Saturday, November 21, 2009

Guess who is coming to town?

Allow me to tell you a secret...
The other day, I received an email from Daniel, our German friend in Toronto. He was soooo excited to see that the Berlin crooner is actually coming to town! As a matter of fact, Daniel checked his Myspace page, some time after the "German" night that we threw last August (read post), in order to see his concert schedule and was a little disappointed to see there weren't any concerts planned abroad, meaning in Canada... The only concerts outside Germany were in New York, L.A and Tokyo, back then...But now, NOW, TORONTO is on the schedule...'coincidence, destiny?', as Daniel would put it.
If you are in Toronto, I suggest you reserve your seats NOW that there are still some good seats available, as we think they are worth every single penny. The show will be performed at The Royal Conservatory of Music, next March 9th, 2010, and we are definitely attending - it actually is part of our Xmas gift to each other! Four months to wait...the excitement is big!
But who is this famous Berlin crooner I am talking about? If you don't know him yet, he's been referred to as “the man with the shellac voice,” as it's clear that he pays a lot of attention to sonic detail in recreating the music of the 20's and 30's. Go to this link, and listen to a few songs by Max Raabe (and the Palast Orchester).

Now, of course, if you live not too far from Berlin, you might already have heard, or even enjoyed (damned, you're lucky!), one of these swell 1920s-1930s parties thrown by Bohème Sauvage. The 1920s-30s have been all the rage in Swinging Berlin for the last couple of years!

"Making it past the velvet rope at the roving Bohème Sauvage party is not about who’s who, but what you wear. The dress code is dapper, dandy, diva or flapper. This swanky mode is quite a contrast to Berlin’s normally laid-back street look. Fedoras take the place of hoodies, hair is finger-waved instead of flat-ironed and makeup runs to the smoky eye paired with carefully painted Cupid’s bow lips in blood red."(from All Swell, by Susan Stone, in WWD magazine)
2 swell little links:
http://www.boheme-sauvage.de/en_index.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNsoI3h4W08&feature=related

Long live Max Raabe, Berlin and its Bohème Sauvage!

3 comments:

Zuly said...

We will come to see Max Raabe Christine. I'll talk to you later today (at our baking session).
Thank you for keeping us posted on all the goodies coming to town!

Love you!

Zuly

Geir said...

When I saw your post, I thought about the fantastic disco-rap German Eurovision contribution in 2000 by Stefan Raab...

Enjoy! :-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFJaRzv-beI

Brendan McNally said...

Moin, Moin from Texas!
If you like Max' music and the Golden entertainment of the 1920s, you might like Brendan McNally's dark comic novel "Germania" (Simon & Schuster, 2009), about the Flying Magical Loerber Brothers, four somewhat magical, Jewish vaudeville entertainers and onetime child stars who were the toast of Berlin before WWII and who reunite during the surreal, three-week "Flensburg Reich" of Admiral Doenitz, Hitler's very unlucky successor.

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