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Archive for June, 2007

I can remember that when I was young there were a lot of animal documentaries on German television and the two main characters were Heinz Sielmann and Bernhard Grzimek. They were the masters of animal documentaries and were awarded a lot of prices yet at the same time there were a lot of impersonations of them in comedy shows. There were always those sentences that “right now we are looking at animal XYZ in its natural environment and this is what it usually does and look at how it is learning to cope with the environment” and so on. (more…)

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Isis again, a band a really have come to like over the past few years. It all started when our guitarist gave me the “Oceanic” record and I was instantly blown away. I saw the band play live on their tour back then when they were at the “Underground” in Cologne. Accompanied by 27 they completely tore the place apart. I wrote in a review that “Isis [were] like a lava stream rolling towards you. You know you have to run away but instead you are staying because of the beauty of what is happening in front of you”. That show was a revelation and is still one of the best shows I have seen so far. The highlight was definetely the song “Weight”, performed by Isis and the members of 27 with the singer of 27 on vocals. Wonderful stuff. (more…)

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Since A Modest Proposal got back together at the end of last year we reahearsed a lot more than during the previous two years. We even wrote new songs. And we even have a show we will play. Now that’s progress. Our record will be out this summer eventually after three long years and this has given us a boost when it comes to rehearsing. So Batman drove up from Mannheim on Sunday and we played for about three hours with the last 30 minutes being spend on recording a set of songs we would like to perform at our next gig. (more…)

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I will always be grateful to a good friend of mine who spent the past two years in Tokyo as an exchange student. he introduced me to a lot of new bands I had never heard of before and without him I had never had the chance to ever catch a glimpse of. One of those numerous (okay, I’m exaggerating, but there really has been a lot of them) bands is Uinona, a two-piece from Japan. Now my Japanese isn’t that good but from what it looks like on their homepage the band seems to be a) on a hiatus or b) out of order. Which is rather sad because the records are really great. (more…)

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When I was coming back from a very successful and refreshing rehearsal session with my bandmates I found some messages from two friends that there was a show at Cologne’s No. 1 punkrock bar Sonic Ballroom and that both of them were planning to go there. So we met up at the club and hung out before the show. (more…)

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Curt Schilling came close to throwing a no-hitter in yesterday’s game against The Oakland A’s. Unfortunately the stream died right before the ninth inning so I wasn’t able to catch the Oakland hit with two out, but the whole match before that was thrilling as well. Now I understand that this is something very special in baseball and I also know that you shouldn’t talk about a no-hitter in progress, but I found it rather interesting that both commentators only started talking that a no-no is possible after the 7th or in the 8th inning. (more…)

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I just found out via punkstelle.de that Walls Of Jericho will play in Cologne alogside German hardcore outfit Zero Mentality. That show will be in July and what’s best, it will be just around the corner from where I live so I can simply walk there. Now that’s something I like. (more…)

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