Coconut Records

Just found this video at Skunkboy Creatures and love it. I don’t know what the hell it’s about, i don’t follow the narrative at all. But it’s two of my favourite actors (Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman) and it has a lovely retro feel to it. And don’t be alarmed, the first minute or so is actually silent, i think the music starts at around 1.12.

spin the black circle part deux

A short update on my last post. I just have to share because this is to brilliant not to (How about orange).

Bubby and Bean

Click here for the tutorial.

spin the black circle

I love vintage record players. I don’t know why they (you know who ‘they’ are; the man, man!) just don’t make colorful plastic ones anymore like they did in the 60s and 70s. Like this one

vinmag.com

or this one

70s-child.blogspot.com

When i still lived back home with my mom, i would use her old recordplayer. A lovely little off-white and bordeaux box. You could take the lid off and stand it on it’s side; it was the speaker. I just don’t have the space for it in the tiny studio i live in right now. But you can bet your rear end i will haul it to my new bigger apartment as soon as i find one (apartment, that is).

But you know, if you have old records but won’t play them anymore, you can also do this with them:

lifehacker.com/au

And you can also bet i will do that to a cheap Ikea stool for my new apartment…

Best faux-70’s tv or films

Since i’m busy writing my script, i only have very little time to blog. That’s where the lists come in handy.

Still from The Ice Storm 90salt.com

Today, a list of my favourite fake 70’s tv-shows or films. What are your favourites?

  • That 70’s Show
  • Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
  • The Ice Storm
  • Almost Famous
  • Starsky & Hutch

I’ve never seen Dazed&Confused, but it’s definately on my to-see-list.

Scriptfrenzy is here!

Okay, so the house is clean, the fridge is stacked and i have my supplies at the ready:

Afbeelding

got my laptop, my candy, my trusty coffee mug, my pens and paper, my Script Frenzy calender, my outline and my copy of Hamlet which i will need for the climax of my story. Ready, set, go!

It’s the first of april and Script Frenzy starts today. For those of you who don’t know what that is, and are too lazy to Google: Script Frenzy is an online challenge to write a 100-page script in 1 month. In april to be exact. Thousands of people participate in this challenge. There’s a website where you can share your progress and where they validate your pagecount. There is no prize, you do it for the honour, the pride and to finally finish your first draft. It’s quantity over quality. When you sign up, you’ll get loads of pep-mails and tips&tricks.

This is actually from the same organization that brings us NaNoWiMo in november.

A while ago i did a post about 30 goals i want to achieve before i turn 31 in november. Succesfully finishing Script Frenzy was one of them, so i am really keen to get started. I signed up weeks ago and finished my outline and character descriptions last week. Tonight, before i go to bed, i will have written the first 4 pages of my script RUMSPRINGA. And no, it’s not about the Amish.

Speaking about the list of goals, this is the current status:

  • i am still looking for a new apartment
  • i have tickets to see Pearl Jam and Radiohead, i’ve been to Kasabian, and i have a ticket for Rock Werchter
  • i am practicing my manga drawing skills, but i still suck at it
  • i have a 50% off coupon from my hairdresser, so i will be going soon and coming out with a new mop
  • i have booked a camping trip to Vienna in late august, and am working on a trip to Kopenhagen

Doing pretty good considering it’s still only april, right?

listography

I’ve been thinking about regular feature posts. I sometimes do ‘i love-posts’, or random stuff not really related to this blog’s theme (Russian Roulette). My problem is that i’m lazy. Too lazy to blog, really. So another feature would have to be something simple, that doesn’t take me a lot of time. And now i’ve finally got it: lists. I love keeping listst and reading other people’s lists, and they’re a good conversation starter.

So here’s my first list, inspired by my luch today: my 5 favourite grilled sandwiches (or tosti’s as we call them in the Netherlands)

  • 30+ Gouda cheese and ham, with ketchup and Italian dried herbs
  • 30+ Gouda cheese with French mustard (no wait, i’m currently enjoying some from Ikea, so that would be Swedish mustard?)
  • sliced chicken or turkey meat with peanut butter
  • cream cheese with pesto and ham
  • sliced chicken or turkey with sliced tomato, pesto, pinetree seeds and rocket salad

Jummy!

tacky or awesome?

Most people probably find them tacky, but i think they’re beautiful (most of them) and would love to have some framed on my wall. (edit: duh, obviously i meant to include that i’m talking about vintage Painting by Numbers…) Some like these:

sold article by mossweed on etsy