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Mitt Paté #19 by Agnès Pe – I Hear a Symphony

Running around, wide-eyed, open circle-boingboing, we hang from a rubber belt. The world is a bad whisper. The Queen anthem, finally, here’s the version that should be played in every stadium. The motorgang argues over a quarter-pounder hamburger. Stomach moves, dub-step burbs, that’s how we pray nowadays. The merry-go-round dropped acid. My first Vespa. Rome is so great. When gypsies walk backwards they look like arabs disappearing in the rain. The real estate agent showed the bathroom and sang ‘Eye of the Tiger.’ You should have seen him move. But…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – Don Campau special, part1

Don’s own words about the beginning of his career:”at the time I lived near this old road in San Jose where the train ran parallel. The train sounded a lot like the autochord sound on Greg’s Yamaha keyboard. There was magic in this simplicity and the fact that anything seemed possible.” The first part of LL’s special on Don Campau offers everything that a lover of Americana can wish for. It becomes a road movie, not showing you the geographical landscape, but various aspects of a cutural landscape as it…

Jade on Jade, episode two – The Stationery Artist

‘I met up with Jade Blue to record this second episode and order a giant breakfast which never arrived in Berlin close to Hermannplatz (note there is a 1.1 episode but that is still to come). For those who have been following Jades’ adventures you will know about her stationery compulsions and her aversion to becoming stationary. This episode was fascinating for me as i haven’t seen Jade since she was diagnosed with breast cancer 7 months ago and she was open enough to talk very directly about her chemo…

Don Campau – Tout S’en Va

Don Campau is our long time collaborator. He presents tracks from his vast collection of audio cassettes. He received these tapes since the 1970s. Listeners who tune in to his shows mor frequently slowly achieve knowledge about one of the biggest cultural movements that has existed, and in a newer version still exists: the cassette culture. Don is transferring now most of his tapes to Zeppelin City in the deep south of Germany, where they will become part of a cassette culture museum. As a result Don stumbles upon tapes…

Anders Östberg – Music from the bad part of town. Crazy vibrations, trashcans and whips. Music from my collection.

Anders treats the Radio On listener with a choice of his collection of rare vinyl, and does so every seven months. We had Jesus and Flowers before, now it is time for something really bad. These words by Anders Östberg say it all: The pop music between Elvis and Beatles is considered a bad period. Wonderfully bad to me. Here are some gems from that era with a sleazy atmosphere. I offer you listeners a smelly bouquet of tunes that are sincerely risqué, dubious and never made the charts. Enjoy!…

The Scratched Vinyl Show #5 – A tribute to Saulius Čemolonskas

All the records for this show were found on a flea market on the same day as the program was recorded. And so it begins …May 2001.. A friend of Adrian, Saulius was employed as a catholic priest for a testcard performance installation ‘inside’ a Lewes Church as a graveyard for computers using early pattern recognition s/w (big eye from Steim). The audience were literally invited to destroy the computer graves with hammers. Babies crawled on a floor of smashed monitor screens and a big cross made out of TVs…

Disastronaut in Berlin – Interview with Jeff Reed

Jeff is becoming a regular on our radio. He comes over from the UK for a blitz visit to Berlin, and always, and nicely so, ends up in our studio talking with his old friend Adrian Shephard. Now, if these were cold war times, and the calendar would say 1973, and the thermometer would indicate -32ºC, we could probably tell different stories about Jeff’s visits to West- Berlin. Because, why would someone visit West-Berlin so often and only for 36 hours, if DDR is everywhere around you with their spies,…

The Wandering, an opera by Ken Shakin

This happened a while ago at the Irsih embassy in Berlin. To record the Bloomsday festivities, Adrian was smuggled in by our man in the Flughafenstrasse and Ken Shakin. All he had to do was to put up ‘this friendly face’, which according to eye-witnesses was an Italo Svevo mask. Adrian says, that on arriving on a suitably wet day at the Irish embassy reception, having hastily prepared my passport and removed any articles that would not have survived a strip search, I was politely led in after saying I was with ‘ken’…

Group Sounds Mix by DJ ONONiiONIONIION

Taishi Nagasaka is back with a new show. A mix of heartbreaking Japanese songs released as a single in the 1960s. Taishi performs as DJ ONONiiONIONIION on selected places in Berlin. Sometimes you can find him in a shop, sometimes you can find him in the park. He comes with a portable record player and a box full of singles. Dance, talk, listen or buy while you’re there. Ox Cry – the OX Yozora Ni Yume Wo – The Beige Kemeko No Uta – Giants Blue Eye – Jacky & his…