expat living, immigration, Love

Making love work, no matter how. The Kooki way.

Christine Gerber Rutt’s generous empress heart opens up to share how she and her husband, have been making their relationship work, in spite of living in different time zones.

Yes, some time traveling is going to be included, so be sure to pack your grunge outfits, and your Nirvana tapes.

For this edition I decided not to have any music, to let the conversation flow. I would be grateful if you tell me what you think of the format.

If you’re an expat, or an immigrant, you may want to read her posts regarding adjusting, or not, to your new environment.

Christine Gerber Ruth & Rosina Bucio

photo by Christine Gerber Rutt

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Burlesque, Cabaret, Music, Roller Derby, Tages Woche

Auntie Sam Presents: The Burlesque ode to love.

Burlesque show taking place February 14th 2015

Burlesque show taking place February 14th 2015

For this edition I interviewed Auntie Sam, the force of nature who has been producing a number of shows here in Basel, mainly burlesque and Cabaret, but not limited to them. She also writes a column in English called “Ask auntie Sam” in the Tageswoche where you can find answers on everything about living in Basel.

And if you are artistically inclined, you can go to her “Dr. Sketchy’s anti-art school” sessions in SUD, in which a burlesque artist poses for you to draw her. And last, but not least, if you’re a woman looking for some contact sport, she started the first roller derby team here in Basel.

The music comes as generous courtesy of a good friend of mine, Tareke Ortiz a musician/producer/cabaret artist. He lives in Mexico, and at the moment he is putting together the line up to be presented at Cumbre Tajín, a multi-media festival taking place in Veracruz, Mexico. The music I’m using is the soundtrack of a cabaret for children called “En duende está el misterio.” A piece performed in a non-existent language, in order to demonstrate the fact that we can still empathize without “understanding” the words we are saying.

Links:

My favorite of Auntie Sam’s columns in Tageswoche  

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kooki, Music

February Is all about Looooove

Yeap, this month the 2 podcasts are dedicated to Love, with capital L, and bold, very very bold.

On the first one, I interviewed Auntie Sam, the force behind Burlesque and Cabaret here in Basel. This one will be aired tonight, so stay tuned.

The second, will be aired around February 14th, and will feature Christine Gerber Rutt, also known as Kooki, who will talk about “Making love work, no matter how.”

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