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Re: heather (nova_says) on Twitter
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songs come on like waves and churn the sea beneath the surface.
7 minutes ago from web


playing guitar and being distracted by twitter
about 7 hours ago from web

Posted on: 2009/9/9 23:58
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New Swedish Cosmic Superhero
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Actually, he's been making music - electronic stuff - since the 1950's and is probably famous in Sweden (he was given a medal by their government) but a new find for me. He's called Ralph Lundsten. Great wee videos introducing him here:

http://www.vbs.tv/player.php?bcpid=452319916&bctid=24051395001
http://www.vbs.tv/player.php?bcpid=452319916&bctid=24055485001
http://www.vbs.tv/player.php?bcpid=452319916&bctid=24054882001

Posted on: 2009/5/30 14:18
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Re: Bat For Lashes
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Hehe... at her concert in Glasgow recently, members of the audience were yelling out "Natasha! Natasha!!" I recall she leaned over and cupped her palm to her ear and said "Who?" oor something, giving them an excuse to cheer her name again. But the guys near me, up on the balcony, were having none of it, being good Scotch Democrats, so they yelled out "The rest of the band!! The rest of the band!!!"

Posted on: 2009/5/30 14:15
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Re: Tori Amos 2009
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As I recall, when inter-railing round Europe in about 1990, Vienna was so expensive all I could afford to do was buy a coffee and a cake near Mozart's house, wander towards the big palace with my mouth open such that a strange approaching schoolgirl stuck her finger in it then ... kipped on the train through southern Germany, part of France and all of Switzerland so I could wake up in Vienna the next morning again without having to pay for a room in the city itself. Then I went somewhere like Munich to get something to eat

Posted on: 2009/5/9 23:48
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Re: Tell me one bad thing that happened today
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Erk: spending too much money and sneezing: the apocalypse is upon us!!!

Posted on: 2009/5/5 20:26
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Re: Next concert plans
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I'm going through a 'can't be bothered; would rather stay at home' concert phase... missed Camera Obscura the other week (I had a ticket) and Marissa Nadler last night... I guess I've had my fill of female singer-songwriters for the moment. Time to start writing some of my own stuff because it's getting a bit like a one-sided conversation...

Posted on: 2009/5/5 20:24
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Re: What are you listening to?
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Tatatatatataniiita Tikkkckkcaraaamm

Posted on: 2009/5/1 22:08
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Re: Tell me one good thing that happened today
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I ran a workshop for some lovely architecture students in Timisoara, Romania, a couple of years ago. We each took turns holding a video camera - something none of us had ever done before and I'd never run a workshop before, either - and I'd promised to assemble the video footage into a short film when I got back home. Only two years later, I got around to doing it! Anyways, they've invited me back, in a couple of weeks' time.

P.S. I guess the 'photo' should go in the 'photos' bit but...

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Posted on: 2009/5/1 22:05
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Re: Anna Ternheim
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In a way I'm lucky that she's hardly known in the UK because when she does play here it's a really small gig. After the show of Anna's I attended in Edinburgh, for example, she wandered over to me afterwards to say hello

Posted on: 2009/5/1 1:44
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Re: Tell me one good thing that happened today
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Just finished work on the DVD I've been (occasionally) making for... 2 years!!! I can't believe it's finally done and on an actual disc I can play on my TV set

It has a cover, chapters, extras and a soundtrack. Now I just need to make about twenty copies to send out...

Posted on: 2009/5/1 1:38
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Re: Tell me one good thing that happened today
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i ran the 5 miles/8 kilometres in 50min52secs today.
didn't win tho


So that's what your Facebook update was about! I thought that's what it was but, as with all foreign languages, I'm never confident I've got it entirely right. For example, I'm thinking of taking 'the end', written in big letters in Romanian (sfârşit) at the end of my DVD (set in Romania) out because there are a number of other words I could use...

I am trying, though: I ordered a Romanian-English dictionary and 'learn the language' thingy online but it's still not arrived...

Posted on: 2009/4/20 22:51
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Re: What are you listening to?
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I'm actually listening to the soundtrack I've completed for a video I'm currently finishing off. The last track I made from 02.30 - 07.30 this morning, the two before that on Easter Monday and another one on Sunday, based on a duet I wrote ... twenty years ago

Posted on: 2009/4/14 23:44
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Re: What are you listening to?
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I figured I'd up my credibility by listening to French Pop Child Priscilla

Posted on: 2009/4/11 22:51
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Re: What book have you read recently?
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I spend a lot of time browsing bookshops... I find it relaxing. As for finding time to read, I get in and out of the habit of reading before bed. Usually, though, I find the best time to enjoy reading is when I'm definitely supposed to be doing something else

Posted on: 2009/4/7 23:10
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Re: Holiday plans, anyone?
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for summer i'm thinking of visiting a very nice Syrian guy for a couple of weeks, who lives at Martinique but whom I have met in France.


Globetrotter!
I'm off to Romania again in May to attend Studentfest '09 and, before that I'll head down to London to see a fabulously talented musician friend of mine. It's her first show with her new band.
For the summer... that's too far ahead!

Posted on: 2009/4/7 23:07
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Re: What are you listening to?
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Olivia Ruiz - La femme chocolat





Yesterday I bought the combined CD/DVD of Jean-Michel Jarre's Oxygene.
I'm delighted that a musician who could get me all excited about music about a quarter of a century ago (for me) can still produce that feeling, suitably updated on all fronts. He may not be a Mozart-type genius but I believe he's a quite genuine artist... he retains that youthful, exploratory, enthusiastic vigour.

Posted on: 2009/4/5 10:24
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Re: Roll Call!
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I once climbed into the basement window of a wee pub on an island in the north-west of Scotland around midnight. Inside was a gruff, burly man whom the only other person present - the bar tender - advised me not to speak to.

Posted on: 2009/4/4 23:20
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euro-anthems
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I put on Soubrette werd' ich nie by Rosenstolz, principally to hear their hit of the same name as the album. Which I love. But then we get to track number three, Wenn Du aufwachst, which is a ballad. As the drummer lazily bashes something to mark the beginning of each bar, simply - or so it sounds - because he's there and therefore ought to do something I'm thinking that such wailing ballads are simply unsubtle, bombastic trash...
Is it just me who thinks this kind of thing?

Posted on: 2009/3/26 21:21
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Re: August 22nd, 2009 - Rottweil (Germany) - Kraftwerk
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We can stick to Juan, Derrick and Kev then... I have an idea for Heather's next album: from Heather + string quartet to Heather + 100 Korg MS20's and a turntable!

Posted on: 2009/3/24 19:43
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Re: What music have you bought recently?
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Chris Cornell. One of those out-of-character purchases, but I just love 'part of me' and its accompanying video: that guy is just soooo cool!

Posted on: 2009/3/24 0:13
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Re: August 22nd, 2009 - Rottweil (Germany) - Kraftwerk
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och... ATB aren't bad. A bit like Robert Miles from days of yore and Heather's contribution something akin to Maria Nayler's on One & One: bland but pleasant...

P.S. happy birthday, Bene

Posted on: 2009/3/24 0:07
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Re: What book have you read recently?
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Posted on: 2009/3/18 18:34
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Re: August 22nd, 2009 - Rottweil (Germany) - Kraftwerk
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I take it there won't be a quartet of blokes with synthesizers there

Posted on: 2009/3/18 18:32
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Re: There's a Sorrowjoy Book on E-Bay
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Klaatu! Wow, now there's a band...

Posted on: 2009/3/18 18:30
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Re: What movies have you watched recently?
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Well I spotted a magazine about 30 minutes ago which seemed to be entirely devoted to BSG.
I'm off to watch a DVD called 'Elegy'. It got a good review in the 'new releases' section of the free newspaper this morning so I picked it up on the way home.

Posted on: 2009/3/17 20:04
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Re: Tell me one good thing that happened today
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Well done Christina!
Remember, it's illegal to drive at less than 100mph on the motorways

Posted on: 2009/3/12 20:14
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Re: PJ Harvey
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if you're interested, an interview in today's Observer newspaper:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/mar/08/pj-harvey-interview

Posted on: 2009/3/8 15:23
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Re: What kind of name will Heather Nova's next album have?
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I wasn't still voting: just having fun with the fact that we all knew the answer now except that I did, really, forget. I had to go check
I actually like the name. It's gentle and reflective...

Posted on: 2009/3/4 23:19
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Re: What's your favorite Heather Nova album of this decade?
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south!! ;-p

Posted on: 2009/3/3 22:14
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Re: What kind of name will Heather Nova's next album have?
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Yeah: a memorable name I've currently forgotten

Posted on: 2009/3/3 19:05
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Re: Giving up Facebook, MySpace etc.
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Posted on: 2009/3/1 16:50
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Re: Giving up Facebook, MySpace etc.
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It's curious what 'friends' amount to on these sites. I guess Heather's myspace is run by someone else. I got a friend request on Facebook from an illustrator the other day. Now, the only reason I know who she is is because she was featured in a magazine article alongside someone I'm 'friends' with on myspace and twitter... but not on Facebook. So how on the earth did she a) know I exist and if it was via a comment on the other girl's blog then how did she b) find out my real, non myspace name so as to c) find me on Facebook and ...why the friend request? I notice she has over 2000 'friends' on Facebook. She still replied to a subsequent comment I made, though, so... not entirely anonymous or purely commercial... Then another girl, from a group, introduced herself, was hyper-friendly for about a fortnight then dropped me from her friends list, a propos nothing-at-all, then jetted off for a gig in the states. Weird. I guess it's a case of 'easy come, easy go'.

Posted on: 2009/3/1 1:07
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Re: Giving up Facebook, MySpace etc.
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Yeah, there's a slight pressure to be producing stuff on, say, Myspace if not on Facebook, which is deliberately idiot-proof. It encourages one, I guess, to produce stuff for uploading but creative work isn't something one produces to a daily timetable and to get some feeling of connection there one has to 'take part'. But although, say, great songs have been written and recorded in a day, that's just the distillation of years' of patient effort: the tip of the iceberg.

Posted on: 2009/2/28 21:27
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Re: New Webbrowser Safari 4 - Four times faster than Firefox 3 or Safari 3
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Thanks Gerd - didn't know about this but I now have Safari 4 installed

Posted on: 2009/2/27 23:02
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Re: Tell me one good thing that happened today
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It's always mildly cheering to know that people ain't dead. Mind you, if everyone were dead it would be kinda reassuring because it would prove (another numbered list

1. There is life after death
2. Since death [allegedly] goes on forever, I'd have time to finish the work I'm making faltering progress with

Posted on: 2009/2/27 23:01
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Re: Song Discussion: Ride
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Cassander wrote:
So in this case the explosion would destroy her so that she could start anew?


I do not know and I do not even have a real good idea about it. It is a strange metaphor like the avalanche one. On the one hand, it seems to mean something like I can't motivate myself anymore I need someone/thing else to push me out of my misery - but the things she wishes for to push her are obviously deadly. I find that fascinating, even though, as I said, I#m not sure where it leads us...


The scary thing about ultimate longing... for absolute perfection, is that it leads to a sorta death-wish. Heaven or oblivion or the suspension of reality which is ecstacy. All earthly things that are truly great tend to be hard-won and it's the relief from that hardness that in large measure contributes to the greatness of the ensuing moments of achievement.

Posted on: 2009/2/26 21:08
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Re: Song Discussion: Ride
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I wonder, when so much of popular song is concerned with falling in love, with heartbreak and, essentially, romantic drama of one sort or another, someone in an apparently stable relationship and with a young family can connect to such thematics. From the past? Simply made up? Autobiographical realities but transposed in context?
It's similar to what novelists must face when they find veracity and inspiration for their characters by considering, in depth, the people around them and then... these people recognise themselves in the resultant book, half in horror; half flattered...
If I were Heather (and I'm decidedly not!) I would, at this stage in my life, use personal experiences and creativity to assemble narratives that would be of some use to my listeners rather than to conjure-up strife in my own immediate orbit. Ergo, I'd steer wide of direct autobiography. Thing is, last time I was quizzed on something I wrote being 'true' I, of course, responded that it was 'pure, creative fiction' and, of course, I was lying

Posted on: 2009/2/24 20:45
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Re: Anna Ternheim
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I just love the wild, epic rumble of 'let it rain'... almost a one chord drone and then these beautiful harmonic sequences kick in. Ain't half a good accompaniment to reading Henning Mankell's The Depths in bed

Posted on: 2009/2/23 22:43
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Re: Giving up Facebook, MySpace etc.
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I detect myspace has waned in popularity as facebook has gained in recent months but, of course, that's just a distorted sample of the 'friends' I have on each. I like myspace because it's a connection to musicians... sorta half-way between massed fans and real-life friends. Facebook, to me at least, has always been a way not so much of 'networking' but of simply keeping-in-touch with the people one doesn't see day-to-day.
The sad thing for me is when one comes to rely upon the little boost of getting a message and then ... nothing. Are real-life friends more reliable? I guess I'm not 'constantly available' either so the internet still kinda suits me. And it allows for sorts of friendships - such as internationally - that would be near impossible to sustain in real life. And I love an international vibe

Posted on: 2009/2/22 1:16
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Re: What movies have you watched recently?
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It is a thread on movies, so this is certainly not off-topic.


I saw my first Fassbinder movie on TV late at around midnight in the mid-90ies. I had my first own TV - my parent's old one, it didn't function very well anymore, but it was ok when you hit it - and I was so eager to use it, I always watched as long as I could. It was "Martha" - and I liked it from the beginning, I then started to get as lot of information as I could get about the director and his movies, of course.

Funnily, "Martha" takes place in Konstanz, the city I live now...


I love that idea of discovering new things via a cracked-up old TV set! I think one of the reasons things from that sort of age stick with us is because, having limited resources at our disposals, the things we do have and like are more precious. I now have thousands of CDs but still two or three of the first cassette tapes I bought or recorded off the radio are amongst my favourites.

Posted on: 2009/2/20 18:12
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