When I lived in Germany in the early 90’s, it was easy to know what music would be playing in clubs- just find out whatever was playing in the states nine months before and re-mix it and add a techno beat. Things haven’t changed much:
Germany slid into political chaos on Sunday night as the election produced a hung parliament, with both chancellor Gerhard Schröder and his challenger Angela Merkel claiming victory and the right to form a new government.
Political chaos? Both candidates claiming victory?
That is sooo 2000-2001.
*** Update ***
It was a bad omen when Angela Merkel, the candidate of the conservative Christian Democratic Union chose the Rolling Stones’ “Angie” as her campaign theme song. It is actually a sad song about a breakup. “All the dreams we held so close seemed to all go up in smoke” goes one line–and that’s pretty much what happened to the CDU in yesterday’s elections, as Social Democrat Gerhard Schroeder, who has served as Germany’s Bill Clinton-like Chancellor for the last seven years, staged a remarkable comeback.