Tag Archives: Music

Only Half The Story

The poster I saw downtown was designed to shock. I think it succeeded. Too bad the people behind it didn’t know what they were saying. It is advertising a small music festival in Freiburg, Germany, one that started yesterday and ends today. My guess is that all the bands sound the same. By telling you […]

Return to the Lebensweg

We had guests from Canada, and when they were given options as to what they would like to see or do, they chose to walk the Lebensweg in St. Ulrich. Naturally we went with them. It’s a short walk, 3.8 kilometres according to the sign, and this time we made no deviations from the trail […]

The Ear Worm

This wasn’t the post I had planned for today. That one will show up tomorrow. It is Monday afternoon as I write this, on the bus home from German class. The class was even more difficult than usual because I have an ear worm. You know about ear worms, right? A song or portion thereof […]

Reflections on the Psalms

I ran a video clip from Bono, lead vocalist for the band U2, about a year ago, where he was talking about the Psalms. There‚Äôs an addendum that came out this past week that I thought you would also be interested in. I have promised myself that I will write more about U2 this year. […]

ABBA The Museum – II

The ABBA museum and store don’t take cash. “For your protection.” I’m not sure how that protects me. When I travel I like to pay for everything with cash. That way I live within my means and don’t come home to any surprise credit card bills. On my recent trip to Europe, five countries in […]

ABBA The Museum – I

Before leaving Canada I polled my friends and colleagues. The verdict was unanimous; I had to visit the ABBA museum in Stockholm. Of course, none of them had ever been there. I am not an ABBA fan. I have acquired over the years about 10,000 albums. (I know that sounds like a lot, but remember, […]

End of An Era

The day was inevitable once someone figured out how to digitize music, but that doesn’t make it hurt any less. HMV, Canada’s last remaining national record store chain is closing its doors. At a time when it seems the majority of people download their music (and frequently without paying), it is not surprising that a […]