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Southside 2012

I fancy festivals.

I remember always being über-excited and anxious and couldn’t wait for christmas eve. It used to be all about the pressies – what will I get, how much will I get etc. Unfortunately,  christmas doesn’t  last forever, as a matter of fact, the day goes by reaaaally quick, much to my disappointment, I might add.

So last year I decided to enjoy and endulge the pre-christmas time, starting on November 24 th.


Nins’ pre-christmas time list:

  • Christmas tunes – an all time fave – War is over by John Lennon
  • Candles
  • Decorating
  • Films such as The Holiday, Scrooged, Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Stone family, Bridget Jones and many more
  • Christmas shopping – now remember, the longer you wait, the busier it will get, especially if you’re doing your shopping on the 23 rd of Dec :)
  • Waffles, Cookies
  • Christmas jumpers – aww bless, I love ’em

This year for the first time ever, I am looking forward to celebrating with my family and to give presents to my nephews instead of receiving them. So when I stood outside this morning, taking a drag from my ciggie I realised, that I’m getting older. Well, I’d say it was about time, given the fact that I am 32 and have the emotional matureness of a 22 year old.

Dear readers, I wish you all a merry christmas! Enjoy the holidays with your loved-ones, have lots of eggnog and delicious roasts, cake, pie and lots more.



Ohh Eehhm Geeee

Oh Ehm Gee … It’s Miles Kane.

Nostalgisch denke ich an die Zeit zurück, in der “Indie” ein Lebensgefühl derjenigen war, die sich der Mainstream Society entziehen wollten, die durch ihre Individualität herausstachen und ihren persönlichen Stil zum Ausdruck brachten. Wenn ich heute durch das Internet stöbere, finde ich zahlreiche “Indie” Fotos vor, in der Rubrik “Was höre ich” steht in kursiv geschwungenen Buchstaben “Indie” und die Kleidung ist ebenfalls von der englischen Szene geprägt! Indie = Independent! Also kann man von Bands, die  in den Charts vorhanden sind, wohl kaum von Indie sprechen. Des Weiteren finde ich es amüsant, sich Indie/Grunge/Brit Style-Image mäßig zu stylen und dann bevorzugt House oder Hip Hop hören! Jetzt noch einmal für alle Einsteiger oder Nachläufer,  Indie bedeutet “Piss off–I´m living my life against the society!”.Sei es die alte Gitarre, mit der man am See sitzt, alte Denim Jeans Shorts, Löcher in den Strumpfhosen oder Papa´s Holzfällerhemd aus den 70´er Jahren, Indie ist ein Lebensgefühl, entweder man ist IN(die) oder nicht!

Bender & Schillinger is this Duo from Mainz- Linda Bender and Chris Schillinger. They recently won the STUZ- Band contest, which -I might add- they absolutely deserved to win. The first time I heard them was in January at the Baron on campus. Not only can they sing BUT they also play several instruments and write their own songs. Their harmonies are wicked and once you’ll see them on stage- you will keep coming back for more. Their sound is raw and honest, you’ll believe every word they say(sing).

Last night they performed at a local venue-Red Cat as supporting act. Although paying 7 EUR-which is ridiculous since we’re students- our money was well spent. I somehow had the feeling that more people came out to see Bender&Schillinger instead of the “main” act. So there we were, my flat mates and I, standing in the second row with our eyes closed and enjoying the beautiful raw acoustic sound. But unfortunately all good things must come to an end and for me it was the minute they got off stage.

Linda rocked a wicked outfit: Navy blue trousers, a plain top and suspender!

Here are some images from last night.

Here is a link to their website:

Outfit: Jeans shorts (Vintage), black tights, wedges, blouse (H&M)

That’s it for today, spk soon!

Cheers! X

Why do we find ourselves hung over after an excessive night of drinking?
I am wondering whether the alcohol or our actions lead to the hang over, shatterness, insomnia, exhaustion.
We feel so much better drinking, talking, words come out so easily, but to take them back might take a lifetime, if even that.
To be quite honest, do we have enough control over our brain and be able to navigate our actions?
I am afraid to answer that question with a NO!
People keep inventing new computers, motorways, all sorts of things. How about a personal navigation for each individual?
Mistakes should be made or not? How do we learn our lesson, if we never fail?