Mutti ist mit 18 dem magnetischen Sog der Insel Kreuzberg gefolgt und Anfang der 80er Jahre nach West-Berlin gekommen. Damals hieß er noch Kai Keller. Er wird Hausbesetzer, nimmt Drogen, schmeißt Steine und macht vor allem eines: Punk Musik. Als Inhaber und Patron von Muttis Booking transportiert er heute die Ideen von Freiheit und Unangepasstheit ins Hier und Jetzt. Als Kenner und Liebhaber alter Punkbands bucht er lieber die Helden seiner Jugend, als die O2-Arena mit Musik zu füllen, in der ´vielleicht gar kein Herz mehr steckt´. Das stellt ihn auch manchmal vor existentielle Fragen.
Von wegen das Imperium schlägt zurück – Bad Religion wissen es besser. Ihr dreizehntes Studioalbum „The Empire Strikes First´´ ruft in guter alter Punkrock-Manier und mit frischen, kräftigen Hooks dazu auf Autoritäten zu hinterfragen.
No one plays a lovable jerk like Jeff Daniels — but it´s hard to love the jerk that he is in his latest role, as a pedophile in Broadway´s Blackbird. Plus, we hear from David Foster Wallace´s biographer D. T. Max about why Infinite Jest is still so important, 20 years after it first came out. And the punk-rock songwriter Shilpa Ray draws on her classical Indian music training in a live performance. [Broadcast Date: March 5, 2016] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/160305/rt_stud_160305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seventeen-year-old Frankie is obsessed with what everyone else is thinking. She can keep up with the chat - from feminism to boys with tattoos - but when it comes to her own ideas, it´s not so easy to hide her lack of confidence. With the help of her best friend, Haruna, Frankie forms a punk-rock girl band to attract the attention of Doc - her spiky-haired, joint-smoking ex-boyfriend. She´s got it all sorted: the Instagram page is live, the handmade posters are everywhere, and the band even has a first gig lined up (even if they are playing to a handful of retired bingo fans). But in her efforts to make the band a success and get Doc to notice her, Frankie starts to care less about what he thinks and more about how much she loves making very loud music. She finally feels a glimpse of who she can be, independent of anyone else. Then one day, Doc decides he is going to win her back.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Billie Fulford-Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/004408/bk_drms_004408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second in the series of funny noir crime novels set in Portland, Oregon’s seedy side, featuring Darby Holland, owner of The Lucky Supreme tattoo parlor, and his slightly mad side kick - the twiggy, vinyl clad tattoo artist, DeliaTime is up in Old Town. As the pace of gentrification reaches frenzy in Portland, Oregon, Darby Holland’s beloved tattoo parlor, Lucky Supreme, is destroyed by a bomb that ripped through an entire city block. Only a warning call from his favorite prostitute saved his life. Developers have been like wolves at the door of Dmitri (the drunken landlord) for the past few years, but this is different.With nothing to lose, Darby goes on a rampage to discover first the bomber then the developer who set everything in motion, and along the way falls under FBI suspicion, messes with dangerous pimps and drug lords, gets his face permanently rearranged, and, then, at the lowest point in his adult life, Darby Holland meets the woman of his dreams. Long, lanky, smart, and a foot taller than Darby, Suzanne is a woman of enormous appetite. Darby has finally met his match in bed and at the dinner table. But Suzanne, for all her strength and wisdom, can’t save Darby from his enemies. Fortunately, Delia (Darby’s tiny vinyl clad side-kick) and her punk-rock boyfriend’s band can, and in one of the most outrageous capers in crime fiction, Darby, Big Mike, Nigel, and Flaco (Lucky Supreme faithfuls) impersonate restaurant staff to brilliantly orchestrate a kidnapping of a Russian crime boss, making full use of an Armenian smuggling operation to pave the way for justice and the resurrection of the Lucky Supreme. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Szarabajka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/013790/bk_blak_013790_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.