Now reading: Rob Hirst | Willie’s Bar and Grill (2003)

" … a terrific read. Hirst writes with some genuine flair and tempers his sharp eye for detail with a seen-it-all-before rock veteran cool. (He) is also insightful enough to recognise the not-yet-spoiled delights that lurk just off the USA’s smog-choked, SUV-clogged interstates. Think Bill Bryson rewriting Almost Famous." – Rolling Stone
Part tour diary, part war commentary, part history brush-up and cultural junket, Willie’s Bar and Grill charts legendary Australian band Midnight Oil’s progress through North America shortly after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack on the US. Rob Hirst, the band’s drummer/songwriter, relates his version of life on the road in an alternately serious, light-hearted but always entertaining, fashion, introducing the group’s American tour manager, Willie, as well as the band members and the often bizarre characters they meet.
Get on the bus and take the trip.

Now reading: Rob Hirst | Willie’s Bar and Grill (2003)

" … a terrific read. Hirst writes with some genuine flair and tempers his sharp eye for detail with a seen-it-all-before rock veteran cool. (He) is also insightful enough to recognise the not-yet-spoiled delights that lurk just off the USA’s smog-choked, SUV-clogged interstates. Think Bill Bryson rewriting Almost Famous." – Rolling Stone

Part tour diary, part war commentary, part history brush-up and cultural junket, Willie’s Bar and Grill charts legendary Australian band Midnight Oil’s progress through North America shortly after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack on the US. Rob Hirst, the band’s drummer/songwriter, relates his version of life on the road in an alternately serious, light-hearted but always entertaining, fashion, introducing the group’s American tour manager, Willie, as well as the band members and the often bizarre characters they meet.

Get on the bus and take the trip.

Hash mich, ich bin der Frühling?

Ok, obwohl ich eine ausgesprochene Abneigung gegen aufgedrücktes Listenabgeben habe, mach ich hier mit. Musik geht immer :)

Verdonnert wurde ich von jade-cooper (das gibt 10 Runden an den Rudern einer Galeere deiner Wahl, btw!). Los geht’s.


"You can tell a lot about someone by their taste in music. Play the first 20 songs on shuffle on what ever you use to listen to music. No skips! Tag 10 peeps."

  1. Radio 4 | New Motive (The New Song and Dance, 2000)
  2. Gravity Kills | Enemy (Superstarved, 2002)
  3. dEUS | Via (Worst Case Scenario, 1994)
  4. Uriah Heep | One Day (Sweet Freedom, 1973)
  5. Edwyn Collins | Mine Is At (Doctor Syntax, 2001)
  6. Machine Gun Fellatio | Manywords (Bring it on, 2000)
  7. John Cale | Black Rose (Artificial Intelligence, 1988)
  8. Midnight Oil | Sleep (Red Sails in the Sunset, 1984)
  9. Daft Punk | Robot Rock (Human After All, 2005)
  10. El-P | EMG (I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead, 2007)
  11. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters | Jungle Lion (Single, 1973)
  12. Nine Inch Nails | Help Me I Am In Hell (Broken EP, 1992)
  13. Ministry | Breathe (The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste, 1989)
  14. Philip Glass | Cloudscape (Koyaanisqatsi OST, 1983)
  15. Rausch | Who Killed Chet Baker? (The Indi(A) Collection, 1990)
  16. Radio Birdman | I-94 (Under The Ashes, 1988)
  17. Nine Inch Nails | The Beginning of the End (Year Zero, 2007)
  18. Thom Yorke | Analyse (The Eraser, 2006)
  19. Alan Menken (Composer) | Finale (Don’t Feed The Plants) (Little Shop of Horrors OST, 1986)
  20. Tom Lehrer | The Wild West Is Where I Want To Be (The Remains Of Tom Lehrer, 1960/2000)

Keine Ahnung, was diese Auswahl nun über mich aussagt (dass mein Musikgeschmack “beliebig” sei, hatte ich schon mehrfach…), gewürfelt wurde mit iTunes aus einem Pool von 11524 Titeln. Die Doppelnennung von NIN dürfte daran liegen, dass die Truppe mit 663 Titeln am Start war. So obsessiv bin ich nur bei denen, ehrlich :)

Ach ja, ich muss ja noch 10 Stöckchen werfen…