June 25, 2005 at 7:56 am #48086
patti smith’s meltdown festival this wednesday (22june) ?
according to time out she was going to read "from her book of haunting poetry, ‘The Coral Sea’ (whose subject is the late Robert Mapplethorpe), with musical backing provided by Kevin Shields and Cat Power."June 25, 2005 at 7:59 am #110454
ooh this guy went + he certainly liked it: http://www.planbmag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=2127″>http://www.planbmag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=2127Quote:intensive declan
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:12 pmÃ‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Post subject: Kevin Shields
Just got back from The Coral Sea performance at Meltdown. Cat Power was the best I’ve ever seen her….did "Knocking On Heaven’s
Kevin Shields, sitting on a sofa with a lampshade next to it, surrounded by guitars and effects pedals. All very Tom Waits. He played whilst Patti Smith read from her book about Mapplethorpe and it was incredible. Shields justified every word that has been written about his ‘genius’. I am still reeling.Back to top
breakfast in the ruins
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:30 amÃ‚ Ã‚ Ã‚
fuck, that sounds amazing.
Wish I’d got myself in gear to go to that.
So many people I love involved, what made me just think "naah.."? Possibly the possibility they all might have been a bit rubbish.. but obviously not.
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:56 amÃ‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Post subject:
breakfast in the ruins wrote:
what made me just think "naah.."? Possibly the possibility they all might have been a bit rubbish.. but obviously not.
I know what you mean. As I went in last night I said to a mate, "This could be great or it could be beyond awful"…..I’m so glad I went now. I think that the potentially more "arty" events at this year’s Meltdown have been easily as good as the conventional gigs. It’s been a real breath of fresh air to find myself surprised and impressed by a few things that I would admit sounded a bit pretentious on paper.June 25, 2005 at 8:06 am #110455
well, that explains it then …Quote:She returned to making records at regular intervals through the Nineties, a time when her legacy could be seen with performers like Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, and Hole. Her own favourite band of the past 15 years, though, is oceanic rockers My Bloody Valentine, whose Kevin Shields she has invited to participate in The Coral Sea, one of the Meltdown events.
Of the Horses recreation, Smith says, ‘I wanted to do it while I’m still physically able to execute it with full heart and voice. ‘I had nicer hair back then, but my voice is actually stronger now! I’m 58 years old, but I haven’t lost anything, ‘cos I’ve learnt to take good care of myself. I want to be around a really long time. I want to be a thorn in the side of everything as long as possible.’
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