My neighbor back home in Oslo used to invite us up for guitar sessions on the balcony (and Star Wars marathons on Sundays) in the early spring, summer and fall, where we would have mini concerts for the entire building while drinking whiskey (or in my case; trying and failing at it) and trying to get a tan. Now he’s made this beautiful cover of Swedish House Mafia’s Don’t you worry child, and it’s so good I had to share it with you.
Aloha Spring Break. I’ve spent the first free day in bed, after what seemed like the longest week of school this semester. Luckily the world has PF Chang’s and home delivery, so I am currently curled up in the couch eating Chinese food and re-reading The Hobbit. My plans for the next couples of days involve hours in the sun working on getting that tan back (and skin cancer if I’m lucky), watching cheesy&wonderful 90s movies and listen to Justin Bieber’s new record. Well maybe not the last one, I know it’s not socially acceptable to listen to Bieber when you are 22 and wannabe-cynical.
This video is EPIC. Just epic. It might just be this year’s best music video. Youtube is (of course) fired up, screaming curses and whatnot, hating on her voice, clothes, the cultures show-cased in the video, etc. Personally this is one of those reasons why I love M.I.A; she pushes the boundaries for what is OK, what is cool, what is mainstream, what is politically correct and not only that, but she takes it in the exact opposite direction of where you think she’ll go. And of course, I find the Middle Eastern/North-African/Arabian cultures fascinating to a fault.
New month, new playlist, new bands, and I miss snow. If you are a snowboard movie-enthusiast you might notice that in my new spotify-playlist, which is right here. (yes, I know I forgot an “I” in the quote).
New music video from my brilliant personal favorites. You all probably know how much I love Coldplay, it’s been a 9 year long love affair so far, with no end in sight. This video makes me want to rave, covered in neon paint and glitter. And yes, you are correct, this video is Misfits meets Coldplay.
The beautiful (and very talented) Linnea Dale has just released her newest single, and I can’t really say anything other than the fact that I am so happy she’s finally back … and that I love her new song. The music video is rad as well.
Dia Frampton is my newest musical obsession, her debut album RED has been on repeat on my Spotify for the last three weeks, and her songs are just so damned addictive. Personal favorites at the moment are “The Broken Ones” and “Don’t Kick The Chair”. Youtube them !
Found this video in my archives from last year’s Hove festival, made by the talented Solveig Selj for OsloNights.no. I miss festival summers. I’m thinking Coachella might sound fun this year, seeing as I’m already on this side of the earth and such. Have any of you been to the Coachella festival?
There’s been a long time since I’ve had some fun, men det er redan glömd. Because without you, the red queen is shouting “off with their heads” and I have to ask; where is my mind? If you want to listen to the same music I am listening to at the moment you can find it right here on spotify, or take a look at this screencap.
Hei kjære folk som liker Coldplay like mye som meg: Jeg ble akkurat gjort oppmerksom på at Coldplay skal holde en konsert på Folketeateret i Oslo 4. november. Dette er en stk lukket konsert, hvor det ikke vil bli lagt ut billetter for salg, MEN platekompaniet deler ut 150 billetter til 75 heldige vinnere. Jeg skal gråte meg bittert i søvn i natt fordi jeg ikke har muligheten til å melde meg på konkurransen (er jo midt i eksamensperioden her i Honolulu i november), men dere burde gripe muligheten NÅ.
My favorite band these last nine years Coldplay is (finally!) releasing their new album Mylo Xyloto on October 24th. September 12th they will give out the first single from the album, called “Paradise”. Lostmyhead(.org) derived from a Coldplay song, “We never change” was my second alternative when deciding what to tattoo on my wrist and password for the wi-fi in the Oslo-apartment was “coldplay”. Needless to say I am counting the days, hours and minutes ’till the record arrives in an (iTunes) store in my vicinity, but in meantime I am happily reliving memories from my two encounters with the band, both in Oslo Spektrum.
Right now I am curled up in the sofa with a cup of tea, listening to Vivaldi, while still in some sort of victory rush after Barcelona’s victory over Manchester in the Champions League Final. What I really wanted to ask you was if you can give me some recommendations for new music I can listen to? You can find most of the music I listen to over at my page on last.fm, if you want to know what type of music I usually listen to or like. I need to find some new favorites.
A better picture of my hair after the talented people at White Studios in Kirkegata were done with it. Made a beach-look inspired thing, which incidentally matched my earring quite well. In other news I just wanted to share with my latest spotify-playlist, which contains a lot of Lykke Li and Terry Reid, and some other stuff as well. Want to know what kind of music I listen to these days, follow THIS link.
Went to visit UTRO at Majorstua the other day, to see the results of their latest Extreme Makeover: Shop Edition and mingle (it is after all what I do best..). Was awarded fruit, cake, beer and live music for my trouble (I had to walk for like…. four minutes to get there), and was pleasantly surprised by the music. Nice guy named Shaun Bartlett, who is in possession of the voice you want to listen to when you wake up Sunday morning, when you are walking home alone in the dark, when the rain is pouring down outside or when you’re watching the sun set by the ocean somewhere. Part of my soundtrack the last two days in other words. He’s on spotify and facebook. Go listen !
This blog belongs to Maren, a 23-year-old quasi-intellectual girl from Kristiansand, Norway. She has got a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Oslo, and is now living in Honolulu, Hawaii where she is working on a MA in Communication at Hawaii Pacific University. She likes books. [more?]
In 2004 I started to write down what books I read in order to keep track of them all. Since 2006 I have gathered them here instead of in my notebook and they serve as a reminder of how I should read more and compete to beat my old “record”. You can find the complete list here.
LOSTMYHEAD.ORG / MAREN 2009
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