Lord Litter 2017
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... musician ..."His own music has sometimes taken a backseat to his fame as a radio broadcaster but is no less important when it comes to his legacy. His voice is sometimes whiskey hued and gruff, at other times a high tenor with a bit of a nasal quality. He has strong musical abilities on guitar and other instruments. He leans towards *authentic expression*, that is, simply done, from the heart type songs with a poignant message or insight, although he has also ventured into harder rock, electronic and experimental areas."
... dj ... "Continues to produce one of the most delightful selections of no rules eclecticism on the radio today."
Thoughts, commnents etc....
How is Life in Berlin?
... since many of you ask questions like "Hope all is well in Berlin" .. or.. "I hope summer is treating you nicely!" .. or..
I think I have to give a general statement....
I always have been a good mooded, positive minded guy .. like "let's go - let's do it - we're gonna make it!"
This is becomming very hard in recent times - seems it will become impossible soon. Don't wanna burden something on you .. but ..
This summer for the first time in Berlin we got a definite hint about the change of climate..days with endless rain..parts of the city drowning. Drowned rats came out of the sewers. In 1972 the Club of Rome developed a projection about what could happen if the world would keep on being addicted to endless growth. Not well covered but part of it was the climate change.
Germany and the rest of Europe is overcrowded with people who had to flee their homecountries because a *normal* life became impossible there. Millions more are waiting to come. In 1990 the BBC broadcasted a movie entitled "The March" which told exactly this story .. a main statement was "We are so poor because you are so rich".
Warnings about what could be a possible future had been plenty .. noone ever really reacted - now this is our reality.
Sorry to burden this on you ... but this comes to my mind reading "Hope all is well in Berlin".
Where everybody is going
Not so long ago being a alternative musician meant that one went a true alternative way in creation and distribution. Whatever style the musician created, the basic idea was to be not with a so called mainstream that basicly dictated the rules of everything.
Since the so called digital revolution a impression is arising that the alternative musician is living in some kind of paradise. Professional homerecording equipement became a normality and via the internet the whole world can be reached for promotion and distribution.
If one explores this new system it pretty soon becomes obvious that main parts are just a new variation of the so called mainstream, owned by a quite small number of people, dictating the rules of everything and - yes - exploiting everybody taking part.
I very often hear musicians complaining about Spotify and yet "everybody" goes there. Everybody knows about the dubious World of Facebook and yet "everybody" goes there.
I often hear arguments like:"Yes I know but everybody goes there these days."
I completely stopped to spread bad and negative feelings (the whole world is dominated by these at the moment) so I stopped talking about all these obviously doubtful ways I see all over - not wanting to put the blame on anyone.
But it leaves me completely speechless that all these alternative people out there are not looking for alternatives (or better: build an own alternative) ...like sheep they all go *where everybody goes* ...this is very, very sad for someone comming from a generation that defined "alternative" very different and extremely dangerous for generations to come.
I dont want to say "Do this or do that" (everybody should have an own free and independent mind) but I definitely want to say "Don't go where everybody is going - there is always an alternative!"
Vive La Difference!