Tuesday, October 22, 2013

das Humba Täterä

This is more of a party song than we may have realized. Maybe we should consider an a-capella version.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Look, a dead fish in the water

You are sure to recognize this old Italian tune. If you know why it's played by German bands, with lyrics about a dead fish in the water, let me know.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Ernst Mosch: Pfeffer und Salz

Here is a fine, jaunty Ernst Mosch number. An easy polka tempo. It has an elusive sort of rhythmic swing, both tragic and light. But why the hobo costumes? I'm guessing that these guys have downed even more alcohol than I have lately. I would venture to say that to a man, they have given up on most aspects of life. Western Civilization itself may be a complete loss, the human endeavor may no longer be a worthy project. However, they have not given up on everything. They still have sweet, melodic music.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Schwarze Augen

Also known as 'Dark Eyes', it's a Russian tune popular around the world. Sung here by Günter Wewel.

I was happy to find a Schwarze Augen by the always excellent Blaskapelle Tschecharanka. Turns out to be a totally different tune, but a beautiful one.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013