What was originally intended to just be a visit to the local zoo ended up turning into a lovely autumn walk because we got off at the wrong stop and had to go back down the hill. ‘Twas a beautiful day, the view over our little city was amazing. I have to admit I am still a four seasons kinda girl, wouldn’t want to miss the leaves turning different colours, the increasingly foggy days and then… the first snow (even though you’ll find me complaining about the f*cking cold a lot because really, I’d also be fine with eternal summer and I just don’t do cold).
As always, some tips: Haruki Murakami’s long anticipated novel 1Q84 is finally in stores, it’s one of those books that are so beautifully made I hardly want to touch them (as opposed to those paperbacks that are all wrinkly and you carry them everywhere and it just feels right), the cover design and the material are just exquisite. There’s a word I don’t use much, but honestly, exquisite applies here. If you’re in Linz this coming weekend make sure you attend Ahoi Pop! at Posthof (I sadly won’t be able to) – with Pantha du Prince, Dorian Concept and many more.
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.