If there’s one thing I’m going to miss when I move apartments in August, it’s my room in this one. Sure, I can take all of the decoration and even some pieces of furniture with me, but it’s just not going to be the same (of course, who would want to move into a room that’s at least twice as big as your old one?!).
Some of the photos on the wall are the ones I , er, the boyfriend recently picked up from the lab… will save those for another post.
Let’s not forget how important a good breakfast is to start off the day. To me, anyway; without breakfast I am nothing. Since eating is about all we did last weekend, I leave you with two pictures and a tumblr recommendation: BKFST.
Last, but not least…
some music! Very diverse mixture today, a bit of everything, based on what I’ve been listening to lately: Washed Out – Eyes Be Closed (single off forthcoming album)// Klute – The Emperor’s New Clothes // Bon Iver – Bon Iver (so I haven’t bought this yet myself, but I just know it’s worth a recommendation) // Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (best on vinyl, but I’m just using this as an excuse to brag because I own the original 1975 vinyl) // iTAL tEK – Cyclical (this is special because along with 2562’s Aerial this was the album that got me hooked on dubstep, and the first dubstep vinyl I bought).
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.
This is not a political blog. This is not an art blog. This is not a professional blog of any kind. I don’t claim nor do I demand to be any of those. I’m not always politically correct, because there are so many rules that to me sometimes seem contradictory or useless, and generally I don’t do all that well with rules. Never have. I might be somewhat of a rebel when it comes to obeying rules, but I’m not disrespectful. I care a great deal about women’s rights, but to me that doesn’t necessarily start (or end, for that matter) with the in/innen causa. What I’m referring to mainly is that you can be all kinds of politically correct on paper but still hit your wife, pay your female employees less, or bad-mouth immigrants. Language is important, I agree, but the main focus shouldn’t be on how we refer to things, but how we think about things. On some other occasions I’m not to be taken too seriously. Jokes, yes? Extremism is not for me. Quite frankly, it scares me a bit. You see, I have opinions, but I would never go as far as trying to push them onto others without their consent.
I might wanna publish this statement somewhere so as to prevent people from asking me ‘ARE YOU SURE ABOUT THIS?’ — Uhm, no, I’m not sure, what? I know nothing.
I do, however, want to recommend two albums. (I did say I mostly listen to electronic music so don’t check these out if your favorite music is Lady Gaga. Ok, ok. I’m generalizing again; shit, this truly isn’t easy.)
2562 – Fever
Various / Hotflush – Back and 4th