"When I was young, I was embarrassed by everything. But now I'm so old that I can't be bothered anymore."
Embarrassed by what, Ostermayer? Lyrics that wallow in explicit sexual content? Or by an unrestrained rage at God and the world that a 47-year-old is supposed to have gotten over by now? Or maybe even by a craving for the sounds of the "cheap" instruments of your village-tavern social life?
"For ages now I've been excited by the so-called 'Kommerz Bands' in the country, and especially their keyboards. I love the synthesized sounds of these groups: the presets of the Korg M1 (those heavenly fake mandolins!), the cheap sampled saxophone of the DSS1, not to mention the tacky strings of my Crumar Bit1! I would never change one iota of these factory preset sounds -- or maybe I'd slap even more reverb on the fake acoustic guitars in my 03R/W. This ballroom aesthetic, which is soon to die out, is the basis of my music. The rest is taken care of by digital disturbance....... more