Monday, April 4, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
yes, this is a super-snobbish comment.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
a Ganger-super-dilettante-yet-ambitious-sideproject. heartbreaking.
this is everything but the end of History.
years after having bought this 7" at Normal in cologne, i stopped with the shinkhansen for five minutes in fukuyama.
J. was sleeping at that time.
C.,F. and myself once (=eight years ago) had theis infamous idea of a unique split-7" label, entitled shipshap. we asked a couple of bands we love (Tara Jane O'Neil, Ida, Plus/Minus, Stereo Total, Lou Barlow, Mary Timony), most of them were if not always super enthusiastic, then at least interested. Brezel was the only one to send us something in order to get an idea of what he was ready to contribute, Tara wrote us one nice letter, Ida and Plus Minus seemed super-happy, but never sent ANYTHING, and so, in the end, our personal laziness and individual handicaps helping, we never made it.
this 7" is amazing. Brezel is still doing great music. we should ask him again.
(Dave, have you noticed the concert ticket? i have to say that at that time, i found you quite quirky...)
i discovered her thanks to En Avoir (Ou Pas), a french movie directed by Laetitia Masson, starring Sandrine Kiberlain, that came out in 1995 and was shown on TV5 two years later en boucle - that's how i had the privilege to watch it four times within a week (i'm not kidding).
quite unique film. among my alltime top ten. the soundtrack features Nick Drake (at that time still semi-obscure, no big reissue-campaign), Marianne Faithfull (doing SHE, written by Badalamenti!), Cheb Mami, and Polly (doing The Dancer)
Thursday, March 3, 2011
my last RW-post. (having never touched any tobacco product in my life, it's a slightly impersonal song coming from me...)
listening to this, i inevitably remember my subtly melting friesennerz, leaning against the gas-heater on some wet and cold winter day in the Normal record store in bonn. ah, the good old times.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
brilliant. everlasting youth.
Japanther's Ian (hidden behind his super-early HOW 2 moniker) is on their first album, Fiction Romance, Fast Machines - the very last track, not mentioned on the cover, but on the inlay. oh yeah.
buy. (still available? YES!)