36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 269: RPO, Tchaikovsky 4, Pirates of the Caribbean

Day 269 — RPO, Tchaikovsky 4, Pirates of the Caribbean
27-April-1972 (Donnerstag–Thur.)

Michael Tilson Thomas Tchaikovsky 4
A good day for everything—horn, piano, electronic music, and a concert. Tchaikovsky 4 is on the menu today and a bit of Pirates of the Caribbean. Arrgh! My last day of German journal writing. Yay!

Day 097: Grab that shovel—Dig up your past

Day 97 — Grab that shovel—Dig up your past
07-November-1971 (Sun.)

While 1971 is a great day for music with two concerts, 2007 sees me digging up my past. I am having a blast and it is bringing up great memories, some slightly corny love songs, and a ton of music-on-tape that I haven’t heard in decades. I am so excited, that I ramble on forever in today’s posting.

I encourage you to do the same. Dig up your past and enjoy those memories.

Day 092: Tights, tutus, and tippie-toes

Day 92 —Tights, tutus, and tippie-toes
02-November-1971 (Tue.)

Austrian skiing
Excitement stirs. Plans for a skiing vacation are formulating. I talk a bit about my regret of not traveling more in life. Damn Euro/dollar ratio. Damn time.

I enjoy my first ballet in Vienna—
Swan Lake. There are men in tights, women in tutus, and lots of tippie-toes.

Day 065: William Tell, meet Bonanza

Day 65 — William Tell, meet Bonanza
06-October-1971 (Wed.)

AES Show Mixer
Remember my horn audition? Well, I blew it. I guess I was very nervous. What will happen next? Will I get into school? I’m not certain. I need some soul soothing—Tchaikovsky and the Lone Ranger to the rescue.

In 2007, I hit the Audio Engineering Show in NYC to walk down the aisles of Javits Center and look at all of the music and recording equipment that I can’t afford to buy. Well, I can buy a few things.