Category Archives: Lord Litter

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show -“Es ist Deutschland hier”

Lord Litter starts his tour high in the mountains of Bavaria, in a rustic landscape where cows say Möh and people say nothing until they pick up their instruments and sing. It is not far to Alvaro’s homebase. Watch him sharpen his knife. On we go to the outskirts of Germany, where Fraukes and Pepita’s wear different dresses, and even manage to act friendly to visitors. Find them Lala-ing in the streets and sing the alphabet. Juggle your own Deutschland with those characters…and aaaah, if only Guido would still have…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show #30 – Resistance is never Futile

LL starts the show playing lullaby’s. The unprepared listener may think that LL wants to close his eyes and shut himself off from the world. Everyone seems to go crazy; and everyone needs to shout louder louder loudest. The unprepared listener may think that LL is setting off for a daydream. But this is not the case. We hear music by people who don’t have any second thought. They make music because they feel like it. And they make the songs you hear, because there is no-one to tell them…

Don Campau presents a Lord Litter Special

Two of our program makers Don Campau in Santa Rosa, California and Lord Litter in Wilmersdorf, Berlin are long time friends. They got in touch when parcels with audio cassettes were crossing the ocean by the thousands. Some of those parcels had their tapes in it. Read about the movement from which originated the cassette culture in Don’s ongrowing Archive. He writes about Lord Litter in this article Lord Litter ( aka Jorg Dittmar) was (and is) simply one of the most valuable and essential members of the underground music…

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’…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – The dark days are almost Gone

An introspective show by LL, this one, maybe inspired by a couple of long and calm songs. It adds an almost lost feeling of silent boredom. This is not a dismissive observation. In the twentieth century, during the days before the second coming of the internet, boredom added to the feeling of being rooted in a time. It gave way to a sense of nothingness, of a very sweet nothingness. And it had nothing to do with the loudmouthed nihilism we experience today. COUNTERCULTURE 2016……… 1. Trio Beau Soir –…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show #27 – The Adam Finchler Interview

One morning LL went out to put the garbage in the container. He was before his first coffee, not really awake. From the garbage a young man jumped up. “Hallelujah,” said the lord. He knew, that there was hardly any young person left in Berlin, who could speak German. He asked: “Who are you.” “I am Finchler, Adam Finchler, from New York.” “How did you get here?” “From the roof…you know, Finchler on the roof..” He saw that he joke didn’t land. He continued, more serious now. “I walked past…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – The Generations Unlimited Story, Epilogue

The introductory story to the first part of LL’s trilogy on Generations Unlimited can be read here. The introduction to the second part is found here, and here’s part 3. In th epilogue LL makes use of radio interviews to compile a portrait of Conrad Schnitzler, his contribution to the manufacture of German kraut, the genesis of Generations Unlimited and his life in West Berlin, a city that doesn’t exist nomore. All this moulded in a piece of radio art that glows and mesemerises like a wood fire. Word to Lord Litter:…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – The Generations Unlimited Story -part3 David Prescott Interview

The introductory story to the first part of LL’s trilogy on Generations Unlimited can be read here. The introduction to the second part is found here. In the third part LL talks with David Prescott, who was Generations Unlimited Co Founder. In the last part of the trilogy,  The World of David Prescott, David talks about then AND now … The very then for Davis Prescott started when his parents made him listen to the Moonlight Serenade. What follows in the radio program is of such great mastery, that it becomes hard to…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show #24 – The Generations Unlimited Story, part 2

The introductory story to the first part of LL’s trilogy on Generations Unlimited can be read here. In the second part of the Trilogy we hear Chris Penalosa talk about his first encounter with Generations Unlimited and the impact it had on his view on music. Gen Ken Montgomery gives an insight in the goings-on while the Generator, the cassette culture meeting place in 1989, was resurrected in the P1 area of the MoMa in New York. Originally scheduled to run for a month, the Generator stayed in residence for…