Friday, November 10, 2006

Meet Mata Hari

No better place to hang out after your daily shift than in the "Mata Hari Bar".

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A mate's best mate and a girl

Thinking of becoming an nine to fiver? Need a change? Good so: Next job stop: rental car company. Chose the car of your dreams, do anything illegaly, and live like you always wanted to live. Insane, restless, complicated. But happy, really happy. And go for the girl of your dreams.... And never look back again. "A friend of mine" is now played in the local theatre.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Vegis paradise

Surprise, surprise - the Hells Angels have left their headquarters, but opposite a new vegi restaurant "Samses" got the thumb up by my friends, and I tell you: terrific.

Delicious home made pasta, great buffet food and comfy atmosphere, and yes, the service is great too. Get started in the Mata Hari bar and hop over :-).

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Friday goes up

The Zurich based bag-manufacturer "Freitag" got some publicity by placing a cool Friday-tower close to the station Hardbrücke. The store is fancy and you can walk up the containers to the very top and get a great spot over the old industry district. Being up there, you feel the vibration of this hip area and on a map, you can follow the history of the company and check out where everything got started...

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Helsinki in town

Cool, now there's a club in town called "Helsinki-Bar-Club".
And the best: Cheap drinks, great atmosphere and live performances in the evening. Simple as it's best, and heck, when the show goes on, it's packed and hot - so just walk in and never make it out...!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Salut Palu

The summer is saved, my bike dealer Palu is back in town. I love his Italian bikes, all the Moto Guzzis, the Vespas and the old Laverda from the 70s. Vrooooom!

Friday, June 02, 2006

1 indian and 4 carpet walls

Streetcrawling in Circle 4 around Helvetiaplatz and Longstreet, I fancy "kobal's curry & café" for food and drink. I like it, girls even more - even if the walls look dated and Bollywood is shown all the time...

Friday, May 26, 2006

Slotter's paradise

Goosh, spring is far away, rainy days forever - why not spending a day at "Slotter's Paradise".
Fulfill all men's dreams of being in control of the famous Le Mans - Gulf Porsche 917 or Ford GT 40? You can rent the whole place for your mates and youngster too, so I just say: "Gentlemen, start your engines...! Sorry, ladies too!"

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Johnny round the block

The legend lives on - the cash machine too! Wish I went to see him in Hendersonville, Tennessee in 2001, but I just made it to Elvis' Graceland in Memphis. Heck, get me this double album then!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Lolo's factory - en avant!

Out of town and a trip to the French part of Switzerland, to Lausanne (or Lolo). Old industry sites have been converted into vivid entertainment locations for artists, galleries, restaurants and dance halls. The "Usine" (aka factory) is also the home of Sens Unik, one of the most popular Swiss bands. And the club "Mad" is one of the coolest places to be - Zurich is cool, but Lolo blows your head off, and the people very stylish - say hello to the French lifestyle :-)!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

500 takes Abarth!

Fancy a city hot rod, 1.4 turbo, 150 wild horses and going 130 miles? Fiat is bringing back the famous Abarth in 2007.

Some memories are coming back when I once had an Autobianchi A112 Abarth for a night in 1989. Quite a little rocket and fun (1.0 four, 70 horses, 100 miles top speed)!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

On screen soon: The life of others

Well, East Germany is history for years now, but the nightmare of being watched by the state's watchdogs remains. Chose life, and not another 1984.
Movie website: The life of others on sony classics
Detailed info: The life of others on

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Roadrunners and wild, wild west

Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris are performing on stage, soon in Zurich. Hmm, mixing the legendary Dire Straits sound with country stuff from Emmylou...

The album is called "All the Roadrunning" and Knopfler's guitar performances are as excellent as usual. And if you like Johnny Cash or Linda Ronstadt, you may get along with Emmylou as well.
For more info:
Mark Knopfler
Emmyloy Harris

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Sweet dreams

Yummi - ever got hocked on these sweet donuts you saw in the movies, like Dunkin Donut?

Good news, there's a local one now in Meilen, Zürich, called Donatli. Delicious, crispy and really thick, just yummi!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

A Streetcat's place in town

Damned, I neary got a flat in the circle 5 of my town (see red-white building on the middle left, 2nd top floor). Promised, nearly got the keys, but the jerk from the housing agency thought differently....

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Ghotic underground

As far as I can remember we went underground to a ghotic party at the Palais Xtra, pretty dark, black leather, and girls I've never seen in my life... except the one next to me, that's Romy from Leipzig with the cool Volvo station wagon!