Last weekend Tanja and I visited Brussels. We stayed with friends of Tanja (Anne-Sophie and Daniel) whom she met during her Erasmus semester in Valencia.
Not only did we visit the Grand Place, the Manneken Pis, the Cathedral, the king’s residence and many more in Brussels on Friday. We also went to Gent on Saturday where we saw the adoration of the lamb altar by the van Eyck brothers and later the old medieval castle. Gent is an extremely nice city. Saturday evening we went out and met other friends of Tanja (from Ireland) and Mike, the crazy Belgian (some of you know him) joined us as well. It was a quite cool linguistic night: Anne-Sophie is French, Daniel Italian, Tanja from Germany and because they met in Spain their common language is Spanish (which I understand somewhat but don’t speak); The rest of us talked in English, except when Mike talked to Anne-Sophie in French; the waiter (who was from Argentina) was completely confused after a while and addressed us in French, Spanish and English; and I personally have a hard time talking to Tanja in English – so I brought in a bit of German as well…
Sunday was EU-day. We walked through the quarter which houses the administration of the EU and I must admit, I found it quite awesome to see the very heart of the idea that made it possible for me to be a student in Belfast. As usually: pictures not here, but on www.flickr.com/photos/kellermax
But there is more news. Prufrock is dead. We were thrown out of our rehearsal room and that was a good opportunity to talk about some things … and in the end we all decided that all three of us are too busy to really concentrate making music together. It was a bit sad…but anyway, it’s better to end it in agreement.
It is possible, however, that I can get another musical project off the ground. It’ll be just me and Lutz (a fine guitarist with a tenor voice) and we’ll probably do some covered rock songs. We’ll see…
Before that I have to cope with other problems connected with the flat in Cologne.
Salut, Adios, Bye, Tschüss!