Today was one of the days where I reached my deepest down and my highest high. And it’s only 5 PM! Woke up with the sun in my face and the postman ringing my bell. Delivery of my new moleskine notebooks (honestly, I prefer buying stuff online, it is so pathetic, I know); smile at 10 AM. Remembering last nights nightmares over breakfast was kind of sad. Trent Reznor played a last concert in an almost empty theatre, with ugly sideburns and long, grey hair. And all my exboyfriends where there. Worst dream ever.
Last week I played scrabble for the first time in my life. I think I won.
I visited Hamburg last weekend. It was an adventure. The last time that I met up with that city, I left in great despair. I wondered what we both were doing so wrong that it just wouldn’t work out. But this time everything seemed so perfect. Maybe it’s time. Who knows. I went to the fleamarket with my friend Jenny and we walked through the city, took a ferry with those great people I met, Chris and Dominik, and also I met some really nice dogs. Really.
Here are some photos I took of my friends and the city.
I just finished my tour with the most amazing Jonah Matranga. Then I was just stumbling upon this cute little video of Suburban Kids With Biblical Names’ “Europa”, and it certainly reminds me of the last wonderful week…
Since I can think I want to move to a farm and retire. I always just wanted to retire. I wanted to retire at the age of 15, just because I wanted comfort and solace, peace and to be left alone. No distractions, no fears, no hurries, no unpleasant or humanly created sounds. Well, I basically grew up in a small village in the wonderful German county Brandenburg, but I am living in a big city now, where time is running by my eyes way to fast. I am longing for rest. I am longing for the top of the world. This would be the top of the world. No more tears. Tears only caused by too much happiness. No more fear. Fear only caused by a cosy evening watchin a black and white classic. I am overwhelmed by my imagination. This is going to be the life I always wanted. I will leave for Kansas, soon. I want to retire by the age of 22.
The Monster Beach. I drew it yesterday. I thought it’s a masterpiece. Dedicated to K.
Gotta love Shoney’s. I had the best strawberry short cake there. Down in Hopewell, Virginia.
(Photo by Anna Rosenthal)
My father was preaching about Bobbie Gentry for quite a while now, but stubborn how I am, had to discover her myself. To be frank, she is my new favourite singer. I can’t believe I haven’t heard of her earlier. All the women you hear about, who were famous in the 60’s, not many of them wrote their own songs. Bobbie was so different from all those chicks, man, she was one of a kind. She wrote and produced most of her songs herself, her lyrics were about her Southern homeland, where she grew up with her father on a farm. She was 23 when she had her biggest hit with “Ode To Bilie Joe” in 1967. Her later work didn’t find that much success, unfortunately. I wonder what she is doing now… Listen to this wonderful song.
I really didn’t think that I would like this lookbook thingy. But apparently it is a really good way for finding new inspiration for your everyday dresscode. So if you want to belong, have a look and participate. And visit me, too.
Don’t miss out on that!
The brickhouse down in Arlington. Collecting newspapers from the lawn, being all yellow already. (Photo by Adam Weiss, edited by me)
I know that I can’t upload every single song that I ever made in my dark bedroom to my myspace page. There is another good reason to make a blog. I want to share some of my recordings with you. Today it is my very innovative, dreamy piano version of Nine Inch Nails’ hit song “Only”! It’s chaotic at times, but I hope you enjoy anyways…