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Štiri: Nous Non Plus in Ljubljana

Upon our arrival in the center of Ljubljana, we are greeted warmly at Movia’s wine shop with a bottle of Puro Rose.

We roll in to the Roxly, where we sound check and get ready to play.

View from the front of the Roxly. “Who would put a castle up there?” Clouds gather…

Our Slovenian cell phone commercial plays on a loop at the front of the bar.

…Crowds gather, packing the club past the bar, out the door… Amazingly, our song’s appearance in an ad seems to have captured Slovenia’s imagination. We are told repeatedly that everyone in Slovenia knows this song, and has wondered about the mysterious American artists behind it (some even [erroneously] concluding that we are secretly the Yeah Yeah Yeahs). The crowd sings along to “Lawnmower Boy” in a dizzying hybrid of Slovene-Franglish.

Verdict: Success, with the distinct possibility of returning to this magical part of the world some time in the future. Merci, Ljubljana!

Check out this Slovenian blog for some great photos of the show, offset by 180 degrees.

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Graffiti in Ljubljana
April 15, 2008, 11:58 am
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As it turned out, neither time nor the availability of reliable data transmission permitted my posting while abroad, so Hebrew School returns to Brooklyn with a series of posts on my Italo-Slovenian adventures. As an appetite whetter, here are some pictures of graffiti taken in the center of the Slovenian capital, in the immediate area of our show at the Roxly Bar.

The politics of the graffiti ranged the full spectrum, often in a flux of interplay…

…and escaped into infinity.