Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Brunnenmarkt, 2008

Philip Dickey scratches his head. He is sceptical about playing in the doner shop where some Turkish men are having their Ramadan-supper. “I don’t want these guys to make fun of us. I mean, they are wearing leather jackets and have motorcycle helmets,” Philip expounds. After some contemplation Philip and his bandmate Will Knauer take the risk and play the mellifluous “Modern Mystery”, while having a cup of candied black tea. Their songtitle “I Am Warm and Powerful” perhaps best describes what Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin sounds like. The Springfield-based band indulges both in sensitivity and buoyancy. Since the release of their debut album in 2005, the four Missourians have been boostered by a buzz from music blogs. As the bikers left the eatery, Will and Phil started their musical charm offensive; however the question remains unsolved whether those tough wretchs would have been pleased about the cautious milksops’ performance.

Michael Luger
Sound Recording
Matthias Leihs
Post production
Simon Brugner


Brunnenmarkt (meaning fountain market) is the city’s largest street market. It was formed in the late 18th century around a fountain that channelled water to the Hofburg (home of the President, formerly the Emperor). Intra-urban Naschmarkt might be Vienna’s best known market with international, but increasingly touristy flair. Yet Brunnenmarkt, situated outside of the Gürtel, is the better local supplier, due to the large immigrant population which surrounds the immediate vicinity. You can find numerous Turkish shops, restaurants, and, most notably, fruit and veggie stalls, which sell all kinds of local and exotic foods at a bargain price. And should you catch the peddlers before they close their tents for the evening, you may snatch up their goods for at an even greater bargain price. The lively market stretches all along Brunnengasse, where at its northern end it has all but fused together with the smaller Yppenmarkt. The area emits a lively Mediterranean atmosphere, and is home to some of the best kebab houses in town.