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PostSubject: Obsessive Addictions   Sat 28 Mar 2009, 18:37

A confession.

This is my first real foray into the world of on-line forums but I fear an addiction growing already !!

I can only think it must stem from my what can only be decribed as my "obsession" of anything to do with Elbow and now finding a place of like-minded folk.

Considering I only came across them less than a year ago, it makes it all the more surprising (or should that be worrying !?)

In the words of that classic by Napoleon XIV "The're coming to take me away HO HO HEE HEE HA HA !!!"
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Sat 28 Mar 2009, 18:56

LOL, I feel your pain Yesman. Very Happy

It does make a big difference being online 'obsessing' with other fans compared to just getting an odd fix of new releases, magazine features or radio sessions every now and then in relative isolation. Until last year, I only ever knew one other proper fan locally (apart from Mr W), so the band's more recent success is ace for everyone here too.

At least you're very aware of your growing affliction. Never mind. On the plus side, there isn't a van big enough to take us all away... lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Sat 28 Mar 2009, 20:55

Yes, I can confirm that this forum is addictive!
It is so nice to 'hang out' with like-minded people, especially since, up until quite recently, nobody had ever heard of Elbow !
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Sun 29 Mar 2009, 10:50

i managed to not post in this forum from about january to march, i was so proud!


And i agree with jones. its nice to digress with people who understand elbow's brilliance!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Sun 29 Mar 2009, 16:49

Leo wrote:
i managed to not post in this forum from about january to march, i was so proud!

Whyyyy? It's cool to be obsessive with Elbow! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Mon 30 Mar 2009, 11:48

Without a doubt it's an obsession, ever since I first heard Newborn all those many moons ago, I'd been a big fan but since TSSK was released, it's reached daft proportions, playing them every day, telling all and sundry how great they are and that they MUST delve into their back catalogue. The only other things I can compare with are my (mainly miserable, punctuated with moments of elation) 30 year season ticket following Man City, Oasis between 94 - 96 and discovering The Chameleons in 1991, long after they'd disbanded, but reforming in 2000 for a year or two.

I think, the reason with being an obsessive Elbow fan is a cocktail of them being down to earth likeable lads, Garvey's voice and just how I personally FEEL listening to them.
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Mon 30 Mar 2009, 18:09

Definately an obsession - I'm making myself have a fortnight off Elbow music. It's exhausting waking up in the night with one of their tunes going through your head. I can only liken it to having 'Elbow diabetes'. As much as I adore the music, I've got to listen to something else for a bit.

I do enjoy this forum - I know I drive my friends and family mad - banging on constantly about them. It's great to know there are like minded people out there.
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Mon 30 Mar 2009, 18:43

I just wish I would not compare every poor bloke with the hottest teddybear in the world...Guy Garvey...*sigh* Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Mon 30 Mar 2009, 21:03

ElbowFreak wrote:
Leo wrote:
i managed to not post in this forum from about january to march, i was so proud!

Whyyyy? It's cool to be obsessive with Elbow! Very Happy

dunno really... i went of it a bit. and i stopped listening to elbow a while; whilst getting into a few new faves such as modest mouse etc
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Tue 31 Mar 2009, 05:56

It's good to be obsessed (with Elbow anyway Wink ) and be able to share the obsession while sparing long-suffering friends and family - though they still get it anyway Very Happy It's been slightly different over the last few months, now more people actually know who I'm talking about! Leo, the trouble with being absent for a while (I've done it too on occasions) is you have to be even more obsessed catching up when you get back. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Tue 31 Mar 2009, 13:25

ticky wrote:
It's exhausting waking up in the night with one of their tunes going through your head. I can only liken it to having 'Elbow diabetes'. As much as I adore the music, I've got to listen to something else for a bit.

drunken I've now entered my eighth year of that happening to me...its always more acute when a new song appears, 2007 was like remission.

ticky wrote:
I do enjoy this forum - I know I drive my friends and family mad - banging on constantly about them.

Its just not spoken of anymore with mine, and they just laugh whenever that music accompanies TV programmes now...as it so frequently does lately.
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Tue 31 Mar 2009, 18:34

What's nice is - compared with another forum I had been on, which shall remain nameless- I have yet to detect any back-biting, bickering or nastiness on this forum. Everyone here is so lovely and so generous with their information and knowledge about Elbow. I think it's a credit to the band that their admirers (nicer than fans) are so great. And a credit to us that we love such a fantastic band.

I love Elbow and I love Elbowies. Beer
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Tue 31 Mar 2009, 18:50

That's such a sweet thing to say!
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Wed 01 Apr 2009, 16:26

I don't know if I qualify as Elbow-obsessed, though they are one of my top 3 favorite musical acts ever. Since I'm in the States it's kinda lonely being an Elbow fan and I had nobody to discuss them with, so this forum is a real treat for me! Although, I did recently convert both my friend and her husband to the Church of Elbow, and I am quite pleased about that...now the 3 of us can babble on at each other about their music (and we do!).
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Sun 07 Jun 2009, 14:46

I think I'm spending too much time on this bloomin' forum. That's the trouble when your work is 50% computer based - it's too easy to log on for a minute or so to see what's going on.

I do enjoy it though...
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Sun 07 Jun 2009, 15:13

ticky wrote:
I do enjoy it though...

Its not a problem then ticky! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Sun 07 Jun 2009, 18:47

ticky wrote:

I do enjoy it though...

That's the whole point, isn't it?!
I love this forum and the people who frequent it! I love you
(and of course the people who it is about!)
I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Sun 07 Jun 2009, 22:07

I LOVE this forum and the lovely people on it, it is obsessive though. I bought my baby laptop so I wouldn't miss anything while I was on holiday then couldn't get a flippin' signal where we were staying Crying or Very sad
I was not happy. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Mon 08 Jun 2009, 12:44

Did you have a good holiday though?
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Mon 08 Jun 2009, 19:14

Yes thanks we had a great time, only in Scarborough so not too far from home, we had glorious weather and I even got a tan!
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Mon 08 Jun 2009, 23:32

It's great to meet like-minded people who feel the same about such a fab band.

I think my family and friends think I'm completely mad when I constantly bring the conversation round to talking about them. My hubbie is a fan now and sister but even they can't get their heads over how hooked I am!

I'm constantly explaining to people who they are as they've never heard of them and telling them to listen to a couple of their albums and they would see where I'm coming from.
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Tue 09 Jun 2009, 20:16

My family love them! Well, to an extent! My cynical brother called One Day "The best song ever written." and it's not been off my parent's stereo since i gave the Abbey Road set to my dad for his birthday in April!

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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Tue 09 Jun 2009, 20:18

Sarah wrote:
My family love them! Well, to an extent! My cynical brother called One Day "The best song ever written." and it's not been off my parent's stereo since i gave the Abbey Road set to my dad for his birthday in April!


lol! That's how to do it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Tue 09 Jun 2009, 20:19

Slowly indoctrinating the Cottle clan since 2001!

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PostSubject: Re: Obsessive Addictions   Wed 10 Jun 2009, 08:50

THat long! :O

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