the view from the top of Hamburg Cathedral
It was raining and the sun was going down and i was feeling hungover. I knew that pete and jonny were in the fun fair. I couldn’t quite make them out though. There were those big old metal telescopes that you pay a euro to look through – what a disappointment.
Like being in a drug induced dream that could turn really nasty at any moment
Time spent in this fair was quite spellbinding. Pete and Jonny got so lost they almost missed sound check. It was well big isn’t it.
This is me at the fair. A photograph probably taken by jonny on my own camera. Quite rare that someone actually gets a shot in focus. Well done. I thought I’d fallen out of love with fun fairs after the repeated childhood exposure of Caters Steam Fair which was quite disturbing. But this was all lights and goodness with lots of artisan sweet things and traditional frishbrokten or something (thanks ellie)
brief nostalgia prompted affection
A bizzare backdrop to the fair was this enormous wartime bunker. (someone -it might have been me- said this was Hitler’s underground bunker but this is not confirmed) “Oh Tom, look at the architecture!” shouts Pete. It’s a genuinely brutal and ominous building. I think last time we were in Hamburg we did a radio interview inside it. Hazy memories.
nothing more to add here.
On thursday, we went into the studio to mix the VERY LAST song of our album.
I felt happy, I felt sad.
so what is there to say… the album is done now. It’s being mastered as we speak. It sounds g r e a t if i may say so myself.
Here is a clip of david playing the electric guitar //it’s actually quite an old recording we made which we’re not going to use, but i gives you impression of the kind of man he is.
And on an even less related theme, this is jonny and I in our hometown, with the new installation of the Sanders Delay System (TM).
You can be expecting a new single in around January (that’s quite soon isn’t it) and the album following not long after. We’re all very very very excited about this…..
See you soon I hope.
We spent the weekend away didn’t we. In other European towns.
My personal highlights include leisure at the funfair in Hamburgs MASSIVE ‘dom’ fair. (Pete and jonny actually got lost in the fair. Jonny was in paradise- he liked all the sweets.) The general conclusion about Germany is that German people really are quite good at things that most other nations would do quite halfheartedly. Ever been to a German Christmas market? It’s enough to make even the staunchest scrooge feel seasonal nostalgia.
we also found these massive neumman microphones installed in the airport.
and a piece of advice from a tourist to hamburg, written on the toilet wall:
Here is an unfortunate incident i captured on film:
thank you for visiting.
when i get my ‘proper’ photos developed form my nice filmy wilmy camera i’ll post some up if they’re good.
ok, bye for now. bye bye …