Track of the Week – Nico & Vinz

Introducing – summery tunes by Nico & Vinz. Turn up the volume and enjoy the sunshine, or reminisce about your last beach holiday, …or even your last holiday love affair and tune into the somewhat more melancholic lyrics.

 

Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong

Man keeps horse on his balcony so thieves can’t steal it

Speechless. Surely pets enjoy hanging out on a balcony as much as humans do?

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A Polish man wasn't bothered when he found that the mower had broken down ñ he simply bowed his friend's horse and use that to cut the grass down to size ñ and when he had finished he stored the horse on the balcony. Borys Kozlowski, from Grajewo, in northeast Poland, said: "I didn't want anybody to steal it. It did a great job on the lawn, and I wouldn't leave the lawnmower lying around either." Borys, 48, admits he had left it until the last minute before finally getting round to cutting overgrown grass ñ only to discover that the lawnmower had given up the ghost. He said: "I saw a pal of mine while I was trying to fix it, and he told me I should forget the lawnmower and power of his horse, Dolina. "I thought it seemed like a good idea, and as the horse was only a short way away anyway we went and fetched it and then he left me with the horse tethered in the garden. Another legal short grass, I got some fertiliser as well. "Afterwards he hadn't come back and didn't want anyone to pinch the animal, so took it up stairs and through my flat and left on the balcony." Passerby Jacek Cimoch said: "I was walking down the street when I noticed a horse standing on the balcony of a family house. "I took out my phone and took a photo and put it on Facebook." The horse owner  Jakob Pancesky collection in the short while later said: "He is a bit of a character.  He has never been frightened of anything in his life - you can fire a starting pistol next to him and he would only turn and look at you. I guess a flight of steps was no big deal to him." The horse was led to the balcony for safe-keeping (Picture: CEN)

If you borrowed a mate’s horse the last thing you’d want is to have someone nick it.

So you can understand why Borys Kozlowski marched the animal through his flat and out onto his balcony in Grajewo, Poland.

Borys borrowed the horse, named Dolina, from a friend who recommended he use the animal to cut his front lawn.

After Dolina finished mowing the lawn her owner didn’t arrive on time to collect her. Not wanting to risk leaving her outside unattended, Borys stuck her on the balcony.

A bemused passerby snapped the unusual pic.

‘I didn’t want anybody to steal the horse,’ Borys said. ‘It did a great job on the lawn, and I wouldn’t leave the lawnmower lying around either.’

Which seems fair enough.

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London Grammar at Brixton Academy, 3rd June 2014

London Grammar performed their so far largest headliner in the UK at Brixton Academy on June 3rd, 2014, and we were there! Supported by the vocal wonder Rhodes and the guitar-magician Nick Mulvey, this was certainly one of those gigs where the support acts make you feel like you get three for the price of one.

London Grammar

London Grammar (Source: macsmagazine.com) 

London Grammar caused me a sore jaw in the morning, as I just couldn’t keep my mouth shut, in awe of Hannah’s incredible voice. It’s normal to go to a gig with expectations, but the sheer fact that London Grammar sound even better live (and no doubt, they sound awesome on record) speaks volumes. Unfortunately my 10-second-long recordings on the phone don’t match reality and I therefore won’t post them up here.

Hannah, London Grammar, Brixton Academy 3rd June 2014

Hannah, London Grammar, Brixton Academy 3rd June 2014 (Source: thelineofbestfit.com)

After starting the show off with Hey Now, London Grammar went on to perform their album If You Wait in a less melancholic way than expected; indeed, the performance was very rhythmic and powerful.

Dot, London Grammar, Brixton Academy, 3rd June 2014

Dot, London Grammar, Brixton Academy, 3rd June 2014 (Source: thelineofbestfit.com)

Among big hitters like Strong, they also presented their new EP Sights.

 

Before the grand finale, Metal & Dust, London Grammar went on to play If You Wait, which Hannah got wrong on the piano, so they had to start all over again! It’s nice to see that human element within a successful artist; it’s nice to see that she cares enough to still get nervous!

Dan, London Grammar, Brixton Academy, 3rd June 2014

Dan, London Grammar, Brixton Academy, 3rd June 2014 (Source: thelineofbestfit.com)

 

London Grammar’s performance was like being taken away to another dimension. They even arranged an ensemble of strings to support their gig. Hannah’s voice, Dan on the guitar and Dot, playing every instrument on this planet, provided a harmonious and very memorable performance.

If you manage to grab a ticket for one of their shows – go for it! I would highly recommend to go and see them live.

 

 

And with regards to the amazing support acts…

Check out Rhodes‘ single Your Soul below.

 

The second support act was Nick Mulvey, who then joined London Grammar on stage to perform Metal & Dust. As a result, I just had to buy his album First Mind on vinyl. Check out this guitar magician’s song Cucurucu (- he basically is a magician, as every mortal human being would have lost a finger or two, or even an arm, trying to copy his picking skills on the guitar.)

 

Reebok’s New FitHub – King’s Road

Reebok has launched a new concept store aka FitHub at King’s Road, London this Thursday. The exclusive launch party was a ball and actually quite a bit of a celeb gathering (and the free cocktails were amazing, just saying)!

Lauren Goodger and Richard Callender

Lauren Goodger and Richard Callender

Hugo Taylor and Vanessa Labort

Hugo Taylor and Vanessa Labort

Vanessa Labort and JB Gill

Vanessa Labort and JB Gill

Apart from the amazing colours of the new clothing range, Reebok’s idea is actually a really great way of giving something back to the community. Free fitness classes are provided at the store, which means that fitness is more accessible to everyone. We like that – now get working out!

The official launch of the store is tomorrow, 11am-7pm, so get down to King’s Road if you’re in London.