and also the trees (@andalsothetrees) [ No. 1 ]
Point Ephémère [ link ]
03 May 2013
this was a different concert.
the ‘Trees can put the most elegant of shows, with a sound to match, and depending on the setlist for the night, they can truly make it into the best of rock concerts. on this night, the sound at the club, but mainly the high temperature of the venue must have driven the intensity of this concert to quite a high level — even for And Also The Trees. perhaps this was the biggest polar opposite to the somewhat recent acoustic shows.
the setlist was among the best in memory for a show from them. given their 30+ years of recording history, this is not an easy feat. it was not a run through “hits” — though fan faves were played for sure — but the sequencing, as well as the depth of the choices made it for a very special show. it was not surprising that the show had to ended with a massive version of « Slow Pulse Boy », which I had not heard live since the 2007 tour.
specially in recent times, when bands from the “post-punk” era are getting together for nostalgia tours, And Also The Trees remain vital in their energy, recordings of new material, and concerts. this freshness to them rivals Wire as the other band of the era that continue to provide essential music and performances.
Heather Polley - Photo Gallery Oakland
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Neil Fraser / tindersticks (@tindersticksUK) [ No. 1 ]
10 May 2013
another in the series of French hedges at the parks/garden.
all types of cameras have been used:
phones [ link.1 ] [ link.2 ], [ link.3 ]
hasselblad (yet to come),
full-frame 35mm with tilt-shift lens [ link.4]
pinhole [ link.5 ],
and micro4/3rds [ link.6 ].
the Jardin du Luxembourg is the main culprit,
but Versailles has magnificent ones too.
the French (massive) hedges obsession continues…
« as soon as the sky forgets the rain… »
( a tourist’s walkabout )
« wire for chaos,
and clouds for waves,
and no semaphores for notions »
Silence Yourself the new album by Savages
« Silence Yourself is the highly anticipated debut record from London four-piece Savages. The all-female act caused a clamor for their signature from the major labels after a spout of raucous live shows and a sold-out 7” on their own Pop Noire label. They maintained their independence on Pop Noire and partnered with Matador Records for this release. They recorded the album at Fish Factory, London, with producers Johnny Hostile — who produced their debut 7” single “Flying to Berlin” — and Rodaidh McDonald (the xx, Adele, the Horrors). »
Westfriedhof U-Bahn Station, Munich « No. 4 »
among the most intriguing modern metro stations,
wing the yellow lamps.