THIS IS GSTEINACH, NOT L.A.!
A suburbian blind alley. No shop, no restaurant, no club (haha!). No convenience store or gas station where you can go buy some booze and magazines after midnight.
Just middle class people in fancy little houses not too close to the big bad city which feeds them all.
This is the secure plastic area I grew up in. In this hick-ass town teenage dreams die slowly. The call of the outside never reached anyone here. All you could do was to pass the time with enjoyable escapism: tv, video games, masturbation, a steady growing record collection, shooting frogs down at the bog, reading 'til dawn ...
Forever waiting for something exciting to happen to break the mundane monotony of regularity … but already knowing that nothing will ever change in this place.
„Come walk with me up to the mountain
the landscape's icy and it's bare
if you want to be among the eagles
just try to follow if you dare …”
I can't remember who said this, but unfortunatelly it is the truth:
„The up side to retreat is: You already know what’s coming down the line.”
Life passes away. Everything comes and goes in cycles. This season also came to an end: In my late years I returned to this lonely dead spot I used to call my home. Nothing has changed.
„All the years in exile
now I'm back where I belong
I am a Turbonegro
I am a teenage hero.”
That’s why TJ Gsteinach is just me: Because here is nobody else.
„Forty one years
in line for something better
the signals and the codes
no meaning what so ever
no guiding light
no end and no beginning
in on the game
high stakes and I'm not winning …
… it's all no use, it's all worth nothin'!”
Thanx 4 surfing by.
If you go astray in my hood drop me a line.
I’m still there chasing nazi-vampires in forgotten woods.
STEVEN GRACE, head of TJ Gsteinach
„when we have each other we have everything.“
„Du kriegst den Jungen aus dem Dorf,
aber das Dorf nicht aus dem Jungen.“
„I know you wouldn't want us to be sad.
But we are. We are very, very sad.”
Ministry of Stagelight and Propaganda
for THE RAMONES
„Nach dem achten Schnaps
nickte ich dem Pianisten freundlich zu,
obwohl mir seine Musik
bis zum sechsten Schnaps arg missfiel.“
aus: „Jugend ohne Gott” von Ödön von Horváth