Last night Jens and I cooked up some Spargel for some friends of ours. We had about 6 people over to our place and had a feast. Boiled white asparagus, various sliced and salted hams, potatoes, cauliflower, and awesome hollandaise sauce. Not to mention lots of white wine. It was da bomb. I made dessert which was American style brownies with strawberries and vanilla ice cream. Bomb-a-licious. We gotta do that more often.

On another note, my friend R, drummer extraordinaire, has got what the Germans call Scarlach, commonly known as Scarlet Fever. I thought that had been eradicated. Who gets that these days? Well, apparently scarlet fever occurs mostly in children aged 4-8 years. It doesn’t sound like fun to me. I’ll be steering clear from him for a while.

Not much too exciting going on. Thursday was a holiday here and Friday is usually taken off as well. So I had a 4 day weekend. I did some rollerblading on Thursday. I also spent a lot of that time re-familiarizing myself with ProTools and getting to know the DIGI 002 Rack. Also interesting is the version of Reason that came with it. I got a small MIDI controller to work with it and using the Rewire function I can sync ProTools, Live and Rewire together. It all sounds very promising/interesting/rad. I just have to sit down and figure it all out. It has been almost 4 Years since I have used ProTools. It is basically the same but there are now a bunch of new buttons and functions I have to get familiar with.

In other news, M’s mom had a dream which somehow has been interpreted as a bad omen for me. I’m supposed to be wary of people who are trying to rip me off and take advantage of my gullibility. Sounds like the standard program. I am usually pretty suspicious of people I don’t know. I play it safe while walking down the street. Yesterday while somebody asked me for a light though, I looked around to make sure he didn’t have his boys around waiting to jump me. So, thanks for the paranoia H! Sheesh.


A friend of mine called and asked if I wanted to have my own own radio show here on the local station. We will see if it works out. We’ve been playing phone tag for the last few days so I havn’t gotten the details.

I had planned all week to drive out to Amptown in Hamburg today and buy the Digi 002 R. I have to get some kind of small production unit here and do some music again. I got home from work, got in the car and drove off to Hamburg. I got stuck in some super traffic on the Autobahn for about 1.5 hours. Finally I got out of thee traffic and into the city. This was also the point where the Mapquest directions were completely fucking wrong. I drove around for about half an hour. I decided to turn around and start from where the Internet directions diverted from reality. The roads in Hamburg (I would say Germany as a whole but I haven’t been everywhere) lack clear, concise and unobstructed street signs. I went looking for the road in question and I somehow ended up on the bridge going over the Elbe. This was the exact opposite of what I wanted to be doing. The next chance I had to get off and turn around would put me right back behind all of that traffic I had just sat in on my way into the city. I couldn’t even consider it because it was 6:35 pm and the store just closed at 6:30. Fuckers. So my only choice was to drive back to Lüneburg. Anger. I’ll have to get up early and do it again tomorrow.

I’ve been sipping Jameson whiskey at night. I like it. Just a little now. Don’t want to overdo it. It’s got a taste that you want to savor and appreciate. That’s means you can’t drink too much at a time. If you do, you get drunk and start drinking just for the sake of drinking. And that is a waste.

The Pope
Circle I Limbo

General asshats
Circle II Whirling in a Dark & Stormy Wind

Parents who bring squalling brats to R-rated movies
Circle III Mud, Rain, Cold, Hail & Snow

NAMBLA Members
Circle IV Rolling Weights

George Bush
Circle V Stuck in Mud, Mangled

River Styx

Circle VI Buried for Eternity

River Phlegyas

Circle VII Burning Sands

Osama bin Laden
Circle IIX Immersed in Excrement

Saddam Hussein
Circle IX Frozen in Ice

Design your own hell

Today is my dad’s birthday. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a good day you KSHE listening, Dark side of the moon walking, motorcycling tough guy you. I tried to call you, but rumor has it you were “taking a nap”. I know, it’s tough being such a bad ass. People just don’t know how tiring it is.