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 … [Read more...] about Silentium
It is interesting that posts about roasted sweet potatoes, traditionally a cold-season food, should be popping up everywhere now that winter is officially over. I’m a great fan of sweet potatoes, and not just because of their high fiber content. I like their taste and texture. … [Read more...] about The Sound Of 焼き芋
I just decided to attend someone’s 50th wedding anniversary next month, and it got me thinking. The most indelible memory of the “Summer of ’61” is without question the building of the Berlin Wall. But some of the events 50 years ago were especially important to me. A lot of … [Read more...] about A Long Time Ago…
Remember the late 70s? If you do, remember YMO, the abbreviated name for the Yellow Magic Orchestra, a Japanese band that built a lot of their music on the themes of early video games? Their enigmatic front man, Ryuichi Sakamoto (@ryuichisakamoto), who composed dozens of film … [Read more...] about Electronica At The Bowl
Wenn es zwei Begriffe gibt, von denen ich mir nie hätte träumen lassen, sie einmal zusammen auf einem Album-Cover zu sehen, sind das „Zappa“ und „Saarbrücken“. Doch ich wurde eines besseren belehrt – life is stranger than fiction. Wie ich bereits in diesem Blog erwähnt habe, … [Read more...] about Frank Zappa in Saarbrücken?