My first guitar lesson

At the age of 16 I taught myself a little guitar. Ever since then, I played – sometimes more, sometimes less, but at a certain point all autodidactic efforts came to a stop. For my last birthday, friends and family gave me some money to get professional guitar lessons. And in about 30 minutes I … [Read more…]


This is not Bill Gates. It’s me, ca. 1980, at the age of 13, maybe 14. Among the Christmas presents by my mother was a CD with digitized slides (Wikipedia article on photographic slides for the younger readers) she found during a recent home improvement cleanup. The CD contained various undated images, the oldest one … [Read more…]