M & M 

Dear reader, 

I’m just writing very quickly to let you know I’m in Münster today. I’ll be playing the Hafen-Viertel-Fest or something. Last night’s walk was very productive already. 

   
      
Last weekend I played the Sinnlichkeit Festival in Magdeburg. And damn, this place. It’s just impossible to put into words what it’s like. You just have to promise me to go there while it’s still on in the next 14 weekends!!! Seriously! This place is just nuts and beautiful and mind-blowing. 

   
                        
One more thing. This Sunday I’ll be playing the vegan-vegetarian Summer Fest in Bremen. Come by if you have time, let’s hang out, talk and have something nice to eat together. 
Yours truly, 

Zeki Min

First Mix And Watering The Phone

Hi Everone, 

I’ve become a bit lazy writing here, I know. And I sincerely apologize for that but there are just so many other cool things to do but spending time on the Internet. Haha. 

 Just wanted to give a quick update on the recording of the new album and other funky stuff. 

So, first things first, the recording was so, so, soooooo much fun! I’m really blessed to spend time with Soku, Rich, Kay and Gunnar! They’re awesome people and great musicians. I thought it’ll be all stress because we needed to record the full album in four days but in reality it was the opposite. We actually made it in three days only and could take the last day off. And yeah, we made mistakes and you can hear them, but the recording will be very natural. I’ve heard two raw mixes by Kay and I love it. 

And now you wonder why I don’t have any photos here? It’s just because I’m using my new phone as my old fairphone fell into water and didn’t make it out alive. It’s really sad because this phone was really good. I liked it a lot. Anyway, I’ll be posting some photos when I’m back home from my computer. 

Here are just some photos that I’ve taken in the last days walking through the city. 

   
               

By the way, I’ll be off to Magdeburg on Saturday for the opening of the Sinnlichkeit Festival. The last years the festival had other names but it was always a highlight to play and just to be there. Come by if you’ve got some spare time. You won’t regret it!!

I hope you’re all good!!

– Zeki Min

A New Album And A Beautiful Wall And A Watering Can

Hi There!!

A beautiful wall and a watering can is all you need. Here are some fun photos.

Plus, I’ll be recording in three weeks! I’m looking forward to having great musicians and brilliant people doing it with me! Gunnar will be playing the Cello, Soku the Violine, Rich will be hitting things as usual, and Kay will be pressing buttons, adjusting microphones and doing some additional instruments, just because he can! Wow, what a grand team! I’m a lucky boy!

I will be rehearsing on my own and not playing any concerts in May. But in June I’ll be hopping in my car again, driving through this country. I’m also a happy boy.

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– ZEKI MIN

10000 Impressions Of The Vegan-Café Tour 2015

Hello,

I don’t know where to start to say thank you to all the incredible people Julia, Loki and me have met on our tour! I’ve taken 10000 photos of all the great cafés. All of them are just so different but the one thing that unites them all is the love and detail that’s breathing out of every single pore of every location. When you pay a little attention to detail you see that the owners’ve put so much of their souls into their cafés. It’s absolutely astonishing!! You’ll never find anything like that in a chain café. If you want to see something special, that makes you feel comfy, and get the greatest food ever, go, go, go!!!

The photos I’ve taken do not do them justice. Please go and visit them all if you can!!!

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The Start

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goodDeats – Potsdam

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Loki in Potsdam

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Easter bunnies of white chocolate. A Dream!!!

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What a selection! goodDeats – Potsdam

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Berlin – Sfizy

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Berlin – Sfizy —- PIZZAAA!

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Keys in the sewer. But help is coming!

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Thank you BSR!

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Loki carrying her bed.

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Green Bites – Bremen! Wow

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Green Bites – Bremen! Hallo Mama, hallo Papa!

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Green Bites – Bremen! Best sandwiches!

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Green Bites – Bremen!

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Green Bites – Bremen!

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Green Bites – Bremen!

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Green Bites – Bremen! Christian won the cook book!

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One for Loki, one for Julia, one for me.

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!!

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!!

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!!

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!! DELICIOUS!!!!!!

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!!

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!!

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!!

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!! Congrats, Volker!

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!! Sleeping on the floor.

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!!

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!!

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!!

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!!

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!!

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!!

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!!

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!!

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!!

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Krümelküche – Duisburg!!!

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Hibiskus – Cologne

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Hibiskus – Cologne

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Hibiskus – Cologne

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Hibiskus – Cologne

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Hibiskus – Cologne

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Hibiskus – Cologne

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Hibiskus – Cologne

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Hibiskus – Cologne

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Hibiskus – Cologne

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Hibiskus – Cologne

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Hibiskus – Cologne

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Cologne

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Butze – Düsseldorf!!

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Butze – Düsseldorf!!

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Butze – Düsseldorf!!

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Butze – Düsseldorf!!

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Butze – Düsseldorf!!

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Butze – Düsseldorf!!

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Butze – Düsseldorf!! Tasty!!

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Butze – Düsseldorf!!

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Butze – Düsseldorf!!

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Butze – Düsseldorf!!

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Butze – Düsseldorf!!

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Butze – Düsseldorf!!

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Veggie Bros – Würzburg

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Veggie Bros – Würzburg

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Veggie Bros – Würzburg

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Veggie Bros – Würzburg

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Würzburg

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Würzburg

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Würzburg

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Stuttgart

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Stuttgart Love!

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Stuttgart Love

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Stuttgart – Super Jami!!

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Stuttgart – Super Jami!!

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Stuttgart – Super Jami!!

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Stuttgart – Super Jami!!

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Stuttgart – Super Jami!!

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Stuttgart – Super Jami!!

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Stuttgart – Super Jami!!

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Stuttgart – Super Jami!!

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Stuttgart – Super Jami!!

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Stuttgart – Super Jami!!

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Stuttgart

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Stuttgart – Super Jami!!

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Stuttgart – Super Jami!!

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Stuttgart – Super Jami!!

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Stuttgart – Super Jami!! Timmi!!

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Loki and her favorite food

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Zürich!!!

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Zürich!!!

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Zürich!!!

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Zürich!!! Sandro and Loki!

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Reza, Sandro and me

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Reza Dinally and me

Much obliged, Zeki Min!

Vegan-Café Tour Coming Up + Impressions Of A Wayfarer

Hi there,

The next upcoming shows are the Vegan-Café Tour:

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The people from peta2.de were so sweet to send me some goodies that’ll be giving away on the tour. So come by and get some cookbooks or other great stuff!!! Thank you PETA2.de!!!

The last few weeks I’ve been up and around in different cities and places. Beautiful places mostly with beautiful people. This time I’ll let the photos do the talking.

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John on his bed.

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Markus and John before the Show in Geesthacht

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Markus made the greatest food as always!

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When I see this, I get hungry again!

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4 Days Project. Great young band!

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Into the Light

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John Harping

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Hamburg in Black And White

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Hamburg in Black And White II

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Hamburg in Black And White III

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Bricks And Sky

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Tree House

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Sunupper

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Kitchen floor

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Sweet Mouth

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Feet

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Pears and Apples

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Red City Radio

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Moon

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Moon?

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Bratwurst + Pommes

Best regards, Zeki

“I Still Believe In Having Fun!”

This was my first official video made a year ago by my friend Roman aka. Ramon from Perm/Russia​. He held an old Super 8 Camera in front of his digital camera and filmed this.
Today, a year later, this video has more than 3000 views. This may not seem very much, but it means the world to me!

I wanna thank you for watching my videos, buying the record, listening to the music, coming to my shows, hanging out after and before, letting me sleep on your floors/beds/sofas, in your living room/kitchens/bathrooms/bedrooms/balconies/gardens, sharing your breakfast and making all this more than a worthwhile experience!

I’m getting this question a lot, and every once in a while I’m asking this myself: “Why are you doing this at all?”
I think it’s all in this video. Thank you Roman!!!

Best regards, Zeki

Running In Circles Is Still The Greatest Fun!

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Hiya!!

The first five concerts and the days travelling this year were great!!

From Thursday to Monday, from Osnabrück and Essen, over Mannheim to Freiburg and Trier. Beautiful cities and beautiful people all the way!

I am blessed to have Julius from Travels & Trunks with me on these five days. We booked the shows together and had one blast of a time! I know, it’s hard with me sometimes but you kept your head up quite well. Haha.

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 We started off in Osnabrück where we played a wonderful living room show in the wonderful living room of the wonderful Rieke and Lammi! Although Julius from Ravels and Bunks and me were quite nervous, it was such a wonderful, wonderful evening. We’d loved to stay a little bit longer but due to me having to work on Friday, we had to leave snowy Osnabrück on icy roads heading towards Bremen.

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In Bremen, after work, we went to Bremen’s finest vegan café, the GREEN BITES! It’s a small and cozy place with a great variety of incredibly delicious meals. This Monday, meaning on the 9th February, Julius from Marvels & Honks is playing there with Commi from Complaints. A show I won’t miss for the world. It starts early so come by and eat and listen to two great musicians.

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In Essen we played the Café Nova which is not a café but an awesome concert venue. On that particular date I had the feeling some of the audience wasn’t here for the music but maybe it was just me. Julius from Gravels & Chunks, Freder and me had a great time anyway.

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I still think that running in circles is the greatest of fun!!!

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Our breakfast with Henrik and Denise was awesome and they have a wonderful flat. Julius from Harvests & Junks and me had a good night’s sleep which we definitely needed.

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Mannheim was way more beautiful than I thought it’d be. The Gehring’s Kommode is just such a unique place and impossible to describe. If you live in Mannem, you need to pay it a visit!!

The concert was amazing and strange at the same time. But a good kind of strange!

I hope we’ll be back some time!

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When we arrived in Freiburg, it wasn’t sunny at all in Germany’s California. Nah, it was rather snowing all the time and Julius from Shovels & Snow and me were quite cold. However, we found a great kebab place and nice little café called Huber. It was my first time in the city but I need to be back in more summery days.

Laurin who put up the show this evening, booked us together with an incredible band from Graz, Austria called REMEDY. Please check them out. Those are incredibly fun people and wonderful musicians!!! Best band I’ve seen in a long time. So fresh and powerful and ahhhh just mind blowing!!! (https://rmdy.bandcamp.com)

After the show we had a great party dancing into the night. It could have all been so nice, if it wasn’t for Laurin’s landlord to start grinding the staircase at 9 am. Yet another night with way too little sleep time.

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Our last stop was Trier and it was as beautiful as the last time. It was great to see Fabi and the SDIYG concert group again and some new faces as well. Plus, for the first time Julius from Channels & Dunks and me met Commi from Complaints. Sleeping at Hotze’s flat was so great and Commi made us laugh more than once that day! I’d have loved to play some more shows with these dudes but work’s calling.

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However, the next concerts are coming up in two weeks. I’ll be playing Geesthacht and Itzehoe with John Allen. Ah Yeah!

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PLUS, the Vegan-Café Tour 2015 is fully booked! Yeah!!!

See you soon, Zeki Min