Oscar & the wolf was playing last night in Amsterdam and invited Scarlett to feature the track ‘All we want’ like few days before in Ghent and Paris. Paradiso’s staff treated us with nice dressing rooms, a loaded fridge and big smiles and thus the day went on pretty quickly.
When dinner time came we set our heart on a little typical Dutch restaurant called Burger King somewhere near the venue. The place was more bright than the fresh food aisle of a supermarket and counted more flat screens on the walls than chairs and tables in the room, showing for our greater delight arty music videos like that song we all irreparably fell in love with: ‘Princess of China’ by Rihanna & Coldplay. Sword fighting, synchronized belly-dancing, dramatic landscapes, sexual tension, actually everything you need to get eye-raped, director Adria Petty literally pulled out all the stops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDj3sorWXbE). So there we were, beguiled and happy gourmets when we found out that one of our burgers had not been bacon-pimped properly while at the counter we had approved the funny-dressed waiter’s suggestion to ‘make it bacon’. Tasteless. Even the burger itself looked disappointed. Like the little fellow did not deserve to be baconized. Of course it crossed our mind to burn the place down for revenge but we got back to the Paradiso instead as it was almost stage time for Oscar & the wolf. Debating on bacon while walking back we wondered how come a bacon-flavoured cheese had not been invented yet.
Homer Simpson should advertise it.
And then Oscar & the wolf and Scarlett O’Hanna could be sponsored and go bacon whenever they’d want.
It’s the 8th Oh My Garden show tomorrow. There will be sun, there will be boys, there will be girls, there will be alcohol. And since summer time seems to have arrived, be an early bird to enjoy the garden (not sure dungarees are allowed though).
31 Rue Dillens, 1050 Brussels. Doors open at 6:00 pm and close when it’s full. Gig starts at 7:00.
The postman is a strange guy. Sometimes you just forget he even exists or wish he hadn’t come with that bill you had forgotten about or on the contrary you wait for him like a kid who casts longing glances at a still boiling hot just-out-from-the-oven cookie and when he finally arrives you feel like you bring home the bacon or something.
This morning though he made us a surprise by delivering a parcel from the other side of the ocean. Nels Cline (Wilco) sent over two albums of his own project: ‘Coward’ and ‘Dirty Baby’. If you haven’t heard of them yet, well, the time is now. We highly recommend this song to start with!
Time to dance on champagne and drink the table!
Filmed on the moon with astronaut Léo Lefèvre
If you have a garden it’s one of the best times of the year. You go and hide chocolate eggs there, wait few hours, pray for the rain not to ruin the party and then pretend your forgot where you’ve put them and start the hunt. The simple joys of Easter. The relief of having chocolate without finding yourself explaining to your calorie-obsessed transparent friend (yes that’s right every time you give him/her a hug it’s like hugging yourself) that it contains essential minerals like magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese, also polyphenols with antioxidant properties. You can finally place a sentence like ‘It’s not greediness you see, chocolate is how I daily cure my depression’ or ‘Did you know that it’s by far cheaper and tastier than a Lexapro or a Zoloft cocktail?’ or/and ‘It’s not fattening if your body needs it, you know’.
If you don’t like chocolate eggs, why not treating yourself with a normal one to get into the mood?
In other news we expect the release of Scarlett’s ‘double’ album in Japan next week. Or as Scarlett would put it: ‘See?’ She won’t leave the screen until it’s displaying nothing but zeros and streamers and confetti pop out.
It’s the final countdown.