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Feck off Lindstrøm!!

We were all set and hyped about seeing Lindstrøm yesterday downtown at Bios. Unfortunately, Lindstrøm wasn't so hyped himself. We were already at the bar around 22.30 (with the live announced to kick-off around 23.00). Two and a half hours later and not even the support group (Fantasitkoi Ixoi) were on stage...To be precise, at 01.20 the stage was still closed. I have no idea what time exactly the freaking bustard actually got on stage since we were long gone..I guess this live was targeting teensters that haven't spent the whole day working and can easily wait for the asshole for more than 3 hours...From the rest of us...simply..

Feck off Lindstrøm!!!

PS. The only good thing about the whole night was the fact that I rediscovered in my pile of CDs in my car the little jewel by Sambassadeur...I should have stayed in the car all along..



Lindstrøm @ Bios

Tonight at 23.00 at Bios...see ya there..



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The tighter your grip around me

I've been waiting to see Tindersticks for a long time now. Finally on Saturday I got my dream fulfilled (now only Sigur Ros and Belle & Sebastian are left on my list of past-favs-must-see). The set was ready at Badminton theater and after the totally indifferent act of Irish singer-songwriter David Kitt it was time for Stuart Staples and his pals to fill the stage.


Most of the playlist came from their latest album Hungry Saw (as expected), which I have to admit is not that strong compared to their first three albums (a class of their own). However, seeing and hearing Staples live was worth every penny. The highlights of the show were the two encores with a number of past favorites (including Her and The Not Knowing). In full honesty, Badminton theater was the worst choice for this event (I so wanted to be in front of that stage singing along) and Staples never really showed true enthusiasm in his performance (perhaps the venue is to blame for this as well). Nevertheless, seeing Tindersticks live was well worth it..Hope they come back for another show soon (in a real stage this time).

PS. Videos are from Mix-Grill due to fucking Badminton theater (where pictures are not allowed)



The New Celebrity Royalty

Andy, Tom and David are the three men behind the Celebrity Chimp. A banjo, a set of drums and a bass guitar along with some glances of pop, some pieces of folk and a lot of punk is what you get from the band's debut EP titled Celebrity is the new Royalty (out on the 28th of February on Green Pea Productions). I just received their EP and it ain't half-bad. On the contrary, it was quite fun although it needs some work to make a difference in this overcrowded scene. Their music differs mostly due to the constant use of the banjo and their sparky lyrics; mainly stories about your everyday porn star, murderer or swinger :-) Check out their site for more fun..


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Back from Warsaw

I've been away in Warsaw for a few days (which explains my absence) and haven't even found time to read through my favorite blogs. Hope I'm able to during the weekend. Until then (and until I find more time to post something new) I'll just dedicate Warsaw from Joy Division...simple as that!



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Internet Killed The Video Star

I've been running and working long hours again (meaning no time for new music or new posts). However, while trying to get some rest yesterday by chilling at home with my TV on, I stumbled upon the old video clip of Arcade Fire's Rebellion (Lies) on the post-alternative show at Mad.


Most of you know that I'm a big fan of Arcade Fire (and had the joy of catching them live a couple of years ago...believe it or not they are even better on stage!), so I was quite surprised that I had never seen their clip before. It made me think how much the music video industry has declined since the internet (mp3) has taken off. No-one cares about video clips anymore (besides us fans that make our own videos on YouTube for our favorite tracks). It reminded me of the old "Video Killed the Radio Star" song back when MTV was the king (or queen) of TV. Guess it's now (or some years now to be more precise) of the "Internet Killed the Video Star"..



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Another Beep from Architecture in Helsinki

This is quite old news by now, but since their new album (possibly called Vision Revision) is almost a month away (according to some rumors...others expect it later in 2009), I thought I'd give it a post anyway. I'm talking about Architecture in Helsinki's latest single called That Beep. The single is uplifting, catchy and totally addictive...another classic tune from our favorite Aussies!


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The Team

Athens66 started off as a common project by a bunch of friends but quickly turned into almost a personal blog (although some remains of previous posts can still be found). Currently, the Team has been narrowed down to two members, who besides being old friends and schoolmates share the same joy for Music, Movies, Alcohol and Pro Evolution sessions.

The sole purpose of this blog is to shout out whatever comes in mind about movies, music, reality, fantasy and all the rest. Nothing posted here is to be taken seriously, but then again what is? Since this blog is still quite fresh, we are definitely open to suggestions and directions (although most of them will just be ignored)

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