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That’s really what I am this week, got my head in the clouds for sure. I was sick all last week…and I’m still recovering with my nose, which still thinks it has a cold. Anyway, hopefully I’m all better this weekend so I can get to some good music, my last posting I lost 3 times, so as you can tell I was kind of…slacking. But really, Data Rock was really good, I have new found respect for them. Lately I’ve been obsessed with a few things. #1 is the random image generator that takes the last uploaded images of livjournal and compiles them…you can constantly refresh until you’ve had just about enough. Here’s one cooky pic I found on there:

Get the link for the random image generator

As well, I’ve been interested this week in Mormons…especially Mormon undergarments. They are worn by mormons under thier clothes and have special symbols on the nipple parts to remind them of thier covenant with God…some people call them magic Mormon underpants…you learn something new everyday. Check out this awesome video about them!

I’ve been really into the producer Lawrence lately…I posted one of his songs earlier, it’s one of my favorites.

Lawrence-Wasting A Fall

Lusine-Everything Under The Sun (Lawrence Remix)

That’s it for now…I’m under a lot of stress because I have so much work to make up from being sick…stupid colds…

*for some reason the spacing on this thing is wrong…I tried to fix it 8 billion times, I don’t have 1 billion left in me…

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Chills Up And Down My Spine

So, I lost my post because my connection cut out…urgh!(3 times)

Here’s what I’ve done for the past week. I saw Data Rock…very cool. Because it was Valentine’s day they sang “Time of Our Lives” from Dirty Dancing…indeed:

Then I went to Leiden, a town near Amsterdam. It turned mostly protestant at one time… making it a very beautiful and interesting town. I went to the conservatory there first:

look an actual windmill!

Then I went to see Trus’me and it made me super happy…see…you can see my happy face:

The only thing that sucked about that night was I came down with a cold…so I was wondering if it was this song or the cold that made me have chills up and down my spine:

Young and Company-I Like (What You’re Doing To Me)

Being sick all day allowed me to find this weird gem. They were popular in 1992, and you can instantly tell in the video…red hair and a silver jacket.

Lush-Nothing Natural

What’s Wuv Got To Do With It?

Ah, love. So beautiful, so wonderful, so full of magic and so…profitable? Well, not as much in Amsterdam, so I find it cute rather than barbaric. So, because I’m in a good mood now, I will post some cute love oriented goodness. As well, Trusme is playing in Amsterdam on the 16th…so on the slim chance that anyone in Amsterdam is reading this…attend! It’s at the Sugar Factory. Here’s a song he produced, that gives you an idea of what goodness is in store:

Trusme-Good God

First celebration of mushyness goes to this cute animation:

Last saturday I went to some breakbeat/electro whatever mashup thing and I managed finally to get some pics of Garreth and I making silly faces and enjoying chinese take-out box cartoons:

As you can see, we had a good time. What Valentines day wouldn’t be complete without some music to get you in the mood… This is just the thing to spark your flame:

DJ Deeon-Baddest Bitch

And for those of you who are away from your love one use this link to make a cute candy heart card like this one:

Candy Hearts Generator

One last song I can’t resist…a different spin on a classic!

Towa Tei-Private Eyes

I Wish I Was A Praying Mantis

I’m in a pretty bad mood today despite the fact that today had the most beautiful weather I’ve seen so far in Amsterdam.

Sad me:

So today is devoted to minimal techno…but not too minimal, in homage to the sun. Later tonight I’m going to a dubstep thingy, so I don’t know if I’ll be into it after my little minimal slump. Right now this little guy is the only thing from keeping me from becoming a monster:

He’s not just a little stuffed owly. If you turn him over this is whats inside:

Hehehehehe! Mr. Owly has a hot water bottle in him…how cute! Most awesome to hug right now while I listen to this chill ditty. Who says ditty anymore…I guess I do.

Pantha Du Prince-Asha

This last song makes me feel as if it is summing up the bumingness of the day with the sunshine. It starts off sad, minimal…and exploding into a sunshine of melody. Just like hugging Owly

Lawrence-Swap

Poffertjes: Why Have I Been Deprived Of You All My Life?

I just wanted to give all of you a little peek into what kind of awesome breakfast goodies the Dutch have. Normally, before I go to work I have coffee, toast and sometimes a cooked egg. But on the weekends it is a different story. I get to have this instead:

They are poffertjes…tasty little Dutch yummy pancake type things…except more eggy and not dry. They are more like tiny little crepe dough stuffs rather than pancakes. Then they put butter and powdered sugar on them. Yeah, you can understand why I don’t eat them everyday. Lately I’ve been super busy running around working side jobs etc…which is great because I’m making some cash on the side. I’m really excited though because on the 16th of Febuary Trusme is coming to Amsterdam! I was hoping he’ll play this song produced by the Glen Adam’s Affair. This song was the freakin’ hardest to find online…so appreciate it peoples.

Glen Adams Affair-Just a Groove

As well, because of the writers strike I decided to investigate some good ol’ horror films. I watched all of the versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, which are all good in their own ways but my favorite is the 1978 version. I love the ending…classic scary. Here’s the trailer: Haha! It has a super skinny Jeff Goldblum in it! Also, I wanted to include this little nugget of horror goodness that is definetly an homage to me! Awesome! Yeah, I’m terrifying and I’m always having an affair with the supernatural. A little bit of extra funk that I found to go with your Poffertjes…or whatever you have for breakfast: (God! I love that song!)

Kleeer-Get Touch

Welcome To My Neighborhood…

So this is the first posting of my new abode for the next 3 months. I get off of work at 5 and it’s already dark by then, so on the weekends I’ll try to take some better pics. Here are my new next door neighbors, right outside of my bedroom window:

Awesome…prosties outside my window every day…good morning.  I also have a pic of my little room…the door is glass.  No privacy inside as well as out…I have big glass windows everywhere. Thank you curtains.

And although I don’t have pics of the rest of this lovely 3 story building I do have the living room:

I don’t know if you can tell by these photos but the weather was very crappy today and I had to bike in it. At work I reviewed a bunch of videos for content descriptions and so I didn’t move all day.  I was super cold in that building so I wore my coat all day.  Here is a little sample of some of the crazy videos I was looking at:

Don’t ask what it means. I was in a meeting today and it was all in dutch, so I was trying to look like I knew what I was hearing, but tuning out at the same time. Then they all turned to me and asked if I had anything to add. I just laughed…wtf was I suposed to say?

In honor of such a craptaculously rainy day here are songs that make you want to crawl under the covers and not move…like I am doing after an exhausting day of crazy video viewing.

Peter Visti-Bad Weather 

Bonobo-Scuba

The Leaning City of Mexico…

So finally my lazy ass has gotten the photos of my Mexico City trip so it’s only fitting that this whole post including the songs are south of the Border. If your curious I have finally reached Amsterdam, and I’ll post all the little goodies about where I’m staying and so forth later. Mexico City, a wonder of confusing and interesting sites and sounds. The whole trip I just wondered what that place must have looked like before Cortez got there…must have been amazing. However, the earlier inhabitants did build the city on a marshy piece of land, and although they drained it, the Spanish drained it even more. The results of doing so plus multiple earth quakes are as follows:

Seriously, the Leaning Tower of Piza has nothing on the Churches of Mexico City. Tiz Crazy how unstable the buildings are and still people live in them. That’s another thing the locals call Montezuma’s revenge, the other is horrible crippling sickness from drinking the water. I didn’t get that, just a cold…lucky me.

Here I am infront of the Pyramid of the Sun. I climbed that mofo with my cold at 7,000 ft above sea level. Awesome:

We got around mostly by subway…which was awesome because it was only 2 pesos a ride…which is like 2 cents. I love goverment subsedised stuff. Here I am at a time where it isn’t a sardine can:

There are tons of beautiful parks there with awesome sculptures and I just had to do my own take on one I passed:

One more so this doesn’t become a boring slide show: I had to pay my respect to Diego and Frida.This one is in one of the palaces there. Outside, in Mexico City on a day that was like80 degrees there was ice skating. And the long line around the rink was not for skating, but for watching people skate.  You didn’t have to pay to skate, you had to pay to watch.

The tracks that I am posting I absolutely love.  I don’t know much about the band Babe Ruth except that this was the only track I could find of thiers, but its an awesome ballad and this video shows how crazy intense thier singer is:

Babe Ruth-The Mexican 

And one more Mexican themed track:

Sammy Barbot-Mexico 

Adios!