Author: Fred Roberts

Playlist for Donald Trump

  TAKE TEN Category: Cheerful world invasion videos Song Title: Гуманоид (Humanioid) Artist: ГрУпА СиТрО (Group Sitro) Year: 2007 Link: Category: Songs to tango with Melania Song Title: Комарик (Mosquito) Artist: Пётр Лещенко (Pyotr Leshchenko) Year: 1937 Link: Category: Songs for marching in parades Song Title: Ага (Aha) Artist: Странные игры (Strange Games) Year: 1983 Link: Category:  Sophisticated cartoon soundtracks Song Title: Fish Mambo Artist: Oleg Kostrow Year: 1999 Link: Category:  Mournful war melodies. So Sad. Song Title: Тёмная ночь (Dark Night) Artist: Марк Бернес (Mark Bernes) Year: 1943 Link: Category: Stalin’s favorite folk song Song Title: Kruthizha Vierthiza Artist: Frau Kraushaar Year: 2012 Link: Category: Songs to comb your hair by Song Title: Guitantra Artist: Netslov Year: 2001 Link: Category: Songs from Poland they listened to in Russia Song Title: Biały Krzyż Artist: Czerwone Gitary Year: 1968 Link: Category: Songs promoting camaraderie  Song Title: Летка Енка (Letka Jenka) Artist: The Finnish Letkiss All-Stars Year: 1965 Link: Category:  The End Song Title: 5 Minutes Artist: Bonzo Goes to Washington Year: 1984 Link:   About the playlister: Fred Roberts is a native of Cincinnati living in Germany since 1987 who enjoys subverting the arbitrary commercial process in which great works often go unrecognized. He has a dual B.S. in Computer Science and Psychology from Northern Kentucky University (1984) and a Masters in Psychology from Bielefeld Universität (1999). He contributed short stories to the early ezine “D A D A RIVISTA CULTURALE E/O TELEMATICA” (1995/96), and later...

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Fred’s February Playlist

Frank Nagel photo Mary Ocher, with Felix Kubin, one of Fred’s February picks….   TAKE TEN     Category: Forgotten Brazilian Guitarists Song Title: Amor de Argentina Artist: Américo Jacomino Year: 1928 Link: Category: Arabic language James Brown Cover Song Title: Sid Redad Artist: Fadoul Year: 1980s Link: Category: Secret Barcelona Song Title: Rutinas Artist: Kremlynb Year: 1983 Link: Category: Archaeological Discoveries Song Title: Anaa Qaylodhaankaan Artist: Iftiin Band feat. Mahmud Abdalla “Jerry” Hussen Year: 1988 Link: Category:  Counterculture Collaborations Song Title: Hayda Artist: Derya Yildirim / Tellavision Year: 2017 Link: Category: Mysterious Avant Garde Song Title: Wulkania Artist: Mary Ocher / Felix Kubin Year: 2017 Link: Category: Relaxed...

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Local Heroes Ride Again/Fred Roberts

Fred Roberts photos Illusoir *** Local Heroes Ride Again by Fred Roberts Music Editor/Europe Local Heroes, a 26-year-old institution in Germany, is a dream for anyone with a voracious appetite for music. The events begin around Spring in the various states of Germany, collecting the best newcomer bands in a series of semi-final and final events to send them on to an annual grand finale in Salzwedel. This year it was a nearly eight-hour immersion in music. At 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 11th, the music began, and ended in the early hours of Sunday. Thirteen bands, playing 20-minute...

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The Summer Seven

The Austrian band, The Base *** No More Secrets! Seven albums to listen to this summer from some of the best new bands in Europe   by Fred Roberts Music Editor The recent months in Europe have been filled with a number of prominent releases. Seven of the best are collected here, including bands from Austria, Germany and Finland, genres as divergent as the seasons. Some have already received a good share of attention in the press. Others are sure to — and remember, you heard it here first! The contemporary zeitgeist is apparent in most of the releases,...

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