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Aaaaaand relocating the 2nd!

Posted on 2012.02.04 at 18:49
Current Location: India, Uttarakhand, Rishikesh
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Currently organizing my thoughts in India... Will be staying here for three months until I know what to do with my life. Kind of a goal! I don't even know how many of my original friends are still around... Used to be such a funny crowd!

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The many faces of John Lennon

Posted on 2009.12.08 at 14:26
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"I always thought John's oval and well-chisled face looked very much like a Kabuki mask or a face you'd expect to see in a Shakespeare play..." (Yoko Ono, Introduction to John Lennon Anthology, 1998)

Click here for the many faces of John Lennon

These were only two years out of Johns life (1960-1962) when his looks completely changed. That's why I chose them! In the collage you can see how many different faces he had. He was so beautiful.

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Re.: Katie Hickox & Paul McCartney

Posted on 2009.11.25 at 11:42
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Yay! I'm gonna meet Katie Hickox next week! She's coming to Hamburg (Paul McCartney) and she already asked my boss if she could take our tour! She sometimes posts stuff on this blog and supposedly knows a great deal about Brian! I might get the chance to ask her a few things, and although she's not a contemporary witness, she sure is a nice conversational partner :3 My experiences with her will be on hamburg_days next week, along with the Paul concert (Wed 2nd Dec).

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Everyone's GAY aboard the Enterprise

Posted on 2009.11.22 at 14:26
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...a funny Star Trek parody from Germany. This is my first Youtube video, and at the same time my first attempt to add English subtitles! Hope you enjoy XD
(Click the "Play" button first, then the little red arrow in the lower right corner to switch on subtitles)


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Meeting Joe Flannery (+ NEW COMM!)

Posted on 2009.11.21 at 01:54
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I just posted a short summary about my conversation with Joe Flannery (childhood friend of Brian Epstein, former stage manager of the Star Club and cultural ambassador of Liverpool) in October on hamburg_days, so if you're interested check it out ;) There are some nice pictures as well. And if you're interested in the Beatles' Hamburg days and the early years 1960-1962 in general, join my brand new community!


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The Beatles' Clubs Today: THE INDRA CLUB!

Posted on 2009.11.15 at 19:23
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X-posted at hamburg_days

The Beatles arrived in Germany in Summer 1960. From the 17th of August until the 3rd of October they played at the Indra Club on Große Freiheit 64, it was the first German club they actually played at. They played from 8:30 pm until early morning, seven days a week! At that time the Indra was a stripclub and the people weren't too happy to have the performances of the pretty strippers interrupted by a music group of young scousers ;) That's why the Beatles only stayed there a couple of weeks until the Indra's owner Bruno Koschmider sent them down the street to play at the Kaiserkeller which he also owned. The audience at the Kaiserkeller was a lot more appreciative, and it was there that they met Astrid Kirchherr and all the other important people they kept working with during the 60s.

This is how the Indra Club looked like back then + the Beatles on stage (notice the lack of leather gear!):





And this is how the Indra Club looks today!Collapse )
I had the pleasure to attend a concert of The Creapers (Beatles Cover Band) this weekend, that's when I made these pictures (so they're pretty up to date ;) Visit the Indra when you come to Hamburg (I work there as well, so don't forget to say Hello ^o^ )!!!

www.indramusikclub.com/

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Nowhere Boy

Posted on 2009.11.02 at 15:37
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Crossposted at hamburg_days:

A couple of days ago, the movie "Nowhere Boy" had it's premiere in London. While most of the Beatles-related movies focus on the Beatles starting in Indra Club, Hamburg Cavern Club, Liverpool, this movie tells the story of a teenage John Lennon and his struggles within a torn family, it is also the story of his mother's influence on him, which I find extremely interesting. Although you could argue about the cast (John Lennon with blue eyes, a tiny and skinny looking Paul McCartney who was actually a chubby cheek back then) the actors seem to successfully put the message of how Rock'n'Roll entered the world of those kids across. Cinema start is said to be 26nd of December in Great Britain, God only knows when it'll be shown in Germany...



INDEPENDENT Review:

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/reviews/first-night-nowhere-boy-london-film-festival-1811705.html

Watch the trailer:





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Happy Halloween (Samhain) to all of you!

Posted on 2009.10.31 at 21:32
Current Mood: artisticartistic


Yay, Pagan!Christmas! I'd like to post something that always sorta creeped me out, it's a poem:

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (1845)

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.'

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore -
Nameless here for evermore.

And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating
`'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door -
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; -
This it is, and nothing more,'

Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
`Sir,' said I, `or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
That I scarce was sure I heard you' - here I opened wide the door; -
Darkness there, and nothing more.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before
But the silence was unbroken, and the darkness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, `Lenore!'
This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, `Lenore!'
Merely this and nothing more.

Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.
`Surely,' said I, `surely that is something at my window lattice;
Let me see then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore -
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; -
'Tis the wind and nothing more!'

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
`Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,' I said, `art sure no craven.
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore -
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
Though its answer little meaning - little relevancy bore;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door -
Bird or beast above the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
With such name as `Nevermore.'

But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only,
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Nothing further then he uttered - not a feather then he fluttered -
Till I scarcely more than muttered `Other friends have flown before -
On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.'
Then the bird said, `Nevermore.'

Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
`Doubtless,' said I, `what it utters is its only stock and store,
Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful disaster
Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore -
Till the dirges of his hope that melancholy burden bore
Of "Never-nevermore."'

But the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling,
Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and door;
Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -
What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore
Meant in croaking `Nevermore.'

This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated o'er,
But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er,
She shall press, ah, nevermore!

Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
`Wretch,' I cried, `thy God hath lent thee - by these angels he has sent thee
Respite - respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore!
Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

`Prophet!' said I, `thing of evil! - prophet still, if bird or devil! -
Whether tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -
On this home by horror haunted - tell me truly, I implore -
Is there - is there balm in Gilead? - tell me - tell me, I implore!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

`Prophet!' said I, `thing of evil! - prophet still, if bird or devil!
By that Heaven that bends above us - by that God we both adore -
Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels named Lenore -
Clasp a rare and radiant maiden, whom the angels named Lenore?'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

`Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!' I shrieked upstarting -
`Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!
Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
Leave my loneliness unbroken! - quit the bust above my door!
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted - nevermore!




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Beatles on TV! (2009)

Posted on 2009.10.30 at 21:11
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
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This is the first entry I crossposted on my new community hamburg_days, but I am actually only getting things started over there so I post it here as well:

Tune in!
Beatlemania on TV!


This coming Sunday, it’s well worth hurrying back from the corner shop to switch on the box at 11am, when the ZDF channel will present a 100 minute documentary about The Beatles in the “Kult am Sonntag” series. The film features rare archive footage – material from the Hamburg and Munich police, seldom seen interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and some of the people they worked with or met along the way, such as George Martin, Klaus Voormann, Astrid Kirchherr and Achim Reichel. All accompanied, of course, by the hit songs of The Beatles.

Internationally acclaimed music documentary filmmaker and producer Rudi Dolezal has followed the trail of The Beatles with his team, tracing the unparalleled career and phenomenon of the band. Filmed on location in London, Liverpool, New York and Los Angeles in the places where Beatles history was made – and, of course, at BEATLEMANIA in Hamburg. Director and producer Rudi Dolezal: “The film does not follow a chronological narrative, instead it attempts to determine the role of The Beatles in pop history, looking to highlight the areas in which Germany or German people made an impact on The Beatles’ development.”

The documentary incorporates a world premiere – captivating studio scenes of Klaus Voormann’s collaboration with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for his current solo album “The Sideman’s Journey”. Dolezal marked another milestone for European television by obtaining the first interview for European television with Pauline Sutcliffe, the sister of original Beatles member Stuart Sutcliffe.

The film’s roll call boasts the first manager of The Beatles, Allan Williams, the owner of the Cavern Club, Dave Jones, journalists and writers Brian Southall, Mat Snow, Paul Du Noyer, Roger Hill, Maik Brüggemeyer, Uwe Blaschke (Beatlemania), Ulf Krüger (author of “Beatles in Hamburg”) and Tobias Rapp, along with Klaus Voormann (who played for many years in John Lennon’s “Plastic Ono Band”), Astrid Kirchherr, Stuart Sutcliffe’s partner, whose Beatles photographs are a legend to this day, Ex-Star-Club-director Horst Fascher (author of “Let the good times roll!”), Sid Bernstein (who organized the momentous Beatles Shea Stadium concert), Ian Hart, who played John Lennon in the cult film “Backbeat” and film producer Kevin Loader (“Nowhere Boy”). Pete Best, the drummer who was “swapped” for Ringo Starr before The Beatles hit the big time, also makes an appearance.

So: set the alarm clock or – better still – set up the TV in the bedroom to watch the ZDF programme from the comfort of your own bed.

ZDF
Kult am Sonntag – The Beatles
Sunday, 01 November 2009 from 11:00am to 12:45


If anyone's interested I tape the whole thing and you can get a copy via good old post!

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Motivations - Because Your Life Won't Get Funnier

Posted on 2009.10.19 at 23:19
Current Mood: amusedamused
I just found these motivations that really made me laugh. WARNING: Clicking the link will make you realize that I have a dark, possibly mean humour. Sorry!





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...BUT THIS IS GERMANY!!!

Posted on 2009.10.01 at 00:11
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Guido Westerwelle, my favourite German politician, embarrasses my nation on his first press conference...

@ALL MY INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS: WHAT DO YOU THINK?







 He would be 75 this year. Rock Heaven together with John, my Dear!

A Happy New Year to all my Jewish f-listers!


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HOME - Please watch it!

Posted on 2009.06.28 at 22:45
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
This is the first time I'm posting a public entry, and I'm doing this because it is really important to me: Please watch this movie and tell others about it:

www.youtube.com/homeproject

There's no way I managed to embed the movie itself, they probably disabled that function. Go there and watch it! A whole lengthy movie supporting what I'm trying to say for nearly twenty years - thank you! Never thought this would come from a French :)


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If you love the Beatles, you are going to freak out!

Posted on 2009.06.20 at 10:20
Current Mood: amusedamused
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This is hilarious! *thumbs up* on the guys who made this!





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In Memoriam

Posted on 2008.12.08 at 21:27
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
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Dear Mr. President

Posted on 2008.11.07 at 20:07
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Dear Mr. President,

on Wednesday our biggest local (German) newspaper was entitled "Good morning, Mr. President - Please make the world a better place!" and I can only assent to this. Your speech in Berlin was magnificent, not that we haven't heard the "Berlin wall came down" - topic embedded in many speeches before, but no one actually captured the essential idea - which is no other than YES, WE CAN. No one believed in Ghandi leading India into independence through nonviolent protest, and no one believed in the reunification of Germany without a Cold War breaking out into a HOT one. You remind me of the spirit of both historical examples and I wish you steadfastness, faith and success. Please make me (as a European) like the American way again that your predecessor ruined.

Oh, and by the way: Would you kindly replace the ambassador of the United States in Berlin, William Robert Timken, because he doesn't speak ANY German - at all. Mr. Bush installed him in 2005, replacing Daniel Coats, who NEITHER spoke German - A big transnational DON'T.

I'm proud having witnessed this historical moment, especially since I didn't live to see the Beatles :)

Yours sincerely,

Matisse

THSNKS TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR THE RIGHT ONE!

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...please tell me I'm having a nightmare

Posted on 2008.11.04 at 21:42
Current Mood: confusedconfused
...my radio station played an interview today, and John McCain honestly said that the "President" of Germany was Putin...first, we don't have a President, and second, it's not Putin. I mean, he meant Putin allright, but he said GERMANY!!! Aaarrrrrgh!

http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=jfealLrWLIY

Please all my f-list who go voting right now...don't mess it up. :/

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Posted on 2008.01.23 at 15:06
Current Mood: melancholymelancholy

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because I feel like it

Posted on 2007.12.10 at 15:54
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WTF - Dumbledore?!

Posted on 2007.08.04 at 17:20
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For all you Harry Potter-Fans out there who never liked Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore - this is probably why...

Interview with actor Michael Gambon about filming HPCollapse )
I marked the lines that shocked me most with red letters - I think we all agree. :-/


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