So are you wondering why I have not raved about the Donau festival
yet (except for the Lilacs
)? The only good explanation is: I'm still speechless!! *sigh* Austria
was fun. Except for the quest for yellow tower
, and the possibility of snakes
, that is :p . Oh, and the wine-museum didn't have any real wine, that was kind off a let down, but beautiful damaged old Fresco's made up for it. Krems and it's neighbour are silly little villages with noone good shops but nice wells and architecture.
And we finally met David Michael! And I took many pics of him and the entourage, and got to be in a picture with him thanks to Ze Wise One
(see link to your right)! Half of the concerts were in a church in the next village, the rest in a big hall in Krems. There was futuristic art too, the machine that answered all your questions, however, did not know the meaning of Life, the Universe and Everything
. There were hammocks where you could feel music through sensors without hearing it. Fun!
As for some pictures that will tell you more than my meaningless words:
The amazing Simon Finn didn't have the best of guitars, strings kept braking so he changed the set and had Julie Wood singing 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star'.
The lovely Baby Dee
with John Contreras
on Cello, I so have to get one of her albums one of these days..
My Little Annie Anxiety pics turned out great! Very theatrical performance, which isn't very surprising since she comes from that direction. She really looks like she has had way too much drugs in her career, and she was a very cute person. Scary, too. Good thing I like scary.
The freakish hyperactive Bonnie Prince Billy
with a red dot on his head (the makeup was brought to us by the lovely Baby Dee) was accompanied by the even more hyperactive Dawn 'the Faun' McCarthy
. They were great together. I have since bought the latest Faun Fables album
. It is growing on me each day, I love the train theme running through it.
And Current. I think they had about sixteen people on stage. Two piano's, two Chello's, a Harp, a Violin, Flutes and more Violin from Julie, a Grunter, the hypnotic Singer and numerous guitar thingies. Too bad Maja Elliot was invisible from where we were.
One needs some wine from time to time, after all that passionate singing, especially because we were in Austria's wine-growing regions. The settlist was great, the only downer the drunken screaming guy in the audience (I think he kept requesting Balance. Unfortunately he's dead, you know? And he kept shouting out for William Breeze, the electrical viola player who's also an OTO leader).