What really matters – apart from laughing (about Mr. Me and his entourage)

Life teaches you some valuable lessons, especially when you don’t expect or desire it. But being in the eye of the storm you learn to appreciate it for a) you don’t have much of a choice and b) you can really be lifted by this if you surrender, lay down your armour and weapons and just …let go.

I guess I could tell some stories that have piled up over the last 12 months and as life rewards me for what I have accepted, praised and nourished, I just realize that I’m in a kind of flow. It’s a crazy world we are living in, no doubt. Man-made craziness though. Is there any other way of dealing with this daily madness in a more and more digital and virtual life [talking about those parts that you don’t really have power to change or withdraw from] than just laugh about it?! As they say: a day without a smile is a lost day. And a day without laughing out loud is more or less a pain in the ass.

Talking about humor on the canvass of international and American politics, laughing is essential. It’s the water you need in order to not dry up. It’s the colour in a grey world. And most of all, it’s the link between us all. No matter how we look at it or which opinion we call ours.

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Music is the key

I went to a concert in Hamburg at the „Fabrik“ yesterday. Former Men at Work singer Colin Hay was in town and delivered a two set show full of entertainment, stories, endless humor and such a great voice!

The venue is very intimate and ideal for solo performances or Jazz concerts (saw there Manu Katché once, which was close to perfect…). I took one video (, because unfortunately, my battery was low right from the start). Who Can It Be Now? is surely one of the biggest hits in Colin’s catalogue.

Here is his idea about people expecting him to play those kind of hits at his concerts:

„Well, it’s funny to have a hit.
In fact, I had some.
Around 1984.
People expect me to play them.
Why not play them?
Of course, I play them.
I’m not a fucking idiot!“

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