Feb. 25th, 2012 11:31 am
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This song has somehow wormed its way into my life. I have a faint idea how it might have done it but not with any degree of certainity. In any case, I am very happy that it delights my week that has otherwise been musically scarred by a persistent Ohrwurm of "Genie in a bottle". X(

I share and I hope you enjoy. :-)
Play it loud!

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"Von ihrer Ästhetik her ist ,Death in June' eine rechtsextreme Band", sagt der Sozialwissenschaftler Martin Langebach, der sich mit Rechtsextremismus und Jugendkulturen befasst. Die Gruppe ziehe auch Publikum aus dem Milieu der intellektuellen Neuen Rechten an. Das Problem: Ihre Texte ließen sich nicht wie bei anderen Rechtsrock-Gruppen klar zuordnen. So wurde ein Album der Band 2005 indiziert, weil ein Text darauf als Leugnen des Holocaust gelesen werden könne, so Langebach: "Sie sind uneindeutig." Für Anetta Kahane ist der Fall dennoch klar: "Es sieht aus wie Rechtsextremismus, es hört sich an wie Rechtsextremismus, es ist Rechtsextremismus", sagt die Vorsitzende der Amadeu-Antonio-Stiftung, die sich gegen rechte Gewalt engagiert.

Also in anderen Worten: "Wir sind der Meinung, daß es sich hier um eine Naziband handelt, stehen aber vor dem Problem, daß wird das nicht nachweisen können, weil es keine klaren Beweise/Hinweise dafür/darauf gibt. Da sie aber uneindeutig sind und es uns ärgert, daß wir sie nicht klar zuordnen können und weil wir gerne der Meinung wären, daß sie eine Naziband sind, beschließen wir jetzt, daß dem so ist.

Ich glaube, sowas nervt mich ganz besonders, weil ich eigentlich ganz gute Argumente zur Unterstützung der "Das sind doch Nazis!"-Fraktion habe. Wenn man sich dann noch nicht mal dieser guten Argumente bedient, sondern stattdessen schlechte oder eigentlich-noch-nicht-mal-Argumente benutzt, ist das eine Enttäuschung.
Ich mag gute Diskussionen zu sehr, um mich mit solchen faulen Abkürzungen abzugeben.
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I had a friend over last night who I hadn't seen in a while and in the course of discussing our respective lovelives, the topic of conversation came to Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, who you will recall I saw an exhibition of a year ago.
After I had passionately described GPO's art my friend asked the inevitable question of "Is he gay?" and I had to pause for a moment.

Because obviously the answer is that to all accounts of purposes (or at least as far as I know) Genesis P-Orridge is and has always been remarkably heterosexual, dating and marrying women, having children with them and writing self-pitying songs after his GF breaks up with him. Not to forget displaying (s)his dick whenever possible. But obviously that is only part of the story.
This whole identity thing has a lot of grey areas.
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His name is Amadeus. ;-)

Maximum volume is a matter of dignity.

Abwärts - Affentanz

Fliehende Stürme - Killerblau

Ideal - Erschießen

The Birthday Party - Sonny's burning

If you want to discuss the term "Punk" now, it only means that you're not enjoying the music enough.
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For a start, there is a surprisingly sensible take on the BBFC's banning of "The human centipede II" from somebody writing for the *gasp* Daily Torygraph.

It is in essence what I thought when I heard about what happened to "A serbian movie" in the UK. I think I even blogged about it at the time. What Mr. O'Neill misses out on is the fact that this sort of shit has been going on for quite some time and that censors have in fact gone on record stating that there is in their opinion material that the educated classes can cope with sensibly while the low-intelligence proles surely will be driven to acts of violence and insanity. If you know your history, you will know that a bit further back in time, the same point was made along gender lines.
I would still rather live under the diktat of the BBFC than the one of the FSK/BPjM. Let's not even talk about the MPAA. (Well, from a convenience point of view, at least.)
And yes, I do want to see "The human centipede II" and I do want to see "A serbian movie" uncut.

Musicwise, here is my new favourite net-radio station:
Chockablock with "difficult" stuff. I love it! :-)

There was a third link here somewhere but it seems lost. Ah well....
EDIT: Here it is:

Have a good weekend, people.
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and perhaps it is just cheap and cheesy, but it made me laugh. Even the SO who hates Techno, had to smile. That means something.

Just for comparison, this is what it should sound like:
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On the occasion of me having been to a rather fine concert recently, I would like to share with you two tracks that particularly appealed to me. Just because. That is not to say that some other tracks by the same artists are not also deserving of your attention, so look around.

A folk song about ASBOS?

Trio Noir - The wild, wild berry

The video sadly does not give you an impression of the full sound or the sheer nervous energy that Sieben possesses. The SO actually had to close her eyes during his performance because he made her too jittery. ;-)

Oh dear, I said "two", didn't I? Ah well, doesn't matter now. Have an extra track that some of you might already know: An English Garden.
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Happy birthday, Alice Cooper! 63 today. Amazing what a pact with the Devil can do for you.
(We understand that you probably will not have a drink to mark the occasion, so I shall do that for you. ;-)

Also happy birthday to George A. Romero, who turns 71!
(Say, if it wouldn't be too much hassle, could we have a good film again, please? Proper good like "Day" and not so-so good like "Land", if you could manage. I mean, yes, of course you are a legend and have nothing left to prove but it would still be nice to have the reputation reinforced once in a while. Give my love to Dario.)
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Peter Christopherson
27th of February 1955 - 24th of November 2010

Safe trip, Sleazy.
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Peter Christopherson
27th of February 1955 - 24th of November 2010

Safe trip, Sleazy.
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I haven't done the music recommendation thing in a while, but the simple fact that I have listened to this song about four times in the last 48 hours makes this worthy enough to be shared. Also, I am still pondering making an Autumnal Playlist and if this isn't an Autumn song, I don't know what is.

(Sadly, the last minute of this video has buggered sound, so you will have to make do with part of the song. Thankfully, it's the good part. ;-)


Oct. 21st, 2010 12:57 pm
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Gene Simmons Declares War on Anonymous

*sigh* You know, I realise that there are two sides to the whole copyright-issue and that maybe the justifiable use of the "free path" requires a little more self-questioning and common sense than some of its travellers exercise. Nevertheless, I find Mr. Simmons' statements on the topic totally objectionable and quite frankly, given the choice between publicly agreeing with him and never again listening to any KISS, I would quite happily say farewell to "I was made for loving you", even though musically I quite like them.
But that's just me.

What I really object to, though, is this always popular homophobic sub-current frequently used when threatening somebody with legal action/prison time:

"...First, they will be punished. Second, they might find their little butts in jail, right next to someone who's been there for years and is looking for a new girl friend."

Yes, Gene, thank you. We know you have a huge penis and a wife who used to be in softporn. Your masculinity and heterosexuality is established. You do not have to make up for the fact that you are in the campest of rock-substrains, we believe you!

Threats of this kind always remind me of a case some years back where a policeman tried to get the victim's location from a kidnapper by threatening him with being "locked in a cell with two huge spades". That wasn't clever, either, and that did not end well.
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Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen albums you've heard that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag fifteen friends, including me, because I'm interested in seeing what albums my "music-fan-friends" choose.

(Well, don't worry about the tagging thing)

1. VNV Nation - Futureperfect
2. Nirvana - Unplugged in New York
3. Tool - LaTeRaLus
4. The Beatles - 1962-1966 (aka "The red album")
5. Nine Inch Nails - The downward spiral
6. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
7. Radiohead - OK Computer
8. Catatonia - International Velvet
9. Test Dept. & Brith Gof - Gododdin
10. Dälek - Absence
11. Vangelis - Blade Runner OST
12. Soundgarden - Superunknown
13. Einstürzende Neubauten - Silence is sexy
14. Rage against the Machine - Rage against the Machine
15. Sigúr Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
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Eigentlich ist der Typ doch schon viel zu alt um Babysitter zu sein. Oder mit einem "Girl" zu flirten. Das waren noch andere Zeiten. Nachkriegszeiten. Irgendwie ist das Lied beunruhigend, wenn auch sehr eingängig: Satansboogie

Und das hier ist einfach sinister. Nicht romantisch, nur sinister, Und was hat dieser Mann mit seiner Stimme gemacht? Ist er der Teufel? Oder nur ein Perv?

Zwei lustige Popsongs aus dem Jahre 1983 (Als die Welt beinah unterging):
Einmal NDW
und einmal NÖW

Sowas wird heute auch auf keiner 80er-Party mehr gespielt, aber eigentlich ist es verwunderlicher, daß es damals überhaupt im Radio lief.
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if you think that mp3 is the way to make the CD obsolete, you really need to start listening to better music. That highly compressed, non-dynamic format may be all well and good for bland pop but if you want to get the most (and that means dynamic treble and bass) out of a piece of music, this simply will not do.
Metal, noise and the sorts of techno and rap I listen need that extra oomph!
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20 years ago today, "Pretty Hate Machine" hit shelves. Celebrate! Just a little....
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In the german corner, all the way from 1920something, Herr Paul O'Montis:
Mein Bruder macht beim Tonfilm die Geräusche

Makes you want to wear smart clothes and drink cocktails. (and give Marilyn Manson the finger).

And now, from psychedelic 1966, the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band with their take on the material:
My brother does the noises for the talkies

Do you think that drugs might have been involved?
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After reading Mick Harris' rant on gig organisers supplying with sound systems that are blatantly insufficient for his bass-needs, I pondered the situation for a moment and then realised what artists would probably create the most awe-inspiring piece of noise ever if they could be convinced to work together:

Mick Harris/Scorn for the bass-frequencies
Alec Empire and Nic Endo for the mid-range
Masami Akita/Merzbow for the high stuff

That should flatten just about everybody :-D
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But after hearing Mark Kermode's review of "Brüno" I feel even less inclined to watch it than I was before. Up to now I had felt about the film the same way I felt about "Borat": Yes, it looks funny and cringe-inducing but I don't know if I really need to watch it on the big screen. With the slight difference that "Borat" obviously tackled issues like racism and people who need very little prodding before revealing their prejudices, while "Brüno" probably deals with homophobia somewhere along the way, except... none of the trailers and excerpts I have seen so far really mention/imply that. What they do stress very much are Brüno's outrageous outfits, ridiculous celebrity ideas (That adoptive child named "O.J.") and vigorous usage of the word "dildo". Yea, verily, apparently this film is most outrageous, edgy and controversial, not afraid of offending and not pulling any punches. Whoah!
Oh,by the way, when we say "not afraid of offending everybody", this does not include the large and very affluent number of Michael-Jackson-fans, for whose benefit (and purses) we shall remove a sequence that might remind them of what Mr. Jackson's public image was three weeks ago.
Which smells to me like an attempt at having your cäke and eäting it.
(oh, and I have just had a look at the dubbed trailer.
Point 1: Dubbing does your film no favours when you are dealing with supposedly "real" people.
Point 2: I am disappointed that Brüno did not get to speak in the austrian dialect. Come on, guys, if "Dead like me" can do it, so can you.


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