Speaking about music, I don’t have many idols: Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The National and…The Smiths. The band consisting of Mike Joyce, Johnny Marr, Steven Morrissey and Andy Rourke was formed in 1982 and broke up already 5 years later, in 1987. The success outside the UK during their active time failed to appear, but nevertheless in todays critics they are often seen as THE english band of the 80s. What makes them so special for me is their inventive sound, their critical and ironic texts and Morrisseys’ unmistakable voice.
Even I was surprised by the big success of Lana del Reys’ song “Video Games”, now her first album “Born to Die” will be released on January 30, 2012 🙂 The single with the same name is set for release 23rd January and the video is already out (Update: The GEMA denied the official video today. I reloaded another version, but Idon’t know how long it will work…):
Working on a jigsaw puzzle seems to be the ideal winter hobby. Just imagine: Outside the wind is blowing and you are sitting under a warm blanket, next to you a hot cup of tea and everything you’re focused on is this one piece that should fit exactly at this other piece… Sounds like sheer relaxation! I Think I will give it a try.
There’s a trend in photography I just realised when I revisited my bookmarks labeled “art”. Obviously, it is really fun to remake old photos, album covers (…ok, with CATS!) or paintings. I think it’s really inspirational. So, what should I recycle by photography? Give me your ideas – the best one I promise to realise and present you here!
I saw one beautiful pair of tights, and then another… and another… and another… Now, I can’t decide anymore. But hey, a girl has never enough tights for all her skirts and dresses and shorts…
What’s your favorite? Let me know!
The french band The Dø is for sure no insider tip anymore, but still I get the urge to present them here today. I adore the voice of singer Olivia Merilahti, love the rhythm of their songs and I’m sometimes struck by their texts which seem to come right out of my life…
What’s wrong with you What is it you want? What’s so special to love ’bout me I’m ordinary
And you’re too insistent You are too insistent Don’t you start and instant I know not
At the beginning of this month, I spend a few days in Barcelona together with my friend Isa 🙂 Here, I present you our best places and experiences. Due to the bad weather, we were most of the time inside buildings and soon we recognized, that this is also possible inside SHOPS (…it was an expensive trip 😉 ). – That’s why at the bottom of this post you will also find a list of nice stores.
Okay, this cake is termed “November Cake”, but you can eat it the whole winter long. The name is just a form of self-control. Otherwise one would begin to bake the first of this chocolate-apple-cinammon treat in early August.
I love this cake. Always and forever…. not only in November!
Recipe:Serves 8-10 persons
Ingredients: 200 g sugar, 250 g butter, 6 eggs, 250 g all-purpose flour, 1 packet baking powder, 1 TBS cinnamon, 2 TBS cocoa,120 g chopped almonds, 6 apples
For the frosting: 1 packet powdered sugar, rum
Preparation: Stir egg yolks, sugar and butter/margarine until light. Add flour, almonds, cocoa, cinnamon and baking powder. Afterwards, add diced apple pieces. In the end, fold egg whites into the mixture. Spread the mixture onto a greased baking tray and bake it for 35-40 min at 175°-180°C. Apply the frosting onto the chilled cake.
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