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This Month – February


Read – Online

Note: I mostly read articles in Dutch this month, about how drug use is getting out of hand here in Amsterdam in ways that have never been seen before, about how loneliness impacts people and the way others relate to them (spoiler: they avoid lonely people like the plague) and about how a 90 year old woman was SO done with her neighbour’s noisiness, that she whacked him with an iron pipe.

Exclusive: Skid Row’s Life-Saving Warming Stations Delayed for Months

How to Be 18 Years Old Again for Only $2 Million a Year

Study: Lack of Shade at Most L.A. Bus Stops Is a Health Hazard for Riders

Listened to – Music

Falco – Brillantin’ Brutal’ (Aus dem Film “Helden von Heute” 20.10.1984)

(HD) Falco – Vienna Calling | Live Frankfurt Alte Oper 1986

Falco – Rock Me Amadeus (Official Video)

Bronski Beat – Why ? (Official Music Video)

Kristin Hersh – Your Ghost (Official Video)

America – A Horse With No Name (1972)

Nelly Furtado – Say It Right (Official Music Video)

Blind Melon – No Rain

The La’s – There She Goes

Charles & Eddie – Would I Lie To You? (Official Video)

The Internet – Girl (Official Video) ft. KAYTRANADA

The Internet – Get Away (Official Video)

Listened to – Podcasts

To Live and Die in LA, season 2

The Cost of Happiness: Tony Hsieh

The Coldest Case in Laramie

Watched – Films and Documentaries


Watched – TV and Youtube

Meet My Beat Ep. 6 – “Sexy Ladies” By Superfruit

The Truth About Where Hair Extensions Come From | Shady | Refinery29


Miscellaneous awesomeness

Canairi® ━ A Fresh Air Monitor™


This Month – January


Read – Online

Tatjana Patitz, One Of The Original Supermodels, Has Died

Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies aged 54

David Crosby, Byrds and CSN&Y Co-Founder, is Dead at 81

The Lion King: The Life and Death of L.A.’s Iconic P-22

The Monarch Butterfly Beats Extinction in Triumphant California Comeback Yesss!

Study: L.A.’s Homeless Population Is Higher Than Official Count Claimed Sadly, not surprising.

Paco Rabanne: Celebrated designer dies aged 88

We live in the era of mids That’s… mid.

Listened to – Music

The Breeders – Cannonball

Listened to – Podcasts

Sounds like a cult “a podcast that analyzes a different fanatical group every week to try and answer the big question: This sounds like a cult, but is it really?”

Scamfluencers “On Wondery’s new weekly series, join co-hosts Scaachi Koul and Sarah Hagi as they unpack epic stories of deception from the worlds of social media, fashion, finance, health, and wellness”.

Heavyweight “Jonathan Goldstein goes back to the moment everything changed”.

You’re wrong about “Sarah is a journalist obsessed with the past. Every week she reconsiders a person or event that’s been miscast in the public imagination”.

Watched – Films and Documentaries


Watched – TV and Youtube

Spookslot zoals je het nooit eerder zag – Walkthrough & registratie It’s in Dutch, but you can still understand what’s going on. It’s a registration of the “Spookslot” (“haunted castle”) attraction in the Efteling themepark, that had been a fan favorite since its opening in 1978, and has now closed.

Miscellaneous awesomeness

Užupis Cat Can help you overcome all your fears.
HappyCrochetLady 1 word: pizza blanket. Another word: watermelon blanket.


This Month – December


Read – Online

British Museum confirms talks over Parthenon Marbles It’s about time;

Putin signs law expanding Russia’s rules against ‘LGBT propaganda’;

2ManyDJs on 20 accidental years of mashups and mayhem: ‘It’s more fun when it’s a little bit naughty’;

Jonathan, the world’s oldest tortoise, marks his 190th with fanfare and salad cake;

Creative people: A note on the creative class by Bucket Siler;

Runaway Teenager Killed in Long Beach Identified After 44 Years Quote: “Kenny, as his family called him, ran away a lot, according to his sister. However, he always came back. When he didn’t return that last time, they looked for him, and hired a private investigator. But eventually they assumed he’d started a new life somewhere. They never reported him missing”. A kid that “runs away a lot”, hiring a private detective but never reporting him missing, assuming he started “a new life somewhere” at 15: all completely normal behavior of course;

Chateau Marmont Staff Wins Union Contract in Bruising Years-Long Battle;

Point Reyes Lighthouse’s rebirth: Mystery solved, $5 million renovation done Are they looking for a live in care taker?

In the Natural Hair Community, Inclusivity Is a Moving Target;

Faithless lead singer Maxi Jazz dies aged 65;

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, Former ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ DJ and ‘SYTYCD’ All-Star, Dead at 40;

How Rui Da Silva’s progressive house hit ‘Touch Me ft. Cassandra’ broke the pop mould;

Andrew Tate: Romanian police to hold influencer for 30 days Let this please be the beginning of the end of his “influencer” status;

Dame Vivienne Westwood: fashion designer dies aged 81;

Today in “Unsurprising”: Study Shows L.A. ‘Street Sweeps’ Are Not Helping the Homeless;

Spielberg tells of guilt over harm hit film Jaws may have done to sharks And rightfully so!

December was P-22’s month:

Mountain Lion Stalking Hollywood Hills Will Be Captured;

P-22, L.A.’s Favorite Free-Roaming Cougar, is Caught: Could Be Killed;

P-22, L.A.’s Beloved Hometown Cougar, Has Been Euthanized;

P-22, Hollywood’s celebrity mountain lion, ends his reign;

P-22, L.A. celebrity mountain lion, euthanized due to severe injuries;

SoCal Native Americans Urge Tribal Burial for P-22 Cougar in Griffith Park;

A Eulogy for P-22, A Mountain Lion Who Changed the World;

Stunning photos of L.A.’s celebrity mountain lion P-22.

Listened to – Music

Francis and the Lights – See Her Out

TEEMID – Electric Feel

Rui Da Silva – Touch Me ft. Cassandra

Listened to – Podcasts

Heavyweight – Another Roadside Attraction “When Stephanie was in high school, a bookstore seemingly dropped out of the sky into her small Texas town. Then, just as quickly, it was gone”. This one is HEAVY. You have been warned.

Watched – Films and Documentaries

Everything – The Real Thing Story

Homemade – Phyllida Barlow

Art in the Twenty-First Century: Chris Ware in “Chicago”

Candy The Candy Dulfer documentary.

Watched – TV and Youtube

The Commodification of Fall | Internet Analysis

Her TINY HOUSE is the size of a garage, & it’s really cute!

Daddy Issues Onscreen – Why Our Culture Mocks Abandonment

The Absurd Logistics of Concert Tours Not that absurd if you ask me, but interesting nonetheless

First on SoundCloud ’22: A spotlight on EKKSTACY

Miscellaneous awesomeness

(re)Discoveries An art fair for artists who either started making art later in life, or got recognition later in life;

On the wall: Museum Beleving – Noses;

*BRB moving* The Futuro House by Matti Suuronen;

There is one where you can stay the night Futuro House at Marston Park;

Science Inspired Jewelry;

The Gävle Goat stayed up this year!