Monday, 29 August 2011

Back on air this week: show 75

Optical resumes live broadcasts this week, and so my delayed show 75 should be on air. It features interviews with Martha Wilson of Franklin Furnace and Helga Egetenmeier, a former organiser of Ladyfest Berlin.

Here's a film about Ladyfest Berlin from 2007.

Ladyfest (english) from Miro Mastropasqua on Vimeo.

Monday, 22 August 2011

This week's repeat: show 45

The last of the summer repeats is from November 2010, show 45, featuring interviews with Mika Bomb and Tribe 8.

Here is a rare video from Tribe 8.

Monday, 15 August 2011

This week's repeat: show 38

This week's repeat, show 38, comes from September 2010 and features a new interview with Missy magazine's Chris Köver, plus an archive chat with Bis's Manda Rin.

Here's a Bis video from 1997.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

This week's repeat: show 14

While Optical is on hiatus, we will be repeating shows. This week's is from February, 2010 and is show 14.

It features interviews with Clare Grogan (ex-Altered Images) from 1996 and New Bloods from 2008. Here is one of my favourite Altered Images songs, as performed live in 1980.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Late-breaking news: summer hiatus

Sorry for the short notice, but it was news to me, as well. Tonight's show is cancelled and the station is going on a late-summer hiatus until the end of August.

Tonight's show will be a repeat of show 74, and I shall update the blog when I know what the next three weeks' repeats will be.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Coming up on show 75

Going back into the vaults for some vintage vinyl, plus interviews with Berlin cultural activist Helga Egetenmeier and New York performance artist/curator Martha Wilson. Check out one of her early filmed performances below.

Cauterization from Martha Wilson on Vimeo.