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kids. this was more than a month ago. time flies by so fast.
but there’s so much to tell. or: here are some pictures i took on the road. with words to it.
the ATF // MMD tour started in bratislava, slovakia – where i was not part of the party. my friend and coleague and number one booker helped out on that one: Bernhard from Siluh.
the next day i was picked up at noon for the ride to austrias rock n roll city innsbruck. sitting in the last row, right next to me: matthias (atf) and wolfi (mmd)–>
we had this huge bus. i think this was the most comfortable tour i have ever been part of because of that.
ibk was really nice. we have good friends there who take good care of us. thank you beate and gang. the pmk feels like home, always with a party until the bar closes.
(A Thousand Fuegos, Innsbruck, PMK)
our next stop was dresden. a long ride, where i could sleep a little. i was waking up at a gas station in shock: the landscape was covered in snow (and me beeing only 2 weeks in europe, coming from 36° hot california, still only wearing my summer shoes a shirt and a hoodie..).
Mile Me Deaf + A Thousand Fuegos played this big party for a bar (called madness). i felt like in that Nick Cave video, at least the location looked like that.
also: taking instagram photos turn out like that in the dark:
(Mile Me Deaf, Dresden – Fortschritt)
thats why i started drawing the bands…
(A Thousand Fuegos, Dresden – Fortschritt)
we had a day off in dresden. good for buying propper shoes and other stuff to wear. the poznan show MMD / ATF were supposed to play was also cancelled (due to the fact that the venue was flodded).
so we headed straight to berlin. both bands played at the loophole – where we’ve met a lot of friends (like Crystal Soda Cream who also played that evening), hang out and enjoyed the plus day offs. thanks to flo who let us stay at his wonderfull apartement.
(trip fontaine flo + mile me deaf) ( <3 )
matthias became pretty sick. nothing really helped – not even flolitas medical skills.
A Thousand Fuegos last show was in Karlsruhe. both bands played an epical set together. it was still too dark to take pictures w/ my i pod.. so here’s another drawing:
(A Thousand Fuegos, Karlsuhe)
this is the saddest part of the tour: bringing matthias to the railway station in ulm. he became so sick that he had to go back to vienna. this one’s saying good bye.
not too far from ulm we landed at a gas station near to a village called dornstadt. the MMD show took place in an old abandonned gas sation right next to the autobahn. these shows are for truckers and other travelers only. i took some pictures, but they did not turn out right. – here’s another drawing of Wolfgang.
(Mile Me Deaf, Dornstadt, Tanke)
–AMSTERDAM– || –GRONINGEN–
we did an overnight drive from the gas station to amsterdam, where we had a nice day off. we met stefan (an old friend of the band; stefan also made the cover for the first sex jams e.p.) and went to the paradiso, watching bands and hanging out. no pictures to that. we drove to groningen the next day – Mile Me Deaf played at a club called lepel (spoon). it was a good show, but i dont remember much since i got sick right there..
our next stop was london. driving through the netherlands is always beautifull. even if you are sick like i was. i cant get enough of that v iew.
it was a hell ride to get there. everything took ages. we had a 3 hour ride on the fairy because of the stormy weather on the canal, so we arrived pretty late. MMD enjoyed themselves a lot on stage; and i think the people in the audience too, it was only me who seemed to struggle through the night.
here’s a picture of next days hiding out at hyde park.
the way back on the canal was fast, nice – almost warm. wish that one never ended. and. i started feeling better. yuhu.
we had a way too long drive to mainz – but it was woth it since that club (schon schön) has this cafee where they sell these incredibly good vegan sandwiches.
here’s a flolita pic. he was singing for me.
(Mile Me Deaf, Schon Schön, Mainz)
good bye germany. hello switzerland! we arrived late, again. this time in zürich. the show was set up by that group mi sous l’eau - who were the nicest, really. we even got our favorite food: pasta w/ vegetables. it was so so good – wish more people were like them.
mhm. i was looking throug my pictures.. all i found is this one. flo w/ art he found at the dynamo.
last day of the tour was in winterthur at a bar / hotel called albani. a good place to end a tour at. thank you siluh and seayou for booking this beast – and everyone we have met on the road for beeing so nice to us. <3
2012-10-25 SVK – Bratislava, Intergalaktická Obluda Klub
2012-10-26 AUT – Innsbruck, p.m.k
2012-10-27 GER – Dresden, @Fortschritt Bar
2012-10-30 GER – Berlin, Loophole / Noisekölln
2012-11-01 GER – Dornstadt, OWF – Tanke
2012-11-03 NED– Groningen, Lepel Concerts
2012-11-04 UK – London, The Old Blue Last
2012-11-06 GER – Mainz, Kulturclub, Schon Schön
2012-11-07 SUI – Zürich, Mi-Sous Leau, Dynamo
2012-11-08 SUI – Winterthur, Alabani
I already introduced you to Wolfgang Möstls projekt last spring, when we deicided to do a 7″ together called “Swing Back To Me”. a lot of people knew Mile Me Deaf already, but were blown away by his popness. swing back to me became a summer hit, not only to me.
i was happy when Wolfgang asked me to do a full length LP with him, and inviting our friends from siluh over to do the CD version. Mile Me Deaf became more of a band thing with stealing the rhythm section from the Sex Jams gang, who call themselves the Maximum Miracle Center.
the LP – entiteled “Eat Skull” (named after a fight the band Eat Skull had on stage at the rhiz in vienna in 2011) is a pop adventure mixed with what you propably have expected from Wolfgang: i n d i e r aw k.
this is the cover, which was shot by wolfgang, who appears on the cover with lovely beate, eating cotton candy… or candy floss, and drinking beer. the record is like a celebration. something was reached.
the siluhs, the fettkakao gang and a bunch of other people were loud about MMD’s music. such as our friends johannes and horst, who did this hommage kinda video (men without hats & that actor guy, whats his name?) to “wild at heart“.
and then – then we had to think of the past. of things that are good but not properly released yet. funny that this was in the closet for so long, even though the cool kids at numavi were pushing that thing. i guess interesting stuff never gets enough attention.
here’s something free for you: a blast from da past – thebestofmilemedeafyo just click yourself to milemedeaf.com!
now we are all over this town because we made good propaganda. like this one:
tomorrow a bunch of kids will hang out at the gartenbau kino in vienna. rumors say there will be candy floss and beer to buy. but also CDs from the siluhs (props to those guys!) and Vinyl from my gang. and then. Mile Me Deaf play some with his wild monkey and snowman. and after that we will having a party till the morning light comes up. DJing and stuff.
hope to see you tomorrow kids! XO, F R E S H A I R J E T K I NG F E T T K A K AO.
this is my friend wolfgang. he does this thing called Mile Me Deaf. i know wolfgang for quite a while already. if you are an indie / punk kid like me – there’s no way not to know him. äh. but we never really spoke much, until he joned the Sex Jams band – first only to record for – then with them - and then to be part of the wonderfull video for panorama ride.
it was pretty clear that he joins Sex Jams after that, but not too soon. because he has that other act going on for years as well: Killed By Nine Volt Batteries – that my friends at Siluh are releasing from the beginning.
Mile Me Deaf is of course a very different story. i saw them play pretty early, 2005 i think. propably at the old Siluh club at the flex cafe. i took notice, also because i am an Unwound fan – and the song MMD are named after is great. i always thought they were cool. in 2010 i booked MMD to support Antitainment at the arena. this was better than i remembered. could be that i opened up a little in the last few years. the show was him and then drummer flo – who quit because he became father. wolfgang continued the project the same way he started it: solo. the next thing i saw was a video that manager turbopete (aka flol) postet on his facebook wall. we had a little chit chat two days later and decided to do a 7″. easy as that.
the songs were recorded at wolfgangs place – where a lot of bands are recording. i guess most of his labels bands record there too (the label is called Numavi and is very sympathetic). the artwork was done by flol and wolfgang and was printed with berni’s (kelly fux) special printer machine.
the 7″ holds the catalogue number fett023.
heres what the cover looks like uncut, unfolded:
and heres wolfgang showing you what it looks like on the inside…
the record release show takes place at the fluc in vienna on april 14th, were Mile Me Deaf is playing with Trip Fontaine, who are currently touring with Sex Jams.