Monthly archives of “February 2014

Gif me baby one more time

It turned out my smartphone (which I’ve bought less than one year ago) doesn’t support Vine.

You go ahead, beautiful people of the new millennium.

Go ahead towards the future and don’t mind me staying behind.

I have seen a lot. I have tweeted, I have blogged and now it’s time to leave my place to new generations, while the outdated ship that is my soul sinks slowly on the notes of a sad midi file and does the only thing its limited resources still allow:




So welcome to a special edition of When You Live in Berlin:

When intellectual chats turn into a Dramatic Chipmunk impression:


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Best records of 2013 – fifth to first

Big Wow: It’s only February and I’m already done with my best records of 2013 list!

Too bad I wasn’t able to squeeze in some outstanding albums I discovered in the past couple of weeks. One above all: New Found Land by New Found Land, a one man girl act which might be the ultimate proof of how Sweden produces all the cool music nowadays (as if Frida Hyvonen, Jens Lekman and El Perro del Mar weren’t convincing enough).

But before diving into the final part of the list, let’s all listen to what has been – without any doubt – my earworm throughout 2013.

#5   smilewound   mùm

More accessible than anything else they’ve done, Smilewound is made of ghostly atmospheres and layered delicate tunes that speak right to your heart but won’t disappoint your brain either.

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Sameheads, different brains

In Berlin they have this bar called Sameheads. It’s in Neukoelln, close to where my boyfriend lives, and it’s not just a bar in fact; it is also a clothes shop, they have movie screenings and every second Thursday they host a trivia night.

Last week I took part to the trivia night with the boyf and two friends. The team was made up of a journalist, a teacher, an architect.

And me.

Being that the trivia categories went from Current Affairs to City Skylines and that I’ve learned everything I know from the street tv, how was I supposed to even compete with everyone else there?

But I’m (ALMOST) 30, you guys! I’m pretty sure my brain filled up with something in the last three decades, so I decided to make a list of everything I feel an expert about, hoping that the guys from Sameheads will read it and turn some of the points into the next categories of the game.

1) Kristen Bell’s Interviews

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After Veronica Mars I kinda lost touch with Kristen Bell’s career (let’s be honest: House of Lies is incredibly lame), but I still think she’s an awesome human being and I’ve spent entire afternoons watching her tv appearances in talk shows and interviews (if you haven’t seen the sloth meltdown, you need to watch it NOW).
I’m pretty sure I can recall when and where she said what, to whom, and probably even what she was wearing. Read More

Best records of 2013 – tenth to sixth

#10   the branches   radical face

Ben Cooper aka Radical Face never fails to convey through his music that warm, special sense of…something. Interestingly enough, he conceived his last three records as a trilogy called The Family Tree, and it’s in fact a feeling of domestic comfort and distant memories that pervades you while listening to the last chapter. Well done!


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