Monday, September 5, 2011

My Music Mondays: Alphaville

Many times one can say I've been re-born.
One time was when I discovered electro music.

1984, I was 11 years old and was not yet allowed to wear make up
;( when my mom bought this record to herself of a german band named Alphaville. Very quickly that record decided to move to my room instead and was frequently played in my Ferguson speakers.
I remember the first time ever seeing the video for the song Forever Young, it made me feel so sad, and wonderful at the same time. This was pure. Marian Gold (real name Hartwig Schierbaum) had an incredible voice filled with teenage angst. I still hold this album "Forever Young" as one of my favourite albums of all time.
Unfortunately I never had the chance seeing them live at their prime (when they were fantastic according to friends), but just some 10 years ago I had the chance and sadly enough it was a BIG disappointment.
You heard his wonderful voice before seeing them, then a HUGE man with a slight beard emerged from the shadows. The crowd went wild.
I did not.
I was SURE this was just some phrank they played us, having some "fake" Marian standing in front as the real one was the voice I heard and that he'd appear from behind in just a second and we would all laugh. I was looking at the right person.
The voice was almost like it used to be, but they had changed every version to some kind of reggie.
I was devastated.
But only last year I had a chance of seeing them again - and am I glad I did! It was fantastic!
He was a bit druggie people said, so the tour had been filled with crazy things; him spitting at the audince, yelling at them from stage acting out and so on, but I guess he mixed his drugs right this evening because he was like a AD/HD child, jumping up and down, being very funny as humble.
The singing was great and I was REALLY happy when I left.
I doubt I will ever see them live again because I'm scared he'd fail that time and leave me with another bad memory.
Very disturbing to see such a star on drugs though.
Marian has got one of the best voices I have ever heard, and I admire him very much.
Apparently he's having a child with a swedish girl. Is it me?

M'era Luna festival 2011 - Day 1, part 3

Halfway through make up and outfit for Day 1 I just had to freak out a little and dance away in my cool slippers.
Then I had to drink some horrible drink to keep up appearances
(as you might see I tried on another bangs at first, but then I made a similar as my sister did. Apparently I looked like a manga character and they all laughed at me).
Hey camera, look at my pretty sister! Isn't she a doll?!
(White screen lenses in.)
the next drink was easier and more consensual.
Filling up the bag with alcohol, alcohol and some sunscreen.
and then we were ready to take a stroll to the festival.
(my husband really do look like a pygme between us, but he is 186 cm..)
I'm guessing there will have to be a part 4! But tomorrow is My Music Monday :)