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This Month – May


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Man Ray’s “Le Violon d’Ingres” becomes the most expensive photograph ever sold

SoCal Woman Heartbroken, Not Broke in Online Keanu Reeves Scam This is not judgement, just curiosity: why would you assume that a person you don’t know, would contact you out of the blue? Especially considering this person is world famous? I understand how a regular person you meet on some app can turn out to catfish you, but in this case: you do not know this person. They don’t know you. They have a well-published relationship. They are very, very famous. There has never been any kind of direct contact. Why would they reach out to you and start romancing you? How would that make sense? I am so curious to what happens inside somebody’s mind at this point, what kind of thought process gets activated that overrides conventional logic and makes a person believe that this is definitely happening. Super interesting stuff;

Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe painting sold for record-breaking $195m

Human rights college: hospital discriminated against transgender man

Families displaced by Dodger Stadium start official petition for reparations and other demands

Almere agrees with statue Enith Brigitha

Vangelis, Composer Best Known for ‘Chariots of Fire,’ Dies at 79

The Far-Out Futuristic Fashions of Designer Larry LeGaspi

Rick Owens Loves Larry LeGaspi—And You Should, Too

Depeche Mode’s Andrew Fletcher dies aged 60

Let’s Chat With Musician Mitch Grassi!

The Missing Middle On how there is no “middle housing” in Toronto

‘We were a different side of the 80s. Not the Duran Duran 80s’: the return of Propaganda

Listened to – Music

A-ha – Take on Me – Afas Live Amsterdam

The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu – It’s Grim Up North (Official Video)

Listened to – Podcasts

None in English.

Watched – Films and Documentaries

Fanny: The Right to Rock

The Sparks Brothers

I Get Knocked Down


I’m Wanita

Watched – TV and Youtube

A-ha! I See What He’s Doing…

GEMS (tie dye)

Miscellaneous awesomeness

Een brommertje, a Dutch article about city development photographer Jusopo Muhamad Arsath Ro’is, who always put his “brommertje” (moped) in his pictures, “Where is Waldo?”-style.


This Month – April


A short list this month, as I’ve been very busy researching and reading for my studies. A separate post about the documentaries I saw during the IN-EDIT music documentary festival is coming up!

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Pamela Rooke, punk rock fashion icon known as Jordan, dies aged 66

WeHo Political Donor Ed Buck Gets 30 Years for Drug Poisonings “Drug Poisonings”, that’s a way of describing the absolute horrors that transpired. Note: be careful looking into this case. I have seen/heard Some Shit in my life, but this case is just so horrendous on all levels ;

Garden Visit: The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Musicians want us to pay closer attention at gigs. Let’s do them the courtesy And if you can’t or don’t want to, just turn on Spotify or a streaming video of a show, and stay home. Bonus: you can put your crate of beer next to you, so you don’t have to walk back and forth all the damn time;

The Number of Homeless Men Dying in L.A. Has Exploded My theory for the lack of a decent solution to the homeless crisis in California was, that the fact that it’s sunny over there plays a big role: they’re not freezing to death en masse, so there’s not as much of an incentive to help them. Yeah, that’s BLEAK. Anyway, I’m curious if now that people ARE dying in large numbers, things will improve at a fast pace. I really hope so, but I’m not holding my breath;

Comedian Rebecca Corry on Why the Louis C.K. Sexual Harassment Story is Finally Becoming Part of Her Act Quote: “”This bullshit about the predators being the ones who get canceled is a cute idea, but not true,” says the comic, whose story has come back into focus in light of C.K.’s shocking Grammy win”.

Unsurprising: The gender biases that shape our brains

Listened to – Music

The Bangles – Be With You (Video Version)

Robbie Williams – Lovelight

Listened to – Podcasts
None in English.

Watched – Films and Documentaries

The Andy Warhol Diaries (Netflix)

Watched – TV and Youtube

Nothing of importance, apparently?

Miscellaneous awesomeness

Randy van Merwijk is de grootste HEMA-fan van Nederland: ‘Mijn verzameling is nooit compleet’ Article in Dutch on Randy van Merwijk, who has a museum sized HEMA collection.


This Month – March


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Nearly A Year After Skid Row Order, Judge Wants Settlement in L.A. Homeless Suit I’m afraid that this urgent issue won’t be solved within my lifetime; nog opgelost wordt, helaas;

https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/the-mountain-lion-thats-haunting-the-hipsters/ Mountain Lion P-22 chills in Silver Lake these days;

‘It’s a miracle’: Helsinki’s radical solution to homelessness Spoiler: they provide people with housing;

Listened to – Music

The Beautiful South – Song For Whoever (Official Video)

Messer – Love Supply (fan made lyric video)

Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes (Official Music Video)

ElyOtto – SugarCrash! (Official Video)

Motörhead – Ace Of Spades (Official Video)

Spinvis – Voor Ik Vergeet

Blind Melon – No Rain – Live MTV UK Studio 1993 Stereo

Bjӧrk – Joga (Later Archive)

The HampsterDance Song

Kristin Hersh – Your Ghost (Official Video)

Listened to – Podcasts

None in English

Watched – Films and Documentaries


Watched – Films and Documentaries

Duchesnay & Duchesnay (FRA) – 1990 World Figure Skating Championships, Free Dance A perfect example of how sometimes, you don’t win the competition because you’re just too ahead of your time. Anyone who saw this program back in the day, remembers it fondly. Nobody remembers who actually won the competion and nobody really cares.

Hustle Culture is worse than you think…

De geweldige nachtveerboot van Japan 😴🛳 Tokio naar Hokkaido op de MOL-veerboot No clue why I can’t un-automatically translate this title, but it’s about a night ferry in Japan, and it’s AWESOME!

The History of Vivienne Westwood

Big statue returns to Easter Island

My Place: Florence Welch

Goedkoopste privékamer in de slaaptrein van Japan 😴🛏 12 uur durende reis vanaf Tokyo Station And again, the terror of the forced automatic translation strikes! This is a video about a 12 hour train journey in Japan, and it’s again AWESOME! Wish all trains were like this.

Miscellaneous awesomeness