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…
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!
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
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!
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
Check out their latest work:
Watch this space, there should be an album from them later this year…
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.
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)
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…
…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:
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!