Post by Barrow-wight aka MELLON on Jun 22, 2004 14:04:41 GMT
Let's put it this way: free tickets for the Corrs concert ... that I would survive ... As a matter of fact, thinking of it now, I saw the Corrs back in 1997 (?) as support for Rolling Stones in Prague ...
The thought of which makes me reconsider and take back the very first sentence ... ;D ;D ;D Not even the free tickets would make me move my rotten ass ....
Btw. Ruby Tuesday was it, precioussssss ? ;D I get sick of the mere thought !
Now, I do agree wit this bit :
Anyway, a trip to the Hammersmith Apollo is always a treat! What a great place!
YAY .... That is where I shall be heading to for the MOTORHEAD gig, baby !
Pina and Paulo, having said that, I am happy for your happy times out there in London !!!
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me. Hunter S. Thompson
Post by Barrow-wight aka MELLON on Jun 30, 2004 22:14:53 GMT
Metallica tomorrow night / Slipknot as support ... Shall be alright. ;D
I just heard radio announcement that SLIPKNOT / METALLICA concert will start earlier today than originally scheduled ... the concert will be directly followed by large - screens projection of Czech R. - Greece !!! LMAO That will be an event !
I went to see Dido on August 17 at Brixton Academy. It's a really nice venue:
Anyway, I love Dido's voice and her lyrics but I was surprised how good and charismatic she is live. She has an amazing band too. They were also filming the show so I guess she's going to put out a DVD in the near future.
Paulo and I had the rare opportunity to see the Durutti Column live at London's famous venue Ronnie Scott's. First of all, I was a real treat to be at THE Ronnie Scott's, the world famous jazz night club set in the heart of Soho. (http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/). The atmosphere in there is incredible! Here's a photo from their website. It's an old photo but the place looks the same. In fact, Ronnie Scott's is celebrating its 45th anniversary this month.
The Durutti Column have been around since the late seventies, when they emerged on the punk scene with the likes of Joy Division, etc. But their music evolved into something really quite original... like nothing I have ever heard before. Their music is beautiful and enigmatic. Vini Reilly is considered one of England's most distinctive guitar players and composers, and rightly so!. He is a guitar virtuoso in the true sense of the word. Wow! The drummer, Bruce Mitchell, blew me away! For me, it was music in its purest form. No flash, no gimmicks... just amazing sounds!! There really are no words to describe this kind of music... but at times I thought to myself "this is Moby meets Jimi Hendrix"!
This sentence describes them perfectly:
Bruce Mitchell's drumming style weaved an addictive rhythm around Vini's simultaneous guitar/piano playing and most of the audience were stunned at the way Reilly's thin, pale figure was able to coax such beautiful sounds out of the most minimal of equipment.
The basic idea behind Durutti Column’s music is to break with whatever structure supports the foundations of musical formalism, in order to try and create a kind of music which really can belong to everyone.[/color]
The Alarm, one of my favourite bands from the 80's! I finally got to see them live 20 years later! Unfortunately, they played at The Marquee which is the crappiest venue ever! It only holds a few hundred people and only about 40 people or so can get a good view of the stage. Paulo and I tried to stay in front but people kept crowding us and I couldn't breathe so we moved to the back where I could at least breathe, but could not see much. Of course, that left me a prime target for the drunk men who felt they had the right to grab me and talk into my face! Bleh! As much as I enjoyed the band's performance, I could no longer stand to be there and we left halfway through the show. The good news is that it was being filmed for VH1 so it should be interesting to watch it when it airs.