A darkish half year…

Looking back at what concerts I’ve been so far and what music is on my Most recently playlist, this year – so far – is musically the most dark, heavy and hard.

Concertwise I’ve seen Tool, Nine Inch Nails, and Linkin Park with another Nine Inch Nails coming up. The A Perfect Circle concert a couple of years back is still one of the best, I’ve ever been to. As the singer of Tool and A Perfect Circle is the same, and – as I’ve been told – the guitar players of Tool and Nine Inch Nails are the same as well, looks like it’s a small family… Dave Gahan probably won’t count as heavy, but still very dark and incredibly sexy. I hope he releases another record on it’s own, and has another tour by himself… Ghee, I get goose bumps just thinking about that concert!

I try to remember which bands started that phase. Besides the A Perfect Circle, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit phases there was an extensive Creed phase, who mangled me through the most difficult phase in my life in 2001. I can’t hear them anymore though. Another important record is the Queen of the Damned soundtrack, through which I discovered Disturbed and by now am giving Earshot and Kidney Thieves a chance. Got a hint to check out Clawfinger, which – even on the latest record – feels a bit like traveling back in time.

I try to make a connection between my musical choices and the things that happened since the beginning of the year. Except a deep work crisis nothing core shaking happened. Though I must admit things keep happening to me where I get the feeling of being followed by a camera. You know. Those moments where you wonder if this is really real… and wtf this all is supposed to mean… or rather if there is a meaning behind it anyway…

For me the ultimate solution to stay balanced is to go running with some of the above music on my ears …