Lady Maisery on Roots Radio

In my previous posting I told about Lady Maisery and the three women that make up the band: That was kind of a preparation for my radio special. In this posting I filed up the songs I intend to play and some about them (not in my own words but taken from intrenet sites […]

Lady Maisery – ancient and modern

Lady Masery is Hazel Askew, Rowan Rheingans and Hannah James Before I start with Lady Masery I have to talk about Songs Of Seperation, because that’s where it started for me. SoS is a project with Eliza Carthy, Hannah James, Hannah Read, Hazel Askew, Jenn Butterworth, Karine Polwart, Kate Young, Mary Macmaster and Rowan Rheingans. […]

Roots Radio Special: Charles Manson

I though about calling this piece ‚Manson – Dark Angel of Hippiedom‘, but the word ‚angel‘ somehow didn’t fit. On September 24 there will be / was a special about Charles Manson whose murderous activities lie 50 years beyond. This is the playlist: Mamas and Papas: 12:30 Fugs: Carpe diem (Second album) Grateful Dead: Viola […]

Cambridge Folk Festival 2019

2019 was the first time to visit the Folk Festival in Cambridge. In previous years I had been watching BBC documentaries of the festival rather jealously so when I noticed that our holiday in Ireland would start at the fifth of August it was crystal clear: that’s the chance. So here are some impressions from […]

My (personal) Mekons playlist

I was asked by Peter from Alice in Kopenhagen to write something about the Mekons. I came around with this playlist I want to share with you: (Titles are linked to youtube files) Dan Dare. 1977-79 were the years where I got to know the Mekons as the different punk band. While songs were getting […]

Woody Guthrie – Die Stimme des anderen Amerika

(Zuerst veröffentlicht am 16.08.2012) Im „Spiegel“ lese ich, dass die spanische Modemarke Zara nur elf Tage braucht vom Design eines Kleidungsstücks bis zu dessen Verkauf in den Filialen. Es gibt die totale Verfügbarkeit. Alles ist immer im Angebot. Guthrie stammt aus einer Zeit, als Dinge noch Wurzeln hatten. Barbara Mürdter schreibt, wie Woody Guthries bekanntester […]

Digging for The Who

One of the earliest rock shows I saw was The Who @Siegerland Halle, Siegen. My ticket says it was April 4th in 1967, Who related sites say it was April 15. Either date is ok with me. Who played in the afternoon but came on stage really late. Their bus had broken down, so Pete […]

Frankie Baker and Al Britt

(Zuerst veröffentlicht am 02.09.2011) Frankie and Johnny were sweethearts, but he done her wrong. Das sind die beiden stärksten Bilder des Songs Frankie and Johnny, eines der am häufigsten aufgenommenen Songs der US-Folklore. Überraschenderweise hat Frankie Johnny erschossen und nicht umgekehrt, ebenfalls überraschend ist, dass Frankie nichtv erurteilt wurde sondern frei blieb bis an ihr […]