Category Archives: Literature

Hera Lindsay Bird Live at the Wintec Press Club

Once upon a time one Summer day somewhere in a far away corner of the blogosphere, I went out for a walk. My myopic eye got caught by Keats getting fucked from behind. When I put on my 5€ glasses I saw something different: “Keats is dead so fuck me from behind.” I was delighted. And for a long time I could not understand why I was delighted. I even felt a kind of day-break what a glorious sunrise my heart opens to the first tune of the national anthem…

Radio On Maggie by Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek

Radio On Maggie was first broadcasted shortly after Margareth Thatcher passed away, and that’s how she became a feature in our program alongside with Genesis P-Orridge, who, if born ten years later might have opted for the artist name Genesis M-Üsli. Both have had their influence on trash culture and the ethos of DIY. With Thatcher’s daughter peeing next to John Lydon’s bed and stories of vomiting rats as the more lovelier lullabies, this program could easily be qualified as the trashiest and most vulgar we ever made. Thanks God…

The Streets of Naguib Mahfouz by Joke Lanz

On 5.April Joke Lanz will celebrate his 50 years jubilee at the Volksbühne in Berlin. Until that day, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday we will broadcast a very special Joke Lanz documentation that he made a couple of years ago in Cairo. Cairo, for example, is what you see in this picture On the shortest night of the year 2012, while on a residency, Joke walked through the streets, knowingly that it was for a recording, and thus made a spontaneous composition following ears, intuition and footsteps. Those who are…

Fucked! An evening with Ken Shakin by Adrian Shephard

Ken Shakin appeared first in Radio On’s broadcastland as a guest to Jason Honea on the Brave Ear Show. In the interview he talked about his Brooklyn years, where he grew up and his love or hate relation with Berlin, where he lives. On that evening, that co-starred Andrea Schroeder and Jesper Lehmkuhl, he read some fragments from his books. Ken returned to our program when Adrian Shephard broadcasted the presentation of his last novel ‘Fucked’ at the Curious Fox Book store in Berlin Neukölln. On that occasion Ken got…

Adrian Shephard – Curious Fox Books Poetry Night

Curious Fox is the name of an english bookstore in the Flughafenstrasse of Berlin Neukölln. You will find it in a street filled with thrift stores and pilgrims on their way to Mecca. There is also obscure sports bars, illegal brothels, and the usual critical mass of night shops and phone booths. It is on your way to upper Neukölln and the Tempelhof. In need of a second hand book? You will find it there. To celebrate their one year anniversary they organized a poetry evening. The store was packed….

The Wirebender presents Rupert’s First Reading – Rupert Smith reads from his Novel ‘Interlude’

The newest program by The Wirebender brings us literature. Location of recording 28th Sept New Bloomsbury Set in London. The event was hosted by Uli from Gay’s the Word bookshop. Uli introduces Rupert in the broadcast. Uli and Rupert Rupert Smith has written ten novels, including Man’s World (Arcadia 2010) which was shortlisted for the Green Carnation Prize in 2010. He has also written a series of best selling erotic novels under the pseudonym James Lear, published by Cleis Press. Rupert has written several TV tie-ins (including EastEnders, Strictly Come…

Adrian Shephard – Books not Film Part 2 with Peter Dollins

A great new program by Adrian Shephard, who, while in rainy England went to visit Peter Dollins and asked him some questions about writers and the stories that come with them and their books. Peter Dollins has a huge amount of books, as you can see in the picture. In this program you will hear stories about Norman Mailer, or Laurie Lee, who wrote one of the finest books for Summer reading ever, “As I walked out one midsummer morning” The program is perfect for those who’d like to dream…

Brave Ear Radio- Jason Honea talks with Andrea Schroeder and Ken Shakin

Jason Honea’s show has the magic and mystery of chance encounters while travelling the USA from coast to coast. The pearls shining on a collar, sleepless nights, the sudden sense of liberty when waking up in the middle of nowhere, useless love affairs. The guests offer myriad views on life on the edge of existence, and might drag us right to the very center of it. Andrea Schroeder, – read the hosanna’s here was interviewed just before her widely acclaimed album ‘Where the Wild Oceans End’ got published. She talks…