Not a lot to do here. Had an interview with a temp agency but so far haven’t heard anything specific regarding a job. Keeping my fingers crossed… My iPhone has of course been my favorite new toy this week – I’m going to have to create a resources post at some point, as I’ve jailbroken it and it’s now twice as shiny! 🙂
Among other things I found a much better camera software, so when I went for a walk with my mom today, in the fields above the village, I took some photos that came out quite pretty:
Another thing that’s been making me happy is Fall Out Boy’s new video for “I Don’t Care” – I’ve watched it approximately 30 times by now and it still makes me giggle. Not to speak of the fact that I’ve got the song stuck in my head on permanent repeat. *g*
Because that’s what Basel is, home. I stayed with my brother and his girlfriend and managed to catch up with several of my friends. I even went out dancing with my best friend, which was a lot of fun, and Basel was as pretty as ever… All photos can be found in this album on Flickr.
And here’s a photo from today – before I went to an interview with a temp agency we got a visit from our neighbour’s cat Pantoufle, much to my father’s chagrin:
I now am the proud owner of an iPhone, so for the first time ever I have a cameraphone. 🙂 Btw, I found two videos from the Jason Mraz concert last week – not taken by me:
First of all, here’s two pics of my parents’ guest bedroom, which is mine for the time being:
More interestingly, yesterday I went on a daytrip with my parents to the very pretty Castle Wildegg – my idea, because after a year in two countries with no houses older than 200+ years, I was in the mood for some “proper” history… *g*
I was very excited to discover that Jason Mraz would play at the Kaufleuten in Zurich last night – I went by myself, but that did not stop me from having a blast! Originally I had a ticket for a balcony seat (because pit was sold out), but I got there early and decided that there was no way I’d watch the show from all the way up in the back. Instead I went into the pit and was only three rows from the stage, maybe 2 metres from Jason, and had the most relaxed and fun concert experience ever!
Sadly my camera battery died on me early on, but here are the photos (and one video) I managed to take:
Staying with a friend in Perth, my last stop before flying home (via Singapore), so I have regular internet access. Yay! 🙂
Anyway, currently I’m listening to the mixtape Fall Out Boy released to pimp their upcoming album and to promote people voting for Obama (both album and election on November 4) – Welcome to the new administration is available for free download. It’s not just teasers for new FOB songs, but also a number of other bands from the Decaydance label, like Panic at the Disco, The Academy Is…, Cobra Starship (all three of which I saw in concert on Wednesday, yay!) and others.
My favorite track by far (and constantly on repeat these days) is Cobra’s cover of Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” – Gabe Saporta singing “I Kissed a Boy” has all the catchiness of the original and none of the questionable lyrics (seriously, there’s nothing empowering about the original, imo, on the contrary): www.sendspace.com/file/66ehvw
Pretty. Odd. (including weird punctuation, despite Panic having dropped the ‘!’ in their bandname) is just what the title says, especially if you expected something similar to its predecessor (which was one of my favorite and most-listened to albums of 2006). Instead you get a crazy mix of styles and instruments, whirling through the past 100 or so years of music, every song markedly different. And boy, do I love it! Because they kept what I enjoyed most – the sense of fun, of whimsy, and lyrics that make you want to actually listen. Oh yes, I’ll be bopping along to this CD for a long time…
For your listening pleasure:
Behind the Sea: www.sendspace.com/file/0j4cw4
From a Mountain in the Middle of the Cabins: www.sendspace.com/file/urdfmb
Just watched The Bubble, a movie by Israeli film maker Eytan Fox – beautiful, it shows the life of young people in modern Israel and Palestine by telling a love story between two young men, one an Israeli from Tel Aviv, the other an Arab from Nablus.
It also has a great soundtrack, including one of my favorite Bright Eyes song and covers by famous Israeli singer Ivri Lider:
Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life (video):
Ivri Lider – The Man I Love (video):
Ivri Lider – Song to the Siren:
I had iTunes create an automated playlist of all tracks I had added in 2007. Then I went through the 2000+ files, picked the ones that had a special meaning (and fit onto 1 CD) and put them in chronological order. They’re not all newly released, but they’re (mostly) new to me and I love them for different reasons. I hope you’ll like them, too! 🙂