I was super excited when I woke up on the first Saturday of our recent trip to England and Scotland. I was to go on pilgrimage. As a matter of fact, both Kristof and I did a little pilgrimage. His concerned whisky, later when we went to Islay in Scotland, mine literature. My friend Elly… Read More Off to Brontë-brontëland – the English part of our trip
My dear mister Bowie turned 66 and celebrated it with a new nostalgic song about one of my favourite cities, Berlin. His voice has changed a little, but I’m really curious how the other 28 songs will sound. Rummaging through some stuff in the attic, I found this sweet memory back: I was 22 at… Read More My week in pictures and a video #2
An old-fashioned storm of 48 hours hit Iceland during Iceland Airwaves. People were clinging to lamp posts, the waves of the ocean even reached Saebraut, the road next to it … I literally got blown off my feet a few times and missed out on a bunch of bands I really wanted to see (sóley,… Read More Riders on a storm, gagnam style
“Plates, we need more plates!” A lazy Sunday afternoon in the brilliant new concert hall Harpa in Reykjavík. Perfect gluggaveður, as Icelanders call it (window weather): windy outside, but the sun is warming the beautiful glass windows, designed by Ólafur Elíasson. We don’t need more plates cause we’re hungry. We’re drinking a lovely hot chocolate.… Read More When will Katla, Hekla, Laki … erupt? A funny tutorial.
Something quirky happened to me during this year’s Iceland Airwaves. I didn’t feel like seeing many concerts. And obviously, I wasn’t the only one. Many people told me they were feeling a bit too tired to hop from one concert to another. Are we getting old? Has the festival become too big with too many… Read More Under the weather Airwaves
* Thanks to Ben for the title Imagine you are at a Beach House concert at Iceland Airwaves, you are Icelandic and you want to go towards the back of the venue (i.c. the Art Museum) . On your way there are two people standing, dressed in red. Since they are not romantically involved, there’s… Read More The spacial awareness of the Icelander*
Pukkelpop the day after … It seems unreal … Just saw the press conference … Utter disgust. The press wants scapegoats. I have some breaking news for you: THERE ARE NONE! I can’t hear the question anymore whether the organisation could have warned people for such extreme weather. So what? Where should people have gone too… Read More No use for scapegoats at Pukkelpop