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Saturday, July 28, 2007
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Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Here is a little taste:
Crash Normal - 2 Bonsaïs Dans Mon Assiette
Crash Normal - Nothing I Can Tell
Crash Normal - Cook Some Meat
Crash Normal - Audioradio 2
Crash Normal - Pink Panty
...and the number one hit on all the top 40 charts (at least mine):
Crash Normal - Flying To New York (demo)
Go here to download it yourself (sorry, can't link to it)
This post is really just about this great track.
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and rococorecords.com and s-srecords.com
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Monday, July 16, 2007
You heard it here last.
Listen to some old hits:
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Paal Nilssen-Love is one of the best drummers I've ever seen.
(Han Bennink beeing my other favorite.)
Anyway, lots of free jazz and a good start to the festival. Saw a Kurt Weil cover band also that day.
Ornette Coleman kept asking people to come join him on stage. Pretty cool stuff; they even played a Vivaldi cover/interpretation. This was followed by Norwegian band Huntsville, part jazz, part country, part techno, part noise. Joining them onstage was couple of guys from Wilco for a one time colaberation...pretty cool. More avantgarde jazz by Big Satan, some great stuff by the drummer from Shining (Lofthus/Eilertsen/Storløkken), Bull of the year, Triacria (metalheads enslaved+Fe-mail) and Erika Stucky Trio who rocked the house tuba and jodeling style. I don't listen to free jazz on cd, but live it is a pretty amazing experience.
Wilco played a fantastic 2 hour+ set with a ton of extra numbers. You can get the show here or on http://www.dimeadozen.org/ (or so I read).
Here is the Wilco setlist:
01. Side With The seeds 02. You Are My Face 03. I Am Trying To Break Your Heart 04. Kamera 05. Muzzle Of Bees 06. Handshake Drugs 07. A Shot In The Arm 08. Impossible Germany 09. Sky Blue Sky 10. Shake It Off 11. Hummingbird 12. War On War 13. Jesus, Etc. 14. Walken 15. I’m The Man Who Loves You
16. The Late Greats 17. Via Chicago > 18. Spiders (Kidsmoke)
19. Heavy Metal Drummer 20. Hoodoo Voodoo 21. Outasite (Outta Mind) 22. I’m A Wheel
Not bad eh?
Jeff Tweedy seemed to enjoy himself immensely, wearing a king Olav T-shirt and proclaiming himself the king of Norway...which people seemed to be OK with.
The festival highlight for me was OFFONOFF. Offonoff is Paal-Nilssen Love (The Thing, Atomic), Massimo Pupillo from the Italian band ZU and Terrie Ex from Amsterdam's The Ex. Hard to describe this stuff, but its great. Part jazz, part punk, part noise, all good. Seen them a couple of times before, plus I'm a huge fan of their other projects as well.
According to Paal, the record will be out in November. I didn't ask what label, but my guess is on Smalltown Superjazz. (They released Original Silence with Love, Thursten Moore, Terrie Ex, Massimo Zu, Jim O'Rourke and Mats Gustafsson..check it out.)
If you ever find yourself walking around Norway in July, I highly recommend this festival. A lot of variety of excellent quality.
Here are some photos and videos from Kongsberg:)
Wilco "Heavy Metal Drummer"
So that is just a taste of the great week I had at the Jazz festival.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
The atmosphere was top notch. They played both old and new "hits". Some of the most intense and wild drumming I've ever seen. It was Deerhoof's first time in Oslo, and they seemed to have a great time. They did learn one Norwegian syllable: "Takk".
Here are some short video clips and random photos I took.
HJ and I deejayed before and after the show and had a blast...looks like we will do it again soon. We played what we wanted, got paid and got drunk for free. Yeah, I miiiight be up for that again.
Stuff on the Kongsberg Jazz Festival and other news soon.