Sleep cannot hide the thoughts splitting through
Some readers comment on the R*E*P*E*A*T Book
Yes the book arrived in one piece, thank you so much & apologies
for not letting you know sooner. Spent a very nostalgic evening last
week reading through it, lots of wonderful memories in there (I'd totally
forgotten writing about the birthday gig) and a great snapshot of a
very special and exciting time in music.
Thank you for the lovely message you wrote inside it too, i was very
touched by your words. I'm eternally grateful for all the encouragement
and opportunities you gave me at such a formative age and there'd be
no way i'd be at 6 Music now was it not for the skills i developed through
R*E*P*E*A*T. I'm sure there's lots of dispossessed teenagers getting
a similar experience through you and the 'zine right now (though Pritt
Stick, vinyl and paper must feel very alien to them in an age of blogs,
soundcloud and twitter) and long may it continue.
Thanks again and hope to see you soon - Would be lovely to meet for
a drink at some time if you're ever at a loose end in Cambs.
I hope you are well? A million thanks to you, I received the book today,
it looks amazing. Great job, it's a hugely important piece of art in
itself, the best £10 I've spent in a long time. Wish I hadn't
waited so long but regardless it is here now and I look forward to looking
back and to the future with it. I have just had a quick flick through
and a thousand memories are fleeting through my brain. I see front covers
that take me back to being 16 years old the feeling of excitement of
getting it and your letters in the post. I was so cut off where I grew
up, you were such an important lifeline for me, thank you.
Thank you so much for the badges!! I wear my D*E*S*T*R*O*Y work one
(to work funnily enough) everyday...I've had that for more years than
I care to remember, haha but I adore it...it's part of my history.
Thank you kindly for the postcards and CD. The postcards I used to
have from you (must be '96) and I'll still have them planked away in
a treasure box, these ones, well are pristine and deserve to go in a
I look forward to reading it and no doubt it will spark questions to
you of long lost people, Alison Sedgwick, Gill Armstrong.... Do you
ever hear from them? I lost contact, sadly with everyone when I started
to move round Uni a lot. I am glad we are back in touch and thank you
for the beautiful inscription in the book, I was touched! R*E*P*E*A*T
was a huge part of my life too, so this is special for me! Thank you
for allowing me to be a part of it.
Anyway I'll leave it for now and I do hope you are well. Glad you've
appreciated the Facebook posts! Take care and as ever lovely to hear
Thanks for the books and thanks for bringing them round. I sat
down and ended up reading it for about two hours straight without even
stopping to have a cigarette, and still only got through a tiny fraction
Aside from the concentrated and agreeable dose of nostalgia, it was
really interesting to see all that stuff in the same place. It made
me realise how big an impact Repeat has had on my musical life: from
the first gig I ever went to when I was 17 (the Saffs, late '97
they didn't have gigs where I used to live), to Mad Sheep, Panic and
then latterly all the Resistance stuff; it's all in some way been associated
with or influenced by Repeat. The first time I ever DJ'd was at Mad
Sheep and the first gig I ever played was a Repeat night at the Portland
as was the last one, I think. In fact it's difficult to imagine
I'd be doing what I now do for a living if it wasn't for Repeat, and
however much I may complain about my job, I think that has to be considered
good thing. I think the chief thing is that Repeat made things seem
possible: that it is possible to start a band, or a club night or whatever.
That's a hugely positive lesson (and a very punk rock one) and one that
I think must have benefited a great many people over the last seventeen
years, including myself.
So thanks Rosey. Thanks a lot!
Susan of The Resistance
PS Sarah was very pleased with her copy too. We both sat in a pub in
London on Saturday and poured over it.
I must show my appreciation by writing this email to tell you how great
it was to get the R*E*P*E*A*T book in the post today. It was just like
back in the day when the fanzine used to be left outside my
house amongst the milk bottles because the postman couldn't fit
the envelope through the door (not that bit), and eventually I'd
find it and be looking through it for ages without really reading it
at first because the frenzied collage of so much stuff would be attacking
my eyeballs all at once. The only difference being the book costs
a tenner instead of £1.50 and I'm sure there's less pages than
the 'zine had during those glory years. Oh and the odd smattering of
colour which gives it a very 21st century feel I have to say. I
hate the Internet for destroying those days when everything was real
and you could feel and smell the paper and hold in your hands the product
of a work of love. Nowadays I have to squint at a screen that gives
me a headache and click buttons on a mouse that causes rsi.
I don't call that fun. Glue and scissors. Bring it back.
R*E*P*E*A*T 4 ever (peace and love),
**sleep cannot hide the thoughts splitting through my mind**
Just a note to say thanks for the REPEAT book (and the postcards, CD
and badges), and to shake your virtual hand. You almost made me
want to move to Cambridge!
Keep at it,
Hi there, just read on the forever delayed forum about the book and
just wanted to pass on my congratulations.
From the sample pages I've seen, it looks amazing. I'm hoping you could
tell me the postage costs for 2 x copies to Australia.
I've been a REPEAT fan for ages and was chuffed to bits when you put
our name on the cover of an issue (HBlock101) alongside the Manics.
Made me a proud man :)..I almost considered getting Nicky to sign it
when I met him,James and Sean on their tour to OZ last year.
I wimped out but.. thinking that he may have thought I was taking the
Anyhoo...keep up the good work and when you get back to me about postage,
I'll pay you through Paypal.
Brent Millhouse, HBlock101
(More details of the book available here)