“Everyday it’s a-gettin’ closer
Goin’ faster than a roller coaster
Come what may…” B. Holly
Breathing the morning. Getting up early to have a little time to waste. I enjoy the stripey blue sky / wooden shutter view I get when waking up in my new bedroom. Not sure about the wide balcony window situation in the other room. I definitely need something like a curtain to not feel so exposed. Tsk. Me thinking about curtains. Tsk.
I’ve slowly started the moving process. Got one room painted, need to pain another one that’s quite big and might take two days. Have already shifted clothes and cds. I HATE garbage separation. It’s fine for everyday garbage but not for a massive tidy out of a whole house. I enjoy painting walls although it takes longer than I had thought. But it feels good to be busy with something that takes a little less thinking and to get rid of the constant feeling of ‘I must have forgotten something’ that kept nagging on me lately. I usually enjoy coordinating stuff for the MV but from time to time it takes over too much of my thinking and starts haunting me like a little ghost that clings to your ankles and is all cute so you can’t hate at it but still it takes twice as much energy to keep moving if you carry it with you. Maybe a ghost would make a proper motif for the next ORCHID poster. Still had no cool idea for it. Would love to (ab)use another ‘pleureuse’ with cutting up and moustache and collage work but am not sure if it isn’t too boring to have a similar picture twice. Hmmm….
I’m looking forward to our robot party on the 28th of august, next Friday. At the same time it’s a bit sad that it’s also some kind of goodbye party for Simon who mainly organises the robot party and will move to Madrid in September. He will be missed. We’ll try to make it a night to remember and will meet on Wednesday to make proper robot costumes and hopefully we will find time to make some extra parts for guests to put on. If someone wants to join us and help with making costumes and decoration or make a robot-head or something for yourself, get in touch! We plan to meet for it on Wednesday night. I still got no clue how to make a robot head that’s comfy and lets me use the headphones I need for djing. Wish I had a little more time cause I’d love to do something with tiny LED lights but got no clue how.
HEALTH is my new favourite live band. Along with EDIE SEDGWICK it leads my ‘best shows in 2009’ charts. Love how much they seem to be into their music while playing. Love how they seem to use every wave of feedback and noise consciously and skillfully while at the same time they are all rhythm/movement/in-the-moment. Not necessarily a contrast but often is. Also love that there still are noise bands that don’t have that smell of back-to-nature esoterics that most of the times sets my caydar (conservatism radar) on alarm. Love their sense of melodies. Love their sense of fashion too. Oh, and I loved that there were so many people at the show and stayed so long afterwards although it was a Monday night.
Other news: I’m thinking about letting go off my self-hosted website cause it still gets shown by google as hacked / spreading malware although I’ve wiped my whole webspace clean and only got a tiny forwarding htm to my blog on wordpress online. Don’t know what else to do but in this state it’s useless and even if it’s not that expensive there’s no reason to keep paying Servage when the site is down for months. Tsk. And sites like soundcloud or fairtilizer are also good for hosting tunes so I guess I’ll go for such a ‘decentralized’ web presence.
Well, I’ll go back to the painting job now. Listening to the second Dexter audio book.