Donnerstag, Juli 20, 2006
Dienstag, Juli 18, 2006
Two and six weeks ago in Beirut...
I should be glad it got cancelled some ppl told me. But of course I am not! I feel like I've had the chance to visit Beirut right before the missiles destroyed what's left over from and renewed after the war. I feel compassion for all the people who would have come to the concert and wish that all of them will be able to come to the concert unhurt next year (that's where it was postponed to in the first place).
I was already making detailed plans for going out in Ashrafiya and sightseeing in Hamra. Perdu!
The Rock Hard report is ending with the words of the local scout for Apocalytica: "...provided that the peace will last. The seed for the civil war is already sown... A TV station aired some jokes about the Hezbollah and only the next days some cars burned, arsoned by young men, heated by their leaders."
In this more than fragile situation Israel seeks the solution in bombing the different fractions of the Lebanese society together. Together in one boat with Hezbollah, solidarity is a strange power and you can calculate it almost as precise as mathematics. No, I don't really agree with the German minister with the tongue-breaking name Wieczorek-Zeul, who is quoted "Israel's actions are beyond the pale according to international law". Don't get me wrong, my thoughts are with every Israelian citizen who has to hide in bunker not to get his head off by a Hezbollah grenade, and I'm pretty sure that the Hezbollah is the organization who forced this outbreak of war in the first place and which has to be cut off it's supporters and to be run dry. But I'm also afraid that the current action taken is moving the situation in the opposite direction.
The Lebanon & Israel in the news:
Six Days Of War: 200 Killed, 715 Wounded... | The Huffington Post
Montag, Juli 17, 2006
Too hot for serious thinkin'
| You scored as Arwen of Rivendell. |
Which Lord of the Rings character are you most like?
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Freitag, Juli 14, 2006
My current favourite of the cooking shows
Donnerstag, Juli 13, 2006
Tour de France 2006
... and maybe my Dad's right: "There's only two teams who I believe to be "clean": First the Gerolsteiner Team as they are supplied with enough water to shower every day. And secondly the Milram-Team. And Milram is even trying to feed them with dextrorotatory and counter-clockwise rotatory lacto-bacillus to improve the cornering technique."
(Do you have to know the humour of my Daddy to get it...?)
Day One after Klinsmann
Dienstag, Juli 11, 2006
R.I.P Rudi Carrel
The night before my beloved grandmother died, my mother has called me about noon to tell me. This day I felt wrong where I was and there was nothing I could do about it: The morning was occupied with university, the time right after I got the call by my mom I rushed to work (I was working at university that time), we've had a Christmas party planned and there was still so much to do the last day before Christmas holiday. Me and my parents agreed it makes no sense to come home early as there would be no funeral preparations before the next monday or even tuesday. The same evening I was expecting Ed Goodlife - and we were both nervous to the bone, half because it was the first meeting flesh and bone at all and secondly as we tried to fix a bound for a company that night. Edward was on the train and his seat was not an inch more comfortable than mine - but he was sharing the company of Rudi Carrel in the dining car and Rudi chatted with him immediately as Ed spoke to him in Dutch and he heard the familiar tongue. (After all this introduction now finally comes the very special moment). Edward made Rudi Carrel call me with his mobile, and even though the line was really bad he said something like "nice talking to you". Which was especially moving as my granny was always a huge Rudi Carrel fan...
Dienstag, Juli 04, 2006
Even though I'm sceptic about 90 percent of all British music hypes of the moment, I'm still enthusiastic about the Island monkeys' latest outputs at least twice a year. This time it's a bit like with AC/DC: First Wolfmother came all the way from Down Under to England, then the press digged them and now they are truly the great tune of the moment, and I especially like this edition of their video for "White Unicorn":