Posts Tagged ‘Nekhei Naatza’

08-09 yeah, big liar, it was 5.09 (oops) so now it’s 6.09


Are you sure you’re well-known enough for the post-office to send back the letter c/o keren – ISRAEL??

hum?? oh sure you are, you and the Eurovision stuff!

(just kidding, you know, try & make […]… did you smile? or are you mad at me?) please no bomb, no bomb,,,

well keren, we write to often to each other lately we’ve got to stop, my parents are getting curious… & I’ve got nothing new to say (that’s it) No, that’s totally great! go on, go on!! this is awesome 1 letter a week isn’t it? first point-

2nd point, it seems like we like (like-like, yeah!) to write early in the morning hey?? , it’s 12.15 (pm, or 0.15 am)… isn’t that strange?? Do you get inspiration at those times?? (it might be the moon then? influencing us, yeah, good mood, are you in a good mood too) (say this when catching a cold) oh anyway –

I’ve finished my exams today (all this morning, well, last morning, I mean, it’s 0.15!! eh eh…) & I’m doing all my mail (late, late, late, except with you…) you’re sure the last person I’ll write to today – well I mean this early morning, sure I’ll write others today!! (9-6-09 in fact!)

what did I want to say?! come on help me keren –

so… in a few days I should be going to the crust festival in Belgium… I’m on holidays again (after this last awful morning of exams) for about 3 weeks or so. Did the festival helped me & improved my mood??? hum no, absolutely not it’s done nothing to me (liar, read top page again) Okay, okay… maybe a bit, I met those cool people from siren & this pen pal from belgium (you know the girl) – mainly these 3 persons cheer me up. Bands too… well as some were violent it ruined a bit all this but anyway – Mainstrike, Chokehold… were great –

I’m glad you feel better, so you work hard on music hey… when will you be on tour in Europe?? so met some new friend too (Itay) – too bad for Ira (it’s the fault of the Germans – since 2nd world war they’re champions into brain-washing) <- things you could heard from a local Nationalist well apart from all those letters & records I’ve got to deal with life pretty sucks too (come on keren, let’s suicide together!) <- stuff you’d heard from a 15 y.o Nirvana fan (ex-of course)… well, I can’t wait the day when we’ll start rehearsing again… I guess I need it a bit-

So generation x is out or not? let me know I’ll take you a few. Maybe we could trade for Sanjam or better: I love you fanzine done by a sxe pen pals from Sweden. cool artworks – well I’ll give you some info if you want. Okay let’s end this page saying goodnight keren: ‘good night keren’


end of page 1: 0.45 – 1st eye opened: 10.00 AM. 1st fight with my consciosness ‘pierre get up’ ‘No don’t want to’ ‘you have to write to keren’ ‘I’ll do it in my bed’ ‘come on get up’ ‘leave me alone’ ‘pierre…’ ‘GRRRR…’ ‘okay…’ hum, I’m sorry about all this, you are so serious, I mean go on, I really like what you say, telling me what happened and what’s on your mind – that’s cool. I just have nothing serious to say now for nothing happened… so I try to make jokes –

let’s see what happened in the last few days?? I stayed home, working my Grammar & stuff I met nothing for a very long time (1 month, or so, ok except the V’N’V), listened to music & write letters (yesterday), went to RENNES to pass my exams, we bought some soya stuff & now we’re going to pick up some blackberries to make jams. great hey??

…I wn I won!! Just came back from the berries: Yann 1 kg 530 pierre 1 kg 800 hey hey… Anyway, thanx for the idea about my ‘lost pen pals’, I thought about it but  don’t know.  I guess if something wrong happened, they would have opened the letter or… well some of them didn’t live with the parents anymore so… I’ve sent an ad to S&Lettuce… I’ll see.

I prefer Rawness too. Yann was abit diappointed with the review he got in MRR &HaC… he printed 1100 cd’s, sold around 700 but a lot are distros unpaid (sort of consignment) so… it costed him around 16,000-17,000FF but with all the other expenses & stuff about 20,000F 21,000 (a cd cost him 21-23F a piece. I don’t remember) so that’s about 3’700$ or so –

About the tapes… let’s say 3 more tapes – hope you did get the $, so it makes one paid one in trade of the comp tape (I’ll try & send it along with this) so I owe you $2.50  right?? if your zine’s out can you send 5 of it (usually I take a couple but well!) oh is it in English??if not I’m afraid I can’t take it…

Well that’s all for now I guess…

Take care, write soon,




Dear Keren

I just came back from the Alpes (hope you got the card) & get your letter here.

Well, I’m sorry again about this great delay… since I know how it is sometimes, that’s too bad. I’m sorry too that things aren’t going that well. So, I thought I would write a letter before I’m going to the belgian fest. well it’s not that much but probably, in those moments I like to get some… oh well.

You know, you said that things were going well in my world, well right now maybe because I went to cool festival & stuff. but you know, just after this I felt a bit bored again… or disappointed that it was over already – & I’m sure I’ll be fore the V’n’V fest too… That’s just because I have no friend (well no real friend) I can go to when I feel down or lonely, I mean not a friend of my own, sure there’s cool people but, they’re busy too & I cannot go & see them just when I’d like to.

Well, it’s hard to explain because it’s kinda personal and stuff but I guess you know what I mean. so, about this collective, well we just created it before the holidays so we haven’t done anything serious now. I’m a bit afraid of what it will be. I mean, not being able of telling what I want to say or so… I’ll see.

You also told me about your social relationships, well it’s kinda the same with me. I don’t have many friends, a lot are my brother’s friends & now mine (so it’s not the same), the other people I know from school are not into HC & stuff so it’s kinda boring you know! & well… my Brother sometimes drives me crazy well you’re in touch with him so maybe you see what I’m talking about. I mean it’s hard to have a private life & so on.

Oh well, the other people are pen pals (like you) & well… you know about it all it’s cool to communicate but so difficult, a letter is only a few minutes long so… well you know. Like, I’d like to come & see you now to talk about all this stuff but it’s so far away!!

Moreover a few people write just short notes every 2 months or so which is cool but well… you never know if they get the stuff, if they’re moved or whatever like, I’ve told you, I’ve lost 4-5 of my favourite pen pals with whom I was writing regularly, & just like this they disappeared… 2 were going to move, one was travelling europe & two other I don’t know about… is there anything wrong? any bad stuff that happen, an accident or whatever did they quit? I guess I’ll never know about & that’s bad. it’s as if we just stopped writing to each other right now… what will going on? you never know about… pen pals sometimes feel so far…

so… that’s bad you’re not coming to the fest. That’s also why I’m writing now. I wanted to reach you as soon as I could as you seemed bored we’re living on Thursday (in.. 2 days) so I’ll tell you about all this as soon as I can after. I really hope we’ll meet soon, maybe in the states next year if you tour there for several months. I guess we could plan something…

I guess you’re not into shitty women’s stuff (well maybe too?!) you know it happens sometimes (well at least to me) so…

well what else could I talk about?? when you’re in those moods long letters are cool I guess… there’s so much things I could tell about I’ll find back just after… & the other things see,s to personal now

Anyway, don’t worry, you weren’t boring at all, it was interesting you know well in a personal way & even if it’s boring, if it has done good to you to speak it out then I’m happy.

so well… about something totally different… the tapes – enclosed are $10 (well may be in my next letter… (yes definitely!)) for the 3 (? is that right?) tapes you’ve sent me. You told me $2 each, I’ve sold them $2.50 so here it is you can send a few more ($2.50 left right?) & I’ll trade 2 more for my comp. tapes okay?? I cannot send those now as I’m soon leaving & have no time (& tapes) to make it…

okay. so, I’ll write soon I hope.

here are your stamps >< mine you know!

okay, so hope you feel better hey?!

be sure I’ll bring a few pictures for you as you’re not able to come over.

write soon if you feel like it…

take care


Maybe Oi Polloi in September… organized by us… also exams soon 😦


>Yann told me you were playing bass in Neikhi Naza (wrong maybe!) you wanted to play in a band hey? we;; that’s done. maybe you’ll sing too!!? No?


Dear Keren,

How are you? I saw the ad in Slug + Lettuce and thought I’d write. I haven’t heard from Federico in quite a while – I wrote him and sent a record to the Kibbutz, but I was afraid he moved because I haven’t heard from him. Please tell him to write me when you next speak to him. I really think you should come to Texas on your U.S tour. I can help you out with shows in all the major cities here. Maybe you could start in the northeast (NY/CT/PA) and work your way down to TX. If not, you should at least tour to the south east coast. I would like to spend some time w/Federico and the rest of you kids. I will drive out to Florida or Georgia if that is the closest you come to Texas. What are you kids up to lately? My band broke up, but we have decided that we will get back together this summer to record and play shows. If you come to TX or the Southeast, we will definitely drive out and play with you. The scene in Austin is dead, no new bands have shown up and there isn’t a really good place left for shows. I would love to be able to tour with you, but I am going to be working. I am actually taking an eastcoast road trip this summer, but I will be gone May 17-June 14 and you will be leaving quite a bit later. I have quite other contacts, I will give you some that I can find right now. My band will record this summer, maybe we could do a split “7? That would be tons of fun. Here are some contacts:

Bill (Connecticut)___________

Robbie (Richmond, VA)_________

Neil (Tribal War, NYC, NE________________

Anyway, take care, Keren! I hope to hear from Federico and yourself very soon!


That kindness and urge to go out of one’s way to help out has always amazed me. It cannot be taken for granted, neither outside the scene nor within its borders. Anyway, the next time I spoke to Federico was in September 1997, when he returned from Nekhei Naatza/ USF US tour that only made it as far south as Kentucky, I think, and I was here on a much depressing visit, far away from my English boyfriend. So anyway, I guess I fucked up as Federico’s administrative assistant.