Month: April 2016

Dresden, 1985 – The light pours out of me – Part II

One evening we went to a party in an old factory in Dresden. Everything about it was massive; from the building itself, made completely out of red brick, to the dance floor inside. East German kids, mainly girls, were already dancing, even though it was only 9 pm. I wanted to dance with all of…


Dresden, 1985 – The light pours out of me – Part I

Late summer 1985. I just started 5th year of High School. I still didn’t belong to the popular boys and I never really kissed a girl. For that and many other reasons I felt pretty miserable. My all encompassing shyness made life a living hell, but like all adolescents I also nurtured my negative feelings;…


I Love and hate the 80’s

Why I could or should hate the 80’s? Simple, it’s because of: Jermaine Jackson, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, New kids on the Block, Culture Club + Boy George, Lionel Richie, Billy Ocean, A-ha, Wham + George Michael, Bon Jovi, Cher, Scorpions, Europe, Spandau Ballet, Phil Collins, Live Aid, Paul Young, Tears for Fears, Enya, Alphaville,…


Know your rights!

Life was good at Elementary. Some kids flirted with Punk but I was still a huge Beatles fan. They decorated their fake leather jackets with safety pins and big buttons, I just had a small white button with the name of my favourite band, and long hair of course.They whispered ‘no future’ without really knowing…


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