I started the year with the “Fnord News Show” and with summarizing my music stats of 2013. I also started reading “The Physician” by Noah Gordon (, which I still need to finish).
My first cinema visit of the year was on day 5 for a good coming-of-age film.
I read “The Stranger” by Albert Camus, which I find quite strange as a story.
I helped painting walls of what would become sort of my second home that year.
I’ve spent quite a few nice evenings with K..
My family got a new car.
My music journal reached its 300th entry.
I continued producing my podcast on a monthly basis.
One remarkable night included a 9 hour club tour - as part of my voluntary support of LOHRO.
The beginning of America’s award season let me get to know new artists.
Films I watched that month: “Walter Mitty”, “Enough Said”, “The Wolf Of Wall Street”, “Only Lovers Left Alive”, “12 Years A Slave”, “Meine Schwestern”
I challenged myself with cooking chicken curry.
I took part in a radio workshop, that would be the foundation for me being in charge of a radio show.
One highlight evening was a film music quiz night with friends.
Another great bit of February was my short trip to Berlin so see Russell Brand live (with his “Messiah Complex” show).
I began to realize that I was developing some kind of daily grind for certain weekdays.
My (German) main blog reached its 500th post.
One of my computers made me spend hours with backups and stuff.
I saw one of the first live shows by a band called diemeeresindblau..
I had one of my first of those Sundays that included a radio show, cooking pudding and an IT group meeting.
Films I watched that month: “Le Week-End”, “39,90”, “Machete Kills”, “RoboCop” (both from 1987 and 2014), “Wüstenblume”, “The Monuments Men”, “Philomena”
I cooked some sort of Canadian pancake with cheese and bacon. (Never again.)
I met a bunch of cool people and we ate a burger place.
There was one party night I should never forget, because it was epic and it made me miss hosting a radio show.
A few days later I had my very first hosting duties on my own, which was very exciting. Also it was on Pi-Day.
I started reading the latest comic book volume of the Marvel character “Magneto”.
I cooked my very first risotto and it turned out to be very tasty.
I wrote about new music by Kylie Minogue, Enrique Iglesias and Shakira, because I was so frustrated about it.
Films I watched that month: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, “Last Vegas”, “Pusher”, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, “Die Kunst des negativen Denkens”
This month started with an end. I watched the final episode of “How I Met Your Mother”.
I took the chance to see Lee MacDougall (& Paper Aeroplanes) live in Greifswald.
I had one of the quickest dentist appointments of all time.
I started spending lots of free time at Frieda 23 (a place for culture and stuff).
I visited the hackspace of Rostock for the first time.
I got myself a new computer. (see February)
April ended with a very nice party night.
Films I watched that month: “Snowpiercer”, “Idioten”, “her”, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”
I started getting to know the new broadcast studio at Frieda 23.
We said goodbye to the old home of LOHRO at Margaretenplatz - with a bbq plus party. I was supposed to have a small DJ slot, actually, but instead I went to the JAZ club for the first tim, which turned out to be an epic night.
I met nice couchsurfers travelling through Rostock.
And within one week I had another epic party night, that should not be forgotten. (thanks to MM)
I was asked for help with Windows 8, which gave me the opportunity to work with that system for the first time.
I had second thoughts about my every day structure, because of all the exhaustion I was feeling.
There was the first barbeque session at the city harbor.
We had elections.
I joined the hackspace community, which must have been very entertaining for some folks there.
Also very entertaining was a birthday party at the Bunker club, that let me end that month in style.
Films I watched that month: “Godzilla” (2014), “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, “Sharknado”
I took part in an open air campus quiz event, and my team almost won first place.
I tried a vegan kebab for the first time - it was okay.
I was aked to take photos of a sports contest at midsummer.
The football world cup provided some nice evening entertainment.
I went to my old campus for their annual summer festival - and it was a crazy night. Even crazier was the fact that I managed to make it to an interview appointment on the following day.
Goldfrapp’s “Stranger” video made it into my soundtrack of the year.
Films I watched that month: “Maleficent”, “Boyhood”, “The Fault In Our Stars”
I started that month very early because of a special radio show including listener charts.
There was this wonderful evening with friends in Warnemünde, which could have included an open air show - but some of us chose not to go there in the end.
I managed to go to two birthday events in one evening.
I could not celebrate Germany winning the football world cup, because I had one of my first morning radio show hosting duties the day after.
I had a very thrilling boat trip at the coast of Rügen, because of the motion of the sea.
I’m glad that I went to a shared birthday party at Studentenkeller, although I had another morning show scheduled for the following day. Also that following day I made jelly shots and I saw Mark Forster and Andreas Bourani performing live at the beach. And this day was followed by an even more extreme day for me, that included another DJ gig at a LOHRO party and tons of glitter.
Films I watched that month: “Transcendence”, “Transformers: Age of Extinction”, “Monsieur Claude und seine Töchter”
As every year I went to the HanseSail with friends.
I took the chance to reconnect with a friend from my uni days.
Although I lost quite some sleep, I decided to go out with friends - even though that black music motto wasn’t my cup of tea. The fun was worth it.
I read Kevin Smith’s script of a Superman film, that was never made.
I finally made it to see the rest of Doctor Who’s series 6 - just in time for a nice motto evening.
I tasted the black Tatratea for the first time.
A goodbye party did not end very well for me… and the morning after was one of the weirdest in my life.
That month ended with lots of deep house music and another sad goodbye.
Films I watched that month: “Maman und ich”, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, “Tom At The Farm”, “Guardians Of The Galaxy”
I began vlogging again (because that is the appropriate time of the year I guess).
Lots of new faces started working at LOHRO and I contributed to several workshops in that context.
There was a nice work-related burger session at Freigarten.
I had lots of free time filled up with preparation for a special broadcast about questions that were raised with the material released by Edward Snowden - in regards to a worldwide reading event.
I had an awesome evening meeting old and new friends at Pleitegeier, that somehow ended unexpected.
One evening included a concert in a theatre and a fun karaoke party somewhere else afterwards.
I had a great day trip to Lübeck, although I was very tired.
I took a few days off - (my first vacation in 2014) - during which I read many comic books and I cooked bœuf bourguignon.
The plenary meeting of LOHRO turned out to be quite difficult for me. And just a few days later I had a hell of a party weekend including house music at JAZ. Sadly it was because of a few more goodbyes.
Films I watched that month: “The Way Way Back”, “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For”
I read Mark Millar’s “Starlight” that seems like a mix of “Flash Gordon” and “R.E.D.”.
There was another sad goodbye happening, that came with a crazy night out… and once again, deep house music.
I spent an afternoon with a couchsurfing friend who was in town and remembered me, even though we hadn’t seen each other in months.
Then there was my first 26 hour day - thanks to voluntary work at LOHRO (morning show + Nick Cave themed party).
A train strike ruined my plans for the weekend.
I started reading “Persepolis”, which gave me a lot think about.
I tried “Kvass” for the first time - “as refreshing as bread”... not really.
I went to a sold out concert of “AnnenMayKantereit”, that clearly was one highlight of the year.
Films I watched that month: “The Normal Heart”, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
I started this month with a news workshop.
I went to a poetry slam at the Peter-Weiss-Haus, which turned out to be quite strange.
The 2014 EMAs made me write a whole blog post about the awards and the performances.
I had the Sailing Conductors as studio guest (on the radio), they performed live in front of me and I saw them again that day at the MAU club.
I cooked chili con carne for 10+ people (also with a veggie option) and that was challenging. I also baked two cakes that day, which was also the date of yet another goodbye event. But hey, at least I could celebrate into my birthday.
Speaking of birthday… I prepared my party on a boat for months and I’d say it was worth it.
Also worthy was the tasting of precious whisky and gin brands, that I got to experience a couple of days later.
I went to some kind of “IT career night” thingy, where they had delicious food… and talks, of course.
The month ended with another birthday party, that continued at Warmbad, and two leaked Madonna songs that provided me with new haunting tunes.
Films I watched that month: “Under The Skin”, “Interstellar”, “Im Labyrinth des Schweigens”, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1”, “Sharknado 2”
There was some sort of reconstruction going on in my flat… and of course, they had to start early in the morning.
I finished reading “Persepolis” - a very good book.
I went to an annual classical concert event at the HMT, that featured also a good buffet.
I was invited to another very nice Doctor Who themed evening with snacks, a board game and a Christmas special.
There was another goodbye after a long day with editorial meeting, cinema visit and trash music party.
I went to a welcome party of “project:raum” that featured salsa dancing and… waffles.
There was a tough week for me doing an hour morning show every workday - and it ended with another special broadcast and a fun Christmas party at Frieda 23.
I almost cried watching the final episode ot “The Late Late Show with Craig Fergusson”. I will miss that show.
I had a very quiet Christmas, and it was okay.
My very own special radio broadcast (to honor my first anniversary on the radio) was one of the best evenings of the year - thanks to friends.
And also this years NYE party turned out to be very good.
Films I watched that month: “Piranha 3DD”, “Rubber”, “CITIZENFOUR”, “The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies”, “The Homesman”, “Madagascar 3”