Sunday, April 12, 2009

Rope Cosmetology: Live, Silke Arp Bricht, Hannover, April 11, 2009...

Gute Nacht,

Below, please find the photos I took from the Silke stage before, during and immediately after our performance last night. No self-portraits, but there were many cameras flashing, so it's possible that evidence of truly diabolical terrors will eventually appear... From the erratic angles chosen, the space might seem to be empty, but there were upwards of 200 patrons inside SAB, and you can spot many of them huddled to Tim Seaton's right. We scared the living shit out of the noise hippies who had plopped, cross-legged, on the dance floor. Disgusting... The first band sounded like an interoffice memo. The second, a middling bottle of Chianti that had been open for three weeks. The third clanged and hammered and achieved little more than meek tintinnabulation. Robbie Basho it wasn't...

At the conclusion of our performance, we received a few minutes of encore requests, all of which we refused. Not out of arrogance, but simply from a shared sense that less (in our case, 53 minutes) was sufficient. "We're all very sick," I said. "Something we ate." Then we collapsed.

Claudia, pictured in the first of the photos below, spun a fantastic, bass-heavy DJ set afterward. Consciousness soon gave way to exultant oblivion.

Rope Cosmetology returns in September!



(Click each image for larger versions of same...)

Rope Cosmetology: Hour Three, April 7, 2009...

Below, Rope Cosmetology performing their version of the unreleased To Live and Shave in L.A. song "The Cortege" during an April 7th recording session at Silke Arp Bricht, Hannover.

Personnel: Tim Lane Seaton - bass guitar; Ryan Parrish - percussion; Feri Kovacs - xylophone; Tom Smith - voice (and videography). Pit Noack is the dude prowling around the periphery of the frame...



Friss virágok Legyél csepp Savas eső ...

Feri Kovacs (aka Fifi Cent), and Karl Schmidt (aka Dustbin Timberlake), just feel posing for the final snap of the 2009 Ropecosm Invitational.

(Photograph by Claudia Franke at RCHQ, Hannover. Click for a larger version of the image.)

To Live and Shave in L.A. 25th Anniversary Tour: Updated Poster

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