A couple of weeks ago I was interview by Clemens Panagl from the Salzburger Nachrichten on why songs from the non Anglo-US-American musical world suddenly become summer hits. The resulting article titled “Dein Sommerhit, das unbekannte Wesen” was published on July 7th and included some of my musings on what makes a (summer)hit. I managed […]
Finally my article “‘Ukro-Ska-Punk’ – Band Identity, Surzhik and Language in Post-Soviet Russia” on Svoboda’s use of surzhik and Ukrainian stereotypes in St. Petersburg has been published – my first foray into linguistics. 😉 After the editor of the first book project this article was supposed to appear in disappeared the article found a welcome new […]
During our visit to see the cherry blossoms in Schwetzingen we passed by Andy Warhol’s banana used on the Velvet Underground’s debut album “The Velvet Underground & Nico”. Taken with my Fuji x100t.
During my visit to Minsk we visited a tribute concert to the Belorussian VIA Pesniary (I also visited the band leader Vladimir Muliavin’s grave) at the club Re:Public. One of the acts to perform was Pomidor/Off whose singer Aleksandr Pomidorov can be seen here above (and who recorded a clip for Нейро Дюбель / Neiro […]
During my recent Minsk visit I visited the recording studio “Osmos” and was promptly recruited to play on a clip for the band “Нейро Дюбель’s” upcoming gig this saturday at the club Re:Public. Sung by Aleksandr Pomidorov this video was recorded in one take: Studio fun! 😀
One of the recurring graffitis during my recent visit to New York was “In pursuit of magic” – here quite fittingly at the entrance to where Tin Pan Alley was located. Taken with my D700 and Nikon 20-35 2.8.
I heard Oakfield and Guru Guru play yesterday at the festival Worms: Jazz and Joy. Above Oakfield can be seen with the cathedral in the background. Taken with my D700 and Tamron 90mm 2.8. The complete gallery can be seen here:
While in Berlin last month I passed by this poster for a concert in support of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot. Taken with my Canon S95. For more Berlin pictures check out
Caught Gagey practicing the guitar last week on my way home from work. Here’s a short musical clip: Both taken with my Canon S95. The complete gallery:
The Swedish band Freak Kitchen recently gave a workshop and then played a gig at the Popakademie in Mannheim. Here are some pictures from the concert:
The International Band- and Businesscamp in Hammelburg finished last Thursday. I took some pictures at the opening presentation and then at the final concert at the end of the week. Shot with my D700 and 70-200 2.8. The complete set of pictures can be seen here:
This summer I by coincidence saw that a book had been published about russkii shanson or blatnye pesni. Heard prominently on the streets of Russian cities this music has until now been academically neglected and this is to my knowledge the first monograph on the topic. Titled “Das Regime und die Dandys – Russische Gaunerchansons […]