OK-OK-OK so we are half way through with our Berlin based acts to watch for this years Torstraßen Festival, so let’s intro Dinner. Hallo, Dinner. You are all probably less moronic than I am – but I do get a sick thrill out of a performer called Dinner – so many double entendre, would likely be more fun if he was actually called Breakfast – but I digress. Here are our must knows, in bullets – just how we like them!
– Dinner is from Denmark.
– But sounds like the rock star parts of LA.
– I’m pretty sure all of Dinner’s songs are about femmes – this is a positive for all the femmes out there.
–You can buy Dinner’s face on a mug. Which is kind of genius, but to be honest – I would like the plate set (as well).
When old mate isn’t singing deeply into a microphone he is probably trying to figure out a clever way to incorporate the Macarena into his live show, looking for the perfect white t-shirt to wear with jeans or being effortlessly cool, because aren’t all Danish people cool by default?
This year Dinner is playing Torstraßen Festival – so I threw a handful of questions at him. For those that don’t know me, let’s be perfectly clear – I don’t ask hard hitting questions about music.. This is mainly because (technically) I don’t know the first thing about it. I like what I like – and then wonder…. “What do you reckon that artist is doing on a Sunday – because they for sure aren’t at Kaufland doing the food shopping.”
So without any further carry on – let’s meet Dinner, the third of 6 in what we lovingly call “Lucy vs. Torstraße”.
If you could meet any Berliner ever to have graced this fair city, who would you meet/ why?
Rudolf Steiner. Why, you ask? I’d like to talk to him about magic and how to grow vegetables.
It’s 1995 – what CD is in your CD player? Mine is Marey Carey, Dreamlover.
Breeders – The Last Splash. Or Iron Maiden.
It’s the year 2040 – what do you hope we are still doing? My hope is that Twerking is still a thing… And I know how to do it.
I don’t know? And I don’t know what Twerking is either. (Mate…. Twerking – Lucy)
You are an area of Berlin, what are you – why? – I’m everywhere outside the ring-bahn – mostly because I’m trashy, and people secretly like it.
I am the statue in Treptower Park. An enormous, menacing presence full of beautiful light and kitchy, semi-religous content on the inside.
It’s a Sunday in Berlin, what are you doing? – because you definitely aren’t doing the food shopping.
Yeah, that sucks. My fridge is always empty on Sundays.
My Sundays in Berlin:
Sometimes I do 8 hours of scrying, straight. I lost my crystal ball during my last trip to Lichtenstein, so now i stare into a mirror instead, like Brian Gysin did in his Paris hotel room with Burroughs. Sometimes it’s boring. Sometimes there are interesting shadows lurking around with a story for you.
What’s your dirty little musical secret?
I actually listened to the Chili Peppers whilst reading Anthony Kiedis’ ‘Scar Tissue’. And… I somewhat liked their first demo. And I really like Under the Bridge. It almost made me cry that song, the other day.
You are from Berlin, where do I meet dudes here?
I’m not really from Berlin, I wouldn’t know. But you’re welcome at my place for a cup of tea anytime, Lucy. I’m a dude.
If one song could be the theme song to your life, what would it be?
Vertical Thoughts 5 by Morton Feldman in rapid succession with I’m Too Sexy by Right Said Fred
Would you prefer to battle 100 duck sized horses, or 1 horse sized duck? – Discuss.
1 horse sized duck. I would whisper into its ears (or the duck equivalent of ears) jump up on its back, and ride off into the sunset.
Tell us something you deem relevant.
Everyday is a good day. To quote John Cage’s credo.
«Lucy vs. Torstraße» is blogger Lucy Jasper a.k.a. «Lucy vs. the Globe» talking to artists performing at #TSF13. All interviews are co-published on her blog: www.lucyvstheglobe.com