June 2007


Last night, I’ve finally went to my first Patti Smith concert, and definitely my best concert in 2007!

What a voice — so much power and anger: the strong and rough rock ‘n’ roll instrument, as well the dark, shaman like chanting Patti. Great cover versions from her new album, and her own thirty year old punk music. Not a bit embarrassing, ’cause you see that Patti Smith still feels what she sings. And how she does that: like a true teenage rock ‘n’ roll nigger! Fucking awesome… The band around Lenny “Ich bin ein Garage Rocker” Kaye was in great shape, Patti had a lot of fun, never lost contact to the audience (she’s just such a nice sixty year old girl), played a long set, blended her stories into songs like only The Boss can (had to mention him here), she probably even was responsible for the beautiful rainbow… Oh, it’s such a perfect day…

P.S. Had to be great evening, since already Anna Ternheim was a beautiful opener. I missed her twice in Berlin, so I was really happy to see her. And what a sight! And again, what a voice — totally different from Patti’s, if Patti Smith is a dark angel, Anna Ternheim is pure light. But then, her voice also sounds so sad, it really hurts…

Von Ullrich Fichtner

Viele Hobbyköche verwandeln ihre Küchen in hochgerüstete Reviere. Schmeckt ihr Essen deshalb besser?

Das Zubehör für das richtige Leben im falschen kann ein kleiner Flambierbrenner sein (für die Crème brûlée) oder ein “Spaghetti-Tester” von C. Hugo Pott (fürs al dente). Manche brauchen Rüttelpulte für ihre Champagnerflaschen, manche haben französische Korkenzieher für 269 Euro das Stück, manche hobeln sich ihre San-Daniele-Schinken-Scheibchen auf hauseigenen Maschinen aus Gussstahl, die über 4000 Euro kosten und geschätzt 4000 Kilogramm wiegen. Manche drehen völlig durch.

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wedding coupleA Slovak wedding… Blahoprianie, Zuzana! The Kalamatzo marriage countdown continues: number three is gone. See more pictures and funny dresses in the Gazette.

Thanks to Reyes — who was on a tour through Eastern Europe’s two most important cities — for her exclusive report from Komárno!