Eight YouTube Concert Videos where you can See the Back of my Head – music by David Bowie and The Orb

Presented in chronological order.


Lollapalooza 2008 – Octopus Project

Far right side with the towel on my head. I was rocking out with a fever at the time and didn’t know it, this was the year Lollapalooza almost killed me.


Lollapalooza 2010 – Foxy Shazam

About one second in, with the stupid looking red bandanna on (hey, it beats a sunburned scalp). Blink and you’ll miss me.


Lollapalooza 2010 – Band of Skulls

On the right side for pretty much the entirety of the video.


Ultra 2011 – Hybrid

Okay, this one is easy. I’m so prominent here that the video should be titled “Footage of the back of a guy’s head with some Hybrid in the background.”


Outside Lands 2011 – The Joy Formidable

In this one I’m a little harder to pick out, but you can see me. Right side, taking a lot of pictures.


Outside Lands 2011 – Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah

Center-right, quietly enjoying myself while saving energy for Big Audio Dynamite.


Outside Lands 2011 – Big Audio Dynamite

We’ve already covered this one. I’m front and center, rocking out like a mofo.


Outside Lands 2011 – tUnE-yArDs

Once again, right in the front and almost ruining this poor person’s video. Sorry! I can’t help being a giant!

Ah memories. Anyways, it’s time for a reeeeeeeeeeemiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiix!


David Bowie
Dead Man Walking (House Mix)
Dead Man Walking (This One’s Not Dead Yet Mix)
When I was in high school I used to hang out at a grease pit called Rudy’s Hot Dogs. They had a jukebox where you could play five songs for a buck. My friend Bryan would always walk in with two bucks. He would put the first buck in right when we sat down and play “Dead Man Walking” five times. By the time the fifth play was winding down we would be ready to head out. Then, as we were leaving he would put the second buck in, and do a fiver of Hanson’s “Mmmbop.”

My friend Bryan is kind of a dick.

These mixes are from a CD single. Unlike most of the “Dead Man Walking” remixes from the time, they weren’t on the recent 2CD re-issue of Earthling. Both are pretty good. The “House Mix” is a little too house for me (I know, what did I expect?) but I’m really digging the second one, it’s much more low-key.

The Orb
Toxygene [Fila Brazillia Mix]
Toxygene [Toxic Genes Mix]
Toxygene (Kris Needs Up for a Fortnight Mix)
Delta MKII (Dal Vivo a Roma)
Rose Tinted
When engaging in record buying sprees, I know I have to take a time out when I start buying multiple versions of the same single just for different remixes/B-sides, which was the case with the single(s) for The Orb’s “Toxygene.” I bought both the 12″ vinyl single as well as the CD-single import. What’s worse, I bought them both at the same store, at the same time. Sometimes I think I have OCRD (Obsessive Compulsive Remix Disorder). I treat remixes like Pokemon, I gotta get ’em all. In case you were wondering, “Rose Tinted,” and the first two remixes are from the CD-single, while the “Kris Needs Up for a Fortnight Mix” and the mix of “Delta MKII” are from the 12″.

“Toxygene” is a groovy tune. The original version (not included here since you can get it easily online) is a classic example of The Orb’s blissfully mellow ambient house style. while the “Fila Brazillia Mix” and the “Toxic Genes Mix” were obviously made for club play and are less ambient and more house. They both get pretty intense and fast-paced in parts, but both pale in comparison to the The “Kris Needs Up for a Fortnight” mix, which is 10 minutes of old-school acid house. Crank that shit and piss off your roommate, that’s what I’m doing right now. The remix of “Delta MKII” is crazy, with some odd industrial-type sounds thrown in, and some creepy random vocal samples will disturb the hell out of you.

On the other end of the spectrum is “Rose Tinted,” a great ambient B-side that should go on your “it’s just starting to kick in” playlist. Trippy shit.

4 Responses to “Eight YouTube Concert Videos where you can See the Back of my Head – music by David Bowie and The Orb”

  1. Josh says:

    Rudy’s Hot Dog rules.

    I’m thinking it trumps Packo’s any day, although Packo’s gets all the pub.

  2. zack says:

    Always great posts.

    Just by the off chance that you haven’t heard it, there’s a great acoustic-ish version of “Dead Man Walking” on the “Live on Conan O’brien” album.

    Again, thanks!

  3. Fictional Queen says:

    So cool!

  4. DJBen says:

    Also here to leave Rudy’s some love. Maybe I’ll have to go there tomorrow!

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