Gracias, Bryan.

My first day back in LA and I am loving every second of it. Very much in contrast to the German stereotype, I haven’t made plans up until this morning. I feel ‘going with the flow’ always holds fun little surprises. Like today’s, when the one and only Bryan Adams showed me this vegan Mexican restaurant on Melrose Ave, Gracias Madre. If you find yourself in Beverly Hills some time, get their green smoothie. Super delicious!

green smoothie

WRITING SONGS VS. PRODUCING FOR RADIO

There are definitely parallels between writing a song and producing a radio show. The technical aspects aside, you do sit down and think about what topics people could be interested in, where they will be listening to you and how you want the whole thing to sound like. For instance, when I composed the Ultra Music Festival hymn World in your Hands, I knew I was writing for people partying and dancing to the track.
Then, of course, you want to bring yourself to the table, as well, say what you want to say. So this is where it gets interesting.
To me, creating a concept and producing a show feels very similar to writing the melody, lyrics and arrangement for a song. Whereas radio hosting is very much like singing. It’s about you getting on the mic and hopefully making a connection with people.
On my six-hour Radio 7 NYE-special I got to do it all: from creating the idea, writing, selecting music beds to producing and presenting. I loved every part of it.

Thank you for tuning in ♡ Happy New Year!

HNY

STREET CONCERT MARA(THON)

donations42 concerts in 42 hours–
That was quite the marathon!

As part of the charity campaign ‘Radio 7 Spendenmarathon’ my friend and guitarist Siggi Schwarz and I teamed up to do a street concert tour.

We performed my charity song ‘Uns gehört die Welt’ just about anywhere –on market squares, in cafes, bars and in shopping malls. And as unglamorous this sounds, it actually was a lot of fun!

Best feeling: all donations go straight to the ‘Radio 7 Drachenkinder’ charity, supporting terminally ill children and their families.

You can make donations throughout the year!

Fun At Freudenhaus

My friend Patrik owns a studio in Berlin that puts a high pass filter on my mood any time: Freudenhaus. You should go ahead and google-translate its name.
On that note– my bestie Franzi and I recorded a song together ♡ We harmonize indeed.

studio time

ON AIR

I love talking. I love music.
So I guess, it was about time I put these two things together –and host a radio show!
I’m on air every Sunday presenting the ‘Radio 7 Top 20’ chart show ♡
Join the fun on Radio 7, stream or download the App on iTunes or for Android x

on air

 

Midnight Thought #5

That you are too thick
That you are too thin
Too loud, too shy
To fit right in–
Too queer, too prim,
too young, too old
Is the biggest lie
Ever been told.

Who is user 53?

It’s official. I am a radio babe now. Producing, recording, having fun with boards.
board

LOVE LOOP

Mona ValeWith every measure
Every beat
I’m falling deeper
in love—
Repeat.