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Record Store Day 2014

In Popular Culture on April 19, 2014 at 11:17

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John Peel Day 2013

In Popular Culture on October 25, 2013 at 08:56

One of the bands John Peel made popular on these shores: Calexico from Tuscon, Arizona. John Peel became a popular feature to music fans in Germany around the turn of the millennium when Radio 1, a Berlin-based radio station began broadcasting the Peel Sessions, old and new. It was through this channel that Calexico found their way into German radio and became immensely popular in the Fatherland.

Christmas Carol

In Football on December 20, 2012 at 15:00

While some major football leagues in Europe will stop playing for the festive period only, German football comes to a halt for Christmas and New Year‘s eve.

The last football related action and a highlight in Berlin is certainly the Christmas singing at Union Berlin‘s Alte Försterei stadium. Now in its 10th year, the ground will be scantily lit by candles while the fans, not necessarily all Union Berlin supporters, will join a choir to sing along to some popular Christmas songs.

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Separated at Birth: Socratès and Gil Scott Heron

In Football, Popular Culture on December 12, 2012 at 14:00

No Sleep ‘Til: The Best of MCA

In History on May 6, 2012 at 15:36

A very nice piece to remember Adam Yauch aka MCA of New York’s finest Beastie Boys

No Sleep ‘Til: The Best of MCA.

Football and Music

In England, Football, Germany, Stereotypes on September 4, 2010 at 18:02

In a recent issue of one of Germany’s best football magazines, 11 Freunde, an article focussed on the topic and the close relationship between football and pop. On the cover Noel Gallagher poses in a ManCity replica shirt, something bands such as Element of Crime would certainly not do. I’m not aiming at reciting this article or add something to it. Rather, i will look at football songs recorded by England or German teams recorded ahead of World Cup campaigns and will put my own thoughts forward.

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