Archive for July, 2007

rainbow

There it was. Two aspiring arcs over Copenhagen to end the weekend in glory.

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cycle chic

When I first came to Copenhagen, cycling in stilettos with an umbrella just seemed too ridiculous to even try. But there happens to be a means to an end / or a beginning to a new means.

Forget practical footwear and cycle helmets. In Copenhagen, where cycling is a main form of transport for city dwellers (as noted on the blog ‘cycleliciousness‘, there are over 500, 000 cyclists on the streets everyday, 36% of Copenhagen’s 1.7 million citizens), dressing up for an important occasion goes hand in hand with cycling on two wheels. These two aspects of life are routinely combined, even if somewhat precariously.

It’s what matters in Copenhagen, looking like you planned it all, getting from A to B with little more than ruffled hair. Premeditated casualness with a touch of chic. Anyway, this is just my excuse for using an umbrella the other day when I wanted to ride home in the torrential rain.

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cyber-dating becomes inconvenient

I’ve been doing a bit of cut and paste on powerpoint today…..

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Gravy

There is a lot to be said about the diverse musical influences of the Copenhagen band ‘Gravy’. What really brings attention, however is when their myspace website says that they are 100% genuine and real. They do not dress up, act up or put on airs, they draw on other musical styles and bands with respect and love.

Its particularly obvious when you listen to the track ‘depression is near’ (Which doesn’t send you into the depths of despair thankfully).

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trentmøller

Everyone is talking about the Danish DJ and producer ‘Trentmøller‘. Since his debut in 1997, he has caught the eye of listeners and reviewers in Denmark and elsewhere in Europe. Here is a video (in English subtitles…which was good practice for my Danish by the way) showing him at work in his central Copenhagen apartment.

‘moan’ is one of his latest tracks:

bird and the bee

I can’t remember how I came across the the bird and the bee. Probably one rainy Sunday afternoon? Surfing….

According to their myspace website “Greg and Inara met a few years ago. Discovered a common love of jazz standards… nerded out for a couple of hours playing every song they knew… and then wrote and recorded a record together.”

leaving your mark on art

I think this weekend’s best amusing news was about the dedicated art admirer who left her red lipstick mark on a painting by the artist Cy Twombly, worth 2 million Euros.

Unfortunately after her passionate act, she was arrested and charged for ‘criminal damage’.

Even so, her actions were thought provoking: ‘this red stain is testimony to the moment to the power of art’….’I found the painting even more beautiful’ said Rindy. ‘The artist left this white for me’.

I wonder what Cy Twombly thought about all of this?

I would like to think that he rejoiced in the fact that his painting has continued to evolve and develop new and unwarrented additions.

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