Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Blitzkredit Bop

Muff Potter debut the video for their new single Blitzkredit Bop from their new record Gute Aussicht today. And like the song, I don't instantly like the video. It's alright and Muff Potter is one of my favorite bands (one of maybe 3 bands I'm a "fan" of) but I feel like this time they just took the wordplay and the imagery too far (or not far enough), it got a bit too... obvious and therefore boring. But after a couple of spins I'm starting to like the song (especially the music, still not so much the lyrics - a muff potter first for me) So I'll give the video another shot (or two, or three..)
muff potter - blitzkredit bop - video

Saturday, March 28, 2009

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

Yeah, that charming (children's) book is coming out as a movie soon. Directed by Spike Jonze, screenplay by Jonze and Dave Eggers - so it might actually be a good adaptation. (Unlike Vorstadtkrokodile, which I read and liked as a book in school, but which I don't even recognize in the movie trailer).

Anyway, Where the Wild Things Are might just be amazing. Check out the trailer:

[via videogum ]

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hanky, sir?

Genius idea. Plus - if there still are people willing to pay 100 bucks to have the demise of their stock market portfolio embroidered on a handkerchief, things can't be that bad.. yet.

via merely thinking and swissmiss

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Blast from the Past - Goodybe Pale

Sadly Pale, one of the bands that ruled my teenage years, decided to call it quits after 15 years in "teenage heaven". Their "Goodbye Trouble" definitely belongs on my mental Teenage Soundtrack and picked me up from the floor more than once.

I finally got to see them live during their tour for their latest record in March 2007 - and it was just as cool as I had hoped it to be as a teen. Heck, they even made the Goo Goo Doll's Iris sound good, heart-wrenching - and nice.
Pale were such a great combination of cool and nice. Well, the people probably still are.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What God Really Hates

A really witty protest against the Westboro Baptist Church's hate.
Via Urban Prankster

Monday, March 2, 2009

Can You Feel the Four Chords of Standardization.

Pop just need one chord more than punk. The Axis of Awesome's 5 min. trip through pop history. Seamless standardization. Enjoy.

Via Bettmenschblog and Achtmilliarden.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

It Never Rains in Southern Germany.

Okay, that's definitely not true. However, Freiburg, my new "home", is supposed to be the sunniest town in Germany. Over the last couple of months I realized what a relative term that is.
To document just how sunny Freiburg really is, I set up a new blog project called "Deutschlands sonnigster Hinterhof" featuring a daily photo of, well, the backyard I see from my room's window. Or rather the area behind that.
Doesn't look too bad today - looks like spring is coming. And even my part of town looks kinda pretty in sunshine.