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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Yppenplatz, 2010

It’s the first time that we catch up with the same band twice for a video session. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (https://theyshootmusic.at/posts/Someone_Still_Loves_You_Boris_Y) have got in touch with us before coming to Vienna in fall 2010, suggesting to do another collaboration. Oh, it did not take long to convince us! The last get-together was already some two years ago and the friendly foursome has just released the new great album “Let It Sway”. So when we meet up with the Springfield-based musicians at Chelsea (https://theyshootmusic.at/spots/20)(the same venue, where they’ve had their last Vienna-show on), we happen to end up in the same neighbourhood, where we have done the first session together. On the spot Will and Phil are encircled by boys, who demand to play a part in “a YouTube video”. Fair enough! Having most probably grown up with a different (gangsta-)style of music videos, the kids start freaking out and put on a strongman act as soon as the camera is rolling. “All Hail Dracula!” thus turns out to be a spirited performance in a pretty crazy setting. After having settled a fight among the boys, Will and Phil perform the mellow “Phantomwise” under a street lamp on the playground. On the way back to the venue Phil then tells a story about an encounter with some rowdies in his home town.

Camera
Sarah Brugner
Sound Recording
Matthias Leihs
Post production
Sarah Brugner

Yppenplatz

In a densely-populated area with little open space Yppenplatz is a popular oasis for relaxing. On a square that lies on a former parade-ground, two markets converge: Brunnenmarkt and Yppenmarkt. They both spread a multicultural flair throughout Vienna’s 16th district, Ottakring, where Vienna’s sole beer brand, Ottakringer, originates. The much smaller Yppenmarkt has a special farmer’s market as well. Even though Yppenmarkt lies in a Turkish-Croatian neighbourhood, where playgrounds and benches are mainly taken up by migrant kids and their families, the local agricultural products supply another community which comes here. Wealthy and lifestyle-conscious bobos (standing for bourgeois bohemians) have their weekend-brunch or evening-beer in some of the newly-opened cafes and bars of the area. Not least, a local artist initiative contributes to the resurgence of the Brunnenviertel – the colourful area embracing Brunnenmarkt and Yppenmarkt- in an attempt to capture the spirit of this area appropriately referred to as Soho in Ottakring.