Goethic Horror


Playout date: 10 March 2007
Duration: 10:44
Views at the time added to HTV: 294
Likes at the time added to HTV: 8
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 1
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 88.9%
Comments at time added: 0
Total interactions at time added: 9
Total interactions to views 3.1%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: None
Location: Jazdów 8A, Warsaw
Other people featured: Christopher Chadwick
Genre: Friends
Music used: None
Languages used: English, German
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

Chris Chadwick work with me for a while, and we had fun sometimes with German poetry because he was a proper intellectual. Very clever and not always easy to get along with. He’s not in Poland now and we are all the poorer for it.

Goethe’s poems are the order of the day here, with Erlkoenig recited by Christopher and Wanderers Nachthemd recited by me, all the time contending with the vagaries of modern, as it was then, technology, which we identify as the biggest problem poetry has, in that you cannot get to the end of a poem without the internet crashing (this was 2007) or a phone going off.

Quote of the clip: “Praising Google is always a good idea on YouTube, because they, like, own it”.

About David J. James

53 year old accountant who loves languages, literature, history, religion, politics, internet, vlogging and blogging and lively written discussion. Conservative Christian, married to an angel, we have three kids, and live in Warsaw, Poland.

Posted on 21/11/2017, in Deutsch, Readings of Poems, With Another Person and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. For that matter, I think being a true intellectual and being very clever scale independently, too.

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  2. I hadn’t known that being not always easy to get along with was correlated with being a true intellectual. If that’s what you mean, not simply that he was 1) a true intellectual, 2) very clever, and 3) not always easy to get along with, all independently, then I guess the statistics would suggest that I’ve known more true intellectuals in my life than I had previously realized.

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