Montag, 26. November 2012

But now you have gone and your prejustice wont keep you warm tonight

No, I didn't lost my love - but the last days I was in mood to listen to one of the best bands ever. Actual most songs of The Smiths tell us about feelings when you lost your love, feeling lonely and you couldn't see a light at the end of the tunnel. Most of the times I felt sad, the songs of The Smiths helped me finding my way back in a brighter life. Although knowing, that there is someone who felt the same way.

Enjoy and have a good day

The Smiths - What difference does it make

One more song about losing love

Let's start the week with another song that tell us, what could happen if your love leaves you. A catchy tune from a band also long gone.

Enjoy and have a good week

DB's - Amplifier

Donnerstag, 22. November 2012


Just came back from an invitation to a traditional thanksgiving diner. The boss of my brother in law Ed invited us to his family and some friends. My god - how much to eat - from starters over the turkey to dessert. All tasty but so much to eat. Now we go out to grab a beer and watch the European League.


Burt Bacharach & Elvis Costello - What the world needs now is love

Dienstag, 20. November 2012

Let's face the rest of the working week

Here's a track that I can't get out of my head for hours. I remember when this song was published in 2003 it was one of the favorite tunes I heard all summer long. Most of the songs for Depeche Mode was written from Martin Gore. Because songs from Dave Gahan had no chance to get on records like 'Ultra' or 'Exciter' he decided to make a solo record. Not the greatest record that year but still a catchy tune.

Enjoy and have a good week
Dave Gahan - Dirty sticky floors

Samstag, 17. November 2012

Exploring the archive

A couple of weeks ago I got a comment from my brother on a post including the link to Dirks homepage. The next day I searched my archive for his music - but I couldn't find the tracks. I was certain that the song must me on my hard drive (maybe with a different tab). After searching for hours I send an E-Mail to my brother to give me the songs again. He answered me, that gave it to me on a CD. After that I recognized where I have to search. At least I found it an made a copy on my hard drive.

Mr. Darmstaedter traveled in his younger days with his guitar all over Europe by train, play on the streets to get some money. After returning back to Germany he started to form a band called The Jeremy Days who entered the German single charts back in 1988 with 'Brand New Toy'

After a several years of playing the band shut down and Dirk started a single career. He released several records on his own name and also as Me and Cassity.

The songs I searched in my archive was a compilation of songs that was records live in studio, in living rooms and other locations. Some with a small band - some just the artist and his guitar. They were formerly postet on his homepage and called 'the original podcasts'. Some songs he wrote himself - others are inspired covers of songs from the last decades.

For me, he's a wonderful singer/songwriter - worth to listen.

Enjoy and have a good weekend

Dirk Darmstaedter - Nothing ever happens

Dirk Darmstaedter - Both sides now

Dienstag, 6. November 2012

America votes for the next four years

Today and tomorrow America votes for a new president. I just wanted to post about this theme, but after reading the Post from JC at across the kitchen table there are no more words necessary.

Therefor an old song by Randy Newman - Mr. President (Have pity on the working men)

Donnerstag, 1. November 2012

Songs the Lord taught us Pt. 4

Today I am off working, because it is holiday in southern Germany to remind at all the saints the catholic church declined. I want to remember a living saint: Mr. Lenny Kilmister.

For me is an living legend - going his way in life. He's still Rock 'n' Roll to me. Hail to Motörhead the Ace of Spade.


Motörhead - Ace of spades