Thursday, September 30, 2010

Man Zero Autumn 2010 Balkan Tour

Warmly greeted few days ago by Man Zero guys I had an unparallel opportunity to talk to and spend some time with them before they left for their autumn 2010 Balkan Tour. They will be performing in Serbian, Macedonian, Greek, Bulgarian and Hungarian clubs (for more detailed itinerary please visit their myspace page) in the next few days and for tour finale they will be performing at KSET on October 11th.

Tomislav, Igor, Denis and Elvis are very eloquent and down to earth bunch of people which I found in good spirits preparing for the trip. We exchanged couple of brief remarks about the band and their work, about making of their album Telemark and their outlook on genre classification, eventually giving priority to making and listening to music. You can check out their myspace page to get better acquainted with their music – fortunate concoction of instrumental post-rock and pragmatic kinda' love of playing that shines through every riff and beat.

I also had an opportunity to snap some photos which (if you don’t mind my saying) came out great as their state of perfect unison inevitably radiates through.

Lastly, if you find yourself in the way of Man Zero itinerary from today - 30th September to October 09th 2010 come and see their show which will be coming back to Zagreb on October 11th. See you all at KSET!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

We Could Live on Future Islands

Yesterday evening I went to see Future Islands at Kset. I first heard of them through my online acquaintance Zach Kelly's Pitchfork review of their "In Evening Air";. Though at first I found their sound awkward and dispersed I have grown to like them very much so when I heard they are going to perform in Zagreb I was very excited and had no doubt in my mind that I should attend. And it really was a nice show; a bit sloppily adjusted sound-wise but I am starting to feel I am spoiled rotten by few superbly set up gigs at Kset (last one being unbelievably perfect Russian Circles). The crowd was in good, dancing mood and performers pleased with the reception. Very nice show indeed.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

As Always, Perfectly Concise Yet Obnoxious Pointer to One's Own Shortcomings

"It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of a crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude."



Wit is often concise and sparkling, compressed into an original pun or metaphor. Brevity is said to be its soul. Humor can be more leisurely diffused through a whole story or picture which undertakes to show some of the comic aspects of life. What it devalues may be human nature in general, by showing that certain faults or weaknesses are universal. As such it is kinder and more philosophic than wit which focuses on a certain individual, class, or social group."

Thomas Munro

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Last few days I have been ruminating on how much we extrapolate from so little we can objectively verify. But boy, some of it is oh so pleasant. Like yesterday, ... we were on Murter city beach checking out if the sea has cooled down after the windy and rainy few days when an older gentleman approached me and said that I was 'the most beautiful woman he saw on this beach all season, regular sex bomb'. I was taken by surprise but really flattered. Some of the other people on the beach (mostly females) were somewhat stunned by his stunt and taken aback by my expression of surprised gratitude. There was murmur all around and I'm sure everyone had personal conclusion, interpretation of us, actors of this tale, sifted through the sieve of their referential frame. The gentleman and I might have been actors in objective reality, objects moving through physical and psychological space, being the action provoking re-action, but every person seeing us act was actor of their own interpretation production - being more of the factor of eventual conclusion formulation than any of physical actors.