leftovers // mini ramen burger

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Most of the time I have leftovers they’ll find their way all together in one big pan, casserole or salad. Then I came across the ramen burger trend and thought it would be a cool idea for leftovers. Since the amount of food was kind of limited, I decided to go for a mini version of a ramen burger. I remembered my serving rings and used the one with seven centimeter in diameter to fry the ramen-egg-mix.


You will need:



various leftovers (I had tomatoes, mushrooms, salad, schnitzel, cucumber, cheese, and cocktail sauce.)

salt, pepper, fresh herbs for seasoning and decoration

And here is how to make it:

Cut the ramen in medium parts and mix them with the eggs.

Heat a pan, add some olive oil and your serving ring. Give the ramen-egg-mix into the serving ring and let it fry until it’s light brown and has a firm consistency. Then get it out of the pan and let it sit on a kitchen towel for a couple of minutes to get rid of the olive oil.

Meanwhile wash and cut your veggies and other leftovers. I had mine raw and cold, but you can also fry them. Now use these leftovers among with a sauce of your choice to create your leftover mini ramen burger.

Season the veggies with some salt and pepper and add some herbs if you like and…enjoy! :-)

the big issue // why i love leipzig

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I didn’t know this magazine until Malcolm Jack, journalist for the The Big Issue, reached out to me this summer asking if I can tell Why I love Leipzig for a small column about city breaks. After doing some research I learned that The Big Issue is an international street newspaper (“the world’s most widely circulated street newspaper”), written by journalists and sold by homeless people to give them the chance to earn some money and to integrate them into society. I knew about a similar street magazine we have here in Leipzig as well and liked the idea to write for a good cause, so I decided to go for it.

Although I know many places that are worth a visit in LE, it was very hard to name specific ones because there are so many cool places I would love to recommend. But then, one place I knew I had to name for sure. It is the Monument to the Battle of the Nations. I have been there so many times, but every time I come back to this huge and impressive building it takes my breath away. Still. And I do not mean it’s breath-taking after walking up the hundreds and hundreds of stairs. That sure is but I usually don’t do that. I can just stand in front of it and watch it. It’s just awesome.

And, well yeah, since I love being in nature and most of my life is about art, I had to list places for these things as well for a good Leipzig mix. In the end, I also decided to mainly name those three things not only because they are significant, partly alternative and show a bit of history and present time as well. I also went for these attractions because they are affordable and inexpensive or even for free which makes them perhaps interesting for people with little money as well. Maybe…

So, now I would like to know: Why do you love Leipzig (in case you have been here already)?

post punk // at night all the cats are grey

Last week, Ro and I had the chance to see The Cure playing right in our neighborhood among with 12.100 other people! It was my first time seeing The Cure live and it brought back some good memories from my youth and early twenties. So I was very excited when Ro said he is working on a podcast for Adventurous Music that covers post punk, new wave, and bat cave.

So, here we go. Enjoy and have fun! :-)

gnm15yrs // global noise movement – the book

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I am so so so over the moon to present the book Global Noise Movement (GNM15YRS) Ro and I created to celebrate the past 15 years of the Global Noise Movement! Global Noise Movement (or short GNM) is an artist collective Ro and I founded back in 2001 to give like-minded artists in noise/industrial the opportunity to collaborate. So for this recent anniversary we thought of something special and came up with the idea to create a book full of the good memories we share coming from joint projects and events for the artists themselves and also for our true fans. So this book mainly consists of fun interviews I did with most of the GNMies (aka DJs/DJanes, musicians and VJs from Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands…) asking them questions about how they discovered this certain style of music and a few more.

So if you are interested in the cool background info coming with the interviews, I am happy to announce that you are welcome to purchase your very own copy from now on (via Books on Demand or Amazon). And if you want to learn more about the very beginning of Global Noise Movement, here is an excerpt from the chapter About GNM:

First, there was noise. And then there was the Global Noise Movement. This is the short version on founding this artist’s network. But the long and more entertaining story goes as follows… 

Once upon a time there were a DJ and a DJane with an unlimited passion for any kind of noise music. They enjoyed playing rhythmic noise and industrial while showing manga-like background visuals at a very small and dark and also extremely moisty venue almost every Saturday night in late 2000/early 2001. Their tiny floor was hidden in a cellar-type three dance-floor location, and to get to their floor the audience had to pass pop music clubbers and metal headz. Sometimes they mustn’t walk through, ‘cause there was a band playing on the main stage located right in front of the probably smallest dance floor the universe has ever seen. But the crowd was patient and waited, sometimes for long hours. And it was worth waiting, even though they sometimes came a long way and travelled far just to dance to some eclectic noise music at 3 am in the morning for only half an hour until the floor was closed. So it was nearly unbelievable and somehow magical when this DJ and DJane were discovered by some like-minded artists. Soon after, first meetings were held and collaborations were made. This was in the summer of 2001, and this was when Global Noise Movement was born…