As someone cleverly put it this week on the Cult, “I’m sorry, but my attention has no span today”. Well the Lime bro and I are still looking for ours… we lost it somewhere between last Friday and well, last Friday, and have been trying to form coherent thoughts and complete sentences since then. Therefore, please be warned that this new playlist has a severe case of “head up its ass-tis” and the attention span of a 5 year old!
Happy listening folks while we desperately search for our brains (what’s left of them anyway).
The Lime Bros
This very special Belgian night starts with Von Durden. A mix of electro-rock with some interesting touches of disco. They were really a great discovery even if – in my humble opinion – they should stick with a fast beat and lose the slow tracks that feel like they were composed for teenage girls. But hey, who am I to talk about teenage girls songs anyway…Whatever. The guitarist was really impressive, totally incarnating in his music and really sharing it with the audience. A MC even showed up for a song, and let’s face it, it was a total WTF moment. Nah ok, so maybe it wasn’t that bad. But I am feeling bitchy today. Why do they have to wear ties? Why?! I don’t go to this kind of concert to see people dressed like when I am in my bloody office. Leather boys, LEATHER!
Go after the jump to read about Silverjunkie and A Brand :) [read more]
So here I am then. 29 years later… I’d bought the album (yes, vinyl – double – artwork on the cover), virtually worn it out. Watched the film – yes a video, with Pinky (Bob Geldof before Live Aid, yes, there was a ‘before Live Aid) and then watched (again, some years on) in 1990 as it was played amongst the ruins of the Berlin wall.
What a piece of music history The Wall is. A rock operal/concept album with a fantastic story, a story of misery and exclusion, but still a spell binding story that, from start to finish mesmerised the listeners and transports them miles away with a list of songs that stand in their own rights as classics.
Some time later of course it was produced onto cd and generations more have been captured, three in fact. Three generations and 25 million (give or take), sales later, and having missed the first tour in 1980 to coincide with the album release, here I am at the 02 Arena, finally, to see it performed live. Hurrah! [read more]
It is amazing how small the world seems while looking out your childhood door. I never imagined that it would stretch on forever, and at the time, agreed with the early cultures who thought it was flat. I know all too well now that the world is round; as it seems mine is spinning out of control.
Going from being a child to having children was a natural step for me. I have taken on these duties with a smile and eager disposition. Life was great; how quickly the rug can get pulled out from under your feet. My children are my universe and the “Egg donor/ black hole” is ripping my universe apart.
As chance would have it, I’ve been able to see Archive in a number of different locations and in diverse settings over the year : a regular show (in Saint Etienne, France), headlining a large festival (Solidays, France), as well as a private acoustic show (in Paris).
So when Steeve Harris (guitarist) told me last November that there was a chance that they may come back to Paris with an orchestra – trust me – I felt a bit like a Justin Bieber groupie *screams* !
So without further ado – here they are; Archive, at the Grand Rex in Paris… with a 40 additional musicians !
Needless to say, the show was totally sold out (including the show planned for the following day). I’ve never seen such a queue in front of the Grand Rex! After collecting probably about 20 flyers outside and passing the big security guy; here I am, inside a concert room with seats ( !!! ) as Rosco (singer) is warming up the place with his DJ skills. Radiohead and Portishead were the songs that received the most applause; although, that’s not really surprising now, is it? Now, it’s almost 9, and it’s time to live 2 intense hours of music climax. [read more]
Warning: this post is FOR GIRLS ONLY! Yeah okay, dudes might be interested in taking a peek as well since there are so many cute girls in awesome rock’n'roll outfits and, really, how can you resist that?
Anyway. I just thought it would be cool to check out a few inspiring styles from one of the most fashionable festivals around: Coachella!
In fact this Californian festival, which took place in April, is not only proud to have one of the most amazing line-ups of the season (check out what you missed here….buhuuuuu) but has also become one of the most can’t miss fashion gatherings in the world (except for us ’cause we missed it and we’re still alive!). Featuring side events and after parties hosted by the likes of Philip Lim, Mulberry, All Saints and Adidas, all the Hollywood stars and fashion bloggers flocked to Coachella to see and be seen in their hot ensembles.
Which makes me wonder….is this a music festival or a fashion orgy? I mean, I love the glam factor, don’t get me wrong, but it isnt’ really rock’n'roll…or is it?? Surely Janis Joplin would not approve of a stars-studded, champagne-flooded pool-party… or would she? Well, who cares.
Let’s just look at these hot chicks in their rad outfits and hopefully we can gather some ideas for OUR own festival adventures. Can’t wait!
A LOT more pictures after the jump!