March already. Winter seems to have given up – it’s still pretty cold, but light and air have changed, one could be made to think that winter is broken. I will not go out today, I am feeling still a bit shaky, at least the nose stopped running.
Coming Tuesday is “Fassenacht”, followed by Aschermittwoch, Ash Wednesday (Ger., Eng.), when all is over. In historical times the carnevale (Ger., Eng.) ended in Venezia (Ger., Eng.) with the burning of a large figure wearing a Pantalone mask (Ger., Eng.) ; this happened on the piazetta, the small place before the piazza di SanMarco (Ger., Eng.), with the crowd chanting “Carnevale e finito – e’finito il nostro carnevale !”
Today’s Sunday Music comes from three gentlemen, a Mr. CROSBY (Ger., Eng.), a Mr. STILLS (Ger., Eng.) & a Mr. NASH (Ger., Eng.). They play together since 1968, published their first lp (Eng.) in 1969 ; some bands are like good Schnaps, they become even better over the years. Now let’s trust that the madness ends soon, and that we go into a peaceful week. Relax. Hope you enjoy it.