GEORGE PILLOUD, Mach Ka BögePosted: December 11, 2008
I bought this a couple of years ago in Luzern while I attended the “Fumetto” Comics-Festival. One day I took of early in the morning from the youth-hostel where I was staying and spent a couple of hours in a “Bücher-Brocki”, a huge second-hand book store where locals bring their old books to retire.
Of course I bought this record for the cartoon sleeve and the music on it is not so great. Apparently the songs were the winners of a ski-songwriting contest and are all in Swiss-German dialect that I do only understand partially. The song “Mach Ka Böge” (Don`t do swings) challenges the skiiers to not do any swings but to always ski straight down and fast!
This is actually a reason for constant conflict between snowboarders and skiiers because snowboarders mostly snowboard in swings…