April 18, 2014
One thing you probably don’t know about the Italian language is that if someone tells you “you’ve got horns” it means your girlfriend/boyfriend/husband/wife is cheating on you. In fact, you can also say that the cheater is “giving you horns”.
Now. I just finished watching the third season of Mad Men (I know – I’m late – I know) and I can already tell that if the Italian saying was literal, Betty Draper would look like this:
Being a former horn carrier myself, I’ve bonded with Betty from the very beginning while simultaneously nurturing the deepest hate towards her husband. Continue Reading →
April 10, 2014
Every time people tell me they’re not able to roll their tongues I ask them to show me.
Literally, every time.
I know it’s silly and I don’t mean to mock them; I just expect this whole thing to turn out to be a joke that the world started playing on the day I was born.
In fact, every time I sincerely expect them to succeed and that never happens.
But I’m done suffering: I’ve decided to turn my frustration into a project. Continue Reading →
April 8, 2014
As you may or may not know, Tori Amos is soon releasing a new record called Unrepentant Geraldines (every time I hear the title I automatically think of this blog post. Every. Single. Time. But that’s very Off-Topic, if you ask me).
Tonight she happened to give a Record Release Party in Berlin and I happened to be there.
It was all very mysterious and I didn’t know what to expect. The place was close to Volksbuehne (one of the coolest venues in Berlin) and – even only by the name – it sounded upclass. So upclass that this morning I
borrowed stole my boyfriend’s shoes just to be sure they’d let me in.
The fact I went by myself annoyed me just until I found
nice interesting people to talk to the bar. When the waiter asked me what I wanted my tongue refrained from automatically replying “a glass of water. Tap” and my highly analytical mind noticed that none of the people standing in front of me had extracted their wallet. It could mean only one thing.
- A Glass of red wine, please
- Oh, I’m so sorry, I made it too full.
- LOL. Right. See you in five.
I am not used to free booze, honestly; I’m used to places where you can have VERY CHEAP booze, but the difference is gigantic. Continue Reading →
April 5, 2014
Angel Olsen is an American songwriter who’s worked in the background a lot before starting her solo career.
I’ve recently attended her concert here and loved that quiet turmoil in her voice and manners. The beauty of her music is a lot about that.
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April 1, 2014
Yes, I know what you’re thinking.
You’re thinking: WUT?! Is he a travel blogger now?! When did that happen?
As a matter of fact, when I started this blog I wanted it to be massively about travels (seen my posts about Bremen and Turkey already?) but then realized that
A- I don’t have money to travel
B- I’m too anxious about flying to do it often
C- I’m a lazy bum.
Still. Sometimes the planets align and I go places. Posts come out of it.
1) Because of the new, exciting job opportunities
Obama said he’s planning on creating new jobs, but I doubt they’re going to be AS new and outstanding as the Spanish ones.
See, in Barcelona they took outdated professions such as
alchemists badgers jesters ninjas and managed to recycle them into new positions that are actually useful to society.
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March 28, 2014
la tarma – la bellezza delle cose
What if the beauty of things got suddenly erased?
It’s hard to figure out whether this young songwriter‘s mission is to create beauty or to erase it. Inside her music you can find so many traditional(ly beautiful) melodic elements that have been distorted, twisted, made dirty.
This song, above all the others in the record, sounds like a struggle between old and new, taught and discovered, imposed and conquered; and we do like struggling personalities, don’t we?
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March 22, 2014
Stephen: Hey, did you have posters on your bedroom walls when you were a teenager?
Me: Well, some. It’s kind of embarrassing, so you’ll have to tell me yours afterwards.
Me: Ok, I had two big posters of Amelie and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Me: Oh, and one of The Matrix.
Me: Ok, also an Alanis Morissette one, but small. Your turn.
Stephen: I had pictures of space.
have a great weekend y’all
March 17, 2014
Do you ever wonder how people perceive your relationships?
Sometimes I meet couples that look like a match made in heaven and they end up lasting less than the season of a British tv series.
And then there’s times in which I think the members of the couple have too strong personalities/too few in common/too different lifestyles to really have a future together, but inexplicably everything works out fine, happily ever after and all.
So I’ve been wondering for some time what’s the image that Stephen and me project to the outside world when we’re together and I think I finally found the answer.
I was going through the pictures of our recent trip to Barcelona and it struck me: clearly, what people see when they look at us is
a cute hipster and his mentally ill cousin.
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Barcelona – Arc de triompf
March 13, 2014
If you’re under the age of 16 you don’t wanna read this post.
If you’re an adult owning a Barbie collection, you don’t wanna read this post.
If you set a Google Alert that notifies you whenever a new Harry Potter erotic fanfic comes out, you probably wanna keep reading this.
Have you all seen Disney’s latest animated movie Frozen?
I think one of the reasons why it was so successful is that it managed to target wisely both the usual young audience and the adult one.
If on a surface level we had a story about magical powers and family values, in fact, hidden under its thick ice we find in Frozen a tale about
acceptance horniness and need, something we can all relate to.
Anna and Elsa are two sisters living in a scandinavian castle with their disgustingly rich parents. Since there’s no other kid around and when you’re rich you don’t really need an education, their main activities are singing to one another and building snowmen. At age 5 Elsa finds out she
has the ability to create snow and freeze everything around her is a lesbian. She has wet dreams about her sister but knows Anna doesn’t feel the same way, therefore she just locks herself in her room and listens to Ani DiFranco. Continue Reading →
March 9, 2014
Fanfarlo came to Berlin and played a show.
They had to play some songs acoustic ’cause their bassist had been hospitalized in Spain a couple of days earlier Continue Reading →