Interview with Keith Murray from We Are Scientists
Here's another new interview I did with Keith Murray from We Are Scientists for Strife Magazine. Their new album "Helter Seltzer" is pretty amazing. Actually I only listened to it to prepare for this interview (I'm currently in a hard rock mood), but then couldn't really stop listening to it. Pick it up if you haven't yet! Here's an excerpt of the interview:
New Interview with Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari For Strife Magazine
Big news from my little journalistic site projects: I've quit Alternative Wire some weeks ago and started writing for Strife Magazine. I feel like I've put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into my work at AltWire.net and got some awesome experiences which resulted in some cool interviews and articles in return, so it wasn't an easy decision to quit. Still, I needed the change and I'm super stoked to having joined Strife Magazine
. The owner of Strife, Glenn, is from Amsterdam and started the online magazine only 8 months ago. During that time, he managed to build up quite the following on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Check out the website HERE
My first interview on Strife Magazine was pretty special for me, because it was another one with the lead singer of my favourite band Enter Shikari, Rou Reynolds (you can read my first interview with him here
). On one hand that made writing the interview questions very easy because I know the band by heart, but on the other hand I was pressuring myself quite a bit. My absolute nightmare is writing an interview with questions like "Soo, your band name sounds so wicked. What does it mean?" (*YAWN*) or any other question the band is asked numerous times throughout their career. Also, in case you don't know Enter Shikari, they are super smart and voice their opinions on social-political issues quite often. So an interview with them can be one of the best in your writing "career"! I ended up spending over a week just watching every interview with them on YouTube, before I felt confident enough to write up a bunch of questions and send them to their publicist. I'm quite satisfied with the result, but judge yourself. You can read an excerpt below:
Die Sache mit den Selfies: Leben oder Posen?
[:de]Selfies sind mittlerweile ein Teil unserer Social Media Existenz. Wir, bzw. viele von uns (ich auch ;-D) machen sie mittlerweile ständig und überall: vom Wohnzimmer bis zur Konzerthalle. Selfies werden oft als oberflächlich und Exzess der Selbstdarstellung verteufelt, doch nicht alle sind so. Ich persönlich mache gerne Selfies, weil ich es mag mit der Kamera zu spielen, versuche dabei aber auch, mich selbst etwas auf den Arm zu nehmen. Schließlich sind diese Selfies doch auch irgendwie armselig: man hat nichts besseres zu tun, als ein Foto von sich selbst zu machen? Ähm...ja, traurig.
Ein weiterer Aspekt ist die Verfremdung der Bilder. Filter und die Wahl der Perpektive sind noch harmlose Werkzeuge, um sich selbst ins beste Licht zu rücken. Richtig hart wird es, wenn ordentlich retouchiert wird. Ist es nicht furchtbar, wenn man eine Person trifft und merkt, dass sie komplett anders aussieht, als auf ihrem Facebook-Profilbild?...
Feel The Rush? Slow Down Your Life Before You Trip!
Today I stumbled upon this article
in the Wall Street Journal:
"Once a week, members of a Wellington, New Zealand, book club arrive at a cafe, grab a drink and shut off their cellphones. Then they sink into cozy chairs and read in silence for an hour.
The point of the club isn't to talk about literature, but to get away from pinging electronic devices and read, uninterrupted. The group calls itself the Slow Reading Club, and it is at the forefront of a movement populated by frazzled book lovers who miss old-school reading.
The Thing About “Love”: Clear Your Heart And Let Go
Love is a complicated thing. It's the ultimate goal - we chase after it every day, no matter if we are single and looking for a partner, or if we are in a relationship looking for acknowledgment from our partner. Love is the key to happiness. Our life can only be fulfilled if we love someone and be loved in return.
But this is only one side of love. Love can also be toxic. We fall in love with the wrong person all the time. Sometimes only our pride is hurt, if we are in too deep, our heart, and in the worst case even our body if we happen to get stuck in an abusive relationship.
How do we recognize wrong from right? Will we lose a one time opportunity if we let go too soon?
Every case is different, I'm sure of that, but I have experienced the following: