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Osterei – Tell Me Why

Ich habe lange gezögert, denn es findet bestimmt nicht bei jedem Anklang – aber wen es interessiert, hier unten steht jetzt ein Film (6 Min. 17 Sek.), den ich zusammen mit meinem Freund Klaus Schneider irgendwann im Jahre 1968 in Saarbrücken gedreht habe. Doch halt: Klaus Schneider hat ihn mit mir gedreht, denn er war der Besitzer der Kameras. Bevor jetzt Erwartungen geweckt werden,...

Rain

Living in Los Angeles, rain (or rather the lack thereof) is on my mind. Unfortunately, very little rain has fallen to the ground so far this season, despite predictions of above-average precipitation due to a strong El Niño. When I was in first grade, my mother decided that I had to learn French. It actually made sense. We lived right on the French border, and playing with friends in...

Saarbrücker Gespräch

Jürgen Albers also attended Ludwigsgymnasium, an all-boys classical grammar school in Saarbrücken. We both belonged to a very unusual, small group of students – we decided to continue voluntarily with Latin for another three years after receiving our advanced Latin qualifications (Großes Latinum). My own motivation was simple: I expected that after six years of vocabulary and...

Die Zukunft liegt in Manderscheid

Before his retirement, Rainer Petto was in charge of the regional (Saarländischer Rundfunk) television program Kulturspiegel. In the 60s, we both attended the same all-boys school in Saarbrücken, the then-famous Ludwigsgymnasium, a classical grammar school founded it 1604. Rainer and I have been friends since our days at Ludwigsgymnasium. One thing we had in common was our interest...

Geh uff die Hidd

I wanted to use the time I spent in Germany this year to record a couple of conversations in German. I asked three people with radio experience, and they all agreed. For me, this was a unique opportunity to learn about sound editing. I used Audacity to edit the conversations. I found it surprisingly easy to cut out unwanted noises and to change around the position of sentences. At the...

Silentium

You may not know this, but there is catholic boarding school in my past. It was a small school, and we gathered thrice daily in the refectorium, our dining hall. There, we were not allowed to talk. Instead, one student was delegated to read to us, usually an edifying text of a religious nature. Of course, you cannot have boys of that age together in one room and not expect them to make...

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