29.02.2008

IVAN REBROFF is dead!


Sorry, but this is a very sad and private post. It is all about destroying children's dreams. I had one of these situations this morning, while reading, that IVAN REBROFF died. He accompanied my childhood in every shitty musical TV-show by singing traditional russian songs with an opera-like voice, looking like... well... a russian guy on too much vodka (i mean, look at the video-still...). For me, he WAS RUSSIA, and i expected everybody in Russia to look like him, sing songs and dance all day, have a big beard and a statue like a tree and be funny because drinking too much vodka. (remember this was way before Perestoika, so my informations were a bit limited, but still, thinking about it, i was not completely wrong, as i found out deejaying in russian clubs recently...). He was the russian clichè singing on German TV. And of course i thought he was from Russia! Until today (sniff). Truth is: He is actually called Hans Rolf Rippert and he is from...BERLIN SPANDAU (a posh area in Berlin, where also Alec Empire and Die Ärzte come from). This feels like the moment, when i found out, that the Santa Claus was actually my father in a costume... sorry, but today is my sad day of disillusion!

Kommentare:

Exilregierung hat gesagt…

Truely sad, but besides that Spandau is everything but poor and die Ärzte vome from Reinickendorf - at least they went to school there ;-)
R.I.P. Mr.Rebroff

dj supermarkt hat gesagt…

oh,

entschuldigen sie die ungenauigkeiten....

der zugereiste supermarkt am rande der stadt

Anonym hat gesagt…

besides that posh is everything but the same as poor.