The Prodigy have been dropping some new tunes in their recent live shows, which is very exciting to me. Supposedly a new album will be out next year, but with Liam Howlett (the brains behind The Prodigy) it’s really hard to be sure, as he is known to be late on delivery of new albums.
The first new tune is called “Resonate” and seems like an almost complete new track:
The second one is currently called “Need Some 1” and I really like it – tracks with hard, slow beats and a melody are my favorites:
The third one is called “Boom Tap”, which I also like a lot:
This time we went together, wife and I. First time for her, so I was very happy. The Prodigy isn’t her kind of music but she prepared and listened to tracks in the few weeks before the show. I really appreciate her for doing so – she came to the show with the intent to enjoy as much as she can.
We stood in the back because I really wanted for her to have a nice first experience at a Prodigy show. The place was small, which meant standing in the back wasn’t that far away from the stage. I really enjoyed the show, but she calls it a “one time experience”, nicely letting me know that she won’t be joining me to any more Prodigy shows.
Still, we had fun and I love the fact that she made the effort to come see The Prodigy once.
I forgot how nice Kiev is. It’s been 3 years since my previous visit there. This time I went with 3 great friends and although we were there for only 24 hours, we had a blast both before and during the show.
The people in Kiev are really nice. Even during the show, in the mosh pits, people weren’t aggressive. Just there to have a good time.
I still don’t have a date for the next show, unfortunately. Hopefully some new interesting dates will be announced soon.
Here are some pictures from our visit, and a video of the madness (give it the minute :)
Another birthday in which I was too busy to write on my blog. This time busy with good things – my birthday was on Saturday and my girlfriend organized a great trip to the desert, which included a picnic on the edge of a rock with a great view to the dead sea.
As I traditionally do, here’s a short look back at the past year:
The previous romance ended and a new one started. I’m again very happy :)
I went to 4 Prodigy shows (#17 and #18, #19, #20.) Always a good thing. And I already booked the next one.
I made somechanges to my diet. I actually made some more since. I should write about those too.
It’s also been one year working at E8 Storage (the website will be updated soon) and I’m very happy there. A job that you actually like cannot be overrated.
To sum up, life has been kind to me. The dreaded 40 is now less than a year away. I wonder what kind of a midlife crisis I will experience :)
About a week ago I traveled to Switzerland for 24 hours to see The Prodigy for the 20th time. I went by myself, so this time I could go up front for a change. It was brutal. The youth in Zürich have a lot of pent up anger in them or something, because they created mosh pits throughout the entire show, even when it didn’t really make sense.
I enjoyed the enthusiasm – people were crashing into each other ans smiling, but obviously I’m not exactly at the age where this still appeals to me. So next time I think I’ll keep some distance from the front rows :)
I also got to see the rap/hip-hop legends Public Enemy, who were great at getting the crowd to jump and shout.
I couldn’t find a lot of great footage from this show, so here’s official footage from The Prodigy, filmed during a show in Russia.