About freakin time ! I finally get to see Brian Jonestown Massacre! Led by the notoriously crazy dude Anton Newcombe aaaaaaand Joel Gion. Two breath-taking guys. Musically speaking of course ;) Yes, I am completely pure and innocent, I live for music and music only. And when I saw DIG! for the first time (watch it here, I seriously recommend it – a quirky documentary where you get to meet two of our favourite bands ever – I completely fell for these guys.
The gig starts with a bang and we get to hear Stairway to the Best Party, a very cool track. BJM is all over the place. There’s a lot of them and it’s kind of noisy. Joel is magnificent, just in the middle of the stage: black hat and black shades – regal and true to himself with his tambourine, maracas and often singing as well.
And then there’s Anton. If you’re not familiar with the habits of Mr. Newcombe you don’t know that he plays hide-and-seek on stage and it makes you go “Shit where did Anton go? Is that him hidden behind his mike far from the stage lights? Yep that’s him”. Which makes us think that he does that because A) he’s super shy – consider that he usually turns his back to the crowd when he plays – or B) he’s a vampire.
Leaving aside the Twilight Zone thoughts that were crossing my mind for a second there, all I can say is that this concert was really sick. The place (the glorious Trianon in Paris) has an incredible décor and I really wanted to show you some pics but buhuuuu I had forgot my brain and my camera that day. Luckily there some more serious bloggers out there who have some great pictures from the gig – check these out.
It was my first BJM gig (hopefully not the last!) and I was excited to finally get to see them…especially considering that their last album Aufheben was really a little gem. Really guys, listen to it, it’s good and totally flows in its entirety.
Ah, before I forget, here’s the set-list (one bomb after the other, don’t you think?):
1. Stairway To The Best Party
2. Vacuum Boots
3. I Wanna Hold Your Other Hand
4. Got My Eye On You
5. this Is Why You Love Me
8. You Have Been Disconnected
9. There’s A War Going On
10. Not If You were The Last Dandy On Earth
11. Clouds Are Lies
12. David Bowie I Love You) Since I Was Six
13. Open Heart Surgery
14. Waking Up To Hand Grenades
15. Prozac vs. Heroin
16. That Girl Suicide
18. Oh Lord
19. Straight Up And Down
As you can confirm if you are already a BJM fan, this was an awesome set-list. The band was relaxed and very much in shape, no drama, no accidents. Anton himself is a changed man: no more drugs, no more booze. A polished and sober artist who only addresses the crowd with a polite “Could you please shut the fuck up? I have a bad sound here. Thank you very much”. And it must be weird for those who came in order to witness one of the notorious BJM fights that were common back in the days. Now BJM has matured and it’s more about tripping than fighting.
There’s no encore but the gig ends with a mind-expanding ten minutes of Anton, by himself, at the piano, charming us with his special formula of awesomeness of which he alone has the secret. A cool guy this Anton.
This is via Blind Gossip and it’s too good. If you are a TV geek like me you will read the cryptic piece of gossip below and you will shout uncontrollably: yes! Finally! Let it be true! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!
We are always alerting you to the newest fake couple. Today, we want to alert you to a new real couple!
This is all her doing. The two actors were colleagues, and remained good friends after their project ended. The truth is that they have always been attracted each other. But they were always in committed relationships with other people. The only place they were a couple was in the annals of fan fiction. Until now…
He left his wife over a year ago, and she just left her boyfriend. Now that her personal relationship has collapsed, however, the path is clear for them to be a real couple! She is encouraging him to announce his divorce, and, once he does, they will start making appearances together. We don’t have an exact time frame for this announcement, but hear that it may be before year’s end (it depends on the cooperation of his wife). Truth be told, we’re pretty excited about it. And we know that their fans will completely freak out!
So did you read it? And did your perverse and TV Shows obsessed little brain immediately jump to the same conclusions that mine did?
X-Files heroes Fox Mulder + Dana Scully!! Yes, God, please let it be for real!
I know that this is practically inconceivable now, but back in the days of 90s TV, a show could go on years without ANY sex scenes and I mean NADA!
Meanwhile geeks all over the world were glued to their TV screens watching the X-Files religiously and hoping for a little bit of action between agents Scully and Mulder…especially considering that the sexual tension between those two was undeniable!
But no,10 years of X-files and all we got was a few very lame kisses (which by the way have all been compiled in the vid below…ehehe enjoy!) so imagine our excitement in hearing that these two might be doing it in real life!
Once again, let it be true PLEASE. And if it is true, please let us have the sex tape…possibly with an alien in the background and the smoking man watching the entire thing!!
On August 12, 2010, Lek and Sowat found an abandoned supermarket in the north of Paris. For a year, in the greatest of secrets, both artists continuously wandered in this 430,000 sq ft monument to paint murals and organize an illegal artistic residency, inviting forty French graffiti artists to collaborate, from the first to the last generation of the graffiti movement. Together they built a Mausoleum, a temple dedicated to their disappearing underground culture, slowly being replaced by street art and its global pop aesthetics.
Translation= expect a huge and kick-ass party there SOON!