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January 1960: I am enrolled at the boarding school of Landheim Schondorf
at the Ammersee in Bavaria.
It's heaven on earth: A piano in each classroom!
I have the honor of meeting Carl Orff who lives in the neighboring village. With him and famed conductor Rafael Kubelik, my training in music begins
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January 1967: I am abruptly removed from Schondorf and brought back to Cologne. Only Mr. Kubelik's forceful intervention secures my debut concert as a conductor on January 21, 1967
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September 1969: Graduation
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1971/72: "Law School" in Cologne - mostly in Jazzclubs and
folk pubs . I write my first songs
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In 1973, I present my first album at the Cologne "Townhill".
My career as a singer-songwriter begins
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1974, "Die Kneipe" ("The Pub") becomes a mega hit.
I perform on stages all over Germany
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On March 3, 1975, my daughter Leonie is born
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In 1977, I purchase an old farm house in the Western Woods
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In 1978, I start Remy Music, producing my own records and importing Jazz and Folk rarities
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Public TV network Saarländischer Rundfunk produces an extensive TV portrait of me in 1979 which then is broadcast nationwide.
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In 1981, I end my stage career.
After a year-long farewell tour, I retire and move to Italy
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Between 1981 and 1984, I represent Western Germany at music festivals around the globe. FIDOF awards me its gold medal, and the leading German TV magazine "HÖR ZU" characterizes me as "incredibly credible"
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In 1985, I am hosting a show at a local radio station in Portoferraio
on the island of Elba in Italy and teaching linguistics at Siena university
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In 1986, I start my own local radio station, RadioMar, in Finestrat
near Alicante in Spain.
Our transmitter was on the peak of the impressive Buixcampana
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In 1987, at the occasion of a music festival in Curação, I meet Nydia Ecury.
We translate each other's works and she encourages me to write
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Back in Germany in 1989, I start Remy Media, an advertising agency.
Once in a while I cannot resist the opportunity to get back on stage
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On October 21, 1994, I immigrate to the U.S.
and take residence in Fort Lauderdale
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After some severe start-up problems, I find a job at GTN, a telecommunications firm. I am successful and soon advance to
Senior Vice President
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 Welcome to our website.
During hurricane Frances in 2004, lightning strikes MacroTel's network and
disrupts operations for 6 weeks. My insurance covers only a part of our
customers' claims. I loose all I have but manage to avoid bankruptcy.
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In December of 2005, after almost a year of being homeless, I move to live on
a houseboat in Titusville. The boat is owned by my dog Skipper but he allows
me to live on it. Until he has figured out how to open the fridge
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I am composing again, going back to my roots in symphonic music
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1949 - 1956: I am living (still) with my parents in Wattenscheid, across the street from coal mine Holland
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1956-1959: I am living (still) with my parents, now in Weiden near Cologne;
I attend first Albert Schweitzer elementary school and then Kreuzgasse high school
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1960-1966: Boarding school Landheim Schondorf at the Ammersee (Bavaria)
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1967-1969: I attend (sometimes) Apostel high school in Cologne
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1970/71: Civil service in Freudenstadt/Black Forest
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Back in Cologne, I start attending law school. However, as there is much more fun in performing at the bars of the old town, my law school experience doesn't last very long
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After a brief intermezzo in the Siebengebirge ("Seven Mountains" near Bonn), I move to the Western Woods where I purchase an old farm house
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From 1983 to 1989, I am commuting between Hachenburg (Germany),
Portoferraio and Siena (Italy)
and Alicante (Spain)
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I take residence in Arnsberg / Sauerland,
reviewing my manuscripts, writing, and publishing
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In 1994, I immigrate to the U.S. living in the Miami/ Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale metro area until 2005
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In January of 2006, I move to Titusville in central Florida,
living on a houseboat which I purchase in 2007.
I am still living there together with my dogs Skipper und Sassy
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Since Mai 26, 2011, Sassy lives with us.
She's the older sister Skipper never wanted to have
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February 24, 1949: I'm here!
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April 19, 1955: My first day at school.
My teacher was Mrs. Baur;
I asked her to marry me but my
parents didn't think that was a good idea.
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January 1956: My family moves to Weiden near Cologne
and wisely takes me along
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I start my own software company, MacroTel.
We produce custom billing systems for almost all major telephone
companies and quickly become market leaders in our segment
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A sad farewell to a wonderful companion.
In September, I receive a heart pacemaker at last minute.
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I find the love of my life and decide to move back to Germany.
Friends and fans chip in to make it happen.
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