Wednesday, August 10, 2011

DJ Save the Animals feat. Justine Electra

Yo Landy
If you are around on Friday, and happen to enjoy Nippon Darkness amongst other of my techno-leaning tracks, then well aren't you in for a treat :-) The first ever DJ Save the Animals (Live) featuring Justine Electra concert ever will be revealed at Sternchen in Mitte.
Here is the flyer:



Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Live Show

I'm playing at Flittchen bar in Berlin tomorrow night if you would like to pop by. I for one would like to see you!
Here are the details:

"Hello You,
You told me "Let me know next time you're playing!!!" so here it goes:
On Thursday, Donnerstag, Tomorrow, I'm playing 3 songs at Flittchen bar. With band. I will be on really really early though (22uhr) so Come Early Please and Let's Hang Out and Drink a Beer!
And on Friday I'm DJing for Natalie and Jens' Birthday Party at Magnet Bar. That will most probably be total chaos, so come to that too, if you can :-)
Yay Summer!!!!!

Hier der flyer:
Flittchenbar am 7.Juli -letzte Flittchenbar vor der Sommerpause

Am 7.Juli lädt die Flittchenbar ein zur Girl Monster Gala (GMG)

Julie Miess, Bassistin von der Band Britta und auch bei der Jens
Friebe Band hat zusammen mit Christiane Rösinger diesen
Monsterabend "kuratiert".
Dr. horr Julie Miess befasst sich nicht nur wissenschaftlich mit
dem Thema Horror und Gender sondern hat auch mit der Gruppe Half
Girl ihre wissenschaftlichen Thesen musikalisch verarbeitet.

Ausserdem spielen die unheimlichen Maiden Monsters aus Kreuzberg
ihren stark beunruhigenden Monsterrock
und Killalady Justine Elektra, die in Berlin gestrandete Sirene
aus Australien, bringt ihre betörenden Weisen mit den Mitteln
neuester Elektronik zu Gehör.

Am Dj turm:
Christina Monsterandmore ( satt.org/ Frankfurt)

und Jenny Zylka (Berlin )

Außerdem wieder mit mit ein, zwei Gruselsongs dabei
Andreas Spechtl und Christiane Rösinger

und das allseits beliebte monströse Quiz "Erkennen Sie die Melodie?"


Sommeröffnungszeiten, Einlass 21 Uhr, Beginn ca 22.Uhr."

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Artist Future - Weasel's Fist

Jan Hendrik Meyer. What a wonderful man-child. I had the good fortune to "live" or more likely "philosophise" with Jan for 2 years back at the turn of the century, and am all the more rich for it. He has a beautiful gentle way about him. He is huge and has a sweet gangliness about him which he over-emphasizes with intimate compliments and sweet self-deprecation. He is a blonde viking, and it offsets his drawing prowess beautifully. He knows EVERYTHING about film, art, music and Tocotronic. He taught me alot. Alot! I'm still searching for films he told me about, or showed me back then when we enjoyed our communal existence. And his personal charisma is unequalled. He takes grown men and women and turns them into putty in his hands with no more than 5 words and a head-cock to the side. You should have seen the flatmate interviews! We had to rent a room out once and did that notice-in-the-paper "Shallow Grave" type thing, where the potential tenants turn up all washed and sprightly and you and your other flatmates pose test questions like: "If you got into the shower and noticed the drain was full of pubes would you a) scream b) cover them with the soap or c) put on rubber gloves and remove them? or d) all of the above. The potential flatmates always fell in love with Jan in about 5 seconds flat and then would just shake trying to think up answers just so's they'd get to live with that hot gentle giant:
















Now he lives in the idyllic countryside and composes songs with a passion. He has 29 uploads already! Here's one of them:

for heaven's sake let's dance by weasel's fist

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day 66 Song 66 - Fall By My Side

Good day to you Sir/Madame! If you are reading this, then welcome to my blog. If you scroll down you will find literally LOADS of my songs, all embedded in soundcloud players, ready to be listened to, with their accompanying anecdotes written above each track. If you follow this link to my Soundcloud Radio Station, you can listen to all my songs so far, one after the other, and simply enjoy the audio experience. Obviously you may skip around as well, according to your emotional needs ;-)
It's true, my song writing knows no end. That's not a boast, it's just the way it is. Some people are good at tax returns, some people are good at giving speeches, some people are good at running an office, or any combination of those - I on the other hand can write songs. My production ethic is pretty much speed-oriented. I like to capture inspiration and just go for it, and get a song recorded within 24 hours. If I don't record it, then I notate it and put it in a folder along with millions of other scraps of lyrics, melodies and chords, to wait until the necessary project or time frame to dig it out.
As well as that I have a whole swag of unfinished demos, and that's pretty much what this blog is all about. I just got sad one day that all of these sweet songs of mine were gathering dust on my harddrive and never getting heard. So I decided to be brave and let all my not-yet-grown-up-babies be put on aural display in the hope that one day some-one will discover them and find a place for them in their heart.
Maybe that some-one is You!
At the moment I'm on holiday from this blog, looking after my little boy everyday until he starts at the kindergarten in September, but from then on I'll have a bit more time for music and associated projects, and hopefully you will have listened faithfully to the 60 songs already uploaded, and be ready for the next daily deliveries.
I will also have my new album out hopefully, and have a tour booked (yet to secure a label, but that will come very soon I hope!) and then I can come and visit you personally :-)
Enjoy my music, and you can leave a comment without registering, so please feel free to write me.
See you soon!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy New Year!

I just had to write that at the top of this post. Please don't be mad at me.
And I know I've been super lazy with this blog, but hey, you try juggling a baby, a household, a burgeoning musical career (always burgeoning) and No Maid! Maybe my Chomsky leanings are to blame, or the fact that I myself did so many shit jobs in my life, but I just can't bring myself to "get help". Not withstanding the fact that I probably couldn't afford it anyway... although I am not averse to a babysitter every now and then...
I was really saddened by the "Biblical Floods" in the state of Queensland over the last week. I dug out a song I once wrote about the subject - I wrote it because I read in the newspaper that flooding was one of the side-effects of global warming, and I always like to be prepared. It went like this:
"We're under water. We're under water now. We're under water. We're under water now."
and:
"The rains came, the water rose, I saw the priest in a boat, the windows blew, the dogs flew away, there won't be no drinking today..." etc. etc. If I get some time to record it, you will see it here on this blog.

I am dedicating this post to my new friend and fan "Anna" who wrote me the loveliest ever pre-xmas fanmail. I will take the liberty to publish it, as Anna doesn't divulge her surname:

dear justine

in the last few days i've been listening a lot to your soundcloud. one night i fell in love again with soft rock (killalady especially) and looked around to find new stuff of yours...
i am very happy with the blog/ radio - there is a lot new stuff.
i think these days my very favorite one is boozy shoes, dance to it in my kitchen when i'm alone. but i also like the sad ones.
what about your cover if wo die nordseewellen? i heard this song many many years ago, actually when i heard you the first time, in volksbühne, playing with le tigre.
if you have a recording of that i would love to hear it!

anyways, i just wanted to say hi and how happy it makes me to have found all these songs to listen to.
hope you keep on with the project.
with all the best mid-winter-wishes,
anna

Nordseewellen is a fabulous song which I always wanted to get down. I found the lyrics online in a Schleswig-Holstein traditional song website, which I was perusing for signs of a song which apparently my Oma insisted on singing at my Uncle's funeral, called "Der Schleswig-Holsteiner". The lyrics of Nordseewellen moved me SO MUCH however, I was forced immediately to bring them into a modern song form. The results have only been broadcasted live so far. The song also contains a bootleg of the bassline from "Come Together" by the Beatles, which maybe makes me a little annoyed in advance of having the royalties of the song stolen from me by rich musical oligarchs (not referring to the Beatles of course, but the crazy bunch of lawyers who are probably living off Apple Recordings nowadays). Anyway, what's a kooky blog without a bit of ranty-raving these days!?







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