Tuesday, April 27, 2010

yeah, I run this city.

I haven't seen my pictures from Cologne yet, let alone time to photoshop them and put them on blogspot.
I am super busy this week [job interview, interview with Amsterdam University College, photography course and moving back to my parents' house. Boohoohoo!], so it might take some time. I'm so sorry.
Instead, I'll give you some songs that have been stuck in my head the last few days.

Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn.

Blood Red Shoes - Don't Ask.

Jet Lag Gemini - Run This City.

Fun. - All The Pretty Girls.


Monday, April 19, 2010

we Watch things on VCR.

I am having such bad luck these days! Missed my job interview, because someone jumped in front of a train, didn't see my grandma, because a train had an accident and some more of these stupid things happened.

The worst thing was: due to the freaking volcano ash that came from Iceland ( I love Iceland, how could it do this to me?!?) our (my mum and me) flight to London had to be cancelled! I am so sad about it. I really wanted to sniff the British culture again!
But instead my mum and I are going to Cologne (Köln) for two nights and today I went to Antwerp for a day with Peter, which was super nice.

I really don't know what to expect of Cologne. Is there anybody with tips? If so, please text me, because I won't be in touch with the www for three days.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

the way you move ain't Fair, you know.

I'm in love with BritPop and indie music. Sometimes I nibble on a little bit of alternative music as well [I hear songs at Peter's place and remember them so I can play them at home] and I have a soft spot for certain R&B songs [like this one]. Also, I eat pretty much any jazz record my friend Florean lends me [from all his albums, he knows the stuff I like] and I love going crazy on some good Drum'n'bass.

I am reading a newspaper a day and watching the 8 o'clock news the following morning, but I do it every day. I love reading literature, but I have enjoyed the GG books as well.
I watch America's Next Top Model and I watch documentaries.
And even though I love learning, I took this year off.

In the Netherlands we have this thing called the 'hokjesgeest', freely translated the 'shed spirit'. It means that we put a label on everything and everybody [and put it in its shed], myself included. I don't have any trouble categorizing people that way, first time I meet them. It's easy. My view of people I will get to know better will change, eventually.

Something I think about a lot is about categorizing myself. And my findings are the following: I DON'T HAVE A LABEL!!
This might sound weird and unnecessary, but like I said before: labeling is easy.
It feels like you belong to something when you can label yourself... Define yourself. It's like you don't have to explain yourself, but I always need to explain myself.

I'm not unhappy or having an identity crisis or so, but once in a while, when this thought is popping into my head, I feel like a little bit of skin is showing and needs to be covered. Honestly, I think I don't have a label. That doesn't mean that I'm extra special, because on all the people I know really well, I cannot put a label either.

So I don't have a label.. What I do have is a lovely boyfriend, crazy, cool, awesome parents, even more freaking awesome friends, a brain, life experience and passions and interests.
I read the papers, tabloids, novels I want to read. I listen to whatever music makes me happy, might be indie, might be mainstream, or even when music doesn't make me happy, I listen to it anyway. I watch wathever darn feel-good movie is on the telly or whatever documentary or news report is on.

I think reading, listening, watching the things you read, listen and watch to show a friction of who you really are.
I believe that what defines you is what's going on in your brain. Like this informal mini essay.
And this is even a teeny-tiny part of what is going on in my brain.
I'm always busy in my head. I might share it on this blog, I might just shout it out on facebook or I might talk with you about it, but most thoughts are only for me to proces and understand and will never see the light.

The following items are from me to share with you because they make me happy:

1: dublin streets.
2. YouTube. Train - Hey, Soul Sister.
3. Ingrid Michaelson - Be OK.


Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Sorry, not so much time now. Here's a brilliant comic by Natalie Dee.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

I don't need anyone to be Salt & Pepper.

Say hello to my new hair. I dyed the back dark blonde/brown and highlighted all of my fringe. It looks good again and I am so happy with it.
Also, here is the garment I wore yesterday. The pictures are a bit dark, but I didn't have more time to take some good ones. But black clothes are hard to photograph anyway..
Never mind me in the pictures though, I was just having fun listening to Blood Red Shoes. Awesome music, especially to wake up with!

Wearing: Only Cardigan // H&M skinny jeans // Converse All Stars.

Also, I saw Tim Knol and Blaudzun last night in the old Trouw [the paper] building, which is now called 'club Trouw'. It was an awesome building and it inspired me to write a little about it. It felt good to write again, I hadn't done it in sooo long! Insane.
I will post it tomorrow or tonight or so on my blog. It is in Dutch though, so sorry to the foreign readers..!

Anyway, Tim Knol was straight out boring and incredibly average. Big bore [it was during Knol that I wrote a little and he was just my background music. Nothing more, nothing less].
But Blaudzun was beautiful! He really is one of my newest musical loves! His music has a sort of romantic, melancholic sound that hits me straight in the heart and makes me feel vulnerable.
Which for some reason, I really like..

Enjoy with me. This is his next single.
Blaudzun - Midnight Room [live at NachteGiel].