Photo session with a photographer from Kazakhstan for “Musik Express” He has some project beside photo, filming and music.
I want go to Central Asia one day, I’d always interest in that area. Also, Siberia is interesting after around 50 years.
We had good talk together. I’m living quite same everyday, walking in morning, from 15:00 care services come and put me artificial liquid food, then 7 hours I’m kind of “chained” I’m not mobile, have to stay at home.
Don’t worry! I’ve anything to do always, also I read books, at evening I’ve daily cinema evening. Sometimes friend visit me. Also I’m fascinating soccer fan, I’m supporting three teams (Dortmund, Freiburg and Liverpool).
So, I don’t get bored. Important thing is somehow I make creative adventure, well….I see what I’ll do….
Two guys from German music paper “Musik Express” appeared for appointment make interview what Damo is doing nowadays.
We took walk through the park, was wonderful harvest day, sitting at a pond, swan family was enjoying sun in the pond, dried leaves swims on water surface.
Japanese band “Piqnic” visited me during their 1st Europe tour from Berlin. I know the road manager Yasuda who lived in London, UK for 8 years, he arranged me some performances among them UK tour with Mandog.
Piqnic is from Hamamatsu, here you can see their show at their home town. Hamamatsu is “music city”, but only manufacture sense.
Yamaha, Kawai, Suzuki… Music instrument of many kind producing this city. The band was pretty young age between 22 to 24.
Their Driver is from Wales. I served him Welsh Whisky. All together 6 people, they a parted to 2 group to stay 2 different places I’d arrange.
Same time as Keiichi stayed here, Michelle and Ned from Huddersfield/Hebden Bridge, England was here for shooting Michelle’s documentary „Energy!“ which is I’m involved.
Michelle made a website for this documentation. She made documentary “Mr.Somebody”. It’s their 2nd visit after Beginning of August.
They’ll come again in December or January, Michelle plans. Ned will move to Arizona, USA his family moved there and waiting for him.
My sound carrier friend Mandog (Keiichi) and his wife supposed to visit me already on Sunday, he totally missed the day until I call Mani (drummer of Guru Guru) he didn’t realize on Sunday we had an appointment even he had already train ticket Heidelberg-Cologne on that day.
So, he visited me 2 days later as they had also train ticket booked already for Cologne – Brussels next day.
Mani and Mandog (Keiichi) performed 2 concerts in Germany, one in Offenbach and one in Heidelberg, you might saw them playing together.
I’ve a (classical) pianist/singer cousin in Roma, married to an Italian violinist, they have two adult children, one of them, son study an aerospace science, he came to concerts in Rome.
First time I met him in Rom at my performance, he introduced me himself saying that he’s part of Suzuki family, I was really surprised not only from his excellent Japanese even he looks much Italian also mentality.
But, I’d never see his sister until middle of October. She is a flamenco dancer and performing near Cologne, therefore parents, my cousin visited me with their daughter one afternoon.
I found her flamenco dancing in YouTube. It’s sound quite funny, Italian/Japanese daughter is a flamenco dancer in Seville, Spain.
I had an appointment with Jan Werner (Berlin) of Mouse on Mars, paint some LP covers for special edition for members of Alteiburg Museum, Mönchengladbach, Germany where we’ve done sound installations (this is LP how LP about) at Sigmar Polke’s Exhibition in March this year (I reported).
Jan is busy guy, following days went for performances to Russia and Japan.
Done an interview with Mike Sheffield (New York) for “Hope & Fears”. It’s about my basking year late 60’s.
A week later photo-session with Birte Kaufmann (Cologne/Berlin). She was really nice and many things we talk was same label.