy
Jared Leto, 30 Seconds To Mars

Mulher Mais Sexy
Hayley Williams, Paramore

Melhor Arte de Capa
Friendly Fires, “Pala”

Melhor Twitter ou Blog
Lady Gaga, @ladygaga

Melhor Livro
Noel Fielding, “The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton”

Melhor Festival de Pequeno Porte
Rockness

Fãs Mais Dedicados
Muse

Melhor Filme Musical
Foo Fighters, “Back and Forth”

Melhor Momento Musical
Stone Roses re-unite

Melhor Relançamento
The Smiths, “Complete re-issues”

Philip Hall Radar Award
Azealia Banks

Veja fotos do NME Awards aqui.

 

De barco pelo interior da Inglaterra

7 anos atrás ----- Blog Cinema The Insider The Insider

por Milo Steelefox, de Londres*

Round about once every month or two I escape London to go home and see my family and friends in Worcester, home of the classic Lea & Perrins sauce (molho inglês), about 2½ hours away by train. Not a lot happens, but that’s half the appeal, and I wanted to tell you about one of the best ways to while away the time there.

So there I was, getting up lazily one recent Saturday morning and who should call but my oldest and tallest friend. ‘Wanna row up to The Camp?’, he asked. This is a silly question. ‘I’m game’, I obviously replied.

I wander out into the garden and rouse my little brother, sunbathing with a book. He’s game too, and before we know it the three of us plus two friends are strolling over to the River Severn to a chap who hires out rowing boats. The lovely big one (called Munchkin) is already booked, so we get two small ones and set off upstream. The goal? A delightful old pub called The Camp!

It’s a perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon; you paddle against the current for a little over and hour, then sit back with sandwich and a cider or two at the pub, and then literally drift back downstream a couple of hours later. And of course, it’s all giggles and fooling around, taking turns to row, splashing water and waving at passers by on the banks.

I’ve known this pub since I was a little boy, and although some of the playground items have gone, it’s very much the same. And the best bit, apart from a lovely great big tree, is the fact that there are not just chickens roaming around in between the tables, but there are also peacocks strutting their stuff and wailing to each other – such bizarre and beautiful birds.

Back we get into the boats to head downstream, floating along, meandering, paddling a little and crashing into each other or low branches, but mostly drifting along and enjoying the sunshine.

There’s nothing better than being on the water in the warm weather, and don’t worry if you never make it as far as visiting Worcester – your best bet for a lovely day in a boat would be to check out Shakespeare’s Stratford, or better still do a spot of punting in the very scenic spots of Oxford and Cambridge.

More info

Punting


GLOSSARY

  • To while away the time: to spend time
  • I’m game: I’m up for it, I’m keen
  • Rouse: to get the attention of
  • A chap: a man
  • Strutting their stuff: showing off, parading as if on a catwalk
  • Best bet: This is literally the best advice you can offer, the best suggestion
  • Punting: a form of boating, like rowing but instead of using two oars you use the one, propelling the boat along by pushing on the bed of the river, rather like they do in Gondolas in Venice

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