0:09 Tortoise – Intro (live Frankfurt 1999)

The first time I heard something by Tortoise was in May 1999 in a bookshop somewhere in Massachusetts. It was a very long, instrumental piece with ups and downs, I think I didn’t leave the place before the end and I asked somebody what kind of music it was. It was Djed, from their chef d’œuvre millions now living will never die (what a great title), a natural symphony with thunder and wind and stuff, altogether twenty minutes long. Here they get nine seconds, hardly enough time to develop their sound. Cut. Today in the plane from Berlin to Frankfurt there was this red-haired lady, a couple of weeks ago I shared a flight with this man who looked even younger than on tv. Politicians seem to spend a lot of time in the air.

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