Tag Archives: Pop Culture

Revision: ZDF Official Song of the 2012 UEFA European Cup

Ich hab’ mich vertan! In my first EM post, I called the Los Colorados cover of “I Like to Move It” the official song of the 2012 EM.  I made a mistake.  That is only the official song of the … Continue reading

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America’s Next Top Model vs. Germany’s Next Topmodel

I am a modern, well-educated woman, and I love America’s Next Top Model (ANTM).  I have watched every episode of every one of the 18 cycles.  I have watched it get cheesier and more ridiculous than I thought possible.  Then, … Continue reading

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German Music #6: The Groove Department and die Fantastischen Vier

German Music # : The Groove Department and die Fantastischen Vier I was watching an interview with Nikki Sixx on TV a few years ago because I’m white trash.  He was talking about how he met his [then] wife.  He … Continue reading

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German Music #4: Bach, Italy and 2raumwohnung

Spring: sprung!  Frühling[s]: erwachen! Spring is finally on its way to Damme, which means warmer weather, rain, flowers and birds.  Oh yes, the birds.  They’re back with a vengeance, including the delightfully persistent woodpecker living in the woods near my house. … Continue reading

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“German” Music #3: Katzenjammer, the Rambling Rovers and Auf den Dächern

The past week was a particularly stressful one.  All I had wanted to Friday night was read Verblendung/The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and try the new beer I found in the beverage store.  When some friends invited me to … Continue reading

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