So you may or may not realize that there is a quite fabulous burlesque scene in Berlin, Germany, and that lurking amongst its glamorous denizens is one real-life singing mermaid who goes by the name Lorelei Vanora.
Lorelei is so sparkling and fabulous that she fits right into the nightlife of this glittering, decadent city, where she entertains fashionable club goers with her dulcet, otherworldly tones. Here is a clip of her doing just that at an event last fall:
And here is a still image of Lorelei singing, in case you were not able to believe your eyes (or ears) before. This often happens when humans encounter magical creatures, of course.
It so happens that yours truly was fortunate enough to meet with Miss Lorelei last fall in her stylish shell-scattered Kreuzberg apartment, where after I had to be revived with smelling salts a few times not to mention get used to the unusual odors, the following interview took place.
I know, it is very professional. It was a historic moment for me as it was the first time I’d interviewed an actual mermaid. By now it’s totally old-hat and I occasionally fall asleep whilst pretending to be interested in merfolk chatter.
Anyway, inspired by a deep longing for her ocean home, Lorelei has been collaborating with Berlin duo The LalaVox Box, consisting of LalaVox and one Achim Treu (aka DJ UFO Hawaii), and will be coming up with an entire album’s worth of sea-inspired nautical music bit by bit…. WHICH will be exclusive to this very blog.
I’ll post the first ditty on Monday, followed by a new song once a month – ranging from breezy happy-go-lucky ditties to lovelorn, bottom-of-the-sea ballads – until one entire mermaid-sung album is up for your enjoyment and possibly even salvation. There is even a song that was penned in part by yours truly, as that is the kind of multi-artist inter-species collaboration that happens in a city like Berlin.
So watch this space. I am pretty sure you will be amazed, and that your life will never be the same.