domingo, 25 de octubre de 2020

Placebo for charity, part 3

Dear friends, today we meet again at the next part of my virtual pilgrimage for events that deepened my love for PLACEBO.

Photo credit: Helena Berg, placeboworld FB, photo edit by Marti

๐Ÿ”ธ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฃ๐—›๐—”, ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ”ธ
My first event today is related to a breathtaking photograph by Brian Molko taken by a prominent British photographer and Brian's friend, Helena Berg. It captures Brian's face under a layer of ice. I admit that I can't get enough of that photo.
It was one of the photographs created for a charity exhibition called ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฃ๐—›๐—”, which took place in November 2015.
To find out what actually happened in 2015, I will present an excerpt from an article on the CALMZONE website, where there is an interview with one of the ambassadors of the ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—  ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, with the English actor ๐™…๐™–๐™ข๐™ž๐™š ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™—๐™š๐™ก๐™ก ๐˜ฝ๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ง:

⭐„It came about after a CALM event I’d organised in Leeds in March. Placebo kindly agreed to dedicate the Leeds show of their tour to help raise awareness of CALM, and I put together a secret after-show party in collaboration with the uni. Both Brian and Stef from the band DJ’d, and have been amazingly supportive. I was so grateful for them getting behind the charity and their continued efforts. Helena [Berg, acclaimed photographer responsible for much of rock band Placebo’s artwork during their 20 year career] had heard all about the event and CALM via Brian, and asked to be put in touch with me to discuss her ideas; she talked about getting a load of photographers together to do something for the charity, as the cause really resonated with her."⭐

◾๐™’๐™๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ข๐™š ๐˜ผ๐™‡๐™‹๐™ƒ๐˜ผ?
...A culture where the expectation of the stereotypical ALPHA male is relentlessly reinforced...
„The predominant model of the alpha male; strong, stoic and unfeeling, still persists in popular culture and reinforces a concept of masculinity that is pervasive and insidious – one that doesn’t allow for anxiety, vulnerability or dialogue.“
„In 2014, 4,623 men took their own lives in Britain. That works out to more than 12 deaths a day, and accounts for 76% of the total suicides in the UK in 2014. In fact, suicide is the biggest killer for men under 45 in the UK.“◾

Here you can find more photos from the Alpha exhibition.

๐˜ˆ๐˜“๐˜—๐˜๐˜ˆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ-๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด - ๐˜š๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜จ, ๐˜‘๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ, ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜Ž๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ป๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ - ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜Š๐˜ˆ๐˜“๐˜”.

⭐To photographer and Alpha curator Helena Berg, finding out the disturbingly high rate of male suicides was a call to action.
“I was so shocked and wanted to help,” she says. “I contacted four fellow photographers and we set out to interpret different parts of the male emotional experience. We called the project Alpha to reflect the cultural pressures put upon men to live up to the stereotypical “alpha male” model ... and we concentrated on emotions that would lead a person not to speak, like anxiety, depression and loneliness."
Berg herself concentrated on feelings of isolation, by photographing men under ice and water.
“Not as a reference to drowning,” she swiftly clarifies, “but to illustrate immobilisation and the feeling of ‘being frozen’, which many depressed people experience. I used Perspex on top of the subject [Placebo’s Brian Molko] for the illusion of ice and to create photos that are haunting and tranquil at the same time.
Alpha was timed to open on International Men’s Day, says Berg, “to highlight this gender disparity issue, where three times as many men are taking their lives as women."⭐
๐˜ธ๐˜ธ๐˜ธ.๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ.๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ 2015

Helena's photos, where there is also a picture of Brian

Photo credit: Joseph Llanes

๐Ÿ”ธ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—–๐—˜๐—•๐—ข „๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป“ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ”ธ
The Placebo rarities auction was the logical result of many years of consideration by our favorites. During their career, they accumulated a lot of things in various storage spaces, to which they had a very nostalgic relationship. That's why the idea matured in their heads that it would be great to offer these treasures to their fans.
It was an amazing idea to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Placebo.

⭐„There just seemed to be an endless list of stuff we’d gathered since that day it all began in a London tube station two decades ago,” Placebo said in a press statement. “As the big ‘20 Years’ drew nearer, we thought it may be time to sift through it all before the hungry city rats got to it; see what would be worth saving from the proverbial fire. We thought to ourselves that maybe some people would even be interested in owning some of these items. Stranger things have been bought in the past; celebrity locks of hair and royal pairs of underwear have both passed under the auction hammer in recent years.
So we proceeded to scour our own personal wardrobes, our management office and the band’s own dark and dusty storage space to see what was hiding in cobweb covered corners,” the statement continued.
“Guitar pedals that we thought were lost, and posters of gigs that never happened surfaced along with gloriously roughed-up stage gear that we thought had been lost in transit to South America back in 2001. While sifting through the reams of black clothes on the wardrobe rail, out poked little forgotten classics from designers we love and pieces worn during the times we rubbed shoulders with our heroes. The dresses and denim, the leather and PVC. The rare and unseen, the signed and played, the disused pedals and rare releases were all there too. And now they are ready, ready for new homes.”⭐
๐˜—๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ „๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค.๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ“ ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ 2017

⭐“They’re pretty iconic items,” Molko told NME about what’s on offer to their fans in the auction.
“For example, we have the jumper that I wore in the ‘Pure Morning’ video, we have the space suit that I wore in the ‘Special K’ video, clothes from the stage or album artwork. There’s also a lot of rarities in the form of a Japanese mini-album of the ‘Nancy Boy’ single, posters. These are clothes that we don’t wear any more and they’ve just been in a cage where we store our equipment.“

He continued: “The money is going to the Mercy Centre in Bangkok, which is a home for underprivileged children which we’ve supported for a long time. And we’re also giving money to CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably. They’re trying to raise awareness of male suicide among young men in the UK. The rate is really, really quite high. We need to remove the stigma surrounding depression, and one of their goals is to get more men to talk about their feelings instead of keeping it all inside and isolating one’s self – and eventually ending up with quite a tragic outcome.”

“CALM is a charity that’s close to my heart because depression is a condition which I suffer from myself,” Molko told NME.
“There are various forms of help out there.
It’s a disease like any other. Depression and addiction are both recognised by the World Health Organisation as diseases. If someone had MS or cancer, you would listen to them. There’s still a stigma attached to depression, and a lot of men in particular feel that it’s a sign of weakness to talk about it. What we’re trying to do with CALM is remove that stigma in society.”⭐
๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฐ „๐˜•๐˜”๐˜Œ.๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ“ ๐˜–๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ 2017

Photo credit: Marco Vittur  

“๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜Š๐˜ˆ๐˜“๐˜”,
๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜—๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ข, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด. ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜Š๐˜ˆ๐˜“๐˜” £27,500. ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ. ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ!
๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ,
๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ”๐Ÿ’—
๐˜—๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ „๐˜•๐˜”๐˜Œ.๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ“ March 2018

The auction started on September 29 and ended on October 6, 2017.
Is there anyone among you who managed to get a rare piece from the Placebo collection? You have a unique opportunity to share with us again the pure feeling of joy that flooded you at that moment.๐Ÿ˜

A few words in conclusion.
Maybe this post is too long.
Maybe it's hard to read.
There may be too much information in it that doesn't really interest you.

But it was important for me to combine these two events into one post.
Maybe there are people among you who have wondered why Brian cares so much about supporting Calm. Why it is mentioned so often.

Placebo have the ability to change the world around you, and that's what happens.๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

Post by Marti

jueves, 22 de octubre de 2020

๐๐‹๐€๐‚๐„๐๐Ž & ๐…๐ˆ๐‹๐Œ๐’: ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง'๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ

Today I’m going to share the last part of my series with you - the last for now because I’m pretty sure there will be more points of connection between our favourite band and films which I can tell you about in future.

Photo credits: Kevin Westenberg, posters of the films / edit by Olga

๐‹๐š ๐‡๐š๐ข๐ง๐ž and ๐–๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐š๐ญ ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ญ are movies mentioned by Brian as favourites in his ๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’˜๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’ ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’† ( for Silver Rocket magazine.

๐Ÿ“๐‹๐€ ๐‡๐€๐ˆ๐๐„ (1995) is a French black-and-white drama film written, co-edited, and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, starring Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundรฉ, Saรฏd Taghmaoui. The title derives from a line spoken by one of the main characters "La haine attire la haine!", "hatred breeds hatred".
The film follows three young men during twenty-four hours of their life spent in the French suburban "ghetto." Vinz, a Jew, Saรฏd, an Arab, and Hubert, a black boxer, have grown up in the suburbs of Paris where high levels of diversity coupled with the racist and oppressive police force have raised tensions to a critical breaking point. During the riots that took place a night before, a police officer lost his handgun in the ensuing madness, only to leave it for Vinz to find. Now, with a newfound means to gain the respect he deserves, Vinz vows to kill a cop if his friend Abdel dies in the hospital, due the beating he received while in police custody.

๐Ÿ“๐–๐ˆ๐‹๐ƒ ๐€๐“ ๐‡๐„๐€๐‘๐“ (1991) is an American black comedy romantic crime film written and directed by David Lynch and starring Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern. It is based on the 1989 novel of the same name by Barry Gifford.
Lula's psychopathic mother goes crazy at the thought of Lula being with Sailor, who just got free from jail. Ignoring Sailor's probation, they set out for California. However, their mother hires a killer to hunt down Sailor. Unaware of this, the two enjoy their journey and themselves being together... until they witness a young woman dying after a car accident - a bad omen.

Photo credit: Robin

๐Ÿ“๐๐Ž๐ˆ๐’๐Ž๐ (1991) - one of Brian’s favourite films mentioned by him back in 1999.

๐‘บ๐‘ผ๐‘ฉ: ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐‘ป๐’๐’…๐’… ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’š๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ?
๐Ÿ“ขBrian: Well, you could say so because ‘Poison’ is my most favorite movie. When I got the offer, I went to audition and told him, “Just please give me any role. I need to be in your movie. I adore your works.” Then we became very good friends. Whenever we go to New York or he comes to London, we hang out. It’s really amazing to be friends with someone you admire.
(๐‘†๐‘ˆ๐ต "๐ผ๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ค ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘€๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘˜๐‘œ", 1999)

๐๐จ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐ง is an American science fiction drama horror film written and directed by Todd Haynes and starring Edith Meeks, Larry Maxwell, Susan Gayle Norman, Scott Renderer, and James Lyons.
It is composed of three intercut stories that are partially inspired by the novels of ๐‘ฑ๐’†๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ฎ๐’†๐’๐’†๐’• and include quotations from Our Lady of the Flowers, The Miracle of the Rose, and The Thief's Journal. With its gay themes, Poison became one of the most fervently debated film of the early 1990s and considered to be an early entry in the New Queer Cinema movement.
There are three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence.
In "๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐จ," seven-year-old Richie kills his abusive father and then flies away. After the event, a documentary, made in the style of an episode of a tabloid television news magazine, in cheesy lurid colors asks what Richie was like and what led up to the shooting.
In the black and white "๐‡๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ซ," a gothic tale in the style of a psychotropic horror film of the mid-1960s, a scientist isolates the elixir of human sexuality, drinks it, and becomes a festering, contagious murderer. A female colleague who loves him tries to help, to her peril.
In "๐‡๐จ๐ฆ๐จ," a prisoner John Broom finds himself attracted to an inmate, Jack Bolton, whom he had known and seen humiliated as a youth in a juvenile facility. It is an adaptation of part of Genet's The Miracle of the Rose (1946).
๐๐จ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐ง - ๐Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ

๐Ÿ“๐…๐‹๐€๐Œ๐ˆ๐๐† ๐‚๐‘๐„๐€๐“๐”๐‘๐„๐’ (1963) - a short film which Todd Haynes alludes to in his 1998 movie Velvet Goldmine.

๐Ÿ“ข"The fictitious band featuring Molko and Placebo drummer Steve Hewitt are called The Flaming Creatures; 'named after,' Molko says, 'a 1920's gay porn film.'"
(๐บ๐‘ข๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘ง๐‘–๐‘›๐‘’ "๐‘†๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘Œ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘ ", ๐‘‚๐‘๐‘ก'98)
Well, Brian was wrong about the decade but perfectly remembered the general vibe of this short film๐Ÿ˜‰

๐…๐ฅ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ is an American experimental film directed by Jack Smith that features graphic sexual imagery, an earthquake, and a lipstick commercial. This is one of the most controversial short film of all time, it contains scenes of a group of people who do things that are considered bizarre, strange and taboo, including sexual activity.
Most of the characters are sexually ambiguous, such as transvestites, intersex, and drag performers. Flaming Creatures is largely non-narrative, and its action is often interrupted by cutaways to close-ups of body parts.
Filmmaker and artist Jack Smith described his own film as a “comedy set in a haunted movie studio.”
Because of its graphic depiction of sexuality, some venues refused to show Flaming Creatures, and in March 1964, police interrupted a screening, some of the filmmakers were charged. Nevertheless, it turned to be an important point at the underground film movement.

Photo credit: Pat Pope

๐Ÿ“๐๐Ž๐˜๐’ ๐ƒ๐Ž๐'๐“ ๐‚๐‘๐˜ (1999) - one of the movies Brian was hugely impressed by back in 2000.

๐‘ญ๐’Š๐’๐’Ž ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’š๐’†๐’‚๐’“?
๐Ÿ“ข"Boys don't cry" It's shocking that that kind of thing happens even today, that people can be that backward. The fact that it's a true story makes it all the more heartbreaking.
(๐พ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘” "๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘€๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘˜๐‘œ - ๐‘€๐‘ฆ ๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ", ๐ท๐‘’๐‘'00)

๐๐จ๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐ง'๐ญ ๐œ๐ซ๐ฒ is an American biographical film which is a dramatization of the real-life story of Brandon Teena, an American trans man, who attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska but falls victim to a brutal hate crime perpetrated by two male acquaintances.

๐Ÿ“๐๐‹๐”๐„ ๐•๐„๐‹๐•๐„๐“ (1986) – a movie that Brian could obviously relate to at a certain moment.
๐Ÿ“ข“If I was a film I would be: Blue Velvet”
(๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘€๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘˜๐‘œ, ๐ธ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘”๐‘ฆ, “๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘ข๐‘ก”, 2006)

๐๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ž ๐•๐ž๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž๐ญ is an American neo-noir mystery film written and directed by David Lynch. Blending psychological horror with film noir, it stars Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, and Laura Dern.
The film concerns a young college student who, returning home to visit his ill father, discovers a severed human ear in a field that leads to his uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy and entering a romantic relationship with a troubled lounge singer.

๐Ÿ“๐‡๐Ž๐”๐’๐„ ๐Ž๐… ๐๐Ž๐˜๐’ (2009) – a film that features director's thanks to Brian Molko: very nice casting encounter.

๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐จ๐ฒ๐ฌ is a Luxembourg-German co-production directed by Jean-Claude Schlim, starring Loรฏc Peckels, Layke Anderson, Harry Ferrier.
During 2009-2011, the film won Audience Award at various LGBT International Festivals in Brussels, Rio, Melbourne, Durban.
A glamorous, colourful story that follows the dramatic journey of Frank, a high school kid in 1984, through an exciting world of sex and music, where his passion is suddenly turned into a struggle for courage facing a new disease, AIDS, and becomes deep, true love in the expectancy of his friend's horrible death and beyond.

I hope you can find something interesting for you among these facts. Every little bit may help us to know more about Brian’s personality, don’t you think so, soulmates? However, when it comes to cinematography, as any other kind of arts, it’s never enough of learning…

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miรฉrcoles, 21 de octubre de 2020

๐Ÿ’ฅ๐๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง'๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ข๐ž๐Ÿ’ฅ

Hello soulmates,
a lot of words have already been written about how the famous artist ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ซ๐™ž๐™™ ๐˜ฝ๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™š influenced the artistic growth of the band ๐™‹๐™‡๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐™€๐˜ฝ๐™Š.
But even after David's death, their journey together is still a wonderful subject to discover.

Photo credit: Frank Ockenfels, unknown, screenshots (2 / edit by Marti

In 2017, an interview with Brian was published in ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ˆ๐ง๐๐ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ, which I would like to share with you today in a shorten version. There are some beautiful mentions that led me to the idea of writing this post.

๐Ÿ“Œ Given Placebo’s history with the press, one might think that ๐Œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ค๐จ would be at best wary, at worst down-right hostile towards journalists. When I meet up with him prior to a rehearsal for the last leg of the band’s current retrospective tour however, any fears of a frosty reception are allayed almost immediately.
Instead this afternoon, he proves to be warm, friendly, engaging and never too far away from erupting into fits of laughter. He speaks slowly in that familial, nasal tone that gives ๐๐‹๐€๐‚๐„๐๐Ž one of the distinct characteristics that people either adore or abhor and provides, considerate, well-thought out answers to all my questions, even being so gracious as to extend our interview not just once, but twice.

Twenty-one years have passed since the band first came into public consciousness and ๐๐‹๐€๐‚๐„๐๐Ž are still here whilst Cool Britannia is most certainly not, replaced instead with a more overt, pervading sense of fear, bigotry and xenophobia – in 2017, we’re about as far away from the pervading mid-Nineties attitude of incandescent national pride as it’s possible to get.
๐๐‹๐€๐‚๐„๐๐Ž had the common sense not to ride the Britpop wave, which in 1996 was already beginning to show signs of dissipating, and have consequently remained whilst so many of their contemporaries fell by the wayside. In fact, one could argue (as Molko does) that ๐๐‹๐€๐‚๐„๐๐Ž ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘”๐‘–๐‘›๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ 21๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘ฆ ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ 20๐‘กโ„Ž.

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♦ “๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ค๐‘’ ๐‘”๐‘œ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ฆ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘’, ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘ก’๐‘  ๐‘ž๐‘ข๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘’ ๐‘Ž ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘“๐‘ข๐‘™ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”, ๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ƒ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘œ๐‘›, ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘ , ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ , ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘ž๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘”๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘ โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘ . ๐‘Š๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘›'๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘‘๐‘œ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก'๐‘  ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘ฆ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘“ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ค ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘“๐‘’๐‘’๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘›'๐‘ก ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘—๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก, ๐‘ค๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘Ž ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘›๐‘ข๐‘š๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘œ ๐‘“๐‘’๐‘™๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘›'๐‘ก ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž ๐‘ฃ๐‘œ๐‘–๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘š. ๐ด๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ข๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ, ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘–๐‘” ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘š๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ข๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘“๐‘–๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก.”♦
Brian's beautiful statement, with which I personally must agree. But let's go back to David, because Brian's memory of David's departure always touches the heart of each of us.

๐Ÿ“Œ It was also around this time that the band collaborated with David Bowie on a re-recorded version of the title track from their sophomore album Without You I’m Nothing, arguably the band’s most beloved and cherished record to date.

♦ “๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘” ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘  ๐‘€๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘˜๐‘œ, “๐‘–๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘Ž ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘”, ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘“๐‘“๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘–๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘“-๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘’๐‘š. ๐ผ๐‘ก’๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘œ-๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘๐‘’, ๐‘“๐‘’๐‘’๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘›’๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘ ๐‘’.”♦

๐Ÿ“Œ Inevitably, the song has taken on a whole new meaning with a far deeper resonance for ๐Œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ค๐จ since Bowie’s death in January 2016. In Placebo’s early days, when critics were taking seemingly every opportunity they could to make cheap swipes at the band, it was Bowie’s patronage that garnered them credibility in the eyes of a music press that were dumb enough to be disorientated by a bloke in a dress. As was his wont, Bowie took the band under his wing, making regular live appearances with them, inviting them out on tour and providing sound counsel and mentorship.

♦“๐‘Š๐‘’’๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘“๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ท๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘‘ ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ‘๐‘Š๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘Œ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐ผ’๐‘š ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”’ ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘ก'๐‘  ๐‘๐‘’๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘โ„Ž ๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘’๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐ผ'๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘› ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ " ๐‘€๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘˜๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘“๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘ .
"๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘š๐‘š๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐ผ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘› '๐ผ'๐‘š ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘“ ๐ผ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ฆ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’, ๐‘–๐‘ก'๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก'.
๐ต๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐ผ’๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘”๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘, ๐‘–๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘’๐‘™๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘œ ๐ท๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘‘ ๐ต๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘š๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž โ„Ž๐‘ข๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘๐‘’๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”, ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘š๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘›. ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘ข๐‘  ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  '๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘‘๐‘œ, ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘’๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ฆ'.
๐ท๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘‘ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘“๐‘ก-๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘”๐‘œ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘œ๐‘“๐‘“ ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘”๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐ผ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘˜ โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘“๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘ข๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘‘๐‘œ ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก, ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’-๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘ .
๐‘†๐‘œ ๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘”๐‘›๐‘–๐‘“๐‘–๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘”๐‘’๐‘‘, ๐‘–๐‘ก'๐‘  ๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘Ž ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐ท๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘‘ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘š๐‘’, ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘โ„Ž ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘˜. ๐ป๐‘’'๐‘  ๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก, ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘โ„Ž ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ž๐‘ข๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘’๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐ผ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘“๐‘™๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ , ๐‘œ๐‘› โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘š ๐‘๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ค๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘’๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ; โ„Ž๐‘’'๐‘  ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘ฆ ๐‘”๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘”๐‘’๐‘™!” ♦

Brian and David at Looking Glass Studios in New York, March 1999.

I had to shorten this beautiful interview, but I will allow myself to publish its end here. We are all looking forward to the birth of a new baby, ๐ŸŽต๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž๐›๐จ๐Ÿ– is already on its way, it is being intensively prepared to appear to us in its absolute perfection. What will it be like? And what was Brian's idea in 2017?


๐Ÿ“Œ But what of the future of ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž๐›๐จ? ๐Œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ค๐จ reveals that he is currently writing songs for the band’s as yet untitled eighth album, a project that will no doubt become the main focus of their 2018.
♦“๐ผ'๐‘‘ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘ก ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘“๐‘™๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘›, ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘’'๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘’๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ค๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘Ž ๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘ ” โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘ .
“๐ผ'๐‘‘ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘Ž ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐ผ'๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐ฟ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ 27 ๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐ผ โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘™๐‘ฆ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ฆ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ž๐‘ข๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘๐‘™๐‘–๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘’’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ, ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ˆ๐พ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ˆ๐‘†.
๐‘Š๐‘’’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘”๐‘œ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘˜๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘  ๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘ ; ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’’๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘“๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฃ๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘˜๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ก.
๐ด๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘”๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก, ๐ผ ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘ ๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘™๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘’’๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐ผ'๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘š๐‘ฆ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘“๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘˜๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘โ„Ž๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘ฆ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘๐‘’๐‘‘.
๐ผ ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘›'๐‘ก ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘˜ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘™ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘“-๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘™๐‘’๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘  โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ข๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘ฆ. ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘ฆ๐‘๐‘’๐‘ .”♦
๐ผ๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก 10/19/2017

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To make your evening and the memory of the amazing musician and very cordial man ๐ƒ๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ข๐ž perfect, I share a few videos for you.

The first video I share with you is Placebo's performance in Moscow, October 2016, a song "Without You I'm Nothing" and Brian's heartbreaking sadness.

This next video was mentioned in ๐๐Œ๐„:
๐Ÿ“Œ ๐‘ƒ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐ท๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘‘ ๐ต๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘’. ๐‘†๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘š ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘š, ๐ต๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘š๐‘’๐‘š๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘ ‘๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘ฆ ๐ต๐‘œ๐‘ฆ’, ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” “๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก’๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘“๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘โ„Ž ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘””.
๐ป๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘’’๐‘‘ “๐‘’๐‘›๐‘—๐‘œ๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘š ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ค – โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘๐‘’๐‘“๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐ผ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘โ„Ž ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘š ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘™๐‘™.”
๐‘๐‘€๐ธ 14๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘†๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘š๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ 2017

and David's last sentence is:
๐Ÿ™"๐’ƒ๐’†๐’„๐’‚๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐‘ฐ'๐’Ž ๐’๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’ˆ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’ ๐’…๐’Š๐’†"๐Ÿ™

Placebo interview and "20th Century Boy" with David Bowie at The Brit Awards (1999)

2016, Brian jokes about the fateful phone call with David in Barbados and about recording WYIN. It's amazing how Stefan laughs at Brian's story, which he must have heard a thousand times.

Interview from Hungary 2016 - Brian talks about the pain of David's departure, but also about the cover of the album "๐ด ๐‘ƒ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ˆ๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐ท๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘š" - very interesting.

Two videos from Antwerp 2016, a 2-minute standing ovation from the auditorium in honor of David, and Brian wiping his tears.

Post by Marti

Short interview with Brian: My favourite shit

Today I want to share a short interview with Brian that was printed in Kerrang magazine in 2009. He talks about some of his “favourite shit”. Enjoy reading!

Photo credit: Laetizia Forget

♦๐˜ฝ๐™๐™„๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐™ˆ๐™Š๐™‡๐™†๐™Š: ๐™ˆ๐™” ๐™๐˜ผ๐™‘๐™Š๐™๐™๐™„๐™๐™€ ๐™Ž๐™ƒ๐™„๐™♦

๐— ๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—”๐—ฉ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—ช๐—”๐—ฌ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—Ÿ
”I think a tour bus is a rather excellent way to travel. We did a great deal of van touring very early on in our career, which I think makes us appreciate being able to travel on buses a lot more.”

๐— ๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—”๐—ฉ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—  ๐——๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฅ
”David Lynch, his films are very close to my heart. I kinda grew up watching his films, and I love the sense of foreboding and the brutality that runs through his work at the same time as the extreme beauty of it. I've liked his more recent stuff too, Inland Empire was more like an abstract painting, but I liked that.”

๐— ๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—”๐—ฉ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ง๐—˜ ๐— ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—–๐—˜๐—ฃ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—”๐—•๐—ข๐—จ๐—ง ๐— ๐—˜
”That I'm short. I'm actually 6'4”. It comes up all the time, but that's only because Stefan [Olsdal, bass/guitar] is 10'8”...”

๐— ๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—”๐—ฉ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—”๐—•๐—ข๐—จ๐—ง ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ
”Flying away to the sun, that's the only thing I like about it. I try to be on tour as much as possible at that time of year, and hitting Australia around then is always a good plan. I'm getting older, so my bones are getting more porous, which happens to everybody, but that means I feel the cold a lot more now.”

๐— ๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—”๐—ฉ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ ๐——๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก
”Angkor Wat in Cambodia is one of the most spiritual and beautiful places that I've ever been to.”

๐— ๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—”๐—ฉ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—”๐—•๐—ข๐—จ๐—ง ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ก๐—–๐—˜
”Paris. I have a special affinity for that city and everything in it. I feel very much at home when I go there.”

๐— ๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—”๐—ฉ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ-๐—š๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—Ÿ ๐—š๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฃ
”The Raincoats. I just really like their classic debut album [The Raincoates, 1979], it's from the punk era and it's kind of shambolic but I really like that.”

Post by Silke

domingo, 18 de octubre de 2020

๐๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง ๐Œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ค๐จ & ๐‰๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐‹๐ž๐ญ๐จ - ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐›๐ž๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐š ๐ฉ๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž

In 2011, ๐๐‹๐€๐‚๐„๐๐Ž had the only open-air concert. The band accepted an offer from ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜‡, which celebrated the 125th anniversary of the founding of the brand's car factory in their hometown of Stuttgart, Germany, and decided to thank the city by organizing a 5-day event.
In addition to the international football match Germany-Brazil, this megalomaniac event also included ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป-๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—น๐—ผรŸ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‡ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐˜‚๐˜๐˜๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜. Admission to the show taking place on 11.8.2011 was extremely low, tickets cost only 15 EUR.

Photo credit: Steffen Schmid Jared Leto's Twitter (3) / edit by Marti

Link to the video, which also includes brief shots of a rock show.
๐‘€๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘ -๐ต๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ง ๐‘‡๐‘‰: ๐‘‚๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘™๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘› 2011.

It was the first concert of Placebo band for this car manufacturer's brand, which preceded a series of concerts for Mercedes-Benz in 2012.
Brian was very much looking forward to this concert.
First, 2011 was a non-concert year for Placebo. The only two concerts were this one in Stuttgart and a smaller show at Huxley's Neue Welt Berlin two days earlier.
And second, he was really looking forward to another band tonight - ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ ๐’๐„๐‚๐Ž๐๐ƒ๐’ ๐“๐Ž ๐Œ๐€๐‘๐’ and his friend ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ผ.
He really wanted to enjoy this evening and please 35,000 fans who filled the beautiful square in Stuttgart.

The two rockstar bands were supported by ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐๐ฌ, a band founded in 2006 in Manchester. This band was chosen for this show by Mercedes-Benz because they actively participated for several months in the ๐— ๐—ถ๐˜…๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ project, a free platform for downloading music and finding newcomers from the international music scene.
By the way, the Stuttgart show was the band's first live performance outside of England.
They have this concert listed on their FB page as a top experience, and I'm not surprised.
๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘  - ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘˜ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐น๐ต ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐๐ฌ warmed up the fans for 30 minutes to pass them on to another band, the very warm welcomed ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ผ and his band ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ ๐’๐„๐‚๐Ž๐๐ƒ๐’ ๐“๐Ž ๐Œ๐€๐‘๐’.
However, according to all the mentions that I managed to find about this concert, this show was not one of the best.
Because of the very poor sound system, Jared's band could only be enjoyed by fans standing in the first third of the auditorium.
The fans also criticized the screens being too small, on which there was not much to see from the middle of the square, and as well as the concert for Jared's too frequent speeches and his habit of inviting fans from the nearest rows to the stage or just letting fans sing long sections of his songs.
He also forbade photographers used to stay in the so-called "photographic pit" to take photos of his performance, which led to great disappointment in these ranks.
But ... according to the footage from the concert that I found on Yt, Jared also enjoyed this gig very much, he even mentioned the band Placebo several times during it and sang a small part of the song Pure Morning.
He definitely won my heart.

Photo taken from Jared Leto's Twitter 

๐‘ฐ๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’•๐’” ๐‘ฐ ๐’”๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’š๐’๐’–, ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’„๐’‚๐’‘๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’๐’๐’—๐’†๐’… ๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’•๐’๐’† ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ - ๐‘ด๐’“. ๐‘ด๐’๐’๐’Œ๐’ ๐’†๐’๐’‹๐’๐’š๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฑ๐’‚๐’“๐’†๐’…'๐’” ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’Š๐’…๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’† (๐’˜๐’‰๐’Š๐’•๐’† ๐‘ป-๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’“๐’•, ๐’ƒ๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ ๐’—๐’†๐’”๐’• ... ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜ ...)
๐‘ฐ๐’•'๐’” ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’‘๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’‹๐’๐’š.

30 ๐‘†๐ธ๐ถ๐‘‚๐‘๐ท๐‘† ๐‘‡๐‘‚ ๐‘€๐ด๐‘…๐‘† (๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘€๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘˜๐‘œ ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’)
๐ฝ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐ฟ๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘œ – ๐‘ƒ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘€๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”
๐‘†๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘ฆ ๐ฝ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘

After the show, during a break in which Mercedes-Benz handed over a check for EUR 25,000 to the Foundation for the support of sports projects for children and young people from socially disadvantaged background, a stage was being prepared for headliner of this evening - a concert by the band ๐๐‹๐€๐‚๐„๐๐Ž.

Photo taken from Jared Leto's Twitter

๐Ÿ”น"๐‘ณ๐’๐’๐’…๐’๐’ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ. ๐‘ฉ๐’–๐’• ๐’˜๐’† ๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’“๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’“, ๐’”๐’ ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’” ๐‘ถ๐‘ฒ. "๐Ÿ”น
๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘๐‘’๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘”๐‘œ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘› ๐ฟ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘›, ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘โ„Ž ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐ด๐‘ข๐‘”๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘ก 6, 2011, ๐‘Ž๐‘“๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜ ๐ท๐‘ข๐‘”๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘›, ๐‘Ž ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘–๐‘š๐‘š๐‘–๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘ , ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐ฟ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘€๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘ƒ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘๐‘’. ๐‘…๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š ๐ฟ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘œ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ธ๐‘›๐‘”๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘, ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘™ ๐ด๐‘ข๐‘”๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘ก 11 (๐‘ƒ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ'๐‘  ๐‘”๐‘–๐‘” ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘ก๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก), ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘š. ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘Ž ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐ฟ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘› โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘Š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘Š๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ ๐ผ๐ผ.
▪️ Before the Nirvana "๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐€๐ฉ๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ" cover began, Brian dedicated the song to ๐€๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐–๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž and ๐Š๐ฎ๐ซ๐ญ ๐‚๐จ๐›๐š๐ข๐ง, who left this world prematurely.
▪️ ๐€๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐–๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž died on July 23. 2011, two weeks before this concert.
To get a perfect idea of ​​this amazing Placebo show, which thrilled the fans also because the sound was suddenly much better and they could make the right connection with their beloved band, I share an excerpt from the article, which you can read in its entirety here:

๐‘€๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘ & ๐‘ƒ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘’
๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™๐‘ฆ, ๐‘Ž๐‘ก 8:30 ๐‘ƒ๐‘€, ๐ด๐‘›๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘Ž ๐‘ƒ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘– ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘™๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”: ๐‘ƒ๐ฟ๐ด๐ถ๐ธ๐ต๐‘‚! ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘’๐‘  ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘’. ๐ผ๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ , ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’, ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘”๐‘–๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ ๐ฟ๐ธ๐ท-๐‘ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘’๐‘›๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘–๐‘™๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”๐‘  ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘“๐‘ข๐‘™. ๐ด๐‘™๐‘ ๐‘œ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘๐‘’๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’: ๐ธ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ, โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก. ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ. ๐‘ƒ๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ฆ, ๐‘ƒ๐ฟ๐ด๐ถ๐ธ๐ต๐‘‚ ๐‘๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘–๐‘” โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐‘œ ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ฆ ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘”๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘๐‘ข๐‘š ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘‚๐‘๐‘’๐‘›-๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ. ๐น๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š '๐น๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘  ๐ต๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘˜ ๐ป๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’'‚ '๐ธ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘Œ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐ธ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘€๐‘’' ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ '๐ต๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐ธ๐‘›๐‘‘‘ ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘“๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ 1 ½ โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ , ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘™๐‘ฆ, ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ. ๐‘‚๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘€๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘˜๐‘œ (๐‘ฃ๐‘œ๐‘–๐‘๐‘’/๐‘”๐‘ข๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ), ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘‚๐‘™๐‘ ๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘™ (๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ ) ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘› ๐น๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก (๐‘‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘ข๐‘š๐‘ ).
My dear Soulmates, I found a lot of amazing videos from this great concert, here are the links for your pleasant moments. Maybe there will be someone among you who was at this show and will write us your impressions.

Photo taken from Jared Leto's Twitter

๐ผ๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ค ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘ ๐‘œ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘›

๐บ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘

๐ฟ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘†๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘

๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘˜๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘”๐‘–๐‘›๐‘’๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜

๐ด๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘–๐‘’๐‘  – ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› - ๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘œ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘™๐‘ฆ

๐ด๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘–๐‘’๐‘  - ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘œ

๐‘‡๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘”๐‘”๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐ป๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘๐‘ฆ ๐ป๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘

๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก ๐ฟ๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก๐‘

๐‘…๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™ – ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘“๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘˜๐‘  ๐‘†๐‘ข๐‘๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐ฟ๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐ป๐ท
This story behind a picture ends. Enjoy these amazing photos from Brian's meeting with Jared as well as breathtaking photos from Placebo concert by ๐’๐ญ๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ง ๐’๐œ๐ก๐ฆ๐ข๐ (๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’„๐’Œ ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’๐’๐’˜, ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‰ ๐’”๐’†๐’†๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ).

Post by Marti

Placebo for charity, part 2

Dear Soulmates, welcome to the continuation of my post from the last week. Thank you very much for your feedback, I'm happy to share with you why love for Placebo has a much deeper dimension for me than just music.

So, take a moment just for yourself and open your hearts and souls.๐Ÿ’—

Photo credit: Scarlet Page

In 2009, Placebo joined many other bands and participated in a fine art auction for the No-Surrender Foundation.

⭐„No Surrender is a Charitable Trust, founded by Jason Boas in 2007, that aims to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer. Jason was a remarkable man whose life was cut short by pancreatic cancer. At only 33 years old Jason was diagnosed with what is often labelled as the impossible cancer by the medical community; but, determined and resolute, Jason strove to raise awareness of the disease and raised a laudable £150,000 for pancreatic cancer research and support. Despite his condition, Jason remained upbeat, good humoured and strong, with an unwavering drive to bring together pancreatic cancer sufferers and offer support and hope through an online network. His family and friends have continued to raise funds in Jason's memory with a variety of highly successful fundraising events.“⭐

Here I put a link to a magical video that we probably all know. Still smiling Steve Forrest, with Brian's generous help, draws a picture, which is then signed by all the guys and donated to the auction taking place in November 2009.


Placebo in Chile, 2010

๐Ÿ”ธ๐‚๐‡๐ˆ๐‹๐„ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ”ธ
Placebo gave a concert in Chile two months after a devastating earthquake that hit much of the area, killing nearly 600 people. It is said that 9% of the population lost their homes and Chile suffered huge economic losses.
On Yt I found this video that warmed my heart:

⭐๐‘ถ๐’‡๐’‡๐’Š๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’„๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’Ž๐’๐’๐’š ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’“๐’๐’„๐’Œ ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’๐’–๐’‘ ๐‘ท๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’ƒ๐’ ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐’๐’ ๐‘จ๐’‘๐’“๐’Š๐’ 7, 2010. ๐‘บ๐’†๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’‚́๐’ ๐‘ท๐’Š๐’̃๐’†๐’“๐’‚ (๐‘ท๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’Š๐’…๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’†) ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’Ž๐’–๐’„๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐‘ท๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’ƒ๐’'๐’” ๐’”๐’–๐’‘๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’• ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’Ž๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’…๐’๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’†'๐’” ๐’„๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’›๐’†๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’”๐’–๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’‰๐’’๐’–๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†.⭐


I'm also putting a second link here, because it breaks the seriousness of the whole first video a bit and because Placebo is never enough๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’—


Stefan Olsdal, Movember 

From 2014 to 2015, Stefan took part in the well-known "mustache" event for the Movember Foundation.

⭐„Movember (mustache + November) is a charitable and annual gender-oriented event. The purpose of the charity is to raise funds while raising awareness of men's health. Special attention is paid to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle for men and education in the field of male diseases, such as testicular cancer and prostate cancer. Another goal of the event is to draw attention to the issue of mental health and suicide.

The annual worldwide event is visible as early as the beginning of November, when the men shave and have their mustaches grow by the end of the month.

The month-long collection of the financial contribution among friends, companies and sponsors culminates in the sending of the contribution to the account of the organization. The organization offers contributions to a specific person, group of people or as a general gift that will be used to research and fight cancer, as well as to raise awareness.“⭐

In November 2015, Placebo shared this post on FB:

Dear souls, what do you say to Stefan with his mustache? I can think of anything about his appearance, but everything is in the background compared to his determination to express support for this purely men's event.

 Photo credit: Greetsia Tent 

๐Ÿ”ธ๐‹๐„๐„๐ƒ๐’, ๐„๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”ธ
Do you still remember Leeds 2013 and Brian's NAMASTE?๐Ÿ’—

In 2015, almost immediately after the Loud Like Love tour, Placebo began another tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its debut album release. The decision to take the March concert in Leeds again as a charity and to donate the proceeds from the concert to CALM was in their heads. Calm is an organization that Placebo has long supported. It deals with the prevention of suicides of men in the UK and the support of people undergoing treatment for depression. We know that Brian carries this lifelong burden on his shoulders and can talk about it very openly.

The Calm Foundation supported it with a wonderful idea to organize a secret afterparty DJ after the main concert of the band Placebo.
Read here:

Information on ticket sales, whose prices were deliberately kept low, so that the event is available to everyone.
You need to click on the blue text to the right of "view details".

I share with you part of an article published after this great event:

⭐„Following MJ was an appearance from Brian Molko himself. For the crowd this was a rare chance for a second glimpse of the Placebo frontman, all in one night. Their excitement at being able to do so in such a personal and intimate setting was palpable as he walked on stage.
Brian kept the crowd mesmerized with a set of electronica that traversed the light and ethereal as well as the darker heavier tones. There was an orchestrated restraint to the set that kept the tension high whilst never letting the build-up fully spill over, inducing a state of transfixion on the audience. It was a joy to hear the multitude of the singer’s influences and how this had impacted the sound of Placebo over the last 20 years, an anniversary being marked by their current worldwide tour, and a historical look back over all their material having recently made their entire back catalogue available to stream online.
Stefan Olsdal, second Placebo member of the night, gave us another insight here. His electronica took on a much more beat focused sound. There was still the swatches of sharp harmonic movement that we heard from Brian, but this time with the kind of rhythmic background that you might well expect from one half of the band’s rhythm section.“⭐

Here is a link to the whole article from CalmZone, which is definitely worth reading, you will learn how the whole idea for a charity afterparty gradually arose.


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Post by Marti

jueves, 15 de octubre de 2020

๐๐‹๐€๐‚๐„๐๐Ž & ๐…๐ˆ๐‹๐Œ๐’: ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐จ๐ฌ

In this part of my series, let’s take a closer look at the movies which had an impact on creating of some Placebo videos.

Photo credit: screenshots of the videos, film posters / edit by Olga

๐…๐Ž๐”๐‘๐“๐„๐„๐ ๐‡๐Ž๐”๐‘๐’ is a film that was an inspiration for the ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  video.
๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ด๐’๐’๐’Œ๐’ told, “It was inspired by the Grace Kelly film ‘Fourteen Hours’ from the 50's about a guy who stands on the ledge of a building in New York for 14 hours. The police, his parents and his wife come and try to talk him down. You never really know why he’s there. It’s a very good film, check it out. We based the story on that.”
(“๐‘‚๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘“๐‘’๐‘’๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”” ๐ท๐‘‰๐ท, 2004)
๐…๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ is a 1951 American noir drama directed by Henry Hathaway, which tells the story of a New York City police officer trying to stop a despondent man from jumping to his death from the 15th floor of a hotel.
It was the screen debut of Grace Kelly and Jeffrey Hunter, who appeared in small roles. The screenplay was based on an article in The New Yorker describing the 1938 real story of John William Warde suicide.
Noteworthy, the Pure Morning video has got an opposite ending. “And it also has a very important meaning that I don’t die in the end. It shows some hope, I think,” ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’Š๐’‚๐’ said. (๐‘†๐‘ˆ๐ต, 1999)

Screenshot from Pure morning video

Telling about ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐ƒ๐จ๐ง’๐ญ ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐€๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐”๐ฌ video in the Once more with feeling DVD Brian said that "there’s a ‘Delicatessen’ feel to this."
๐ƒ๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง is a 1991 French surrealist black comedy directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro.
The film is centered on a post-apocalyptic society where food is in short supply and grain is used as currency. It’s set in a dilapidated apartment building with a delicatessen, a butcher's shop, on the ground floor. It’s run by the landlord, Clapet, who posts job opportunities in the Hard Times paper as means to lure victims to the building, whom he murders and butchers as a cheap source of meat to sell to his tenants. Butcher's daughter and a former clown Louison, who applies for the job, fall in love. Aware of her father's motives, Julie tries to rescue Louison by contacting the "troglodytes", a group of vegetarian rebel sub-group of society who live entirely underground.

๐‹๐€๐’๐“ ๐˜๐„๐€๐‘ ๐€๐“ ๐Œ๐€๐‘๐ˆ๐„๐๐๐€๐ƒ / ๐‹'๐€๐ง๐ง๐ž́๐ž ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ž̀๐ซ๐ž ๐š̀ ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐›๐š๐ is a movie behind a story of the ๐“๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐Œ๐ž๐ง video.
“…I took inspiration from a film I love, L'Annรฉe derniรจre ร  Marienbad ('Last Year at Marienbad'),” ๐‘ฉ๐’‚๐’“๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’“๐’‚ ๐‘ด๐’„๐‘ซ๐’๐’๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰, director of the video, explained, “Not only was the film's enigmatic narrative structure helpful to look at when creating an ambiguous love affair, but the sort of cyclical quality of the track mirrored this kind of repetitive film device. The video had layers of questionable events - did any of it actually happen and if so, with which one. This kind of fragmented reality was a direct nod to that film but something that I thought fit with the band's image of ambiguity at that time.” (๐‘ƒ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘ƒ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘—๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก, 2017)
๐‹'๐€๐ง๐ง๐ž́๐ž ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ž̀๐ซ๐ž ๐š̀ ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐›๐š๐ (๐‹๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐š๐ญ ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐›๐š๐) is a 1961 French-Italian film directed by Alain Resnais.
Set in luxury baroque hotel, it’s a tale of a woman and a man who may have met the year before at Marienbad and may have contemplated or started an affair. There is a second man who may be the woman's husband. The characters are unnamed. Through ambiguous flashbacks and disorienting shifts of time and location, the film explores the relationships between the three characters.
The film is famous for its enigmatic narrative structure, in which time and space are fluid. No certain conclusion is offered: what is happening to the characters, what they are remembering, and what they are imagining.
The same dreamlike nature was perfectly recreated in Placebo video.

Screenshot from Taste in men video

๐†๐€๐“๐“๐€๐‚๐€ is a film that was an inspiration for the ๐’๐ฅ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐–๐š๐ ๐ž video.
According to ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’Š๐’‚๐’, “aesthetically it was by a film ‘Gattaca’ starring Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman. It was the film where they met and first fell in love.”
“Cold, beautifully stylish near future, not sci-fi,” described the atmosphere of the video its director ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’… ๐‘ฎ๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’‰, “Is it sci-fi, is it whatever? Is it a love story? … If it's not the case, let's build like 'Gattaca', people, they are almost automats in the office – machine or computers but there is one girl who suddenly decides… And ok, that creates a knock-on catalyst effect. So, it started to shred everything, shred, shred, shred… It was colourful, simple and powerful.” (๐‘ƒ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘ƒ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘—๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก, 2016)
๐†๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐š๐œ๐š is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. The film presents a biopunk vision of a future society driven by eugenics where potential children are conceived through genetic selection to ensure they possess the best hereditary traits of their parents. Characters in Gattaca continually battle both with society and with themselves to find their place in the world and who they are destined to be according to their genes.
The film's title is based on the letters G, A, T, and C, which stand for guanine, adenine, thymine, and cytosine, the four nucleobases of DNA.

๐…๐€๐๐“๐€๐’๐“๐ˆ๐‚ ๐•๐Ž๐˜๐€๐†๐„ is a film that influenced the making of ๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐Š video.
“This is one of my favorites videos.” ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’Š๐’‚๐’ told. “It’s based on a 60’s movie ‘Fantastic Voyage’. Raquel Welch and a few other people get shrunk and injected into the president’s body and try to save his life. In this video I play Raquel Welch. Unfortunately, the budget didn’t stretch to fake breasts.”
๐‘ฏ๐’๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’… ๐‘ฎ๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’‰ who directed the video for Placebo explained his idea, “It was based on a movie, obviously 'Fantastic voyage'. And I always thought that Stefan looked like an android. I remember a guy from 'Fantastic voyage' turned out to be an android and he was trying to kill everybody. And I thought: 'This is twisted. Let try a mini movie which is all about inside something'.” (๐‘ƒ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘ƒ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘—๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก, 2016)
๐…๐š๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐œ ๐•๐จ๐ฒ๐š๐ ๐ž is a 1966 American science-fiction film directed by Richard Fleischer. The film is about a submarine crew who are shrunk to microscopic size and venture into the body of an injured scientist to repair damage to his brain. Almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream, a lot of problems arise on their way.

Screenshot from Special K video

๐‚๐‘๐”๐„๐‹ ๐ˆ๐๐“๐„๐๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐’: clips from this film are used in one of the versions of ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Œ๐ž video besides the live footage of Placebo from London's Brixton Academy.

๐„๐๐†๐„๐‹ & ๐‰๐Ž๐„: the scenes from the movie are included in the ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค-๐„๐ฒ๐ž๐ video. It was directed by the same director as the film, Vanessa Joop. The video was filmed at the Hurricane Festival in Germany with two actors, Jana Pallaske and Robert Stadlober, starring in Engel & Joe.

Post by  Olga 

miรฉrcoles, 14 de octubre de 2020

“It’s Only Rock'n'Role Reversal”, VOX, June 1997

“Sometimes, yeah. It hits me particularly on tour. It’s got a lot to do with roadies and crew and being in a band with guys, and you get kind of tired sometimes of just talking about farting and genitals and the 'Oo er, I’d give her one’ kind of vibe. It really makes you crave for being on tour with girls. I’m sure that girls are just as dirty, if not more dirty, but you just get a bit tired of the whole male point of view, being surrounded by men constantly. So sometimes I really wish that I was in a band with a few girls.”

“Maybe. I’d probably be Dikey Spice though.”

“What I look like in photos is basically what I look like when I go out, what I look like when I’m not completely chilling out at home. I wear girls clothes because they fit me and they’re usually more interesting as well. But what does bother me is that, these days, it tends to be 90 per cent about the image and 10 per cent about the music, which gets on my tits because it should be the other way round.”

“My flat is really tiny. I’m not staying there for very long. It’s a one-room studio with a very tall ceiling, and they’ve built a bed which basically goes from one end of the room to another, and you have to go up a step ladder to get there. It’s actually very nice because you’re sleeping in the sky, but it’s bad when you’re a bit pissed and you try to go to the toilet at two in the morning. There’s been a few accidents down the old step ladder.”

“It’s not so much becoming a different person, it’s just that when I’m at home I’m usually very quiet and this shy person inside of me presents itself. Going out, is almost like getting ready to go on stage, the application of the make-up, the jeans come off and good clothes come on, and then you feel up to it.”

“No, I only use my training in The Method on stage, because that allows me to open up emotional doors when I’m playing, so that I can get lost in the emotion of the song and get lost in the music. I’ve started to use my acting background more now that I’ve got my first feature film, and that’s something that I want to pursue more, definitely. But for me it’s not a sort of Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, different character-per-concept album kind of vibe, it’s very much who I am. I’m not about to cut all my hair off. I’m not sure I’m allowed to.”

“The fans want their Brian to be girly. If I went masculine they’d be disappointed.”

“It was October 1990. I was very shy, I was very closed in, I was very American as well, I had a much stronger American accent, so I spent the time at Goldsmiths sort of softening it up.
"Having grown up in a continental atmosphere in Luxembourg, being surrounded by people of all European nationalities in a Francophile country, I found myself faced with the English reserve. I was putting my foot in the mouth a lot and I had to teach myself to be a bit more diplomatic and less brash and maybe not say exactly what I thought all the time to people. It’s kind of gone full circle. Now I have the power to say exactly what I think all the time to people and they can like it or lump it.”

“I was ridiculously bad at writing essays, taking exams. I basically flunked all my academic stuff, and scored top marks on all my practical work, which evened it out for a straight 2.2, which is what I got. But we were quite adventurous. There was a small group of people who came together, we did a lot of absurd theatre, did re-working of Shakespeare, and a lot of directing as well. I went in my third year to making small films on Super 8, and working them into performances… [the aubergines arrive]… It’s alright. I can talk with my mouth full. It’s the Italian blood in me.”

“Yeah, my grandmother’s Italian. And my mother’s Scottish and my grandfather was French. Hence my love of good living.”

“I hope so. If it sticks a fist up the ass of the British musical heritage and the splendid isolation of this island of yours, that’s great.”

“Completely. A lot of my mindless drug-hoover reputation is based on a lot of things that I got out of my system at college - what I liked, what’s good for me, what I can handle and what I can’t. I’m turning into a bit of a workaholic there days. I don’t have time to abuse my body as much as I used to, and I have too many responsibilities and I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I let things get in the way, the trappings of rock'n'roll. But hell, I can still party as good as the next guy.”

“Well, drama students are possibly the most competitive and bitchy people you’ll ever come across in the world, and I was quite apart from them when I was there…”

“I wasn’t interested in being competitive and bitchy with them. I was just interested in collaboration and the exchange of ideas. My focus changed a lot when I was at college. After getting involved in making films I was searching for something more instant, something that seemed like a hell of a lot less hard work, which of course was wrong, and something that suited my hedonistic tendencies more. And the band seemed ideal for that.”

“Well, that’s part of being an actor anyway, it’s part of what I’ve been trained in. I always kind of figured that my place would be on stage in one way or another.”

“No. I was a very lonely kid and I was very quiet and I didn’t have many friends and I kept myself to myself, wrote a lot, and just basically dreamt of getting the fuck out. I used to get on a train and go to Holland as often as possible. It was very unstimulating, very rich, like a little Switzerland. Lots of good places to eat, but very boring.”

“Erm… yeah. My brother’s ten years older than me, so I spent my formative years as a teenager feeling much like an only child. There was a lot of loneliness involved and a lot of alienation, and I was surrounded by a lot of people who were trying to make me into themselves, and what it ended up doing was making me go: 'Fuck you, I’m going to forge my own’s identity’ at a very early age.”

“Family pressures, religious pressures, things like that.”

“Yeah it does: it was very confusing, but in the long run what it’s ended up doing is to make me quite distanced in general from my family, apart from my brother who’s my best friend. That ten-year gap, once I got to a certain age, meant that there wasn’t going to be any competition between us, which was great, and once I got to a certain age we could start partying together. He works in a bank. He takes care of all my money. And I know he’s not going to rip me off, so it’s cool.”

“Yeah, that’s something I spent a lot of time running away from, and had to write a lot of songs about it, a lot of really bad songs, before I could get it out of my system and write some decent music. I did write a lot of songs about 'shedding the spectre of Jesus’. But I’m over that now.”

“The ultimate rebel perhaps.”

“Oh, me definitely. Jesus was hairy!”

PEOPLE WHO'VE HAD A RELIGIOUS INFLUENCE ON THEIR LIFE OFTEN REPLACE THAT INFLUENCE WITH SOMETHING ELSE SPIRITUAL. HAVE YOU DONE THAT?“Well, it’s very important to me that I live according to my own rules and that I let my life be dictated by my own madness. One of the things that is negative about religion is that it replaces choice with a book of rules. It takes away doubt and questioning, and it gives you something to follow willy-nilly without thinking about it. It takes away thought, it takes away confusion, and all of those are things that I’m particularly interested in. So, you know, music is a very spiritual thing, but it’s also a very sexual thing.”

“Sure, if you can get enough of it, and if you’re in love, otherwise it can be a very empty thing.”

“Well, yeah. That’s what Prince would tell you.”


“Also a very short man!”


“Well, within the band we just talk about karma, not in a religious way, more in a philosophical way. We just say: 'Don’t fuck with your karma’, and if you want to tie that to some sort of Judaeo-Christian ethos then it would be: 'Do unto others as you would have done unto you’. And if you have one principle to live by, then live by that because it will keep you in good karma, and I think that the fact that we’re here at this point so early in our careers must mean that there’s a lot of good karma surrounding us. But I don’t actually believe in it as an out-of-body force.”


“Mmm, well every kid when they hit about 15, they think it’s cool to read Kerouac and then they find out that Kerouac’s boring and they move on to Burroughs, and he’s one of my favourite writers. I discovered the writing of Dennis Cooper while I was at college, who’s like the modern Marquis de Sade, and I’m hoping to interview him quite soon actually. But it was a real musical discovery over here, more than anything else.”


“Sonic Youth, from the 'Daydream Nation’ record and it’s them standing on the street looking really tall and completely blurred. I think Sonic Youth are aesthetically satisfying as kind of like geek-rock gone dissonant. They’re very sexy! They are. Kim Gordon is absolutely sexy.”


“Well, the real sex organ is between the ears, not between the legs. It doesn’t matter how small your dick is as long as your brain is big.”


“When I was really young, I used to have really long hair, much longer that it is now, and yeah, I remember walking around Dundee with my mum and we were going to visit my grandmother and her bumping into people that she knew from years ago and they’d say: 'So who’s your little girl then?’ So it started at that point, when I was about three. When I arrived in London, I let my hair grow again and I started being mistaken for a girl a lot of the time. And I’d worn make-up in theatre since I was 11, so I was kind of used to it. And I decided to play it up a bit. I just started making up to see if people’d be confused even more, and when the band came along I started putting more on. Nail polish is great if you play guitar because it looks really good on the fretboard as your fingers slide up and down.”


“Possibly. I mean it was always something that was very much there. When I was a teenager I never ruled out the possibility of falling in love with another man, even though I had quite a healthy attraction towards the opposite sex. It’s one of the things I had a very big problem with the church about, and one of the things I continue to have arguments with my mother about. As a teenager, I just made sure that I didn’t close off opportunities. When desire manifests itself you have no control over it because it’s there. It’s your choice over whether you repress it or explore it, and I chose the more adventurous path and decided to explore. And I still do.”


“Not really problematic. I lost my virginity when I was really young and then didn’t have sex for a while. As a lot of men do. They get over it with and then become friends with their right hand. i guess I’ve always been quite a lonely person and loneliness breeds a certain frustration and relationships have always been quite complicated for me and never seemed to have lasted very long, because I guess I can get too analytical about things and we all struggle with some kind of ideal within ourselves and we all want a relationship that’s going to blow your head off, and it’s hard to find.”

“Yeah, I don’t see why not.”


“I don’t really appreciate it because of the music. And I’ve never been into classic camp.”


“You reckon I’d look good with really short hair, a moustache, a white vest and a pair of jeans? Maybe. No, the gay scene’s very crusey and the music is very cheesy and there’s more mystery and ambiguity in the in-between spaces, those interest me, more than things which are steadfast.”


“Absolutely not. No. Within the band we represent all facets of sexuality. I think it was a problem with Robert [ex-drummer], but not now.”


“Well, I’m not fucking Julian Clary! Er, let me rephrase that, I’m not Julian Clary, for fuck’s sake! Even though we did go to the same college.”


“It’s been around since Little Richard, basically. It’s been on Manics’ T-shirts since their first album - 'All rock'n'roll is homosexual’ - and good rock'n'roll has always had a gay undercurrent to it. So it really is no big deal. I’m not the one who places so much emphasis on it, it’s people like you.”

“There is a lot more satisfaction in my life. I’m an artist and I’m being paid to be creative. I still can’t hold a relationship together, though. And maybe all the things that made it impossible to hold one together in the past have been replaced by my job.
People think that when you get a record deal and you’re successful and people know who you are that all the voids in your existence are filled up. Some of them are, but most of them stay. Often they’re replaced with a whole set of new voids. It can be a struggle… but without the struggle, it wouldn’t be worthwhile.”

“Would I have to sell my soul though?”

“I’d say 'Satan… let’s go for a drink!’”
(VOX, “It’s Only Rock'n'Role Reversal”, June 1997)

Photo credits: Scarlet Page, Renaud Monfourny, Derek Ridgers, Stefan De Batselier 

Post by Silke