Wednesday, July 20, 2011

1000 SONGS - DAY 91: SONG # 121

DAY 91: My favourite Song about Kraftwerk

Originally, I wanted to make a post about my favourite Kraftwerk song and add Blaine L. Reininger's (of Tuxedomoon fame) song "Rolf an Florain go Hawaian" as a comment. But when searching for infos on Blaine Leslie Reininger on the internet, I found, that there was no Wikipedia article on Mr. Reininger. Of course, there seems to have been one, but it has been deleted: information on Wikipedia has it that:
"This page has been deleted. The deletion and move log for the page are provided below for reference. 22:51, 22 August 2010 Vianello (talk | contribs) deleted "Blaine L. Reininger" ‎ (Speedy deleted per CSD A7, was an article about a band, singer, musician, or musical ensemble that didn't assert the importance or significance of the subject. using TW)"
Who the fucking hell is this (more horrible words) Vianello??? The best guess would be that it is Reininger himself joking. All other possibilities are horrible: there are articles on "musicians" on Wikipedia that do not even know how to tune their instrument.

So here is the song by Mr. Reininger from his 1987 album Byzantium (Les Disques du Crépuscule) and the information about him as it can be found on his own YouTube channel (blaineleslie):

Blaine L. Reininger is an American composer born in 1953 in Pueblo, Colorado. Having studied violin from age 9 guitar from age 11 and music theory and composition through high school and into college, he left Colorado in 1976 for San Francisco. There, in 1977, as a consequence of his studies in electronic music at San Francisco City College, he started the legendary American cult band Tuxedomoon together with classmate Steven Brown.
In 1981, Reininger and the group left America to practice their art in Europe. Over the course of the next 26 years, many artistic collaborations took place and many cd's were recorded. These collaborations, while mostly musical in nature, often moved into other fields such as dance, theatre, and film.Reininger continues to live and work in Europe, having lived in Athens, Greece since 1998.

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