I’m in East Berlin till the 26th and have lots to update. Having tons of fun here. An amazing culture has arisen after the infamous fall of the Berlin wall. After its fall the city was abandoned, anarchy ensued and a new culture blossomed. Lots of creatives here doing their own thing. Yes, I’ve met my fair share of “entrepre-tenders”(another term I’ve heard is ego-preneur) but still- it’s bubbling with creativity. After shooting 3 months at the democratic school “Brooklyn Free School” (some would call it edu-punk), Berlin is sorta perfect.
Have the privilege to experience George Lucas’ idyllic locale located in the rolling green hills of Lucas Valley. Thanks to my buddy, Lee Hirsch whose movie, “The Bully Project” is premiering at the end of the month at Tribeca, I get to experience some of their magic. Hoping to arrange the sound mix for “The Killer App” here.
FYI they have the most amazing blueberry muffins here and they have their own fire department! I set off the fire alarm on my first day here. How embarrassing….
The earthquake that hit Japan on Friday created tsunami waves ten meters high, washing away boats, cars and houses in coastal areas north of Tokyo. Scientists recorded the magnitude of the earthquake at 8.9 making it the fifth largest earthquake since nineteen hundred. The prime minister is quoted saying, “Japan is experiencing its biggest crisis since World War II.”
It’s feeling all to apocalyptic to me. Haiti felt like just yesterday. When I turn on the news, it’s like I can’t keep straight if the flooding is in Pakistan, Austraila, Brazil…. its all too much. Here’s what I do know- in face of such tragedy, I am so proud of the Japanese people. There are no reported murders or robberies. As wrecked as the grocery stores may be, people are lining up, waiting their turn, paying for their groceries- if they don’t have money they work it out…
3 million people have been displaced out of their homes in Japan and over 10,000 are still missing. People are out of food, water, oil, etc. My dear friend, Mayu Kawata set up a donation page. Please consider donating by clicking here or clicking here for donations of 1000 Yen ($12) or up. Thank you.