Radiatorerne her i huset, hvoraf dem i værelserne er noget mere effektive end den (ENE) i stuen - og så selvfølgelig Sonnergaards gamle, gode bog -
interview med Iggy Pop og Anthony Bourdain i GQ - Iggy taler om sin tid i Berlin:
"I would also like to talk about Berlin. You both had experiences there, how long did you live there?
It feels like it was either three years or the better part of three
years. From the butt end of '76 through '77, '78 and '79 is a haze to
me. I knew more painters when I was there. I knew Rainer Fetting, Salomé
and I knew Martin Kippenberger pretty well. Kippy was an alcoholic,
agitating, troublemaker, you know? And he was like Kippy Kippenberger.
He looked like Ziggy Brzezinski. He looked like George C Scott in Dr Strangelove.
AB: Oh, wow.
And Kippy had to toot about everything. And he always had a bottle of
Sekt in his hand, 24 hours, alcoholic. But he had a beautiful loft, he
had a good 10,000 sq ft, I'd say, of Bauhaus loft space in Berlin for a
couple of hundred bucks. It was painters, hash dealers,
weird. The most beautiful thing about Berlin was there was still an old
ballroom on the Ku'damm. And once a week an organ player would come in
there and the old people would come and dance. And I would sit, you
would pay two marks to get in, and just watch and listen to music. And
there was a place, the Resi, an old place where you could dance. And
then on the stage there was a water show. It was a workers' social club.
And it had a huge dance floor ringed with booths, your good, spacious
German booths, not a cheap little SoHo French restaurant rip-off.
IP: No, a good spacious booth. And each booth had a pole with a
number on it. And then you had a pad of paper and a pen. And what do
they call those vacuums?
AB: Oh, where you send those messages through a tube?
IP: Right. So you could write, "Booth number 89, you look pretty good..."
AB: A pneumatic tube.
"...Would you like to have a dance?" But without having to go through
the embarrassment. It's very German, you know? Have you been to Dresden?
AB: I haven't.
No, me either. I hear that seems to be having... it's full of
cost-conscious, hardline young Germans now. One thing that kept Berlin
afloat when I was there was the West German government gave a lot of
money to the educational institutions. The students were basically these
grumpy German draft dodgers. A lot of them were like, "I don't like
anything. Give me some more hash." I lived the same. They would
generally live in these Hinderhof flats with coal ovens. David Bowie
had a nice apartment in Schöneberg. I lived with him for a while. He
put in an expensive heater. And, later, after two winters, I put one in