Tuesday, February 10, 2009
We've been up a week and a day, so it's time to summarize the last eight days. There were a lot of small details to prepare (mostly consisting of trying to remember the passwords to different Google/Blogger/Gmail accounts, or so it seemed). But then again, it's always a lot more practical things than you anticipate when you start a project. You can always take some comfort in the fact that there are always people worse off than you though. Just think about everything Darth Vader had to fix when building the Death Star, and he had to build it twice!
Anyways, there were a few things that happened last week that we didn't have time to bring up. First of all, electro pop icon/Eurovision contestant Sébastien Tellier played in Stockholm together with Swedish singer/songwriter Laleh. The show was aired on Swedish public service TV-channel SVT2, so I caught a glimpse of the rerun on Saturday. Tellier seemed to put in a good performance, which also is what I heard from people who attended the concert. It seems the most memorable thing of the show, however, was when Monsieur Tellier didn't recognize the voice or picture of Lykke Li, who were present via telephone, for whatever reason, and who opened Tellier's shows in Britain. Funny stuff.
I Like both Tellier and Lykke Li, and there are quite a few excellent remixes of both of them, so here are a few. I'm quite indifferent to Laleh though, so I won't bother posting anything with her.
Sébastien Tellier - Kilometer (Donovan Remix)
Sébastien Tellier - Roche (Breakbot Remix)
Sébastien Tellier - Divine (Danger Remix)
Lykke Li - Breaking It Up (Familjen Remix)
Lykke Li - Little Bit (Gigamesh Remix)
Friendly Fires - I'm Good, I'm Gone (Lykke Li cover)
In other news Kiwi synth rocker Pip Browne, better known as Ladyhawke, played at Melkweg in Amsterdam last Tuesday, before taking her tour to Germany. I love her, but the concert got very mixed reviews, with my sources in Amsterdam suspecting she sang playback, complete with all-male backing vocalists with suspiciously feminine voices, and an involuntary increase in tempo which seemed to catch the band off guard. Sounds a bit like that infamous Milli Vanilli concert where the record got stuck, eventually unravelling the awful secret that they never sang on their records...
I hope it's not true, or that she was sick that evening and had to cut some corners to avoid having to cancel the concert or something. Or else my heart would be broken.
Here are some favourite Ladyhawke.
Ladyhawke - Back of the Van (Crisis Remix)
Ladyhawke - My Delirium (JBAG Hot Pop Remix)
PNAU ft. Ladyhawke - Embrace