Altering and Forgetting

Altering and Forgetting
Rusalochka (original title) or The Little Mermaid, 1976 film directed by Vladimir Bychkov

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Well, hello there and a Happy New Year! Many argue 2017 ought to be better, considering 2016 with all the celeb deaths etc., but I believe that’s not the point. Our everyday motives and attitude are what WE ourselves must change. And afterwards see the world in a new (bright? – I sure hope so)  light.

What’s up for today?

  • This marvelous article about translated literature by Stephen Snyder. Especially about Japanese literature exports.
  • Some short stories from Tip on a Dead Jockey by Irwin Shaw. Considering it was written post-WWII, the fact that all stories are easily relatable today  is truly impressive. I was tremendously moved by the one called “The sunny banks of the river Lethe”. What can happen when we start to forget? Dates, numbers, loved ones, our will and character? Here it is, for you to enjoy. the-sunny-banks-of-the-river-lethe
Wind and Fire change our Desire

Dusk – Fire 

Akeboshi – Wind

BONUS : This week’s stuck songs

Sweet Tempest – Mine (The Neon Demon OST)

Cepasa – Similar ft. Dasha Kolomiec

The National – Fireproof

Editors – Forgiveness

 

YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN – Hoshi Neko  (Last minute addition – thanks to a good friend)

 

 

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Are you robbing my heart?

Are you robbing my heart?

-S-T-U-C-K-

You keep robbing my heart like a bank
No thank you, no thank you

ramses special

One of my favourite childhood comic strips. I cut it out from a -before I was born published- newspaper magazine. It’s about the Egyptian king Ramesses and his overly optimistic views regarding his nation’s relations with the Assyrians. (Sorry, greek text only!)

This week’s stuck songs (week 9)

This week’s stuck songs (week 9)

Well, there’s not much going on around these days. After a chill summer (literally and metaphorically – I refused to part with my lovely 750m high village during August), it’s hard to return to a busy downtown.

Summary of the vacation period: When your noisy company starts to depart and only a few people are left in a  gaunt landscape with no stores and no drinks, that’s when the great ideas hit you between the eye. You can be silly and talk deeply at the same time, trembling with bliss all along.

Conclusion #1: My grandma knew what she did when she served mastiha to our guests. Sweet and strong – smells and tastes like summer evenings.

Conclusion #2: Never forget to spend time with people you love. And don’t forget to get to know new people, too. Images and feelings are what keeps the human machine up and running.

Daughter – No Care 

The Veils – Do your bones glow at night?

Aim – Cold water music

Alicia Keys – In common

we change

we change

You to whom
I once ran barefoot through the snow
In a crowd I was blind to all
But you

How we left
All our family and friends behind
For each other but now we find
Nothing to talk about

Nothing to talk about
Nothing to talk about
The one you couldn’t live without
Nothing to talk about

We change
We stay the same
We change
We stay the same

How your face
Come to represent all I craved
Gave the nameless at last its name
Now a lifetime away

How we left
All our family and friends behind
For each other but now we find
Nothing to talk about

Je me souviens de ton regard etincelant
En route pour notre nouvelle vie
Allors qu’ ensemble, seules au monde
Nous n’avions plus besoin des autres
Etendues dans cette chamber
Maintenant occupee par d’autre nous
Les gestes tendres qui ne laissent aucune trace
Maintenant n’ont plus leur place

Because we’ve nothing to talk about
Nothing to talk about
The one you couldn’t live without
Nothing to talk about

We change
We stay the same

this week’s stuck songs (week 7)

this week’s stuck songs (week 7)

Καινούρια εμμονή? Το noblesse. ιτ’ς σιμπλι κλασσι.. γουατ μορ του σει..

Μιας και ερχεται καλοκαίρι…

#1 SomeKindaWonderful – California Love

#2 Mario Basanov & Vidis feat. Jazzu – I’ll Be Gone

#3 Klaxons – There Is No Other Time

#4 CAMERAS – Break-Hands 

(ευχαριστώ το catfish για αυτό)

#5 Stromae – Tous Les Mêmes

(delayed post-eurovision bonus)


Emma Marrone – La Mia Città (Italy) 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

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M21 (from Noblesse)