Monthly archives of “April 2014

Nineteen St. Vincent Facts

Have you listened to the latest St. Vincent record?

HAVE YOU?!

If you have, chances are you’re obsessing over it as much as I am; that you’ve built an altar in your house with all your St. Vincent records and merchandise and that you set a Google Alert just to be notified whenever a new interview/review/subtle mention comes out on the internetz.

st vincent birth in reverse

Since I’ve been a fan for a while I thought I’d collect here some interesting anecdotes on which I’ve stumbled upon during my eager internet researches. Here we go: Read More

Lady’s got Horns – a post about Betty Draper

One thing you probably don’t know about the Italian language is that if someone tells you “you’ve got horns” it meansĀ  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:

betty_horns

 

Being a former horn carrier myself, I’ve bonded with Betty from the very beginning while simultaneously nurturing the deepest hate towards her husband. Read More

Unrollables #1 – Tim

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. Read More

Tori Amos Record Release Party in Berlin

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.

Hype.

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.

wine

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. Read More

10 reasons why Barcelona is better than your city

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.

ninjas Read More