Stay true to yourself and enjoy the Spirit of music

Michel Montecrossa answers questions of a Bob Dylan aficionado. This interview is released for the first time in relation with the release of ‘FIRE ON THE WATER’ – the Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018

Q: How did your obsession with Bob Dylan begin? Do you remember the first song or album you heard?

Michel Montecrossa:
No obsession ever began. I heard a musician-artist who is in touch with the archetypal Spirit of music and word and it is this Spirit that interests me. The first song performed by Bob Dylan I heard was ‘Song to Woody’ and the first album I heard was his first album.

Q: When did you decide to cover every Dylan song? Was that the plan from the beginning, or did you realize at some point you had already covered so many you might as well do the full batch?

Michel Montecrossa:
One day in 1993 a man came to one of my concerts and asked me if I would play a Bob Dylan song for him. I had never before played a Bob Dylan song but I did it for this man. It was ‘All Along The Watchtower’. Later he now and then asked for more Bob Dylan songs as did other people because they liked the way I performed Bob Dylan songs. These demands continued to come in till today so that after a while it became the full batch. I myself never took a decision to cover every Dylan song.

Q: Which specific songs were the hardest to cover? Which were the easiest?

Michel Montecrossa:
There is no specific song that’s hard or easy to cover. I do not think in terms of covering something but rather of feeling something and if I have enough feelings in me there is nothing hard or easy.

Q: Is there a general trend between what makes a Dylan song easy or hard to play (length, number of words, chord changes, etc)?

Michel Montecrossa:
No general trend. It’s as I said a question of having the wideness to feel without walls.

Q: What are the challenges with covering some of his very obscure songs? In some cases, you seem to be the first person to ever cover them!

Michel Montecrossa:
No challenges up to now. His songs come in their own ways with their own stories. Obscure or not don’t play a role.

Q: On the other side, how do you go about making the songs that get covered constantly (Blowin’ in the Wind, Watchtower, etc) your own?

Michel Montecrossa:
The entry door for every song whether it is called ‘my own’ song or a ‘Bob Dylan’ song is openness to the Spirit of music I mentioned before. Something like ‘my, his, hers’ don‘t really exist.

Q: Are there songs that you ended up liking more after you covered them? For instance, maybe a song you weren’t that excited about doing, but then when you had to learn to play it, you appreciated it in a new way.

Michel Montecrossa:
I don’t cover songs by anyone, not even my own songs. It’s all about feeling Joy and Laughing and that I appreciate always in a new way. There is no ‘liking’ or ‘disliking’.

Q: Do you have a favorite Dylan album? A least favorite?

Michel Montecrossa:
I favor them all in the place for which they stand.

Q: Is there a lesser-known Dylan song you think that more people should cover?

Michel Montecrossa:
I think it is the song Bob Dylan has not written as yet.

Q: Have you ever heard from anyone in Bob’s camp about your project?

Michel Montecrossa:
As yet I don’t know where such a camp is. I can’t answer the question. I only know that Bob Dylan himself said that I can perform any and all of his songs.

Q: Can you tell me a little more about your annual Michel & Bob Dylan Fest? For instance: How did that start, and when? Why did you decide to do this series of concerts? I gather many/most of your Dylan covers have been performed and release in that context.

Michel Montecrossa:
The annual Michel & Bob Dylan Fest started in 2001 as a result of people asking me always more to sing and play Bob Dylan songs as they like my way of performing them. The resulting live recordings then made their way into releases.

Q: What advice do you have for other musicians who want to cover Dylan?

Michel Montecrossa:
Don’t cover Dylan but stay true to yourself and enjoy the Spirit of music.

Further information: www.Michel-BobDylan.com

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Michel Montecrossa und Mirakali und ihr ‘Songs of Hope meet Orgastica-DJ & Cyberpoetry’ Acoustic & Electronica Konzert in der ‘Parisbar ehemals Das Provisorium’ am 11. November 2018

Songs of Hope meet Orgastica-DJ

11. November 2018
16:00 – 18:00
Parisbar ehemals Das Provisorium
Gravelottestraße 7
81667 München
facebook.com/parisbarmuenchen

Konzert Info: 089-850 8555

‘Songs of Hope meet Orgastica-DJ & Cyberpoetry’ ist der Titel des eindrucksvollen Acoustic & Electronica Konzerts von Michel Montecrossa und Mirakali in der ‘Parisbar ehemals Das Provisorium’, Gravelottestraße 7 in München am 11. November 2018. Von 16:00 bis 18:00 Uhr präsentiert es die neuesten Levels von Michel Montecrossa’s akustischen Stream-of-Consciousness Songs und Mirakali’s kosmischen Orgastica-DJ Instrumentals, die verbunden sind mit den Rezitationen ihrer bewegenden Cyberpoems. Die Set Liste beinhaltet großartige Songs wie das Titellied ‘Songs of Hope’ von Michel Montecrossa ebenso wie Mirakali’s futuristische Orgastica-DJ Instrumentals wie ‘New Sunrise in Cyberworld’, die verbunden sind mit ihrer tiefempfundenen Zen-Style Cyberpoetry mit Titeln wie ‘Sensual Light’ und viele mehr.

Michel Montecrossa sagt über das ‘Songs of Hope meet Orgastica-DJ & Cyberpoetry’ Konzert:
“Das ‘Songs of Hope meet Orgastica-DJ & Cyberpoetry’ Konzert präsentiert meine neuen Levels akustischer Stream-of-Consciousness Songs zusammen mit der Energie von Mirakali’s kosmischen Orgastica-DJ Instrumentals und ihrer ultra-modernen Zen-Style Cyberpoetry.”

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Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali and their ‘Songs of Hope meet Orgastica-DJ & Cyberpoetry’ Acoustic & Electronica Concert in the ‘Parisbar ehemals Das Provisorium’ on 11th November 2018

Songs of Hope meet Orgastica-DJ

11th November 2018
16:00 – 18:00
Parisbar ehemals Das Provisorium
Gravelottestraße 7
81667 München
facebook.com/parisbarmuenchen

Concert Info: 089-850 8555

‘Songs of Hope meet Orgastica-DJ & Cyberpoetry’ is the title of the grand Acoustic & Electronica Concert by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali in the ‘Parisbar ehemals Das Provisorium’, Gravelottestraße 7 in Munich on 11th November 2018 starting 16:00 till 18:00 featuring Michel Montecrossa’s new levels of acoustic Stream-of-Consciousness Songs and Mirakali’s cosmic Orgastica-DJ Instrumentals that go along with the recitations of her thrilling Zen-Style Cyberpoetry. The setlist includes great songs like the title song ‘Songs of Hope’ by Michel Montecrossa as well as Mirakali’s futuristic Orgastica-DJ instrumentals like ‘New Sunrise in Cyberworld’ together with her heartfelt Zen-Style Cyberpoetry like ‘Sensual Light’ and many more.

Michel Montecrossa says about the ‘Songs of Hope meet Orgastica-DJ & Cyberpoetry’ Concert:
“The ‘Songs of Hope meet Orgastica-DJ & Cyberpoetry’ Concert presents my new levels of acoustic Stream-of-Consciousness Songs together with the energy of Mirakali’s cosmic Orgastica-DJ Instrumentals and her ultra-modern Zen-Style Cyberpoetry.”

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‘Shakti Songs meet Orgastica-DJ & Cyberpoetry’ Acoustic & Electronica Concert with Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali in the Omnidiet Music-Hall in Mirapuri on 14th October 2018

Shakti Songs meet Orgastica-DJ

14th October 2018
21:00 – 23:00
in the Omnidiet Music-Hall
Via Monte Falò 8
28011 Mirapuri-Coiromonte
(Prov. di Novara), Italy
Phone: ++39-0322-999009

‘Shakti Songs meet Orgastica-DJ & Cyberpoetry’ is the title of the grand Acoustic & Electronica Concert by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali in the Omnidiet Music-Hall in Mirapuri on 14th October 2018 starting 21:00 till 23:00 featuring Michel Montecrossa’s new intensity of acoustic Stream-of-Consciousness Songs and Mirakali’s exciting Orgastica-DJ Instrumentals that go along with the recitations of her expressive Zen-Style Cyberpoems. The setlist includes great songs like the title song ‘Shakti Ballad’ by Michel Montecrossa as well as Mirakali’s avant-garde Orgastica-DJ instrumentals like ‘Sunworld Dream’ together with her soulful Zen-Style Cyberpoetry like ‘Sensual Light’ and many more.

Michel Montecrossa says about the ‘Shakti Songs meet Orgastica-DJ & Cyberpoetry’ Concert:
“The ‘Shakti Songs meet Orgastica-DJ & Cyberpoetry’ Concert presents my new drive of acoustic Stream-of-Consciousness Songs together with the energy of Mirakali’s Orgastica-DJ Instrumentals and her ultra-modern Zen-Style Cyberpoems. It’s a feast and celebration of the Shakti – or consciousness power – of the art of music and poetry.”

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Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Song & Movie ‘When I Lost It All You Lost It Too – Als Ich Alles Verlor Hast Auch Du Es Verloren’

When I Lost Ist All You Lost It Too

‘When I Lost It All You Lost It Too – Als Ich Alles Verlor Hast Auch Du Es Verloren’, released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio-CD, DVD and as Download, is Michel Montecrossa’s bilingual English/Deutsch New-Topical-Song & Movie about winning against the melancholy of a separation with the tender strength of enduring love.

‘When I Lost It All You Lost It Too – Als Ich Alles Verlor Hast Auch Du Es Verloren’, veröffentlicht von Mira Sound Germany auf Audio-CD, DVD und als Download, ist Michel Montecrossa’s zweisprachiger English/Deutsch New-Topical-Song & Movie über die Bewältigung der Melancholie einer Trennung durch die siegreich zärtliche Kraft ausdauernder Liebe.

Michel Montecrossa about his New-Topical-Song & music movie ‘When I Lost It All You Lost It Too – Als Ich Alles Verlor Hast Auch Du Es Verloren’:
“My New-Topical-Song ‘When I Lost It All You Lost It Too’ is a deeply empathic song and movie about the seeking and finding after a dire separation.
‘Als Ich Alles Verlor Hast Auch Du Es Verloren’ ist ein zutiefst einfühlsamer Song und Movie über das Suchen und Finden nach einer schlimmen Trennung.”

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‘Cyberrock Meets Orgastica-DJ’ Concert with Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali at the Filmaur Multimedia House in Gauting near Munich, Germany on 29th September 2018

Cyberrock Meets Orgastica-DJ Concert

29th September 2018
20:00 – 22:00
im Filmaur Multimedia Haus
Danziger Str. 1
82131 Gauting (bei München)
Deutschland
Tel ++49-89-850 8555

‘Cyberrock Meets Orgastica-DJ’ Concert by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali live at the Filmaur Multimedia House in Gauting near Munich, Germany on 29th September 2018 at 20:00 till 22:00 features Michel Montecrossa’s brand-new power of Cyberrock Songs and Mirakali’s exciting Orgastica-DJ Instrumentals together with the recitations of her Zen-Style Cyberpoems. The setlist includes hits like ‘Saturday Night Rock’, ‘Cyberrocker Morfin’ U’, ‘Rockin’ Woman’ and ‘Please Look Out Your Window’ as well as dancefloor Orgastica-DJ burners like ‘Humans And Cybers’, ‘Deep Like Your Emotions’ and many more.

Michel Montecrossa says about the ‘Cyberrock Meets Orgastica-DJ’ Concert:
“The ‘Cyberrock Meets Orgastica-DJ’ Concert presents my wild electrified Cyberrock Songs in total fusion with the energy of Mirakali’s Orgastica-DJ Instrumentals and her ultra-modern Zen-Style Cyberpoems.”

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‘Cyberrock Meets Orgastica-DJ’ Konzert mit Michel Montecrossa und Mirakali im Filmaur Multimedia Haus in Gauting bei München, Germany am 29. September 2018

Cyberrock Meets Orgastica-DJ Concert

29th September 2018
20:00 – 22:00
im Filmaur Multimedia Haus
Danziger Str. 1
82131 Gauting (bei München)
Deutschland
Tel ++49-89-850 8555

‘Cyberrock Meets Orgastica-DJ’ Konzert mit Michel Montecrossa und Mirakali im Filmaur Multimedia Haus in Gauting bei München, Germany am 29. September 2018 von 20:00 bis 22:00 Uhr präsentiert Michel Montecrossa’s ultra heiße Cyberrock Songs und Mirakali’s mitreißende Orgastica-DJ Instrumentals zusammen mit ihren Zen-Style Cyberpoems. Die Setliste beinhaltet Hits wie ‘Saturday Night Rock’, ‘Cyberrocker Morfin’ U’, ‘Rockin’ Woman’ und ‘Please Look Out Your Window’ sowie Dancefloor Orgastica-DJ Burners wie ‘Humans And Cybers’, ‘Deep Like Your Emotions’ und viele mehr.

Michel Montecrossa sagt über das ‘Cyberrock Meets Orgastica-DJ’ Konzert:
“Das ‘Cyberrock Meets Orgastica-DJ’ Konzert präsentiert meine wild elektrischen Cyberrock Songs in totaler Verschmelzung mit der Energie von Mirakali’s Orgastica-DJ Instrumentals und ihren ultra-modernen Zen-Style Cyberpoems.”

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‘Rockin’ Cyber Time’ Cyberrock & Orgastica-DJ Concert with Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali in the Omnidiet Music-Hall in Mirapuri on 15th September 2018

Rockin' Cyber Time Concert

15th September 2018
22:00 – 24:00
in the Omnidiet Music-Hall
Via Monte Falò 8
28011 Mirapuri-Coiromonte
(Prov. di Novara),
Italy
Phone: ++39-0322-999009

Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali play the ‘Rockin’ Cyber Time’ Cyberrock & Orgastica-DJ Concert on 15th September 2018 in the Omnidiet Music-Hall in Mirapuri.
Before the concert you can see THE ENERGY OF ART Exhibition of new Michel Montecrossa paintings and drawings in the Mirapuri New Art Gallery of the Omnidiet Resort and Business Hotel.

Michel Montecrossa about the ‘Rockin’ Cyber Time’ Concert:
“The ‘Rockin’ Cyber Time’ Concert is a futuristic music and poetry event where Cyberrock and Electronica Orgastica-DJ meet in the songs, instrumentals and Cyberpoetry of myself, Mirakali and our band The Chosen Few.”

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Fire On The Water Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018 on Audio-CD, DVD and as Download

Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018

FIRE ON THE WATER Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018 is released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio-CD, DVD and as Download.
FIRE ON THE WATER Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018 which was recorded live on Thursday 26th July 2018 during the legendary Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2018 in Mirapuri, Italy is presenting the great performances of 8 Michel Montecrossa songs and 7 Bob Dylan songs featured by Michel Montecrossa and his band The Chosen Few. FIRE ON THE WATER Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018 is a masterpiece of song art untouched by the rigid structures imposed by the Rock establishment and dull manifestations of formularized Pop.
FIRE ON THE WATER begins with the Michel Montecrossa song ‘Handed Down By Jesus’ followed by Bob Dylan’s song ‘I Shall Be Released’ and Michel Montecrossa’s song ‘Hyperpunk’s Ballad In A Haunted Street’. Bob Dylan’s song ‘Is Your Love In Vain?’ leads to Michel Montecrossa’s song ‘In The Heat Of The Night’. Michel Montecrossa then goes on with the Bob Dylan song ‘Never Gonna Be The Same Again’. The Michel Montecrossa title song ‘Fire On The Water’ connects to Bob Dylan’s song ‘2×2’. The journey goes on with Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Fire Of The Morning Star’, Bob Dylan’s song ‘Born In Time’ as well as Michel Montecrossa’s song ‘Various Girls’ and the two finale songs ‘Rock Me Mama’ and ‘Way To The Well’.

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‘Connection To Love’ Concert for the Mirapuri World Peace Festival 2018 in Mirapuri on 30th June 2018 by Michel Montecrossa, Mirakali and their band The Chosen Few at the Omnidiet Hall of Fame on Audio-CD, DVD and as Download

Connection To Love

‘Connection To Love’ Concert for the Mirapuri World Peace Festival 2018 in Mirapuri on 30th June 2018 by Michel Montecrossa, Mirakali and their band The Chosen Few at the Omnidiet Hall of Fame, is released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio-CD, DVD and as Download. The concert presents 26 peace songs by Michel Montecrossa, Mirakali and Diana Antara including: ‘Connection To Love’, ‘My Free Love Song’, ‘Talkin’ ‘bout A Small Planet For The Free’, ‘Light On Earth’, ‘I Want to Live – Ich Will Leben #2’, ‘Soul Reflection’, ‘Die Kraft Des Friedens’, ‘Song From The Home Of Love’, ‘Planetdream’, ‘World Love Song’, ‘An Angel Came To Us’, ‘Magic Of The Moment’, ‘Europe For Me & You’, ‘Talking Chile’s Camila Vallejo’, ‘ Way Home’, ‘Sunmessage #2’, ‘Between Sky And Heaven’, ‘I’m Freedom’, ‘Children Of The Earth’, ‘Woman & Man, Man & Woman’, ‘Soul Of A Planet’, ‘Welcome To Real Life’, ‘The Power Of Peace’ and many more.

Michel Montecrossa says about the ‘Connection To Love’ Concert:
“Love’s Freedom is the clue and connection to love makes you wonderfully true.”

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