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I can only look back at 2016 along two different tracks, as it were. One involves my personal situation, and turned out quite positive. I finally, officially, disconnected myself from the Republic of Austria early in the year and got … Continue reading
I took the website back down for a very good reason — we want the blessing of our lawyer first, and he hasn’t looked at it yet. In Germany there is the possibility that someone can send you an Abmahnung, … Continue reading
I haven’t vanished in an alpine crevasse, I’ve simply been busy singing! The business has been part rehearsals, part teaching, and part working on some things for the future. The rehearsals have led me to a small musical discovery, in … Continue reading
In the recent New Yorker article Northern Lights: Do Scandinavians Have It All Figured Out?, Nathan Heller describes Michael Booth’s book “The Almost Nearly Perfect People” (Picador) as “essentially observational; it aspires to a comic genre that might be … Continue reading
Yes, clearly what’s meant here is a trio of hands holding a ball World Cup trophy. Unfortunately it also resembles a facepalm. Eigentlich sind mit diesem Logo drei Hände gemeint, die eine Weltcup Trophäe halten. Unglücklicherweise scheint es auch der … Continue reading
Finally got a copy of this recently, finally watching it today. To be honest, I put it off for a while until I worked up enough nerve to listen to — and watch — myself. Afra’s a supporting role but … Continue reading
Simon Jenkins at The Guardian writes an apology to Germany for the imminent “orgy of recalled hatred” already being celebrated in the English media, as the World War I anniversaries loom. Simon Jenkins schreibt im Guardian eine Entschuldigung an … Continue reading
Capriccio Music is releasing a DVD of Tiroler Landestheater’s recent production of Catalani’s “La Wally”. Ahead of the release they have put up this “The Making Of” short film on YouTube. Subtitles are in English or German, depending on who … Continue reading