MusicPosted by JD Sat, November 05, 2011 00:57:45 If you're in Stockholm tomorrow missing out on Guy Fawkes fun you should definitely come to Kulturhuset for the most epic night of the week! Harry the Hipster and myself will be there getting smashed, and there will be awesome music and awesome people (my mum might come, that's pretty epic). Come check it out!
Rock star without the famePosted by Stella Mon, October 24, 2011 19:22:01 Well hello. Remember me? Blond, obsessive, tremendous piece of Fun? No? Understandable, I can't even remember the last time I wrote anything here. Although I think it might have been about Arcade Fire being a good band (revolutionary opinions as always). Well anyway, I woke up this morning, remembered I have a week off uni and went about the day as expected. Among the massive amount of things that got done, these are the highlights:
Got my national insurance number. Well, applied for it rather, answering annoying questions from an annoying woman.
Power napped. Well and good for about 90 minutes, happily dribbling all over my pillow.
Ate jam straight from the jar.
Biked to King's Road only to get a muffin. Just to learn the same lesson twice - muffins always disappoint.
Packed my bags for Sweden.
Did half of my laundry.
And then, when I felt that my quote for achievement was far exceeded I found myself sat in the kitchen wondering what to do. So here I am writing about my day, secretly hoping to inspire enough guilt in my guts to get off my ass and do something. Maybe study for the ginormous test I've got on Saturday, maybe come up with something clever to make a carefully crafted design piece about, maybe realising that smoking, eating and drinking excessively isn't really "recovering from shin infection", it's probably quite the opposite. Maybe I should just wash my hair.
But I know the inevitable outcome of this. Since this week has been all about falling back into old patterns anyway (some good, some I really hoped would be gone) I can do nothing but give in. Alas, it's time to dust off that old and comforting phrase that has got me all the way here in some miraculous way. I'll sort my life out tomorrow.
Now, if you'll excuse me I've got three sofas upstairs I simply must make the most of.
How did it go from care free Sunday with no mails, no plans for the week, no nothing to uni,uni,uni,work,work,work, cheese feast, events and djing?! Come on Satan you can't just throw it on me, a little heads up would be nice.
I'm used to constant chillaxin' and being in the state of mind which is so gallantly depicted in this picture…
I'm getting more and more tempted and inspired to get our Tumblr going. Giving it a fresher look and being more active and posting our on pictures and shit. The blog is definitely also in need of a face lift which I'm hoping the Chief and I can work on while she's here on her little 'vacances'. Can't wait for that and then me crossing the mini-pond a week after that to make LND a bit more unsafe again since the riots (hehehe).
Winter is hitting us hard from the start and even if the suns out you're still in ice cold hell I've basically spent all my money on three different pairs of shoes and three coats. I'm prepared to be run over by winter, bring it b******! Also when seasons change people get creative and release new stuff whether it's a magazines (RADAR great web based magazine from Stockholm combining everything we've always wanted to read about) or music.
A band which we've all loved, been slightly annoyed with, then hated and then gone back to loving and in the end appreciated on the dance floor and in our ipods are Justice. They've been our friends for some years and we have never been alone after they entered our lives. They've made us D.A.N.C.E. once so the possibilities and expectations that they'd makes us D.A.N.C.E. once more is/was high. After hearing first one song (Civilisation), people were like "this is shit, but hey you can't judge a book by its cover", then the other song came and people were like "this can't be it?! have we waited for 4 years for this shit? okay, I'm just gonna pretend "glamour" myself", third songs a charm? I don't think so and then we got a album medley….yawn. This just goes to prove that taking a break and being silent as the grave for a couple of years like our beloved Mr.Vek does not work for everyone in this business. My little (ultra-mini) obsession/guilty pleasure with their new song Audio,video,disco is stuck on repeat in my mind and there's no way of getting over it than to keep listening to it over and over and over again until I faint of exhaustion.
Talking about the hipster world and how it keeps giving me the laugh attacks that I need to make it through my life, there is now a trailer to The only way is Dalston (MTV production about Hipsters in London) and won't my life be complete when this starts to air?! YEEEEEEEEEEEAYY Now we hipsters have a show! *superhappytypicaljapanesemangasmile*
**Side-note** There has to be an end to this pandemic of dye dipping your hair in all the crazy fucking colors of the rainbow. Yes we know you're cool and alternative but hey wake up and smell the shit we're all hipsters whether you dye dip your hair or not. I'm tired of seeing it, please all hipsters, from one hipster to another, stop dye dipping that hair!
One thing I know is that slamming on dubstep in Sweden when there is tops three people in the whole country that gets it is just stupid. Obviously that mistake would be T-shirt stores loss and our (Beyond Retro's) gain in this battle. We won of course and walked of proud to be carrying our Beyond Retro canvas bags. So now you know I was at a dj-battle last night, fun fun fun.
Today was spent jumping around to Beyoncé, here new video for the song "Countdown" taken of her latest album "4", its brilliant! This song will probably be included in my morning routine (songs like this is why I get out of bed and why I'm all sweaty before I've even left the apartment in the morning).
My god the love for tumblr is growing fast, love finding pictures like the one above. Is it just me or can a whole lot of you feel the love for this guy?! That is so me, but with less weird late 80's/ 90's make-up.
Welcome October (fest)!
Last sunday I spent the day in bed which is a regular routine for me since I'm always a bit hungover and if I'm not my body creates these placebo hangovers just to keep me in bed. Sundays is also when I usually take the time to properly search the world wide web for info/trends/general cool stuff and other shit. This sunday I had the pleasure of being extremely indie-pretentious and deep watching "The Tree of Life" by Terrence Malick starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. After that I felt quite dumb for not getting the whole storyline and having to google it to read up on what I've spent two hours watching. A much easier but still very interesting film that I've been watching continuously during the week is "My Beautiful Launderette" by Stephen Frears. It's set in mid-eighties England (and filmed during that period) when race issues between white, black and asian groups were big (and still are?). Check them out!
Apart from watching movies all day I came across Dazed TV's new episode or whatever you'd call it of The Party. The video is basically Florence Welch boyfriend (I think :/ or so I've googled it but can you really trust the internet?) Stuart Hammond walking around Dazed and Confused's 20th birthday party at some cool hipster local in London. It's actually fun to watch and Stuart reminds me of some other funny guy with the good skills of looking slightly uncomfortable in every interview but still putting the H in humor in every one of them (or maybe it's just me with incredibly bad sense of humor). Among the the "famous"(in the sense that their quite know through out the cool hipster mag/blog/party crowd) people he interviews we meet Milo from The Big Pink, Florence Welch from Florence and the machine, S.C.U.M., Bo Ningen, Kreayshawn, Little Roy, the founder of Dazed and much more. Of course I sat there basically laughing my head of because of how much hipsterness it reeked of but still who would have said no to such an "exclusive" event probably with free drinks? Not me, I'd probably been somewhere in that crowded mess of hipster shining my with overly done hipster-outfit. Yes I hate to love it and love to hate it that's the big paradox of my life…shoot me.
Trust me you won't be disappointed! the level of entertainment it gives you (if you like watching hipsters doing hipster things and looking hipster) is HUGE.
///NEW Florence + The Machine - Shake it out\\\
Something I managed to pick up from those 30 mins of watching was Little Roy. A man who's gone below my radar for some time. He's made some covers of a couple of Nirvana songs and put a reggae touch to it AND it sounds good. I thought it would be perfect for me easing in to Nirvana by starting with Little Roy. What I'm trying to say is that I've never really listened to Nirvana (shame on me) but now I'll start or I'll have to throw away an awesome remade t-shirt I just bought with the Nirvana -logo printed on it. You see I can't stand people walking around with band tees when they've never heard the band. I just want to kill them all, it's a disgrace to the band and sometimes even dead band members. Therefore I've officially started listening to Nirvana, this may be a bit hypocritical of me but hey let's not fuss about that sscchh
So friends it's Saturday once again, which means there's plenty of parties to attended and the dilemma of choosing which one you should go to. I usually just pick one and stay there all night but tonight I seriously have to be at two places at the same time. First of all it's Club Popaganda with Yelle playing which will obviously be a dance mania feast (come on! we'll hear Safari Disco Club live and that always gets me going when I play it at home). Second, some dear friends including myself are hosting a club night at newly opened venue located right between the cool-hipster-area and the posh-I have so much money so for me it's okay to waste 75 kr/£7/$10 on one beer-area. The theme is "under water party" which gonna be pretty cool. So what do I do? The plan is to be at Popaganda first see the concert and then sneak of to the other party. This requires me to be on my best behavior (thinking in terms of alcohol consumption), because who haven't heard a friend go "I'm gonna be here with you first and then at around eleven/twelve I have to rush over to some other friends" and you're like "yeah right, good luck with that missy…ppssst I don't think so + *divahandmovements* " and then they drink to much, talks to everyone (and maybe find a boy/girl) and forgets all about it until next day or on the train home at around five in the morning when it dawns on you "oh fuck I was supposed to stop by them as well, fucker". Ahhh the troublesome dilemmas of todays youth, which party should I go to.
On a complete other side of town, there's a lot of discussions concerning the weather. From "OMG I can't stand this heat anymore" to "who the hell pissed the sun off" to "did I black out for a second or is summer temporarily back in October?". Apparently we've got summer back for a couple of days, it's really beautiful with all the leaves and it's hard to think of it all disappearing for almost a year.
I took my last chance to say goodbye to the sun yesterday. We had a beautiful parting, forgave each other for all the harm we've caused each other (the apologies mostly coming from the sun). I closed my eyes sitting in the fields (at uni, yes walking 500 m from the campus buildings basically gets you to the country amazing!)with the green grass sticking underneath and soaked in its last touch with Smith Westerns playing on my ipod. Perfect ending...
Yeah Love is a waste of time but the sun still shines And it shines for you Yeah Love is a waste of time but the sun still shines And it shines for you
Kids, do not under any circumstances mix beverages! Vodka, wine and beer do not go good together in your stomach. Consequences of this mixing will leave you with not remembering big chunks of your night, puking on the train and falling asleep on the bus for an hour and missing your stop.
I was supposed to give you this advice yesterday but I was incapable of even waking up so bad was the hangover. Geeeez alcohol man…not good stuff at all.