August 20, 2019
Germany July and August 2019
Schorndorf Club Manufakfur
First stop Schorndorf near Stuttgart.
Run by Werner a very cool and welcoming guy
Excellent sound in Summer Garden by Peter.
Creaking limbs and youthful eyes …
Watched the sun go down as we played to the moon …
Aachen ---- Rastaette
In the expectation of nothing changing we arrived in Aachen. Just as we put our first step onto the station platform the sky lit up and the darkness appeared.
The temperature went from 38 to 22 after the first cloudburst and …
The Art Hotel (cool name, cool cheese, cool hotel)
Then the Raststaette, created and run by a collective and the gig organised by Dirk a really nice fellow and an ‘ueber fan’ of his home town Aachen.
Flattened during the war because of the bombing there …
Curiously remains from the Roman occupation, and an amazing ‘Rathaus’ that wouldn’t look out of place in a Grims fairy-tale.
It was so uplifting to be taken round a town by someone who is a fan of the town. Dirk we salute you!
Note to self: Aachen and Buxton both spar towns.
The gig was a really enthusiastic affair.
Key bloke Marcus who was a DJ in the 80s at ‘the headquarters’ in Aachen (in downtown Aachen as Marcus put it)
Only downer. Didn’t play his favourite song of mine ‘Born Blonde’. Next time Marcus!
Hamburg – Knust
Cool to see all familiar faces who have since become friends notably Thomas, Lutz and Kathryn amongst others!
After a guitar problem, borrowed a 70s ‘Sada’ guitar for the gig, beautiful!
So generous of Henning from group Herr DK, nice one!
A good day!
Byte FM . An excellent, enjoyable interview with Venassa the DJ in the Media Bunker Hamburg,
a concrete monolith, a former WW2 gun post now used for peaceful creativity, cool !!
Say goodbye to the Pacific Hotel Hamburg all sixties shtick in orange and brown and over the river the monument of idols.
So to Lubeck not far from the Nord See
A venue called Tonfink,run by the hard working ‘Renee’ and organised by ‘Marie’.
Interestingly donation in a black dog!
Spent the night in a place called the Rucksack Hotel!
Homburg Mandy’s Lounge
And now to Saarbrucken
Loved the place, the welcome and Mandy’s fantastic cooking thoroughly recommend .
Cool guy in the Black Rebel Motorcycle T-shirt .
Bill August 2019
Stayed in this fantastical oldie worldy thesps hotel in Homburg .
Homburg is in places like a small seaside town in North Wales, only it is landlocked.
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