Merry Christmas everyone. It’s been a while since I last presented a song here. I wrote the original version of “Santa’s Fantasy” in Sydney, Australia, in December 2007 as “theme song” for the christmas party I attended.

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It’s been an awful long time since the last entry in this blog. But that is, fortunately, much rather a consquence of being too busy than of a lack of activity – and, just as a reminder – you can always listen to some of the songs I’ve written this year on my profile page […]

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Zweiter Korb der Urheberrechtsnovelle

Wie sich ja schon während der vergangenen zweieinhalb Jahre im Laufe der Ausarbeitung des zweiten Korbes zur Änderung des deutschen Urheberrechts abgezeichnete, hat die Bundesregierung mit dem heute vom Bundeskabinett beschlossenen Gesetzentwurf verpaßt, ein der Gesamtproblematik angemessenes Gesetz zu verabschieden. Die Bundesregierung sich zumindest in einem ersten Schritt der von der „Inhalteindustrie“ vertretenen Sichtweise angeschlossen, […]

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Paul McCartney never really recovered musically from his divorce from John. I’m not saying John could not have benefitted from Paul after the Beatles split, but still, I think his solo music was more mature than McCartney’s, probably to this day. My favorite is „Woman“ – Woman I know you understand The little child inside […]

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Dick Cheney is probably a much cooler guy than you thought he is. After a hard day’s work of conspiring with his freshly indicted former Chief of Staff Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the man still has time and energy for a jam session with the legendary surf music band “The Surfaris”.

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One equals, ahm, not quite one.

From O2music Germany’s portal FAQs – question: „what’s CD quality?“ Answer: „CD quality implies that the sound quality of music bought [through this service] is almost identical to the quality of a CD bought in a record store“. No kidding. Musik auf dem PC abspielen Was versteht man unter CD-Qualität? Unter CD-Qualität versteht man, dass […]

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Home.

Finally! The Corrs have released a new real Corrs album. This may sound label blurb, but it’s true – 12 traditional Irish songs from their late mother’s songbook wonderfully, subtly modernized. My current favorite is „Black is the Colour“ (link to amazon.de sample). Definitely the best album the Corrs have recorded since „Forgiven, not forgotten„!

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Oh, oh, on the radio…

Before I forget it, my song „Wait and See“ will be played on Australian radio! Graham Hendersen, a radio host of a show called „The Real Deal“, which is showcasing emerging artists and writers at Hope FM 103.9 Esperance Western Australia, listened to it on Songramp.com and asked me if he could play it. That’s […]

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Proof that Xavier Naidoo is wrong.

Alright, I’m posting this simply because Xavier Naidoo just sang „There’s nothing as beautiful as you“ (that means me, no?) on the radio. He’s wrong. Clearly wrong. Want proof? Have a look at the ladies competing in this years Miss Universe beauty pageant. Well, I mean, I have personally witnessed how make-up artists and skilled […]

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Gentle readers, it’s a shame. The very talented Californian singer/songwriter Cindy Alexander is touring Germany for the second time in only two years and I won’t be able to attend any of her concerts for I am not in a state to leave my bed for much more than brief stops at the trusted pharmacy […]

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I want to read The Sun tomorrow!

The annual Eurovision Song Contest is over. And Turkey is taking the cup to Ankara. As usual, however hyped, there’s no reason to watch the entire event if you are able to catch the replays intended to remind the voting public of earlier entrants. These ten minutes are usually not only sufficient but at times […]

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Ode An Die Freude.

Brad DeLong always finds a new twist to inquire about the fundamentals of human civilisation – here’s what he writes today: „By what right is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony so damn good? Why do we like it so much?“ The 4th movement was my first hit-single, believe it or not. And deaf Ludwig van B. was […]

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Spring Cold.

Sorry for the apparent lack of entries, but even though the weather is brightening up in Southern Germany, I was hit by a pre-spring/post-carnival cold yesterday and so I’m not really in screen-staring mood. And there’s so much I would like to write about – the latest developments re Iraq, my best guess for Bush’s […]

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So this is Chrismas.

It happened. Yesterday I heard ‚Wham’s‘ ‚Last Christmas‘ for the first time this year. But it’s getting worse. It was not even the original. It was a cover version. Can you believe there are people out there making money by covering a ‚Wham‘ christmas carol in 2002? That’s almost as strange as the story of […]

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