ringlunatic: (Radiohead (live Victioria Park June 25))
Behind the cut:
- my trips to Tuscany, London & Berlin
- the starting a mill-museum project
- concerts (apparently I went to 26 gigs this year)
- meeting friends, graduation and other stuff

my year in pictures (and some words) )
ringlunatic: (U2!beLIEve)
Because every self-respecting music geek does it.

I always find it a bit silly to name one album 'the best album of [insert year]', cause really? Who has heard ALL the albums that were released? Either way, these are my favourite albums of this year. The order can change, but this is how it is today.

The reasons why they are in the list can be different. It can be because the music made me so damn happy, or because it's so beautiful, or I love the style or it gives me such happy memories or whatever.

♫ This is not the sound of a new man or crispy realization / It's the sound of the unlocking and the lift away ♫
Bon Iver completely stole my heart with his voice and his lyrics. For Emma, Forever Ago is an utterly gorgeous album with just a guy and his guitar, singing with a ridiculous pretty voice. I saw him live twice this year, with a band and the songs are great that way as well. Bon Iver never fails to make me ache with it's beauty.
Highlights: Flume, Skinny Love & Re:Stacks

♫ And it's the fame that put words in her mouth / She couldn't help, but spit them out ♫
I LOVE The Last Shadow Puppets. I like them way better than the Arctic Monkeys and The Rascals and seeing The Rascals live made me realize what a big influence Miles Kane has on this album. Either way, they sound like the love child of Scott Walker.
Highlights: Standing Next To Me, My Mistakes Were Made For You & Black Plant

♫ Spineless dreamers hide in churches ♫
Keane-boys always make me happy. This album is completely different from the others, but it makes me dance and jump and be silly so that's good. I like how it's influenced by Bowie and the Talking Heads, cause you can't really go wrong with that, can you? Tom's voice is as ridiculously pretty as usual, plus they added Jesse Quin as bassist!
Highlights: Better Than This, You Haven't Told Me Anything, Perfect Symmetry & You Don't See Me

continued )
ringlunatic: (Michael Stipe (REM))
So. R.E.M. on Wednesday (seriously, how on Earth can this summer get any better than this?)

Living well is the best revenge )

ringlunatic: (Michael Stipe (REM))
Michael Stipe = sex on legs.

Again, tomorrow more (also Radiohead report).

Also, Colombia hostage Betancourt freed YAY THIS!
ringlunatic: (Michael Stipe (REM))
Tonight there is going to be awful weather and I'm seeing R.E.M. Outdoors.

Radiohead sort of broke me yesterday. I even lost my voice now. It's clearly going to be amazing tonight ;)
ringlunatic: (David Bowie)
WEEEEEEEEE! Tickets for R.E.M.!!! I also booked my flight to Florence today. Ouch. I'm gonna try not to think about money for a little while ;)

Still. July is going to be awesome.

July 1st - RADIOHEAD
July 2nd - R.E.M.

How cool is that?
ringlunatic: (IT!Fail)
I'm a genius.

Remember how I said that I had a vague theory that REM would play Westerpark in Amsterdam this summer? They will. The day after Radiohead, even.

Tickets go on sale Saturday and I'm completely and utterly broke. Typical.


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