Music Diary – 15th July

Welcome again to my Music Diary!

On the 15th July 2000 I was invited to see the master of the harp live in concert: Andreas Vollenweider and his band performed in Munich at the Tollwood Festival and he filled the air with a beautiful mixture of Jazz, Classic and World Music.

BildMore information about this show you can find here (just scroll down to 15/07):


Alex Melomane

Music Diary – 6th July

Welcome back my friends, to the music diary that never ends!

On the 6th July 2000 I received a CD-Single for writing a review. It was „Safe in New York City“ by AC/DC taken from the awesome release „Stiff Upper Lip“. Beside the title track it also features a live version of „Back in Black“ and the unreleased song „Cyberspace“ which I heard with full volume over and over again while I was writing my review. And I will never forget the face of my boss that time who wanted to speak with me but I didn’t hear him while headbanging at my office place 😉

BildAnd as you maybe already know I have seen the band a year later in Munich (14th June 2001) at the Olympiastadium for the very first time.

Talking about concerts:
On the same day as the „Safe in New York City“ single hit my desktop I attended a wonderful performance at the Tollwood festival in Munich: Jan Garbarek filled the huge tent there with his magic playing.

Alex Melomane

Music Diary – 27th June

Welcome back to another entry in my personal music diary!

Today is a very special day for me because on the 27th June 2001 I did an interview with one of my favorite musicians: Mr. Martin Lancelot Barre who played the guitar for Jethro Tull from the early beginning back in January 1969 until 31st July 2011. We met before the gig in Munich at the Tollwood area. You can watch the video here:

After the interview Tull performed in typically way – very professional and solid. A good chosen setlist which featured all classics and also some rarities like „Love Story„. And as me and my video man (thanks Tom!) got backstage passes we found us after the show with the band and some other press people behind the stage 😉

The complete setlist and a review of the show can you find here (just scroll down to 27/06/):

Another gig of that day was on the 27th June 2004 and it took place at the Donauinselfest (a free annual festival) in Vienna. There I got my first live experience with the Norwegian band Kaizers Orchestra, which was just breathtaking. No wonder that Tom Waits is also a fan of this outstanding band. A short review you also find on the mentioned link 😉


Music Diary – 24th June

Dear Musiclovers!

Here is my music diary entry for today, 24th June:
Back in 2003 I attended another Jethro Tull gig – this time in Munich at the Zenith. This is one of those locations you will never like – too huge and very cold.

The support act were Leslie Mandoki with his Soulmates feat. Masha, a german female singer and better known as the daughter of Frank Elstner. This is the guy who invented the German TV show „Wetten, dass..?“. And I do think this says it all 😉

The Tull performance was solid and unfortunately nothing special at all. Apart from the horrible background singing by Masha (especially during „Heavy Horses“ – she just killed this song) I can remember that Ian Anderson reminded us on buying Christmas presents because of the upcoming album called „The Jethro Tull Christmas Album„, which was released later that year.

The exact setlist and a short review can be found here (just scroll down to 24/06/2003):


Alex Melomane


Music Diary – 21st June

Hello dear Musicmaniacs around the world!

On the 21st June 1997 I attended another Jethro Tull gig – this time in Munich at the Rudi-Sedlmeyer-Halle.

And this one was very remarkable because the setlist was full with fine surprises like „A Song for Jeffrey„, „Skating away“ or „Acres Wild„! And as another surprise Mr. Leslie Mandoki joined the band for the tune „Back to Budapest„.

Full setlist and review you can finde here (just scroll down to 21/06/1997):

And today one of the Tull family has his birthday:
Mr. Don Airey (Keyboard Player), who toured with the band during the „Crest of a Knave“ worldtour in 1987, was born back in 1948! Happy bday!


Alex Melomane


Music Diary – 14th June

Welcome again to my personal music diary, dear musiclovers all around the world!

Today, on the 14th June, two remarkable things happened – so let’s start with the positive thing first:
Back in 2001 I had my very first live experience with AC/DC! I was very looking forward to this show because it took so long to see one of my heroes live on stage! They rocked the Olympiastadium in Munich with full force! Luckily this breathtaking performance (awesome setlist!) was filmed and released as „Stiff Upper Lip Live„:

The sad thing which happened on the 14th June was back in 1995:
Rory Gallagher, best known as THE outstanding Blues-Rock-Guitar-Wizard, died at the age of 47 years. He was also one of my heroes and I was lucky enough to see him live back in 1993 (29th May):

R.I.P. Rory – your wonderful music lives one!


Alex Melomane


Music Diary – 13th June

Welcome to my personal music diary, dear musiclovers all around the world!

On this day I attended two shows of my all time favorite bands:
In 2007 I was still a huge fan of the legendary Jethro Tull and so I attended their show in Munich at the wonderful Circus Krone. Nowadays I’m tired of Ian Anderson’s „Greatest Hits“ tours and since Martin Lancelot Barre left the band I’m not really interested in this band which created such wonderful albums like „Aqualung“, „Thick As A Brick“, „Songs From The Wood“ or „Heavy Horses“. So it goes, nobody knows …

In 2011, and one day after the show in Nuremberg, the one and only Slim Cessna’s Auto Club played a free show in Munich at the Theatron. It was funny to see how the crowd reacted to their intense performance. But they really loved it – the merchandising was sold out after the show 😉

Videos, pictures and setlists of these two performances can be found here (scroll down to 13/06):

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