Friday Song crush time again! I have a doozy this week – I had to dig into my personal stash of special kind of music. As you probably know, I’m a raging indie groupie. If this was the 60’s, I would wear bellbottoms, crop tops without a bra and a flower crown… oh wait… it’s a “thing” now…
I realise, though, that this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea so you will be excused for not listening to this. If you’re an Alt J fan however, then you’ll know that their latest album is a MASSIVE hit and managed to make 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st on this week’s top 20 i-tunes/Kia list within a week of release! That’s pretty great.
One of my faves is The Gospel of John Hurt … think it might to good in an episode of Vampire Diaries or The Originals… is all I’m saying CW. (PS… Megzie… we totes needs to get our drank awn)
If you remember the dude from “Riptide” – Vance Joy – you’ll be pleased to know he’s not another one hit wonder and I’m happy he’s back with this one, called “First Time” – I think it’s really sweet. I love it!
Thank you, weekend! This is the first weekend in a long time that I don’t have to be anywhere, do anything or work on anything… and I’m like… But knowing me, I’ll probably find some way to mess up the serenity of the weekend… Continue reading →
Since we’re waiting for a little Summer… I thought I’d put a “Spring” in your step with 3 songs that you’ll love and that will put you in the mood for sunny beach days.
I don’t generally like poppy songs and especially not songs by Katy Perry (I love her more than I love her music), but when she came up with THIS song and sang “This is how we do”, my Perry-love went up a couple of notches:
Growing up, I was subjected to my father’s taste in music which were sort of “bar like music”. It took a couple of years, but it grew on me and before long, I had not issue blaring my 70s Rock CD’s in my car or in my room. This song – Left hand free, by Alt J brought back a lot of good memories.
The following song needs no explanation… Summer is coming and I’m obsessed with this song… you’ll love it too.
ALSO!! Make sure to head over to RashiedaUncut for her new song post!
A little while ago, I heard a song on the radio. I liked it, Googled the lyrics and downloaded it. Then a couple of weeks later, I heard the same song… REMIXED… and my world changed forever. Now, when I hear a song I like, I’ll rather check out if anyone has done a remix of it yet.
I give you – Alle Farben feat. Graham Candy – She Moves (Far Away) [Bakermat Remix]
It’s Thursday evening and I have yet to decide which song is going to be my Friday Fave. On the one side, I’m eating a big slice of Humble Pie because another South African artist – Veranda Panda, has blown … Continue reading →
OK firstly… can I just say…. The Lumineers… coming to South Africa = #LIFEMADE! Was totally worth maxing out my credit card for. So we’re going to see them at Kirstenbosch on the 4th of December which I’m really happy about because …
I’ve been JONESING for this type of concert – Summer, Kirstenbosch, Folky/Indie band and flowers in my hair! And since my dearest Chrystal Fighters will only be in Jozi, I only have The Lumineers to keep the dream alive (LISA-JADE…. WE’LL BE REAL HIPPIES)
Secondly – I’m sure you’ve heard the new Kings of Leon song by now – Beautiful War. I watched the video and nearly choked on the wine I was drinking (to get over the fact that Joseph Morgan married Persia White) when I saw that one of my (other) favourite pieces of eye candy – Mr. Garrett Hedlund is featured in the video.
Anyways…. Joseph… it was fun while it lasted… sheds final tear (shoe die drama)
There’s a serious dry spell in the land of Vampire series (with the exception of Penny Dreadful of course) so I’ve begun to re-watch a little bit of Vampire Diaries and the Originals and found myself seriously whipping my hair back and forth to the sound of a couple of tracks.
“I want to score movies” – that effing hot dude from Pitch Perfect. Movie scorers are so spot on. If I knew that movie scoring was a thing, I would have seriously changed my career path. I simply LOVE music. A good song can inspire, evoke and emotionalize and in the case of The Originals, the scorers must have their PhD’s in music.
Here’s one of the tracks that I found really moving. I give you… The Struggle, by Grizfolk. Enjoy!