This year I attended the popular Dutch music festival: Pinkpop. I was really excited to see musicians like Paolo Nutini, John Mayer, the Prodigy, Biffy Clyro and so on. It was quite wonderful to attend, we planned to say there for the full three days which included camping out close to the festival. That meant the second camping trip I ever attended, which explained my clumsiness when trying to pinch in when my mates were all busy setting up their tents. The trip to Landgraaf, where the whole deal was going down was rather hectic. My mum was the one behind the steering wheel, and she’d pretty much go into hysterics as soon as we made a wrong turn, but eventually we arrived at Camping C, safe and sound. The weather was great, except for Sunday. During Slash’s performance rain started pouring down, and I was lucky enough to be wearing a jacket which wasn’t completely waterproof, so nearing the end of Slash’s show I found myself shivering and cold. Thankfully the sun came out to warm us all up later that day.
Still can’t believe I went into the mosh pit during the Prodigy’s performance. My brain was probably temporarily malfunctioning during those three days, haha. And I saw John fucking Mayer – live. How sick is that?
I jetted off to one of the most astounding cities of all time last Friday, and what can I say? I’m still a little high on the kick of walking far too many miles, seeking out cute little stores in the mysterious alleys and enjoying the Italian cuisine. Dare I say, those six days might have been a couple of the best I’ll ever have. Our plane was delayed for half an hour, and when we arrived in Rome, we were informed we missed the last bus and had to wait another hour or so for the next. It was 1 AM by now, and we were soaked by dark clouds that obstructed the beautiful starry night sky. So then we finally got on our bus, and were dropped off somewhere near our hostel, and – wait for it: we actually got lost. So we finally reached our hostel by 2.30 AM, completely soaked, zonked and yearning the comfort of our rock solid mattresses. Perhaps it was the terrible start that made Rome so amazing, because what can I say? After that our expectations weren’t really high at all. I think these past few days I built up enough stamina to last in any marathon because we walked a load of miles around this city. I won’t get into any more details but I just wanted to say: Rome is amazing! Definitely worth all of it.
Recently I’ve been listening to this band from New York called Broken Bells. Their music very different from anything I’ve ever heard before. It’s sort of Death Cab For Cutie meets The Black Ghosts with a faint hint of Muse mixed in there. I definitely recommend giving October and Vaporize a listen.
Check out their myspace: http://www.myspace.com/brokenbells
I’m currently reading the book: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” written by Douglas Adams, recommended by a couple of my mates. So far I’m on chapter 4 and incredibly amused by one of the main characters: Ford Prefect. Even though I’m not nearly halfway through the novel, I highly recommend it to anyone, you don’t even really have to be a fan of Sci-Fi and such. What I find most interesting about the book is how Earth, the very planet which is pretty much the only thing we know, is described as the most insignificant bouncing ball, floating around somewhere in this tiny, irrelevant solar system. How human culture is ridiculed; for instance, how ‘aliens’ describe money as ’small green pieces of paper. I’m really curious to see where the story will go from where I’m at. I hear there’s also a movie based on the novel out there, might want to pick that up sometime soon, too (:
“This planet has — or rather had — a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much all of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.” – Introduction, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Looks like the winter finally is fading and spring is breaking through. The temperature’s been above 10 ° Celcius which means we can now gradually say our farewells to the winter coat and hello to short-sleaved tees and rad sneakers. Weather’s always a good subject to kick off a conversation with because everyone always has something to say about it, so I figured it would be A-OK to use the weather to introduce my new blog: “you were write“. The blog will include a variety of topics going from photography and music to good reads, games and whatever else comes to mind. Hope you’re in for the long haul and will stay tuned for new posts in the near future (: