Saturday, February 03, 2007
I have a Slovak/Danish friend named Miro who actually tours with Jana/Uriel (See post from a couple of days ago), and I asked him for news about her.
It seems she is as busy as ever, touring with both her bands, and has been in a movie coming up in spring, a big American/Swiss production.
This is a fun-loving person and group... at some concerts they make a "warm-up band" called Goats of Bohemia (Bohemia is the old word for the Czech Republic). This consists of Jana herself, a dancer, and my friend Miro, all dressed up in jogging suits and goats masks, and making fully improvised music on kitchen utensils! This has been received with enthusiasm by all audiences so far.
I believe it is a mark of genius combined with great skill to be able to just get up and do something improvised and have it be really good.
Miro sent me some pictures, some of which he took himself. There is Jana with a Third Eye which Miro painted. And Jana with a big owl, by the famous Tocnik Castle. And Goats of Bohemia in concert.