A personal recount of a life within Berlin, Venice and the EU

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The customer is always right...no, hold on, the App is.

Before the internet of things, aka the nerdification of my meals, you could go to a restaurant or deli, order your meal, either eat it there or take it with you; waiting as long as the others, TALKING with personnel and guests, POSSIBLY even making new friends. These days we are in the hands of those worshipping the Palo Alto nerds; going out for food is like Netscape Navigator... The consequence is that you have four to five badly paid, not insured, not enough fed bikers waiting for the delayed orders prepared by stressed workers of the above mentioned places. If you wonder why they are stressed, well it is not (only) because of their job, rather because the accolites of Uber for food delivery, the dickheads from Deliveroo and Foodora and alike, charge a fine if the food comes too late. Tonight I went to a pizzeria around the corner, nobody said hi, nobody talked to me, there were four riders waiting for four-digit orders which were all too cold to eat, when ready, even if eaten on the spot. I cooked home tonight. One perfect example of the empty, shallow, stupid meaningless idea of digital disruption when it comes to stuff like that.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hiphop Sunday discoveries on Bandcamp: Uncommon Nasa

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Berliner to-dos. Places

Ortschaften

Berghain
Philharmonie
Dussmann
Grimm Zentrum
Engelbecken
Neues Museum
Kastanienallee
Mauer Park
Goldener Hahn
W├╝rge Engel
Kino International
De Noantri
Ixthys
L&E
Krumme Lanke
Literaturhaus



Wednesday, December 21, 2016

My heavy rotation playlist in 2016

The one time of the year I use #Spotify My heavy rotation for 2016 is strongly influenced by newer albums, a lot of them featured by NPR Music (God Bless them and Bob Boilen) Otherwise there are some tracks not available on Spotify, for instance anything ever published by ECM or Atoms for Peace... I would recommend you to go out there, visit a record store - if you still know where one is; alternatively listen to music on services where the artists are as much as possible in charge - Spotify does not qualify - and consider buying music albums (you name the format) as the best option for a present for the holiday season to your beloved.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Braxton Cook's new single

I have been following this musician since a year, I think. This one single impressed me since it came out as a surprise, completely.