Nostalgica

As much as I like to trash useful things, I can keep stuff with a sentimental value to me. Like clothes. I still have the first leather motorbike boots my mom had (which are at least half as old as I am) or a t-shirt I bought in Seattle when I was 12 or some adidas shorts my sister had when she was a baby.

The same happens with clothes I used to wear: like a pair of combat boots which were my favorite during high school, my favorite pants during a couple of chubbier years at the University, and so on…

Once in a while I get the idea to wear those clothes again (because they used to be favorites), and feel totally uncomfortable for the whole day. The clothes don’t fit no more, or don’t go with my current “style”, or just make me feel like back in these days, which can be a happy feeling, but just isn’t connected to the present. All in all almost always a stupid idea.

But still I keep them.

Seven

Went to see Seven yesterday at the Kaufleuten. Didn’t listen to much soul lately, but somehow I found his latest record in the iTunes store and bought it. By accident I figured out that he’s Swiss. What a surprise! Never in my dreams would I have expected him to be Swiss.

The concert was an absolute blast. Not only does he have an incredible voice, he also has a very amicable on stage presence. And he’s sexy…

One of the best concerts I’ve been to.
I’d say he’s the best musician Switzerland currently has to offer, but then I never really was into Stefan Eicher or Züri West…

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Ghosts

What a surprise: Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails released four records on their website. It’s all instrumental and reminds a lot of their last record Year Zero. Which for me is perfect. Thanks to their dislike of record companies they offer the records for 5$ as download. A price I’m more than willing to pay even without listening to the tracks (the first record is available for free).

I just read that they plan to make a virtual film festival: we – their fans – can try to make visual interpretations to the songs. Selected ones will be shown on their Youtube channel. Reminds me of Placebo who asked fans to film themselves while singing their cover version of Running up that hill. They cut these fan videos together to a clip.

I’m very curious what NIN fans will come up with. Maybe I even have an idea myself…

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Endless Nights

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I guess I perfectly fit into the cliché of it people loving fantasy and science fiction. Though I’ve recently met several exclusions of that rule.

Never mind. Found another book series worth mentioning: The First Law Triology by Joe Abercrombie.

Currently I’m almost through the first book. I’m not sure where the story is going, but the main characters are sensational. All three of them.