Tuesday, December 29, 2009

VPRO Radio 1993

Strange Life Records found one of Edwin’s early radio shows for VPRO Broadcasting Association, back in 1993.

“I’ve found this cassette with a recording from the early 90s where the legendary illustrious Edwin Brienen interviews “The Hague Underground founders” Guy Tavares and I.F on the national state radio. This was when the dutch state radio VPRO did really good stuff on prime time friday evening radio. Nowadays it sucks hard and they only play laxative top 40 or mainstream alternative pop music for dumb people and little kids. It doesn’t matter nobody listens to it anyways its just our tax money getting thrown away on useless shit.
Anyways back to better days… its in dutch language, sorry for that”.

Here’s the link:

Monday, December 28, 2009

Edwin talks with German Maulbeerblatt

Edwin Brienen is a one-off independent film maker who has often been called ‘The Dutch Fassbinder’. Born in The Netherlands Edwin has made 14 films, many stage plays and has shot music videos. He’s lived in New York and is currently living in a pleasant area of Berlin. After studying philosophy and psychology Edwin started his career as a radio host on Dutch Radio Association VPRO. In an interview for Maulbeerblatt, Edwin talked about his films, his past and future.

An older interview for Simulacron Network is back online again, here’s the link: