Archive for March, 2006
First video online from the gig yesterday on the video page. More to follow soon!
A short first impression still fresh after the gig: I loved it! It still is a surreal experience watching Green and band play live, but even more enjoyable now i know the songs a little bit better. There is nothing much more i can write about it right now – its kinda late and i’m tired. I’m starting to suspect the new album might become one of my favourite scritti albums of all time, and thats saying much. I love this music!
Tomorrow (!) from 16.30 there will be an informal gathering of all Scritsters who are going to the Paradiso gig in De Balie, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10. It’s close to the Leidseplein and, more importantly, the Paradiso. We can have a little chat, get frightfully excited on any green sign around, drink beer, have some bitterballen or pasta. Quite fancy the ‘Indian fishcurry with yoghurt, cumin, green beans‘ myself.
I was so happy to read the answer of Scritti’s new keyboard-player, Rhodri Marsden, in the mail:
Paradiso, the club where Scritti will be performing this Thursdag (30th of March 2006), is advertising the gig as Scritti’s first and last one in 25 years.
But now we know that’s just plain, ordinairy, Umm … bullshit!
Update: Paradiso updated their website.
To be honest, for me Scritti Politti was a closed book. A fine and exquisite book, but nevertheless closed. Anhomie & Bonhomie was the epilogue (feauturing “brushed with oil, dusted with powder” as Green’s magnum opus). Early was received as the digitized prologue, contributing nothing else then being able to hear the early jewels in digital format on CD. Scritti Politti had become enjoying the music and completing the recorded collection with missing items, rarities an odd releases. Never could i have dreamt that i would see Green performing live. The re-appearance as Double G & the Traitorous Three was a complete surprise. I was fortunate to see the first Luminaire gig on february 5th. There was an absolute sensational vibe in the air and it was surely a milestone in my life (also to be able to greet Green personally). And now the unexpected Paradiso gig, wow, i am totally ready for it. Bring on the arts !
Just two more days till the gig in Paradiso! I have to admit, i’m not as excited/nervous as i was before the gig in the Luminaire, but that involved flying towards a big city in another country. Now i just hop on the train and the tram and get home, well, whenever. Gotta take care the batteries in my camera are fully charged, and then simply enjoy!
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