april 1 - 1999
thanks god the can solo project tour is finished. no, i don't complain, it was just hard working on promotion and organisation so that there was little time left for rehearsing - at least for the magazine project.
in berlin the mains broke down and destroyed our dv-recorder, the beginning of our program was a bit too long in spite of having the presure of other parties behind us.
in hamburg we had thick smoke in the room where the mains came from, the venue was a obviously a former...ladies club? the audience was great with lots of spontaneous power.
cologne had the biggest audience, not easy to take for us as a start up group though, but at the end we got them. not so easy for such a complex program as magazine is supposed to be.
and last frankfurt: jeeeezus, what a chaotic hall organisation wise. they said we wouldn't get any electricity till 6 p.m. - then we had a big hum, got rid of it at the end but...the audience was around 1.000 only in a hall with a capacity of more than 3.000 - strange atmosphere there - with the advantage of creating a good sound though.
alltogether it was a very first step in a different direction to what i was used so far at least. we will see how and if we will continue on that idea.
u-shi in cologne
on march 25 can was writing their names into the golden book of the city with the mayor attending. he was charming cool though reading us all the honored words and admitting that he had not taken any notice of can so far. he asked me what sort of instruments i was playing. i told him there was none which i wount try to play. i also could make his playing on an unknown instrument a trade mark. how that, he asked a bit suspicious? you only must stop soon enough i told him, that is the whole secret of becoming a good musician. by his laughing i could see that he felt released from a big presure.
from april 3 till april 16 i will be in the states promoting the new tone casualties release of "good morning story" and "la luna". and of cause also promoting the new can box with its video, book and live cds.
cheers and bye for now.
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