Category Archives: Scratched Vinyl Show

Adrian Shephard – Scratched Vinyl Show (Don’t Bring Harry)

Mankind created cities. Mankind created communication systems, railways, stations. Molecules got together and created life. One thing connected to something else, and it resulted in endless possibilities. The universe expands and so does the dictionary. How does this work in a brain. How does the brain activate thoughts. What connects one image with the other and makes us tell a story. Question1. Is the central station in Berlin, with the tracks, the platforms, the different levels, the automatic stairs, the trains that come in and leave, people coming and going,…

Adrian Shephard: The Scratched Vinyl Show – The Xmas Edition

In the opening scene a twentieth century orphan sleeps under a christmas tree. The sun peeks in through a hole in the curtains. It is nine o’clock in the morning on a sunny day in February. The christmas tree is still alive. … believing in the bearded guy … don’t question the present … inherited Maltese memories smell of whiskey and bread … the early morning bars in Plymouth … the pet store massacre … wounded by watership down … In the key scene a little girl enters the house….

Adrian Shephard – The Scratched Vinyl Show #7, Election Special

Adrian Shephard’s scratched vinyl shows are time travels in both linear directions. Some of the records he finds at flea markets and from which he plays the tracks are manufactured more than fifty years ago. At the same time the possibility arrises that someone out there tapes this show, and it will resurface in 2067. These two borders of perception make the actual now rather fluid. Is there a now? And is this list of topics that you will hear discussed a guarantee that this show ever happened? Here you…

Adrian Shephard – The Scratched Vinyl Show #8 (Songs and Stories)

Seasonal confusion on a hot day and that’s how you get seasons in the sun. The hound of the baskervilles sold industrial sewing machines The six-year old listens to the radio and they play See this my son by Perry East Working one distance away because we need to get up early, learn German and love French. Jesus came to Brighton to read the Tarot Card. He was from not long ago. Channel four did a documentary on him, the Siberian Jesus. He knew what happened after death. He appeared…

Adrian Shephard – Scratched Vinyl Show #6 – Atomic

Radio On Studio is a very old space station, floating over the roofs of Berlin Kreuzberg. If you are in Berlin, look up, you might catch the strange hardly identifiable flying object. And if you are lucky, you can wave at Adrian as he sticks his head out of the window and plays his toy trumpet. Or you try to make sense of the things he tells you from upthere, but alas..the wind, the traffic .. “Maybachufer flohmarkt…last minute.. on the edge .. big green caterpillar on the pavement..strangle my…

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…