WOW! That show yesterday was so cool!!!
I played 4 of my new songs and all of them got great feedback from the audience!
It was not easy to play alone with only the e-guitar because there was no beat in the background but I put all my energy in the songs and extremely tapped with my feet to get some base drum sound :D
After 3 singer/songwriters the audience needed a break so the question was: How to say: let’s meet in 10 min and NOT loose people who decide that it’s time to go? I didn’t know. Everybody was talking and people start leaving the room. So I spontaniously entered the stage with a beer in my hands and my guitar still in the case. Then I started singing a cappella "I’ve got a secret, I can’t tell you, I’ve got a secret I can’t tell you, you would judge, you would judge" which is the same titled song by Kate Nash. People were like WAIT. WHAT? All were starring at me becaue I stood there with my beer not even prepared for the show. Then I said “If you like to hear more of that come back in 10 min.” I felt good before that thing even happened. :D
I started with "Look-a-likes", a song from my first EP "This is no Death Metal" because this still fits in image of sound I want to have and it’s not that folky like "This is no chanson". Yesterday my guitar sound was very garage with twang style but I like that. Ok, it was no warm VOX sound or ORANGE but it was cool for me. And I don’t need pedals or effects or whatever. I would use BOSS but I don’t have money and I can’t play guitar for real or sing for real so I’m looking for a sound that screams:"She shreds down the chords like hell with a sound that you would never use nowadays because only punks in 1970 did that." That would be satisfying for me. And it was.
Before the show a woman from the local newspaper interviewed me and all my answers were so WTF O.o ? I could have tell everything about the variety of my lyrics and that some are even postapocalyptical or some are about the emancipation of Wendy from Peter Pan like all that stuff but I felt everything I said was out of context and a little bit boring or weird. I guess I was a bit distracted by doing my setlist at the same time. Diffcult. Also I lost experience for working with media people. Or talking. Or even talking to people in general. And being funny at the same time. Difficult. "I would tell this joke to everyone on the boulevard….but the joke was not so funny and so it can’t be one…"
"Helicopters" and "Dumb rubbish heart" turned out to be the hits which is good because they are also one of my favourites. But I should drink more before gigs because I struggled to find the Plural of Helicopters in German (which is the same like the Singular - der Helikopter/die Helikopter) and that was embarrasing because I study German and should know that. And THAT girl studies to become a teacher, well done Anna!!!! (Btw I prefer to become a rockstar).
My last gig was long ago and I didn’t know if my new songs are actually that good that I think they are to be played live. I have a lot of them which I have never played in front of many people because they do not “work” like that. They are too complicated in structure or haven’t got the drive like some Hits. Every musician has to test that out and I did that only via the internet or in front of my friends but the REAL test is in front of a audience with people you don’t know. After the concert you think about which songs got a lot attention and which were a little bit difficult. It’s just a feeling but that feeling keeps you working on it.
That’s the reason I recorded the whole gig with a Zoom device. I have already listen to it, sound is great! I will upload 1 or 2 songs of it soon :)
The encore was a mix of my song “Love bomb” and some songs of my music influences like The Beatles. I included “Drive my car” by them because I imagined that it would be fun to scream: Beep-beep-beep-beep-YEAH. I can tell you it was so fucking fun I freaked out! And who would not singing a Beatles song?
I enjoyed how people really listen to my lyrics but I also wish to have more rock shows in the future with my drummer that people can freak out like me and be loud and do pogo and jump around and dance away all worries to my songs. So Santa you better notice that wish for Christmas….