Saturday, July 24, 2010


Friday night before my sisters arrives from New York after which we will shortly go on a hiking vacation together with the whole family. Since I was busy preparing for the coming adventure, I made a trip to Jack Jensen's bookstore/gallery/coffee shop earlier in the week. Two more paintings were acquired. The "Dang, I forgot to get a job" painting was reserved for purchase by a member of the band Slipknot, but the guy never returned or made arrangements to pay for it so it was back on the market when I expressed an interest in it.

Tonight's show was spent with the Killing Joke, their May 20, 1989 live performance in Lyon, France.

Wikipedia describes them as follows:

Killing Joke are an English post-punk band formed in October 1978 in Notting Hill, London, England (several sources state that they formed in early 1979.) Founding members Jaz Coleman (vocals, keyboards) and Geordie Walker (guitars) have been the only constant members.

A key influence on industrial rock. Their early music was described by critics Stephen Thomas Erlewine and John Dougan as "quasi-metal ... dancing to a tune of doom and gloom," which gradually evolved over the years, incorporating elements of electronic music, synth-pop, gothic rock and alternative rock though always emphasizing Coleman's "savagely strident vocals."

A good show, great recording with lots of political commentary, with an emphasis of America's negative influences.

A final salute
Volley fired into the air
Left with just echos

Burying the past
All early connections lost
Shovel by shovel

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