“Emotionwonderland” or the other half of Tygapuss

“Emotionwonderland” or the other half of Tygapuss

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Today I want to introduce Youbi to you. He is the other half of Tygapuss.  Youbi and I met in 2004 in Hamburg. I was one of three female front singers and he was the drummer in the same reggae band. You can say our love for reggae music brought us together. It was 2007 when we started to write songs as a duo. It was clear from the start that we matched as songwriters. That we also matched as a couple crystallized one year later.  We had so much fun writing songs together that we wanted to focus more on that, but the city of Hamburg was too distracting. So we moved to the countryside in the Lüneburg heath and built a recording studio into a 200 year old…
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On being an artist

On being an artist

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When you are an artist you can't hide it. For many people it shows up in the childhood. When you are a child, most people like, accept and embrace the artistic you. Creativity is a precious good. Adults feel and know that, as they deeply miss, but ignore their own hidden creativity. And so creative children - painfully, but innocently - remind them of that beauty, shown to the world with pride and joy.  But sadly, when a creative child grows up, many adults destroy their creativity, just as theirs was destroyed by other adults when they grew up. This way many creative souls of teenagers were shut down. Which led to silent suffering in adulthood. Which led to thoughts like: "When I'm old I'll write that book." or "After I…
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My “Thelma and Louise” story

My “Thelma and Louise” story

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Originally "Thelma & Louise" is a famous movie about two women, who go on a fun road trip. But the film was only partly the inspiration for my song with the same title. Actually, when I was 15, I met my "Louise" at girls' high school. My first impression of her wasn't that great. Back then I was a Courtney Love and "Daria" fan and she wore make up and mini skirts.  I thought: "Man, that barbie girl looooves mini skirts. I wonder, if she owns trousers. I really don't think we would match as friends." Well, I was totally wrong! We landed in the same class, talked to each other and found out that we loved music and singing - and that we both were damn bored and frustrated…
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