• 20 questions that are probably different from the 25 questions from before...

    22 Feb 2010, 12:18 by inskirts

    What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    John K. Samson. actually solo, airport lounge, but the first song i heard by him in a band was Showdown (G.E./ P.) by Propagandhi.

    How many albums by 17 do you own?
    Franz Ferdinand, just the one. i'm shocked they're up so high, since i actively disliked them until about a week ago!

    What is your favourite song by 15?
    oh, The Weakerthans...Plea From a Cat Named Virtute. this is one of my very favorite songs of all time!!

    What is your favourite song by 5?
    Julian Casablancas <3 <3 Tourist. I LOVE THIS SONG MORE THAN EVERYTHING but seriously though, his whole album is great. actually, i think he should be higher than #5, but last.fm wasn't scrobbling from my ipod for a while :(

    Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
    Dirty Pretty Things, Truth Begins. it's pretty depressing actually, but it makes me SO happy. i don't know...this song is just wonderful. it's so melancholy and then triumphant. i love it!

    What is your favourite song by 10?
  • The Weakerthans At The Roxy Theatre, July 22nd, 2009

    30 Jul 2009, 01:55 by WeAREpanel

  • Top 5 Songs by The Weakerthans

    3 May 2009, 23:11 by andythesaint

    I went to see The Weakerthans in concert last weekend for the third time. It was the first concert I've been to in awhile, and probably will be the last I'll go to for awhile, so to get the full experience, I decided to pick my top five songs from their four album catalogue. The group's greatest strength is easily John K. Samson's poet laureate-level lyrics, which strike a perfect balance between playful cleverness and emotional connection. But another thing I really appreciate about The Weakerthans' music is how overwhelmingly Canadian it is.

    A problem we Canadians often have is defining what is unique about our culture, and what is mere adaptation of either our neighbours to the South or our old colonial masters. One of the reasons this is a problem is that those that should be our cultural arbiters and touchstones — our artists, musicians, and writers — often relinquish their role in culture-building for the…
  • ajme kako je ovo glupo. sta si htio si dobio.

    11 Dec 2008, 19:24 by narcoleptic

    this quiz relates to my 50 most played artists as of 11/12/2008
    1.What's your favorite song by 15?
    Interpol | PDA
    2. How did you get into 20? through friends
    3. Who is your favorite member in 1? Nick and Blixa :)
    4. Whats your favorite lyric bit by 29?
    R.E.M. | Imatation of Life
    5. Have you ever seen 22 live?
    Stone Temple Pilots no :/
    6. What's your favorite album from 10?
    Air | Virgin Suicides
    7. Do you own any merchandise from 3?
    The Beat Fleet yes
    8. What is a good memory you have of 7?
    Fantomas – aw. drunk talks xD
    9. Is there a member of the same age as you in 2?
    Faith No More – NO xDxD
    10. When did you first get into 8?
    pcvc wow, I really don’t remember, it was really long tome ago!
    11. Who likes 4 along with you?
    Tom Waits – bbasko
    12. Which song did you first hear from 16?
    Depeche Mode | Enjoy the Silence
    13. What song made you fall in love with 5?
    Placebo | Nancy Boy
    14. Which song do you not like by 18?
  • What’s worse; a break-up or a departing?

    15 Jun 2008, 21:23 by SI_Failed

    I was upset, no, maybe not upset, upset is too strong a word to use, but it definitely wasn’t a feeling of indifference when I heard that RiotBecki and Rosay left The Pipettes. Maybe because I love doo wop pop, cause its punk and cell phones aren’t! Anyways, once again it’s again it’s left me thinking; what’s worse? The end of an entire band or have members leave and be replaced? Like The Pipettes is already starting to look like the UK Subs which is like many black metal bands, a rotating rolodex of members. Check out Dødheimsgard, a great lineage of black metal members there. But the departure of their latest vocalist Kvohst, erked me, he left the band after only one record. I loved his “necro” vocal style.
    Many departing I’ve kind of accepted as; “fuck, it isn’t the end of the world?” It’s not my life choice?
    So why make a big deal out of it? But sometimes when music moves into that gap where it is your life and its helped you through some shitty times it’s hard to let go.
  • Blutrutsche und Pimmel-Polka

    21 May 2008, 17:27 by catnamedvirtute

    Joost hat keine Lust oder Zeit mehr uns zu beherbergen und auch die freundliche Dame am Empfang des Hans Brinker Budget Hotels meldet Bedenken bezüglich unserer geplanten Aufenthaltsdauer an:
    „I recommend ONE night!“
    Die Lösung ist einfach: Das bekennend mieseste Hotel Amsterdams beherbergt in den Folgenächten 500 (sic!) Rugby-Spieler, die sich erfahrungsgemäß durch tödlichen Alkoholkonsum und die Lautstärke einer Staffel startender Düsenjäger auszeichnen. Wer wären wir, ließen wir uns dieses Spektakel entgehen?
    Es bleibt auf meinen ausdrücklichen Wunsch bei drei Nächten.
    „I warned you! Three times!!!“
    Zum Ausgleich für die zu erwartende Ruhestörung verspricht man uns Freibier und ein ruhiges Zimmer, von dem wir ohnehin nicht allzu viel sehen werden.

    Vor vielen Jahren schrieb ich während einer sehr langen Zugfahrt einmal folgenden Satz in mein Notizbuch:
    „Orte können wir nicht besitzen – nur das, was wir von ihnen mitnehmen.“
  • Top 20 Albums of 2007

    6 Jan 2008, 04:01 by andythesaint

    Last year, I struggled to come up with more than 10 albums I was passionate enough about to write about, so I decided to stick to ten. No such problem this year, which was a rebound year for art in pop culture in general (as long as you kept paying attention after the summer), bringing me back to a top 20 list. As always, this is a list of how I feel right now, not an attempt to make a list for the ages, which is pointless. I've no doubt that this list would change over time were I to revisit it, and in fact hope there's some great albums out there that I've missed, because that would mean there's more great music for me to hear. I will say that I pretty much ignored any album released in December, so if there was a great album released then that I missed, that's why.

    Honourable Mentions: Block Party - a weekend in the city, Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare, Blonde Redhead - 23, Once - Original Soundtrack, Caribou - Andorra

  • grande finale - the weakerthans - jonas goldbaum - house & parisch - 6 dec 2007 -…

    3 Jan 2008, 18:57 by majox

    Thu 6 Dec – The Weakerthans, Jonas Goldbaum, House & Parish
    grande finale

    freunde aus dem theaterumfeld haben mir mal gesagt: wenn du dir eine stück ansiehst, dann entweder die premiere oder die letzte vorstellung. bei der premiere sind alle so aufgeputscht und voller adrenalin, so dass die darbietungen voller energie sind. bei der letzten vorstellung wollen alle noch mal das beste aus sich rausholen, es ist ein bisschen wehmut dabei und das ensamble ist am besten eingespielt.

    ich weiß nicht ob man es so eins zu eins auf konzerte übertragen kann und ob es auch für „das letzte deutschland-konzert“ gelten könnte. sicher ist aber auf alle fälle: Jonas Goldbaum, House & Parish und The Weakerthans waren gemeinsam auf tour durch deutschland und das konzert in münchen sollte das große finale werden. das sorgte zum einen bei weakerthans-sänger John K. Samson für ein dauergrinsen und zum anderen führte es bei seinen bandkollegen zu einer unglaublichen spiellaune. …
  • the weakerthans live – better than ever

    12 Dec 2007, 08:52 by dannessie420

    Tue 11 Dec – The Weakerthans, House & Parish

    Singer-songwriter, The Weakerthans guitarist and musical all-rounder Jim Bryson lit last nights auditory firework at the abart club. most people at the club didn't didn't pay their entire attention to Bryson's performance though. too bad for them.. his skills as a multi-talented performer were outstanding and his show well entertaining.

    unfortunately I didn't catch that much of the House & Parish concert... but it sounded well from the bar.....

    last but not least: The Weakerthans ... it was my seventh time I saw them live in concert... it is the only band I have seen that many times... I have seen a couple of bands twice or three times... but most other bands I had seen several times before had let me down at some point... usually the first show you ever see is good and then they are getting worse... but The Weakerthans disprove this principal... in contrast to the principal they seem to become better every single time the play...
  • Fremdschämen* with Jonas Goldbaum

    11 Dec 2007, 00:40 by kiwibrombeer

    Today I have to break with my line of not saying anything at all if I can not say anything good about a group.
    Jonas Goldbaum just.. well.. they visually forced me to say mean things. It's not as if I'd planned that beforehand, honestly. But let me tell from the beginning.
    So, last night was another The Weakerthans gig in Vienna, by the way the first one in a row of three in which I actually could see and not only hear them. Highly anticipated by the bunch of people that were with me, we made it up front to the ideal viewing position (without the threath of being crushed by the motivated crowd lateron). The first band, House & Parish started unspectacular with some solid alternative rock thingy. With no tune caught up and stuck in my head, we advanced to the, I must admit, dreaded second opener Jonas Goldbaum. While I had hardly any expectations as I've seen them live last time some 5 years ago, two of my companions were already running berserk on low-levelled jokes like e.g. …