Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Blast from the past

Yesterday I was relieving my dark teens on the other side of the Kri┼żanke, where Niet concert was taking place. I know how they say that band never recovers from the overdose death of their lead singer but the concert (and new singer) sounded amazing. For all of you who don't know this famous Slovenian punk band I have to say it was faitful painkiller for most of slovenian teenager during their "rebellion period".

Jota, Jinx, Betty, Lonely Rider and me were enjoying every tune played and I was kinda sorry for being such a cheap bastard and not buying the tickets. So here is a little appetizier of my three favorite songs to listen during my teens. They were the kind of songs you would play on repeat a dozen times and would constantly embarres yourself in front of the DJ, asking to play them again. And again.

Niet: lep dan za smrt


Rage against the machine: Killing in the name of


Depeche mode: Personal Jesus

Friday, May 23, 2008

Speak Slovenian?

Slovenian lanugage indeed is pretty hard to learn, especially for people who don't speak or understand any slavic languages. To be honest, even some of our neighbours have difficulties in understanding Slovenian, especially the slang/dialects), which probably makes it perfect for gossiping ;).

I consider myself quite lucky being able to speak a language so complicated. It's not only the pronounciation that is difficult (being so packed up with consonants) but all the rules you need to follow to put the words in to the right form.

If you're still not convinced just how complicated it really is, I recommend reading this funny article by Victor Irving:

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Multitasking

So far I manage my new freelance life quite well, still 24 hours is just not enough to be able to squeeze in all the tasks, projects and leisure time activities I'd like to do. Luckily my budget is increasing, unfortunately so is the number of my responsibilities, the mess in my room and my non existing social life. I only wish my computer would be able to cope with my multitasking too.

But I do know that all work and no play, makes Cherry wanna send some fatal errors and request a reboot. Yes, I'm showing off :P

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Fast food my way

As a fresh freelancer I was looking forward to all the benefits of self-organized life, from flexible time table to decent home prepared meals. After signing up for new projects, having unscheduled meetings and or being too tired to cook, I found myself living on coffee and vending machine. Balanced diet is a sandwich in each hand, right?

Then I saw this pretty thing with my name on it. Lunch Snack box! Just what I needed (besides sleep and a jacuzzi):

And it looks even better on the inside:

It should keep me happy until I get some real food.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Depeche mode night

Yes that's right. Tomorrow evening all Depeche mode fans will be able to get their dose of fine dark music from Depeche mode, Joy Division, Interpol, The Cure to Ladytron, Blonde Redhead and many many more.

So bring your girlfriends, boyfriends, friends, aliens or any other creatures that might be interested.

photo source: Lastfm

Where: Klub Monokel, Metelkova mesto, Ljubljana
When: Friday, 9th May, from 23:oo till we drop
Who: DJane Cherry & DJane Guilty Eve
Entrance fee: only 2 EUR.

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Grimmski baby!

Talk about music surprises - yesterday I was completely blown away by an excellent slovenian darkish pop rock band :grimmski. Not much of a band performance but the music was amazing. First impressions can be deceiving:the lead singer seems like this baby face shy boy but only until he opens his mouth. I think I'm not exaggerating when I say his deep strong voice could dig a hole. Mushu referred to him as The voice, while Betty, JinX and me were busy being amazed. Not to mention quite talented back vocalist.

I loved all the songs, especially Obsession, Necromancer and Blackout. Without doubt they are original and yes I want to hear more. Besides their own songs they made quite decent Doors and Moloko covers. However the Rolling Stones: Anybody seen my baby was completely redundant and Depeche mode cover didn't meet the Depeche mode criteria.

Honestly I don't know why they bothered with covers in the first place since their music is actually excellent. Best slovenian dark band I heard since Silence. By the way - their album Random Saviour is available on their website for free download.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

They can't sleep @ night

Remember how I went on about this young slovenian indie band We can't sleep at night that totally caught me by surprise? Yup, the lads are still very much alive and kicking - not only that they released their first album.

Hopefully it will soon be in my hands, because it can't be bought in stores but has to be ordered by email. 6 EUR? Seriously, I'm sooooo having a few copies! Plus first albums tend to be my favorite ones, probably because of the anticipation.

If you're curious about the band you can either check the mp3's on their website or see them live next Thursday @ Metelkova mesto. I'm definitely going!

Friday, May 2, 2008

La la la lasagna

Lasagna is one of those rather fancy dishes that almost everybody likes. It seems quite complicated to make even though it in fact is much easier to make than pizza. The good thing about lasagna is you can stuff it with pretty much everything you like (except maybe fruit) - from meat, mushrooms to cheese & spinach.

So basically all you need is:
  • lasagna noodles/"sheets"
  • spinach
  • sour cream
  • cheese (possibly mozzarella or Parmesan)
  • garlic
  • butter
  • milk
  • flour
  • tomato sauce.

After you've prepared the spinach the way you like (e.g. on butter with garlic and sour cream), prepare the beshamel sauce. (butter, spoon of flour, milk, also Parmesan can be added). Now all you gave to do is to play a tetris game of layers with spinach and beshamel sauce, adding a bit of cheese to every layer.


Extra cheese/sour cream on top is always delicious and you can add some tomato sauce for more diverse taste. After approx. 20 minutes or so your lasagna should be ready for date with your stomach. Piece of cake or what?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Fancy hospital shoes

It is quite usual for a woman to have a shoe fetish. She can already own dozen pairs of shoes and still legitimately buy a dozen of new ones, because she "doesn't have that particular model/color yet." Being a proud owner of few pairs of sneakers, sandals and boots I am realizing I am actually quite conservative when it comes to shoes. I prefer them simple, preferably black & white and without unnecessary glam & glitter.

Now I've already gotten used to all the hideous silver/golden/glittery sandals/sneakers that seemed to be popular lately (even though I can't help wondering what would happen if they clicked the hills together three times....) I even got used to those weirdish hybrids between sport shoes and sandals.

What I can't understand is this new fashion of fancy hospital shoes. Do women really want to look like housewives or funky nurses from 60's?

Here's what I'm thinking: If they look like they're made for people with walking disabilities I'm pretty sure that's what you'll get if wearing them. But seriously.