Berlin

halloween is for zombies

31 October 2010

"happy" halloween. I'm off to Waxtreatment to see Shackleton and see if he can convince me to move to Schillerkiez or not. I'm not feeling it down there, but he loves it. more...

O Tannenbaum

22 October 2010

I'll be DJing tonight [Fri Oct 22, 2019] down at O Tannenbaum (Sonnenallee 27, Neukölln).  I've been hanging out there lately because Pieter plays thick funk from Mali, we argue about Iggy, drink strong Belgian beers and they have girls. And deer.In our last episode: Timeblind is awoken by the sounds of the Nigerian Mafia kicking in his door, intent on recovering the Reel to Reel Tape he stole the previous evening from the Unarius Academy of Science while attending ... more...

Welcome to the West

9 November 2009

I was in a bar a few weeks back, drunk, talking to some people and listening to this girl tell us about growing up in East Germany. Just to paint a picture: she was very attractive, blond, very lively and also a bit drunk. She mentioned the dolls that they used to have, an Eastern German version of the Barbie Doll and I accidentally joked something like "were the dolls named Helga ?" — she slapped me. Lightly, but to ... more...

Mauerfall: people still have the power

9 November 2009

I never get tired of watching this. No-one is sure of what to do tonight here in Berlin. I suppose just wander around and look for random and true emotion.  The planned actions seem too planned, though I will drop by the mauer-mob project. What might happen if we riot against the banks:   One more crowd pleaser, this from Goodbye Lenin. The mother has been in a coma and missed the fall of the wall and re-unification. Under doctor's ... more...

live on herbstradio friday

17 September 2009

Achtung Taxifahrers ! Radio - that thing that you hear when you are in the taxi. I'll be playing on it on the newly set up Herbstradio UKW-Frequenz 99,1 MHz this Friday night in Berlin. You can also listen online: http://www.herbstradio.org/ On Thursday, no wait ... right now ! 1 AM Thurs Sept 17 : they are playing Rupture's excellent Mudd Up! show (originally broadcast on WFMU), DJ Zhao at 3 am, Awesome Tapes from Africa at 4, Hakim Bay ... more...

We have liftoff

9 August 2009

Berlin TV tower - lift off from Fabian Tischer on Vimeo. more...

berlin apartment swap scams in craigslist

27 January 2009

warning: a friend of mine was looking to swap his NYC apartment for a Berlin apartment. Somebody replied and showed glorious pictures of an apartment. Later the guy said he didn't need to schedule the NYC part of the swap at this time, but could he get money up front to pay for bills ? more...

when it happens

6 October 2008

In case you all hadn't noticed, the world is falling apart. I posted here back on September 11th, 2007 that the finance world was going to fall apart. http://crucial-systems.com/For_those_of_you_that_dont_pay_attention_to_the_world_of_finance The reason I fled New York was that I could see quite clearly that the wheels were going to come off that wagon and the US may very well collapse into chaos. Alarmist, yes. That's what alarms are for. The solid truth is that the financial markets always precede the real ... more...

saturday in berlin : timeblind no breakfast mackjiggah

19 September 2008

a brand new spot with a nice backroom dancefloor. not much sound, but it should be a good low key saturday dubstep session. reichenberger str 153, xberg 11 till late more...

deutschland gegen turkei

25 June 2008

Its going to be some crazy shit here in Kreuzberg/Neukölln tonight. 113,779 Turks live here and by the screaming and fireworks I've known exactly when every goal they've scored so far in Europa Meisterschaft 2008 has happened. Today is Germany vs. Turkey So no matter who wins, there will be celebrating. I'm pretty certain Turkey is better at celebrating, and the Germans aren't bad at it either. Wow, according to wikipedia %36 of Turks do not have German citizenship even ... more...

europeans don't understand time

13 April 2008

the goodiepal will be here in Berlin on wednesday. recommended. Wednesday, April 16, 2008 / 8 pm Mort Aux Vaches Ekstra Extra I will try to bring my students from the Danish Royal Academy of Music along. – But anyway – – I will present a book – – It’s a schoolbook – – It’s new – – It might be a bit radical – – It’s an alternative and I hope it’s good, but even if it’s not, at ... more...

cost of gas in germany : $7.71 per gallon

1 February 2008

Gas (95) is at a national average of €1,397 per litre which comes to about US-$7.71 per US-gallon with current exchange rates. $8.80 in Holland 1 US gallon = 3.7854118 litres exchange rate today is (yuck) 1.49 I only ride my bike. I don't even take the U-bahn that much. Currency analysts predict a pullback of the EUR vs. USD to 1.45. It has been hitting 1.45 here and there, but right now its rising again. 1.51 is said to ... more...

berlin: all the hip spots

3 January 2008

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Berlin vs. New York Round IV

4 October 2007

Why do people live in New York ? There is no relationship between them. Except for an inner electricity which results from the simple fact of their being crowded together. A magical sensation of contiguity and attraction for an artificial centrality. This is what makes it a self-attracting universe, which there is no reason to leave. There is no human reason to be here, except for the sheer ecstasy of being crowded together. Jean Baudrillard, America 1989 I moved back ... more...

massacres in myanmar

30 September 2007

We just got phone call with our sister living in Yangon about a few hours ago. We saw on BBC world, saying that 200 monks were arrested. The true picture is far worse. For one instance, the monastery at an obscure neighborhood of Yangon, called Ngwe Kyar Yan (on Wei-za-yan-tar Road, Yangon) had been raided early this morning. A troop of lone-tein (riot police comprised of paid thugs) protected by the military trucks, raided the monastery with 200 studying monks. ... more...

Berlin vs. New York II

14 February 2007

New York is annoying. Besides the snow, the freezing cold, $1000+ rents, $9 glasses of beer and miserable cell phone coverage, the people are all crazy, constantly defending themselves against the emotional invasion of the city. And by "the city" of course we mean all those other people. People pick up emotional bruises and then bump it onto the next passerby. There are lots of really sweet people here. I'm enjoying the friends I do hang out with, though we ... more...

new york vs. berlin

12 December 2006

On an impulse I bought a ticket to India for 2 months. All summer long I have planned on getting out of Berlin for the winter so I hadn't renewed my visa. But without German residency, the Indian botschaft wouldn't grant me an Indian visa. The ticket was non-refundable, so the plane took off without me and I lost the $720. My next impulse said it was time to go to New York. The New York vs. Berlin debate has ... more...

Kuduro : African Rave Techno

27 September 2006

A few months ago at the [[Forca Angola kuduro float|Berlin Karnival)] I discovered this dark banging four to the floor style out of Angola and posted here about it. The ever knowledgeable Maga Bo told me it was called [Kuduro](http://wikipedia.com/Kuduro), and a little wikipedia reading and a lot of p2p-ing later I had a few hours of the stuff on my laptop. Here's something to listen to while you read: [Micolo [ 2005] - Kuduro](http://crucial-systems.com/uploads/Kuduro-Micola-2005.mp3) Kuduro means "hard ass" or ... more...

berlin karnival

7 June 2006

The Karnival celebrates multi-culturalism in Germany. This involves trucks with floats and dancers; good practice for the coming Love Parade. Soca naturally rules any carnival. angola sound system. like soca but more dark. wicked dj. MC in english, some spanish (?) on the tracks. mostly just drums and bass though. maybe the dancers wanted some more vocals, but it had really rich energy. check the dude with the louis vuitton hat and scarf. so fresh. his friend is rockin german ... more...

google maps de is up

19 May 2006

Endlich ! For those of us that are always lost. more...

timeblind, sick girls @ golden gate, berlin FRIDAY 7TH April 2006

7 April 2006

If you are in Berlin then don't forget tonight : CA$HMONEY Deep Shit ! Timeblind Sick Girls http://www.terrible.org/mt-web/sickgirls/ Fuck Hugo Your Body Golden Gate Dircksenstr. 77/78 Jannowitzbrücke 5 euro FRIDAY 7TH April 2006 Contrary to popular rumor I'm not really playing live, but rather DJ-ing with Ableton—layering, fixing, re-mastering, stealing the good bits, mash it up. Genre : erm ... Urban. Mostly Garage: not Grime even but proper "you missed it the first time" old Garage from Pay as You ... more...

timeblind in NYC, Berlin

10 March 2006

Some upcoming shows: The Bunker March 24th Rob Hall (Skam) Timeblind subtonic NYC CA$HMONEY April 7th Berlin Sick Girls Timeblind more...

moving out of friedrichshain

5 March 2006

I moved out of my place ( €330 a month, friedrichshain, 1 br, nice wood floors, newly renovated ) and moved all of my crap into fredrik's (bless his soul). I'm off to NYC, Tuscon AZ and Bethlehem PA for 1 month; then I'll come back and get a new apartment in Berlin for the summer. Friedrichshain is getting more student and more gentrified, yet still there just aren't that many actually cool places to eat. Life is about eating ... more...

Technorati Search: du bist deutschland

21 January 2006

Congratulations Deutschland ! Apparently the top search on Technorati for a while has been "du bist deutschland". (Which is a feel good PR campaign running here in Germany). More and more people post about it because more and more people read about it being posted about. Which just goes to show that Technorati is a useless navel staring feedback loop. "Egorati". I just have to say I have never come across an interesting article via Technorati and rarely go there. ... more...

pan-dimensional beings experience things differently

11 December 2005

Wouldn't it be great if there were beings on earth who didn't experience events in the linear sequence of time, but instead experienced events sorted by Relevance. So while we were just enjoying what had happened or what was going to come up... they would be getting more and more excited or increasingly disinterested. Its the biggest human joke that we expect aliens to experience the same time scale as us, or even to experience time. Most people still expect ... more...

Kadah/Vresky & Timeblind @ zentrale randlage, berlin Nov26,05

24 November 2005

Samstag 26 Zentrale Randlage Schönhauser Allee 172 Berlin Kadah/Vresky ( F / Clone, Dub, K7! ) Timeblind ( USA / [[Orthlorng Musork]], ((Tigerbeat6) ) Multipara ( Lux Nigra ) Marius Reisser ( http://repeatrepeat.org ) I played in Brussels with Kadah/Vresky, he was quite good. I'm trying to get a little preview set of my own new stuff up online here. Gimme a sec. Fast dub-step, hyper-dub and something that would resemble techno if techno wasn't so busy trying to sound ... more...

I actually know how to play the saxophone

24 October 2005

I played Saxophone on the new Jason "neé Donna Summer" Forrest CD. The mic was shitty, but I got some good licks in and Jason and Andi "a mouse on mars" Toma did a good job mixing it. The rekkid does actually sound exciting. David Grubbs (piano), Laura Cantrell (vocals), Maja Solvig Kjelstrup Rarke (vocals) and oh shit there's a whole choir on here. Its not really breakcore, more rock fueled with breakcore. Released on Sonig (Mouse on Mars' label) ... more...

again at the WAF; and why won't earth leave us alone ?

9 October 2005

I'm spinning again tomorrow at WAF ( Monday Oct 10 2005 Rigaerstr 77 Freidrichshain Berlin Midnight ). I'll play earlier this time (for those of you last week who weren't prepared to jump around like little girls at 3 AM on a monday). I had fun pushing buttons. They danced. Found some Sticky trax on the net that I used to spin on vinyl (now in storage). Terra Danjah, Jammer, sped up bashment (but proper tunes ya wanna sing along ... more...

my vote is for the trash

13 September 2005

Every political party in Germany gets a national TV spot. The Anarchist Pogo Partei Deutschland had their spot banned. Features half-crazed half-naked people rubbing each other with dog food and beer. "never work again" Its 2 mins of total chaos, must see: http://www.appd.de/wahlspot/wahlspot.php#dl This was picked up in the international news ( "a disgrace for Germany" ). It didn't surprise me in the least to find out last night that the APPD has its office directly over one of my ... more...

Berlin: me, beer, dogs, techno and now Michael Jackson

21 July 2005

So did I mention that I moved to Berlin ? Not really; I've just blogged here and there about cosmic stuff and politics. The big picture stuff. I don't like to blog about my small life, its a bit invasive for me. I do like to read other people's blogs, and I pick up good info about life that way. Well I moved to Berlin which is a fantastic city. Its very peaceful and green. There's graffiti on everything, cafés ... more...

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