July 21, 2001 at 1:58 pm #44551
This isnÂ´t so much a proper topic, but I see it as my duty to inform you about the excessive debauchery thatÂ´s going on outside the building at this very moment. Scantily clad girls, mind altering substances, uncontrolled bodymovments and heavy beats left, right and center. Shocking!! YouÂ´ve probably heard that itÂ´s the annual Love Parade Weekend in Berlin, although Dino fans are usually not into Techno.
But hey, there is nothing wrong with a bit of mindless dancing once a year. ItÂ´s kind of facinating that this is going on for 15 years now. Who would have thought that Techno was here to stay?! Just imagine that Hippie shit lasted that long; they would have staged Woodstock way into the mid eighties. What a horrible thought.
Okay, letÂ´s take the occasion to have a new topic after all. I remember way back in 93, not so long before Kurt Cobains demise (still feel unconfortable calling it a suicide) I read a long article about subculture/youthmovements and the hack stated, that the Ravers and Slackers were the two main groups of the era. Now the Ravers were basically pro (pro-life, pro-society, pro-future, pro-designer clothes, pro-capitalism, ect) while Slackerdom/Grunge was basically contra. Now with Kurt Cobain dead, the Grunge thing disappeared from the media and nowadays, the whole dance scene is still going strong while it getÂ´s harder and harder for guitarbands to get coverage/recorddeals/gigs. So my question is: Is this alternative/indie/noise stuff probably outdated and oldfashioned? Do they laugh behind our backs? Are we (people into Rock`nÂ´Roll) soon going to be extinct? Did J knew all this when he named the band Dinosaur?
<FONT>[ July 21, 2001 01:22 PM: Message mutated 1 time, lastly by dimpfelmoser ]</font>July 21, 2001 at 4:02 pm #64094
<BLOCKQUOTE><font>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dimpfelmoser:
<STRONG>This isnÂ´t so much a proper topic, but I see it as my duty to inform you about the excessive debauchery thatÂ´s going on outside the building at this very moment. Scantily clad girls, mind altering substances, uncontrolled bodymovments and heavy beats left, right and center. Shocking!! </STRONG><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Slowly… where are you and how do I get there? [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/tongue.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/wink.gif[/img]July 21, 2001 at 4:32 pm #64095
Just came down to get some more beer out of the fridge. WeÂ´re up on the roof with some people, right at the Brandenburger Tor (thatÂ´s where the Love Parade is happening) watching the sunset and the crowd and taking it all in. I know, this sounds pretty stupid and contrived but it is really nice and IÂ´m so happy that our studio (where I have to go to work) is right in the middle of the city. If you ever have the chance to join the Love Parade, I urge you to go. ItÂ´s such a great event. I have to go back; people are getting thirsty. See you later.
<FONT>[ July 21, 2001 02:33 PM: Message mutated 1 time, lastly by dimpfelmoser ]</font>July 21, 2001 at 5:27 pm #64096
Don’t let your fears get the better of you…
Rock & Roll will never die!!!! [img]images/smiles/converted/cool.gif[/img]
Love parade thing sounds like fun though..! [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]July 22, 2001 at 11:28 am #64097
It seems everytime I go into my local music store the electronica section gets larger,in the last few years electronic music has made huge strides in popularity,alot of indie rockers putting away their guitars and trying something new.
I gave electronica a chance last year to see if I find it interesting,some of it`s ok but I don`t think I`ll be a raver soon;it`s good to listen to something diffrent but it`s not going to hit me over the head like jazz and punk/indie rock did to me.The first few years when I listened to jazz I was in a blissful state,the same when I got into punk/indie rock,happier than I had been in years,than after awhile it lost a little luster and I returned to normal,I still love jazz and punk/indie stuff but after awhile the ecstatic feeling ends and it just becomes music to you again;it`s what the band The New Year calls`When newness ends`;or "familarity breeds contempt" don`t remember where I heard that phrase.
I heard an interview with Fugazi`s Ian Mackaye a few months ago;he was asked the question about the guitar being dead or at least not viable anymore,he said no,guitar can be used in a million diffrent ways and it`s never going to be dead.
Do you really think blips or bleeps are going to replace the guitar?
If some people rather electronic music,that`s cool with me,but don`t think it`s going to take over.
For all we know in a few years there could be a indie resurgance,even though that seems unlikely.
I will keep giving the electronic music a try,I like to hear a mix of music anyway,so far I`ve heard some Mouse On Mars,Detachi,Pan Sonic,Jega,Kid 606,etc. and thanks to IndYglo for putting a Boards Of Canada concert on the ftp`s here.
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