… time is by your side. I’m in urgent need to recreate now! Next week the days will be very long for me. Usually I can spend my time to recover in the evening hours – not so next week:
Monday (and I’m only talking about the evenings now!): preparing for some photosessions I’ll have together with my friend and some models (some special shootings we’ll make in a studio)…
Tuesday: Meeting with my guys for our new project “The Formerly Unknown” we’re starting now and it will be finished December ’11 (my job is the musical leadership and coaching the bands)!
Wednesday: last rehearsal for the “Easy Moving” Jubilee Concert
Thursday: Last rehearsal for my band “Blackout” for the Saturday Showcase at New Music School
Friday: Preparing for Saturday
Saturday: Showcase at NMS in the afternoon (3 hrs.) and Easy Moving Jubilée Concert in the evening
Sunday: I’ll be dead 😉
I’ll try to stay tuned – See ya! … and have a nice Halloween Weekend!!!
one more shoot I made yesterday (a little “encore”)
… one attempt of a HDR at the very early morning in my hometown at the railway station
and another one of the famous Bacardi works that supplies Europe and the eastern world with rum and whisky…
what's up dawg?
Why don't you send us packing out of the laundry? Why do you shave your skull? Why's the corridor full of basses and equipment? What about your
handheld? It nervs!!!! What does it mean – ringtone? We want the silence back! Some strange gear in your handbag – you never use to wear it if you go out! Gig? What's that? Take care of your ears (tinnitus!) but play loooud! Arena?? WHAT??? It's a venue? What's that? Whatever – we don't care what you do but don't forget our yum yum before you leave us!!! You got it, Servant?! OMG "Blackout" – some hard rockin' stuff – too loud for us!! OK ok – enjoy your show and say "hi" to the guys – particularly your guitarist and tell him – and the drummer too – they shouldn't play too loud 'cause the singer will lose his voice while trying to bear up! And be so kind as to perform the song "Don't let the bed bugs bite!" You got it SERVANT????? Have a good time, don't forget your slogan "Don't play drunk" and welcome back (if you're not too noisy when you arrive. We need to sleep)…..
What do you do when you have bought two concert-tickets for a Tony Levin concert in Hamburg and then realize that you have no time for it because you already have two tickets for "Simply Red" at the same night???!! …Sell them and have a little trip to Münster – 250 kilometers – to see what happens when Tony Levin plays at the "Hot Jazz Club". We were lucky to get some tickets for this concert 'cause this venue is very small (and similar to the legendary "Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall" in Hamburg where I lived to see a.o. the first concerts of Al Jarreau in the late 70's, Dizzy Gillespie, Pat Metheney, Eberhard Weber, Lester Bowie, Helen Schneider, Albert Collins and many others…). OK the "Autobahn" from Hamburg to Bremen is a construction area at once. So we had to find another way and got the chance to make a stop at Worpswede, a well known artist colony where the sculptor Bernhard Hoetger built this house you see on the photo above, now it's a cafe and restaurant. We spent an hour to drink one of the best espressos of my life (even the italian can't brew it better!!!!)…
Bernhard Hoetgers sculpture "Bigwig Of Humor"
So good we booked a hotel in Münster. We had the chance to relax after an eight hour trip to Germany's "Bicycle City". After visiting a little chinese restaurant we went down to the harbor of Münster where the "Hot Jazz Club" was situated. Nice sorroundings indeed 😉
What we lived to see was an undiscribable concert of three guys who obviously had a lot of fun. To have a little impression we got to listen to have an ear to the following audio
for those who know Tony Levin as a versatile musician no further comments, for the others some words of Peter Gabriel about him: "He's the king of the bottom end, the emperor of the bass guitar". And for me his work made me move to go on practising on the upright bass (I love that instrument)… By the the way he played with James Taylor, Lou Reed, Liquid Tension (the core of Dream Theater), King Crimson and – of course – Peter Gabriel (since 1986 or so)…..
(from the left to the right) The artist and the muff 😉
After a great concert and a night at the hotel we had a few hours left to have a sightseeing tour in Münster. I loved the relaxed athmosphere in this city you don't need a car to conquere it – take a bicycle!!! There's no better place to use it in germany!!!!
" ….Wir fahr'n fahr'n fahr'n auf der Autobahn… Die Fahrbahn ist ein graues Band, weiße Streifen, grüner Rand…."
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