Two days ago me and P. went to see Melissa auf der Maur, not only on stage, but also on screen. Before the gig we got a showing of her movie “Out of Our Minds”. (Actually we could watch it twice, Melissa was so kind to show it again for the people who missed the first minutes). She made the 28-minute film in 2009 together with director Tony Stone. It’s a strange little film, that doesn’t have a clear storyline. That’s not a bad thing, actually I thought about the film many times afterwards. I’m not going to tell a lot about it, go try to watch it sometime (or watch the trailer below…).
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For a really long time, actually as long as i can remember, i hear the Beatles. My dad is a huge fan, from the beginning on. And when i was born i grew up listening to the Beatles and Elvis. And even though i like some Elvis songs, i always felt way more for the Beatles music. I started listening as my mom and dad always have a golden oldies radio station playing on their radio. My dad used to and still plays in a band that covers loads of Beatles songs as well. As a few years ago (6 to be correct) one of the Beatles sir Paul McCartney (aka Macca) came to do a show in Holland, i asked my dad if we could go. He was like: No, I’ve seen him plenty of times. Then at his birthday his brother gave him the DVD of that show (In Red Square) .When he was watching it he regret not going and still does! So we told eachother: when Paul is coming to Holland again, we HAVE to go! So last thursday i found out by reading the paper that Paul is coming. Oh my God, i was so excited! And since my littl brother (14 yrs old) is totally into playing Beatles the Rockband on his Xbox 360, my dad decided to surprise him with a ticket. As sir Paul plays almost or maybe even more then half of his show Beatles songs he has written or cowritten. So yesterday was the morning that the tickets went for sale. Such an annoying system, and ofcourse it ran slow, who doesnt wanna see sir. Paul McCartney live! But suddenly like the best 4 tickets showed up in my screen! (we wanted to get seated tickets, as the venue he is playing is pretty big, and we cant go early so will end up on the back of the field standing) We looked at the venue plan before and we were like: would be pretty awesome if we could get tickets in that area. And we did!! I was sooo thrilled! I didint know how fast i had to pay, cause i wanted to tickets to stay! I got the whole payment and buying finished at 10:09 am, and at 10:16 all good seating area tickets were GONE! Now only some field tickets are left for sale! The tickets are pretty expensive, 90 euro pp, but i’m sure it will be more then worth it! And to celebrate this with all of you, some good old Beatles pictures!
Wow, I’m writing French…….;-)
My favorite album of 2009 is Primary Colours by The Horrors. I know the year isn’t over yet, but the album is so incredible fucking fantastic. I’m surprised that I like it so much, because I wasn’t impressed by their first album. My thoughts before listening to Primary Colours: an overhyped band, they spent more time on their looks than their music and any link with Peaches Geldof is, too put it mildly, not really a pro. My thoughts afterwards: WTF??? Huh? Is this the same band?
A friend of mine, who used to be a music journalist, once said that he didn’t like listening to new rock bands in general, because they all imitate bands from the past. Altough I understand his point of view, I don’t agree with him. Yes, Primary Colours is very 80’s new wave/shoegazey, but in my opinion this record is even better than records from that period. And that is really special.
Check out their (first?) single from their new album: Sea within a Sea.
More info on www.thehorrors.co.uk and www.myspace.com/thehorrors.
Live dates: 02/11/09 Melkweg Amsterdam, 03/11/09 Doornroosje Nijmegen, 04/11/09 Tivoli Utrecht.