FESTIVAL GLOBE HAPPY FRIDAYS

ROSKILDE FESTIVAL PAPER · SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2006 · PRICE: 10 KRONER
FESTIVAL GLOBE
HAPPY FRIDAYS
It sure wasn’t pretty but Shaun Ryder and
Happy Mondays turned Friday night into a
party. So did The Streets in a totally packed
tent, making it seem credible that it’s easy to
get girls when you are famous. Or at the very
least that it’s easy to get them to dance ...
T H O M A S A R N B O / RO C K P H OTO
REVIEWS P6-9
EAT THIS! P4 · TOOL TIME P5 · KAISER CHIEFS P12
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F E S T I VA L G LO B E
SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2006
STARS IN OUR EYES
Not just the festival stages are studded with stars. Festival
Globe has spotted several around the site and hastens to bring
you the news of them. Judas Priest’s front man, Rob Halford,
has joined the rock fest at Roskilde, and he might bump into
the members of Radiohead who are camping somewhere,
and Vin Diesel and his tattoos.
FESTIVAL GLOBE
WHAT’S UP?
FINALLY
IT’S HERE
F
inally it happened. Early
yesterday morning the
sun smashed through the
massive, grey clouds that
have been covering Roskilde
the past few days. After many
days with semi-bad weather
and a little rain – actually
quite a lot on Monday! – true
festival weather has finally
reached Roskilde.
Finally we can get rid of
the fleece jacket and the
raincoat and party on in the
sunshine.
Because even though the
party is well on its way and
we have lots of beer and love,
there is no doubt that good
weather completes it.
MADE IN ROSKILDE
– PLAYED IN CHINA
Chinese festival
organisers, officials and
journalists are visiting
Roskilde to be inspired.
Their ambition is to create the biggest rock festival in Asia.
The biggest festival in Asia.
That’s what they want to make in China where rock
music suffers from decades
of political and cultural oppression.
DECISIONS
Therefore a large delegation of Chinese businessmen
and top officials has come to
Roskilde to learn from Danish experience.
Not a rebellion
»International rock has become extremely popular with
young Chinese people. Our
ambition is to have more
than 100.000 guests,« says Li
Wee, who is behind China’s
only music festival, Midi, in
Beijing, which has been running for four years and
which will now get a facelift
and become the biggest festival in Asia.
»Until recently all applications from music venues
were rejected if they played
rock music. It’s not like that
anymore. This is a youth rebellion – not against the government but against their
parents who’ve grown up
with communist propaganda
music,« says Torben E. Ibsen,
director of ELD – Cultural
Waves, which has arranged
the contact between the Chinese delegation and Roskilde
Festival.
SO MANY CHOICES, SO LITTLE TIME
HENNING MOLS&NANA ASKOV
AND IT WAS
ALL YELLOW ...
Yellow cards in the shape of
compulsory-to-wear yellow
arm bands are issued to anyone caught seriously misbehaving by the festival authorities. Common offences
met with yellow include
graffiti, violence, crowdsurfing and dangerous pushing (straight reds for murder, bestiality and necrophilia).
FESTIVAL GLOBE
W
e all know how the
grey and cold winter
weather makes us feel cranky and annoyed. But we also
know the special feeling we
get when the first rays of
sunlight beam through the
clouds and spring flowers
slowly work their way
through the winter black
soil.
How the corners of our
mouths slowly move
upwards along with the temperatures and how we little
by little get rid of our winter
clothes. How we all finally
walk around with silly smiles, wearing shorts and sandals, when the sky is clear
and the temperature reaches
25 degrees.
GIVE IT UP FOR
THE VOLUNTEERS
The volunteers, without
whose efforts the festival
couldn’t be staged, have
collectively contributed in
excess of half a million
hours towards the staging of
this year’s festival. Each of
the 20,000 volunteers works
a minimum 24 hours, while
many of the volunteer stage
assemblers work more
than 100 hours. FESTIVAL GLOBE
D
uring the festival, this
silly smile turns into an
ecstatic dance of joy as clear
sun, good music and cold
beer is combined with silly
hats, powerful body odour
and permanent morning
ugliness in an orgy of
feelings, impressions and
moods.
It’s festival at its best.
When the music is playing
and the sun is shining.
Good weather means happy
people, and happy people
mean a great
festival.
WASH AWAY
THE FESTIVAL GERMS
Almu – whose full name is Almudena Cuesta Ruiz – is an illustrator at a Spanish music paper in
Madrid. This is her first Roskilde Festival.
ESBEN
DANIELSEN
Spokesman
He thinks that the political support for rock is motivated by the commercial and
economic potential in the
world’s most densely populated country.
And Roskilde Festival management is enthusiastic
about the initiative.
»It’s great that the Chinese
have discovered Roskilde Festival. We can help develop
their festival, but in the long
run we hope to learn from
their experience,« says spokesman Esben Danielsen.
Diarrhoea. An unfortunate
side effect of festival life.
Most sufferers are keen to
blame it on the food, but
perhaps it would be wise for
those people to take a long,
hard look in the mirror. Because they are probably
their own worst ennemies.
Roskilde is full of germs –
they’re in the dust, in the
air and on your hands. Hand
germs mean germs in your
food when you eat, and
that’s where trouble begins.
So you’d be wise to wash
your hands whenever you
get the chance! FESTIVAL GLOBE
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FESTIVAL WEATHER
Muahaha!
We've said it before,
and we'll say it again.
Keep that sun lotion
within reach, 'cause
today is going to be
another hottie.
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
MONDAY
22
21
23
GET OUT
OF LINE
Festival Globe advises
you on which times to
avoid the cash machines.
You and the rest of your
camp get up, scratch your
bums lazily and squint at
the sun – it’s time to get up.
And time to queue. Either at
the showers or by the cashpoints, frying in the midday
sun while you ever so slowly
get closer to collecting your
cash. But it is possible to cut
the time you spend in line.
»Late morning the queue
in the camping area is very
long, but shorter by
Orange,« says Bo Niclasen,
who is technical head at Roskilde Bank, which owns the
cash-points.
»But you should avoid the
cash-points by Orange just
before or during a concert.
It’s so crowded,« he adds.
Each year the festival has
had more cash-point machines set up. This year two
more have been placed by
Pavi-lion, and that means
that there are 14 all in all.
Still, at the busiest times
you may wait at least half an
hour to get your hands on
some bank notes.
»The pressure grows each
year. That’s why we put up
more cash-points. But there
will always be queues,
because people only withdraw small amounts so they
don’t carry much cash
around,« says Bo Niclasen.
For safety reasons it is
confidential how much
money the festival guests
withdraw – but it’s at least
78 million Euro, and that’s
not counting all the money
that guests withdraw in Roskilde city.
»And that’s a lot too. The
queue in Roskilde is as long
as at the festival site,« says
Bo Niclasen. SUSANNE SAYERS
F E S T I VA L G LO B E
SKINNY DIPPING
T H O R B J Ø R N H A N S E N / RO C K P H OTO
T H O R B J Ø R N H A N S E N / RO C K P H OTO
... the wettest ever Roskilde festival was in
1997, followed by 2002 and 2004? Organisers
have in the past considered moving it to
August given the propensity for rain at this
time of the year.
FESTIVAL GLOBE
N A N N A K R E U T Z M A N N / RO C K P H OTO
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BUBBLICIOUS …
At this year’s festival guests will probably chew as much chewing
gum and have as much sex as they always do. But beware. Chewinggum company Stimorol has issued condoms with chewing-gum taste, so even though it LOOKS like chewing gum and TASTES like
chewing gum, you may want to check that little packet again before
inviting that good-looking hunk back to your tent!
FESTIVAL GLOBE
DID YOU KNOW THAT ...
N A N N A K R E U T Z M A N N / RO C K P H OTO
SATURDAY, 1 JULY, 2006
A FISH WRAPPED UP in a volunteer’s jacket arrived at the media
centre last year.
»It is an old Sicilian message,« a
passing Italian explained.
»It means Roskilde sleeps with
the fishes; next year you must open the lake and the nakedness will
return.«
One year on and the sun finally
came out in force yesterday.
Thousands of revellers descended
on the festival’s latest attraction,
the Swimming Lake by Camping
East, and Festival Globe was there
among the throng of thongs.
»Freezing but refreshing,« enthuses Simon Tordrup, 18, from
Århus.
»An excellent hangover-cure,«
agrees Irishman Paul Quigley, 26,
who works in New York and is here
on holiday with friends.
»I was looking at different festivals on the Internet and the deciding factor in choosing this festival was the lake. I saw there was
swimming and that swung me. I
had a lovely image of rolling out of
the tent and going straight into
the lake. We’re going to sound a
bit fucking lake-obsessed, but
that’s why we pitched our tent so
close.«
»It takes away the claustrophobia,« muses Ronan Devane, 26,
from Limerick, Ireland.
»People gather in big groups,
but they all face the water. Danes
have a healthy respect for water – I
heard that somewhere.«
MAYBE, HE’S referring to the
health benefits of having a dip, although washing with shampoo or
soap is strictly prohibited. The lake
is normally used for fishing and
the owner might not extend the
lease if it becomes contaminated,
so the future of the initiative is very much in the hands of the revellers.
»If this was Ireland, the ambulance would be packed already,«
continues Ronan.
»There is a downside though,«
adds Colin Argue, 26, also from Limerick:
»Fat naked Germans!«
»I’m Danish,« splutters Daniel
Kallehauge, 23, from Randers,
while struggling into his shorts.
»That was refreshing. It beats being a couchlog all day. It was nice,
but a little dangerous,« he says seconds before falling arse over tit
and nearly flattening our photographer snapping his glorious nakedness.
»We need more nakedness,«
pleads Kristian Ugge, also from
Randers.
»It’s a big disappointment.
We’ve seen a few naked women,
but only nipples though. It’s the
girls’ fault. Maybe they’ll get naked when everybody gets naked.«
»Nevertheless, this is a good place to look at the chicks and have a
beer in the sun. We’ll be here
tomorrow.«
SO WILL SARAH Hansen, 18, from
Århus.
»I’m not naked because the sun
is behind the clouds and I’m hungover, so I’m just going to lie down
and sleep,« she explains.
»I’ll be totally naked tomorrow.
You can meet us here at three
o’clock.«
It’s a date – on which temperatures are set to soar. BEN HAMILTON
AN AMERICAN AT ROSKILDE
THE GLOVES COME OFF
R
oskilde: On behalf of my fellow
countrymen, I’d like to apologize for Matisyahu. OK, maybe the
dude’s not so bad – maybe I just
need to apologize on behalf of my
nation’s sensibilities because
there’s something deeply disturbing about the fact that this guy is,
save Sean Paul and Beenie Man,
more popular in the US than the
rest of Jamaica combined.
It ain’t his fault – it’s the fault of
the country’s collected frat boys –
but it still makes me lament that
songs like Turbulence’s ‘Notorious’
and QQ’s ‘Poverty’ don’t stand a
chance against a guy just cuz he’s
got a beard and a hat.
W
hile I’m admonishing America’s musical sins, I’d also like
to apologize for stripping the
grime away from Lady Sovereign
and whatever the Los Angeles sun
did to Morrissey’s urgency and passion throughout most of the past
10 years.
T
he S-O-V did her usual set-’emup, knock-’em-down work in the
Odeon, but it still seems like her
career’s been in a holding pattern
for about two years.
New single ‘Love Me or Hate Me’
carried the same sort of Feminem
feel of most of what she’s done since shaking hands with Jay-Z and it
makes me pine for the days when
grime sounded like, y’know, grime,
rather than US hip hop.
In about 20 years, someone will
put together a 4CD grime box and
our kids will wonder how the fuck
this stuff wasn’t more popular
than it is. Answer: It was relegated
to regionalism, and once a
nationwide market got a whiff of
it, it wanted to change it to something it wasn’t, namely r’n’b (as
has been done in the UK) and hiphop (see: the US).
M
orrissey, however, recently got
out of the US, and from the
sound of his latest album, ‘Ringleader of the Tormentors’, we should
be grateful that he did.
Our is the proggy hoo-ha he
spent the second of the half of 90s
creating and in is a more acutely
aware songwriting voice and a driving, powerful guitar rock band.
The result was the best performan-
ce I’ve seen this festival. The Manchester legend commanded the larger stage while his fellow Mancunian, Shaun Ryder, prepped to wow
the much-smaller Metropol – perhaps there’s a cautionary tale
about choosing celibacy over
debauchery in there.
O
ne thing that the fest could
cherry pick from American
fests: More cash machines. Hey, it’s
great that Roskilde doesn’t want us
all to feel like we’re penned in at
the whims of multinationals, but
at the same time we need access to
beer money.
Four stations for 100,000 people
seems a little scant, and tomorrow
Lady Sov will
no longer be
around to
provide the
extra
‘Ch-Ching’.
SCOTT PLAGENHOEF is managing editor at the
renowned music webzine Pitchfork. Every day,
he’ll write about the ups and downs of his
first Roskilde Festival.
Pitchforkmedia.com
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F E S T I VA L G LO B E
SATURDAY, 1 JULY, 2006
SHOW THAT FUNKY MUSIC
Today MTV begins its live transmissions from
Roskilde Festival – 10 hours in all. Mainly European countries will be able to see the programmes,
which have been put together by 25 MTV-employees. The programmes from Roskilde will be
shown today, tomorrow and Monday. FESTIVAL GLOBE
HANDS OFF OUR FOOD!
An American photographer and his woman friend snuck into Festival
Globe’s kitchen and raided the bread and fruit baskets and the tray
with cold cuts. They were caught red-handed and with their mouths
full and were in a friendly but firm way told off. Burdened by bad
conscience the photographer returned the next morning with generous
offerings from the local bakery. All’s forgiven, mate.
FESTIVAL GLOBE
THE FOOD’S THE THING
YOU’RE ALL OUT there
Nothing gets rid of a
hangover like a good
meal. Seasoned festival
guests Anders Stjerneholm and Jonas Rank set
out to find the best hangover meal at the festival.
enjoying yourselves in the
sun, but actually this year
the weather at Roskilde is
the worst possible cocktail
of rain followed by sun and
heat, which means dust,
dust and more dust.
»It’s obvious that when up
to 100.000 people share a limited area, and when they
pee along the paths, it inevitably results in a heavy
cloud of dust,« says Preben
Hømøe at Rigshospitalets
ear, nose and throat clinic.
When the sun shines at
festival time, the Samaritans are busy. They see plenty of guests suffering from
stinging in the eyes and sore
throats.
»When you drink a lot of
beer, you often sleep on your
back with your mouth open.
But that means that dust
goes straight down your
mucous membranes, eyes,
nose and throat,« says
Preben Hømøe.
The festival management
takes the problem of dust very seriously. Every day volunteers water the paths to
keep the dust down. And
spokesman Esben Danielsen
says that other measures
may be taken in the coming
years.
»An idea might be the selling of dust masks, just like
we sell earplugs now. Maybe
they should be orange in accordance with the prevailing Roskilde-style.«
SØREN SPRINGBORG
AVOID BITING THE DUST
• Carry sunglasses and drink
plenty of non-alcoholic beverages.
• Boil a litre of water and add
one tablespoon of salt. Let it
cool down and use it to wash
your face and ears.
• Carry dust masks at concerts
and in the camping areas.
T H O M A S F R E I TAG
IT’S DUST
TOO MUCH
BY SØREN SPRINGBORG
WINGING IT
ted when he opens the box
with chicken and nachos.
But he quickly perks up.
»The tomatoes and peas
are delicious, and the
nachos and chicken are
good. It’s a decent meal,«
says Anders.
The other half of the test
panel doesn’t think the fajita chicken is the right food
for a hangover:
»It’s too expensive and it’s
too difficult to eat.«
NACHOS WITH HOTWI NGS, 45
KRON ER, GRI NGO BAR BY PAVI LION
Whilst grinding dust
between their teeth, the
panel receives the hot
nachos from Gringo Bar and
has a taste.
»I’m floating on air. It’s
salty, there’s cheese on top,
and the chicken is tender
and delicious,« says Anders
with a smile.
On the other side of the
table, panel member Jonas
fights stoutly. He’s eaten five
meals in 50 minutes and is
not as hungry as he was.
Worried, the photographer
remarks that leaving food
on your plate is allowed.
»But of course I’ll finish
my meal, we’re reviewing it.
I read in a chemistry book
that avocado cleans your body of toxins. Maybe it’s the
ultimate cure for a
hangover?«
says Jonas.
MEN EAT MEAT
FOR THE LADIES
MILKY WAYS
LUXURY FALAFEL , 35 KRON ER.
DEN GYLDN E BØN N E AT ODEON
BANANA MI LKSHAKE, 25 KRON ER,
BADEKLUBBEN BY ODEON
It’s somewhat outside the
scope of the test, but Jonas is
very insistent: We have to include the milkshake from
Badeklubben.
»I’ve often walked three
kilometres from my camp
just to get this shake. It’s
like a soothing balm for the
mucous membranes,« he
says.
The other part of the
panel can’t taste the shake
since he’s allergic to
milk. Still, that doesn’t
prevent him from commenting: »The great thing
about a shake is that you don’t have to chew anything.«
»You don’t even have to shake it, the contents fall out by
themselves. It’s just impossible to eat this falafel when
you have the shakes. Did we
get some napkins? We
should have brought a bog
roll,« says Jonas.
Our boys are in a state of
shock. A
vegetari-
an meal. Not exactly what
our panel would choose, but
as they say: There has to be
something for the girls as
well.
BIRDY
NAM NAM
FAJITA CH ICKEN, 55 KRON ER.
ED’S CH ICKEN BY PAVI LION
»Did this cost 55 kroner? It
doesn’t look impressive.«
Jonas is obviously disappoin-
THINK!
PLEASE
CH I LLI SPECIAL , 50 KRON ER, AN D
CH I LLI DOG, 30 KRON ER, TEXAS CH I LI
BY BALLROOM
Since the panel can’t agree
what’s better, a hotdog or a
chilli dish, we immediately order both.
»Well, both are absolutely smashing. The
hotdog may be a bit
hard to juggle, but the
taste is awesome, and
the chilli is a masterpiece,« says Jonas.
The chilidog is a
sausage covered in a
chilli/beef sauce and stuffed in a bread roll. The chilli
special may be best
described as a chilli con carne without the beans.
»In Texas they don’t waste
their time with vegetables.
It’s about meat, meat and
meat. And that’s exactly
how hangover food should
be,« says Anders.
F E S T I VA L G LO B E
WHAT’S ON TODAY?
ARENA
1400: Seeed
1600: Lagwagon
1800: Pharoahe Monch
2030: Thåström
2330: George Clinton
Parliament/Funkadelic
0200: Him
PAVILION
ORANGE
1200: Tied & Tickled Trio
1700: Deftones
1700: DJ Grazzhoppa’s,
DJ Big Band
1400: Sterling
1900: Primal Scream
1900: Planet Pendulum
1600: The Ex
2230: Tool
1800: Why?
0100: Kanye West
2000: Two Galants
2200: Tech N9NE
0000: Ms. John Soda
0130: Pato
METROPOL
1300: Koop
1500: Kieran Hebden
(aka Four Tet) & Steve Reid
SATURDAY, 1 JULY, 2006
05
ODEON
BALLROOM
1230: Spleen United
1230: Bellowhead
1430: Jens Unmack
1445: Cabruera
2100: Superdicsount Live feat.
Etienne de Crecy, Alex Go
pher and Julien Delfaud.
1630: Immortal Techique
1700: Orange Blossom
1830: Josh Rouse
1915: Free Hole Gringo
2300: Tiga
2100: Silver Jews
2130: Mercandinegro
0030: DK7
2300: Under Byen
2345: Anga Diaz Echu Mingua
0200: Ricardo Villalobos
0100: Phoenix
0200: Hammond Rens
0400: Resident dj Nicka/MC PG
Jesper
0230: Amplifier
We met Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan to chat about control, irony – and metaphysics
MEET THE DANES
TOOL, AND especially singer
Maynard James Keenan, are
not exactly known for their
eagerness for the media, and
you get the impression that
he is not exactly thrilled to
spend time talking to the
press. But for Maynard it’s a
necessary evil, part of the
controlling
relationship
with the media.
»I think control is a negative word,« says Maynard. »But
we try to arrange things so
that everything makes sense
and everything comes out to
people at once.«
Control freaks, may be a
word that comes to mind.
But on the other hand Tool
are almost paranoiacally
over-interpreted by their
fans. Surf the net for a while
and you will find grand theories about their art.
But Maynard is cool with
this – as long as the band has
had a chance to present ‘the complete and pure
idea at once’ so that the interpretation process can begin on their terms. Again it’s
about control.
But there’s another quite
rebellious side to Keenan and
his band mates. They showed
this to the world in 2005
when they pulled a huge
April fool by ‘leaking’ information that recordings for
the new album were postponed indefinitely since Maynard had found Jesus and
left the band. A stunt which,
according to the singer, almost worked too well.
»People are stupid, I just
don’t get it. When we made
up this joke, most of our
friends said that it was too
far out: ‘Why would anybody
believe that, after all the
stuff you’ve said against organised religion?’ But then we
did it, and people completely
flipped! It’s no wonder that
George fucking Bush won
the election, you’re a bunch
of idiots!« Maynard almost screams.
»And these are our fans,
we’re talking about. I felt like
finding each and everyone of
them and slapping their faces. Wake up, people, it was a
joke. People have no sense of
irony anymore. Everything is
taken so damn seriously.«
But then again. The reason
why the joke was successful
is probably that Tool has
always been flirting with the
more esoteric sides of religion and metaphysics, from
the Jewish Kabbalah to black
magic.
For example, if you logged
on to Tool’s homepage you
could recently read a slightly
bizarre serial story about a
demon by the name of Obelisong. The band claimed
that it had conjured him up
when playing with a Ouija
board, and he advised them about
difficult decisions during the
recording of
‘10,000 Days’. Are these guys
taking the piss? Is it all tongue in cheek? Well, not
quite, says Maynard.
»All these disciplines are
about reaching a higher level
of consciousness and exploring the world around you.
To be somebody who is aware
and to find a way in which to
function in the web of the
universe,« he says.
»But when you begin taking things too seriously,
you’ve missed the point. Because if you just try singing
the songs, in a way you’ve already reached what you were
trying to find. The song itself
expresses the same kind of
geometry
that
you’re
searching for. It’s all right
there, in one single note, or
in one single sunrise. Just
enjoy it, and stop being so
stressed about it.«
KRISTIAN SCHOU/SOUNDVENUE
➔ Tool, Orange Stage, today at 2230
CO N T R I B U T E D / S T E F F E N J Ø R G E N S E N
SONGS IN TIME AND SPACE
UNDER BYEN
WE GUARANTEE that you’re never heard anything quite like Under
Byen (‘Under the City’). Reviewers tend to get completely ecstatic
when writing about the septet, which constantly searches the limits
for what can be done to a rock song.
»We try to define our own rules. It’s still hard for me to describe
what it is that we do. You almost have to listen to eat yourself,« says
Niels Grönlund, who plays the violin and electrically amplified saw in
Under Byen.
Despite their Danish lyrics they have built up a solid career in
Europe.
»Of course the lyrics mean something, but when we play abroad
the audience doesn’t understand them. They’re happy anyway,
though,« says Niels Grönlund.
In many ways Under Byen is an untraditional rock band. It has two
string instruments and two drums. But the normally indispensable
guitar has left the band.
»But don’t worry, we can make a lot of noise anyway,« says Niels
Grönlund.
LASSE RAVNØ
UNDER BYEN ON ODEON TODAY AT 
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F E S T I VA L G LO B E
SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2006
AT A GLANCE
C A R S T E N S N E J B J E R G / RO C K P H OTO
SUMMER SONGS
REVIEW
STATLER & WALDORF
SHOWCASE
Metropol, Friday at 12.00
,
Dub is popular at the festival. That became obvious at
the showcase by small Danish record label Statler &
Waldorf, which turned out
to be extremely agreeable
company.
Rasmus Møbius opened
the show with his band,
throwing his delectable, heavy dub at the audience,
which was forced to sway its
hips to the often distinctive
bass figures, despite a
slightly predictable production.
Next up were Pellarin and
Lenler, and with their attention to detail and their focus
on heavy, European dub,
they tested the speakers
with an outstanding gig
that showed all of three sides of their talent.
First they were accompanied by singer Pernille Pang
and showed a dreamy side,
then we had a taste of their
more experimental instrumental productions and finally a brilliant Raz O’Hara
helped them show off a more funky side.
Finally it was up to Melk
to finish off the show with
their mixture of dub, hip
hop and R’n’B. They did so
in style and with obvious joy
supported by both rappers
and singers.
The perfect soundtrack
for the summer had just
been performed live.
SCISSOR SISTERS – Orange
K L AV S B O / RO C K P H OTO
C A R S T E N S N E J B J E R G / RO C K P H OTO
Rasmus Møbius – Metropol
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Fat Freddys Drop – Ballroom
T H O M A S A R N B O / RO C K P H OTO
J E N S D I G E / RO C K P H OTO
EMIL KRAGH-SCHWARZ
SOUNDVENUE
Sure, he’s a bit of a poser with his knotted shirt and attitudes, but Morrissey's concert was surprisingly in
MORRISSEY GOT A NEW
frame, which you might expect that he preferred. But
this time, with the sky as his
audience, the Brit proved us
wrong.
After an elegant entrance
and plenty of bowing the
wrinkled brow and the melancholic eyebrows were put
in place.
The set was started off
with the grandiose Smiths
classic ‘Panic’‚ and a smirk –
yes, he was actually in a really good mood this
afternoon.
REVIEW
MORRISSEY
Orange, Friday at 19.00
,
Rock’n’roll ...
TALENTED NERDS
T H O M A S A R N B O / RO C K P H OTO
Audience – The Streets, Arena
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BIRDY NAM NAM
Metropol, Friday at 15.30
J E N S D I G E / RO C K P H OTO
Volbeat – Odeon
Front 242 – Metropol
J E N S D I G E / RO C K P H OTO
A kiss at the WhoMadeWho concert – Metropol, Thursday
,
It lasted a while before the
DJ band shook off our
feeling that it was
all a gimmick, but
by then the four
Frenchmen – each
controlling a turntable – had succeeded in convincing us
that turntablism
(the art of playing records in every way
other than from beginning till end) can
be something apart
from an equilibristic, semi-nerdy showoff.
From the beginning it was cooler
than it was tight. The wealth
of genre changes and the too
short tunes were probably
supposed to stress their obvious finger technique but it
just wasn’t enough to form a
whole through the gig. Not
until the end – the last two
long songs and a bout of
free-style, where the good
tunes were allowed to play a
bit longer – they hit a flow,
Expectations were high and
they lay heavily across Orange as we were waiting for
Morrissey.
Would he be able to outdo
himself and the stunning
gig at Arena in 2004? Then
the protective tent cloth
created a more intimate
J E N S D I G E / RO C K P H OTO
TUNEFUL NORWEGIAN NOISE
REVIEW
KAIZERS ORCHESTRA
Orange, Friday at 17.00
,
Birdie Nam Nam's four turntables got the crowd dancing.
which went further than
what just impressed at first
sight. The last battle
between the turntable and
the computer on the instrumental playground of hip
hop has not been fought yet.
JESPER VESTERGAARD
SOUNDVENUE
Of course the airs were
there, amongst them the
tall, well-groomed hair and
the compulsory changes of
shirts. And who apart from
Morrissey would be able to
tie his shirt so his stomach
was exposed?
The Danes in the audience were even saluted in their
own language: ‘Velkommen
til Roskilde’.
Despite those airs Morrissey and his cohorts delivered
a concert, which will be remembered for its surprising
The organ player entered
Orange Stage alone. Dressed
in a white suit and a gas mask he crept up to his organ
and began working the keys.
The show had begun, and it
really was a show this afternoon at Orange. The Norwegians had no trouble filling
out the huge stage.
They kicked off with the
title song from their debut
album, ‘Ompa till du dør’,
and they went on from
there.
Charismatic lead singer
Jan Ove Ottesen self-confidently led the fun and
showed off his showmanship. For the uninitiated it
may have been a bit of a
shock to see oil barrel
beating musicians let go like
that, but the rest of the audience that know Kaizers‚ mixture of folk music, punk,
ska, pop and polka (etc.)
obviously enjoyed the reunion.
It’s a tad noisy when they
open up the musical bag of
heavy clatter, but the good
thing is that there’s always a
great tune under the dubious surface.
You can get pretty far
with the same two chords,
so even though the form and
the concept sometimes felt a
bit repetitive, it was outweighed by a plethora of tightly exercised breaks, off-beat ideas and not least:
really fine tunes.
This afternoon the audience were allowed to be extra happy and we send warm
F E S T I VA L G LO B E
J E N S D I G E / RO C K P H OTO
SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2006
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SONGS FROM BEHIND AN ORGAN
J E N S D I G E / RO C K P H OTO
REVIEW
BOB DYLAN
Orange, Friday at 21.30
During the entire concert Bob
Dylan stayed behind an organ
that you couldn’t hear - and
when you could, it didn’t
make any sense.
,
Bob had dug deep in his
enormous songbook to find
the set list for the evening.
With few exceptions all the
songs were found in the
gold-encrusted releases of
the 60s when he outraged a
whole folk music community by plugging in his guitar.
But we weren’t really
outraged last night except at
the fact that the man
seemed unwilling to do a gig
that goes under the skin of
his audience. Surely you can
expect that of one of the
best songwriters in the
world.
His songs seemed to disappear in superficial party
rock where the guitar solo
often took more time than
the song itself. Two or three
solos was the norm rather
than the exception, and the
beat didn’t really communicate with the lyrics. You felt
a bit sorry for songs like
‘Maggie’s Farm’, ‘The Times
They Are A-Changing’ and
‘Stuck Inside of Mobile With
the Memphis Blues Again’
when they were beaten at us
from the stage.
It wasn’t really Dylan who
was beating, though. You
could hardly hear the organ
he was standing behind and
played during the whole
concert, and when you
could, it was hard to understand what the meaning of
it was. His many mouth organ solos – still from behind
the organ – were very clear,
however, and every time
they got the audience clapping.
So Dylan had pulled away
from the edge of the stage
and didn’t say a word until
the end when he quickly presented the band. Between
songs he liked to walk into
the darkness behind the stage and then come back out.
The band and Dylan were
best when they played the
quieter songs such as ‘Positively 4th Street’, ‘Blind Willie
McTell’ (with a cool bit with
a banjo) ‘Don’t Think twice’,
‘It’s All Right’ and ‘Masters
of War’ as well as the blues
based ‘Highway 61’ and
‘Summer Days’, where the
band really played well
together.
After two encores, ‘Like a
Rolling Stone’‚ and ‘All
Along the Watchtower’, Dylan walked in to receive the
cheers. He stood in the spotlight circle, without bowing
and without smiling, just
standing there, expressionless and lightly swaying,
with the band behind him.
He is odd.
UFFE IPSEN
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ntimate and intense.
HOME GROUND
presence and outstanding
intensity.
The songs from his newest
album, ‘Ringleaders of the
Tormentors’‚ dominated
Morrissey’s Orange escapades and they flew above the
dedicated cheers of the audience.
‘I Will See You in Far Off
Places’‚ in particular was delivered with a bombastic grimness that left the listeners
with burst eardrums.
After an hour it was all
over.
T H O M A S A R N B O / RO C K P H OTO
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VETO
With a thundering, uncompromising version of his
big hit ‘Irish Blood, English
Heart’‚ it was over as quickly
as suddenly as it had begun.
Summing up: One very
quick change of shirt, welldosed amounts of melancholic and charming facial
expressions – and maybe
most importantly of all: a
new home ground wherefrom the next victories can
take their starting-point.
Odeon, Friday at 12.00
,
Matisyahu had it tough.
AUDIENCE
MADE THE DAY
NICOLAI BØLSTAD
SOUNDVENUE
REVIEW
MATISYAHU
Odeon, Friday at 16.00
thanks to the
Scandinavian
country with
the oil for
showing us different reasons
to like oil.
ANDERS REUTER
SOUNDVENUE
Dynamic Kaizers
Orchestra made
Orange rock.
K L AV S B O / RO C K P H OTO
MOURNFUL ENERGY
The expectations of Roskilde
first-timers Veto were high.
Their album ‘There’s a Beat
in All Machines’ was one of
the best-reviewed Danish albums this year, and the
band has been called ‘the
saviour of Danish rock’.
And even though the gig
started at an outrageous
hour, they fully lived up to
the expectations in a tent
fit to burst with festival
guests.
Undiluted talent clings to
singer Troels Abrahamsen’s
clear voice. That guy’s got something to say. In a spinetingling version of ‘Nemesis,
Babe’ his vocal chords were
stretched as if they carried
the burden of thousands of
lost souls. Veto showed the
same energetic drive as Bloc
Party the band’s smoothrunning machine was a
great experience.
Curiously, only few
Danish bands are to be
found in this year’s festival
line-up.
In competition with international high-calibre bands
many untried Danish bands
have had to make do with
being put on the Junior
Stage before the festival really starts. But Odeon Stage
was visited by a Danish rock
hope with international ambitions.
This Friday afternoon
they showed the way forward with synth-induced indie rock, occasional electronica and songs written with
the same stuff that dreams
are made of.
As expected the quintet
had placed ‘You are a Knife’
at the end of the concert,
and the mournful lyrics
sung in minor proved why
the song cut its way into the
hearts of listeners across the
country.
If you got up in time, you
would have seen a delighted
Odeon audience stretching
up V signs to show their appreciation.
JAKOB BAGTERP
SOUNDVENUE
T H O R B J Ø R N H A N S E N / RO C K P H OTO
,
Jewish Matisyahu has a large
audience at home – and
here. The American entered
Odeon to the steady clapping of hands by a very large
crowd. The rumours of an
incredible live-show had
preceded him, and backed
up by a tight band Matisyahu lived up to it – to an extent. He sang, rapped and
beat boxed his way through
the performance, but the
light, airy reggae struggled
during the rock changes in
pace and the many twisted
guitar riffs. That was why
the songs always seemed a
bit forced and jammy, just
as they do on the album. But
even though the music
didn’t become any more interesting live, the audience
and their immersion in the
gig improved our impression of it.
TUE SØRENSEN
SOUNDVENUE
Veto got up ruthlessly early and lived up to (huge) expectations in Odeon.
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F E S T I VA L G LO B E
SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2006
LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU
REVIEW
THE STREETS
Arena, Friday at 22.30
,
Mike Skinner has a certain
reputation – there was no
doubt about that before the
concert last night. People
were ready for him. They expected entertainment. Skinner knew all that, just as he
knew exactly what the audience wanted from him. And
when you know that and
you are the kind of the
entertainer that Skinner is,
you don’t ignore it.
It didn’t take long before
Skinner began his row of
hits from the bursting backcatalogue. We got the
enormous hit ‘Don’t Mug
Yourself’ – in a slightly outof-breath version, because
although the jumping didn’t
improve the songs, the audience enjoyed it, and they
were to have value for
money.
It was then – during the
first song – that we realised
that the music would take
low priority during the gig.
And it ended up being a bit
annoying.
Although there’s no
doubt that the man is a gifted entertainer – it’s a bit of
a feat to get the entire audience to sit down simultaneously and jump up again
when told to. And it was very
entertaining when the entire first row was bought a
round‚ to the tune of ‘Too
Much Brandy’, or when he
turned back time to 1992,
T H O M A S A R N B O / RO C K P H OTO
because ‘this year you haven’t had a chance in hell of
winning’ (he was talking
about football and Euro 92) –
but it would have been nice
if more of the songs had gotten a bit more of the attention that they deserve.
We know from listening
to the three albums that the
songs work very well without all the buffoonery, and
it would have suited Skinner
if he had shown his more poetic side, because we won’t
ever get bored in his company, anyway.
Furthermore it dampened
the spirits a bit that the
framework wasn’t the best.
Too many people had to find
a spot outside the tent, and
on the inside lights and
sound were only optimal
for a small part of the audience.
We all had a hell of time,
we’ll make no secret of that,
but we just don’t know
whether he would have been
able to make it an even better experience. We think he
might. EMIL KRAGH-SCHWARZ
SOUNDVENUE
He’s a born entertainer and
keeps the crowds happy.
But yesterday it was at the
expense of his music and the
poetic side, we know he
possesses.
All worries were put to shame – Happy Mondays have still got what it takes to turn on the festival party.
WELCOME BACK TO THE
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ROBBED OF THE CLIMAX
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LADY SOVEREIGN
Odeon, Friday at 18.00
,
Lady Sovereign, a bundle of
energy, came bursting through the curtain like a missile shot out of the British grime scene.
Her DJ couldn’t quite get
the equipment to work, but
C A R S T E N S N E J B J E R G / RO C K P H OTO
HAPPY MONDAYS
Metropol, Friday at 21.30
soon the little British rap
bitch got the audience going
with a mixture of verbal
slaps and spittle.
With her straightforward
rhymes and a ‘fuck you’ attitude she made the tent boil
over, although the beats
were a tad flat to begin with.
As befits the hip hop style
the audience were given the
opportunity to answer back,
but Lady Sovereign happens
to have one of the sharpest
tongues in rap, which was
obvious from the opening
rap ‘Ch Check’ to the amazing ‘Public Warning’,
which abruptly and incomprehensibly shut down the
gig after only 40 minutes.
Pumping drum’n’bass was
perfect for her.
‘That girl’s got balls’‚ I
told my female companion.
‘No way, she’s got tits’‚ she
replied. And that’s how it
was: Lady Sovereign ruled on
the women’s terms and left
the baggy boys behind with
their jaws dropping. Unfortunately the working-class
princess stopped the overwhelming show before the
climax. Damn. CASPAR TRIBLER
SOUNDVENUE
She’s got the bitchy attitudes
down and Lady Sovereign had
the audience eating out of her
hand. But she forgot the
climax and left the crowd
wanting more.
,
I’m sure there were a few of
us who’d been looking
forward to this concert with
a mixture of excitement and
anxiety.
Would he fall flat on his
arse, Shaun Ryder, the
infamous music hooligan,
and pull his band down with
him?
Would it be another exercise in old bands attempting
yet again to milk the cash
cow whilst they panting
pull a pale back-catalogue
around the stage?
Hell, no. Happy Mondays
played a gig that may not have been a spectacular
triumphal procession, but it
was a potent comeback and
a really good party, which
left the audience hungry for
more.
To the tune of a funky,
tight ‘Loose Fit’, Ryder and
dance clown Bez dallied onto the stage and did what
they did best.
Bez ran around being Bez
and made sure that there
was a good contact between
band and the audience constantly.
And Shaun Ryder? Well,
he found his own spot on
the stage and didn’t leave
it.
With a mug of whisky
in one hand and the mic
in the other, he grunted,
bleated and yelled his way
through the songs and said
incomprehensible things in
between.
It wasn’t pretty and sometimes Shaun Ryder found it
difficult to keep up with his
well-playing band colleagues.
Singer Rowetta in particular did her bit with a powerful chorus to draw a bit of
the focus away from Ryder
and his slightly chaotic vocal
work.
A TALENTED MAN AND HIS SISTER
REVIEW
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
Arena, Friday at 20.30
,
Happily and energetically he
went for it. Without a band,
completely alone on the big
stage and wearing a slightly
open shirt, coloured necklaces and some glitter on his
jeans he sat down by the piano.
‘I feel like I’ve died and gone to a perfect world’‚ he giggled between a couple of the
first songs, and the audience
were certainly extremely
keyed up for a very special
concert with the man whom
his fans have called the
strongest songwriter in classic song-writing right now.
Despite the slight disappointment that we weren’t
going to get ‘The full Rufus
treatment’ with a band and
all, we were delighted to see
that he was on top form as
usual. The vibrato was as
good as ever, and so were the
little remarks between
songs.
‘Poor guy. Poor hair. His
hair has become a concentration camp for hair’‚ were
his words for Axl Rose. His
entertainment gene was
obviously healthy as was his
voice.
That’s why it was
doubly sad that his fantastic
vocal was enveloped in a
flat, shrill and booming
sound, which did not do
him any justice.
But we were won over and
forgave all when sister Martha came on stage during
the third song. She had been
playing a gig earlier and
F E S T I VA L G LO B E
T H O M A S A R N B O / RO C K P H OTO
SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2006
09
HONESTY VS. POP STARS
SA SA M AC K I C
REVIEW
VONG NGUYET/ WISHING
UPON THE MOON
Ballroom, Friday at 17.00
,
Ballroom often opens its
stage for really cool initiatives, and they should be applauded for inviting Niels
Lan Doky and Von Nguyet.
They had many strings to
play on, and in the beginning it was enjoyable. There
were even moments of
incredible beauty which
were heightened by the
traditional Vietnamese
musicians and their obvious
joy of playing.
The music was arranged
well and the musicians
played well together on a
variety of charming and
expressive Vietnamese
instruments fused with
funky rhythms and energetic solos by Doky.
The dan trahn – a particular type of sitar – made us
dream of ‘the river with only
one bank’, while the sound
of the one-stringed dan bau
was almost magical, and the
musician controlled his instrument impressively. It
looks like a crazy Russian
avant-garde invention from
the 1930s, but it’s traditional Vietnamese and far
older.
The strength of the band
was the dreamy sequences,
80S
Niels Lan Doky and Vong Nguyet created dreamlike pieces which were ruined by pop stars.
where sounding board met
traditional instruments and
song and not least when
percussion and keyboards
funked things up a bit.
For a while multi-instrumental musician and singer
Le Xuan Dieu changed between singing and playing
solo on a Vietnamese violin,
and things really got heated
up. We were very interested
to hear the big Vietnamese
pop stars and to see what
would happen in the second
half of the gig.
Enter singer Mai Tanh, a
graceful woman who might
remind one of a delicate
piece of China. Afterwards
Tung Donh delivered a real
show, he was far less shy
than Tanh.
But we hadn’t really seen
anything until Tanh Lam entered – presented as the star
of the evening and with an
attitude like that a female
panther. Maybe Lam and Doung sell a lot of albums in
Vietnam, but it doesn’t really work in Ballroom.
You inevitably compared
the traditional musicians
and their openness and honesty with the over-the-top
pop singers, and the latter
seemed like entertaining,
superficial gimmicks. They
probably belong in a Vietnamese stadium with satellite
transmission and 100.000
screaming, ecstatic teenagers.
But if Doky ever wants to
present a concert without
the pop idols, I’ll be buying a
ticket.
MIKKEL HORNNES
Eugene Hütz challenged the
stage technicians to an almost
impossible extent with his
odd stage spasms. But he and
his gypsy punk possee
enthused the audience with
irresistible sounds.
AT A GLANCE
that song is still cheeky as
hell and could out-groove
anybody. Hot stuff.
It even became outstanding when the Brits
started a stunning, sexy and
juicy version of the song
‘Step On’.
The atmosphere in the
tent was boiling over and we
all went on the train back on
the club scene in ‘Madchester’.
The trip ended with ‘24
Hour Party People’. Happy
Mondays didn’t play for quite that long – just for an
hour. But it was great fun
while it lasted.
JESPER BORCHMANN
SOUNDVENUE
N A N N A K R E U T Z M A N N / RO C K P H OTO
Rufus Wainwright’s a loner
and he is at his best behind
his piano. However, he
needed his sis Martha to save
the concert from being almost
too static.
now turned up to sing with
her brother.
And thank you for that! It
was honey for the ears hearing them together and
when they sang the perhaps
slightly worn ‘Hallelujah’‚
towards the end, you just
had to love it.
Martha almost saved a
concert that had its moments, but also moved
nowhere at times. When we
left, we felt like we wanted a
bit more than what seemed
like a reminder of how good
the Wainwrights are.
ANDERS REUTER
SOUNDVENUE
WORTH SEVEN STARS
REVIEW
GOGOL BORDELLO
Arena, Friday at 14.00
,
Dressed in quite an odd
costume consisting mostly
of a belly-dancer costume
and suspenders, the lead singer of this completely mad
gipsy ensemble kicked off
what turned out to be an utterly untameable musical inferno.
Eugene Hütz was a
constantly challenging
bouncing ball, and the poor
stage technician was sorely
underpaid that afternoon,
as he constantly had to put
the wrecked gear back
where it belonged.
The tunes from their newest album, ‘Gipsy Punks –
Underdogs World Strike’,
were extremely gripping
and were served as pearls on
a washing line, helped well
underway by a large, enthusiastic audience still
digesting their breakfast
burritos.
Any
doubts
about whether Gogol
Bordello
could fill
the biggest
tent at the
festival on a
hung-over
Friday morning were
put to
shame from
the beginning when, with
hectic oompah-oompah
beats during ‘Start Wearing
Purple’, Hütz and co. were
able to look across a sea of
listeners.
Seven stars to Gogol Bordello – I’ll draw the last one
myself.
NICOLAI BØLSTAD
SOUNDVENUE
C A R S T E N S N E J B J E R G / RO C K P H OTO
N A N N A K R E U T Z M A N N / RO C K P H OTO
And as the concert progressed the two voices succeeded in melting together like a party patrol that took
no prisoners.
And if anybody’s forgotten why it was that the
Manchester band’s slightly
odd mixture between dance
music, psychedelic rock and
sweet soul made them one
of the most remarkable
bands on the British music
scene in the second half of
the 80s and the first half of
the 90s, they only had to let
themselves go to ‘Kinky
Afro’ from the breakthrough
album, ‘Pills ‘n’ Thrills and
Bellyaches’.
The 2006 live version of
Kudu – Pavilion
K L AV S B O / RO C K P H OTO
Babar Luck – Ballroom
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N EW S
SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2006
JENNIFER LOPEZ THWARTS TELL-ALL BOOK
Jennifer Lopez’s first husband, Ojani Noa, has
agreed not to publish intimate details or criticism
of the actress-singer while they try to settle a lawsuit over his planned tell-all book, court documents showed yesterday. Lopez sued Noa in April
to stop him from publishing an expose.
REUTERS
‘LIGHT’ SMOKERS RARELY QUIT
In a new study, researchers found that among more than 12,000 current and former smokers, more
than a third said they’d switched to light cigarettes for ‘health’ reasons. And these smokers were
only half as likely to kick the habit as those who
stuck with regular cigarettes.
REUTERS
FRANCE APPROVES iTUNES RIGHTS LAW
A law that could force Apple
to share its digital download
technology with rivals has
been passed in France. Currently, songs bought from
Apple’s iTunes music store
can only be played on Applemanufactured iPods. The bill
would mean any digital song
could be played on any player, regardless of its format or
source. But the legislation leaves room for artists to sign
deals with Apple and
others, enabling them to re-
J U S T I N S U L L I VA N / G E T T Y I M AG E S
More than a billion
downloads have been
bought from iTunes.
Apple fears ‘a state-sponsored culture of piracy’.
strict which systems their
music will play on.
Under the bill, companies
such as Apple, Sony and Mi-
For the first time in
his career, British PM
Tony Blair is less popular
than his conservative
opponent.
Tony
Blair’s
political
woes mounted yesterday
when a poll showed he is
now less popular than his
main rival.
The blows are likely to fuel
discontent among Labour
lawmakers, many of whom
want Blair to set a date for
handing over to his likely
successor, finance minister
Gordon Brown.
Labour failed to regain a
Welsh parliamentary seat it
had lost to an independent
candidate last year while in
another by-election in London it trailed in fourth, winning fewer votes than a fringe anti-European party.
To compound his woes, an
opinion poll in the Daily Telegraph showed David Cameron, the new leader of the
opposition
Conservatives,
had become the first
of five Conservative leaders
Blair has faced to be more popular than he is.
The YouGov poll showed
the Conservatives with a sixpoint lead over Labour, suggesting the party of Winston
Churchill and Margaret Thatcher could emerge from
years in the political wilderness at the next general election, expected in 2009.
The poll also gave worrying news for Brown,
showing voters would prefer
a Cameron government to
one led by Blair or Brown.
»The government’s in deep
trouble. They can’t do anything right,« said David Denver, politics professor at Lancaster University. »The question is whether they can pull
out of it.«
REUTERS
BABY
Might withdraw
In March, Apple said the law
would encourage ‘a statesponsored culture of piracy’,
and hinted that it could
withdraw from the French
market. The law has been
watered down and the loophole to allow artists to sign
exclusive deals with individual companies was added
last month.
The bill will also create a
new independent authority
to decide when ‘interoperability’ should apply. Both the
British composer Andrew
Lloyd Webber’s foundation
will sell a Picasso portrait
that is expected to fetch over
31.5 million euros at auction, with the proceeds being
donated to charity, Christie’s said yesterday. The 1903
work from the artist’s blue
period, ‘Angel Fernandez de
Soto,’ will be sold at Christie’s fall auction of impressionist and modern art on November 8.
REUTERS
Senate and the National Assembly, France’s upper and
lower houses, voted in favour
of the bill, the final stage before it becomes law.
More than one billion
downloads have been purchased from the iTunes store
since it was set up three
years ago. The legislation
also includes anti-piracy measures threatening fines of
thousands of euros and prison sentences for professional copiers.
BBC
TINY KOALA COULDN’T WAIT TO COME OUT
CAMEROON COULD
LOSE ALL ITS DOCTORS
I A N WA L D I E / G E T T Y I M AG E S
BLAIR SUFFERS ELECTION BLOWS
crosoft could be made to share their proprietary copy-protection systems. It was intended to deter piracy and ensu-
re no single company dominated the fast-growing music
download market.
LLOYD WEBBER
TO AUCTION PICASSO
Cameroon could lose all of
its 3,000 practising doctors
within three years if the government does not act
quickly to stem a brain drain
in the health sector, the national doctors’ association
said yesterday. Countries
across the developing
world are battling skill shortages as qualified doctors,
nurses, teachers and engi
neers are lured by better pay
and working conditions in
the West.
REUTERS
PAIR ADMITS
ENSLAVING GIRL
An eight month old koala baby peers out from behind his mother Adori at Taronga Zoo in Sydney,
Australia. The as-yet-unnamed baby, measuring approximately 20 centimeters, has emerged from
his mothers pouch months early, as most koala babies do not leave the pouch until the end of
winter. Taronga Zoo’s koala breeding programme is currently home to 17 koalas, with another
three young ones yet to emerge from their mother’s pouches.
FESTIVAL GLOBE
Two Egyptian nationals have
pleaded guilty to enslaving a
10-year-old girl in their California home and forcing her
to work 16-hour days as a
domestic servant, serving
food, cleaning the home and
doing laundry among other
things, prosecutors said yesterday. Abdelnasser Eid
Youssef Ibrahim and his exwife have each pleaded guilty to four felony counts in a
US District Court indictment. As part of the plea
deal, the defendants were
each required to pay the girl
more than 80,000 euros in
restitution.
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SPORTS
SATURDAY, 1 JULY, 2006
ZIDANE RESUMES TRAINING
France playmaker and captain Zinedine Zidane
was back in training on Friday, which suggested he
should start Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final
against Brazil. Zidane had missed training on
Thursday, staying at the hotel to receive treatment
on a minor injury.
REUTERS
WORLD CUP TODAY
QUARTERFINALS:
England v Portugal 1700
Brazil v France 2100
LEHMANN SAVES THE DAY
Lehmann saved twice in a
shootout to give the hosts a
4-2 win on penalties over Argentina yesterday after their
World Cup quarter-final had
ended 1-1 after extra time.
Lehmann saved penalties
from Roberto Ayala and Esteban Cambiasso, while Germany scored all four of their
spot kicks.
There were ugly scenes after the shootout with players
jostling each other on the
pitch.
»It was very exciting for us
on the bench, it was like a
Hitchcock movie,« German
coach Jürgen Klinsmann told
reporters.
»We always believed that
we’d come back (from a goal
down in normal time). Penalties are always the
toughest way to go out but
we are very proud of this
team. Five of the players
could still play for the under21s and they’re backed by
fantastic older players.«
Paying tribute to Lehmann, he added:
»We have a very strong belief in Jens Lehmann when it
comes to penalties -- he pro-
C L I V E M A S O N / G E T T Y I M AG E S
Germany reaches World Cup semi-finals after penalty drama. Players clashed on the pitch afterwards
GERMANY GOALKEEPER Jens
It was very
exciting for us on the
bench, it was like a
Hitchcock movie.
JÜRGEN KLINSMANN,
German coach
Jens Lehmann was quick to play down his own share in the German triumph even though he saved
two Argentinian penalty shots.
ved he had the sense of
where the ball will go.«
The keeper said:
»To win the quarter-final is
fantastic for us. We had super shots (in the penalty
shootout). And it’s just expec-
like favourites and gave their
best although they lost,« he
told reporters.
»The penalties are a consequence of a very even
match. It’s a shame for Argentina who played a very
ted that a German goalkeeper makes the saves.«
Argentina coach Jose Pekerman, on his side, paid tribute to his beaten team.
»It was a very exciting
match. Argentina also played
good match today and in the
whole championship.«
Hero of the hour, Jens Lehmann, kept his emotions in
check.
»It’s important for us to see
how Germany is celebrating.
As someone who doesn’t live
in Germany at the moment, I
love that. I love Germany and
how they celebrate,« he said.
»Now we’re in the semi-final, I’m going back and I’m
going to concentrate on the
next game,« Lehmann said.
The German capital was a
sea of black, red and gold
flags as hundreds of
thousands of fans poured into the city. One of them,
Gerd Findaisen, said:
»And you know what is
wonderful? It’s this new patriotism. There are no nasty
undertones to it. It’s just party, party, party.«
REUTERS
DOUBLE-UP FOR TONI
TOUR DE FRANCE
WITHOUT TOP RIDERS
The Tour de France suffered
two big blows on Friday. The
Tour lost 1997 winner Jan
Ullrich, Ivan Basso and Francisco Mancebo because of
the Spanish investigation.
Then later, the entire Astana-Wuerth decided to pull
out. Five of the team appeared on a list of nine Tour riders named in a doping investigation in Spain. The
team, formerly known as Liberty Seguros, is led by
Kazakh Alexander Vinokourov, who was fifth last year.
With the retirement of Lance Armstrong after his
record seventh successive
victory last year, this year’s
race, starting today, is now
without the top five
finishers of 2005.
REUTERS
FEDERER STROLLS INTO
WIMBLEDON’S LAST 16
Top seed Roger Federer sauntered into the last 16 of
Wimbledon on Friday with a
regulation 6-3 7-6 6-4 victory
over Frenchman Nicolas Mahut. His 44th consecutive
grasscourt victory was never
really in doubt against the
24-year-old former Wimbledon junior champion and
he spent most of the match
in cruise control. He will
play either Tommy Haas or
Tomas Berdych for a place in
the quarter-finals.
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Italy striker Luca Toni
kicked Azzuri into the
semi-finals.
Luca Toni struck twice in the
second half as Italy beat
Ukraine 3-0 yesterday to set
up a World Cup semi-final
against hosts Germany.
The Italians were clearly
superior to a Ukraine side
making their first appearance at a finals, although Oleg
Blokhin’s team twice hit the
woodwork early in the second half.
»I’m really happy and really proud of what the players
did today,« said Italy coach
Marcello Lippi.
»I’m especially happy for
Toni. It was really strange
that he did not score before
tonight. Now we have to look
towards the next match.«
On facing Germany, Lippi
predicted a tough encounter
for both sides.
»Naturally it will be difficult but it will be difficult
for Germany too,« he said.
Despite the defeat Ukraine
coach Oleg Blokhin took satisfaction from his side reaching the last eight and their
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LONG TIME, NO SEE
The 3-0 win set up Italy’s first
meeting with Germany at a
World Cup since their victory
in the 1982 final.
contribution to the tournament.
»There’s no such thing as
good or bad luck here. The
Italians have a great team
and they don’t forgive mistakes. On the whole our team
deserves great praise,« he
said.
»I would say we have gained a great achievement for
Ukraine and Ukrainian football,« he said.
Italy had a grip on the
game from the sixth minute
when Gianluca Zambrotta
cut inside from the right
flank and fired home a low
left-foot shot.
»We’re very satisfied to
reach the next round. It was
a tricky match but we put in
an extraordinary performance,« said Zambrotta.
»Now we’re expecting a very difficult match from Germany in the semis.«
The semi-finals between
Italy and Germany will be
played on Tuesday.
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F E S T I VA L G LO B E
SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2006
THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN
12
IN THE BIG LEAGUES
PLANET
OF THE APES
ARCTIC MONKEYS
IF YOU WERE 20 years old,
had a slew of singles at the
top of the charts and the
fastest-selling debut album
of all time in your country,
you’d probably be tired of giving interviews by now, too.
Maybe that’s why the rest of
the Arctic Monkeys were off
smoking fags while
drummer Matt Helders chatted to Festival Globe about
becoming famous so
quickly.
◗ Why is every band from
the UK the next ‘best band
ever’? Aren’t there any mediocre musicians in
England?
◗ ◗ I don’t know why. That’s
something the press creates.
You can’t really think about
it too much or you’ll panic.
◗ You’re only 20. Are you
having any trouble
drinking on the tour?
◗ ◗ [Laughs.] We get by. We
haven’t been denied yet.
He could have been as
dead as disco. But Ricky
Wilson survived both
being run over by a hitand-run driver and being
interviewed by Festival
Globe.
KAISER CHIEFS
Last month singer Ricky
Wilson was run down from behind and thrown over the roof
of the car that hit him. The car
disappeared, and even though
it had been speeding, Ricky
Wilson was able to get up and
walk away once he’d recovered
from the shock.
»I got a few cuts and bruises,
but I’m fine now. I wasn’t badly hurt, but I got the hugest
shock. And I might as well
have been dead now, so I’m just totally thrilled that I’ve been
so lucky,« says Ricky Wilson
who has to live with the fact
that he’ll probably never know
who the hit-and-run driver
was.
»But that’s OK. I’m not a vengeful sort of person. I think
that the person who did it
feels terrible about it, and
that’s punishment enough,«
says Ricky Wilson who was
back on stage after only a
week. He is not a fan of bands
that don’t keep their appointments.
»It’s just the pits when people cancel. I’ve been there
myself, looking forward to a
concert, which is cancelled for
some reason. I’ve no respect
for that sort of thing unless
they have a really good reason.
And when I could walk onto
the stage, I could sing, too,«
says Ricky Wilson and laughs.
After last year’s hit album,
‘Employment’, the band has
moved to the front row of a
new generation of British
bands, and they sit there with
Franz Ferdinand and Arctic
Monkeys, both of whom are
also to be found at Roskilde
this year.
In the Premier League
But if you ask Ricky Wilson, it
is a completely different name
that makes him want to stay at
Roskilde after Kaiser Chiefs
have played.
»What? Roger Waters is on
straight after us? We have to
stay, then! That’s the cool
thing about being a pop star:
Now we can decide exactly
what we want to happen. And
I think what will happen is
that we will watch Roger Waters play,« says Ricky Wilson
and continues:
»We’re a bit like a football
club moving up from the Premier Division into the Premier
League. You really have to sharpen up. And that’s what we’ve
done, so the next album will
be ‘Kaiser Chiefs version 2.0’.
And I’m promising you that it
will be brilliant,« says Ricky
Wilson.
LASSE RAVNØ
➔ Kaiser Chiefs, Arena, Sunday at 2045
GROWING PAINS AND PLEASURES
Babies and celebrity
girlfriends have changed
the lives of the Strokes
members. And maybe
their music a little bit too.
THE STROKES
The Strokes were one of the
first 21st century rock outfits
to witness massive media
fawning as saviours to the survival of rock music, never
mind being rock’s next big
thing.
Now, that said, fawning has
latched on with an equal ferocity to the likes of Franz Ferdinand, the Killers and, most recently, the Arctic Monkeys,
how do the New Yorkers behind the critically acclaimed
2001 debut ‘Is This It’, feel
about no longer being the ‘it’
band of the moment?
»Time proved to be a great
factor,« explains Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture.
»The pressure from ‘Is This
It’ and (the followup, 2003’s)
‘Room On Fire’, demonstrated
how distracting all the attention on us was. At first, we mistook it all for actual musical
praise. We didn’t understand
the whole media hype game.
So yeah, we were surprised at
all the attention we were getting. We never dreamed any of
that would come about.«
The Strokes have grown up a
lot in the last few years, says
Fraiture. The 28-year-old and
his wife Illy are parents to a baby girl born in 2004. Julian
tied the knot with a member
of his management team and
reportedly stopped all the hea-
vy imbibing. And though the
band itself has managed to
duck from the hype limelight,
Moretti has been caught in the
throes of fame, thanks to the
celebrity belle he’s dating – Drew Barrymore.
»It’s obviously
affected Fab’s personal
life,
and a little
bit of our lives as well,«
Fraiture
says.
»But
it
hasn’t had
any effect
on
our
music. It’s
like we have
our
little
dungeon in
Hell’s
kitchen – once we lock the
door, none of that other stuff
gets in there.« IAN NATHANSON
➔ Strokes, Arena, Sunday at 2045
◗ So what has been the
highlight of your career so
far?
◗ ◗ Playing Reading and
Leeds [festivals] was a big
thing for us. Obviously, having the no. 1 album in England and all the singles.
◗ You don’t sound too
excited. Are you over it?
◗ ◗ No! Every time
something new happens, I
get excited. But we can’t
take anything for granted.
◗ You won NME awards for
best band, best new band
and best song. At the
ceremony, did you feel
validated as artists?
◗ ◗ It was all right. We got a
bit drunk and had a laugh.
We’re not really into the celebrity thing. It was good to
see people we’d been
playing with. We met the
Strokes and Oasis. We tried
to act cool.
◗ Who’s the biggest a-hole
you met that night?
◗ ◗ You see a lot of people
and you think, ‘I bet he’s a
dick’. Then you meet them
and they aren’t. Then, after,
you feel bad for thinking
that. I’m sure people do that
to us, but we’re just normal
kids.
LUKE O’NEIL
➔ Arctic Monkeys, Arena,
Sunday at
1530