following the long tradition of this blog to write about the eurovision song contest, i will write about it again,but in an art-way: twitter gave birth to #drawovision last night.

a live speed painting thing artists at twitter do during the eurovision song contest, posting the artwork in real time. last year @hellomizk visualized all the contestants in watercolors.

so this year she also painted the shit out of her brush and here is the awesome result:

also it is the artists birthday today, so you all visit her homepage http://www.hellomizk.com/ and show some love !



twitterart and eurovision #esc2016

hello dear readers, i skipped writing about dead rockstars and idols…because everyone else did., but now to some good things…the traditional blogpost about the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST !!! (reread my last years post , featuring twitter art from @JazzHutch)

this years show was held in sweden and i have to say: they did an amazing job, not only i thought that it was the best show ever…and i really watch this contest since forever. it was  fun  and not as painful as i expected. nothing to bitch about. the quality of the songs was good…except maybe the “frozen”-themed songs…they all sounded like :”the cold never bothered me anyway” -songs.

the hosts did a great job i laughed tears at their intermission

and now…TWITTERART!!!

this year @hellomizk was illustrating live at twitter during the eurovision song contest and here are the results. i love it!!!

that was not only exciting for you but also very much joy to watch. great job kristen, and it was also her birthday yesterday…so also: happy birthday

you wanna know who won? this one…it was my favorite:

and my country? well…we had 11 points…but that’s ok…we are used to it.

i hope you liked iit and i would like to recommend following @hellomizk on twitter, she is constantly creating new art!!!


männlich abwaschen

dies ist ein sehr schönes

abwasch-tutorial von männern für männer

bei ca. minute 4:00 kommt ein tipp, den ich so nicht geben würde…da heißes fett sich bei ablöschen mit wasser entzünden kann…aber ich bin ja kein mann…

passend dazu noch dieser überaus männliche abwaschsong

errinnert ein wenig an die sesamstraße…einfach schön 🙂


the thing about things by amanda palmer

what fits better into a blog with the subtitle: “…about art, music and things” than a song with the title: the thing about things…?

thanx for the release amanda and thanx to the patreon-people for providing my favorite artist with dough to produce art.



i’ve loaned a lot of things to a lot of friends

like dresses and records and books

and some of the time i never see them again

and in a weird way i think that it works

because the thing about things is they start turning evil

when you start to forget what they’re for

and so if you’re not sure what you did with my sweater

i’ll just have to love you a little bit more

i had a ring it belonged to my grandfather

he was a mason

and gay and he was distant and bitter

for all of my childhood we never had much to say

he wasn’t the type to give tokens of affection

and so i stole ring when he died

and twenty years on when i lost it at a bar

i thought that’s fine



the thing about things is that they can start meaning things

nobody actually said

and if he couldn’t make something mean something for me

i had to make up what it meant

i can carry everything i need in one collapsing suitcase

i can carry everyone i love in one phone application

built to maximize the facetime with the friends i’m bent on making

actually i want to be alone

to mourn the loss

of what this cost

i think it’s a poem and i think it keeps going

i’ve borrowed and lost lots of things

and three nights ago in the bar where i lost it

the bartender gave me the ring

and i lie in bed

with my phone in my hand


what can i fix with which app

and i call my grandfather

and he doesn’t answer

and i have to make peace with that fact

because the thing about things

is that they can start meaning things nobody actually said

and if you’re not allowed to love people alive

then you learn how to love people dead

the thing about things is that they can start meaning things nobody actually said

and if you’re not allowed

to love people alive

then you learn how to love people dead

music & lyrics written by Amanda Palmer

ukulele & vocals – Amanda Palmer

recorded at Q Division in Somerville, Ma

mixed at Mad Oak Studios in Allston, Ma

engineered & mixed by Benny Grotto

artwork by Famehouse produced by Amanda Palmer & Benny Grotto

Available for free/paid download at Amandapalmer.net: http://shop.amandapalmer.net/collections/digital

Bandcamp: https://amandapalmer.bandcamp.com/track/the-thing-about-things

And available for purchase shortly on iTunes and all major digital distributor

if you like it, share it 🙂


earthsleep – progressive grunge from los angeles

i discovered earthsleep via facebook. better said, i was hanging around on my favorite smashing pumpkins community page on fb (yes, i’m a fangirl) and saw a photo of a young nude girl on a smashing pumpkins zeitgeist flag.

that photo was so stunning that i contacted the girl to ask her for the permission to use her photo for my art. she replied that she would be happy to inspire me and that her boyfriend took the photo and that they both are in a band called earthsleep. i also contacted the boyfriend jonathan bouknight and we talked a bit back and forth. turns out that the girl is amazing! her name is cindy clark and she’s a photographer, model and singer.

the art

they inspired me to create

the music



photo by natalia britt

the girlwolf

photo by lexa gabrielle


and last but not least, i have some more band related links for you:

but, achtung baby! some photos are NSFW







rock on 😉


twitterart and eurovision

hi friends, this is the first post of the new blog and what would be a better topic to start with than the weirdest song contest ever? yes, i am talking about

the eurovision song contest

(for me it is tradition to write a blog about it. you can read previous blogposts about the esc in my “old” blog TCABAM .) the best about the ESC (and no, ESC doesn’t mean ESCAPE…you can not escape this madness) is watching it together with other human beeings. i was watching it with my family and my twitterfriends, bitching about the costumes, the dancing and the bad singing…i love that 🙂 .

let me share my favorite tweets of last night with you

some of them will be in german language (because i am from germany).

#drawovision was the hashtag for esc art on twitter this year. rules: draw the contestants while they are performing on tv.

and then came sweden

and i said: “he could win.” and my husband was like: “no way!!!”

for the first time australia took part in the contest…because australia is clearly a part of europe…i think they should make a world music contest. that’d be a spectaculum like the fifa world cup…

did i mention that this is a very long contest? they made no half time break or peepee pause.
then the voting started and a psychedelic disney like instrumental music medley started playing for an endless time


congratulations sweden

…my country, germany made incredible ZERO points, i think that never happened before in the 60 years history of the eurovision song contest.

i hope you enjoyed this very long first post and i am looking forward to sharing more music, art and things with you in the future 🙂