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but i'm going to begin with a quotation from the wall street journal from al jolson i'm a west to prince and the annals of popular entertainment are filled with inimitable figures into their ranks with the german saying. i'm quote he and his probably. big stars here in europe are making waves in america and elsewhere max rob is my guest in just a minute but first his music thank you very much to follow. up . with you are very very. good drama and the plaster cast record classic tunes of the one nine hundred twenty seven thirty s. as well as their own compositions which sound convincingly as if they came from that era from the. show from by themselves who are going to.
cause ironic and witty style has endured him to audiences both in germany and abroad. he's even made several appearances in films most recently and one about better priced and a film version of his threepenny opera. my . brother lives. isn't living totally in the past on his last album from twenty seventeen he updated his style combining the spirit of early twentieth century music with a more contemporary sound good school. trying. to keep each. other. and i'm joined by the man himself max roberts welcome to the
show become the music you specialize in it is music from between the two was from the weimar republic the twenty's the early thirty's long before you were born so what sparked your interest it was the human elegance of the compositions and the humor of the. i mean even the. especially the german songs of course but you are it's a feeling like this song by called portia that it's a speech you move from time to time on better funny and simple and this elegant because stray sions and that was the reason why i was interested since i was a voice say to me was you were listening to pop music. of course. we don't have time but my brother had evidence thing and i was completely familiar with the just gamma ray. cuff the cuff eq. i do you
mentioned the underlying human now there's lots of humor when you perform as well does that also is that old taken from the twenty's or is not invented by you in the opus rose wow so when we play in germany of course we have the old these german sums and a few english songs but when we go out in other countries for example in the united states we have half and half and the german songs. translated just with a few lines of soffit is a song called. diva called devi gate i say the love comes love goes and everybody has a feeling to understand what's going on in the song even if it's a funny song about phone balkany mind how it's find every women need a friend or whatever and so. where can we get together you and me for a kiss we just don't need you hoss bend so you him where he is so with that line
you got them point was what's good for the whole song now we've been talking about the. culture whole this week you actually appeared. in a big opening big opening celebrating you know the festival director dieter caustic he's leaving there was a song that you sang with. famous german comedian yeah you did you write that song a few years ago and we. did a bit of it a costly and words for him and lines for him and it was a pleasure to sing it because i'm going to because it's normally i sing it or alone ok well thank you for the moment but don't go away to the international film festival now and there are a lot of music documentaries being presented at the festival we've chosen three in completely different styles starting with the queen of soul aretha franklin listen
. so. these images have never been seen by the public before the queen of soul aretha franklin joining the recording of her album amazing grace it remains the top selling live gospel album of all time the film amazing grace documents the making of this groundbreaking record in one thousand nine hundred seventy two everything franklin records the songs together with the choir in a church in los angeles. i. i i. i i. i i originally the material was supposed to be used for a documentary but the project was abandoned and the footage sat on the shelf for more than forty years until now amazing grace a tribute to the late queen of soul aretha franklin i.
another woman who was accompanied by cameras during the making of an album's paging hopping on the road in kabul the british on the lookout for inspiration and material this search takes are not only to the capital of afghanistan but also the usa and costs about. the front six demolition project poppy's ninth studio album was released in twenty sixteen director seamus murphy documented the whole process in his film i don't hold money. things certainly go up a notch when it comes to do tort and holes in the documentary bulgy new imo late steve only live once shows the german punk rock is on to it in twenty eighteen for a director porter like it's post follows the boys from dusseldorf all the way to
washington now one of the things the documentary explores is seeing a camp you know seven hearing loss. oh you always tell yourself that everything's fine and then suddenly something happens and it's all over. you only lived once torn hose and on to celebrates its world premiere in d.c. they're not. my guest is max rob are you you know that the road you've been on tour a lot it's tough one to ask you as a singer because i know this can affect singers do you get nervous do you get stage fright from time to time but very sound because you're on stage should say for people that you're very super cool. so. i'm not i'm nervous like a horse. before i start to run but now at last it works and i
have the whole band behind me so i know what i'm doing and at last. as well you know you talk about the music translating that but your announcements in germany are things people do wait for they can be very funny in german do they translate. yes in a way yeah it's small it's not doesn't bands on the boats it's more the train of thoughts which so which is so strange and i speak about the songs. on not really but at last it could be an announcement to add to the song it's possible to insulate but i don't want to talk too much about this oh well let's hear some more music from your from a song you wrote yourself called christian can manage to live and it would translate as. you call it is has
a lot. of it's i love it alone you know. and i don't. know. and it's beautiful. and i miss. you guys you know not some wonderful song particularly like that song actually very much of course your main repertoire is the from the twenty's and i and of course some great songs we're going to actually hear you sing in english a little later a classic from jerome kahn. would you have liked to have lived in the twenty's and the early thirty's before the awful man came along just for. you know i am very
happy to live our days and you know i have a central heating and i'm tired of bringing up the old coal in the fourth floor so i'm very happy with with living today and have warm water whenever i want just i'm taking a bath. when i buy one so it was such fun and. yeah for those who had enough money yeah ok now. for the moment thank you there is a nostalgia boom in the twenty's and thirty's at the moment currently the huge t.v. series babylon berlin is a good example loud american graphic novelist jason lutes has been making comic books about era for over two decades is more. the roaring twenty's all rounder just before their end the city of bell in stands on the edge of the abyss insights into the time leading up to hitler's seizure of power in the
weimar republic a place in flux where anything goes. the american graphic novel artist jason lutes has long been fascinated by this time he started working on his six hundred page comic twenty two years ago. this period is back in the consciousness the collective consciousness of of western civilization because of all the similarities a lot of the same forces are now in resurgence populism nationalism. in my country and all over the world. lutes creates an image of his city an image of a time his figures a based on real people observing them in their everyday lives so the reader might just get a feel for what life was like back then. you're off to america on top to seattle on march eleventh san francisco on the twelfth
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