Friday, 30 October 2009


Julian Casablancas is coming Dec 5th for 16 euros, 16 eurosssss!!! I thought about seeing Paul Banks aka Julian Plenti singer of Interpol but that one is 22,50 which is just 6,50 more, i know, not such a big difference, but still it is a bit more on the expensive side. 16 euros is almost nothing, especially for someone as Julian. You'd expect tickets to be waaaaay more expensive for someone of his stature. At the moment tickets can't be bought for some unknown reason, hmm, maybe they're planning to increase the ticket price??? Hope not though. Anyway, as soon as I'm able to buy a ticket again I'm buying. Phrazes For The Young is GOOOOOD!!! :DD


I don't have internet at my home at the moment so I'm at my parents' place. Not that I'm complaining, because there are many advantages of not having internet. Whereas normally I would have spent the evening surfing the net while listening to music I ended up drawing and painting and this morning I was reading Paulo Coelho's Veronika Decides To Die instead of visiting websites I visit on a daily basis to see if there are any updates. And as a result I have now finished reading Veronika (!) after having lost some interest in the book because I happened to not take the time to read it. But this morning when I was reading it while lying in bed I refound an interest in the story and characters and I really enjoyed the ending even though it didn't come as a surprise to me. Also, last night I went to the first lesson of the photography workshop I started taking. We're 7 in total, two very pretty girls, one 24, the other 26 and four elderly women! :) Our teacher is very kind and he will try to help us so that by the end of the workshop we will all be able to take pictures the exact way we imagined them in our heads. He'll help us get control over our cameras so it will obey to our wishes! Overall this week has been really fun and I feel like I've met so many new people. Just the other night I went to see a movie at the Leids film festival and ended up talking to this guy afterwards for like an hour until he went to see Lars Von Trier's Antichrist. I finally have the feeling of having a life of my own again which is something I had not really felt in quite a long time. Next week I'll be going to a concert on Wednesday, I'll have my second photography workshop, plus this guy from Germany will surf my couch for one night, him being my second couchsurfer so far! And of course there's always school tomorrow :DD

Oh, and I love love LOVE this picture:

Not sure who shot it, but the model is Daul Kim and she's cool ;)

'Learn that people photography is about people, not about photography. Great portraits are a side effect of a strong human connection.' - Cheryl Jacobs Nicolai

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


A huge advantage of going to Art school even if it's only every Saturday, is that you get to hang around people who are basically like you. Last week we went on an excursion and two girls from my group happened to expand my vocabulary by telling me all about this little wonder called the lomography camera. They are analog not digital and they come in different versions. I just bought mine via eBay which is a four lens camera meaning that it takes four pictures at the same time all in one photo. It's a bit hard to explain but hopefully I'll be able to show some lomography pictures I took very soon. Here's a picture of what it looks like:

I'm leaving in a couple of minutes to watch a movie at the Leids Film Festival and get my pass and T-shirt 'cause I'll be volunteering this weekend. Also, I might have this internship thingy coming up which if I manage to get it, will be a pretty big deal. So fingers crossed! :DDD

Monday, 26 October 2009


I created a new Flickr account right here

Tegan And Sara's new video for their song Hell. It features a mysterious blue figure, a suitcase of money and the two girls having a rope pulling competition.

Hell - Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara | MySpace Video

Their album Sainthood is addictive!!

Sunday, 25 October 2009


After all this time I'm finally on Lookbook thanks to a girl from my class. From now on I'll be able to just hype the looks I like instead of having to save all the images on my laptop. So far no pictures of me yet but I'm working on it :-) It takes a while though before I'm really satisfied with the pictures I take. And I guess I have to really get out onto the streets now and take pictures of myself 'cause I can't have every picture taken at my place. Would be too boring. So there's a challenge for me.

Now let's go and post part 2 of those pictures of photographer Thomas Lohr:

Julian Casablancas' solo album Phrazes Of The Young has found its way onto the net and I'm listening to it right now. He already gave us two songs, 11th Dimension and River Of Breaklights, that gave a pretty good preview of how the album would sound like. It sounds really nice so far. A very full sound with some pretty upbeat and danceable songs. Left & Right In The Dark is one of my favourites so far as is Ludlow St.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009


I'm not going to watch these 'cause I happen to basically have no idea what exactly the story is about other than this kid and his huge imagination which gets him in contact with these creatures called the wild things. It could be that that's all there is and that I happen to have actually told you the entire story just right now. I don't know. But something tells me there's way more to tell than the info I just gave you. Like I said, I basically have no clue what this film is about and I don't want to know. I want to find out when I see Spike Jonze's version of the story at the cinema. But for those of you who are interested I've been looking for some previous adaptations of the book on YouTube and found some clips. They include stop-motion animation as well as hand drawn shorts.

There's even a cool Playmobil version LOL I'll watch it once I've seen the Spike Jonze movie! :))

Early demonstration video by Disney using characters from Where The Wild Things Are

I might go and see Handsome Furs tomorrow night at Paradiso, one fifth of Wolf Parade in Amsterdam, I need to show some support!

PS: Tegan And Sara's new album Sainthood is very good and maybe even better than their last one The Con. I used to not want to like them and it took me a long time to get over myself, but I really like them now especially Sara's voice. That is, I think it's Sara's voice. Those two are very identical. ;) Anyway, new album is worth checking out, lots of fun and catchy songs. My favourite right now is the second song on the album called Don't Rush.


Pictures by Thomas Lohr, Part 1
All pictures via Thomas Lohr's official website

I bought both coats by the way. Problem solved :)

Soon I'll post a Thomas Lohr Part 2, now I need some sleep...