May 2024


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.


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 […]