Sunday, July 19, 2009
4th of July and more
So in the last few weeks a lot of shit has happened, not the least of which is my computer going bonkers... Suck.
Anyway, its working at the moment so I am taking advantage.
You can read about the 4th of July on the post before this one. I think Ana did a good job summing up the experience. It was live. We made a pool, had a flag making workshop, had some bands and weird live performances, some DJ action and dancing, then burnt all the flags. So fun.
Maura and Markus made this day one of the most special days in my life. Thanks so much to you both.
Jan made an "Anti-Warhol" flag and I caught him right as he was saying WARHOL. When I look at this picture its all I see him saying.
This is the Ice Machine and Swift (Graham and Nathan). They were touring around Germany together for a couple weeks then made it back up to Berlin to play this with us. It was jammin. Read Ana's review already...
Dan from Mahjongg showed up and helped us pop balloons and burn flags.
Brian played one of the most amazing sets I have seen in a long time. This guy straight rips it. I really love him for so many reasons, and I can't wait to see him again.
After that day, we got in a car and drove back up here to Hamburg, where I am currently. The night we got here, Ice Machine and Swift played at the Astrastube and I got the chance to meet one of the greatest people in the world. I meet a lot of people as I travel around this great place called Earth, but rarely do I meet someone who thoroughly blows me away on so many levels.
The next night Ice Machine and Swift played at Pudel for a Reliktion opening of Nathan, Esther Klaes and Melissa Hopson's art and Brandon and I DJed. As always it was a blast. A certain Giovanni Marks made a guest appearance in Hamburg on his way to NYC.
This is Melissa, she was blowing the bubbles Mr. Marks was sitting in.
It was a nice Hamburg day on Tuesday, but the wind was blowing pretty hard so we had to improvise and use Melissa's shawl for a blanket on our boat ride through the Harbor. Before we got on this boat, we got some fish and chips. With said fish and chips, we got the most useless tool in the world- a wooden fork with rounded tips. Why? You can't pick up anything with those things. Stupid.
This is Justin. He is from London. He lives with Sirdjan here in Hamburg and plays in a band with Sirdjan called the Gallantiers. We will play with them at POW Gallery on the 25th for a joint Birthday party for me and him. This dude is incredible. July 31st is his birthday and that also happens to be the day we are playing at Klangtherapie in the south of Germany. The coolest part is that we are playing with the Gallantiers that day as well. Fun times, ya'll.
Last Saturday, there was a party at the Fleet Street for Michael Jackson. It was a lot of fun. The dress code was MJ or Black Tie. Nathan is talking to Yuri. Yuri did a cool performance where he dangled a baby over the balcony and then dropped it, then got another and dropped that one and then repeated the process for a while. It was funny.
8am that morning on the way home.
We started work this past week out at the Dockville site. There are a lot of berry bushes out there that needed to be cleared so we can build the stage/installation piece we are building. The guy on the top picture is Felix. He runs the Luttville part of Dockville, which is the part where kids come out and work in the various art pieces and workshops. Nice dude.
Unfortunately, there was an accident and the weedeater cut off his legs... Now he's a nugget.
Alright ya'll, I gotta run. I know this isn't as much explaination as I would like to put, but time is money.