luke rathborne interviewt blixa bargeld – zusehen auf dangerous minds
Blixa is a word that is a hum in Berlin.
When I met up with Blixa he had a wisp in his hair.
I had been up the whole night.
A friend in Tokyo said Blixa was doing an art show here called, “Einschüsse”, meaning bullet holes, shots.. (or an ember that, “encases fossilized remains,” Blixa said.)
When I met Blixa it was at an old bar across the street.
I had flown from Paris to play at an abandoned subway station in Kreuzberg, staying with a girl in the top floor of a burnt out apartment building in East Berlin. The punks slept in the alcove of the stairs.
You can’t get rid of the punks in Berlin, everyone has tried.
In France, a punk with a dog is called, “punk-a-chien”. To be a, “punk-a-chien” is worse than just being a punk or just being a dog.