No reason to worry. Nothing serious happened today.
What happened was that we saw this German band was playing one Saturday night in Garding, and it was called “Landslide”. I’m sure they explained why they were called Landslide and everything around it. The band members were old, and, you know, old people talk a lot about the past and how it all happened and all – especially if you give them a microphone and a captive audience in a smoked-filled ‘Kneipe’.
Unfortunately (or luckily?) the place was so full of smoke (yes: smoke!) and people talking that we could neither see the band very well nor understand what they were saying in between songs. The magic happened when I tried to find them on youtube and realised that ‘Landslide’ is one of the ‘most nicest’ ever in the world love songs. Songs can’t get much better. There are many different version of it around, including some by the Dixie Chicks (the ones banned from the radio because the criticised US President Bush), but this one here is just unbelievable, sang by Stevie Nicks and accompanied by Lindsey Buckingham on the guitar – still in love, despite it all.
Oh, mirror in the sky
What is love
Can the child within my heart rise above
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life
If that doesn’t make you cry… Take this love, but never take it down…
And it also describes so well what is going on in Pádraig’s life, sailing through the changing ocean tides in his Dreamboat, knowing that he can handle the seasons of his life. Because love is all around him.
I had the privilege to be on my own with Pádraig today and thought that I’d have loads of time to bore him with another set of my never ending stories, to have those conversations I always wanted to have but didn’t have the opportunity (or the time) to have. But – Pustekuchen!
You wouldn’t believe how busy I was. Between getting him ready for the wheelchair, getting out, back, ‘Mundpflege’ (usually Pat’s job, when I checked my email:), playing some music for him, getting Pádraig ready for the night – the afternoon and evening was gone in no time.
Can’t wait for tomorrow, for another day, sailing through the changing ocean tides. (And, maybe, just maybe, having an opportunity to tell Pádraig one of my stories.)
Today’s German Music Tip
Landslide, Radio. This is a demo recording of the German band ‘Landslide’, it’s not in German and it has been viewed just 394 times so far. So here is a chance to bring them across the magical ‘400’ views.
Another band that played in Lütt Matten over the past week-ends – and, again, they were so much better on the night than in this video.
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham
Bands talking rather than playing
The German word/phrase/verse of the day