Here we are, on a greyish and rather cold Sunday afternoon with headaches – not smoke~ & drink-related, but caused by weather and air pressure. As you may have noticed, dear reader, Sunday Music was paused for two weeks, the longest break in the history of this feature (that btw will reach number six hundred in a few months, astounding).
Work started with my co-driver not showing up, I still do not know what happened. I worked alone the first week, and fear that it will stay this way for some time coming. My dispatcher was really not happy, and as I found out, I am not the only one who has to face a bus full of kids alone, but I am the only one on a long trip.
Anyway, it’s the way it is, and it comes with advantages too : I can hear the music I want, I can choose the roads I want, a nice illusion of liberty makes it all more bearable.
The elections in Germany are less than a week away, and it is not possible to determine who’ll win. I read somewhere that more than 30 % of the voters still have not decided whom they’ll elect, most of them will make the final decision only in the cabin, just before they’ll make their cross.
I only hope that enough people will actually go and vote. Especially in the East exists the real danger that many people will simply boycott the election out of frustration about whatever, while the far right busily collects sympathies and recruits its fellowship. There is the real danger that the state of Saxony will see the nazis as strongest party. I personally believe that parts of Thuringia and Saxony are lost. I may be wrong. But if you are a non-white, gay, and/or Jewish you better avoid these areas. And if you still feel the need to spent money in these regions, and get attacked, do not hope that the cops or jurisdiction will help you. As I already mentioned, a court in Saxony finds it is all right when nazis hang out placards with the slogan “Hängt die Grünen !” / “Hang the Green !”
I fear that the coming election will present us with one or two nasty surprises. Enough of this ugly nonsense !
Let’s turn to something nice : Vadim CHAIMOVICH (Ger., Eng.) performs live Henry PURCELLs (1659-1695) (Ger., Eng.) Ground in C Minor. I hope you enjoy the music. May the coming week be stressless & un-eventfull.