36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 179: Contemporary music

Day 179 — Contemporary music
28-January-1972 (Freitag–Fri.)

Some thoughts on why I overly criticize contemporary music—at least from 36 years ago.

Day 122: Frank Zappa rocks Vienna

Day 122 — Frank Zappa rocks Vienna
02-December-1971 (Thur.)

First 2007 mini snowfall
It’s Vienna—Mahler, Mozart, Beethoven, Puccini, opera, symphony orchestras, and Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. Zappa rocks the Konzerthaus in Vienna. Hippies all over the place. It was a blast of a concert. 2007 sees its first mini-snowfall. Read More...

Day 117: Where’s my turkey?

Day 117 — Where’s my turkey?
27-November-1971 (Sat.)

No turkey for me this year. Totally missed Thanksgiving. I see a contemporary music theatrical event and seem to like it. Europe is generally more open to contemporary music and art.

My cousin, Walter, has left the Peace Corps. I was impressed that he joined them as a volunteer in an African village, building a village well.

Day 112: Thankful Thanksgiving

Day 112 — Thankful Thanksgiving
22-November-1971 (Mon.)

1971 Vienna sees a bit of snow, a good day of lessons, and a contemporary music concert. 2007 sees a Thankful Thanksgiving and my wedding anniversary.


Day 058: New music in 2007

Day 58 — New music in 2007
29-September-1971 (Wed.)

Nothing happened in 1971, but 2007 brought in a fall beach day, pirogies and stuffed cabbage, and a new music concert.

It’s nice to be living simultaneously in two decades. If one decade doesn’t pan out, do something in the current decade to make up for it.