Happy New Year 1998!
Sometimes, things need their time and so it took me a whole year to present my friend Jim Meneses at Avantart. I met Jim some 13 years ago, when he toured in Germany with the legendary band KIXX and passed by my hometown Wiesbaden. KIXX still exist today, but Jim has more projects.
Jim lives in Amsterdam now, after Berlin and Hamburg. Last year, I met him in New Jersey and I promised him to add his pages to Avantart. Now it's finished.
Read about Jim Meneses, the drummer from Philadelphia! And listen to his music!
Long Arms Records from Moscow: that's the label of our friend Nikolai Dmitriev. I don't think that I must introduce him here, as you can find him everywhere on Avantart. He made most of our tours to Russia possible and he opened a new world for us.
Long Arms Records was founded 1996 by Sergey Kuryokhin, Nick Dmitriev and Dmitry Rezvan.
There are 7 CDs out now, more wait to be released. Listen to these CDs here at Avantart and meet the artists!
I announced this sometimes already, but there will be an orderform here soon. Some bureaucratical things must be worked out, but it will come.....
I planned it for a long time already, but now I could realize it: I can now introduce my friend, the singer Sainkho Namtchylak from Tuva in the South of Siberia at Av@ntart..
We travelled by train many days, we spent many time backstage at festivals, she was my guest very often. I learned a lot from her and I hope she likes my pages.
Let me tell you a christmas story, after all these holidays. I don't know how you feel, but I am very sentimental and sad these times. I am missing the mystery and the joy which I remember so much from my childhood.
There are reasons for this: everything is commercialized nowadays and christmas season starts in late august already... Another reason: I am not a child anymore.
This year I was really sad, as my father died 2 weeks before Christmas. When parents die, you must be grown up, you are no child anymore.....
Well, I waited for a christmas tree. I whished it so eagerly and I hoped that my husband will bring one, that I had not to tell him to do so. But it wasn't like this. I got more and more depressed and exagerated my disappointment.
There was no christmas tree this christmas evening. I had to accept it, but I was sad. But: when I came to the living room the morning after christmas evening, there was a beautiful fir tree! I decorated it and was happy that whishes come true, with a little delay sometimes.
Heinz told me that he had found the fir tree at the street at night!
That's the christmas spirit: whishes can come true, but you need to wait sometimes.
And so I whish you a very happy New Year!