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
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
September 1969: Graduation
1971/72: "Law School" in Cologne - mostly in Jazzclubs and
folk pubs . I write my first songs
In 1973, I present my first album at the Cologne "Townhill".
My career as a singer-songwriter begins
1974, "Die Kneipe" ("The Pub") becomes a mega hit.
I perform on stages all over Germany
On March 3, 1975, my daughter Leonie is born
In 1977, I purchase an old farm house in the Western Woods
In 1978, I start Remy Music, producing my own records and importing Jazz and Folk rarities
Public TV network Saarländischer Rundfunk produces an extensive TV portrait of me in 1979 which then is broadcast nationwide.
In 1981, I end my stage career.
After a year-long farewell tour, I retire and move to Italy
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"
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
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
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
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
On October 21, 1994, I immigrate to the U.S.
and take residence in Fort Lauderdale
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
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.
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
I am composing again, going back to my roots in symphonic music
1949 - 1956: I am living (still) with my parents in Wattenscheid, across the street from coal mine Holland
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
1960-1966: Boarding school Landheim Schondorf at the Ammersee (Bavaria)
1967-1969: I attend (sometimes) Apostel high school in Cologne
1970/71: Civil service in Freudenstadt/Black Forest
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
After a brief intermezzo in the Siebengebirge ("Seven Mountains" near Bonn), I move to the Western Woods where I purchase an old farm house
From 1983 to 1989, I am commuting between Hachenburg (Germany),
Portoferraio and Siena (Italy)
and Alicante (Spain)
I take residence in Arnsberg / Sauerland,
reviewing my manuscripts, writing, and publishing
In 1994, I immigrate to the U.S. living in the Miami/ Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale metro area until 2005
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
Since Mai 26, 2011, Sassy lives with us.
She's the older sister Skipper never wanted to have
February 24, 1949: I'm here!
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.
January 1956: My family moves to Weiden near Cologne
and wisely takes me along
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
A sad farewell to a wonderful companion.
In September, I receive a heart pacemaker at last minute.
I find the love of my life and decide to move back to Germany.
Friends and fans chip in to make it happen.