Tuesday, 7 February 2012
krautrock and other radio whatnots
one of things about locking oneself away in a more of paint is the opportunity to listen to a whole mess of radio. radio 4 is, obviously, a bit of a staple but after a while there is only so much of it a body can take even interspersed with radio 3 so this last week i've found myself getting more into the world of 6music. a handy thing then that they just so happen to be running a bit of a kraftwerk retrospective which can never be a bad thing.
i've been particularly taken with jarvis's cocker's show whether it was him interviewing leonard cohen or as part of the kraftwerk thing - there should've been more neu and faust tho, or more afrika bambatta, in fact just more of everything.
more interviews came while i was back at radio 4 this time with art spiegelman which, despite james naughty is worth a listen. there was also a thing on 6music about swedish music that, albeit a bit perfunctory, did contain references to that most swedish of fears - badgers. don't ask me to explain this. when we first heard about it we thought we'd got the translation wrong but no, it's not boar they're afraid of in the forest, but the badger. so much so that swedish children are advised not to go out in the forest without a stick in their boots as when the fearsome badger attacks it will not let go until it hears the bone (or stick) break. we mentioned it again while on the phone and were firmly reassured that such attacks did happen and that the person we were phoning (whose name must remain anonymous) had himself been chased by a badger weighing 'at least' a hundred kilos.
searching for some veracity in these tales lead nowhere except to this. swedes should look away now.
t found this so funny that i can't not post this or this. the evilness of ducks naturally led to pingu in the thing. none of which should be taken as in any condoning the exploitation of animals and should there be any doubt then there's always napalm death to remind us of the wrongness.
we haven't been wasting our time in the internet whatsoever...!