Intermission?

I am still not ready to write about Amanda Palmer’s amazing, moving, staggering show “There will be no Intermission”, which I have now seen twice, but here are some photos I managed to get…


Lera Lynn Bootleg…

I discovered this bootleg, and frankly I want you all to benefit from my good fortune, so please check this out – it really is fantastic!


For those that were looking at the “Silly Game” post earlier…

Here is the playlist, in order…  The first 23 are the ones from the meme, and then I let my iPhone play on, just to see…  I’m going to make it into a playlist when I get home 🙂

Venetian Snares – My Downfall – Hollo Utca 2

Clutch – Strange Cousins From The West – Motherless Child

Pink Floyd – The Wall – Another Brick in the Wall (Part 3)

Nine Inch Nails – Survivalism – The Greater Good

Venetian Snares – rossz csillag alatt született – Szerencsetlen

David Bowie – Heathen – Afraid

Yeasayer – Wait for the Summer – Wait for the Summer

Eliott – False Cathedrals – Drive on to Me

The Levellers – Levelling the Land – Fifteen Years

Dylan at the Movies – Feel the Pull E.P. – Momentary Breakdown

Eliott – U.S. Songs – Second Story Skyscraper

Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend – A-Punk

Depeche Mode – 101 – Pleasure Little Treasure

David Bowie – Heathen – A Better Future

Kansas – Leftoverture – Carry on my Wayward Son

The Streets – Original Pirate Material – Weak Become Heroes

Cloud Cult – Live at KEXP Volume 5 – Mr. Tambourine Man

The Whore Moans – Live at KEXP Volume 5 – Holey F*?king Moment

Nine Inch Nails – Survivalism – Another Version of the Truth

Kevin Pollak – What are the Chances? – Holidays with the Fam / Christopher Walken

Clutch – Blast Tyrant – Promoter (Of Earthbound Causes)

Aimee Mann – Lost in Space – Pavlov’s Bell

Prince – Purple Rain – Take Me With U

Portishead – Third – Magic Doors

Linkin Park – Meteora – Numb

Tori Amos – Abnormally Attracted to Sin – Lady in Blue

Thievery Corporation – Cosmic Game – Sol Trapado

Alice in Chains – Music Bank 3 – Died

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Live at KEXP Volume 5 – Midnight Man

Prince – Purple Rain – The Beautiful Ones

Live – Throwing Copper – I Alone

The Dresden Dolls – Dresden Dolls – The Jeep Song

Nine Inch Naile – The Slip – Letting You

Mastodon – Leviathan – I Am Ahab

Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking – Idiots Rule


Take Me With U – A silly game I discovered on a friend’s Facebook Page…

1.) Put your Itunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.

2.) For each question, press the next button to get your answer.

3.) YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.

4.) Tag 20 friends. (I’m skipping this in favour of a more autonomous selection process, feel free to consider yourself tagged if you like)

5.) Everyone tagged may do the same thing.

6.) Have fun!

7.) My addition – bonus points for anyone who can name the bands!

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1.) IF SOMEONE SAYS ‘ARE YOU OKAY’, YOU SAY? Hollo Utca 2

2.) HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF? Motherless Child

3.) WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL? Another Brick in the Wall (Part 3)

4.) HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY? The Greater Good

5.) WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE? Szerencsetlen

6.) WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO? Afraid

7.) WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU? Wait for the Summer

8.) WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU? Drive on to Me

9.) WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN? Fifteen Years

10.) WHAT IS 2+2?  Momentary Breakdown

11.) WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR BEST FRIEND? Second Story Skyscraper

12.) WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY? A-Punk

13.) WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? Pleasure Little Treasure

14.) WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE? A Better Future

15.) WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING? Carry on my Wayward Son

16.) WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL? Weak Become Heroes

17.) WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST? Mr. Tambourine Man

18.) WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR? Holey F*?king Moment

19.) WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET? Another Version of the Truth

20.) WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW? Holidays with the Fam / Christopher Walken

21.) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS? Promoter (Of Earthbound Causes)

22.) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY? Pavlov’s Bell

23.) WHAT WILL YOU NAME THIS NOTE? Take Me With U


I’ve already blogged / tweeted about Casting Red…

…which is a musical partnership between a friend of mine, Tess, and someone that I don’t know (at least to my knowledge) who is known as JS Tolar on Alone Tone. Their band is Casting Red

Check out their latest work:

Watch this space, there should be an album from them later this year…


The Fog is Dead! Long Live The Fog!

The band that my brother was playing with / contributing to for the last three years or so and which he left in November when he moved to Belgium have unfortunately decided to hang it up.

This is the last video that they made – I have to say I think it’s great, but then I’m biased… Serious props to the guy (who I don’t know and haven’t met) that made this for them; it’s splendid.

Freezing Fog from Renegade Films on Vimeo.

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Power to the PEOPLE!

Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name of” is the UK Christmas Number 1!

I am so happy!

To every person who bought a copy of this excellent record;

“You rock, harder than granite in spandex!*”

(* As coined by my good friend Kathryn)

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!


Auf Wiedersehn in Berlin

So, what can I say about seeing Rammstein Live aus Berlin..? Sarah said it best when she told me that she had explained it to her colleagues as the German equivalent of seeing Queen at Wembly back in the day. Let’s just say that they / it did not disappoint in any way shape or form; even this morning over früstuck we were both still saying “awesome” with a somewhat whistful look on our faces.

What was undoubtedly as cool as being there and the music / show / atmosphere all really delivering on expectations was being there with someone who was as excited and happy as I was – I am deeply thankful for Fate’s hand in that for sure.

It has also been lovely to be back on Berlin, and once again reclaim my favourite city from the “I went there with…” place that it has been since March 2007. To wander around the Weinachtsmarkt at City West, to go for champagne at KaDeWe and just generally ride the Stadt Bahn and feel present in Berlin has been just what I needed.

And so now back to the UK, back to work for four more days until Weinachten in Huy with my family – all together again for the first time since the wedding in August; I am looking forward to it far more than I can reasonably explain…


I HAD to post this…


Before anyone says that…

…by encouraging people to NOT buy the X-Factor single(s) I’m denying charity money, please, please, please go and donate at least £1 to Shelter, in association with the people who started the Rage Against The Machine for Christmas Number 1 campaign, through Just Giving, here:

http://www.justgiving.com/ratm4xmas

That way Shelter will get £1 + Gift Aid (at least) from everyone who’s bought “Killing in the Name” in order to protest against the X-Factor, and that’s MUCH more important than who is number 1 this Christmas.

Right, back to the coding!