Words from the PastRead More
Already after such a short time, like two days maximum, We feel a sense of nostalgia for the older versions of this site. My, but it has come a long way since those heady days of youth. It used to be that Vishy had to make everything in code; every new additions meant going through pages and pages of hand written code and making the changes.
Now that we’re fully up to date with all the newfangled mobile devices and so on it is so much easier to make site-wide changes, but perhaps some of the charm of the old has gone? It’s gone now; get over it people…
And a few screenshots of the old pages too.
(By the way at the foot of this site you will find links to older version of the band site. Some links may be missing due to various changes over the years, but the bulk of the old sites is still functional. This should interest those of you with a passion for history and those of you with a geeky completist complex. Enjoy. But hey not too much!)
A word about the photographers featured on this site. As well as those who have photographed and filmed the band over the years.
Where do we begin? Well I suppose just a list of names and a HUGE thank you kindly will have to suffice…
(In no specific order)
And many others whose names we’ve not managed to remember right now, with our sincerest apologies. Thanks you all people. Keep on coming and taking pictures of us live. Oh and quite a few by Vishy too.
Photos by Nick Paleologos ©Read More
Yes what else can we say. A kick ass gig of the sort that will become legendary in the annals of Bad Mathematics.
Afaneis Rocked to its foundations last night. The crowd was major, the dancing uninhibited. It’s good to know that we can still rock the shit out of people, and even playing a set as heavy as last night that we can still get the groove on in our dotage.
ROCK ON indeed! Love to all the tumultuous people that came and helped make last night a roaring carnival.
Yes. The Lamia gig is on and getting rapidly closer. Oh lordy!!! Will those naughty BMs be ready in time? Will they find where to leave their children? Will they remember their songs? Will they be scared of doing a live after such a long break? Will they freeze on stage and fuck it all up?
Well who knows! We’re game anyway… So rehearsals are hotter than they have been for quite some time. And now we’re committed and as any of you people who know us will remember BAD MATHEMATICS ARE NOTHING IF NOT COMMITTED!!! Right?
i watched cadillac records (2009) last night and was moved and inspired by its portrayal of the rise of chess records in chicago. the film centres on the transition from sharecropper music, “race music” and blues to cross-over and rock and roll. the reviews were mixed and many completely missed the point of the film. it’s not a documentary. it’s a film that paints a broad picture of that time in music history. it’s about segregation. about a time when black musicians changed the face of music and were unrecognised for it until, sometimes decades, later. about white artists/record industry folks taking or stealing that creativity and becoming rich and famous in the process.
the music is astounding. the studio scenes, where leonard chess changed the way the music was recorded, are incredible. the film captures the intense pain and suffering experienced by such greats as muddy waters, little walter, howlin’ wolf, etta james and chuck berry. how that pain translated into brilliance. how they didn’t just play the blues, they lived it. they were the blues.
the credit for the birth of rock and roll lies very firmly with these musicians and countless others (many that remain unknown). there will never be another time like this and it’s essential that we know about it. that the next generations know about it. it’s scary that young people have never heard of some of these artists and how ignorant they are of anything outside the mainstream charts.
you don’t have to like the blues but you have to know about it.
watch this film with your eyes on the bigger picture.
and your heart in the right place.
as you know, we are a band of many talents (!*@$!) but you may not know that our own adorable and amazing guitarist, andreas, is a poet. in fact, his surreal poetry was the influence behind the song metal bear. you can read his two published collections at his own blog entegma (in greek). the first book is called καθισμενος and the second is επτάψυχη μεταλλική αρκούδα (choose from the drop-down menus under the titles).
there is talk of a third book and i am hoping that we can add this to the goodies that will be available to buy on the bad mathematics shopping site sometime in the future.
for now, hop over to the site and have a look around. for all you ancient greek history buffs, there are also articles about the underground bands that michalis and andreas were involved in before bad mathematics (παρανyχiδες and gobidibu).
dark and dangerous stuff.