Sounds on Thursday 150: ‘Full Scale Topical’ by Michel Montecrossa

Continuing the Sounds on Thursday blog post series with the Cyberrock track Full Scale Topical by Michel Montecrossa

Song Lyrics

Full Scale Topical

I turned my eyes into the light of the car park,
but then stared up at a tremendous sight:
People entangled in a web of glaring light,
prisoners who destroyed half of their lives
in a spectacular riot a few suns ago
but in the end did a favour only to their diabolo.
From the inside hell where chances are slim.
Where evil brothers grin you need help to win.

Peace is power, laughs at every evil thought.
Peace is power, changes every evil course.
Peace is power that nothing can resist.
Peace is power that clears what contradicts.
Peace is power, the power of your trust.
Peace is power, the confidence that lasts.
Peace is power, free of calculation.
Peace is power of the truth intervention.

I still turned my eyes into the light of the car park.
I knew how to throw blows while I’m fallin’ hard.
Don’t give distance when the other throws punches.
Put your face into his chest and block his power.
People in their depth are disturbingly the same.
Time only passes fast on the the outside of the game.
In silence you can navigate your way to the centre.
From there you will know how to go against anger.

The help is there, it’s in your blood,
in the beauty of living, the greatness of love,
the joy of being, the unfinished look
where the dream is fresh like a Karate chop.
I hear the people shouting again and again,
mostly in foreign language: „When will it end?“
„Don’t move and don’t follow!“, scream the men with the guns.
But peace is big power, drives the magic of the young.

Lyrics & Music: Michel Montecrossa, © Mira Sound Germany

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Michel Montecrossa Homepage: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Mirakali: https://mirakali.net/

Image above: Michel Montecrossa live on stage at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri, Italy (https://SpiritofWoodstockFest.com )

Cyberrock & Electronica Saturday, part 144

It’s the hundred-forty-fourth Cyberrock & Electronica Saturday: enjoy this selection of songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali from various albums

Angel Nation (by Michel Montecrossa); Genre: Cyberrock

New Earth, New Sky (by Mirakali) Genre: Electronica / Dance

Steel Bars (Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan)

DVD-Preview: Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2012 recorded live during the Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2012 in Mirapuri, Italy

Michel Montecrossa on facebook: www.facebook.com/michel.montecrossa

Michel Montecrossa Homepage: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Explore Michel Montecrossa’s art, music, movies, quotes and more on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Montecrossa

Mirakali’s Homepage: www.Mirakali.net

Image above: Michel Montecrossa live on stage

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

More songs and movies: www.MichelMontecrossa.com
Explore Michel Montecrossa’s art, music, movies, quotes and more on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Montecrossa and on his facebook page

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).

Michel Montecrossa’s movie ‘Is Your Love In Vain?’ – part of Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018’

The ‘Is Your Love In Vain?’ Movie is part of Michel Montecrossa’s album FIRE ON THE WATER – Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018. You can buy/download the album here from the Mirapuri-Shop.

FIRE ON THE WATER Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018 which was recorded live on Thursday 26th July 2018 during the legendary Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2018 in Mirapuri, Italy is presenting the great performances of 8 Michel Montecrossa songs and 7 Bob Dylan songs featured by Michel Montecrossa and his band The Chosen Few. FIRE ON THE WATER Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018 is a masterpiece of song art untouched by the rigid structures imposed by the Rock establishment and dull manifestations of formularized Pop.
FIRE ON THE WATER begins with the Michel Montecrossa song ‘Handed Down By Jesus‘ followed by Bob Dylan’s song ‘I Shall Be Released‘ and Michel Montecrossa’s song ‘Hyperpunk’s Ballad In A Haunted Street‘. Bob Dylan’s song ‘Is Your Love In Vain?‘ leads to Michel Montecrossa’s song ‘In The Heat Of The Night‘. Michel Montecrossa then goes on with the Bob Dylan song ‘Never Gonna Be The Same Again‘. The Michel Montecrossa title song ‘Fire On The Water‘ connects to Bob Dylan’s song ‘2×2‘. The journey goes on with Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Fire Of The Morning Star‘, Bob Dylan’s song ‘Born In Time’ as well as Michel Montecrossa’s song ‘Various Girls’ and the two finale songs ‘Rock Me Mama’ and ‘Way To The Well’.

1. Handed Down By Jesus
2. I Shall Be Released
3. Hyperpunk‘s Ballad In A Haunted Street
4. Is Your Love In Vain?
5. In The Heat Of The Night
6. Going, Going, Gone
7. Sweety Girl
8. Never Gonna Be The Same Again
9. Fire On The Water
10. 2×2
11. Fire Of The Morning Star
12. Born In Time
13. Various Girls
14. Rock Me Mama
15. Way To The Well

More about Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan: Michel-BobDylan.com
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Complete List of all songs from the ‘Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan’ Series: https://wp.me/PaKe4-2e

Michel Montecrossa says about ‘Fire On The Water’ – his Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018 Album:

“I gave the Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018 Album the title ‘Fire on The Water’. It presents 15 trax of good music with good lyrics by me and Bob Dylan. They all sing about Love and the vanity of not-loving Love which will turn you into a politician making human relationships into a farce of politics, economy and war and in the end will leave you unhappy. But I know that Love is all and I know how to live it. That’s why I’m not alone and can live the good world of Bright Earth Happiness together with my glorious woman that knows. ‘Fire on The Water’ are 15 songs about that.“

Michel Montecrossa says about his Michel & Bob Dylan Fest series:
“The origin of the ‘Michel & Bob Dylan Fest Series’ was a man asking me if I could sing a Bob Dylan song in my next concert. I fulfilled his wish. After that I was asked ever more to include Bob Dylan songs in my concerts, as people said they like my way of singing Bob Dylan songs and they like to hear them together with my own songs as a positive and stimulating experience. Out of that the ‘Michel & Bob Dylan Fest Series’ evolved, beginning in 2001. The ‘Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018‘ is the 18th time that it happened. It includes my own new songs as well as Bob Dylan songs.“

 

More photos: Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2018

Second photo selection of Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2018 in Mirapuri, Italy.

Festival Website: www.SpiritOfWoodstockFest.com

Festival Address & Contact:
Omnidiet Resort and Business Hotel
Via Monte Falò 8, 28011 Mirapuri-Coiromonte, Provincia di Novara, Italy
Phone: ++39-0322-999009, eMail: info@spiritofwoodstockfest.com

Join the Spirit of Woodstock Festival on facebookwww.facebook.com/SpiritOfWoodstockMirapuri

The Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2018 on VCO Azzurra TV

Watch here the Italian TV station VCO Azzurra TV presenting the Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2018 in Mirapuri.

Festival Website: www.SpiritOfWoodstockFest.com

Festival Address & Contact:
Omnidiet Resort and Business Hotel
Via Monte Falò 8, 28011 Mirapuri-Coiromonte, Provincia di Novara, Italy
Phone: ++39-0322-999009, eMail: info@spiritofwoodstockfest.com

Join the Spirit of Woodstock Festival on facebookwww.facebook.com/SpiritOfWoodstockMirapuri

Photos: Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2018

Photo selection of Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2018 in Mirapuri, Italy.

Festival Website: www.SpiritOfWoodstockFest.com

Festival Address & Contact:
Omnidiet Resort and Business Hotel
Via Monte Falò 8, 28011 Mirapuri-Coiromonte, Provincia di Novara, Italy
Phone: ++39-0322-999009, eMail: info@spiritofwoodstockfest.com

Join the Spirit of Woodstock Festival on facebookwww.facebook.com/SpiritOfWoodstockMirapuri

Today live: Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018’ at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival

Today, 26th July 2018 on the second day of the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri, will take place as Special event Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018′ (from 19:00 – 20:00) featuring great poetic and New-Topical-Songs by Michel Montecrossa and Bob Dylan.

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

Festival Website: www.SpiritOfWoodstockFest.com

Festival Address & Contact:
Omnidiet Resort and Business Hotel
Via Monte Falò 8, 28011 Mirapuri-Coiromonte, Provincia di Novara, Italy
Phone: ++39-0322-999009, eMail: info@spiritofwoodstockfest.com

Join the Spirit of Woodstock Festival on facebookwww.facebook.com/SpiritOfWoodstockMirapuri

 

Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali live from 25th – 29th July 2018 at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri, Italy

Starting today Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali will play live on all 5 days – from 25th – 29th July 2018 – of the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri, Italy.

Festival Website: www.SpiritOfWoodstockFest.com

Festival Address & Contact:
Omnidiet Resort and Business Hotel
Via Monte Falò 8, 28011 Mirapuri-Coiromonte, Provincia di Novara, Italy
Phone: ++39-0322-999009, eMail: info@spiritofwoodstockfest.com

Join the Spirit of Woodstock Festival on facebookwww.facebook.com/SpiritOfWoodstockMirapuri

The Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2018 Poster is here!

Enjoy the brand-new Spirit of Woodstock 2018 Festival Poster!! This year the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri takes place from 25th to 29th July 2018. Michel Montecrossa, Mirakali and his band The Chosen Few will play on all 5 Festival days along with international bands (various genres).

Festival Website: www.SpiritOfWoodstockFest.com

Join the Spirit of Woodstock Festival on facebook: www.facebook.com/SpiritOfWoodstockMirapuri

Address & Contact:
c/o Omnidiet Resort and Business Hotel
Via Monte Falò 8
28011 Mirapuri-Coiromonte
Provincia di Novara,
Italy
Phone: ++39-0322-999009
eMail: info@spiritofwoodstockfest.com

Directions: www.spiritofwoodstockfest.com/howtocomehere.php

or find the Festival on Google Map: Spirit of Woodstock Festival on Google Map

Festival Bands 2018: http://spiritofwoodstockfest.com/artists

The 26th Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2018 in Mirapuri, Italy, from Wednesday 25th July till Sunday 29th July 2018: 5 highlight days of free music revolution with free entrance and friendly prices for camping, food, drinks and Hotel accommodation, together with the Mirapuri Open Nature Camping and Mirapuri’s one and only original Bavarian Oktoberfest in Italy presenting open air concerts, hearty festival feastin’ and drinkin’, groovy festival-bazaar and international coming together.
During the 5 festival-days Michel Montecrossa together with Mirakali and Diana Antara and his band The Chosen Few presents brand-new original Cyberrock, Cyberschlager, Cyberdance, Cyberviking and Cyberelectronica-DJ songs and instrumentals for having a good time.
A special highlight for 2018 is the Michel sings Bob Dylan Thursday featuring great poetic and New-Topical-Songs by Michel Montecrossa (www.MichelMontecrossa.com) and Bob Dylan.

 
CyberRocker Michel Montecrossa started the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri together with the Mirapuri Open Nature Camping and Mirapuri’s one and only original Bavarian Oktoberfest in Italy.
Every year a new spirit of music of courage and hope, sweetness of soul and strength of joy reaches out for the future along with hearty festival feastin’ and drinkin’ and international coming together.
The Spirit of Woodstock Festival is creative with the mighty dream of Unity, Love and Freedom. Guest musicians from all over the world come together to play and sing along with Michel Montecrossa, Mirakali, Diana Antara and his band The Chosen Few and an enthusiastic audience for five days and nights every year in July. Since its inception the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri with its continuous five days flow of international music and brand-new Cyberrock, Cyberschlager, Cyberdance, Cyberviking, Cyberelectronica-DJ and New-Topical-Songs along with the Mirapuri Open Nature Camping and Mirapuri’s one and only Bavarian Oktoberfest in Italy has developed into a great Free Music Event with free entrance and friendly prices for food, drinks and Hotel accommodation.
The Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri, Italy every year stands out as a unique European Music-Experience-Event with international flair and an inimitable atmosphere of Love and Joy.