One must always be drunk.

Pumpkin with Ghost City Logo

What a Night. Never before did we get as many people dancing and being utterly uncool on our Zoom Channel as yesterday. You crazy people made us go for an almost 6h set. – This is a record that won’t be broken in a long time I guess, or I’ll be broken.

So here we are. The days are getting shorter, the weather’s getting colder, and the infection rates are getting higher. More and more restrictions and lockdowns are popping up. Many of us are stuck at home again, but at least we see we are still going strong. One question remains:

What do with Halloween?

We obviously can’t meet up in person at a costume party, the good bars are closed etc. Since we wanna go all festive anyway, we’ll tag along with our friend Sami’s excellent idea to at least run a big and stylish online event, promoting the streamers on our discord server over at Ghost City. We asked ourselves what we could do to make a meaningful contribution to this enterprise? Obviously we would:

Help people pretend their alcoholism is a real hobby.

With the help of our south german comrade Barbz Black we tested and optimised four cocktail recipes. These drinks seem really sophisticated yet are really easy to make. Start cooking your own syrups and you will soon find that your alcoholism suddenly looks like a real hobby to friends and family.

We offer you four drinks, three orbiting the freshness of apple cider and one that sort of stands alone in screen of smoke.

In all four recipes we are using syrups. You should make them yourself. It’s easy. Making them works like this: mix equal parts sugar and water and let it simmer at low temperatures for at least 20min with a flavour of your choice. Here are the syrups we made last week:

Syrup.

Cinnamon Syrup:
300g Raw Cane Sugar
300g Water
4-5 cinnamon sticks

Apple Syrup:
300g Raw Cane Sugar
300g Water
1 small apple, finely chopped.

Pear Syrup:
300g Raw Cane Sugar
300g Water
1 small pear, finely chopped.

Put ingredients in small pan.
Simmer for at least 20 min.
Rinse through sieve in a bottle.
Adding a sip of vodka might extend shelf life.
You get the idea, right?

Kpt Joylove and Barbz Black discussing the future of intoxication in the park. Photo by X, the Witch.
Kpt Joylove and Barbz Black discussing the future of intoxication in the park. Photo by X, the Witch.

Come drink with us.

So now that we know what we are talking about, here is the Quarantini Vault with our first four sexy recipes deliciously performed by Barbz Black. Check out these recipes below.

Not from the West.

3cl Dark Rum – We used Pampero Aniversario
3cl Vermut Rojo – We went for for Lustau’s delicious offering
1cl Cinnamon Syrup – you can get some in the store, but we made ours ourselves
Cider to top up.

Without further ado, watch Barbz Black perform this:


Not from the East.

3cl Kentucky Bourbon – We went for Maker’s Mark
3cl Vermut Rojo – there is a lot of vermouth around but Lustau is making ours.
1cl Apple Syrup – Scroll up to see how to make it.
Cider to top up.

Action speaks louder than words; watch Barbz Black perform this:


From no expected house

3cl Grand Marnier – We could go for a different Cognac or the like and perhaps sweeten with a syrup, but let’s face the rounded sweetness of Grand Marnier – enjoy, it’s brilliant – and refrain from trying to reinvent the wheel.
3cl Vermut Rojo – there is a lot of vermouth around but Lustau is making ours.
Cider to top up.

Watch Barbz Black carefully when when she performs this drink:


Enough of because!

3cl Bourbon – Seriously, a Rye will do too. But Bourbon is cheap and abundant. We went for Maker’s Mark.
3cl Vermut Rojo – You know we really like Lustau.
1cl Grade A dark Maple Syrup
Cinnamon and Cloves
Fire
Orange Zest

If you have no idea how to use a blowtorch, ask an adult for help. Again, watch Barbz Black so you may do this as elegantly:

We hope to see you on Saturday at our Halloween Party. More info on that throughout the week.

Until then,

Kpt. Joylove and the Witch.

We played the biggest industrial show in recorded history.

Hi. Today at 10:55 we played the biggest industrial show in recorded history to millions of unsuspecting listeners, utilising the German national emergency signaling system. With the combined force of hundreds of sirens installed all over Germany, the drop could be heard in the whole of the country.

The dullard will say: “But that ain’t real!” We ask: What is so important about that reality you think you share with others not brighter than yourself? Whom does it help? What wrong does it heal? In this year 2020 we make a national emergency signal test into a rave party because we have no other choice. We heard frightened people ask: “Why do they have to trigger alarms in a year where everyone is on edge already?”

We answer: because 2020 is not exceptional. You remember when these people whined about their favorite actor dying in 2016 and blamed the year, mecury retrograde or whatever other shit they could find. Here is your reality: It’s getting worse. Earth will heat up. Pandemics will become more frequent and likely in your lifetime you will wish for this one back. This was expected.

We may need these sirens in working order because we know what’s coming.

What we need more than the sirens though is the will to make something from nothing and the resilience to go on. As long as we have a choice we must not make the dullard’s reality ours.

Do not cling to your normal. Move forward into the darkness with chaos in your heart so we still have hope for the birth of dancing stars.

-jl/kwork kawaii

20 years of ISOLATION RAVE.

X escaped curfew city Antwerp and we’re hanging in here together again. Mikoku helped out with cocktail designs from an undisclosed location in Bavaria, we will pick up the booze to cast our new Pineapple Quarantini into material reality.

Since the recipe requires frozen pineapple we sacrificed a fruit this week. The sexual tension was unbearable. See video above.

We party like it’s 1999, the year before the crisis hit.

Set went pretty well, X played most of it. We uploaded it to mixcloud again so you you can listen once more. Set was so good it triggered our cactus to bloom. True fact.

COVID19 is a shitshow. So is cancer

My dad has cancer. Leukemia. A couple of years ago they would have given him chemo and hoped for the best. But that’s not what happened. He got a targeted therapy that entered the market only 6 months before he was diagnosed. His blood levels are back to normal and while we know there is no cure, we are confident that he will die with cancer. Not from it.

How is this possible? It is due to amazing people that help pushing the boundaries of what is possible and they are right in our middle. Last week I interviewed Simon the Scientist and he gave us a glimpse how advances in immunology and systems biology gives us better perspectives for treatment.

This Wednesday I will interview Mark Haigh. Mark is bringing in support from a different angle of attack: He organizes funding with his charity BEAT:CANCER, where he raises money by organizing alternative and hard dance events. Also he is proud owner of at least one incredibly ugly bra that sold him at least n+1 raffle tickets.

So if you like to learn how Mark helps researchers to get closer to the next breakthrough, how I once gave him a concussion with my dick and how we pay for my dad’s treatment please tune in on

Wednesday, 2000CEST, 7PM Island Time.

The global uprising of the uncool.
Expect a rollercoaster.

http://twitch.tv/therealstraftanz