On the Stendal Blast show, the guitarist at least was very good... and the sound was very good, much better than, say, the Stromkern show in that it wasn't muddy no matter where I was on the floor.YMMV for what you're paying attention to and listening for.
The singer sounded like a thousand other identical bands, and the keyboard was definitely not plugged in. So I'm glad you thought the guitarist was good, since he was the only one doing anything.
...so, this is why they diminished budget forculture/arts here. due to that, they begunto scrimp professor- and lectureships at theuniversity of arts, where i up to now work.
maybe just say "thanks", america.Â¡venceremos!
The German and Swiss governments are great for promoting their talent. A lot of Neubauten's early promotion and tours were paid for by the German government.
The Austrians (natch) do that too; I went to a Farmers Manual performance a few years back in Melbourne (not the most enthralling show, but interesting in a masochistic way) and apparently their government picked up the tab.
Did you misspell "Australia" or did you hear an Austrian band (with an English name) and happen to be in a similarly spelld country at the time?
A quick Googling results in this page, which says the band was founded in Vienna, and we should all know Vienna is in Austria.
I assume the government paid because e.g. the flight would've been expensive.
Don't forget that German musicians are also covered by the state welfare programs, such as socialized medicine and unemployment insurance.
Because dying sick people who can't work because of illness are such an asset to society, amirite?
Those who get better might be... but you're right, dying sick people with no chance of recovery should be forced to live in low rent areas with the rest of the destitute people, creating slums, and possibly turn to crime so we can cover ALL of their day-to-day costs if they end up in jail!
I'm afraid that's wrong.Germany does not have socialized medicine. There is no single payer.
Germany does have (almost) universal health insurance coverage which is achieved by a little something called "krankenversicherungspflicht" -- That's "mandatory health insurance", in much the same way mandatory auto liability insurance is common in the US. Health insurance is required by law in Germany and most people are not insured by the goverment.
Here's how it works; There are three options:
There are some uninsured people in Germany - these are generally people who switched to private insurance, only to lose their big incomes and are left unable to pay the premiums. Their insurance is cancelled, but they can't get non-private insurance because they still have assets and probably some income. If their downward spiral continues they will eventually qualify for government insurance right about the same time they qualify for government subsidized housing, unemployment insurance, welfare and the rest.