Tuesday, February 12, 2008

my punk and my rock facts

fact 1: mogwai is one of my favorite bands of all times
fact 2: i respect iggy pop (even though i am not a big fan...)
fact 3: mogwai used an iggy interview as intro to this superb song punk rock
fact 4: a good man synchronized it all and uploaded it on youtube
fact 5: if you punk or if you rock (verb form) then watch, and read below

"...I'll tell you about punk rock: punk rock is a word used by dillitante's and ah... and ah... heartless manipulators about music that takes up the energies and the bodies and the hearts and the souls and the time and the minds of young men who give what they have to it and give everything they have to it and it's a... it's a term that's based on contempt, it's a term that's based on fashion, style, elitism, satanism and everything that's rotten about rock'n'roll.

I don't know Johnny Rotten but I'm sure... I'm sure he puts as much blood and sweat into what he does as Sigmund Freud did. You see, what sounds to you like a big load of trashy old noise is in fact the brilliant music of a genius, myself.

And that music is so powerful that it's quite beyond my control and ah... when I'm in the grips of it I don't feel pleasure and I don't feel pain, either physically or emotionally. Do you understand what I'm talking about? Have you ever felt like that? When you just couldn't feel anything and you didn't want to either. You know? Like that? Do you understand what I'm saying sir?..."

-Iggy Pop

and for avid listeners of what i think is the most beautiful music in the world
here another Mogwai song

Yes! I Am a Long Way from Home

the intro by Mari Myren goes

"...'cause this music can put a human being in a trance-like state, and deprive them of the sneaking feeling of existing, 'cause music is bigger than words and wider than pictures. If someone said that Mogwai are the stars, I would not object. If the stars had a sound, it would sound like this. The punishment for these solemn words can be hard, can blood boil like this, at the sound of a noisy tape that I've heard? I know one thing, on Saturday, the skies will crumble together, or something, with a huge bang, to fit into the tape."
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