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Chilly Gonzales … I love you. Nothing less.

26 Sep

I’m in love. Helplessly in love.
Completely struck by the Chilly Gonzales fever.

WHY have I never heard of this wonderfully intelligent, crazy, funny, brilliantly talented pianist slash producer slash rapper slash genius ?

Chilly Gonzales is originally from Canada, but now lives in Europe and besides being pretty much all round fucking awesome, he’s also the boyfriend of lovely Feist, and I’m sure he has done a ton of things, that I still have to discover. Mostly famous for his piano talk shows where he jumps around stage sweat dripping, screaming, yelling, rapping, joking and moving his fingers so fast on the piano, that it’s impossible to keep up.

Seriously – I never knew one man could produce so many different sounds at the same time using just one piano, ten fingers and well … some times his two feet as well.

And lucky, lucky me I got to see him two times this weekend! YAI!

Friday night I went to see him do a short live performance, and after that his new movie called “The Ivory Tower”. A movie written by Gonzales and featuring both him, DJ/Producer Tiga and musician/artist Peaches as the main characters.

Watch the trailer here. And prepare yourself for a LOVELY song with brilliantly sarcastic lyrics : “I am Europe”.

Movie vs soundtrack

The movie itself is definitely something to see. A nice story about chees, girls, competitions and brotherhood. Funny dialogues and characters and Peaches always wearing the very obvious wig – which in itself is quite funny.

Gonzales wrote the music for the movie and German based Boys Noize produced the album and … AHHHHH !!!!! This just all adds up! The lyrics are clever, funny and filled with both intellect and humour. The tunes are both sad, serious, preppy and dance floor worthy as Gonzales sings, raps, talks and plays his way through the 14 songs on the album. Amazing.

I was walking around Hamburg yesterday with this music in my ears all day and yeah … I think you get the point …but I’m really so completely in awe about this. Wow!

This is pretty much an order …
If you should do something nice for yourself today, you should log on to iTunes at once, and buy either the Ivory Tower album above here, or the fully instrumental one, that I’m listening to right now “Solo Piano” from 2004. (Or even better, buy both)
Awwwwww …

Live live liveeeee
Yesterday I went to a 1 1/2 hour show with only Gonzales and his piano on stage. My expectations were out of this world, and yet Gonzales met all of them with amazing precision. To get a hint of what the concert last night was like, and the “Solo Piano” album, watch “DOT” right here.

I just found my hero.
Well … I lack words. I ran out of prasing superlatives. Which is something I don’t usually do. But I think you’ve got my point by now? You need to buy these albums. Seriously. They are amazing.

//Ida

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Chilly Gonzales … I love you (Part II).

26 Sep

I’m a huge geek for clever words and funny phrases, and it seems that I’ve found my new hero.

If you didn’t catch my last post, go here for my completely shameless declaration of love to Gonzales : )

The lyrics that Chilly Gonzales write is really amazing.
Funny, clever, crazy, arrogant, intelligent, brilliant.

Watch the NEVER STOP (rap version) video right here, and try to keep up with the lyrics underneath.

Enjoy!

Lyrics, NEVER STOP, Chilly Gonzales.

How could I ever stop?
My position is missionary, I finish on top
and while you’re relaxin’, I take action
Guinness world record, I beat it, Michael Jackson

Never stop, I workaholic

I spit sweat splatter Jackson Pollock

but I’m not an artist, I just work the hardest

I beat it to a pulp, just ask Jarvis

Studio to studio, I drink juice,

produce tons of new shit, like a booty hole

show to show, full throttle, backstage,

no models, no bathroom, I piss in a bottle

And after the show a lot of autographs,

man, music is a joke I try not to laugh

I just try to enjoy the grind
my position?
Doggy, I come from behind

Underground, underdog, underrated

under stress, under pressure, under-appreciated

man, this is war

where careers get killed and thats not a metaphor, like

My mindset is military, like

My attitude is Hitchcock, very scary

persistence, instincts,

Go the distance, prove my existence

Thats why I never stop

Cause its not Chilly, its Lily, who makes really clever pop

I just do it in a different way

I’m kind of sort of indirect – ricochet,

Chilly like Pinochet, I don’t make hits, I take risks

and make flops like floppy disks

I still stay professional and not sloppy

I try to be original, not a photocopy

Can’t stop, wont stop

Harder, faster better stronger, I listen to the robots

I’m still doing things, so don’t cue the strings,

It ain’t over ’til Beth Ditto sings

So how could I ever quit

My position? Don’t fuck with me – celibate

Groupie go home, you can find another guy

man, music is a joke, I try not to cry

Sounds crazy, but the underground’s lazy

Maybe just a bunch of big babies

and they’re crying till they’re on the guest-list ,

then they puke at 6 am – English breakfast

See I always hatch a new scheme

No room for a club or a pub in my routine

I don’t judge you if you’re part of a true scene

but me ? I could be anywhere – blue screen

At the Grammys getting nominated

or trying to be a piano playing Larry David

flirting with rap, workin’ for Birkin

behind your favourite singer I just might be lurkin’

And I’m certain when they close the curtains

my life will be a B-movie shot by Tim Burton

and if I lack authenticity

remember authenticity is often shitty

So please, no pity,

You can never melt this ice-cold heart between my two titties

cause what’s life but a board game?

and if you play the game then you’re never bored with more of the same


What’s life but a competition

You know my name, I am – bition

I never stop.

Very Scary … : )

I rest my case.

// Ida

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