5/8erl in Ehr’n - Akademikerball
"Des hat an Sinn, wann I da tanz,
des was i glaub is allerhand
I hob ka Uhr, I hob vü Zeit,
die Wöd sie draht sie, sie draht sie weider”
If you don’t know what the Akademikerball is by now, then you probably don’t live in Austria. If you want a less entertaining but more informational take on the whole thing, watch this Vice documentary.
Nackabatzl - 5/8erl in Ehr’n, on July 9th 2012, at the Spittelberg, Vienna
Yes, yes, 13 minutes is a long time but take some time out of your day and watch these newly appointed Amadeus winners moan into microphones while incredibly relaxing jazz plays in the background. If you absolutely despise banter, fast forward to 3:05.
5/8erl in Ehr’n - Siasse Tschik (Mr. Urbs’ Dolby THC Mix feat. Keno)
And just when you thought 5/8erl in Ehr’n’s Siasse Tschik couldn’t get any more… let’s call it relaxed, Urbs comes along and proves you wrong.
5/8erl in Ehr’n - Schneid die Melone an (live Spittelberg, Vienna, July 25th 2009)
Storytime! I was recently in Alexandria, visiting family and my cousin took us to a secret underground place where The Egyptian Youth hangs out and drinks small bottles of bad brandy for 2 €. And upon learning where we’re from, one of my cousin’s friends said that he recently saw and enjoyed a band from Austria. After a lot of trying to remember their name and us trying to Germanize whatever he was saying, we figured out that he was talking about 5/8erl in Ehr’n. You can insert some cliché sentence about the international language of music here.
Leben wie Qualtinger und sterben wie Heller - 5/8erl in Ehr’n
What a beautifully soft and jazzy number this is. (I feel like you can only call jazzy songs “number”.) Oddly enough, 5/8erl in Ehr’n always remind me, not of wine, but of this cocktail bar I used to treat myself to every other month that not only had great but expensive Bloody Marys but also peanuts and an aquarium full of algae.