This year I’m tomato crazy. I ordered seeds. At Manufactum! Oldfashioned tomato sorts, hairy, striped, full of pure tomato magic flavor! Funny names like Tigerette (the striped one of course), Black Zebra, Striped Roman
One is called Fuzzy Wuzzy and the little seedling is so cottony, fluffy
Summer can begin!
Endlich, der Sommer ist da, die Wolken weiß, der Himmel klar (finally summer is there, clouds white, sky clear) sings a skinny grey crooked man with guitar in my Ubahn train in Berlin, yesteryesteryesterday, me leaving for Köln, Cologne, to the Frauenfilmfestival / Womens Film Festival where I spend 3 days, show 2 films, meet summer, feel a bit lost, loving that feeling nevertheless
lay down on a meadow at the river Rhine, ear full of even skinnier young Russian girls yelling into their phones but I don’t give a shit, it’s suddenly summer, everybody drinks Kölsch at noon, I watch them and I watch ducks and ships, one ship’s called live slow and I try to.
On my way home today on the train I recorded the following film
I’m always absolutely appalled and get the goosebumps and start to giggle – oooooh I’m so mean ;-o when I hear German train staff announcing stations and information in english – here’s a good one >>> senkjufortreweling.MOV
To complete a perfect weekend I needed a perfect concert. Tocotronic’s 6 weeks tour ended tonight at Berlin’s Astra, a good intimate place with great acoustic. It was long sold out, it was great, it was for me like fulfilling circles: the junkie (?) with his guitar in the subway singing about clear summer clouds, nervous blondie girls talking Russian, too many lesbians on a festival (sorry, gimme testosterone you awful dudes), exploding nature, ah yes Tocotronic that very best German band that held my bygone last summer together while I was again cloudwatching, filmplanning, searching for things I can’t publish here and they truly friendly accompanied me on my iTunes. Thank you guys and your guitars for the best concert 2010. The last song, the outro, the endless guitar loop feedback was BETTER than Neil Young and that says it all.
Hey ho there’s a fat Venus and a smaller Mercury up in the sky tonight! Planet neighbors, buddies of love and communication, fellows of harmony and transmission, associates of sweetness and intelligence
maybe I had too much herbal tea today, fighting my flu
I got the flu. Und nu? Yoohoo!
Make a new film, step on my balcony (again
), mix words, contemplate about entropy, about cats‘ furs, the black and the white in animals and puddings, escaping the grey, avoiding the wishy-washy and the mediocre. Wish me luck and you too!
The film will be called Tigerlelle, the incorporated resistance against entropy and will be shown next Sunday at Kunstraum T27 in Berlin-Neukölln! [Tigerlelle is the name of my cat].
Later in the evening
Jesus is dead, bunnies are alive, winter is gone, spring’s not yet arrived, I feel a bit gaga and this gaganess is always good for processing a film (the one that I wrote about above!) so I poured the stuff into the Russian tank and poured some rosé wine into me (note: heart shaped ice cube for summer luck!) – results: yippieh 🙂