Friday, June 19, 2009

vorsprung durch technik

Written and produced by Florian Schneider and Ralf Hütter.
Percussion by Wolfgang Flür; violin, guitars by Klaus Roeder.

Engineered by Konrad Plank.
Recorded at Conny's Studio & Mobile Equipment.

On a grimmer note, police are today examining CCTV footage after a ten-year-old boy resisted an attempted abduction last night in the south side of Glasgow, when a man attempted to coerce him into a car as he walked home through the Gorbals. The incident took place no more than several hundred yards from two primary schools within the area. Although understandably traumatized, the boy was otherwise unscathed.

For details, see here.

Excuse me while I look out Ry Cooder's "Vigilante Man".


Subsequent reports now reveal the above incident to have been mere "horseplay". Horseshit, more like. There is a lesson in there clearly. Good thing too "Vigilante Man" ultimately eluded me. The whole thing leaves a bad taste in the mouth like a tale from the deeper south. Probably he was simply late for his dinner.

Now I feel compelled to uproot Billie Holiday's take on
Abel Meeropol's "Strange Fruit".

KRAFTWERK: AUTOBAHN from "Autobahn" LP (Philips) 1974 (Germany)


davyh said...

My very good friend Dr Al has indicated that he may have a spare ticket to see them at the Manchester Festival in July.

What's German for 'oo-er' ?

Denier said...

Think anyone's ever chosen "Autobahn" as their wedding song?

ib said...

Sounds like a fortuitous development, Davy. What a great act, although I must confess my loyalties lie more toward Klaus Dinger's Neu!

This particular track has been lodged in my brain for some weeks now. Especially excellent in its unexpurgated glory.

ib said...

Hey, warden. I don't know; but it is crisply beautiful.

The train would have to be very long, mind you.

Denier said...

It would also be a very awkward dance between the bride and her dad.

ib said...

Assuming the father is invited.

davyh said...

If a train is involved, may I suggest Trans Europe Express may be more appropriate?

Thanks. I'm here all week.

ib said...

Ha! Now we're talking potential collisions. All very ominous, I feel.

Still. A better play all round than "Showroom Dummies."