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Tourists peer through gaps in the Berlin Wall at a Watchtower at Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer

Sunday Documentary: The Rise And Fall Of The Berlin Wall

The 2 part documentary, The Rise And Fall Of The Berlin Wall, from the History Channel, tells the story of the Anti Fascist Protection Rampart, more commonly known as The Berlin Wall, erected on 13 August 1961, which fell on 9 November 1989. Of particular interest, is the lengths that people would go to, to […]

Ajimal - I've Known Your Heart by the Blank Sessions

Ajimal – I’ve Known Your Heart

I discovered this hauntingly beautiful song, I’ve Known Your Heart by Ajimal, thanks to a tweet from Lucy Rose, who I was lucky enough to see at Roter Salon in Berlin earlier this year. Ajimal – I’ve Known Your Heart   If you like what you hear, you should also check out Footnote To Love filmed […]

Nazi uniforms at the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) in Berlin

Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler

Did you know that Hugo Boss designed the uniforms for the SS and the Hitler Youth?  That was just one of the facts that I learned by watching Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler, which charts Hitler’s life from his birth on 20 April 1889 to his suicide on 30 April 1945. Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler, […]


Ohrwurm: Radiohead – Fake Plastic Trees

Ohrwurm (literally translated as Earworm) must be one of my favourite German words.  It’s the term for that song that you have stuck in your head, playing on an infinite loop, that you can’t stop singing. I’ve had Radiohead – Fake Plastic Trees stuck on repeat for the last few days now and I’m hoping that […]


First Aid Kit – Postbahnhof

Last night was a night of firsts for me. My first gig in Berlin. The first time I have gone to a gig alone. My first First Aid Kit gig. Sisters Johanna and Klara Soderberg are from Stockholm, though you wouldn’t know they are Swedish to hear them sing or talk.  It’s almost as if […]