DAY 5! a little brecht music…

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hello dears….


day 5 of the 12 days of AFP-NESS is comin at you.


i had another video post ready for today but need to say more about it…in a longer blog, so i’m shifting things around and giving you….



honestly how can you go wrong with a lost recording of a brecht cover at a teeny theater in NYC? this was taped during the evelyn evelyn tour.


i’ve been a kurt weill and brecht fan since i was 15, when my dear stepfather john gave me a dagmar krause collection of kurt weill music.


this is one of my favorite brecht/weill songs of all time, from the threepenny opera, and i merged a few translations from the german (which i also know and sing when i play this sucker live in germany) and changed a couple of the lines to suit me better.


someday i have to do the german collection recording…if you’re in berlin, i’m serious.


i’m having a small existential crisis at the moment about the state of the world and my place in it and i think spending time not making art is harder than i thought.


how are you?




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  • Ivy

    I call it artist backlog. The need to create builds and builds until a have a medium for release and there is this outpouring of artistic energy, cathartic-like… blood, sweat and tears. Until you are spent and the object of your creation is complete, or as complete as it can be. It’s happy and sad all at the same time. I find way’s to build artistic outlets into my daily life as to not suffer from the need to create. I will, for example remove the protective sleeve from my overpriced coffee cup, tear it into pieces and then construct a flower or monster without disrupting conversation or using anything sticky to hold it together. Silly, but satisfying. Happy Christmas