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Hopefully this won't jinx it. [20080522|13:40]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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This will probably only mean something to crusty old rivetheads like me, but tonight, I am going to see Einstuerzende Neubauten play live, for the first time. I won't bore you with the details of the ludicrous number of scheduling clashes that have prevented me from seeing them prior to this in my 15 years of being a rivethead, but suffice it to say it's been almost as frustrating as Nine Inch Nails' new tour beginning in Vancouver BC the week after I depart from Seattle for my annual visit.

Nur die halbe Welt ist Teflon und Asbest - der Rest ist brennbar.

(Only half the world is Teflon and asbestos - the rest is burnable.)

Grah! *fists in the air*

(Favourite album: Haus der Luege. Streaming audio for one lovely track.)
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[User Picture]From: prosicated
2008-05-22 13:18 (UTC)
I am jealous. My first exposure to them was Halber Mensch (I know, I know), so I'm partial to that.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-05-22 15:36 (UTC)
What's wrong with Halber Mensch?!
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[User Picture]From: repoman
2008-05-22 14:02 (UTC)

You're a Failed Rivethead??

While I have seen Einstuerzende Neubauten perform once, I have yet to see Nine Inch Nails perform live. Hell, I've only seen Front 242 1 1/2 times (I barely count when they were with that one festival with the funny name that will not be mentioned by me).

So there you have it, I'm worse than you...sleep well!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-05-22 15:42 (UTC)
I saw Nine Inch Nails. In, er, 1995. And I nearly missed 242's set when they played in LA with Projekt Pitchfork in, um, 1999? Because of traffic.

Seeing those dates written down makes me feel old.
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[User Picture]From: repoman
2008-05-22 16:21 (UTC)
Project Pitchfork...the only uber-badass-yet-tender-moments-abound show I've ever been to in my life. They had a great pit but once I paid attention to the lyrics, I felt all sappy and loving...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-05-22 15:38 (UTC)
Will do! It's a family occasion, too - the bloke's sister & brother-in-law are fanchildren. :-)
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[User Picture]From: scanner_darkly
2008-05-22 17:04 (UTC)
Oh, so, so jealous. I missed them in college in '92 or something and said, "Well, it's New York, they'll be back next year." AND THEN THEY WEREN'T.

The closed I've gotten is seeing Blixa play with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds a few times. Which was awesome but... not entirely the same.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-05-23 14:03 (UTC)
It was better than I had anticipated. They had all manner of fantastic toys on stage. A bulldozer scoop full of metal pipes, which they let fall periodically. A metal slinky stretched out on a pole and played with a wire brush. A vibrator as a replacement for a guitar pick. And of course, Blixa's magnificent primal shriek.

I'm a happy nanila today!
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[User Picture]From: leidan
2008-05-22 19:39 (UTC)
Totally neat.
Now I must go and find some more of my stuff by them.

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-05-23 14:07 (UTC)
Yes. Especially "Alles", which they played at the end of the first encore. Magnificent.
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2008-05-22 21:58 (UTC)
Jealous!! Wave at Blixa for me.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-05-23 14:04 (UTC)
Done! Although I think it might have been with my fist. Sorry if that wasn't what you had in mind.
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[User Picture]From: sanat
2008-05-22 23:22 (UTC)
RAAAH, jealous! Have fun
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-05-23 14:08 (UTC)
Yes, yes it was. HOORAY!
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