Archive for the ‘ENG’ Category


Mai 22, 2022

Come into my house

Throw open the windows wide

Then back to your house

[Trashcan Sinatras – Send for Henny, live 2004 @Fez, NYC]


Mai 19, 2022

I’ll do what I can

Impossible Germany

Unlikely Japan

[Wilco – Impossible Germany]


Mai 14, 2022

When watching closely

I see in your distant gaze,

a new thought is born!


Mai 14, 2022

Knocked out by Rosé

14 per cent alcohol

Bonjour climate change


Mai 7, 2022

Wild, romantic ride

on keyboard, double bass, drums,

led by tenor sax.

[Nubya Garcia & band @ Festsaal Kreuzberg]


April 24, 2022

A heart-rending tune,

humour and understatement

could not bring her back.

[Matching Mole – O’Caroline]


April 18, 2022

First concert after

more than two years: Power Pop.

The Beths are the best.


April 13, 2022

Sit down and relax.

Have a beer and smoke a joint.

Forget all around.

[Tom Waits – Opening Intro]

Did anyone solve this yesterday?

April 8, 2022


März 15, 2022

Small shining jewel

of cosy finger picking

helped by pedal steel

[Vetiver – There Comes a Time (Bert Jansch)]

März 13, 2022

If none of us is prepared to die for freedom, then all of us will die under tyranny.

Timothy Snyder – On Tyranny


März 11, 2022

Hey hey hey – hey hey

Cool soundtrack to crazy times

in the melting pot

[Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy, BBC Radio 4 Soul Music]


März 6, 2022

Aus anderer Zeit:

„So don’t you get fresh with me.“

Frauenpower pur.

[Robyn – Buffalo Stance (Neneh Cherry)]


Februar 21, 2022

There is a blanket

made of infectious rhythms

and sweet harmonies.

[Khruangbin – So We Won’t Forget]


Februar 18, 2022


tragische Soulballade

Don’t you feel it, man?

[Jazmine Sullivan – Hurt Me So Good]


Februar 7, 2022

Post-Punk from Dublin

in two thousand twenty-two.

Cool, dry guitar sound.

[Silverbacks – They Were Never Our People (no free audio) ]


Februar 6, 2022

My mind is wide open

Durch die Liebe erleuchtet.

Einfach. Berührend.

[John Lennon – Oh My Love]


Januar 15, 2022

Logic and language

Cross Mastermind with Scrabble

Simply addictive



Januar 15, 2022

These days I seem to

think a lot about the things

I forgot to do

[Nico – These Days]


Januar 11, 2022

Why are songs about

breaking up so much deeper

than on love itself?

[Snail Mail – Speaking Terms]


Januar 9, 2022

On the motorway

I turn on the radio

and she turns me on.

[Snail Mail – Glory]


Januar 4, 2022

Back in Home Office

Völlig verregneter Tag

Wiesen überschwemmt


Dezember 31, 2021

post-punk guitar swirl

spoken everyday thoughts

album of the year

[Dry Cleaning – Her Hippo from New Long Leg]


Dezember 24, 2021

A jogging group that

meets daily before sunrise

in all big cities.


November 26, 2021

my tannins melted

liquorice is my bouquet

purple my colour

[Château Saint Bonnet 2012, Médoc]


November 26, 2021

power in quiet:

piano meditations

in winter landscape

[Phil Cook – All These Years]


November 19, 2021

Have you ever seen

anybody dance like this?

Power in motion.

[Joy Division – She’s Lost Control, live 1979]


November 10, 2021

Wo sich Video

und Musik perfekt matchen.

Party icebreaker.

[Parquet Courts – Walking at a Downtown Pace]


November 9, 2021

Leather juggling balls

brush each other in the air.

Subtle wake-up call.


Oktober 27, 2021

With your voice you have

put me under your spell again.

Depth, sadness and joy.

[LUMPClimb Every Wall]


September 25, 2021

Aufwachen! Endspurt!

Fuzz guitar blues riff maelstrom.

Sprung in Jungbrunnen.

[Tocotronic – Jugend ohne Gott gegen Faschismus]


September 23, 2021

A warm light guides us.

Bright but not dazzling at all.

Just a trumpet tone.

[Mathias Eick – Begging]


September 3, 2021

A joy ride around

the mighty, pulsating bass.

Champagne for the ears.

[David Sylvian – Red Guitar]


August 28, 2021

A proof that good sex

is all about the foreplay

and not the orgasm.

[Prince – Purple Rain (live 30/03/85 Syracuse, NY)]


August 28, 2021

The motorik beat

drives us into the future:

eternal return.

[Cluster – Caramel]


August 26, 2021

Trotten im Tunnel.

Kurze Rast mit Eiskaffee.

‚A new man was born…‘


August 25, 2021

Twelve kilometers

below ground temperatures

reach hellish levels.

[The Mountain Goats – The Destruction of the Kola Superdeep Borehole Tower]


Juli 20, 2021

Concert in the woods

starts with a divine version

of Tried to Tell You.

[The Weather Station – tiny desk home concert]


Juli 16, 2021

„… busy lately

… you haven’t found the time to

open up your mind“

[Joan as Police Woman – Out of Time (Blur)]


Juli 1, 2021

The first album I got at the time was „Long Division“ and I found it quite dull. Then I heard their version of „Transmission“ (on the Joy Division cover album „A Means to an End“) and was stunned. Just by slowing it down, they added something to the song. Listening to their cover was like watching a flower open up to the sun in the morning in real-time. I also loved that making a song slower also usually makes it longer which is perfect if you love the song. Yesterday I listened to their first album „I Could Live in Hope“ for the first time and was totally overwhelmed. A perfect album for last night when the storm and rain hit hard outside. So warm and cosy, like a warm blanket to cover yourself with and hide from the tough world around.

[Self quote from: I Love Music – Low: Classic or Classic?]


Juni 24, 2021

Indie heaven lies

a generation later

still deep down under.

[The Goon Sax – Psychic]


Juni 22, 2021

From harmonic chant

to clipped microphone signal

to floating in space.

[Low – Days Like These]


Mai 19, 2021

Chess blitz tournament.

Inside Brian Williams:

Pawns are for pussies.


Mai 7, 2021

Kevin Shields‘ guitar

on Loveless stirs up the clay

and it sticks for good.


Mai 3, 2021

Schlohweiß, ausgezehrt

kommt Nachbar die Treppe hoch.

Covid shows its face.


Mai 3, 2021

Why the heck do I

continue to buy books on

Dillon, the show-off?

[Look Out Kid, Bob Dylans Lieder, unsere Geschichten]


April 29, 2021

After a second

all the memories are back.

The fire crackles.

[Teenage Fanclub – Home, the single edit from the new album Endless Arcade]

New rules for an old game

April 18, 2021

The bishop can move in any diagonal direction. He doesn’t, though, because he knows that it’s in his and his community’s best interest to stay at home.

[How to play Covid chess by Laura Mishkin in The New Yorker]


April 13, 2021

Crossing the desert

in a dark convertible

during the late night.

[The Colorist Orchestra & Howe Gelb ft Pieta Brown – More Exes]


März 26, 2021

Dreamy tenor sax.

Impressionist piano.

Waves lapping the shore.

[Joe Lovano – Chapel Song from the new album Garden of Expression]


März 6, 2021

Music: Only thing

that can enter your psyche

without permission.

[Andra Day]


Februar 22, 2021

Woke up in clean sheets.

Bed made of jangly dream pop.

Fluffy ear candy.

[The Luxembourg Signal – The Morning After from the album The Long Now]


Februar 19, 2021

Sweaty, murky sound.

Primitive, demonic groove

from Danish cellars.

[Iceage – Vendetta from the album Seek Shelter]


Februar 13, 2021

Let’s bounce and have fun.

Smile and stare into the sun.

Wait, what did you say?

[Girl Ray – Show Me More from the album Girl]


Februar 12, 2021

Some music sends chills

down my spine, other music

sends down waterfalls.

[Meshell Ndegeocello – Waterfalls (by TLC) from Ventriloquism]


Februar 11, 2021

Please sing me to sleep

with your soft, gentle whisper

full of serene love.

[Joan Shelley – Teal from the wonderfully named album Just Like the River Loves the Sea]


Februar 10, 2021

Luscious chamber pop.

Everything falls into place.

Warming my cold ears.

[Lo Moon – This Is It]


Februar 9, 2021

When they don’t rock out

their knack for sweet melody

is unstoppable.

[The Beths – Jump Rope Gazers]


Februar 8, 2021

Ready for a trip?

A descent into the night

where noises abound.

[CS + Kreme – Mount Warning from the album Snoopy]


Februar 7, 2021

How rage is transformed

into vibrant energy.

A guilty pleasure.

[Hayley Williams – Simmer from the album Petals for Armor]


Februar 6, 2021

Take back all the days.

Children carrying balloons.

There’ll be no 21.

[The Apartments – Twenty One from the album No Song No Spell No Madrigal]


Februar 5, 2021

Listening to this

wil make you a better mensch.

Trust me, dear reader.

[Alabaster DePlume – Visit Croatia from the album To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1]


Februar 3, 2021

Lost in tuneful noise

from heavy guitar riffing

with ramshackle drums.

[Hum – In the Den from the album Inlet]


Februar 1, 2021

Anyone a lift

into the big open space

without return ride?

[Ana Roxanne – A Study in Vastness from the album Because of a Flower]


Januar 31, 2021

The handy displays

eighteen twenty-nine and then

eighteen twenty-eight.


Januar 30, 2021

Slow food for the soul.

Bass driving into the night.

Sudden, open end.

[Sault – Wildfires]


Januar 30, 2021

„In her loving look,

the whole universe contained.

Love the universe!“

[Adam’s (the robot) first haiku for Miranda in Ian McEwan’s Machines Like Me.]


Januar 29, 2021

During all our lives

we are searching for something.

Is it just a note?

[Keith JarrettBudapest Concert, part VIII]


Januar 27, 2021

More soul than disco.

Killer bass line, strings galore.

Seventies‘ comeback.

[Sault – Fearless]


Januar 26, 2021

A lullaby by

a reborn Arthur Russell.

Slow, soft, soothing, sleek.

[Westerman – Blue Comanche]


Januar 25, 2021

This cool river flows

right into the middle of

the tropic ocean.

[Jorja Smith – Rose Rouge]


Januar 20, 2021

A kick-ass anthem

to start a presidency

with lots of good vibes.

[New Radicals – You Get What You Give]


Januar 14, 2021

To switch off the news

right away when they mention

a specific name.


Januar 13, 2021

.. god, what a sunset

Blood red floods the Atlantic

.. how can I touch this?

[The Weather Station – Atlantic from the new album Ignorance due out in February]


Dezember 24, 2020

Vier Pfoten rutschen

den blanken Felsblock runter.

She has lost control.


Dezember 24, 2020

Im Morgengrauen

sachte gejoggt wegen Knie.

Canigou in clouds.

Joni Mitchell – Favourite Colour

Dezember 18, 2020

I met a child a year ago

Whose eyes would never see.

She asked me with a timid smile,

„What colour is a tree?“

[lyrics, performance 1965]


Dezember 16, 2020

Twenty-five faces,

seventeen rectangular,

eight three-sided points.


Dezember 14, 2020

There is a flower

blossoming in the heavens.

This is how it sounds.

[Roger and Brian Eno – Spring Frost from Mixing Colours]


Dezember 13, 2020

I hope they play you

your floating music when you

knock on heaven’s door.

[Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd – Perfect Fire]


Dezember 7, 2020

Years ago you said

I had stamina. A word

which was new for me.


Dezember 4, 2020

As vulnerable

as a cellophane wrapper

on a pack‘ of cigs.

[Joni Mitchell on the state she was in when she wrote Blue]


November 26, 2020

Good vibes. Joy of life.

Dancing to the Afrobeat.

What a horn section!

[Fela Kuti – Water No Get Enemy]


November 23, 2020

Take the late Talk Talk

and transplant them to Texas.


[Loma – Ocotillo]


November 22, 2020

Polyrhythmic trance

in the Senegalese night

to forget the world.

[Paradise Cinema – Possible Futures]


November 20, 2020

Don’t say I don’t care,

I do. Just not in the way

you want me to-hoo.

[Ailbhe Reddy – Looking Ready via Fingertips]


November 17, 2020

To con-vey one’s mood

in se-ven-teen syll-able-s

is ve-ry dif-fic

[John Cooper Clarke]


November 16, 2020

Such an upbeat song

on a rather downbeat album,

a real miracle.

[Laura Marling – Strange Girl]


November 11, 2020

I was kind of parsing the grammar.

„There has been a problem.“

What does that mean?

[Tamara Lindeman on the story behind one of her songs]

747 Il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux

November 6, 2020

Better four years of

vote counting and recounting

than four years of Dumb.


Oktober 17, 2020

Dense chamber jazz rock.

Dance and dream meet in the woods.

Like the late Talk Talk.

[The Weather Station – Robber]


Oktober 15, 2020

CB: Some day we’ll all die.

S: True, but on all the other

days we will not (die).

[The Peanuts turned 70!]


Oktober 12, 2020

Life is nothing but

a mound of earth you dig now

from future to past.


Oktober 5, 2020

Lyrical, warm sax

surrounded by complex rhythms

and bouncing keyboard.

[Nubya Garcia – Source]


September 26, 2020

On nights you can’t sleep, sit up in bed

And draw the blankets around you

Stare into the darkness

And let your eyes adjust

And you’ll see me

You’ll see me

[The Montgolfier Brothers – Une Chanson du Crépuscule]


September 16, 2020

Make a song your own:

Sing the tune, improvise, let

it fade out slowly.

[Lambchop – Reservations (Wilco)]

Late to the party

September 10, 2020

Now that I’ve met you

Would you object to

Never seeing each other again?

[Aimee Mann – Deathly, born on Sep. 8th, 1960 ]


September 9, 2020

Thank you, Bernard for

making me feel half as old

as I really am.

[New Order – Be a Rebel]


August 31, 2020

Just stretch time into

eternity and there won’t

be any problems.


August 10, 2020

And housed within the

song’s design is the ghost the

host has left behind. 

[Purple Mountains – Snow Is Falling in Manhattan]