.... the Converse Allstar has its 100th Anniversary in 2008.
As a little tribute to the only shoes that get even cooler the longer you wear them (nothing looks weirder than casefresh Chucks, don't you think?), enjoy this little photo project. "Ten Pictures out of the life of a Chuck".......
"Christmas Spirit is not what you drink." (Ian Anderson)
This lovely (and very true) words are part of the lyrics of Jethro Tull's Christmas Song ... enjoy this little "poem" and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Once in royal David's city
Stood a lonely cattle shed,
Where a mother held her baby.
You'd do well to remember the things he later said.
When youre stuffing yourselves at the Christmas parties,
You'll just laugh when I tell you to take a running jump.
You're missing the point I'm sure does not need making
That Christmas spirit is not what you drink.
So how can you laugh when your own mother's hungry,
And how can you smile when the reasons for smiling are wrong?
And if I just messed up your thoughtless pleasures,
Remember, if you wish, this is just a Christmas song.
... one of my most favourite Simpsons-Clips is also from 2008. And I even found it on Youtube, what hopefully means, that I am not the only one who's rolling on the floor laughing everytime I'm watching it. And now you are curious, right ;)
So here it is, best Simpsons-Clip of 2008: Otto's Lute-Solo, yes!
The year is slowly but surely drawing to it’s close and so I guess it’s time for a little individual “retrospection” of 2008’s musical achievements ;)
Here are my personal charts for the best releases of this year, a list of CDs that I think all of you should have in their collection by now. And if not: Christmas is coming …. And maybe some of your dearies don’t have suitable presents, yet:
Noisy Crumb’s Top Ten CD-Releases 2008
LCD Soundsystem – LCD Soundsystem
Hoarsebox – Cuckooland EP
Beck – Modern Guilt
The Sessions – The Sessions I Listed In A Relationship EP
Primal Scream – Beautiful Future
Jape – Ritual
MGMT – Oracular Spectacular EP
Peter Fox – Stadtaffe
The Subways – All Or Nothing
The TingTings – We Started Nothing
Apart from those few albums, there were also some Singles/Songs released 2008 that really striked my ears and also became part of my personal Best-of-2008-soundtrack. Here is a (small) assortment
Noisy Crumb’s Top 15 Songs/Singles 2008
Death Cab For Cutie – I will posses your Heart
My Morning Jacket – Touch me I am going to Scream
Bell X1 - Flame
Lykke Li – I’m Good I’m Gone
The Faint - The Geeks were right
Fujiya & Miyagi - Knickerbocker Glory
Ida Corr – Let me think about it
Flowjob und Ihmes – Schlager-Stelldichein
Alex Gaudino – Destination Unknown
Coldplay – Violet Hill
Franz Ferdinand – Ulysses
Future Kings of Spain – Syndicate
Bloc Party – Talons
Amy Macdonald – This is the Life
Ida Maria – I like you so much better when you’re naked
So, I guess now it only remains for me to say that I hope you all agree …. ;)
Yeah, the Japanese definitely LIKE colour. And techno music. And little girls hopping around in fancy clothes. Combine all that and you get a music band like the following. I don't know their name to be honest, as I actually was not feeling like spending any more brain power in researching for that. And it doesn't really matter anyway. This surely is the worst music video I've ever seen.
And if you are looking for a new hardcore challenge, try to watch this until the end! My personal record is 60 seconds but this really was more than enough for me.
And I always thought, that "Sailor Moon" was terrible enough for this world ....