#30DaysofMusic: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

I sketch and paint frequently most of which I update on my Instagram account. But I’ve been a little lax at updating the project I started in the summer. Painting or sketching with music brings this weird finality with itself. It feels like the song just ends for me once I sketch it out. Nevertheless, I’ve…

#30DaysofMusic: Radiohead, Creep

I’m not a Radiohead fan. It’s a band I’ve know for a while, and not really killed myself for. Like my husband does. Give him a pensive evening, he feels Radiohead like they’re in his head. I like music that reminds me to stay happy or fly away. Literally, take the cape and fly away…

#30DaysofMusic: Varun Grover’s Masaan

Day 3: I really thought no Hindi song was going to feature in this list. But I couldn’t have been more glad to be wrong. After hearing his interview, I had to check out Varun Grover’s Masaan. It’s by Phantom films (Anurag Kashyap‘s) and exactly what I like. Sadly, I grew up in a house…

#30DaysofMusic: Nick Drake- Things Behind the Sun

Day 2: Nick Drake’s music came to my life ten years ago in Glasgow, while reading Tom Bromley. Tom introduced a lot of music in that book of his, but the one that I liked the most was Drake’s. I’ve heard and felt Pink Moon for years, not fully knowing if I really understood it….

#30daysofmusic: Sia- Under the Milky Way Tonight

As I said, I’d like to work on music for 30 days. I need project boundaries. And the very first song was shared by my husband a very long while ago, as a Facebook status in Taxisgarten in Munich. We even did our wedding reception with a biergarten-esque, under the milky way lighting. I didn’t pay much…

#30DaysofMusic: New Music To Paint And Write With

I’m starting a brand new 30 day project. This one’s really special. It’s probably the most creative one for me, but then we all need to stretch our boundaries once in a while right? I am going to document new music to paint and write with. The story comes from, ahem, my extreme lack of pop…

The Lifecycle of an Unfinished Project

I work with a black diary and several other open diaries. In my effort to declutter my life, I have been trying to finish one before I start another. I’m also struggling to keep on going though. I feel like my to-finish lists have increased to such an extent that I can no longer keep…

#Newinthecity: Driving Around To Silver Lake Pinckney

I’ve just realized that June has been a rather lousy month for my blog. Mostly because my parents were here for a whirlwind tour, visiting my sister and me. I just feel a little sad that I didn’t get around to showing them as much as I would have liked. Being a new driver in…