Month: October 2015

Music Monday … Burn

Boy, I’m into female ballads once more these days! Although I had been on an intensive “It all fades away”-kick late Saturday night (I’m talking going on the Berlin S-Bahn around 1am and blasting it through my kinda broken iPhone headphones into my sleepy head), all other nights than this one have been Lisanne listening to ALL the female songs.

Since I wanted to share a tune from Hamilton this #MusicMonday had to be something of the Schuyler Sisters and while I’m deeply in love with “Helpless” and “Satisfied” I think “Burn” is the perfect choice! Not only it matches my feelings these days pretty well, but it’s feeling a little bit autumnal, too, if you ask me (don’t ask me why, though, that I cannot express) and I don’t know about you, in Berlin fall REALLY has kicked in this past weekend. I’m constantly freezing.

Yesterday I woke up with a tune stuck in my head and when my mother asked me “Lisanne, what are we gonna listen to for breakfast” I answered: I have this tune stuck in my head when Eliza goes like “Do you know what Angelica said when read what you’d done? She said: You’ve married and Ikarus – he’s flown too close to the sun!”. And my Mom was like: “Well…this is great but it’s no answer to my question.”

I guess this is a pretty good hint towards “Burn” and #MusicMonday, right?

Here we go! In case you have never listened to it, dig is ALL in. In case you’ve listened to it many, many times listen to it once (or twice or three times…) more, because….well….it’s “Burn”, right?

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Music Monday … Aber bitte mit Sahne

Well THIS might come as a surprise to those who either know me pretty well or whitnessed me watching “Ich war noch niemals in New York” a German musical featuring the songs of Udo Jürgens (like the Mamma Mia of German Schlager-king Udo Jürgens) during its Berlin-run, but during our roadtrip I grew to like at least the recording of that show. Overall it’s a fun and easy listen and exactly what you need on a roadtrip driving on what is your continental European wrong side of the road….

Anyway – this past week I was rather emotional (you could say hormonal) and I was like “Get me ALL the cheesy videos on Youtube – asap!” so I watched a lot of Ich war noch niemals in New York bootleg clips. Even though “Aber bitte mit Sahne” isn’t the most cheesy one from the show I chose this to be this week’s #MusicMonday because I really like the arrangement of it. After all the original one is a good ol’ German Schlager from 1976 and if you get that to sound kind of contemporary then you got something right, I’d say.

Plus: Sarah Schütz’s (the lead’s) voice!

What are you listenting to today?

These are a few of my favourite Things … September 2015

After a long time first with weekly recaps and then a long time with no recaps at all I introduced a new series of favourite-posts  – the monthly ones. (yay!) Because when all these beauty-fashion-lifestyle bloggers can do these favourite-things, then why can’t a theatre-girl, right?

Let’s have a look back on my favourite in a month in which I spend three out of four weekends out of Berlin.

Favourite Night out with the Shows
Well…there was my school trip to Ruhrtriennale where we “saw” a production/ a musical staging (some would call it “concert”…) of Luigi Nono’s Prometheo. That was a very special experience. Looking back at it I can’t even quite put my finger on it why I have this special feeling about it and I guess this is kind of the magic of this work.

And I can name my least favourite night out! It was when I went to revisit the production of Ball im Savoy at Komische Oper. I didn’t like it the first time I went two years ago and this time it was no different. Plus: Some idiot(s) stole my bike. In Berlin-Mitte. Right in front of the Komische Oper. Yes. Right. That sucked.

Favourite Night in with the Show-tunes
Who isn’t buzzing about Hamilton these days, seriously? I reached that level of obsessed where I stayed home all day, knitting and listening to that recording when it was still streaming-only. And ever since it was avaliable digitally I listened to it whereever I went. With some small-ish breaks. But yes. And when I didn’t listen to it I had some of these tunes stuck in my head like crazy.

Favourite Thing on Twitter / The Internet
While I’m pretty sure I’ve spend a ton of time on the internet I can’t really say I have an absolute favourite on either twitter or the internet. But I’ll probably go with Laura Benanti’s article about miscarriages because I always love when people make use of their status to put our minds on a specific (important) – and yes, female, feminist – topic and I especially love when people who are known for being funny and who are loved for that quality open up about something that isn’t quite like that.

Chapeau, Laura!

Favourite Youtube-Video
An oldie, but goldie. I can’t every get enough of Dachshunds anyway. But a dachshund plus a stuffed-mechanical penguin? Yes, please! Anytime!

Favourite Moment
So many things made me happy especially in the end of the month. A friend of mine finally came out as gay to his parents and I’m so proud. I got asked to do something I’m thrilled about and very happy to do (it’s work related)! My friendship with another friend of mine grows and grows and right now I can’t imagine being without his friendship. I spend two hours on skype with a close friend and that made me happy for DAYS. And I went over to Frankfurt over the past weekend to see my lovely friend whom I met three years ago when we were attending the same class in our Haifa summer-school.

Plus: I met absolutely lovely people in the beginning of the month when I attended a workshop by kritTFM in Vienna and I had a splendid time.

Special Favourite: Favourite Activity That Isn’t Remotely Related to Theatre
KNITTING! I’ve knitted ALL the socks this month and I watched knitting podcasts on youtube which appears to be a thing in the knitting community. Actually I’ve returned to knitting during our trip to the UK and I think I caught the knitting-bug harder than ever. I’ve finished 6 (SIX!) pairs of socks in the month of September – which means 12 socks! 12!!!!

Look at a couple of them piled up…

What did you do?

Have you had any great theatre-related moments?

Or any favourite moments at all?