“Grab the system round the neck and choke it karma…

“Grab the system round the neck and choke it
karma karma
punishment, hold it…
my life is a like a book
sometimes i wanna close it…”

There finally is a new EVE MASSACRE tune online: “Fuel”. It is being released as part of the free mp3 compilation FEEDBACK AND DISASTER that consists of tracks that circle around the theme “too much too fast too true too slow”. I’m glad DORIS DISASTER asked me to be part of this. You can download the song from www.feedbackanddisaster.net
There also is a myspace site.

Here are the lyrics (they also should be in the ID3 Tags):

You don’t carry a flag to show where you belong to.
Carrying a flag shows where you don’t.

If I erase all the borders from your map can you still tell me
where’s the country
you’re so proud of?

If I stood you on the border
blindfold you
and turn you around and around and around
will you still find the ‘right’ side?

If I show you a sample
of your blood
of my blood
will you be able to tell
I’m one of us or one of them,
you’re one of us or one of them?

You don’t carry a flag to show where you belong to.
Carrying a flag shows where you don’t.

If I leave you in the dark
will you still know by heart
who’s one of us, who’s one of them,
who’s one of us, who’s one of them?

The fuel to burn all flags is the only fuel I might start a war for.
To end it all.

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Sooooo… we won! I love my little hometown on days like last Saturday when the Nazis weren’t able to walk more than a couple of meters and got the Smurf song of Father Abraham played at them to disturb their hate speeches. There were thousands of protestors so they had no chance.
Of course it would have been far better if their rally hadn’t been allowed at all but it was great to see so many people come together to show their position. Will it always stay such a toughie for democracy to decide if undemocratic movements should be allowed to use democratic means for their stupid aims?

The night before I had been to Bucovina Club for a couple of hours but somehow it wasn’t the best of all Bucovina nights. I blame the co-op with MTV for too many really dumbdrunk people coming this time. They kind of destroyed the positive picture I had had from the Bucovina night in September. There’s such a fine line between partying and drinking together or just getting stupidly pissed and don’t give a shit about anything or anyone. If the latter audience please could stay away from our events in the future, that would be kind. Actually I’m not just talking about hipster party people. It’s the same with dumbdrunk punks at punk shows or rallies.

This week I’m involved in two very very different shows and it would be really nice to see some of you there cause both of them will undoubtedly be grrrrrrreat!

The first is on Thursday, 19th october at the K4. A friend of mine invited TIJUANA BIBLES to play, a surf music sixties punk band who plays in wrestling outfits and I took the chance to add MISCHIEF BREW to that show.
MISCHIEF BREW is a one man punk outfit that you could like if you’re into the early acoustic AGAINST ME! stuff or WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY – you get it: drinking and politics and simple good tunes go hand in hand. And my friend Gunnar is on the road with MISCHIEF BREW and I’m really looking forward to meet him again. Haven’t met in aaaaages!

The other show, before or after which I’ll be djing with my friend Tobi as NUROTIC SOUNDSYSTEM, along with the djs of MAOS RACHE and BASSSTART, will be a live show of DJ /RUPTURE and FILASTINE. If you like your beats distorted and not just four to the floor monotony, and if you don’t mind some ragga or ragga core that is unspoiled by hate lyrics or sexist lyrics, then this pretty well might be your party and show of the year.

DJ /RUPTURE will play with three turntables and I’m really excited about seeing him live for once cause he’s pretty unique in how he mixes and cut ups and how his whole work is so open for so many different cultural influences and how he brings in politics all the time. I love his ragga work, for example the piece with SISTER NANCY that he still has on his myspace-player. He also has a great blog going: www.negrophonic.com/words

Shame on me: I don’t know much about FILASTINE but that samplewise he also dips deep into what often is not-so-nicely called ‘world music’. Better check out his website yourself: www.filastine.com

“You’re terrified, you’re terrified” “Why he wasn…

“You’re terrified, you’re terrified”

“Why he wasn’t down and out
Just punch drunk silly …
He’d say you better watch yourself in this big old city
‘Cause I know how you feel
You’re terrified, you’re terrified”
Circus Lupus

I have to tell you that CIRCUS LUPUS’ ‘Supergenius’ still is one of the best punk albums ever. It’s so breathtakingly disharmonic/harmonic and desperate and pissed off – awesome. I hadn’t listened to it in a while and now I can’t stop.

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“I’m never going to die no”
Circus Lupus

Last Friday Seppo and me had a little birthday party and that was good. Thanks to everybody who added to that! Especially Jessie for the yummy food and Manfred and Simon for doing the bar and to Casioheart, Jool, Quirin and Tobi L for djing! I think it was already six in the morning when Tobi K, Kerstin and I dropped in a cab and I’m glad we got home safely as the driver was a bit psycho. The contrast between his sloppy pedestrian-wipe-off driving style and the pedantic accuracy of some exactly parallel pencil holders and some teddybear reflectors on his dashboard was a bit scary. Taxi drives theoretically are such a pleasant luxury thing but most of the times I took one I felt quite uncomfortable with drivers starting talks while I already feel like sleeping or they open your back window for a nice summer breeze and you get half blown out by the icy air rush and so on. I’m not made for that.

“The light readily on bright
As the dawn left our eyes”
Circus Lupus

The next day when we started having breakfast the sun was still shining but when we finished huge grey clouds wrapped the day up into a nasty affair you’d rather handle from within your bed. Being quite hungover I wasn’t really able to concentrate on anything useful that day and when Kerstin and Tobi had left I spent the day lazily watching videos and making Hamtaro masks for the Sophisticated Boom Boom party we had on Saturday and for which we turned the flyer slogan “Fake humans have more fun” into “Fake hamsters have more fun”. Of course the underlying message was “hamsters against fascism” but nobody needed to know that.

I took the tram to the city centre and got me a really bad falafel (avoid Quick Döner for that) and really good hot maronis. Then my dj mates arrived at the K4, one after the other and we started cutting and glueing the masks and knotting rubber band to it and I was so tired I couldn’t imagine spinning records longer than an hour or two. Club Mate, Premium Cola and lots of dancing people helped though, and it became one of the best Sophisticated Boom Boom nights in a while. Here are some pictures. Next one will be on the first of December.

It was pretty crowded and there were people from all ages, friends and strangers, and djing worked in a nice flow that night which isn’t always the case with if you dj ping pong style. We were only four (Stefan was in London): Tobi, Peter, René and me and from some point on it seemed we could play whatever we wanted and people enjoyed it and we left out hardly any genre but sticked long enough with each to give people a chance to get into the different moods. I loved it. It was exactly like what my idea of SBB is. We played punk and indie, disco and electronics, hiphop and reggae, some silly mainstream pop, some political and conscious tunes, and that all to open-minded people who danced on and on. Some of my fave songs/moments were: Peter playing a Young Gods tune and TSS’s “Macht kaputt was euch kaputt macht” and some song by The Fall that made people almost get into pogo, Rene playing that 8bit-tastic “Smalltown Girl” hit and New Order’s “Ceremony” and Einstuerzende Neubauten’s “Fuetter dein Ego”, Tobi playing a Reggae version of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”, some Bonde Do Role track and a Gossip/Soulwax remix, and two of my fave tracks of what I played were Headman’s “Moisture” remixed by Mustapha 3000 and Jarvis Cocker’s wonderful kitsch vs politics song “Cunts Are Still Running The World” of which you can see a lovely video clip with written lyrics here.
I’m really curious what Mr. Cocker’s upcoming album will be like.
Ha, reminds me: although it makes me cringe and it’s so bad it really should be deleted for good here‘s a link to a clip of William Shatner’s cover version of an old PULP classic, “Common People”. I warned you. It hurts. Joe Jackson is in it too.
For the weaker at heart here‘s also a link to the wonderful original.

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“Boys don’t cry
That’s why they always get high”

On Sunday me and Tobi L drove to Munich to see JAPANTHER and THE GOOD GOOD live at Kafe Kult. It turned out to be another wonderful evening. I hadn’t heard any music of THE GOOD GOOD and they were a pleasant surprise: experimental hippie postpunk with a noisy edge, played by two guys and one girl with such enthusiasm that it put quite a few smiles on my face. Flirting heavily with dilettantism while actually being able to play really good maybe best characterises what made both of those bands so charming. JAPANTHER’s noise punk made me think of a Harmony Korine KEN PARK 2006 version of what it must have been like to experience the Ramones’ music for the first time in some sweaty little venue. Pissed-off pseudo-naive lyrics, snotty harmonies, and a trashy trashy sound. Also you simply have to love a band that plays their chaotic samples from an old tapedeck and speaks along, knowing them by heart. Anti-cool is another term that they bring to my mind. JAPANTHER are just two guys, one playing drums (awesometasticly powerful and with his back to the audience), the other bass guitar and both of them sing using old telephone speakers. Here are two video links, I’m too lazy to find out how to ’embed’ them.


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“Now I got a feeling slightly unrequited
She fixed her mind so steadfast and succinctly
Bodies that attract must continue absolutely”
Circus Lupus

Another punk show I’ve seen that week when I went to the K4 to care about our weekly beverages ordering was SS KALIERT and THE ACTION of which I only enjoyed the latter. SS KALIERT were a bit too average. Nice mohawks and all but a bit too oompa oompa whereas THE ACTION really got energy. Can’t say much about them but that they come from Canada and rock seriously.

Yesterday I made the mistake of sitting in the beergarden at the Post City Of Subculture meeting for too long and maybe it’s because that’s not such a good thing to do in October or it’s because of some leftover germs of the evil Paluka flu, I’m not sure, but anyway I woke up with my cold No. 17 this year. Maybe it’s even my 18th. Feels like my 100th. I’m sooooo sick of being so stupidly susceptible to that shit.

No new music from me this week but next Monday there will be a new EVE MASSACRE song released on the FEEDBACK AND DISASTER online compilation.
It’s called “Fuel”.
As that clearly is too simple a title for an eve massacre song I added ‘Done With Dichotomies vs Fun With Dichotomies’ to the title.
In brackets.
More of that on Monday.

Cough cough straight from the heart,
yours truly,
evee ms.

My lovely friends, this butterfly sat on the wall…

My lovely friends,

this butterfly sat on the wall over my bed for two days:

During that time I made another mash up for you to download:

“Oh Disco!”
Get it from this site.
Beware: it contains Ready For The World’s “Oh Sheila” and the C&R Just track “Disco 128” (bleepy electro fun with bits of Alter Ego’s “Rocker” and Lipps Inc.’s “Funky Town”).

And I made a flyer for my (and hopefully yours too) favourite party in town – don’t miss it! Tomorrow!

Then I thought that butterfly might suddenly decide to die and fall down on my face while I’m sleeping. Or he might suddenly decide to re-pupate and metamorphe into some not-so-nice animal. Insect. Whatever. So I caught him with a wineglass and a cd and set him free outside. I guess by now he’s frozen to death. That’s not so fly.

It would be great to see you at the demo against the Nazis on 14th October in Nuremberg!
For more info go to www.redside.tk

R.I.P. Tamara ‘Cleopatra Jones’ Dobson

Oh, and: Ssssssh – We kind of lost track about whom we’ve already invited or not. So if you know Seppo and me well but haven’t got an invitation for our little birthday party tonight at Zentralcafe then please don’t be huffy but come over and party with us anyway.