36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 189: Pretty “well,” not pretty “good”


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 189 — Pretty “well,” not pretty “good”
07-February-1972 (Montag–Mon.)


Day of lessons. Did pretty
good. Saw the film that “we” were supposed to be producing—and I won’t be helping. Two of the others will be doing it. General consensus, the fewer the better. It’s true…and with my knowledge of German…


Grammar Boy—Grammar Girl. Pretty “well” John, not pretty “good.” I’ve always had and still have problems with grammar. Grammar Girl to the rescue. During this past year, Grammar Girl released a print book. Within a few weeks it was on the New York Times bestseller list. What an achievement! In some respects it demonstrates the power that a quality-content podcast brings to the world. Loyal users who follow and love Grammar Girl—I’m one—bought “Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips to Better Writing” in bookstores. The power of podcasts and great content. Love ya, Grammar Girl.

Filmmaker not-to-be. I learn that the film project in the electronic music class is going to two other students in the class. I won’t be on the project (no wonder I didn’t remember it). My knowledge of German would have been a handicap. That said, I have always had a desire to work in film, both as the film guy and the composer. Another project for when I retire. iMovie here I come.

Credit to Professor Dieter Kaufmann. Looking back, I now sense how much additional depth Dieter Kaufmann introduced to the electronic music course. We did not just learn the history and techniques of electronic music, as is often the case in many traditional courses. Instead Professor Kaufmann was introducing real-life creative opportunities to those of us in the class. Putting theory and practice to use in the real world. Love it. Thanks, professor Kaufmann, these many years later. I realize that I am repeating myself and thanking my professors multiple times. They deserve it.

Two n’s. By the way, I have always written Kaufmann’s name with two letter n’s in the journal. Then I saw an Internet article with one n and started changing a few pages. It’s two n’s. Beware the Internet(s) and those tube things.

Kaufmann links: Here are some links to Prof. Kaufmann. Also See Day 084 in this journal.

Dieter Kaufmann in Wikipedia
Short bio


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