Lilli Marleen

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As you might see soon, english is not my mothertongue. And since english speaking people are used to others stumble around in their language, I hope I don't make too much of an idiot of myself here. So - my deepest apologies adressed to the English Language for not worshipping her better.

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Blogs I like:
Arons Israel Peace Weblog
Daddy, Papa & Me
The Lefty Directory
view from the back window of my pickup truck
Hi, I'm black!
Papa Scott
A Fistful Of Euros
The Russian Dilettante
Little Yellow Different

German Blogs I read:

Lyssas Lounge
London Leben
industrial-technology and witchcraft
Anke Groener
Almost a Diary
Beruf Terrorist

Other links:
Social Democrats in Germany
Die Zeit
(a german newspaper)
(the german magazine)
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Roots of English Dictionary
Rautavistische Universitaet



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Sonntag, Februar 08, 2004
The glorious 80s
Okay, I'm 35 by now and Mr. Lilli (same age) and I often find ourseves watching "Oldie Shows" or stuff like that on TV or radio because they play "our music".

What exactly is this music we call "our music"?
That depends on to what group you belonged and wanted to belong right then.
If I would have had the money I'd have tried being a Popper and ended up being a Goth. But so I just became someone with sweatshirt, Jeans, Sportshoes from Adidas and an "Arafat-scarf" in black/white.
The music I liked was changing day by day but the most constant stuff was "Deutschrock", because I had never heard music like that in German before. I would have become a lesbian for Nena, I wanted to marry Falco and have him sing "Der Kommissar" and "Jeannie" for me all day long; I wanted to be a groupie for Spliff and party all night with their "Carbonara" and, of course I wanted to be adopted by BAP.

I was too young and happy for stuff from Kraftwerk, Grauzone or so, but I adored Ideal and others, even when I then was yet unable to completely unterstand what they were singing about.

Sure, there was plenty of international stuff, I liked much, too. But for the first time we had German music which was not just for my parents. There were Bands like Depeche Mode, Wham! (UK), ABC, Spandau Ballett, Frankie goes to Hollywood (just heard his "Two Tribes") and many, many others

Anyway - thanks to James Lileks for reminding me on that songs!