If you want to see how much it costs in another currency besides the Euro, xe.com is a nice currency calculator. 🙂
A blog called "Life After Helsinki 2007" has posted some interesting thoughts about Nina's recent Helsinki show. (Click the link below for the full post.)
Nina Hagen did her thing in Kaisafest in Helsinki last night. The pouring rain stopped before she took the stage in a huge tent and it all started off pretty nicely with her version of Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus and soon came also Atomic Flash deluxe and The Doors cover Riders in the storm…. then it was a very long wait for something that didn't have Jesus, God, Lord or similar in the text and that wasn't weird Jesus country folk music.
For those who have been able to see Nina play live lately, what do you think of her new Jesus-centric shows? Are you
enjoying them as much as shows from years past, or do you think the
religious stuff is a bit too heavy? Or do you care one way or another??
Nina’s new gospel rock album “Personal Jesus” has finally seen the light. It will be released on July 16th but you can order it from Amazon.de right now!
There is also a listing for it on Amazon.co.uk but it’s not available for order just yet. If you spot it on Amazon.com please let me know ASAP and I’ll post a link.
From MediaBiz comes this story:
Koch Universal Music veröffentlicht das kommende Album von Nina Hagen. Das Werk mit dem Titel "Personal Jesus" soll von Hagens "unerhörter Liebesgeschichte mit Jesus" handeln und musikalisch eine Mischung aus Rock, Blues, Soul und Gospel bieten, wie es aus Planegg heißt.
My German isn't super good so I like to run stuff like this through Google Translator just in case! :) You can read the translated story here, but here's a snippet:
Koch Universal Music released the new album by Nina Hagen. The work, entitled "Personal Jesus" should be about Hagen's "incredible love story with Jesus" and offer a musical blend of rock, blues, soul and gospel, as it says in Planegg.
And complement the artist: "I am a passionate singer and musician and I am glad that I can work with an equally passionate record company. This is a bold blessing for my music and I am so happy in my golden fifties again really to can get off to. How nice that my new record company sees it that way, that some artists are getting better with age – like fine wine."
Well that's not something you hear every day.
ÖSTERREICH: Was halten Sie von Lady Gaga?
Hagen: Sie ist eine satanistische Schlampe, mit ihren faschistischen und dämonisch-angehauchten Geheimzeichen. Ihre Pop-Prostitution hat mehr mit Bikini-Werbung als mit Wärme zu tun. Ich habe immer die Liebe verspritzen lassen, aber bei ihr verspritzt bloß der Luxus.
You can also read the story translated into English. Basically she says, "She is a satanic bitch, with her fascist and demonically-inspired secret sign. Her pop-prostitution has more to do with bikini advertising than warmth. I have always advocated only love, but she only advocates luxury."
This probably has something to do with the crazy notion some people have that Lady Gaga is a puppet of the Illuminati. Yeah, sure…why not?
Hi all! The Shrine has come out of hibernation, sort of. The blog format is back for several reasons (mostly convenience) and will be easier to maintain than messing with HTML and all that. I’m all about keeping it simple these days! It’s still a work in progress, so I apologize if something’s not working quite yet…
Nina’s own homepage remains the best source of news these days, so it’s only natural that this becomes “Shrine Lite.” I’ll post newsy stuff now and then, but mostly I think it’s become more of a info-archive than the hardcore fansite from years past. And that’s just fine, because I’m not able to spend as much time on it as I used to. 🙂
Welcome, and feel free to leave comments on anything and everything. (Spammers are still unwelcome… 🙂