Opened on February 10, 2012
We won't use guns, we won't use bombs, we'll use the one thing we've got more of - that's our minds!
Pin Up Nights, Glasgow's longest running "indie, punk, soul & electropop" night, ends on Friday 30th March after over EIGHT years, and 100 parties.
We have welcomed loads of incredible musicians to Pin Ups since 2003*, contacting them through a variety of innovative strategies. Some of the more colourful methods have involved chatting to them whilst absolutely mangled in the Welsh Club in Cardiff (that's how we booked Super Furry Animals), getting their email address from NME journalists (Stephen Street), safely returning Florence Welch's lost diary (Queens of Noize) or stalking them on Twitter (Aidan John Moffat).
On other occasions we have just contacted their agent or manager (boring we know).
Jarvis Cocker is a shared hero amongst the often divergent musical tastes of the 5 of us who organise Pin Ups, and has always been the Guest DJ we have prized above all others.
We have been in contact with his manager since around 2007. We have never been able to entice the great man to Pin Ups, and at the moment his manager says that Jarvis doesn't want to consider any DJ offers, so she won't be passing any onto him.
With the Pin Ups party ending forever on Friday 30th March we are therefore left with no option left but to take extreme and dramatic action to get Jarvis's attention.
WE want Jarvis to come to Glasgow to DJ on Friday 30th March and bring down the curtain on 8 years of great music, chaos and hilarity at Pin Ups.
YOU need to tell him that you want him too.
We'll pay Jarvis a great fee, organise his travel and accommodation, etc. We just need the mandate.
Let's GET COCKER!
Thanks very much
The Pin Ups Chaps
NB Please do not sign this petition whilst listening to the Pulp recordings.
The Facebook page for GET COCKER is here - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Cocker/356247597733800?v=wall
*Previous Pin Ups Guest DJs include Malcolm Middleton (Arab Strap), Editors, Stephen Street (producer of The Smiths and "Fifth Blur"), Tony Wilson (legendary founder of Factory Records), Super Furry Animals (twice!), Alex James (Blur), Brett Anderson (Suede), The Automatic, Rick Witter (Shed 7), Ian Parton (The Go! Team), Mystery Jets, Terry Hall (The Specials), The Futureheads, The National (twice!), Art Brut, Sons & Daughters, Manda Rin (Bis), The Pipettes, Patrick Wolf, Mogwai, Errors, Twilight Sad, Florence & the Machine, Friendly Fires, Camera Obscura, Victoria Bergsman (the Concretes), Queens of Noize, Mike Fielding (Naboo of The Mighty Boosh), Late of the Pier, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Big Pink, Emma Pollock (the Delgados), Marie du Santiago and Emmy-Kate (Kenickie), Thomas Hein (These New Puritans), Angelos Epithemiou (Shooting Stars), Paul Thomson (Franz Ferdinand), Everything Everything, Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap), Frank McAvennie (legendary Scottish footballer), Carl Barat (The Libertines) and Didz Hammond (Dirty Pretty Things).
Well-known live bands who have played Pin Ups include Rod Jones (Idlewild), French Horn Rebellion (Kitsune), The Brunettes, MGMT, Wild Beasts, The Rosie Taylor Project, Den Haan (Optimo Music), Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (Greco Roman), Micachu and the Shapes, Mercury Music Prize nominees The Invisible and Hannah Peel, in addition to several local bands who have gone on to become international stars - such as The Fratellis (in 2006) and Glasvegas (in 2005).