The Week 05022017: The balloon has gone up

The skies were blue, the wind was barely a rumour and the grass was crisp and bright with February’s dewy frost. Gerry arrived, leather gloves in hand, goggles akimbo and Push Me Pull Me running skittishly by his side. Before I could say “talk to the animals” he’d lept into the basket, pulled his wire…

Everyday Is Like Sturmday

This is my first time hearing Nicolas Sturm, here’s the new single/video for “Das Ende (jetzt beginnt die zukunft)”. Melodic, melancholic, Morrissey-ic (is that a word?), channeling the zeitgeist, this is a really fine tune, not to mention the excellent video that juxtapositions the “small” lives that continue even as thew world outside convulses. The…