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.

Continue Reading

✒️ Konrad Grübel – a distant ancestor 

One of the most interesting things about art is ⚡️ intuition, which can also be objectified as “chance” – it remains the same for me. At some point, however, the question arises again what could be mystical about it. Intuition was it, which brought me the name GRÜBELBACH, and only afterwards the 🔎 search engine was fired up. 〰️ Two watercourses come into sight (here near Gotha in 🚪 Thuringia and here near 🧪 Regensburg in Bavaria). Quite quickly it becomes clear that the namesake in the artistic disciplines had the more monosyllabic attitude in his surname, but simultaneously had the advantage of the correct first name: Konrad Grübel (1736-1809).

Konrad Gruebel 1896 cropped

He earned his fame through his dialect poems, which give a faithful picture of the life and goings-on of the Nuremberg bourgeoisie. In his poems, he dealt with the everyday life of his hometown in a humorous and popular way. His poems were initially self-published in pamphlet and booklet form. Already during Grübel’s lifetime, his poems in Nuremberg dialect were compiled in a first collected edition (1798-1812). He also published Correspondences and Letters in Nuremberg Dialect (Nuremberg 1808).

Even Goethe praised the dialect poet Grübel. He said that everything this poet wrote was ‘clear, cheerful and pure, like a glass of water’. However, he criticized his ‘unpleasant’ dialect, which contained strong North Bavarian/Upper Palatinate echoes. If the poems were to find a wider readership, the translation of the dialect into “purer German” was indispensable.

Grübel was admitted to the Pegnesian Order of Flowers in 1808.


Continue Reading