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(Optimal Human Modulation)   If you woke up thinking, "Boy, I sure could use some German, dystopian, surrealist, post-apocalyptic art accompanied by a Rammstein tune played in a classical style," prepare to be happy   (optimalhumanmodulation.com) divider line 25
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2013-12-04 11:52:10 AM  
No, not this morning.
 
2013-12-04 11:54:39 AM  
Boy those Germans are a cheery lot.
Now, may vee see your papers mein herr?
 
2013-12-04 11:55:51 AM  
I want to not like Rammstein but I can't help it :/
 
2013-12-04 11:56:00 AM  
Nice marmot
 
2013-12-04 12:14:20 PM  
sumsphere.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-04 12:14:39 PM  
How...how did you know?
 
2013-12-04 12:16:11 PM  
Sehr gut.
 
2013-12-04 12:17:43 PM  

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Great game... Well, S.O.C was. The other two were pretty much the same maps, but shiattier gameplay somehow. Shadow OF Chernobyl was one of the best games I had stumbled across in a LONG time, compounded by how closely everything was done when we saw pics from the Chernobyl area. Any time I see something about Chernobyl and see that ferris wheel and bumper car track, I keep waiting for soldiers to pop up.

As for TFA? I was 30 seconds into the video before I figured out that it had NOTHING to do with the goddam pictures in TFA. Pics are cool, but presentation is pretty lame in this one.
 
2013-12-04 12:28:57 PM  

rudemix: I want to not like Rammstein but I can't help it :/


Why do you want to not like them? I adore them, every note of their music, every hair on their heads (well, except for Olli ;)

I love this version of "Mein Herz Brennt." Till is awesomely scary (as always) and Flake's piano is perfection.
 
2013-12-04 12:40:06 PM  
The images remind me of pictures of Detroit when the story is "Detroit is an abandoned urban hellhole".
 
2013-12-04 01:03:45 PM  

silvervial: rudemix: I want to not like Rammstein but I can't help it :/

Why do you want to not like them? I adore them, every note of their music, every hair on their heads (well, except for Olli ;)

I love this version of "Mein Herz Brennt." Till is awesomely scary (as always) and Flake's piano is perfection.


It's a musical style that rarely moves me, or not for very long when it does. At times the visuals and presence seems...I'm not sure if contrived is the right word, maybe overly coordinated or done before too often. And yet, every song of theirs I hear I love. The power, the primal stomp around arm swinging type of mood it puts me in, to the point where I recreated that formal punk look from the Ich Will video this past halloween. So while there is this snooty part of me that feels at my age and general likes in music I shouldn't be so taken by them. Then I hear them and I fall right into it. I was probably being a little more tongue in cheek up there than it may have sounded.
 
2013-12-04 01:17:49 PM  

rudemix: silvervial: rudemix: I want to not like Rammstein but I can't help it :/

Why do you want to not like them? I adore them, every note of their music, every hair on their heads (well, except for Olli ;)

I love this version of "Mein Herz Brennt." Till is awesomely scary (as always) and Flake's piano is perfection.

It's a musical style that rarely moves me, or not for very long when it does. At times the visuals and presence seems...I'm not sure if contrived is the right word, maybe overly coordinated or done before too often. And yet, every song of theirs I hear I love. The power, the primal stomp around arm swinging type of mood it puts me in, to the point where I recreated that formal punk look from the Ich Will video this past halloween. So while there is this snooty part of me that feels at my age and general likes in music I shouldn't be so taken by them. Then I hear them and I fall right into it. I was probably being a little more tongue in cheek up there than it may have sounded.


I understand that completely. I was the same way about that hard style of music. I never liked it, until I heard them. I accidentally ran across "Bück Dich" live (the one from the uncensored version of Live Aus Berlin concert) and instantly fell in love with their attitude and the music. As Richard (lead guitar and founder) says:

"The aim is to get people's attention and have fun at the same time. You have to understand that 99 per cent of the people don't understand the lyrics, so you have to come up with something to keep the drama in the show. We like to have a show; we like to play with fire. We do have a sense of humor. We do laugh about it; we have fun ... but we're not Spinal Tap. We take the music and the lyrics seriously. It's a combination of humor, theater, and our East German culture."

After my first taste of that initially shocking video, I've read and heard everything I could find about them and now love everything about them and no longer have that cognitive dissonance. They aren't a guilty pleasure, they are just a pleasure.
 
2013-12-04 01:31:23 PM  
Any of you ladies wanna come over and watch Wings of Desire tonight?
 
2013-12-04 01:33:32 PM  
My depression likes but my dark soul loves.
 
2013-12-04 02:13:54 PM  
It was more like, "Boy, I sure could use some way overdone HDR photography, because I sure haven't seen enough of that shiat already" and so yes, that really did it for me.
 
2013-12-04 02:15:06 PM  
Is it even possible for someone that desires this to even feel happimess, subby?
 
2013-12-04 02:23:58 PM  
extras.mnginteractive.com

"...now that's happy...."
 
2013-12-04 03:55:27 PM  
Half Life 3 screen shots?
 
2013-12-04 04:10:02 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Any of you ladies wanna come over and watch Wings of Desire tonight?


It's the least likely panty-removing movie ever, but I've done well with it.

"Angels, babe. Angels over Berlin."
 
2013-12-04 05:50:54 PM  

silvervial: rudemix: silvervial: rudemix: I want to not like Rammstein but I can't help it :/

Why do you want to not like them? I adore them, every note of their music, every hair on their heads (well, except for Olli ;)

I love this version of "Mein Herz Brennt." Till is awesomely scary (as always) and Flake's piano is perfection.

It's a musical style that rarely moves me, or not for very long when it does. At times the visuals and presence seems...I'm not sure if contrived is the right word, maybe overly coordinated or done before too often. And yet, every song of theirs I hear I love. The power, the primal stomp around arm swinging type of mood it puts me in, to the point where I recreated that formal punk look from the Ich Will video this past halloween. So while there is this snooty part of me that feels at my age and general likes in music I shouldn't be so taken by them. Then I hear them and I fall right into it. I was probably being a little more tongue in cheek up there than it may have sounded.

I understand that completely. I was the same way about that hard style of music. I never liked it, until I heard them. I accidentally ran across "Bück Dich" live (the one from the uncensored version of Live Aus Berlin concert) and instantly fell in love with their attitude and the music. As Richard (lead guitar and founder) says:

"The aim is to get people's attention and have fun at the same time. You have to understand that 99 per cent of the people don't understand the lyrics, so you have to come up with something to keep the drama in the show. We like to have a show; we like to play with fire. We do have a sense of humor. We do laugh about it; we have fun ... but we're not Spinal Tap. We take the music and the lyrics seriously. It's a combination of humor, theater, and our East German culture."

After my first taste of that initially shocking video, I've read and heard everything I could find about them and now love everything about them and no longer have that cognitive ...


I will try to find that performance and give it a look. Is it part of a full concert that would be worth investing for better visual/audio qualities? I may have to push a playlist of them up in the ipod and do some steady listening.
 
2013-12-04 06:18:51 PM  
When did Tom Waits start singing in German?
 
2013-12-04 08:12:04 PM  
Been a long time fan of Rammstein, and even though I didn't get to watch this until tonight, I did listen to this song (among others) at work today.  farkin' A.  Cool find, subby.
 
2013-12-04 08:35:41 PM  

silvervial: I understand that completely. I was the same way about that hard style of music. I never liked it, until I heard them. I accidentally ran across "Bück Dich" live (the one from the uncensored version of Live Aus Berlin concert) and instantly fell in love with their attitude and the music. As Richard (lead guitar and founder) says:

"The aim is to get people's attention and have fun at the same time. You have to understand that 99 per cent of the people don't understand the lyrics, so you have to come up with something to keep the drama in the show. We like to have a show; we like to play with fire. We do have a sense of humor. We do laugh about it; we have fun ... but we're not Spinal Tap. We take the music and the lyrics seriously. It's a combination of humor, theater, and our East German culture."

After my first taste of that initially shocking video, I've read and heard everything I could find about them and now love everything about them and no longer have that cognitive dissonance. They aren't a guilty pleasure, they are just a pleasure.


I first got into them as a young teenager.  I think I was 13 when I first saw "Du Hast" on MTV2, it was on at like 1AM on a farking Sunday.  The very next CD I bought was Sehnsucht, and I still have that disc to that day, still listen to it nearly every day.  They were the first concert I went to when I was 14, and motherfarker was that a show.  Fire everywhere.  They're a treat, they really are.  And I love that quote you have from Richard, because that's the perfect summation of Rammstein.  Those dudes know how to have a good time, not just with each other, but with the crowd, and it shows on stage.  And the thought and care they put into their music shows in the lyrics and the melodies.  You look at them and expect their translated lyrics to just be something ridiculous and it turns out to be this beautiful or heartwrenching, or terrifying poem.  I'd love to see them live again.
 
2013-12-05 04:54:27 AM  

rudemix: I will try to find that performance and give it a look. Is it part of a full concert that would be worth investing for better visual/audio qualities? I may have to push a playlist of them up in the ipod and do some steady listening.



It is part of the "Live Aus Berlin" video. Unfortunately, the video is hard to find now and the DVD version of LAB is censored and doesn't include the performance of "Büch Dich". The stage act was considered "obscene" in several countries and got them arrested as they came off stage in Massachusetts. However, you can find it on You Tube to watch it. The brazen, over-the-top, bravado of it is what got me. Just tons and tons of attitude. Of course, the music is great, too. It is one of the more punk-sounding of their songs. There are more recent versions of the song and the complete stage act from the Made in German tour, but I find that the original is still the most visceral.

As for steady listening, you won't regret doing it in album order. The evolution of the music album to album is wonderful. Going from "Weisses Fleisch" on the first album to "Frühling in Paris" on the "Liebe ist für alle da" album (the last "all new" album to date) is an interesting journey.

Enjoy!
 
2013-12-05 05:00:07 AM  

mooseyfate: silvervial: I understand that completely. I was the same way about that hard style of music. I never liked it, until I heard them. I accidentally ran across "Bück Dich" live (the one from the uncensored version of Live Aus Berlin concert) and instantly fell in love with their attitude and the music. As Richard (lead guitar and founder) says:

"The aim is to get people's attention and have fun at the same time. You have to understand that 99 per cent of the people don't understand the lyrics, so you have to come up with something to keep the drama in the show. We like to have a show; we like to play with fire. We do have a sense of humor. We do laugh about it; we have fun ... but we're not Spinal Tap. We take the music and the lyrics seriously. It's a combination of humor, theater, and our East German culture."

After my first taste of that initially shocking video, I've read and heard everything I could find about them and now love everything about them and no longer have that cognitive dissonance. They aren't a guilty pleasure, they are just a pleasure.

I first got into them as a young teenager.  I think I was 13 when I first saw "Du Hast" on MTV2, it was on at like 1AM on a farking Sunday.  The very next CD I bought was Sehnsucht, and I still have that disc to that day, still listen to it nearly every day.  They were the first concert I went to when I was 14, and motherfarker was that a show.  Fire everywhere.  They're a treat, they really are.  And I love that quote you have from Richard, because that's the perfect summation of Rammstein.  Those dudes know how to have a good time, not just with each other, but with the crowd, and it shows on stage.  And the thought and care they put into their music shows in the lyrics and the melodies.  You look at them and expect their translated lyrics to just be something ridiculous and it turns out to be this beautiful or heartwrenching, or terrifying poem.  I'd love to see them live again.


Yes, the lyrics are poetry. Till is an actual poet. He's recently published his second book of poetry, "In Still Nights," the follow up to the first book, "Messer."

I think the dichotomy between what is "expected" from a band this hard and what you actually discover when you look and listen a little deeper is one of the main reasons they are my favorite band.

/that and they are truly good guys in every sense of the word
 
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