Max Raabe and Palast Orchester!
Beautiful, but to be honest I could've fallen asleep during the slooow and silent songs since my day has rather been hasty.
The music is good but I definetely prefer Henry de Winter's music.
What excited me the most was how stiff and elegant M. Raabe stood all evening long. As if he had a hockey stick in his back under his Dinner Jacket and later his Cut (correct for Frack?!).
I was schooled to sit at the table the same way-through a stick in my back.
Old school drill tricks for people who care about such stuff, as my family did and partly still does.
I always admired how, and I cannot think of another word, cool M. Raabe looked in his Suits. I always had to think of James Bond the way he leaned at the piano.
For a man, there simply is no way to look better as in these two suits!!!!
So get one and wear it at home if you dont always find you an occasion.
One has to follow and keep following ones habits that one did learn in his childhood and those one can observe in ones grand-parents. (did I say 'one'). Keep up the old stuff or you'll get rid of your habits that show where you come from and where you learned thrm from. In german theres a saying: "Ein jeder gibt den Wert sich selbst." Everyone defines their one value. (my mother always quotes it).
And your value increases when you dont forget your family and the mentality that shows from their actions. Its an act of appraisal. No one's dead if his/her actions and values still live on in their ancestors.
Back to M. Raabe:
My friend noticed first how perfect his cuffs always showed out of his jacket the same length. Never moving, he sang his well-known tunes and between each song he named the writer and year plus maximum another sentence for a 'joke'. Low entertainment factor. High coolness due to Dinner Jacket.
His trousers btw were pretty wide but short at the same time. Just how I like it:-)
Have a good weekend
Ps: Der 1. Advent ist bereits Sonntag!