COMM: Michele Koebke has shrunk her waist to a tiny 54 centimetres by wearing a corset
everyday for 3 years. Michele: Three years ago my waist was 64cm, today it’s 54cm. It’s reduced by 10cm, as
you can see when I show the original size. COMM: And the 24-year-old plans to go even further, to match her idol, Cathie Jung, whose
34 centimetre waist is the smallest in the world. Michele: It embraces me and gives me the pretty, deformed waist. It feels nice and smooth.
It’s unique. COMM: Michele has gradually laced herself into smaller and smaller corsets, which she
wears constantly, even when sleeping. Michele: My life hasn’t changed, just slowed down a little. Now my movement is more feminine. COMM: Unsurprisingly, years of squeezing herself have had a negative impact on Michele’s health. Michele: Right now I’m a little breathless. Changing corsets is like a high-performance
sport for me. COMM: Her muscles are so weak, that she struggles to stand up without a corset, and her stomach
is so constricted, that Michele can’t manage a normal sized breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Instead, she has to eat up to 10 small meals a day. Today, she’s paying a visit to her doctor to see the extent of the damage to her body. Michele: I am to afraid of the result; I don’t feel any pain. I guess it would be painful
if there were problems. COMM: The examination reveals that Michele’s having digestion problems. Her stomach is
not only constricted, it has also been slowly forced out of its normal horizontal position. Tests also show her breathing is not as strong as it should be for a woman of her age. Doctor: In time it won’t be possible to move without the corset, or in the worst case,
it won’t be possible to move in general. Michele: I’m not scared buy the results because I already knew the score. COMM: Michele is certainly no stranger to stares and gasps from passers by when she’s
out in public. Man: Honestly, it’s not beautiful. It looks painful and the waist is too small. Man: Awesome! I’m an old guy but I have never seen something like this in my like. I like
it! COMM: But people are not always negative towards Michele. One of the places she’s found thousands
of supporters is on YouTube, where Michele regularly uploads videos of herself. Michele: I’m happy about every single comment. They’re mostly positive, so I’m very proud
of it. Of course, there are still negative reactions and questions like, “Are you still
able to breathe and eat?” But that’s normal and mainly the reactions are positive. COMM: Michele is determined to continue her quest to have a tiny waist, despite the threat
to her health. Michele: I absolutely want to achieve 38cm.
“In the meantime, haven’t you comfortably sung to your heart’s content in a really good environment?” Yes. I am 13 year singer, Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon. [Debuting in 2007]
[Girl group Girls’ Generation caused a sensation] [With a different concept for each album]
[Creating endless hit songs] [She was at the heart of that popularity craze]
[Girls’ Generation’s leader and lead vocalist, Taeyeon] [Not only in Korea]
[Sweeping popularity overseas as well] [For the first time in K-Pop]
[A legendary girl group who was put in the global spotlight] Honestly, (SNSD’s activities) wasn’t music I was doing independently when I was younger. Because I was in a group that was created, and was in a conceptual frame. I met a new me each time. Every time I did a new concept. [Also… not as an idol
Taeyeon as a musician ♪Fine♪
[In 2015, she released her solo album and started standing on her own] ♪ You still fill up my days ♪ ♪ Not yet ♪ ♪ I repeat it, like a fool ♪ ♪ I can’t swallow the words that linger in my mouth ♪ ♪ It’s not fine ♪ “The most prominent young female vocalist for 10 years” -Billboard “It’s a shame that Taeyeon’s singing and emotions are covered by the title of an idol” -Composer Ahn Youngmin “A cool vocalist who doesn’t fall behind Kim Bum Soo”
-Composer Park Sun Joo [Taeyeon’s solo debut song]
[Though she has solidified her position as a musician after solo activities] With the very excellent sound setting and the staff I have with me now, I thought, “Didn’t I sing too happily while taking it for granted, as if it was always a given?” My real voice, without depending on the acoustics. Getting to hear, what the sound made through my stripped voice would sound like? I think this will be a very helpful and good experience. Why are there so many people? It’s so overwhelming, what do I do? Hahahaha, what is this situation… What do I do? We haven’t even started busking. Do we have to sit too? So we have to sit… Wow! These people are not interested. Next is Taeyeon’s[Anticipating] (When I think of the first busking) It was burdensome… so burdensome. (The audience) was so close! Compared to what I expected. The next song will be sung by a superstar in Korea. I’m embarrassed. Taengoo when you’re ready tell me. ♪ It’s 11:11, when there’s not much time left to the day ♪ ♪ When we used to make wishes and laugh ♪ ♪ Everything reminds me of you ♪ ♪ The wind is as cold as the edge of your heart ♪ ♪ When I open the window, you blow in ♪ ♪ When this time passes ♪ ♪ Will this break up be over? ♪ ♪ Will I forget you? ♪ ♪ Everything finds its place and leaves ♪ ♪ You took all of me and left ♪ ♪ But like the two hands of the clock in my heart ♪ ♪ I keep lingering in the same place ♪ ♪ Na na na na na na na na ♪ ♪ Na na na na na oh ♪ ♪ Na na na na na na na na ♪ ♪ I believe I’ll be over you ♪ ♪ In the calendar ♪ ♪ The date that we planned out long ago ♪ ♪ If you forgot about it all ♪ ♪ I guess I have to erase it, after a while ♪ ♪ It won’t be a big deal ♪ ♪ Everything finds its place and leaves ♪ ♪ You took all of me and left ♪ ♪ But like the two hands of the clock in my heart ♪ ♪ I keep lingering in the same place ♪ ♪ Na na na na na na na na ♪ ♪ Na na na na na oh ♪ ♪ Na na na na na na na na ♪ ♪ I believe I’ll be over you ♪ ♪ Like a strange flower that blooms between seasons ♪ ♪ Like the morning star that hangs between days ♪ ♪ All of this, some day, will pass ♪ ♪ Everything finds its place and returns ♪ ♪ If I finally smile as if nothing happened ♪ ♪ Calling out your name ♪ ♪ It won’t hurt as much as it does now ♪ ♪ Na na na na na na na na ♪ ♪ Na na na na na oh ♪ ♪ Na na na na na na na na ♪ ♪ I believe I’ll be over you ♪ ♪ Na na na na na na na na ♪ ♪ Na na na na na oh ♪ ♪ Na na na na na na na na ♪ ♪ I believe I’ll be over you ♪ Thank you! [How was the first busking?] It was like my first solo stage, when I debuted with. I was more nervous than that time. I thought I would be considerate to the oppas playing the instruments. But… what oppas? Even my face is shaking now, thinking about my first busking. I still don’t know how I did it. Thank you! Thank you so much! Hope you have a great night!
I really need you I really need your love right now I’m fading fast Not gonna last I’m really stupid I’m burning up and going down I’m in it bad Don’t even ask When I found myself in the middle, in the middle, in the middle Could you love me more, just a little, just a little Overcomplicate when it’s simple, when it’s simple, when it’s simple When you love me more just a little. So tell me now when every stars fall from
the sky And every last heart in the world breaks Oh, hold me now When every ship is going down I don’t fear nothing when I hear you say It’s gonna be OK It’s gonna be OK It’s gonna be OK It’s gonna be OK I’m really sorry Sorry I dragged you into this I over think, that all’s it is The way you love me The way you love me ’til the end The way you love me Oh yeah, it makes me king again When I found myself in the middle, in the middle, in the middle Could you love me more, just a little, just a little Overcomplicate when it’s simple, when it’s simple, when it’s simple Would you love me more, just a little So tell me now When every star falls from the sky And every last heart in the world breaks Oh hold me now When every ship is going down I don’t fear nothing when I hear you say It’s gonna be OK When every star falls from the sky And every last heart in the world breaks It’s gonna be OK When every ship is going down I don’t fear nothing when I hear you say It’s gonna be OK
♪ You can leave, when you look back, I won’t be there ♪ ♪ We were pretty good couple ♪ ♪ That’s enough for it,
While you leave ♪ ♪ Why you loved me as a woman like this ♪ ♪ why you had to leave ♪ ♪ Whatever it takes, we must love again ♪ ♪Can you understand the love that you didn’t know when you were too young♪ JeokJae : can we start at the point of verse 2? JeokJae : with the original tone? (first song of the rehearsal is Taeyeon’s own one.) ♪ You did nothing to me ♪ ♪ Just you accepted it so I hate you ♪ ♪ Why you loved me as a woman like this ♪ ♪And why you have to leave♪ ♪ Whatever it takes, we must love again ♪ ♪Can you understand the love that you didn’t know when you were too young♪ ♪ Whatever it takes, we must love again ♪ Taeyeon made switch of original situation of the couple(I am sorry to do nothing for you ->You did nothing for me) The song name is
– Original song by WAX –
Sung and Played by Taeyeon and JeokJae. ♪ You, came to me accidentally, ♪ ♪ and leaves only love ♪ ♪ One day passes by, and time flows with several years ♪ ♪ but no news from you ♪ ♪ Being afraid of you to see me , cuz you would be disappointed of my change from time ♪ ♪ Today again, I fix my makeup with anticipation ♪ ♪ You did nothing to me ♪ ♪ Just you accepted it so I hate you ♪ ♪ Why you loved me as a woman like this ♪And why you have to leave♪ ♪ Whatever it takes, we must love again ♪ ♪ When I meet you while I struggle to live,
I want to accuse you fiercely ♪ ♪ Leaving me alone in this hard world, ♪ ♪ How could you make a single connect with me? ♪ ♪ You did nothing to me ♪ ♪ Just you accepted it so I hate you ♪ ♪ Why you loved me as a woman like this ♪And why you have to leave ♪ ♪ Whatever it takes, we must love again ♪Can you understand the love that you didn’t know when you were too young♪ ♪ It would be seen worthless, ♪ ♪ Please accept my love that I leaved for you ♪ ♪ Whatever it takes, we must love again ♪
What are you willing to lose? You cover your wounds, but underneath them A million voices in your head that whisper, “Stop, now” Another twist of the knife, turn of the screws It’s all in your mind and it’s fighting you Arm yourself, a storm is coming Well, kid… What you gonna do now? It’s your reflection looking back to pull you down So are you gonna die today or make it out alive? You gotta conquer the monster in your head and then you’ll fly Fly, Phoenix, fly It’s time for a new empire Go bury your demons then tear down the ceiling Phoenix, fly And now you’re playing with matches, come out of the ashes Underneath you, a million voices in the crowd they’re screaming, “Stop, now” Well let ’em swallow their pride, you’re turning the tide to true believers Got them in the palm of your hand, you’re playing God now What you gonna do now? It’s your reflection looking back to pull you down So are you gonna die today or make it out alive? You gotta conquer the monster in your head and then you’ll fly Fly, Phoenix, fly It’s time for a new empire Go bury your demons then tear down the ceiling Phoenix, fly So are you gonna die today or make it out alive? You gotta conquer the monster in your head and then you’ll fly Fly, Phoenix, fly It’s time for a new empire Go bury your demons then tear down the ceiling Phoenix, fly
♪♪♪ ♪ I’M GOING UNDER AND
THIS TIME ♪ ♪ I FEAR THERE’S NO ONE TO
SAVE ME ♪ ♪ THIS ALL OR NOTHING REALLY GOT
A WAY OF DRIVING ME CRAZY ♪ ♪ I NEED SOMEBODY TO HEAL ♪ ♪ SOMEBODY TO KNOW ♪ ♪ SOMEBODY TO HAVE ♪ ♪ SOMEBODY TO HOLD ♪ ♪ IT’S EASY TO SAY ♪ ♪ BUT IT’S NEVER THE SAME ♪ ♪ I GUESS I KINDA LIKED THE WAY
YOU NUMBED ALL THE PAIN ♪ ♪ NOW THE DAY BLEEDS ♪ ♪ INTO NIGHTFALL ♪ ♪ AND YOU’RE NOT HERE ♪ ♪ TO GET ME THROUGH IT ALL ♪ ♪ I LET MY GUARD DOWN ♪ ♪ AND THEN YOU PULLED THE RUG ♪ ♪ I WAS GETTING KINDA USED TO
BEING SOMEONE YOU LOVED ♪ ♪ I’M GOING UNDER AND
THIS TIME I FEAR ♪ ♪ THERE’S NO ONE TO TURN TO ♪ ♪ THIS ALL OR NOTHING WAY
OF LOVING ♪ ♪ GOT ME SLEEPING WITHOUT YOU ♪ ♪ NOW, I NEED SOMEBODY TO KNOW ♪ ♪ SOMEBODY TO HEAL ♪ ♪ SOMEBODY TO HAVE ♪ ♪ JUST TO KNOW HOW IT FEELS ♪ ♪ IT’S EASY TO SAY BUT IT’S
NEVER THE SAME ♪ ♪ I GUESS I KINDA LIKED THE WAY
YOU HELPED ME ESCAPE ♪ ♪ NOW THE DAY BLEEDS ♪ ♪ INTO NIGHTFALL ♪ ♪ AND YOU’RE NOT HERE ♪ ♪ TO GET ME THROUGH IT ALL ♪ ♪ I LET MY GUARD DOWN ♪ ♪ AND THEN YOU PULLED THE RUG ♪ ♪ I WAS GETTING KINDA USED TO
BEING SOMEONE YOU LOVED ♪ ♪ AND I TEND TO CLOSE MY EYES
WHEN IT HURTS SOMETIMES ♪ ♪ I FALL INTO YOUR ARMS ♪ ♪ I’LL BE SAFE IN YOUR SOUND
‘TIL I COME BACK AROUND ♪ ♪ BUT NOW THE DAY BLEEDS ♪ ♪ INTO NIGHTFALL ♪ ♪ AND YOU’RE NOT HERE ♪ ♪ TO GET ME THROUGH IT ALL ♪ ♪ I LET MY GUARD DOWN ♪ ♪ AND THEN YOU PULLED THE RUG ♪ ♪ I WAS GETTING KINDA USED TO
BEING SOMEONE YOU LOVED ♪ ♪ BUT NOW THE DAY BLEEDS ♪ ♪ INTO NIGHTFALL ♪ ♪ AND YOU’RE NOT HERE ♪ ♪ TO GET ME THROUGH IT ALL ♪ ♪ I LET MY GUARD DOWN ♪ ♪ AND THEN YOU PULLED THE RUG ♪ ♪ I WAS GETTING KINDA USED TO
BEING SOMEONE YOU LOVED ♪ ♪ I LET MY GUARD DOWN ♪ ♪ AND THEN YOU PULLED THE RUG ♪ ♪ I WAS GETTING KINDA USED TO
BEING SOMEONE YOU LOVED ♪
I need this thing… I can’t play like this! Wait! I have to get my drink real quick! Sorry! Excuse me! Thanks! I’m relaxed. Everything is great. Thank you! This is Tillie! Big applause for Tillie! It’s really nice of them to invite me here! Last night I played in a little bar. There were two people there. Now – what I see here is just baffling! Do you understand? Because – I didn’t learn it. I don’t speak German. German – I – don’t – speak. One moment! This is only – I got a little drunk. I had some free booze – This is genius: Yesterday night, I played in front of two guys. Whereas tonight – How many people are here? Beautiful! Beautiful! What the fuck is going on with this fucking – Ok. Ok. Well then. I’d like to start with – Is it very loud? Loud? Very? Very – This is Tillie. I’m in with love this guy! So, this is a jolly song. I don’t have much time. They invited me but didn’t give me much time. I have to say that right now. I’d like to start with a jolly song. I wrote it for my cousin Samu – Fuck it. They don’t understand it anyway. Guitar alright? Can I start? The title of this song is “Lopás”. This is a jolly one. It’s gigantic honor that some many people are here! I bought this hat today on Hackescher Markt. It’s a little “breaking bady”. It’s heisenbergy, you know. Is it uncool? Should I take it off? Whatever. Why the fuck aren’t you reacting? I just talk rubbish and you don’t even understand it! Let me show you this: The next song is connected to these two little fellows. Here it is: I have two sons back in Hungary, in Szászhalombatta. And a wonderful wife – Cékla. I have two gorgeous sons, Geri and Maki. I’ll show you a picture. I miss them. This is Geri. That’s my son. My son! And the younger one – Both of them have balls. Looking a little dull – Maki. He’s my son! I have two sons! I miss them. I’m in Berlin for two weeks now, busking a little. I rather play a song now because it’s obvious that you don’t understand this. I wrote this song for my dear wife Cékla. “Küküllö” One moment! I miss my wife very much. Is anyone of you married? Marriage is important! I know you’re young, you live in Berlin. You’re young – But you should know that marriage is a blessing from heaven. If two people can remain together, then that is the most beautiful thing. And I had my troubles with my wife Cékla – She loved me! Oh how she loved me! I never had any chance to escape from the day she first saw me. But after we got married, I thought she might prove her mortality and let me go or might divorce me. But few die, none resign. Then, I ran away. I disappeared for one year. What an adventure. She didn’t complain. She said I should only come back. Everything would be fine if I only came back! And I did! I told her that I took a row in a boat and got captured by sailors – by pirates! Near Van Burren Street. While I was rowing on a boat, near Lake Michigan. They kept me chains! That’s why I couldn’t write to her! She cried. And kissed me. She said – What cruelty. Outrageous! Inhuman! And I concluded Our marriage is a divine dispensation. And nothing can separate us. Only death. I was right. Next week I’m going back to Pest. Then by train down to Szászhalombatta and I’ll give her a good pounding. I’m already looking forward to it. The last – Do I still have time? One more song! One song, ok? I’ll play it fast. My last song is called “Kalodafaragók”. I get moved by such an audience. I think I don’t have more time – That was it. If you liked this you could invite me for dinner. Business isn’t going very well in Berlin. For next weeks train I need some – Then I’ll say goodbye.
I’m a rapper from Texas and… I live in Berlin and I do street music. It’s cool. I’ve been in Berlin for almost two years now I started backpacking in Europe maybe about three years ago and I went all over and then when I got done living out of the backpack, I wanted to stay somewhere, I chose Berlin and the culture and the music scene here is amazing, specially for street music, so I’ve stayed here and I love it. There’s a lot of thing that I want to transmit with my music to the people when I play in a country where English isn’t the first language, it’s very important to get the message across not only verbaly but with your body movements and with your energy and what I like to try to show to people is… instead of them listening, I want them to feel my music. I want them to be part of it and that is what I try to bring out everyday to the people, I get emails from people all the time saying “I live in Berlin I was having a bad day, I passed by your music and normally I don’t even like rap, I stopped and listened to your stuff and it made my day better I went home with a smile”. That’s what cool about it. You know what I mean. There is way better places in Berlin to play for money than Warschauer (Warschauer Straße). You don’t play Warschauer for the money, you play for the vibe, you play for the people. And to bring something fun to the people and keep the culture of street music alive here. That’s important Everything that I do is original, I’m 100% about supporting original street music. I’m not a wedding singer or karaoke artist. I think that there are different types of musicians out there when it comes to the streets. Some are entertainers and some are musicians that are trying to pursue a music career and that is what I’m trying to do with myself. Everything that I do is mine or comes from producers that I know… some of it is mixtape stuff but most of it is from producers that I’ve either met on the streets or I met traveling around who are my team and they helped me out, I’m trying to bring me out here I’ve seen a lot of crazy stuff here in Berlin and just being on the streets in general I spent most of my day out here. So… the people that I interact with range from people that live out here like on the streets to millionaries that are on vacation and I interact with all of them and I’ve seen them interact with each other and I’ve seen crazy things hapeened, last year somebody knocked me out when I was rapping they just ran on then side and they… just boom… just got me and ripped out my beard. I used to have a long bear and they said my music was shit and that I was shit and instead of stopping, I came out here the next day and I turned my amps even louder cause I was like fuck these guys. You know what I mean? I’m gonna do what I want to do And then from that, I’ve seen people cry, I’ve seen people fights, people laugh and dance a few days ago a girl got completely naked, she was feeling my music and I wasn’t feeling her though. I’ve seen a lot of stuff, I’ve seen people bringing their whole houses out here… and sit down and listen to my music and… it makes their day a little bit better and that is really important to me. I play every day because I get this feeling inside my body that I’ve just to let it go music is my life and I feel like the day that I’m not out here performing is the day that the person that could really excell me to the next level would be walking by. So… I don’t care about it’s raining, it’s snowing. I don’t care about anything. I come out and make my music because my goal is to get it to the people and if I am sitting in my house, I am not getting it to anybody. There is an energy in Berlin that I haven’t found anywhere else I love everywhere I’ve gone and I’ve met amazing people everywhere I’ve gone but Berlin is the city that I feel inspirative. Everybody that I’ve met here, who are doing their own individual projects are super inspirative as well and motivate people. It’s a city full of people with ideas and that is really important for me because I have to work with so many people. Infidelix is not just me, it’s a group of people creating that product, you know? Here I come across so many creative minds who are pursuing goals, they are not just talking about it and then forgetting about it, they actually doing their shit, so that’s very important. Berlin is multiculti.
My name is Max Buskohl. I’m from Berlin and I busk on the streets. Yeah and Berlin is the best city to do it. I started playing on the streets maybe three years ago I mainly play my own music like if I do play a cover its mainly just because I need to practice it for a concert coming up but otherwise its all my music or just songs that nobody knows Well I´m musician, I´ve been since 8 years You know ups and downs and right now I´m in the middle of recording my news record but it´s gonna take for ever I had like a very down time after a record deal didn´t work out so well I didn´t dedicate on the streets but my friend he told me to do it. He drag me on the street and since then I fall in love a little bit and now I don’t have to do it anymore so much but I still like to do it whenever I spare time. I usually play East Side Gallery, so I always play together with Carl so ”The Neigh-kid Horse”. I always love when people interact and they just enjoy you in or start clapping or playing another instruments and this stuff. That’s cool. The people reactions to music is different but it’s always very nice, if they do react.