Posted by Sari
The story begins in the home arena of Ilmala Dynamo where the Rammstein was giving a concert. (which incidentally was
expletive deleted awesome). Not sadisfied with nearly two hours of flame-throwers and bombastic industrial noise, I came home, loaded Reise, Reise to my Creative MuVo and listened it through once again. And somewhere half-way through "Dalai Lama" I started getting flashbacks to Bryn Terfel. Now, Terfel, like Till, is a big guy with big voice but somehow I don't think that was it.
Searching futher in the attick of my mind I came up with Bryn singing Schubert's Erlkönig, a lied to Göthe's poem about a father and song riding trough a storm and the boy telling his father of how the elf king speaks in the wind and is coming to take him away. See the connection? As the last link shows I am of course not the only one to get the allusion, and in the great scheme of things, it is not even that important. The interesting and for me important thing is that when the pieces clicked in my mind and the song shifted, I got this incredible high. Knowing things and finding connections between them, shifting the picture just a little bit to get a new perspective is my drug of choice. It is also my profession, so I think I might be doing something I am supposed be doing. And that is a good thought.