Saturday, November 29, 2008

One Last Note on the Obama Thing.

One last post on the whole Obama & Election & pop culture business. I've directed my procrastination effort on other subjects now.
(I actually got down to scribble some poetry ideas a few nights ago. More coming up soon, maybe.)
But I found this list of designer posters for Obama at (via)

(by Jude Buffum)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Shuffle, shuffle, dance, dance!

In case your living in or near Konstanz: I'll see you there Blissful chaos for great people by wonderful people. More @

Monday, November 17, 2008

empty and cold with no one to hold

So, is everybody's Monday morning as shitty as mine?

Lo, behold - there is a remedy. Head over to Karo and check out the new great video to her beautiful song "The Sailor".
Reset your week and give it another try.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fight the H8

In case your one of my few readers on the 'right' side of the atlantic (is plural necessary?), you might be interested in this. (more information) But you probably know all about it anyway.
I'd be there, if I could.
But staging a solidarity protest for that issue in Germany would be... odd. We have our own similar issues.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

From Stage to Screen to Disc

Get Well Soon produced a new video for their previously unreleased 'Listen! Those Lost On Sea Sing A Song On Christmas Day'. That song was one of their highlights during their live shows. An EP with this gem and other songs written around - but not neccessarily about - christmas is coming out in December.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Yes We Can!?

Yes I stayed up all night to see the election.
Yes, it was a great night
Yes, I'm glad he won!

Yet some of the 'minor' decisions spoiled the blissfulness of election day. The Californian 'Yes' to Proposition 8 for example (more on that here - including a map) This great cartoon by Rob Tornoe sums it up pretty good:

Though it's so great to have a Democrat back in the White House - and especially this one - and a Democrat-controlled Congress, I up to now don't feel like the US acutally suddenly became that much more liberal. I'm still waiting for Change to happen. It'll take a while. Especially as the mess piled up over the last 8 years has to be cleaned up first. I just hope people will be patient enough and there won't be too much disappointment when things don't immediately 'Change'

Oh, and it's so nice that the election and the campaigning is finally over.... Got a bit tired of it in the last stretch.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

World Election Final

The atmosphere today on campus was like on the day of the World Cup final, if not even more euphoric. And even more united - everybody talked about it, and really everybody os rooting for Obama. A (non-representative) vote on studiVZ (the German facebook) resulted in a almost unanimous victory for Barack Obama(91,7%) Though the actual race will be a lot closer, I'm pretty sure Obama will win. I'm not sure he'll actually be able to 'change' all that much, but he'll get the chance to.
I hope.
Otherwise I'll change (or at least rename) my M.A. program title...

I won't be doing any live blogging from here - other people can do that a hell of a lot better. I'll be crashing a election party.