Leipzig's insider blog & webzine in English

Author

Adam Carrington

Adam Carrington has 13 articles published.

Hitchhiking from Leipzig to Copenhagen

in Literature/Philosophies/Travel by
The pros and cons of hitchhiking - short story by Adam Carrington. (Public domain photo)

“Five Catholic Poles all ride to Switzerland for a Jesus meet. One Berliner going where I was coming from. He does this all the time, says that’s all it is: just a matter of time.”

Keep Reading

1003 Nights: “Memoir of an Anarchist City”

in History/Literature/Society by
Urban art in Leipzig Plagwitz.

“Of course, Charlemagne couldn’t destroy that Leipzig spirit: and neither would the Habsburgs, Napoleon, Hitler, or Stalin.” (1003 Nights literary contest winner – mixed genre)

Keep Reading

Drifter in Leipzig: “arms reaching for the sky, like trees”

in Music by
  • WGT-2018-Drifter-29.jpg?fit=864%2C576&ssl=1
    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga
  • WGT-2018-Drifter-16.jpg?fit=864%2C576&ssl=1
    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga
  • WGT-2018-Drifter-33.jpg?fit=864%2C576&ssl=1
    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga
  • WGT-2018-Drifter-9.jpg?fit=864%2C576&ssl=1
    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga
  • WGT-2018-Drifter-28.jpg?fit=864%2C576&ssl=1
    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga
  • WGT-2018-Drifter-6.jpg?fit=864%2C576&ssl=1
    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga
  • WGT-2018-Drifter-19.jpg?fit=864%2C576&ssl=1
    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga
  • WGT-2018-Drifter-2.jpg?fit=864%2C576&ssl=1
    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga
  • WGT-2018-Drifter.jpg?fit=864%2C576&ssl=1
    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga

“That Drifter’s ‘Moonstones’ can be found floating around the internet with only scraps of streams and downloads says more about that doomed scuffle for attention indie artists are facing than about the quality of the music itself – because from the first listen I was floored.”

Keep Reading

England to Leipzig: out of Mouth, an ELFLEIN

in Leipzig/Music by
The band’s new Leipzig line-up after Theresa Elflein's move from England to here. Photo © Mouth

“In England, it was just so hard to make ends meet, and I knew that it was unnecessarily hard because I could see my friends were doing so well here [in Leipzig]. They were living in these flatshare mansions, and still had so much free time to put into their music, and were actually making money from playing gigs. They were all doing what they wanted to.” – Theresa Elflein

Keep Reading

Rock & roll amputations with Jim & William

in Music/Reviews by

“At the advent of the WGT festival, catching The Jesus and Mary Chain was my highest priority. The Reid brothers, Jim and William, are internationally-acclaimed figureheads, but also local heroes for a Paisley boy like myself who grew up around scheme rats with Dads with their records.”

Keep Reading

WGT: Descent on Agra Park (and Dölitz)

in My Leipzig/What's on by

“The population of Dölitz is 4,734. The number of tickets sold for this year’s WGT is somewhere in the region of 18,000, and the scale of change in neighbourhood demographics in Dölitz during this time is spectacular.”

Keep Reading

1 2 3
Go to Top