Monthly Archives: April 2007

Come Away With Me

Around the time when Norah Jones’ hit Come Away With Me was all over the radio and basically everywhere, I was so annoyed I started singing it. I thought that maybe repeating the lyrics over and over would help getting it out of my head.

Recently, I found the final episode of season 6 of French & Saunders which aired in the UK in 2004. The ladies have to come up with a new concept for a comedy show and pitch it to the BBC heads. Of course, they have nothing to pitch:

“We’re doing a show. The show is like us. Sort of here, in this office, doing what we’re doing now, but you put two cameras on it.”

Watch the whole hilarious disaster unfold, including a bitchy cameo by Matt Lucas and David Walliams of Little Britain and Dawn’s thank you to Norah Jones.

Part I | Part II

Young...
It’s new.

...and new
It’s young.

Am I wearing the badge?
We got a whole slate of pink programming.

Very Mitte

I enjoy reading Vaginal Creme Davis blog, including her spiced up Berlin stories. However, information about Miss Davis’ upcoming project can be found in an email she wrote to Ann Magnuson:

“In the summer we start work on a performance adaptation of the seminal Rainer Werner Fassbinder film Whitey, which Canadian auteur Bruce La Bruce will direct and will feature costumes by couture designer Rick Owens…”

Earlier:
Hauptstadtfeeling
Hotnuts Nov 2006

Get Your Own Volta

Download and print your own giant poster of Björk’s Volta album cover at showstudio.com. It is composed of 48 pieces, 34 of which have image content and 14 left blank. Day by day you’re able to download one piece. Then puzzle the giant 1.1m x 1.9m Nick Knight/Björk/Bernhard Willhelm collaboration together and let the Earth Intruders be with you.

The Guardian asks: “Is it an advert for tomato ketchup? Is it the latest Disney monster? Is it a nu-rave cartoon? No, it’s just Björk’s new look.”

Volta

(thanks Kevin #1)

Earlier:
No Limit

Caution – May Contain Nuts

Thanks to all the hotty and nutty people for coming to the Beaver on Saturday.
More pictures after the jump.

Renee
Renee-Nay performing. Her rap is HOT.

Before
Wedding dress by Mary Messhausen
Her bridal line will be called: Mary Messhausen Forever.
Click the picture for the after the party shot.

Mary and Maria
Mary wears Mary Messhausen
Maria goes massively futuristic (I love her Little Pony)

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I Was a Very Sickly Child

Finally, after one and a half years, Oliver Husain has made a new short film: I Hate Papa. This is a very strong message that he saved for his international premiere on youtube.com. Oliver told me this morning that he recently discovered youtube and he thinks it’s amazing.

Anyway, Alex W., the main character of Papa, is amazing, too. So now, watch the short and find out why there is so much hate for dad.

A Sickly Child

No Limit

By now, I guess, you all have listened to Björk’s new single, Earth Intruders and its Timbaland beat (if not, you can find it through iTunes or hype or here). What do you think?

I was a bit reluctant at first, maybe I still am. In a way it sounds like 2 or 3 songs in one, plus the kindergarten piano and the overall aggressiveness. Anyhow, it made me laugh (in a good way).

Volta video podcast

Be sure to watch Björk in the Volta video podcast including an interview and behind the scenes footage.

Volta

One more Björk thing: I adore her live cover of No Limit by 2 Unlimited.
She should record a studio version of the track.

The Return of Hotnuts

I am very excited for The Return of Hotnuts in Toronto. And for the first one since my exile in Europe, super wonderful Renee will perform. I saw her at Mandy Goodhandy’s last year and let me tell you, we are all in for a treat.

Beaver, 1192 Queen St. West
Saturday, April 14 – 10 pm – $3 admission

TRO Hotnuts

House Party

Finally, I am back in Toronto’s Portuguese neighborhood, which also happens to be Nelly Furtado’s home turf. The first couple of days went by in a whirlwind of parties. The highlight being the house party at Maison Messhausen with the lovely hosts Margot, Mary and Kyle.

In between the Jäger shots (I only had two, honestly) I spun a couple of records and of course I had to play Nelly F’s überhit, Say It Right. I am absolutely into this song. In case you have lived under a stone for a couple of weeks, take a listen here. If I’m talking about Nelly I can’t stop. For me, the best song on her album is Wait For You. It might be made for riding in your SUV, all the hand-claps and then when you think it’s over, the sub-bass is kicking in at 4 minutes into the song.

k&m
Kevin & Mary

o&m
Owen & Mary

p&m
Margot and me

o&m
Oliver and Maria

Toffi Cuisine: Cheeseburger Soup

Toffi came over last weekend and he prepared his infamous Cheeseburger Soup. I had been bugging him about the delicious soup for months.

1 Big Onion
50g Bacon
1 leek
500g Minced Meat
1 Liter Water
Asparagus Creme Soup
Processed Cheese
Soy Sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste

Ingredients
All good things

Grundlage
Simmer the onions and the bacon, put the leek in a bit later

Hackfleisch
Add the minced meat and brown it. Add salt and pepper.
Fill it up with the water.

Spargelcreme
Toffi pours in the asparagus creme soup.

Scheibletten
Add the processed cheese (Scheibletten). It may help to tear them apart.

Sojasosse
Squirt the soy sauce to the mix.

Guten Appetit
Salute!

For extra tasty finesse, Toffi garnished the soup with garlic prawns. Mmmmmh.
We were having blueberry yogurt sparkling wine for dinner.
It was a total celebration for our taste buds.