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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pæne hvide drenge

Dette one hit wonder med Black kan passende ligge i ryggen af mit forrige indlæg. Trods aversion mod saxofon, har han lige det look og den stemme, som jeg ikke kunne stå for i 1980'rne. Meget hvid og forstadsagtig smag egentlig, men det er jeg jo også rundet af, så pengene passer.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Top 5 Teenage Crushes (Mid To Late 1980's)

Min kære ven, Mette udfordrede mig til at blogge igen og foreslog en blød landing med en Top 5 over teenage crushes. Og jeg skriver fremover på dansk, for det er jo mit elskede modersmål!

Det er faktisk lidt svært at finde 5 crushes, da jeg fx ikke rigtigt plastrede min vægge til i plakater fra BRAVO! (Men jeg 'læste' da selvfølgelig min storesøsters eksemplarer!). Derfor har jeg mere eller mindre rekonstrueret fortiden og rekapitulerer min følelser fra ca. 1985-90.

5: Andy Bell
Han er lidt et wild card, idet jeg i hvert fald med mine 2011-briller ikke er tvivl om, at Andy Bell spiller for det andet hold. Men jeg var i hvert fald meget inspireret af både sangen, Andy Bells stemme, hans lidt 'butchede' krop (han blev i øvrigt uddannet slagter før han blev popstjerne!), stil, outfit og ikke mindst dansen, som jeg stadig låner lidt fra:


4: Adam Ant (kunstnernavn)
Adam Ant er også lidt en tilsnigelse, for jeg vidste ikke, hvad han hed, og jeg var endnu ikke teenager, da jeg lærte Adam & The Ants at kende omkring 1982-83. Min søsters smarte veninde, Lene var medlem af Konservativ Ungdom, holdt sit værelse i grønt og hvidt, og så var hun vild med Adam & The Ants. Jeg syntes, at Adam var meget pæn, 'fræk' og sjov, og så var det jo dengang, at Dick Turpin red hen over de danske tv-skærme til stor succes, og så gjorde det jo ikke noget, at Adam også legede sexet landevejsrøver. Det kan man udmærket sætte pris på som 10-årig, selv om man ikke helt forstår det:


3: Rick Astley
Jeg har altid haft en ting for rødhårede, og Rick Astley var på en og samme tid rødhåret og 'cute'. Jeg ved ikke, hvorfor jeg er så vild med rødt hår, men hvis jeg har en fetish, skulle den stadig staves r-ø-d-h-å-r-e-d-e m-æ-n-d m-e-d f-r-e-g-n-e-r. Rick Astley havde en god og lidt kølig stemme og et look som en bankmand på en fridag, og det kunne jeg ikke stå for  dengang:


2: Morten Harket
Jamen, han måtte jo komme... Ingen teenagepige med respekt for sig selv omkring 1986 ville kunne komme uden om Morten Harket fra broderlandet. Jeg var lidt inspireret af hans tøjstil og gik også med bandanatørklæder om halsen og læderarmbånd. Det prikker altså stadig, når jeg genser videoen, der desværre ikke kan indlejres, så I må nøjes med et foto af Morten med fønhår og et link til denne skønne sang: Stay on these roads


1: Dave Gahan
Min søster introducerede mig til Depeche Mode i begyndelsen af 80'rne, fordi en af hendes venner havde lavet et klassisk mixtape til hende. Så jeg kendte Depeche Mode ganske godt, da jeg en sen aften i 1988 sad alene foran husalteret og så DR. Pludselig blændede de op for en kæmpe koncert med Depeche Mode (den senere legendariske koncert fra the Rose Bowl i Pasadena), og jeg blev blæst bagover af Dave Gahan, der kastede sig rundt på scenen som en anden sexgud for piger født efter 1970. Jeg var totalt tiltrukket af den 'farlige' Dave Gahan og helt fortryllet af hans stramme hvide jeans! Den aften vidste jeg med ét, at barndommen var forbi, og jeg har stadig et skønt ømt punkt for Dave Gahan (selv om jeg til dato ikke kan li' hans smag i sko!):


Jeg håber du nød turen!

Monday, February 21, 2011

More Meringue, Please!

I like just a little bit of kitsch but only from the right angle as I am a picky girl :) So when combining this lust for things over-the-top with an interest in folklore, I found my self both entertained and engaged in a Channel 4 documentary that I happened to come across at NRK this Saturday. Thus, I wanted to share with you.

The documentary depicts weddings in the traveler communities in the UK focusing mainly on the young girls, their dreams about dresses and the whole value system surrounding the weddings, the girls, the traveler families and the traveler society as such. Since almost forever I have found issues on parallel cultures and lifestyles immensely interesting as they co-exist next to the mainstream culture and you wouldn't necessarily recognize the little differences unless you're an insider or just very well informed. This I find very exotic if you know what I mean? However, there are no subtleties when it comes to the outfits here! This goes alongside with very strict moral values, especially for the girls, which is very interesting to me and I don't really understand it, basically due to the fact that I'm an outsider to the travelers. I have never seen dresses and costumes like this in real life, and when we in Denmark talk of a 'meringue bride', it does not even come close to the extravaganza of these traveler girl brides of the 21st century. I would say that the next 48 minutes in your life are well spent!

Edit: You need to have DivX installed to be able to watch this video. However, you can search the title of the documentary title if you want other options: My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding watch free/online.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Souvenir

"My blogger had tonsilitis, and all I got were these party balloons".

Monday, February 07, 2011

A Day In The Life

I thought it would be fun to post photos of a random Thursday in my life. However, I am not really showing you the people in my life so this would be a selected version of my day but still, this day actually represents my life as a hole. I like the everyday life as well as everyday photos where you find little curious details in the midst of your very wellknown daily routines and preferred points of view of the world. I present the photos in a 'chronological' order in case you're wondering.

A more or less monstrous pile of dish washing to begin with.

Shower :)

 
On my bike heading out to meet a friend.

I met with my friend and her daughter on this very nice café 'mo&fro' (short for breakfast and lunch) where I had a sandwich with fried beetroot which I like because it tastes good! The place is highly recommendable for both atmosphere and food.

Me looking up in the air as something fun caught my eye.


A lovely string of shoes on some kind of wire. Completely senseless and absolutely wonderful.

My friend, her toddler and I went to the local playground to have a go at the swings as well as admiring the goats and cute rabbits.

The tea shop where I go to buy my preferred green tea with quince.

During the past years H&M have eaten a fair bite of the city space in Aarhus. I went into the most distinctive and interesting of the H&M shops which is under reconstruction at the moment where you have the most beautiful view of the city center heading the Dome, Århus Domkirke.

Recently, I have grown very fond of printed socks, especially prints with leotard, hearts, stripes and dots. So I gave myself these socks from H&M.


I have a soft spot for 'The Royal' including Mr. Rose, Dr. Jill Weatherill and Dr. Ormerod. I particularly like the fact that the actors playing the two latter characters are married in real life. The subtext says: "It is just a struck of plain luck that he hasn't sued you. Have we reached an agreement?"

A bit of work and pleasure combined.

Dinner: tortillas with beef and vegetables.
 
A bit of studying accompanied by...

My favourite Ritter Sport, Neapolitan Wafer.

I suddenly remembered a Beatles tune with a relevant title. I have a bit of silly crush with John Lennon and I still enjoy the Beatles' music, although I not really into their most psychedelic stuff such as the songs from Sergent Peppers' Lonely Hearts' Club Band, where the song is taken from:

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Nostalgia









I went to Copenhagen last week to visit friends and have a look around. I went for some nice walks around town both alone and in company and I guess we can safely conclude from these photos that I must have been in a bit of a nostalgia mood (amongst others) that week. The photos are taken at Islands Brygge, Amager and in Tivoli at night. It's funny how photos reflect the mood you're in or the state that you aim to be in. I would not mind to let these photos serve as my guideline for 2011 onwards.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Accessories

I went to my 'local' art museum ARoS yesterday and took a couple of snapshots. The first photo is the view from inside the museum as towers are one of my favourite city accessories (I love bridges too). The squared tower is the City Hall Tower done by Arne Jacobsen (and a lot of local craftsmen) around 1940. The other photo is from the Golden Age Department and shows us some 18th Century noble woman who most of all looks like a peculiar bird dressed up as she is with funny little hair accessories. She makes me smile big time every time I see her.