50 years. It’s 50 years ago to the day that – what? Guess.

Well, music changed and acoustic went electric and one of the most influential songs ever was recorded based on notes written with pencil on paper that was auctioned off not too long ago for several million dollars.

How does it feel, how does it feel?
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone

Someone wrote a whole book about it. The song about a woman that was really about the feeling of a whole generation, the feeling of being free, independent, and alone.

We had a another good day today. With some home help that made me think several times how useful (or not) it is to have help at home. It’s a funny kind of thing: they are taking away my time with Pádraig, I could do what they do far better (that what I think, it might not reflect reality), so in a way I resend them being here – but at the same time, without their help, life around me would have collapsed.

Today the weather was almost ideal. Nice and sunny but not too hot. We went for a walk along the street we walk along almost every day. Into the shop we go into so often. Looking at the papers, at the stuff they sell. And found two real gems.

Look at this. It’s not what you think it is.


Because it’s not a drill. It’s a Dr. Vac ear cleaner. Look at the woman on the picture. She’s not drilling a whole into her head. She is cleaning her ears. With a smile on her face. Now tell me, who on earth would come up with something like this? And more, who would be buying it?

The second picture we came across is something that was ‘inaugurated’ recently by two senior members of the Hamburg Senate to celebrate diversity in the city, in preparation of the Christopher Street Day (CSD) Parade in Hamburg that will take place on 01 August. Here you go.


One of these is a Lesbenampel, the other is a Schwulenampel. Not to put any ideas into our ministers head…

We have been a bit like rolling stones, how does it feel to be without a home, without a direction home. But all that will change and tomorrow night, late night and via Cologne  because Bremen is out-of-reach expensive, imagine that, I be back home, to meet the builders.

Today’s German Music Tip
Cro, Einmal um die Welt. 27m clicks can’t be wrong.
What’s hot
Directions home
What’s cold
To be on your own
The German word/phrase/verse of the day
Anfangen ist leicht, Beharren eine Kunst.

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