The Last Internationale

LISTEN

source: TLImusic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-85fNpmUkM

“All these magazines and Internet platforms should be supporting new music and help new musicians to find an audience, instead of dwelling on the old crap all the time. It’s like there is nothing new and exciting out there any more, when in fact there is. So stop living in the past. Open your ears and your eyes.” – said Robert Plant for Rock And Roll Garage

Both Robert Plant and The Who band listen today to The Last Internationale. This is a new (formed in current shape in 2013) rock band from New York City with strong blues, folk and rock’n’roll background.

Members:

– guitarist Edgey Pires (studied political science),

– vocalist Delila Paz (studied music therapy),

– drummer Brad Wilk (ex-Audioslave).

Check out their newest, fantastic album “Soul on Fire!”

It’s a pretty darn impressive social manifesto against contemporary form of worldwide feudalism (“capitalism”).

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DATES

February 14, 2020, Lisbon, Portugal

February 15, 2020, Braga, Portugal

February 16, 2020, Santiago De Compostela, Spain

February 18, 2020, Salamanca, Spain

February 19, 2020, Burgos, Spain

February 20, 2020, Gasteiz / Vitoria, Spain

February 21, 2020, La Roche-sur-yon, France

February 22, 2020, Rouen, France

February 23, 2020, Besancon, France

February 25, 2020, Paris, France

February 26, 2020, Strasbourg, France

February 27, 2020, Zoetermeer, Nederland

February 28, 2020, Tilburg, Nederland

March 1, 2020, Groningen, Nederland

March 4, 2020, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

March 5, 2020, Stuttgart, Germany

March 6, 2020, Erlangen, Germany

March 7, 2020, Obertraubling, Germany

March 8, 2020, Augsburg, Germany

March 10, 2020, Prague, Czech Republic

March 12, 2020, Berlin, Germany

March 13, 2020, Hamburg, Germany

March 14, 2020, Hannover, Germany

March 15, 2020, Cologne, Germany

March 16, 2020, Birmingham, England

March 19, 2020, Bristol, England

March 21, 2020, Manchester, England

March 22, 2020, Glasgow, Scotland

March 31, 2020, Oslo, Norway

April 1, 2020, Bergen, Norway

April 3, 2020, Bodo, Norway

April 16, 2020, Madrid, Spain

Jun 2, 2020, Lodz, Poland

Jun 10, 2020, Derby, England

Jun 12, 2020, Derby, England

July 24, 2020, Ebbw Vale, Wales

PARIS

The main idea of the Musictivity website is to get a guide through upcoming concerts to explore unique cities. This time, I would like to focus on Paris.

Paris is considered as a most culturally, philosophically and socially developed city in the world.

However, Paris is not Amsterdam (so good!), you cannot loosely speak in English to all people around, customers aren’t treated with sweat WELKOM and all buildings seem to look somehow… well, uncolorful.

You need to prepare well before going to Paris. It would be perfect to know what exactly you like to see and what you are interested in. It might be not enough to write a bucket list: Louvre, Disneyland, Eiffel, Arc of Triumph and Versailles.

Only one Louvre contains 380 000 artistic and historical objects! I wouldn’t see the original Low Code Stele of Hammurabi without prior preparation, and this in-ostensible piece of stone was the most spectacular object which I’ve learned about in Paris.

It’s also necessary to search information about other museums in Paris before going there for holidays. Good example: self-portrait of Van Gogh in Musse D’Orsay, such an iconic masterpiece (1889)!

Another easy to miss object is a following sculpture. If you crave to spend quality time in Paris, then you need to know who (and why?) is riding a horse in front of Versaille. Sure, a good guide will tell you everything, but you don’t need to feel overwhelmed.

Make a detailed list of few (not too many!) masterpieces which you would love to see in Paris. Regardless of how many days you are going to spend in Paris, you aren’t able to experience everything that is worth your attention.

source: Withlocals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSSy_61wdII

Read about 802 best activities in Paris.

First ice breaking word which you need to use during contact with French people is “bonjour”. Even if you don’t speak French at all, you simply need to start any kind of conversation with this French word. Bonjour. Bonjour. Bonjour. There are some other polite expressions which are nice to remember, but this one seems to be most essential: bonjour.

Looking for a decent hotel in Paris? Let’s check what is available in Montmartre or in Marais first, as I think that these areas are the best to find a hotel for cultural tourists. Click on the banner below and you will be redirected to reliable Agoda.

MONEY FOR FOOD

Remember to always keep some coins in your pocket as not every vendor accepts debit/credit cards.

Once, I asked for a crepe in the middle of a park, a nice man started to preparing, but then I realized that I had no coins. I asked him to wait a minute until I find an ATM, and in this case I didn’t need to eat, but I felt obligated to pay. He answered let it be a gift.

Another time, I was in a rush from Versaille to the train station, so I picked a quick meal in KFC (haha). I booked an order using a machine, not at counter. But the generous staff informed me that this kind of sandwich is not available at the moment, so I should choose another one and get a free drink. I thanked and grabbed just another sandwich. It was OK for me.

And the last case was in luxurious Gallery Lafayette. I ordered some macarons from Pierre Herme, and they let me taste one experimental flavor for free.

I wouldn’t call it Parisian greed. At least not when I remember “bonjour”.

The Last Internationale will visit Paris not for the first and neither for the last time, but tasting mouth – watering macarons is always a great idea! It seems that they will not have a time to explore Paris during tournee, but this attraction isn’t time – consuming!

Otherwise, if somebody is hungry then she/he might be angry; don’t be angry in the City of Love!

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author: Sam O’Black