Saturday, October 31, 2009

Heavy and lovely

This cozy Saturday eve, with a darkened sky, lit candles, a Glenn asnoozing and a party awaiting, the Berlin October stay seems very, very far away. I think about Quaint Living's up and coming Japan trip and the short Kyoto stay of May and the mild April sun of London... all far, far away. I think my body has somehow snuck into winter mood in secret. Coats and soups and red wine, saffron, Christmas lights and waking up into the dark. Heavy and lovely.

PS. Doesn't a magazine featuring these splendid topics - all in one number - send a thrill down your spine:
Then add some great 70's style cover photos on that. Thank you,
AM on The Present Tense, for putting a nice Saturday grin on my face.

Have a lovely weekend, folks!

Friday, October 30, 2009


Yesterday eve was a special cheese celebration event - 9 months
living with the Glenn. A loveliness that just keeps getting better.
One thumb is crossed for the future, and one tiny fist is shaking at
the heavens, for luck.

I spent this morning Poladroiding some of the Berlin pics for fun
(the originals will be posted later on). I quite like the look of it,
and the idea, but I agree with mr Glenn that the top and left
drop shadow is annoying.

The look of the Poladroid application itself and the pics "developing"
is a nice:ity indeed.

On a completely different note: A waitress at Moldau told me of this yestereve. I can't stop thinking about it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Between soundcheck and gig we snuck off to see Bill Youngman at the MIKZ in Friedrichshain. We were greeted by the constant low thunder of base and a quick body search at the door.

Great place! I would love to go back...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Berghain Kantine

In these pics Teutonic Kaboom and Cynthia Stern.

For some reason I took more before pics than durings...

Sunday, October 25, 2009


They were almost everywhere, but they might have been up a bit too late. Now six of their siblings have come to stay with us.

PS. Three of Bill Youngman's favourite YouTube metal drummer clips:
The Swedish Gravity Blast

Shannon Lucas

George Kollias - Aeons of Burning Galaxies

From Bill to Karol at my request.

Oh, and Billion Dollar Brain? Terrible stuff.

Out of the cold, into the cold

Today is such a sleepy Sunday and I'm giving you nothing but nonsense, photowise.

These are actually the first pics I took going into Berlin and the beginning of five beautiful days of cold and rain and friends and
loud basey music and oh, Berlin.

This time we didn't get no 200 m2 wohnung but a Prenzlauer Berg livingroom that was in itself bigger than our entire tiny flat. The ceiling was resting among the stars and us Northeners laid curled up like macaroni in a bedsofa to stay warm, surrounded by red wine and big plans.

This early evening in Sthlm, in the back of my head, I'm thinking of Funeral in Berlin, of the ruins and the gold room and Michael Caine as Edna Dorph. There is a Berlin for each and everyone of us, although sometimes it lies secluded in time.

Alright, enough said - tonight is Billion Dollar Brain time.
At last.

"It's taken man thousands of years to do what
the brain can do in seconds... Destroy the world!

What are you going to do about that Michael Caine?

Billion Dollar Brain
Caine vs. Brain"

What's not to love?

(The images link to their original locations.)

PS. This is what I gave Karol for her birthday.
Nice, yes?