Monday, November 23, 2009

it’ll turn good soon. be patient!

this isn’t the case so very often anymore, and the relief is unspeakable!! …

There is so much stigma, and I have been severely and unfairly judged by people near & dear, but not least by myself, all of which makes this work hard and, to be honest, boring.

… though, true to its nature, my illness occasionally brings me under the weather, as if to remind me that it’s always there, lurking deep inside my mind. rare but so frustrating, as my world falls apart once in a while.

Demands. Desires. Choices. Needs. Wants. Using these words with resulting success implies a life lived in luxury. Luxury is relative. If I lived a life of what I consider luxury I’d feel guilty towards all those who don’t, that’s how I’m programmed to function, but I am entitled to demands, desires, choices, needs, wants, etc, right?

Typical me: I know what I want and deserve, and I want it now. This will set me free (sorry for the cliché) and enable me again to do what I do best, what is good for me and I want to do. Again, everything is relative. And this fact stares me in the face constantly, scaring me.

I really don’t belong here. I don’t mean to sound like a pathetic victim, as I know I can just move somewhere else, and try to belong there. This is in a way the theme of my life. I’ve always felt like an outsider and alone. Tho I have loving lovely friends and family, have had great jobs with fab colleagues. I amuse myself!, but not always others:) I’ve struggled to find a way to be normal but …

Thought: Why should I want to? I actually abhor the norm, the normal. It’s boring. I am not boring. So I should be pleased with myself! Those who love me think I’m a sweet and funny sort of odd, inventive, very loving, different in a cool way, they call it cute characteristics. It doesn’t hurt that I am fun:) I sound ridiculously boastful. I am not. These are just facts. I don’t feel tied down like I do here, by expectations, duties, conventions and perceptions. I can just be me. Is that selfish? What if it’s the only time I actually feel good? That is, until I meet people I foolishly love & trust, then being myself becomes a burden again, to me and them.

no need to go into details; this sums up my affair. not entirely true (substitute “knew” with “suspected”) but witty :)…. Sigh. Not to mention the fact that my self-esteem had taken a serious lashing due to the rejection, towhich I am ultra sensitive for a good reason, and due to depression it (self-esteem) had already sunk to an all time low. Getting up from there … I’m still working on it. It’s still boring.

Anxious, bored, makes me feel trapped. I love being in new places and having to learn to live there, having to get to know new people, find shops, doctors, dentist, a flat, where to buy shoes, food, my fave mascara, discovery basically. I’m infantile, that’s what it sound like. Like life is one big exciting discovery. It might be so in parts, but generally it’s mundane. If it’s a matter of not being properly grown up, when will I grow up? I don’t shy away from responsibilities, though mundane!

I am a little chuffed to report that I’ve learned some things about myself over the last year which utterly surprise me. They’re cliché-ish and trite, but true.

• I do not trust anyone fully. :( Friends, lovers & family alike, I always keep them at arm’s length as I know it’s only a matter of time before they reject or have enough of me. I am not thinking abt this constantly, but now I am aware of it and how it effects my communication with loved ones. Awareness leads to fixing things, or so I hope.

• I have a hard time expressing myself abt important things – not in this entry though but writing it has been a bit of struggle. All other entries of mine are rather shallow, though true. To one person I’ve said it all, and to some I have taken a load of my heart without delving into the deep, the area which requires trust. I have observed that speaking to strangers is easier for me than speaking with those close to me, simply, perhaps imagined, expectations and/or suspected rejection of the latter.

• I lack roots (constantly moving from place to place from infancy) which causes me to feel foreign in my home and more at ease where I am uncomfortable. Another theme. I have once been brave enough to try to develop roots in order to feel safe and real, but instead of choosing a place / cause / job / life philosophy / myself!, or something similar, I made my roots in a person I loved and worked hard on trusting. That didn’t go so well. And I’ve since been told that my roots, safety and stability, should not be based in a person. So childish of me to think otherwise!, but then, I wasn’t thinking at the time.

I’m not ashamed of these matters. They are or were a complete surprise to me, and if someone had told me they experienced this, I would have been nothing but understanding, though hardly empathetic. Until now. Now I empathise.

Writing all of the above, I know I’ve come a long way. It sounds melancholy and stuff, but when the melancholy fit shall fall Sudden from heaven like a weeping cloud, that fosters the droop-headed flowers all, And hides the green hill in an April breeze; Or if thy mistress some rich anger shows, Emprison her soft hand, and let her rave, and feed deep, deep upon her peerless eyes.

I am getting better and that’s the main thing. When I say “getting better” I really mean that I am good now, not sicks anymore, but I have hopes of feeling better and being in more control of my self than ever before, and I am working towards that. I deserve that. I am able to do just that!....

Geezzz I wrote alot tonite... whats been inside me???? creeppyyy.... :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

So tell me now, cause I won't ask again, Will you still love me tomorrow?

some from #Playground 2009

Peter Hook, Agriculture, Franz Ferinand....

Sunday, November 8, 2009

some from Djakarta Artmosphere, Nov 7th 2009

Efek Rumah Kaca Feat Doel Sumbang
Tika feat Vina Panduwinata
White Shoes and The Couples Company feat Fariz RM

Friday, November 6, 2009

its gonna be my sweetest november ever... :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

why people should complain bout things? why don't they just deal wit what they've chosen, good or bad... truly, its kinda fascinating turn off event...

omg, wat a song!

Details In The Fabric; Jason Mraz (Feat. James Morrison)...

Calm down
Deep breaths
And get yourself dressed instead
Of running around
And pulling all your threads saying
Breaking yourself up

If it's a broken part, replace it
But, if it's a broken heart then brace it
If it's a broken heart then face it

And hold your own
Know your name
And go your own way
Hold your own
Know your own name
And go your own way

Hang on
Help is on the way
Stay strong
I'm doing everything

Hold your own
Know your name
And go your own way
Hold your own
Know your name
And go your own way

Are the details in the fabric
Are the things that make you panic
Are your thoughts results of static cling?

Are the things that make you blow
Hell, no reason, go on and scream
If you're shocked it's just the fault
Of faulty manufacturing.

Hold your own
And know your name
And go your own way

Are the details in the fabric (Hold your own, know your name)
Are the things that make you panic
Are your thoughts results of static cling? (Go your own way)

Are the details in the fabric (Hold your own, know your name)
Are the things that make you panic (Go your own way)
Is it Mother Nature's sewing machine?

Are the things that make you blow (Hold your own, know your name)
Hell no reason go on and scream
If you're shocked it's just the fault (Go your own way)
Of faulty manufacturing

Everything will be fine
Everything in no time at all
Hearts will hold

Saturday, October 17, 2009

this's us....

personality and situation attend, that's how the attractions built, then lead to relationship, that's how we got here....


Fill these spaces up with days, if u were in my room you can go you can stay
Now these years locked on my drawer, I'll open to see just to be sure
And so i'm reaching out for the one, and i've learned the meaning of the sun
And all this like a message comes to shift my point of view
And watching through my own light as it tints the shade of you

I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you
I cant sleep, I cant speak to you

diz'is digital love.... lol

Friday, June 19, 2009

rest your head...

sorry for the pain you’re in,
for the feelings that left you twisted

sorry for the love you lost,

thought you spent it on things that never returned

sorry that you wouldn’t believe,

all the love from me that you couldn’t recieve

i’m sorry that your miracle is rested,
that the light burned out
sorry that i broke your crown,
took your heart and put you down,
sorry for the price to pay

sorry that the skies fell in,
and the stars and moon left your eyes,
sorry i’ve changed my mind about you,

sorry that the lines didn’t meet,
incomplete full page of stories,
i’m sorry for the precious times had wasted
i’m sorry, sorry…..

i always love city light......

Monday, June 1, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

See You In The Morning...

sometimes you're fake and sometimes you're shy
sometimes the air comes at the right time
sometimes you ask and get a reply
sometimes it's easy to make up your mind
and everyone's a friend tonight
it doesn't have to end tonight
see there is no end in sight
see you in the morning with new eyes
see you in the morning with new skies
Open up your mind...
open up your eyes...
and fly.......

*we're gonna miss you......

Sound of Sweden

The Sounds
are a New Wave band from Helsingborg, Sweden founded in 1999, not to be confused with the Finnish band The Sounds from the 1960s or the British The Sound. Their musical style mixes punk and pop/Synth-pop influences. Most songs make integrated use of synthesizers. The group is often compared to New Wave acts such as Blondie, The Cars, the Epoxies and Missing Persons. Their debut album Living in America was released in 2002, with the follow up Dying to Say This to You on March 21, 2006. They are set to release their third album "Crossing The Rubicon" on June 2nd, 2009.

Lead singer Maja Ivarsson is outspoken in her ambition, claiming "I want to be the best female vocalist around...of at least this century". She was also featured on Cobra Starship's "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)", for the film Snakes on a Plane. In addition to Ivarsson's contribution to the Snakes soundtrack, the entire band is featured as track 6, "Queen of Apology," remixed by Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump. Band members Jesper Anderberg and Felix Rodriguez have recently been working as songwriters for other artists, among them the Dutch pop band Krezip and the Swedish punk band Quit Your Dayjob.

For Krezip's latest album (Plug it In), the pair wrote three songs: "All My Life", "Play This Game With Me" and "You're Wrong". "All My Life" has been one of the most played songs of 2008 in Holland. Krezip's album Plug It In was also produced by Adel Dahdal, who produced the The Sounds' debut album Living in America.

The Sounds were formed when childhood friends Felix Rodriguez and Johan Bengtsson decided to form a group amongst their high school friends, enlisting Fredrik Nilsson as drummer. Maja Ivarsson, named in Blender Magazine's "Hottest Women of ... Rock" list was invited to join as the lead singer. The group met Jesper Anderberg by chance at the Hultsfred Festival. The band's name was decided months later during a trip to London. Their debut album Living in America was recorded in Stockholm and produced by Adel Dahdal who is a songwriter and producer in his own right. It earned them several "best newcomer" awards, a Grammis and a #4 position in the Swedish album charts, as well as establishing the band not only in Sweden but also in the United States. The band has played over 300 gigs since the album's release including participating in the 2004 Warped Tour. In 2006 they played again at Warped Tour but this time on main stage, and have toured with bands such as Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Morningwood, Angels & Airwaves, +44, Mando Diao and Panic at the Disco.

In the United States, the band has had several TV appearances and magazine articles and has reputedly built up a celebrity fan base that includes Brittany Burnett, Dave Grohl, Pharrell, Quentin Tarantino, Thomas Johnson and Robin Botten, Bam Margera and his wife Missy, David Desrosiers, Ben Khodadad and Britney Spears. Dave Grohl wore a red Sounds T-shirt in the Foo Fighters' "Times Like These" video. The band has stated several times that it relies on word of mouth and concerts to promote its music.

The second album, Dying to Say This to You was recorded at Studio 880 in Oakland, California, and produced by Jeff Saltzman (producer of The Killers' Hot Fuss). They started the European leg of their tour in September and in October toured with Panic! at the Disco which included dates in London and several other major European cities. Following this tour, The Sounds made another run of the United States, starting with a Myspace secret show in Miami, Florida on Halloween and then stopping at 10 major cities from coast to coast with supporting act Shiny Toy Guns. All together, The Sounds played over 200 shows in 2006, over half of which were in the United States.

In early October 2007, The Sounds wrapped up their worldwide tour in Western Europe and Australia. The Sounds recently wrapped up work on their third studio album Crossing the Rubicon due for release in May 2009, and are currently on tour in Europe. They collaborated with Mark Saunders as well as James Iha and Adam Schlesinger on the album. They performed the song "No One Sleeps When I'm Awake" on Last Call With Carson Daly on February 12, 2009, and on March 16 it was announced on their MySpace page as the first single from the album. One of the band's songs, the synth-pop-tinged, "Hurt You", was used in a Geico television commercial that originally aired in September 2008. On January 21, 2009, it was announced that The Sounds will be a special guest on the No Doubt Summer Tour 2009, starting in May 2009 in outdoor amphitheaters and arenas across the U.S. and Canada. The Sounds will also play a series of headline shows around the U.S. in late April and early May prior to joining the No Doubt tour.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fuses pop, techno to delight

were an English band formed in 1994. The height of their popularity spanned from 1996 to 1998. The Republica sound was described by the band as "techno-pop punk rock", although Melody Maker took to calling it "electronica", a label which stuck as a genre category.

Techno, while always popular at raves across the country, seems to be catching on with radio stations and being met with a positive response. Groups like The Prodigy and solo artist Moby have been hitting clubs around the world to meet with mainstream success. And then, a band like Republica appears, fusing industrial, dance pop and techno and producing a very radio-friendly single, "Ready To Go," that spreads like wildfire. This should not be a surprise.

Though they originate in England, Republica is about as far from the standard Brit-pop as any band could be. Interestingly, they retain several of the same influences as many current chart-toppers. Drummer Dave Barbarossa is the former drummer for Bow Wow Wow and Adam Ant, while keyboardist Tim Dorney played previously with U.K. media darlings Flowered Up. Singer Saffron has the techno experience, having sung with The Prodigy, Jah Wobble and The Shamen. In addition, there is Andy Todd, who has produced songs for the likes of Barbara Streisand and Bjork, as well as guitarist Johnny Male. A talented bunch, indeed.

Together, Republica delivers an album filled with humor and cynicism that doesn't once lose any of its energy. With curt and to-the-point lyrics such as "Shut up, I'm talking ... Get out, you're walking," from "Drop Dead Gorgeous," Republica refuses to quiet down. Even better, "Republica" contains several tunes that should make for easy follow-ups to the success of "Ready To Go," including the drum-laden "Get Off" and the song which is already a club hit in Britain, "Bloke."

Throughout the album, Republica creates a gleefulness that isn't always heard in today's hit music. When they talk about their dislikes ("Out of the Darkness" is about the workday's demand on one's time, and "Picture Me" pokes fun at cover girls), the songs still move fast and hit a comic side swiftly. Finally, for those who can't get enough of "Ready To Go," "Republica" features the original version of the song, outstandingly brilliant when compared to the watered-down U.S. radio version.

While Republica might mean nothing to fans of bands like Enigma or vocalists like Crystal Waters, they will certainly fill the void for lovers of Blondie or Siouxsie and the Banshees and anyone who like a bit of pop with their techno.

Republica was started by former Flowered Up keyboard player Tim Dorney and Andy Todd, and quickly came to popular attention with their first single "Ready to Go" and its follow-up "Drop Dead Gorgeous". The lead singer, Saffron, was previously a lead vocalist on N-Joi's rave crossover pop hit, "Anthem", in 1990. The band's self-titled first album was released in July 1996 and reached #4 in the album charts. However, their follow-up 1998 album Speed Ballads and its lead single, From Rush Hour With Love, reached only #37 and #20 respectively. The group is rumoured to have dissolved shortly afterwards but has never officially stated this. The last message to fans in late 1999 via their official website stated "Republica are not recording at this time".

The band suffered when their label, Deconstruction Records, folded shortly after the release of Speed Ballads. Deconstruction's back catalogue was swallowed up by BMG, who released a Best Of album. On finding out about the release of Ready To Go - the best of Republica, Saffron promptly posted a statement on her new band's website that said "To all the fans, don't be fooled by this shoddy release. It's completely unofficial, the band had no dealings whatsoever with its release, we were not even informed. The track listing isn't one we'd have picked, the cover photos are so way out of date, poor in quality and overall it won't contribute to us bringing out a brand new album".[citation needed] Republica has not released any new material since the release of the "Best Of" album, and, while the bandmembers' pursuit of solo projects would imply the band has split, their official website merely states that they are "not recording at this time". During their lifetime, the group attracted much positive press coverage. Emerging after a wave of female-fronted rock bands (such as Elastica, Lush, Sleeper, Echobelly and Kenickie), it had, like Garbage, a notably more aggressive and electronic sound. Saffron was born in Nigeria and claims Portuguese, Chinese and English ancestry. Outside of the band, she was also the featured vocalist on The Prodigy's "Fuel My Fire", from their 1997 album The Fat of the Land. More recently, Saffron provided guest vocals on Parka's first album Attack of the Hundred Yard Hardman on the track "DJ In The Corner".

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swedish's good grip....

Universal Poplab is a Swedish synthpop band founded in January of 2002 by vocalist Christer Lundberg and producer Paul Lachenardière. The journey from making plans to music can best be described as a series of creative wild mood swings since the band's two members have very different backgrounds: Christer is an old-school synthpop fan, influenced by acts like Soft Cell and Yazoo, Paul is a classically trained musician with roots in jazz, electronica, trance and techno. Each member’s creativity has taken various forms over the years. Christer is not only a gifted songwriter with a strong personal voice; he also hosts his own daytime radio show five days a week on Swedish radio and has produced TV documentaries. Paul is not only an accomplished producer, he is a skilled multi-instrumentalist who creates music and releases records in such varied genres as trance and nu-jazz. It's in the meeting of these two different minds that magic is born! Universal Poplab's music can best be described as sexy electronic pop spiced with strong emotion.

In 2003 Universal Poplab made their live debut at the Scandinavian Alternative Music Awards (SAMA), followed by a number of summer gigs. The SubSpace Encounter in Malmö and the support show for German synthpop stars Melotron in Gothenburg.

In 2004 their debut album ”Universal Poplab” is released by independent record label SubSpace Communications. On the album, one can find a wide spectre of music, from gentle love songs as ”Dice roller” and ”Any more than this” weaved between electrifying tracks as “I can’t help myself”(with Paul as the lead vocalist) and “Days astray” to floor fillers as ”Extasy” and the first single, the melancholic yet bouncy “Casanova fall”. The record also includes a cover version of Morrissey’s ”We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful” featuring the backing vocals of one of Sweden's most famous pop stars, Håkan Hellström. Lundberg and Hellström have known each other since they were 16, and the song is dealing with the dark side of having famous friends. Universal Poplab’s single release, "New baby boom" (featuring Nina Natri from Homy and ex-Fidget), gained a good grip on Swedish radio playlists.

Power of Big Slacks

What's made JUNKIE XL one of Europe's premiere Techno outfits is their seamless abililty to create Dance music with a Rock feel. Unlike some Electronic acts who add little scraps of guitar or Rock bands who incorporate simple samples, Amsterdam's JUNKIE XL, with their phat beats, Hip Hop flow and monster riffage, not only blur the lines of live music and samples - they've literally set the standard for all to follow.

JUNKIE XL's powerful debut album, 1997's SATURDAY TEENAGE KICK, garnered rave reviews from the likes of SPIN (U.S.) , DETAILS (U.S.) , SPEX (Germany), MUZIK (U.K.): "S.T.K. isn't an underground album, it's pop, but you won't be able to ignore it because this lot are going to be huge" and more and successful tours with THE PRODIGY, GRAVITY KILLS and PITCHSHIFTER. The heart and soul of JUNKIE XL is Tom Holkenborg, best known for his remix work with ROADRUNNER bands like FEAR FACTORY (Remanufacture) and SOULFLY. For 1999, JUNKIE XL unleashed it's forceful follow-up, BIG SOUNDS OF THE DRAGS, a deep cerebral fantasia of '70s Guitar Rock, physical breakbeats, classic orchestration, and of course, Tom's dense, complex studio production. This is a record he worked on for over a year - and all the hard work has paid off. "During the evolution of making tracks, I felt the need to add some warm sounds to the album," Tom explains. "That meant more programming and more live instruments. It adds more depth to the music. I tried to find more variety between the tracks but also within the tracks. I wanted slower songs with a laid back feeling, combined with the fact that some of the aggressive songs on this album are even more aggressive than ones on the first album. It took me a long time to figure out how to do that."

The title BIG SOUNDS OF THE DRAGS is based upon touring across the Atlantic and taking in that particularly American sport of drag racing. "I really like drag racing cars because they sound big, yet they're so... funny," Holkenborg offers. "They look funny, and they only drive a couple of hundred yards. They're so vulnerable, at a certain high speed always ready to crash and burn. On this album, one side has this big sound, and on the other, there's some beautiful moments. I found this record in America of the sound of Drag racing cars from the '60s, and I felt a connection with this record." The drag racing theme is brought home on this package by longtime JUNKIE XL collaborators Rod Chong & Sharon Matarazzo (MEDIAKILL) and their futuristic/organic cover art. But while visuals are nice, it's the music that matters most, right? Highlights of 'THE DRAGS' include the straight-up breakbeat science of "Action Radius", the ambient drug drone of "Zerotonine" and "Next Plateau" with its mellow Hip Hop grooves with reversed/reverbed guitar and vocals. Perhaps the best cut, the one that most embodies the JUNKIE XL attitude, is "Power of Big Slacks", a huge-sounding Punk anthem with heavy Dance rhythms and mad crazy Pop hooks. "I've been listening to a lot of Pop albums lately, especially from the '60s - stuff from The Byrds and the Beatles and Pink Floyd - and you'll hear so many sounds on those records that you just don't hear anymore in the '90s. I'm a big fan of albums by Pavement and a Scottish band called Mogwai, and what I really like is that there's so much warmth in there. And that's what I've tried to do, in my own way." Face it, JUNKIE XL is takin' it to anotha level. Will you?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

mint remix....

Mint Royale is a big beat electronic music act from Manchester, England. They were originally founded by the duo Neil Claxton and Chris Baker in 1997; the latter left the band in 2004, but Claxton continued to produce music using the Mint Royale name.

Neil Claxton and Chris Baker first encountered each other at music college, the boys met again in 1997 at a Christmas party thrown by Jockey Slut. After spending the whole evening talking they realised they had a lot in common and shared a desire not to make house music. Prior to meeting Chris, Neil had been one half of the Manchester based production team, The Development Corporation. They had enjoyed a glittering pop success by remixing and producing artists such as The Stone Roses, Gabrielle, Urban Cookie Collective and Boyzone. Chris was part of Pure Silver whose debut single had been the first release on the Deconstruction Records offshoot Concrete.

The boys came together as the Mint Gun Club, continued remixing and producing and put together a demo, which they sent to Skint (Fatboy Slim's label). Mint Gun Club changed their name to Mint Royale and concentrated on making their own style of music releasing a host of limited edition singles. Their first release on Faith and Hope was Deadbeat in November 1998 as a 12" only, it contained the high octane disco A-side and the slightly subtler but equally huge B-side DeadBeat Version. Mint Royale received rave reviews in NME, Music Week, Update, Mixmag and DJ.

The second single, Rock and Roll Bar B-side Who's your Daddy? was released 3 months later. The story goes that after a pissed up night in a club in Manchester, Neil rang Chris the next day, "I've started this track" he said, "we need to get it done and it's got to be called "Rock and Roll Bar?". It's a funky fusion of Latino house, spiced with Shaft-style guitar. This release was followed towards the summer of 1999 with the sitar-driven masterpiece. From Rusholme With Love. During the recording of the album the duo completed a national tour of live sets and DJ dates and also played Reading and Leeds festivals.

The single, Shake Me, in September 1999 hailed the release of their debut album. On the Ropes received rave reviews, hailed as indie dance album of the year (Mixmag), while NME recognised it as truly entertaining pop music that provides an exuberant treasure through house, ska, easy listening and a clutch of other friendly styles, Select reckoned it was full of impromptu party energy whilst being a thoroughly unpretentious listen (Music Week).

Mint Royale scored their first hit record with the release of Don't Falter (24/1/00) featuring the vocals of Lauren Laverne (former Kenickie front woman). The single reached number 15 in the UK singles charts and was described as the best summer song to be released in January. Mint Royale captured the nations attention with stunning performances on TV shows such as CD:UK, The Priory, Top Of The Pops and a blistering live set at the NME Carling Premier Show at The Scala in London and returned to the UK summer festival circuit playing Glastonbury, Leeds and Reading. The boys continued to remix, working with the likes of Apollo 440, Younger Younger 28's, Daphne and Celeste and The Stone Roses, as well as writing the theme tune for The Priory, hosted by Zo, Ball and Jamie Theakston.

Hollywood has also beckoned with the boys supplying music for the Sly Stallone film Get Carter. They even flew to Toronto for a cameo performance in John Cusack's new film Serendipity where they perform. From Rusholme With Love. This was also used in Vanilla Sky when Tom Cruise runs through Time Square in New York. On The Ropes was released in the states in 2001 and 'Show Me' was the lovely tune of last summer with guest vocalist Pos from De La Sol. Mint Royale both as a live act and as DJs are busy promoting their second album 'Dancehall Places'. Watch out for the single Sexiest Man in Jamaica, It's A listed on Radio One, Sarah Cox's - record of the week and is featured on the Radio One advert and Commonwealth Games theme tune. The Album 'Dancehall Places' will be released on September 9th followed by their 2nd single Blue Song in

Here's one of their remix i love most, "Wait For You"...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

"Heima", Sigur Ros

"Heima" means at home, director : Dean de Blois PROD: Dean O’Connor, John Best. Iceland

My friend handed me a DVD set a couple of weeks ago that I’m just now getting around to watching for this million second times. It’s called Heima, which is not an IKEA product, but close.
It’s concert footage from 16 different Sigur Ros gigs in Iceland.

Three things:
1. Sigur Ros is amazing
2. "Heima" One Of the Most Amazing Films Ever Made
3. I'll go there someday, i swear

Sigur Ros are among the best of the world's artists. The Icelandic band make sweeping, passionate music that is nothing short of mesmerizing to listen to. They're sound is steeped in the folk music of Iceland and the shoegazer rock of Britain in the late 80s/early 90s. But what they do with these inspirations is so much more. What comes out of these four musicians is something unlike anything I've ever heard. The way they approach melodies and textures provokes thoughts of heaven, which, after viewing the rapturous "Heima", a film that shows Sigur Ros performing songs at distinct locations in Iceland, is what you may feel you have visited.

The photography, the editing, the locations and the music combine to create simply one of the most moving spectacles captured on film. Credit the band for much of this, but special notice needs to be given to director Dean DeBlois and editor Nick Fenton. Big applause to them.

"Heima" is moving, yet never reaches into sentimentality nor melodrama. It is neither a documentary, nor a typical concert film, but a living, breathing example of beauty, passion and art. The band wisely didn't want too much intrusion into the film's heart, which is quite wise and almost altruistic of them. As entertained as I am by musician's discussing their lives and their work, it's refreshing to see an utter lack of that in Sigur Ros. It says a lot about them, but even more about where they are from. It's no wonder that, after seeing the film and catching up on Iceland why it was recently ranked #1 on the Human Development Index (the measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standard of living for countries worldwide). In case you were wondering, the United States is ranked 12th - so much for being "#1".

People show up to the concerts entirely by word of mouth either for knowing the band's work or just out of curiosity. The band is shown with family and friends, performing for them and joining with them in celebration of being home (the band capped off a worldwide tour at home or "Heima" - also "Heim").

By the end, at a very large concert in Reykjavik, the band play a transcendent version of "Popplagio", the song's ending featuring singer Jon Por Birgisson's angelic voice going above, under and through what can only be described as the soundtrack to angels and devils fighting for the possession of humankind's souls.

Reading through this review one last time before sending it off, I feel as if I haven't done "Heima" justice. I'm not sure if it's even possible to do so. It's unlikely you'll see a music film this free of posing and preening, one lacking in the overly complicated drama that musicians tend to create for themselves. Sigur Ros aren't part of, nor are they interested in the music business as band member Orri Pall Dyrason mentions at one point. They are artists making music for themselves and for the people that choose to listen.

In describing an Icelandic singer who joins the band onstage at one point, Birgisson states that there is something about the singer that just "feels warm and right." The same can easily be said about "Heima." The band has also released "Hvarf/Heim", a double-disc set with reinterpretations of songs from their first four albums ("Agaetis Byrjun", "Von", "()" and "Takk...")

It's a must have for any fan makes it worth by having a nice jacket / tshirt design and the aforementioned great versions of their classic material, i have one of them tho ^_^

Illgresi means weeds....
"Time heals all, gives life, kindles fires, burns souls, no longer cold, alive again, my soul comes to life, paints th e world"--Illgresi, Sigur Ros

Twin Peaks, The Veronicas

The Veronicas, an Australian pop duo named after the Archies Comic featuring twin sisters Jessica and Lisa Origliasso, who are hoping to bring their huge success Down Under into the States with a little help from the Jonas Brothers.

Sounds Like: On their second album Hook Me Up, the Veronicas make the leap from teenybopper rock to electro-pop similar to the Sounds and CSS. "That whole indie electro scene was coming up and in a mainstream way we wanted to bring that out in our music," Lisa says of the band's new aesthetic, which immediately resulted in a Number One single, Hook's opening track "Untouched," in their home continent. Onstage though, Jessica says, "Our shows are a lot more rock, we like to keep that alive."

Vital Stats:

• Over the span of only two albums, the sisters have already worked with an all-star lineup of talent including Swede pop god Max Martin, new American Idol judge Kara Dioguardi, Grammy-winning songwriter Billy Sternberg and producer Toby Gad. During their first tour of the U.S. in 2006, the Veronicas' opening act was some little known band called the Jonas Brothers. The Veronicas returned the favor, opening for the JoBros during their Burning Up Jaunt in 2008.

• Like all Aussie-bred kids, the twins were raised on a heavy diet of Back In Black and Michael Hutchence. "Growing up, it was definitely a lot of Australian rock in our household," Lisa remembers, "AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Skyhooks, INXS." Music is in the Origliasso girls' roots, as the twins were part of a theater company when they were young.

• Like any siblings forced to spend every waking hour with each other on a cramped tour bus (example: Oasis' Gallaghers), the Origliasso twins have a penchant for bickering, often referring to the other as an "idiot" during an argument. "We're together so much… my biggest thing that Jess probably hates is that I'm indecisive," Lisa jokes, "and Jess is a know-it-all, whingeing beep." "Her weaknesses are my strengths, and vice versa," Jessica adds.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Same old higway everyday....

morning light
til the
city streets at night
can be so intimidating
I'm not the toughest
I gotta keep my eyes open
you came out of nowhere
man you really freak me out
I'm so afraid of you
and when I lose my cool
I don't know what to do
I know you don't mean no harm
you're just doing your thing
but man you really freak me out
did I hurt you?
are you okay?
can I buy you a drink?
oh what's the world coming to?
I'm gonna try to improve my manners
everyone, yes everyone, is my friend

*Freak Me out, Weezer

Friday, April 17, 2009

dear lullaby....

watch the day begin again
whispering into the night
see the crazy people play
hurrying under the light
a million cars, a million trains
under the jet plane sky
nothing lost and nothing gained
sleep away and dream a dream
life is just a lullaby

when it comes through you ever once again, just remind this...

**The neon lights in the night tonight will say
Everything will flow
The stars that shine in the open sky will say
Everything will flow
The lovers kissed with an openness will say
Everything will flow
The cars parked in the hypermarket know
Everything will flow**

Thursday, April 16, 2009

what da ????

found some funny things on a trip....