October 02, 2010

Grinderman

Grinderman

Loved the Grinderman show last night at Hammersmith Apollo. Nick Cave taps into such dark elements of the human psyche, not so much violence but some kind of blackness, giving compelling form to shadows of fear and lust and beauty and desire.

Feels like I hadn't been to a concert in ages, which added to the experience, as did attending with my lovely friends Ren, Matt, Riddi, Jamie and Gilbey.

I just wish Grinderman hadn't relied on EMI for their direct to consumer efforts for Grinderman 2. The emails look shit, they're too long, and their purchase links are all external retailers. It's a wasted opportunity - they should have used Topspin. They are streaming the album on myspace, which is nice.

Aside from that, the only negative to the evening was missing my connection at Whitechapel - took me an hour and half to get home from the station! I was between iphones last night, so it was a novel experience of having no GPS, maps or internet. Unusual, kind of fun in a small dose, like using a portaloo at a festival - hang on, that's never fun. Rest assured I am now safely connected to a shiny new iphone 4.

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2 Comments:

Blogger jen robinson said...

Ooh! Terrific that you saw Grinderman.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Yup - good fun :) Next concert will hopefully be Jarvis Cocker and friends this Thursday. Jarvis is such a great entertainer.

9:42 PM  

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