Category Archives: Urban Life

Livings in Los Angeles. Whole Foods and the Terror of Me. Now!

  It’s Tuesday, so-called “Taco Tuesday” to be precise. Beaming at everyone with a Californian sunshine smile, a young “dude” with a white cap and the gestures of a 1920’s hotel bellboy is handing out samples. I’m in a hurry …

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Are You Smelling the Roses?

  Like almost every morning, I took the dogs to the park for a good, over an hour walk. While they were enthusiastically hunting and chasing squirrels, I discovered this beautiful clean and completely intact pine cone. I thought of …

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Livings in Los Angeles. Closet Stories – The Hollywood Uniform

It’s true. Most transplants here in Los Angeles are quite obsessed with detecting and pointing out how different things are. I belong to them. One of the things that struck me immediately on my first visit to L.A. in 2006 …

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Fishnet Stockings and Lonely Tissues Boxes. The Reeperbahn in Hamburg and Candy’s Caravan

My single ‘Candy’s Caravan’ was released in December 2010 (Moontraxx) and since then, one of the most interesting bits of feedback I have received is that listeners seem to really connect with the character Candy. In retrospect, it’s interesting to …

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