Friday, May 22, 2009


So it's late and I doubt anybody is reading my posts at this hour.
(Not that anybody is reading them at any other hour)
I guess it makes it easier feeling pretty anonymous and 'unread'.
I've had a few beers tonight and talked shop with my friends ...

I find it comes much more naturally for me to say on paper what I can't in words, I'm sure it's the case for a lot of people.
Tonight I've witnessed yet again the struggles that come with living in this world, where smiles mask almost everything.

Life takes us in the most obscure directions, ... sometimes the only thing you can do is listen and wait for the next turn.... when I can't find the words....I look for them in a song.


So the sun is shining in Munich, in between Crazzzzzyy thunder storms and showers.

I've just discovered THIS amazing site this week you have to check it out..... Yes it's better than lastfm!

Reading 'The Secret History' by Anne Tartt at the moment.... it's a really good read check it out.

I've been thinking a lot about love and romance this week so the picture is from 'Juliet's Balcony' in Verona which I visited recently. Lot's of lovers...lot's of lines... it was really quite pretty. I wonder how many of them are still holding hands.

My love song for the week goes out to you guys!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

mixed tapes

Mixed c.d for my sisters birthday.... took all day!

1) Nick Drake
Place to Be

2) Bon Iver
Skinny Love

3) Paolo Nutini
White Lies

4) Chad vanGaalen
Willow Tree

5) Carla Bruni
Those Dancing Days are Done

6) Paolo Nutini
Million Faces

7) Anthony & The Johnsons
Epilepsy is Dancing

8) Carla Bruni
Quelqu'un M'a Dit

9) Celia Cruz
La vida Es Un Carnival

10) Lisa Hannigan
I Don't Know

11) Anthony & the Johnsons
Kiss My Name

12) Lykke Li
Dance Dance Dance

13) Los Fresones Rebeldes

14) Math and Physics Club
La La La Lisa

15) Kimya Dawson
Tire Swing

16) Jeffrey Lewis
Waiting for a change

17) Peter Bjorn and John
Young Folks

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Dreamy hungover'd Saturdays

Listening to :

Sun shining on the Bigots!

So It's that time of year again.... Last time I tuned in I believe Lordi's industrial metal goth rock number 'Hard Rock Hallalujiah' took home the gong! I remeber laughing while imagining a mash-up of it and the lovely Dana's flowery tinkinglings about 'All kinds of Everything'. How much the competition has changed since the days of Johnny Logan and Cliff Richard. 

I'm admittadly, not a huge fan but I do have proud memories of Ireland's Glory Day's as Eurovisions reigning champions. Our winning streak is well and truly o
ver (we didn't even make it through the qualifiers this year). It's a big part of our music history and something embedded in most of our memories, breezy Saturday's in May... glued to the t.v screens watching the votes roll in and listening to Terry Wogan's lilting Irish drawl announce our scores.

This year however, I'm saddened to see that the wonderfully camp and corny eurovion has turned into a platform for bigot's, homophobes and hate filled individuals to express their warped
 opinions. If you can't be gay at Eurovision... all hope is lost! 

Essentially, the music in the contest is getting more and more alternative and open minded as years go on.... and we the poeple are becoming more and more closeted to change.

Bring back Dana International... I'm sure that would scare the pants of Mr Yuri Lushkov!!

random musings, thoughts, assumptions... that's a blog right!

Here we go so hope you enjoy reading!