In spite of that debilitating handicap Franz Joseph Machatschek is nevertheless making it to our shore – and on Austria’s National Day at that. Just goes to show he does have an aim in life and a clear vision of where his second home is. It’s another undeniably hard truth that coming from Vienna makes him a Wiener. Although he lists his profession not as a Wurst but as musician with guitar and Mensch and he’s delightfully good at both, sticking to his philosophy of A Mensch muass a Mensch bleiben – A human must remain a human. Via his songs and ballads Franz Joseph happily agitates and makes you think and laugh and cry and laugh and he calls his productions Wiener Liederatur – Lesen mit allen Sinnen, a mix of ballads and literature he’s asking you to read with all your senses lit up. Another of his works in paperback is the very promising Freie Liebe – Free Love. It begins with the title «Free Love or The King of Rio, the new dime novel with heart». It’s about his trip to Rio where he endeavored to singlehandedly save an orphanage in the favelas. Love also plays a role and gripping suspense paired with uncontrollable laughing attacks are guaranteed. Plus you’ll be informed about the mixology secret of an absolutely lethal drink. He’s no stranger to film scores either and penned the songs for the epic «Sommer in Wien -Summer in Vienna», a production which garnered the Award of Merit at the Indie Fest in La Jolla, California, USA.
Let’s welcome the very funny and very human Franz Joseph Machatschek who’s clearly not a Wurst. And even if he were he’d be a Wiener that’s very good for you.