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That was the 2nd Melodica Festival Cologne.

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Ever since I started streaming music, I basically stopped buying cd’s. And even though, I somehow like having a good old lp in my hands, I have never really considered going back to my vinyl days.

Which means, that all the artists I listen to, only get a few cents (if at all…) from me, when I enjoy their music. Which doesn’t seem really fair.

Then again, though, I certainly discover much more music through streaming which then makes me want to see them live.

So all in all (without having made a calculation), I don’t think that my budget for music has changed overall. I just spend the money in a different way.

Nevertheless, it actually feels good to be able to support musicians I know personally in another way, by contributing to their crowdfunding campaigns. One of those is Jesper Braae Madsen’s music project Echo Me

Which actually made listening to the songs of the new album live a special pleasure. In a certain way, a tiny part of me is in the result of all that creative work.

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Two days after Efterklang’s last concert, it was time to celebrate the debut album of another danish band, Green Lives.

There actually is a link between the two bands - the album artwork by Hvass&Hannibal.

And it almost seems as if Green Lives had been inspired by the the concept of Efterklang’s last show, with many guest muscians on stage. But, as it turned out, their real inspiration was The Last Waltz, Martin Scorsese’s fim about the last concert of The Band.

But instead of being the backing band for other artists’ songs, they asked their friends from the vibrant Aarhus indie scene to sing on their own songs.

Which actually worked really well and gave a lovely twist to this record release concert. It became a celebration with friends, family & fans.

More - and also colorful - impressions from the show can be found here.

Source: Flickr / giesenbauer
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because the music that they constantly play
says nothing to me about my life