Suff-X in Konstanz, Jonathan Coulton in Amsterdam, The Hooters in Würselen

The gigs with Suff-X last weekend were thoroughly enjoyable. Especially the Opensee concert was a blast! We played a great show in front of 3000 surprisingly supportive people. Wahoo! Playing the drums for a change was a lot of fun. Check out some pictures! I also made a little behind-the-scenes video.

Next thing I knew I was sitting in a train to Amsterdam, where Jonathan Coulton (and Paul and Storm) played his first show in continental Europe. It was fun to meet folks from the forums and be surrounded by the eclectic population that is JoCo’s fan base. The concert was great, the banter hilarious and the city beautiful despite the light rain. I filmed a little travel diary. I also took some pictures.

Then I saw the Hooters in Würselen (near Aachen) at a beautiful venue (Burg Wilhelmstein). I sat near the mixing desk for a change and enjoyed the show from that perspective. My view looked like this. The setlist was spiced with a good dose of “Out of Body”, once again. No big surprises apart from that.

52-Second Cover Songs

I will post a new 52-second cover version every day until Sunday. I wrote and recorded an original 52-second song every week throughout this year. So now I’ve ended up with 52 52-second songs. The last one will be put online on Sunday. The cover songs are just a feeble attempt at generating some sort of hype. If you have any suggestions or requests, let me know. (Just bear in mind that it should be Creative Commons music.) I’m also working on a separate page for the collection of 52-second songs for those who are new to this project. (Check out the music section for the time being!)

The fifth and final cover song (for Saturday) is called “Grandma’s Christmas Dinner”. Paul and Storm wrote the song. Their version is a bit longer. But mine has drums! And this video clip.

The fourth cover song (for Friday) is a song by Song Fu veteran Russ Rogers. It’s called “The Homo sapiens Song”. I made a quick lip-sync video with the Christmas tree in the background. The music recording contains drums, piano, vocals, guitar and my keyboard’s bass.

The third cover song (for Thursday) is a traditional German Christmas carol called “Was soll das bedeuten?” (What does this mean?). I just play the piano because it’s one of the pieces I remember from my first piano lessons. (Plus, I don’t know the lyrics by heart.)

The second cover song (for Wednesday) is “Hey Molly”, originally by Mike Lombardo. I turned into a sad instrumental waltz.

The first cover song (for Tuesday) is a somewhat spontaneous piano version of Jonathan Coulton‘s “Drinking With You”. I messed up the lyrics and the sound quality leaves to be desired. But it’s going to get better. And the song itself is cool, I think. Check it out!