Radio On, out of it – Week 729: The People’s Republic of Berlin

To listen click here Week 729 after C. Berlin is now The People's Republic of Berlin, limited to 150.000 inhabitants, people have a second and a third home, which they use for creative purposes, gardening and recycling. The city is closed for people who eat meat, and any petrol fuelled vehicle. Roofs are converted into … Continue reading Radio On, out of it – Week 729: The People’s Republic of Berlin

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Berlin (Kling Klang)

I moved back to Berlin in the month of February 2018. The audio reports that I started in Poland will continue, albeit in a different form. I will still use my Sony Walkman, walk and talk, observe, think aloud and allow snippets of every day life to land on the surface of the magnetic tape. … Continue reading Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Berlin (Kling Klang)

The Scratched Vinyl Show 4, Sunday Loops – By Adrian Shephard

Writing about the previous Scratched Vinyl Show, I mentioned the emblematic book about Berlin by Alfred Döblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz. From that book, the main character, Franz Biberkopf walks into the fourth Scratched Vinyl Show, only to disappear again. Biberkopf was tossed and turned by fate, and it was fate that brought his downfall. When Biberkopf … Continue reading The Scratched Vinyl Show 4, Sunday Loops – By Adrian Shephard

The Scratched Vinyl Show, part 3 Station to Station by Adrian Shephard

There are parts in the -THE- book about Berlin - Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin - a saga drenched in melodrama with lots of descriptions of the city itself, that seem to be the result of automatic writing. In a time of spiritist meetings and fairytale esoterics, this assumption doesn't seem to be too far … Continue reading The Scratched Vinyl Show, part 3 Station to Station by Adrian Shephard