“Someone’s perfect ass” – Milemarker, Comadre, …

“These plastic molded seats had to be cast from someone’s perfect ass.
Leaving the rest of us to squirm uncomfortably.” Milemarker, ‘A Quick Trip To The Clinic’

Milemarker are playing at the K4 on Tuesday 1st of July and I’m pretty excited. They used to be one of my favouritestestest live bands ever and if you haven’t seen them ‘back in the days’ maybe these clips give you an idea of what makes their shows so great. Post Hardcore Synth Screamo whatever goodness with an attitude.

P.S.: Don’t come to the show for the tits, Roby isn’t playing with them anymore. Which is a shame. But for different reasons.

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The Comadre show last Wednesday was good. Okay, that was an understatement. The perfect band/audience constellation and I was happy that so many people showed up despite of Germany playing the semi-finals of the Euro. Comadre were pure energy and people shouted along with the shout-along-parts and danced and circle-pitted and clapped and it was all exciting and cool and silly and positive and one guy of Trainwreck danced in a full-body-cardboard-costume as ‘drunkbot’ and and and…
Not one single aggro dance idiot, no fake ‘I’m more d.i.y. than you’ crap, just people who seemed to care, and even the crowdsurfers watched out for the mirrorball. That show really was what I always have loved about hardcore.

We had left one window open cause Germany had won the match so for once no one cared about loudness. Through that window you could see an endless march of people with flags on the big main street outside. It actually gave me goosepimps to be in the heat of the Comadre show and at the same time see thousands of people cheering for ‘their country’ outside. Papers said it was like 10.000 people ‘celebrating’. I was so thankful for being in our little parallel world behind the thick walls of the K4. No one can tell me that it’s harmless to spark patriotism at a time in which the nazi movement is still growing ever bigger, nourished well in the shadows of the new conservatism.

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Living here and now instead of planning for a future that is uncertain anyway has always seemed a relatively good recipe to get through this life. At the moment though I feel like that here-and-now-thing shows its negative teeth: I tend to get lost in it. I find it hard to concentrate for long, I get lost in worthless things like watching tv, I make plans instead of doing things, I browse the internet instead of using it to communicate, I postpone things etc. All that periodically makes me feel down. I mean: really down. I hate it when I fail to take my time and focus on something cause I love, no: I NEED that feeling when a work that at first seems like a pile of chaos slowly takes form and grows into something ‘good’. No matter if it’s writing on some theoretical literature shit for university or an article for a fanzine (I miss our YOT zine!) or if it was creating a new song or a new flyer. When you’re really into it, it’s an awesome feeling of high. The thrill of something getting closer and closer to what you want it to be. I’ve always enjoyed the process of creation more than the finished piece. Maybe cause I’ve never really seen something as ‘finished’ but as ‘not improvable by my limited skills at a certain moment in time’ and I’ve always been happy with that.
I miss that.
At the moment I feel like a nihilist piece of crap killing my time with useless things till it’s over. Usually I feel like an existentialist piece of crap wasting my time with wonderful things till it’s over.
Believe me, the latter is better.

“I depend on fags” – new track online

Been late at the AmenRA show last night. It was epic and evil and the visuals fitted nicely. I spend 10 minutes inside watching the show and 30 minutes outside smoking. It’s so pitiful. I was in a pretty bad mood too. Saturday nights are overrated. Anyway, here’s some new music:

“I depend on fags” was the alternative title.
M to the P to the 3

P.S.: I’m working on a new website and have changed some directories, so if you have problems downloading older songs drop me a line and I might send you the proper links.

“Cheer me up” – Hey Willpower, Rebel Music, EM Flags

“If you can cheer me up I could learn to love you” Descendents

Hey Willpower was adorable. R’n’B pop at its best. And when I say R’n’B I mean really good R’n’B like back from “Bills Bills Bills” or TLC-“Waterfalls” times. There were two nice cover versions in the set, Architecture I.H.’s ‘Heart It Races’ and Annie’s ‘Chewing Gum’. And Tomo must have sweated to death in his cat-sweater. It was appreciated. It was a really nice cat-sweater. Hell, it was the most heart-warming and positive show I’ve been to since last year’s Ted Leo show. The kind of show that leaves me brimming with new energy to face all the crap in the world. There weren’t that many people showing up but it was great to see how everyone who was there turned out to be bewitched by Will’s charme and everybody went home with a big smile on their faces. Magic. I asked if they please could come back in a month and play again, or even monthly but I don’t think Will really considered it. Tsk. If I remember it right the interview that Tobi has made with him will be aired on Radio Z next Monday. A big big thank you to Quirin to get them to play in Nuremberg.

I’ve uploaded a few more snapshots in the pictures section at www.evemassacre.org
There I’ve also finally uploaded the photos from the final Sophisticated Boom Boom party, the We Are Wolves show, and of Mochipet and The Death Set!

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Tonight I’ll dj at Rebel Music night at the Desi. It will be a journey through four decades of danceable rebellious underground culture, from black power soul via reggae, punk and post-punk, hardcore and indie and hiphop to the non-commercial trends of today’s electronic music.

Redcar of Here Comes Conclusion and me will take care of the guitar tunes of this swooshy night. It starts at 11 pm. I haven’t played guitar music out in quite a while and it should be fun!
Should I take “Anarcho punx are mysterious” by Against Me or “Only Anarchists Are Pretty” by World/Inferno? Have Bambix drunk too much Jägermeister over the years for me to still play their ‘Explain it’ and will I play Le Tigre’s ‘Deceptacon’ even though it has been used for some tv ad? Is Minutemen’s ‘Fascist’ too short to dance to? Is Big Boys too funky to be played amongst the guitar tunes? Is Xiu Xiu’s ‘Support The Troops oh’ too long and slow even though it’s my favourite anti-war song? Is Jello Biafra & Mojo Nixon’s ‘Will The Fetus Be Aborted’ too country? It’s fun to pick those tunes and I can’t wait for tonight.

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We had tried to keep our musikverein-shows free of flags and flag-wearers. Two reasons: The obvious nationalism and the fact that the later the night the more of the people who wear that stuff disturb the show/party for other guests with drunken comments and out of place football cheering. Well, it looks like we can’t. It’s a public building in which we are putting up our shows and it’s owned by the city, so the law seems to say we are not allowed to exclude someone because he carries or wears a national flag cause that’d be discrimination.

This whole consumerist euphoria/hate spectacle that the euro cup is seems boring and scary and annoying at the same time. Doesn’t it show how easily people can be mobilized to become a collective mob that has zero acceptance for those who are ‘different’? Even if ‘different’ means people who simply are not interested in that game. You get it forcefed. It doesn’t add sympathy points that professional football still is a repressive hotbed for patriotism edging on nationalism, homophobia and sexism. Under the mask of ‘it’s just a game’ and ‘no one means it seriously, it’s just fun’ the most conservative mindsets get reinforced in the mainstream and by the mainstream. The tone of conversation at public viewings or even in the bus or underground is set to bar room clichés, and if you don’t cheer in, or if you dare to criticise when someone says a bad player ‘plays like a woman’ or that if a players moves look a bit dancy he’s called ‘gay’ in a derogative way, well – for any bad word about that joyful football community you quickly get the whole spirit of ‘you’re either with us or against us’ in your face bukkake style.
Well, that’s euro cup democracy for you: You get forced to swallow the discriminations that are mainstream and you get forbidden to discriminate against people who wear flags. Boo-hoo. Rant over.

New MASSACRE MIX online!


MP3 shiny 192kbps 82mb:

MP3 shabby 96kbps 41mb:

The plan was to make a plain mix that compiles a bit of the music I actually play out when I’m djing and not to get led off the track by all the possibilities of cutting up, mashing up, etc. like it usually happens to me. It is the first mix I’ve made with Ableton and I was busy struggling to get used to the new software so the mix has really turned out dancier but also less creatively-cluttered. Guess it’s the straightest mix I’ve made since the ‘Helpless Fool for Music’ one.
Hope you enjoy it.

P.S.: I wanted to add some words about what some of the tracks mean to me and maybe I will add that later but right now I’m in too much of a bad and weak and numb and stupid mood for writing much personal stuff. I hate being stuck in such a down.

P.S.P.S.: edit: I’ve changed the download links now. Sorry for the crappy ones you got before.