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Making music inside a Bucharest taxi
Posted On: Feb 26, 2013
Your song, Day for my eyes is shot inside a taxi. The driver says that when you first met, you sang in his taxi. what made you feel like singing in the taxi? Do you often sing in public taxis when you travel?
It was one of those winter days, when the world turns silent in the streets. There’s not much to do outside, so we were going to the rehearsing room to kill some time. Roxana is always making me take out my guitar in the most dubious locations, even in front of my parents, her ex – colleagues and such. And this taxi ride was one of those moments. She felt like singing right away and we just did it. And the taxi guy had only one hand, if you noticed in the video, he’s one of a kind. His nickname is Manuta, which means something like ‘little hand’. One of the most fun people we ever encountered and one of the most positive people around, with such joy for living and meeting new people. All in all, it’s a great feeling to just know that you have some sort of device, like a guitar and vocals, always with you, and you can actually use them whenever you feel like.
Are you still friends with the driver? He seemed very supportive of your band. Can you tell us how your experience was of talking to the driver, playing a guitar, singing and filming inside the taxi?
We’re not quite friends, actually we haven’t spoke to him since. It’s all happenstance that one day we’ll swing into the right car, out of the thousands yellow taxis in Bucharest.
We are excited to place your song in the upcoming trailer video for The Taxi Takes on the World and are happy you have been open to sharing your music. what are your plans for the coming year?
Ohh, we’re just about to release our 3rd video and hope to make an album at some point, but we’re still focusing on writing more good songs, so that we’ll have a real audience that would probably be interested in our album. We’d just love to make videos and songs for our whole lives, and our feeling is that we’re getting more used to it, and eventually we’ll get better at doing it. It’s weird for a band at this point in time, but we’re looking to get more confidence in our capacities as artists, and the audience will definitely perceive it as it comes: naïve and truthfully coloured.