12/29/2010

DECEMBER SONGS 2010



1. KEN HAYAKAWA - WIEN BEI NACHT
Vienna / Calling / Elegant

2. SECRET SHINE - NO MORE INSIDE
Uplifting / Bright / Hypnotic

3. THE MEGAPHONIC THRIFT - TALKS LIKE A WEED KING
ClubAC30 / Experimental / Norway

4. RINGO DEATHSTARR - SO HIGH
Cheerful / Drifty / Early 90ies

5. SAHARAN GAZELLE BOY - STRANGE TEEN WAY
TeenAngst / Synth-Pop / Melodramatic

6. MY BEE'S GARDEN - THE NOISE IT MAKES
Aerial / French / Dreampop

7. SLEIGH BELLS - CROWN ON THE GROUND
Loud / Overdriven / Crackling

8. SURROUNDED / SPACE ATLANTIC SATELLITE
Sadcore / Synths / Sweden

9. NORTHERN PORTRAIT - LEAVE THE TREES ALONE
Winter / Denmark / Burning Xmas-Trees

10. HURTS - ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS NEW YEARS DAY
Exactly.




12/26/2010

SOFT AS SNOW (BUT WARM INSIDE)




Some Films, located in snow, while we can watch in the warmth...

SNOW QUEEN
Wonderful fairy tale from the former USSR, based on a art(istic) fairy tale by 
Hans Christian Andersen. Very impressive is the conception of hundreds of 
cold and blank ice-halls in the castle of the snow queen.



JAGDHUNDE
A movie playing in the frosty coldness of a winterly Germany with pictures of 
impressive clearness and a beloved Josef Hader.



FARGO
German subtitle: "Bloody Snow.".. One of the finest from the Coens, with 
Frances - „Jesses!“ - McDormand playing a pregnant policewoman, who 
investigates in the snow-covered sleepy little village Fargo...


THE SHINING
What happens if you are sitting in the middle of a snow globe? 
You are getting mad...




LET THE RIGHT ONE IN 
A perfect Advancement of the vampire genre mixed with the story of two misfits. 
A fantastic setting in the snow-covered Sweden. Based on a story, which is 
based on an Morrissey Song: "Let the right one slip in"

"And when at last it does
I'd say you were within your rights to bite
The right one and say, "what kept you so long ?"
"What kept you so long ?"
Oh ..."
 


IL GRANDE SILENZIO
One of the best movies ever made! A Western playing in the snow with a genius 

Klaus Kinsi as a stone-cold villain...: "I've got another piece of freight to collect. 
[Trudges through snow to collect another bounty killing.]"

 

12/01/2010

ADVENT CALENDAR #1: SONGS OF THE YEAR

School Of Seven Bells / Windstorm 
Ethereal / Shining / Choral

NOVEMBER SONGS 2010




1. WILD NOTHING - SUMMER HOLIDAY
Vintage 4AD-Atmosphere meets new shoegazing Pains: Pure

2. WARPAINT - UNDERTOW
Female Quartet with beautiful rhythm: Reflecting

3. DETACHMENTS - HOLIDAY ROMANCE
New Wave with a Godard-Attitude: Ageless

4. DIEGO - VIENNA
Gloomy and bright Sounds out of Karlsruhe: Dance

5. THE VOLTARENES - ANAGRAM
Yamaha CS01, Roland MKS-50, Korg Poly 800: Coolness

6. ASOBI SEKSU - TRAILS
Herald of the new Album with classic 4AD-Design: Fluorescence

7. NORTHERN PORTRAIT - SOME PEOPLE
Crooning, morrisseyesque Cover of Sir Cliff Richard: Heartbreaking

8. VERKET - JAG KOM, JA SAG, JAG FORLORADE
Cheerful, swedish equivalent to The Drums: Sunny

9. GOOSE - SYNRISE
Giorgio and Goblin-inspired analog Synthiemania: Spiral

10. THE HUNDRED IN THE HANDS - PIGEONS
Floating Electrop from Brooklyn: Nonchalant


Some Links are free mp3-Downloads of the Songs: Enjoy!

11/23/2010

TO COVER THE TRACKS

Spotted in New York 2008 "Mr. Brainwash or Banksy?"




 



Spotted in London 2010 "Banksy Has No Balls"





11/16/2010

UPSIDE DOWN

Anish Kapoor is turning the world upside down this fall in London, Kensington Gardens, with this "Sky Mirror".

11/10/2010

UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS

Wong Kei is a chinese restaurant in London, known for an unique and sometimes rude service. The waiters are wearing red or black branded t-shirts with the slogan "upstairs, downstairs", which is always the reception to guests. These shirts are also available for sale and became a "running gag" among Wong Kei Fans. And it seems a little bit ironic, that the waiters decide, who has to go "downstairs" or "upstairs" - remembering the old tv series...
The divine Sarah Bernhardt laid the foundation stone of the present building located in Chinatown and this short dialogue between her and Oscar Wilde reminds of the special Wong Kei humour: 

Oscar Wilde: "Do you mind if I smoke?" 
Sarah Bernhardt: "I don't care if you burn."

On a former Fansite for Wong Kei there are many dry waiter quotations collected and one of the best ist this memory:
"Two Women ask if it is possible to have a seat by the window instead? The waiters goes "Why!?", one of the women goes "For a better view..." The waiter then turns and says, "You want good view? You go to Buckingham Palace!""
So, if you want the best chinese food in London and a divine "Hot & Sour Soup" go to Wong Kei, where Sarah Bernhardt laid the first stone...


 

11/06/2010

OKTOBER SONGS 2010





1. NO JOY - HEEDLESS
Shoeagze between Lush and My Bloody Valentine: Blasting.

2. HURTS - JEANNIE
British Dandy meets Vienna Schmäh: Cold.

3. THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART - HEART IN YOUR HEARTBREAK
Lovesick with this Brooklyn Band: Cute.

4. WARPAINT - ASHES TO ASHES
Psychedelic Girls cover Bowie-Classic: Oscillating.

5. BEST COAST - CRAZY FOR YOU
Surfpop Nostalgia in California: Breezy.

6. SCHWEFELGELB - ALLE STERNE
Listening to this in London's Rough Trade: Electrifying.

7. DURAN DURAN - BOYS KEEP SWINGING
Bowie again, Dandy again, Cover again: Charming.

8. BRIAN FERRY - SONG TO THE SIREN (FEAT. BRIAN ENO & DAVID GILMOUR)
Dandy again, Cover again, The Master: Posh.

9. LADYTRON - ACE OF HZ
Roxy Music, New Wave Music, Electropopmusic: Fluxionary.

10. SCREEN VINYL IMAGE - SIBERIAN ECLIPSE
Psychedelic Noise meets Coldness: Futuristic.

SUBLIME FLYER / NOV 10

November spawned a monster....














This Month:
19.11.2010
Shoegaze/Noisepop/New Wave/Discopunk

Leerer Beutel / Regensburg

10/27/2010

IN THIS LIGHT

"I swear to God, in this light and on this evening,
London's become, the most beautiful thing I've seen."

10/19/2010

YES, I AM BLIND

Three great stories about the concept of "Blindness"...

DIE STADT DER BLINDEN
Blindness becoming Bestiality



THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS
Blindness becoming Opportunity



PETER LUNDT, DER BLINDE DETEKTIV
Blindness becoming Perception








10/08/2010

APPARENT HORIZON

Sheeps in Dartmoor, where also pixies live, a headless horseman and spectral dogs
- at least concerning legends.



10/07/2010

BLYTHE

Blythe is a fashion doll, about 28 cm tall, with an oversized head and big eyes that change color with the pull of a string. Those eyes scared children so much that her production stopped after only one year of selling in 1972. Now she has a great comeback with fans all over the world dressing her in many different styles. Blythe is also a favourite model for the SUBLIME-Flyers.

10/02/2010

SEPTEMBER SONGS 2010





1. A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS - SUFFRAGETTE CITY
brooklyn noise enters art rock

2. CROCODILES - GROOVE IS IN THE HEART / CALIFORNIA GIRLS
surfgaze overflows cheerfullness

3. LAETITIA SADIER - ONE MILLION YEAR TRIP
stereolabs solo trip into memoryloops

4. SERENA MANEESH - O.J.W.S.W.T.T.O. (STEREOLAB-REMIX)
stereolab remixing new shoegazers

5. oOoOO - BURNOUT EYESS
a sound ghosts would make

6. FPRF - THIS IS WHAT WE TALK ABOUT
chilly shoegaze from sibiria

7. SUNE ROSE WAGNER - HVAD DER SKER
male part of the raveonettes without the noise

8. AMUSEMENT PARKS ON FIRE - ROAD EYES
nostalgic shoegaze turns epic

9. KYLIE MINOGUE - WONDERFUL LIFE
she brings the piano back to the eighties

10. HURTS - CONFIDE IN ME
they bring the eighies back into kylie

CHILLI-PEPPER LIGHTS

Panna II, a small, but great Indian Restaurant in New York decorated with Christmas lights, Red-hot chilli pepper lights & paper decorations. Addictive.






9/30/2010

SUBLIME FLYER / OKT 10

Understanding musical developments outside the mainstream and interest in the unusual have brought together a group of people, who have established a regular indie music event in Regensburg: Its name is SUBLIME. The concept of the “sublime” also shows itself throughout the graphic design of the flyers, posters and the homepage, which by using in turns animals and dolls in high-contrast graphics and typographics have achieved a high recognition value after a short period of time. After all it was Heinrich von Kleist who said that dolls and animals are the only superior beings.















This Month:
16.10.10
BOILER ROOM, Regensburg
Vilshofenerstr. 5 / Buslinie 10 - Hohes Kreuz
 
 

9/29/2010

ITCHY, THE HEDGEHOG

Logo for a hedgehog-station by jl-prozess.
Inspired by a found and rescued hedgehog called "Itchy".

CHILDREN OF THE STONES

Avebury, several stone circles, surrounding the village of Avebury.
The TV-series "Children of the Stones" was filmed here. Are the inhabitants of the circle turning to stone?

9/28/2010

SEAGULL / RIDE / NOWHERE

The Parachute Jump in Coney Island, NY.
This amusement ride appeares in the non-amusing, but great movie "Requiem for a Dream".


LOST IN SHOEGAZE

Listen and Dance to Sublime Music: Events, Parties & Concerts in Regensburg, Germany.
Shoegaze / Indiepop / New Wave / Noise / Synthpop / Dreampop / New Romantic