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The Real Cabaret (screenshot from the BBC documentary about Christopher Isherwood's inspiration for Goodbye to Berlin)

Sunday Documentary: The Real Cabaret

In this BBC Documentary, The Real Cabaret, actor Alan Cumming sets out to explore the inspiration for Cabaret, the musical based on Christopher Isherwood’s book, Goodbye to Berlin. Christopher Isherwood moved to Weimar-era Berlin in 1929 – a city in flux, a heady mix of sexual freedom and political upheaval. Alan Cumming meets with Liza […]

The 1975 - Sex (screenshot from the official video)

Ohrwurm: The 1975 – Sex (and Chocolate)

The 1975 apparently caused quite a stir in 2012 but I’m only just hearing about them.  And unfortunately for me, I discovered them just a couple of days too late because they played at Lido in Berlin on Wednesday – gutted. Formed at school in Manchester the band have been busy recording their debut album and will […]

Frightened Rabbit - The Woodpile (screenshot from the Official Video)

Ohrwurm: Frightened Rabbit – The Woodpile

Named Zane Lowe’s Single of the Week with good reason, Frightened Rabbit – The Woodpile is a belter of a song just made to be played with the volume turned up. I was surprised to learn that the band has been together since 2003 and will release their fourth studio album, Pedestrian Verse, in February […]

Berlin and the River Spree (screenshot from Berlin 4D)

Berlin 4D – Time-lapse Video

This time-lapse video – Berlin 4D by Ringo Paulusch on Vimeo – has been around for a couple of years now but I keep coming back to it, especially on grey days, to see Berlin at its best. Berlin 4D – time-lapse video [vimeo w=1024&h=512]