Happy New Year everyone! And thanks for reading this and taking an interest in Copenhagen Collaboration Looking back, 2012 was a special year for us. Exciting stuff happened for Copenhagen Collaboration with us being trusted, and allowed, to put on two crazy concerts at both Roskilde and SPOT festival – but a lot of interesting [...]
I’m really broke these days and therefore my mind is kinda preoccupied with money. I know it’s something you’re really not supposed to talk about (especially when you’re musician), but hey! f... it! We all need money, because that is how our society works.
As anyone who has ever tried it will know, performing all alone in front of an audience can be quite nerve wrecking. Alone on stage there is no where to guide the attention other than your self, and finding some way to directly address the audience seems unavoidable. Here’s some thought’s on how two Americans handled that on their recent all-alone visits to Copenhagen.
Before the Show is making a new album these days, which has had me thinking about artists and their creative patterns when it comes to writing, recording or just plain jammin’.
For example, when I put on an album with Mark Kozelek, whom I love dearly, it's very apparrant to me that he basically writes the same songs over and over again (roughly!). They’re all slow, guitar driven, repititious and filled with nostalgic melancholy.
As we know from reading all other music blogs in the world the end of a year means one thing: lists. We here in the Copenhagen Collective decided that we’ed add something to that - a greeting. So here it is: the Copenhagen Collective New Year 2010-2011 Greeting and Best-of-the-old-year List.
How can the bass player get anyone to notice what he/she is doing? Who cares? A few observations on the bleak future that awaits anyone taking up the four strings.
Getting all inspired by the ‘Small guide to crappy keyboards’ by Jakob, Hellraiserten: one of the more equipment enthusiastic elements in the Monkey Cup Dress band is the ukulele. This next 'Small Guide' introduces the 'lele'-instruments - from less crappy to superb.
It has once been said that being in a band resembles being in a relationship with
another person.. I find that very true. In this case, being in a relationship with Gustav, Kristine, Sune, Anders
A REAL Broadway show:
Why would anybody want to go and see one of those these days? I think most Danes will associate Broadway with big dashing musicals, Disney and glitter, all well and thoroughly soaked in corn sirup and sprinkled with artificial sweetener. A smooth, sweet, impressive and well-oiled machine. A lot of Danes like that. I just don't.
I am pretty sure that every band involved did discuss their ideals, and relationships to commercials and campaigns like this, “how will people view us? Can we vouch for this?” And so on. Questions they felt should be asked. And I am convinced that all of these bands share some kind of philosophy that for them artistic concerns will always come before any financial ones. And this idealism is part of their private and public identity. Therefore a campaign like this must have been discussed.