Okay, I am quite sure, you have no idea, what this is. I don't have this idea yet either. I will just post some nice titles here (no downloads!! go and buy/find them yourself)
Saturday, February 4, 2006
OK, long time no update. I added a little Event Calendar covering a lot of nice concerts between Hannover and Marburg. I am based in Kassel. As to the other stuff, I have seen a lot of movies in the last two years, gotten a shitload of DVDs (most of them still sealed and unwatched) and also got a lot of music, but I haven't heard a lot of music lately nor have I been DJing somewhere. I hope to get my shit together and get my ass off the ground and write some more stuff.
Thursday, August 5, 2004
It's my birthday today. No greetings emails, please!!!
The cheap look of my site might change soon. I ain't going to be a blogger. Never! But it will be more handy to update for me, because I want to do a lot more updates in the next weeks.
Now getting to the music recommendations:
The Killer - Hot Fuss
It's already on heavy-rotation and in the charts in UK and USA, but they are still small in Germany and maybe the rest of the worl/europe. The band are newcomers from Las Vegas, but they sound very british. I have been told it's 80s/brit-pop style like Pulp or The Cure, but because I am not familar with those bands (shame on me, but...hey...I cannot know everything, but I try to know the most I have to or I want to) I might say, that if you like Interpol or Franz Ferdinand you might surely like their album. It has a few slowish songs, that might annoy, but most of them are songs, that get you ready to dance on your favourite indie party or are just very nice sound in your ears. I heard the single "Mr. Brightside", liked it, grapped the album and liked it even more.
Secret Machines - Now Here Is Nowhere
Not out yet in Germany, but I already got it and like it. So shoot me, sorry. Copy kills music, but MP3 started a lot love affairs with some nice albums I know get as vinyl (where are the bloody vinyl sales statistics, you damn record industries?!?!?). The music is hard to describe for me. It's surely 70s based and it's rather soft. The track the album is named after is on the album in two versions. The "original" one and a "remixed" one, being more dub-like (less vocals). This is the second album of the band, but the first one is hard to get (Amazon Marketplace lists some CA or AUS imports). It's called "September 000" and contains only 5 songs. The one I recommend has only 9 songs, but it's surely enough for a real album^, because the runtime comes in at 50min.
I will also introduce something new today. I am reviewing something I might be better at in describing and comparing, because I am more a buff in that category, although I do DJing as a hobby in a few small local bars. I gonna review some movies. I still have a huge back catalog of movies I have to watch and I guess a lot of them aren't know well at all. But I will also take on actual and mainstream ones. Depends in what mood I'm in, but that's normal for every one out there. I will start with a movie, that deservbed, what some blockbusters go a few months ago...some Oscars:
House of Sand and Fog
This is a drama, that got rave reviews after it was released and many criotics predicted, that it might get some oscar nominations or might even earn a few of those golden statures. It's a Drama/Thriller, that stars oscar-winner Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly. Jennifer Connelly plays a woman, that looses her house, because she didn't paid a tax bill and Ben Kingsley plays a former colonel from Iran, who buys the auctioned house to resell it and make their american dream come true. Connelly wants her house back, but Kingsley won't do the deal and so she starts fighting to get her property back. This is not at much of a psycho thriller it might sound. It's more a subtle drama, that builds up more and more and gives insight in the history and the feelings of the characters. Through the film the desperation grows, destiny strikes hard on all the charcaters in teh movie. It's surely no movie to start a night with, because it's too depressive and it goes deep. It might even leave you desperate after you watched it. I saw just a few movies, that were so full of desperation and so low on happy moments (none!). To name some: Chan Wook-Park's Sympathy for Mr. Vengance, the addition movie Requiem for a Dream or classics like Woody Allen's Interiors. It can be best compared to those 70s dramas, because there is no violence or an overkill of disturbing shock sequences in there (although it might disturb you). If you like dramas, go and see it and judge for yourself, if this or rather some mainstream popcorn movie deserves an Oscar (I haven't seen LOTR: ROTK, but I can't think, that the last part after those two dull movies is really a milestone in movie making)
BTW...http://akas.imdb.com changed their Top 250 list a bit a while back and you can also view the top 50 for each decade now. You might find a lot of gems in those lists, you never heard of. Especially in the earlier decades. And take a look at the top movies until the 70s and then look at the top movies from 80s to now. You might recognise the change from good story/acting/atmosphere movies to the popcorn/moneymaking/mainstream stuff there. It's sad, that George Lucas runined everything.
Tuesday, November 25, 2003
Okay, it's finally here. The new album.
Kommando Sonne-nmilch - Der Specht baut keine Häuser mehr
An all-star ensemble form Hamburg (people from Oma Hans, Blumen am Arsch der Hölle, Angeschissen, Dackelblut, Cow, Die Sterne, Torpedo Moskau, ...) got together and recorded an experimental bomb, that will explode 1st December everywhere in Germany and hopefully Europe (fortunately it won't be another bomb in Turkey) and it won't bet 9/11 again, although the cover shows a crashed plane and memorial pictures of the members, that can be heard on the album. It's surely mind-blowing and the everyday scene of a german couple ("Suse") and the russian cover version of the Dackelblut song "Frisör" mark the highlights of this album. To get the album contact your local record store or directly Sounds of Subterrania.
I am also gonna put some comments on some real life stuff pissing me off or annoying me online here from time to time in the future.
Thursday, September 18, 2003
Mediengruppe Telekommander - Trend (A loud "FUCK YOU!" from Austria to all pesudo-retros out there)
I have to mention my favourite album of 2003 so far:
Schneller Autos Organisation - World (very nice german punk, most comparable to Verbrannte Erde)
Sunday, August 17, 2003
OK, got a crush on some tracks recently:
Cow - Will The Circle Be Unbroken (unexpectable
great Southern US-Country from a german band with All-Star quality [members
of Oma Hans, Die Sterne involved])
Fink - Irgendwann Regen (german neo-folk, that fits the actual sorrow about the high temperatures and few rain)
Fink - Immerhinda (beauty of nature, everyday sun, if you look for it your whole life, this is your hymn)
Die Aeronauten - Freundin (fuck the gangs and fights, we want to (be) love(d))
Interpol - Obstacle 1 (how could I forget this, a personal heavy rotation song for all Indie lovers, also check the album)
Monday, July 7, 2003
Just one track today.
EA80 - Gasalarm (I love dark german punk and EA80 are just great!)
BTW...are they still making such depressing movies like Interiors, Sunday Bloody Sunday or A Woman Under Influence these days. Or movies with the feel of The Godfather. I feel like those movies could just been made in the 70s.
Monday, June 23, 2003
Okay, first ever update. Well it's the start of the page. Nobody knows where it may end or what will happen. Here are my first favs:
Underwater Circus - Not You (so much reality in
it :P / also check their song "Whole Again")
Boxhamsters - Prost Neujahr jr. (for the new year's depression...or for every single day)
Oma Hans - 0832 (the song to listen to, if you are on the way to a concert and/or when you fuckin' hate mainstream)
Radiohead - Where I End and You Begin (my favourite song from the latest Radiohead album)
Sportfreunde Stiller - Wunderbaren Jahre (Original-Version from "Macht doch was ihr wollt...ich geh jetzt" Mini-CD, not that stupid remake / a classic...always good)
Turbonegro - I Got Erection ('nuff said..."WOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOO I GOT ERECTION!!!!")
Ok Ok, that's enough. I dunno in what direction this is going. Depends on my motivation and how I feel. And you may call me a stupid dick, because I don't post your favs here. It's MY page.
Burn the fuckers