Time for a little change of scenery. Hopefully the change will also make me write here more often, or at least more regularly. Apologies for the massive neglection lately.
A question though... is twitter a happening thing or not? I'm a bit confused, it seems that it is purely the domain of politicians at the moment, but could possibly be the next big thing. Or not. I don't really see the need for it myself, if one already has Facebook and a blog which it seems to be a mix between, but hey... may as well keep up with the times, right?
Bought a cute fan from an Asian junk store today. It was half price and hardly broke the bank at $1.75. It has pretty flowers and a touch of sparkly gold. Super.
Thursday, 19 March 2009
From London, Copenhagen and Barcelona.
I'm being a bit lazy at the moment... doing little, doing lots, writing little, writing lots... unfortunately it's not culminating in anything particularly constructive. Yet.
I bought something the other day that I am very excited about. I can't wait to share.
Sunday, 8 March 2009
Things didn't go exactly to plan, and I ended up spending less than 12 hours in Amsterdam. But in that 12 hours I squeezed in a city tour, a visit to a photography exhibition and shopping! It was a really beautiful city, and the number of bikes shocked me - and that was after having lived in Denmark for five months!
That brings me up to date with all of the travel-related things. There are literally hundreds of photos on flickr that didn't make it to here, and if you ever want some ideas of things to do in the places I visited, let me know!
The first time I went to London I did all of the touristy things, and spent a lot of time in places where I couldn't really take photos, like the Tate gallerys and a absolutely fantastic Andy Warhol exhibition. London was pretty grey the two times I went. It's the sort of city that you can't really do alone and unguided - it would be handy to have someone in the know to show you around.
Hamburg was cheap and quick to get to by train from Denmark, so I got together a change of clothes and some rusty Deutsch, and took myself off for an overnight trip. I found it really visually interesting, especially Marktstrasse which was covered in street art, but also the new development area, and the giant monolithic bomb-shelter thing that could have held 17,000 people. This is only a few photos; there are lots more here. "Kan ich habe ein pretzel? Ja, ja! Danke Schon!"*
*Does not claim to be gramatically correct, or spelt right, for that matter. I'm pretty sure there is an umlaut on the 'o' in 'Schon', for example, but I cannot be bothered firing up Google Translate.
"I'm sure it will pass, but for the next few days, weeks, maybe longer, it is consuming me."February 27, 2008.
It has been a little over a year since I fell under the spell of this band, and still not a day goes by when I don't listen to Interpol in some way, shape or form. It is impossible to describe the way my heart swells almost to the point of bursting when I am not expecting to hear the opening bars of a song, or how filled with joy I am at certain points in certain songs. It is strange, because their songs are not exactly joyous.
Carlos D, who I love, hate and am totally intrigued by has been working on a short film, and you can see the trailer and read more about it here. They are also currently penning new songs for their fourth album. I cannot WAIT.