Archive for September, 2009

Viva la Mainstream !

I was lucky to hear these guys live the other day 🙂
…but I am too lazy to write a review 😛

Bananafishbones – Easy Day feat. Franka Potente

“It’s like dancing in the sun
Having trouble having fun
Having anything you wish to come
then it finally smiles your way
And you have an easy day
It’s time to have an easy day”


Yay for VoIP

I turned my iPod touch into a phone the other day by installing skype and using the iPhone headset. I tested it and made a looooooooooooong distance call (intercontinental) without paying a single cent 🙂

Well, it is pretty easy to plugin a headset but I didn’t seriously think the iPod would recognize the micro. Surprisingly, it did. It’s a 2nd generation iPod touch that I bought last November and it has been the most rewarding investment for me ever.

Quote: Việt Nam

Thomas Fowler in Graham Greene’s The Quiet American:

“I can’t say what made me fall in love with Vietnam –
that a woman’s voice can drug you;
that everything is so intense.
The colors, the taste, even the rain.
Nothing like the filthy rain in London.

They say whatever you’re looking for, you will find here.
They say you come to Vietnam and you understand a lot in a few minutes,
but the rest has got to be lived.

The smell: that’s the first thing that hits you,
promising everything in exchange for your soul.
And the heat. Your shirt is straightaway a rag.
You can hardly remember your name,
or what you came to escape from.
But at night, there’s a breeze.
The river is beautiful.
You could be forgiven for thinking there was no war;
that the gunshots were fireworks;
that only pleasure matters.
A pipe of opium, or the touch of a girl who might tell you she loves you.
And then, something happens,
as you knew it would.
And nothing can ever be the same again…”


“They say you come to Vietnam and understand a lot in a few minutes.
The rest has got to be lived.
They say whatever it was you were looking for,
you will find here.
They say there is a ghost in every house,
and if you can make peace with him,
he will stay quiet.”

photo courtesy of flickr

Remix of the Week 38-2009: Bon Iver – Blood Bank (Skinny Friedman DJ Edit)

   PLAY –> Bon Iver – Blood Bank (Skinny Friedman DJ Edit)

Chris Merritt – Virginia is for Hoverers (part 1)

I have never been that much of a Chris Merritt fan, but i do like his latest album “Virginia is for Hoverers” and I think 6US$ for the full album (12 tracks) is a fair deal 🙂    Buy it here.

My favourite track is “Another World”. Make sure you check it out, because there is a nice surprise waiting for you. I am so glad he didn’t re-record it 😉

Breaking News: NASA steals Berlin TV Tower

thanks to Karl Ski for plurking the evidence!