Vor ein paar Jahren ging Iggy Pops 18seitiger Tour-Rider durchs Netz, jetzt hat Smoking Gun den zur 2012er Tour online gestellt. Inklusive Ron Howard-Punches, den Sieben Zwergen und einer Reality-TV-Show auf einer tropischen Insel mit toten Hunden.
The 65-year-old performer’s current tour rider–again authored by stage manager Jos Grain–is stocked with risqué jokes, ribald observations, and oddball riffs. While Grain has reprised some material, the 28-page rider provides many new laughs. Such as:
* “Apparently Iggy met that Ron Howard once,” Grain noted in a section about the band’s stage plan. “You know, the ugly, baldy one out of Happy Days. Directs films. Got one of those faces you’d never get tired of punching.”
* In addition to the longstanding demand for the provision of a Bob Hope impersonator, Iggy & Co. ask promoters for “Seven dwarves, dressed up as those dwarves out of that marvelous Walt Disney film about the woman who goes to sleep for a hundred years after biting a poisoned dwarf, or maybe pricking her finger on a rather sharp apple… or something.” In a pinch, “Taller people are acceptable, of course. It’s attitude, more than altitude that’s important here,” Grain notes, adding, “Don’t forget the pointy hats!”
Iggy Pop interviewt Shepard Fairey und das startet genau so, wie man es von einem Iggy erwarten würde, denn der bezeichnet Shepards bekannteste Arbeit (das Obama-Artwork) erstmal als die größte Scheiße, die er jemals gemacht hat.
IGGY POP: I wanted to start out by talking to you about the biggest mess you’ve created, which is the Barack Obama piece you made in the run-up to the last election. My first thought was that it reminded me a little of something I would have seen in the Middle East—you know, the kind of simple picture of a leader that you see go up when there’s going to be civil unrest or when they die. What were you thinking when you made that image?
SHEPARD FAIREY: I created the Obama image with a little bit of a different intention than a lot of other stuff that I make. It’s not that I haven’t put people who I admire on pedestals before, but they were usually people like the members of Black Sabbath or the Black Panthers. I’ve also made a lot of political art in the past where I was criticizing people like George W. Bush—I worked very hard in 2004 to make anti-Bush imagery. But then Bush got reelected, and so I thought I needed to reevaluate my approach to mainstream politics. At that point, I’d had a kid, a daughter, and as the 2008 election campaign was beginning, I had a second daughter on the way. So I started to think, “This isn’t about me augmenting my existing brand of pissed-off rebellion. This is about my daughters’ future.”
Vor ein paar Tagen bloggte ich einen Trailer mit Lemmy von Motorhead zum alten Robot-Horrorfilm „M.A.R.K. 13 – Hardware“ bei den Filmfreunden, jetzt haben sie einen weiteren Trailer ins Netz gestellt, diesmal mit Iggy Pop, der seine Rolle als Endzeit-Deejay nochmal zum besten gibt.
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