On January 13, 1979, Bauhaus (then called Bauhaus 1919) played their second live gig, at the Romany Pub in their hometown of Northampton, England. YouTube user Halfman Halftripod documented the performance and has just posted it with annotations. From Post-Punk:
For this gig, one of their earliest (the second in fact), the band played a 30 minute set at The Romany pub in Northampton performing songs like the prototype for “Largartija Nick”—”Bite My Hip”, plus “Screen Kiss”, “Lovelife”, and more.
The band were apparently not paid for this gig because “the punters did not buy enough pints”, and payment was instead negotiated via “a free lesson in martial arts”.
“There I Ruined It” remakes Michael Jackson’s “Bad” as a foot-stompin’ bluegrass ditty. I’m giving you On count of three To show your stuff Or let it be
At Nick Cave’s “The Red Hand Files,” the musician/poet/screenwriter responded to a fan who asked, “What do you do when the lyrics just aren’t coming?” In short, Cave’s answer is to wait patiently. But his full reply is quite beautiful and inspiring. From The Red Hand Files: The idea of lyrics ‘not coming’ is basically […]
For the Seattle Mariners’ virtual Opening Day festivities, my pal Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie brought some good ol’ fashioned melancholy to John Fogerty’s “Centerfield.” Ben pre-recorded this clip in an appropriately, and sadly, empty T-Mobile Park.
Most of us aren’t constantly beset by poor posture. But all it takes is some subtle misalignment while you’re doing serious hours behind the wheel driving or working away at a desk to do a real number on your back. In fact, most of us are so unaware of the mechanics of good posture that […]
From ordering from Amazon to paying bills over the web to something as simple as bottled water, we’re all hooked on modern convenience. We can’t help it. There are just too many modern world advances that save us too much time not to become a creature of comfort and go the easy route. Even if […]
No matter whether you go into the office or work from home, whether you roll out of bed at 5 a.m. or never get up before 9, we all agree a day can on how you feel first thing in the morning when you wake up. If you wake up feeling groggy or out of […]