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Greetings from Weissensee

Greetings from Weissensee! We’ve settled nicely into our new home, so I’ve put together this little playlist as a meditation on domestic life in Berlin, Germany. Love, marriage, kids, sleep deprivation – it’s all there! I hope you like it. Listen here.

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Frequenzwerk

I’ve got a new rehearsal space at Frequenzwerk in Weißensee. It feels great to be back in the songwriting game again.

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DJ Santa

I’m making a playlist. Checking it twice. You’re gonna find out who’s naughty and nice.

I’m at Das Gift till late tonight. Stop by.

Thanks goes to Shameless Limitless.

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Psycho Jones

Who you gonna call when you’ve got a DJ gig on Friday and urgently need some pointers? The master himself: Psycho Jones! No one gets a crowd groovin’ like Psycho. Scroll through for some action shots.

We had a nice chat today about his Depeche Mode cover project Flurfunk Modern and upcoming plans for 2022. Keep an ear out for these fantastic tunes!

I’m back behind the decks at Das Gift this Friday. Let’s tear it up.

Link to the FB event here.

Thank you Shameless Limitless.

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DJ Set at Das Gift

Next Friday, I’m DJing at Das Gift: indie, punk and rock & roll from 10:30pm until very very late. I’ll also be spinning my favorite local artists: Dyan Valdés, Shy Bits, Laura Lee & the Jettes and Ghost Pony. Won’t you come down and say hi?

Link to the FB event is here.

Thank you Shameless Limitless.

Photo by Bernd Diekjobst.

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Shy Bits

I had a nice time hanging out with Shy Bits this afternoon. Check them out at Synästhesie Festival tonight! They’re on at 19:30!!!

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Die Sterne at SO36

What a joy to see live music again! The name of the band is Die Sterne, they are absolute legends, and last night at SO36, they knocked my socks off. Scroll through for some wonderful live shots and backstage antics.

A big thank you goes out to Frank Spilker and Dyan Valdes for arranging the guest list. I’m still wearing my Die Sterne t-shirt and I’m not planning on taking it off anytime soon. Ich muss gar nix.

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Congratulations, Dyan!

Congratulations to my longtime creative partner, Dyan Valdés , on her debut as a solo artist! If you haven’t heard it yet, please listen to her magnificent new single “Fade Away” via R.I.P. Ben Lee Records. It’s fantastic!

Here we are, a few years back, at a Stereo Total concert. Scroll through to see a bit of our music-loving and music-making history: The Strokes, Nick Cave, The Blood Arm and Mexican Radio. It’s been a wild ride and I’m happy she’s rocking on her own now!

Photos by Maurice de la Falaise, Joe Dilworth, Nora Heinisch, Andrea Augustin, Petra Valdimarsdóttir

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Coffee with Mark

It was wonderful to grab coffee with radio giant Mark Sovel today at HEIDE’s Deli. The Blood Arm used to religiously listen to the station he ran, Indie 103.1, and his show with Steve Jones of Sex Pistols, Jonesy’s Jukebox, back when we lived in L.A. He interviewed us, played our music and acted as a conduit for the scene out there. He’s an absolute legend and I’m honored to be wearing matching t-shirts in this photo. Thank you, Mark.

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R.I.P. Charlie Watts

I was sad to hear about the death of drummer Charlie Watts of my favorite group: The Rolling Stones . Where to begin? It’s been a life-long love affair. I remember my mother’s Hot Rocks LPs, her laughter about “Mother’s Little Helper”, I remember seeing them at the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. and Waldbühne in Berlin. I still pump my fist when I hear “Satisfaction”, “Under My Thumb”, “Miss You”, “Slave”, “Rough Justice”, the list goes on and on and on. Radio Eins played three songs in a row just now and I nearly wept. He was the picture of elegance and restraint—THE BEST. Raise a stick to Charlie Watts tonight!

Photo by Dyan Valdés.