“A brilliant and most interesting album.” – that’s what Tom Schnabel writes about “The Gift”. Please find his post and the broadcast here.
So many miles away, I still have such great memories of my year in Los Angeles, at age seventeen. I felt so welcome, and was able to just be part of it all as I was immersed in music, art, and American literature every day. Thanks to my host family and my being part of the music ensemble at high school, I got to travel a lot – I particularly remember Carmel, Monterey, San Francisco, the Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Yosemite. In LA, we visited Melrose Avenue frequently, where I loved the thrift stores and book cafés. This year away from home at an early age laid the foundation for my love of getting to know a place and its people by living there. I want to return soon.