I’m now back in the States interning for 107.7 The End. This year was so unbelievably full of beautiful experiences. So much friendship, music, laughter, love. I have a busy summer in Seattle and final year at Whitman ahead of me, and will throw myself into them – but there’s no question, Berlin kept my … Continue reading

Shirt von Audiolith

Given my head-over-heels obsession with Bilder mit Katze, it was clear that I was going to need to buy the shirt from Audiolith. What I was not expecting, was that this shirt is actually magic. After getting turned away from Berghain twice with a friend, I went home and put the shirt on, came back … Continue reading

Bilder mit Katze

After weeks, I am still so in love with this video. Possibly my favorite music video of all time. It touches upon a quintessential zeitgeist of my generation, the generation that grew up enamored of the party life and the hipster art documentation of that party life, of concerts and Facebook and Tumblr, wandering between … Continue reading

Dreh den Swag auf!

A phenomenon that I apparently missed – last summer, Germany and Austria were swept away by the rapping, ah, talents of a certain “Money Boy.” His revolutionary Denglish-packed DIY rap “Dreh den Swag auf” (Turn the swag up) was so amazingly terrible that over 6.6 million people felt the need to watch it. In any … Continue reading

Tokyo nostalgia!

New photo from the December 15 Tokio Hotel showcase, courtesy of Universal Japan. I’m the US flag on the right! Almost two months to the day! Such beautiful memories. <33

Klee – “Wie weit”

What song is simultaneously stimulating, relaxing, and focusing enough to help you cram for (and totally own) an Arabic final? That’s right, this one. Prepare to have the paths of your mind wayyyy unwound. If you’re feeling the vibe, you can buy the track at Mediamarkt!xx DJ Nena Update: Got to see the band perform … Continue reading

Interview with Herrenmagazin

Got to see awesome German indie band Herrenmagazin in concert on January 27, and was lucky enough to be able to do an interview with them before the show. I’ll post the link to the full article as soon as it’s through redaction! For photos from the concert, check out my album here. The band’s … Continue reading

February Tokio Hotel Giveaway

It’s February, the month of love! TH fans, leave a comment explaining why you love Tokio Hotel. 10 copies of Bill’s Saturn catalog up for grabs! Contest open worldwide, ends February 14. Please use a valid email address – winners will be contacted via email, and will have 3 days to respond with a shipping … Continue reading

Concert Backlog II – Die Toten Hosen in Breslau

October 10, 2010 – Die Toten Hosen. Die Toten Hosen are definitely one of my top five favorite bands. They’re like the German Green Day – epic, timeless punk rockers who have been around forever and will probably keep being around forever. Nonetheless, as they rarely tour far from Germany, my own chances to see … Continue reading

Concert Backlog I – Silbermond in Kamenz

September 18, 2010 – Silbermond. The Silbermond show in Kamenz, in retrospect, had so much potential for disaster, and yet somehow everything went off with insane perfection. I arrived at the train station of this tiny, boring German town after nightfall. I called the local taxi service. Their one taxi was somewhere outside the city … Continue reading