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Whatchamacallit 177: Star punk (magnet)

I bought this magnet while in Berlin on vacation from a stand at the Boxhagener Platz flea market on Sunday morning.

The back of the magnet is signed, with a 2007 date mentioned.

I cannot read the signature, but there is a clear marking:

jan m. petersen OBJEKTE www.kunstkaufhaus-ost.de

Much to my […]

Guts Pie Earshot

So Thursday morning, No Nickname Guy and I trained up to Berlin, checked into an apartment, explored the city, and then went to the Guts Pie Earshot concert.

Guts Pie Earshot is described as “Live Drumnbass Punk”—and I went completely blind, not knowing what kind of music I was getting into, only going on the […]

Mosh-Pit Punk-Out

Tonight I’m going to an art gallery opening here in Weimar.

It’s an exhibit at the ACC called “Barking Dogs United: Size Matterz”—and the only thing I know is that the first room of the exhibit has walls covered in US dollar bills. Five years ago, it would have been worth stealing, now it’s art.

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Geil Berlin Jungen Männer

I haven’t talked about last weekend beyond the Berlin Hustlaball, so here is more.

Berlin is growing on me and Saturday I had a fantastic evening hanging out with the fabulous Snooker. We had sushi at Papa Nô on Oranienstraße. Papa Nô chief geographical feature is that it is a couple doors down from SO36, […]

I (heart) Dan Savage

Dan Savage is Brilliant. He understands gay culture. He understands culture.

I love this:

On my recent book tour I met one of these guys: Mark, a skinny, tattooed, punk rocker type. He’s been with William, a clean-cut, corporate-lawyer type, for four years. Opposites attracted, but at the beginning Mark’s punk friends gave him grief […]