Saturday, December 11, 2004

Goddess In Your Eyes

Juliana Hatfield was amazing! I love seeing shows at The Ark in Ann Arbor because it is such a hassle-free experience.


There's no smoking, there isn't a bad seat in the place -- you can order food and drink and just enjoy the show. Seeing Juliana at The Ark is one of my favorite things!








The setlist was awesome, here are the songs I remember her playing (not in order and probably not complete):

Jamie's In Town
Sunshine
My Enemy
Fleur De Lys
What A Life
My Protegé
I See You
I Got No Idols
Spin The Bottle
My Sister
Feel It (Some Girls song)
Necesito (Some Girls song)
Robot City (Some Girls song)
Hotels
Somebody Is Waiting For Me
Slow Motion
Choose Drugs
Daniel
If I Could


I'm pretty sure she did more songs ... she played for about 2 hours. She announced that is now offering 2 new songs a week on her official website for download. She talked about she has an enormous catalog of songs that might never get released so she is going to offer them to fans to download, 2 per week. The songs available now are Invisible and If I Could (Which she performed live telling us it was written in '97). Anyone can download them for free but there are PayPal links to pay for them if you want. I chose to pay $.99 for each one. They are amazing! I hope she continues doing this until she's released them all!!

Erik and I had such a great time at the show ... We love Juliana!

Digitally Delicious

My copy of Downside Up arrived in the mail just now. Not only was I able to procure this boxset at a steal of a price but it arrived from overseas very quickly. The beautiful Siouxsie b-sides sound amazing! I am very happy.


34 Tracks on CD for the first time including The Thorn EP.
76 Page booklet with an introduction by Siouxsie
Full track annotation by all 3 band members
Full lyrics for all b-sides printed for the first time
Sleevenotes by Mark Paytress

Disc One
01: Voices ( 5.33 )
02: 20th Century Boy ( 1.58 )
03: Pulled To Bits ( 3.24 )
04: Mettagiesen ( 4.00 )
05: Drop Dead Celebration ( 4.24 )
06: Eve White Eve Black ( 3.03 )
07: Red Over White ( 4.34 )
08: Follow The Sun ( 2.47 )
09: Snap Dash Snap ( 3.40 )
10: Supernatural Thing ( 4.24 )
11: Congo Conga ( 4.13 )
12: Coal Mind ( 3.31 )
13: We Fall ( 3.38 )
14: Cannibal Roses ( 4.29 )
15: Obsession Ii ( 3.52 )
16: A Sleeping Rain ( 4.18 )
17: Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant ( 2.33 )

Disc Two
01: Tattoo ( 3.29 )
02: There's A Planet In My Kitchen ( 5.22 )
03: Let Go ( 3.36 )
04: The Humming Wires ( 4.22 )
05: I Promise ( 4.38 )
06: Throw Them To The Lions ( 4.50 )
07: The Execution ( 3.50 )
08: The Quarterdrawing Of The Dog ( 4.54 )
09: Lullaby ( 3.32 )
10: Umbrella ( 4.13 )
11: Shooting Sun ( 4.44 )
12: Sleepwalking ( On High Wire ) ( 5.10 )
13: She Cracked ( 3.07 )
14: She's A Cuckoo ( 4.15 )
15: Something Blue ( 3.55 )
16: The Whole Price Of Blood ( 3.53 )
17: Mechanical Eyes ( 3.36 )

Disc Three
01: False Face ( 2.51 )
02: Catwalk ( 4.57 )
03: Something Wicked ( This Way Comes ) ( 4.20 )
04: Are You Still Dying Darling ( 4.44 )
05: El Dia De Los Muertos ( 3.38 )
06: Sunless ( 4.26 )
07: Staring Back ( 3.16 )
08: Return ( 5.02 )
09: Spiral Twist ( 3.55 )
10: Sea Of Light ( 4.35 )
11: I Could Be Again ( 4.30 )
12: Hothead ( 3.30 )
13: B Side Ourselves ( 3.47 )
14: Swimming Horses ( 4.41 )
15: All Tomorrows Parties ( 6.12 )
16: Hang Me High ( 6.05 )
17: Black Sun ( 3.10 )

Disc Four - The Thorn E.P.
01: Overground ( 3.52 )
02: Voices ( 5.25 )
03: Placebo Effect ( 4.36 )
04: Red Over White ( 5.43 )


Amazingly, this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly has a feature article (in its supplement Listen2This) on Siouxsie titled Sioux City. The article talks about how Siouxsie Sioux has influenced style and music in general. I can't find the article on their website and it's too long to transcribe but the gist of the piece talks about how as "[a] ferocious and fearless icon, Sioux kicked down doors for such gutsy, against-the-grain musicians as PJ Harvey, Garbage's Shirley Manson, the Distillers' Brody Dalle, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O." There is a great quote from Steven Severin (SATB cofounder) about Siouxsie: "Her influence can't be undervalued. In some sort of negative universe, she's as influential as Madonna." I couldn't agree more! The article gives the names for Sioux's cats -- Spooky, Spider and Dandy -- and formally announces that her next album will be released under her own name; neither The Creatures nor Banshess ... simply as Siouxsie (as a way of "keeping [her] directions open"). Rock on! I can't wait!!!

In a minimally related note, after uploading high quality AAC files of the b-sides I only have about 7GB of space left on my iPod. Do I smell an upgrade?