Berlin 1979 when I went to study at the Free University, the one in the American sector, Humbold Universtity then was in the GDR, I painted the best dancer in Dusseldorf and took him with me against homesickness, Florian from Kraftwerk. Photo: Karin Luner.
Jim Capaldi and Rene Tinner, the Swiss Sound Engineer visited Paul McCartney. Jim wants to know how Paul got all the Beatles recordings for the Anthology, because some of them were never officially available as records before. Pirated copies. Paul „from the internet“. Laughing. „Now they can sue us“ – the nice idea that the thieves can now sue those who took back their property makes for quite a refreshing serenity.
Jim Capaldi? Wonderful songwriter, unfortunately deceased. He wrote for Traffic „The low spark of high heeled boys“ – Reebop Kwaku Baah plays here. In 1983 he recorded the beautiful Masimba bele with Stefan Krachten and Helmut Zerlett at CAN Studio. Reebop, who by the way could cook real soul food, died in the same year at Christmas in a Stockholm studio.
Six he was, when Pauline, his jewish mom took her life, thirtynine he was, when he hang himself on Good Friday, ten I was then, he was my dad. Magdalena Gross, daughter of Isaak Gross and Rahel Matzner, his grandma. Rahel was born in Oświęcim and died before these little Austrian came to power. That and that her family had a Liqueur distillery give`s me some pleasure.