Sad news that Dialect has had to stop going for the time being...
Subject: Dialect - taking a break
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 03:13:21 -0700
This week will be the last week for dialect for a while - I'm taking some time off because it's become a bit too stressfull.
Hopefully we can go out in style - so if there's any guests or special features you have been planning, do it quick! We will be having a bit of a party each night this week, to say thanks to everyone involved...
You've all been amazing and we hope to be back next year with new funding.
Remember the dialect gig at the Cube Cinema on Saturday & bring all your mates - hope to see you all there!
This is a bit sad as Dialect had built a stable of very talented performers doing shows doing everything from mashup to hip-hop to bootleg to whatever goes. (The Dialect servers also took a hit recently, as the Bristol Indymedia server hosted in the same place, and the traffic went up as the Bristol Indymedia server picked up the slack while the FBI took out the UK IMC sites for a while.)
I think a shout out is due to Mike, who's been pouring his time into the project for a while now. Lets hope that, like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, a new, bigger, badder and better Dialect emerges. Mine and Parasite's last show, was (In My Humble Opinion) pretty fucking rocking - witness Sickboy, Pantera, FRX and other gems climaxing in Parasite using 2 copies of Venetian Snares 'Hand Thow' (one on each deck) to finish off the our mega-mashup. It was orgasmic.
And the last track of our last ever show? Marillion. Oh yes.