A melodic muezzin in the mosque across from my room in the Hotel Mozart, Beirut, April 11, 2013.
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Well, folks, I’m back home in Athens now. The composition and rehearsal process for Thierry Smits’ piece “Clear Tears” which has commanded my attention since September pauses for Christmas before the actual performances start in January. The Tuxedomoon Autumn Tourlet which we undertook during October and into November is now also finished. All we have left are our memories and those are fading fast. Time to feast the eyes upon some shadows of the already-glorious past. As I always say “The only way to improve the past is by living fully in the present.”
You’ve seen the photos, now marvel at the video. See! Vasco the Dog and his enormous blue ball! Hear! my slightly clueless singing on “Cielito Lindo”. Marvel! at the Rollerbladers of Brussels. Wonder why Bolivian Indians are dressing up like Navajoes and playing Easy Listening pan-pipe versions of Euro-disco hits on the streets of Europe, all dressed the same and using the same arrangements, selling the same Cd’s and using the same gear from Oslo to Athens. Who sent them? Then marvel at Greek airline’s Star Wars style greeting at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. I was there, now I am back, soon I will return.