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September 27th, 2007 (10:14 pm)
tired

current mood: tired

To enhance your enjoyment of the new Buck-Tick album, a recipe for BOSTON CREAM SODA. From the lovely staff at Noir, the best bar in the world.
1 part Stoli Vanil
2 parts ginger ale
Stir and serve over ice. Tastes just like the fountain treat, only with more happy. And happy is good, especially when you're being mocked by a freaking FORTUNE COOKIE.

It's been impossible for me to listen to "Tenshi no Revolver" without thinking of THIS man. The extraordinary Klaus Nomi emigrated from Germany to Manhattan some time in the early 1970s. His shows were a mix of Berlin cabaret, science fiction, new wave and pure whimsy, and by the early 1980s he was the toast of New York. My old college boyfriend was very fond of his albums, and if not for him I may have never heard the voice of this countertenor. It was well worth tracking down a rental copy of "Urgh! A Music War," just to see Klaus' performance. The song was "Total Eclipse," and its always had a place in my iTunes rotation. I never post links to Youtube, because I don't like it. But I'll make this one exception - for Klaus. The weirdest thing about this performance is how bizarre his band looks by comparison.


Sadly, his career was much too short. He died in August 1983 at the age of 39. For more about this strange, endearing and talented man (not to mention superlative pastry chef), I highly recommend the documentary, "The Nomi Song."

And... On this day in Buck-Tick history in 1993 the five lads were still in the midst of their ambitious Darker than Darkness tour. They played 59 shows between May 20th and November 19th, the most extensive tour they have ever undertaken. I think someone recently requested some long-haired Atsushi photos, and I aim to please. Today, scans from the Darker than Darkness tour book.


























































































Comments

Posted by: Me (aku_no_hana)
Posted at: September 28th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
blue atsushi

Yay! Thank you for the scans and the information on Nomi. I found the pics in this book a bit scary up close and personal when I got my copy. 0_o And I have no idea what that thing is on the cover. lol!

On this day in Buck-Tick history, while the Guys were in the midst of their incredible tour, I was having my son. Damn, I feel old.

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: September 28th, 2007 10:24 am (UTC)

The pics are a little less overwhelming when taken out of the blackness of the book :D

Happy birth-day! To BOTH of you. You're not old, but your son's getting up there ;)

Posted by: orz (killmestop)
Posted at: September 28th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)

LOL! A misfortune cookie.

I'd heard of Klaus Nomi but never actually listened to him. That vid was a whole lot of awesome. What a voice! Thanks!

DTD BT is my favorite. <3

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: September 28th, 2007 10:28 am (UTC)

Klaus Nomi was so much happy! I was half-tempted to just keep posting links, but you know, not the way I feel about Youtube *grumbles* You should check out "Lightning Strikes" too :D

Bastard cookie. Now I can be an international spinster :/

Posted by: shymsal (shymsal)
Posted at: September 28th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
schwein

Yum! You know how to make my evening! Thanks!

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: September 28th, 2007 10:29 am (UTC)

Mmm... cream soda is good :P You're welcome!

Posted by: M.A.D. Queen of Malak Ta'us (_maldorora)
Posted at: September 28th, 2007 04:13 am (UTC)
love letter

Klaus Nomi is love- I adore Nomi Song so much and really flipped when I first heard MLOD when Imai referenced him, because I'd long suspected some influence by Nomi on Imai's vocals and looks :D


GAH! that backside of that fortune is SO EVIL when put with the front!!! My friend and I started the fortune_cookie years ago but we are very very sad at maintaining it!

Posted by: M.A.D. Queen of Malak Ta'us (_maldorora)
Posted at: September 28th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
er this one! XD
mushi: the stalin

http://community.livejournal.com/fortunecookie/profile

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: September 28th, 2007 10:32 am (UTC)

When I noticed that in MLOD, I thought no - it can't be. But I didn't know who I was dealing with since it was my first B-T album.

omg - the cookie community! I really should x-post this bitch over there. And I just noticed that niko has her own lj *hearts*

Posted by: Atsushi Sakurai's mistress (torment2romance)
Posted at: September 28th, 2007 12:03 pm (UTC)
beautiful atsu

Eeeeeeeeeeee! I love this tourbook to death even though my copy is falling apart (me leafing through it so much probably isnt't helping huhu) My favourite era of buck tick is the darker than darkness era, easily. Atsushi so resembles a fallen angel here i find!

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: September 28th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)

I remember when you got yours! Mine's falling apart too. I don't think there are any copies of this left intact. Now that I've finally scanned mine, I can tuck it away safely :D

Posted by: brainwhisper (brainwhisper)
Posted at: September 28th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)

F*CK YOU, fortune cookie!!! No one needs a wise-ass dessert treat.

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: September 29th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)

Thankfully, Cream Soda doesn't have a smart mouth too :D

Posted by: brainwhisper (brainwhisper)
Posted at: October 1st, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
Hide&Hisashi

Super-sized Cream Sodas were extra good... and free super-sized Cream Sodas even better! I love Noir.

Posted by: speedygz (speedygz)
Posted at: September 28th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
Atsushi AiWU

Whew, finally have a chance to post. Had this awful headache last night :( Mmmm...that Boston Cream Soda sounds yummy. O_O Bad, bad fortune cookie...what the heck kind of fortune is that???

Thanks for these wonderful scans, my copy of the DtD tourbook will soon be on its way to me. Then, I'll see if it's begun to fall apart. *giggles* I see U-ta has a little attitude in his pictures.

Have a blast this weekend to make up for last weekend where you were feverish and in bed. *hugs*

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: September 29th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)

Poor you:( *pets* Headaches are the worst! I hope its passed, so you can play "Tenshi no Revolver" over and over and over...

I killed that evil cookie efficiently enough. Chewed it up real good :D

U-ta is my favorite in this tourbook. His hair's DOWN! I hope your pages are all still attached to the binding, slim though that chance might be.

Posted by: speedygz (speedygz)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
Kodou

Thanks :) Yea, it was odd, there was this slight throb and it wouldn't quite go away. Finally, went away over the weekend and I was playing my Tenshi no Revolver whenever I had a chance *giggles* I'm still not tired of the album yet. I'm sure some must think I'm nuts.

LOL...you took care of that evil fortune cookie...bwahahaha...

U-ta looks good with his hair down and that attitude. DtD should be on its way, I finally paid the shipping for it. OMG..I still have many more rocks to ship back...madness I say...*sweat drops*

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Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: October 1st, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)

All part of my evil plan Bwaaaaaahaaahaaaa!

Good luck with the paper!

Posted by: meardearna (meardearna)
Posted at: September 30th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)

Klaus Nomi, just brilliant! Thank you for introducing me to this weird and wonderful artist ^^ Which of his records would you recommend for a first time listener?

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: October 1st, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)

I glad you appreciate him too! *hearts* The only album I have is a 1994 compilation, which I've uploaded here:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/90cbln

His "Samson and Delilah" aria is just beautiful.

Posted by: speedygz (speedygz)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
gensou

Hope you don't mind if I download this too :) Curious to hear more.

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2007 10:56 am (UTC)

I hope you do XD The more people who hear and appreciate his work, the more alive his memory :D

Posted by: WingsofSakon (hisashiatsitoll)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
anh :: not evil

HOT!!! a couple i never saw before! thanks for sharing =^^=

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2007 11:38 am (UTC)

Oh good! Something new for you:D You're welcomeXD

Posted by: dollsoflace (dollsoflace)
Posted at: January 11th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)

I love you~ Seriously~ these were some of my all-time faves.

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