Wild Young Minds: January 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

His hair is long, his feet are hard and gritty, he spends his love walking the streets of New York City

And I've bought some more records friday. Me and my family always go to this book fair every year, my dad's crazy about books, he has more than 5 large bookcases filled with hundreds of books. Sometimes quite easy for me though, if I want to read Jane Austen, Truman Capote or Lewis Carrol, I just ask and he's got one of their book for me. Last year I find out they have a pretty interesting collection of records. So this year I ran to the records immediately, it was very crowded still, but I found some good ones.

Among which:
Aretha Franklin, with a lovely version of 'Moon River' on it.
An incredible collection of Stevie Wonder, with 'Living for the City', 'Higher Ground', 'Sir Duke', etc. Oh, how I love that man.
Another original record of Stevie Wonder, with 'Happy Birthday' on it, which is funny because his birthday is the same as mine.
And others, like Bob Dylan, Motown, Nat King Cole and James Brown.

Sunny Beach Bulgaria

It feels like ages since I've posted something. As a matter of fact, it has been ages since I've posted something. My true apologies, I've been very busy. Work, school, etc, etc. But don't you fear, my dear, I'll keep an eye on it.

Wanted to let you know me and my friends (or actually my friends, I was working) have booked our summer holiday yesterday. Yes, we are going on a summer holiday. Imagine the funny music with it and you'll be three times happier than you were one minute ago. No seriously, we're going to Sunny Beach in Bulgaria. I'm very excited, it's been said to be absolutely wonderful, thé place to be next summer. So, let's find out!

Bulgaria may sound a bit odd and criminal, at least that was what I thought initially, but you also get robbed in Spain or Greece, so what's the difference. Not an extremely reassuring fact but whatever. Well let's face it: this summer is going to be awesome. North Sea Jazz, Bulgaria, Lowlands and perhaps a bit more exciting things, that I haven't told my mom yet. She has to overcome the shock her daughter is going on a holiday for the first time with friends before I'll tell her my other plans ;)

Enjoy your last day of the weekend!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wish I was 20 in the Sixties

That would be awesome, wouldn't it?
I would really experience all those incredible events, read about them in the newspaper, like the famous Martin Luther King speech 'I have a dream', the period of the upcoming supermodels like Twiggy, art like Andy Warhol's, it would be fantastic. Of course I would've wanted to live in the USA, go to Woodstock, listen to The Stones, Bob Dylan. I would watch the premiere of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' in the cinema, it would be absolutely fabulous.
Of course awful things would've happened as well, like the Cold War and the dead of JFK. But still, what if you could say you were there around that time, wouldn't it be bloody fantastic to be 20 in the sixties?

Standing in the way of control

Friday, January 21, 2011

I've drawn a conclusion, it's all an illusion, confusion's the name of the game

I just love to do this!
Could spent hours doing this, it's a shame I don't have that many magazines.
Anyway, sometimes I wonder if I couldn't have chosen art as one of my subjects at school but it my friends say it costs a lot of time and there are times you have to do pretty dumb stuff as well, so it's not that bad.
Though a lot of people probably see me as someone who thinks a lot, I love to work with my hands as well. Just being creative, it's good therapy you know ;)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Don't tell me, ooooh you just don't know for sure

She's got a talented face and a suitcase
Ain't got no desire to go no place
In her case she's got no desire with her hand in the flame say's she don't feel the fire
To the 'yes' in the evenings air demons in your head got to disappear
To the stars under the moon means glare
The Shackles on your meat will disappear

Blue monday

No, not the name of another jeans brand (figured blue is a jeans colour and Cheap Monday one of my favourite brands) but the name of this day.
Yes, this day: 17 january 2011.
So if you were wondering why you were feeling so depressed, down or sad today, stop torturing yourself cause here's why: Today has been pronounced as the most depressive day of the year.The reasons:
It's the third monday of the year, so most of us have probably found out their good resolutions are failing, it's still dark outside and it's gonna take ages before the next vacation begins.

But stop worrying! I wouldn't tell you this just to make you feel even worse (though that's one of my specialities, as people who know me will know, haha!) No seriously, this whole day sounds a bit odd to me, it reminds me of the song 'I don't like mondays' of The Boomtown Rats, about a girl who decided she didn't like mondays, so she fired at children playing in a school playground in California on 29 January 1979. Why? Oh, just because she didn't like mondays...
Anyway, since I've been planning my vacation today (haven't made any final decision, I'll let you know!) I saw some sunny & peaceful photos and it made me look forward to summer all over again.

The best remedy against a blue monday I guess.

Hope it works out the same way for you too ;)

Lots of love, darlings.

Friday, January 14, 2011

The city sleeps...

They may say New York is the city that never sleeps, but whatever Frankie once pronounced in his famous song - the capital of the world has actually fallen asleep in this exhibition. New York Sleeps: a new exhibition of photographs by Christopher Thomas was opened at the Wapping Project Bankside in London yesterday.

Though New York is one of the most alive cities in the entire world, the photos of this exhibition are pretty wonderful. Almost a bit magical, imaginative - the greatness of the buildings - like the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge - is even greater now that there aren't millions of people around. The city has a certain vibe; as if it's quiet before a storm is going to start a few minutes after these shots were taken.

I really wonder how these photos were made. Is it real? And what if it is real, did they made sure no one was able to pass? Or can the city really be asleep at night? I can't imagine the last thing's true. There always seems to be something going on in NYC. A gala in the MET, a students' party in Brooklyn. Or have I been watching too much Gossip Girl? ;)

Anyway, I would love to visit this exhibition. A few days in London, shopping on Oxford Street, sitting in Central Park, drinking coffee and eating carrot cake. If I were a little rich girl, I'd know what I'd do... I'd go straight to this exhibition - oh no, wait I would go to New York and go there in the early morning and see it myself. I'm sorry- just my imagination ;)

Wonderful photographs, but New York isn't New York if it was sleeping!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Room Thirteen


No shopping for a whole month

Do you think I can? I don't know, we'll find out in february. Since I'm going to New York and Paris in spring, I have to spare a lot of money. So I decided that I'm not going to spend a single euro during this 28 days.
No clothes, no train tickets, no magazines, no drinks.
Good luck, to me (:

In case you're wondering, I'm not completely crazy. I also do it because I want to see if I'm able to do it!

Photos above: new collection Urban Outfitters

Friday, January 7, 2011

You will meet a tall dark stranger

But who will it be?
The new Woody Allen movie features a terrific cast, among others: Naomi Watts, Freida Pinto, Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins and Gemma Jones.

It's one of those typical Woody Allen films: everybody's cheating on one another, there happens a lot in the movie and there isn't a specific story line. This time the story sets in London (just as Scoop and Match Point) and it shows beautiful parts of the city.
But who cares, cause it's a delicious movie and funny as well. You're gonna love it.

amsterdam oh amsterdam

Wednesday I went to visit a friend who studies at the AMFI and lives in Amsterdam.
And by seeing the city again, it makes me want to study at the University of Amsterdam even more! I really want to have a small apartment in Amsterdam but it's very expensive..

photo: blogspot

Monday, January 3, 2011

Factory Girl - the beautiful but sad life of Edie Sedgwick

Andy Warhol is, in my opinion, one of the best artists that has ever lived.
Cold and emotionless as he appeared, he made himself an icon of the sixties. Even the icon of pop art for 20th century I guess.

'Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes', he said. He could make someone a star very easily. And so he did with Edie Sedgwick, though she already had potential to become famous.

Edie was born in a high class family, but hadn't had a peaceful youth. Her father abused her, sexually and mentally. She escaped to art school and decided later to move to New York to become a sort of Holly Golightly (you know, Breakfast at Tiffany's ;)). She was introduced to Andy Warhol and his friends and performed in a few of his movies. Eventually, she became his muse and the princess of 'The Factory', the old fabric where Andy Warhol lived and worked.

Of course things always turn out to be harder than they seem... Being famous came with pressure, drugs and alcohol. Edie Sedgwick couldn't handle it well and she got to know the real Andy Warhol: her best friend was actually a heartless man that had used her for his own benefit.

'Factory Girl' is a great and innovative movie. Sienna Miller performs a good version of Edie Sedgwick, though if they came up with the film a few years later, Carey Mulligan would fitted even better. Guy Pearce, who plays Andy Warhol, is terrific. I think you get a good impression of life in the sixties, life as it was in New York in the Factory.

The life of Edie Sedgwick was sad, and short. She's one of the many many legends that died early. Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Elvis Presley, Heath Ledger, etc. I seem to have a thing for them.. I don't know, something about their lifes - they were icons, legends - attracts me, it's weird how lonely and sad some of them were. Fame isn't all, I guess.
Anyway, you have to see the Factory, if you love Andy Warhol, art, sex, drugs & rock 'n roll, New York and the Sixties. And there's also a part for The Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan (as been said). If you want to know what I mean, see it!