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Last night I dreamed  I was a comedian… Thursday , October 30, 2014 / Cologne, Germany #SchwervonPoetry

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The corpse of CBGB’s 
Will never rest in peace. 
How long until the final morsel 
Is picked from her bones? 

Last night I dreamed 
I was a comedian 
Luckily I woke 
before I had to to say anything 
Funny

If the hole in the curtain 
Is where you see things 
Then through the hole in the curtain 
Is how you will be seen
 
In Germany the beer is free
But you gotta pay to pee

When we wake on top of the Mountian
Life is about learning to fall

We see things electronically 
It was always this way
Electric fire
Electric stars
Electric warriors
Electric bees

We sting with love
And our sparking silver tipped tails

Someone tore the wings from
My back 
And replaced them with guitars

We mask the pain
With amplification 
Bzzzzzzzz bzzzzzzzz

We suck the music from 
Flowers 

We infuse it 
We use it 

We never lose it

(This poem was originally recited on October 30, 2014 at Tsunami in Cologne, Germany)

Mostly Germany Tour (Week 3)

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Week #2,3: Mannheim, Regensburg, Gunzenhausen, Tobel, Zurich, Wetzler, Darmstadt, Cologne, Bremen


Wow! Blau in Mannheim was really great. Nice little crowd. Great vegan restaurant accross the street. What more could you ask. Cool pic here by our pal Tommy who put us on there last time.
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Some interesting graffiti/public art in Mannheim.
IMG_2648Next stop Regensburg where we get to play the first of two shows in a row with the great Jenny Lund. Wonderful to share the stage with these guys and see Driver Klaus in action on the bass. Stay tuned for the new Nan and Drummer Lud Dub side project with the first single Fleisch For Fantasy. The next night we also played with Jenny Lund in the beautiful town of Gunzenhausen. We were hosted by Markus of the great band Sutcliff at his bar Caymen. We had some very special cocktails (or as they call them in Germany “Long Drinks.”) So tasty, wish we could have drank them longer.IMG_2659Next stop, the beautiful and mysterious city of Tobel, Switzeland. We played at the Komteuri (an old prison, now converted into an arts space and Pilgram guesthouse.) Stay tuned for a possible summer festival in 2012. Here we also had the best stage design ever thanks to our freinds Tom and Ursina.IMG_2672After Tobel it was off to Zurich where I had so much fun I forgot to take a picture. So, here’s a picture of the shy cat of Tobel.IMG_2678Then it was back to Germany, where we were reunited with our great friends Sigmar and Michaela. We also got to meet their very happy turtle: Charlene.IMG_2709Darmstadt, was next where it was wonderful to see our good friends Woog Riots and Alex and Torsten of Mine. We were back at the Oetinger Villa. The backstage ceiling there was very trippy so I had to take photo. It kind of reminded me, a little, of an Arshile Gorky painting. IMG_2721Our old friend Thomas in Cologne now owns a bar called the Hanging Garden. We played a free show there that was really great. Here’s a pic of Thomas, Matt and Andy (driver) sporting their special sexy looks.IMG_2723And last night it was back in Bremen at the wonderful Spedition.Here’s our morning after shot.  IMG_2726And on that note we’ll leave you with this pic of Nan about to attack a large block of Gouda cheese. IMG_2730Thanks to everyone who has come out to see us. It’s been great. Looking forward to see you Oldenburg, Hannover, Hamburg, Nantes, Paris and UK!!!
XO, Nan and Matt.