Thursday, June 28, 2007

green fest: rhcp @ indjija

pana la 'californication' mi-au cam placut. inca mai cred ca 'freaky stiley' - gratie (si) domnului george clinton - e o capodopera. marti seara i-am vazut pentru prima oara live, pe un camp, undeva intre novi sad si belgrad, langa un orasel care se cheama indjija. alaturi de vreo, dumnezeule mare!, 80.000 de oameni. sau poate mai multi (unii zic ca ar fi fost 100.000). si am inteles foarte exact de ce e atat de mare trupa asta. intre chitara (si camasa) so seventies a lui frusciante, care suna undeva intre un jimmy page pe speed si un device electronic, scalambaielile funky ale bass-ului lui flea, rafalele prea calculate ale tobelor lui chad smith si energia unui kiedis cu accente de paparuda invocand ploaia (care a venit exact la sfarsitul concertului) sta o trupa care se leaga perfect pe scena. in deschidere, kasabian. cam dezlanati, fara forta, chinuindu-se crunt sa atraga atentia unor oameni - publicul - care nu venisera pentru ei. n-au reusit.



Friday, June 22, 2007

song of the day


the budos band, 'the volcano song' ('the budos band', 2007, daptone records)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

this is my new favourite song

azi mi-a spus cineva de el (mersi, mihai) si l-am ascultat deja de vreo 10 ori. o sa-l mai ascult de 10 pana diseara. scroobius pip e un tip din essex care aduce putin cu fidel castro si se joaca de-a bob dylan (asta in cazul in care s-ar fi pus vreodata problema ca dylan s-o faca pe mc-ul). dan le sac e un tip care face muzica electronica. impreuna sunt, evident, dan le sac vs scroobius pip, iar cantecul pe care l-am ascultat de 10 ori astazi se cheama 'thou shalt always kill'.



thou shalt not steal if there is direct victim
thou shalt not worship pop idols or follow lost prophets
thou shalt not take the names of johnny cash, joe strummer, johnny hartman, desmond decker, jim morrison, jimi hendrix or syd barret in vain
thou shalt not think that any male over the age of 30 that plays with a child that is not their own is a peadophile
some people are just nice
thou shalt not read nme
thou shalt not stop liking a band just because they’ve become popular
thou shalt not question stephen fry
thou shalt not judge a book by it’s cover
thou shalt not judge 'lethal weapon' by danny glover
thou shalt not buy coca-cola products
thou shalt not buy nestle products
thou shalt not go into the woods with your boyfriend’s best friend, take drugs and cheat on him.
thou shalt not fall in love so easily
thou shalt not use poetry, art or music to get into girls’ pants
use it to get into their heads
thou shalt not watch 'hollyokes'
thou shalt not attend an open mic and leave before it’s done just because you’ve finished your shitty little poem or song you self-righteous prick
thou shalt not return to the same club or bar week in, week out just ‘cause you once saw a girl there that you fancied but you’re never gonna fucking talk to
thou shalt not put musicians and recording artists on ridiculous pedestals no matter how great they are or were

the beatles were just a band
led zeppelin - just a band
the beach boys - just a band
the sex pistols - just a band
the clash - just a band
crass - just a band
minor threat - just a band
the cure - just a band
the smiths - just a band
nirvana - just a band
the pixies - just a band
oasis - just a band
radiohead - just a band
bloc party - just a band
the arctic monkeys - just a band
the next big thing - just a band

thou shalt give equal worth to tragedies that occur in non-english speaking countries as to those that occur in english speaking countries
thou shalt remember that guns, bitches and bling were never part of the four elements and never will be
thou shalt not make repetitive generic music
thou shalt not make repetitive generic music
thou shalt not make repetitive generic music
thou shalt not make repetitive generic music

thou shalt not pimp my ride
thou shalt not scream if you wanna go faster
thou shalt not move to the sound of the wickedness
thou shalt not make some noise for detroit
when i say 'hey' thou shalt not say 'ho'
when i say 'hip' thou shalt not say 'hop'
when i say, he say, she say, we say, make some noise kill me
thou shalt not quote me happy
thou shalt not shake it like a polaroid picture
thou shalt not wish you girlfriend was a freak like me
thou shalt spell the word 'pheonix' p-h-e-o-n-i-x not p-h-o-e-n-i-x, regardless of what the oxford english dictionary tells you
thou shalt not express your shock at the fact that sharon got off with Bradley at the club last night by saying 'is it'

thou shalt think for yourselves
and thou shalt always thou shalt always kill

Friday, June 8, 2007

song of the day


boom bip & doseone, 'the birdcatcher's return' ('circle', 2002, mush records)

Thursday, June 7, 2007

completare bonobo

via alina:

Bonobo live la Bucuresti, Becker Guitar Center (Str. Turturele nr. 11), simbata 13 octombrie.

Warm up: TBD
Live band: Bonobo (Ninja Tune, UK)
Wrap up: Joe90 (Futureboogie, UK)

bonobo la bucuresti

alina (mersi inca o data) imi sopteste ca pe 13 octombrie bonobo va presta la bucuresti. habar n-am daca e un live set sau un live cu trupa.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

song of the day


kieran hebden & steve reid, 'brain' ('tongues', 2007, domino)

my 10 faves (1/2x07)

1. battles - 'mirrored' (warp)
2. of montreal - 'hissing fauna, are you the destroyer?' (polyvinyl)
3. patrick wolf - 'the magic position' (loog)
4. the black dog - 'book of dogma' (soma)
5. arcade fire - 'neon bible' (merge)
6. low - 'drums and guns' (sub pop)
7. blonde redhead - '23' (4ad)
8. the field - 'from here we go sublime' (kompakt)
9. pelican - 'city of echoes' (hydra head)
10. andrew bird - 'armchair apocrypha' (fat possum)


battles @ berlin

Monday, June 4, 2007

song of the day


dan deacon, 'crystal cat' ('spiderman of the rings', 2007, carpark records)

Friday, June 1, 2007

kronos quartet la bucuresti

imi sopteste-o pasarica (mersi, alina): kronos quartet la bucuresti, pe 11 mai 2008. adusi de fundatia phoenix, pare-se. foarte frumos, bravo...

george michael @ tribuna 2

am gasit la zoso, care a preluat-o si el de la reea, o chestie. o vedeti mai jos. eu sunt unul dintre cei care au semnat-o (se cheama, deci, ca am avut acreditare), dar n-am citit nici macar o litera din formularul pe care mi l-au bagat sub nas. acum, dupa ce l-am citit, o sa le spun oamenilor care s-au ocupat de event ca nu vor vedea nimic in pagina 3 a publicatiei pentru care am avut acreditarea. nici macar 1/36 din pagina. si nu din cauza faptului ca ma enerveaza treaba cu 'datoria care imi revine' ca posesor al acelui press pass, cat pentru faptul ca din locul in care eram (sectorul rezervat unei anumite parti a presei) puteam sa vad in conditii decente doar un meci de fotbal. si asta in cazul in care mingea ar fi stat mai mult in partea aia a terenului. poate ca pare c-o fac pe nemultumitul aici - dupa ce oamenii aia mi-au oferit posibilitatea sa-l vad pe gm pe gratis (de fapt, nu tocmai pe gratis, dupa cum zariti in scan-ul asta). dar pot sa am pretentia ca orice organizator de concerte sa stie ca nu poti face review-ul unui live din pozitia celui care a stat foarte departe de scena (pentru ca din punctul acela se auzea cel mai bine; dar tot de acolo se si vedea cel mai prost. daca as fi ales sa vad ceva mai bine, alegeam implicit sa aud prost). deci nu vor vedea nici un material de la mine, fie el in pagina 3 sau 33, tocmai din cauza ca ar fi un review al unui concert pe care l-am auzit intr-o mult mai mare masura decat l-am vazut. iar asta nu-nseamna nimic in cazul unui live.