Friday, 23 May 2008

Chirayliq Eurovision: Mor ve Ötesi in-depth

Mor ve Ötesi is one of the still quite few bands I've seen live. They came to Berlin last year, and it was one of the most fun concerts I've been to. They make nice music and jump around a lot, as do the fans. Jumping up and down is the thing to do at a Mor ve Ötesi concert. I was very close to the stage, and there was one moment when Harun caught my eye (kyaaa~) ... It was so cute how they became visibly embarrassed when a girl climbed up on a boy's shoulders right in front of the not so high stage and was waving and shouting and sending kisses to them. Harun has a girlfriend in Berlin, and he had learned some German expressions for their German tour (although the audience was mostly Turkish-speaking, so maybe it wasn't really necessary).

Anyways, the guys in Mor ve Ötesi are a bit older and maybe not so dashingly chirayliq (well, except guitarist Kerem Özyeğen to the left), but there is more to them than meets the eye ...

When I came to the venue I was shocked by how almost everyone standing in line was female, besides some boyfriends who had tagged along. I know plenty of guys who like the band, too, and they hadn't come across to me as a band that caters exclusively to the female audience. But when Mor ve Ötesi started playing their songs, I gradually came upon a possible explanation ...

When music is played very loudly, it - mainly the bass - resonates in the human body. High notes resonate high up in the body, for example in the head, and low notes in your legs and feet. I had been wondering when I'd finally experience a band that would actually put the resonance of their bass lines in the, hrm, genital area ...
However, at the concert of Mor ve Ötesi, I finally did.
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As we know, Mor ve Ötesi - not completely unexpectedly - continued to the finals. In the previous entry Ainur posted a clip of the first Eurovision rehearsal with them performing their song Deli. As Harun points out in the beginning, they are only putting in a fraction of their rock band energy during the rehearsals compared to the actual live performance, so that's why they're not jumping around that much in this clip ...

The audio is not so good, but you can check out the Mor ve Ötesi MySpace page to hear their songs in higher quality.

7 comments:

bubu said...

Tosta hyppimisestä tuli mieleen: viimeks, kun Biggles ja kumppanit soitti Pangissa, oli Biggles kauhuissaan, kun immeiset alko hyppiin. Koska hän pelkäs lattian putoavan mereen. Lattiakun oikein keinuu, kun siinä päällä hyppii.

Tinet said...

Ei saa hyppiä tahdissa ...

ainur said...

Whaddaya mean "a bit older"? They were all born in the 1970's, for Tengri's sake...

Tinet said...

Damn, I guess I'm getting "a bit older" myself, without realising it ... ;_;

ainur said...

But it's a good thing... being almost 30 is perfect, there's a wider selection of guys to drool over without being creepy... At least we're not MILF yet!

melusina said...

harun speaks german well because he graduated German High School in İstanbul .

Tinet said...

I see. Thanks for the info!

He said during the concert that his girlfriend had taught him the phrases he said in German, but maybe he was just joking (or trying to keep all the fangirls at bay by mentioning his girlfriend as much as possible) ... :o)