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May 22, 2022
The most likeable thing about Till is actually that he always cooks too much. Yesterday, for example, we had chestnuts in a red wine sauce with spaetzle and cranberry jam, plus an arugula salad with cherry tomatoes and physalis and a strong, earthy Primitivo. Things like that are not normally on my menu. But all you really have to do is sit around in the kitchen for a while, and at some point Till comes in, rummages around on the shelves for some time, and then casually asks: 'Have you actually eaten anything yet?' And then you shouldn't have anything planned for the rest of the evening, because the meal is celebrated. And after that, the drinking and philosophizing and swaggering continues, and when at some point the cigarillos are unpacked, it is advisable to say goodbye, otherwise it could end badly.
Conversations with Till are always surprising. If you have an opinion about something, he definitely claims the opposite and then justifies it so elegantly and eloquently that at some point you really start to doubt. Jin finds him cynical and "relativistic". The two often clash, because Jin's exuberant idealism provides the perfect target for Till's desire to argue. But the next morning everything is already forgotten
Till may be sophisticated in other respects, but he likes it straightforward and simple on the guitar. He never practices and justifies it by saying that too much training makes you too virtuoso and technical, and that the soul of the music is lost that way. I know what he means. But can't quite shake off the suspicion that laziness might also play a role in his case. Anyway - in his own way he brings a portion of punk and rawness into the band that definitely suits our sound.