Category Archives: Adrian Shephard

Tape Review Show – The Start Here collection by Andy Birtwistle

Introduction talks about short wave interferences, conceptual radio, haunting songs, crappy record players in book stores, strategies to avoid paying copyright to the copyright agencies. Declaring independency. Donate and throw your bitcoins at us and handless beggars in the street. Explanation of Andy Birtwistle’s work on the cassette tape. Read it here. Shephard and Van Alebeek play four tapes: Salute to Vinyl, The International Refuse Collection, Audio Cassette Tape and Needle Drops and Run-out Grooves. There are too many images and thoughts to put down here in words. Adrian and…

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,…

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…

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,…

Tape Review Show – Das Andere Selbst, Power Moves and Wee Space Tapes

In this episode we are joined by Jeff Surak. We play and review Delmore FX – Toke Picabia KC – Excavation Series 7 – You/In/Be/Arc Various Artists – Bed Bugs But then, We actually start with playing tracks from Toke Picabia’s album Delmore FX, but get into a lot of words and confusions starting of with the description of a pair of shoes. Greek Gods, Hermann Hesse, pink cows and quantum mechanic popcorn are mentioned, a small helicopter lands in the middle of a busy street near Bahnhof Zoo and…

Braille Satellite, Oscar Olias talks about the festival

On a rainy but delightful Sunday afternoon Oscar Olias came to our studio to talk about the Braille Satellite festival. The festival is held in Lithuania. The location is somewhere in the countryside. It is a place where contemporary archeologists can walk into old Soviet relics. Oscar talked about how he got in touch with the Lithuanians. He mentions his special relationship with Matas Labasauskas, the co-organiser of the festival.  Some of the performing artists are introduced. We play their music. We get to know Oscar’s vision. You need to…

Coffee Corner Red Carpet Show with special guest Angie Yeowell

Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek went for a coffee in their favourite bar. A nice Summer’s day, all the seats outside were taken. They had to drink their coffee inside. Soon after the first sip, Adrian took out his recorder, plugged in the headphones and announced this radio show. As things go so often here on our radio, we didn’t have any plan at all. The first subject of our talking, apart from a description of the bar and our coffee was a peculair action taking place right before…