Music Diary – 26th November

Dear music lovers all around the world – welcome to my music diary for 26th November!

On this day I attended two shows:
Back in 2012 Calexico performed in Linz at the Posthof – apart from the annoying stage light, the concert was awesome and beautiful!

Calexico – Linz (Posthof)(26.11.2012) Ticket © Alex Melomane

And in 2010 me and my friend headed to Rome for another Woven Hand live experience – read my review and check out some videos and pictures of the show in Italy right here (scroll down to 26/11/2010)!

Woven Hand – Rome (Init)(26.11.2010) © Alex MelomaneCheers,

Alex Melomane

Music Diary – 25th November

Hello again to another entry in my personal Music Diary – today for the 25th November!

In 2008 I attended some Woven Hand shows in Europe – after the amazing concerts in Kortrijk and Paris the first date for Austria was on the tourplan. So David Eugene Edwards and his band rocked the Rockhouse in Salzburg for the second time after 2005.

And it was another breathtaking performance – you can find my review and pictures of the show here!

Woven Hand - Salzburg (Rockhouse) (25.11.2008)  © Alex Melomane


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Music Diary – 23rd November

Welcome back to my personal Music Diary – today for 23rd November!

Back in 2008 I was in Paris again to see Woven Hand performing at the La Maroquinerie. The show was sold out and David Eugene Edwards, Ordy Garrison, Pascal Humbert and Peter van Laerhoven rocked the club with full intense. My review, pictures and videos of the amazing performance are here (just scroll down to the date of 23/11/2008)!

Woven Hand – Paris (La Maroquinerie)(23.11.2008) © Alex MelomaneCheers,

Alex Melomane

Music Diary – 14th November

Welcome to my personal Music Diary – today for the 14th November!

This day is a very special one for me, because it was the beginning of an addiction to a very special sound – the so-called Denver sound! On the 14th November 1996 I received my copy of the fantastic debut album from the amazing group Sixteen Horsepower! I came across this band by the sampler „Rolling Stone Presents New Voices – Vol. 8“ which was edited with the German music magazine. On this CD the song „Haw“ hooked me immediately and so I ordered the album „Sackcloth’n’Ashes“ from a mail-order in Bremen.

The band line up at that time was David Eugene Edwards, Keven Soll and Jean-Yves Tola. As a special guest Gordon Gano from the Violent Femmes played violin on some tracks during the recording sessions back in 1995.

Unfortunately it took a long time to see this outstanding band live for the first time – but it happened in September 2002. After the show David was so nice to sign my cover of the US release 😉

Cover "Sackcloth'n'Ashes" signed by David Eugene EdwardsFor the songs „Black Soul Choir“ and „Haw“ two amazing videos were produced – watch them here:


Alex Melomane

Music Diary – 18th October

Welcome back to my personal Music Diary!

Today, on the 18th October back in 2005, I took the train to Bonn to see Woven Hand and Helldorado at the Harmonie. The performances were filmed for German TV and broadcasted later for the „Rockpalast“ series.

You have missed this? Really? Shame on you! But hey – you are a lucky bastard because you can watch the performances on the internet!

Just go to my site „Concerts (October)“ and scroll down for the mentioned date. Then catch yourself a beer and start the show – enjoy 😉



Woven Hand - Bonn (Harmonie)(18.10.2005)

Woven Hand – Bonn (Harmonie)(18.10.2005)

Music Diary – 7th September

Welcome back to my personal music diary!

On this day back in 2005 I received my vinyl copy of the Woven Hand masterpiece „Consider the Birds“! Directly imported from the USA via Burnt Toast Vinyl I was happy to have this one in my collection. Unfortunatey the first edition, which came in a wonderful blue coloured vinyl, was sold out that time. But thanks to ebay – I added this collector just one year later to my collection 😉

On „Consider the Birds“ you find Woven Hand classics like „The Speaking Hands„, „Tin Finger“ or „Down in yon Forest„, which was played on the tour for that album in a superoverlong version which endured appr. 15 minutes!



Alex Melomane


Hey Musicmaniacs all around the world!

I did some updates for the section „Concerts – July“ and uploaded tons of pictures (especially for the entries of Tom Waits and Woven Hand) – check them out:

Cheers and spread the word!

Alex Melomane