Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Temple of The Dog, The Doors, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan– a short list of covers you must hear. Miley Cyrus as a Guide Through The Classics of Rock Music.

Miley Cyrus at iHeartFestival 2019, all credits in the image  When I was younger, I hadn’t yet learned to appreciate legendary artists such as Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd. I have heard their songs often on the radio at home, but I was not passionate about finding out more about them.Continue reading Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Temple of The Dog, The Doors, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan– a short list of covers you must hear. Miley Cyrus as a Guide Through The Classics of Rock Music.

The magic of the fifth of December 

I remember the excitement as a kid. The joy of the mystery and the wonders of secrets and traditions. Not just on the fifth but the days leading up to it. I don’t believe there is a thing as being too early for a holiday. That’s what makes it exciting, that is what fills youContinue reading “The magic of the fifth of December “

A Footnote On Heartbreak

Photo by Lhya Munive In her poem “The Lover as Tapeworm,” Olivia Gatwood asks: “how is it / possible / that you / are both / my joy / & the taker / of it?” I’ve been thinking about these lines every day for the past month. Needless to say, I’ve been thinking about theContinue reading “A Footnote On Heartbreak”

The Benefits of Romanticisation

Kat, etching by Marcel Schellekens (Ann’s Art Gallery) Like nearly everyone, there are periods in my life where feeling happy seems like the hardest thing in the world to me. When I’m lucky, these only last a few days or hours instead of weeks or months. No matter how long they actually last, what alwaysContinue reading “The Benefits of Romanticisation”

Halloween movie recommendations

Lhya’s recommendation – I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020) The films that mess me up the most are films that manage to turn realistic events into horrific experiences. I’m Thinking of Ending Things does this splendidly, a psychological thriller where there are no demons or witches, but you end up wishing there were because thatContinue reading “Halloween movie recommendations”

On Breakdowns

Photo credits: Julia Kaczmarek I have found that human beings are dangerously good at pushing themselves to keep going in spite of any circumstances that might negatively impact their day-to-day responsibilities. We simply suppress the ‘emotional inconveniences’ and carry on doing what is expected from us. This particular skill has become so well developed thatContinue reading “On Breakdowns”

Just Kids: A Book Review

All credits in the image Patti Smith had been on my to-be-read list for ages when, by chance, I found a French exemplary of Just Kids in a bookcase next to my workplace. I picked it up and added it to my forever-growing stack of unread books. I forgot about it for a few months,Continue reading “Just Kids: A Book Review”

WHY I WILL FOREVER STAY LOYAL TO THE RADIO.

image by Julia Kaczmarek I put on the radio every morning. It’s a part of my routine, while running between the bathroom and the bedroom, grabbing my stuff, trying to eat something for breakfast, I need to have that background sound. Recently I realised that it is not just a routine, it is a connectionContinue reading “WHY I WILL FOREVER STAY LOYAL TO THE RADIO.”

The Art of People Watching

Irie Voice by osgemeos (Moco Museum Barcelona) For years I thought my poor sense of direction and tendency to procrastinate was simply evidence of my rocky relationship with geography and consistent lack of sleep. However, on reflection in most of these circumstances my eyes were just drawn to different things, namely other people. Whilst someContinue reading “The Art of People Watching”

The Beauty and the Bland of Robin Hood

In the realm of pop culture analysis, like with most things, a lot of attention is given to few, and little attention is given to most. There are countless analyses of The Shining, ranging from ruminations on cinematography and set-design to theories about its depiction of Native Americans and its links to the moon landing,Continue reading “The Beauty and the Bland of Robin Hood”