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In Concert: Mono

Most people these days call it Post Rock, but when I was young, we called it Kraut Rock. Or perhaps Progressive Rock. And besides, the music of the Japanese band Mono recently has evolved beyond this.

And on top of it... excellent concert by Anne Clark. Wow, what an experience! Even the compulsory chain-smoker on one side and the drunk old-time fans who never even remotely grasped the meaning of the lyrics on the other couldn't destroy the atmosphere.

Further Confusion, Day 2

Not so many fursuits outside official events this year, but maybe I was at the lobby at the wrong times. I watched the A Puppet Is Born SIG by the pawpet crew, went to another SIG where the panelist didn't show up (at least not within the 15 minutes I waited) and finally watched Alexander James Adam's concert. The sound was nearly perfect, Alec in excellent mood and his performance simply awesome.

The goodness continues...

I just came back from a concert of the a cappella band Wise Guys. What a band, what an audience, what a concert! Many songs from the current album, some new for the next album and some old ones, and a performance getting better with each concert. This was the second best concert of the year so far — sorry guys, you cannot top the Fauna Project concert, even though you come damn close... (That's meant as a compliment!)

Bardentreffen, Day 3

And the bands of the last day:

Bardentreffen, Day 2

Today's bands:

Bardentreffen, Day One

I met Angus, doco, Lupo, SibSerag and thecrow_ at the Hauptmark tonight and we started by listening to the Amsterdam Klezmer Band. Klezmer-Gabber?! WTF?! Okay, not only that, but also classic Klezmer and Klezmer combined with Hiphop, House and Raggae elements. Basically, a Klezmer band plus the two DJs Cmon & Kypski. Weird but very good mix.

A Night At The Opera

My parents, my sister and I went to the opera house of Osnabrück yesterday and watched Giaccomo Puccini's opera Turandot. It was an highly entertaining performance with excellent singers and orchestra. Especially Ricardo Tamura (Calaf) and Iordanka Derilova (Turandot), who are not only very expressive singers and convincing actors, they can also sing at a volume that brings down the walls of the theatre, while still maintaining perfect modulation... Truely amazing. The choir was almost equally impressive. It used to be only average in the past, but this time I was listening mouth agape. There is only one word to describe their performance: perfect. Of course, everyone else was also very good, a great team on stage.