Donnerstag, 27. September 2012

Pump up the volume


o slowly it becomes on the work again a little quiet and I come more relaxed to lives. I am invited later with a good friend to a small celebration. Occasion is that she has started her professional training 25 years ago. On the way home I have thought to myself what I have made in 1987 which music was in the charts and which event was decisively for this year.

The main thing I still remember was political mole scandal. The German politician Uwe Barschel  has spied on his political challenger and died short time later in mysterious manner.

In music it was the big time for Stock, Aitken, Waterman. I still remember M|A|R|S|S with all their samples and that awesome sound. I think it also stood the test of time.

Listen and enjoy

Pump up the volume

Dienstag, 25. September 2012

Rip it up


I'm back on my blog after a period of laziness. Before I go out for dinner with a good girlfriend of mine I will leave you with a song from the great Orange Juice. I think it was from their second record. There are so many hymns sung from other bloggers out there (particularly from Scotland). Prominent, on this occasion, is The Vinyl Villain. Really worth to follow.

Listen and enjoy

Orange Juice - Rip it up

Mittwoch, 19. September 2012

What's so funny bout peace, love and understanding


back from some hard days at the office. Not that I have too much work, but I have to work through so many new things and I have also to represented my colleague who is gone for some weeks on vacation.

Therefore I spent an evening on the couch, surf the Internet a bit, listen to some music and have casually keep an eye on the Champions League. Not that I'm a fan of Bayern Munich, but if even a German team plays internationally, I will continue to to support them.

As I previously viewed the news, I had to think, in what times we live. Just rotate through all? The Middle East is in turmoil, Muslims are calling for war and I wonder where all this will end yet. If we internalize the three words from the title, we were on a good step towards a better future.

Therefore one of my favorites in a live version

If we at it, then I put on yet another song from the past.

Enjoy and have a good time.

Montag, 17. September 2012

Los ninos del parque

just came back from my weekly meeting with our friends. Had a funny evening with talking, laughing, gambling - all together called fun. Just got a flashback to the mid eighties and the german so called Neue Deutsche Welle (New Wave). One of my favorites in this time were Liaisons Dangerous. It has an hypnotic groove that stood the test of time. In my mind one of the first acid-house track, before it's even called acid house.
Have a drink and enjoy.

Sonntag, 16. September 2012

Working week ahead

Hi there,
weekend is nearly over and we can start a new week working. Had me a peaceful weekend watching football, listen to music, searching the internet and relaxing. So I can start the forthcoming week very easily, because I am satisfied on my own with no worries on my back. Therefore let's pick up some tune I hear so often when I'm on myself.

Not the origin version by the Clash - just a very good version from a french band, who covered a lot of great 80th tunes in a special jazzy style.

Listen, enjoy and have a good week
Nouvelle Vague  Guns of Brixton

Hold on

Hold on
It is sunday again, my baby is out for vacation and I have some time to relaunch my blog. This is just a test to check out sharing files with the community. I chose a song, that I do not bring out of my head recently. It is from the Alabama Shakes, taped on a live session for an American Network.
Listen and enjoy
Alabama Shakes - Hold On

Dienstag, 11. September 2012

A new day


it's a new day and I'm ready for a new post. I spent a couple of hours with a very good friend on my balcony smoking, drinking and philosophize about life, relationship and some more essential things. Now I'll finish with some heavy stuff from Spaceman 3. Still love this song, because it's so simple but very impressive.


Montag, 10. September 2012

FIFA World Cup 2016 Qualifiers


the qualifiers for the next FIFA World Cup started last Friday. Tomorrow there will be another classic game between Austria and Germany again. Of course the germans will be the favorite, but I still remeber a match 36 years ago at the FIFA World cup in Argentine, where the Austrian beat our ass in a shameful way. This were our feelings in this time, but in these days I can smile about our thoughts of a time long gone.

This is what wikipedia tells from this game:
For the Austrian team, it was all "for the honor", even if a significant victory against Germany would become only one third in the group. A victory over world champions Germany would therefore had for the Austrian team, especially a symbolic meaning in terms of the rivalry between the neighboring countries. It would also be a late revenge for the 1:6 defeat in the semifinal of the soccer World Cup in 1954 and the first international soccer match victory against Germany have been for over 40 years, because in many statistics can be found as the last victory that Austria could previously achieve against Germany 5-0 in a friendly match on 13 September 1931. But actually took on 3 April 1938. After connecting during the Nazi era, the so-called "game port", "Ostmark" against "Old Reich", at which the number before the dissolution of the team's Austrian won 2-0.
For the then German coach Helmut Schön was clear that this game would be eligible for early retirement to be his last. Even before he certified his title defending team, "not a championship format" have to, and announced that it will retire after the World Cup.

Discussed in the German media, there was little doubt about the success of the DFB team, was only whether the need for a well-finals rout was possible. Even after the Accompanying actually a consultant to the Austrian Argentina coach Max Merkel argued for a rapid German opening goal could "happen". Several German players predicted a clear victory in newspaper interviews, which fanned the fighting spirit of the Austrians also.

Rummenigge scored in the 19th Minutes the desired early goal for Germany. In the same time as taking place match in Buenos Aires, it was until the 75th 1-1 minutes, while Germany 59th to Minute with 1:0 but the lead was, was still far away from the need for a group blowout victory. Within a few minutes we came through an own goal by Vogts and a goal by Krankl but back with 1:2. Hölzenbein was in the 68th Minutes nor the 2-2 tie produce before the Dutch winner Arie Haan to 2:1 in parallel game scored. In order for the DFB team had reached a place in the third-place match. Since the German team but by the Austrians of 2:3 Krankl lost their game, it missed the second group place and thus the small final finally has.

Best Group and was a finalist thus the team from the Netherlands, and participants in the second game for third place Italy. Germany finished third on goal difference against Austria, but was eliminated from the group as well as recent Austria.

In Austria, the victory was soon regarded as one of the greatest team sports achievements of the past decades ("Miracle"), comparable with the most hardly comparable, since individual triumphs of skier Toni Sailer and Franz Klammer. The participating Austrian national team are called in Austria as a "hero of Cordoba" - even though they had a week earlier also lost in Cordoba against the old and new runner-up Netherlands with 1:5.

Sonntag, 9. September 2012

Lazy sunday afternoon

Sommer ist back in germany. It ist to hot to go outside yet - maybe in the later afternoon to enjoy some cool drinks in the beergarden. I was searching the internet for a couple of hours and listen music. One of my favourits for hot nights is a brilliant song from Jimmy Buffet. In my place he had never had the success he deserved.

Listen and enjoy

First steps

Hi there,

these are my first steps as a blogger. Please have some indulgence, that some things will not grammatically perfectly reproduced. After a busy week I relaxe with the creation of this blog. The name of the blog is inspired by Jeb Loy Nichols former Band the Fellow Travellers. It was there second record published in 1992. I still remember their gig in Stuttgart on an incredible hot sunday evening. There were only two dozen people watching the concert but the band did a very good job. I can't remember any other concert being that peaceful and relaxed.

Listen and enjoy