Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin

Sunday, 6 July 2014

WOW! I'm a MOTHETTE!

Britta Huegel


Dear You, 
I feel a bit like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, muttering "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!" - being head over heels in work, being rude in not commenting on your blogs (though I read them!) - but having time to apply for Sir Paul's Band "The Hawkmoths" (I confess: the photograph of me above that I sent him is not utterly new) - look at http://magicalchristmaswreaths.blogspot.de/2014/07/hawkmoth.html - 
and I was chosen! My heart races - and I am so glad that Rosemary from http://wherefivevalleysmeet.blogspot.de/ is there too!! 
We play in the West End in London - virtual of course, the Mothettes fluttering around the Hawkmoth Sir Paul - the contrast of our leather outfits (yes - think: Suzie Quatro, Gianna Nannini or Tina Turner) to his tophat and white silk scarf will be ravishing. 
Makes me think back of my real tour through Germany - long time ago, where we were modeling and danced for a big fashion company through Germany's big cities. Yes - Yours Truly danced here in the Kongreßhalle in Berlin (now it is called: "House of the Cultures): 



and in Hamburg, and Frankfurt, and Hannover, and Munich, and, and... 
It was such a fun! (for us - we were students and could go back to our studies - the real models and dressmen and dancers faced a harder life). I could tell you 1001 stories from that tour - but: "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!

PS: One thing I have to work out in my soul: 
I always held it with Marlene Dietrich's song - you might know it: "I am from head to toe centered on love" 


where she sings: 
                            "Men flutter around me 
                              like moths around the (candle)light, 
                              and if they are consumed by fire - 
                              well, that's not my fault!" 

BUT now - as a MOTHETTE - which fate is awaiting me??? 




16 comments:

  1. You look fabulous Britta. I always sensed the wild rock chick within you. I bet there are some hair raising stories to come out of that tour!
    We have four Mothettes now, Pamela, Britta, Cindy and Kim.
    Don't be late for the soundcheck! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Paul,
      thank you! So we are a fourleaved clover-leaf - that's great. I've already booked the air flight. :)

      Delete
  2. Just don't fly too, too close to the flame, dear Britta - we know what lies there!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Pondside,
      I wouldn't I have a sound innate compass - even if the first photo doesn't look like it :)

      Delete
  3. I delight in the photo. Such energy! I would flutter now but would have to go lie down. Fun post.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Geo.,
      thank you! You are so cute, and I am sure that when you hear us, there is no way to say: "I'm just sittin' on a fence", as the Rolling Stones did - you will jump down and join us - voluntarily

      Delete
  4. The group with you as lead Mothette will be fantastic Britta especially if you let your hair down as you did in your youth - wonderful photo.
    I shall be there hidden in the background tinkling away on the keyboard but who knows what talents I might be hiding.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Dear Rosemary,
    I know (by listening) a few female keyboarders that are very sexy - and not at all in the background. The Mothettes won't let you hide - you come up to the front! In the meanwhile have a look at Hannah Vasanth : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HGmKOIYQdA xxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh, Britta, you are a firecracker! I think you radiate the light rather than being attracted by it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Suze,
      now that is very, very kind. Blush...

      Delete
  7. Britta, You are so cool in this photo. Love it and you are the perfect Mothette! (Don't you love Sir Paul?) Anyway, so glad you visited and I am happy to find you too! What a fun blog! I am following you now also. x Kim

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Kim,
      now that is nice to see you here! Sir Paul is so cute! See you at the soundcheck! :)

      Delete
  8. I LOVE that picture of you. You've got that high-fashion model attitude down perfectly.

    Great song from Marlene, too. The song I most love to hear her sing is "Falling in Love Again." From the old movie "Blue Angel", maybe? I get a real kick out of trying to imitate her singing that song.

    Rock on, Mothettes!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Susan,
      thank you! (The photo is not from exactly yesterday.., but the attitude remains :)
      I would like to hear you sing like Marlene Dietrich - maybe you'll join the Mothtetts?

      Delete
  9. I don't think I've ever sat and listened to MD sing a song all the way through before.

    I checked out the link to Mr Paul. Talk of big saxes reminded me I once knew a sax player who fell out with his partner. His partner threw his baritone in the dustbin. Finding that the dustbin was too small, his partner then took a hammer to it and made it fit. However angry I was with anyone I could not bring myself to do that to a baritone sax.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Mr. Sackerson,
      and did you listen to Marlene now? (It is interesting how our preferences of songs/voices change over time - my mother was a fan of her (but even more of Zarah Leander). And no: never destroy a baritone saxophone - it is "Not Guilty!" (better yell a little bit at the partner:)

      Delete