Friday, June 6, 2014

Katryn Kruger

ph: Justin Polkey

Window faces

Berlin, May 2014

Leila Goldkuhl

ph: Irvin Rivera

A day in the life, Jun 4

A day in the life, Jun 4, dead bird

Mick Szal

From my vaults: Joseph Cotten

Malaika Firth

ph: Emma Summerton

New York

Grand Central Terminal, 1947

Karlie Kloss

ph: Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

First Lines: Eowyn Ivey - The Snow Child

Mabel had known there would be silence.

Elis Rumma

Window faces

Berlin, May 2014

Ella Merryweather

ph: Kal Griffig

A day in the life, Jun 3

A day in the life, Jun 3, Regensburg by night

Solveig Mørk Hansen

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Joost Swarte)

Ruslana Korshunova

R.I.P. 1987-2008 

ph: Mario Sorrenti

New Stuff: Hedvig Mollestad Trio

That went fast: already a new album! Hope to see them live again soon.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Rita Nizharadze

Unfortunately I didn't find a biography or a webiste/blog dedicated to this artist.

A giant thanks to Zardoz for finding this link:

Kim Riekenberg

ph: Darren Mcdonald

Window faces

Berlin, May 2014

Anne Ringgaard

ph: Oliver Stalmans

A day in the life, Jun 2

A day in the life, Jun 2, standing outside looking inside

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Lou Costello

Dree Hemingway

ph: Angelo Pennetta

New York

George Washington Bridge from N.J

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sasha Pivovarova

ph: Daniel Jackson

First Lines: Adam Johnson - The Orphan Master's Son

Jun Do's mother was a singer.

Jayne Moore

ph: Tim Bret Day

Window faces

Berlin, May 2014

Dominika Grenio

ph: David Barron

A day in the life, Jun 1

A day in the life, Jun 1, standing outside looking inside

Kristina Romanova

ph: Benoit Peverelli

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Bruce McCall)

Ragnhild Jevne

ph: Paul de Luna

New Stuff: Nature

Erica Krauter

New Stuff: David Bowie

Inspired by the David Bowie exhibition in Berlin I decided to slowly complete my collection of his albums.

Wakeema Hollis


We had the pleasure to see Lorde live in concert at the Berlin Columbiahalle. The location was nearly sold out, crowded by a mostly young female audience, even a lot of mothers (and some dads) with their little daughters (I later heard that Woody Harrelson was there with his daughter). Lorde appeared on stage one minute before the announced start and sang the first song alone on the stage. Afterwards the curtain behind her was dropped and her band (a drummer and a keyboard player) became visual. Lorde performed her prgram with all her now so popular hits with energy and charm and easily had the audience in thrills. Obviously, she was enjoying the show just as much as we did. After about 70 minutes and a bombastic finale with showering paper bits raining down on the hall the concert ended, the audience clearly still excited even long after the show.

Mirte Maas

The Cotton Club (1984)

The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem, and story follows the people that visited the club.

Elaborately produced movie of an almost epic dimension that does reveal the director's expertise, but the plot is messy and only enjoyable for its bits and pices , but not as a whoel.

Halliwel (no star): "A lumpy vehicle, eventually costing fifty million dollars, for some of the talents who made The Godfather ten years earlier. Despite a few effective moments, a prime example of the careless extravagance which all but killed the film business."

Maltin**1/2: "Homage to the days of colorful gangsters and Harlem nightlife has style to spare and a wonderful soundtrack full of Duke Ellington music (Gere plays his own cornet solos); all it needs is a story and characters whose relationships make some sense. Visually striking with good scenes scattered about. Not nearly as interesting as the published stories about its tumultuous production."

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Emma Mactaggart

Dance on the Tightrope

We saw Dance on the Tightrope live in concert in the Berlin Columbiahalle performing as support for Lorde.
I liked their dance-pop sound quite well, their new song Devil is fantastic, and they did a very faithful cover of Santigold's Disparate Youth, but unfortunately the performance was hardly much longer than a half hour. Of course everyone was waiting for the main attraction (who appeared punctually to the minute on stage), so it was all in all a good opening act.

Audrey Tautou

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.

Not really a faithful adaptation of Truman Capote's novella, the plot is quite messy and the male lead a bland miscast; neverthless, this movie became an instant classic thanks to a lively and witty direction and the irresistibly charming Audrey Hepburn.

Halliwell*: "Impossibly cleaned up and asexual version of a light novel which tried to be the American I am a Camera (qv). Wild parties, amusing scenes and good cameos, but the pace is slow, the atmosphere is unconvincingly clean and luxurious, and the sentimentality kills it."

Maltin***1/2: "Charming film...Dated trappings don't detract from high comedy and winning romance."