One of my original LP coversIt probably dates me that I was not there for Jack White. To quote frequent comments, “Wanda Jackson is the coolest 73-year old ever” (she’s unrelated to Michael and Janet). The 2009 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee gave a great show here in L.A at … [Read more...] about Fujiyama Mama
It may have been unseasonably cold, but the event made you forget the weather. As the Los AngelesTimes put it so much better than I could: It’s hard to think of much in the pop music world more impressive than a 67-year-old musician holding forth for nearly three hours, … [Read more...] about Hey Jude
Sometimes it seems that I am chronicling the dismantling of all those things that make up my memories. When I first visited the United States, back when dinosaurs still roamed the earth, I flew on Loftleiðir, which then was wildly popular among young people and very, very cheap. … [Read more...] about Going, Going, Gone!
I just spent two days in Saarbrücken to celebrate my aunt’s 80th birthday. She came from Bavaria to live with us in June of 1959, shortly before our famous return “heim ins Reich.” That is why she combined her 80th birthday with a 50 years Saarland celebration. I have tried to … [Read more...] about “Heim ins Reich”
The celebration took place last Sunday in Shibuya. We came by train from Meguro, and we did not meet with anyone in front of the famous dog but went straight to the restaurant that our friends had organized for the birthday party. It was a small place on the second floor of a … [Read more...] about 渋谷駅 (Shibuya Station)