Category Archives: Brave Ear

Jason Honea meets Nikolas Schreck

Jason Honea, who gave us so many fine hours with his Brave Ear shows, met up with Nikolas Schreck. California born and raised Nikolas Schreck’s father was a manager of famous and less famous musicians. Count Basie put young Nikolas’s hands on the keyboard of the piano. Vincent Price had some talks with him. In this show Nikolas elaborates on the notion of sonic magic and the song as a micro-cosmos. We hear an eye-witness account of a punk concert evening in Los Angelas’ legendary venue the Whiskey-a-Go-G0, and a…

Interview – Jason Honea talks with Jared Hasselhoff and Curtis

On his live show, Brave Ear Radio, Jason Honea talked with Jared Hasselhoff and Curtis. The latter a Berlin kid trying to avoid talking about hip-hop while giving insight in the street credibility of German and Berlin rap. He also gives insight in his musical formation during his earliest youth when his father took an AC/DC album out of an Elvis sleeve and introduced him to The King, an experience that was crucial for his musical career. Jared Hassellhoff opens the show with an avalanche of stories, joyously told, contageously…

Showdown at Radio On – Jason Honea vs Jared Hasselhoff

Monday evening 4th of August live Jason Honea, auto-destructionist Radio-Maker, Shitty Listener and creator of blissful chaos will meet Jared Hasselhoff. All the bottles are full and so are the little green bags. The newest episode of Brave Ear Radio has all the premises and promisis and genesis to take the listener into regions no other Radio dares to go. Nail your brave ears to your helmet, tune in at 22:00 Berlin time, lower your pants at 22:03 and vomit at 22:06. Don’t forget to tweet your action. You’ll get…

Jason Honea – Brave Ear Show with Kasia Justka and Elisabeth Wood

Jason Honea is back on the track. Freshly in from California he jumps over to the Oranien Studio to bring us an evening of information and dislocation. His guests are Elisabeth Wood, a born Californian living in Berlin. She directs and composes for The Gray Voice Ensemble, a choir of thirty-five persons. If you want to find out, just like me, the secret about all these choirs popping up like mushrooms then join us and listen with ears wide open. The list of themes approached in the choir’s repertoire makes…

Brave Ear show on Soviet and Russian Underground – Guests Olga Nosova, Constantine Usenko and Alexei Borisov

If you read the following text right to the very end, you get an idea of the periods Alexei Borisov leaped through in this episode of Brave Ear Radio, hosted by Jason Honea. You get a lot of information and stories about the soviet years. Alexei, an experienced radio host himself, sometimes takes over, which is all the more pleasant because he has a very convincing radio presence. Constantine Usenko, a russian from St.Petersburg who grew up in Poland completes some of the stories, because they were topics in his…

Brave Ear Radio – Interview with Last Dominion Lost (Julian Percy, John Murphy, Jon Evans)

Jason Honea talks with three members of the industrial ensemble Last Dominion Lost. Julian Davis Percy, John Murphy and Jon Evans are from Australia, which is very far away from Europe. All three of them live in Berlin. I have no idea what Jason will ask or talk about: the sinister legacy of Nazi German that spooks around in the peripheria of the collective subconscious, Australian wild life or the hipsterisation of Berlin underground. You will for sure hear a lot of the musique noir by Last Dominion Lost. Here’s…

Brave Ear Radio with Mat Pogo and Joke Lanz

Regular listeners to Brave Ear Radio might start to wonder if the shows are not an ongoing attempt to re-create an All-American setting in which the host Jason Honea finds himself with two strangers. “Howdy stranger, what brings you into town?” The Brave Ear Show is a myth akin to The Great American Novel, and yet Jason tries to create it time and time again. On this show the strangers are Joke Lanz, known in another world for his bruitist art and noises as Sudden Infant or as the time-travelling…

Brave Ear Radio by Jason Honea w/Giorgio Gabber and Melanie Sevcenko

Brave Ear Radio is Jason Honea’s ongoing attempt to present and understand the vibrancy and diversity of the city he lives in, Berlin. His guests on this show are Giorgio Gabber who runs the cassettelabel Das Andere Selbst and Melanie Sevcenko from whose press release we learn that she “is a journalist and poet.” In the first part of the show Giorgio talks about his label, plays different tracks from his releases and tries to find an answer to Jason’s questions about ‘Berlin’ ‘Night’ ‘Dirt’ ‘Sound’ ‘Advice’ ‘Design’ ‘Dissatisfaction’ ‘My…

Brave Ear – Jason Honea meets Diät and Penny Rafferty

Diät is a band based in Berlin. They do interviews. Like this one, and they do covers like this one: Second guest is Penny Rafferty and she will talk about prosumerism* and punk as dada ( luckily not about “punk as data” – though “data = dada” might be a useless alternative). Take the smooth way to Wild County, get seduced, intrigued, mesmerised by Jason’s Californian radio voice, throw in some accents as well, wine, music, actionart at the speed of life. BANG! Here is Brave Ear. Live from the…