DUN DUN DUNNN. THE ELECTIONS START ON MONDAY (MARCH 18TH), SO GET READY TO GET VOTING, ALIENS!
if only for more of tom’s pony tail and georg’s short hair. :)
does anyone else prefer the way the song was recorded? i know they changed the performance of it because bill’s voice dropped, but i feel like there was just so much more power this way and i feel like maybe he could have hit those notes. or he could now at least, after his surgery?
anyway. they haven’t played this song live in years, but i love it, so if they were to, well. i don’t know if bill could hit those notes necessarily, but i mean, they also changed the emphasis of where the notes are placed - he used to hold out those higher notes longer.
in this video, which is from before the one above, but after this one, in which he does the shorter “mir bist” parts, he is definitely straining trying to go up. maybe it’s just not possible, but i wish it were.
(christopher haering’s originally, and then edited by someone else.)
i think it’s time to call it a night. stick around. i never fell out of being a fan, but i might’ve fallen off the fandom bandwagon, and having spent the past three hours listening and relistening to maybe 75% of all their music, i’ve revived myself enough to climb back on.
need to read up on what they’re up to and where they’re at, but i’ve got time for it. i’m not going to fall head over heals, i’m not going to go crazy, but i miss them. old friends who i never knew, yet who unwittingly have been by me for a long stretch of my life, along with my other favorite bands/actors/athletes/heroes.
the future’s just begun on the dark side of the sun.
i wonder what it’s like to have a twin.
Ich bin nicht ich / wenn du nicht bei mir bist.
i am not me when you are not by my side.
oddly, it looks like all my humanoid photos got wiped. unfortunate. but it’s cool going back through the 483 and the schrei years, and even before that.
tonight’s been pretty low key, quasi-serious stuff because that’s my mood, but i’ll dig into the funny stuff, maybe this weekend. keep an eye out!
there was a reason i loved these photos - why we all did. we wanted to be part of these moments; the backstage, the private. we wanted to be part of their lives in a way that being just a fan we could never be.
we loved these photos because they were clear, stark visions of what we were missing, of what we wanted to be a part of - what we dreamed we could be a part of.
[human connect to human.]
für einen Tag, für einen Nacht, für einen Moment.
come and help me fly.
komm und hilf mir fliegen…
making bank and having fun doing it. i know i’ve complained about your complaints about fame, but i hope it wasn’t all paparazzi and late nights.
we all know it wasn’t. we all know it isn’t. it’s a little glorious, too.
ich bin da. wenn du willst!
ganz egal wo du bist - an deiner seite.
We feel no fear at all. Not at all. We don’t know what’s to come - our beginning had already begun. And now we have to run. Come on.
The last look back is black. The night turns dark ahead. When there’s no turning back, we’re glad - so glad.
No turning back.
No turning back."
it’s dark despite the light. tomorrow’s not in sight. and we were born to go on and on.