the amsterdam diaries

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Sooooo… remember how yesterday I mentioned that I had booked a 4th night here in Amsterdam because I had found a concert I really wanted to go to? The sort of concert you tell your grandkids about?

Well here it is.

Not a cover act.

Not a tribute band.

The real.

In the flesh and blood.

And sweat.

Mother.

Fucking.

VILLAGE PEOPLE!!!!!!!

How much sweeter can you get than the one, the only, Village People, in Amsterdam!

I was right on the front corner of the stage.

I saw everything.

I was in the splash zone for their sweat.

I shook hands with every one of them after the concert.

I can now say I’ve seen both The Pet Shop Boys AND The Village People perform “Go West” IN THE SAME MONTH!!!

Oh my fucking gawd Amsterdam has been surreal…

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First Look: Stop-Motion Anne Frank Film

Shown above are some behind-the-scenes pics from the stop-motion, feature film adaptation of Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl. The film is being directed by Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir, The Congress).

The film was initially conceived of as a mixture of stop-motion and animated 2D characters, but the production recently moved to London with the intent of making it a fully stop-motion film.

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Hi guys! I made one more travel diary about my week in Amsterdam. This one is my personal favorite, so please let me know what you think!

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June 12th 1942: Anne Frank receives her diary

On this day in 1942, Anne Frank received a diary for her thirteenth birthday. She had seen the book, bound with red and white checkered cloth, a few days earlier, and her father gave it to her for her birthday. Frank, a Jewish German national, lived in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Her family went into hiding in 1942 to escape the persecution of the Jewish population, and Frank documented her experiences. Her group was eventually betrayed after two years in hiding and Frank died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp from typhus in March 1945. Her father survived, and upon his return to Amsterdam found his daughter’s diary, which documented her life from 14th June 1942 to 1st August 1944, and had it translated and published. Today, the diary of Anne Frank stands as one of the most famous depictions of Jewish persecution under Nazi rule, remarkable for its honesty and eloquence.

Anne Frank would have turned 87 today

I WANNA GO TO NEW YORK

not the way everybody wants

i wish to be there and feel like i am in a movie

like the carrie diaries or sex in the city or smthing

i wish to see every dark side of new york

i wanna see new york at nights

i wanna see wall street 

i wanna see those stairs that they show in every movie

i wanna see broadway

i wanna see the movie part of new york

because i know

new york is not the city i always dream about

i wish i could see the twin towers

i wish to see the city that i have imagined in my dreams

new york

or

new amsterdam