Spring to me means to be out and about with friends, exploring the city, enjoying good food, enjoying the sun that increasingly feels like summer, having a glass of wine on some rooftop… well I’m drifting off into a description of what I love about summer and technically it’s only spring, but these things are what I’ve been doing lately.
This was at Höhenrausch 2.0 (Brücken im Himmel/Bridges in the Sky), which is an installation of wooden bridges that connect a couple of rooftops in my hometown, Linz. It also curates some art installations that deal with the main themes air and water. If you ever happen to be close, you MUST see it, it’s amazing, especially during the golden hour (now between 7 and 8 p.m.) where I shot a roll of 35mm film within an hour without even noticing it.
After a delicious bottle of Chardonnay on Moni’s rooftop last Monday, her boyfriend Ryan cooked up an equally delicious dinner consisting of various kinds of salads (one had avocados – throw in avocados and I’ll love it), sutchi catfish, and pasta with mushrooms, parmesan and chives.
Also, if you haven’t got your hands on Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx’s album ‘We’re New Here‘ (released on XL in February ’11), you definitely should. Got hooked on ‘NY Is Killing Me’ at first listen, which incidentally is the most upbeat track, but I’ve come to love the whole album. Venturing into dubstep I’ll give you two releases you can’t go without: xxxy’s You Always Start it/Ordinary Things and Burial’s eagerly anticipated Street Halo. Oldish stuff because I’ve been trying to save money (= no new music), but necessities in everyone’s music archive.