The Caustic Window / March 2022

The Caustic Window – We are all Spotifucked…

We are all Spotifucked…

There are mornings when you hear the driving mid-winter Berlin rain hitting the window with the violence of a hornet’s nest that has just been forced into an unwanted romantic tryst with a blunderbuss. Not some half-assed “GET OFF MY LAWN!” buckshot awakening of the small-town North American persuasion, but a proper capital M morning that anyone in their right mind would declare the day a complete and total non-starter.

An awakening so unjust and brutal, one has not a fucking chance of becoming ambivalent or used to, when, out of debilitating fear, one raises one’s head to figure out what in God’s name was making such an infernal racket and realizes it’s the utterly uncontrollable will of the Old Testament home-wrecking life destroyer of Abraham, the right and powerful true weather man, HE who’s spite has no end, forcing one to call it a fucking day, and pull the blanket up over one’s head and pray you’ve mistaken the noise as just one more in an endless stream of early morning road works or forgettable political insurrections, and not truly an “Act of God” as the cocaine addled insurance salesmen call it to screw you out of ever-increasing monthly payments.
Another in a long line of “Just go the fuck back to sleep” Berlin specials.

…and then there are other mornings which fill you with such rage at their sheer stupidity from noise of the online sort. Those that provoke an even greater level of the same burrowing ostrich-head response, praying to still more ancient Gods for a tranquilizer, pharmaceutical or, failing the availability of said happy pills, a swift blow to the head of the strongest order to make it all stop….

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Interview

“Maybe one day I’ll buy a suit and go to office like Nick Cave” – The Grace Cummings story

Grace Cummings is a folk musician from Australia. Her second record is titled "Storm Queen" and with this album she has travelled widely in the meantime. Most recently, she also visited the madhouse Europe. Our power author Marc Wilde met her there at this year's Haldern Pop Festival. Here's what they talked about.…

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Mr.Subtitle feat. Jamie Lidell – Yeti Park

Viktor Marek, general manager at large of Hamburgs finest venue Golden Pudel Club, just released und…

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Jordan Chanetsa – Interview – Participatory Residency Program ADKDW

„I am someone that loves to be seen – so it´s only right for me to want for other people to be seen too.“

"I just fear mediocrity, I don´t wanna be mediocre, I don´t wanna be simple – I am addicted to …

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New Maxis for the Dance Floor

Just go and throw your little hands up: Dance Yrself Clean

Hodge „Sub 100“ / „Night Journeys II – Jessy Lanza Remix“ / Little Dragon „Frisco“ /…

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"Tresor: True Stories"

Regina Baer: “After the miracle of German reunification, everyone dreamed of making the impossible possible”

"We all wanted to create something special. The club was a base for artists who came from a world as…

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Meakusma Festival 2022 – Photo Gallery

Happily touched in Eupen

The system Meakusma, if you want to describe this festival as such, it is an inviting, idiosyncratic…

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Our next level Talkshow

Talking Kaput #09 Featuring Paula Irmschler, Diana Ringelsiep, Henry Lee

Another round of "Talking kaput", we're talking feminism and punk and at last Henry Lee plays her he…

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