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There are some (newer) cds I never played very often, but when I dig them out in the right moment, I find they're very good, e.g. Family 5 or Ron Emory.

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World Chat / Re: Rat Scabies solo album PHD
« on: November 12, 2018, 09:54:35 AM »
I remember this was up on his myspace ten years ago or so...

https://youtu.be/Xqj8wz2Mkuc

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World Chat / Re: Billy Idol
« on: November 12, 2018, 09:52:24 AM »
Is Paul Cook in the baggage hold?

Maybe he was inside the plane? Or took the photo? Who knows...

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World Chat / Re: Billy Idol
« on: November 11, 2018, 06:00:56 PM »
Apparently they're on a plane... (rumours talk of a NYC gig):

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TV Live / Re: Setlists
« on: November 10, 2018, 11:31:18 AM »
Thanks to you for work on the setlists as well!
And to Klaus for maintaing the site and the updates!

I'd say I'd buy you all a beer, but looking at my wallet, it's better if you'll buy me a beer or three...  ;D

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TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: November 10, 2018, 10:22:57 AM »
You wanna see some of DTH with TV at SO36 in Berlin? Here they are:
https://youtu.be/oRHRw3cPcYc

Backstage pic:

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TV Live / Re: Setlists
« on: November 10, 2018, 10:22:01 AM »
Thanks for your good work with the setlists!  8)

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World Chat / Re: Neil Young
« on: November 06, 2018, 03:44:39 PM »
NY on FB:
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DT does not have my permission to use the song ‘Rockin' in the Free World’ at his appearances. Legally, he has the right to, however it goes against my wishes. I made this perfectly clear, after he played it in a media moment to announce his candidacy. I asked him then, in a widely shared, public letter to cease and desist. However, he chose not to listen to my request, just as he chooses not to listen to the many American voices who ask him to stop his constant lies, to stop his petty, nasty name calling and bullying, to stop pushing his dangerous, vilifying and hateful rhetoric. This man does not represent the character of the people in the USA that I have come to know and love.
I’m Canadian so I can’t vote in the states,
but if you can,
Take this great opportunity to make your voice heard,
and Vote!
Keep on Rocking in the Free World!
Neil Young

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Dirtmusic is a band/project I really wanted to see on this tour... (more info about them below).

It was the first gig of this tour. I arrived late (been to the venue "Raetsche" in Geislingen many times, but only once it had started early, all other gigs started sometime between 8.30 and 9pm), thus missing at least 20 mins of the gig.  :(

Not very fittingly for this hypnotic, groovy kind of music, seats were set out across the venue floor (ok, it made the room look a bit fuller - sadly not too many people in), I kept standing at the back (where the sound was far from perfect and all in all a bit loud)... later I changed over to the other side, where I had more space.

The music was good (except for one quiet song/soundscape which was going nowhere, to my ears at least), of course any older songs sounded different to the last tour(s), due to the other (guest) musicians. The "groove" of the African years had gone, being replaced by more "oriental" sounds and rhythm. Still very good, but all in all it was the worst Dirtmusic show I've seen so far, partly due to the low attendance (the audience liked them, but due to being seated, only very few were dancing at the back) - something was "missing", even though at times the "spark" flew over.  8)
It seemed a bit like a "public rehearsal" somehow.  ;)
Of course, on a Friday, I was on my way home at 10pm! (Had it been Wednesday, it would've been 12 I guess...)

I would go to see them again, but I guess up next are other projects from Hugo Race or Chris Eckman (who I both like).

http://glitterbeat.com/artists/dirtmusic/
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The striking figure of Murat Ertel is standing at the door of his home studio, a converted mechanic’s garage in a suburb of Istanbul. The Turkish capital is a tense and conflicted place these days, but Baba Zula’s leader and saz man is on fine form. Before him stand those current and former musical nomads, Chris Eckman and Hugo Race, guitars in hand. Dirtmusic are about to take on their latest, and perhaps most thrilling, form.

But let’s rewind a little, for Dirtmusic’s story is worth your time (although it perhaps makes more sense to talk about Dirtmusics plural).

Originally a straight-talking, mainly acoustic trio mining blues and country for 21st century gold, the band’s first happy accident was to stumble upon Tamikrest at the fabled Festival au Désert in Timbuktu in 2008. A musical love story began, running through that joyous first collaboration with Tamikrest in BKO (2010), followed by Troubles (2013) and Lion City (2014), which expanded the roster to include Ben Zabo, Samba Touré and a host of other superb Malian musicians. In the meantime, however, the Islamist takeover of Northern Mali in 2012 had darkened the sound and the songwriting, giving them a tone that continues to resonate through the new record.

Back to that garage. True to form, Eckman and Race look to improvise, for that line to the Bamako years is still strong. They’ve come with a couple of beats and loops – and they’re not even sure whether they will attach any words to this year’s Dirtmusic. But Ertel knows they need to tell a story. The time and the place demand it. This is being recorded in Istanbul after all, and Eckman has flown there from Slovenia, a country that has secured its southern border with razor wire – and Race from Australia, where sea-borne refugees are detained indefinitely on remote islands. And so it goes, a tale of borders and walls, of cold fronts and cold hearts.

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World Chat / Re: Billy Idol
« on: November 03, 2018, 11:47:16 AM »
Thanks for sharing the vids & setlist (I was too lazy to look things up)!  8)

It came to my mind that I have a Gen X cd somewhere, I'm pretty sure I remember that Steve Jones already played guitar on that (old) version of "Dancin' with myself"!

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World Chat / Re: The TUTS Jukebox > What Are You Playing This Week?
« on: October 31, 2018, 03:07:47 PM »
Been listening to The Waterboys, Cranes, Mogwai...

Today maybe it's time to dust off this 7":

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World Chat / Re: Alvin Gibbs (feat. Leigh Heggarty, Brian James...)
« on: October 31, 2018, 03:06:27 PM »
A pair of decent songs there, but Alvin as a singer...

Yeah, I thought the b-side sounded better!  8)

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World Chat / Alvin Gibbs (feat. Leigh Heggarty, Brian James...)
« on: October 31, 2018, 12:05:39 PM »
Leigh Heggarty on FB:
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So then - Hallowe'en. I'm obviously far too miserable to have anything to do with it under normal circumstances, but these are far from normal circumstances... today sees the release of the new single by Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants - the appropriately-titled 'Ghost Train'. Alvin is of course the bass player in The U.K. Subs who's also previously played with Iggy Pop and Cheap 'n' Nasty among many others - here he's joined by Subs sticksman Jamie Oliver and Godfathers guitar hero Steve Crittall, alongside guest guitarists Brian James (yes that's right, the chap that wrote 'New Rose') on the B-side 'Clumsy Fingers' and, incredibly, your humble narrator on the A-side. How on Earth did that happen? Anyway I might be a bit biased here but I think that it's a great record - see what you think, there are only 300 vinyl copies so I wouldn't hang about if I were you...
https://alvingibbsthedisobedientservants.bandcamp.com/releases

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Obviously the BBC knew more than me about the "up and coming" main players, seeing he's in the cabinet now and has bigger plans...  :o

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