From an early age, I learned to play instruments. I started with the piano and later learned to play the guitar, bass, and drums. I always enjoyed telling stories: some of them were meant to keep me out of trouble and others I told just for fun. I also developed an early interest in computers and computer games.
I never liked school and I quickly became a master of procrastinating and avoiding classes with the exception of those attended by girls I liked and subjects I really enjoyed. As a result, I learned most of what I know from films which, as it turns out, is not a bad education. However, with a few notable exceptions, I received spectacularly bad grades and eventually stopped trying.
At University, I studied philosophy but quickly discovered that most interesting questions don’t have an answer. Instead, I learned to think in a structured way. This is a useful skill in itself because it can be applied to almost anything.
Change also continued later in my life. Over the years I worked – among other things – as a paperboy, a dishwasher, a construction worker, a goldsmith, a farmhand, a carpenter, a secretary, a circus light operator, a jazz musician, a bus driver, a finance manager, composer and film producer. I frequently moved between different places like Bremen, Berlin, Killeberg, Oxford, New York, Austin, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque. Most of my friends are scattered all over the globe.
This blog is part biography, part diary, and a way to keep track of projects and places I have visited. Please feel free to ask me questions or leave a comment.