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Went to see the Ramonas in Stuttgart. Not too surprisingly, they covered lots of Ramones songs, plus playing some of their own songs. They were good, especially on the "not-so-typical songs" like "Poison Heart" or "Bonzo goes to Bitburg (My brain is hangin' upside down)"! Support band called "Problem System" was not bad at all.
Met some people I know, some of 'em had quite long journeys (wearing Ramonas t-shirts, no suprise here)!  :o

World Chat / Re: The Waterboys
« on: October 03, 2019, 09:18:53 AM »
One of my faves from the new(er) songs!

The Waterboys - In My Time on Earth (Live at Old Town School Of Music - Chicago)

World Chat / Re: Obituaries
« on: October 03, 2019, 09:08:00 AM »
Kim Shattuck, the singer and guitarist who co-founded and led the SoCal punk band the Muffs alongside contributions to the Pixies and NOFX, died Wednesday at the age of 56. A rep for Shattuck’s band the Coolies confirmed her death to Rolling Stone. The cause was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

World Chat / Re: Iggy Pop
« on: October 02, 2019, 12:56:42 PM »

World Chat / Re: Obituaries
« on: October 02, 2019, 09:23:12 AM »
Sad news just in... from Eddie & the Hotrods FB site:

It is with extreme sadness we announce the passing of the legendary Barrie Masters.

As you can expect, this sudden news is a huge shock to the band and family.

We welcome tributes posted to our Facebook and Twitter sites which will be passed on to Barrie's family. More news will follow.

World Chat / Re: Patti Smith Interview / Review
« on: September 30, 2019, 09:58:23 AM »

Her new volume, Year of the Monkey, is an incantatory, ambulatory travelogue spun from a notebook entry on New Year’s Day 2016, a few hours after playing a gig at the Fillmore in San Francisco. It reflects more than a hint of life on the road as a rockstar – morning after morning in motel rooms, endless cravings for grits and black coffee, fruitless journeys to diners not yet opened. In Just Kids Smith points out that she and Mapplethorpe’s obsessions were art and food.

“I spend a lot of time on my own,” she tells me, “so that’s the little touchstone – where you’re going to have your coffee, where you’re going to have lunch. When I’m by myself, sometimes days go by and the only people I talk to are shopkeepers or café owners. That’s why it’s nice, if you have a café where they’re used to you, and a little bit of social engagement. But I’m not very social, so it doesn’t really bother me not to have social engagement.”

Her habits as revealed in the book – she has conversations with inanimate objects – bear the marks of an introvert. “I’m just not social – it’s a little different,” she says. “I’m not shy, I just find it difficult in social situations. Sometimes all I want to do is escape – I was like that as a child, Thanksgiving dinner with a bunch of relatives, I just wanted to high-tail it out of there. It’s no judgement on anybody.”

TV Live / Re: TV gigs 2019
« on: September 30, 2019, 09:57:23 AM »
Overall rating: 'It doesn't get much better than this'!

Thanks for the review; another one abroad - you're using TV as your "passport"!?  :)

TV Live / Re: Setlists
« on: September 30, 2019, 09:55:54 AM »
Thanks, quite a few "rarities" in there on 22/9!  8)

World Chat / Re: The Mutants album "Your desert my mind"
« on: September 26, 2019, 09:04:51 AM »
Better late than never, The Mutants receive an award for "Walkin' wounded" from their first album!

Universal’s Carl Peel accepts the 2019 Mark Award for Best Rock Track on behalf of The Mutants’ “Walking Wounded.” Mark Award honours the best in Production Music.

This year’s Fantastic Fest in Austin is winding down with two days to go and today the award winners have been announced. Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää‘s Dogs Don’t Wear Pants took home the award for Main Competition, with Richard Stanley‘s Lovecraftian Color Out of Space winning for Horror Feature.

When I shared this news feature on my FB, Richard himself commented it with:
We’re officially the scariest movie in Texas! All those years of watching and rewatching Tobe Hooper movies finally paid off...

World Chat / Re: Obituaries
« on: September 24, 2019, 05:33:01 PM »
I asked Tim about him and he said that he was a lovely, helpful guy and that's why they also asked him to produce their second single.

Thanx Fred, for getting us this exlusive statement.  8)

World Chat / Re: The Great Brexit Mistake?
« on: September 24, 2019, 05:31:50 PM »
This link is now official

Good one. Brexit has been good as a "real" comedy so far...  ::)  ;D

World Chat / Re: The TUTS Jukebox > What Are You Playing This Week?
« on: September 23, 2019, 01:38:36 PM »
Been playing old stuff: The Stranglers - The Raven (40 years old), Lou Reed - New York (30 yrs old)
and some new(er) stuff, mostly the 2 albums by Distance, Light & Sky.

Next week I might be playing Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.  :o
Right out of the blue Nick Cave has announced a new album, Ghosteen, which will be released next week. There have been hints of the new album in Cave’s spoken word tour where he has mentioned it

World Chat / Re: Obituaries
« on: September 21, 2019, 11:22:49 AM »

World Chat / Re: Gig reviews & who are you going to see next (other than...)
« on: September 21, 2019, 11:19:10 AM »
Distance, Light & Sky were wonderful last night. Most songs are introspective, 2 acoustic guitars, 2 voices (male/female which blend in well together) and drums. I was at the far end from the drummer, so to me he was "distance", Chris Eckman was the "light" (despite some rather "dark" songs he wrote at times) and Chantal Acda with her clear voice was the bright blue "sky".  :)

You can almost see me in the pic, I must be in the dark place beneath the photographer.  :P

Video from Berlin:

P.S. it came to my mind that it's now 25 years since I first saw Chris Eckman live (w/ The Walkabouts), so things have come "full circle" in a way.  8)

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