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News from Tired Pony!

July 9th, 2013

Oooohh I’m SO excited for this! Gary Lightbody got his supergroup together again to record another Tired Pony album, called The Ghost Of The Mountain.

 

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The first single All Things All At Once had its radio premiere yesterday. Really beautiful, the perfect song for a quiet, relaxed summer night. Sounds like it’s gonna be the album of the summer for me, even though it’ll be hard to top the first one, The Place We Ran From – it’s unreal how much I love that album, might even be in my top 3 records of all time!
So yeah, I can’t really wait anymore. The cover is so beautiful as well, exactly how I imagined it. Bring it on!!


Rock am Ring 2013 – Highlights Part 2

June 24th, 2013

As I wrote in the first part, I discovered some new bands and artists at this years Rock am Ring festival:

Jake Bugg


I already knew him before since he toured with Snow Patrol and Noel Gallagher last year but I’d yet to hear more than a few songs, so fortunately his full set was shown in the livestream. So much talent for a 19 year old! Didn’t know he could play those guitar solos.

Imagine Dragons


So I’ll admit I’ve been living under a rock these last few months… I’ve never heard of these guys until I saw them as the first band in this years livestream. But I loved them instantly – catchy songs, lyrics I can relate to, lots of energy and a singer who seemed completely blown away at the response his band got from the crowd :D cute. I also love all the percussion elements, nice to see (and hear) them all drumming together.

BΔSTILLE


…I know, it’s getting embarrassing now.. I’ve read their name before ’cause they opened for Muse on some of their shows, but never heard any songs until their set at Rock am Ring. I was surprised how many people there welcomed them with signs and t-shirts! Told you I’ve been missing a lot of stuff, but better late than never, right?
My first thought was “Man, he totally looks like Ted Mosby” :D But it didn’t take long until they had me captivated. I love Dans voice, the groove of their songs, the electronic feel to them.. and again, lots of percussion by all band members, awesome.


Rock am Ring 2013 – Highlights Part 1

June 16th, 2013

Whoop whoop I’m back! With music!

For the 7th (wtf!) year now I followed the Rock am Ring festival via livestreams and TV. Saw some amazing sets by my favourite bands and discovered some new ones, so here’s part one of my highlights.

Stereophonics
They definitely didn’t get the slot they deserved, playing the Alternastage at 6 pm – it should’ve either been the Centerstage around that time or way later in the dark on the Alternastage. But they obviously sounded great as always, apart from the hits I really liked “Catacomb” from the new album (can’t find it on youtube :( )

Biffy Clyro


The crowd loved Biffy and I think Biffy loved the crowd :D Seems like they had a real connection – how funny was Simon’s “Ziehst du mich durch den Kakao?” ? :D (awesome German skills!) They’re the perfect festival band.

Phoenix


They only showed a few songs on TV when Phoenix played the festival in 2009, so it was great to see their full set this year :) Perfect atmosphere during the sunset! (Also, how cute is it when he counts in the songs in French? :D)

The Killers


They headlined the festival in 2009, this year they “only” headlined the Alternastage, but I think I liked this set even more. Brandon and the whole band have always come across quite reserved and serious to me, and here he was smiling so much the entire time, I really loved that. That they’re a brilliant live band is no secret and this concert reminded me that I really need to see them someday.


waiting for that feeling

March 24th, 2013

Oh man, I never thought we’d see this day. Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn performing together. I know they buried their grudge some time ago but seeing them together on stage (singing my favourite Blur song and even sharing the mic!!!) makes it all perfect. I have tears in my eyes and a huge grin on my face.


Travis greenscreen fun

March 1st, 2013

So y’all have most likely seen THIS:

 

Stupid but so very funny.

Right now there’s a lot going on in Travisland, since they’re FINALLY bringing out a new album soon. And last night us fans had some fun on Facebook with a greenscreen pic from their new video – someone photoshopped a T Rex into the background and suddenly there was E.T., a meerkat, the Beatles… and the goat. Which might’ve been my doing. Hahahaha I just couldn’t resist. Fran seemed to think it was funny as well… so yeah. Bring on the new album!


still alive (sort of)

January 31st, 2013

Yes, I’m still alive! Or functioning at least. Going through some really tough and sad times at the moment, so far I’m coping somehow..

I definitely haven’t abandoned this little thing here, so I promise to at least try to post regularly again. Please bear with me!

The best thing about this week are probably my new chelsea boots, so here’s a little sneak peek:


Blogger Adventskalender Tag 6 – Nikolaus!

December 6th, 2012

Hallihallo, schön, dass ihr hierher gefunden habt! Nachdem es gestern ein ganz leckeres 5. Türchen bei buntleben gab, möcht ich euch natürlich erstmal einen tollen Nikolaustag wünschen :) Hier im 6. Türchen folgt nun der ultimative X-Mas-Guide für Weihnachtsmuffel, Back- und Bastellegastheniker, people on a budget und für alle, die einfach noch nicht so richtig in Stimmung sind!

Step 1 – Get some music on!
Ich kanns mir natürlich nicht verkneifen, meine kleine aber feine (und zugegeben etwas spezielle) Weihnachts-Playlist zu posten – wenn UK Softrockbands nicht euer Fall sind, hat Jenny von Blaubeertraum jetzt was tolles entdeckt – christmasradio.fm :) Da sollte für jeden etwas dabei sein!

Step 2 – Geschenkestress? Pff!
“Weihnachtsstress” – was für ein dämliches Wort. Wer sich in einer der schönsten Zeiten des Jahres stressen lässt ist selber Schuld.
Ich hab zwar gut reden, weil ich nie viele Leute beschenken muss (hab demnach noch kein einziges Geschenk) aber falls ihr auch noch Ideen braucht, helfen euch diese vielleicht etwas:

- Selbstbemalte Bilderrahmen – einen einfachen Rahmen (z.B. RAM von Ikea) bemalen und vielleicht sogar bekleben. Diese beiden hab ich mal verschenkt: Passend zum Urlaub und passend zur Tapete der Beschenkten :D
- Panorama Teelichter für Städtefans
- Wie wärs – passend zum aktuellen Boxenfieber – mit einer eigenen Beauty- oder Wohlfühlbox? Oder einem DIY-Starterkit? (versch. Stifte, Stoffe und Stoffmalfarben, Washitape…..)
- Selbstgestalteter Gutschein, z.B. für ein gemeinsames Frühstück im Café
- Oder die Hipster-Version aller Fotogeschenke: Instagram-Collage =D


Step 3 – Budgetbasteln für alle

Super einfach, praktisch kostenlos und der Klassiker schlechthin: Papier-Schneeflocken!



Anleitung zum Falten
Vorlagen
Inspiration für Fortgeschrittene
Und natürlich die Star Wars Version :D

Step 4 – Fail Proof Cookies
Wir machen eigentlich immer nur Kokosmakronen und ganz simple Ausstech-Plätzchen mit Zuckerstreuseln. Dieses Jahr hab ich die Streusel mal durch Nougat und Marzipan ersetzt :)
Und da meine Mama immer penibel darauf achtet, so wenig Zucker und Fett wie möglich zu nehmen, gibts hier das “schlanke” Mürbeteig-Rezept :D

Man braucht:
- 250 gr Mehl
- 50 gr Zucker
- 80 gr Butter
- 1 Ei
- 1 Päckchen Vanillezucker
- 1 Messerspitze Backpulver
- 1 Prise Salz

Für den Belag Nuss-Nougat in der Mikrowelle (oder im Wasserbad) schmelzen und entweder mit einem Löffel auf die Plätzchen streichen oder einen Spritzbeutel nehmen. Letzteres sieht am Ende natürlich schöner aus :D
Um das Marzipan besser verarbeiten zu können, hab ich es in kleine Stückchen geschnitten und auch kurz in der Mikrowelle erwärmt. Danach ließ es sich ganz einfach mit etwas Puderzucker verkneten und zwischen Frischhaltefolie ausrollen. Dann entweder kleine Sternchen ausstechen – oder wie ich mit dem Messer ausschneiden :D ist mühsam aber geht! Sternchen auf die Plätzchen setzen und fertig sind sie :)


Step 5 – Einfach mal relaxen
Bei dem Wetter ists doch am schönsten, einfach mal nichts zu tun und sich mit einem heißen Kakao aufs Sofa zu kuscheln :) Wie ihr seht muss Weihnachten weder stressig noch teuer sein, also genießt die tolle Zeit – und habt weiterhin Spaß mit dem Adventskalender! Morgen gehts weiter bei Le petite globetrotteur :)


Blogger Adventskalender!

November 28th, 2012

Ich freue mich riesig, dass ich dieses Jahr bei einem Blogger-Adventskalender mitmache :) Organisiert wird das ganze von der lieben Schokofee von Fashion Fairytale. Mir gehört das 6. Türchen und ich bin schon sehr auf die anderen gespannt!

 

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autumn love

November 12th, 2012

Absolutely love autumn! These pics were taken a few weeks ago, the weather (and light) was beautiful that day. I also love my new fairisle dip dye sweater, yay for 20% off at Urban Outfitters!


Homemade Granola

October 15th, 2012

I’ve always loved all sorts of cereal and muesli – not only for breakfast but also as a quick snack during the day. To avoid all the sugar in granola from the supermarket, I’ve finally made my own at home :)

I kept it pretty basic since I like to eat it with fresh fruit and I’m not a big fan of seeds, but I’ll definitely try a coconut and chocolate version soon!

Ingredients:
oats
chopped hazelnuts
chopped almonds
cinnamon
honey
butter (or oil)
I’m sorry I don’t have any measures of how much you need – just take as much of each as you desire, haha!

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix the melted butter and honey in a second bowl, then pour over the oat mixture and stir until everything is covered in it. Spread it on a baking tray and bake for 10 to 15 minutes at about 180°C while stirring every few minutes. When your granola is golden brown and crunchy, let it cool before storing it in an airtight container.

Yum!