10 things I liked most this week [dec 6 - 13]

1. Prince Caspian.
I just love the book, the film AND Ben Barnes
Then again, who wouldn't??

2.my friends
And meeting new ones for that matter. They mean the world to me and I love them to death!

Music is my life. And having so little time to sing this week it made it more special when I did get the time.

4.Metro Station.
This amazing band that got me through a lot of my exams this week.

5. Zuut
Our favourite pub, where we have lots of adventures. Drawing by Joyce.

They're the best and you can have so much fun with'em.

7.Decorating Christmas trees.
'Cause it's just lots of fun when me and mum do it.

8.Hot bubble baths.
It has been cold this week ok??

Because Vinny is so funny.

10.Lipton Ice-Tea.
Drank liters of that this week xD.

Love, forever
C'row <33

PS. Let me know what your most liked things were this week. See you next week.


live music and stuff^^

So these are the bands I've seen live before...

… And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
A.k.a. The Junkies

A Brand
A Wilhelm Scream (2)
Agrumba (many times, since I'm in the band for God's sake)

Air Traffic
The All-American Rejects
All Time Low

Amy Macdonald

Arcade Fire
As I Lay Dying
The Ataris


The Black Box Revelation (3)
Black Kids
Blood Red Shoes
The Breeders

Comeback Kid
Daft Punk

Editors (2)
El Guapo Stuntteam

Fall Out Boy

Fireflies (2)
Gallows (2)
Gnarls Barkley

Gunz 'n' Rozes
Hot Chip

Janez Detd.

Joan as Police Woman
Juliette and the Licks
Kapitan Korsakov


Killswitch Engage

De Knoesels

Lacuna Coil
Lenny Kravitz

Mad Caddies
Mercury Rev.

MgMt (2)

Milk Inc.
De Mono's
Motion City Soundtrack

My Morning Jacket
The National
Neil Young
New Found Glory
Nick Oliveri and the Mondo Generator

Nine Inch Nails
The Ocean

Parkway Drive
The Pipes

Plane Vanilla
The Purple Strangers
The Raconteurs
Rise Against (2)

Serj Tankian
Shameboy (3)


Soulwax (2)

Sweet Coffee

Tulip (3)

UnderCover (2)
The Unforgiven

The Verve
The View
The Whighs
Within Temptation(4)


Zornik (2)

And these are the bands I'm probably going to see soon (again)

The Aquabats

Comeback Kid
The Get Up Kids
Misery Signals
Poison The Well
Walls of Jericho


10 things I loved this week [nov 28 - dec 4]

1. This amazing artist named Matthew Gray Gubler.
He has made some amazing drawings and paintings AND is a film maker and actor!

2. Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

An extremely funny pop quiz on BBC2, Thursdays at 9 pm. (GMT)

3. Brightly coloured cupcakes!
They're just yummy!

4. Jack Daniels.
Need I say more?

5. Eye candy, or more specific, Robert Pattinson.
Just because he's really cute. And one of my fave actors. And in the film of my fave book.

6. Electric Pink nail polish by Milani.
It's too pink not to love!

7. Venetian masks.
They're just so beautiful.

8. writing Christmas cards
Because i'ts just that time of the year and I love coming up with silly little texts for my friends. I also loooooove recieving them so feel free...

9. Katy Perry.
In times of boring exams a girl needs happy music, going along with happy videos.

10. Perse on paskan koti.
Something between me and my bestie S'rah, whom I love to death.

Love, yours, forever
C'row <33

PS. The thing I liked least this week: EXAMS.


C'row and K'vin SING!

Soooo... as some of you may already know...
me and my mate Kevin were planning to go sing together for a long time...
next Saturday... the time is finally there

possible songs to play:
- Coin-operated Boy
- A Whole New World [of Een Nieuw Begin]
- Fabulous
- Bet On It
- Elephant Love Medley
- Wake Up Call
- Comatose
- 9 Crimes
- Summer Nights
- Misery Business
- I Will Come To You
- Anders
- Foundations
- This Ain't A Scene
- Boten Anna
- I Write Sins Not Tragedies
- La Camisa Negra
- Rette Mich
- Double Trouble [where the hell did that came from]
- Let It Be
- The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage
- Video Killed The Radio Star
- Punk Rock Princess
- Soup Song


if you can, come check us out...
next Sat... the 19th I guess
in Oostende...

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx C'row <333



I've been having this 'weird' dream lately...
I'll just write it out here I guess...

It basically starts with me walking through a forrest...On a certain moment, I have no idea where to go anymore, so I figure I'm lost and want to go back to where I started, so I can ask someone how to get to where I have to be there...So I walk back for a while, but suddenly arrive at a glade where I hadn't been before... The trees are in a nice circle and there is a fire burning, so I figure there must have been someone who lit the fire and I decide to wait for that person to show up.

But I keep on waiting and noone arrives. By that time it's already dark and I just sit there and wait. But suddenly something scares me and I 'wake up' again [as in... not thinking to myself anymore], seeing my friend Wolf right in front of me...Wolf takes both of my hands in his and pulls me along, not saying a word.Normally I would be totally scared, but I have this strange feeling with Wolf, that I feel really safe when I'm with him... [btw: I have no idea whether I really feel that when I'm with Wolf... I've never really been in a situation like this with him (or anyone else for that matter), but I do know I feel comfortable when I'm with him... now back to the dream...] So he pulls me back into the forrest, but doesn't say a thing...

Because I have no idea where we're going, I ask "Wolf, where are you leading me to?", but he doesn't answer... so I ask again and again...He never answers, so I basically stop and yell "Niels, where are we going?!?" [Wolf's really Niels' second name... well, Wolfram is, but everyone calls him Wolf cause he doesn't really like Niels.] Then he stops and says "It's not safe there. Come." and he takes my hands again, but much more gently this time and he softly pulls me along again... so I just follow him until he stops at a huge tree... and he steps into that tree and pulls me in with him, since he's still holding my hands...

So we are in the tree, and there's this tunnel... but then Wolf blindfolds me... but I still feel strangely safe...And he gently takes my hands again and pulls me along again so soflty...When we finally stop walking, he takes off my blindfold and I can see we're in this medieval-ish room... There are old, beautiful chairs and tables and cupboards and stuff... and chandeleers with candles in them and deep red curtain on the walls and the ceiling... Wolf then says "You're safe here." and sits down.I do the same, but then notice that I'm really tired [It has been dark for hours now and I've been walking a long time so yeah...] Wolf notices and says "If you want you can sleep there...", while referring to the only bed in the room. "I'll explain everything tomorrow..."So I go to bed and fall asleep hardly a minute later...

When I wake up again, I'm still tired, but I heard voices so I didn't feel safe anymore...When I start listening more closely, I can hear Wolf and someone else. "She is the one we have been waiting for... Your opinion about her was right... Congratulations!" "Thank you, but what shall we do now?" "Now, we just have to convince her to come home with us... then everything will finally be alright. Just go to bed too now, catch some sleep... But remember... even when I'm not here I still see and hear everything, so don't get on to anything..." "Of course not, master." So then Wolf comes over to the bed and crawls in with me. I feel a bit weird, but still pretend that I'm asleep, even though I must be shaking so hard he simply HAS to notice...

Apparently he does, 'cause he turns around and puts his arm around me.The moment he does that, there's this loud BANG and I hear the same voice as before..."What did I tell you, Wolf? You can't interfere with her more than absolutely necessary!" Wolf basically jumped out of the bed. "I'm sorry master, but her body was trembling so hard I couldn't bare not comforting her..." "Still, you cannot interfere with the personal properties of the Great Master." "But she's my friend..." "Not anymore she is... She now belongs to Him and you can't change that anymore..." "But..." "There's no but anymore!" "Then I leave!" "Go on then, but you leave her here..." "No way!"


and then I woke up...Well I basically woke up every time I let some more space between two parts... but then the next night I started by skipping a part at the beginning and well basically getting more every night...
It seems so weirdAnd I think I'm going to have this dream more, since I don't think it's over yet...

Well anyway... If anyone would know what it could mean, let me know...And I'll keep you guys in touch about how it goes on... cos actually I kinda like the story... lol
I have a soap dream xD

Love, yours, forever,
C'row <33


Because everyone deserves to be an angel.

Let this be our little secret...
... let us keep this to ourselves...
and let no one tell me where I don't belong.

This is my shelter...
no one knows I'm here
where I feel safe...
and as I dance along with the sorrowless water nymphs...
I shall be HAPPY forevermore.


Songs of 2007


I’d like to start a blog here…And since music is basically my life… I’m pretty sure it’s gonna deal about that a lot…

To start with I would like to name a few songs that have made last year possible for me.
I don’t want to make a technical summary of how they were made, this songs and bands have just played a part in my life and I want to share that with you.
Without some of those songs, I would’ve been dead. Without some others, I wouldn’t have met some of the most amazing people I know. Some others are just amazing songs to me…

So… let’s start then…

First of all I’d like to name Punk Rock Princess by Something Corporate.
This is a song that always makes me think of my best friend, Siebe, who has sadly passed away a few months ago. He was always there when I needed him and he is one of the main reasons I am still alive today. Ironically, he has taken his own life without anyone being able to do anything about it. I always cry when I hear this song. For me and Sieb, it’s a love song, a song that contains all of our love for each other. Forever.

Second, there is Coin-Operated Boy, by the Dresden Dolls.
This is also a song of me and a friend. K’vin. We sing it all the time, everywhere we go.
People stare at us and we love it. Yes, We are attention whores. When we sing.
Also, this is just an amazing song. For the people who haven’t noticed. Listen to the lyrics. They’re not about a boy. Lol.

Teenage Queen. By Aiden.
I just love Aiden. This is one of the first bands that have saved my live with their music several times. I’ve seen them perform a few times now and they’ve never let me down. Plus, I've made tons of friends during their gigs... Christof, Faina, Jef, Ann, wiL, Angel... [Groezrock, Taste Of Chaos... and seeing them again soon!]
Teenage Queen is just a great song. When it gets into my head, it sometimes doesn’t leave it for days. I agree that Aiden has made better songs and that I can tell a lot more about them… but this song is really a catchy one to me and it hasn’t left my mp3-player since I first put it on there.

Oh, It Is Love by Hellogoodbye.
I basically love all Hellogoodbye songs, but when I heard this one live and acoustic, my heart just started pounding like it never had before because of a song.
It’s such a sweet lovesong and I can never get enough of it.
While typing this, I also want to thank one of my best friends, Gaël, for getting up so early on the last day of Pukkelpop to see them with me. You’re amazing.

Every single song by Enter Shikari.
They’re the band I’ve seen most last year [Groezrock, Rock Werchter and Pukkelpop twice]. They are so amazing, both live and on CD.
They also have a very special place in my heart, cause I got to know them through Trevor Abbott, this amazing guy from the UK. He once told me to listen to their songs and then send me some of them.
I loved them from the start, when no one here in Belgium even knew them, and to be honest, I’m kinda proud of that.
Don’t tell anyone ;)
Oh and I also freaked out [imagine screaming your heart out whilst jumping up and down for 10 minutes] when I saw Trev, Calum and Zach on the DVD!!!

Ruby [Kaiser Chiefs], Fairytale Gone Bad [Sunrise Avenue], Yesterday’s Feelings [The Used] and Old Whore’s Diet [Rufus Wainwright].
These songs where ‘one’ of the two things that made my vacation in Germany ok. The other was the fact that my cousin was there too.
It was the most boring vacation I’ve ever been on. My parents and aunt/uncle rented a house in a town where there was NOTHING to do. There was this kids’ playground thing with a swing, which was basically the only thing me and Jill ever went to. To then lay in the middle of the street for about an hour and taking photos.
These songs [first two playing on the radio, last two on my mp3-player] where really the songs that I heard at least thrice a day that week. [10 days actually…]
Boring vacation, but good company and music.

To keep talking about Rufus Wainwright, I also love ‘La Complainte De La Butte’. It’s a song from the soundtrack of ‘Moulin Rouge’ and I am in love with it. Though I don’t really like French, I really love this song, and I’m amazed by the fact that he speaks English and has such an amazing French voice in this song.
After I’d heard this song a few years ago [during the film], I started searching it, and in the beginning of 2007 I finally found it. Since then, I’ve developped an addiction to the song.
I’ve seen Wainwright play live on Rock Werchter in June too, and I was so freaked out when I heard him play the only French song he did that day, cause it was La Complainte De La Butte. [He has a few other French ones too.]
You should definately check this one out!

Not Good Enough For Truth Or Cliche, by Escape The Fate.
First of all, this band is amazing. This song is just one of the best, catchiest, amazing songs I’ve heard in a long time. Also, the video to it is beautiful. I remember that, at first, I couldn’t understand the lyrics. I didn’t understand what they sang lol. But a bit later I started listening to it again, and it really got to me that I was so wrong not listening to it.
It’s really one of my fave songs of 2007.

Think Of Me by Emmy Rossum, from the Phantom of the Opera.
I just love this song cause I learned this year that I can actually sing it. Not even off key.
Wicked much?

Our Love = Strong.
This song by The Van Jets is just a really fun song, and I have great memories of it. When me and my friends were on Belgian national radio [www.stubru.be] one day to sing in the studio, The Van Jets were there too, also to perform a song. Our Love was their latest single back then and we met them and we became friends after that. Johannes and Wolf even kinda got us backstage on a festival they played.

Stigmatized, a wonderful song by The Calling.
This will always be one of my favourite songs. It is on the first full album I ever bought of my own money, and I still love the entire album to death.

From First To Last… Goodbye Waves.
One of the most beautiful songs ever. The music is just so different from the other FFTL songs, and I love them all very much. Still, Goodbye Waves is something different and worth mentioning.
Halflife by Lacuna Coil.
Actually I loved this song for years, but I’ve seen Lacuna Coil live this year on Pukkelpop, for the first time, and they were really good.
So yeah…

The Last Song, by The All-American Rejects.
This song was also a song that I re-discovered by seing the band live with friends of mine [Gaïa and Stijn]. This song was such an amazing version and I basically gave everything I had in me during the gig. AAR is so funny, sweet, amazing and their music is just great. One of the best performanced I’ve seen last year.

London Bridge
This has been my song when I was in London with school. We passed London Bridge Station every morning and evening, and while everyone got stuck with Fergie’s London Bridge, I had the amazing MSI one inside my head.
Oh how I was happy.

The New Transmission [Lostprophets] and Flogging Molly –songs.
During a barbecue this summer, I’ve met an amazing guy called Ortwin. He’s so funny, really nice and we lvoe each other. [As friends lol… though I wouldn’t… uhm yeah]
We played some of his CDs during a bbq with us and 20 metalheads. Kinda funny. We got drunk on Jägermeister that night. He had to leave though, once he threw up in the tent…
But he’s been here [my house] a few times and we’ve hung out a lot and I’m so glad I’ve met him.

I Think I Like You by The Black Box Revelation.
The song is pretty good, but what I actually want to mention is the video. It’s filmed in a tunnel, under the Schelde in Antwerp, where me and a few friends slept/spend the night apparently the day before they shot the video.
I just thought that was so funny.

Some song by Björk, on which I met my amazing friend Bavo Claes.
I don’t like Björks music but whenever I hear that song [of which I really don’t even know the title] I have to think of him and all of the amazing times we’ve had since we’ve met at the end of June.

Tunak Tunak Tun. [Daler Mehndi]
Lol. This Indian song always cheers me up, even when I’m really depressed. It’s so energetic and I actually love the fact that I can act crazy on it. Just amazing song that I knew from parties and that I got from my amazing friend Gaël.

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, I Am The Walrus, … by The Beatles.
I would actually lie if I say the only had a thing to do with me in 2007. Ever since I discovered music, I’ve been in love with The Beatles. But at the end of 2006, I met a guy who shares my love. We’ve had great discussions about The Beatles, [well… basically they always started with The Beatles… where they ended… no one knows…] which I totally adore about him.
Wesley Lorne Douglas Burton, this one is for you.

And then, last, but certainly not least... a dedication to the one and only band that has been so warm, caring, sweet and basically amazing to me last year; For All The Autumn Lies.
I already knew my friends Jason and Dan through MySpace, so when I heard they started a new band, I immediately added them. From the first time I head A Fashion Statement, my heart and soul were sold. I just had to love them.
Now, I’ve already met them, made amazing new friends through them and made me really happy when I was immensly depressed by mentioning me in their band blog.
They are amazing and I want to thank them for the part they have already played in my life.
Also one of the band without whom I wouldn’t be here anymore.
Thank you.