On wednesday, despite being sick, I went to a Venetian Snares show. It was awesome! Funk played lots complex electronica in various time signitures, with lots of noise laced in and out of the arrangements.
Walking around in Kreuzberg yesterday, Mandie and I came across a large graveyard. Exploring it we came across the graves of Felix Mendelssohn, His sister Fanny, and E. T. A. Hoffman. The Mendelssohns were both signifigant German Composers during the Romantic Period. Hoffman was also a significant figure in the Romantic movement, in literature and music. You may be familiar with his book, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.
Another thing that I have noticed is that the large black and white birds that hang out around our building are actually magpies! I have left shiny objects on our window ledge in hopes that they take them.