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years end list 2012

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a fun little custom at the end of the year is posting my personal musical highlight(s). this year wasn’t exactly the most memorable one but still there’s being some fine tunes & heavy shit released! speaking of heavy shit: for me it defo was the year heavy music found its’ way back into my heart, although i’ll spare you the depths of my personal dark-side-of-the-moon favorites.

if i’d take into acount the simple amount of plays in 2012 some classical masterpiece of beethoven, bach, mozart or vivaldi would probably be topping my list. but since this best of thingy is about music that’s actually been released 2012 a.d. (not taking any re-releases into account) i have the honor to award the prestigeous seahorserider music award 2012 for the track of the year to…

JAPANDROIDS - the night of wine and roses (kick ass modern days rock n’ roll from one of my fav bands)

HERE WE GO MAGIC - over the ocean (this song really touched me and would have been my choice if i really had to pick just ONE favorite song from 2012)

GRIMES - oblivion (this track’s just so positive and catchy! love the dyed hair btw)

PAWS - miss american bookworm (fine garage/ shoegaze/ r’n’r song! love it!!)

may we listen to some fabulous music in 2013 again!

cheers shr





'Chairlift' (US) singer Caroline Polachek, april 2012
i’ve been incredible uninspired to take photos or to update this site for some time. some shit has been going on in my life and if i could push the f****in reset button i’d be more than happy to do so.
after months of not holding a camera in my hand i found myself taking photos of Caroline Polachek, singer of Brooklyn (NY) based band ‘Chairlift’. she’s one of those typical ‘indie’ band girls these days: slim figured and beautiful. after the time we spent together all i can say about her personally is that she’s nice girl with a warm smile.
the photos needed to be taken within two shakes of a lambs tail so there was hardly time to be fancy let alone adjust my cameras to the horrible lighting. but somehow i ended up getting a nice shot and i think that the photo reflects her playful character.
go see them live if you can. it’ll be worth it!
www.chairlifted.com/

'Chairlift' (US) singer Caroline Polachek, april 2012

i’ve been incredible uninspired to take photos or to update this site for some time. some shit has been going on in my life and if i could push the f****in reset button i’d be more than happy to do so.

after months of not holding a camera in my hand i found myself taking photos of Caroline Polachek, singer of Brooklyn (NY) based band ‘Chairlift’. she’s one of those typical ‘indie’ band girls these days: slim figured and beautiful. after the time we spent together all i can say about her personally is that she’s nice girl with a warm smile.

the photos needed to be taken within two shakes of a lambs tail so there was hardly time to be fancy let alone adjust my cameras to the horrible lighting. but somehow i ended up getting a nice shot and i think that the photo reflects her playful character.

go see them live if you can. it’ll be worth it!

www.chairlifted.com/

track of the year 2011
2011 has been a memorable year musicwise. there were so many unbelievable good releases and to choose just one single stand-out track is almost impossible. but sometimes in life it all comes down to make a decision…
so here we go.. my very personal track of the year:
Fear Of Drowning by MIRRORS.
the addictive groove and the line “is this far enough” are just two reasons what makes this track so glorious!
the honorable mention this year goes to THE RAPTURE with It Takes Time To Be a Man.

ps: the photo’s me with my best buddy having a blast as always in 2011. cheers m8!

track of the year 2011

2011 has been a memorable year musicwise. there were so many unbelievable good releases and to choose just one single stand-out track is almost impossible. but sometimes in life it all comes down to make a decision…

so here we go.. my very personal track of the year:

Fear Of Drowning by MIRRORS.

the addictive groove and the line “is this far enough” are just two reasons what makes this track so glorious!

the honorable mention this year goes to THE RAPTURE with It Takes Time To Be a Man.

ps: the photo’s me with my best buddy having a blast as always in 2011. cheers m8!

galicia, 2011

galicia, 2011

galicia, 2011

galicia, 2011

how i miss those lines.. *sigh*
galicia, 2011

how i miss those lines.. *sigh*

galicia, 2011

this summer i went on a surf  trip to france and spain. i’ve been there quite often over the years  hence i thought it’s time for something new.
and so in search of adventure, good waves and few crowds i drove as  far west as the mainland of spain would allow me to.. to a remote and  solitary place called galicia. and i shouldn’t be disappointed…
so here’s just a few of the photos i took on this trip.

this summer i went on a surf trip to france and spain. i’ve been there quite often over the years hence i thought it’s time for something new.

and so in search of adventure, good waves and few crowds i drove as far west as the mainland of spain would allow me to.. to a remote and solitary place called galicia. and i shouldn’t be disappointed…

so here’s just a few of the photos i took on this trip.

it’s been fairly quiet on my tumblr for the last weeks. nowadays i feel i need a little break from everything that is happening. and there’re so many things happening.

very soon the time of the year comes when i feel like a complete human being again. it’s time for me to reunite with the ocean.. to go surfing.

therefore i post this couple of photos from last years surf adventures around the french west-coast. i had such a lovely time and i wanna thank everybody who was a part of it :)

cheers

shr

legendary miss ‘dirty martini’ during one of her performances at the vienna burlesque ball two weeks ago.
karl lagerfeld did a shooting with her about a year ago for v magazines’ size issue.  running out of things to say.
maybe i’ll post more photos of this fun little event soon.

legendary miss ‘dirty martini’ during one of her performances at the vienna burlesque ball two weeks ago.

karl lagerfeld did a shooting with her about a year ago for v magazines’ size issue.  running out of things to say.

maybe i’ll post more photos of this fun little event soon.

'sugar'
a friend of mine has a horse and a couple of weeks back she asked me if i wanted to come along when she went to see it. so i did. my camera as well.
when she went into the round pen (that’s were the photo was taken) with ‘sugar’ (a blood horse) he was going nuts. round after round in full speed. it was a pretty impressive sight. ‘that’s why they call it horse power’ i thought to myself..

'sugar'

a friend of mine has a horse and a couple of weeks back she asked me if i wanted to come along when she went to see it. so i did. my camera as well.

when she went into the round pen (that’s were the photo was taken) with ‘sugar’ (a blood horse) he was going nuts. round after round in full speed. it was a pretty impressive sight. ‘that’s why they call it horse power’ i thought to myself..

this is the movie barcode of ‘the matrix’ (1999). a friend of mine started doing this a while ago. he basically makes a  screenshot of every key frame, puts the pictures together… et voila:  the color sheme of the movie apears. it’s really fascinating how movies from different genres match certain color shemes. in this case we see the movie barcode of ‘the matrix’ aka the greenest movie ever made.
check out his tumblr for more movie barcodes: http://moviebarcode.tumblr.com

this is the movie barcode of ‘the matrix’ (1999). a friend of mine started doing this a while ago. he basically makes a screenshot of every key frame, puts the pictures together… et voila: the color sheme of the movie apears. it’s really fascinating how movies from different genres match certain color shemes. in this case we see the movie barcode of ‘the matrix’ aka the greenest movie ever made.

check out his tumblr for more movie barcodes: http://moviebarcode.tumblr.com

no country for old man

i feel like i just wasted two hours of my life watching the coen brothers 2007 achievement ‘no country for old man’. wow… just how much blood and violence does i take to make an interesting movie these days? but while i ask myself this question i feel like a hypocrite about shaking my head in sadness of it all.

why does one watch movies nowadays? what the coen brothers created here is a deeply ironic movie about human nature and fate. but do we really go to the movies to see an ‘ironic’ movie? probably not. we watch movies for excitement and satisfaction.

the question this raises is: have we deteriorated to the level of dumb beings unable to confront our fears and emotions which happen to be depicted in (some) movies when they don’t give us satisfaction and/or excitement?

we live the comfy life. and we want to keep it that way. things shaking us up are not appreciated. taking these thoughts into account for my rating of this movie: 2 of 5.

story-wise… i simply didn’t like it very much.

ps: if you DO happen to like ironic movies give ‘the man who wasn’t there’ a try (also from the coen brothers, 2001). brilliant stuff

'ghost'
in december i informed you that jeff wall was giving a speech about the pros and cons of painting (interesting since he’s a photographer and not a painter).
i had my camera on me that night (a decisive night for me personally as i should learn later that evening) and deceided to take a picture of him. of course i’d couldn’t ‘just’ take a picture of him delivering his speech so i went for his ‘ghost’.
make sure you check out some of his photographs. they’re stunning. if you ever have the chance to see them live i’d strongly advise to go for it !
some of his stuff is displayed at the vienna mumok in the permanent collection.

'ghost'

in december i informed you that jeff wall was giving a speech about the pros and cons of painting (interesting since he’s a photographer and not a painter).

i had my camera on me that night (a decisive night for me personally as i should learn later that evening) and deceided to take a picture of him. of course i’d couldn’t ‘just’ take a picture of him delivering his speech so i went for his ‘ghost’.

make sure you check out some of his photographs. they’re stunning. if you ever have the chance to see them live i’d strongly advise to go for it !

some of his stuff is displayed at the vienna mumok in the permanent collection.