Carlski's Gig Blog: Also Featuring Arbitrary Strangeness!

I go to loads of gigs, reviews of which will appear here, with added bouts of other strangeness!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

The Name is Cornell... Chris Cornell

Cool news: Chris Cornell, singer from Audioslave and formally Soundgarden has been chosen to sing the theme tune to the new James Bond film "Casino Royale". Not only is he the first rockin' singer to sing a Bond theme, he is the first male singer since a-ha in 1987. The song is called "You Know My Name" and was written by Mr. Cornell and the regular Bond composer David Arnold, it is also the first song since 1982 not to have the same title as the film.

Tool to tour UK in November!

Tool are playing Manchester MEN Arena on the 24th November - Must get a ticket!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Tool - Right In Two

I really love Maynard's lyrics, here are some more great ones from "Right In Two" from Tool's 10,000 Days CD! Again they are very apt in regard to recent news events.

"Angels on the sideline,
Puzzled and amused.
Why did Father give these humans free will?
Now they're all confused.

Don't these talking monkeys know that
Eden has enough to go around?
Plenty in this holy garden, silly monkeys,
Where there's one you're bound to divide it.
Right in two.

Angels on the sideline,
Baffled and confused.
Father blessed them all with reason.
And this is what they choose.
And this is what they choose...

Monkey killing monkey killing monkey
Over pieces of the ground.
Silly monkeys give them thumbs,
They forge a blade,
And where there's one
they're bound to divide it,
Right in two.
Right in two.

Monkey killing monkey killing monkey.
Over pieces of the ground.
Silly monkeys give them thumbs.
They make a club.
And beat their brother, down.
How they survive so misguided is a mystery."

Again words by Maynard James Keenan

Counting Bodies Like Sheep To The Rhythm Of The War Drums

There is some weird shit happening in the world again, and for some reason this song by A Perfect Circle has been going round in my head:

"I'll be the one to protect you from
Your enemies and all your demons

I'll be the one to protect you from
A will to survive and a voice of reason

I'll be the one to protect you from
Your enemies and your choices son
They're one in the same
I must isolate you
Isolate and save you from yourself

Swayin to the rhythm of the new world order and
Count the bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums

The boogeymen are coming
The boogeymen are coming

Keep your head down, go to sleep, to the rhythm of the war drums"

Words by Maynard James Keenan

Monday, July 24, 2006

Rush + Dissapointment = Upset Carlski

This the new Rush release: "Replay X3". It is 3 DVD's of the 1981, 1984 and 1988 tours, with an audio CD of the 1984 tour. It also has replicas of the tour books from each tour as well! See below!

Now then, you would think Carlski would be in "Rush Heaven" yet there is a slight problem: The picture quality is frickin' cack! None of this digital remastering lark here, just a DVD transfer straight from the old VHS tapes! It's the first time I've ever being dissapointed with Rush in 26 cd's 3 other DVD's and four live shows!!

I haven't got my P.U.L.S.E dvd through yet, but Andy assures me its good, so hopefully that will give me some better viewing! Pants! :-(

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Bally's Wedding - 23/07/06

Again, not technically a gig, but a good day out non-the-less! Myself and Yunas, travelled to Hitchin (which took us 3 hours!) to go to our work collegue Baldeep's wedding at the Sikh temple. It was a very interesting ceremony, which lasted quite a while and then we had some very nice food! Here are a few pictures:

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Syd Barrett: 1946 - 2006

Some more sad news, from the BBC Website:

"Syd Barrett, one of the original members of legendary rock group Pink Floyd, has died at the age of 60, the band's spokeswoman has confirmed.
He was born Roger Barrett in Cambridge and met future bandmates Roger Waters and David Gilmour at school there.

The guitarist was invited to join Pink Floyd by Waters in 1965 but left three years later after only one album with his mental state affected by drugs.

"He died very peacefully a couple of days ago," said the spokeswoman.

"There will be a private family funeral."

He had suffered from diabetes in recent years and had not been recording music."

I think all we need to say is: "Shine on, you crazy diamond"

Sabine Dünser: 1977 - 2006

Sabine was the singer in a band called Elis, whom you may remember I saw back in May, she was kind enough to sign my post card and laughed at my comedy yorkshireness which she couldn't understand. Sadly on the 7th July, she died of a brain haemorrhage. She was a great singer, and left us with a couple of really good albums.

I'll leave the last words to the band:

"Tief bestürzt und traurig müssen wir euch mitteilen, dass Sabine nicht mehr unter uns weilt!

Während der Bandprobe am Freitag den 7.7.06 hat Sabine eine Gehirnblutung erlitten, an der sie einen Tag später im Spital erlegen ist!

Aus Rücksicht auf die Angehörigen und Freunde haben wir uns entschlossen, die Homepage vom Netz zu nehmen.

Wir brauchen nun Zeit um zu entscheiden, wie wir weiter vorgehen werden und beantworten bis auf weiteres keine Mails.

Sing mit den Engeln Sabine! Wir werden dich nie vergessen!

Chris, Max, Pete, Tom"

Which translates as:

"Deeply confused and sad, we have to inform you, that Sabine isn't among us anymore!

While the bands rehearsal on Friday the 7.7.06, Sabine suffered a cerebral haemorrhage from which she died a day later at the hospital!

On regard to the family and friends, we have decided to take the homepage from the net.

We need time now, to decide if and how we approach further and we will not answer any mails at the moment.

Sing with the angels Sabine! We will never forget you!

Chris, Max, Pete, Tom"

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Pesky photos on blogger!

This is a post for my friend Emma, who was having piccy trouble on her blog. This piccy is on my work network drive and linked via "add an image from the web", so Emma, have a go and it might just work! BTW: if any one is wondering "strange photo", well its from our fancy dress day that we did for "Children in Need" last November.

Yes I know this is nothing to do with gigs but randomness is generally a good thing!