Posts Tagged ‘The Tiger Lilles’

Din nou la The Tiger Lillies

November 9, 2010

Asteptarile mele au fost mari si au fost depasite. The Tiger Lillies au fost din nou geniali si magici si plini de acelasi umor negru, specific, putin grotesc, inteligent. Pentru mine a fost chiar emotionanta experienta.

Got a set of golden handcuffs
Got a set of golden chains
Live in a prison called a penthouse
Where the inmates drink champagne

Got a set of plastic handcuffs
Got a set of plastic chains
Live in a prison called a slum
But it wouldn’t matter if that was to change

Because you were born to fail…

Niste oameni care m-au impresionat atat prin spectacolul lor cat si prin cat de binevoitori au fost cu fanii care s-au incgesuit dupa spectacol, la sesiunea de autografe. Salutau fiecare om in parte, multumeau, faceau poze, desi tocmai cantasera timp de o ora si 40 de minute. Mi-a placut. Am cumparat si eu ultimul lor album care tocmai a avut premiera pe 19 septempbrie la Praga. Sincer nu tin minte ultima oara cand mi-am cumparat un album originial dar dintre toti oamenii pe care i-am ascultat vreodata live ei merita cel mai mult. Pentru originalitate, pentru efort, pentru simplitatea si complexitatea spectacolului, pentru ca nu vor fi niciodata pe Mtv, pentru ca spun cate o poveste in fiecare melodie, pentru ca si-au denumit stilul “satanic folk” sau”punk cabaret”.

Mai dau inca doua exemple, pentru ca entuziasmul meu ma face se vorbesc in clisee.


The good/The just/The righteous/You shall go to Hell/

The more /You try /To wash yourself/ The more you’re going to smell.

Pigs Will Fly

Everything is possible“, the pig she didi say

She flapped her wings and then flew away

Life is simply like a dream, nothing here is as it seems

The carnival they’re breaking free of this bullshit you and me

Ultimele doua citari sunt de pe albumul cumparat pe care il ascult chiar acum, a carei coperta o puteti vedea in poza de sus. Nu vreau sa spun mai multe despre el.  Sper sa-l ascultati si voi.

In incheiere vreau sa multumesc domnului Jack Rider, care m-a adus atat la spectacolul lor de anul asta cat si cel de anul trecut si care m-a incurajat sa cumpar albumul si sa-mi iau si autograf.


Latest extraordinary that i’ve seen.

November 14, 2009

And by extraordinary i mean people and shows that just blow your mind and make you rise up your expectations of quality in contemporary performative arts.




First are the Bubenicek brothers Jiri and Otto that i have seen at the “Dance Stars of the 21st Century International Ballet Gala” in Bucharest on the 7th of  November. This is a small fragment of the piece that literally mad me tear up.

And the second example is last night’s performance of The Tiger Lillies, here in Bucharest, something i never hoped to see this soon.AFF TIGER LILLIES CONCERT 2.indd

It was smart but not pretentious,which i think is the best cultural mix. It was amazing and strange and humorous. The Clown, the hypnotic accordion, the sexy contra bass, the theremin, the musical saw, the drums with a rubber chicken, the piano, the voices, the acting, all in the dark magical combination of  just an unique and extraordinary show!

And i also really appreciate the irony of them performing and a festival called “Viata e frumoasa” (Life is Beautiful ).

Life is indeed better when you get to see the live performance of such amazing artists!