Can we discuss the artistic aesthetic of Weimar Berlin?
This is from the Cabaret thread and it's a fascinating subject.
There was a cabaret star, I forgot her name, who, while performing naked, would climb on the table of anyone who wasn't paying attention, drink their champagne, and then pee on them.
I think her drug of choice was ether soaked rose petals or something like that.
Weimer Berlin, such a grand place.
So much transgressive art in Berlin, while America was still so wholesome. Germany was one contradictory country.
I read a lengthy book about that era. The years between the two world wars were completely without any artistic aesthetic in the end. The country was in such turmoil on many levels. Held to WW1 concessions the populace was unemployed, their money was worthless, ugly forces and movements all around. What little was artistic was soon lost to me. Very depressing.
The one artistic thing that rose above all else for some of the populace was The Three Penny Opera. I was not familiar with the play and found a German CD of the production. It is really one song or variation of the one song and a murder story. I love the music though.
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
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