Category Archives: talkradio

Zine-ism, Interview with Nina Prader and John Z Komurki

  Nina Prader runs Lady Liberty Press. John Z Komurki, among other things, has written a book, called Stationery Fever. Both, now residents of Berlin, care for printed matter and a lot of things that come with it. You think it is boring to talk about pencils? Wait until you hear John bring in stories about John Steinbeck, Napoleon and Freud. And after the pencils are sharpened, the conversation takes us to the zine. Who, why, why not, where, what and what else. Digital versus analogue. The tactile and the…

Interview with Fillipp Vingerhoets

Fillipp Vingerhoets is one of the persons involved with Bohemian Drips. That’s the first thing you will hear in the interview that Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek conducted with the young Bavarian. A needle injecting a bonbon with strange drops, tiled secret bunkers, playing undanceable music to danceable people, Berlin in the middle of the night, sounds in space or sounds in castles, Turks on the run and alarming goat stories. It is all in this two hour interview. Plus more. Tracks are played from the vinyl that Fillipp…

Polish Journal volume 8 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The Polish Journals are a series of reports and observations recorded on tape with the use of a handheld sony walkman. The recordings are made on location. Sounds of the environment leak through. Volume 8 was recorded in the months October and November of the year 2017. The first part describes a visit to Amsterdam (Waterlooplein, statue of Spinoza), Rotterdam (observation and thoughts about Rem Koolhaas’ De Rotterdam) back to Amsterdam, to the Johan Cruijff Arena to see a match of Ajax. The second part describes a walk in the…

Tape Review Show – The Start Here collection by Andy Birtwistle, part 2

Welcome to the Republic of Radio On In a little submarine . genderneutral mermaids vs black mermaids . mermaids and seahorses in Cornwall . mermaid anthropology and wet areas in Cornish churches . The Royal family and the mafia and the inbred zombies . . We are not funny because we watched Andy Kaufman who was not funny . and there goes jean brobrobillard . What’s Holland like?   . The psychedelic experience of changing costumes in fast moving realities .   . Lecture on a dying fish in a…

Shephard and Van Alebeek meet Konstantinos Lamprou aka AZA

Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek meet Konstantinos Lamprou when he was in Berlin. Instead of talking about sound art and other problems that bother the artist in modern times, Radio On’s founding fathers wanted to hear some good reasons to move to Athens. Konstantinos proved himself an excellent guide. Belonging to a family that lived in Athens since many generations he told us stories from the heart. We get extensive images from the Exarcheia neighborhood in Athens with its riots, bars, narrow streets, views on the harbor, squats, refugees,…

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…

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,…

Polish Journal, Volume 3 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The third Polish journal is recorded in May 2017. I used a handheld Sony walkman and recorded my observations directly on tape. You will hear home recordings made in Kraków and a walk to a square of chairs in the former Jewish ghetto. I sit on the terrace and describe the garden. A shift in time takes the recording to Wroclaw, where I sit on the sidewalk while the girlfriend is cycling around to do the last preperations before the bus departs. Suddenly I am alone in Warsaw to apply…

Polish Journal, Volume 2 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The second volume of the Polish Journal covers the period from the end of April to the beginning of May 2017. Holding a cassette walkman I (=Rinus Van Alebeek) describe street scenes and views in Wroclaw. I observe life in an inner courtyard. I recorded occasional meetings, fragments from an evening out in a bar. Bus stations and shopping centers are visited, Polish Flag Day and an American in Krakow talking about Indian Bananas ended up on this tape as well.. All the time you will hear background noises from…