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15.2.08

everything is shit except you

to solve a riddle, guess what i got in the post last week. all wrapped up in a gorgeous yellow DHL box (not pictured) and minus the little pencil case (that's mine and just for skullduggery effect).





i got it from my favourite german creative, seb, otherwise known to me as oehmchen. and there's a story involved. which of course i have to tell you.

he is seb
firstly, seb and i got to know each other through the bloggersphere - i hassled him to write a post about culture jamming that he was thinking about because i was writing one and i wanted to see what he thought. i didn't even know him. he was very gracious and didn't tell me to fuck off.

then when i was living in london, i met him IRL (in real life) when he had the interview for the WKSide project in london. we got on like a house on fire, so when he got the gig and lived in london for 3 months, we hung out while i was still there. it wasn't actually for all that long, but you know sometimes that doesn't matter.

the cap (and bands)
when i was in hamburg (where seb lives), i was staying near the reeperbahn (kind of like the 'cross in sydney during the 80s) and i bought myself the obligatory st pauli cap.





and then i promptly lost the fucker on the train to venice. i lost a lot of stuff on that trip.

and now that seb's back home, he and meike tracked one down as promised ('cos they're not in all the tourist shops or anything) and sent it to me! and added those wrist bands - 'cos they know how much i love that kind of shit.

that's love innit...


the disc
regular readers will know how much i love a good mix tape. i love hearing from my friends through music - the lyrics, the tunes, the transition from one song to another, the vibe. and seb loves music as much as i do, so of course he made me a mix tape. filled with new goodness, plus old pavement (which i had lost). and not just any mix-tape, but one with a custom-made cover, featuring little references and lovely stuff.




i can't articulate how much i love this stuff. but it fills my heart with such joy and reminds me that while the world is smaller than it used to be, hamburg is still so far away. i just had to share it with you all.



eine dicke Schmatz für mein Schatz!

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6 Comments:

At 18 February, 2008 04:47, Blogger Age said...

This post put a smile on my face because I don't have to imagine how much you would of loved that package. Very cool.

 
At 18 February, 2008 09:09, Anonymous Concorde Jones said...

I'll make you a mix tape Lauren. I do good mix tapes.

 
At 18 February, 2008 10:17, Blogger lauren said...

and then some, age..

so, mr jones, what's the hold-up? you have my address..

 
At 20 February, 2008 16:45, Blogger Rob Mortimer said...

How nice :)

Ooh, mix tapes, i'm up for that!
Bear in mind my range of music tastes might melt your head ;)

 
At 27 March, 2008 12:22, Anonymous Seb said...

Now after all that time went down the Thames I actually post here. Just to say how much I miss you and that I can't wait to see you again. I bloody miss you. And your scones. And your "Oehmchen". And your "Screw you guys, I'm going home". Dicker Schmatz.

 
At 27 March, 2008 13:15, Blogger lauren said...

then will you just bloody hurry up and book your tickets to australia please!?! küsschen.. :)

 

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