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Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – The Story of Bollerman

Lord Litter says it in the introduction of the show. “In the beginning of the 1980s while everyone in Berlin played punk or electro,  Bollerman played everything that came along.” And goes on to tell and show that Bollerman were one of the most underestimated bands around. Berlin bands like Einstürzende Neubauten or Die Tödliche Doris were very much more visible and remembered until today. They represented one aspect of Berlin that is easier to understand for non-Berliners like me. But the world of the Eckkneipe, the so-called Berliner ‘Schnautze’…

The Wirebender meets Jstar – Interview

It was one of those surprise actions we do more often at Radio On: we break in in our regular program and start a live show. You can catch those moments if you keep a close watch on our twitter timeline (following would be even better.) Our man in London, Simon Wade aka The Wirebender, had come to Berlin and found the time to visit our studio and do a live show. We will broadcast it again, because some of you might have missed it. (Or want to listen again.)…

Mitt Pate #14, Christmas Non-Stop, Open 24hours.

Let’s just do this,a homeopathic treat of Christmas. 24 hours, non-stop, the same same same same same same same same same songs. And all these same same same same same same same same same songs get so sick of each other, that in the end you find them hanging in their chairs talking philosophy with a stuffed turkey, or sleeping on the carpet in their own vomit while they dream of acid rain. Playlist Bullion – You drive me to plastic // Lo mad bello – Hey Chicos! Villancicos! Una…

What can European history teach us about Trump’s America – Lecture by Timothy Snyder

  In the lecture What can European history teach us about Trump’s America Snyder explains his vision on time and understanding history, but points at certain developments in present day society that should make us aware of possible changes, which might lead to authoritarian regimes replacing the parliamentary democracy. A detailed report from the lecture can be read here. The lecture can also be understood on another level. Timothy Snyder appears very well humoured, makes little jokes and some teasing remarks. You can hear the students laugh more than once….

Don Campau – No Pigeonholes from Voodoo Man to Sterile Women

As boxes full of tapes from Don’s archive continue to be shipped to Zeppelin City in the very south of Germany, he bumps into ever more rare works. In this show he presents an ecclectic mix of music and non-music that was released on tape, of which single cassettes were sent all over the globe. If you want to have an idea of how many labels produce tapes nowadays then check this blog, scroll down to the bottom and mind that not all tape labels are listed here. The collection of…

December Podcasts – The Scratched Vinyl Show, part 3 Station to Station by Adrian Shephard

There are parts in the -THE- book about Berlin – Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin – a saga drenched in melodrama with lots of descriptions of the city itself, that seem to be the result of automatic writing. In a time of spiritist meetings and fairytale esoterics, this assumption doesn’t seem to be too far off. I have the impression that the nowadays Alfred would walk around with a recorder and not with a notebook. In the third part of the scratched vinyl show Adrian Shephard talks about a long…

December Podcast – Interview with Cedrik Fermont about his book Not Your World Music, part 2

Cedrik Fermont published the book Not Your World Music. The book is about noise and the noise scene in South – East Asia. Written together with Dimitri della Faille, Cedrik reports from his many travels in the region and his encounters with local musicians. In part two of the podcast Cedrik talks with Rinus Van Alebeek and Adrian Shephard about his experiences. The podcast contains sound tracks by south-east Asian artists. Maybe you liked this podcast? Then consider a modest donation

December Podcast – Interview with Cedrik Fermont about his book Not Your World Music, part 1

Cedrik Fermont published the book Not Your World Music. The book is about noise and the noise scene in South – East Asia. Written together with Dimitri della Faille, Cedrik reports from his many travels in the region and his encounters with local musicians. In part one of the podcast Cedrik talks with Rinus Van Alebeek and Adrian Shephard about his experiences. The podcast contains sound tracks by south-east Asian artists. Maybe you liked this podcast? Then consider a modest donation