Tuesday, 20 November 2007

O Dolores!!

We were in Gent, and so was ex-Cranberry Dolores O'Riordan. She/the band did a gig in the Handelsbeurs (or Ha').
It was a very nice evening. She played some songs from her new album "Are you listening?", but also lots of older stuff, much to the joy of the Cranberries fans!
In the beginning Dolores seemed nervous, her voice was not loud enough, her solo in Zombie insecure, unprecise (termbling fingers). But she regained herself! I was amazed by a song called "Black Widow". So cool!! It's on her new album, so check it out now (funk soul brotherz)!

Minor point of the venue: annoying personnel, in the crowd, with flashlights, trying to stop people from making pictures, which is obviously impossible. ome near fights, lots of shouting and arguing (!!), which distracted a lot. Think twice before you go to the Handelsbeurs, although the venue is very cool itself...

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Appelpop 2007 in Tiel

On the edge of our holidays, we went to Appelpop yesterday - to listen and look at a couple of gigs: Moke (great band!!!), Van Velzen (sounds like Keane, nice), Charlie Dee and After Forever (in Dutch: VET!!!). After Forever has really become a great band, although it's a goth-rock pastiche at the same time. Had a great time nevertheless. Pity we had to leave early (did not have plenty of time as our holidays will commence soon), better luck next year! Hope you like the pics and vids....

Charlie Dee Live @ Appelpop

Appelpop 2007

After Forever Live @ Applepop

Ciao for now, for a while actually... see http://www.corinne-and-paul.blogspot.com

Monday, 3 September 2007

Appelpop - - - Bthereorbsquare

Don't forget don't forget

Wereld Jazz Dagen in Dordrecht

Last weekend, the "Wereld Jazz Dagen" (World Jazz Days) were organized in Dordrecht. Unfortunately, we did not have a lot of time, but we went to see Yur Honing's Wired Paradise. The guy is an arrogant prick, but the music is great. Check them out if you can, and forget his bla bla bla ...

Next year there will be another issue of this small festival near the Big Church. Keep an eye at it (http://www.wereldjazzdagen.nl/), or check http://www.jazzpodiumdjs.nl/ for other interesting jazzy style stuff.
And here's some moving pictures...

Monday, 13 August 2007

Fit For Free FFWD Dance Parade in Rotterdam

Last Saturday, the Fit for Free FFWD Dance Parade passed through Rotterdam. 40 trucks, some verry nice, others "just fine"... The theme of this year was "the Catwalk", which was not so obvious. Hope you like the pics...
Great performances of Ferry Corsten and Lucien Foort!

Sunday, 29 July 2007

Zomercarnaval in Rotterdam

Saturday, July 28: Zomercarnaval in Rotterdam. About 2000 people celebrated their party in a big parade, 2.6 kilometres long. About 900000 people watched the parade (who did count that?). Again, the weather was fine, as always, which IS a miracle, since it has been raining a lot these days... Let's get loud? They sure did!

Friday, 27 July 2007

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - IS IS

Yesterday I found out about the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs EP called "IS IS". Bizzy Lizzy did download some tracks, but I did not have the time to listen to them as of yet. Hope to be able to do so soon! ANd yeah... of course I'll buy the EP!!! Check out the latest news on the YYYs at http://www.yeahyeahyeahs.com/ Also check http://www.christianjoy.us/karen-menu-frame.html


Tuesday, 24 July 2007

The Residents

And no one knows who they are.... check them out at http://www.residents.com/. This blog is maintained by Big Brother. He's pretty close to the fire, so most of the things he's saying are probably true!

A new album will be released this year, and hopefully the Residents will decide to go on tour again. I have seen them performing seven times (Wormwood (1), Icky Flix (2) and Demons Dance Alone (4)). If I want to stick to this algorithm, I have to become their manager or roadie or something... :-)

Sunday, 22 July 2007

Beef at Big Rivers Festival in Dordrecht

Yesterday, July 21st 2007, Beef was the final gig of the Big Rivers Festival in Dordrecht. They know how to get a party started! Check them out at http://www.beef.nl/