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Goethe’s Birthday 

GOETHE’S BIRTHDAY
(28th of August 1749)


To me, Goethe was (IS) one of the greatest poets who ever lived, along with Dante and Shakespeare.

Goethe was the first author I really became “hooked on”, so when I was 18 or so, I ventured to read ALL of his writings – an undertaking, which is still ongoing, as he wrote a vast amount of incredible literature. In any case, it was at that time when I began to take up writing, my own thoughts as well as my first “poems”, which only much later began to take their own individual shape.

He also “introduced” me to the philosophy of PANTHEISM (Spinoza, Stoicism etc.), which I always deemed one of the most universal (and comprehensible) “religions”, reflections of which can be found in virtually all “established” forms of worship.
Here is just a little, but most beautiful account of Goethe’s encounter with Nature (from “The Sorrows of Young Werther”):
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring, which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now. When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!


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1956年6月30日、ドイツ・デュッセルドルフ生まれ。

バンド「ZENO」で、1986年にEMI UKよりファーストアルバム「ZENO」でデビュー以来、メロディアス・ロック・シーン屈指のソングライターとして高い評価を受け続ける。
兄、ウリ・ジョン・ロート(Uli Jon Roth)とも比較される流麗な泣きのギターワークも常にファンの注目を集める。
また、高いメッセージ性のある詞も、Zeno音楽哲学の中では重要な位置を占めており、そのリリシズム溢れるメロディとともに、ヒーリング・ロックと呼ばれることもある。
作品は完全完璧主義であり、最後の一音に数ヶ月時間を費やすこともある。…が、素顔は結構ひょうきんである。

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