Lads, four stars, sauna, singalongs with the Handsome Family. Booze. Dinners. Phew. Quite the weekend. But there was the show, and that was it. There was no other activity on. It was lovely. No it's essentially a festival.
Anyway, that was our lick of the brass ring. Man, we licked that baby.
I just looked at all of this stuff. Hilary put her head above the parapet and it's surprising to see that she got at least as much shite as support. She's 100% right. Lisa Hannigan's contribution was particularly useless...really disappointing. Can't she support her friends in Other Voices without needing to whitewash the entire music industry with her "well MY experience was" comment? It marginalises Hilary, and therefore helps marginalise anyone who would attempt to stand up for themselves and defend their paltry income from gigs.
Hilary was clear and honest with her tweet, and the couple of hundred tweets on the topic since then is a load of balls and double bollocks.
As it happens, I did Other Voices many years ago and had the exact same experience as @Dip and @Vinnie except in place of Handsome Family it was Mark Lanegan. And in the interest of clarity I sometimes play drums with Hilary but haven't spoken to her since this popped up.