Tag Archives: STYLE

YOUNG MINDS N BERGHAIN

24 Oct

BERLIN HAUSIF BEING IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME IS 90% OF THE BATTLE, CONNECTIONS ARE PARAMOUNT.  OUR FIRST WEEK IN EAST BERLIN WAS A BIT OVERWHELMING, THE COLLEGE, THE PARTIES, THE NIGHTLIFE.  BEN WAS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, RETURNING TO HIGHER EDUCATION AFTER WORKING AS A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER FOR THE UNITED NATIONS, HE HAD AN UPPER HAND IN TERMS OF SKILL SET & CONNECTIONS, WE WERE IN BERLIN LESS THAN A WEEK, BEFORE WE BEFRIENDED DESI, WHO RAN THE OFFICE AT ONE OF BERLINS COOLEST RECORD LABELS AROUND.  GOING FROM BEING BERLIN OUTSIDERS, TO EXPERIENCING INSIDE TRACK WITHIN ONE WEEK, BERLIN BEGAN TO REVEAL ITSELF TO US.  THE EAST BLOCK WAS SUPER HOT, FROM EBERSWALDER STRASSE, DOWN INTO MITTE, & FRIEDRICHSHAIN.WASTE YOUR YOUTHWITH UNDERGROUND NIGHTS LIKE ILL NEVER CALL YOU AGAIN , POPPING UP ALL OVER KASTANIENALLEE,  THESE ONE OFF NIGHTS, WOULD BE HARD TO FIND, AND EVEN HARDER TO FORGET.  FOLLOWING A RED LIGHT, INTO A COURTYARD,  DOWN PAST A YELLOW LIGHT INTO A BASEMENT FLAT, WITH A MAKESHIFT BAR SET UP IN THE KITCHEN, THE GREEN LIGHT REVEALED THE DANCEFLOOR.  THE FRESHLY VACATED APARTMENT STILL HAD A TOOTHBRUSH PROPPED ON THE BATHROOM MIRROR.  THE NIGHTLIFE WAS MERCURIAL, IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW WHERE THE PARTY WAS, YOU PROBABLY WEREN’T GOING TO FIND IT BY YOURSELF.  THE KORDSRECKE BECAME THE UNOFFICIAL WAY FARE, AS PARTY HOPPING WAS DE RIGEUR.  USUALLY HITTING MARIA, OR COOKIES, BEFORE DESCENDING ON TO OST GUT, (OR UPSTAIRS TO PANORAMA BAR)  EVEN IF A CONSERVATIVE REGIME HELD THE REIGNS, BERLIN WAS PULSATING WITH AMAZING ENERGIES.BERLIN LOVE

ARRIVING IN EAST BERLIN

9 Oct

HOCHSCHULE BERLINIT WAS PRETTY CLEAR FROM THE START, THAT THERE WAS TOO MUCH GOING ON IN BERLIN IN 2001 TO STAY IN LONDON, IT HAD ALWAYS BEEN ON THE BACK BURNER TO JUMP SHIP AND HEAD TO BERLIN, BUT WHEN WE WON THE COVETED BERLIN SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY AT THE HOCHSCHULE DER KUSNTE. WE BOUNCED.  THERE WASN’T AS MUCH OF A CULTURE SHOCK, AS THERE WAS A CLIMATE SHOCK.  BEING IN THE STATES ENJOYING 85 DEGREE WEATHER IN SEPTEMBER WAS GREAT.  LANDING IN LONDON TO 60 DEGREE WEATHER A FEW DAYS LATER WAS MANAGEABLE,  SHAVING OFF THAT NEXT TEN DEGREES AT SCHöNEFELD WAS THE EYE OPENER.  LOOKING FORWARD, OUR MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES WOULD BE IN THE COLD BERLIN NIGHTS.BERLIN HOT SPOTGOING FROM A UNIVERSITY THAT WAS  RAPIDLY COM-MODIFYINGLONDON CREATIVITY” BY THE MINUTE, BERLIN WAS A BLANK CANVAS WITH A DISTINCTLY EXPERIMENTAL ETHOS AND DIY ENERGY. UDK WAS NEAR BANKRUPTCY,  BUT TO BE HONEST, THE BEST ARTWORK COMES FROM BIG IDEAS AND LIMITED RESOURCES, SO IT WAS FITTING WE WOULD HAVE TO FIND OUR OWN CREATIVE PATH IN THE CITY.  ARRIVING FOR ORIENTATION, ALL THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WERE INTRODUCED, AND QUITE QUICKLY WE NOTICED AN INTERESTING DYNAMIC.  EVERYONE WAS GOING TO CAFE MOSKAU THAT EVENING, WE WERE NOTICING OFF THE BAT WAS AN EAGERNESS IN THE AIR,  WHICH WAS QUITE THE OPPOSITE OF LONDONS NOTORIOUS STAND-OFFISH NATURE, WHERE ENTHUSIASM HAS TO BE PULLED WITH PLIERS.  THIS WAS A DISTINCTLY NEW TYPE OF ENERGY FLOWING THROUGH THE ETHER. EAST BERLINS SCENE WAS ON FIREBERLIN MASSCAFE MOSKAU IS A BERLIN INSTITUTION.  THE TOP TWO FLOORS WERE HOUSING AN ART EXHIBITION, AND THE DOWNSTAIRS THEATER HELD THE CLUB.  WHERE LONDON THERE ARE ALWAYS ABOUT 20 DJS TO EVERY 1 DJ SPOT.  IN BERLIN FOR EVERY 1 DJ THERE WERE 2 OR 3 VJS WORKING SIMULTANEOUSLY, CREATING AWE INSPIRING VISUALS USING DIGITAL AND ANALOG, WHERE THE MOVING IMAGE WAS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE SOUNDTRACK, AND NOT SECONDARY.  THE BASEMENT WAS GETTING HOT, IT WAS AROUND MIDNIGHT, AND THE DANCE FLOOR WAS SURROUNDED,  THE DJS WERE REALLY FUCKING WITH US, BECAUSE EVERYONE WAS AT A POINT OF OVERFLOW, AND WHEN THE DJS DROPPED A RE-EDIT OF TRUE STEPPERS- OUT OF YOUR MIND.  THE PLACE EXPLODED, THE DANCE FLOOR DISAPPEARED, AND AN OUTFLOW OF UNIQUE ENERGY ERUPTED LATE INTO THE NIGHTBERLIN LIGHT

 

MIAMI OFF SOUTH BEACH ?

30 Sep

LOVE YOU BOOTROPICANA STREETMIAMI SHALLOWTROPICAL FIT

ANOTHER MIDNIGHT RAID

30 Sep

HEARSAY UCASTLE MASTERJAMNEW CRUSADES

ARABIAN MYSTIC KNIGHTS

29 Sep

GREAT UNIVERSALALAMUT NIGHTARABIAN NIGHTSNIGHT RITESOPIUM DENREVEL SANDSJOUR DE MORTTHE SPYWILL MURNOS

SEPTEMBERS WIND SONGS

1 Sep

TROPICAL MIAMISEPTEMBER AIR SINGS WITH THE COOL AUTUMN WINDSMIAMI TIMEMIAMI MONSOON

LAST NIGHT IN LIL HAVANA

30 Aug

YVES ST LAURENTON HORSEBACKNEON LOVELOVE SALSASTUDIO DE ARTS