awahlbom: (music)
2012-11-19 11:00 pm
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[NaBloPoMo] Dag 19: Fratello Metallo

[Korrigerad 20 november pga HTML-fel.]
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awahlbom: (rasputin)
2012-11-17 11:54 pm
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[NaBloPoMo] Dag 17

Inget vettigt gjort idag heller. Jag har satt in en del negativ från senaste halvåret i därför avsett album, laddat upp bilderna jag tog på Orbital i torsdags (vissa kräver röd-blå 3D-glasögon), nästan kommit igenom disken och pratat med [livejournal.com profile] thette och [livejournal.com profile] kjn, men annars blev det just inte mycket.

Hyfsat stor bild )
Orbital var för övrigt mycket trevliga att se och höra. Förutom en del klassiker som "Halcyon + On + On", "Belfast", "Impact" och "Chime" körde de också en myckenhet låtar från nya plattan Wonky, som jag köpte efteråt men inte hunnit lyssna in mig riktigt på än, och ett riktigt tungt och fint arrangemang av Doctor Who-temat. En väl använd torsdagkväll, på min ära.

Bonus: en japansk mormor och hennes katt.
awahlbom: (numbers)
2012-11-08 11:49 pm
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[NaBloPoMo] Dag 8: Kraftwerk

Vanligtvis välunderrättade källor, enkannerligen den officiella hemsidan, tillkännager att Kraftwerk ska ge åtta 3D-konserter i Düsseldorf under januari. Det är samma koncept som på MOMA i New York tidigare i år: varje kväll kör de alla låtar från ett av de åtta klassiska albumen (flera av låtarna hade faktiskt aldrig spelats live tidigare) samt de flesta andra klassiker, allt till ackompanjemang av 3D-grafik (glasögon delas ut till alla besökare).

Jag är osäker på om jag alls har råd eller möjlighet att åka ner dit, men det vore kul att se åtminstone en av spelningarna. (Att se alla åtta är inte en realistisk plan. Det kostar mer än jag kan avvara.)

[KORRIGERING: Ämnesraden ska naturligtvis lyda "Dag 8", inte "Dag 6".]
awahlbom: (kapten)
2010-01-01 06:08 pm

2009

Another year over, and a new one just begun. It's getting to be a habit.

So, a short (at least by my standards) summary of 2009:
2009 )
So, to summarise: it's been a pretty rough year with deaths and layoffs and things like that, but it could have been much, much worse.

Best wishes for 2010, everyone, and thanks for making 2009 a decent year against all odds!
awahlbom: (music)
2009-08-20 10:42 am
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Musique Non Stop

And speaking of Kraftwerk, it seems Der Katalog will finally be out after five years of delays:



The release dates are 2 October for the German version, 5 October for the English box.
awahlbom: (kapten)
2009-01-01 10:10 pm
awahlbom: (Default)
2008-12-01 12:01 am
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The Residents

I just got back home after a weekend in Gävle and a Residents concert, and if my WLAN had connected thirty seconds quicker I could have posted this on November 30. :-P

I'll write a review some time on Monday, but right now I'm off to bed.
awahlbom: (numbers)
2008-11-23 11:30 pm
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Kraftwerk cancel Melbourne

Yesterday, Kraftwerk had to cancel their festival gig in Melbourne, Australia, as their sound engineer and live musician Fritz Hilpert (the short, grey-haired guy, third from the left in their usual live setup) was hospitalised for what a visibly upset Ralf Hütter described as "heart failure".

The latest reports say that Fritz has been cleared to fly to Perth, so it appears they won't cancel the rest of the tour. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for him.
awahlbom: (music)
2008-09-02 10:08 pm
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About rock

"I want my rock music like a fried chicken: burnt on one side and raw and cold on the other, and potentially lethal to consume!" — Thomas Öberg, bob hund
awahlbom: (Default)
2008-06-27 01:47 pm
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Three things meme

Meme from [livejournal.com profile] thette and [livejournal.com profile] jlms:

Rules:
Post 3 things you've done that you believe nobody else on your F-list has done.


Most of mine have to do with music and/or translations. Here goes:

1. Had Rational Youth dedicate a song to me at a gig in Stockholm. (The song was "Pink Pills, Orange Pills" from their then-current album To The Goddess Electricity, and Tracy Howe liked that I had asked intelligent questions about it when I interviewed him (via e-mail) the week before. The pills were Paxil and Zoloft, respectively, and he gave them partial credit for the band's reunion after 11 years.)

2. Entered a reference to Belgian EBM in an Apple Store translation.

3. Interviewed Gabi Delgado of Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft. (I don't think [livejournal.com profile] sunjan ever interviewed him.)
awahlbom: (music)
2008-05-29 02:28 pm
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Jarre, Neubauten, Yazoo

I may not have mentioned that I've been to a bunch of concerts over the past two months.

The reviews are in Swedish, but if you don't speak the language you can at least look at the pictures. ;-) A summary: I enjoyed them all immensely.
awahlbom: (music)
2008-01-14 02:18 pm
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Music blogging

A couple of weeks ago I created an RSS feed for my music blog and added it to LJ. Note that it's mainly in Swedish, so the hypothetical foreign reader may not find it very interesting...
awahlbom: (kapten)
2008-01-06 05:35 pm

Looking back on 2007

Another new year, and so it's once again time to summarise the old one. So here we go: )