LONDON BOOTED finally is out, a downloadable remix album of THE CLASH’s ‘London Calling’ including two cover designs and several bonus tracks. Richie of Culturedeluxe gathered different bootleg mixers of the GYBO board to make a joint effort for fun and charity. There are mash ups, remixes, cover versions, glitch ups, … Some already have praised this album into exaggerated heights, some have criticized it simply for not overall being their taste. I think it’s really great cause it shows the diversity of GYBO people making boots – diversity in production skills and in musical taste. My personal faves are the tracks of blo_up, mcsleazy, miss frenchie, 10000 spoons.
if you go there and download the thing please donate some money for charity too! In case you’re a poor creditcard-less being like me who can’t use paypal, why not see this as a kick in the ass to find some other way – e.g. transfer some money to your local women’s shelter, or maybe this Terre des Femmes / Bodyshop cooperation:
Today almost everybody has one or two old useless mobile phones at home. Now you can support Terre Des Femmes by getting an adressed envelope at your local Bodyshops and sending in your old mobiles – each mobile means 3,50 euro for Terres des Femmes to support their work against Violence against Women. I only know the number for Germany and think it’s pretty scary: Every fourth women gets beaten in her relationship. Help ’em.
Last week I had the pleasure of seeing Donna Summer /Jason Forrest live and it was awesome. Sadly there were only 20 people at the show, but he managed to get them all dancing – and if you heard his music, you know it’s´pretty tough to dance to this samplemaniac’s cut up chaos laptopcore.
Some pictures? HERE.
And I also took a couple of pics at the RUSSENDISKO – though it was a bit less dissipated, but somehow even weirder than SHANTEL’s BUCOVINA CLUB, for example I would never have expected to hear Dschinghis Khan’s “Moskau” at a party like this. here’s the pics.
Before this there was the DANKO JONES + THE BRONX + ROOLETTES show at K4 and it was a surprisingly great day. ‘Surprisingly’ because the K4 is in the city centre and it’s sometimes hard to find parking space, esp for those big nightliners, and these guys came with two huge nightliners and a van, so this worried me a bit, and some other small things – we’re an indie place where people put up shows in their spare time, so this was a rather big thing for us. Still everything worked out smoothly and I had a really nice day, from the bands having breakfast outside in the sunshine to chilling after the show until 4 or something, and their tour manager was a really nice guy and the bands too – even though I was a little disappointed by The Bronx live performance that suffered from their alcohol level. Danko Jones were brilliant – I’m not so excited about their album but live they are AWEsome. Somehow they manage to stupidly r.o.c.k. out and have this rock cliché satirizing attitude at the same time. Headbanging, hipshaking and funny. Danko has the charisma of a sexier Henry Rollins and the tongue of Gene Simmons, and at the latest when he held his crazy tribute speech about holding the heads of idols like Curtis Mayfield or Joe Strummer in his hands, or when he started slapping himself in the face, you simply had to love this guy. He also does a nice radio show, ‘The Magical World Of Rock’, here’s an mp3 about “TEN 2 Piece Bands Besides the White Stripes” – cool rant, Danko turning into fan perspective. It includes SUICIDE, THE JETS, GODHEADSÌLO and others.
(Or for metal heads, here’s a link to another show: “I fucking love ENTOMBED and so should you”!)