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: http://matadornights.com/ramonesmuseum/


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

http://matadorgoods.com/quickest-way-to-report-stolen-cards/


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.

http://matadornights.com/berlin-binge-eating-101/

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:

http://www.bravenewtraveler.com/2009/09/21/live-long-and-prosper-deconstructing-the-happy-planet-index/


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