The coolest show to be seen tonight...kind of like roswell on ice! Tickets start at 18.90E and they start at 19:30 tonight.
"The new restaurant in Trier is based on us bringing the food truck all the way down there for 2 events. Everybody loved the burgers during the 2 times and we said alright I guess they would love a burger restaurant. It is a big college town. Now in the future we´re thinking of maybe hoping to do a franchise. And we have a music critic too!" they say. "Please tell everybody that we have a music critic.They can see that on the website."
Neue Bahnhofstraße 29, 10245 Berlin 03 0325 3 9868
Sonntag Strasse 31 is among a lane of hmm how do I say? Bars? Each one on the "sunday street" is different. The Chapel Bar has nice people. Normal bartenders. A bulldog named Murphy. And they´re own liqueurs. If you ask for "sex on the beach" they throw you out! They make the drinks especially signature to fit the bar and if you say Hmm I love Rum and Pineapple and Mint and sambucca...guess what they´ll make that for you. I said that I love Tahiti can they fly me here? Ha Ha ha:)
The bartender Konstantin says, "All of the highclass bars now-a-days only use they´re own signature drinks. That is normal now. I love making new ones and serious if someone came in to ask for say Bahama Mama we don´t even have the ingredients to make this. We only use our own liqueurs. The neighbors who I love all know that about us and they come here especially to hear the music and to have a special cocktail." 0 157 3 200 003 2
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We start talking about the euro and start to look up exchange rates..."See" I say, "the dollar is equal to the euro for the first time in the euro´s existence. Yet the dollar in today´s finacial world isn´t stronger it is weaker therefore that means that the euro is weaker meeting the dollar which is scary and you as europeans should be scared. " I say...with that we decide to look up the Chinese Yuan.
(see the conversations of the emme is always based on irrelevant information.)
And Laurent Barth posing with his wines another one of , Klaus´s favorites is Barth.
If you stop in to say hi to Klaus, the owner of the wine store in the artsy Winterfeldstraße district be prepared for a very laidback person. "I bought the wine store about 5 years now. The chalkboard signs outside see that say wine for 5E a liter was written in chalk from the previous owner and I just keep it that way." he admits. Seriously? Yes. "One of my favorites is the Babone from Muralia Tuscany." he says and I write that down:)
Emme: Cool is the theater classical? Live Theater?
Nadia sitting at the bar, "Um yes but hmm how can I explain it? It is a little like
a circus show. Yes it is that way. A Circus show."
Emme smiling: A Circus show with theater? A Circus Show with Music? Or just
a circus show?
Nadia and the fellow at the bar laughing,"Um letś say that it is a Circus Show with theater and a
story line. But there is akrobatics and trapeze artists and usually it has some sort of music in it.
It has been here about 24 years and me about 3 years now."
imagineing a theater with a circus act. Okay is it the way in Las Vegas that the CIRCUS CIRCUS shows free showsabout 13 times a day every 30 minutes and they show akrobats and chinese juggling plates and knife throwing and all of that?
Nadia laughs, "Yes. At times there is theater involved with it and most of the time akrobats."
Guy who owns a mobil phone store, "Yes see that why yes that is where Londonś M6 Headquarters is located and it is pretty impressive you have at least 2,500 people per hour driving past the house it is the only access road to the estate.You too can be a spy."
Guy taking beer from truck on dolly, "SHIT! Was that a snipers bullet?...and then I would duck."
Guy on subway, "O that one? That one is in Eskrow. ...Then I would duck really fast."
Tow guys and a girl walking near Potsdam PlatZ" Did you want to cancel the house appointment or did you want a contract?"
Guy on subway, "Maybe you should find someone else to talk to because the ears
arent listening." "Then I would put big security guards all around the house as we drove by..."
Bart man driving car talking to his little girl , "When people knocked on the door I would let my little girl answer the door than I would run up behind her and say Honey now What did I say About talking to StrangeERS"
Man and Woman eating salad, "O these planes they come quite close I remember one time when my wig almost flew off my hair,"laughing uproarisiouly a fake laugh, "O remember that honey!"
1, That one is Shi! it that a camera!...okay and that one is a evangelistic house they are the frientdliest neighbors..
Guy at video store, "Ya crazy? Ya there is a guy that comes in he is nicely dressed and he used to be a doctor or he used to be a scientist and he talks about 10 different subjects all the time. He just stands there and talks about music one minute and something else another minute and if I agree or try to say something about the conversation he immediately starts talking about the internet."
Emme: Does he make sense? Does he live in a home?
Guy at video store, "He has nice clothes on and he is washed all the time. I think he used to have a job but now he talks crazy all the time. And there is a woman who came in and she dumped all these pirated movies on my desk and she says raising her hands to jesus, "Here I am giving all these to you I apologize to the film community and hollywood everywhere I have been pirating illegal films for years and here they all are" and then she left and left the movies and game boys on the counter."
Emme laughing hysterically...Um okay that is lovley...
Emme: Kraziest Guest who ever came in here?
Olaf, "Okay Um..."
Emme: I mean besides me the kraziest person who ever came in here?
Olaf smiling , "Okay good because I was going to say you but Um hmm the stragest person... there is tourists that come in here they´re strange and both actually all the people who come in here.They have childish behavior."
Emme laughing,:Everyone who comes in here is krazy? (I notice that i am the only one in the store)
Olaf, "Hmm there is so many of em."
Went to a cool guitar store today at Berlin. http://www.berlin-guitars.com/ You can see their selection at the top of the page...the owners they´re funny and a great story... Mo and Leonard. Leonard had a guitar store in St. Augustine Florida and knows all the great artists that used to play there including Jimmy Buffet and Tom Petty who bought a guitar at his store. But the coolest thing about the owner is in 1972 he is one of 19 Americans living on the East side of the Berlin Wall in Berlin.
Emme: How cool and how inimidating to live in that sector. The Quitar guy aka Leonard, "It was great. I could move freely back and forth across the border and I smuggled goods back and forth including pampers and belt buckles and guitars. If I had a Playboy magazine the East German Officers would give every medal on them to me if I gave them the magazine. Dean Reed is one of the other famous Americans that lived there and he was known as the Red Elvis. I met a German woman and fell in love and one year later we had a baby. I found out later that both the CIA and the East German Secret Police had dossiers on me and I got to see them after the wall went down. They kept tabs on people that went back and forth over the border."
Emme: O MY GOD that is krazy.
Leonard, "I know I couldn´t believe that they had dossiers on me."
Emme: No, I mean that is krazy that you smuggled goods across the border everyday especially during the cold war when everybody else was trying to get out of East German you were trying to get in!
Leonard, "Yes everyday I went to West Germany and smuggled yogurt and all items. I made tons of money smuggling guitars and when the wall went down I moved to West Germany and I made tons more money with all of the people buying Western Guitars."
Emme okay today I am asking Germans their favorite American Major League Baseball team, their favorite Chinese Baseball Team and if they owned a Chinese Baseball team what would they name it...
Girl and two guys working at The Dockers store on Rosa-Luxemberg Strasse...near the Alexander Platz train,
"I am the project manager and I am from America and I know baseball but most Germans don´t know baseball.." Her German Guy employee, "CHicago BUlls!" Emme: Um that is a Pro basketball team in Chicago. German Guy laughing,"O okay let´s say the New York Yankees instead. Because I like their hats." Project Manager, "I would say the New York Yankees...can I say that since he already said that?" Emme: Yes it is the favorite Major league team... Other guy employee, "I don´t like them." Emme: Okay if you bought a Chinese Baseball team what would you name it?
Project Manager laughing hysterically, "Hmm lets think about that...okay the Fengs....and The Chopsticks..." Other Guy, "The CHopstick Destroyers." Emme: Okay that is a good one. First Guy ,"The Kung Foo Homerunners."
Emme: Would you make them work out since you own the team? Other Guy, "Yes I would want to win and therefore they would have to be in shape."
Emme: I would name mine `fortune cookies in bed`since everyone in America when we receive fortune cookies it is tradition to finish the cookie in bed...such as you will receive a surprise today...and we add in bed...you will find great treasure today....and we add in bed...
Project Manager, "O cool that is the first time I heard of that."
Here is my favorite song.....:)
Leonard, "Yes than I moved back to St. Augustine in 1999 and moved back to Berlin in 2001 and opened the store here. We have famous musicians who play here and when we do small presentations of the musicians we clear the store and we can fit 60 spectators hearing one artist. Next Wednesday we are doing a concert in here at the store if you would love to tell people."
Emme writing down on the 17th live concert...:And America ever feel homesick and want to go back home?
Leonard, "No! America isn´t America any longer. America is boring. Except for a couple of places."
Emme: You should go to Miami. Miami is Ecuador and Hondorus and Venezuala and El Salvador and every major drug capital of central and south America plus all these dangerous Espanol Countries that have nothing in common with their cultures all living together."
Leonard, "Now that would be kinda nice since it would be more interesting."
Emme: Yes in that way it is, but Coconut Grove is still the artistic cool place that it always has been and South Beach and North of South Beach is a little edgier and dangerous. You used to know that it is Cuba and the Columbians and that is Miami and now it is a bit edgier and ecletic.
Leonard introducing me to Mo, "That is MO. He came to some of my concerts at the store about 6 years ago and I got to know him and he started working with me and he met his wife here at the store. It is a pretty cool story."
Emme: Allrighty thankyou very much and much success and I hope people come to buy guitars here! But for me it is on to Hamburg! As I leave the store I hope everyone comes to the music store since the people are fun and real. A bit of edginess in Berlin.
http://www.titanen-piercing.de/ Is a cool store of only piercing in a white Doctor´s office modern eclectic office... the 25% owner does a great job and he is from Missouri which is totally cool since I lived in Mexico, Missouri for a little while.
"I really wanted to be a tattoo artist but I started doing piercing 18 years ago. When I came to Berlin about 3 years ago I worked for a little while at different places and became a partner here about 13 months now. I love Berlin. I love the culture here. We use titanium only here with all the piercings. In America they use these big piercing needles that you use on Farm Animals. It is wild but here they´re normal piercing needles."
Emme: O That´s comforting.
"Yes here it is all about the comfort of the patient. I try to guide my clients with the initial piercing and the healing of three months and the next piercing etc to make each ´piercing bigger. It is a long process and for example a piercing of about 8 cenimeters takes about one year to totally do right and to heal so that you can take the piercing in and out without damage."
"My studio is also a photography studio and I show different works of piercings and tattoos every couple of months. All of it is on the website. Hope you love the pictures and the piercings since it took me 18 years to put it together."
Emme: Wow my book only took 4 years. I don´t know what the hell I´ve been doing the last 12 years.
Two guys eating at a CurryWurst Store, "Men in tights! Why would we want as Germans to watch a bunch of guys in tights in a really long game!" Emme: Do you have baseball in German highschool? Two Guys, "No. We have soccer. I have never even seen a Major League game on the televison, That in all the German pubs is just for tourists." Emme: Can you name one team?
They both look at each other, "No not really." Emme: And about China? Can you name one Chinese team? They both look at each other, "I didn´t even know that China had baseball."! Emme: Yes they always win the Olmpics since Germany doesnt even have a team and the Americans they´re all pros. And last question...Name the Chinese team that you bought.
They both look at each other, " I don´t want to because I dont want the Chinese seeing the website and saying o the Germans say Racial comments about the Chinese saying were all Kung Foo Baseball or something." Emme: Okay but just name the team. One guy the young one, "Okay what the heck I am naming my team The Yellow team because Germans call the Chinese yellow and the Indians Red people and the Africans Black people so therefore I am calling the Chinese team the yellow team." Emme writing down...the Germans don´t care what the Indians or the Africans think about them.
Emme: Well its good, to know that people they´re honest:)
At the Trilogie in Berlin you can find a sweetheart of an owner named Kirinkas and his assistant that yes girls if you would love great headshot actor and model photographs he is a great makeúp artist that works with MAC cosmetics...:) If you see his restaurant you can see all original cartoons of a Greek Artist that makes cheeky fun with barrels and wine, and all of the great Greek vocalists and bands that come to Berlin are courtesy of the owner who brings these artists to the city. They come to the restaurant to play either before or after the concerts. Cool:) Kirinkas pictured above smiles with kindness and sweetnes when he talks to you and he is totally sincere and at home in his eclectic restuarant of comfort.
Kirinkas," We have the most extensive Greek wine list of any restaruant in Germany."
Emme: Wow totally cool. Maybe we can taste Greek Wine now?
Kirinkas laughing, "I only drink wine at the end of the night. Every night when the restaruant is closing that is when I need wine!" Emme: Okay i can come tonight when the restaurant is closing!
Kirinkas, "I love the restaurant that it has a home feeling to it. It is totally casual. People can just come here and be themselves
and hang out. I love the people that I meet. And the coolest thing about my job? I am the boss!" he starts laughing hysterically. "I love my job since I am the boss!" Emme starts giggling: I love my job since i am the boss too:)
Mobil phone guy, "It is a great job. Full of pleasure and happiness the people we see and talk to and sometimes it is a funny job because the people are full of anger and hate! If they buy the phones from us it is pleasure with the service but if they buy it somewhere else they´re angry. When The people come here angry and yelling I am quiet and unresponsive and they become angrier and they yell and then i am more unresponsive and they become furious. If they buy the phone from us they´re happy."
Emme laughing hysterically: I find if someone is angry at you and yells I patronize them to see how angry they will become.
i am not sure if the guy below is smoking shisha or a lost reservation non´guest.
AT Hotel Reception, "Okay but we have here a lot of angry people especially when we lose their reservations!"
Here is a great Shisha place at Dunckerstrasse 72 and the phone number is 030 896 25 550 . SINDIBAD
Monica, "The Shisha is only 5 euros here. Young people come here they´re 20 to 25 and they sit one hour and smoke shisha."
Emme: 5EUROS!!! o my God you need to make 25 euros that is everywhere at Germany at Regensburg it is 25 and at Nuremberg it is 25 etc. You are in here to make money it is a business you are not here to give shisha away and starve yourself!
Monica, "I know I must raise it to 10 Euros since that is reasonable but the young kids they´re used to paying just 5 and it is difficult. But tonight I am raising the shisha price to 8 euros or 5 euros if you buy a drink with shisha."
Emme: Very good business woman. That is the way it should be. 5 euros 8 euros that is allright they´ll all say okay that is better than MUNICH!
Japanese girl working at japanese store, "I love my culture i love it. There is many things we have in the store such as the masks that they don´t even have or make in Japan anymore. There is many customs at Japan that people should know. For instance. If a group of 5 people go to a bar all of the people share one big beer. The lowest person on the totem pole buys the beer. At the dinner everyone shares the food. But it is important to buy one big beer and share it in Japan."
Ladys at Car Dealership, "The funniest kraziest thing that happened here is we had a guy that came in to the door and he started screaming, this place is shit it is shit and then he ran out the door."
Guy that owns a shoe store, "Everyday they´re krazy people. I have one lady that comes in and asks the same questions everyday and i try to tell her that if we dont have size 4 shoe yesterday and that we dont have size for shoe today she doesnt listen:"
then decided this was a name for some obscure tribe somewhere... either case we had great stories of the kraziest people we´ve ever met...
Miriam, "My friend is the kraziest...one time we went to a huge Hilton convention and there were some business guys standing around a bar and she goes up to em and starts dancing around em. Then she gets in their face and keeps dancing then she sticks two of her fingers up one guys nose and runs away. The business guy starts screaming after her and chases her and she jumps on top of a bar and starts dancing on the bar and starts saying na na na na na when the guy is below her yelling at her. I mean she is krazy krazy. Funny yes but funny krazy."
Emme: UMMMMMMM okay that is really really krazy.
Other girls, "There is krazy people here every day. The funniest guy with his expressions is Timsen he is the artist that painted some of these pictures. He is a little odd looking but his expressions that he makes is hilarious."
Girl, "My friend is krazy one time I went to a real cool club and this guy kept coming up to me tilting his head back and he had all of these gold teeth in his mouth and he was like hay baby... and my friend was with me one time and here he comes up to us and my friend takes one look at his gold teeth and she says o hey whats up bucky...and he leans to her and has his big gold teeth out and he says what what...what did you call me... and she says ya whats up bucky..." Hilarious
Cake Girl, "O that one is easy. About 3 weeks ago I went in a taxi with my boyfriend and the taxis cab driver kept yelling at me, "Give me cookies.". I was sitting in the front seat and I was eating cookies. I had to give him a big cookie and he ate it and he kept yeiling in Turkish, "COOKIE COOKIE GIVE ME MORE COOKIES:"
Emme: Why were you sitting in the front seat?
Girl, "I felt sorry for the taxi driver so I sat in the front seat and my boyfriend sat in the back and I was intimidated so I kept giving him my cookies and he was serious he wasn´t joking. My boyfriend just sat there stunned. "
www.schatzinsel-berlin.de a cool toy store german of course
Phillipe working at video store, "Ya a lot of people come in here and most of em arabs they ask you all sorts of questions and they don´t have a clue of what they´re talking about. They don´t have a plane ticket and because they also become super agressive...Jesus. "
Emme: Hmm Guiseppe´s father owns Mami Camilla in South Italy... a family of moms and dads and uncles and aunts and sons and daughters.
I sat and chatted with 5 of Guiseppe´s workers the cucinas and the waiters...
Waiter from Milan, "What really is krazy and made me very dissapointed is when I first came to Germany my very first night and when I got into the taxi cab the driver didn´t speak English. He only spoke German and I didn´t speak German and I only spoke Italian and English."
Emme laughing, : Um you´re mad since the GERMAN taxi cab driver in GERMANY didnt speak ENGLISH!
Waiter from MIlan, "Yes. Everyone speaks English and I thought it would be allright if I spoke English. But we couldnt understand each other. "
Waiters and Cucinas introducing each other...two from Bari and one from Milan and two from near Naples. All Italian and sweet and funny.
Cucina helper, "I am a banker but I am also an assistant cucina. In Germany the bankers only make about 1200 euros a month and it isn´t enough to survive but the apartments they´re cheap so..."
Emme: And everyone is Italian here?
All of em, "Yes we´re all Italian. But we´re from different parts of Italy. "
Guiseppe shows me a book of the region below Naples where he comes from. His family owns an hotel and cooking school there with the same name as the restaurant. He has a glossy book that he shared with me about the region and pictures of his family It is a pretty cool place only since the people are normal and real.
I liked them. okay.