Monday, 29 September 2008
Tomorrow I'm off to Ghent to do an interview with Peter from the Make-Up Club, one of the top party venues in this country. Let's see what that brings.
Sunday, 28 September 2008
After having lunch (as in a berry muffin for me and chocolate pie for Ine) at the Foodmaker,
Friday, 26 September 2008
After a small pizza drama (don't ask) at Elke's place and a pre-party at Jan's, we (Karo, Elke and I) went off to get the party started. The music kind of sucked so it wasn't exactly the best party ever, but we enjoyed ourselves well enough.
And there's tons of picture proof, of course.
To end with, a little video I made of Karolien and Eva. Warning: inside jokes about pizza. Sorry for mocking, Elke. ;)
Thursday, 25 September 2008
Last week, the first episode of series 33 aired and it could definitely be called a good one. The artists playing were Metallica, Kings of Leon, Carla Bruni, VV Brown, Nicole Atkins and Sway - like always a nicely variated line-up.
Top act for me was Kings of Leon (oh, how I adooore their new single 'Sex on Fire'), but the other artists were all worth watching as well.
For instance - I had never heard of VV Brown, but she turned out to be a superb singer from London who's able to bring us back decades in time with her - like she describes it herself - 'do wop indie'.
Some of the performances on YouTube:
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
VV Brown - Crying Blood
Nicole Atkins - Maybe Tonight
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Of course I'm aware that Taibbi is a bit too generalising about Americans in some parts of his essay, but a lot of what he writes unfortunately contains a lót of truth.
The article is definitely worth reading, even just to see how strikingly easy it is to point out that Palin is Hypocrisy in person.
I also like the fact that Taibbi isn't all prejudiced or naive. He acknowledges that everyone in the presidental race is 'created' for quite a big part. The American elections are a big fucking theatre and there's nothing that can change that. But - and that's where I'd like to quote mister Taibbi -
So, sure, Barack Obama might be every bit as much as a slick piece of imageering as Sarah Palin. The difference is in what the image represents. The Obama image represents tolerance, intelligence, education, patience with the notion of compromise and negotiation, and a willingness to stare ugly facts right in the face, all qualities we’re actually going to need in government if we’re going to get out of this huge mess we’re in.Here’s what Sarah Palin represents: being a fat fucking pig who pins “Country First” buttons on his man titties and chants “U-S-A! U-S-A!” at the top of his lungs while his kids live off credit cards and Saudis buy up all the mortgages in Kansas.
Something to think about. Seriously.
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Karo and Elke
Elke and I cosying things up
Monday, 22 September 2008
I had seen them before at the Pukkelpop festival last month, so I knew what to expect: tons of energy and great great songs. The band did not disappoint, even though the venue wasn't sold out and the crowd was rather boring. Of course I performed my signature ecstatic dances.
Thursday, 18 September 2008
Not only have I made plans for the weekend (helping Elke moving to her student room, going to see The Futureheads, having a sleep-over at Elke's room afterwards - consider it an inauguration of her new place), we (Nick, Elke and I - the original team-up for this weekend) have been making new London plans!
1. Our planned trip is moved to February, when we have a free week after our exames. That way we can go six days instead of three, double the fun!
2. Impatient I was born, impatient I will be. Before the previously described trip, I'll go to London on my own in a month or two. I've already found a place to stay (someone I know from Facebook has got a great Georgian house in Westminster), so let's hope things will turn out fine this time.
Apart from that: tomorrow is my last day at my student job, which makes me very sad - and no, I'm not being sarcastic. I love my collegues so much and I will miss them enourmously. Saying goodbye to them was a very hard thing to do last year and I'm rather positive that it won't be any easier this year.
Today they took me out to eat pizza during our lunch break (just like they did last year), which I think is such a nice gesture. I feel so at ease in the company of these people. Tomorrow is going to be so heartbreaking. :(
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
The film is feel good cinema pur sang, Colin Firth is great in his part, and how could I not enjoy a movie full of ABBA songs? You might consider it a guilty pleasure, but I feel no shame. I've been loving their music since I was a little girl and it was hard for me not to start singing along to their many hits during 'Mamma Mia!'.
However, be warned: Pierce Brosnan is possibly the worst singer alive. His version of 'I do, I do, I do, I do, I do' is already legendary, but not exactly for the right reasons.
Some bits from the film,
Monday, 15 September 2008
Sunday, 14 September 2008
Saturday, 13 September 2008
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Monday, 8 September 2008
Murray can win his first Grand Slam and finally bring some tennis glory to the Brits.
Federer can make up for an average season (let's say, a good or even great season for any other player, but not as much as we are used from Roger) ànd win his 13th slam (which would mean he's coming really close to Pete Sampras' 14 slams record).
Now, don't you think Roger deserves this? Especially considering Andy is still very young and has probably still quite a future ahead of him.
Well, I do. Go Roger!
Sunday, 7 September 2008