Posts Tagged ‘EUROPE!’

OOOM TOUR BLOG #16 BERLIN!


A VERY SCENIC DAY IN BERLIN! AS SEEN BY MATT, THEN PLAYED BY MAdM LIVE X

DANKE BERLIN ! SEE YOU NEXT TIME

xMAdMx

OOOM TOUR BLOG # 15 HAMBURG!


AWOKE IN A WINTER WONDERLAND FUN HOUSE!
opened my eyes on the streets of HAMBURG, outside the “DOM” winter amusement park, right next das “BUNKER”, an old war building turn, club, music store, radio station etc… took a walk around the neighborhood and instantly found 3 perfect coffee shops, vintage clothing store, cool eco friendly winter red high heeled boots made of recycled materials…. and i knew i was in HEAVEN! i have not been or played in hamburg, since the spring of 2004, on my debut album…… but i instantly remembered it when i got to the club. i was greeted by the club owner that also reminded me an epic HOLE gig, 9 years ago! i love the glimpses of memories i find in these cities. then when we play the show, i new memory and feel for that city is born. thank you to the promoters, audience, local papers / radio / writers, for supporting me in my pursuit of sharing my music and inner fire. it mean the world to me and you build my world with me……. x this was an incredible day of conversations with locals and a great intense rock show.

yes, i just indulged in two shots that showcase both my fringe and my bass muscles! thanks matt! great show alex, george & will! was so much fun x nice smoke ross!

OOOM TOUR #14 COPENHAGEN!

TALLEST MAN IN THE WORLD, LITTLE SHOW THAT COULD!
the copenhagen show must go on! despite cancellation of the thursday night at Vega, i refuse to come all the way to europe and not play copenhagen after 6 years of NOT. we were very lucky to connect with YOU SAY PARTY! in OSLO earlier in the week and discover they were playing on our day off, and one thing led to another we joined their show, and had a GREAT SHOW! THANK YOU YSP! was a pleasure to finally cross paths and meeting more fellow sweet heart talented Canadians xxxxxxxx loads more snow to make us feel at home too!

ashley, will, matt and i headed into town to see the site. we lost each other, but will & matt found the little mermaid…… while our swan of a fearless leader tour manager had a coffee and held down the fort.

matt took a break from editing, to join the boys in the boiler room for laundry day….

YOU SAY PARTY! PLAYED THEIR BEAUTY HEARTS OUT – we brought some cheap champagne to the stage for their drummer, alan’s b-day bash!

MORE SOOOOOOOON!
xMx

p.s. other than striving to make a show happen at all, the best part of copenhagen, is MATT found another city to do jump split in!

OOOM TOUR BLOG #13 – HELSINKI!!!!


anyone visiting this blog, would know by now, that i have a thing for scandinavia. although they say there we no vikings in finland (i say there were vikings everywhere!) i still feel the connection with the finns, which was then emphasized further by the viking volcano incident. in the spring, i was stranded in finland (PLEASE visit VOLCANO BLOG ARCHIVES for proof!) and things got even closer between me and the unique bread of humans that hover in the north. for most of the world, OUT OF OUR MINDS tour is bringing me back for the first time in over 5 years. i’ve played 4 shows in helsinki in the last 2 years x go figure. i feel at home there, and the great people receive me as if i was there own…. and it was SNOWING, but cozy backstage at NOSTURI!

finland’s own MANNA played her final show on our MAdM MANNA scandinavian run together (earlier in the day, we braved the snow together for some soup, heart to heart and a dress, kittos) their show was fantastic. MANNA joined me later for the new ‘BECAUSE THE NIGHT” tradition that Harkin and I established at the top of this tour x

We played a show, where i was challenged with with some technical oddness climaxing with breaking my LOW E string at the top of Followed the Waves. my first string break since 1995 – but thankfully it happened, where i feel most at home x

…. and of course, there was the CLASS OF HOPE 2010 REUNION!!! lovely lovely faces, those that i picture in my inner minds eye, when i play music inside. thank you for being YOU! x REACHING FOR HOPE!

til next time Helsinki, any summer festivals next year interested in having me?!
thank you for your true support finland x
xMAdMx

OOOM TOUR BLOG # 12 OSLO / SHINING!


I DISCOVERED NORWAY’S SHINING AT DOUR FESTIVAL THIS SUMMER
a dream of collaboration has been hatching since then…… we arrived in perfect Oslo, to make up for our Lost Volcanic Mono Show, and to summon Blackjazz…….

The MAN and his SAX arrived, we walked through some songs and whipped through a soundcheck to see what came out…

Foggy Notion was the first Munkeby choice, so that came first in the set, BUT we threatened to come back with more. she’s seen it before, and she still wants more…..

MOST OUTRAGEOUS VERSION OF “SKIN RECEIVER” EVER RENDERED X knock my lights out inspiring to have a wind instrument with a Viking at the helm, join the electric dirge – extra musicality brought into the light.
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BE SURE TO WATCH THE AUF dER JORGEN DOCUDRAMA AS SEEN BY TEAM OOOM MATT!

MAdM & SHINING from TeaSpoon Films on Vimeo.

THIS ALL MADE FOR AN OUTRAGEOUSLY AMAZING NIGHT IN OSLO X TAK MONO!

Next up HELSINKI! X

xMAdMx

OOOM TOUR BLOG #11 STOCKHOLM!


ANOTHER DAY OF CITY SPLITS FOR MATT!
awoke, on an uber grey, rainy swedish morning, on the water, outside of club DEBASER. very picturesque city that i have not played in since 2004. we walked the streets, found perfect junk shop, had coffee served by a perfect beauty, did photo shoot and interview with perfect swedish metal magazine, played a great great show to a diverse and intelligent music crowd, hung with a chilean metal band living in sweden, bonded with finland woman / band MANNA who joined us for the scandinavian leg of the tour… all around perfect night in stockholm, thank you!


the lovely ladies of MANNA, and lone gentleman below……

MAdM MEETS PABLO, MARIO & DAVID!!!! CHILEAN VIKINGS!

will, ross & george soaked in the evening light….

TAK SWEDEN!!!
xMAdMx

OOOM TOUR BLOG # 10 KOLN!!!!


WE LAND IN LOVELY KOLN, GERMANY AND GREETED BY OUR HOST FOR THE NIGHT!
it was a beautiful church, with an incredible production team setting up the stage, lights and the camera crew that was shooting the show for german tv. definitely a highlight of the tour!



THE SHOW WAS AMAZING! the crowd was passionate, it all looked and felt glorious!








I thanked our host, and the church’s pastor Thomas, for opening his holy building to music. it was a very special night, especially when i sang FATHER’S GRAVE…..
i felt a ray of healing light come through that moment. DANKE!

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT “OOOM” ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE AT A KINDERGARDEN : the german tv show that was filming the show later that night, interviewed me and we played them a quiet song, as seen by MATT!

MORE SOON!!! LOVE!
xMx

OOOM TOUR BLOG # 7 – BRISTOL!!!

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THANKS TO SIGN ENTHUSIASTS, LEROY AND CARLA, THE “MAdM” hand sign was born….
my own set of M horns! thanks guys, we will pass it on!

so, bristol, i never played there, but what a town! living in the shadow of it’s extreme history: the dark years of the slave trade. the phenomenal architecture, water ways and noble buildings are built on the backs… the music venue the Fleece & Firckin has 30 years of live music history. from the trip hop of massive attack, tricky and portishead that hail from there, to the radioheads and pj harvey’s of the amazing music world. it’s a perfect stone pub, with a mysterious history of BLOOD IN THE WALLS….. also, home town to 2:54 and the last night of our UK tour. all around a great night. met loads of interesting and true lovers of sound. thank you for having us! i want to come back again x
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BECAUSE THE NIGHT X NEW TRADITION BORN FROM THE MAdM Katie Harkin union…
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… when two women share the stage, they must sing an ode to patti smith…. so on the closing of the UK tour, Colette of 2:54 joined me. thank you colette and hannah for joining us on the tour. we shall meet again! if i had sisters, i wish they’d be you two….
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ALSO! my ailing BASS was fixed in a jiffy by local luthier SIMON. thank you sounds and feels great now

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THEN CAME THE LATE NIGHT WALK THROUGH THE STREETS OF BRISTOL!
BANKSY ANYONE? FROM BRISTOL….
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x THANK YOU BRISTOL x

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I will walk your streets again
xMAdMx

OOOM TOUR 2010 #6 LONDON!!!!

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awoke on the street corner, outside the Scala, now my favorite venue i’ve ever played in LONDON town… getting ready for the real show since the volcano… with a volcanic TRIPLE BILL OF WOMEN & DISTORTION!
MAdM, Japanese Voyeurs & 2:54 – i am a lucky women to be sharing the stage with these women of the future sounds!
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greeted by smarty pant passionate london interviewers… thank you for support!
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thrilled to see the sisters of 2:54 arrive for soundcheck for there “hometown” gig
(the real hometown is coming next though….)
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2:54 PLAYED!
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JAPANESE VOYEURS!
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HOLY ROCKING VOYEURS!!!
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THE SHOW WENT AMAZING…. then came YOU(and YOU and YOU!)
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… THEN RIGHT AT THE END, WERE THE WONDERFUL WOMEN FROM SPAIN! GRACIAS!
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PROROK! THE LOCAL OOOM UK TOUR 2010 POSTER ARIST!
(***IN THE BACKGROUND – MATT’S OWN, AND LAST, HANDMADE MAdMHOODY HE DECIDED TO GET TO A LUCKY LONDONER!)
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A BIG THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT,
to a boy, turn man, who’s been there since AUF dER MAUR, circa 2004~
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… and perfect way to end the night, on the laps of BOWTIE Matt, Prorok Poster man and his sister RUPERT~

LONDON, I OWE YOU A CHUNK OF MY HEART FOR THAT ONE….
truly one of the best nights of live performance i’ve had in eons… the fire at the end of the tunnel of the last many years. it means the world to me, that like minded, lovers of sound, intelligent listeners like you, waited for me to return from my hibernation. thank you thank you thank you
OOOM TOUR 2010 IS NOW REALLY ON IT’S WAY!!!
xMAdMx

OOOM TOUR 2010 #5 MANCHESTER!

CITY OF RAIN AND STOP ME IF YOU’VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE….
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I MET YOU ALL AFTER THE SHOW…. THANK YOU FOR COMING AND WAITING!
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ASHLEY WITH HEADLAMP, BEGAN TO DIG INTO THE OOOM FLIP CAM HUNT.
THANKS FOR TALKING TO US!
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MATT, AS HE DOES, TOOK A BREAK FROM BEHIND THE CAMERA TO DO A HIGH SPLITS IN FRONT OF SANTA!

LONDON, YOU WERE NEXT ON OUR LIST AND BLEW MY HEART AWAY!
THE PHOTO EDIT ON THAT SHOW, IS INTENSE, BUT COMING SOON!!!

MANCHESTER! UK! THANK YOU FOR RECEIVING ME AGAIN X

XMX