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Werte Gäste an Bord, Schiff 2009 Schrägstrich Winter!
Zürich, 9. Februar 2009

Ich begrüsse Euch zur ersten Runde im neuen Jahr, anbei der Katalog JANUAR 2009 (inkl. Dezember 2008), jedes mal erlaubt mir die Website auf zehn neue Titel speziell hinzuweisen, diesmal sind es:

- ANALOGIK
- ANTONY
- BIG ZIS
- BIRD & THE BEE
- HENDRIX- Electric Ladyland/+DVD
- MIMMO LOCASCIULLI
- KLAUS NOMI
- STAHLBERGER
- CLAUDE CHALHOUB
- KASHBAH ROCKERS

Neben der Vorschau auf das Osterfestival PAQUSON im Theater Ticino/Wädenswil (organisiert von Uli Schuwey) vom 8. - 11. April 2009 mit MARCEL KANCHE, DEAD BROTHERS SWEET STRING ORCHESTRA, LA FANFARE DU BELGISTAN und KING KORA hat mein weitsichtiges Auge zwei Artisten entdeckt, die diesen Frühling ihr Zürcher Konzertdebut geben:

FRANCOIZ BREUT, Donnerstag 12. März 2009 im El Lokal / Zürich
VINICIO CAPOSSELA, Dienstag 12. Mai 2009 im Kaufleuten / Zürich

Diesen Donnerstag 12. Februar 2009 wird im ISC BERN ausserdem die schillernde LONELY DRIFTER KAREN (tolle Stimme, musikalische Arrangements wie bei VAN DYKE PARKS) ihr erstes Schweizer Konzert im Trio absolvieren...

Und mit IVA BITTOVA gibt es ein Wiedersehen am 19. Feb 09 im Zürcher Moods.

Dazu gibt es hier einen schönen Nachruf auf den schwedischen Musiker LARS HOLLMER zu lesen, mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Fredi Bosshard (Wochenzeitung). Bestimmt habt ihr die traurige Nachricht bereits vernommen, dass Lars am 25. Dezember 2008 an Lungenkrebs gestorben ist. Alle drei Alben (sowie die DVD "Music Travels") von ACCORDION TRIBE sind hier ständig an Lager, mit seiner eigenen Discography sieht es leider etwas schwieriger aus, mein Sortiment besteht momentan meist aus nicht mehr bestellbaren Einzelstücken: Andetag 1998, Fem Sökker 1995, sowie Sola 2002. Einzig regulär lieferbar ist das Looping Home Orchestra 1993 (mit Fred Frith), sowie Viandra 2008. Von ZAMLA gibt es die 1983 Live, Zamlaranamma 1982, Klossa Knapitatet 1974, sowie Kaka 1999.

Und wer verwackelte Filmaufnahmen liebt mit Herz, hier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMIp3-POVww eine kleine Kostprobe von LARS HOLLMER im Duett mit Gastgeber VICTOR DE BROS (aka Fizze aka Peeni Waali), vor wenigen Jahren in einem kleinen verwunschenen Restaurant im Rheintal...

Anbei noch eine Liste mit alten Bluesplatten (& weiteren Roots), weitere werden dieses Jahr in unregelmässigen Abständen folgen....

Herzlichen Dank & Gruss: Veit F. Stauffer

LARS HOLLMER was the leader of the wonderful name-changing, shapeshifting Swedish progressive band Samla Mannas Mamma or Von Zamla. Lars was a fine multi-keyboard player, as well as an accordionist. Samla started out around 1970 and recorded some ten albums throughout their long career. They broke up in the early eighties and reformed in the last decade. I helped to get them a gig at the Knitting Factory with Dr. Nerve and they were amazing. Lars was also a member of Accordion Tribe (3 great discs on Intuition) with four other accordion players, each from a different background. Besides that, Lars recorded about eight fine solo discs and collaborated with Fred Frith (on 'Gravity'), Tatsuya Yoshida and Fanfare Pourpour. What I dug most about Lars Hollmer and Samla was that their music always had a sense of humor and an earthy charm, rare for a progressive artist or band.

RON ASHETON played lead guitar for The Stooges, Detroit power/punk quartet who made two seminal albums in 1969 & 1970. When I first heard them in 1969 and saw them play on a TV show called 'Mid-Summer's Night Rock Festival' with Alice Cooper, Mountain & Traffic, I thought they were a joke. Their crazy lead singer, Iggy Pop, leaped into the audience, road on top of the crowd and smeared his chest with peanut butter!?!
It wasn't until the late seventies. after going through my prog-head and jazz-snob stages, that I was able to appreciate the raw power of the Stooges. Thanks to Television, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, the Clash and Iggy Pop, I could de-evolve and dig their primal force. I was asked by a friend of Ron Asheton's to book his band Dark Carnival, so I did get them a couple of gigs at the old Knit and at Maxwells. They totally rock the house and it did me proud. I spoke with Ron at length at those gigs and got to meet their sexy singer, Niagara, which was a blast. It turns out that Ron was an especially nice guy, totally unpretentious. Many of us were elated when the Stooges finally reformed with Mike Watt on bass, Ron on lead guitar, his brother Scott Asheton on drums and Iggy on vocals. I caught them at Jones Beach with Sonic Youth, which was a weird place to see them. Even better was seeing them last year all the way uptown at the Palace. The Stooges was f**king incredible! Loud, rockin' hard and Iggy was as crazy as ever, contorting his body, constantly moving and even inviting the audience on stage. Ron Asheton's guitar was breath-taking that night, the dangerous spirit of rock 'n roll was there and it kicked out collective asses! A toast to Ron Asheton from those who appreciate what he did. He will not be soon forgotten.

Bruce Lee Gallanter of Downtown Music Gallery