Thursday, 29 April 2010


For some reason I've been enjoying making drawings of boys and then giving them a black eye or a bloody one. Don't know why :P

This one came out unharmed :)

By Francesco Brigida

Via The Fashionisto


I really love my job. Last night was even more fun than the one before and time fliiiiiess!! It's not at all like the other call center that I'd previously worked for. This one's nice and everyone's kind. And I keep working with all these people who were also at the training on Saturday so we already form a kind of group. Next week I'll be doing three shifts in a row, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but I think I'll survive :)

I've been in a pop kind of mood lately, playing Robyn's latest, but also checking out Ellie Goulding and Maria & The Diamonds, two ladies who have been buzzed about a lot during the last couple of months. Expected not to like them very much, but turns out I really do, especially their voices are pretty much incredible and somewhat unique. So here are two videos of both

Ellie Goulding - Maroquinerie 2010 from Sébou on Vimeo.

Marina you're a dreammmmm

And now get ready and hold your breath, 'cause here comes some really good stuff

By Georg Herold

By Trenton Doyle Hancock


All via Contemporary Art Daily, best art blog out there

Tonight I'm going to Den Haag with a friend 'cause it's Koninginnenach (Queen's night) and nope it's not a gay festival or something, hehe, our queen is celebrating her birthday tomorrow ;) although there may be some drag queens, who knows! And tomorrow probably Amsterdam to enjoy the festivities unless I happen to stumble upon a large box of valuable junk that I can sell on the street for 7600 euros a piece, you know, to finance my 4 years at the HKU!

Posting 10 images at random from my collection

Tuesday, 27 April 2010


Okay, let's not get too excited here, but seriously, I like my job :D Well, at least when I actually get people who answer the phone. Most of the time you keep dialling and no one picks up. In a way, and I know it's kind of a stupid comparison, but in a way it's like Chatroulette, you never know who you gonna speak to. At first it started to be annoying when you keep dialling but noone answers, but after my break I decided to draw a bit to pass the time which I enjoyed and makes the waiting a lot more bearable. My colleagues are fun and the overall atmosphere is very relaxed and chill, supervisors are really there to help, it's not at all strict. And they put a lot of trust in you which shows, 'cause you can decide for yourself when you take your 15 minute break, there's no real time at which you can take a pause. So it seems I'll be able to last here for longer than four shifts. And right now I feel so much better, I feel excited and ready to start something, it really has stimulated me and gave me a fresh look on things. Basically, I'm happy :)

Apart from Mr. Slimane, Yvan Rodic aka The Facehunter went to Coachella as well and made a video

Coachella from The Facehunter Show on Vimeo.

Shot by Matthew Kristall


Yesterday I felt so bored and numb emotionally, it's crazy and kind of scary how on some days I really don't care about life and am able to just waste my time doing absolutely nothing. The day before it was the same, listening to my parents' discussing family issues when I could have spend my time so much more fruitfully. There are days that I NEED to do something, anything or I'll go insane and then there are days like yesterday, the day before, and again today, where I can sit inside doing nothing and not even giving one damn about it. There's no ambition, no inspiration, I'm bascially dead.

Tonight I'm working my first ever shift at the callcenter doing surveys, I'm looking forward to it. I'm ready. :D

10 images posted at random from my ever growing image collection :P


I wasn't sure whether I would go and see We Were Promised Jetpacks, but I went and I'm glad I did! :D Can't believe these guys aren't more well known 'cause they're excellent live. They even gave me a glimpse of what it would be like seeing a band like Explosions In The Sky or This Will Destroy You live 'cause they started their set with a very long intro until finally Adam Thompson's voice broke through giving the build up a climax of emotional resonance. The gig was in the Oude Zaal of the Melkweg which is a rather small venue, but not as small and cosy as Bitterzoet or upstairs in Paradiso. So the place never felt like it was packed even though there were still quite a lot of people. In Bitterzoet or upstairs in Paradiso the crowd would have been more tight, filling every inch of space. Now you could feel the music surrounding you, but not so much the warmth of the audience which for me adds a lot to the atmosphere. I was a bit disappointed they played Quiet Little Voices as the second track of the evening 'cause at that point most people still had to get their wake-up call and were just gazing with little movement. There were however some really cool dudes at the other side of the stage, of course, I always happen to stand at the wrong side, or most of the time at least. One guy even started crowdsurfing making him the man of the evening, seriously, dude should go to every gig and light the place up. That was a good example of cool. Normally antics like that are only performed when the entire crowd is one big wild mess, but this dude just didn't care and started his own party. Props to him! Eventually some guys started a mosh pit, or at least an attempt, not too many people joined them. But that's how it should have been. We Were Promised Jetpacks are Japandroids/Good Shoes-crowd deserving easily breaking into long heavy solos. Hopefully they will attend some festivals this summer and the people seeing them respond to their music more enthusiastically than last night. Don't get me wrong, lots of people responded with great enthusiasm, but I am mainly referring to the people completely at the front, first row, who were just standing looking up, leaning against the stage as if they were gazing out the window. Awful. You come all this way, pay 12 euros to see a band you obviously love, 'cause else you don't show up early and take up a spot at the front RIGHT??, and all you do is stand there watching, even when the music is so energetic. Doesn't it spark a bit of that fire inside of you, is there no physical reaction at all? Anyway, I had a faily good evening, almost didn't take any pictures 'cause most of the time I was really in awe of the quality. And so many people were yelling the lyrics to the songs, even me, with my tiny little voice and having a bit of a cold! :) They play in Groningen on May 5th for free! But it's way too far from where I live. I'll probably be in Amsterdam or selling junk out on the street which can be nice as well but probably not as fun as seeing We Were Promised Jetpacks ;)

Monday, 26 April 2010


New music video for Born Ruffians' What To Say

MGMT played SNL

ANDREWWWWWWWW your hair is so CUTEEEE!!! It's like someone rubbed on a balloon and made it static and then held it above his hair so all his little hairs jumped up

Right now I'm seeing We Were Promised Jetpacks for something like 70%. IF I go I'll make sure I won't be too early, don't feel like waiting all alone in the middle of a crowd, nomatter how big/small that crowd might be. Just don't want to be alone for too long :(

Robbie Wadge by Jolijn Snijders

Via Miss Snijders' blog


My year has just been made, they're coming! :DD
Also July 6th in Paradiso, 20 euros, but I'm willing to cancel all the gigs I intended to see before this one to save money and just GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Sunday, 25 April 2010


I love all things stop-motion, so this is pretty damn cool

Self SS2010 - by Joost Vanderberg from F.TAPE on Vimeo.

By Joost Vandebrug, via COÛTE QUE COÛTE

Mr. Slimane went to Coachella

Check his site for updates


This picture deserves its own post, never saw it before, just found it, already is from 2006, but look!!! Daria + cigarette + über cool attitude

By Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, via Fashion Gone Rogue