• Within Temptation en Live stelen de show

    31 Aug 2008, 10:56 by riazor

    Beatstad
    Al vroeg op zaterdag 30 augustus is het duidelijk dat het een warme dag gaat worden. De lucht is helemaal blauw en er staat weinig wind. Niet echt een fijn vooruitzicht voor een treinreis van meer dan anderhalf uur, maar een beetje bijkleuren kan geen kwaad. Na een kwartier vertraging te hebben opgelopen op Utrecht Centraal komen een vriend en ik om iets voor 4 aan bij het Malieveld. Het lijkt al erg druk, maar bij wijze van hoge uitzondering staat er geen rij bij de Mojo-poortjes. Nadat we van oranje hoedjes voorzien zijn en muntjes hebben ingeslagen, gaan we op zoek naar een t-shirt. Bij de Live-merchandising worden alle klanten tot 5 uur weggenegeerd, en de Within Temptation kledij is ons iets té alternatief. Uiteindelijk kiest mijn metgezel voor een t-shirt van All Missing Pieces, waarmee hij vooral de verkoopsters een plezier doet. Laat het festival maar beginnen.

    All Missing Pieces
    De eerste band die Dennis Weening mag aankondigen bestaat uit drie jochies uit Den Haag. …
  • Counting Crows en Live op Rockin' Park

    28 Jun 2008, 16:49 by riazor

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    Precies een jaar nadat Pearl Jam de Goffert vermaakte, vond voor de tweede keer Rockin' Park plaats in het Nijmeegse park. Ik vond 64 euro teveel geld voor een matige line-up, maar van buiten de hekken was er nog genoeg te zien (en te horen).

    Counting Crows
    Een band die ik op Pinkpop nog van zeer dichtbij had mogen aanschouwen, stond vandaag al vroeg op het programma. Met een andere, en in mijn ogen mindere, setlist dan op Pinkpop vermaakten ze het publiek weer prima. Het is wel een band waar je echt bij moet zijn om ervan te genieten, zo bleek. Weer begon de band met een nummer van het nieuwste album, When I Dream Of Michelangelo, wat toch wat minder overtuigend klinkt dan Le Ballet d'Or waarmee op Pinkpop werd afgetrapt. Ook vandaag toonde Adam zijn improvisatiekunsten: het publiek kreeg een versie van bijna 10 minuten voorgeschoteld van de hit Big Yellow Taxi. …
  • Another lyrics game

    9 Mar 2007, 21:00 by Dethmerchant

    Step 1: Open up whatever MP3 program you use and add every song in your collection.
    Step 2: Put it on random.
    Step 3: Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarassing the song.
    Step 4: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
    Step 5: Cross out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
    Step 6: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

    1. Thunder and lightning, the gods take revenge Metal Militia

    2. Eyes opened up within the moist and dark

    3. "Bang" goes another kanga The Dreaming

    4. You're searching for your mind, don't know where to start

    5. Freak out and give in Cherub Rock

    6. Stapled shut - inside an outside world Before I Forget

    7. If you want to hang out, you've got to take her outCocaine

    8. Will I just tell you to give up?

    9. There's a time for lies

    10. I saw the gap again today Pushit

    11. He was a hard-headed man Life In The Fast Lane

    12. Oh, Melissa Is That You, Melissa?
  • That stupid sountrack to your life thing...I'm way too bored

    6 Feb 2007, 17:38 by Jared_OfTheDead

    Wow, talk about being unoriginal...but that's never stopped me before!

    Here are the rules:

    1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
    2. Put it on shuffle
    3. Press play
    4. For every question, type the song that's playing
    5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
    6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool...

    Opening Credits: Random Killing (If I didn't know better, I would think I picked that track on purpose)

    Waking up:: Creeping Death (OK, now it really looks like I'm making this shit up)

    Average day: Without A Name

    First date: The Missing (LOL)

    Falling in love: Stacked Actors

    Love scene: Everybody Loves My Car (Now that's fucking creepy)

    Fight scene: Real Solution #9

    Breaking up: Splinter Pool

    Getting back together: Dazed and Confused

    Secret love: Soulwound

    Life's okay: Lakini's Juice

    Mental breakdown: Ball Tongue

    Driving: Raw Power

    Learning a lesson: The Darkest Red

  • 25 First Lines

    24 Oct 2006, 02:25 by Dethmerchant

    Step 1: Open up whatever MP3 program you use and add every song in your collection.
    Step 2: Put it on random.
    Step 3: Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarassing the song.
    Step 4: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
    Step 5: Cross out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
    Step 6: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!


    1. Workin' like a dog for the boss man

    2. The world is a vampire Bullet With Butterfly Wings

    3. I'm on my time with everyone Pennyroyal Tea

    4. Young bones groan Shakespeare's Sister

    5. Tobes of Hades, lit by flickering torchlight

    6. Unto you I whisper

    7. You make me own my life in Hell Taste Of My Scythe

    8. I try to hide myself

    9. Funeral held for the depression of man

    10. Slaves, Hebrews born to serve, to the pharaoh Creeping Death

    11. When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide Helter Skelter

    12. I am hunting for your soul
  • Concert Review: Live (2006-06-28 - Ahoy, Rotterdam)

    29 Jun 2006, 13:00 by ringlunatic

    Act: Live
    Support act(s): A Balladeer & Charlie Dée
    When: 2006-06-28
    Where: Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Let’s start with how I got to know Live. The first song that really made me notice them was The dolphin’s cry, with that wonderful video clip. That made me fall in love with them and soon I owned all the albums they had made so far. The first concert I’ve been to was on December 14, 2004 and I remember it being amazing. And to make a long story short, this concert was more than amazing too!

    It also had a first, for me then, because it had a very likable support act. I’m talking about a balladeer here. I think they played around 5 songs and they were really good and charming. I think I’m going to buy their album next time I’m near a music store. They were also the first support act I’ve seen from which the set wasn’t too long. Well done, boys!

    I wasn’t that impressed by Charlie Dée unfortunately. I didn’t like the leadsinger much, plus I thought their sounds just didn’t fit a Live concert. …
  • Live - Songs From Black Mountain (early appraisal)

    28 May 2006, 14:37 by Najmi

    Live has made a career of asking question; questions about life, love, spirituality, war to name a few. The most marked change on Songs from Black Mountain is that Live has stopped asking questions and started providing answers. True, starting on The Distance to Here one could get the impression that Live had at least some of the answers they were looking for, but Songs From Black Mountain covers this theme more fully than any other release. Yet, therein lies it potential drawback. The answer in many cases is "love", yet not love as an open ended idea as it was expressed in The Distance To Here. In Songs From Black Mountain lead singer Ed Kowalczyk uses a much narrower definition of love, one found between a man and a women. Many songs from "The River" and "Mystery" to "Sofia" and "Night of Nights" express this theme. While some may find this answer suitable, others might be let down. …