Sunday, September 18, 2011

Words Fail Me.

Europe took more to recover from than I thought it would, work when we got back was piled higher than I imagined it could be, family grief and medical problems [not me personally, I'm OK] drained time and energy from life. Problems solved now?  Mostly, but some things aren't solved, just managed.

On top of that in real life I'm an accountant and we don't write about feelings much.  Creativity is something we don't actually display to the public.  I wrestle with words to accompany most of the posts I make [if that isn't painfully obvious to you]

I just hope no one thought I might have stopped listening to live music. So to get over this problem from now on expect posts with few words, posts being edited later to include words I think of later but most interesting to you dear reader, more regular posts sooner after the fact.  Like the Custard post that started this whole thing off.

Thank you for your patience. Music is the best.

Primavera 2011 Day 3

May 28

John Cale - Live @ Primavera - 28 May 2011

Kurt Vile & The Violators - Live @ Primavera - 28 May 2011

Dean Wareham - Live @ Primavera - 28 May 2011

This is such a good festival.  I shall return probably in 2013.

Primavera 2011 Day 2 The Parc

The Parc show deserve their own entry. This is the best part of Primavera and the low numbers astound me.

Sonny & The Sunsets - Live @ Parc Central del Poblenou - 27 May 2011

Ducktails - Live @ Parc Central del Poblenou - 27 May 2011

The Fresh & Onlys - Live @ Parc Central del Poblenou - 27 May 2011

Primavera 2011 Day 2

May 27
Monochrome Set were pretty good for old guys. Drummer was the happiest person I have seen all year. Perfect hair and makeup, biggest grin all afternoon and never missed a beat. The keyboard guy had the loveliest little red cocktail dress. Guitar dude looked like an explosion in Carnaby St circa 69. Bassie was all in black and did not smile or blink the whole set. Singer wore a tasteful Nehru jacket and has a body of work that easily fills an hour slot without ever getting boring. That's entertainment!

The Monochrome Set - Live @ Primavera - 27 May 2011

Was really looking forward to Dan Melchior and I was not disappointed. He was really great.I'm sorry I couldn't get to the Parc show the next day.

Dan Melchior & Das Menace - Live @ Primavera - 27 May 2011

Kakoshca - Live @ Primavera - 27 May 2011

Jad Fair deserves to be a much bigger god.

Half Japanese - Live @ Primavera - 27 May 2011

Low - Live @ Primavera - 27 May 2011

Del Ray - Live @ Primavera - 27 May 2011

Ummmm Custard.

at the Powerhouse last night.  Front Row 15ft from the front line.  Possibly one of the best recording I have captured. 
Also have a bunch of video shot on my Nokia N8 which are also fabulous but occasionally the sound is clipped.  I'll post the better ones later tonight when they are finally uploaded to youtube or vimeo.
The end of the recording features me saying thanks to Dave when he came along the front row shaking hands and me discussing with the girl sitting next to me which set list was mine :)

Custard - Live @ The Powerhouse -17 Sept 2011

Two McCormack sets in a row.  Must be a fan or something.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Dave McCormack at The Powerhouse

Happy Fathers Day.  Well mine was at least.  A great set from Dave McCormack on the Turbine Platform.  A few songs that don't get played much and all the favourites.  Nice way to round off the weekend.

Dave McCormack - Live @ The Powerhouse - 04 Sept 2011

The comment about COW after The Circle was the end of me explaining to my daughter where the song came from.


I forgot to upload the support act Tylea

Tylea - Live @ The Powerhouse - 4 September 2011