Monday, May 15, 2006

Boys in Hawaii

If I'd have to make up a profile of the average Sophia fan it would probably be something like this: a 35 year old swinger from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. ;-)
Mind you, he seems to be a helicopter pilot, so we could use him for transportation during the next Sophia tour.

Tour posters

Although there's an official tour poster for the current tour, some venues produce their own posters. Star Club in Dresden made one for last month's gig.
I also just stumbled across the poster for the gig Sophia did with The Dirty Three at the Barbican in London for the Don't Look Back concert series.
You can check them out on the Sophia page at

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Pet Shop Fights

I just read an interesting interview with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe from the Pet Shop Boys about 'You only tell me you love me when you're drunk'.
A song which was covered by Sophia on the Collections:One cd (which you can still buy HERE).
So I thought I'd share:

Where did you get the song title 'You only tell me you love me when you're drunk'? It sounds like a sentence that would pop up during a fight with your partner.
TENNANT: "That's exactly how it happened. We were shouting the meanest insults at each other and suddenly he said thàt. I still remember that in the middle of that fight I thought "I have to remember that!". Songwriters are very chilly about stuff like that. Under any circumstance a part of their brain keeps looking for usable sentences. They screen every conversation, every book, every newspaper article for possible song titles. Even when they're in extreme, complex emotional circumstances."
LOWE: "So did you pause that fight to take notes?"
TENNANT: "Well... euh yes. That's also how I got 'I don't know what you want but I can't give it anymore'. The problem is that my then partner got even more angry when I wrote that down. He felt abused because I immediately misused his frustration to create a new song. I can't say it's very favourable for your relationship."

But your willing to take that risk?
TENNANT: "Yes. When inspiration hits, it hits without consideration, no matter what the consequences."

Monday, May 08, 2006

European arrest warrant

This is what happens when Sophia and Vito are in Vienna and a fan invites them over for dinner at her home.

She gets brutally murdered, after which Robin poses on her blood splattered sofa.
Or am I reading this photograph all wrong?

More photos HERE.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Sophia in New York...NOT!

A quote from a message that was posted last month on the Swervedriver forum:

"Some woman called Sophia (of lights) was playing at the Cake Shop tonight in New York. I called to make absolutely sure that it wasn't Sophia/Robin Proper-Sheppard and the guy said that I wasn't the first person calling to ask. He said he is going to try and get them to come over... I am too old to really believe that, but I guess you never know... fingers crossed."