well, isn’t this everything! documentation of kraftwerk in their early longhair hippy experimental weirdo phase. before their man/machine singularity weirdo phase. as much as i love their machine music – it’s this early stuff that’s my true favorite. i’m glad this footage exists. i’ve seen snippets of it before, but never the whole thing.
also of note – dig the noise nerds who bob their head to synth squelch without rhythm. those nerds still do this! we’ve all been to those shows.
also – fucking klaus dinger, man!
let’s get caught up. nerd stylee.
what i’ve been reading –
iggy pop: open up and bleed by paul trynka. if you ever think you’ve made some bad decisions in yr life. read this. other people have made worse. every time you think, good god can it get worse for iggy? yes. yes it can.
uptight: the velvet underground story by victor bockris.
bowie in berlin: a new career in a new town by thomas jerome seabrook. nerdy revelations revealed!
handwriting; and the cinnamon peeler both by michael ondaatje.
what i’ve been watching –
my winnipeg by guy maddin. i love guy even more now that he’s revealed himself to be a labor loving, for the worker type. also, dude loves hockey. loves it. and aside from being an amazing director. he’s a genius with title cards.
solaris by andrei tarkovsky. slow and awesome. as opposed to aranofsky’s the fountain which was slow and fucking boring! i’m still waiting for that plot to start.
some awesome kraut rock performances on dvd. why did kraftwerk ever become robots? they ruled with a flute. seriously.
fishing with john.
and listening to –
pauline oliveros and joe mcphee – unquenchable fire.
tubeway army – replicas.
the ex – instant.
plastic crimewave sound – live at subterranean on june 21 2008. nick’s last show, which is sad. but it was a righteous show!
killer whales – live at pritzker pavillion on june 30 2008. a good lunch hour.
the partydowners – live at the empty bottle. fucking rock and roll party down! you call that a sport!