I love Sofia. Sofia is just amazing.
If you happen to have any doubts about it, here is a 4-minute-long proof, powered by Under the line and Go Guide. We have a bunch of fine young ladies and gents, singing the almost annoyingly happy song by Pharrell and dancing at some of the prettiest places in Sofia. Well, actually at all of them, but let’s not start on this now. Also – some really cute grandpas, a pair of newlyweds, a Monsters Inc member, some passing by strangers and a few dogs. Supercool.
I’ve seen Darkside a few times live and I must say Dave Harrington is such a character! He’s almost like an out-of-time Dire Straits band member, shaking his curly blond hair and totally stealing the show.
So, Dave made this mod(pod)cast for Modular People, who are mean enough to publish it on their website and on Pitchfork, but not make it embed-able, so us, the mortal blogs, can post it too. Here is why you have to go here to hear it.
You can listen and download the whole thing, as well as read a few lines from Dave. Meanwhile you need to get their album Phychic, it’s such a melancholic/melodic mixture of Dave’s messy guitar riffs and Jaar’s trippy jaded voice.
And in other news, Nicolas Jaar is finally coming to kleta majka balgaria.
27-ми Февруари в София, благодарение на тея момчета. Йес.
It’s complicated to comment the current political situation in Bulgaria. Mainly because I don’t really understand it. Yes, I understand the people of Bulgaria just had enough of it all – the lies, the corruption, the arrogant and shameless way of the government ‘ruling’ the country. I also understand their constitutional right to protest. Every day for about five months now. Yes, five. I also understand the people against the strikes. They’re just comfortable where they are – in their own capsule, like a caterpillar, producing close-mindedness and ignorance around themselves, instead of silk. I even understand (but not justify!) the fact that with so many angry, disappointed people it is almost inevitable to have cases of violence. Scandalous violence. Perhaps sometimes the people towards the police, but most of the times – the police towards the people! Not that I insist,but if you wish, you can see enough here or here. I am even gonna go as far as saying – they’re probably just doing their job – those well though, well trained, brainless, communistic-educated men and women in blue. Fuck you guys.
But there are things I don’t understand. Number 1 – What’s the solution? Who’s gonna come up when those go down? Who’s gonna ‘fix us’ as they often say. Not to be confused with me believing there’s such thing as fixing. Honestly, it seems hopeless. And moreover Number 2 – how the hell is it possible to be so arrogant, impudent -insert more offensive words here-, and not see how much people despise you. I am honestly dying to know what’s in those guys’ heads. If there is anything at all.
So as I said, I don’t get it. Exactly 4 years ago I wrote this and I clearly remember how much I believed in it. The type of ‘I’m 20 and I know everything about the world’ type of believing. Turns out I know shit. And I still haven’t learned. But now at least I joined all my friends on the ‘Don’t wanna live in Bulgaria’ team. Welcome, I guess.
For the record. This is not a political blog. This is not a smart blog either. A picture of a fur coat or a ridiculously thin woman is coming very, very soon.