Sprachfetzen freut sich das David McIntire heute hier Gast ist.
David McIntire ist Komponist und Musiker und hat einen eigene Website irritablehedgehog. Von 1987 bis 1992 war er Mitglied bei der von Sprachfetzen geliebten Band The Colorblind James Experience. Und die beschreibt Wikipedia als: “Often humorous (”The music stopped. And then it started again.”) and parodic, and just as often laced with a profoundly questioning spirituality; their music blended elements of polka, country, cocktail jazz, blues, rockabilly, Tex-Mex, rock & roll and other genres.” (Quelle).
David spielte dort Klarinette und Saxophon. Über seine Zeit dort berichtete er auf: rexhavoc.blogspot.de. Bei Sprachfetzen erinnert sich David an seine Europatour mit Colorblind James Experience und erklärt die Redewendung: ”I could saw a dead dog in half”.
Vielen Dank David!
I have been to both England and Germany several times, and like both countries very much. Indeed, my wife and I have discussed several times moving to Germany. She spent a few fond years in Berlin as a teenager, back when it was divided. My German is “nicht so gut,” but I can order food and get directions, though not always follow them! When I was in Colorblind James, we played in Hamburg a couple of times, and I liked that city quite a lot. We were supposed to perform in Berlin on the night that the Wall came down, but the gig was cancelled. I recall playing in Hannover and a few other cities, though I’ve lost my tour itineraries and can’t remember them all. We also had a gig fall through in Köln, but the promoter took us to dinner and the food was excellent.
I’ve spent more time in Britain than Germany, mostly touring with the group, but have made other visits as well. My ancestry is Scot-Irish and Welsh, so I’ve always felt right at home there. I grew up in upstate New York, and am possessed of a “Northern” sensibility, which probably explains why I like both countries so much.
I have several favorite sayings, but one I don’t get to use much is “I could saw a dead dog in half,” meaning that one is feeling energetic and capable of anything. It supposedly comes from Ontario and I first read it in a Robertson Davies novel.
I am reluctant to give anyone advice, but I would say that if there is something in your life that you’d regret not attempting, then you should probably try to do that thing, hopefully with people you love. I think this is preferable to seeking wealth or financial stability.
Heute komponiert er experimentell elektronische Klänge.