Sunday, November 01, 2009
Aloha from Paradise
An American musician in exile in Cologne
"Where are you from?" the Germans ask me. Hard to say-- born in Michigan, but grew up in Missouri, South Carolina, Colorado, Nebraska, California, North Dakota. But REALLY grew up only after going to Europe. Bummed around London for 7 years (Camberwell, Shepherds Bush, Notting Hill Gate, Palmers Green, Golders Green, Westminster) and spent long periods of playing the violin and teaching in various places, mostly England and France, then ended up in Germany. Life remains very interesting.