Sunday, December 21, 2008

"You're boring baby when you're straight"

Scarf: Vintage
Jumper: Benetton Men
Short: Zara
Tights: H&M 2007
The most gifts are wrapped. The rest of the day is a lazy day for me, so I’m wearing a cozy home outfit.

Jamie "Hotel" Hince might have become tabloid fodder thanks to his relationship with Kate Moss, but the third album by The Kills, his band with American vocalist Alison "VV" Mosshart, does relatively little to tidy itself up for mainstream consumption. Midnight Boom is a typically lean set of makeshift punk-blues characterised by Hince's raw, Nick Zinner-style guitar, and Alison's bad-attitude drawl: see the opening "U.R.A Fever", a beat-up call-and-response number reminiscent of Royal Trux than sees Hince and Mosshart swapping sour quips over loping bass and drum machine thud, while "Cheap and Cheerful" sees Mosshart declaring "I want you to be crazy/'Cos you're boring baby when you're straight". The presence of producer Armani XXXchange of Baltimore hip-hop outfit Spank Rock means there's a greater emphasis here on rhythm, often of a synthetic nature: "Alphabet Pony" bumps along on robust, lo-fi drum kicks and bursts of primitive electronics, while "Black Balloon" is a slow-burner that toys with layered percussion built from hand claps, scrapers, and tapped snare. The Kills still have problems with a big, memorable chorus–-assuming, indeed, that was ever their intention--but Midnight Boom is all about grit and grooves, and it does that just fine. –Louis Pattison

I would love to write like Louis Pattison, okay, I can, I can do this in MY language, but in English I can’t. Sadly, because I would love to write you more interesting, poetical and funny stuff.


  1. very nice
    i spent my saturday buying wrapping paper at kik

  2. lynn and horst,
    haha, kik verkauft geschenkspapier?

  3. I must compliment your blog as well. It's nice!

  4. madame haben einen zweit-blog?

  5. your blog is really really nice.
    i like it alot alot.

    and indeed the pictures are too.

  6. B,
    thanks a lot.

    jaaa... anderes, neu, der neue? man weiß es noch nicht...

    the tea drinking english rose,
    thank you so much, so lovely.

  7. Oh those pictures are looking into mirrors at a fun house! :D And The Kills are pretty rad, I like their song, "No Wow"! :)


  8. susanna-cole,
    yes, i know what you mean, but tere was no mirrors, just a bit creativity.
    yay, the kills are really rad.

  9. aaaww, ud learn english soonest if uve already started, trust me, its easy and u have a huge advantage over us that dnt speak another language!

  10. she writes in NME 'gibberish' language :)

  11. him,
    okay, what do you mean with 'NME'

  12. him,
    yes, i knew rather i thought that she writes in a 'slang' because i didn't understand all.

  13. the kills are pathetic poseurs backed by $$ and ya'll

  14. anonymous,
    wooah, wherefrom is your big hate for the kills? i like their music, the persons behind the music a stranger for me.

  15. cozy home outfits are THEEEE BEST right?! well, its always hard for me to say favorites of anything, but damn i love cozy home outfits... especially when they're supercute as well as comfy, like yours is in these pics ;)

  16. rosetung,
    haha, yes cozy outfits are the best, especially when they looks chic :)
    thank you so much for your cute comment.

  17. I absolutely love THE KILLS. Great. :D
    Thanks for your comment as well. :)

  18. the man who knew too much,
    sure! yes, i absolutely like the kills too.



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