Yesterday I Went To The Super Cool RAMONES MUSEUM in Berlin

September 24, 2009

Probably one of the coolest and most unique museums I’ve been to.  Check it:

My Favorite Wall In Kreuzberg, Berlin

September 23, 2009

A really handy site in case you have credit cards stolen – I had no idea.

September 22, 2009

Here’s A Piece I Wrote About Eating Craploads Of Food In Berlin

September 21, 2009

Berlin has way too much good food!  I spent a day eating as much as I could.  There are some cool pictures here and a rundown of what's good.  You'd be surprised at the diversity of food here.  Sure, there's big sausage things.  But good pizza and thai food too? Hell yes.

Happiest Places On The Planet?

September 21, 2009

I never know how to deal with these surveys/lists.  I mean, Vietnam is the #5 happiest place on the planet?  Would that be before you eat the chicken that’s been laying in the sun for 4 days, after you’ve seen the dead motorbiker (everywhere) or after you’ve run out of breath in Saigon (which happens a lot, with that pollution thing).

The following does a good job of deconstructing the Happiest list:

Zozoville Gallery. Friedrichshain, Berlin.

September 20, 2009

Kunsthaus Tacheles Berlin – WOW

September 19, 2009

I saw some high-brow musicians perform last night at the most LOW BROW place I've ever been to.  Kunsthaus Tacheles looks like a crazy squat – walls lined with graffiti, pee smell, a makeshift bar in the hall.  Located in the old Jewish Quarter, this big building is five stories of concrete.  It's now an art space but formerly housed a department store.  It even had a pneumatic tube system for sending inter-building mail. 

Anyway…members of the Deutsche Symphonie Orchestra Berlin got together to kick around some Stravinsky for about an hour.  They performed in a concrete hall with an audience on folding chairs.  You can hardly imagine two different things that go so well together. 

I don't know crap about Stravinsky so I spent most of the time wondering what the building has been like during its lifetime.  It was built in 1908.

See and download the full gallery on posterous