12/21/2007

Awesome

Sooooo goooood, the whole fold-up-book-thing as a music video by Shitdisco "OK"
SHITDISCO 'OK'

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12/18/2007

Good News


Starting friday the 21st of December the daylight will reappear more and more to bright up our smiles.
Turn off the Light, here comes the Sunlight...

12/17/2007

X-Mas Greetings from NY


What a sweet christmas tree the guys got at the office.
Lovely.
And if you - dear reader - take a closer look you might even spot a little german on the wall.
I am wishing you a merry X-Mas and a busy father Christmas with a huge bag of presents.

The Dark Knight Trailer


Finally! Klick below and look forward.

Endlich!

12/13/2007

small bachelor update

video
To proof, that I am actually working here...

12/12/2007

Beerchurch


the beerchurch opened up again last night in weimar and the guys are showing 3 wes anderson movies in a row till thursday. starting with the life aquatic with steve zissou last night, the charly buckett trio (sounds like a mix of cinematic orchestra, kruder and dorfmeister and a bit dj-krush) played songs from the movie afterwards wearing red caps and enjoying together with the small but decent audience the nice atmosphere at this pretty cool place. Tonight the furious funk brothers are djing right after the royal tennenbaums.
A good party indeed, I am glad that there is still something good going on at night here.

And they made a pretty awesome flyer. a wooden cross and a moveable soccer player.
Thanks to Henning for the pictures)

12/03/2007

Kuschelrock III Evaluation

Ok, that party wasn't the biggest success in the carreer of Die Schanderslebener Spatzen - but fair enough - we had 5 other parties to compete with and Weimar is pretty small though.
Anyways, we looked great - Daniel made himself a Kuschelrock T-Shirt and I put on the whole NYC Hipster costume. The people that showed up kind of liked it (hopefully) but we decided to do no more parties here for a while when nobody appreciates efforts in organizing something like this because they rather go to the same place they hang around all the time anyway to pay 1 euro less for the beer and listen to usually crappy music on a bad stereo.

Okay, that might sound a bit harsh, but it was really disappointing friday night. I am going out now, cause I do my crying only in the rain. Next time might be better or perhaps our timing was just bad for a softrockparty but you know - dear reader - we would do anything for love, cause she's like the wind and when a man loves a woman in the city lights we are dust in the wind and will never break your heart in gotham city with the power of love we died in your arms tonight. We don't wanna lose you because it must have been love!
Word!

But because Die Schanderslebener Spatzen are the DJs of the hearts we have edited and uploaded the whole-over-5-hours-recording of this night for you dear reader.
Please enjoy: KLICK
And please don't mind the 47 turn-off-the-turntable-transitions - we used the serato that night and we just couldn't help it to scratch and turn off as much as possible...

11/30/2007

plastic operator - home 207


sweet one by bitstate
(Klick da pic)

Virgin Flight security video

Please buckle up, put your seat in a straight position and enjoy this safety video by virgin airlines.

11/29/2007

Animated Fireplace


Oh, that's awesome, an animated fireplace-dvd for only $9.99. The ideal christmas present. (klick the pic for the link)

11/28/2007

Vancouver 2010 de Buck - Studio d'animation


Voila, C'est ca, les amis over à Les Etats Unites createured this tres bien petit clip pour le Olympic Wintergames 2010 à Vanouver.
Congratulatiòn. Je like it very beaucoup. Pour getting to the Site de Web Klick à la picturè above or underneath justement.

´Je even can remembre de travailler on the premiere frame in my derniere week à Bück. That makes it très cool to voir the animatiòn ici.

Yeah, Sunshine! Totally forgot about that after 4 weeks of cloudy november-rain-styled weather. But there it was - shining bright into my eyes. Lovely.

And this is a pretty famous building, our friend Goethe used to do gardening in there...And you are nobody in Weimar when you're not taking at least one picture of this house each week.

And these two handsome guys are DJing tonight at the Planbar again, kicking the shit out of the Serato. It's definetly worth to check out. Starting at 10pm, reggea, dubstep, rap, deephouse.
Word!

11/23/2007

The Planbar Party


Shotta Paul

The Furious Freak Brothers

Die Schanderslebener Spatzen (first gig since 7 month)

The small but decent dancing crowd.

Wii-playing at Shotta Pauls place at 6 in the morning after a nice pasta meal. Awesome!
It was a fun night although we only got €35 to split between five guys for playing almost 8 hours...well - nevermind - we drank tons of beer for free, the Serato worked just fine and it felt so good to DJ again after all this time. And next week another round at the Falken for Kuschelrock Vol. 3!

11/19/2007

Planbar am 22.11.07

Bevor richtig tierisch abgekuschelt werden kann, müssen natürlich erstmal die Beinchen schön angestrengt werden. Und was eignet sich dafür besser, als eine kochend heiße Sohle auf dem Dancefloor in der Planbar zum Schmelzen zu bringen?
Nicht viel!
Neben den Gebrüdern Gründl als The Furious Freak Brothers und dem Shotta Paul legen auch erstmal seit über 7 Monaten die Schanderslebener Spatzen mit einem blassen Special Guest auf.
Erscheint zahlreich.
Bitte.

Bitte.

Der Flyer ist das Ergebnis von mehreren Jahren Studium an der Gestaltungsfakultät und kann sich wirklich sehen lassen. Herr Büttlomand - gut gemacht! Weiter so!

11/18/2007

Kuschelrock Vol. 3

Es ist wieder soweit, pünktlich zum letzten Novembertag was warmes für die Seele von den DJs der Herzen:

Und natürlich weil der eine Spatz sein Diplom geschafft hat und der andere wieder in good old Germany ist. (Und um dem schon vorraus zu greifen - Ja - die Spiegelungen auf dem Plakat funktionieren nicht. Und sollen es auch nicht!)
Also Sportsfans, sagt es euren Freunden und Verwandten, am Freitag dem 30. wird tierisch abgekuschelt.

C2C-2005 DMC Show

C2C-2005 DMC Show

Sa-weet!

11/17/2007

He made it


Congratulations Mr. Büttner! Or should I say Mr. Büttlomand?
He got a 1.3 and was so relieved that he finally got done with it.
The movie is just awesome and I am looking forward to work with Max and him at my place on the second part. Sooner or later there is gonna be something about the whole project on www.kontrollhamster.de but not yet...
If you wanna see the pictures of that party night and thepresentation just klick here: Klick

11/14/2007

Showfensterbummel in Weimar/Old NY Pics


OK Sportsfans, we start today with some pictures I took on my last day in NY to capture this awesome 50's flair at the flat in brooklyn. Above you see a timer-light-switch.
Underneath my beloved Caffe Capri. Joe and Maria are selling the best Iced Coffee in NY there and it's a place you - dear reader - should visit one day. The interior design, the smalltalk on the counter, the pictures on the wall - it's just amazingly sweet. (427 Graham Av, Brooklyn)


Every morning the same question in the shower - which one is for hot water?

A hot stove that even survived the cold war. Ta-da.
Ok, but to be fair here some Pictures of weird things in Weimar that Thomas and me found today on the Foto-Safari. (The snow started falling last night - please appreciate - dear reader - that we went out at a freezing temperature of 0° C or 30°F to provide you with these amazing inside-views)

This Painting here shows Knut, the sweet little polarbear from the zoo in Berlin greeting a guy that used to be pretty famous in Weimar (and whole germany of course) a couple of years ago...you know him, he's got a weird beart, but I'm too afraid to write down his name)

One of those apostrophe-catastrophe's

raw minced meat on a bun for just 1€ - delicious!

OK, that's a tough one:
WE ARE DIFFERENT
-cool, crazy, self-confident
-no reservations
-hot music
-trendy TV
-ultracool haircuts
-laid-back atmosphere
-your number 1 hairstylist
-professional, communicative, funky
Hairkiller-with the licence to style

Prices on food and booze: all the stuff on the table (9 bottles of good wine, 12 finest south-american steaks, tons of fruits and veggies) for 70€. That's insane, compared to New York Cittttty. And It was way too much, but everyone on the table was happy:

The guy in the middle - Daniel - finally shows his diploma-movie this friday at the Lichthaus-Cinema at 3:30pm. It's totally worth to check out the crazy stuff he and Max produced over the last 6 month.
Be there or be square.

11/11/2007

Food Punch



andy from the former lonely island crew starring in this snl short. awesome!
especially the jovi-punch.

11/09/2007

11/08/2007

The new room in the old town


Weimar, home to so many thinkers, artists and drunk students. It might not be a big city, but it is very small.

Moved to my old appartment on saturday and it's freakin awesome - all that space for a small amount of money - saweeeeet. I am riding my bike every morning to get from bed to my desk. It's quite an exercise, but I don't wanna loose the muscles from the every-morning-across-williamsburg-bridge-ride. Do I?

Autumn in Germany. Some call it depressing, I call it Colour like no other. (the Sony people gave me tons of money to write that...)

Smart people hanging around here everywhere. That guy here looks a bit pale, but he wrote some awesome plays and dramas. If you - dear reader - know the famous person I am writing about just tell me the next time we meet and you may recieve a suprising present...

11/02/2007

Terminänderung

Also nur zur Information: Daniels Diplom wird nicht am Montag präsentiert, ein neuer Termin steht noch nicht fest. Der Gute ist ganz schön deprimiert deswegen...
Deshalb und wegen nem Gig der Wighnomy Brothers im E-Werk fällt auch Kuschelrock Vol. 3 vorerst ins Wasser. Die Schanderslebener Spatzen melden sich, wenn es Neuigkeiten gibt und zur einstweiligen Befriedigung unsere Fans hier der Spatzen-Background als kostenloser Download.

Wir danken für Ihr Verständnis.
Aber gute News gibt's auch: Die Alpha-WG erlebt ab nächste Woche einen Relaunch mit ordentlich neuem, großem Zimmer für nicht $900 Dollar pro Monat. Awesome Miet-Illness in Weimar Cittty.

10/30/2007

POCOYO!

A real Pocoyo Toy as a welcome-back-present by Ellen and Thomas.
I guess now it's my turn to start collecting Elli, Sleepy Bird and the other guys.
Sweeeeeet.

Thanks so much you guys.

Oh, talk with the prof went good, bachelor starts soon and here some important dates:
(But I gonna take them down in german, cause no one from the states will make it here in time anyway)
Nr 1:
Praktikumspräsentation
Donnerstag, 1. November
13.15 Uhr bis 14.45 Uhr
Atelier Interface Design, M7, 1. Stock
Teilnehmer: Helms, Ostwald, Nenninger, Landmann, Sieber & Gäste
Nr 2:
Daniels Diplompräsentation
Montag, 5. November
(Ort und zeit demnächst)
Nr 3:
Samstag, 9. November
Kuschelrock Vol. 3 im Falken
(The reunited Spatzen will Softrock the Nissel all over your body)

10/29/2007

Back for Good

There we go. Arrived safely in good old Germany, the flight was horrible and the jetlag felt like being drunk without paying for booze - awesome!
Tomorrow I´ll be back in Weimar to start studying and I hope I'll find a good, new, cheap place to stay for the next month and get those messy tons of paperwork done.
It's funny, cause nothing really changed here, you can still smoke at the bars, the beer is good as always (but the bottles are so big - crazy) and the prices for food are just halarious. (i.e. 2 euros for a massive kebap)
But it feels kind of weird being back. Everything is cleaned up, there are no plastic bags flying around, it's amazingly quiet, the air is just sweeeeeet and it's freezin cold, especially at night.
I haven't slept that good in month, but I already start missing a good strong NYC Coffee. The Coffee here is pretty lame.
Anyhoo, there are things that are great here and things that are awesome in NY Citttty.
And I wanna thank everyone who showed me these things again:

Dear Claudia, Gareth, Ben, Yker, Orion, Ryan, Kate, Kitty, Angela, Ruth, Sasha, Alexis, Carlos, Sarah, Arthur, Amilcar, Eli, Daniel, Doug, Stephanie, the whole Venezuela-Crew, all the freelancers that worked at the office, all the sweeeet Kiwis, Maria and Joe from Cafe Capri, everyone I was living with in Williamsburg and all the others I forgot to mention right now - it was great working, hanging out and partying with you. Thanks so much for everything you did for me. For giving me the chance to proove myself at this freakin cool company called Buck. I have learned so much over the last six month, not only about the business but also - and I know it sounds horribly deep - about the whole life-and-myself-thing.
Let's stay in contact - please - and next year we gonna rock the dissel for my shissel pu pissel.
Word!
And to say it in the words of Andrew W.K.:
I like New York City, Oh Yeah, New York City!

This picture appeared on the blog earlier I think, but I don't mind. It's just for sentimental reasons and because of the longest summer I ever had in my entire life.

10/24/2007

T minus 1

Heute pack' ich,
morgen flieg' ich und
Freitag steh ich in Tegel und ess erst mal ne Currywurst auf der Andrea Doria.

Davor wird noch mal zum Frisör gegangen, Fingernägel rasiert, Bart (?) geschnitten, Freiheitstatue geküßt, U-Bahn gesurft, im East River gebadet und Haende mit den 8 Millionen Einwohnern geschüttelt.

Ladys and Gentlemen,

Gott schütze New York City.


(auch diesmal bitte ich zu beachten, die finale Evaluation der letzten 6 Monate erscheint demnächst hier bilingual im Editors Cut, aber erst Kulturschock in Europa, dann Verarbeiterei)

10/22/2007

† JUSTICE †


Before you go to a Justice concert you are obviously trying to become as much a hipster as possible. Our friend from New Zealand taught us some serious lessons about being hip and cool at the same time. Of course in Williamsburg, after a fancy gallery opening.

And I think everyone did pretty well. For example Alexus, using the shades for her advantage.
(Please note the Bedford Av sign in the back, that's sooooo Williamsburg)

And we were the last hipsters leaving Brooklyn that night, cause all the others were already at the venue in Manhatten. And I think Ben fell in love with my Bling Bling NYC Necklace. He hesitated giving it back at the end of the night. And I can totally understand him.

And then: Business Time!



Those two guys are freakin Rockstars. No doubt. The Bass was kicking, we cried "D.A.N.C.E." and "because we are your friends..." out loud, shook the booty, smoked illegally inside the building (felt totally like back in the days) and enjoyed the huge soundsystem they built up.
It was sooooooooooo goooooooooood.
Jesus!
no, upps, sorry
JUSTICE!!!!
Here a link to some nice pictures from that night: klick

After the concert the party went on with Erol Alkan and one of the Justice guys DJing back to back at Studio B in Greenpoint till 5 in the morning and because of that I almost overslept the saying-good-bye-to-the-best-kiwi-ever-(apart-from-
frodo-of-course)-appointment.
The G-Dissel, der G-Vati, the Garthenator, the incredible G O B left today for a week to Australia and so we had to say good bye for at least half a year.

My dear friend, I had an awesome time with you, thanks so much for your generosity, your jokes, the New York in a Bag present and for all the lovely hours I spent working and hanging out with you. It was a pleasure. Keep up the good work, try to make it a bit conradical (you should know some tricks by now) and stay as you are, don't turn into a hipster slash animator.
And I know the picture looks a bit gay, but it was a very sad good bye hug.
For Gissel!

And by the way, he's saying hi to all my visitors he met here. And hopefully he's coming over to Deutschland next year, so everyone who's interested can make appointments to meet him now.

10/20/2007

t minus 6

Nicht mehr mal ne Woche bis zur Rückkehr in das gelobte land aus dem gelobten land. Schon ganz schön abgefasert.
Wie man sich vorstellen kann, ist in der letzten woche eine menge passiert. Wir fangen einfach rückwärts an, da kann ich mich lebhafter erinnern:
gerade ebent: aus dem Kino gekommen, wo wir Nightmare before Christmas in 3D geguckt haben. Alter! Unglaublich. Kam jetzt gerade raus, die Jungs und Mädels bei Disney, Pixar und ILM dürfen nach der Arbeit daran wahrscheinlich keinerlei Hologramme oder ähnliches mehr anschauen, weil sie sonst durchdrehen. Reizüberflutung pur. Aber nicht nur wegen 3D sondern auch wegen der ganzen Charaktere, der astreinen Animation und überhaupt und sowieso.
Less than a week left till I leave the land of hope and glory, pretty crazy though. As You - dear reader - can imagine last week was amazing, no work and stuff, so let's start backwards, that makes it easier for me to remember details:
30 minutes ago we came from the movies, Nightmare bfore X-Mas in 3D. Unbeliveable! The Boys and Girls at Disney, Pixar and ILM aren't allowed to take a look on holograms anymore, cause that would drive them insane. But the whole thing in general was just way to much, all those details, the animation, the characters - and all in 3D. Crazy!

Und der Clou: diese Brillen.
And the best thing: the glasses
Dann hatte unsere geliebte Claudia, die wie eine Mutter zu allen im Büro war, heute ihren letzten Tag bei Buck und strebt nun nach höheren Karrierezielen bei ihrer alten Firman, einem wohlbekannten Kosmetikunternehmen. Das TAJ Team sagt: DANKE FÜR ALLES LIEBE CLAUDIA.
Our dearest Claudia and part time mother for everyone at the office had her last day today at Buck and is going to climb up the career latter now at Estee Lauda, again. The TAJ Team says with a high pitched voice: THANKS SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING BELOVED CLAUDIA.
Die Verabschiedung sollte eigentlich mit Schampoo begossen werden, da es aber gestern abend - ihr glaubt es kaum - feuchtfröhlich zuging, wurde heute Alkoholverbot für alle erteilt.
Das war eine Musikpromoparty mit Sponsoring von Vodka und Kaffee Zeug, da wurden uns tolle Brillen geschenkt und mit denen auf der Nase haben wir uns dann Natalie Portman angeschaut. Die war nämlich auch da. Zuckersüß und - natürlich - kleiner, als man immer dachte. Ta-Da.
The plan was to get buzzed with champagne, but last night was so alcoholic that we put a ban on any more drinking for today. It was a kind of Music-Promo-Party where they gave away free booze and fancy glasses. and with those on the nose we were checking out the Portman Natalie, cause she was there as well. Pretty and - of course - way smaller than you thought.

Dann noch ein Karaoke Massaker, aber auf das wollen wir hier gar nicht näher eingehen. Alles was ich sage: wenn man weder die Texte kennt, noch singen kann, sollte man an dieser Stelle nicht weiter darauf eingehen. Krächtz.
Then a Karaoke-massacre followed, but we won't get into detail here, cause when you don't know the lines nor have a good singing voice you won't get into detail. trust me.

Und ja, ich weiss, ich war schlampig mit all meinen Serien, deshalb hier das ESB (in grün)
And here some new episodes of my beloved series: the ESB (shining green)

Hier das New York Musikvideo:
The New York Musicvideo:

Und gleich noch eins, weil's so schön ist:
And another one straight away:

Und dann arbeite ich jetzt fleissig an meiner Hausarbeit, und da stößt man natürlich auf allerlei schöne Virals, deshalb hier noch ein richtig guter Clip:
And I am working hard on my essay and while research you find funny virals, like this one here:

Wir danken für Ihre Aufmerksamkeit und wünschen einen angenehmen Start in den Tag.
Achso, noch was, der Le Train Bleu Film ist jetzt auch feierlich auf www.ostwaldhelgason.com zu sehen.
Thank you very much for your attention, we wish a good start for the day. Oh, almost forgot: the Le Train Bleu Movie can now also be found on www.ostwaldhelgason.com.
Und noch was. Mein aktueller Lieblingsohrwurm, so good: Neon Bible von Arcade Fire mit astreinem interaktiven Musikvideo wo man auf die Hände und das Gesicht klicken kann: Klick
And one last thing: my favourite song right now: Neon Bible by Arcade Fire with an impressive interactive musicvideo where you can klick on the hands and the face while the guy is singing: Klick