Thursday, August 30, 2012

In Awe Of Rock

Let's Get ROCK!

Yes, rock music deserves my particular attention, so I've started a new blog: In Awe Of Rock!

WE WILL ROCK YOU - Freddie Mercury - (c) 2006 Mihai Midus

Once upon a time, there was a Virgin Radio Classic Rock golden age, with listeners passionate about good music. Unfortunately that time is now gone, and former community members were "scattered [...] like brown leaves blown by the wind" (Manowar - The Warriors Prayer). Virgin's London radio station was sold and rebranded. Some devoted DJs (including Leona Graham) continued their good work they previously performed, but the community of listeners was thrown like an unuseful paper draft to the recycle bin. That moment the new radio station lost the relation with the ones it is supposed to broadcast for!

But that is an old story, and a new one is about to begin: Let's Get Rocked!

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Christopher Nolan's movie Inception starts with a simple idea... the dream within a dream.

You create the world of the dream. You bring the subject into that dream, then...
It's not strictly speaking legal. It's called inception.

Einstein established a 1 to 99 ratio between inspiration and perspiration. The inspiration in this movie is the simple idea, and the perspiration is the action from various levels of... sleep!

Fiction, action, emotions, feelings, memories... What's real, what's dream?

Isn't the brain an amazing substance?

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Dileep Rao, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine...

Friday, August 24, 2012

Bruce Springsteen - concert in Vienna, Austria

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performed a long show in Vienna, on the 12th of july, 2012!

The key word is "exuberant"! The short (German) description of the ones from OE3 was "Grandios Konzert"!

The Wrecking Ball Tour brought 3 premieres, "Tougher Than the Rest", "Loose Ends" and "Empty Sky", and was a very long show: 3 hours and 39 minutes (with no breaks)! Read more in Stan Goldstein's article.

Wrecking Ball
- a few pics -
Ticket bought from
Backing vocals
It's still light outside the stadium!
Beautiful fan(s)!
Ernst Happl stadium!
All the stadium's lights were turned on during the second part (bonus!) of the show!

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Tonight I was stoned by the sound of this band: Epica. Is this a gothic metal band? No! I'd rather say it is a gothic metal orchestra! An orchestra with a powerful sound, an original message within the lyrics, and voices from heaven and hell. Yes, heaven and hell, because this is the best way to mix the sounds and the lyrics!

How did I missed them by now? Nevermind! From now on they are not only on my favourite list, but in my heart and mind!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

John Baldessari

After listening to a few of Tom Waits' songs, I've noticed a brief history about John Baldessari, "the guy who puts dots over people's faces". He also named Jean-Luc Godard as the most important artist of the 1960s, my favorite director from the new-wave. I invite you to discover the artist who, in 1971, made a famous announcement: I will not make any boring art.