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Daniel Kalder

Sabotaging since 11 Nov 2010

Daniel Kalder is the author of the subversive travel books Lost Cosmonaut (2006) and Strange Telescopes (2008), both published by Faber. Born in Scotland, he spent ten years living in Moscow and currently resides in Central Texas. He invites you to visit his virtual labyrinth online @ www.danielkalder.com.

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The Tormented Genius Of Kraftwerk’s Electric Café

Following the excellent Computer World, the electronic pioneers had become victims of their own success. Synths were in; Gary Numan had had a hit about driving a car; and the austere, Teutonic fathers of electronic music feared they were about to lose their eminent position…

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People

Boris Berezovky: The Ex Car Dealer Who Tragically Underestimated His Enemies

Boris Berezovsky burnt through billions of pounds, got himself exiled from his home country and befriended George Bush’s brother. Here’s a look back at the life of an oligarch…

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Travel

When William S. Burroughs Wanted To Be Richard Briers

Richard Briers has sadly died. We pay tribute with a story of how a beatnik legend wanted to be the man in question…

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Life

Pussy Riot: The Story Behind The Russian Protest Trial

With reports that a Pussy Riot prisoner was rushed to hospital on Saturday, we take another look at the Russian punk band’s anti-Putin protest that landed them in jail…

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Music

John Cale At 70: 7 Songs For The Greatest Living Welshman

Recently the world’s greatest living Welshman turned 70. Here’s seven pieces of work from Venus in Furs to Hallelujah…

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Music

Rammstein: Bombastic, Absurd, Utterly Thrilling

The first time I heard Rammstein I thought they were bombastic, absurd, utterly hilarious- and yet also thrilling. This greatest hits package gets 11 out of 5 stars…

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Music

The Secret Afterlife Of Roy Orbison

Ever been transported back in time by a particular song? Well, Roy Orbison’s ‘In Dreams’ can do it better than anything else.

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Music

The Forgotten Genius Of David Bowie’s Black Tie, White Noise

A fan pays tribute to the album which Bowie attempts to play the saxophone and covers Morrisey.

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Life

Colonel Gadaffi’s Conan The Barbarian Moment

Colonel Gadaffi is in denial. He thinks everything is going to be OK in the end, this will undoubtedly end in trouble, probably something worse than poor box office figures too…

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Music

Gorbushka: Moscows’ One Stop Shop For Firearms And Pirate CDs

My favourite record shop was not a shop, but a once illegal open-air market in Moscow, Russia that went by the name ‘Gorbushka’.

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