25 May 2008

Gang of Four - crashing stuff on stage

I have seen many things happening on stage. Gang of Four were the first to crash a TV monitor with a baseball stick last friday during Druga Godba festival in Križanke. Totally crazy , and a bit scary, as the parts of it were flying all over. Later i heard, they originally wanted to crash a microwave oven, but couldn't get it. Their performance was actually very energetic as the singer Jon King really looks angry and sometimes quite scary. Unfortunately i missed a flying Fender Stratocaster thrown by guitarist Andy Gill. Have a look ...

24 May 2008

The Last Love Song

Finally, the Pankrti videos from the Hala Tivoli concert were released, and i am proud to show you the one where my video footage from the tour is featured. Peter Lovšin and the band, decided to put it over a song called Zadnja Ljubezenska Pesem (The Last Love Song). Video is fairly simple and shows the concert footage recorded in Ljubljana by National TV crew on December 1st 2007, the rest (actually all black and white footage) are my recordings from the tour, with concerts in Vinkovci, Novi Sad and Belgrade. Have a look below and enjoy!

Pankrti - Zadnja ljubezenska pesem.

15 May 2008

Indexi ... and a new open air season starts

Time flies, very fast. Open air season is here again, and for me it started with an assignment to cover the Indexi and friends concert in most beautifull Križanke open air theatre in Ljubljana. Those of you not familiar, Indexi, were a very popular group in 80s in this region. They came back with 15 or so guest starts, all ex-you big names, and following them on a sound check was really cool, relaxed and somehow inspiring just by listening all the stories they kept telling to each other during the afternoon. Working on stage this time was not as hard as smaller clubs, but still pretty different then anything else, because some didn't want me too close to them, some turned away, well some of them oven wanted to strike a pose or two , but i try to catch them in a natural behaviour. Here are some moments from the late afternoon sound check.

Željko Bebek with a cup of waiting for his sound check before Indexi sign in the back

Fadil Redžić - legendary Indexi bass player talking to sound engineer from stage

Aki Rahimovski and Janez Bončina Benč jamming on piano (they were playing Child in Time by Deep Purple actually)

... and Massimo Savić joined in on a Fender Stratocaster guitar, i haven't seen him like this before ..

Benč and Dado Topić on a side stage position jammin something up while waiting - two huge legends

07 May 2008

Garfield and The Cats

This week started unexpectedly good when i heard that an interesting group is coming to Ljubljana to do a small gig. David Garfield and The Cats. Ok, name doesn't tell you much, probably, but if you go into details and see that a guitar player has been playing with Madonna, the singer has been known as The singer in the band of Carlos Santana for 18 years, and that the keys are in the hands of man working with George Benson, Diane Reeves, Cher, Eros Ramazzotti this can tell you what to expect. It all happened in a little known Sputnik bar, but when i came in i quickly noticed like that 2/3rd of the public present were musicians. The gig was simply amazing, altough the music is an interesting fusion of pop, jazz, rock and who knows what else, which can sound too jazzy for my taste. But still, this concert comes to my top ten list of such club shows. Cool stuff and one of those concerts where listening and enjoying the music takes over priority over photographing.