Arkiv för mars, 2007

Star Wars episod 7: Kebabimperiet slår tillbaka

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Idag blir det något för alla sci-fi finsmakare därute, den turkiska rymdkalkonen Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam eller som den behändigt kallas i resten av världen: Turkish Star Wars. Släppt 1982 och uppbyggd på snattade klipp från de två första Star Wars-filmerna och musik ”lånad” från Indiana Jones, Blixt Gordon och Apornas Planet, är det här 90 minuter megaflummigt rymdäventyr som man definitivt inte får missa. Actionsekvenserna håller god Stefan & Krister-klass och storyn (om man ens kan kalla det för det) är så skrattretande usel att ”Sjön” med Regina Lund framstår som ett välskrivet mästerverk. Okej, nog pladder, fram med popcornen, och styr stegen hit.

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Alla talar svenska!

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Okay, this blog will from now on be written in the colourful language known as swedish, so either learn it or take a hike! To learn swedish contact your nearest university or Ingemar Stenmark. Sådär ja, nu går A Child´s Guide To Good And Evil in i sin andra fas. Vi har genomgått en metamorfos och kommer nu anta skepnaden av din favoritpåse smågodis. Det blir fortsatt grymma mp3or, bisarra videos och långa utläggningar om allt från acid folk till varför Cliff Barnes var hjärtat i ”Dallas”. Alrighty then, nu öppnar vi upp dagens blandning:

”Trollhammaren” har redan vuxit sig till en ostoppbar kultfavorit i våra snäva kretsar. Finntroll visar var buskisskåpet ska stå och bevisar att buskisen 2007 står att finna i nordisk mytologi och Dia Psalma-osande träskpunk. Vem kunde ha anat det? ”Göta kanal 2” var dödsryckningen för den gamla buskisen, med ”Trollhammaren” går vi in i en ny era.

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Från det oseriösa (lönnfeta finnar som lirar ploj death metal) till det väldigt seriösa (fransk electro om döda zombies i collegejackor). Vi ger er, Kavinsky! ”Grand Canyon” låter som en vinjettlåt till någon flashig actionserie från 80-talet med snabba bilar, Tom Selleck-mustacher och hemliga militäroperationer. Finare omdöme går knappast att få och Kavinsky lär bjuda på fler stordåd framöver.

"Kavinsky - Grand Canyon"

Som sagt, det här var början på fas 2. Fortsättning följer...

Mountain mourning

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Appalachian folk is such amazing country music. It is so haunting and creepy: the manic plucking of the banjo, the wailing, screaking singing, and the raw, naked sound just evoke these images of dark pine woods, and forgotten little cotton farms with spiderweb on the walls and half-dying cats lying around… This piece is a traditional folk song, here performed by the Watson Family.

Piggy’s favorite kraut-rock!

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Okay so I am not even sure what this song is about… I mean the title suggests that it has something to do with pigs, right..? What I do know however is that four bored US marines stationed in Germany got together and formed the proto-punk band of the 60s – the Monks! If you’ve never heard the Monks before, I suggest you buckle up, locate your emergency exits on your rear ends, and check your life vest cause this will surely knock you off your chair. ”Higgle-dy-Piggle-dy” is sooo kraut and lovingly monotonous, and since there are no lyrics really, we’ll just have to roll around in the dirt and dig it – like the pigs we are.

Waa waa… waalking birds!

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This is country at its most fun! Sounding more like a kids TV theme than something coming out of a Nashville studio, ”Tennessee Bird Walk” is Jack&Misty’s big hit. The sparkling, bubbling waa waa sound of the song is amazing, along with its super catchy sliding guitar solo in the middle, the stick-like-super-glue chorus, and not to mention the lyrics about birds without feathers who therefore have to walk in dirty underwear! This is about the closest you’ll ever get to the ‘funky chicken’, aw-right?

Beware of the goldfish!

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This next song is about a man and a magical goldfish. Hey! Hey! No laughing. This goldfish you see is very powerful and whoever finds it is granted three wishes. Hey! I said no laughing. Anyway, have a listen to this tale with an all-you-really-need-is-love-message. Deep Six were a band from Southern California who recorded some nice folk-rock stuff. Unfortunately, this is their only song about this magical fish. Come to think of it, why hasn´t David Lynch used the idea of a magic goldfish yet?

"What Would You Wish From The Golden Fish?"

Chestnut love!

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Roger and his horse. It is weird, because ”Chestnut Mare” is almost ‘epic’ in its story-telling nostalgia of a lost American wilderness, at the same time as it is just utterly weird. Okay, this mare obviously stands for something more than ‘just a horse’ – but still: ”Well I was up on the stony ridge after this chestnut mare, been chasing her for weeks/Oh, I’d catch a glimpse of her every once in a while/Takin’ her meal, or bathin’/A fine lady”. As beautiful as the song might to be, hearing Roger McGuinn declare his love to this mare has a sliiightly obscure feeling to it (”I am gonna catch that horse if I can/… /She’ll be just like a wife”) Hmm, here it is anyway.