Thursday, June 17, 2010

Germans being (musical) Germans

After a long train trip home, I thought a selection of music Made in Germany (tm) might be called for. (Although, these are all a few years old...)


The Notwist, 'One With the Freaks' (i.e., 'Have you ever been all messed up?')

Tomte, 'Schreit den Namen meiner Mutter' (i.e., 'da ist zu viel Krebs in deiner Familie, da ist zu viel Angst in meiner Welt')

Tocotronic, 'Hi Freaks' (i.e. 'dein Gesicht ist eine Welt, deren Umriss mir gefällt')

Erdmöbel, 'In den Schuhen von Audrey Hepburn' (i.e., 'Sie singt stapfend Sachen wie, "If you are feeling fancy free, und ihr Glück endet nie"')

Olli Schulz und der Hund Marie, 'Der Moment' (i.e, 'der Augenblick, in dem du stehenbleibst und nicht mehr wegrennst')

The Robocop Kraus, 'After Laughter Comes Tears', (i.e. La la la la la.)

And, you know, we're going to destroy (in football terms) Serbia tomorrow.

Or not.

I don't know.

But I hope so.


mikeovswinton said...

Wot! No Paddy goes to Holyhead?

mikeovswinton said...

So that would be not then. Over to you Herr Beckenbauer.

John Carter Wood said...

Don't think for a moment that we don't appreciate your being so quick off the mark with rubbing that in....

Tja... despite the loss, I think they played really quite well for significant stretches of the match; indeed, I think they dominated large parts of the second half, though down to ten men.

A lot seemed to be working for them...except, you know, actually putting the ball in the net.

But I think they showed a lot of spirit. Let's chalk this up to what might be useful character building for a young team.

This rather optimistic reading of the match was not, I believe, shared by the other people who watched it in the local Biergarten.

A few of whom were saying some rather unfriendly things about Lucas Podolski.

Which we both think was unfair.

mikeovswinton said...

I've always had a spoft spot for Serbian football. We had Sasa Curcic at Bolton for a while and I remember the national team (they may have been called Yugoslavia at the time) loosing it spectactularly against Holland in a European championship, with, I think 2 sent off, when it could have been about 6. They decided they were going to lose and just started kicking anything moving. Bizarre.