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Acapella/beatbox stuff

Posted in Other Music Stuff on March 12, 2009 by Nienke

thanks to my youtube recommendations I’ve found a really new addiction!
acapella songs :D
beatboxin’ Song 2 (Blur)
acapella Mr Brightside (killers)
which reminds me.. they were supposed to play in the HMH in amsterdam tonight, but due to some bomb alarm it got cancelled :o it’s moved to the 29th of may now, I believe, which sucks for the people that bought a ticket. this is JUST before pinkpop where the killers are playing too, AND lots of people have their final exams :S
back on topic:
I write sins not tragedies, Panic! at the disco
this was one of my fave songs of panic (when they were still good, in my opinion xP) and it sounds really magic this way!

porcupine tree


PS if anyone who reads this has 2 (or more) spare tickets for the killers.. I wanted to go but I was way to lazy to run to the post office to get tickets :P
and I disliked Human so much that I was a bit like ‘meh don’t want to go’ but it’s grown a bit on me by now (a)


Ska-P @ Melkweg

Posted in Gig Reviews, Other Music Stuff on February 23, 2009 by Nienke

Finally, I get to see the first ska-band I got into live ^^
I remember thinking about seeing them live while listening to their live album, incontrolable
A little while later (excuse me for missing P’s and L’s in my writings, I dropped my hard drive on my keyboard..) a friend said that they were playing in belgium.. doubting to go but it’s pretty far away and it’d get quite expensive. and I think it was on a weekday too..

ANYWAYS the 6th of february they were playing in the Melkweg in Amsterdam! wohooooo! Rolf bought tickets asap, and wooo we went to amsterdam early, so we could make a stop in utrecht to do some shopping ^^ I bought a couple of LP’s again (damn that’s hard to write if the L and the P of your keyboard are missing xD), a single of the wombats (is this christmas), two LP’s of supertramp, two of ELO, one of the who, and one of the libertines :D and I ordered Franz ferdinand’s new record, Tonight, and IT’S AWESOME :D

ok, back on topic; we had dinner at rolf’s aunt’s house (which was de-li-ci-ous :D) and after that we went to the melkweg. there were not many people outside waiting, we were a bit late-ish, cos there wouldn’t be a support band, and since there were none of those scene kids that NEED to stand in the front otherwise they DIE (you know who I mean, no offence to them xD) ok, the gig started, and they were just as good as I expected, maybe even better! one of the band members (I think) showed up in different suits at different songs, he had a police outfit (in which he began fake-hitting a random guy from the audience), a guantanamo bay-prisoners suit (in which he sat in an electric chair behind a fence), an uncle sam outfit with huge stilts xD
I’ll see if I can find a link to some pics…
ah, HERE‘s one :D

They had a pretty good setlist (which I can’t find right now) but they didn’t play my fave song insensibilidad, and the first song I knew from them; la estampidaaaaaaaa
though they did play welcome to hell and intifada and other songs, which I can’t remember from the top of my head
and spanish people really need to learn english! the spoke to the crowd in spanish ALL the time! I was yelling ‘no hablas espanol’ but I think he didn’t hear me xD and the merch-selling guy was also spanish, but he spoke a bit of english, I was able to communicate with him a bit and bought an AWESOME tshirt from que corra la voz. then I wanted to find out what it ment, and thanks to babelfish/my fantasy/forum people help I figured out that it would mean something like ‘spread the word!’ since there’s a newspaper on the background, and a cat with a megaphone is jumping outside of that newspaper :P so it’d kinda make sense..

a bit of a downside of this gig was that BOTH my cellphone AND my photocamera were stolen :(
luckily the insurance company had covered my phone (which I still haven’t got back; loooong story with lots of swearings) but I really miss my cam.. gotta do some research soon, I WANT and NEED a new one!

and I also need a new house, this one’s too full :P
I want to go n live on my own ^^

that’s all for now, I’m off to bed (I’m actually already in it…)

A quick post..

Posted in Other Music Stuff on January 23, 2009 by Nienke

Just a small post for now.. I don’t post as often as I want to, if I have time I will scan some of my drawings.. made an cool one yesterday too, of an elfish girl, with a longbow :) didn’t finish it yet though, I have drawn a skirt, and I want to draw boots.. but i’m afraid if I’ll make them under her skirt I’ll mess up :P

I just watched a video that was posted on Jimmy Alter, and it’s soooooo good! xD
Toy Food

I immediately added it to my favourites :P

which you should check out by the way!
I juse the favourite function a lot :P
My youtube account

also, check out my pendulum video’s. they’re good :D

Vinyl pt. 2

Posted in Other Music Stuff on December 30, 2008 by Nienke

I just found out (well I knew before..) that my parents have quite a collection of LP’s in the attic!
A while ago I already took a look, and selected some good ones, but I didn’t have my recordplayer yet..
and now I took them all to my room (the good ones, there are still like LOTS more) and put the titles n stuff in an excel file.. together with my own :)
here it is! *fingers crossed, hoping it will turn out right..*

LP V/A Flash Back Greats of the Sixties 1960 Verzamel  
LP Dubliners, The  On Stage 1978    
LP Cat Stevens Greatest Hits 1972    
LP 10CC Bloody Tourists 1978    
LP Eagles Desperado 1973    
LP Eagles The Long Run 1979    
LP Eagles One Of Those Nights 1975    
LP Eagles Hotel California 1976    
LP Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells 1973    
LP Rolling Stones, The Black and Blue 1976    
LP Golden Earring Contraband 1976    
LP Carpenters Now & Then 1973 180g  
LP Santana Greatest Hits 1974    
LP Fleetwoot Mac Rumours 1977    
LP Dire Straits Dire Straits 1978    
LP Beatles, The Love Songs 1977 2LP  
LP Doors, The  Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mine 1972 2LP  
LP Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother 1970    
LP Jesus Christ Superstar OST 1973 2LP  
LP Santa Esmeralda (Starring Leroy Gomez) Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood 1977    
LP Queen A Day At The Races 1976    
LP Al Steward Year of the Cat 1977    
LP Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key of Life 1976 2LP  
LP Supertramp Crime Of The Century 1974    
LP Bob Dylan Greatest Hits 1969    
LP Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard 1974    
LP Rolling Stones, The Love You Live 1977 2LP  
LP Electric Light Orchestra Out of the Blue 1977 2LP  
LP Alan Parsons Project, The I Robot 1977    
LP Mike Oldfield Ommadawn 1975    
LP Nirvana MTV Unplugged 2005    
LP Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better With.. 2008    
LP Infadels Universe In Reverse 1994    
LP Libertines, The  The Libertines 2004    
7″ Flogging Molly Float 2007   Man With No Country
7″ Foxboro Hottubs Mother Mary 2007   She’s A Saint, Not a Celebrity
7″ Automatic, The Recover 2006   Recover (Culprit One Remix)
7″ Libertines, The  Can’t Stand Me Now 2004   I’ve Got Sweets
7″ Gogol Bordello Wonderlust King 2007   Supertheory of Supereverything
7″ Dirty Pretty Things Tired of England 2008 White Run Fat Boy Run
7″ Maxïmo Park Our Velocity 2007 White Pride Before A Fall
7″ Kaiser Chiefs Never Miss A Beat 2008   How Do You Feel About That?

wohoo at least it looks alright in the edit screen.. 
oh first column is lp/7″, second artist, title, year, other info, and the b-side (with the 7″s)

I’ve listened to the new ones, they’re my own.. and Pink Floyd just ended, before that I played Queen (really good record!!) and now I’m gonna play Supertramp :D

YAY! I’m so excited, that I actually forgot to eat.. 



edit 1: a shit the table didn’t turn out right.. it’s too wide :(
I’ve got to find a way to make the text column on this page wider.. any tips? I’ve got ZERO experience with CSS.. or whatever it’s called XD
Edit 2: I’m gonna buy 35 rock lp’s from a guy that lives in Hengelo today! for only 10 euro :o *omfg*
I’m so exited! I’ll post the titles on here as soon as possible ;)


Posted in CD Review, Other Music Stuff on December 29, 2008 by Nienke

I did something good today!

with the help (and amplifier with boxes) from a dear friend, I finally installed my vinyl-recordplayer/turntable thingy!!!!
it looks sooo good, a black (or white :D) round thing, with a needle on it, and there’s sound coming out of it :D it’s really awesome, though the sound quality is.. hm.. well good, but if there’s a bit of dust or something on the record.. well you can imagine

I’ve got quite a collection of LP’s and 7″ now.. I can’t be bothered to turn on the lights so Ill just have to try and write a list (uh oh, I’m bad at lists) from the top of my head

The Infadels, forgot the title (oh god, there it starts already)
a good record, the infadels are fun! I saw them on lowlands and it was just a craaaazy party :P

Nirvana – MTV Unplugged
need I say more? Nirvana is one of my fave bands, and I love MTV unplugged..

Franz Ferdinand – You could have it so much better with..
yaay for christmas pressies :D
didn’t listen to it entirely yet.. but I got it on my computer as well so I know the album :P
well franz were on lowlands too, they were gooooooood! I managed to make some vids that actually turned out really well, will upload them on youtube someday :P

The Libertines LP
wohooooooooo, their second album on vinyl, on lowlands, I just HAD to buy it ^^

Foxboro Hottubs, Mother Mary/She’s a saint, not a celebrity
has something to do with green day, I think the singer is the same but the music is really different! less punk and more rock n roll =) this was the first 7″ I owned, won it off jimmy alter ^^

The Automatic – Recover (+remix)
OMIGOD! I also won this one on JA, AND IT’S SIGNED!!!!! those same autographs have been on my arm :D
that, and the single is reaaally good, it’s better than monster :D go listen!

(oh yeah will add links to songs later)

Flogging Molly – Float
one of my newest singles, yay for flogging molly! and irish folkrock songs =D
float is the new album, I like it a lot, though I miss the punky bits =[

Gogol Bordello – Wanderlust King
yeah haven’t listened to this yet.. but YAY folkrock

The Libertines – Can’t Stand me now (+ I’ve got sweets)
again, yay for the libertines! this is probably my fave song :) bought this one together with the LP :)

Dirty Pretty Things – Tired Of London (or was it tired of england? can’t remember)
WHITE Vinyl =D and released on 23 june this year, the day I turned 18 =D Jimmy agreed that was a good reason that I should win this single ;)

Maxïmo Park – Our Velocity
bought at their gig in paradiso, also WHIIIIITE! didn’t listen to this yet, I just realized! I got it after my parents’ record player fucked up (it did play normal records, but singles (different speed) NUH-uh. shame)

Kaiser Chiefs – Never Miss a Beat
yay bananas! that’s what I saw when I wanted to take the single out of is sleeve. it’s got an inner sleeve with banana’s on it, and the outersleeve looks like a banana box thingy, it’s made of brownish thick paper, with a green sticker on it =P bought this when I was shopping for gifts for my bf ^^

OK I think that’s all.
I hope I can post more often.. but mostly I’ve got NO clue whatsoever what to write about.. :(


Posted in Other Music Stuff on December 25, 2008 by Nienke

and if it’s christmas.. bands will make christmas songs!

I’ll probably miss a couple but the most recent ‘modern’ christmassongs I heard are

The Wombats – Is this christmas?
awww, wombats are such cute animals! and cherub is the cutest of course ;]
the song is pretty fun, really wombattish, happy!
oh did I mention I saw these guys live twice? on pinkpop and on lowlands! they’re pretty good, though they could’ve give a bit more energy to their performance, they should watch their fellow pinkpop/lowlands performers THE HIVES who also made a christmas single!

The Hives and Cyndi Lauper in a christmas duel
OH MY GOD it’s so crap. but the lyrics are fun xD
oh and cyndi lauper… you might remember her from that little song ‘girls just wanna have fun’ =P  (no I’m not gonna youtube-link this one. you MUST know it xD)

(Howlin Pelle)
I bought no gifts this year
and I slept with your sister
I know I should have thought twice
Before I kissed her
But with the year we had last
And the dress that she wore
I just went along for the ride
And I came back for more

And I’m sorry baby…..

That’s all ok honey cause see…

I bought no tree this year
And I slept with your brother
I wrecked your Daddy’s car
And went down on your Mother.
I set your record collection on fire
And said I never knew
Felt kind of bad about that
And I know you did too

pre chorus 1 (both)
So whatever you say, it’s all fine by me
Who the fuck anyway wants a Christmas tree
Cause the snow keeps on fallin´ even though we were bad
It’ll cover the filth, we should both just be glad

Chorus 1 (both)
And spend this Christmas together

verse 2
(Howlin Pelle)
I married you last year
Bet you thought I was sober, right?
But I was drunk as a skunk and I made a mistake
This could all have been over

Ah honey please don’t
Excuse your behaviour
Cause I hired a hitman and changed your will
It’s now all in my favour

pre chorus 2 (both)
So whatever you say, it’s all fine by me
Who the fuck anyway wants a Christmas tree
Cause the snow keeps on fallin´ even though we were bad
It’ll cover the filth, we should both just be glad

Chorus 2 (both)
And spend this Christmas together

(Howlin Pelle)
Holding on without any reason
Cause something’s strong this holiday season

pre chorus 3 (both)
So whatever you say, it’s all fine by me
And who the fuck anyway wants a Christmas tree
Cause the snow keeps on fallin´ even though we were bad
It’ll cover the filth, we should both just be glad

Chorus 3 (both)
And spend this Christmas together

OH and I heard this one on TMF this morning! I thought it was pretty fun
The Killers – Don’t Shoot Me Santa
It’s so funny xD I just lost my love for the Killers, becoming to mainstream and blabalblah.. but now they’ve released this video.. and it makes NO sense and I love it xD I always thought that the killers were this serious band, but apparently they’re fun, if they can make a song + video like this ;P

anyways, I’m off now. got to wrap up some pressies, and then have FOOOD, LOTS OF FOOOOOOOOD :D


merry christmas again, to all of you ;)

The Automatic

Posted in Gig Reviews, Other Music Stuff, Recommendations on December 22, 2008 by Nienke

YAY INSPIRATION or something.

sooo The Automatic! you probably don’t really know them but you must’ve heard MONSTER before
I just spammed about here on their forum (which I had been on quite a while before, I got to know them during the winter olympics in hurr.. 2006? was in the italian alps I believe. I got the clip stored on my computer (I’m on my laptop right now so I can’t access it..) or on one of my hard disks.. will try and upload it to youtube someday) so I thought I might write a bit on here! (I shouldn’t use those () thingies that much =P it makes my sentences long and hard to understand and read xD)

ANYWAYS I’ve got to learn to stay on subject for more than 2 seconds. The Automatic released their first album, Not Accepted Anywhere in 2006, when Alex Pennie (synth/screams) was still in the band. That was also the time that I fell in love with them! I first heard.. I think it was Raoul (who is actually a guy that sells sandwiches in cardiff =P). I got the album (downloaded. yeah sue me.) and played it LOTS of times! then I found out they were coming to the netherlands, not just once, not just twice, but 4 (hmm can’t do caps letters with numbers..) times! I went to the gig in Tivoli in Utrecht, with my (now ex)bf, and a girl I knew from secondary school, and a few of her friends (of which one I bumped into on lowlands in august, waiting in line to see Franz Ferdinand xD). We were like more than an hour early, so we just sat in front of Tivoli with some other people.. and suddenly, 4 guys walked past us. I think my jaw must’ve dropped into the Oudegracht as I saw that it were Rob, Frost, Iwan and uurhhr.. James (tour guy or something. dunnolol.) I think. so I was like.. ‘shall we walk to them and ask autographs and act fangirlish?’

so we did

well actually the walking turned into running while on our way to catch up to them as they were a bit ahead of us already. We had a little chat, of course I kinda freaked out and no real english word came out of my mouth but WHATEVER. we got our arms signed, and we got a photo =D will upload if I’ve got my laptop hooked up to the hard disk I talked about previously =P
A while after that another guy (n a girl) walked past.. and my friends were like ‘teeheee he looks like popeye’ and I believe my jaw dropped even deeper into the Oudegracht. they mistook Pennie for Popeye xD
I didn’t run after him.. he looked kinda moody and I didn’t want to bother him when he was with his girlfriend (?)
well a while after that we went inside, and I wanted to buy a tshirt. and WHO was selling those tshirts? PETER HILL! I had talked to him on myspace before, he’s the photographer (try and say that when you’re a tad nervous and when nerves eat your english knowledge) & a friend (and I just found out he’s tour manager now?) of the band! So I had a little chat with him, talked about ‘snorren’ and asked if we could draw one on his face. Shame he said he wasn’t drunk enough =P
Then he also signed our arm, he was like ‘wtf people asking me for autographs? makes no sense.’

Then the actual gig started! The support was by Silence is Sexy, a dutch band. They were pretty good, their guitarist was crazy! as in he looked crazy, I didn’t have enough knowledge of guitar-goodness by then to decide if he was really good at it =P
oh, just found my old photobucket account, there’re some gig photos on there =D not the band + me pic though =(
Ok bladibla, we had lots of fun, the friends my other friend brought were really fun ^^ AND THEN THE AUTOMATIC STARTED!!! they played pretty much all the songs of NAA I think, (yeah it was pretty long ago. 14 april 2007 I think) and 2 covers: Golddigga and a song by the Talking Heads (dunno the title, they sung something with ‘this aint no party, this aint no disco, this aint no foolin around) and there was a pit and I got bruised and we didn’t miss our train (which I did later, when i went to Lostprophets in Amsterdam. The last train leaves waaaay to early =[)
oh and I got the most epic gig-goody-souvenir: an towel,signed by pete =P it probably has the sweat of one of the band members on it xD
when I asked pete (he recognized me! but he still wasn’t drunk enough =P) for *something* that was left on stage, he was like ‘oh there’s a towel here.. but you don’t want that don’t you? ‘ ‘uh.. yeah..’  ‘gross. here you are!’  ‘can you sign it? =]’  ‘wtf.’  ^^
I asked him if we could come backstage too, he was like ‘hm well backstage isn’t that spectacular, there’s only like a room..’  ‘doesn’t matter’  ‘well if you stay around, I’ll see if I can arrange something for you..’  but since we didn’t want to miss our train we had to leave *sob*
goddamned trains. if it weren’t for them, I would’ve probably been backstage with the fucking automatic!!!


OK I wanted to write a cd review, of the Automatic’s latest album: This is a Fix! I haven’t even listened to it properly, I don’t understand why.. it probably has to do with Pennie leaving (he’s been replaced by Paul Mullen). I loved his squeaks and jumping around, his crazyness was great! I have to listen to it properly, I will write a review later, as this post is becoming WAAAAAY to long and most of you have probably stopped reading by now xD

cooool I have 1000 words! This is the end of my blog ;)