“When you get so down that you can’t get up
And you want so much but you’re all out of luck
When you’re so downhearted and misunderstood
Just over & over & over you could
Hold on tight to your dream
Hold on tight to your dream
When you see your ship go sailing
When you feel your heart is breaking
Hold on tight to your dream.” (ELO)
Today’s list of things that could make me sad:
1.) People who act as if any kind of (socio-)political interest is oh so last century.
2.) That I didn’t drive to Munich on Sunday to watch another JAMIE LIDELL show.
3.) That X-MIST, one of my favourite mail orders in Germany is in danger of having to shut its doors. And it’s not only my fave because Armin and Ute released my old band’s album. X-Mist is one of those typical “remember where you heard it first” radars that got me acquainted with some truly outstanding records before anyone else cared about them but which got big later. And it’s more than a mailorder. It is the acidic voice of the indiepunk scene in Germany. It is almost brutally consistent in following its taste and ideals. Please don’t stop!
4.) That CONSPIRACY mailorder suddenly sells records of BLUTHARSCH, DEATH IN JUNE and others who flirt with Nazi aesthetics and symbolism. In my eyes DOUGLAS P is less about right wing thought than about a Nazi fetish but his mistake is that he rather keeps that to him and never clearly distanced himself from Neo Nazi ideas. That’s enough reason for me to not want to be associated with DEATH IN JUNE and the likes. I’m not sad about the mailorder but CONSPIRACY also is a booking agency that cares for some really interesting acts and I won’t book any CONSPIRACY bands as long as they help distributing such albums. Do you think that’s too exaggerated and over p.c.?
5.) That my cat puked on an ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA Best Of CD I borrowed from my sister. Please spare me jokes about my cat’s musical taste. 😉
6.) That a guy of a punk band I really have respected until now is accused of having raped an underage girl. Another little crack in the glittering snow dome as which I always try to view at least parts of this world.
7.) My cold feet. Winter is coming too fast and I’ve just realized that I don’t own any warm pair of socks without holes. I hate having to wear two socks that don’t belong to each other. And I hate shopping.
8.) Not being able to put up shows for people I really like. Even if I’m not totally into those people’s music I feel bad and a little guilty for not helping them with a show, be it just for the selfish fun of meeting them again and spending some time talking. That applies to Omar Rodriguez and Paul Drake, or to Oli of The Very Job Agency, or to Fuse And and Fluid To Gas, and some more. 🙁
Today’s list of what makes me happy:
1.) I’m off to celebrate Seppo Defect‘s birthday now! 🙂
2.) The nice nostalgia I felt when copy/paste-ing the list of bands into the musikverein profile I made for myspace today. So many happy memories. And it makes me feel a bit small to know this is only a part of the shows Musikverein has organized.
3.) To have friends who don’t hesitate to realise their ideas, no matter if brilliant or plain silly. I’ll give some examples tomorrow.
Tomorrow I will also post an mp3 of the mix I played at the Mitschnitt Night.