werner 'allen' voran aka wenne aka the lolly pope aka dj wennedikt passed away on the 13th of april 2013. he was a very close friend of mine for about thirty years. since 1983 we met almost every fortnight to explore the worlds of strange, obscure and wonderful music, either as protagonists acting in bands like the pinkees or sturclub, or as curators and configurators researching, compiling and editing/publishing collections of german and british beat, teutonic kraut and other forgotten or rarely heard music. for the last five or so years we gave up on releasing our findings on cd or vinyl and decided to share our conclusions online for free in this here blog. the prae-kraut, tommyknockers and the undead heroes series tried to give you a glimpse impression of what happened in our almost legendary friday afternoon sessions. now this mission is terminated untimely though some scetches and fragments might turn up within the following years. wenne is not gone, he is just next door.
wenne to me was like a brother without the familiar quarrelling. he still is very close to me and this blog will not carry on without him: it will carry on with him and you will notice when he comes grumbling and grouching and knowing it all much better. that is why i love and miss him.
his lady and partnering soul patti has created a site in rememberance of wenne, sharing a video of one of his last performances in 2012 and the words that were spoken at his funeral. everything is different now and everything stays completely the same. please be here now.
ralf van daale aka westfauster