36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 258: Bernstein moves the Earth

Day 258 — Bernstein moves the Earth
16-April-1972 (Sonntag–Sun.)

Bernstein and the VPO
Bernstein literally moves the Earth today [read earthquake] in a concert of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in the Musikverein. I snuck in for free and got Mr. Bernstein’s autograph after the concert. Yes.

Day 005: Coffee and call girls

Day 5 — Coffee and call girls
07-August-1971 (Sat.)

Journal Aug 7
Ok, ok! I'm focusing on bra-less girls. I'm young, I'm 22, I'm male. And I still am not sure on how to spell bra-less. [Repeating theme.] Certainly, I'm trying to build up readership for this blog by shamelessly suggesting sexual innuendoes. All of these reflections are probably in my contemporary mind and of less importance those many years ago. Hmmm, I am writing about it a lot. So, I take it back.

Sex sells, they say. Oh boy, does it! [towards the end of the post]

Watch me sit on a bench next to a pretty girl and practice my knock-em-dead-pick-up-German-language skills. As Mastercard says, "priceless."

Did I tell you that I am really enjoying this project? I am. As I type and read the transcript, I'm smiling and going back to those days. It really is a blast. I'm not certain if it's that interesting to the rest of the world. But, heck...I'm going on.