Time rolls on like a river
And all we can do is just...
"go with the flow"
Shaman SteveSic (picture by Jenny)
Is where the audience is... :-)
Thank YOU MPS Speyer!
This is us having an AMAZING dinner!!
At the wonderfull restaurant of our old friends Verena ,Markus and Kay (www.geruempelstube.de in wachenheim an der weinstrasse )
We are stuffed with great food, fantastic wine and loads of Pagan Hospitality!
The good cheer on this birthday of Daphyd will make our gig tomorrow even better!!
Happy Birthday Daphyd!!!
Today is Daphyd's birthday and we are celebrating it because we love him!
The DidgeMan of OMNIA has been blessed with another Year on this beautifull planet and another year of beautifull shows with YOU!
Please send him all your best Birthday wishes on the web...
and if you want to congratulate him personally then you will have the chance tomorrow when we play on the MPS festival in Speyer
So tomorrow we will have a live Daphyd "Happy Birthday party" on the stage (you will be expected to sing) as well as in the backstage and in the hotel afterwards!
(and ofcourse all pretty backstage babes are welcome to join us! ;-) )
Greenthingz and PAAARTYYYYYY!!!!
picture by Erwin van Dijck
Backstage babes just wanna have fun!
Greenthingz on pretty little Butterflywingz!
picture of the very MetroSexual Satryana (guitars) Thomessa (Roadie) and Daphydella (Didge)
by Bernd Sonntag
Ice Bucket Challenge - Ice Fuckit Challenge...
(making money, maiming animals and media bullshit)
I like Pamela Anderson (and not just because she works hard for PETA and looked awesome as Barb Wire)
BUT because she absolutely REFUSED to join this celebrity ice-bucket nonsense that has vomited its commercial bullshit all over the many tentacled media web.
Don't confuse charity with Narcissism and big business
These pitifully soft-masochistic IceBucket gestures are there to make even more money for some the richest evil EarthMotherFucking companies on the planet... who use it to torture and maim intelligent creatures in a futile bid to find a cure for a completely obscure and pitifully insignificant disease ...(before you start whining, Animal testing medicine does NOT work in more than 90% of all known cases)...
and.. raising money for medical research?... as if they didn't have enough cash and fake-cures allready in those companies?, right? GlaxoSmithKlein? Bayer?
and now every fake-assed celebrity and popularity-pole wannabe is doing "the IceBucket challenge"... oooh! ... big fucking deal!
Prostituted bumboys like Bieber and Mass Murderers like Bush are falling over themselves to get their over-publicised ugly faces in the media in a hopeless attempt to seem real and to gain more popularity...
It makes me SICK! BWUUEEERGH!!!!
The world is dying at an incredibly fast rate due to Climatic change brought on by human greed. There are so many worthy causes and issues to fight for and all the media whores do is try to distract us from these important issues.
With mass-campaigns to fund fictional cures for insignificant diseases that kill less people WORLDWIDE per YEAR than Lightning strikes for fuck's sake!
take a look at these figures:
IceBucket sponsored "A.L.S disease" = approx. 14.000 deaths per year worldwide
SO How about?:
Lightning strikes = approx. 24.000 deaths per year
(Icebuckets against lightning?)
Polluted Drinking Water = approx. 750.000 deaths per year
(Ice buckets against bad water?)
Traffic accidents = approx.1.500.000 deaths per year
(Ice buckets against cars?)
Wrong medication = approx. 2.000.000 deaths per year !!!???
(Icebuckets against medical companies?)
Alcohol= approx. 2.500.000 deaths per year!!!
(Icebuckets against alcohol?)
Hypothermia = approx. 500.000 deaths per year
(Ice buckets against Ice?!!)
Fucking media-mad wankers! Just keep on pretending that you are doing something usefull and keep your eyes firmly closed against reality...
my advice to anyone who wants to do the "Ice Bucket Challenge" is this:
Just Freeze the water in the bucket SOLID and then drop the whole fucking bucket on your head! Now THAT will make the world a better place!
Peace Love and sparkly camera-clicky smiles!
LUNA is DEAD
My beloved Black Bouzouki LUNA is no more...
She was named "Luna" after the MOON and the hauntingly beautifull Harp-tune "Luna" about the transition between life and death written by Jenny in 2002
(which appeared on OMNIA's "crone of war" album).
Luna was built in 2004 by Heiner Dreizehnter and has played on nearly every OMNIA album ever recorded... as well as uncountable OMNIA concerts all over the world.
BUT last weekend, the SchlossHoff festival was her LAST gig...
It was almost as if suddenly she had lost the will to live and tried to end it all...
Even though she played brilliantly as always, Luna ALMOST fell off her stand on stage TWICE during the show (saved once by me, once by Daphyd).
It was a wonderfull gig, but after the show was done, as I carried her off stage down some wet stairs in the rain... she literally jumped out of my rain-slicked hand and went crashing into the heavy steel staircase like a moth diving into a flame.
I screamed "NOOOOoooooooo!!!!" as the sickening crunch of splintered wood signalled the death of 10 years of musickal friendship... I was so shocked that I didn't dare look at her closely untill I had packed all my other instruments ... when I had worked up the courage to check the damage I saw that her beautifull body had split!!
I was so upset/ fucked up, that for the first time since I can remember I didn't go out to meet fans and sign CD's after the show (sorry for that guys and girls)
Her body still resonating with the accumulated cheers of hundreds of thousands of OMNIA fans will be consigned to the flames and I will ritually saw off her head (which I designed myself) and place it on our house Altar to remind me of
All the good times we had together...
All the songs we wrote together...
All the PaganFolk Musick we made together...
LUNA is DEAD
and I grieve...
Yeah baby! Welcome to the Omnian battlefield...
Here's a rapid look through the scope of the Daphyd Didgerizooka! We sure did blow up some minds this weekend. We played two awesome shows at the Schlosshof Festival and, today, the first MPS in Aach (near the beautiful Lake Constanze). Now we are completely exhausted and ready to crash in our rural guesthouse in Tuttlingen.
Have a good night....
XXX Saat, Jenny, Daphyd and Omnia
pic of Alea der Bescheidene and Rob by DaphydCrowPro
Greenz on the road
To carry on the vegetables-theme..
If anyone happens to have any Swiss or Dutch greenthingz to share at Aach we will be most gratefull!
And today the OMNIA circus will land on the sunny MPS Aach Festival to bring you Musickal joy, happiness and the end of civilisation as we know it!
Greeeeeeeenzzzzz and Weapons of mass deconstruction!