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  • Štajerska noč: Ko publika diha s skupino

    22 nov 2007, 19:35 av MCFuzbaler

    Tue 20 Nov – Štajerska noč v Ljubljani

    Lačni Franz & MI2, predskupina Kačji Pastirji
    Cvetličarna Mediapark, 20.11.2007 ob 20.00

    Moram že na začetku povedat, da je bil fenomenalen koncert. Vsi navzoči so peli vse pesmi obeh glavnih skupin, ves čas, ampak gremo po vrsti.

    Začelo se je ob 20.30 s skupino Kačji pastirji. Gre za mlade Velenjčane, ki so pred kratkim izdali svoj prvi album (sem ga videl v Müllerju). Igrali so torej nekatere svojih 10 lastnih komadov, Small things od Blink182, It's My Life od Bon Jovija, pa še en komad, ki je v splošnem poznan, samo sem pozabo ime zdaj. Njihov zadnji je bil priredba Kekčeve pesmi, ki jo je (s še ne mutiranim glasom) zapel bobnar skupine. Dobro, bli so glasni, samo pevec je pa kar fušal, pa besedil ne-njihovih komadov ni preveč dobro poznal.

    Sledilo je 20 minut pavze, in medtem, ko smo nekateri ugibali, kdo bo najprej stopil na oder (kolega je rekel Mi2, jaz sem trdil da Franzi), je na oder stopil nekdo od organizatorjev in najavil čik pavzo, po kateri bodo na oder stopili Franzi. Mislim, da ni potrebno posebej poudarjati, da se je prej dokaj prazen prostor pred odrom popolnoma napolnil.

    Končno so torej prišli na oder. Medtem, ko so se Prislan, Stjepanovič, Kosi, Pintarič in Mureškič še pripravljali, je Predin že začel z intonacijo publike: "F toti presneti..." In smo zapeli Štajerca unplugged. Franzi pa so začeli z eno dveh mojih najljubših balad. Tiha voda je bila primeren uvod, pri katerem je publika v bistvu že drugič dokazala svoje pevske sposobnosti (na ves glas smo se drli "vzami si čas, naj me priložnosti spremeni", nekateri pa smo peli celotno besedilo), nadaljevali pa so s skladbo Sirene tulijo. To je bila leta 1987 nekako preroška pesem za dogodke štiri leta kasneje. Sledili so Ambasadorji užitka in seveda Na svoji strani, spet za delirij publike. Nato je Predin napovedal najlepše športnike. Po Vaterpolistih je sledila še ena pesem za "vse punce, ki so jih prišle poslušat". Naj ti poljub nariše ustnice. Na vrsti je bil, kot je rekel Predin, Maribor - Zanzibar. Ta pesem dejansko obstaja v dveh verzijah. V originalu z albuma Zadnja večerja je Zanzibar, na koncertu na Štuku 1994 pa so ga priredili v Maribor. Včeraj so igrali originalno verzijo. Sledila je ena bolj vesela, Ne mi dihat za ovratnik ("koza nora!"). Od tu so se balade in veseljaške izmenjevale: Zadnja večerja (obvezno z dejansko melodijo ruske himne), Gate na glavo, moja druga najljubša balada Čakaj me (spet delirij publike), Mravljinčarji in čeladarji ("o moškem ponosu") ter Praslovan. Za tega je Predin že prej napovedal presenečenje in na oder je prišlo "bitje z drugega planeta", Robert Pešut oz. Magnifico, ki je tako in tako poznal samo refren, kljub temu pa požel glasen aplavz. Potem s(m)o zapeli enega Štajerca v polni verziji in s spremljavo, Zarjavele trobente in za konec še Zdravljico. "Stari prdci" so dokazali, da znajo še vedno prekleto dobro igrati, in kdor je zamudil poslovilni koncert leta 1994 na Štuku, ga je lahko še enkrat doživel včeraj. Celo Alelujo so izvedli na koncu.

    Spet je sledil premor, za obvezno pijačo. Sam sem imel grlobol in odsotnost glasu že pri Zanzibarju, glasu pa še vedno nimam (vsaj grlo ne boli več). Oder so prevzeli Mi2 in že na začetku odigrali vse večje hite (tukaj si nisem zapomnil natančnega vrstnega reda): Sv. Margareta, Zbudi me za 1. maj, Ti nisi ta, Črtica, Samo tebe te imam, Slovenija, Teta Estera, Najrajši sn pa s teboj pil, Ko sn bil še mali pizdun, Oda Gujdeki, Sve ove godine... Tukaj sem potem šel domov, ker, no, sem v bistvu tako in tako šel poslušat Franze, Mi2 so bli pa odličen dodatek. Pa še družba je takrat tudi šla.

    Še zanimivost: Mi2 so prodajali tudi zadnja dva albuma, Dečki s Sotle za 1,5€ in Dobrodošli na dvor za 2,5€.

    V kratkem bom dal tudi posnetke na youtube: Štajerc unplugged, Tiha voda in insert iz komada Najraši sn pa s teboj pil.

    Bilo je noro.
  • My idea of a post rock cd cover :)

    6 jul 2007, 07:28 av Vladimir3



    So lets presume that if i was a post rock artist, i would name myslef either Yelling at cats or Slave to details. I've chosen the second one this time hehe. Well, this is what i made as a optional cd cover. Made 100% by me.

    Train stations remind me of post rock, thats why such a design.

    Someday :P
  • Music taste evolution

    5 jul 2007, 13:48 av Vladimir3

    1988 - 1995 : unknown era

    1996 - 1999 : Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Simple Minds, Miles Davis, Yello

    This is my fathers influence, yes i was a kid, but daddy showed me the good music path :)

    After that came the era, when i was most influenced by my school mates:

    2000 - 2003 : Limp Bizkit, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Crazy Town, Papa Roach, Rammstein, Linkin Park, System of a Down, Cypress Hill, Pink Floyd

    <here comes the end of preliminary school and so the somekind of glitch in my mind to start listening to music, not crap :D>

    2003 : Limp Bizkit, Gotan Project, St. Germain, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin

    2004 : Kruder & Dorfmeister, Aphex Twin, Korni Grupa, Dream Theater, Pink Floyd, Bitch Boys some other and based stuff and also

    2005, 2006 : Kruder & Dorfmeister, Pink Floyd, Ozric Tentacles, Air, Coldplay, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, King Crimson, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Muse, Opeth, Yonderboi +

    This year, indie mostly got over me:

    2007 : Interpol, Arctic Monkeys, Cut City, Echo & the Bunnymen, Editors, Film School, Elefant, Persephone's Bees, Zero 7, Stereolab, The Arcade Fire, Klaxons, Test Icicles, Koop.....and other things you see in my profile

    Quite a trip, couldn't live without it tho' :)
  • Musical Diversity Calculator

    24 jun 2007, 16:10 av gyzar

    AEP for gyzar is: 4.31.

    I`m soooooo cool:)

    Wanna know how diverse are your music tastes?

    AEP is a measure of how diverse your music tastes are, based on the top 50 artists in your Last.fm profile. It was invented by C26000 and you can find full details about how it is computed here. AEP is a number, usually below 5. Roughly speaking, if it is greater than 4 you have very diverse taste in music, if it greater than 3 then you have fairly diverse taste in music. At the other end of the scale, if it is less that 0, you are probably an obsessive fan of your top artist.


    So, you can take your test here.

    P.S.: Past your results (in a comment!).
  • Tv On The Radio; stunning in their diversity ...

    22 maj 2007, 13:42 av gyzar

    TV on the Radio is a creative quintet, known for being wide open to all musical genres. Yesterday I was told about their goth-art-fag-industrial moment, checked out the following video and was absolutely amazed.
    Peter Murhpy (Bauhaus) and Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) joined them for Dreams.


    Marvelous, ha?

    P.S.:
    I think this is just the right moment/place to make my list of covers even longer: TVotR covered Pixies` Mr Grieves (altough you might all know it - since it`s not a bizarre beside but was released on the Young Liars EP). However, if you haven`t heard it yet, but like what this band does, it`s a must have. Pixies a cappella sound just awesome!
  • Hanne Hukkelberg @ Cankarjev dom, LJ

    17 maj 2007, 16:24 av gyzar

    Tue 15 May – Hanne Hukkelberg
    I`m a little late with writing this, but I really couldn`t do it before, because I was freaking busy last days. The date of Hanne Hukkelberg`s gig in Slovenia could not be worse for me - I did not manage to come to LJ any sooner than ten minutes before the beginning of the act. I`m saying this because it is kinda related with my feelings about the concert; Hanne quickly made me forget the-bad-mood-I-was-in and it was like a proof of her power supreme. CD was full of funny emotions and I could say that I`ve never been on a concert of a band with such an adorable attitude (no matter how teenage does this sound!).

    If I had to tag yesterday`s concert, I would say that it was sweet, (too) short and slightly experimental.
    Hanne brought a bike on the stage and used it as a sort of percussion; the drummer Jonas had his most interesting moments on The Northwind with writing machine; Line, the other female member of the band, plays flute, tuba and castagnettes, but has still impressed me the most with her voice (she sings almost as great as Hanne does, her best moment was The Kinks` cover in my opinion); Erik gave the music some noisy-guitar jamming inputs (which were so marvelous that have actually reminded me of Sonic Youth) and also played so called lap steel guitar in a few songs. Members of Hanne Hukkelberg`s band all play more than one instrument and Kare was also not an exception: he played electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboards and accordeon. The band opened the show with a few songs from their debut Little things and then continued with songs from Rykestrasse 68. I think that the feedback the band got yesterday, was quite all-right. Even tough that Linhartova dvorana was only half full, the band seemed to be content with the crowd which was not hiding its amazement.
    The band coloured the end of the evening with two brilliant covers - Pixies` Break my body and The Kinks` All day and all of the night.
    What to add? It`s not only great musical skills but also incredibly lovable behaviour what makes Hanne Hukkelberg a potential "mainstream" queen; since even comparisons with Bjork don`t appear to be over-excited, we should know that we are dealing with one of the greatest musicians of the future!
  • Arctic Monkeys, my favourite worst nightmare

    11 maj 2007, 09:24 av gyzar

    I never knew what exactly I feel about Arctic Monkeys. I`ve said so many contradictable things about them, that people who don`t know me well must think that I`m a dumbass. I think it`s time to analyse my love-hate relationship with this band ...
    Their debut was a phenomenom, everyone knows that. I bet that you look goood on the dancefloor was a masterpiece, the greatest hit in last decade, I think you all agree with that. Other songs on Whatever people say I am, that`s what I am not weren`t that good, though they were not bad at all.
    Arctic Monkeys were the main reason why I attended Fm4 Frequency `06 and that`s where they dissapointed me - a big time. The show was really nothing special, it gave me a feeling that I`m listening to some talented locals`, not to the band, who released the best rock album of the year. All the band`s members looked like some plants on the stage - it was definitely the most boring act of the two-day festival.
    When I came home I didn`t even think of listening their debut, I wass still pissed at them. I thought that`s where my AM-thing ends, but ...
    I could not help myself downloading Favourite worst nightmare and ... I must admit that I freaking like it. It contains some awesome songs: Balaclava, Do me a favour, Flourescent Adolescent and SOS seem to be my favourites. Those songs are proofs that Arctic Monkeys are more than just a band of one dancefloor filler (like a band with similiar name - The Monkees with their I`m a believer for example).



    Now I want you to tell me what do you think about the new album and also about the band (are they overrated or do they really do something special)? Is the story of their success similar to Nirvana`s (though it came much more quickly)?
  • I became a member of OiNK society today :P

    9 maj 2007, 19:44 av gyzar

    Thanks to my dear friend Shalam, today I was given (if not to see Bloc Party:P) to become a member of OiNK. Yeeeey what fun:D OiNK is definitely the finest way to download your music; there is really a lot of it and everything happens quickly. The only thing I don`t really like about it is the rules, which are really strict. You are supposed to upload some music, that makes sense to me, but ... Here`s a part of the list, just to ilustrate, how tough the guys are (if you do anything wrong, you will be - most probably - banned):
    # Music releases must be a folder containing the music, not an archive (i.e. .rar, .zip, .tar). The only exception to this is if it is a single file where a torrent of a single file would be acceptable, though still not archived.
    # CD Image files like .bin, .iso and .nrg are not allowed in music torrents.
    # Radio, television, web rips and podcasts are not allowed. It does not matter whether it's FM, direct satellite, internet or even if it's a pre-broadcast tape (too difficult for us to moderate such things). Radio does not have enough bandwidth to meet our 192kbps rule. Plus, anything on the radio has already been through several conversions/reencodes.
    # No audience recordings - no matter how rare or how good you think they are.
    # Music uploaded here must not be freely available on band websites). If you could just download from the web, so can everyone elsethe web (from official sources such as record label or .
    # Music releases should be properly labelled. This means you should not be sharing a folder which is just the album name. The minimum you should have for a folder is 'Artist - Title'. A little extra effort from you saves a lot of time for others.
    # File names must reflect the song titles. You may not have file names like track01.mp3, track02.mp3, etc.ome ...


    However, I guess that`s the only way to keep a portal like that in order and I`ll do my best to not screw up my chance:D
    So, do you have any experiences with OiNK? How do you like it? Maybe anybody`s gotta an advice for me?
  • Will I be given to see Bloc Party?

    7 maj 2007, 16:07 av gyzar

    I`ve been thinking a lot about going to Bologna to see Bloc Party this year. My problem was that I had no company. Today Trip_ called me and told me that he has decided to go.
    Like, five minutes before, the tickets (with transport) were still available, and now they`re gone. Why am I always that lucky?
    We called CF and he said that he`ll do his best, but he did not promiss anything. So ... waiting for information and listening to .. Guess what!

  • Emo, the magic word :D

    3 maj 2007, 14:14 av gyzar

    Emo is definitely one of the most popular words in the world of the so called y-generation. Arguing about its meaning is a never-ending story. Homophobes claim that "emo" is "gay", musical smartasses say that "emo" is (according to Allmusic):
    " Originally an arty outgrowth of hardcore punk, it became an important force in underground rock by the late '90s, appealing to modern-day punks and indie-rockers alike. Some emo leans toward the progressive side, full of complex guitar work, unorthodox song structures, arty noise, and extreme dynamic shifts; some emo is much closer to punk-pop, though it's a bit more intricate. Emo lyrics are deeply personal, usually either free-associative poetry or intimate confessionals. Though it's far less macho, emo is a direct descendant of hardcore's preoccupations with authenticity and anti-commercialism; it grew out of the conviction that commercially oriented music was too artificial and calculated to express any genuine emotion. Because the emo ideal is authentic, deeply felt emotion that defies rational analysis, the style can be prone to excess in its quest for ever-bigger peaks and releases. But at its best, emo has a sweeping power that manages to be visceral, challenging, and intimate all at once. The groundwork for emo was laid by Hüsker Dü's 1984 landmark Zen Arcade, which made it possible for hardcore bands to tackle more personal subject matter and write more tuneful and technically demanding songs. Emo emerged in Washington, D.C. not long after, amidst the remnants of the hardcore scene that had produced Minor Threat and Bad Brains. The term "emo" (sometimes lengthened to "emocore") was initially used to describe hardcore bands who favored expressive vocals over the typical barking rants; the first true emo band was Rites of Spring, followed by ex-Minor Threat singer Ian MacKaye's short-lived Embrace. MacKaye's Dischord label became the center for D.C.'s growing emo scene, releasing work by Rites of Spring, Dag Nasty, Nation of Ulysses, and MacKaye's collaboration with members of Rites of Spring, Fugazi. Fugazi became the definitive early emo band, crossing over to alternative rock listeners and getting press for their uncompromisingly anti-commercial attitudes.
    It`s ok, but ... People, here is something some of you can`t understand: language is alive, and it evolves! That`s the beauty of it! No matter the original meaning of the word emo, today it stands also for - you must agree with that - a way of human behaviour and a fashion stlye (for example, it could also happen with the word "grunge", but it didn`t). Teenagers that are called emo are those who feel bad for themselves all the time, those who think that the the whole world fights against them, those who are constantly desperate or those who just happen to look like that:

    I think that almost every teenager goes through a similar period (I mean the way of behaviour, not fashion stlye). It just happens that some of them grow up quicker, some slower and some don`t.

    P.S.: Being emo has nothing to do with sexual orientation, since not all gays are nancy and not all straight men are manly.