40 Records In 40 Years (38/40 – 2011)

This year has started the way the last has ended. After we had buried my father we received the news that my father-in-law has fallen ill with cancer. Then after a short suffering time he has passed away at the beginning of the year. This and the whole annoyance and the difficulties in the job were for Christiane probably too much. Everything what she has moved over quite too long before herself and has not solved leaded to a heavy nervous breakdown. The result was a clinic stay for many months in them again strength could scoop around again in the life is based to touch. It was hard for me to see my wife suffer and not being able to help her. Looking back I must say that I have no more recollections to the year, because have turned most of my thoughts on her recovery. For these reasons no vacation this year. In a way at all I have got over the year. If I was able I would become this year and the things they happens are by my memory extinguish. Anyway life goes on – more next time.

When I look back which records was released this year I just remember this two ones:

  • PJ Harvey – Let England Shake: Great songs and a great independent records
  • Bon Iver – same: Beautiful songs and a great voice

The same was with the singles released this year.

But I remember some movies we’ve seen this year:

  • Hangover II: As good as the first one, filmed on many locations I’ve seen
  • Unknown: Another great movie with Liam Neeson
  • White Irish Drinkers: Very good drama
  • The Tree of Life: Another great drama with Sean Penn
  • Contagion: Perfect medical thriller by Steven Sonderbergh
  • The Iron Lady: Meryl Streep plays well again in this Biopic
The rest of the world was still turning round:

Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resigns after widespread protests // 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hits the east coast of Japan and killing more than 15.000 people // Arab spring and Syrian  Lybian civil wars starts // Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton // Osama Bin Laden was killed by American Special Forces

Although it was a hard year I remember that I played this record a many times this year. I was into this music for a long time but this record came close to my heart this days. Not only that it made fun listening to. It’s more: it gave me back the power to stand the check of life. Nothing more and nothing less.

Dropkick Murphys: – Hang Em High
Dropkick Murphys: – Going Out In Style
Dropkick Murphys: – The Hardest Mile
Dropkick Murphys: – Cruel
Dropkick Murphys: – Peg O My Heart


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