Semper Femina

 Confession: I’m a Laura Marling fangirl and have been one ever since ‘Alas, I Cannot Swim’.

Friends! It’s finally here! The new Laura Marling album full of brilliant, easy tunes — and pretty deep lyrics. Semper Femina is a soothing, strong and feminine piece of music I’d like to spend at least my whole weekend listening to while the light enters my room and while I’m sprawled on the ground staring at the ceiling.

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Autumnal tunes


Hey you, honeybody! I’ve got some tunes that have made my days so so so much better lately. Between you and me, that’s quite a feat. And since music is pretty much a big chunk of my life (ohhh, all dem emotions!) I figured that sharing music would basically be sharing about life. And that’s kind of what I wanted to do more since I last wrote my resolutions for this year. So here goes!

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Summertunes

summertunes

Ever since forever I like the idea of real-life background music. Since it’s not really an option to have your earphones plugged in during conversations, work and daily life things. So we’ll have to do with tunes that transport you back to a specific moment in life. I can’t really believe the last time I did a post like this was in 2014. But oh well, if you’re feeling adventurous you can re-visit that here.

Right now I am hiding a bit from the world in my sisters’ apartment in my favourite city in the country (The Hague). And while I am working really hard to get myself a job, it’s nice to have some time on my hands now. I enjoy the sound of a barking dog around 11 pm, while I feel a bit of the chill summer night air on my skin. And these accompanying tunes are just brilliant right now. Next week I will turn 24, which sort of means that I should by now be a fully functioning grown-up who deals with life and stuff. Those realisations always make me feel a bit like a five-year-old-trapped-in-a-20-year-old-body, if you know what I mean?

So it’s a bit of a random mix… but these are nice tunes that will remind me of this summer and this moment for sure. I am a bit of a downer sometimes with music… so ehr… yeah. As ever, I love the Burberry Acoustic Channel, they pick great talents and I love the acoustic performance. I also like the musical-talents of Dodie Clark and (as you may know by now) Tom Rosenthal.

 

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Day 85: the last day

Leave the sun behind me and watch the clouds
As they sadly pass me by
And I’m in perpetual motion
And the world below doesn’t matter much to me

Tomorrow I’ll be flying back home again. Leaving my hotel early morning and arriving in Amsterdam around midnight Japan-time. It’s so weird to close off this adventure. To end it… and to start something new. I was hoping I could have something profound to say, now that I’m on my last day… but alas, I’ll let the music speak.

Day 29: being 1/3 into the trip

 

Hello! I’m in Osaka! Yesterday I left Kyoto, where I’ve stayed for almost 2 weeks and really got to explore the area and get used to travel alone. I’m on one-third of my trip now. There are 2 more months before I leave this place and get to go to my home country and start living a life there again. Kyoto was so nice – as was Nara (a little day trip a few days ago). And now that I’m in Osaka having my own airbnb apartment I finally get to realise how unbelievably tired I am. And man, I feel knackered!

I am allowing myself a little break here in Osaka. Last time I visited I think I saw the highlights of the city. This time I will just enjoy the food, visit Mt. Koyasan for a little day trip and relax a lot at my airbnb during all the ‘spare-time’ I get. Next week (starting Sunday) is going to be a week full of travel. And I am slowly getting an aversion for my backpack. I know that I really can’t complain, I will be visiting lots of nice places… but being such a homebody and being so far away from home for such a long time has left me a little homesick. Sometimes I am really wondering why I am doing this again. So I am really allowing myself a little break here in Osaka. I’ll be fully restored and pumped to visit Himeji, Takamatsu, Shodoshima and Matsuyama next week!!

Have a good day and until soon~!

 

Day 14: A Tune


All the hopes that you’ve been holding onto for so long
And the fires you’ve been chasing down now are all gone
I can tell you are a long way from the one you love
Oh the night it takes so long to fall

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Marble Machine


When things involve intricate little machines and funky tunes, I’m usually interested. While I’m packing for 3 months (how do people do this?!) I am putting in this little hiatus for ‘best of the internet’-post for a couple of months. I probably won’t be much of a help with sharing ‘the best’ of ‘the internet’ (according to me) when I’m hardly ever online. I am also taking this opportunity to announce that I’ll probably be doing things a little different around here soon, I will still post as I’ll bring my ancient macbook with me to Japan. But I’m not too sure on how much and what exactly I’ll be sharing as time-behind-the-computer is going to be limited.

Oh this trip is going to be mind-blowing. Let’s see if I’ll be a completely new person in 3 months?
I hope your Easter was as lovely as can be – and much less stormy than here in Holland. Until soon, folks!

Daniela Andrade

I am probably waaaay to late to jump on this bandwagon. I’ve seen here come by on Youtube several times, but it was until I heard this one cover where she mixed Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell) and Back Home (Caribou) that I really fell in love with her style and voice. It sounds hopeful, and something I like to listen to when spring is in the air. Even though the lyrics may be more depressing – but then again, I like depressing music too much.

Her cover from ‘Feel Good Inc.’ by the Gorrilaz was golden too. Like her cover from ‘Us’ from Regina Spektor.

Oh lately it’s so…

Oh? from 0023am on 8tracks Radio.

The start of a new year always comes with many surprises, does it not? We work on our resolutions, however big or small they may be, while life continues to go on with unstoppable momentum. Funnily enough, one of my resolutions was that I documented more… blogged more. And yet, here I am again. Continuously drafting new posts, without publicising any of them. Having this feeling it’s all not good enough, that it doesn’t contribute to my content that well. And all the while life keeps happening.

…I feel like I’m whining a bit. Maybe because I am? It’s not about all that though, is it? And it doesn’t really matter if I am whining, is it? I told myself I should document more, that means more of the good stuff – but not only the good stuff. So here I am, coming from seasonal-affective-disorder-highway, with a brand new playlist to carry us/me through the end of January. Because, you know… music says it all. Especially around that time when you are supposed to be that happy-clappy-son-of-bitch, while all you want to do is stay in bed and eat bad stuff…even though that’s not really what you want to do at all.

If you like Marina & The Diamonds, Sia and Bon Iver…this is for you.

The Moon Song

A great song with two of my favourite singers, Ezra Koenig & Karen O.
It was featured quite recently in the 2013 film ‘Her’ by Spike Jonze.

For me, it captures this beautiful emptiness occasionally felt in fall,
when everything changes and slowly starts to decay or hid away for winter.

everything will be fine

 

Trying to break the radio silence for a bit…only a few weeks left until graduation - hopefully. I hope you’re having a wonderful spring so far. Here’s a bit of new Mumford & Sons magic, because it sounds good and it looks good. And I’d almost insert a picture of the band members – I mean… ooh la la. Hehehe… (¬‿¬)

Have a good May! x

Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens

So hello, this is a short break from my unannounced hiatus. Things are a bit too much at the moment, but I just missed blogging too much just this instant and since I got my ticket to see Sufjan Stevens live in Amsterdam in September (SDKSJADF!!!) I decided I should dedicate a little post to him. And also make a little attempt of emptying my mind of the pressing things I should be doing – but if I even try thinking about it I feel some kind of dread in my stomach so let’s not. Let’s think happy thoughts and create a little happy place.

I think it was somewhere in my early teens I first heard of Sufjan Stevens – after hearing Chicago (from the Illinois album) for the first time I guess I fell in love with his music instantly. Even though some of his music might be a bit too progressive for me, I can’t really talk badly about him in any way.

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Watermelon Time


Because sometimes you don’t need a profound message and soothing melodies, but fun lyrics and a bloody brilliant music video. I don’t know if Tom Rosenthal is or isn’t hipster according to your tastes, but I decided I don’t care. So yes, this is my current jam and I just couldn’t keep this from you.

Be good, be safe, and I hope you have a good week!

For those Monday blues

Because Orange Caramel doesn’t fail to make me smile again. Who’s up for a casual game of ‘Hidden Catch’?
And who’d have thought a music video would actually feature a little game like this. Happy Monday!

Exploring Summer Music

I think music is a great way to remember moments in your life and how you felt back then. Be it really epic or kind of sad, it’s a powerful way to connect with… well, yourself. I also think music can put you in another mindset. I’m a big fan of discovering new music, and even though some friends of my might say I’m a bit of a hipster-snob when it is about music (and OK, maybe I am), I think I’m really open to discover new styles, bands and artists. I love that moment when you find a little gem and keep listening to it for days.

Summer is one of those times of year when I usually get back to my ‘good old summer playlist’. But right now, I thought it’d be time for new music and to share it with you, obviously. It’s quite a bit in one go, but we’ve got a long summer ahead, haven’t we? Rest assured though, I tried to keep my hipster-snob opinion to myself. ;-)

{also, I’m experiencing some technical difficulties with the commenting system, I hope to solve the issue soon… some people seem to still be able to comment though, so I’d love to hear from you!}

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Cutesy Cornetto Ads

I know I’ve been sharing a lot of video’s lately, but I couldn’t not share this little short film by Cornetto Turkey. My brother sent this to me today, and I love the vibes I got from this video. It’s a short film about a cutesy teen romance, set to a track by Turkish pop singer Yalın. The music makes me feel all giddy. It’s gotten over 30 million views on YouTube since last year, which I think is pretty incredible. Notably, though, the spot doesn’t even feature ice cream prominently—it’s simply presented by Cornetto. Isn’t that brilliant!? And there are more Cornetto ‘ads’ like that on Youtube…oh the magic of the Internet.

Have a good Sunday, folks!

Discussing ‘Catallena’

Hello all! Let me get a few things straight… I am not really into kpop, but as a matter of fact… I do quite enjoy beautifully curated artwork. And while I am still known as すしモンスター in certain circles I couldn’t help but share this little music video by the Korean girl group Orange Caramel. And, well… talk a little bit about it.

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Home

I’d like to introduce you to Dan Croll, everybody. I saw his video over at Burberry Acoustic on Youtube the other week and instantly fell in love with the track. If this is up to your musical taste, I recommend checking his other songs and there’s a free download available on his website.
Happy Wednesday!

2013 in songs

The year’s almost over. You guys know by now I love the idea of making music mixes, and actually making them too. They’re not all as good to other people as they are to myself… but I guess I’ve been making ‘mixtapes’ for myself instead of a little audience. There is something so romantic and nostalgic about ‘mixtapes’, a little compilation of thoughts and certain periods of one’s life. I tried to compile a bit of a list with a certain song for every month in 2013.
Now this was quite a hard job, so instead here is just a compilation of the songs that ‘got me through’ 2013; songs that made me happy on sad days; songs that made me even happier on happy days; songs that made me appreciate life more… even songs that made me help accept myself a little more. Goodness, these end-of-another-year crises make me all soul-searchy and weird. But then again, you should know me a little bit by now: I’m far too nostalgic for my own good.

12 songs for 12 months, and a little ‘bonus track’.

#01: Hurts – Blind
#02: Temples – Shelter Song
#03: Phoenix – Entertainment
#04: Vampire Weekend – Step
#05: Coconut Records – West Coast
#06: Mikhael Paskalev – What’s Life Without Losers
#07: Alt-J – Something Good
#08: Daughter – Youth
#09: Jake Bugg – Taste It
#10: Urban Cone – New York
#11: The Stone Roses – Tears
#12: Hurts – Wonderful Life
Bonus: World’s End Girlfriend – The Colours of Adventure

As cheesy as this may sound, this mix of songs means quite a lot to me. They may be quite an eclectic mixture of songs, these do seem to signify my 2013 and it wouldn’t have been the same without them. Especially ‘Hurts’ has done a great deal of good this year. I hope you guys enjoy.

Until next year guys. Hope you have a great new years eve, be good, stay safe and cheers! ;-)

May Playlist: travelling east

Trainrides always seem a bit melancholic to me, and the week in Berlin is going to be all Cultural Heritage: World Wars, the monarchy and Potsdam, Stasi Archiv, lots and lots of history and difficult issues that took place in Berlin in the past. It’s going to be a blast, but it’s going to be an overload with kind-of-depressing-stuff. So I made a kind-of-depressing-but-not-playlist. – Have a good week! I’ll be back next weekend and pictures will come up soon.

The Best Sort Of Weekend

Because I haven’t been on in a while, and because Vampire Weekends new album. There are no words, I’ve fallen in love with this band all over again. I hope you guys do too. Ezra’s voice is ever so brilliant, as are the sweet symphonies of their new songs.

I’ll be back on in the weekend, and after that: Berlin! Have a great week everyone.

Up & Coming


This spring some of my favourite artists are coming up with new albums. Like Zoeey Deschanel’s and M. Ward’s She & Him, Laura Marling and *drumroll* Phoenix! I’ve listed their singles just to make you as psyched as I am. Or, make an attempt. She & Him’s Volume 3 will be out in May. ‘Never Wanted Your Love’ (which has been on YouTube since effing March!!) has the happy, fluttery sounds that Camera Obscura had that makes you want to make a ride with a bicycle across the park.



Laura Marling has got to my favourite sad-and-depressing-music artist ever. And even though I think this song is a bit happier than a lot on the previous albums, it’s still a bit melancholic. Which I think it’s good. Artists should somehow stick to their forte without staying the same. The album, title Once I Was An Eagle, will be out the 27th of May.


And I think to save the best for last… PHOENIX! I can wholeheartedly say I am really excited for their album called ‘Bankrupt!’. I’ve been a fan of the tunes Phoenix has brought out in all these years. But – the clip of Entertainment has this really weird (but yes, awesome) Korean drama thing going on. So bring on the massive fangirling (from my part, at least). Bankrupt! will be released April 23rd.

You guys exited yet?

カタチ


One of my favorite indie musicians came up with a awesome new song. Shugo Tokumaru is known for his upbeat and happy songs. This video clip however, is kind of bloody brilliant (!!!) too. Pleeeeeease go see for yourself. I love how Japanese it looks, so utterly neat and clean and simply awesome.

I am currently at one-third of my interning period, hurrah! It’s nice, I must admit, but I will be happy when it’s over: another year at uni will come to an end so quickly. Also, tonight I went to a brilliant gig by Lucy Rose, I recommend you to find her on Youtube because she’s a bit like Laura Marling but less depressing (I love Laura Marling, don’t get me wrong!!).

Have a good week !

I like you


Again a catchy and quite wonderful song by Mikhael Paskalev. A simple ‘I like you’ to all you out there. Mikhael’s debut album came out in Norway on February 8. I wonder when it will be available for all non-Norwegians. But for now, have a nice weekend.

’tis the season


Ahhh, Christmas is still far away (yes, I’m counting down already), but autumn is getting awfully close. I love the golden lights of autumn sun, the change in colour of nature and everybody getting a cold. Hurrah, I made a semi-melancholic and semi-just-chill-the-fuck-out playlist for myself and decided to share it with you. – you can find it on 8tracks.

I’ve been getting a bit out of touch with reality the past days or week. Which led to me finally realizing the source of my agonizing headaches I’ve been getting for years now. – Turns out it’s stress-related, meaning I’m giving myself headaches. Well, not literally. But I get too consumed by things easily, and then my head is on fire. Also not literally. Anyway, today I finally felt like I’m living again, which feels quite ok.

Onto merrier things, I got my first driving lesson today. And to be honest, it went quite a bit more smooth than expected. So waheey, maybe I’ll actually might say one day something along the lines of “driving a car is fun”, but until then…

Aaaaand I’m seeing Benjamin Francis Leftwich coming Thursday on a gig in Utrecht! Fun fun fun!

*I’m thinking of finally changing my url back to 0023am.blogspot.com – what do you think?

July 2012 Playlist


One last exam coming up on Wednesday. Then I’m officially having summer holidays. Eeek, I’m excited! (Even though the weather sucks these days). Ah, and today I found out some members of my family (my brother, hi there!!) are reading my blog since I’m not much of an e-mailing person……well it’s true. But I’m working on that.

I thought it’d be time for another playlist since they help me study! And, you know, because it’s almost July.

1. Sea and the City – Dreaming about the Sea
2. The Drums – I Need Fun in My Life
3. Shugo Tokumaru – Suisha
4. Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Pictures
5. Laura Marling – New Romantic
6. M83 – New Map
7. Mikhael Paskalev – I Spy
8. Lisa Mitchell – Clean White Love
9. Japanese Motors – Better Trends
10. Kat Edmonson – Lucky
11. Ben Howard – Old Pine
12. Fleet Foxes Sing – Can’t Help Falling In Love

You can listen to it here.

Shugo Tokumaru

I don’t know for sure, but have you heard about this Japanese artist called Shugo Tokumaru? I recently saw his name because he was the support act at a Beirut show in Japan (don’t ask me why I know this). Anyhow, even though I don’t speak Japanese and don’t understand a word he’s singing… the melodies in his music are magic.

Like a lot of my favourite artists, his songs are full of different instruments (ranging from bells to bongos, glokenspiels to guitars) and other sounds. Upbeat melodies fill your head and instantly turn your day a little brighter. (or just make you want to lie on your bed and stare at the ceiling, they’ll make you dance too. Or just, you know, something that good music makes you want to do.) He also covered some pretty darn good songs, and turned them into new (darn good) songs.

His music is categorized under the indie-experimental-pop genre, but that doesn’t really say anything. I guess it’s somewhat of personal taste to like this. But when you hear ‘Rum Hee’ and you don’t feel your heart fluttering… well, I dunno. Maybe then it’s just me.




You can get two free mp3′s via Last.fm (Lahaha and Rum Hee), hurrah!

March 2012: Spring has arrived at my window.


Finally, since 2 days it’s officially spring! I love the feel of spring, especially these days when the sun is shining and everything seems a bit less harsh/tough/busy/fill-in-your-problems. On a side note, I bought a basil plant and I made this last night, a definite try for a day in summer!

This playlist is happy, nostalgic and a tad bit melancholic.

Fleet Foxes – Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
Shout Out Louds – You Are Dreaming
Sufjan Stevens – Rake
Reading Rainbow – Always On My Mind
Monkey Swallows The Universe – Little Polveir
Julie Peel – Living In A Movie
Cults – Go Outside
Coeur de pirate – Printemps
Cocoon – Chupee
Camera Obscura – The Sweetest Thing (Richard Hawley Remix)
Beirut – In The Mausoleum
Angus & Julia Stone – On The Road
Bon Iver – Towers
Regina Spektor – Wallet
The Beatles – And I Love Her
Jens Lekman – The End of the World is Bigger Than Love
Seabear – Lion Face Boy

You can listen to it here.

photo by applleJuice

Je voudrais un kilo des pommes

Hello you! Since I’ve had a very productive week at college (I’ve been designing a folder/guide for a museum and it’s awesome yay) so not so much blogging-time. I will leave for Paris around 6.30 am Monday morning, and I’m excited! (!!!) To share my excitement I am posting some French songs. Because, you know, when words fail… (oh I’m such a cheesy person sometimes)






Anyway, I really do hope to have some spare time to visit Ladurée, Uniqlo and rue Saint-Anne for some serious Japanese food. Au revoir!

sunday tunes

The cold weather is vanishing slowly and spring is approaching. There are three weeks left until I head to Paris! There is so much to do for college, it’s going to be a busy week! It is time for some nice tunes, oh and for me to blog again. This playlist is just a bit of ‘take it easy’ music.

I hope you had a great weekend so far!

1. Shogu Tokumaru – Rum Hee
2. Georgie James – Cake Parade
3. Coeur de Pirate – Place de la République
4. Lulu & the Lampshades – Cold Water
5. Monkey Swallows the Universe – Statutory Rights
6. Henry Mancini – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
7. Meiko – How Lucky We Are
8. Bon Iver – Towers
9. I am Robot and Proud – Good Sleep
10. Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out Of This Country

You can listen to it here.
The image source is here.

procrastination


My mind gets of wandering when I know exams and essays are right around the corner. My mind gets a bit like the song above. “Holiday for Strings”, originally by David Rose… but I couldn’t find a decent recording from the original. YES, I used my valuable study time to look up that song on Youtube. Ha!

I seem to enjoy studying better while listening to classical music. Do you guys have any (weird?) things or habits that help you studying (and focussing)?

January Playlist


I haven’t posted these play-lists in a while. But since I got a haircut today (yay!), went out eating sushi (double yay!) and feeling super-positive I thought it might suit the occasion. The winter break is almost over, two weeks left until exam-week. College is starting again monday, I hope winter won’t be very long. I wish for spring to come already! (I know, I know… it just started)

The playlist contains springlike and summer-y tracks. So we’ll get those bright blue spring-skies back inside our memories. (those who live on the other side of the planet, who are actually in the middle of summer… they’ll just look out the window after pressing play)

1. Forever And Ever Amen – The Drums
2. Que Veux Tu (Madeon Remix) – Yelle
3. Danse et Danse – Coeur de Pirate
4. Elephant Gun – Beirut
5. Wolf Pack – The Vaccines
6. Til The End of Time – Devotchka
7. Brand New Shoes – She & Him
8. Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys
9. Elevator Love Letter – Stars
10. Two Birds – Regina Spektor
11. Let’s Go Surfing – The Drums
12. This Time Tomorrow – The Kinks
13. The Dive – Fool’s Gold
14. Pure – Blackbird Blackbird
15. Walk In The Park – Oh No Oh My!
16. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Taken By Trees

The playlist is available on 8tracks. (here)

Photo by Shimone NUPO

Let Your Heart Be Light


Oh, I had a terrific week. It was horribly busy, and I still can’t figure out how to get my photos from my camera to my laptop without first putting them on my pc. Buuuut, that will not spoil the fun. I’ll figure it out… eventually!

I went to this brilliant museum in Haarlem. It’s called ‘Teyler’s Museum’ and it’s one of those places you actually wished you could live. Everything was laid out to explore, photos will be up soon!

Next to that, more good stuff! This weekend we celebrated this Dutch annual event. It’s ‘Sinterklaas’, and we’ll give each other gifts and poems (and eat lots, and lots of sweet, sugary things). I got some pretty awesome gifts. Some of the best: The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald, Lost In Translation, Paris je t’aime and A Single Man and an sort-of instant-mix for Japanese curry. It was lovely, spending Sunday evening with family and friends. Got me slightly more into my Christmas spirits!

It’s already three weeks left and I’ve already send my first Christmas cards! Oh, and that Christmas tree you see above, it’s the one I put up last week in my flat! And whew, I think it’s awesome. Christmas trees give me such a cosy feeling! I hope your Christmas trees are already up, or are put into your living room real soon! So long, my friends. Have a great week!

Love & Nostalgia






I love these sorts of songs, full of nostalgia and a feeling of love. I might want to buy a Nina Simone album one day, and did you check out the duets Tony Bennett did (link)? It makes the perfect background music for working on an important essay (I should continue to do so again in a few minutes) or just lazing around with a cup of tea and a book (which sounds marvellous to me). Quelle vie.

On another note; I’m pretty excited for tonight’s events! Eating onigiri with friends and seeing Bon Iver live, yay!

What is eating at your soul?

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” — Steve Jobs

Rest in peace Steve Jobs, thanks for creating my macbook! I hope all of you can read this, it’s worth your time…

Last weekend I discovered 8tracks. So enjoy my autumn play-list… and see you soon!

the end of summer





This was my last ‘free-of-uni’-weekend. And I enjoyed it splendiferously. (yes, that is a word I just learned). This post contains the feeling of summer-holiday 2011, as it has come to an end now. Featuring one of the most recently learned ‘best-meal-ever’: ‘okonomiyaki’. Best meal, I say? Yes, that is because it’s super easy, fast and yummy for my tummy (recipe). It contains the august 2nd birthday cake… (my birthday cake, that is) (ah, recipe is up at Lottie + Doof) and, well.. you know.. nutella… a view from the afternoon… things like that. My life is so exciting………………….. *awkward pause*

Yeah, the excuse for my room in Amsterdam not being up here yet is because of the lighting has been awful. (rain, rain, go away…) Now that I’m at my parents place suddenly the sky is pale blue and its almost warm outside. Yay for September, and almost being autumn already.

Oh, oh! This thursday I’m seeing Beirut in Paradiso! (video below is a must-see)

Early weekend start

This week was a very, very good week. My room is almost finished, pictures coming soon. (Thank you for the comments on my previous post!) At the moment I’m back at my parents’ place. Currently I finally picked up on ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ and so far so good. So I’m enjoying the beginning of my weekend with a rather fiiine book and a glass or freshly made ‘genmaicha’ tea.

To share my early start of the weekend here are some lovely, good ol’ songs for you. I enjoy the feeling in these songs… like you can just drift off to another time/world/place…(pick one).



I found the last track by Coeur de Pirate just last week. I discovered there’s coming a new album out from her soon, yay!

I hope you all have great weekend and until next week.

Quel Week-end: Lowlands + Films


Oh, quel week-end! Lowlands 2011 was amazing. I’ve seen so many amazing performances! One of the best were Fleet Foxes, Elbow, Miles Kane and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. The weather was great, and even though I detest camping… I survived hehe. I ate super nice (festival) food and I hardly got any sleep. Like I said, quel week-end… in a good way.

I did discover some really nice musicians too. Ever heard of ‘Timber Timbre’? Young the Giant? Or maybe did you know that Bombay Bicycle Club is bringing out a new album (yay!) ?


Timber Timbre – Creep On Creepin’ On

And well, you know, just to inform you (and hopefully pursuade you), I’ve seen the film ‘Submarine’. And oh me, oh my. It’s so good! The atmosphere is really good, the actors are brilliant, the storyline weird but fun and the soundtrack is by Alex Turner, no need to say more right?

Suddenly I’m quite sure I posted a trailer of the film earlier, but here it is again. (You really should watch this film now. You. Really. Should.)

*Ah yes, I changed my blogname. It’s the same as my tumblr now. I haven’t changed the url yet, because it would be troublesome for the people who were nice enough to link me… but I think I’m changing that too someday. Scusi.

Summerblues

I have been watching a lot of films lately, as the weather is not particularly great. And I kind of slacked with blogging… so I made a little selection for you for the past few weeks. My brother and I threw a little birthday party, he became 22 and in a few weeks I’ll be 19. I made an utterly delicious Nutella chocolate pie from Nigella. And we had a great pavlova pie with passion fruit and banana… (ow yeah!) the meringue was amazing. I also had some BBQs, sat by the lake and been to Groningen a few times.







Should I perhaps tell you that my addiction for the Sims is back? Yikes, the weather really is that bad.

In summer the playlist on my ipod always differs from my usual musical preferences. Every song has a little relaxed edge to it. I thought it would be nice to share 3 of my current songs that are a lot on repeat these days:

Labi Siffre – It Must Be Love

The Stokes – I’ll Try Anything

Stan Gets & Joao Gilberto