Cats & UFOs

1955 – The Big One (Official Music Video)

Huge video, not really disturbing or overdone with subliminal satanic and masonic messages like the rest of pop music these days, but i like my music videos, the way my YouTube channels are when they show how TV shows are on CNN, NBC & co. Fake and staged. Looks like a good topic for a song. Solid groove and solid track. Dig it!

UNREVAL – A 15 Min Short Movie That Will Be On Your’s Mind For A Very Long Time…


I did my best, but it wasnt much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didnt come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah… *Leonard Cohen

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This is not the one post you might expect here on ChromeMusic about Leonard Cohen. It’s just the time to use his words for whatever needed. Besides that I am not even sure this is the relevant quote. Not finding the right words  just manifests my desperate search for some answers and solutions on how to spend this ridiculously short ammount of time here on this planet as a *good* human. (Considered from the top of the ancient egyptian pyramides this life time really is ridiculous but that’s worth another post…)
Ok, this is going too far – my actual point:

Watch this Documentary (or Short Film however you want to call it) called ‘Unravel’ !

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Filmed in 2012 by the director Meghna Gupta the topic mass consumption of the western world is more actual than ever before. And is a topic that concerns me intensly over the last months. Yes, I am spending more time on zero waste blogs to find the right receipts for my DIY dish cleaner than finding new songs these days. You can do many things to safe this planet, to avoid plastic, to safe water, to recycle your things. But when it comes to clothes I still don’t have a solution that suits me.  I remember this wonderful talk I had with my best friend back in summer when we were sitting in one of these instagram cafés, both of us enjoying the last warmth of the sinking sun with a glass of campari mixed with fresh orange juice in our hands (is there anything we really can complain about in our lifes?). I just came back from shopping or better said from rushing through all the big shops, buying nothing and getting angry about all these useless clothes they offer you all made in Cambodia, Marocco and god knows where else. So it was her job to take me out of this ‘carrying the pain of the whole world within me’ mood. I did some research before, did want to know how evil H&M and all the others really are. I mean, they entice all of us with green campaigns, fair trade cotton and recycling deals. But as an ‘educated’ human being in the western world can you really believe them and spend less than 5 Euro for a T-shirt? I doubt it. You hardly find the behind the scenes information I was looking for, so I gave up. Yes, H&M does finance some water safe projects but the sad truth is even if they’d do everything right there are still the traders from whom they get the fabric or the cotton and for sure nobody feels responsible for their working conditions. You see, this line has no end and we are all part of it. So we both agreed on doing the best we can do in our little cosmos, buying less, lending clothes to friends etc and ordered another drink.

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Sorry, I could really work myself up on this topic. Just because I KNOW this all is going in a complete wrong direction and there has to be something to make a difference. Now you might say there are fair trade labels and shops popping up everywhere and I could choose to buy my clothes there. Or I could just buy vintage. You are right, I could. But first of all I don’t want to look like my art teacher in primary school and even if I don’t buy new clothes every week (what I don’t do anyway) like every girl I really enjoy buying new things from time to time. And I have to be honest – I haven’t reached that point yet where I easily spend 60 euro on a white shirt to make sure it’s fair trade.

So this short movie shows you all this tragedy from another perspective. And somehow it makes me wanna cry and laugh at the same time. Watching these beautiful woman laughing and sparkling in the middle of our waste in their colourful dresses touches my heart deeply. Although it’s just 15 min and pointing the finger on each and everyone of us (bc we all know it and all keep our eyes shut) listening to the thoughts of these woman and how they make fun of us ‘the educated people’ that they dream about to meet one day makes you smile and reminds you there must be something better on a higher level. somewhere.

Again. Don’t really have the right words yet so just watch it and I am sure you get my point.

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Oh and don’t give me one of this foolish excuses like you don’t have time for this bc you need to spend time on your carreer or your own problems are enough for you to deal with. This is exactly one of your problems!

Good night.

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One Of These Days When FB Is Better Than Netflix…

Since I broke up with my TV many years ago it happens on some evenings that I get lost online for hours. Almost like a little ceremony – things I did want to look up pop up in my mind. I start at one point and find myself following the links and endless paths through the internet. Sometimes I just clean my tabs, close the ones I don’t need anymore or leave new ones open as my bucket list for the next days. Sometimes its just music I float through. Song by song. On other evenings it’s just pictures – Instagram, tumblr, pinterest…And then there are special evenings where Facebook is more fun watching than any show on Netflix. If everyone feels like he/she has to share his thoughts and feelings about what is happening in the world right now. You can be the silent watcher of people’s behaviour and reactions on events like the election yesterday. If you follow the right people (what a brilliant pun right now) this really makes fun…make yourself a cup of tea and get lost for a little while…

P.S. the gif that we usually use at the beginning I’ve put it last this time. It’s my favorite shared link by today :)

The probably most intelligent link I’ve found today is this one. And now…

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And here is something to think about.

For those who overthink delusional disorder and stupidity in mankind now – take some deep breaths.

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[VIDEO] Lauryn Hill drops serious knowledge…!

I just found this short speech of Lauryn Hill full of wisdom and powerfull words of what life is about. Thought it’s worth sharing with you…
I know the mix below is an old one and we had it up on the blog years ago but it still gives me the perfect dosis when I have one of my ‘there is a need for more power woman like Lauryn Hill in this world’ moments ;)

Stranger Things – The Perfect 80ies Playlist on Spotify

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If you haven’t watched it yet, do it! Do it right now, don’t wait until cozy sweater weather or next Sunday. You don’t need any excuse to open Netflix and disappear for the next 8 hours. Make sure you have everything needed handy because I promise you won’t leave the house or make any unnecessary steps away from your screen until the last episode is over.

Thereafter you are gonna wish to be one of them. One of the kids to ride your bike and go on adventures with your friends. One out of hundred things I love about Strange Things: none of the characters is a jerk or the simple one-dimensional archetype. Everything starts with stereotypes – you think ‘Oh the cool and hip kids in school are terrifying the nerdy, poor outsiders’ or ‘Of course, the typical chief of a small province town somewhere in the US hating his unfulfilled job while dreaming of catching the big bad guys’. But NO. Episode by Episode every character is (Except some secondary characters who are there to either make you laugh or to push the story in the right direction) growing and turning and in the end you’ll love them all. Agreed, the outstanding performances play their part too.

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I personally always get bored at some part of any Show. For me even many Episodes of House of Cards dragged on and I could have jumped over without missing anything too important for the story line. At least that’s the feeling I get. I only remember ‘Wayward Pines’ as similar to ST. So no surprise that the Duffer Brothers and creators of the show had also been involved in the writing progress of Wayward Pines. Ha, knew it.

Although I am not a child of the 80ies (no, I’ve never seen the Goonies and ET scared the shit out of me the first time I saw it) I got hooked by the spirit of this Show instantly. The feeling of being a child again, of you and your friends against the rest of the world and especially these grown ups who don’t understand one thing on earth. The first time falling in love, times without smartphones and the possibility to reach anyone at any time, monsters, friendship and rules of friendship that really counts, promises and mystery mixed with modern Sci Fi. Do I have to say more?

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Oh yeah, one more thing…also the soundtrack is on point! Netflix just announced they will release an official soundtrack (something they only did for House of Cards and Orange is the New Black so far and my conclusion is this could be the key indicator to the success of a Show on Netflix since their policy is to not report any viewer numbers). Listening to Joy Division’s “Atmosphere,” The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go,” or Toto’s “Africa” makes continuing with your daily life more tolerable once the last scene is streamed. And if you do miss the main theme already here is an extended version of it!