12 November 2013

Destruction Makes The World Burn Brighter


I've been in a deep travel coma for the past few days.

We flew back on Wednesday dawn and I went to hear Chelsea Wolfe's mesmerizing tunes at dusk. Can't believe I was so tired after my nap that I forgot to make the usual preparations and had to run to the gig, and still missed the first song! Even so, for the remaining hour it was a true joy to be under the spell of her bewitching sound, pure love. 



I wish I could say the same thing about Russian Circles. There were some problems with the mixing and electronics and there was a horrible rumbling sound the whole time, hurting the ears and messing with the mood. It was a little vexing because their music is really good and I couldn't enjoy it as much as I wanted, so I left a little early to catch my tram. Hope I can see them live again on better circumstances!


And I'm sure you're wondering about our trip? Berlin was wonderful. And surprisingly big! Pulsating with life of all sorts, intriguing and damaged at the same time. In five days you only get to scratch the surface of the city so there was A LOT left to be seen next time. And the time after that, even years might not be enough. We didn't make it to Spreepark or Altes Museum or the East Side Gallery, for instance. But it's much more important to occasionally dawdle in a café or take a long bubble bath than run from one place to another.

More pics will follow when I get some time to sort them out, but for now, here are a couple of glimpses of Berlin in black and white.


12 comments:

  1. I love your Berlin photos. Hopefully I get to go there myself someday :) Maybe you can give some tips on what you think was worth seeing?

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    1. I hope you make it there someday! I would recommend most places and just exploring the city randomly is really fun! But sure, I can share some tips on the next Berlin entry. :)

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    1. It is, I must go there again someday.

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  3. Ellei sulla ollut keikalla korvatulppia, niin voin sanoa, että ne pelastavat monet keikat. :)
    Itse en enää mene (varsinkaan isommille) keikoille ilman korvatulppia, sillä muuten musiikki voi helposti olla pelkkää puuroa.

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    1. Korvatulpat kuuluu toki keikkojen vakiovarusteisiin! Tällä kerralla tosin löysin vaan yhden korvatulpan laukun taskusta ja korvasin sitten toisen paperilla. :D Tuo humina oli vaan luultavasti joku kosketushäiriö tai miksausongelma, en tiedä. Oli vaan hitusen tympeää kun kitaroista ei kuullut oikein mitään, ehkä olin myös väärässä kohdassa salia.

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  4. Oi mäki tahtoisin päästä joskus Berliinissä käymään, edes viikonloppureissulle! :> Sääli ettei Russian Circlesin kohdalla kaikki mennyt ihan nappiin, se kyllä hieman pilaa tunnelmaa.

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  5. Ihana Chelsea! Vaikka täytyy sanoa, että olin jossain määrin pettynyt biisilistaan. Ja ah, Berliini <3

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  6. Greetings from Germany - nice to see our capital city through your eyes. I#m looking forward to see some more pics here.

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  7. Miusta tuntu että Chelseallakin oli jotain soundiongelmia, bassoraaston alta ei meinannut laulu kuulua. Seisottiin kaverin kanssa tosin "kolmannella" rivillä, liekö sitten johtunut siitä. Mut luulis nyt että soundit olis hiottu kuntoon ja kuuluis yhtä hyvin joka puolelle salia, musiikki kuitenkin lienee se pääasia.. :/ Mutta tästäkin huolimatta, ei sielä voinu muuta kuin tuijottaa monttu auki kun on se Chelsea vaan kaikin puolin niin lumoava, tulispa pian takaisin!

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  8. wow, great pictures! i love it... ♥ i'm very often in berlin...

    maze

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  9. I adore Chelsea Wolf. Shame that Russian Circles was less enjoyable live :( Beautiful pictures!

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