STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF AND ENJOY THE SPIRIT OF MUSIC – Interview with Michel Montecrossa

Michel Montecrossa answers questions of a Bob Dylan aficionado. This interview is released for the first time in relation with the release of ‘FIRE ON THE WATER’ – the Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018

Q: How did your obsession with Bob Dylan begin? Do you remember the first song or album you heard?

Michel Montecrossa:
No obsession ever began. I heard a musician-artist who is in touch with the archetypal Spirit of music and word and it is this Spirit that interests me. The first song performed by Bob Dylan I heard was ‘Song to Woody’ and the first album I heard was his first album.

Q: When did you decide to cover every Dylan song? Was that the plan from the beginning, or did you realize at some point you had already covered so many you might as well do the full batch?

Michel Montecrossa:
One day in 1993 a man came to one of my concerts and asked me if I would play a Bob Dylan song for him. I had never before played a Bob Dylan song but I did it for this man. It was ‘All Along The Watchtower’. Later he now and then asked for more Bob Dylan songs as did other people because they liked the way I performed Bob Dylan songs. These demands continued to come in till today so that after a while it became the full batch. I myself never took a decision to cover every Dylan song.

Q: Which specific songs were the hardest to cover? Which were the easiest?

Michel Montecrossa:
There is no specific song that’s hard or easy to cover. I do not think in terms of covering something but rather of feeling something and if I have enough feelings in me there is nothing hard or easy.

Q: Is there a general trend between what makes a Dylan song easy or hard to play (length, number of words, chord changes, etc)?

Michel Montecrossa:
No general trend. It’s as I said a question of having the wideness to feel without walls.

Q: What are the challenges with covering some of his very obscure songs? In some cases, you seem to be the first person to ever cover them!

Michel Montecrossa:
No challenges up to now. His songs come in their own ways with their own stories. Obscure or not don’t play a role.

Q: On the other side, how do you go about making the songs that get covered constantly (Blowin’ in the Wind, Watchtower, etc) your own?

Michel Montecrossa:
The entry door for every song whether it is called ‘my own’ song or a ‘Bob Dylan’ song is openness to the Spirit of music I mentioned before. Something like ‘my, his, hers’ don‘t really exist.

Q: Are there songs that you ended up liking more after you covered them? For instance, maybe a song you weren’t that excited about doing, but then when you had to learn to play it, you appreciated it in a new way.

Michel Montecrossa:
I don’t cover songs by anyone, not even my own songs. It’s all about feeling Joy and Laughing and that I appreciate always in a new way. There is no ‘liking’ or ‘disliking’.

Q: Do you have a favorite Dylan album? A least favorite?

Michel Montecrossa:
I favor them all in the place for which they stand.

Q: Is there a lesser-known Dylan song you think that more people should cover?

Michel Montecrossa:
I think it is the song Bob Dylan has not written as yet.

Q: Have you ever heard from anyone in Bob’s camp about your project?

Michel Montecrossa:
As yet I don’t know where such a camp is. I can’t answer the question. I only know that Bob Dylan himself said that I can perform any and all of his songs.

Q: Can you tell me a little more about your annual Michel & Bob Dylan Fest? For instance: How did that start, and when? Why did you decide to do this series of concerts? I gather many/most of your Dylan covers have been performed and release in that context.

Michel Montecrossa:
The annual Michel & Bob Dylan Fest started in 2001 as a result of people asking me always more to sing and play Bob Dylan songs as they like my way of performing them. The resulting live recordings then made their way into releases.

Q: What advice do you have for other musicians who want to cover Dylan?

Michel Montecrossa:
Don’t cover Dylan but stay true to yourself and enjoy the Spirit of music.

Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan: www.Michel-BobDylan.com

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Save the date: Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2019’ at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri (Italy) is set to take place on Thursday 1st Auhust 2019 (www.SpiritOfWoodstockFest.com).

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Photo: Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali in between at Radio Fips in Göppingen, Germany

Photo: Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali in between at Radio Fips in Göppingen, Germany (on 7th August 2018, the day of their ‘I Want To Live – Ich Will Leben’ New-Topical-Song & Orgastica-DJ Concert on the program ‘Radiobühne’).

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Updated Blog Page: Movies by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali

Visit the updated blog page showcasing a selection of feature films, music movies, documentaries and trailers by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali here:

https://michelmontecrossaliveblog.wordpress.com/michel-montecrossa-movies/

      

      

  Avantgarde - Mirapuri Filmfest 2014 Art-Movie Collection    

 

Michel Montecrossa's Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2013 - Tempest Of Darkness & Light Movie    Miravinci - A Peace Meditation Movie  

Sounds on Thursday 54: ‘Soulworld Overture #2’ – symphonic title from Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Sound & Soulworld Symphony’

Continuing the Sounds on Thursday blog post series with the symphonic title ‘Soulworld Overture #2’ by Michel Montecrossa, taken from his ‘Sound & Soulworld Cybersymphony and Song Concert’ that you can read about here and that you can download here from the Mirapuri-Shop.


 
More symphonic and modern classical music by michel Montecrossa you find here:
http://michelmontecrossa.com/category/audio/symphonies/

“Song-music and instrumental-music”, says Michel Montecrossa, “both have the same origin in the highest creative consciousness. They are two ways for expressing the joy, the energy, the tenderness and the happy feeling of life coming through consciousness expanding experience. Song-music and instrumental-music in their cyber-modern as well as in their classical-modern forms are therefore a harmoniously self-fulfilling completeness in my artistic work. My concerts are the live presentation of this creative unity, in a future oriented way bringing together song- and instrumental music.”

Movie: Michel Montecrossa Interview ‘Cybersymphony and Song Music’

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Image above: photo of Michel Montecrossa and his Lightsound Orchestra live on stage at the Toskana Therme in Bad Sulza (Germany)

New Movie: Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Love & Love & Love & Love’ Climate Change Concert Tour 2018 Announcement

Watch here Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Love & Love & Love & Love Climate Change Concert Tour 2018’ Announcement

Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Love & Love & Love & Love Climate Change Concert Tour 2018’

“Hi, everybody on earth!
I welcome you to our new upcoming and continuously ongoing concert tour for 2018! It is the Love & Love & Love & Love Climate Change Concert Tour! We bring you all the new songs of our new format of Cyberrock, Electronica-Dance, of New-Topical and Orgastica-DJ music. Myself, Mirakali and our band The Chosen Few welcome you to the Love & Love & Love & Love Climate Change Concert Tour 2018!”

– Michel Montecrossa

Song Lyrics:

Love & Love & Love & Love – Liebe + Liebe + Liebe + Liebe

Love & Love & Love & Love, coming from the heart.
Liebe + Liebe + Liebe + Liebe, ganz von Herzen.
Love & Love + Liebe + Liebe, total and total, oh – oh – oh.

Wir tanzen, we dance.
Wir leben, we live.
Wir fühlen, we feel
mit Liebe, with Love, oh – oh – oh.

Love & Love & Love & Love, made by the Soul.
Liebe + Liebe + Liebe + Liebe, von der Seele gemacht.
Love & Love + Liebe + Liebe, total and total, oh – oh – oh.

Liebe ist alles, Love is all.
Liebe bewegt, Love moves,
zeigt das Richtige, I show the Right
durch Liebe, through Love, oh – oh – oh.

Love & Love & Love & Love coming with Love.
Liebe + Liebe + Liebe + Liebe mit Liebe kommend.
Love & Love + Liebe + Liebe, total and total, oh – oh – oh.

Wir genießen, we enjoy.
Wir lachen, we laugh,
sind glücklich, are happy
mit Liebe, with Love, oh – oh – oh.

“Love & Love & Love & Love.
Liebe + Liebe + Liebe + Liebe.“

“Happy New Year! Happy New Year!“

Lyrics & Music: Michel Montecrossa, © Mira Sound Germany

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CD & DVD ‘Lieder der Liebe und Besinnung Friedenskonzert’ 11 Michel Montecrossa New-Topical-Songs & Interview Mit Oliver Schwarz aus dem Radiokonzert bei Radio Fips

Lieder der Liebe & Besinnung Freidenskonzert

Die Michel Montecrossa ‘Lieder Der Liebe Und Besinnung Friedenskonzert’, veröffentlicht von Mira Sound Germany auf Audio-CD und als Download, präsentiert 11 seiner New-Topical-Songs und das Interview mit Oliver Schwarz aus dem Radiokonzert bei Radio Fips, Göppingen, Deutschland vom 16. Mai 2017 mit Liedern der Liebe und Besinnung, die für sich selbst sprechen. Michel Montecrossa (Gesang, Gitarre, Mundharmonika), ist einer der bedeutendsten und authentischsten deutsch-englisch sprachigen Singer/Songwriter des 21. Jahrhunderts, er wird begleitet von Mirakali (E-Gitarre). Michel Montecrossa schreibt, komponiert und präsentiert in einmaliger Hochgeschwindigkeits-Schaffensrate, die direkt vom Puls der Zeit angetrieben wird. Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Songs sind erfüllt von Zielsicherheit und hautnaher Real-Spontanität. Sie singen von der Befreiung der menschlichen Lebensfähigkeit und Ausdruckskraft und von großartigen neuen Dimensionen des Verstehens. Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Songs sind effektive und positive Action-Antworten. Auf der Audio-CD hört man alle 11 Songs des Radiokonzerts, einschließlich dem Interview mit Oliver Schwarz von Radio Fips. Highlights des Radiokonzerts sind New-Topical Burners wie ‘Besinnung’, ‘Meine Hände Auf Deinen Brüsten’, ‘Puls Von Europa Lied’ und ‘Über Deutschland Heute Sprechen’ und noch viel mehr.

Audio-CD & DVD des ‘Lieder Der Liebe Und Besinnung Friedenskonzert’ gibt es im Mirapuri-Shop

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Besinnung

Meine Hände Auf Deinen Brüsten

Puls von Europa Lied

Über Deutschland Heute Sprechen


 
Michel Montecrossa sagt über das ‘Lieder Der Liebe Und Besinnung Friedenskonzert’:
“In einer Zeit gesellschaftlicher Polarisierung, Radikalisierung, Verunsicherung und gewalttätiger Herzenskälte bringe ich als Hoffnungsträger und innere Stärkung meine ‘Lieder der Liebe und Besinnung’ gemeinsam mit Mirakali zu einem Publikum, das sich nach Wärme, Menschlichkeit und Friedenskultur sehnt.”

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The Songs: (Click the song titles to read the lyrics)
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Hot Tracks 86: Top Songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali

This week’s Hot Tracks features a new song selection by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali

Talking Economic Report (by Michel Montecrossa), Genre: acoustic New-Topical-Song

Die Große Feier (by Michel Montecrossa); Genre: CyberRock

Friedens Rock [Peace Rock] by Michel Montecrossa; Genre: CyberRock/Dance-Electronica

Memories Of Tomorrow (by Mirakali), Genre: Electronica


 
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Image above: Michel Montecrossa is interviewed by a German TV-Channel during the event ‘Der Grosse Frieden’ in Auerstedt

Video: Michel Montecrossa’s CyberRock/Dance-Electronica Song ‘Friedens Rock’ (Peace Rock)

Song & Lyrics Spotlight: ‘I Picture Myself’ by Michel Montecrossa

Today’s Song & Lyrics Spotlight: ‘I Picture Myself’ by Michel Montecrossa 


 
I Picture Myself

I picture myself
in a ruby-red stone,
I dive into emerald leaves unknown
to my mind’s wondering song.

O Soul, awake and come close,
illumine your house,
and burn into the night
your all-mighty rays
and conquer illusion with
all-embracing Love.

I picture myself
in a forgotten tale
and follow the footsteps
of mysterious kings.
I picture myself
in a hidden smile
and a look so tender
and so far away.
Yes, I picture myself
in a summer noon.
O Soul, awake and be close,
touch your outer court
and touch with Truth the Pain.

I picture myself
in your sweet Self,
my heartbeats throb
with longing dreams,
with waves so great and luminous.
O Soul, awake, I feel your breath
and I hear your call, o flame,
burning with the Lord.

I picture myself
in a diamond-gaze
of the One I love more
than all the worlds.
And I feel at last
the end of the toil.
I have come to You, Divine Mystery.
O Soul, o soul, we are one.
You are my life,
and my immortality.

Lyrics & Music: Michel Montecrossa, © Mira Sound Germany

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Image above: Michel Montecrossa on stage during the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri, Italy (www.SpiritOfWoodstockFest.com)

Movie: ‘Michel Montecrossa & His Superchicks – Couch Party at MTV’

Watch here ‘Michel Montecrossa & His Superchicks – Couch Party at MTV’ presenting in the consciousness expanding overground movie style of Michel Montecrossa 46 minutes of stunning Michel Montecrossa overground interview-action vibrant with humour, deep insight and unexpected turns. Michel Montecrossa freely speaks together with Mirakali, Diana Antara, Mirachandra and Alex Infascelli about his life, music and unconventional outlook on things.

‘Michel Montecrossa & his Superchicks – Couch Party at MTV’ is exuberant free cinema art that leads into new territories far beyond normal mainstream trash. Together with 7 great Michel Montecrossa songs like ‘Superchick’ a mind-blowing cyberrocker experience unfolds its different sense of reality.

The Songs: ‘Superchick’, ‘Rebel Grail Blues’, ‘We Play The Shit We Like – We Play The Shit We Love’, ‘Superchick #2’, ‘We Play The Shit We Like – We Play The Shit We Love #2’, ‘Teen Smell’, ‘Teen Smell #2’, ‘Exploration Teknotrance’, ‘Male Feel – Check This’, ‘The Girl That’s Laughin’’

Music: Michel Montecrossa and The Chosen Few
Starring: Michel Montecrossa, Mirakali, Diana Antara, Mirachandra, Alex Infaschelli

Produced by Filmaur Multimedia, Germany
(Color, English language, 46 Min.)

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Michel Montecrossa & His Superchicks – Couch Party at MTV

Photo Set 3: Michel Montecrossa and his band The Chosen Few at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2017

More photos of Michel Montecrossa and his band The Chosen Few at this year’s Spirit of Woodstock Festival – from 19th to 23rd July 2017 (click photos to enlarge)

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