||[Feb. 6th, 2010|09:14 pm]
Well, that was certainly a full day. Went shopping for an audio cable so I could rock the tunes at my flat (the guy who owns it, Keith, "doesn't know electronics"). Felt very proud of myself for finding a place to buy one (Conrad, which is alarmingly Fry's-esque) and navigating there on the U-Bahn without a hitch. I frittered away the rest of the afternoon making an omelette, drinking cheap Bordeaux, and listening to Xasthur.
Spent the early evening hanging out with a friend-of-a-friend who just moved here 3 weeks ago; we met up at an art gallery in Mitte and bar-hopped a bit. Around midnight we parted ways and I headed to Berghain to see Moodyman. The queue at the door was epic. I waited about an hour, very very very glad I was wearing wool socks. A group of drunken Scots in front of me provided entertainment until they bailed out about 40 minutes in.
Moodyman was fucking amazing; at the end of his 3-hour set he got on the mic and said (paraphrased) "If I weren't here in Berlin I'd have been doing exactly this in Detroit. This set was for all of you over 30 -- everything I played was recorded in the 80's." Normally the stuff played in Berghain is pounding, technically good but soul-lacking techno; this was pretty much the opposite (though he played some amazing early jack tracks that make modern minimal techno seem weak).
I staggered out a little after 6 and managed to navigate my way home. Then I slept for 12 hours. Now it's night, time to caffeinate, do some grocery shopping ('cuz you can't do that on Sunday), and then head to WMF for the Transmediale finale.