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Je ne veux pas travailler…je ne veux pas dejuner” – this is what I was singing out loud Saturday evening, after the Pink Martini show in Bucharest.

Pink Martini came to Bucharest for a great show at Sala Palatului, in front of a full room of people. It seems that this took them by surprize a little, as they said “How did you even hear about us, they don’t have our albums here, do they?” :)

Still, despite the lack of presence from the Romanian music market, they put up a great show which made happy the entire audience. It was a great sound, ranging from more alert and dance-friendly tracks like Je Ne Veux Pas… to more complex violin or trumpet sets. It was also a nice atmosphere with Thomas Lauderdale translating everything he could from English to Romanian.

Overall, a great concert, which confirms to me again that the shows at Sala Palatului are probably the best you can have :)

P.S. And it was not at all cold outside ;)

Not so…chemical


On Saturday I managed to reach the Chemical Brothers concert in Bucharest. I arrived there at about 12 PM, the location was not very crowded – even though there were quite a lot of people, there was enough space to breath.

At about 1AM the guys started their show, which lasted for about 2 hours. As there was an album promotion concert, I wasn’t expected too many “hits” to be played. Still, I must say I was quite dissapointed with the quality of what I heard. Mostly there was instrumental music and even though there were some nice sounds, not anything that will move you from your seat.

The only highlists were the all-known hits – Hey Boy, Hey Girl, Galvanize and such.

All in all, probably a good show for the very-dedicated fans of Chemical Brothers but not so much for me.

And if you want to see how it was, here it is – video of Hey Boy, Hey Girl, from the Bucharest concert.

New Matchbox


Matchbox Twenty recently release a new album – Exile on Mainstream. And I am quite happy about it :)

The album features mostly old tracks combined in this sort of Greatest Hits collection, but also 5 new tracks, out of which most known is probably “How Far We’ve Come”. A very good song, alltogether.

One thing which is also clear on this album is a clear evolution, as the guys are always becoming better, always their style enriches and is consistent. The fans will surely not be dissapointed.

For download, here it is – How Far We’ve Come. Enjoy !



As there was little time for posting latelly, two random and “to be detailed soon maybe” thoughts:

- been to Santorini recently. Awesome ! Pictures here.

- Byron (Romanian singer) released an album with his new band. I was surprised to hear about it and even more surprised to hear one of the tracks – sounds great !

More details to follow…