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Real Life: Berlin

Posted by Peder on 14 December 2008

Looking through some old stuff I found this photo I took about eight years ago in Berlin:

real life close-up

Real Life-Instructions (Jan 2001), originally uploaded by Peder with a D.

It reads:

REAL LIFE … Instructions

You should / not

  1. Burn your passport
  2. Destroy geography
  3. Accept statelessness
  4. Reject citizenship
  5. Jump national borders
  6. Abolish nations
  7. Ignore continents
  8. Dissolve cities
  9. Abandon republics
  10. Separate yourself !
I assume it’s a list of things not do do, or maybe it’s being ironic with the whole “should / not” thing.  Do I have a choice?  Also, notice it’s right outside a bus stop, imagine reading that everyday you head into work.  Heavy.
In random unrelated news, I was talking to my buddy last night as we were listening to the new Kings of Leon album.  I like it, but he says he misses the more guitar-centric riffs of they’re first albums.  “This album is a lot more polished than their previous efforts,” I offered.  “More singer-centric.”  He agreed, but like many indie rock purists, claimed the polished sound wasn’t what he wanted to hear.  Then, when the chorus started to hit on “Use Somebody” I had to pause and kind of laugh, “I guess the guitar build up is pretty cliched by this point,” I said.  “Yeah,” he says, “it really hit it’s peak with ‘Sister Christian.'”
That was the song I was listening to when writing this post.  “We’re lucky to bring them back, and please welcome right now, Night Ranger, with their new single … all right!”
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3 Responses to “Real Life: Berlin”

  1. Zachariah said

    Anybody who claims to be an “indie rock purist” (whatever that is) probably shouldn’t be listening to Kings of Leon.

  2. Peder said

    You are probably right, and you know this person and said musical tastes. The album was my choice and I may have lost a little cred on the choice. But Sister Christian is always the right choice.

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