Reading Music

Oct 28, 2007 07:27 # 45171

null tells about...

"Let me see your hhands up making clap!"

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The above request, originally voiced in less-than-perfect German with a heavy russian accent by the lead singer of a ska-punk-whatever band called Russkaja, has marked the beginning of what's quite probably one of the best live performances I've ever seen in my life, and I can say without bragging that I've been to quite a few concerts. They're okay on CD (you can listen to a few tunes at their homepage), but that's nowhere near the mind-boggling display of force of nature that we encountered last Friday at the Freihof bar/pub.

The location's familiar atmosphere probably played an important part in bringing the artists and the audience together: getting to first row was easy, and once there one could have reached out and shaked hands with half of the band - if you could avoid being trampled on and pushed around, that is. It's amazing how about twenty people can create a mosh pit that'd have been worthy of a Bad Religion concert.

The lead singer's ability to ensure the audience's enthusiastic participation is nothing short of fantastic and relies, among other things, on exercises such as the coconut dance, the simulation of a ride in a crammed Russian bus, an aerobic lesson for beginners and a complex shouting contest turned running gag. During his antics he can count on the support of six excellent instrumentalists who know exactly how to use their instruments to squeeze every last drop of sweat out of their audience. Seriously, I must've consumed two or three litres of soft drinks and water during the concert and still felt thirsty afterwards.

It's also worth noting that after the concert, four band members sold stuff directly from the stage and supplies lasted for about five minutes.

So do listen to a few songs on their homepage, and if you even half-heartedly think that you might like this kind of music, go see them live. If you don't, and you see them on TV later, you'll have one more lifetime regret.

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Oct 29, 2007 03:34 # 45175

ginsterbusch *** wants to note...

Re: "Let me see your hhands up making clap!"

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Lets try to add some russian in here, shall we? ;)

Meneea savoot Wolg - My name is "Wolf".
Karasho - Thanks, (I do) well.
Dawei - Lets go! / Hop along! / What are you waiting for?

And some of my favorites:

Sveenja - Pig -note the resemblance with the Swedish first name "Swenja" ;)
Tjee kakatjka - (You) piece of shit!
Stada barani - flock of sheep / flock of goats - also a deeper meaning: the dumb masses
Sheeshkee / Seeskee - the first means fir cone, the last one tits ;) - both are the plural forms

To end this, lets conclude my SCNR with some nicer words:

Looba - Love
Ya tibea loobloo - I love you
Ya loobo Olo - I love Ola (which I indeed still do - by now for a bit more than three years :D)
Ya tibea doshe loobloo - I love you, too.

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

This post was edited by ginsterbusch on Oct 29, 2007.

Oct 29, 2007 14:33 # 45178

andromacha *** replies...

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Meneea savoot Wolg - My name is "Wolf".
Karasho - Thanks, (I do) well.
Dawei - Lets go! / Hop along! / What are you waiting for?

Kak tybia savoot? What's your name?
Spassiba - Thanks
Karasho - Very well
Adin, twa, tri - One, two, three
Citirie, piatz, scest - four five six
Siem Vosiem - seven eight
Dieviz Diesciz - nine ten

Let's add some Swedish...

Jag heter Elena - my name is Elena
Var ar du ifron? - where are you from?
Vad talar du for sprok? - Which languages do you speak?
Var bor du? Where do you live?
Vad ar klockan? What time is it?
Tjanare - how do you do? (only among males)
Hej do - bye
Jag ar 24 - I am 24 years old
Jag tucker om dig; Jag haller om dig; Jag alskar om dig - I love you

Italy no longer accepts illegal immigrants. Mr. B sink their boats!!!!!!!

Oct 29, 2007 15:13 # 45179

null replies...

Re: "Let me see your hhands up making clap!"

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Jag tucker

Actually, "jag tycker ..." in this context means "I like ...", not "I love ...", and the "om" is not really necessary. :-)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

This post was edited by null on Oct 29, 2007.

Oct 30, 2007 16:37 # 45190

andromacha *** replies...

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Jag tucker
Actually, "jag tycker ..." in this context means "I like ...", not "I love ...", and the "om" is not really necessary. :-)

Well, go say this to my old Swedish teacher ;) Afterall we all thought she was a little out of it :P
Seriously though, Swedish, German and English are so similar to each other! Maybe 'cos they're all Germanic languages? ;);)

Italy no longer accepts illegal immigrants. Mr. B sink their boats!!!!!!!

Nov 05, 2007 05:30 # 45191

zen *** replies...

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Went to the Freihof altstatten page, and i must confess that a bevy of hotties there:)
My fave picts is the djs behind the equipt. The kid with the shaved head is gorgeous :P
Anyway, If I ever get over to ur neck of the woods, I know what place i'd come see a live act at. ...

This was a really cool post, thanks for introducing them.

Once Fred Neitszche declared God is Dead, f*ck became the most important word in the English languag


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