Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blinded By The Lights.

Just... WOW. The Streets @ KB Hallen, 27.10.2008.

Photos courtesy of Christian Hjorth/GAFFA.

On this last pic, see the girl with the blue cap? I was right next to her and one of those arms is probably mine.

It's very simple. I've been looking forwards to this concert for months and months. I had enormous expectations. Both times I've seen him before (both at Roskilde) have been among my favorite concerts of all time. I got a knot in my stomach when he cancelled the Oslo gig, and begged for him to get well enough to do this one. And he did. And he delivered.

I have a hard time comparing this concert to the two he's given at Roskilde. All three were bloody amazing, they all left me in a state of ecstasy, wanting more. But the circumstances were just so different.

The reason this one is going to stand out? I touched his face. During his usual "look at a stranger and tell them you love them"-thing, he came right down in front and kissed the girl next to me on the cheek, and I touched him. It seems so creepy looking back at it, so fangirl and obsessed, but ohhhh. It felt so fucking huge. One of the greatest moments ever. I feel weird for being so obsessed, but seriously. This man and his music. His LYRICS, ffs. I don't know how to explain it, but they mean so much to me.

"Never Went To Church" is definitely a stand-out. I get emotional listening to it every... Single... Time. And both times I've heard it performed live, I've started crying. It's so fucking emotional standing in the middle of an exited crowd with your favorite poet in front of you, singing the words about your deceased father you don't have yourself. So just like this year at Orange, I just stood there with my eyes closed and my face wet with tears, singing along. Best moment ever.

I have so much more to say about this concert. His choice of songs to perform (except for NWTC it's like The Hardest Way... never even existed), his performance, the crowd, the sound (I fucking hate KB Hallen!!) and so on and so forth.

But I'll just say this... I couldn't stop smiling on my bike-ride home, the songs going over and over inside my head along with thoughts of it being the best concert I've ever seen. That might've been big words, but I meant them right then and there. And that's how it should be when you leave a concert. It should leave you breathless.

Thank you, Mike.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Here For A Laugh.

Caught Breakers at Floss (again, again) last night. Only took a few pictures as there were just too many people, a horrible angle to the shots, and I was busy dancing.

Last three pics are Ida and Mira. Not Breakers (you know, if you were in doubt).

The Breakers - Here For A Laugh MP3 via

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Local Disco Star!

Factory45 live @ Rust, 17.10.2008.
As always, they put on a good show. It's always a blast to watch those guys perform. And sing along while dancing.

Friday, October 17, 2008

New Video!

The Killers - Human.

I'll be the first to admit that I just. Don't. Get it.

Flowers is even wearing his (apparantly) favorite coat with the feathers on the shoulders. Which is... Yeah. Doesn't make me love the song any less, though.


So it's Friday night and all my friends are out of town. So tonight I'll be here. All alone. Or, all alone with Factory45 and their pretty fans.

The Last Shadow Puppets.

Store Vega, CPH. October 16th 2008.

Definitely the best concert I've been to in quite some time. Actually, not counting festival performances (because they're never as good as the real deal), it's probably one of the best concerts I've been to in all of 2008.

It really lifted my mood from the disappointment of not being in London with Melissa and Ida. Though I'd still love to be there with them, at least now I have ONE memorable thing from this autumn break.

It's 3:20AM, and I really need to go to bed.

Monday, October 13, 2008


75DKK for free entrence at hundredths of cultural experiences is just too good of an offer to pass up on. We made it to DR Byen, The Royal Library (a.k.a. The Black Diamond), some medieval thing, Roberts Coffee (for, well, a coffeebreak), Breakers @ Floss, and the zoo.

And Melissa spent a lot of time posing for me.




@ Bamse's house.

In front of the Royal Library.



Completely crap, but the only one where Mira is barely visible.

Favorite song at the moment (even if it's old):
Adam Green - Gemstones MP3 via.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Day & Age.

So. They premiered the artwork for the new album, "Day and Age" with The Killers.

I am very happy I'm not colorblind.

(Get the track "Spaceman" (live on SNL) HERE)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

RE: The Killers on Saturday Night Live.

Since I'm on a completely different continent, I don't get to watch SNL until Sunday normally. As I was too busy Sunday to, well.. Acquire this weekend's show, I didn't watch it until yesterday. I was especially looking forwards to Tina Fey's reprise as Sarah Palin and, of course, the performance of The Killers.

So Anne Hathaway (who did an awesome job hosting, btw. I think I might've fallen a little bit in love with her. She's funny, pretty, and plain awesome.) introduced them and my first thought was, "Why does Brandon Flowers look so uncomfortable?"

That is just one of the more awkward poses he did, and the (crap, sorry) picture doesn't even show it properly. He seemed extremely nervous the entire way through "Human". It was just strange.

And then I noticed his shoulders. HIS FEATHERY SHOULDERS. Here's a close-up.

What is that?! WHY ARE THERE FEATHERS ON HIS SHOULDERS? It's all I could think about through the entire performance. That, and his looking so uncomfortable and nervous, and completely unlike the entertainer I remember from the two times I've seem them live.

But, you know. Then he makes this face:

...and it's like it's all okay again. I've forgiven the glittery, golden suits. The 'stache. And I can forgive him for the feathers too. Suddenly they really don't seem that bad. They kind of suit him, don't they?

And the closing performance of "Spaceman" was just awesome. Definitely less awkwardsness and more fun. And even if the songs lyrics are completely silly and make no sense (seriously, alien abduction? Really??) it's such a cool track. And extremely catchy.

I'm getting more and more psyched about this album coming out. And "Human" actually turned out to be quite a grower. Despite my initial dissappointment, I sort of love it now.

The Killers - Spaceman (live on SNL) via

Monday, October 6, 2008

Smart Playlists.

(sorry for the shit quality, apparantly this laptop sucks at screenshots?)

One of my favorites. I have all my music in iTunes rated, so this guarantees me music I love but haven't listened to in a while. It always gives me pleasant surprises.

One of the more pleasant surprises today was this:

I listened to Mew so damn often back when the Frengers album came out, I think I grew tired of it. But it really is beautiful. As is the video. I actually saw Jonas Bjerre, the lead singer, just a week and a half ago at Stengade30. I must admit, I much prefer him when he's DJing at the same place while wearing a fuzzy owl-sweater.

I have so much reading and homework to do - our very first written assignment is due this Friday. It's a translation and it HAS to get a passing grade - or else you fail the course. Not particularly fun, so I really need to go to bed now so I can get enough sleep to get through both work and class tomorrow and still have enough energy for translating afterwards.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Little Joy.

Or more like big, enormous joy. And loads of it.

Fabrizio Moretti, drummer of The Strokes, joins Binki Shapiro and Rodrigo Amarante in bringing out an album this November 4th.

Excited? I think that would be an understatement.

Little Joy - No One's Better Sake MP3 via

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Untitled 3.

This might be the simplest, most beautiful track ever made.

The video is really not important. This song needs to be listened to in its entity. It should be listened to carefully and not as a background noise.

My favorite part is when it just goes up that one octave. It's insane how such a simple thing can create such an emotional climax.

I wish I could put into words how this song makes me feel. But it's impossible.

Sigur Rós - Untitled 3 (Samskeyti) MP3 via