December has made a very impressive start in Germany.
It is the soft new world, formed in a whisper,
tiny wonders breathing through the trees,
both chaos and perfect geometry.
It lays a hush across the city
and all would do well to listen.
It takes all that we hold to be real, unchanging
and solid, and grants us one more chance
to make every detail over again.
It is the childlike play of wind spirits,
laughing silently as they follow and scatter.
It dresses us in sky, puts stars beneath our feet.
mr oCean, Dec. 2010
And with this splendid white fanfare of Winter across the city, I am delighted to invite you all to Eric Eckhart’s final concert of 2010, accompanied by Sam Wareing and me. It’s at St. Gaudy Cafe, Gaudystr. 1, Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. It is also the cafe’s 1st birthday, so will be a kicking affair. Get there early for drinks and maybe even a spot of nosh, and then we’ll belt out some tunes from about 20:30.
To sample the musical delights awaiting you, and to read the latest tour blog entry (the snowy delights and warm hospitality of Munich and Stuttgart), pop by Eric’s electric website.
And while I’m wielding the announcement shoehorn… I’ll be premiering my new song at Joe’s Bar’s open mic on Tuesday evening (7 Dec.) – Schönhauser Allee 157, Berlin Prenzl-Berg, starting 21:00. And come along to Meaganfest on the 11th: friends have organised this to raise money for an expat shoehorn-wielder who’s currently in hospital. It will be 12 hours of music, poetry and comedy, and probably a goodly measure of madness and booze. I’ll be spouting words sometime in the afternoon (details will follow when available). The Community Space @ Schlesische Str 38, Berlin Kreuzberg, 2pm-2am.