April 2007

Vital Signs

Hey, I'm still here ...
I just wanted to let you know that I'm not gone, just fucking busy.

Today Thomas and I were on air because a colleague at the radio station just quit his job. We hadn't had prepared anything for the show because we didn't have much time for preparation. So this was another impromptu evening show today. We managed to play many new tracks that aren't even officially released yet, and also had a short interview with a director who's making a movie in Stuttgart. He's been a guest in our show (in the studio) three times during the last three years, so we were able to ring him up without prior notice, "Hi, we're currently playing a song, could you give us an interview about your current project right after the song?"

After the show Thomas and I were hungry, we decided to eat some chicken in the food court at the main station. There's nothing better than fried chicken in the late night at a train station ...
It reminded me so much of the days when I was younger and my friend and I ate at the main station a lot when we were at our favorite club and got hungry in the night. That was such a great time, and today I enjoyed eating there again, it felt just good; I was 21 again for a few minutes ;-)

Arriving in the 21st century

While I was an early early-adaptor of internet access, and I'm using it regularly since 1994 (nobody knew the internet existed back then, not even our computer teacher had an idea of what the internet was), my mom didn't have access at home. When I was visiting her I either had to drive to her office in the neighboring village, or use (a quite expensive dial-up connction on) my cell phone and my PDA to check my emails.

But last Friday she has finally been assimilated, and now she has a very fast connection that came with a wireless router, a movie on demand flat fee subscription, free national landline and cell phone calls and what-have-you. Now being here doesn't neccessarily mean being cut off from the rest of the world technically.

On Friday my mom didn't even use her new internet, and I was wondering if she will use it at all. But yesterday she was catching up. I mean, I browse a lot, and I can spend much time online, but my Mom... I thought we need a knife to seperate her from her notebook in the night.

Anyway, I'm glad my Mom enjoys it, and I hope she won't be taken in. We all know that the internet has a dark side and that you can meet very weird people. An avid user might realize when something is wrong, but a newbie probably not...