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Title: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: buntyman on March 15, 2020, 12:32:16 PM
Can't find a recent Kitson thread so thought I'd start a new one for this year. Subscribers to his making list will have seen that he'd lined up various live shows for this year which, like with everyone else, have been put on hold for now.
However, I was idly browsing his website and found he's put the full show of Analogue up as a video, hidden away in the archive section. Judging by the number of views, not many people seem to have found it yet. Anyway, here's a link: https://www.danielkitson.com/analogue
I think I'll watch it tomorrow
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: DrGreggles on March 15, 2020, 01:37:13 PM
Good spot that man!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on March 15, 2020, 04:35:17 PM
Can't find a recent Kitson thread so thought I'd start a new one for this year. Subscribers to his making list will have seen that he'd lined up various live shows for this year which, like with everyone else, have been put on hold for now.
However, I was idly browsing his website and found he's put the full show of Analogue up as a video, hidden away in the archive section. Judging by the number of views, not many people seem to have found it yet. Anyway, here's a link: https://www.danielkitson.com/analogue
I think I'll watch it tomorrow

Thanks so much for this, I missed the show and was gutted at the time, and can't wait to watch it now.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on March 15, 2020, 05:22:58 PM
Nice one. Grabbed so it can't be disappeared before I watch it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: up_the_hampipe on March 15, 2020, 10:27:42 PM
Seems like (hopefully) he’s building that archive collection up with some unheard/unseen recordings of his shows over the years.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: godber on March 16, 2020, 10:03:06 AM
Good spot that man!

Seconded. Surprised he didn't mention it in last week's email. Also nervous it might get pulled at any point, so definitely going to catch up soon. I remember seeing this in preview at the BAC (volunteers from the audience read from scripts rather than there being tapes) then again at the National, but have no memory of what it was about!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Lost Oliver on March 16, 2020, 01:45:28 PM
Is there a way of downloading it before he takes it off?

I saw it at BAC and remember being really moved by it.

What I want more than anything though is a copy of Tree. Brilliance from start to finish.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on March 16, 2020, 02:57:41 PM
Is there a way of downloading it before he takes it off?

I saw it at BAC and remember being really moved by it.

What I want more than anything though is a copy of Tree. Brilliance from start to finish.

I used this - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stream-video-downloader/imkngaibigegepnlckfcbecjoilcjbhf?hl=en - it's a great little programme that has helped me download a great deal of normally protected videos.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Gurke and Hare on March 16, 2020, 06:42:13 PM
I used this - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stream-video-downloader/imkngaibigegepnlckfcbecjoilcjbhf?hl=en - it's a great little programme that has helped me download a great deal of normally protected videos.

Annoyingly, this has completely stopped working for me recently. It still recognises there are videos there, but gives up trying to download them at 0%.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Lost Oliver on March 16, 2020, 06:57:41 PM
I used this - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stream-video-downloader/imkngaibigegepnlckfcbecjoilcjbhf?hl=en - it's a great little programme that has helped me download a great deal of normally protected videos.

You've no idea how much I love you SMBH.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on March 16, 2020, 08:05:07 PM
Annoyingly, this has completely stopped working for me recently. It still recognises there are videos there, but gives up trying to download them at 0%.

That's weird as it currently does still work for me, there are a couple of other chrome apps which might be worth giving a shot, I also have Flash Video Downloader installed if the other doesn't work.
.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: privatefriend on March 16, 2020, 09:01:49 PM
There is a chrome extension called 'vimeo video downloader' that worked for me.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: olliebean on March 16, 2020, 10:18:20 PM
If all else fails, the ever reliable youtube-dl will do the trick.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on March 23, 2020, 02:21:08 AM
Thank you for sharing this - I’ve never been able to see Kitson live for geographical reasons so this was an unexpected treat.

Edit: removing all the reasons why it was sad because a bit too personal. Still a great show! Thank you again
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: zomgmouse on March 23, 2020, 09:16:06 AM
was very keen to see him live in Melbourne but the comedy festival has been cancelled so he's not coming anymore

RIP
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Quisby on April 02, 2020, 03:21:21 PM
Kitson live on Resonance FM now (3pm-3:30pm) - described as "test transmission for a new live series". Either problems with my internet or the streaming so it keeps cutting out but amidst the buffering he said he'd had a celeriac and steak sandwich and played Buffalo Stance.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Quisby on April 02, 2020, 03:22:44 PM
https://www.resonancefm.com/

click on "Micro Clear Spot"
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: peanutbutter on April 02, 2020, 03:28:55 PM
Kitson live on Resonance FM now (3pm-3:30pm) - described as "test transmission for a new live series". Either problems with my internet or the streaming so it keeps cutting out but amidst the buffering he said he'd had a celeriac and steak sandwich and played Buffalo Stance.
Wouldn't play for me either
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Quisby on April 02, 2020, 03:33:00 PM
From the little I heard he was really just testing that he could broadcast from home and the plan is for a series either at breakfast time or late night. He doesn't usually let these shows be archived but said they would be this time under pandemic rules.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mrfridge on April 02, 2020, 08:26:31 PM
Fantastic news. Thanks for the heads up.

Could some kind soul attempt to record these in case they aren’t archived? My previous efforts have been slightly lacklustre.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Quisby on April 02, 2020, 09:26:10 PM
We hope he will be on the air in a matter of days say Resonance on twitter.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: phatfill on April 03, 2020, 01:52:31 AM
That was a really moving and interesting show which i enjoyed alot.
I knew that he was a funny stand up from what little i had seen but didn't realize Daniel Kitson is a very special and genuine artist..
Thanks for the heads up as i never thought i would get to see this.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: up_the_hampipe on April 04, 2020, 02:18:36 PM
Judging by the very end of the trailer here, there's some filmed Kitson stand-up included in the Eugene Mirman documentary https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/it-started-as-a-joke/id1500981337

Can't see it on UK iTunes though, hoping I can get hold of it somehow.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: jake thunder on April 04, 2020, 02:47:52 PM
Anyone got recordings of this?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on April 04, 2020, 04:45:22 PM
It took a while but I finally found a VPN that would allow me to watch this!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on April 04, 2020, 11:09:52 PM
To update: Kitson-wise there's a very short interview and one very short clip of crowdwork. Lovely doc though. PM me.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Glyn on April 06, 2020, 09:38:02 AM
This thread reminded me that I hadn't yet watched Its Always Right Now, Until It's Later on Vimeo, so cheers for that !
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Tomsidg on April 19, 2020, 08:08:21 PM
His breakfast show on resonance FM starts again tomorrow 7am-9am. Are any kind souls going to create a podcast feed again?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: jim_funtingham on April 20, 2020, 04:17:32 AM
Thanks for the heads up, I'm excited to hear this!  I will try to record it, but I am having trouble recording the stream for some reason.  If anyone else is able to record it, I'd be happy to host the podcast feed again.

If anyone knows how I can configure Streamwriter to record the Resonance stream, please let me know.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Tomsidg on April 20, 2020, 08:36:04 AM
Thanks for this. Hopefully you got it to work. If not, it will be streaming on their site until midnight.

https://www.danielkitson.com/news/2020/4/19/how-many-times-do-i-have-to-tell-you-i-am-a-breakfast-radio-dj (https://www.danielkitson.com/news/2020/4/19/how-many-times-do-i-have-to-tell-you-i-am-a-breakfast-radio-dj)

Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mostbutnotall on April 20, 2020, 09:18:19 AM
His radio show is  going to be available to stream online (Mixcloud?) until midnight (or when he remembers to delete it).

Direct resonance stream: http://stream.resonance.fm:8000/resonance
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on April 20, 2020, 09:53:19 AM
Here's today's full ep: https://gofile.io/?c=LN7uOm

And here's my StreamWriter settings:

(https://i.imgur.com/iejvC6D.png)

In Settings -> Recordings, untick Save separated tracks
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on April 20, 2020, 10:16:52 AM
I have youtube-dl on the case.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: one_sharper on April 20, 2020, 10:22:51 AM
It's up on Mixcloud now: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/a-reason-to-wake-up-20-april-2020/
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on April 20, 2020, 10:40:28 AM
Here's the Mixcould file: https://gofile.io/?c=NRKuB7
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: jim_funtingham on April 20, 2020, 02:10:56 PM
Thanks all for the files and Streamwriter settings.  I think I've cobbled together a working podcast feed.  You can subscribe to this URL from your podcast app:

http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2020/full/

Or, if you just want to download the mp3 files, you can do that here:

http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2020/full/list.php

I'll do my best to keep up with it!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: QDRPHNC on April 20, 2020, 02:24:34 PM
If I wanted to get into Daniel Kitson, where would I start?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Tomsidg on April 20, 2020, 02:28:50 PM
Thank you for this!




Thanks all for the files and Streamwriter settings.  I think I've cobbled together a working podcast feed.  You can subscribe to this URL from your podcast app:

http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2020/full/

Or, if you just want to download the mp3 files, you can do that here:

http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2020/full/list.php

I'll do my best to keep up with it!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Tomsidg on April 20, 2020, 02:36:02 PM

Very tricky but I would recommend starting here. It’s a really nice short story and I think its a good mix of what he brings to his story shows.
https://danielkitson.bandcamp.com/album/the-ballad-of-roger-and-grace (https://danielkitson.bandcamp.com/album/the-ballad-of-roger-and-grace)


If you like that then give this a go

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/itsalwaysrightnow (https://vimeo.com/ondemand/itsalwaysrightnow)

That was how I was introduced to Kitson when he performed it at the National Theatre and I’ve loved him ever since.

My favourite way to see him is the work in progress/compere stuff he does and I think the radio show is the closest way of experiencing that for the time being!

If I wanted to get into Daniel Kitson, where would I start?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: QDRPHNC on April 20, 2020, 02:38:25 PM
Thanks! I know he gets a lot of love on here, and I found him to be very funny in the Peter Kay stuff I've seen, so it's always been in the back of my head to give him a proper go.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: hummingofevil on April 20, 2020, 05:34:14 PM
If I wanted to get into Daniel Kitson, where would I start?

You can't go wrong with this. Cost you £2. Straight stand up. Decent recording. It hits the sweet spot for me.

https://danielkitson.bandcamp.com/album/weltanschauung

Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: hummingofevil on April 20, 2020, 05:42:14 PM
Thanks all for the files and Streamwriter settings.  I think I've cobbled together a working podcast feed.  You can subscribe to this URL from your podcast app:

http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2020/full/

Or, if you just want to download the mp3 files, you can do that here:

http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2020/full/list.php

I'll do my best to keep up with it!

Cheers. This works perfectly on Downcast :)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: QDRPHNC on April 20, 2020, 10:34:26 PM
Thanks, will check these out!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: peanutbutter on April 20, 2020, 11:19:58 PM
If I wanted to get into Daniel Kitson, where would I start?
IMO

Standup: It's the Fireworks Talking (his 2007 show, although I'd say the ones from the 3 years before that are decent entries too)
Theatrical: 66a Church Rd (which is a bit closer to his standup than a few of the other really good ones)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Le Tourbillon on April 21, 2020, 06:27:07 AM
Thanks for recording and posting the shows - always greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: lizziebee3 on April 23, 2020, 01:24:40 AM
Thanks all for the files and Streamwriter settings.  I think I've cobbled together a working podcast feed.  You can subscribe to this URL from your podcast app:

http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2020/full/

Or, if you just want to download the mp3 files, you can do that here:

http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2020/full/list.php

I'll do my best to keep up with it!

Cheers, Jim. This works a treat. Much appreciated.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: msm on April 23, 2020, 02:24:15 AM
Thanks all for the files and Streamwriter settings.  I think I've cobbled together a working podcast feed.  You can subscribe to this URL from your podcast app:

http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2020/full/

Or, if you just want to download the mp3 files, you can do that here:

http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2020/full/list.php

I'll do my best to keep up with it!




Thanks for this
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: msm on April 23, 2020, 02:24:49 AM
Can't find a recent Kitson thread so thought I'd start a new one for this year. Subscribers to his making list will have seen that he'd lined up various live shows for this year which, like with everyone else, have been put on hold for now.
However, I was idly browsing his website and found he's put the full show of Analogue up as a video, hidden away in the archive section. Judging by the number of views, not many people seem to have found it yet. Anyway, here's a link: https://www.danielkitson.com/analogue
I think I'll watch it tomorrow

Thanks for this
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: AVH on April 28, 2020, 08:46:35 PM
Thanks all for the files and Streamwriter settings.  I think I've cobbled together a working podcast feed.  You can subscribe to this URL from your podcast app:

http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2020/full/

Or, if you just want to download the mp3 files, you can do that here:

http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2020/full/list.php

I'll do my best to keep up with it!

Thank you so much for this - really appreciated.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: SteveDave on April 29, 2020, 10:33:50 AM
He's played Art Brut twice this week. Why does he hate me so?

Also, all LCD Soundsystem songs (I think he's played them all) sound the same.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Mr Faineant on April 29, 2020, 02:01:28 PM
There is an “After the beginning, before the end” joke here somewhere.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Old Thrashbarg on May 04, 2020, 12:32:45 AM
I do love these shows. The musical choices, whilst not always to my taste, are always interesting. And the unstructured, unplanned conversation feels like his work-in-progress shows; he doesn't need structure or punchlines, he can just about any mundane thing and make it funny with the way his mind wanders and his turns of phrase. Even daft stuff like the frequent "not a euphemism" gets me every time.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: msm on May 04, 2020, 01:34:11 AM
I do love these shows. The musical choices, whilst not always to my taste, are always interesting. And the unstructured, unplanned conversation feels like his work-in-progress shows; he doesn't need structure or punchlines, he can just about any mundane thing and make it funny with the way his mind wanders and his turns of phrase. Even daft stuff like the frequent "not a euphemism" gets me every time.

Yes , it does have charm , the repeating of it and including things that are obviously euphemisms , I like almost all his music choices9 musical theatre ? that's a NO from me I'm afraid  , he played shellac for goodness sake you'd need to listen to Joh Peel or BBC 6 for this kind of stuff .
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: colsimpson on May 04, 2020, 09:12:41 AM
has he stopped now? i only found out about this on Withered Hand's live stream on Saturday night
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: msm on May 10, 2020, 02:17:40 AM
Yep worth catching the mpegs , posted earlier .
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sconies on May 14, 2020, 01:35:28 AM
Would anyone happen to have a recording of 'Where Once Was Wonder'? I remember reading on here years ago that one existed, but I've never been able to get my hands on it.

+ any decent recordings that you aren't able to buy via his Bandcamp really. Would love a decent version of 'The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church' or 'It's The Fireworks Talking' (I've got one of that, but it's the version ruined at the end by a heckler).
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: piginabottle on May 14, 2020, 09:50:12 AM
Would love a decent version of 'The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church

https://www.citizenticket.co.uk/organiser/daniel-kitson/

Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on May 14, 2020, 09:59:05 AM
Would anyone happen to have a recording of 'Where Once Was Wonder'? I remember reading on here years ago that one existed, but I've never been able to get my hands on it.

+ any decent recordings that you aren't able to buy via his Bandcamp really. Would love a decent version of 'The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church' or 'It's The Fireworks Talking' (I've got one of that, but it's the version ruined at the end by a heckler).

I don't think you should be looking for unauthorised recordings on here, they've had to be removed from here (at the behest of DK himself, I think) in the past.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sconies on May 14, 2020, 10:32:15 AM
Would love a decent version of 'The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church

https://www.citizenticket.co.uk/organiser/daniel-kitson/

Thank you! I had no idea this was happening. Tickets purchased.

I don't think you should be looking for unauthorised recordings on here, they've had to be removed from here (at the behest of DK himself, I think) in the past.

Noted, thank you.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Old Thrashbarg on May 14, 2020, 10:35:01 AM
Thank you! I had no idea this was happening. Tickets purchased.

The mailing list email literally went out this morning. So a spookily well-timed request.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: notjosh on May 14, 2020, 10:45:58 AM

Thank you! I had no idea this was happening. Tickets purchased.
The mailing list email literally went out this morning. So a spookily well-timed request.

Can you make a wish for a video release of 66a Church Road now pls, thx.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Glyn on May 14, 2020, 11:20:01 AM
'It's The Fireworks Talking' (I've got one of that, but it's the version ruined at the end by a heckler).
Was that in Cardiff by any chance ? Was at that show and can remember a horrifically timed heckle during a key dramatic pause. Think he stopped playing the glee club based solely on that incident.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: lankyguy95 on May 14, 2020, 11:30:24 AM
Yeah he's definitely talking about the Cardiff bootleg. Very uncomfortable to listen to.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on May 14, 2020, 02:13:58 PM
Thank you! I had no idea this was happening. Tickets purchased.
Thought they weren't on sale until noon tomorrow?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: peanutbutter on May 14, 2020, 02:18:39 PM
Why are there "tickets"? Is audience interaction somehow involved or something?

Was that in Cardiff by any chance ? Was at that show and can remember a horrifically timed heckle during a key dramatic pause. Think he stopped playing the glee club based solely on that incident.
Yep Cardiff Glee Club

In defense of the bootleg from what I recall it seems like it was literally the last line of the show. Get the impression I knew exactly where it was going and it blowing the end is probably balanced out by getting to hear the most moronic and poorly timed heckle of all time.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: lankyguy95 on May 14, 2020, 03:10:25 PM
Yeah the guy shouted "GAY!" straight after Kitson talked about loving his parents. I've heard some stupid heckles but that was on a monumental level.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: WestHill on May 14, 2020, 04:28:43 PM
Tickets purchased.


I thought they're not on sale until tomorrow?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Pranet on May 14, 2020, 04:37:16 PM
I admit that reading the latest email one thought I had was definitely "just release the fucking thing and stop titting about". Not saying it was a correct thought.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: up_the_hampipe on May 14, 2020, 05:12:01 PM
I admit that reading the latest email one thought I had was definitely "just release the fucking thing and stop titting about". Not saying it was a correct thought.

Did you yell "GAY" at the screen?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: olliebean on May 14, 2020, 05:26:23 PM
Why are there "tickets"? Is audience interaction somehow involved or something?

Because Kitson likes the idea of limiting the number of viewers to the capacities of the venues the show was originally performed in.

Also, I guess, because he doesn't want to devalue it by giving it away for free (although the money is going to charity, not into his pocket).
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sconies on May 15, 2020, 03:50:54 AM
I thought they're not on sale until tomorrow?

Apologies, was meaning to imply that I would definitely be buying tickets, not that I had actually already done so.

Anyway, I have done so now! Website went down which wasn't a surprise.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Schmo Diddley on May 15, 2020, 07:21:18 AM
Kitson announces a show on his email.
Click the link.
Sold out.
Repeat forever. It kind of puts me off bothering looking to be honest.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 15, 2020, 08:59:22 AM
Kitson announces a show on his email.
Click the link.
Sold out.
Repeat forever. It kind of puts me off bothering looking to be honest.

Pretty sure all the shows on sale at the moment (Melbourne) still have tickets available. Others (UK/US) aren't on sale yet.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Peru on May 15, 2020, 09:24:17 AM
Is it just me that thinks limiting tickets to the original capacity for a charity gig streamed online is the most ridiculously self-defeating thing ever?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 15, 2020, 09:26:27 AM
Kitson announces a show on his email.
Click the link.
Sold out.
Repeat forever. It kind of puts me off bothering looking to be honest.

It's not on sale yet.

Quote
- All the money will go to The Angel Comedy Micro Bursary Fund – This is a new initiative being operated by Angel Comedy to support comedians who have lost work during the lockdown and throughout this ongoing, circuit decimating, diary clearing, livelihood buggering mess.*****
 
- Tickets will go on sale at 12 noon on Friday May 15th. 
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: buntyman on May 15, 2020, 12:00:44 PM
Website down for everyone, yeah?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mjwilson on May 15, 2020, 12:02:08 PM
Yeah we killed it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 15, 2020, 12:03:51 PM
Yep. Kitson's such a dick, this could have raised a fuck load for Angel Comedy but by limiting ticket sales they might still struggle in the future. Plus he made Analog.ue free on the site so there's no need to be so fucking precious.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mjwilson on May 15, 2020, 12:06:01 PM
Oh I got in for a minute but then when I clicked on the calendar it went again.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Crabwalk on May 15, 2020, 12:09:08 PM
Well, this is fun. Can't even get tickets to see a fucking recorded show of his now.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Quisby on May 15, 2020, 12:10:31 PM
I got in eventually, clicked ticket link, got chucked out, got back in, no ticket links, got chucked back out, back in, no ticket link. I assume it's sold out.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Crabwalk on May 15, 2020, 12:13:01 PM
I like the guy very much but this is a bit daft.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mjwilson on May 15, 2020, 12:13:38 PM
Sold out according to a randomer on Twitter.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mjwilson on May 15, 2020, 12:14:23 PM
Although I seemed to get offered a ticket, before "add to cart" gave me an error. Probably time to give up.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: AVH on May 15, 2020, 12:14:43 PM
Well if someone who does get a ticket wants to share a copy I'll gladly donate double the amount to the the charity.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 15, 2020, 12:14:55 PM
"Sold out"

Limiting tickets to a digital screening for charity makes no sense whatsoever.

Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: buntyman on May 15, 2020, 12:19:26 PM
I think it might not be sold out yet. i managed to get one in my basket before it crashed again.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 15, 2020, 12:21:03 PM
Yeah site is probably fucked. Wouldnt surprise me if we can get tickets in an hour or so
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: buntyman on May 15, 2020, 12:22:29 PM
Doesn't bode well for how the actual screening might go. Think I'll go for one of the showings later in the run if i can.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Fishfinger on May 15, 2020, 12:23:27 PM
He enjoys the suffering more than the money.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: DrGreggles on May 15, 2020, 12:26:08 PM
Hopefully he'll make it available for download after these screenings, but I doubt it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Peru on May 15, 2020, 12:27:37 PM
"Sold out"

Limiting tickets to a digital screening for charity makes no sense whatsoever.

Especially when it's a fucking charity gig. He's put his own preciousness/control-freakery above the charity. Boggles my mind.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 15, 2020, 12:28:42 PM
He enjoys the suffering more than the money.

I presume you mean making others suffer? Either way, fuck this, I'm already a patron of Angel Comedy so I'll just up my donation this month so they at least get the money but I can't be arsed to spend hours refreshing the page on the off chance it eventually works.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: buntyman on May 15, 2020, 12:37:15 PM
I personally have got nothing better to do than continually pressing refresh
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Glyn on May 15, 2020, 12:54:36 PM
Got as far as a payment screen for one of the nights before it crashed and chucked me out and nothing happening now. Anyone actually get tickets in the end ?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 15, 2020, 12:54:55 PM
Yeah, this is ridiculous. Done with it. Can't get past Bad Gateway. Hopefully he puts it up after the livestreams.

I really don't get why he made this charity event limited. Angel could have gotten tons more it seems. It's not like he's releasing new work. He knows that it's good.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sconies on May 15, 2020, 12:56:38 PM
Well if someone who does get a ticket wants to share a copy I'll gladly donate double the amount to the the charity.

I have tickets to two of the AEST shows – not sure how it'll work with sharing, but if it's easy then happy to pass on if you'll donate.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sconies on May 15, 2020, 01:01:34 PM
Also I don't think the Australian shows are sold out so if you get a 9pm show you could watch at 12pm London time I believe?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: AVH on May 15, 2020, 01:07:42 PM
I have tickets to two of the AEST shows – not sure how it'll work with sharing, but if it's easy then happy to pass on if you'll donate.

That's very kind of you cheers :)
(I'm sure someone will figure it out)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 15, 2020, 01:34:18 PM
@Citizen Ticket said:

Hi @fydanielkitson fans, as you know our platform is struggling to cope with all of your visits and running very slow, please go put the kettle and we'll let you know when the platform is back up and running. Thank you for your patience
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: buntyman on May 15, 2020, 01:51:51 PM
I got a ticket in the end. Probably loads still available
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 15, 2020, 01:52:41 PM
Got them in the cart. Now to find a way to pay.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: lankyguy95 on May 15, 2020, 01:53:28 PM
Oi Kitson, release some old standup shit.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 15, 2020, 01:53:53 PM
Got the tickets in my cart, press reserve, press pay,

502

Bad Gateway
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 15, 2020, 02:00:38 PM
Got to the payment page, filled in details

A connection error occured. Please check your internet connection and reload the page.

Ugh.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 15, 2020, 02:12:49 PM
I got a ticket in the end. Probably loads still available

Did you receive it in the mail? The money has been withdrawn from my account but I don't have a ticket.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 15, 2020, 02:15:15 PM
I've now an hour's break from work and it's still not working, have to say I'm losing patience with Kitson right now, I struggled with his reaction to the reviews of Keep as well where he whined about the negative response saying the show wasn't ready - but if it wasn't ready he had a fucking cheek charging so much for those performances (which I was at, and only partially got on with myself).
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 15, 2020, 02:16:34 PM
So I just purchased a ticket, I got an error screen, the money is gone, haven't got tickets in either my Ticket Wallet or mail, send them a message and got this automatic response.

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Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, our customer service team has been furloughed. Therefore, please expect longer response time to your query.

We appreciate your patience and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Considering the ticket was for Monday (only one I could get) I assume I just lost money and don't get to watch the show.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 15, 2020, 02:17:12 PM
Did you receive it in the mail? The money has been withdrawn from my account but I don't have a ticket.

I got mine in an email as a link and a QR code for some reason and it's in my blockchain wallet whatever the fuck that is
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 15, 2020, 02:23:53 PM
Haven't got the tickets but do have a receipt in my Citizen Ticket account.

Gonna wait until tomorrow because

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We're upgrading the Citizen Ticket servers.
Please bear with us while we make improvements to our servers.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mjwilson on May 15, 2020, 02:27:19 PM
That presumably means this is the most popular event they've ever tried to sell tickets, so, err, well done? (or maybe, choose a better ticketing host)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: An Actual Propeller on May 15, 2020, 02:32:34 PM
I'm in the same boat as you Timothy, error messages all over the place, but my bank account reckons I've paid for two tickets.  No confirmation e-mail, but I do have a receipt in my account.  Gonna wait til tomorrow to confirm everything because Citizen Ticket are no doubt getting hammered by narked off folk like us.  If you've paid for tickets, you're in as far as I'm concerned.

This is just as much fuck on as getting tickets for his actual shows, maybe worse.

QUICK EDIT: got confirmation e-mail now, but no mail with the actual tickets in.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: dirkgonnadirk on May 15, 2020, 02:39:31 PM
has there even been any info regarding the actual technical details of the stream? i mean i'd like to watch on my tv but who knows if that's going to work okay. hopefully it will work via airplay.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Glyn on May 15, 2020, 02:41:39 PM
Checked my spam folder and looks like one of my many attempts at payment went through (had no confirmation of that on the page though and luckily just the one has come through). Worth checking if you got through to the payment details page at any point
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 15, 2020, 02:57:09 PM
I thought I'd give it one more shot and do seem to have managed to get a ticket for Thursday night, on the site in the ticket wallet part there's a link which apparently will give me access to it half an hour before the screening begins, so fingers crossed it'll work properly.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 15, 2020, 03:24:26 PM
Just received the ticket!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mjwilson on May 15, 2020, 04:16:18 PM
OMG it really does say "Reserving tickets on blockchain"

I assumed you were all joking

No wonder it's shit
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mjwilson on May 15, 2020, 04:29:53 PM
Kitson's sent an email which almost suggests he's been reading the thread...
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mjwilson on May 15, 2020, 04:30:40 PM
Ticketing is going to move to a different website.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 15, 2020, 04:43:41 PM
Kitson's sent an email which almost suggests he's been reading the thread...

What did it say
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Quisby on May 15, 2020, 04:44:15 PM
Either Kitson failed to tell the ticketing company what was likely to happen when they went on sale, or the ticket company completely misrepresented the resilience of their setup. It's no big thing really but I did waste a couple of hours today when I could have been getting on with other more important tasks*

* Looking at the Glinner thread and staring into space.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 15, 2020, 04:49:59 PM
Here you go:

Well.

This has gone badly. An example, you might say, of getting it wrong.

It’s safe to say that the Citizen Ticket website has not been able to handle the spike in traffic generated by people wanting tickets. Obviously this is hugely frustrating for all concerned. I know a good number of you have spent a good whack of time trying to buy tickets, I myself have spent a good whack of time setting the shows up and the people at Citizen Ticket have spent a good whack of time trying to alter their systems in order to fix it all.

So firstly, there are still lots and lots of tickets available. Obviously, I’m as frustrated by people not being able to buy those tickets as the people who are currently unable to buy the tickets but to clarify, this problem has not been caused by the capping of ticket numbers – there are plenty of tickets available, there’s nearly 1000 a day, for a week and there are still plenty available – it has been caused by the ticketing site being unable to handle the traffic, crashing in a variety of ways and meaning that people have been unable to access the tickets.

There's been some quite spicy nuggets of criticism heading my way, to be honest. So, to clarify, the idea of capping the ticket numbers is not contrayism designed to serve my ego or make any of you jump through hoops, or apparently, in one remarkable case to lose a job. The idea is to create a model for raising money and making work that is both exciting and sustainable. . It’s genuinely not meant to irritate you. The idea is to create a way of releasing work on a fairly regular basis over the coming months that is flexible and sustainable and robust enough to consistently support a couple of charities with something close to a steady and reliable income. Also the cap will change according to the event,  there could be late night work in progress stuff for a hundred people or a more substantial run of something finished or, indeed a one off show with a large capacity but the whole point is that it can and will be repeated.

Also, crucially, these capped shows aren’t the only way that things will be released, they’ll be on Vimeo and Bandcamp as well, like the other stuff already on my website.

These Gregory Church screenings are meant to be an exciting bit of fun.

Obviously today has been the opposite of that for most people involved.

So.

This is what we’re going to do.

 

1 -  The shows have come off sale on the Citizen Ticket site.

2 – Those of you who managed to buy tickets will still have those tickets to the shows you booked for.

3 – I will set the shows up on a different ticketing platform over the next 36 hours

4 – I will send another email on Sunday with the details of how to buy tickets.

5 -  The shows will go ahead as planned, next week.
 


I hope that’s clear.

Sorry again for all the wasted time and frustrated desire and for inadvertently ruining your Friday. I’ll be in touch on Sunday with more details but now I need to get back to the edit of the film.  To give me enough tie to render it, export and upload it for the screenings. I’m currently trying to colour match some footage of me stuttering spectacularly.

Remarkable stuff. 

Sorry again and GOODBYE FOREVER

Daniel
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mjwilson on May 15, 2020, 05:06:53 PM
Managed to get a ticket just as that email turned up.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: amputeeporn on May 15, 2020, 05:47:05 PM
Just the first email explaining how this would work was a pain in the arse - but I could have set my watch by the follow-up acknowledging it turned into a cluster fuck. God love him for everything, but fuck me, man, ease up.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: buntyman on May 15, 2020, 10:15:45 PM
Good to hear he's got various other shows lined up to put out too.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Le Tourbillon on May 16, 2020, 10:06:44 AM
I always feel conflicted about his approach to releasing his work. Ultimately it's his to do with as he wants and if he prefers a smaller audience and more intimate venues then it's for him to decide. That said, I love his stuff and don't live near anywhere he ever plays so it's frustrating that I've got no way to enjoy what he does.

With an internet release limiting the number of people who can see it does seem wilfully contrary - even if it's a charity thing I guess you could structure it as a time-limited release or split the proceeds up as you want, rather than having a hard limit on people who can watch.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Peru on May 16, 2020, 11:38:42 AM
It’s in keeping with the stupid jumping-through-hoops business of getting tickets for his Edinburgh shows in recent years (different site if I recall). Between 2004-2012 I saw Kitson numerous times and was always excited to see what he did next. As he got more well-known all this nonsense with tickets got steadily more and more difficult to navigate. I’ve no idea what drives this exceptionalism but I simply can’t be bothered any more. Good friends have said similar. It’s a shame.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sconies on May 17, 2020, 01:42:09 AM
I always feel conflicted about his approach to releasing his work. Ultimately it's his to do with as he wants and if he prefers a smaller audience and more intimate venues then it's for him to decide. That said, I love his stuff and don't live near anywhere he ever plays so it's frustrating that I've got no way to enjoy what he does.

With an internet release limiting the number of people who can see it does seem wilfully contrary - even if it's a charity thing I guess you could structure it as a time-limited release or split the proceeds up as you want, rather than having a hard limit on people who can watch.

One thing that might be worth noting is that it's also very expensive to host streams like this once you get to a certain number of viewers. Zoom, for example, jumps a lot once you exceed 400. It could also lead to a destabilisation of the stream. Not saying that's the reasoning behind it but would be amiss not to recognise it. It's always been a one-man show and there are technological limits if you're not a corporate entity. The man ain't Netflix.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: PhyterJet on May 17, 2020, 02:32:51 AM
One thing that might be worth noting is that it's also very expensive to host streams like this once you get to a certain number of viewers. Zoom, for example, jumps a lot once you exceed 400. It could also lead to a destabilisation of the stream. Not saying that's the reasoning behind it but would be amiss not to recognise it. It's always been a one-man show and there are technological limits if you're not a corporate entity. The man ain't Netflix.

The big streaming platforms like Youtube or Twitch have few technical limitations, but I suspect Dan will use some inferior streaming platform that will break under pressure
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sconies on May 17, 2020, 02:40:06 AM
The big streaming platforms like Youtube or Twitch have few technical limitations, but I suspect Dan will use some inferior streaming platform that will break under pressure

That is true – but I'm not sure how they work with a paywall/if you have the ability to have one? Definitely fine for a free event.

It's all murky/new territory. I actually work in the live comedy industry and we've been testing out different platforms recently.

The one reason I'd be inclined to think that they won't break under pressure is the limited capacity.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 17, 2020, 07:57:29 PM
Here's the latest Kitson email:

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Okey doke.
 
If you’re interested in the screenings of The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church please do me a sweet, sweet, solid and read this whole email before clicking on anything.
 
So, if for reasons related to spam filters or lack of interest you haven’t received the previous emails towards the end of last week and remain unaware of the kerfuffle, you can get fully up to date by reading back over the last few posts on the NEWS* page of my website. 
 
But in brief, I put tickets for some screenings of an old show on sale, the ticketing site (in spite of a warning, I might add, actually**) underestimated the scale and voracity of the DK2000 marketplace™ and the site crashed in a very unseemly fashion for a few hours until we took the shows off sale on Friday night in order to find a solution.
 
That much you possibly already know but from here on in, it’s fresh info.
 
The ticketing site, Citizen Ticket, got in touch on Friday night. Apologising a lot for the debacle, quite graciously expressing regret and embarrassment and essentially asking for the opportunity to sort it all out. They had plans to work through the weekend, implement changes and perform some “load tests”*** through Saturday night and Sunday morning and were basically very keen to finish the job. 
 
Now, without wanting to flap my dangler about, the DK2000 marketplace ™  has, over the years, caused various, pretty large scale, venues and organisations to collapse temporarily under a relatively brief but pretty hefty spike of traffic. Those venues and organisations have then taken steps and made changes and been able to cope afterwards.
 
I am aware that Citizen Ticket doesn’t look like the slickest of websites, and primarily seems to be populated by online life drawing classes but there is a lot that I like about them as a  platform. Their booking fee is pretty low for ticket buyers. They pay out very speedily, so the money can get to where it needs to be within days. I, personally, can instantly confirm OR DENY refund requests. Ticket holders can transfer their tickets to other people. There’s something about planting trees. They’ve worked through the weekend to get on to of this particular shtorm****.
 
So – we are going to try again.
 
They’ve not only increased the capacity of the site and will have people monitoring the traffic in real time but they’ve also put a queueing thing in place – like at the supermarket websites – you’ll get a place in the queue, you’ll be told how many people are in front of you and whether there are still tickets left. You’ll be able to have that window open on your browser whilst continuing to work in a separate browser window and when it’s your turn it will, apparently, make a little noise and then you’ll have five minutes to proceed into the site.
 
Once you’re in the site, you can take you time.
 
So – in terms of what tickets are left – there are some left for the London shows. LOADS left for the Australia shows and the US shows were never activated on Friday so all those tickets are still available.
 
It is VERY likely that the London shows will sell out way before the others do, if indeed they do. So, I would remind you that you can watch any of the shows from any location, which is to say – You can watch the 9pm Australia shows in the UK at noon. Should that suit you.
 
I would also take this chance to reiterate that these shows are not your only chance to see this show. I may well screen it again in this way for the Tobacco Factory Theatre in the not too distant future and I will certainly release it through Vimeo at some point, I imagine. Pretty much anyone who wants to see it will get a chance to see it. And there will be a number of releases of other work in the coming months, both old and new, digital and (I think) physical.
 
Finally, if you’ll forgive me for repeating myself, I’d just like to say again that this way of releasing shows (capped screenings with tickets released at a specific time) isn’t the product of my contraryist egotism*****. It is, I genuinely believe, a practical and exciting model for releasing work in a way that is flexible and sustainable at a time when almost every existing model of making stuff, is buggerooed******.
 
I know that having a specific time creates a kerfuffle but having a specific time seems fairer to me than having tickets go on sale before half the mailing list has opened the email or even got out of bed.
 
Right.
 
All that being said.
 
Tickets will go back on sale on Monday 18th May at 9am Local time.

Which is to say, Melbourne shows will go on sale at 9am Melbourne Time, UK shows at 9am UK time and New York shows will go on sale at 9am New York time.
 
9 am Monday morning seemed best to me, because that way you can have a queuing window open whilst you work rather than sitting by your computer for a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon.
 
Here is the link, you’ll need.
 
https://www.citizenticket.co.uk/events/daniel-kitson/
 
So, we go again*******

Obviously if it goes wrong again, you’d be well within your rights to unsubscribe instantly, burn your DK2000 Marketplace ™ tracksuit and spend up to an hour wishing me ill. But fingers crossed, that can be avoided. Genuinely, thanks for bearing with it all, I reckon we’ll get there. I’ve just today exported the final edit of the show and it’s pretty nice, I think.
 
GOODBYE FOREVER
 
Daniel
 
*It’s news about me, not the actual news. Ther’s better places for that.
** Actually. Okay?
***Not a Euphemism, apparently.
****A useful new contraction of an apposite phrase in order to bypass spam filters.
*****Good name for a band.
******High end theatre lingo.
*******Nothing bad ever happened to anyone after they used this phrase in public.

I've still not received any confirmation emails from the site but if I log in to it it says I have one, so fingers crossed it will work okay on the night.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: olliebean on May 17, 2020, 08:05:52 PM
Good to have confirmation that it will be on Vimeo at some point. I'll always pick VOD over the old broadcast-in-a-fixed-timeslot model.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on May 18, 2020, 09:00:59 AM
Just got one for Thursday night. That was easy.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: colsimpson on May 18, 2020, 09:07:40 AM
I got tickets the other day, and I have the email, but they haven’t taken the money out of my bank… Did this happen to anybody else?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 18, 2020, 09:12:32 AM
Tickets for the 14PM show today! Gonna let you all know how it was re: streaming and buffering.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 18, 2020, 11:57:14 AM
Well the first Melbourne showing has got a little cocked up.

The intro was just Daniel coming in to frame for a bit not saying anything on Vimeo for 32 seconds and then thankfully there's a backup link to the whole show on a different Vimeo URL.

And you get a different video password from Daniel and from citizenticket. All in all a bit confusing.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: hummingofevil on May 18, 2020, 12:02:02 PM
Tickets for the 14PM show today! Gonna let you all know how it was re: streaming and buffering.

If you mean the Melborne show it is starting now.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 18, 2020, 12:05:32 PM
Watching now :)

Its 1PM here now... messed up the time (indeed almost hour later) but just in time for the show.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: hummingofevil on May 18, 2020, 01:45:02 PM
Great stuff that. He noted in into that there will be Vimeo link up for 24 hours once show has finished. I really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 18, 2020, 01:45:29 PM
It worked perfectly and the show was beautiful. Really really good.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: buntyman on May 19, 2020, 12:42:23 AM
Good to hear it works properly. So is Kitson doing a live intro to each screening? His body clock is going to be effed.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: hummingofevil on May 19, 2020, 01:32:49 AM
My bad. Deleted. I think he is yes.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Glyn on May 19, 2020, 09:17:42 PM
Glad to hear it works. Does anyone know if you can you cast from the player on a mobile by any chance ?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sconies on May 20, 2020, 01:42:49 AM
Glad to hear it works. Does anyone know if you can you cast from the player on a mobile by any chance ?

If you download the Vimeo app and cast it via that you should be fine.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on May 21, 2020, 08:47:02 PM
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Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 21, 2020, 11:05:39 PM
I really enjoyed that and in the end it was worth the website fuckery, though hopefully when he does this again in the future it'll be a bit more stable. I preferred It's Always Right Now but this was another fascinating portrait of a person's life, and my only complaint is that the ending's a bit abrupt, it's by no means a bad ending I just wish he'd left a few seconds silence to let it breathe, rather than go "Well that's it, bye" (or words along those lines).
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Mr Faineant on May 22, 2020, 12:08:27 AM
I really enjoyed that and in the end it was worth the website fuckery, though hopefully when he does this again in the future it'll be a bit more stable. I preferred It's Always Right Now but this was another fascinating portrait of a person's life, and my only complaint is that the ending's a bit abrupt, it's by no means a bad ending I just wish he'd left a few seconds silence to let it breathe, rather than go "Well that's it, bye" (or words along those lines).

SPOILER ALERT!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on May 22, 2020, 02:07:13 PM
Those that watched last night, did DK send a link so you could watch again (or something)? We've got a ticket for tonight but would prefer to watch tomorrow evening. What was his intro like?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: PhyterJet on May 22, 2020, 02:39:28 PM
For one of the Melbourne shows a few days ago, he had one prepared joke that there’s 200 people watching live, or one mental man with 200 screens. He talked about the circumstances of the filming and why he initially decided not to release it, he explained how the live stream works, he explained how the backup video worked, and that the hinge on his glasses had broken
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Glyn on May 22, 2020, 02:43:58 PM
Those that watched last night, did DK send a link so you could watch again (or something)? We've got a ticket for tonight but would prefer to watch tomorrow evening. What was his intro like?
There's a link to watch a 'non-live' stream but I think it said yesterday that it is only active for 8 hours. Just checked mine from last night and it and it still works at the moment  but may not last till the following evening I'm afraid.I switched to that link after his intro as you can pause it.

The intro yesterday was just a 15mins setup and quick anecdote, funny but by no means essential to the show.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on May 22, 2020, 02:44:37 PM
Ah, thanks.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 22, 2020, 02:52:49 PM
Those that watched last night, did DK send a link so you could watch again (or something)? We've got a ticket for tonight but would prefer to watch tomorrow evening. What was his intro like?

There is a link attached to the streaming page, I'm not sure how long it remains active for but I just checked and my one from last night is still working.

As for the intro, it was just a bit of brief rambling (an intro to the show, why he's done it this way, and a short tale about how he was riding his bike home during NHS clapping) which was fun enough but by no means essential.

Edit: Beaten to it!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 23, 2020, 09:19:26 AM
That was great. The whole thing worked brilliantly. Bye!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mjwilson on May 23, 2020, 08:10:31 PM
Watched Thursday evening,  the intro worked fine then for the actual show just a big spinny wheel of waiting. Number of live viewers dropped rapidly,  I guess we all just hopped over to the non-live stream (which worked fine fortunately).
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 23, 2020, 08:14:02 PM
Watched Thursday evening,  the intro worked fine then for the actual show just a big spinny wheel of waiting. Number of live viewers dropped rapidly,  I guess we all just hopped over to the non-live stream (which worked fine fortunately).

It worked okay for me on Thursday but I did notice the amount of live viewers fluctuated a great deal and so was wondering what was happening, and I'm glad you got to see it without any issues in the end though.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: buntyman on May 24, 2020, 01:30:57 AM
Watched it yesterday and really enjoyed it. It did do a bit of buffering at points which was quite annoying as I missed a few ends of sentences as a result. It happened infrequently enough that i didn't bother moving over to the non-live stream and i also wanted to see what he had to say at the end when he returned to live mode. Not quite sure why it can't work so that your stream ends up a bit delayed at the end of the buffering rather than just skipping over a chunk of the show. He looked absolutely knackered in his intro but still made the effort to crack some jokes and give an amusing 20min lead-in that I thought justified the concept over just chucking out a youtube video. Hopefully there'll be more of this sort of thing to come.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: dirkgonnadirk on May 24, 2020, 02:35:54 AM
how long did he talk for at the end?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: buntyman on May 24, 2020, 09:30:15 AM
Only a couple of minutes. In hindsight probably not worth watching a slightly unstable stream for
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: notjosh on May 25, 2020, 11:26:15 AM
Really enjoyed it. Might actually be my favourite of his story shows. I do find his delivery a bit fast though, when I'd rather take time to soak in the details. I think this is one that would work very well as a book - preferably with lots of fold-out letters and nice bits of old paper to smell.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sammmmmy195 on June 04, 2020, 08:16:24 AM
Could anyone who has access to a recording of his 2012 show "where once was wonder" possibly drop me a pm?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: DenzilHolles on July 13, 2020, 03:15:11 PM
He's released 'It's the Fireworks Talking' which is his best show IMHO. And presumably it's not the night someone in the audience ruined it by shouting 'Gay' at the climax of the last bit.

https://danielkitson.bandcamp.com/album/its-the-fireworks-talking
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: jim_funtingham on July 13, 2020, 03:30:27 PM
I've never clicked the buy button so quickly.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: DrGreggles on July 13, 2020, 03:35:29 PM
I think this was the first live Kitson I saw.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Pranet on July 13, 2020, 04:11:30 PM
I've definitely heard this before. Has it been bootlegged? Or has he released it before then taken it off sale?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: up_the_hampipe on July 13, 2020, 10:05:02 PM
I've definitely heard this before. Has it been bootlegged? Or has he released it before then taken it off sale?

Yep, there was one floating around. As mentioned above, the ending of the show was ruined by a heckler shouting "gay" when Kitson was talking about how much he loves his dad.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: peanutbutter on July 13, 2020, 10:31:25 PM
The thing is, it was literally the closing line of the show. You kinda know what you're getting with a Daniel Kitson closer and the kinds of sentiment he aims for, you rarely get the chance to hear such a spectacularly poorly placed heckle.

It's a great show though, super looking forward to hearing a new version of it.

[Edit, misread previous message, updated comment to be less mental]
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: hummingofevil on July 13, 2020, 11:53:15 PM
The thing is, it was literally the closing line of the show. You kinda know what you're getting with a Daniel Kitson closer and the kinds of sentiment he aims for, you rarely get the chance to hear such a spectacularly poorly placed heckle.

It's a great show though, super looking forward to hearing a new version of it.

[Edit, misread previous message, updated comment to be less mental]

Modern Kitson is rather genteel with the audience in my experience (we were told to get our phones out at The Stand a couple of years ago and he has phone material for awkward beeps -definitely mellowed). But in his last but one Edinburgh run he crucified a pissed up couple who sat at front and kinda spoiled the ending 90mins into show. It was great to see and fully deserved. Even better that they were so pissed the more brutal he got with them the more they just rolled their heads giggling.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: McFlymo on July 16, 2020, 04:24:33 AM
Yep, there was one floating around. As mentioned above, the ending of the show was ruined by a heckler shouting "gay" when Kitson was talking about how much he loves his dad.

So, I listened to the Bandcamp link above there, it sounded like the ending, but there was just a sudden stop, rather than his final words then room for the audience to applaud, but could that be the "gay" thing being cut out?

EDIT: Yeah, I think that is just the way it ends. Interesting: abrupt, somewhat appropriate but also kinda edgy and dismissive.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: up_the_hampipe on July 16, 2020, 09:36:51 AM
Did you listen to the full thing? I believe you have to pay to hear the rest of it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: olliebean on July 16, 2020, 10:37:18 AM
You can listen to it all online without paying. You can even download it without paying if you know how. (Whether you should is another matter.)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: PhyterJet on July 17, 2020, 02:36:17 AM
I don't think the bandcamp release of The Fire Works Talking was intended to be released, it sounds like like it was recorded on a phone from the stage.  Kitson's voice is crisp and clear but the audience laughter is muffled, distorted and tinny, I suspect it has has been edited my someone who has only recently learned how to use audio editing software.

The official Fringe recording excludes any preamble and postamble, it starts and ends abruptly, there's almost zero riffing and straying off topic, almost 100% scripted material.

The bootleg was recorded a month before Fringe, it's about 20 minutes longer and had more of a naturally delivered vibe. I prefer the bootleg recording as it feels more complete even if the end was ruined by a heckler, and then saved by DK2000.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: notjosh on July 17, 2020, 07:06:49 AM
I don't think the bandcamp release of The Fire Works Talking was intended to be released, it sounds like like it was recorded on a phone from the stage.  Kitson's voice is crisp and clear but the audience laughter is muffled, distorted and tinny, I suspect it has has been edited my someone who has only recently learned how to use audio editing software.

It was probably recorded through the board with the only mic being the one on stage. A few of his releases sound like this; I don't think there's editing involved.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: McFlymo on July 18, 2020, 05:10:35 AM
You can listen to it all online without paying. You can even download it without paying if you know how. (Whether you should is another matter.)

hmmm? Is this some sort of browser plugin that can hoke out the files, similar to how you can convert youtube videos to mp3s and what not?

It was probably recorded through the board with the only mic being the one on stage. A few of his releases sound like this; I don't think there's editing involved.

Yeah, I reckon this is the case with It's The Fireworks Talking. Pretty crappy quality, which is acceptable for headphone listening, but not good at all when you play it through speakers before you fall asleep, where one second Daniel's chat is barely audible, then next he shouts something and you're jumping for the volume knob, because your flat mate and neighbours are now going to kill you. Never heard of a compressor or a limiter, Daniel? 'Sake, like.

Lovely show though. Thanks for letting me listen to the whole thing for free!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: olliebean on July 18, 2020, 02:44:30 PM
hmmm? Is this some sort of browser plugin that can hoke out the files, similar to how you can convert youtube videos to mp3s and what not?

youtube-dl is the thing that can do it (it's a standalone CLI tool; there are probably other options and maybe browser plugins as well), but he's now made it not playable online before buying it, which means you can't get it without paying. (Not that you should have done anyway.)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: PhyterJet on July 19, 2020, 04:20:00 PM
pay for it you cheap cunts
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: one_sharper on August 02, 2020, 10:24:02 AM
Just been looking at the Resonance FM schedule and Kitson has a new show starting tomorrow night (Tuesday 00:00 BST).

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12:00am - 1:30am
Trifle
Daniel Kitson presents a new live late night show! Four nights a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) at midnight till the end of August.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mrfridge on August 02, 2020, 02:04:09 PM
Excellent find thanks! I know Kitson likes to remain elusive but would it have hurt to send out an email mentioning this?!

If the usual legendary forum members could record this I’d be enormously grateful :)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Famous Mortimer on August 02, 2020, 06:53:57 PM
Actually, this show will be on at a reasonable hour of the day for me, finally! Cheers Mr K!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: colsimpson on August 03, 2020, 04:49:53 PM
Inbox porn dropped. Might be my favourite August yet! 36+ hours of Kitson and
No walking/spending too much money. I love my house! I always said all the comedians and bands should just come to me instead.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: msm on August 03, 2020, 06:36:03 PM
Excellent find thanks! I know Kitson likes to remain elusive but would it have hurt to send out an email mentioning this?!

If the usual legendary forum members could record this I’d be enormously grateful :)

hear hear or here here !
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on August 03, 2020, 09:00:45 PM
would it have hurt to send out an email mentioning this?!


He did, this afternoon.

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Sooooo.
 
I hope you’re as well as currently feasible.
 
For me, August is an odd month to be in my house. 
 
It's not all bad, there's a plant i never normally get to see flower, so that's nice but to be frank, and this is not a sick burn on my sweet pad* I would very much rather be in Edinburgh. I could wang on at great length about the wonder of the city and boast about how much of my life I’ve spent there and rhapsodise about the melancholy of the memories and the profound ache for the place and my concern for the various people and institutions that genuinely rely on the festival to greater or lesser extents but let’s just say this -
 
Last year, having done some last minute previews in Hebden Bridge, I decided to break the journey to Edinburgh by visiting my parents for lunch. It was very good. We sat in the garden and had some food before I made myself a coffee to sharpen my mind for the remainder of the drive and my mum gave me a tuppaware tub with bits of baking and a big bag of what I only later realised were sugar free mints.
 
About half an hour north of my parents house having drunk my coffee and eaten most of the baking, I noticed a slight gurgle in the guts, so I popped a few mints down the pipe, to settle my stomac. It didn’t seem to work, so I had a few more. Why not? I thought.  Self medicate with mints. Not only would their mintiness settle my chuntering guts but the sugar would throw the empty bag into the back seat and proceeded to do myself some real damage right up the A1M.**
 
There followed three hours of pretty constant mint consumption coupled with increasing confusion at their total lack of medicinal impact on what was, by this stage a pretty unpleasant stomach ache with my body contorting around increasingly brutal cramps and my car filling up with the thickening fug of rancid gas. Eventually, I stopped for petrol and whilst reaching back for my wallet, saw the empty bag of mints, noticing for the first time the words “Sugar Free” and suddenly everything fell into place.
 
As you may know, sugar free mints contain Sorbitol and Sorbitol, when consumed in sufficient quantities can often induce a laxative effect, I checked the ingredients without needing to, and having confirmed the presence of sorbitol in the mints and the lack of toilet in the services, braced myself for a tricky few hours and got back on the road.
 
I made it to Edinburgh, unsullied and having spent a few hours stress testing the toilet of the my Airbnb apartment, I rode my bike up a big hill and over some bumpy cobbles to have Ramen with my friends. I felt fragile but i’d been looking forward to having this particular meal with these particular people in this particular restaurant for almost a year and so I arrived a little late, told everyone about my terrible arse, ordered my soup, received my soup and then, having failed to anticipate the ferocity of the self service chilli oil, promptly ruined my soup and rendered my entire dinner a joyless and inedible war of attrition.
 
I then rode back over the cobbles and the tram tracks to the flat where I found myself utterly unable to sleep. The triple laxative cocktail of sorbitol, chilli oil and not yet having finished my show worked its ungodly voodoo and kept me awake well beyond 4am and then, when I did eventually fall asleep, I was woken up by an unfathomable and terrifying mess of noise. It took a few minutes to realise it was church bells and a few minutes more to realise this harrowing cacophony would be happening on and off, again and again, for the entire month of my stay. 
 
And yet.
 
I was still delighted to be there. 
 
Anyway, look the point is I’ll miss the festival a lot this year and so, I imagine, will a number of you and so this email is to tell you about a couple of things I’m going to be doing over the next month or so.
 
(1)
 
The first thing is that starting tonight, I’m going to be doing a radio show on Resonance FM..It’ll be Monday to Thursday nights at midnight all through the month. For me, August wouldn’t be August if I didn’t get a couple of weeks in and start wondering why I ever imagined doing a show at midnight was a good idea – so here we are.
 
The show will last an hour and a half and I cannot emphasise enough how patchy the quality of these shows will be. Someone once reviewed one of these things, which I found absolutely baffling. Anyway. I will definitely play songs that I like, I will almost certainly talk a fair bit – but there is also hopefully going to be a variety of little experiments with travelling and sound and phone calls and activity that will be varied both in nature and, I imagine, quality.
 
If you are unfamiliar with Resonance FM it’s a little miracle of community arts radio that is constantly battling to exist, always trying to fund itself and locked in what seems like an endless process of relocation as rents increase over and over. All whilst producing some of the most interesting and odd and specific radio you’ll ever hear.
 
You’ll be able to both listen to the show and donate to the stations continued miraculous existence at:
 
https://www.resonancefm.com/
 
 
(2)
 
The second things is that I’ve released “It’s the Fireworks Talking” on Bandcamp. You can get it here www.danielkitson.bandcamp.com and for every copy sold during August half the money will go to the Stand Comedy Club. So that’s that.
 
 
(3)
 
The third thing is a general heads up really there’s going to be various other things to tell you about, I’m going to release a few bits and bobs in aid of a couple of venues up in Edinburgh (and elsewhere) and there will also, I imagine, be other people making and producing work during august that I will want to tell you about, so I’ve put a new and temporary page on my website (www.danielkitson.com) called August 2020 and the plan is that I’ll be updating it as and when things come together and/or get released, I might also put supporting materials up there for the radio stuff as well.
 
We’ll have to see, but basically, because I’m not on any of the social media and don’t really want to be, I thought it might be useful having a spot I can post time sensitive things that you can check as and when you fancy it/remember.  But if you can’t be arsed with that, I’ll also send an email every Monday during August to keep you up to date with everything***
 
(4)
 
I’m also putting together a tour of empty venues for October of this year – the idea being that I’ll write a show that I can perform in and stream from empty theatres. Tickets will be capped at the capacity of the specific auditorium on any given night and most (but certainly not all, thank you) of the money made will go to the venues in question and its quite exciting to be honest. There’ll be more details about that at the start of September, but I wanted to give you a tiny heads up.
 
 
Okey doke, that’s it for now. I’m hungry.
 
 
GOODBYE FOREVER
 

Daniel
 

*Criticism of my house.
 
**The road, not the euphemism
 
*** There’s an unsubscribe link below if that’s all a bit much for you.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mrfridge on August 03, 2020, 09:59:23 PM
He did, this afternoon.


Yep I spotted the email earlier. Better late than never and the prospect of some new stuff on Bandcamp and a tour of empty venues sounds terrific! 
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: JT666 on August 04, 2020, 10:40:41 AM
So did anybody manage to record last night's Trifle? There's nothing on Mixcloud and i've checked that wonderful dx3x link which has got all the 2020 breakfast shows on but nothing just yet?


Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: privatefriend on August 04, 2020, 11:20:28 AM
He is broadcasting from home and not the studio, resulting in even more technical difficulties than usual. Should hopefully be smoother sailing from tonight.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mrfridge on August 04, 2020, 01:29:15 PM
He is broadcasting from home and not the studio, resulting in even more technical difficulties than usual. Should hopefully be smoother sailing from tonight.

So was there actually a show on last night?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: JT666 on August 04, 2020, 01:35:30 PM
He is broadcasting from home and not the studio, resulting in even more technical difficulties than usual. Should hopefully be smoother sailing from tonight.
All of the breakfast shows he did earlier in the year were from his home I thought anyway..
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: The Always Red Society on August 04, 2020, 02:43:29 PM
So was there actually a show on last night?

Yep, but he lost the stream for a while to start with.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: privatefriend on August 04, 2020, 02:46:24 PM
So was there actually a show on last night?

About 40 minutes of music and some talking. Subjects broached: jam, pottery, Volvos, van repair, new kettle.

All of the breakfast shows he did earlier in the year were from his home I thought anyway..

He usually cycles to the Resonance FM studios nearby I think, the point being to get him out of the house. I may be wrong about the most recent run though.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mrfridge on August 04, 2020, 02:50:21 PM
Ok cheers. The most recent run was definitely recorded in his house.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on August 04, 2020, 02:59:04 PM
It's not as automated a process as I'd like yet but here ya go https://cakeinmilk.github.io/trifle/feed.xml

Or it's going to be available on Resonance's Mixcloud but for a limited time for some reason.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: one_sharper on August 04, 2020, 03:19:53 PM
It's not as automated a process as I'd like yet but here ya go https://cakeinmilk.github.io/trifle/feed.xml

Or it's going to be available on Resonance's Mixcloud but for a limited time for some reason.

Thanks for this! Last night's show is up on the Resonance FM Mixcloud now: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/trifle-4-august-2020-1/
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: jim_funtingham on August 04, 2020, 11:03:16 PM
It's not as automated a process as I'd like yet but here ya go https://cakeinmilk.github.io/trifle/feed.xml

Or it's going to be available on Resonance's Mixcloud but for a limited time for some reason.

Thanks for setting up a podcast for these!  It works great for me (using it to listen right now, in fact).
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Old Thrashbarg on August 05, 2020, 08:05:28 PM
Yeah, always very much appreciated to have the feed set up.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Quisby on August 05, 2020, 10:27:11 PM
Resonance have just tweeted that it's not going to be archived on mixcloud from now on and it's live or nothing. "It's to do with the story that threads through... (Sorry, no further details.)".

Thanks to cakeinmilk for their work because I doubt I'll be awake.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Le Tourbillon on August 06, 2020, 06:04:35 AM
Thanks very much for posting these - I'd be missing them (in every way) otherwise.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Dineen on August 06, 2020, 01:57:34 PM
And another thanks from me also.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mrfridge on August 06, 2020, 02:03:24 PM
Ditto. You’re a good egg. A great egg in fact. A Gregg.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Hesham on August 06, 2020, 02:21:58 PM
Thanks from me too! Although has anyone else’s stalled after the first one and not pulled through Tue and Wed episodes?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on August 06, 2020, 02:35:22 PM
Odd.. they’ve come through for me. Can you manually refresh?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: lemint on August 06, 2020, 02:56:50 PM
Yeah, I've only got the first one too.

Many thanks for the RSS though!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Hesham on August 06, 2020, 02:58:38 PM
Brilliant - unsubscribe and resubscribe did the trick!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: olliebean on August 06, 2020, 04:40:33 PM
Thanks from me too! Although has anyone else’s stalled after the first one and not pulled through Tue and Wed episodes?

My podcatcher is only showing the 5th August episode (which was the latest one when I added it), and Inoreader is only showing the 6th August episode (also the latest one when I added it there). I wonder if it's because the new episodes are being added at the bottom instead of the top of the feed?

<edit> Unsubscribed and re-subscribed in the podcatcher and now it only shows the 6th August episode. I think it must be reading from the bottom up and ignoring items dated earlier than previous ones.

<edit again> Tried a different podcatcher and this time only the 4th August episode is showing. There's definitely something non-standard about it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on August 06, 2020, 06:11:15 PM
Cool. Somethings up with the automation somewhere along the line then; tried to make the whole thing as hands-free as poss. I’ll check tonight to fix it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Old Thrashbarg on August 06, 2020, 08:18:53 PM
I think the issue is the guid in the XML. It should be unique for each episode, but they're all set to the same value currently ('cepod01'), so the readers will likely only recognise there being one episode.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on August 07, 2020, 01:07:20 PM
I’d be grateful if someone could let me know if it updates ok for you today - made a couple of changes but I’ll probably redo the whole thing over the weekend - was just in a rush to get something set up and wanted to reduce some of the time-consuming parts of the process.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Dineen on August 07, 2020, 01:15:15 PM
For me, the 4th episode appeared OK in the list earlier automatically, so I could see 4/5/6/7 all together, but now only 4th and 7th ones are showing.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Old Thrashbarg on August 07, 2020, 02:00:56 PM
Last night's show is working fine, with the guid being set to the URL of the file (https://cakeinmilk.github.io/trifle/audio/0708.mp3). The first three are still all using the same guid though (cepod01), so only the first one is showing up.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: olliebean on August 07, 2020, 07:39:45 PM
All four episodes are showing up now as a newsfeed in Inoreader and as a podcast in MusicBee. I notice they've all got unique guid's now, which is doubtless what fixed the problem.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: lemint on August 08, 2020, 11:58:17 AM
Bang on using Podkicker
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: JT666 on August 12, 2020, 10:49:38 AM
Was there no Trifle last night / this morning? Did his bad tooth cause a no-show?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on August 12, 2020, 01:14:15 PM
There was one; it's just uploaded. I think I'm missing around 20 seconds partway through due to an internet outage. If anyone else has a full version, let me know and I'll replace.

I also took the liberty of amplifying certain quiet sections when he was in his garden as it's super inaudible. If you want the pure Kitson experience, take your headphones off for the first half hour and listen to it from a distance. And be overly tired as it's "midnight."
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: privatefriend on August 12, 2020, 02:04:14 PM
Was there no Trifle last night / this morning? Did his bad tooth cause a no-show?

Can't find it either.

The upload dated 12th appears to be the same show as the 11th?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on August 12, 2020, 02:14:23 PM
Fixed, sorry, please re-download
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: privatefriend on August 12, 2020, 02:22:42 PM
Fixed, sorry, please re-download

Thanks, much appreciated.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Ptyx on August 12, 2020, 07:17:25 PM
Great listening to Kitson eating and rearranging his saliva
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: msm on August 12, 2020, 11:41:13 PM
Once I realised wasn't(going) deaf or my headphones were not broken I enjoyed it  ! Thanks for the downloads too !
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: colsimpson on August 14, 2020, 12:21:53 AM
Not working for me live on multiple platforms. Browser/TuneIn/radio.net/my windows computer/iMac/iPhone
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: colsimpson on August 14, 2020, 12:25:57 AM
Okay got it working on
Radio-uk.co.uk/resonance-fm
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: msm on August 14, 2020, 03:43:23 AM
The live stream was playing up tonight , I see where DK is coming from wanting it to be live/ in the moment thing , but Christ fate is having a right attempt at no one hearing it .
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on August 14, 2020, 10:36:57 AM
Weird - today was the first day I looked at the recording and noticed zero instances of long silence.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: msm on August 17, 2020, 02:05:19 AM
Weird - today was the first day I looked at the recording and noticed zero instances of long silence.

thanks BTW for the downloads , beyond and above as always , must admit I'm pretty much a fan of the chat from DK and the music in equal measures  , so that's all good from me .
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: privatefriend on August 19, 2020, 06:11:15 PM
He mentioned on-air that he's just put up The Interminable Suicide Of Gregory Church to rent on vimeo. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/gregorychurch (https://vimeo.com/ondemand/gregorychurch)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: msm on August 21, 2020, 06:16:55 AM
Shame he didn't read out his work he had written for radio due to dental accidents  .
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: DrGreggles on August 24, 2020, 08:24:48 PM
Quote from: Daniel Kitson
Cooooeeeeeee,
 
 
Im afraid this isn’t going to be the charmingly constructed sort of missive you’ve become accustomed to over the years. I am, frankly, too busy with actual things to be writing and rewriting what is essentially, lest we forget, a marketing* email.
 
So forgive me if I BOBP**
 
1 – The Stand Comedy Clubs, in Edinburgh, Newcastle and Glasgow are currently, as most venues are, BOAB***  There’s the very serious threat of redundancies knocking about along with various other grim and depressing waters to navigate. If you have been to see shows at any of those venues over the years then you’ll already know they’re all truly excellent places to experience the once and future king of all art forms - live comedy.
 
If you’d like to help them out you can go here to donate.
 
www.thestand.co.uk/donate
 
Also, if you’ll forgive me for repeating myself, I have released It’s The Fireworks Talking on Bandcamp and half of the money made from that will be going to the Stand.
 
https://danielkitson.bandcamp.com/
 
 
 
2 – I have been fiddling about over the last two weeks of so with footage of Stories For The Wobbly Hearted, filmed in 2005 at the Traverse Theatre. I’d hoped to get in done much quicker than this but was slowed down by the heat, having root canal surgery and deciding to do a radio show at midnight like a plum duff. It’s just about done now though. The plan was to release this as a rental during August to raise money for the Traverse Theatre and even though august is nearly over – that’s still the plan.
 
This was filmed on a number of separate nights with one camcorder, fifteen years ago – so the quality, is not HIGH. And there’s the odd moment when the sync drifts. Worst of all, I’ve not been able to track down all of the filmed inserts, but I think you can make it all out and all things considered its not terrible.
 
Obviously It’s odd and intermittently excruciating watching your 25 year old self tell heartfelt stories about loneliness – but it was a very big show for me at the time. The Traverse weren’t really interested in my burgeoning rep as a comedian and insisted on reading  the script. The fact they then decided to take a chance on the show based on that script rather than my INDISPUTABLE ABILITY TO SHIFT SWEET UNITS genuinely meant a huge amount to me -  It felt like a vote of confidence in what felt at the time like a scary change of direction and like I say it’s definitely not TERRIBLE
 
It’ll be available to rent by the time you get this email and will stay up until the end of of August. It’ll be £3.00 for 48 hours access and the money will go to the Traverse, Here’s the link.
 
https://vimeo.com/danielkitson/vod_pages
 
Or you can go to my website and click on Videos.
 
3 – Also available on that Vimeo link now is The Interminable Suicide Of Gregory Church – If you missed the screenings I did earlier in Lockdown or you fancy watching it again, you can rent it for 72 hours for £5 until further notice and all the money from that will go to the Angel Comedy Micro Bursary Fund.
 
4 – Finally, there’s a few Fringe related things I wanted to flag up for your potential enjoyment. The ZOO venues in Edinburgh have put together a pretty incredible online season of work with loads of interesting stuff here - https://www.zoofestival.co.uk/
 
John Osborn writes great spoken word, storytelling shows and has whacked a load of them on Bandcamp here - https://johnosborne.bandcamp.com/ very much worth a listen.
 
The Traverse have also put together a pretty exciting programme of online stuff that is starting on the 24th of August here - https://www.traverse.co.uk/whats-on/traverse-festival
 
And that’s it for now.
 
GOODBYE FOREVER.
 
 
Daniel.
 
 
* - I wonder if this will send this into your spam folders. I guess we’ll never know for sure.
 
**Bash Out (some) Bullet Points
 
*** Bordering On Absolutely Buggered.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: colsimpson on August 25, 2020, 12:37:01 AM
“Is it the sort of music you have on before your shows?”

Howling
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: privatefriend on August 25, 2020, 03:03:41 PM
Was there an episode last night?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sprocket on August 25, 2020, 04:32:22 PM
Was there an episode last night?

With appropriate thanks to cakeinmilk.
https://cakeinmilk.github.io/trifle/audio/2508.mp3
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: SteveDave on August 26, 2020, 11:04:25 AM
"Paedo shorts! And a yellow sweatshirt."
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: msm on August 27, 2020, 01:20:49 AM
With appropriate thanks to cakeinmilk.
https://cakeinmilk.github.io/trifle/audio/2508.mp3

Can I get an Amen ?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: colsimpson on August 28, 2020, 12:06:40 AM
I’m disabled and sit home listening to a lot of radio. This week has been some of the best I’ve ever heard. I recommend WFMU to anyone who likes this, although even it’s best shows are never this consistently good. I wish tonight wasn’t the last. If I were rich I’d fund resonance on the proviso that Kitson has a regular slot.

Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: colsimpson on August 28, 2020, 01:01:18 AM
Well this is gold.

Like when War Of The Worlds first went out.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Salty_fries on August 28, 2020, 01:18:06 AM
Losing my mind right now, this is FANTASTIC. Best live(?) comedy I’ve experienced all year.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: msm on August 28, 2020, 01:48:00 AM
Hang on does Kitson even stutter , I am questioning everything now ??
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on August 28, 2020, 03:08:06 AM
All done and will leave these up fairly indefinitely.

Hope you’ve enjoyed accessing content at a time that works for you.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: buntyman on August 28, 2020, 04:53:00 AM
Really enjoyed this. Thanks so much for making them available to us all at a manageable time, cakeinmilk.

Previously i've just dipped in and out of his radio shows but on this latest series I listened to them all in order in their entirety and very glad I did as it turned out. I'd recommend anyone interested who hasn't listened to any of these yet to do so from the start.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: notjosh on August 28, 2020, 07:37:29 AM
Haven't got round to any of these yet, but I take it from the above that it's worth listening to all of them in order? Not sure where I can find 90 minutes of uninterrupted time in my day at the moment, so might have to start getting up earlier.

EDIT: Actually that question is answered exactly by the preceding comment isn't it, so this is entirely redundant. So this comment isn't a complete waste of time, I'll just let you know that the word Arctic comes from Arktos, the Greek word for bear, making it "bearland". The Antarctic is therefore "oppositeofbearland". Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: SteveDave on August 28, 2020, 08:53:39 AM
Fuckinell. I listened to this on the bus to work today and I almost applauded when it cut off for that last Richard Dawson song.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Old Thrashbarg on August 28, 2020, 07:04:26 PM
All done and will leave these up fairly indefinitely.

Hope you’ve enjoyed accessing content at a time that works for you.

Very much so. I'm only on to the second week, but they're an absolute joy as always.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: DrGreggles on August 28, 2020, 11:12:07 PM
If someone could zip these for me, I'll gladly have sex in you.

Or say 'thanks' - whichever works for you.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: one_sharper on August 30, 2020, 03:28:15 PM
All done and will leave these up fairly indefinitely.

Hope you’ve enjoyed accessing content at a time that works for you.

Thanks so much for these!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: dirkgonnadirk on September 05, 2020, 02:58:30 AM
can anyone point me towards all of these please?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mjwilson on September 08, 2020, 08:43:30 PM
can anyone point me towards all of these please?

stick this in podcast app: https://cakeinmilk.github.io/trifle/feed.xml
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: DrGreggles on September 08, 2020, 09:22:00 PM
stick this in podcast app: https://cakeinmilk.github.io/trifle/feed.xml

+karma
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mjwilson on September 08, 2020, 09:31:17 PM
+karma

to be fair I just copied it from page 7
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: DrGreggles on September 08, 2020, 09:32:48 PM
+more karma for saving me the effort
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 11, 2020, 12:39:16 PM
Tickets going up for the empty theatre shows...

Shouldn't really say this as the Trades have sent out an email explicitly asking people not to, but tickets for their work in progress shows are on sale NOW
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: colsimpson on September 14, 2020, 11:44:27 AM
Well that was the easiest it’s ever been to get tickets,
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Blinder Data on September 14, 2020, 12:38:30 PM
I grabbed one for the Edinburgh shows, which was the limit per transaction. I can't be arsed queueing upr for another.

Was the 1 ticket limit the same for all theatres? Do we know if this was a COVID-19 restriction, anti-tout measure or a choice made for artistic reasons that will become clear?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Mr Faineant on September 14, 2020, 12:44:00 PM
I grabbed one for the Edinburgh shows, which was the limit per transaction. I can't be arsed queueing upr for another.

Was the 1 ticket limit the same for all theatres? Do we know if this was a COVID-19 restriction, anti-tout measure or a choice made for artistic reasons that will become clear?

I got two for Brighton. Hopefully that’s workable as one for me in US, one for friend in Sheffield. Covid restrictions seem unlikely, given that it is a streaming thing.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Blinder Data on September 14, 2020, 01:05:37 PM
Ah, it appears I've misunderstood - I was thinking there would be SOME audience members in the theatre, rather than 100% streamed.

Never mind. At least I don't have to drive back from Edinburgh on a Sunday evening.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 14, 2020, 01:29:09 PM
Quote
Firstly, please buy one ticket per person rather than, per household – the show is still being written and may develop in a direction where it is best experienced individually on individual devices.

Yeah, sure.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Gurke and Hare on September 14, 2020, 01:40:07 PM
Has anyone bought one from anywhere that lets you check out as a guest without registering?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: buntyman on September 18, 2020, 10:08:37 AM
Tickets going up for the empty theatre shows...

Shouldn't really say this as the Trades have sent out an email explicitly asking people not to, but tickets for their work in progress shows are on sale NOW

Thanks for the tip. I booked the first WIP and the last in the tour. Will be interesting to see how it compares (if I remember to watch them both)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: JT666 on September 22, 2020, 03:17:53 PM
Here's a very quick question for those people who may have seen the show when it happened.

Just finally finished listening to It's The Fireworks Talking and it just ends on those lines from his dad and that's it.. Is there a bit missing as on all the other shows he puts up, there's basically his usual end ramble bringing it all together. Hope you enjoyed it, applause, etc etc etc.

This just seems a bit odd for his work..
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Mr Faineant on September 23, 2020, 02:42:59 PM
Here's a very quick question for those people who may have seen the show when it happened.

Just finally finished listening to It's The Fireworks Talking and it just ends on those lines from his dad and that's it.. Is there a bit missing as on all the other shows he puts up, there's basically his usual end ramble bringing it all together. Hope you enjoyed it, applause, etc etc etc.

This just seems a bit odd for his work..

There was a bootleg from what I think was this same show. In that one, right at the key moment at the end, when he says something about realizing how much he loved his mum and dad, someone shouted out “gay!” He dealt with it a bit on stage, and talked about how that was the worst possible moment for such a pathetic heckle. I think he cut this out of the “official” release.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: zomgmouse on September 27, 2020, 12:54:47 PM
Just realised this "Dot Dot Dot" show is going to be shown at 8pm UK time which is 5am in Melbourne. Very sad.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: besurest on September 28, 2020, 03:25:15 AM
Just realised this "Dot Dot Dot" show is going to be shown at 8pm UK time which is 5am in Melbourne. Very sad.

Ah! You've forgotten about daylight savings. It's actually 7am in Melbourne...

(I'd been excited about 5am as it meant I wouldn't have to worry about the kids).
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: zomgmouse on September 28, 2020, 03:48:53 AM
Ah! You've forgotten about daylight savings. It's actually 7am in Melbourne...

(I'd been excited about 5am as it meant I wouldn't have to worry about the kids).

Oh yeah two lots of daylight saving times! That's right! 7am is not impossible...

Thanks for that!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 28, 2020, 08:04:58 AM
Oh yeah two lots of daylight saving times!

Huh? Is that usual for Australia?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: zomgmouse on September 28, 2020, 08:17:23 AM
Huh? Is that usual for Australia?

Oh no - as in, we'll be going into AEDST, and the UK is going out of BST, which together gives an extra two hours' difference.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 28, 2020, 08:19:26 AM
Ah, right. I thought you were move your clocks 2 hours. That'd be fun.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: zomgmouse on September 28, 2020, 12:56:07 PM
Ah, right. I thought you were move your clocks 2 hours. That'd be fun.

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Pranet on October 07, 2020, 08:56:24 PM
Bought a ticket to one of his upcoming streams prompted by his latest email. I had assumed they would all be sold out. Be interesting I suppose.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: up_the_hampipe on October 07, 2020, 09:42:13 PM
Never thought I'd see an email from K-Dog actually begging more people to come to his shows.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: lankyguy95 on October 07, 2020, 09:47:46 PM
That'll show him for trying to keep the cunts away.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Pranet on October 07, 2020, 09:49:57 PM
I'm back.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on October 25, 2020, 01:39:18 PM
Anyone with tickets for the Hebden Bridge shows had any emails about his yet> SUpposed to start tomorrow but I haven't heard a thing.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Hesham on October 25, 2020, 02:39:51 PM
yes, at 12pm today - here it is

Coooooeeeeeeee.
 
Thanks for buying a ticket to one of the preview shows of Dot.Dot.Dot. at the Trades Club in Hebden bridge. I hope you enjoy it. This email is just to let you know how it's going to work. 
 
Around one hour before the show is due to start you’ll be emailed a web address and a password. You can then either click on the web address or copy it into a web browser. Once at the webpage, there’ll be a window for you to enter the password. And that’s it.
 
I would strongly recommend, doing all that as early as possible once that email arrives, so that if you do have any difficulties, we’ve got time to sort them out.
 
That’s it.
 
The Trades Club will be back in touch on the day of your particular show with the Web Address and the Password.
 
Hope you're well.
 
Daniel.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: buntyman on October 26, 2020, 07:21:45 PM
Anyone want a link to this evening's show starting in 40 mins? I'm PM the first person who wants it on here. Clocks changing messed me up and I have to work instead
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: colsimpson on October 27, 2020, 07:18:02 PM
Me please. I can give you my ticket to the final night since I paid for it but now get a free one from last night
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: colsimpson on October 27, 2020, 07:19:20 PM
Oh that was last night, my browser hadn’t refreshed, if anyone wants to swap tonight’s for the final night’s I’m game
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on October 28, 2020, 12:19:05 PM
Anyone catch either of the first two shows? Any good? We're watching tonight but may have to just lock the toddler in his room (or drug him and go and watch at the local tapas restaurant) to be watching for the 8pm start time .
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Famous Mortimer on October 28, 2020, 07:32:06 PM
I'm watching, but it's 2:30 in the afternoon here and I'm still supposed to be working, so I'm not sure how conducive this will be to Mr Kitson's fine brand of comedy.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: colsimpson on October 28, 2020, 07:36:20 PM
No! you're in Hebden Bridge and it's 7.30!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Famous Mortimer on October 28, 2020, 07:39:54 PM
No! you're in Hebden Bridge and it's 7.30!
I do like Hebden Bridge, as well. Extremely dull Hebden Bridge anecdote - I went to a B&B there, and was let in by the bloke who played the vet on Emmerdale (his sister ran the place).
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: colsimpson on October 28, 2020, 07:58:24 PM
Paddy!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Famous Mortimer on October 28, 2020, 08:07:46 PM
It's lovely so far! And he's not even started yet!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on October 28, 2020, 10:23:48 PM
That was so great. Thoughts some aspects worked better then others (obviously). I switched off a bit for the stuff about thousands of post-it notes covering his house and causing 2 foot drifts and him taking days to sort through and organise and read them all and was disappointed that the SOCP bit became too obviously a fictional narrative device but it seems mean to point that out when the vast vast majority of the show caused us so much joy. I sometimes wish he'd allow the mainstream in, I imagine the finished show would be so great on BBC4 on NYE.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: dirkgonnadirk on November 01, 2020, 10:11:26 PM
Just watched the first Edinburgh show and thought it was a thoroughly enjoyable 90 mins nonetheless. He did his standard self-deprecation about it being thrown together and not ready, but of course it was very good and seemed finished. He promised to send out a link in a few months to a more complete version.

What does SOCP mean? Google suggests second order cone programming, or something about sexual offenders, neither of which were in the show I just watched.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Famous Mortimer on November 02, 2020, 03:10:46 AM
Just watched the first Edinburgh show and thought it was a thoroughly enjoyable 90 mins nonetheless. He did his standard self-deprecation about it being thrown together and not ready, but of course it was very good and seemed finished. He promised to send out a link in a few months to a more complete version.

What does SOCP mean? Google suggests second order cone programming, or something about sexual offenders, neither of which were in the show I just watched.
I think it's "sound of children playing".
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: dirkgonnadirk on November 02, 2020, 07:11:52 AM
That makes sense! Thanks.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: up_the_hampipe on November 02, 2020, 09:35:00 PM
Presumably these shows will be cancelled after Thursday, right? I've got tickets for one of his Brighton shows next week, but I've heard nothing about it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on November 02, 2020, 09:41:44 PM
There’s nobody in the audience and you’re allowed to travel for work, so I think they’ll go ahead.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: up_the_hampipe on November 02, 2020, 09:50:49 PM
There’s nobody in the audience and you’re allowed to travel for work, so I think they’ll go ahead.

Theatres are required to close though. Ah, I don't fuckin know with these rules!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: RicoMNKN on November 02, 2020, 10:49:51 PM
I got a how it will work email today for Thursday's show, so first lockdown one seems to be going ahead.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on November 02, 2020, 10:51:34 PM
Theatres are required to close though. Ah, I don't fuckin know with these rules!

They’re only required to close to the public. Ah, I don’t fuckin know either!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Lost Oliver on November 03, 2020, 09:09:55 AM
What a tit! I thought these were online so I waited for payday to buy my ticket and only to go on the site and see they'd sold out. So are these actual gigs? Man!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: DenzilHolles on November 03, 2020, 10:42:12 AM
They're actual gigs , though the audience is watching online and they're only selling the number of tickets equivalent to the venue's capacity.

Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Duckula on November 03, 2020, 10:47:31 AM
They're actual gigs , though the audience is watching online and they're only selling the number of tickets equivalent to the venue's capacity.

That's fucking stupid unless there's a technical reason for it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on November 03, 2020, 10:49:42 AM
What a tit! I thought these were online so I waited for payday to buy my ticket and only to go on the site and see they'd sold out. So are these actual gigs? Man!

There are tons of tickets left for much of the tour and I guess it'll get better as he goes along. It was certainly pretty cobbled together on the last night in Hebden Bridge. I think the idea is to choose a performance local to you so as to support the venue but we're just going to choose a night where we can get a takeaway and try and put the little one to bed early.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Uncle TechTip on November 03, 2020, 11:55:58 AM
I had a search and this Saturday 2pm in Manchester is the only one with tickets. Although i got frustrated after searching through a week of gigs.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on November 03, 2020, 11:56:48 AM
I’ve just had an email from Home in Manchester who say it’s definitely going ahead.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on November 03, 2020, 01:17:08 PM
I had a search and this Saturday 2pm in Manchester Liverpool is the only one with tickets. Although i got frustrated after searching through a week of gigs.

Wow, they went quickly. I'm sure there were loads yesterday.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: DenzilHolles on November 03, 2020, 01:21:33 PM
Yes, was just posting that it was Liverpool not Manchester. I managed to get one for 2pm. It's still on sale there so get 'em whilst you can.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: RicoMNKN on November 03, 2020, 01:48:38 PM
That's fucking stupid unless there's a technical reason for it.

The exclusivity adds value, doesn't it?
It also means he can help out the individual theatres rather than have everyone watch a single show.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: DenzilHolles on November 03, 2020, 02:28:32 PM
All sold out now. As someone's mentioned above, he's said he will release it at some point so fingers crossed he actually will.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: colsimpson on November 06, 2020, 07:02:00 PM
If anyone here can’t ‘make it’ one night I can swap you my ticket for the final night as I’m going to be busy then. Email me col@colsimpson.com
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: jimboslice on November 16, 2020, 06:37:36 PM
I'm meant to watch this tonight, I'm sure, but I can't find any evidence of my ticket anywhere. I can see that I paid a tenner to "Associated Theatres" on the 14th September but that's it. Sold out too. Piss.

HOPE IT'S NOT VERY GOOD.


and my ticket just came through. Hope it is very good.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Glitch King on November 16, 2020, 11:52:30 PM
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Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: phantom_power on November 17, 2020, 12:07:58 AM
I have just finished his Trifle set of radio shows and it was fucking amazing. It is really frustrating that there is no way I can convince any of my uninitiated friends about its brilliance though as no description would do it justice
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on November 25, 2020, 09:52:32 PM
That was absolutely wonderful. Five-star stuff. One of the very best things he’s done as far as I’m concerned.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Pranet on November 26, 2020, 10:06:26 PM
I sometimes wish he'd allow the mainstream in, I imagine the finished show would be so great on BBC4 on NYE.

Ha! I was thinking the same thing.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: one_sharper on November 28, 2020, 10:35:21 AM
If anyone hasn't seen it yet there's a show from Union Chapel on Tuesday (1st December, 8pm). Tickets on sale at noon today. https://www.unionchapel.org.uk/venue/whats-on/daniel-kitson-dot-dot-dot
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: privatefriend on November 28, 2020, 01:45:09 PM
If anyone hasn't seen it yet there's a show from Union Chapel on Tuesday (1st December, 8pm). Tickets on sale at noon today. https://www.unionchapel.org.uk/venue/whats-on/daniel-kitson-dot-dot-dot

Thanks just bought a ticket.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: buntyman on November 29, 2020, 09:25:34 PM
I saw the complete show at the weekend having already seen the WIP show at the beginning of the run. It's really nicely put together but felt more natural and spontaneous the first time and (probably because I was already familiar with the content) a bit more like a recital the in the more polished version. Still, very well delivered - he's great at incorporating these imaginative narrative devices into the flow.

SPOILERy question: At the end he leaves a polaroid photo to slowly develop in front of the camera with him holding up a post-it note. It never came into sharp enough focus to be able to read it - what did it say on other shows?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on November 29, 2020, 10:16:09 PM
I saw the complete show at the weekend having already seen the WIP show at the beginning of the run. It's really nicely put together but felt more natural and spontaneous the first time and (probably because I was already familiar with the content) a bit more like a recital the in the more polished version. Still, very well delivered - he's great at incorporating these imaginative narrative devices into the flow.

SPOILERy question: At the end he leaves a polaroid photo to slowly develop in front of the camera with him holding up a post-it note. It never came into sharp enough focus to be able to read it - what did it say on other shows?

Did you get a free ticket? I think DK stated at all 3 previews that he would be giving the WIP viewers a ticket to see the finished show. My email didn't seem to work so I had to be manually emailed the password for the WIP's I booked so I'm worried if I missed the freebie for the finished work?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: buntyman on November 29, 2020, 11:19:17 PM
Did you get a free ticket? I think DK stated at all 3 previews that he would be giving the WIP viewers a ticket to see the finished show.

I got sent a free ticket to the 3rd WIP having paid for the 1st but I paid for the finished show ticket too
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: SteveDave on November 30, 2020, 12:51:30 PM
I've got a ticket for tomorrow's Union Chapel show. I'm very excited.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: SteveDave on December 02, 2020, 08:32:25 AM
That was the first Daniel Kitson thing I've seen "live" and it was tremendous.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Bobloblawslawbomb on December 07, 2020, 06:51:55 PM
Just been sent a link to watch the finished version of dot.dot.dot. recorded at the union chapel on the last night of the tour. Not 100% sure if multiple people can use the password, but if there’s no restrictions and you can, happy to pm link to people if requested.

Edit - does work fine.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Glitch King on December 08, 2020, 09:36:08 PM
Just been sent a link to watch the finished version of dot.dot.dot. recorded at the union chapel on the last night of the tour. Not 100% sure if multiple people can use the password, but if there’s no restrictions and you can, happy to pm link to people if requested.

Edit - does work fine.

Would love that if it still works
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Bobloblawslawbomb on December 08, 2020, 10:38:52 PM
Would love that if it still works

PM sent. Link expires on the 13th Dec if anyone else wants it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Glitch King on December 09, 2020, 05:55:58 AM
Thank you kindly!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Blinder Data on December 18, 2020, 01:38:16 PM
I saw the finished version of dot.dot.dot. on Sunday. As a record of one's experience of lockdown and the pandemic, I thought it was good. As a show, I thought it was OK. I didn't laugh much - maybe I needed to be in the room with the audience? There didn't seem to be many funny bits.

I would've liked more from the format instead of it feeling like a Zoom call. Moving about the stage and switching between cameras would've helped. I never felt like there was much more to the show than the post-it notes, which made it feel narratively bitty.

I also thought some of the post-it note messages were downright trite. The photos looked good but I could barely see them.

Does he pick up all the post-it notes and reorganise them before every show? If so, what a ballache.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: jimboslice on December 18, 2020, 02:37:54 PM
The link I was sent for the Huddersfield gig still works if anyone wants that.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Old Thrashbarg on December 24, 2020, 01:08:13 AM
Just been sent a link to watch the finished version of dot.dot.dot. recorded at the union chapel on the last night of the tour. Not 100% sure if multiple people can use the password, but if there’s no restrictions and you can, happy to pm link to people if requested.

Edit - does work fine.

Looks like this is available through official channels now. Along with an audio recording of A Show For Christmas.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: olliebean on December 24, 2020, 01:58:29 PM
Looks like this is available through official channels now. Along with an audio recording of A Show For Christmas.

Where's the latter? The "Audio" link on his website goes to his Bandcamp page, which doesn't have it AFAICS.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: lankyguy95 on December 24, 2020, 02:00:45 PM
https://www.danielkitson.com/a-show-for-christmas
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: McFlymo on December 26, 2020, 02:05:23 AM
I saw the finished version of dot.dot.dot. on Sunday. As a record of one's experience of lockdown and the pandemic, I thought it was good. As a show, I thought it was OK. I didn't laugh much - maybe I needed to be in the room with the audience? There didn't seem to be many funny bits.

I would've liked more from the format instead of it feeling like a Zoom call. Moving about the stage and switching between cameras would've helped. I never felt like there was much more to the show than the post-it notes, which made it feel narratively bitty.

I also thought some of the post-it note messages were downright trite. The photos looked good but I could barely see them.

Does he pick up all the post-it notes and reorganise them before every show? If so, what a ballache.

Yeah, I'm gonna have to come back to this, another time, I think. Got about 45 minutes in and I just can't find any joy in either the format, the content or the delivery. He holds up a post-it saying "TESTIMONIES" and talks about how he doesn't like listening to peoples' testimonies about their experiences, because it's not past tense yet. I feel the same about this show, really. Maybe I'll give it another bash in a day or two.

All the same, it's very kind of him to make it a free viewing, along with the other one (which I haven't checked out yet).
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: dbs on December 26, 2020, 12:04:41 PM
He holds up a post-it saying "TESTIMONIES" and talks about how he doesn't like listening to peoples' testimonies about their experiences, because it's not past tense yet. I feel the same about this show, really. Maybe I'll give it another bash in a day or two.

Not to talk about bits you’ve not seen too much, but I think this is supposed to elicit those feelings a little bit, and those concepts get addressed a little bit later on. It’s fair enough to not be into it because of that, but that post-it is very aware I think.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: stephenjwz on December 26, 2020, 10:26:02 PM
I liked dot dot dot. I don't know that I liked it on the same terms I liked his other shows but it felt like a good historical document of how the last 9 months have felt to me, put/remembered better than I could have.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: McFlymo on December 28, 2020, 02:55:00 AM
Not to talk about bits you’ve not seen too much, but I think this is supposed to elicit those feelings a little bit, and those concepts get addressed a little bit later on. It’s fair enough to not be into it because of that, but that post-it is very aware I think.

I'll probably enjoy it eventually. I'm just fucking exhausted from Covid shit and seeing one of my favourite comedians do a long show all about of that is weird and will require some stamina and resilience I don't currently possess.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: dbs on December 28, 2020, 08:07:23 AM
I'll probably enjoy it eventually. I'm just fucking exhausted from Covid shit and seeing one of my favourite comedians do a long show all about of that is weird and will require some stamina and resilience I don't currently possess.

That is very, very fair.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Tomsidg on February 12, 2021, 04:05:55 PM
He’s back on resonance FM at 8pm tonight for a one off show. Can some kind soul please record and provide a podcast feed as in my 25 years of using the internet, I think that’s safely the best thing I’ve seen anyone do for the good of others. Thanks!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on February 12, 2021, 09:42:57 PM
If anyone is still subscribed to my old feed for Trifle I just uploaded this

https://cakeinmilk.github.io/trifle/feed.xml
https://cakeinmilk.github.io/trifle/audio/12022021-bonus.mp3
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Old Thrashbarg on February 12, 2021, 09:46:17 PM
Excellent, thanks!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Tomsidg on February 12, 2021, 10:02:38 PM
Thank you so much!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: SteveDave on February 13, 2021, 11:28:41 AM
Finally! A radio show for me!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mrfridge on February 13, 2021, 01:29:35 PM
Thanks very much!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Hesham on February 13, 2021, 03:44:44 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Old Thrashbarg on February 13, 2021, 04:20:10 PM
He's so good in this format. I like his choice of music generally anyway (mostly not stuff I'd choose to listen to, but almost always interesting), and he's so naturally funny when ad libbing links, but the way he can weave a story through the whole show, both through the music and the links, then set up a payoff/punchline is astounding. It really does feel like a stand-up show structure, but could pass as a perfectly good hour of radio without that through-line as well.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: colsimpson on February 15, 2021, 08:47:03 AM
Everybody’s having a shipbuilding time!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mrfridge on February 15, 2021, 03:55:37 PM
I think that's the first time I've listened to one of Kitson's shows and been a bit bored. You get the gist after the second track and then it's just a man pretending to do something tedious for another 50 minutes. Which is tedious. Or is that the point? IS THIS ART?!

Having said that, I did listen to Rubber Soul only a couple of weeks ago and realised I don't really like it half as much as I recall. That might have tainted the whole thing a bit more than if it wasn't so fresh in my memory.

Anyway, if he does something like this again I will find him and poke him in the ribs.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: jaydee81 on February 15, 2021, 04:05:28 PM
Yeah I get your point, I had similar feelings to the finale to his last run.

But also, it's interesting that he's deciding to do something a little bit different with his Resonance shows, and seeing as it was an hour long slot on a community radio station I do feel like dissecting it too much is probably taking it a bit too far
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: one_sharper on February 16, 2021, 09:41:17 AM
If anyone is still subscribed to my old feed for Trifle I just uploaded this

https://cakeinmilk.github.io/trifle/feed.xml
https://cakeinmilk.github.io/trifle/audio/12022021-bonus.mp3

Thanks for this!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mrfridge on February 16, 2021, 10:42:33 AM
Yeah I get your point, I had similar feelings to the finale to his last run.

But also, it's interesting that he's deciding to do something a little bit different with his Resonance shows, and seeing as it was an hour long slot on a community radio station I do feel like dissecting it too much is probably taking it a bit too far

I really enjoyed the last run and completely fell for the central conceit. I hope he does carry on playing with the format as I'm sure there's loads to be done with live radio.

You're right, it doesn't need dissecting though and it's only because the shows are so consistently great that I thought it worth mentioning. I still enjoyed it, just not as much as usual.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: jaydee81 on February 17, 2021, 12:32:00 PM
Haha sorry if I seemed dismissive. I'm intrigued by you saying you 'fell for the central conceit.' Which means I might have to delve into dissecting it. The central conceit was him playing with the concept of 'live' as he acknowledges most people listen to records of the show. But the central conceit was a slightly tacked on idea that the show wasn't live, right? With a few clever callbacks in the final show?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mrfridge on February 17, 2021, 01:24:36 PM
Putting this in spoiler tags on the off chance it upsets someone who hasn’t listened to the previous shows.

I don’t think it was tacked on, the entire run was staged from the beginning but presented as live when it was all pre planned. None of the trips out in the camper van, etc actually happen (or if he was in the van he wasn’t actually where he said he was). I fell for it in that I believed he had visited all of the places he claimed to have, and that the conversations he had with concerned friends were real.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sutin on April 11, 2021, 03:12:10 AM
Recording of a 2013 show that's never been previously 'leaked'...

https://wetransfer.com/downloads/dcc7a6b171168421fdc6c4f882c0ce5620210411020720/ad7ccb94be89368d4ac83da883ff4ca720210411020750/8b07bf (https://wetransfer.com/downloads/dcc7a6b171168421fdc6c4f882c0ce5620210411020720/ad7ccb94be89368d4ac83da883ff4ca720210411020750/8b07bf)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: lankyguy95 on April 11, 2021, 01:21:18 PM
I think that show is on his bandcamp.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sutin on April 11, 2021, 01:36:11 PM
I think that show is on his bandcamp.

It is but this one is a recording of a different night. Might be of some interest to the more obsessive Kitson fans. I've never totally *got* him to be honest, but I definitely need to delve in more.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: iamcoop on April 12, 2021, 07:16:19 PM
It is but this one is a recording of a different night. Might be of some interest to the more obsessive Kitson fans. I've never totally *got* him to be honest, but I definitely need to delve in more.

Thanks for the link pal :)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cacciaguida on April 25, 2021, 12:22:41 AM
Recording of a 2013 show that's never been previously 'leaked'...

https://wetransfer.com/downloads/dcc7a6b171168421fdc6c4f882c0ce5620210411020720/ad7ccb94be89368d4ac83da883ff4ca720210411020750/8b07bf (https://wetransfer.com/downloads/dcc7a6b171168421fdc6c4f882c0ce5620210411020720/ad7ccb94be89368d4ac83da883ff4ca720210411020750/8b07bf)

Anyone able to share this? Link has now expired, sadly.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sutin on April 25, 2021, 01:22:04 AM
Anyone able to share this? Link has now expired, sadly.

https://wetransfer.com/downloads/630e8ebff4274bedd24f6d4971b59b0d20210425001736/780b25ed3cd8145bb243256fea29a24220210425001808/a049f7
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on April 28, 2021, 12:26:10 PM
Hasn't he asked that we not share links to unauthorised stuff?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: peanutbutter on April 28, 2021, 12:35:23 PM
Yep, I dont think he minds too much about some older stuff being out there, it's almost unavoidable, but anywhere that can become an easy access source of links (as the Kitson threads  on here tend to become) is probably gonna piss him off and he has asked on here before for stuff to be removed.

I've never totally *got* him to be honest, but I definitely need to delve in more.
What stuff of his do you know? I think he's suffered a bit in the last decade as a result of basically always performing to the same very forgiving audiences everywhere tbh. Like, lots of stuff that's still good, but none of it seems like an especially good entry point.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: notjosh on April 28, 2021, 03:32:30 PM
As great as his "proper" shows are, the absolute best way to experience Kitson is to see him live, either at an early work-in-progress for his stand-up shows or compering a mixed bill.[1] His crowd work and ability to ad-lib are second to none.
 1. He used to do Up the Creek regularly and often hosts charity gigs, but it's almost all in London.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sutin on April 28, 2021, 03:42:52 PM
Hasn't he asked that we not share links to unauthorised stuff?

I have no idea, I don't know much about him at all.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sutin on April 28, 2021, 03:48:49 PM
Saw him live once, it was good but he didn't make me laugh that much. I feel like I should like him more but he doesn't do it for me in the way Stewart Lee or someone does. It was also really dark in the room and he picked on me because my phone lit up in my shirt pocket for like 5 seconds (forgot to turn it off). I, um, didn't like that, he made me feel pretty uncomfortable (and then I was glad the room was so dark and no one could see me).
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Scrapey Fish on April 28, 2021, 05:48:16 PM
Saw him live once, it was good but he didn't make me laugh that much. I feel like I should like him more but he doesn't do it for me in the way Stewart Lee or someone does. It was also really dark in the room and he picked on me because my phone lit up in my shirt pocket for like 5 seconds (forgot to turn it off). I, um, didn't like that, he made me feel pretty uncomfortable (and then I was glad the room was so dark and no one could see me).

He's a phenomenal compere, the best in the business, though I sympathise with your experience - he can be quite brutal on people with phones
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sutin on April 28, 2021, 06:00:22 PM
It was fine, I just wasn't expecting it and it's not like I was using the damn thing (or even holding it). He said "what are you doing? I'm not mad, I just want to know what you were doing" and wouldn't drop it when I wouldn't respond (i'm terrified of talking in front of crowds). Absolutely no need. Like I said, the room was abnormally dark so no one could see me, avoiding a properly embarrassing situation. Even my friends sitting beside me didn't realise he was talking to me because they didn't see my phone light up (it was through a bloody shirt pocket FFS!).

Does he read CaB?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Tokyo van Ramming on April 28, 2021, 06:25:36 PM
Does he read CaB?

He has an account here and sometimes pops in (might even be in this very thread) to request that we don't dish his work out.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on April 28, 2021, 06:54:40 PM
It was fine, I just wasn't expecting it and it's not like I was using the damn thing (or even holding it). He said "what are you doing? I'm not mad, I just want to know what you were doing" and wouldn't drop it when I wouldn't respond (i'm terrified of talking in front of crowds). Absolutely no need. Like I said, the room was abnormally dark so no one could see me, avoiding a properly embarrassing situation. Even my friends sitting beside me didn't realise he was talking to me because they didn't see my phone light up (it was through a bloody shirt pocket FFS!).

Does he read CaB?

I’m going to be a dick here and say that I don’t think it’s too much to ask to turn your phone off during a performance.

He’s incredible at spotting people using them. I was at the Stand in Edinburgh once when he saw someone’s face light up by the door at the back of the room. I turned around to look... and the offender was Stu Goldsmith!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sutin on April 28, 2021, 07:14:09 PM
I’m going to be a dick here and say that I don’t think it’s too much to ask to turn your phone off during a performance.

Sure, but his reaction was still unjustified. When I didn't respond when he tried to engage with me, he should have dropped the interrogation. He was being a bully (for a minute).
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: notjosh on April 28, 2021, 07:43:37 PM
Obviously you'll know the tone of the interaction better than I, but it's very common for him to get distracted by very minor things like that, and to want to address them before moving on. He may not have been criticising you even if it felt that way. I've only once seen him be genuinely cross about it, when he broke character during a performance of Tree to have a go at someone on the front row who was consistently using their phone.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mjwilson on April 28, 2021, 09:40:29 PM
I’m going to be a dick here and say that I don’t think it’s too much to ask to turn your phone off during a performance.

I always just go on silent, seems like that should be enough.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sutin on April 28, 2021, 09:55:39 PM
I always just go on silent, seems like that should be enough.

You'd think! Ah well, if I see him again i'll know.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Lost Oliver on April 29, 2021, 09:25:18 AM
Man, I'd love a copy of Tree. That was absolutely incredible. Was it recorded?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Poison To The Mind on April 29, 2021, 10:33:41 AM
He's incredible at turning his genuine frustration with distractions in the audience into over-the-top performative unreasonableness that's hilarious for everyone else in the room. It's obvious it needles him enough he needs to do something about it, in order to be able to move past, so exaggerating his own reaction seems to be a way of defusing it, like he's pre-mocking himself.

The only time I've seen him do a prepared stand-up show (vs work-in-progress or a play/conceptual show), he latched onto me in a room of 500, when I glanced over my shoulder. "w-w-w-WHAT's going on there?!" Daniel demanded, hands on hips. I made an "everything's cool" face and hand gesture, and felt like I'd escaped a firing squad when he said "fair enough then," and carried on.


(stutter spelled out to indicate the wind-up that allowed my dread to build)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sutin on April 29, 2021, 11:30:09 AM
That's not exactly endearing me to him. Picking on someone in crowd of 500 is bullying, clear and simple.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: notjosh on April 29, 2021, 04:13:55 PM
Picking on someone in crowd of 500 is bullying, clear and simple.

Or it's having a bit of fun with people who have paid to do exactly that. It's pretty routine for comedians to make fun of audience members, and it's one of the things that makes live comedy exciting. Obviously there are nuances to it. If people have paid specifically to see one comedian, they may already be onboard with that comic's persona, and can adjust their expectations accordingly. I wouldn't be upset if Jerry Sadowitz called me a cunt, for example, but if Tim Vine did it with the same amount of vitriol I'd be seriously worried that I was indeed a cunt. [Ron Howard: "He was"]

As Poison to the Mind mentioned, Kitson frequently goes massively over the top with his reactions to audience members, but it's generally understood that it's all just a bit of cheeky fun, and he's mocking his own inadequacies as much as anyone else's. One of my favourite bits of crowd work I've seen him do was a brilliant riff on marathon times, which ended with him accusing someone in the audience of being a paedophile because they'd run it in less than 3 hours. I doubt anyone would have considered it bullying.

Again, I can't speak for the interaction you had, but from the way you've told the story it seems to me that had you engaged with him he would have been quite open about the fact that he has a childish curiosity about minor things going on in the room, which is entirely his own fault. Is it possible you just misread his tone?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sutin on April 29, 2021, 05:45:26 PM
To be honest, I think his tone was irrelevent. In fact, his tone was relatively friendly. He was needling me to interact with him when I made it very clear that I can't speak in front of a big crowd of people. The very thought of it fills with with the most terrifying anxiety, even though the room was practically in pitch black darkness (something I can't emphasize enough, it was weird as fuck). And I would never purposely go see a comedian that would make fun of audience members (just in case it might be me). On the little I knew about Kitson, I (wrongly) assumed he was not that kind of performer.

Look, some people might like that, but it's the lowest form of stand up comedy as far as i'm concerned. Unless you're responding to a heckle, leave the audience out of it, they're not the performers. Just my opinion on what I enjoy.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sutin on April 29, 2021, 05:49:35 PM
One of my favourite bits of crowd work I've seen him do was a brilliant riff on marathon times, which ended with him accusing someone in the audience of being a paedophile because they'd run it in less than 3 hours. I doubt anyone would have considered it bullying.

You're really turning me against Kitson with this stuff. I mean, seriously fuck that. If he called me a paedophile, i'd be out the door and wanting my money back.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: notjosh on April 29, 2021, 06:14:55 PM
Yeah, his stand-up's not for you then. His theatre shows are very different beasts, so worth a listen/watch.

I'm sorry he made you anxious, but I guess we have fundamentally different ideas of what live comedy should be. For me it always comes with the possibility of audience interaction like that. In smaller clubs I think it would be weird not to do it, and it gives the whole event a frisson and a feeling that this is something unique and in the moment, rather than a scripted monologue. A lot of people sit in the front row with the hope that they'll get 'picked on' because they relish the idea of a conversation with the performer. Obviously it's down to the performer to judge when an audience member is comfortable engaging with them, but if it was pitch black as you say then he could easily have misjudged. Just seems like bad luck to me rather than evidence that it's 'the lowest form of comedy'.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: lankyguy95 on April 29, 2021, 06:29:39 PM
One of my favourite bits of crowd work I've seen him do was a brilliant riff on marathon times, which ended with him accusing someone in the audience of being a paedophile because they'd run it in less than 3 hours.
Properly guffawed.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sutin on April 29, 2021, 06:32:13 PM
Just seems like bad luck to me rather than evidence that it's 'the lowest form of comedy'.

I was very clear that I consider that my personal opinion and preference. I've never found comedians berating the audience funny, it's just anxiety-inducing (even when not directed at me) and mean-spirited. Before seeing Kitson I never considered for even a minute that he'd do that. The shows of his i'd listened to beforehand suggested a smart, thoughtful performer, not a Jerry Sadowitz call-an-audience-member-a-paedophile type.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on April 29, 2021, 06:36:09 PM
I guess part of the problem is your sutins may struggle to gauge he isn't for them because he's built a reputation as a 'must see' comedian through maintaining a bit of scarcity - relatively few gigs that always sell out quick, quite in control of the work he puts out there (if at all, and often pulls it) and although not militant in the way Sadowitz is regarding recordings, is able to politely ask people don't make them freely available in a way that most people are at least respectful enough to share them out of sight.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: notjosh on April 29, 2021, 07:12:39 PM
The shows of his i'd listened to beforehand suggested a smart, thoughtful performer, not a Jerry Sadowitz call-an-audience-member-a-paedophile type.

The two aren't mutually exclusive. Kitson's ability to shift gears between eloquent melancholy and juvenile shenanigans is one of the things I enjoy most about his work.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on April 29, 2021, 07:27:13 PM
I have to admit that I really struggle with comedians who do crowd work as a large part of their routine, some are amazing at it but sometimes it can be hideous (Lewis Schaffer being an example of both, one time I saw him he was on fantastic form, on another occasion it was the worst gig I've ever attended) and I prefer in general to see a comic perform tried and tested material rather than interacting with the audience. That's just me though, and I know many do enjoy it a huge deal, but one of my favourite gigs is Quantum Leopard in London where beforehand audience members are asked if they mind interacting with the comedians and if they don't they get a green sticker, but if they do they get a red one, and it's a system that works really well.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sutin on April 29, 2021, 07:44:08 PM
one of my favourite gigs is Quantum Leopard in London where beforehand audience members are asked if they mind interacting with the comedians and if they don't they get a green sticker, but if they do they get a red one, and it's a system that works really well.

I love that, what a great idea. It would be great if that was the norm!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on April 30, 2021, 11:23:13 AM
You're really turning me against Kitson with this stuff. I mean, seriously fuck that. If he called me a paedophile, i'd be out the door and wanting my money back.

I really don't think anyone in the room would have thought the person who'd run a marathon in less than three hours was actually a paedophile. That's what I love about live standup - you're going on a journey with the audience as well as the performer. If it weren't for interactions like that then I feel like I may as well be watching someone delivering a monologue on the TV.

You have my sympathy that it causes you so much anxiety though. Daniel Kitson often does relaxed performances of his theatre shows, which might appeal to you. There's something on the Tourettes Hero website about them here: https://www.touretteshero.com/2014/12/09/a-relaxed-ending. Sounds like Mark Thomas has done them too.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sutin on April 30, 2021, 01:15:18 PM
I really don't think anyone in the room would have thought the person who'd run a marathon in less than three hours was actually a paedophile. That's what I love about live standup - you're going on a journey with the audience as well as the performer. If it weren't for interactions like that then I feel like I may as well be watching someone delivering a monologue on the TV.

I don't think anyone in the room would have thought the person was a paedophile either, it's more the singling one person out and humiliating them in front of hundreds of people. I just can't see the funny side of that (If I was in that position, i'd probably be in tears). If a heckler shouted abuse at him, fair enough, but if it's just someone answering a question, fuck that. Not comedy, just twattery IMO. And I have to be honest, the idea of someone purposely sitting in the front row so the comedian might pick on them is amongst the most baffling human behaviour i've heard of. Imagine getting off on that, some people are fucking weird.

I don't wanna dismiss Kitson on these issues though. The show I did see was very interesting, if not hillarious. I reckon I could be a fan, but i'll probably leave my phone at home next time out of paranoia.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sutin on April 30, 2021, 01:25:46 PM
Talking this out has made me feel better about that incident, so thanks for that folks. Any time Kitson has come up in conversation with friends in the 8 years since that show, i've been instantly 'yeah, that guy was a dick to me in front of 100s of people'.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Famous Mortimer on April 30, 2021, 02:41:01 PM
Okay, you've posted about it twenty times or so now. The thread is fully and completely about you. Shall we move on?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sutin on April 30, 2021, 03:01:28 PM
Okay, you've posted about it twenty times or so now. The thread is fully and completely about you. Shall we move on?

I'm really sorry, that sincerely was not my intention. I've been enjoying people's takes on crowd work and maybe derailed the thread a bit. I think we can all move on now, yes.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on April 30, 2021, 04:22:20 PM
I'm really sorry, that sincerely was not my intention. I've been enjoying people's takes on crowd work and maybe derailed the thread a bit. I think we can all move on now, yes.

I don't think there's any need to apologise. I couldn't really disagree with you more about crowd work, but it's been interesting to read a wildly different take.

I've sat on lots of front rows so that there's room for my abnormally long legs. Obviously that comes with a risk and I've been part of several shows as a result. But I've never once felt like I've been picked on. Even when Nick Helm spent the best part of two hours calling me a cunt during his last tour. It's just a 'bit'. Unless you're being disruptive, there's nothing in it for the performer to ruin your night.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: notjosh on April 30, 2021, 04:39:55 PM
Verging on new thread territory now, but the only time crowd work really crosses a line for me is when there's an invasion of physical space. The infamous Johnny Vegas incident (https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2008/05/01/6719/did_johnny_vegas_go_too_far%3f) sounds particularly horrible for example. And I've seen plenty of 'comedy' shows at the fringe which are really just theatre shows specifically built around making audience members feel physically uncomfortable. One that I particularly hated was Kraken - I was building up to punch the lycra-clad pervert when I thought he might be about to clamber all over me. When audience participation is involved I think the comic has to be particularly smart in working out who's game for it, and building in mini-consent checks as part of their patter. Adam Riches tends to have a good instinct for it I think.

To bring it back to Kitson, I think it's something he's sensitive to usually. I remember seeing a work in progress of that theatre show which ended up being a conversation between him and some cassette recordings in the audience, only he initially did it with audience members reading from scripts. He announced at the start that he was going to hand them out to anyone who made confident eye-contact with him. I really wanted to try it, but was also shitting it a bit, and he correctly read the fear in my eyes when he looked at me and moved on to someone else.

On the other hand, I was once picked to go and do a bit on stage by Steen Raskopoulos when I was similarly terrified, and had a great time, culminating in me storming the stage at the end (on his instruction) to lead the audience in a dance after he'd been "shot". It was pretty fun, and he was really gracious to me on the way out. I ended up glad that he'd taken me out of my comfort zone - an experience I wouldn't have had if there'd been a sticker-type-system as I'd probably have chosen red to be safe.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Bobloblawslawbomb on April 30, 2021, 05:16:45 PM
You are definitely right about Adam Riches. Have seen him numerous times and even been pulled up onstage on two occasions. He really has an incredible knack for asking people to do pretty outrageous (sometimes disgusting) things, but never veers into humiliating participants. Get the feeling he’s in control with all types of people as well, builds up introverts, gently ribs extroverts, always making whoever it is the ‘hero’ of the sketch. Big fan.

Yeah this probably needs a new thread.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: peanutbutter on April 30, 2021, 06:44:32 PM
In my experience Kitson has been drastically more talkative in the WIP shows, to the point that you're basically signing up for something that will be 75% crowdwork and 25% standup. Even with that being said I've never found him particularly bad and never ever degrading towards the audience. He powers on pretty quickly and it's a very friendly crowd.

The combo of such a free form show in a very packed smaller room mightn't be very nice for someone who isn't expecting it, and maybe he attracts people who never go to any other comedy other than bigger things?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on April 30, 2021, 07:17:35 PM
On the other hand, I was once picked to go and do a bit on stage by Steen Raskopoulos when I was similarly terrified, and had a great time, culminating in me storming the stage at the end (on his instruction) to lead the audience in a dance after he'd been "shot". It was pretty fun, and he was really gracious to me on the way out. I ended up glad that he'd taken me out of my comfort zone - an experience I wouldn't have had if there'd been a sticker-type-system as I'd probably have chosen red to be safe.

Despite what I said about crowd work before, Steen Raskopoulos is a rare example of someone I'd happily see doing only that, but only because whenever I've seen him (which is only about three times, admittedly) it's been incredibly warm natured, and he's a superb improvisor in general.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mjwilson on April 30, 2021, 09:36:54 PM
I think my only Kitson anecdote is when someone knocked over a glass bottle and he stopped to ask what had happened. There was an awkward pause and then he clarified that he was just checking whether everyone was okay. Not a very good story really.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: notjosh on April 30, 2021, 10:01:10 PM
I'd fucking deck the cunt if he asked me that.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: up_the_hampipe on April 30, 2021, 10:27:05 PM
I saw Kitson do a WIP once, to me he's at his best when he's just dicking around and trying things out. At one point, he was talking about that Elton John biopic and he had this exchange with an audience member:

Kitson: Have you seen Rocket Man?
Man: No.
Kitson: Oh... homophobe?

All in a jovial tone. Was very funny. He also spotted a kid in the audience and gave him a fiver just for sitting through the show.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on May 01, 2021, 12:26:42 AM
I think my only Kitson anecdote is when someone knocked over a glass bottle and he stopped to ask what had happened. There was an awkward pause and then he clarified that he was just checking whether everyone was okay. Not a very good story really.

He noticed some guy in the front row had an SLR camera sat by them and asked them if it had film in it (meaning, 'is it film or digital?'), the owner replied but someone tittered and he asked why and they explained they were laughing at the idea of someone wandering about with a filmless camera.

A lesser comedian would've pulled at that thread, but he went 'mmph, yeah' and carried on with more Kitson stuff.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: pk1yen on May 03, 2021, 04:42:03 PM
I took a sneaky photo of Kitson at the opening of a gig he did with Gavin Osborn years ago, and he spotted and sang a jaunty little song about how I was a pervert taking seedy snaps of him. Completely deserved.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on May 03, 2021, 04:47:43 PM
I saw him at a WIP and he compared me to Hitler and made me move seats so my "judgmental face" wasn't in his eyeline.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mostbutnotall on May 03, 2021, 05:49:08 PM
I've been told I should sit at the back in his shows because I've seen him so many times he finds me distracting. I don't think he trusts my objectivity as an audience member in gauging if material is good or not - especially if he's on a deadline.
WIPS are my favourite thing to go and see though, he did over 90 minutes about building a wall and it ended up being pretty much a few seconds of the finished show. It was brilliant.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Mr Faineant on May 16, 2021, 02:19:57 AM
A few weeks ago I finally listened to the last installment of the August Resonance series of recordings. I’d been sort of randomly grazing on them…I like these resonance shows for that, essentially just interesting playlists. Anyway, the last one sort of blew my mind, so I had to go back and relisten to the whole thing. Good stuff, that.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on May 20, 2021, 04:29:01 PM
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2937579559_16.jpg)

https://danielkitson.bandcamp.com/album/we-are-gathered-here-2009
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: notjosh on May 20, 2021, 06:42:59 PM
Oh great! Remember really enjoying that one.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: up_the_hampipe on May 20, 2021, 08:01:33 PM
I think I've heard a recording of that show, but the Union Chapel aspect has piqued my interest. Don't usually hear/see recordings of him performing in larger venues.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: holyzombiejesus on May 20, 2021, 10:17:25 PM
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2937579559_16.jpg)

https://danielkitson.bandcamp.com/album/we-are-gathered-here-2009

C-Go! I started a TFC thread thinking it would summon you up. Hope you are well.



Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: buntyman on May 21, 2021, 06:31:24 AM
Thanks for highlighting CG, immediate purchase. I'll look forward to listening this weekend while doing my chores.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on May 21, 2021, 08:01:53 PM
Someone needs to create a detailed wiki of exactly what's in each show.  I'm positive I saw this but until I listen to the recording I'm none the fucking wiser.

Maybe it's the pandemic, but looking at the list of shows I note something called Everything Smells Of Orange at the 2019 Fringe and despite surely having seen it I can't even fathom what that was.

C-Go! I started a TFC thread thinking it would summon you up. Hope you are well.





Hey fella. All good thanks. Hope likewise. Turns out moving to a new job where you actually have to work for a living seriously hampers your posting time.  I'll check out the Fanny-thread.  Best to you and yours.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 21, 2021, 08:05:09 PM
Everything Smells of Orange was a show where he was doing stand up for an hour at one of The Stand venues. There wasn't really any prepared material as far as I remember and he improvised the entire hour. Was a funny show the day we went.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on May 21, 2021, 10:28:48 PM
Did it have the tram game bit in it?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on May 22, 2021, 05:31:19 PM
Yes!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on May 23, 2021, 04:08:47 PM
OK....and a bit about wanting to own an orchard?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sprocket on May 26, 2021, 02:55:02 PM
Quote from: Daniel Kitson's newsletter
Hello There.

Sorry to bother you again so soon but this is currently the only action i can take against….a CRIME.

Over the last couple of days, quite a few of you bought the newly released recording of the old show which briefly placed that show on the front page of Bandcamp as the thing that was currently selling most and that seems to have attracted the attention of someone extremely naughty.

This morning, when i tried to log into my bandcamp account, my password took me to the account page for daniei kitson (note the i where the L should be) and not long after that i received a notification email that the paypal account for my page had been changed and then, finally all emails stopped coming. Which means not only is someone draining the sweet kerchingles but i am also unable to change the page or even access the account.

I’ve contacted bandcamp through the website but there seems to be no way of doing so with any speed and even once they get the emails their replies may be intercepted by the same naughtiness - so i’m sending this just to say.

DONT BUY ANYTHING FROM MY BANDCAMP PAGE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

It’s a very unsettling feeling to know that someone else has control of my bandcamp account, my listings page and presumably, all the recordings. I’ll get it all sorted soon enough, i imagine, after which, i’ll dingle you again to let you know but currently this seems to be the only steps i can take with any alacrity.

Anyway, there we go, thanks for your time.

GOODBYE FOREVER

Daniel

Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: worldsgreatestsinner on May 26, 2021, 03:02:28 PM
Was just going to post the same thing. The hacker is a cunt.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mjwilson on June 09, 2021, 07:03:21 PM
His bandcamp issues got sorted by the way.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Bobloblawslawbomb on June 10, 2021, 04:35:13 PM
Kitson’s doing something....

I don’t know what as for some reason haven’t received any email (still on the mailing list).

Can one of you fine fellas check what’s going on and DM me a link to any ticket info. Much obliged.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: DrGreggles on June 10, 2021, 04:42:09 PM
Quote from: Daniel Kitson
Right then.
Here’s a bit of fun.
I’m going to do some online shows.
Now, I’m describing these shows as Work In Progress, Audio Only, Storytelling Experiment ™
Okay?
So hopefully that’s a sufficiently caveated description to temper any unwarranted levels of excitement and therefore mitigate against the inevitable disappointment that follows all optimism as sure as night follows day.
Basically, two years ago, during the Edinburgh Festival, I did a work in progress storytelling show in the Paines Plough Roundabout at Summerhall called Shenanigan*. I liked the story a lot and wanted to do more work on it and had, actually, in fact, if you must know, been in touch with a couple of theatres about potentially turning it into a big old proper show over the course of last year.
But then things happened and here we are.
The plan now is to do these two weeks worth of shows, to both work on the story itself and experiment a bit with the telling of it – to see whether it can function entirely as a piece of audio stuff. So, it’s fundamentally the same story as two years ago** told in a new way which means I’ve called it – quite brilliantly – Shenaniganagain.
Thank you. You’re very kind to say so.
Here’s some important information about the shows.
These shows will be audio only – that’s important to emphasise. I don’t want any obsessive peepers feeling cheated. So if you’re visually fixated (and who amongst us isn’t) you may need to brace yourself for yet more disappointment from this unrelenting world. Confusingly however, the only way I’ve found of streaming a live, audio only, storytelling experiment ™ is to use a video streaming service but not have any video going. Hope that clears it up.
Also and this is very important – you should expect to listen on headphones which means you’ll either need one ticket per person (and everyone listening on their own device) or one of those headphone splitters, I guess. The necessity for headphones may change as I work on the show but for now its best to assume that you’ll need headphones.
Finally, I’m capping the tickets at 160 per show as that is the legal capacity in normal times of the Bill Murray in north London which is where I’d almost certainly be doing these shows if these were normal times – but essentially the idea is that I get to work on something in earshot of a small audience for a fortnight and then decide what, if anything, I want to do with the idea after that***. It’s also , for me, a fun way to fill the time before being fully vaccinated and will, of course, help me PDBB****.
The shows will take place from the 14th to the 27th of June at 10pm (weekdays) and 10am (weekends). Tickets will be £5 and are available from Noon (London Time) on Friday the 11th of June (London Date) at the link below. They wont be available before that time and there is likely to be a queue.
I have no real idea whether or these shows hold any appeal what with cinemas being opened and everyone being allowed to attend weddings again but if you do fail to get a ticket – try not to be too cheesed off. Firstly, I’ll be doing other stuff with bigger capacity at some point and second, it’s entirely possible that a Work in Progress, Audio Only, Story Telling Experiment ™ wont be very good*****.
All that being said - Click HERE for tickets.
And thats that.
GOODBYE FOREVER.
Daniel
*- It bears no relevance to the story, I just heard a woman in a café use the word and remembered how much I like it.
**- Although I’ve already been making changes and adding details and wondering why bits of it were ever in there.
***- Tour it, release it on vinyl, pop it in the bin, maybe take it to Edinburgh****** again
**** - Pay Dem Butter Bills
***** - Keep this to yourself ideally, I need to shift some units.
****** - I (like most people) don’t know what’s happening with Edinburgh this year. I will, in spite of my young vibe, be fully vaccinated by mid July so I’m quite open to the possibility of something happening and it’ll be very difficult not to poke my nose in, if there is stuff going on. But who knows. Wait and see, I suppose.



Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Bobloblawslawbomb on June 10, 2021, 05:06:43 PM
Thanks Greggles!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: JCR on June 10, 2021, 07:57:20 PM
Don’t drink alcohol during this audio show, the plot is complicated and you will get lost, if I recall correctly
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Tokyo van Ramming on June 10, 2021, 08:09:18 PM
DM me a link to any ticket info. Much obliged.

Quote from: DrGreggles/Sweet Danny K
***** - Keep this to yourself ideally, I need to shift some units.

Tsk tsk, Dr G.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Timothy on June 11, 2021, 12:02:30 PM
Keep getting an error page in the queue. 404 Not Found.

Anyone else here with the same problem?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: mjwilson on June 11, 2021, 12:12:42 PM
I got a 404 once but I refreshed the page and it was ok (it kept my place in the queue too).
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: DrGreggles on June 11, 2021, 12:15:19 PM
Tsk tsk, Dr G.

I didn't say I'd read it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: SteveDave on June 11, 2021, 01:15:36 PM
I bought a ticket for Sunday the 20th of June (Father's Day) but it says 10pm rather than 10am. Dr Greggles can you sort this out for me please?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: DrGreggles on June 11, 2021, 05:40:07 PM
Done
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on June 12, 2021, 03:06:19 PM
Don’t drink alcohol during this audio show, the plot is complicated and you will get lost, if I recall correctly

You should have offered up this advice two years back at Paines Plough imho. Would have been way less awkward for everyone involved.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 12, 2021, 03:12:50 PM
Yeah, In 2019 I went to see both his Fringe things, one of them was one of his world-building type things but it was on about midnight and I'd been having pints during and between other shows so nearly all of it was wasted on me.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: SteveDave on June 14, 2021, 03:02:18 PM
Done

Ta x
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: McFlymo on June 16, 2021, 10:11:46 PM
Ach, his Vimeo thing's just crashed / ended abruptly after 5 minutes.
I'm assuming he's not trying to do some sort of long form art piece about expectations and the ennui of modern technology.
Shite craic.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: McFlymo on June 16, 2021, 10:35:51 PM
He created a new stream, but sadly it's patchy as fuck. Long audio dropouts.
Ah well. He's kindly offering everyone a link to a recording of the show at the end of the run in two weeks, so that's nice.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on June 16, 2021, 10:51:52 PM
The first nights' was atrocious too and according to social media, yesterdays' wasn't great either.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Gurke and Hare on June 17, 2021, 12:08:05 AM
The first nights' was atrocious too and according to social media, yesterdays' wasn't great either.

Atrocious technically or comedically?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: cakeinmilk on June 17, 2021, 12:16:09 AM
Atrocious technically or comedically?

Purely technically. I expect and deserve ramshackle at an early WIP but there were audio cutouts rendering it fairly incomprehensible. I think his internet connection must be flaky.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on June 19, 2021, 06:04:09 AM
Has this improved? Need to arrange my morning around it a wee but.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: sprocket on June 19, 2021, 10:25:11 AM
Has this improved? Need to arrange my morning around it a wee but.

Well...

Quote from: Daniel Kitson
Oh my god.

Well, this was a bit of a rough one.

I know a lot of you had issues and you should know they were almost entirely down to my incompetence and also a little bit my laptop shitting itself.

I inadvertently entered the initial password in the wrong case and in trying to correct it entered two conflicting passwords for the same stream in different access points. So whilst some of you got in fine a lot of you didnt.

And then, relatively close to the end my computer crashed - the whole thing - Did a hard restart on itself for no readily apparent reason and then when i relaunched the stream, the password reset itself and locked even more of you out.

So all in all, not great admin from the big man.

It was actually mostly okay for me once the password was sorted, a couple of little audio blips before his computer crashed, then fine again when he was back online.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: Gurke and Hare on June 19, 2021, 11:47:55 AM
I had a ticket for Thursday and it was fine, not a glitch from start to finish.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on June 19, 2021, 02:47:48 PM
This morning was fine.



(Spoilers)



On the other hand, listening to it without 12 hours' worth of booze in the system, it is ultimately all about a man going to extraordinary lengths to gaslight a woman. And while it doesn't explicitly champion it as some sort of grand romantic gesture, it doesn't really offer much in the way of any sort of condemnation or critique either.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2020
Post by: SteveDave on June 21, 2021, 10:46:41 AM
I had a ticket for yesterday morning's show but due to a hangover and having a Father's Day lie-in I missed it.