Tag Archives: German music

In Memoriam Martin Böttcher

German film composer Martin Böttcher (1927 – 2019) died April 19th aged 91. Once again, there is no English language obituary, but here are some German ones from Tagesschau, RP Online and Deutschlandfunk Kultur. Deutschlandfunk Kultur also has a nice … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Dieter Thomas Heck

German TV personality and actor Dieter Thomas Heck died today aged 80. Here is a video obituary with many clips, courtesy of ZDF. Unfortunately, there is no English language obituary anywhere (honestly, Deutsche Welle, that’s your job), so I had … Continue reading

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Too Many Deaths – Sir Christopher Lee, Wolfgang Jeschke, James Last and a couple of others

We only just lost Pierre Brice, but it seems the universe is conspiring to take away even more of our best and brightest, because the wave of deaths of much beloved celebrities continues unabated. The most discussed death today is … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2015 – Blandness wins and blandness loses

This weekend is not just a long weekend in both Germany and several other European countries (Pentecost/Whitsun) as well as the US (Memorial Day), it also happens to host one of the biggest global TV events in the world, the … Continue reading

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Great German Movies on YouTube

In the comments to my last post, I recommended a bunch of full vintage German movies I found on YouTube to Sherwood. In case somebody else is interested as well, here is the list again, reorganized and expanded a bit. … Continue reading

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Death threats for reviewers, sexed-up classics, judging books by their covers and a dead German singer

We’ve all heard about the Stop the Goodreads Bullies uproar by now (I’m not dignifying that site with a link – google it if you must). And now a film critic has received death threats – for daring to give … Continue reading

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