Ute Lemper

Pride Comes Before A Party

Right, the giant flags are up around the flat (the one over the canal is particularly fetching), the helicopters are circling overhead and it’s threatening to rain – it must be London Pride then! To every one of the one million people expected in the capital today, to everyone who’s flying the flag, even Rymans […]

The Lavender Song

I stumbled across this on one of my freefalling internet music trawls. “Das Lila Lied” (“The Lavender Song”) is an astonishing German cabaret song that was written in 1920, and was rerecorded by Berlin cabaret artiste Ute Lemper. The 1920s produced some very sophisticated and very funny songs about sexual politics (there are several albums of them […]