Monday, December 29, 2008

Ever so slowly...

Got this Scotch whisky thing from my aunt. And having a blast making cd's for New Year's Eve. Made one with Sexton Blake for dinner and one with Sally Shapiro / Herman Düne / Late of the Pier / The Walkmen / Beck / The Notwist & Beach House for before and after. Mikkel, Jpg-manja and I will be spending it with manja's brother, manja's brother's girlfriend, a couple, and five Swedish girls, whom we've never met before (or, we've met the one, but not the four)!? And after that a craaazy party on Nørrebro!? I'm guessing I'll be blushing all evening.
And I'm alone in the house, which is kinda odd. Or, not quite alone, since there are two in the annex, but still. And somehow, I miss this ("I wanna watch you bleed, ever so slowly" is suuuuch a corny line, but the song is cool the 90ies noisy way).

Sunday, December 28, 2008

X-mas...

Is over. Fortunately. Or, it was cool enough, but I started missing Copenhagen after a few days (I always do), so being back is rather nice. Went to Props today, after that to my son's birthday, and then a bit of recording. And now, I'm just tired. And I need some noise and sentimentality:



Sunday, December 21, 2008

What' you got....

I've been singing that line all weekend (it's part of the chorus of our next single :-)). And yes, we've been recording like maniacs, and it sounds swell, swell, swell. And Friday we went dancing! And I slept at a friend's place (watching her eat porridge and drink tea, while we watched Dalziel and Pascoe at 5 in the morning was extremely cosy).
AND a free song from the ONBC/pierre archives. It's a song called "Ventil" named after a Portugese brand of cigarettes Mikkel and I smoked when we were in Lisbon in 2000. Smashing trip, drank large quantities of white wine and beer, Mikkel introduced me to mussels, a girl told us that "you look like vodka" (which was kinda odd, until we discovered that she meant that we looked like some people in a vodka commercial) and we got chased (and hit on) by a man who kept calling us "Mikkeliiiiii" and "Yyyyvan". We recorded the song shortly after returning and we played it, when we played our one and only live concert as pierre at Studenterhuset in 2001 as warm up for Future3(and we tried to re-record it last year, but it sounded crappier than crap, so now we're just giving it away, because it's one of our favourites from back then in the good old days).

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I still love Norwegians (part two)...

Found this guy called The Little Hands of Asphalt on the map which also features us. Pop meets country and rather catchy, if you ask me.
Btw, I also love cover versions as these ("Bette Davis Eyes" and "Hungry Heart" for instance) made by Sexton Blake.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I still love Norwegians...

First of all, for having a term such as "skjeggerocken". But also for giving the album of the year award to the dude with "the longest and most trustworthy indie-beard". Here's a vid:

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Back...

Back from Jutland and funeral and practicalities and etc. And company Christmas lunch on Friday with a cover band + Andrew Strong as the artists (who the Hell decided that, sweet Jesus that was bad!!!). And band Christmas lunch yesterday, so I'm feeling rather tired today (it was fun, though). So today relaxing and listening to music:

And recording tomorrow, that'll be nice. 4 songs to record AND no less than 2 hotter than hot guest artists.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

9 of the year...

I listen to too few albums, so I'm not gonna make the usual top 10. Instead I'll give you:

9 recommendations you can't do without:
1: The Walkmen: You & Me. Because "On the Water" is the most beautiful and most desperate song made this year / because you can hear that they've tried hard / because the drums are the coolest sort of ever.
2: Herman Düne: Next Year In Zion. Because "My Baby Is Afraid Of Sharks" is the best ballad this year / because I've loved the band since I saw them play in front of a 12-people audience at Huset.
3: Bakers at dawn: The best of bakers at dawn. Because he's number 1 on my last.fm / because it's a great album / and he's a cool Swede too :-).
4: Klaus&Kinski: Tu hoguera está ardiendo. Because whenever I need cheering up in a melancholic way I'll listen to "Flash-back al revés" / because it's a great album / because they're the nicest band I know.
5: Navyelectre: The Mourning. Because it's weird fucked-up shit / because it's cool.
6: The Notwist: The Devil, You + Me. Well, it's German / because "Gloomy Planets" makes me wanna cry.
7: Late of the Pier: Fantasy Black Channel. Because it's weird shit too / and I'm too old for it, but I like it anyway.
8: Palpitation: I'm Happy Now (EP). Because it's cool / because the concert in Malmø was excellent and just what I needed.
9: Beck: Modern Guilt. Because any record with a song like "Chemtrails" deserves to be on a list / I mean the DRUMS!

And while I was doing this list, my grandmother died. I can't play anything she would've liked, because I've never known what she actually did like (she was a radio and Giro413-person). But she was the sweetest I've ever known, so I'm just gonna play what I play, when I'm sad:


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

"We will reward you with complete depression"

Hehe, Victoria was rather funny. And the concert was great, though the guitar could've been a bit louder. And an interview (in German):

And now enough about Beach House :-). And stuff about music blogs on Bandbase. And nothing else.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Gi-i-la-a-a-a-a

Yay, it's tomorrow:

Nice day, btw. Christmas decorating with the one and only christmasy thing, I've got, reading some Russian, watching tv and writing a few mails. Nothing much, nothing dope, but it's Sunday, so who cares, I'm in a great mood :-).

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Stuff about dogs...

Or, not really, but I've just been watching the Nordic MGP and the Norwegians were insane :-):

And monsieur Good Luck Casper sent this video around, which I liked very much:

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Flashing red and green...

Since I've been a bit of a sad mofo after being hit in the face, I quite forgot to tell the details about the party at Folkets Hus. First of all, Fifty Foot Spiders played an amazing concert! Cool and kinda hot vocalist + very cool guitarist + very, very cool Moog/synth-guy (and the bass + drums were cool too)! And then we danced! First to dancey stuff and then to eval duuuub (Mikkel didn't quite like it, but at that time I could've danced to the sound of a B-52, so I really enjoyed it). And a load of nice people, so as I said before the best party in ages. And now, a glass of white wine and off to bed, job's waiting tomorrow! But a video (I could do with a dance right now :-)):

Monday, November 24, 2008

Apple Orchard

My friend monsieur T told me about this:

Now I'm looking even more forward to the concert December 1st. And it's a perfect song, when you're feeling a bit down and the World is suckass, because your face hurts.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

It's all so fucking groovy...

Phew!!!!!!!

Friday: Dinner with the company, then Ritz 22, Ideal Bar, McKluud's and Riesen with Mikkel and Jpg-manja.

Saturday: Making a beautiful remix of a Beta Satan song (and it only took 4 hours!), going to the best party in ages at Folkets Hus and afterwards getting knocked down (Mikkel too) by some mad hatter (story: Mikkel and I strolling in a drunken haze, man says: "fucking homos" or something similar, Mikkel says "oh, not now" or something similar, I try the friendly approach, because I didn't hear what he said in the first place and smilingly say "oh, everything's fine" or something similar, he knocks me down and while I'm down, he hits Mikkel twice, then lets us go!?). Mad World, my head and my left leg hurt (the latter might be due to excessive dancing though :-)).

And new ONBC out now. And smashing video:



Sunday, November 16, 2008

"Mary" [a bolt gun designed by the Japanese to shoot through six lined-up cattle skulls in one milli-second]

Hahaha, Achewood is still funny. And this was on the radio (in The Cure's version, though):



Saturday, November 15, 2008

Gosh...

Hehe, been reading another P.G. Wodehouse novel about complicated love and an abducted pig!? That's definitely a plot not seen all that often. And listening to new songs by the argument. Apparently they've finished their album, and details about how to get it should be up soon. And why is it that Norwegians excel at playing complicated noisepop? Take The Thief for instance, cool youngsters from Bergen and if they were from Denmark they would have sounded like Carpark North or something even worse. And that made me miss very cool, and naturally Norwegian, artrockers, Motorpsycho, so here's a video:

Friday, November 14, 2008

And the way I feel tonight, I could die and I wouldn't mind...

Yay. Smashing day, I've been:
- efficient when at work
- teaching my son how to do an E minor chord on a guitar
- listening to the new Klaus&Kinski and missing Spain
- writing ONBC-mails
- drinking an Erdinger weissbier
- and watching this:

Now, all I need would be: doing the dishes / the laundry / and the vacuum cleaning. And that, I ain't doing tonight.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Always thinking about you...

Hehe, had this in my head all day:



I REALLY like the chorus, but sweet almighty the lyrics suck the hardest.

Oh, and the ever so wonderful Danish government has decided to force people on "tålt ophold", but who haven't been convicted in Denmark to live in Sandholmlejren. Well, that's just splendid, you incredible morons, give me a new country, and make that quick!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Klaus&Kinski

Yay, they've released an album! It's out on Jabalina Música, and it's called"Tu hoguera está ardiendo". As I'm a sucker for freebies I'll be eagerly awaiting the postman next week. And I urge you to go get a copy, can't be anything but cool! In the meantime I'll repost this video:

KLAUS & KINSKI: Flash-back al revés


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Mais oui, nitwits, you're on the losing end...



Brilliant song, brilliant story and smashing guitar solos!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

If that's England's idea of good blood, give me Kalamazoo...

Hehe, P.G. Wodehouse is funny. And that's what I've been reading today. Apart from that nada, zip, zero and zilch going on this weekend. And it's been perfect. I would have liked to see Mogwai tonight, though. But hey, once again, at least I've got the video (and it's a naaaaaasty one):


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Last day of recording...

Will be tomorrow. Yay! And a new video from Holmes:


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Rette mich...

I'm exhausted. Friday: Release, weird art stuff, Dunkel, in bed 7.30. Saturday: Up 11.30, brunch, recording, dinner at my place. Sunday: Brunch with a friend in Valby. And listening to this:



And this (and yeah, it's the nature of the beast):


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Palin...

Hehe, Sankofa's made a Palin "lovesong" (thanks to imageyenation):


Sankofa-Snow Princess from John Hartman on Vimeo.

And I'm preparing for the next 7 days which will be busy as hell with dancing, dinners and loooooads of recording (behind schedule, dammit).

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Guess there's no one

Oh, I'm not ill. Now I'm just tired. But spent the weekend in a rather nice fashion. Been making Tempura for instance, so my house now smells like it's been deep fried. And reading two crime novels. And unfortunately missing the Bonnie and Clyde concert Friday. But hey, at least I've got the video:

Bonnie & Clyde - Guess theres no one



Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Up to your neck

Naturally, I'm still ill. And tired of reading, so started finding new stuff on da net. Here's a load of remixes from Diefenbach. I really, really, really dig the Good Luck Casper one (it's very cut-up in a very cool way, if that makes any sense). Diefenbach is also hosting a release party at Gefährlich next week, which I plan to go to, if I have the time.

And Laid Back's releasing a compilation. And that calls for sentimental value, since it's one of the bands that I grew up with in the 80ies. And it was the first concert I saw on my own (Kridthuset in Åbenrå in 1990 or 1991, I think). I got the autographs too :-). And "Baker Man" is one the best videos ever made:

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rats...

I'm still ill. And there ain't nothing helping. Luckily there's a theme night about the Danish national football team on DR2. Right now they're showing the 0-1 on Wembley which is the first Danish game I actually remember seing. And some indie guy must be among the producers, they've already used a beat from Yo La Tengo and this one from My Bloody Valentine:


Monday, October 13, 2008

On the other hand...

When you're ill, you've got the time to read newspapers :-). And this article by Francis Fukuyama (the dude with "The End of History"-thesis). As a historian I don't really agree with what he's said before, but he's got some valid points this time, so go read, please (apart from the fact that he claims that less educated people with a working class background in Europe always will vote for Left Wing parties. I think that Pia Kjærsgaard would be in for a laugh on that one :-). Anyway, an end to Reaganism and Thatcherism would be wonderful, so here's a toast to screwing corporate idiots, government idiots and most other idiots. And during the last few weeks I've been singing the chorus of this song at my job, just for fun (and ever so slightly as a provocation :-)):





"Au contraire, as the man said in the Bay of Biscay when they asked if he'd dined"

I'm ill. Sort of knew yesterday, but now it's for goddamn sure, sneezing and coughing and all that. Crap crap crappety crap. So spent the day sleeping, reading Wimsey (the citation's from there) and listening to the new The Walkmen album "You & Me". And it's a good one (so said most of the reviews too)! The drum and guitar playing are just immensely cool, and the album is experimental without being arty farty.



Yikes, I feel bad. More sleep. Now.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Youth

Oh, my God, getting up at 8 to play football at 10 on a Sunday must stop! My body hurts and I'm so incredibly tired (but at least we won). And tragic, yet funny blog. And beautiful video:



And white wine, phoning family, sleep.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The erratic behaviour of a drunken man (part two)...

Or perhaps just tired. Rust on Thursday equalled beers and lousy music. But I spoke 3 words of French to a French girl, so ....(and this song is cool in so many ways):



Yesterday we recorded. And went to bars. And more bars. And slept in the bus. Or I did. Woke up in Husom. Took a cab back. "Well maybe I am, maybe I am":



I need sleep. A new job. A new life. A new girl. More A's. Even more.




Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Oh, and...

Forgot to mention that P3 played this yesteday:



Which reminded me of the many nights with my high school band Den Blå Agurk, where we played whist and got drunk. And CJ and Rasmus always put The Ramones on (and I put 17 minutes long experimental Pink Floyd songs on, just to piss them off ;-)).

Tomorrow...

I'll be going bowling?! And afterwards to Rust with Mikkel. And Coast Is Clear has simple and beautiful music from Carrie. And hehe, my son came home today singing this one (apart from singing choir stuff at his school, they apparently do more "jazzy" (his words, not mine) things too :-)):




Monday, October 6, 2008

Malmö and Kino....

Pictures from Malmö :-):

Mikkel:
mikkel 2 sverige

Marcus:
marcus sverige

Me:
ivan2 sverige

And since I've started these Russian lessons, I thought I might as well get to know some Russian music too. So here's Kino, a new wave/punk/pop band from the Soviet era (and this one's actually kinda cool):


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Did she say that?

Introducing Sarah Palin (from the N.Y. Times):

“Say it ain’t so, Joe! There you go pointing backwards again ... Now, doggone it, let’s look ahead and tell Americans what we have to plan to do for them in the future. You mentioned education, and I’m glad you did. I know education you are passionate about with your wife being a teacher for 30 years, and God bless her. Her reward is in heaven, right?”

What the hell is that? "Now, doggone it"? "Her reward is in heaven, right?"? Fuck, I'm glad I'm not an American if that looney couple get elected! I'd even prefer screwball Reagan:



The World sucks ass:


Friday, October 3, 2008

My baby's scared of the dark....

Bought the new Herman Dune, and it's wonderful as always. It's called "Next Year In Zion" and y'all should go buy.

Now!

And B.T. has a review!? And he likes it!? Did Hell just freeze over!? And enough with the exclamation marks, here's a beautiful video:


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Beach House

Yes! Bought the ticket! December 1st! Vega! Thanks to Börneblogger for telling! Video!



Sunday, September 28, 2008

Jaha...

That was fun. Marcus was the sweetest of Swedes and we spent most the time trying to speak bad Swedish while he spoke bad Danish. And then we recorded! What I can guarantee is that it's gonna be the weirdest ONBC EP to date. 4 songs almost done, 2 sounding like a strange version of Eric's Trip, 1 like Chromatics and 1 almost like Keane (and I ain't kidding here). The latter also includes the closest I'll ever get to playing a guitar solo :-). And we managed to:
Eat at "Stans bästa brunch" / Find a place called "Korvhuset" with 101 varieties of sausage / Drink a million beers / Watch Holmes at Vinylbaren (and that was so cosy and just what we needed after a day in the studio) / Watch Die! Die! Die! (which apart from 35 Joy Divisionish seconds was so crap that I won't bother linking) / Even dance a bit / Get a girl in Netto to blush just by being stupidly Danish :-) / Oh, and eat "Farmerbiff" (which you, and you can trust me on that one, really don't wanna try).

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Badminton, Malmø and Eardrums...

Yup, we'll be DJ'ing at Badmintonklubben tomorrow. And Friday we'll be going to Malmø to record the next single with Bakers At Dawn, yay!!!! And 2 albums for free download via Eardrums (and I haven't heard it all yet, but loads of cool songs already). And I'll defo play this tomorrow, just for fun's sake:


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Trains Across the Sea

Lazy as shite. I've been watching the MGP (hehehe, "Kast ikke med sten, når du selv bor i glashus", crazy reggae people), and listening to some rather more "serious" music. This one, for example:



And that's one cool unofficial video!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

6 on a Sunday (two)

Aber doch. Spent the evening drinking beer and watching "Ein Colt für alle Fälle" at Jpg-Manja's birthday party. And after that we went to Nadsat for a treat of Manchester. Not particularly cool music, though, and the place was kinda odd, but it was fun, nevertheless. And a mixtape for sentimental, lovey-dovey and left-wing Sundays ;-):

Playlist:
Fleet Foxes: White Winter Hymnal (Black Dominoes remix)
Of Montreal: Bunny Ain't No Kind Of Rider
Malcolm Middleton: Fuck It, I Love You
Neil Young: Revolution Blues
Townes Van Zandt: I'll Be Here In The Morning
Yo La Tengo: I Feel Like Going Home


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And now, Russian! And coffee!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

It's a Fuck You Saturday too...

autaux

This is hilarious. "May Lucifer brand your foreheads with an apostrophe in Hades", hahahahah (and I so agree!).

Friday, September 12, 2008

The erratic behaviour of a drunken man (part one)...

Thought about it for a while. You know, truth is to be heard from children and drunk people. So why not, once and again, write a small novel while being ever so slightly drunk? Or not exactly a novel, but just what you think when returning from dancing, laughter and things like that. Well, anyway, I'm gonna turn it into a habit (the spelling might be awful, but what the hey). And here's what I think at the mo:
I like Notwist ("Gloomy Planets" makes me wanna cry). Loads of songs do that to me. "Season of the Shark" is one. Mostly because of sentimental issues:



Or just because it's so beautiful. I don't know. I so love the vocals and everything about it. And loving is hard. I basically don't know what to do. But I remember this one:



And I'm done trying. And I'm done being done.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

"Well, I do, but I don't want to tell you right now, because I've had so little time thinking it over".

Well, that's just brilliant new Danish Minister of Cultural Affairs, Carina Christensen. Absolutely perfect answer to "do you have a favourite band". I mean how hard can it be? And do you really need a spin doctor telling you what the right answer is? Sweet Jesus, Danish politics, my hiney. Oh, and I have loads of favourite bands, here's an appropriate song from one of them:


Friday, September 5, 2008

Birthday...

Goddamn, that very secret cover we're doing is hot shit! Took ages yesterday, as we decided to record a bass, which then sounded crappier than crap when put together with the rest, so we had to rethink the whole thing, until it finally made sense (and now it's cool, and we only need a melody or two before being finished, yay!). And it's CJ's birthday:



He'll find this amusing too:

Being Tom Cruise: How Scientology is in No Way Mental (1/3).

Monday, September 1, 2008

Fancy this...

Well, what do you know, ONBC's number one on "Det Elektriske Barometer"! As it's the programme, I've been listening to, since I was 12 or something (where it saved me from boring Sunday evenings in the South of Jutland with absolutely nothing to do) it's actually a kinda huge thing. So happy-go-lucky today. And tired! And sentimental, so I've made another mixtape:

Tracklist:

LCD Soundsystem: New York I Love You
Bakers At Dawn: Crash and crater
Smog: The Hard Road (with the "in a cyclone of stones"-lyrics :-)).
Magnetic Fields: I Don't Want To Get Over You


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Oh, and Russian was fun, btw. Weird language, o's turn into a's sometimes and just saying "hello" is rather complicated. But fun, nevertheless, already looking forward to next week in a geeky kind of way :-).

Sunday, August 31, 2008

I'm happy now...

Yeah, bloody marvellous weekend. Friday Jpg-manja and I went to the Beta Satan release which ended with far too many beers and a late party. And yesterday we went to Malmö for the Popfest at Debaser. And that was absolutely smashing! Talked to Marcus from Bakers At Dawn and saw a number of bands, some great, some not quite that great and and one truly remarkable! Palpitation from Stockholm, two girls with guitars (+ the occasional trumpetist), a simple backtrack and lovely, lovely melodies. They ought to become huge, and here's a little video:



And since going back took forever (ended up buying korv + another round of the weirdest korv and fries I've seen in my life + walking from Debaser to the station + falling asleep in the train and waking in Hellerup, going back to Nørreport and walking a mile before getting a taxi), I ain't gonna do nothing today. Or perhaps, looking at the Russian alphabet, because my classes start tomorrow, yay!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

My girl...

Yesterday Danish P3 played this one (Pet Shop Boys' version of "My girl"):



However nice it was with a flashback, I rather like the original better:



I can still remember the yellow tape with Madness songs I got from a class mate's older sister, oh those were the days, indeed.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

6 on a Sunday

Hehe, I like Sundays. Done nothing but creating a mixtape. Huge fun, discovered that we could be found on seeqpod, so I added one of our songs too.

Playlist:
BMX Bandits: Islands In The Stream
Fireflies: X-mas song
The Notwist: Gloomy Planets
Sally Shapiro: Time To Let Go (CFCF Remix)
DAMPFBAHN!/Oliver North Boy Choir: All is Swell - Lummertmix
Beach House: Gila


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Now, the laundry and Formula 1.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Exactly...

Here's another one (see below). I'm drinking red wine and skyping with jpg-manja. And listening to Late of the Pier. I loooved "Bathroom Gurgle", and the new album is, taken as a whole, rather cool. Screw songs as "Dose A" and "The Enemy Are The Future", but the rest is kinda ab-fab (very arty / dance-electro / 70ies-ish rawk / Talking Heads and DEVO-ish too / whatever). And Marcus is actually a part of the argument (see further below / I need academia-shit soon / see supra / idem / a priori /or a girlfriend / or something / or some other shit with skateboards):


Weekend...

Yes, indeed. Won't be doing anything but sending our single to radios, watching TV and listening to music. And cruising the net, this one is for CJ, so he can play it for his son (since he liked "Punk spirit", this one ought to be a hit too :-)):



Thanks to Sohott for the link. I'll be back later today, I think.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New method...

Of getting by, when you're working like hell, read this once in a while (I'm laughing my ass off at work, in other words).

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Pretty much amazing...

Well, not the fact that I'm not blogging, as I'm too busy with work and recording. But this is! It's the argument, and I'm guessing (to be confirmed later) that it's Marcus from Bakers at Dawn's new project. And it's goddamn cool, I'm pretty much forcing you to go to their Myspace and download "forget about the politics" (that one is a hit for sure!!!!).
And this is! Bakers at Dawn / album out on Chameleon Dish Archives / new stuff, old stuff, good stuff.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Holy wars...

Yes, we've released our ep :-). Find the Oliver North Boy Choir site here! And a very, very cool cover version thing coming up too, so busy recording the next few weeks. Apart from that just work, work and more work (my coordinator is outta town, so I'm coordinating things I don't know that much about :-)). BUT at approx. 4.15 PM Danish P3 decided to play this and kinda save my day:


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's too damn hot

I can't sleep. New song from Mogwai. I need ice / beer / white wine / snow / anything as long as it's cold.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The end...

Of my holidays, that is. Damn. But spent the day wisely, watching tv, talking on the phone and listening to music. C.V. Jørgensen for example, because it's so summerlike. And that reminded me of this:



We used to play it in our high school band called Ivanhoe (I sung the verse and Mikkel the chorus, because he could actually hit the notes :-)). Funny, when you think of it; Ulrik Lind later joined the band (because he could play guitar way better than anyone around) and now he's playing in Kim and the Cinders, so three former members of Ivanhoe are actually on the same label (and it's funny, because Ivanhoe wasn't exactly the best band in the World/Åbenrå). And hehe, we played this one too:



And I played the drums, because those notes I couldn't even hope to hit :-).



Saturday, July 26, 2008

Fignon...

Yes, I've been watching the Tour de France again this year (didn't quite bother to see it the last two years). And it's cool and exciting and all that, but I still miss types such as my all time favourite Laurent Fignon. I mean, French, slightly arrogant, with a ponytail and glasses, winning two Tours and losing one by the smallest margin ever, you gotta love that. Now all you have are these boring professionals who can't say anything even remotely interesting when being interviewed. The same goes for practically all sports, though this is a kinda cool story about pain and injury and winning the Super Bowl. Oh, and CAPAC tells me that it's 30 years since Bruce Springsteen released Darkness on the Edge of Town. So here's Candy's Room since it's the first song by him that I really liked:


Friday, July 25, 2008

Bloody marvellous...

I love the EU. I love this video (thanks to imageyenation):



And holidays are nice too. Today I've been playing a bit of football with my son, recording some noisy synth and reading a crime novel. And watching a rather fast car chase (we love NV too)?!


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Screw that...

I'm getting so old that I actually miss Canadian music. Fuck Arcade Fire / Tokyo Police Club / etc. / etc.. I miss the sound. And by that I actually mean THE SOUND, because however hard they try they don't get it. And screw that too, but the memory of taking the train from Århus to Florence with this in my ear is something you don't forget (especially the last few miles with the bizarre and very Italian suburb):



And that made me think of Broken Social Scene. And the concert they played at Loppen which was magnificent, but I had to leave because of work the day after. And a girl from Hamar. Where I once helped my father rebuild a house. And BSS:


Monday, July 21, 2008

Honda Civic

Back from the deadest of dead (South of Jutland). Apart from going there, we also went to Ærø for a bit of camping and exploring the Danish countryside. And been eating luxuriously, drinking retsina and campari and buying cheap, cheap, cheap clothes and shoes. Nice's the word.

And news from Series Two Records again (see below). Label man Chris has been sending out cool stuff, I've got some and here's one for you (it's the Swedish band Klas and the song is twee/americana):

Honda Civic

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Always the sun...

Vacation! So I'm off to the South of Jutland where I'll be barbecuing, drinking Retsina and Campari and doing practically nothing for the next week. Oh, and great news: ONBC is appearing (with "Lovesong") on the newly released compilation from the very cool Nebraska-based label Series Two Records. Go there and get one of the very limited editions. Oh, and no matter what, there's always the sun:




Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lost cause...

Well. Spent most of this week being ill while still going to work. Yesterday I took jpg-manja to Lily Electric and Electrojuice and today we went to Props and then Gefährlich where we met Ulrik. And I bought the new Beck album "Modern Guilt" which is amazingly and surprisingly cool (I never really cared about Beck to be quite honest). But the one song I actually liked before is this one (and it's the way I feel right now):



But now to something quite different, pics from Roskilde (thanks to the lovely Christina Yhman Kaarsberg, who's also responsible for the photo for our next cover):

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(this one showing: Cecilie / Mikkel / CJ / Jpg-manja making sweet love to CJ / Helle phoning for help / Michelle (I wasn't there, but it looks nice :-)).

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(this one showing: Christina / Anne Marie / Michelle / Cecilie not very much making sweet love to me / me very much making sweet love to Cecilie).

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I'm still...

drunk. and tired. just as last year and the year before that. if i can't spell, blame it on carl jørn. roskilde was magnificent btw. i saw: radiohead (bad, but not that bad) / mogwai (incredibly nice) / holy fuck (which was so amazingly fucking cool that it made me dance, dance, dance and then dance and clap ze hands) / my bloody valentine (beautiful, loud, beautiful, loud and then some, it almost made me wanna cry) / liars (new to me, but we loved it) / bob hund (whopee) / other bands /other bands / other bands / soon i'll post pictures of mikkel and cj getting their asses wiped in chess / i didn't take my shoes off from thursday 'till sunday /i love you / i smoke as french people / a video:



/ i love you

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wohooo...

Off to Roskilde tomorrow! The weather will be great, the beers will be cold and I'm readier than ever. This is what I'll most likely see:

Thursday: Perhaps Säkert, otherwise nothing, I'll throw my stuff in the tent and drink beer in the media city. And no, won't be going to Radiohead, since I'm not a very big fan and therefore I'd just piss my friends (who adore them) off by saying that "the music is rather cool, but I really don't care much for his voice".

Friday: YOYOOYOY / Mogwai / Holy Fuck and Motorpsycho.

Saturday: Cadence Weapon / My Bloody Valentine (aaaargh, I'll be missing The Notwist!) / some of Albertslund Terror Korps & No Age.

Sunday: Slayer and either Bob Hund or Bonnie "Prince" Billy.

And then I'll probably see a bit of a few more. So yay, now it's packing and a cold beer and off to bed, 5 hours of work and then it's time!!!

And here's a video:


Monday, June 30, 2008

Once in a lifetime feature...

Introducing Carl Jørn who'll be showing us some oldies but goodies (which I'll most likely hate :-)):

Ivan is playing crappy guitar and I am afraid that he'll start singing within the next hour. Yesterday I got kicked out of an imiginary high school band but I will appear on the next ONBC single when they introduce their new dirtrock image to the world. Since I am an old bitter man and haven't heard of 95% of the bands at this years festival I will be posting some of the stuff I know something about. Terribly unhip, but quality stuff all the way. ..
yes... he started singing, more wine please. NOW.

Hello. First up. The coolest band on earth intil February 1994:



(editor's note: I remember living with CJ and doing the dishes on Saturdays while listening to music. Mostly "Screamadelica", but sometimes Manic Street Preachers too. I didn't like it then, and I still don't).

Why noone liked this band is a huge mystery to me. They might overdo the tacky casio rythmbox, but if you can summon the strength and actually listen to the lyrics there is loads to discover:



(editor's note: not quite a mystery to me :-)) (guest writers note. He never summoned the strength...wimp):

Just because you're a good person, have our empathy and deserve this


(editor's note: I actually like this one!)


Sunday, June 29, 2008

Video, video...

Funky stuff from our trip:



And it's been a lazy Sunday, but now I'm off to watch the finals and have a beer or two.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Arshavin...

Hell yeah, the Netherlands are out, thank the lord. And if Italy can't win, which they probably can't, then please let it be Russia. Oh, and because I really dislike Dutch players, here's the best game ever:-):



Friday, June 20, 2008

Recording, meetings and football...

Rather eventful week. Firstly, the recording weekend was amazing. We recorded a noisy bubblegum-pop song (the drums and one of the guitars recorded outside) and a most beautiful/corny latino-indie anthem. And we went to the beach, ate fish, drank beer and wine and generally just had fun. Pictures + a video to come soonish :-).
And on Monday I met Somedayashtrays-Sara and Simon from Zvook Mescalin for a beer at Café Runddelen. And yesterday we recorded some.
AND ITALY! Yes, they're in the next round (where, unfortunately, without Gattuso and Pirlo I'm afraid they'll get smashed by Spain, but then again Toni owes a goal or 16 :-)).

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Croatia...

Something's finally going my way in the Championships! And tomorrow we're going to Helgenæs (whereever the hell that is) to record. And this is what I really like about the British media; articles as this one. And starting to look forward to Roskilde (I think this will be great):



Especially since Ms. John Soda in 2006 was absolutely amazing!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

In the country...

Finally got over the weekend. And we're going to the countryside on Friday to record, drink beer and record some more. And aaaaargh, hate the European Championships already, goddammit, I want Donadoni out of office and a more efficient team on the field. And I miss Cannavaro! And Totti!:


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Vesterbro Festival etc. etc.

Busy weekend. But highlights: finally meeting Morten from Hits in the car :-) / Cody (the best band in Denmark, if you ask me, goddamn, it's beautiful!) / and I rather enjoyed Bodebrixen too / arranging the first session with Simon from Zvook Mescalin for our new italo disco / shoegaze / whatever band / The Zvook concert was incredibly cool as well / Oh, and Line from Monkey Cup Dress will be singing some in our new and not yet named band too (and what I saw of them was cool, but I got some nasty hiccups, so I went home and slept) / Tremolo Beer Gut at Kaffe & Vinyl was also very nice (and the DJ played "Der Goldene Reiter", so everything was just just peachy) / And DJ'ing at Ideal bar was fun, when we started at 11 there was litterally 0 there, but at 2 the place was packed, and I actually managed to get people to dance to this song:



And now, Germany-Poland, white wine and SLEEP!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Not quite xmas...

But the fact that Mogwai will be playing Roskilde reminded me of a trip to Amsterdam in 1999. It included a long bus trip with a rather cute girl, lots of beer, a punk party in an abandoned hospital and eating herring on toast. And buying this (in the original EP version):



Damn, I'm looking forward to Roskilde!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

2-1

We won the game today. And wtf I scored a goal! Since I'm utter crap at being anywhere near the opponent's goal it required a useless keeper who dropped the ball after a corner and a teammate of mine who kicked it onto my left foot and into the net. But a goal nevertheless :-). And it's a trap directs us to the new Håkan Hellström video, which is kinda cute. And now I most definitely need a glass of red wine and Midsomer Murders on the telly (tomorrow I'm going to clean the whole house, goddammit).

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Holly...



Completely forgot about this song (mostly because it for a long time reminded me of my ex-girlfriend, because I listened to it a million times while I was visiting her in Oxford). But it's such a great song and the video is just remarkably stupid (and not an original naturally, the squirrels are a dead give-away, or at least I hope :-)). Apart from that, not much, I'm thinking a beer and then an early bed.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Bad news

Tired! DJ Friday. Concert with Evil Death Machine and First Floor Power last night. And a football match today (played like God knows what, luckily the other team was quite possibly the worst team I've ever played against, so we won anyway).

Now I'm watching this :-):



Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Aaaaah, life's good...

Weather's nice, not much to do this week and our recordings are going rather well. And football tomorrow and Sunday and Mikkel et moi will be pretending to be DJs on Stengade 30 this Friday. I'll be playing this for sure:

Porkyvcodex: Goodbye Logik RMX

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Acid blues

Ain't got it (whatever it is), but I really like the Norwegian shoegaze/psych scene. This band is new: the megaphonic thrift.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

100

Post 100. Missed Le Fiasko because I was too tired after some job-dinner (but I can wholeheartedly recommend the weirdest place in town; Moskva, part supermarket, part bar and very much Russian). And just bought the new Bakers at Dawn album (and I think I might buy this one; also out on Series Two). Oh, and quite forgot to mention that there's a smashing photo of yours truly + Mikkel taken at the First Floor Power release party (I look like a giggling twat and Mikkel looks like a biker, very neat :-)).

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I need a holiday...

Loooong but fine weekend with party + barbeque + recording. A few days of work and tomorrow Le Fiasko at Rust (and that I'm looking very much forward to!). And Börneblogger sent this. It's Mimas' "Mac, Get Your Gear", which is rather Canadian in a good way, if that makes any sense (the drums and the noisy parts are much to my liking :-)).

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Gloomy Planets....

Weekend! Sun! Flea market with Mikkel, Vesterbro, coffee! And now back in NV, more coffee and later a few glasses of white wine, while sitting in the garden!

Go listen to the new Notwist! It's so good, so beautiful, and so melancholic (5/6 rating from me, they should've permanently deleted "On Planet Off", but apart from that I'm happy-go-lucky).

Constantines + Feist!? "Islands In The Stream"!? But it's kinda ok, go listen.

And I've been waiting ages (or at least since November) for Klaus&Kinski to record their socalled bolero song. And now it's up on Myspace :-)!!!! And here (best chorus ever):

Mengele y el amor



Friday, May 2, 2008

I'll write you a note when it's done ...

Oh, the 1st of May was splendid, splendid. Breakfast with Fernet Branca, beer at a bar while watching Brøndby beating Esbjerg, burgers, coffee, more beer, a drink and then a concert with I Got You On Tape. Which was great. Then a small riot in the streets and a final beer before walking home, Copenhagen, I think I love you.

Been holding on to this for a while, because I write so much about him. But bakers at dawn, this time with a guitar solo that knocks me off my feet:

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Ill, ill, ill...

Working, recording and preparing for release had the negative side effect that I'm now ill. But the web looks alright. And the video too (thanks to jpg-manja and jakmik :-)):



And all songs ever recorded by Klaus&Kinski uploaded here. And now just rest, until work tomorrow and a football match + party on Wednesday.



Monday, April 21, 2008

B/E/A/T/B/O/X

Finally bought the Class Candy album "B/E/A/T/B/O/X". And it's very, very, very cool! Nice video too:



Apart from that just work, work, work and band stuff. And reading a rather marvellous novel called "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" (highly recommendable!).

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

today i'm in lowercase....

I very much like this new Scottish band called I Like Where I Live. Sentimental indietronica with very nice programming and pretty darn cool melodies. Two demos on Myspace!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

By your side...

And the concert with Irene was very nice, indeed (sadly not much of an audience, though). But the songs were great, and the band included the two coolest backing singers I've seen in a long time. And an old video:



And the recording went well, too :-).

Oh, and Klaus&Kinski has uploaded a "new" song on Myspace (it's called "En la cama" and it's one of my favourites from their demo from last year).

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Bananoffee

Off to the studio again tomorrow and Saturday. And if I can make it, I'll be going to the Irene concert on Saturday as well! And very neat video by minuscule hey:






Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Yes...

Oh yes, yes, yes: Liverpool FC in the semi finals!

And last Friday I took my son to his first rock (mini-) concert, as we saw Virak play a few songs at their release party (they released their debut album "Threads" on Monday the 7th). Go to Myspace and listen to four songs from the album (I very much like "Something strange happened"!).

And cool stuff on Pop Tarts Suck Toasted (and thanks to Hits In The Car for mentioning PTST). Alex and the Horribles on Myspace (they've definitely listened to Pixies and Dinosaur Jr., but check'em out, they're very cool and "Eskimo Girl" is just awesome!).

Thursday, April 3, 2008

I always know I'm right

It somehow escaped my attention that bakers at dawn had uploaded quite a few new songs on Myspace. And they're absolutely splendid as always:

I always know I'm right

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

To see you in its light and tell you I love you...

Oh, Coast Is Clear says that there are new songs by Fireflies! And this one is just beautiful, wonderful and all that:

Rearranged

Monday, March 31, 2008

Goodbye Logik

New song by Wave Machines up on Myspace! And check this out: Porkyvcodex from Hamburg ("Komm rüber" and the smashing "Madsen RMXTONI N PORKY" (Goodbye Logik)). I feel like dancing, even on a Monday!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Le Fiasko

Just found this remarkably wonderful Danish band. It's a mix between post-rock, noise pop and melancholic chamber pop. And it's very, very, very cool! Go to Myspace :-).

Monday, March 24, 2008

Das T.

I don't know that much about German hip hop. But what I do know is that I really, really like Kinderzimmer Productions:



And back to work tomorrow (but fortunately the week ahead won't be that hard since we won't be recording :-)).

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Highways and such...

Suddenly remembered that I once went to a Toshack Highway concert. It was mostly because Liverpool lost crappy 3-0 to Man. Utd (as Toshack Highway is named after two LFC players), but the song below is cool enough. And easter rawks, damn I do nothing but reading crime novels, eating, sleeping and relaxing.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Easter...

Finally done in the studio! But the songs ended up being rather cool (I would say that, wouldn't I :-)) and ever so slightly different from what we did last year too. So today I've just been relaxing and doing nothing but listening to music and reading two novels. And checking out the very cool winners of Said the Gramophone's Wonderful Video Contest! And listening to the radio as Brøndby beat FC Midtjylland, yay! And now, a glass of wine, please, and then off to bed, as tomorrow I think there'll be much rejoicing and a few pints of lager.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Berlin, Berlin, Berlin...

That was fun! In a million ways. Got there, went for kebabs, then to a bar, then to another bar (in a slightly weird place where you entered through a hole in the wall!?), and then to Lido, where we danced, danced, danced. The next day included kebabs (and curry wurst!) and bars as well, but this time we ended back at our own place, where they had a huge party. Punks all over, and bizarro DJs who played Dead Kennedys, pop, bad, bad, bad heavy and leftist rap (while the DJ upstairs played cooler German rap on the worst speakers I've ever heard, but she was kinda cute, so it was alright :-)). So we danced, danced, danced, and on Sunday we went home after a very long drive with a very old taxi driver who smelt like he had died already. And them links to da hip hop (Kon-Phooz) and da rap (Offthechain).

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Holy moly...

Leon J. Dufficy / Winter Drones. It's rather noisy and VERY cool! And I'm off to Berlin tomorrow, yay! And what better way of celebrating than listening to the new song from The Notwist. And it's a good one, too :-):

Good Lies

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Malmö...

Went to Malmö last night with Mikkel and jpg-manja to see Yeasayer and mixtapes & cellmates. And it was absolutely wonderful, both bands were extremely cool, and jpg-manja and yours truly ended up dancing like whatever to some dj, going to a really bad house-music-from-hell-place and a nice afterparty where we fell asleep at 7 o'clock this morning. And we got this single for free too :-):



Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Navyelectre (2)

So naturally I bought the album on iTunes. It's called "The Mourning" and it's splendid, indeed. It's a complete mish-mash between music hall, glitch, indiepop and more traditional rock, and it's basically just bizarre and beautiful at the same time. Hell, "Skullduggery" even includes a guitar solo which would've made J.Mascis proud (and that after an intro with clicks and noises and some sort of almost melancholic bossanova!?!). So yeah, hard to categorize, but defo worth buying!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Navyelectre

Weird-shit-avantgarde-catchy-indie-pop. Norway again. Myspace again. And the song below strongly recommended:

The fuse is lit and the fire is on*

*from the lovely Urørt.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Children and corpse playing in the streets

Yes, that's a band. From Norway. And it's acoustic pop the good way. And Myspace.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

And forget that Norwegian theme thing....

3voor12 streams the new Malcolm Middleton album, which includes a Madonna cover!?! And it's never too late to watch a drunken Santa just for the heck of it :-):


Spaceship move slow

I think I'm gonna do a Norwegian theme for the next couple of days. Here's Bellman. And here's Waffen XX. More to come tomorrow or Friday or something.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sleeping like a log

Oh, yeah. Went to bed at 10 o'clock last night, so fit as a fiddle today :-). And Liverpool / the Philippines have got to be the places to be at the moment.

Love is a Waste

Uncertainties

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Holiday's over ....

Back to work tomorrow, aaargh, I could do with a week more. Nice weekend, though, went boozing/dancing on Friday, Saturday was spent with the obvious (crime novels :-)), and today I went for coffee at Props and did the laundry. And listened to this (ain't new or anything, just cool).

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Lazy day (again).

Listening to The Boo Radleys:



And Swervedriver (bad, bad, bad audio, but so, so, so beautiful, still);



But tomorrow there'll be dancing :-)!

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

When you have that many great songs, you really can't go wrong. And The Cure didn't either. But I missed the synths in quite a few songs and I really didn't like some of the programming which they actually used. But they played so many cool songs, so what the hey (Plainsong, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Disintegration etc. etc.). And the extra-extra-extras were hotter than hot too. So a so-so concert which made you happy after all. And I'm still on holidays, so now it's back to reading crime novels (hence the Dalziel & Pascoe / Dickens quote :-)).


Monday, February 11, 2008

I Joined A Union

Or spent a lot of time recording an extravagant pop song :-). And winter holidays. And Wave Machines:


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Remix....

Yup, we made one. And it's below and very much for free :-). It's a part of the mix-swap we made with Attention Now!, so it's our version of their song "Don't Let It Slip Away". We sort of tried to make it simple and synthy with a hint of MBV and a synth-organ solo. And we like it, hope you do too :-).

Ze mix

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Tiny microphone

I have no idea, whether this song is new or not, but I like it, so I'm posting it anyway. It's tiny microphone from Chicago with a really beautiful song called "home" (and it's been played 57 times on Myspace, so it can't be that old, can it?).

home

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The sound of you

New video by Mono Taxi (and it's a cool song, sort of Jesus & Mary Chain / old Primal Scream with female vocals):


Saturday, January 12, 2008

Breaking the ice



Not a particularly busy Saturday, to say the least. Watched my son play indoor football, ate pizzas and now I'm listening to Fireflies and the Mojave 3 album "Puzzles like you" (and I know it's old, but "Breaking the ice" still makes a slightly sentimental fart like me feel sad in the good, melancholic way) and just relaxing.

And hahaha, The Storm, you silly persons. What will be next? A collab with Lordi?

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Flu or whatever...

Oh, what a nice surprise, when you're down with the flu: new song from Klaus&Kinski! And it's sooooooo great. I don't think that I've ever heard a band that mixes Spanish folk-stuff with indiepop and shoegaze the way that they do, goddamn woman, it's good (their demo was by far the best album that I heard in 2007, honestly!!!). So download this one and you sure as hell won't regret it:

Nunca estás a la altura

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Moscow olympics

I don't know how I've missed this band, since I'm assuming they've been all over the blogs. Or must've been, I think? Anyways, they're cooler than the coolest (very 80ies indiepop / shoegaze). And from the Philippines. And they've released a single on Fraction discs, which I'll buy in a very short moment :-). GO TO MYSPACE. PLEASE.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Soundwaves



Attention Now! (who did a remix of "Blizzard") has made a video for "Soundwaves". The video's cool and the song's just immensely beautiful, particularly from approx. 2:14 and onwards, when the noise kicks in (the guitars, the beat and the synth-strings-thing, I dig that like... well just see for yourselves !!!).

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Punk Spirit

Oh, what a nice day. I've done absolutely nothing apart from writing a few mails and being on msn (and watching an indoor football tournament which Brøndby IF miraculously won, yay!!!). And listening to a lot of music. For instance Wave Machines, because I listened to the program Musik Nu (on Danish P3), while driving from the west to the east of South Jutland a week ago. And they played this song called "Punk Spirit" which I've been humming ever since (it's such a brilliant song and perfect for driving when it's windy and the rain is pouring down and it almost makes you wanna cry and etc. etc.).

And a free download piano piece from Chromatics too :-):

House of models

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Copenhagen.

Yes, back again after a nice, though kinda long Christmas vacation in the South of Jutland (Christmas evening in Råhede (about as far west you can go), curry wurst in Flensburg, drinking and dancing in Aabenraa and then some relaxing in Felsted). And not much to say, just started working today, so .... But new ep (free download) from bakers at dawn. Yeah, yeah, I know I keep posting about him, but I like it, so what the hey. Find the ep here.