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Sadder news on the Coachella front.

Posted in Coachella, Music on January 16, 2008 by neal

Evidently, a certain Mr. Bronson has taken issue with the rumored lineups.

He has dashed all hopes for My Bloody Valentine and David Bowie. I just hope that I’m not being to optimistic about some of the others. But Justice and Portishead should make for a couple of good shows.

Without Bowie or My Bloody Valentine, the festival has little chance of outdoing itself this year.

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Coachella 2008 rumors dissected

Posted in Coachella, Music on January 15, 2008 by neal

The rumors about Coachella 2008 are starting to fly. In addition to Goldenvoice’s rumored back east music festival (via Idolator) there are Coachella posters floating around the Internet. I got a peek at the first one in a post that came through my RSS reader but once a friend sent me a second, mostly different one, I decided that it’s about time to take a look at these things.

Because Coachella poster tend to vary only slightly stylistically from year to year, and each year, there seems to be a hot bunch of about 30 acts that ends up attending about 70% of North America’s music festivals, the posters and lineups are easily faked.

Ever since 2001, the posters layout have included the Empire Polo Club field and palm trees in the foreground at the bottom with the backdrop being the Coachella valley and the sky above being illuminated at different times of day. The 2007 poster featured a late-afternoon/early-evening sky so it makes sense that the time of day move forward an hour or two. Both do so, but I find the night sky in the second poster to be a little ambitious.

 Exhibit A   Exhibit B

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