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Old 05-16-2007, 08:31 PM   #1
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Apparently Damien is playing at the Lowlands festival (17-19 August) in the Netherlands:

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Really nice line-up. And that's just the beginning. I really wish I could go...
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:58 PM   #2
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htink i might be going
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:59 PM   #3
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18 & 19 Aug = V Festival in the UK, so I'm assuming he'll play the 17th in Lowlands...
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:26 PM   #4
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The official Lowlands site doesn't confirm it yet. But if he'll be there it's another reason for me to work hard and get money for the tickets.
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:55 AM   #5
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Ooh, looking quite good already - when are they releasing the official program?
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:03 AM   #6
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I don't know, so far they've said we should be patient. But I think they add new artists to the line-up every week or something.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:13 AM   #7
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I don't know, so far they've said we should be patient. But I think they add new artists to the line-up every week or something.
p-p-p-paaaatient???
WTF??? who do they think we are??? like, patient people?
hehe bastards
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Old 05-17-2007, 11:05 AM   #8
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Next weekend is the Pinkpop festival in Holland, traditionally they will be announcing the first names for Lowlands then.

But if the names that are being leaked now are anything to go on, it will be a great edition
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Old 05-17-2007, 11:29 AM   #9
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Next weekend is the Pinkpop festival in Holland, traditionally they will be announcing the first names for Lowlands then.

But if the names that are being leaked now are anything to go on, it will be a great edition
I know!
Arcade Fire, Interpol, Kings of Leon, Nine Inch Nails, Damien Rice, Saybia (HAHA NOT!), Sonic Youth, Tool.

Of course, Morten's only response was: "where's the smashing pumpkins!?"
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Old 05-17-2007, 11:51 AM   #10
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Hayseed Dixie!!
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:01 PM   #11
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I know!
Arcade Fire, Interpol, Kings of Leon, Nine Inch Nails, Damien Rice, Saybia (HAHA NOT!), Sonic Youth, Tool.

Of course, Morten's only response was: "where's the smashing pumpkins!?"
We'll bring a cd player and a cardboard cut out of Billy especially for Morten, then they'll sort of be there!
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:42 PM   #12
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a video of "I remember": click here

the audio stream of his whole performance:
click here (I only here noise, so the stream might not be working properly, but they'll prolly fix that soon. Or maybe it's my stupid computer)

the reviews have been quite harsh, and to be honest, it wasn't his best performance, but it was by no means bad.
His guitar string broke, and then he ****ed up the words and tuned his guitar wrong, but it was funny because he finally seemed to loosen up and this helped his performance.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:02 PM   #13
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So that was last Friday? Were you there?? How was it?? What did he play?

I also get noise... maybe later...
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:47 PM   #14
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I'm always terrible at rehashing setlists, and to be honest my brain is still a bit fuzzy after the festival. But he opened with 9 Crimes, him on piano, and he ended with WLAM. In between that he also played Volcano, Cannonball, Delicate, Dogs, Me My Yoke and I, Coconut Skins, I Remember, The Blower's Daughter, not necessarily in that order and i might be forgetting some songs.

He played on friday, in the biggest tent of the festival (holds 18.000 pple, plus you can watch it from outside on screens as well
I was standing upfront (of course ) so i don't know if it's true, but apparently the tent was by no means filled to capacity.

He wasn't very talkative, but like I said, he seemed to loosen up after the guitar string broke.
The reviews I've seen are pretty bad. They say that his music works better in an intimate setting (which is true, but that doesn't mean it's not suited for a big crowd) and that Damien compensates too much for the loss of intimacy with big gestures and long intros and over the top climaxes. One critic even called him "pompous"
How very dare he

I really enjoyed the performance, however he didn't blow me away.

An unexpected surprise for me was Patrick Watson he played early afternoon on Sunday, and it was a real treat. hadn't heard of him before, but I'm definitely going to check him out.

Arcade Fire were brilliant, Tool was good, and I really enjoyed My Brightest Diamond.

More audio and video from the festival can be found here

click on Vrijdag voor friday's performances, Zaterdag voor Saturday's performances, and Zondag voor Sunday's performances
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:54 PM   #15
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tool = "good" - not "great" or "brilliant"?
last time i remember you'd seen tool you were all WOOHOOO..?
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:15 PM   #16
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I know - maybe my expectations were too high. Maybe it was the fact that they decided on a bit more experimental and instrumental set because Maynard (the singer) has been struggling with a throat infection recently, but after 30 minutes I got a bit distracted. I started to focus more on the fact that I had to pee, that I desperately needed something to drink, and by that time I had also been standing for 4 hours, and my feet were just hurting. All that combined made it a good performance, but nowhere near thye WHOOHOO experience it was last year at Roskilde.

Arcade Fire on the other hand: WHOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
It definitely made up for the disappointment of them cancelling their European tour back in March.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:34 PM   #17
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aw, wish i could've been there, really! rain and all.
and it is true: it's impossible to enjoy the music with a full bladder. But you just gotta be drunk enough to not care about peeing in a bottle
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:41 PM   #18
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the rain actually wasn't that bad. It rained a bit on friday and at night, but during the day we even had sunshine.

And I'm never that drunk that I don't care about peeing in a bottle,
but when I think about it could have solved 2 of my problems during Tool: my full bladder and my thirst.... hmmmm...... eeeeeeew
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:55 PM   #19
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hey if you just carry around a small container of fruit punch concentrate, mix it in there and VOILÁ! the pee won't taste through as much! and hey, blend that with vodka and the party starts all over again.
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you sound as if you are speaking from experience........
next time I see you I'll know to give you some privacy if you take out fruit punch from your bag.

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you sound as if you are speaking from experience........
next time I see you I'll know to give you some privacy if you take out fruit punch from your bag.

nono, I'll happily share
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:23 AM   #22
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awwww, you're too sweet! No, really!

Next year at Lowlands, ok?
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:26 AM   #23
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Yup, provided they will have artists that are worth waiting long enough for to mix pee punch in the process
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:31 PM   #24
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a video of "I remember": click here

the audio stream of his whole performance:
click here (I only here noise, so the stream might not be working properly, but they'll prolly fix that soon. Or maybe it's my stupid computer)
****, they cut out the good parts: 9 crimes, the mix Volcano-Me my joke and I and Coconut Skins..)
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:54 PM   #25
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Does someone know what that sound was just before this gig?? It was some kind of ehm, a lot of pianos, very minimal thing . Maybe this is something played at more gigs of Damien? It almost felt like it was supposed to be.
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:59 PM   #26
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Thanks for the review and link marloes!
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:21 AM   #27
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Seems like the Canadians are conquering the world! Arcade Fire, Patrick Watson, The Dears...
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:53 AM   #28
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^didn't Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell already do that..?
Well, maybe the world needed to be re-conquered.
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Does someone know what that sound was just before this gig?? It was some kind of ehm, a lot of pianos, very minimal thing . Maybe this is something played at more gigs of Damien? It almost felt like it was supposed to be.
Yes, before the Copenhagen June gig there was also about 10 minutes of piano stuff that grew in intensity and almost made me crazy - sort of reapeating the same pattern over and over.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:24 AM   #29
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^didn't Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell already do that..?
Well, maybe the world needed to be re-conquered.

I'm not that old, I wouldn't know!
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:28 AM   #30
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me neither, that was just the world order I grew up to believe in..
there certainly ARE a lot of great canadian artists out there!
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