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It's good to be back.


Secretly.

Yes, it's a crappy mobile phone picture, but at least it's something. :)

This was probably one of the strongest concert experiences ever. Skunk Anansie got back together again after quite some years and they are touring Europe now. They came to Ljubljana on Thursday. Ok, technically it was Friday, since they got on stage at 1am. :)

My, my, what a concert that was. Powerful, strong, accurate and the audience really followed every single second of it, from Selling Jesus as an opening song to Secretly as the third of their return to the stage. We just didn't want to let them go. Skin was at her best, a volcano of energy and the guys just followed the lead. I have to say it was also a rather emotional concert. Skin, also known for not treating the public too kindly now and then, was apparently surprised and taken by the enthusiasm we all showed. Yes, "It's good to be back" was what she said before Hedonism, the first of their returns. And there was also "You're wonderful, where have we been all these years?"

I am not much of a concert person, but I have to say I am really happy that some of my all time favourite bands came to Ljubljana and Skunk Anansie just rule my throne now, a Trinity with Morcheeba and Massive Attack, I'd say. And YouTube just exploded with videos from their Ljubljana act. So, here's one. Guy apparently had a good equipment with him. :)

Just because you feel good
Doesn't make your right, oh no
Just because you feel good
Still want you here tonight





Comments

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leafshimmer
May. 29th, 2010 03:33 am (UTC)
I love her drum. I realize it's not the intention, but the blue color and the design really make me think of the Minoans (on ancient Crete).
paterson_si
May. 29th, 2010 07:56 am (UTC)
Ahh.... Crete.... want to go back there again.....

http://paterson.freewebspace.com/crete01.htm
tkn1114
May. 30th, 2010 02:47 am (UTC)
I had almost forgotten about this pix blog of yours. I enjoyed looking at it vvhen vve first met. That vvas only a season or so ago?... Time flies. I vvould like to look at it vvith you one day soon. It's the kind of thing you should do together. There's an intimacy in all those pix that demands that. I think I've said that before. There is something special in the totality of the album.
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 08:24 am (UTC)
Thanks, T. I feel very much attached to that old site. That's the reason I am keeping it as it is. Part of my past that I want to preserve. And it brings back so many memories...

xxx
tkn1114
Jun. 1st, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
infatti :-.)

xxx
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paterson_si
May. 29th, 2010 07:58 am (UTC)
I have to say I rarely go to a concert. It has to be really something I totally want to see. Crowd just kills all the fun, but Skunk were so great, I just let it all go with the flow. An amazing night.
brokn2pieces
May. 29th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
I like smaller shows (20 - 200 ppl) - larger ones are a bummer. I'm not super familiar w/ Skunk Anansie either. I heard them a while ago when the US label tried getting them popular here but that was it. Is there a record in particular you're recommend starting with?

The drummer is pretty hot in this vid you posted :)
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 08:27 am (UTC)
Well Skunk Anansie were definitely worth some jumping in the crowd. I was so happy to be able to finally see them I just didn't mind. :) I think you could start with their recently released greatest hits CD Smashes And Trasher. It gives a nice overview and they played most of those songs in Ljubljana.

Yes, drummer is hot And he turned 40 on that evening. So, there's still hope for us, freshly 40s in this world........ :)
sparkytwmonkey
May. 29th, 2010 05:20 am (UTC)
My only exposure to Skunk Anansie is the Bjork song they remixed. Army of Me, I think it was...
paterson_si
May. 29th, 2010 07:58 am (UTC)
You need more exposure.......
bluebubbleblue
May. 29th, 2010 06:11 am (UTC)
AWESOME!!!!!!!!! :)
paterson_si
May. 29th, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)
It really was....

they rocked it!
jccub1
May. 29th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
Had no idea SA had reformed! That's something we have in common - well 3 in fact: Morcheeba, Skunk Anansie and Massive Attack - three of my all time faves :)

Glad you enjoyed - looked like a great gig!
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 08:28 am (UTC)
Yes... they reformed and they are bloody good! :) So we share a lot of all time faves. Well, all of them! :)))))

Yes, concert was amazing. Skin was beyond emotions.
jccub1
May. 31st, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
I saw them back in London YEARS ago at a secret gig and they were great. I was introduced to Skin once when I handled Abbey Road Studios - very surreal when it was over lunch in the studio's canteen/kitchen... But she was lovely and very down to earth. Met her again later than year when we threw a party for the rock artists and she did a very brief impromptu singalong...at some silly in the morning...yes most people were pissed lol
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
I am envious..... :)
jccub1
May. 31st, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
She was very cool.
I was pretty drunk.
That's all I remember lol
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
Enough to paint me green.

And it's not even Thursday. :)
dan4behr
May. 29th, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
I wasn't familiar with SA, but I have to admit... I LIKE!
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 08:29 am (UTC)
So you need to get familiar with them. :)
ubermunkey
May. 30th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
sounds like a hell of a good time!
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 08:29 am (UTC)
OH YES! :) Not really Gaga fun, but OMG fun! :)
ubermunkey
Jun. 2nd, 2010 10:44 am (UTC)
woof she's kind of hot
in that kick your ass take names then do it all again
sort of way
paterson_si
Jun. 2nd, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
Sort of, yes. :)
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