The Musical History of Mr. Blumenberg

Note: This is a work in progress and far from complete – not even close. Upcoming updates will include video clips and playlists; so please check back later (^_^)

1972 to 1982 – Roots (The Early Years)

1982 to 1985 – On My Own (The Pop Years)

  • Shakin Stevens
  • Nena
  • Kajagoogoo
  • Madonna
  • Peter Schilling
  • Alphaville
  • Laura Branigan
  • Talk Talk
  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  • Real Life
  • Ultravox

1985 to 1986 – The Awakening

1986 to 1991 – The Psychobilly Years

  • The Cramps (1976, USA) ① «» ② «» ③ «»
  • Stray Cats (1979, USA) ① «Ubangi Stomp» ② «Stray Cat Strut» ③ «Rumble in Brighton»
  • Restless (1978, UK) ① «16 Tons» ② «Baby Please Don’t Go» ③ «Here I Am»
  • The Polecats
  • The Waltons (1985, Germany) «Blitzkrieg Bop»
  • Rumble on the Beach (1985, Germany) «Johnny Cry and Die» «Time Warp»
  • The Meteors (1980, UK) ① «» ② «» ③ «»
  • The Krewmen (1982, UK) ① «Night of the Living Dead» ② «Paint it Black» ③ «Wild Dogs of Zorberon»
  • Batmobile (1983, Netherlands)
  • Frenzy (1983, UK) ① «Ghost Train» ② «Mexican Radio» ③ «I See Red»
  • Guana Batz (1982, UK) ① «I’m On Fire» ② «King Rat» ③ «Lady Bacon»
  • Demented Are Go (1982, UK) ① «Be Bop A Lula» ② «Percy in the Park» ③ «Satans Rejects»
  • Sting-Rays «Dinosaurs»
  • Bone Orchard «Fats Terminal»
  • Escalators «The Day The Burned Down»
  • The Quakes (1986, USA) ① «Psycho Attack» ② «1,000 Kats» ③ «Paint It Black»
  • The Surf Rats
  • Washington Dead Cats ① «» ② «» ③ «»
  • The P.O.X. (Psychobilly Orchestra X) (1982, Germany) ① «A Psycho In New Orleans» ② «Little Red Ridinghood» ③ «Nighttime Syndicate»
  • King Kurt

1986 to 1991 – While I Was a Psychobilly

  • Madness
  • The Butlers
  • The Specials
  • Beat
  • Selecter
  • Swing For A Crime (Compilation) (1988)
  • Bad Brains ① «» ② «» ③ «»
  • Screeching Weasel
  • RKL
  • SNAFU
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Sham 69
  • Bérurier Noir (1983, FR)
  • New Model Army
  • The KLF
  • The Doors
  • (To Be Extended)

1991 to now – B-Boys

  • Rock Steady Crew
  • Beastie Boys
  • Slick Rick «Go See the Doctor»
  • Dream Warriors

1991 to now – Beat Explorations

  • (To Be Continued)

Still a Thing

2003 to now – Return of the Psychobilly

2004 to now – Late Rude Boy

  • (To Be Continued)

Biutiful

«[…] the story of Uxbal – a single father who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality amid the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona — all before his time is up»

Wikipedia

Last night movie — or better: the search for the soundtrack — lead me to this hardcore-to-the-bone-and-makes-you-cry movie w/ the great actor from «No Country for Old Men» Javier Bardem. It’s another jewel from the mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu («Babel» and «21 Grams»). 7 out of 10 stars.

Update: Straight to the point in haiku words → «Ein spanischer Film (Biutiful)».

The Messenger

The Messenger

«Oh, they tell them to get ready when their kids deploy … but they never really listen, do they?

Soldiers go to war and everyone waves flags and applauds … look at charts, study strategies, have «informed opinions».

And then bullets fly and soldiers die and it’s such a shock.

Fuck that! What did they think it was gonna be like, Fear Factor

Captain Tony Stone

After having this movie — by Oren Moverman w/ Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson — a long time in the «to watch» list, finally we did it today.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

«Where’s your head?»

«I was wondering what it would be like to fly.»

«Why would you spend your time thinking about such an impossible thing?»

«Why wouldn’t I? My father said he sometimes believed in six impossible things before breakfast.»

A typical Tim Burton, phantasmagorical and a pleasure to see the Lewis Carroll characters getting darker through eg. Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter … and the drift to more «Through the Looking-Glass» than in the movies before. Ay, nice one.

Facebook Notes, No. 6124025

«It is a bit of a joke in our family that I use FB to ‘stalk’ my young adult children (19 -22). And my youngest and I had a great exchange the other month. He posted something (as a joke) that I found a bit offensive … so I left a little short comment along the lines of … “I do not think this appropriate …” (yes that is the ‘mother tone’ you hear). It is what happened next that really impressed me and gave me a real AHA moment.
He ‘inboxed’ me (so it was private) .. and said this was his space and I should really respect that. He said he found my comment on his comment ‘inappropriate’ not only for the tone but also for the fact that I had posted it on his site (ie all his friends could see it). He then went on to say (along the lines of ..) that while he likes me being his friend on FB and enjoys our on-line interactions .. if I can not respect / accept his space, opinions and jokes (and if I DO have a problem – then deal with it privately) .. – then he suggested either A) I ‘unfriend him’ (so you don’t have t see it Mum!) .. or B) if I do it again he will block me (LOL).
What impressed me the most .. was his choice of reply (ie private .. not ‘ridiculing me in public) and the incredibly respectful but honest and assertive way he (1) put his case forward … (2) said what he wanted from me … (3) and then gave me an alterative option .. and (4) finished off with a final possible consequence.
I sat back, had a laugh, went to his FB page and removed my comment. I then sent him a reply email thanking him for the way he handled this & acknowledged all of his points .. and thought.. I am so proud of my son. 
I am sharing this story here because it is an example of the way on line interactions with our (adult) children can actually enhance our relationship .. (I think) .. But I also do acknowledge it is different with younger children and I guess parents do have more of stronger role in that situation.»

Kathleenz, Comment on: «Facebook & helicopter parenting»