Tag Archives: Alvaro

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 – 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 #16 – Magazine

in which you hear… “… the testament of a Folk hero .. a singer for lesbian rights .. .. what happened in the Asylum … … James Last .. AND … Hal McGee..” LL introduces, explains and plays songs by singers loved by the margins, well, except for James Last. After James’s funeral rare gems appeared. LL plays one of them, a surprisingly bondesque tune, that’ll bring good mood to any kitchen. And there’s a stunning Ziggy Stardust interpretation that will make you fly. The show elegantly sways between folk…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show #15 – Once upon a time, West Berlin

In recent history the Soviet Union disappeared; and shortly before that Great Britain became insular again. The borders of European countries were constantly in movement and created different formed stains on the map. All empires have left their marks in the minds of generations, but also in cities, villages and in the countryside. On Radio On we have had some guests who talked about West Berlin. In all this rising and falling, Berlin for sure had its share. In the years 1961-1989 it was a very unique sociotope. Lord Litter lived…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – A Berlin Winter’s Dream

A Berlin apartment, it’s warm inside. The winterwhite winter is behind the windows; trees shivering their last leaves to the ground. Black delta of branches. Music playing softly. Cat and oven are both snoring. New York in a black and white dress, music from the streets. A weird guy with horns stands aside from the afternoon rush hour. Back in Berlin, to the town that lies under the surface. Shadows of young men and women dancing to hypnotic sounds in the jungle of jazz. Far away from the rumours. The…

LORD LITTER’S RADIO ON SHOW #13, with a little bit of hiss

LL’s shows are little expeditions into the realm of miniatures. What else to call music almost nobody has ever heard of? To start with the end: Alvaro, the man who has invented a genre of his own, (born out of the playful anarchy that defined the very first days of punk, without forgetting the sounds of his homeland Chile), has become one of the fixed features here and his songs appear like a piece of mailart or fanmail, maybe even a postcard to Konstanz. Another frequent guest is Hal McGee,…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – Above the Clouds

The show starts with a lady and her harp. “A lady and a harp, a lady and a harp,” LL repeats to himself. LL is old enough to remember a lady and a harp on a cloud, or somewhere in a vision. He doesn’t need to do much. He goes. LL disappears in his music. Is it above the clouds or through the greyness of Berlin to a land of colors? It doesn’t matter. Just be. It’s allright Playlist 1. Isabelle Fortier – Bourrasque – CD – Songes – 2….

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show #10 – Berlin im Herbst

An eulogy to boredom, the moments without interferences. The clock gives its marching orders to someone else, in an other part of town. Little does one know about the grains of bliss that rest in lost hours. The couch is a sanctuary.   For a moment things can do without our care, and exist for themselves. No siren calls reach us from the refrigerator. The view from the window shows a dying tree, black birds. There is no-one to be seen behind the windows.   Then someone starts listening. The…

LORD LITTER’S RADIO ON SHOW # 9 ( Hallucinating Berlin )

A rather awkward show by LL this time, not because there is something wrong with the music, far from that, but it seems…well, it starts of with visitors from The Netherlands, and Germany had some funny Dutch visitors in the past from Jopie Heesters and Rudi Carrell to Silvie VanderVaart, and they all spoke this weird kind of German that was full of wind; it sounded a bit like they just realised they had put on somebody else’s dirty underwear. So this Trespasser guy starts talking about Marlène and Leni…