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When you are flying  Like a bird… Saturday / November 8, 2014 #SchwervonPoetry

When you are flying 
Like a bird
There is a chance 
You will shit on people
But it’s no reason not to try

Sometimes you wake up in a cold room
Sometimes you just have to 
Wear that shit around for a day

Playing soccer with a dog
Leipzig skyline
You are apeaking
In broken English
But what you say fixes
Something inside me

It’s always time
Time fixes everything 

Danke für alles!
Alles gut. 
Alles klar
Herr Kommissar!

Taxes for the poor. 
And Texas for the rich. 

People talking, talking, talking
Like a room full of bubbles
Plop plop pop pop pop
Everyone is pop and plopping
Everyone is popping. 

I hear the bottles in the distance. 
The glasses being cleaned 
Glasses being used again
The glass in glasses
Being used for glasses

The glasses thinking at the bar
They are the only music 
Some people will dance to. 

We turn it up. 
We we break things. 
We sweep up the broken glass
The circus of life continues. 

Always. We can’t turn it off. 
So we must learn to love it
We must unlearn 
That it was ever supposed to 
Be anything less than

(This poem was originally recited on November 8, 2014 at W1 in Regensburg, Germany)

Mostly Germany Tour Update 2013 (week 2)

UntitledAfter Regensburg we had a great show in Munich at Sudstadt. It was kind of like a homecoming for us because we played there last year with Jenny Lund and this time it was just Jan solo from Jenny Lund. We said goodbye to Bavaria and it was off to Vienna. In Vienna we stayed with our old friend Steffko. UntitledWe went to a good Vietnamese food place but we passed on the crispy Darm.
UntitledWhat we didn’t pass on was the late night cheesy dog, which seems to be some kind of specialty in Vienna. Yummy! Ouch! UntitledThe next night was a show in Martigny, Switzerland. A beautiful mountain town where we reunited with a great band called Monoski. About 5 years a go we played a show with them in Brooklyn. It was great to play with them again after all these years.UntitledUntitledUntitledNext we were back in Komteri, Tobel. Kind of dreamland for us. We played a great show in the old prison and had a nice day walking around and looking at the beautiful countryside.UntitledUntitledThis is Kim the daughter of our friends Tom and Alice in Tobel.
UntitledUntitledNext stop Zurich! We played Bosch Bar again! And got to see our friends Caro and Ursina. Word on the street is that the door artwork was done by our pal Toby Goodshank!
UntitledUntitled Karsten having some private time on the roof in Zurich.
UntitledTexas sized Croissont!Untitled The next show was our only show in France in a town called Strasbourg. They made this amazing poster.Untitled Everyone was so nice. It made us think that maybe we need to play more shows in France next time.UntitledThe next show was our return to Wetzlar at the Franzis. They have a nice big mirror in the back stage there so we could get pretty before the show!UntitledWhat’s not to love about German breakfast.UntitledAfter breakfast we took a nice long walk with our friend Sigmar and Samson the Wolf Hound of Wetzlar. Untitled The last 2 nights we played in Offenbach and Darmstadt with our friend Alex’s band Mine.
UntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledThanks to everyone who keeps coming out to the shows. This week, after several years, we are back in Belgium for 3 shows as well as more shows in Western Germany!
UntitledUntitledClick here to see even more pics from the tour!

2013 Mostly Germany Tour Report

We made it safely to Berlin with limited drama. We took a cab to our friend Garvin’s apartment where we were greeted by his sweet dog Girella. We met Girella many years ago in Cologne through a very unique photo project. I think it was a happy reunion. We were a little tired from the flight so we took a nap.
We woke up feeling pretty good. After that we walked around Berlin a little. It was Halloween and we saw a few Trick or Treaters. Usually, they don’t celebrate Halloween so much in Germany but it seems to be getting more and more popular. I think there is a tiny bit of tension about this since it’s considered more of an American Holiday.Untitled

Later, we had some Vietnamese food with our friends Sibsi and Andy. And then we met up with Karsten, our new friend and driver from Hanover.
We spent the next day hanging out on some nice garden land that Garvin had recently purchased on the edge of Berlin. We went for a walk by the river while Karsten fixed something with the car. This is an old bus stop cover that was on the property.UntitledThe first show was in Dresden,  just a short drive from Berlin. Some of our best shows in Germany have in Dresden. We toured there early on with the band Vermont.  Half of the members of Vermont are from Dresden. So, it is kind of a sentimental place for us. We were clearly very excited!UntitledWe spent the night with our friends Fabian and Sabina (from Vermont). We also got to see their new baby boy (Emil) and little girl Paulina. The next morning we grabbed a coffee to go and then it was off to Furth, near Nurnberg.

UntitledThe show in Furth was in an an old converted Nazi bunker from WW2 called Kunstkeller 042. There were some rooms that were used for sick people that still had some of the original hand painted signs above them. This was the back stage area. The translation of the sign is “Treatment Room.” Untitled
At first it was a little creepy but then I thought it’s very cool to think about the fact that this room was originally built for a shelter from bombs and now it’s being used to put on live music shows. I think this conveys some of very special things we get to experience by touring in Germany at this level.UntitledFor the next show we were very excited to be back in Regensburg. Regensburg is also a very special place for us. Our good friends Klaus and Andy live there. It’s not a really big town but there seems to be an oddly large amount of good music coming from there. There must be something in the water. The venue where we played in Regensburg was a small movie theater. The band that opened for us was called Catstash.UntitledWe had a day off in Regensburg yesterday so we recorded a new song with the working title of “Bubbles” with Andy at his practice space. UntitledThat’s all for now. Tomorrow we play Munich. Stay tuned! Click here for more pictures.