Lost in the heat of it all

It's very difficult to actually blog or think about blogging at all when you're on vacation. I rather be out in the sun and in the water than on the internet. But between putting on sun screen and taking long dips into the clear, salty water I do indeed have lots of time to listen to and to enjoy music. Music and summer go hand in hand without exception. Here are three good songs right now. Enjoy until the next "quiet summer spell" is over and reality kicks in... 

 White featuring John Mayer / Frank Ocean 
Lost / Frank Ocean 
On The Sea / Beach House


Paris is the rain

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As long as you can dance around the room while you lie to me

Ah, another great Twin Shadow song; I Don't Care.

Let me know you're innocent
and tell me all the things you've done
And talk about the parties and the boys
that you got undone 

I---I don't care
I---I don't care 
As long as you can dance around the room while you lie to me


Take this waltz

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As you may have guessed, the film borrows its name from Leonard Cohen's song Take This Waltz, which towards the end of the film fits perfectly in with it's heaviness. Under are some of the lyrics, mainly the part I really love:

Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay 

Take this waltz, take this waltz 

Take this waltz with the clamp on its jaws 

Oh I want you, I want you, I want you 
On a chair with a dead magazine 
In the cave at the tip of the lily 
In some hallways where love's never been 
On a bed where the moon has been sweating 
In a cry filled with footsteps and sand 
Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay 
Take this waltz, take this waltz 
Take its broken waist in your hand 

This waltz, this waltz, this waltz, this waltz
With its very own breath of brandy and Death 

Dragging its tail in the sea 

After seeing this film I've also been getting hooked on Micah P. Hinson's steady and almost, for me at least, heartbreaking voice. Tell Me It Ain't So isn't exactly a song from the movie, but just had to include it just to make a point of how many different things one can discover and gain from watching just one single film (if it's good that is!).


I can't get to your heart

Feels good that Twin Shadow has another album out, and just in time for summer. So good for summer afternoons that turn into summer nights and early mornings, just before the sun appears.



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Becca B by Jaclyn Adams for FGR.


Un été brûlant

I just arrived home from a wonderful trip on the island of Hydra. It is indeed "un été brûlant" and being close to the sea is necessary. Another nice thing about hot, Greek summers is all the outdoor cinemas in which one can enjoy a summer film amongst the suiting breeze and the cry of the cicadas. This summer I want to see Un Été Brûlant or - as it is translated - A Burning Hot Summer. Does it get better than Louis Garrel in a hot summer movie, speaking it up in french, pondering and paining over none other than Monica Bellucci? I think not. I'm looking forward to this one.