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His Master’s Voice

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Now that’s a thing: I finally got in contact with one of my most favourite musicians, Times from Venus in Furs. Although being one of the pioneers of new wave music, there was hardly an evidence of his existence on the Internet. The mysterious man is back and finally I got the chance to ask him all the questions that came up over the years.

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Lou Reed and Me

loureedAll the good songs will, inevitably, fade away. On October 27th 2013 the 71-year long song of Lou Reed, eventually, has come to an end.

The news hit me like a hammer. I am not very much into persona cults, let alone treating my favourite musicians like gods. Still, it is different with Lou Reed, his death affects me and I have the need to contribute to the condolences expressed.  Read More →

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

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The Ukrainian city of L’viv was the birth place of several important people, like Polish chemist and pharmacist Ignacy Łukasiewicz, the inventor of the modern kerosene lamp, or philosopher and science-fiction writer Stanisław Lem. Among them is the revolutionary Austrian writer Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch.

There is a theme bar in the city, called Café Masoch. I chose the location to celebrate my 29th birthday this summer. Part of the standard repertoire of the Café Masoch waitresses and waiters is a whip. And they are not shy to use it on their customers. One of my friends informed the sexy waitress of my birthday, so of course I got whipped. Though I am not known to be demure in this aspect, 29 whiplashes were already hard to take. This unconventional tourist gag and part of Ukrainian popular culture serves as a memento to Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, whose real life was just as unusual as his works. Read More →