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Life / Slovak Republic / Writing


Today I slipped on a rain puddle, hit my foot, and my shoe flew and got run over by the tram. I had to hobble to Tesco (wearing the torn-up shoe) and buy slippers. After the ordeal I almost passed out in church, it was the first time that I felt this way I think. I was feeling very warm and I couldn’t breath and my vision had blurred. It probably is my body’s way of coping with the physical trauma. It turned out to be a fifth metatarsal fracture.

edit: I’d like to thank Doc Remo who willingly answered my email questions!

Music / Slovak Republic / Writing

…and we’ll never be impossible

Everyone and their dog must know that Jens Lekman is my favourite musician ever. The genre is described as Swedish Indie Pop (but he sings mostly in English); and it may not for everyone, as I don’t even know a soul who likes him as much as I do.

Jens calms me like no other, takes me to a better place. His music is the only thing I can listen to for hours on end. Until he does a show somewhere near where I live, I must content myself with bootlegs– and he has posted a lovely recording from his Valentines show in Istanbul.

And this video from 2006 just kills me.

In other news, Gogol Bordello is having a show in April and I hope hope hope I can find someone who wants to see them as well. One would not understand the greatness that is Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello’s frontman) unless he sees Everything Is Illuminated. It would be great to be in the mosh pit as they play Gypsy Part of Town (my favourite from them) even if I’m ‘too old’ and ‘too corporate’ for that. But what the heck.

Slovak Republic


We had lunch at the tower’s restaurant the other day. The floor panels rotate at a rate of one revolution every 40 minutes, revealing panoramic views of three surrounding countries Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. The experience was a wee bit nauseating, and the waiter has overcharged us by a hundred dollars (no, he did not get away with it), but the food, company, and the lovely view more than made up for it.