➗ ROCK DOTS 🎸 #Teaser for the #single | #newsingle 

On 📷 Instagram the first memes for the second GRÜBELBACH album ➗ ROCK DOTS are already circulating. Here a short 🎬 video teaser for the eponymous pre-release single.

The music video for the song will follow with the release on September 16, 2022 on 🟥 YouTube. If you like to help the release along, leave a pre-save: ➡️ push.fm/ps/rockdots-single. Thanks a lot!

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Die Sterne ✨ #Spilker immer mittendrin | #musicvideo 

A new song by ✨ Die Sterne from the upcoming album 💿 “Hello Euphoria” (Release: 16.09.2022). They have such a nice wadded happy sound now. Sometimes it’s too happy for me, but here everything fits, I think. The 🎬 music video is a sweet nothing, staged rather less than the third last with a real touch, “Alles was ich will”, which comes up with teasing image montages. Here Frank Spilker strolls in purest form.

But to me, as documentary, this is always welcome. These are worlds that you walk through all the time in today’s cities, and they should endure in a few images (much less than their actual presence in your experience). Here it becomes a stoic personality show without glamour. The song lyrics pick up on it, but don’t miss the mark.

Will not make an attempt here to weigh that with the band history. My radically personal selection would include a quadruple of the first songs of the album 💭 “Von allen Gedanken schätze ich doch am meisten die interessanten” (1997): „Die interessanten“, „Ganz normaler Tag“, „Abstrakt“ und „Widerschein“ are four songs, beside of whom actually already begins the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, right? “Kannst du dich nicht endlich entscheiden” and “1-2-3 Tier” from the same album also have something going on.

The not only digital fate of the band is sealed with ❌ “Was hat dich bloß so ruiniert?” This also pleases me, but runs internally under (only partial and musical) cover version of “House of the Rising Sun”, let’s call it homage otherwise. On Spotify, this is currently by far their biggest hit with 🖱 4.8 million clicks (twice as many as their #2).

So, there’s a lot more to discover in the stars.

In the German pop language history, the latest title could still be classified with “Wir verstaatlichen Simone” by Foyer des Arts. The refrain sees “Simone mittendrin, hey hey …”. But I notice, this example has no link at all in the current Internet.

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Draft of a communist #utopia by Florida Klaus 🍹 #germanmusic #robot #politics 

At first I thought the recommendation wasn’t statesmanlike enough: the new music video “Fully Automated Luxury Communism” by Florida Klaus.

As a former rock’n’roll advisor under German President Walter Scheel, I still have something like a residual responsibility. I also have to look again into the fine print of the employment contracts to see to what extent it is obligatory.

Because I also watched the credits, I can consider myself quite reassured …

florida klaus projektmittel
florida klaus projektmittel
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Well-intentioned 🟥#SPD bashing? Attempt at #selfcriticism | 🥁 #politics

The GrübelSound smash hit KATZE ERKENNEN probably still resonates where it was heard. So also me as the main responsible person. In the song lyrics it is not least the concluding lines, …

Then you do not go swimming
Without a balloon
And if it says SPD on it
who cares?

… which make me feel a certain melancholy. As Rock’n’Roll Commissioner under Federal President Walter Scheel (FDP), I always maintained a friendly relationship with the coalition partner.

Bundesarchiv Bild 146 1989 047 20 Walter Scheel
Federal President Walter Scheel (1919–2016)
CC BY-SA 3.0 Bundesarchiv

My attempt at differentiation, however, remained somewhat half-hearted: In the shallows of the present website, I also gave out a text alternative against the big competitor on a trial basis at the point just mentioned:

Then probably not much helps except a lot of rubbish
and you put your hope in the CDU

A certain relaxation sets in when I register the comparatively rude methods currently used by legal scholar Christoph Möllers in the magazine MERKUR to address the Social Democrats’ dwindling voter base:

In other words, it is not clear whether the decline of social democratic parties following certain pro-business reform policies was also caused by them.

https://www.merkur-zeitschrift.de/2021/01/21/der-lange-abschied-der-spd-kleine-parteienkunde-i/

This connection will probably go down in history as the Wikihausen trilemma: To assume that economic unfriendliness is a necessary consequence of political alternatives would be just as frivolous as abandoning social revolutionary pathos altogether.

Olaf Scholz’s observation will have to become more acute from this point of view.

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