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The Lernen to Talk Show: Episode 37 – Cardinal Sessions!

August 3, 2012

I may have left Germany, but there’s still many episodes to upload before I sleep. Many episodes to upload before I sleep. Today’s comes from April 11th, when I met with my good friend Lenny to talk about his video series Cardinal Sessions. He started it as a way to showcase local Cologne musicians, but it’s expanded to include touring acts like Hot Water Music and Dispatch. Join us as we talk about where they got the name, and take a peek behind the scenes of a solo session with MxPx they filmed that day.

0:52 – Still struggling with articles here… As “Band” is a feminine word, it should change from “die Band” to “der Band” when used in the dative case, like with the preposition “mit”.

1:09 – At this point we thought that the whole band would be coming, hence the plural pronoun “sie”. This starts a long stretch of confusion about singularity vs plurality of the word “band”… at least that was the conversation I was trying to have.

1:30 – I’m sure you all find this as interesting as I do.

1:50 – I guess what I was trying to say was, I have trouble referring to collective pronouns in the accusative and dative cases.

2:32 – Check out the whole song here!

3:09 – My first attempt (and failure) with the genitive case ever to be caught on film!

3:12 – “Ein Video innerhalb eines Videos.” Alles klar.

3:30 – Timo rules.

4:00 – I start saying Bundesvogel, which I guess could maybe mean “state bird”. Well at least it should.

4:25 – I can’t seem to find my source on this…

4:40 – It turned out well!

5:58 – Lenny, when are you gonna do a session with There Is A World?

6:08 – Here’s a link to the newest music video from Lenny’s band. They’re very serious.

6:24 – Thanks for filming, Nico!


3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 4, 2012 16:33


  2. theglutenfreetraveler permalink
    August 13, 2012 14:37

    so good!

  3. nostrovatus permalink
    August 14, 2012 14:37

    wie immer… wunderbar!

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