The Lernen to Talk Show: Episode 15
I’m late! I’m ever so late! Today’s episode comes not from yesterday, but a week before yesterday. Two guests were good enough to tell me a thing or two about the state of German music, after we’d met at a concert by an American artist in Düsseldorf. The train announcements get in the way here and there, sorry about that! And let me warn you ahead of time that I make a fool of myself by revealing that I thought Mozart was born in Germany (and got famous in Austria). I could not be more ashamed.
1:06 – Genativ, eh? Still don’t have a grip on this aspect of German. There’s a case that is used to describe possession which is basically equivalent of changing the word “the” to indicate what something belongs to.
1:30 – “Jetzt hat es das erste mal, die gelegenheit gegeben.” I did not understand this as he said it, but I got the gist of it.
1:39 – I thought it was funny that that big poster was sitting there for the video. I didn’t realize so much of it was outside of the frame.
1:55 – Hello Pied Piper, he was called. And he sung exactly like Ben Gibbard. It was uncanny.
3:01 – Huss und Hodn, for your listening pleasure. German hip hop don’t stop.
3:53 – My guests seem to listen to bands that don’t exist on the internet. If I find anything I’ll post it.
4:06 – Kraftwerk!
4:11 – Kreator!
4:33 – And I hang my head.
4:57 – “identifikieren” is not a word. “Identifitzieren” is a word.