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My best ever present was a concert ticket to Tracy Chapman.Thank you to my wife!
Tracy has always been around since I know Jenny and I did not find out until at a friend’s party that the singer of “Fastest Car” was actually female. Sorry Tracy
I went out and bought all her CDs a while back, we are talking years now, and keep up to date with her newest releases.
What surprised me at the concert is, given she has been on stage for 20 years, that there are few older people. Whilst there were a few older folk, a good few my age (middle age?!), the masses seemed to be (drunken) teenagers and early twenties. However, maybe my perception of younger folk changes as we are getting older
Overall a great experience. Sitting in the Apollo in Hammersmith enjoying live music from a lady that has affected my life for more than 5 years now.
Thank you Tracy. Lets hear more!
As a proud owner of vinyls and a Sony Turntable I was searching for a brush for vinyls yesterday.
The best place (value for money) and with most accessories available for vinyl fans was “Hard to Find Records“.
Above is the brush for only £5.95 surely a bargain compared to other brushes. It should arrive before the weekend. Btw, most of the music I like on vinyls are either Reinhard Mey from the 70ies or other classical music, e.g. the Pastorale from Beethoven, see link below.
Dieses ist mehr fuer die deutsche Fraktion – for the Germans mainly.
My confession: Since I was about 10 years old I copied tapes from my auntie or bought cassettes (if anyone remembers what they look like) or nowadays I transfer my CDs to MP3 for my phone. Yes, I still do not have an ipod and I am not sure if my phone just does the same job for me.
Reinhard Mey is a German “Liedermacher” – text writer, chansonist, folklore musician? Not sure if you can or would like to translate it. His songs, mey favourite ones are from the 70ies and 80ies, covering everyday life and life like it used to be in the good old days. Songs like “Musik von Hand gemacht” / “music made by hand” – meaning not using electronical guitars and any additional help, are showing that sometimes the good old fashioned way of making music and relating back to the basics are the way forward.
Not many people understand that for me, listening to Reinhard Mey, makes me feel relaxed and taken to another world of my own. A world where I can think of the good old times, no stress, no blackberry, no tube, no overcrowding.
My love goes that far that I bought my most favourite albums on Vinyl, getting the right feel for the music.
You might think I am mad, and maybe I am, but, even Volker is a fan of something – passion for Ballueder
Have a good day.