Diamanda Galas - C or D? S and D?

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is anyone anticipating the new Baaderonixx? (baaderonixx), Thursday, 23 November 2006 11:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

Anyone who claims the Lex only likes him modern pop music has not read this thread. ;-)

Really enjoyed the recent albums, should dig them out again...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 23 November 2006 13:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yes, I must say I was pretty surprised to find him here, in the nether-goth pits...

is anyone anticipating the new Baaderonixx? (baaderonixx), Thursday, 23 November 2006 14:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

How does 'Serpenta Canta' differ from 'Malediction and Prayer'? Tracklists seem pretty similar.

is anyone anticipating the new Baaderonixx? (baaderonixx), Thursday, 23 November 2006 15:51 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yes, I must say I was pretty surprised to find him here, in the nether-goth pits...

Hyperdramatic pop = goth. Hell, you were the one who suggested that Britney could cover Depeche's "The Sinner In Me!" ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 23 November 2006 16:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

Whats her most excoriating non-covers based record then?

personally I go for Saint Of The Pit when I want maximum skin-flailing destruction. I also think "Self-Tormentor" from that LP is her most beautiful track. I don't like the blues-oriented albums as much, preferring more abstraction like on Schrei X or Vena Cava. I'm pretty sure she must be one of the most technically gifted singers in the world. "No one else like her" seconded.

sleeve version 2.0 (sleeve testing), Thursday, 23 November 2006 18:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

Hyperdramatic pop = goth. Hell, you were the one who suggested that Britney could cover Depeche's "The Sinner In Me!" ;-)

to bring it full circle i remember diamanda guest reviewing a bunch of singles back in the day, and she made 'oops i did it again' her single of the week, saying she loved britney's voice because it was completely inhuman.

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 23 November 2006 18:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

Haha - that's fantastic

is anyone anticipating the new Baaderonixx? (baaderonixx), Thursday, 23 November 2006 19:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

I got told off by my neighbour for playing Diamanda G. last night around midnight :-(

baaderonixx, Monday, 13 October 2008 14:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

I play Schrei X for the kiddies every Halloween.

I'm the wire monkey, not the soft monkey (Rock Hardy), Monday, 13 October 2008 14:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to seeing her live next Wednesday.

no-nonsense, Monday, 13 October 2008 14:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

This thread needs pix

baaderonixx, Monday, 13 October 2008 14:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

Good photo.

_Rockist__Scientist_, Monday, 13 October 2008 19:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

Has anyone heard her Guilty Guilty Guilty from earliler this year?

_Rockist__Scientist_, Monday, 13 October 2008 19:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

Go Diamanda go:

I think these guys have trouble getting it up. Music is their Viagra and they go to the pub, load up the jukebox, and then they talk about fucking. And really, everything that I've ever done is antithetical [to that]. I don't imagine that anything I do would be of any interest to them.

And there's much more besides.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 September 2009 13:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

:D

Turangalila, Wednesday, 9 September 2009 18:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

When is she going to do an opera with Sibel Edmonds?

_Rockist__Scientist_, Wednesday, 9 September 2009 23:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

(Who has been saying some pretty heavy stuff (of relevance to Turkey, among other countries) in the last couple months, though it's been blacked out pretty effectively.)

_Rockist__Scientist_, Wednesday, 9 September 2009 23:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

Haha, I wouldn't be surprised if that happened.

Turangalila, Wednesday, 9 September 2009 23:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

no way is she unlistenable. the problem, Dave, is YOU!
gte plague mass and the schrei X where she screeches ALL THE TIME. its really nice.

― Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Sunday, January 12, 2003 3:00 PM (6 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Seconded (except about Dave being the problem, on which point I take no position). Plague Mass is fantastic. It sounds great and it gets me fired up and pissed off. Schrei X is great too, but for different reasons. I have entertained many unsuspecting guests with "Cunt."

Jesse, Thursday, 10 September 2009 14:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

And still more...

THE GREEK VAMPIRE: A THREAT TO THE ENEMIES OF ARTISTS

It has come to my attention over the last years that the stage reviews of many of my colleagues are prefaced by the words,"Although now 45, he is still a strong performer," or "Looking older than we last saw him, he still manages to convince." It is time now for me to say the following words to the anemic cretins who write these desktop reviews of virtuosos: "Stick to reviewing plant life and leave the Witches alone."

A true performer, like Liszt, like Horowitz, like Birgit Nillson, often has an extremely long career span---- and will be performing long after your life is diminshed from tripping over your child's bicycle and impaling upon yourself upon the Christmas tree of your wife.

A great performer is a vampire. We have trained to be thus. We have trained to enter the Pantheon. Of course we are punished for this,but no longer by the Gods, who have retired forever in despair---so dim is their reflection upon the humans they once challenged--- but by the tiny minds of paralyzed voyeurs, who are incapable of discussing our work on any level, never literal, and now not even figurative.

If a performer appears upon the stage bald or with white hair after you have not seen him for ten years, this is not commentary for a musical review. I will quote Gregory Sandow who wrote that whether or not Charlie Parker performed only in his underwear--- was immaterial to how he played.

Liszt performed with long white hair, the master of the piano, and not less so for his age. Vladimir Horowitz and Arthur Rubenstein, and Mary Lou Wlliams were masters only days before they died. Sonny Rollins cannot be condemned to the grave which is inhabited by small minds who lurk like worms awaiting a fresh kill. It is to escape these worms that we choose to be cremated.

You may not execute superior mortals because you wish to replace them with dime-store models, no matter how profitable it may appear. The Young Lions, a youth talent brigade of men, The Young Turks- was imposed by Wynton Marsalis-- upon his own race-- to exclude black innovators who were his teachers. But one day "The Young Lions" will become old, but toothless, toneless, without a song to sing-- undistinguished by innovation. They will not be displayed among the masters beause they were and are all imitators, fighting for a throne in Ethiopia, which does not recognize them as citizenry.

The witch's focus is upon the production of a new turn of phrase, a new twist of the song, a new fight, the immolation of a lie if it takes the creation of a masterpiece to do it. The great witch Mary Anne Amacher,who was felled only by a freak accident,had a house filled to the rooftops of unparalled work and she slept on the floors of every studio to which she was invited worldwide---and created more bizarre work through the years.

The vampire knows that only new blood will sustain her. New blood, new research, new language study, and willful deconstruction and reconstruction, new meter, new arrangements, new writing, difficult performances--which later become great ones-- through perseverance.

You who wait for the ticking of the clock so that you might one day proclaim that one of us is approaching our dotage should imagine instead your own life, which is is fading behind you, like a reflection of your netherparts, wretched, hanging, like the flanks of a tethered animal, too long unfed,alone, and unloved.

Beware the vampire, who is the slave only of his imagination, not the new breed of a butterfly- in- pins which paints your life.

The vampire sees right through you, murderer. He knows that you want to replace him, that you cannot wait for him to die. Hail the new Caesar! To quote my brother, "Ah, but no."

For genius is a disease that cannot be ordered on installment, or eliminated by same.

While you are chained to your fence, pray that a vampire does not become too hungry one day in your own country, grab your tail with his teeth and skin your alive.

THE GREEK VAMPIRE

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 4 June 2010 21:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

Has she ever done a cover of "I Put a Spell on You" ? I'd really want to hear it, if she has.

sarahel, Friday, 4 June 2010 21:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

<3 <3 <3

bug holocaust (sleeve), Friday, 4 June 2010 21:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

sarahel:

bug holocaust (sleeve), Friday, 4 June 2010 21:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

You who wait for the ticking of the clock so that you might one day proclaim that one of us is approaching our dotage should imagine instead your own life, which is is fading behind you, like a reflection of your netherparts, wretched, hanging, like the flanks of a tethered animal, too long unfed,alone, and unloved.

Woah.

Haunted Clocks For Sale (Dorianlynskey), Friday, 4 June 2010 22:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

I think that's hilarious tbh.

silence is a rhythm too (Turangalila), Friday, 4 June 2010 22:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

awesome, thanks!

sarahel, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 07:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Diamanda has been speaking out against fundamentalist/Sharia Islam on her Facebook page, and is taking on everyone. Her status updates are amazing...

WARNING: ALL PERSONS COMING TO THIS SITE AND WHO START TROUBLE WITH ME WILL BE BANNED FROM THE SITE. I AM AN ARTIST, I AM SORRY IF YOUR MOTHER DID NOT BREAST FEED YOU. NEITHER DID MINE. I COULD TAKE YOU OUT, DOWN,SIDEWAYS, AND DISEMBOWEL YOU IN FRONT OF YOUR FRIENDS, BUT AT THE MOMENT, I HAVE DEADLINES.

THE NOOSE HAS BEEN EMPLOYED TEN MINUTES AGO. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SCALP. MY CAT IS HUNGRY.
12 hours ago

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 11 September 2010 04:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

Diamanda Galas vs Susan Tyrrell. Who would win?

Nate Carson, Saturday, 11 September 2010 04:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

She needs to post to Twitter or something...

WARNING: ONE MORE HALFWIT HIPPIE WITH A BACKPACK AND A TRUSTFUND COMES TO MY PAGE WITH HALF-ASSED LIBERAL SENTIMENTALITY ABOUT _any_ religion GETS THE HOOK IMMEDIATELY. LA BESTIA is bored, KATALAVES? THIS IS NOT A PAGE FOR MARIJUANA AND TOLERANCE. ONLY HARD MEAN DRUGS AND THINK- THANK SICKOS NEED APPLY. THE REST OF YOU TAKE YOUR TRAILMIX AND STICK IT UP YOUR ASS.
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Stockhausen's Helicopter Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 30 September 2010 09:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Jesse and I have tickets to see her at the Museum of Contemporary Art in February.

http://mcachicago.org/performances/now/all/2012/745

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 27 January 2012 22:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

What about Je55e?

Jeff, Friday, 27 January 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

He can come, too.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Saturday, 28 January 2012 00:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yay! Tickets to the funeral!

Je55e, Saturday, 28 January 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is this a tour that might end up in the UK? She would be among the people I'd most like to see.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 28 January 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know... I'm planning on looking up some info sometime soon and I'll let you know if I find out anything.

Je55e, Saturday, 28 January 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

cheers..

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 28 January 2012 16:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

She's going to be performing pieces from Plague Mass, which is all I've ever wanted besides actually seeing the whole Plague Mass.

Je55e, Saturday, 28 January 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

yeah she's fucking amazing, cheers sarahell

light will have borne the eternal thing (imago), Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:25 (5 months ago) Permalink

Hey you know what is good? This Panopitikon album.

flamboyant goon tie included, Thursday, 31 October 2013 15:22 (5 months ago) Permalink

hell yes, perfect for the season

sleeve, Thursday, 31 October 2013 15:30 (5 months ago) Permalink

that's amazing too

jesus how did I not hear about her. i'm half greek cypriot myself - these are the screams of my ancestors

diarmuid o'gallus (imago), Thursday, 31 October 2013 15:33 (5 months ago) Permalink

haha you need to read the interview in Angry Women, all time classic

sleeve, Thursday, 31 October 2013 15:37 (5 months ago) Permalink

link

diarmuid o'gallus (imago), Thursday, 31 October 2013 15:46 (5 months ago) Permalink

;D

http://www.amazon.com/Angry-Women-Andrea-Juno/dp/1890451053

sleeve, Thursday, 31 October 2013 15:51 (5 months ago) Permalink

well happy halloween to you too!!

diarmuid o'gallus (imago), Thursday, 31 October 2013 15:53 (5 months ago) Permalink


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