On 6 Sept I headed out and joined friends (Paul McLaughlin and his
girlfriend Marta) at 'Club Rock & Roll' (which is in the basement of the
social sciences building of the university) in Tartu to watch Roomet's
band 'Kreatiiv Motoor' perform as a part of the music festival 'eclectica.'
Kreatiiv Motoor is a small band. Here Roomet (lead singer) in doing his
thing. To be honest, the music was unusual (I call it Estonian art rock)
but the performance was the best part. Roomet has a flair that
makes it work. The club is small, but it was filled with people for the
More of Kreatiiv Motoor. One of the reasons I came to Tartu was to work
with Roomet, who is an accomplished early modern philosophy scholar with
many Berkeley articles to his credit. At least he has options
outside of academia.
And just one more shot to give you a sense of the band. I was
experimenting with this shot with the 'no flash' option, trying to hold
the camera really still to prevent blur.
The club was filled with philosophy-types. This is Indrek on the left, a
at Tartu. I think he said his thesis concerned something about Sellarsian manifest/scientific image stuff.
Paul, Indrek, and myself having a happy moment. The white piece of paper
in my pocket contains the lyrics for one of Roomet's songs. He handed it
out so we could sing along.
Left: Me with Triin and Aire. Triin is the coordinator for the Centre
for Ethics and Aire runs the library in the Centre (among other tasks).
They have both been helpful in getting me settled and more or less
keeping me out of trouble.