Christian „Flake“ Lorenz

“I would really like to see icebergs…”

Flake Lorenz – Fotoshooting after the Interview ©Andreas Düllick

INTERVIEW & PHOTO: Andreas Düllick

(strassenfeger Nr. 12/June 2015) Translation: Murray/Schnitz for www.rammsteinpress.com

http://www.rammsteinpress.com/2016/01/21/strassenfeger-id-really-like-to-see-icebergs-at-some-point/

It feels like I’ve known Flake for 50 years although we haven’t seen each other as much in the past few years as we used to. Since he began playing in Germany’s categorically most successful rock band of all, Rammstein, he’s made himself scarce. I’m not surprised, surely life as a rock star can be demanding. There’s always someone who wants something or wants to reminisce about the good old days when you were supposedly thick as thieves.

I remember that crazy time in the 80’s in East Berlin all too well. We partied and danced ourselves through the nights. The most important thing was the pretty ladies and the question of how to best win their hearts. Well, money had to be earned too, but we made it somehow. Flake and Paul played together with Aljoscha in Feeling B and had a tremendous amount of fun, as did their fans. Additionally, they made earrings out of silver wire, which sold well at the beaches of the beautiful Baltic Sea. Then came the West and the band, Rammstein, was born.

Since then, the band has released six studio albums: “Herzeleid” (1995), “Sehnsucht” (1997), “Mutter” (2001), “Reise, Reise” (2004), “Rosenrot” (2005) and “Liebe ist für alle da” (2009). They have done successful tours all over the world and received countless musical awards. Between recording albums and touring, the band members like to take time off and use it for their own projects. Flake too: he’s written the excellent book, „Der Tastenficker – an was ich mich so erinnern kann“. Good enough reason for me to once again meet up with Flake and ask him a few questions about the book, the band and life.

Buchcover „Der Tastenficker“, Schwarzkopf&Schwarzkpf Verlag

Eisblumen

Der Zauber der Eisblumen

Vergängliche Vielfalt am Winterfenster

BERICHT: Andreas Düllick

Glasscheibe mit Eisblumen (Quelle: Schnobby/Wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0)

Stellen Sie sich vor, es ist Winter. Tiefster, eiskalter Winter mit unendlich viel Schnee wie im vergangenen Jahr. Aber Sie haben Glück: Sie müssen nicht in der Metropole Berlin mit all ihren widerlichen Problemen, die diese Stadt im Winter hervorbringt, ausharren. Nein, Sie sind auf dem flachen Land in einem wunderbaren Bauernhaus. Oder in einer urigen Hütte im Gebirge. Der Kachelofen bollert, im Kamin knistern die Holzscheite. Draußen heult der Wind und Sie trinken einen leckeren Glühwein. Und dann treten Sie ans Fenster und bemerken plötzlich, dass dieser Winter kleine Kunstwerke an die Scheiben gezaubert hat. Filigrane Kristallgewächse von unbegreiflicher Schönheit. Eisblumen!

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