Aug 22, 2010

Rapid Eye Movement

R.E.M. is is my humble (and sometimes not so humble) opinion one of the best bands in this face of earth. AND Michael Stype is one of the most interesting frontmen ever. If you ask me who i'd like to put in front of my camera if i could posibly choose anyone in this world he would be up there on the list any day of the week. Period.

There's this documentary called 'This is not a show' (Vincent Moon, 2008) that shows them playing at the Olympia theater in Dublin, i got to watch it last year at the In-edit music films festival and one thing i can say about it is that even if it turned out to be a bit too much of a 2 hours ' i'm so conceptual i'm so artistic i'm so so damn cool filming videoclips i'm gonna jerk off on my own magnificence' exercise from Moon truth is that musically speaking is a great chance to see the band on a five nights public rehearshal which they recalled as an 'experiment in terror' BUT lucky enough makes a wicked compilation of a number of kick ass live performances of some of the tracks that would end up being in their album 'Accelerate' and later on at the double record 'Live at the Olympia'.

Check it out or loose something good. Up to you.


Now, in the meantime here they go 3 of my favourite R.E.M. songs. Or in another of these sweet as poisoned candy twists.. 'if you dont like them, go get yourself a brand new pair of ears on ebay cause dude you must be deaf as fuck'.


R.E.M. - Drive (Milan 2008)

R.E.M. - Until The Day Is Done ('This is not a show', 2008)

R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts (Live at Glastonbury 2003)

Otto, va por usted. (ya le dije que le habĂ­a robado la idea ; )

Aug 15, 2010

Felix ZEE visionaire

i used to live with his brother Florian.. and he came over for a visit and ended up staying with us for like half a year after which he eventually was sort of kicked back to Berlin. Long, very long story. And then at some point Florian followed that way and we eventually lost track of each other.

Felix could sometimes give you the impression of being dumb as a goddamn rock but he was a very smart guy, his way. He used to have horrible nightmares nearly every night but was such a sweet person to have around, like if he wouldnt let that shit turn him down. He was definately living somewhere out of this world, dont ask me where..

Last thing i heard about him was that he was about to marry old friend and former german tv star 'Supermommy' (just in case u cant picture her, think of a HUGE version of Oprah Winfrey)

crazy huh..

I wonder whats been of their lifes and stuff all along these years. Folks are some of the most genuine people i have ever met in my entire life. Fuck. I miss them.

Aug 10, 2010

Bill Withers

One day i will play this song for someone worthy, not the usual 'i know i'm wasting my time on this son of a bitch who couldnt care less about me'. Positive thinking, that's how this is called.

And maybe, if that's true that luck exists, i'll even take a picture of the fine gentleman singing it.

Life would be a complete piece of shit without Bill Withers in it. And that my friends, is a fact.