Saturday 8 August 2020

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Via Things Magazine, we discover the lost and now found motivational sessions for the long distance runner created for the East German Olympic Programme that shows the DDR was far ahead of its Western counterparts when it came to harmonically harnessing the Tetris effect. One amateur runner of that period took the repetitive but catchy strains of the so called Krautrock genre—a Western import but also an East German export soon after—and tethered his playlist to the arising technology called the Stereobelt that was sort of a proto-Walkman. More Cold War innovation and intrigue—as well as more of the soft but integral diplomacy of sport and song at the links above.