Viewer’s Discretion: ’54 Hours’ and ‘The Weissensee Saga’

‘54 HOURS’ (SUNDANCE) This tense four-episode German series recounts the events of the Gladbeck Hostage Crisis, which unfolded in 1988 when two bank robbers fled with bank employees as hostages and, in the pursuit, escalated the situation to include multiple innocent people. At the very center, of course, are the bank robbers themselves, with excellent [...]

Viewer’s Discretion: ‘Babylon Berlin’ and ‘A Ghost Story’

BABYLON BERLIN’ (NETFLIX)</b> So much historical drama about Germany, particularly the works that reach our shore, focus on the Nazi years, but “Babylon Berlin” takes us the era before, the Weimar Republic, a period of legendary decadence that ensued following the first-time democratization of the country. It was an explosion that could not be contained. [...]

Musical Thingarium 08.10.17

All Vinyl show 1 These Boots Are Made For Walking by Balsara and His Singing Sitars 2 The Plumber by Murry Wilson 3 King of the Road/ 59th Street Bridge Song/ I Kissed Her on the Back Porch/ Satisfaction by George Burns 4 The Romantics of Sports Car Semantics by Paul O’Shea 5 There’s No [...]

Musical Thingarium 06.01.17

A variety show featuring lots of electronic and Moog and so many other sounds! 1 Banana Bike by Dot Wiggin Band 2 My Heart Bleeps Noisy Beeps by Rauberhohle 3 Cotton Fields by A La Carte 4 Electrico Refresco by Beautify Junkyards 5 Aie A Mwana by Bananarama 6 Judy Switched Off The TV by [...]

Musical Thingarium 05.04.17

60s and 70s dIsco, funk, jazz, psychedelia from behind the Iron Curtain 1 The song of the wizard Suleiman by Little Muk 2 Who told you by Igor Ivanov and Vladislav Andrianov 3 Neizyasnimoe by Yuri Morozov 4 Советский Союз by ВИА "Самоцветы" Мой адрес 5 Instrumental by Redkaya Ptica 6 The shaman's dance by [...]

Musical Thingarium 01.03.17

All vinyl show 1 2001/CC Rider by Rick Presley 2 Good Rockin Tonight by Jerry Lee Lewis and Orion 3 Whatever Happened to Charlie Brown by Carol Channing and Rita Remington 4 Y'all Come by Pete Drake 5 Parking For Cheaters by Dee Mullins 6 Flashback To Happy by David Allen 7 Love is Surrender [...]