Friday, 25 January 2013

Annie Mac's 2013 Soundcloud

Friday night never sounded so goooooood. 


Happy Friday with JT's new video 'Suit & Tie'. You're welcome.

Phwoar. 

Love the video, love the little illustrated extras, love the typography. Love. Him. JT is back. 

Happy Friday y'all. 


Child of the 90's video - this just makes me so happy

'If you were a 90's kid you will rememeber this' done well.... hungry hippos, pogs, tamagotchis and bowl cuts. This video just makes me so happy! 


Thursday, 24 January 2013

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Just in case you didn't catch the epicness of mine and the gals from Home's fancy dress effort for The Rocky Horror Picture Show.. Well my babies, don't youuuuuu panic! 

If you ever get the chance to go then do it, and go whole-ass fancy dress too. If you don't, it will be you that are the ones standing out like a sore thumb! 
























Get Over It

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Paramore - Now

Here it is! 

Love it, have it on repeat. It's got beats, Hayley's amazing powerful voice (although in parts I do think she could have belted it out a bit more), catchy lyrics and lovely guitar riffs with all the shouty angst of youth that we have all come to expect from Paramore. Comparing it to the others that have been before, it seems more polished and together, maybe not as raw as some of their older tracks, which do make them better, I'm hoping that this will all come on the album. 

I already had it stuck in my head this morning whilst in the shower! 

Enjoy... 


Amazing paper stop frame animation

Monday, 21 January 2013

New Paramore tomorrow, excited much?!




























Those who know me well, will know that I am a BIG fan of Paramore. Before the dubstep, before the love of Jay-Z, before Drake, before being obsessed with Annie Mac, before Hype Machine, before Ecelectricity, there was Paramore. And there will always be Paramore. Because hiding away there will always be a lil bit of that angsty emo with the side swept fringe, listening to crushcrushcrush on repeat in the car singing my heart out, or belting out Misery Business with my good friend Kimberley Polmeer, in Tom's bedroom, in 3rd Year of Uni, on rock band. Yip. 

A set list of the new 4th album has already been released, although we will have to eagerly await until the 9th April before it gets released in it's entirety. 17 tracks. What a treat. 








































iTunes Top 25 Played doesn't lie... and clearly my alliance lies somewhere in the middle of Paramore and Jay Z... 






























So the news that a.) there is a new single out tomorrow and b.) there is a fourth album out in April excites me so much you do not even know. 

They have released this teaser video a few weeks or so ago.. 




Cannot. Wait. I shall have my ear firmly pressed to the internet tomorrow.

For now, for old times sake... 




Disclosure feat. Aluna George - White Noise

Love. 


Django Unchained







































Controversially, I am not a Quentin Tarantino fan (gasps), but on a snowy Sunday night with not much on the tv, I ventured to the independent cinema, a 5 minute walk from my house to watch Django Unchained, being the only pick to watch out of the 3 films they were showing there. 

I've watched bits of Kill Bill and just couldn't get into it (not a fan of Uma Therman), and I remember watching the start of From Dusk Til Dawn and just found it a bit too weird. Although, Planet Terror I watched and found quite funny, but then again, I'm not too sure whether it was supposed to be funny? Odd. 

Anyways, with the promise of Leo and Mr Foxx, I was in. And I would recommend it as a watch, mainly because Jamie Foxx is superb in it, his screen pairing with Christoph Waltz is spot on, and Samuel L Jackson is on point.

Combine all that with a pretty awesome soundtrack that mixes Rick Ross, John Legend, James Brown and 2 Pac, throw in some memorable, classic and well timed one liners from Foxx and Jackson, it all comes together to make for a pretty good watch.

Some of my favourite tracks are below and can be found on Soundcloud here.

Who Did That To You? - John Legend 
Listen here




Sunday, 20 January 2013

HYPE(RMAGHERD)! I'm in remix-mashup heaven.

You all know that I a little obsessed with the Hype Machine. Don't even know how these beauts from their Music Blog Zeitgeist slipped under my nose, but thanks to my twinny who is just about obsessed as new music as I am, I now have them in my life.

Major Lazer never fails to disappoint and Hood Internent done good.  

OH, and did I mention you could download them FOR FREE! Hype Machine. I love you. 

Happy Sunday y'all. 

MAJOR LAZER vs. THE HYPE MACHINE

THIS IS TOOO GOOOOOOD: 6 mins 54 and 14 mins 8 being my faves....
 


THE HOOD INTERNET vs THE HYPE MACHINE

4 mins 2 secs/ 7 mins / 17 minds onwards / 27 mins - UGH soooo good. 

Girls, you know you better watch out...

Amy doing what she did best. 



And then after I heard this, I now have this on repeat.

Lauren and Amy. Boom.


Hype on a sunday

New sunday faves on hype machine. Click on the links below to have a listen. 

Hudson Mowhawke - Oops
(remix of an old favourite)

Lauren Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing) - Pedestrain and Maribou State remix
(one of my all time favourite, have it on in the car and sing it out loud like you don't give a.. nice to hear a new take on it)


Snowy Saturday in Bristol

So after all the excitement of waiting alllll week for the snow to arrive, the weather woman didn't let us down and we awoke on Friday to a few good inches.

The good people of Bristol didn't let us down, check out the amazing and funny snow creations that I came across yesterday morning:





























Friday, 18 January 2013

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Dear Motel, NEWSFLASH, girls have boobs...

Dear Motel, 

Before you start, I'm not some feminist having a go. I am a massive fan of Motel, and if I could I think I would have some kind of spending addiction within your store.

Don't get me wrong, I love your stuff. Every time I hit Park Street in Bristol I HAVE to go inside and have a mooch, leaving my boyfriend to do the obligatory stand outside and look nonchalant while I am inside having a look. 


But do I ever buy anything? No.


Every time I go in, I pour over the shelves and racks of all the new ranges of tops, skirts, playsuits (LOVE the playsuits), take my bounty into the changing rooms and get trying on. However, I always, and I mean always, come out empty handed and disappointed. I don't know why I kid myself, I do it every single time. Like when you go out, have an amazing night, feel invincible and drink way too much, then wake up feeling rotten the next day, forgetting about the inevitable hangover in the morning. It's that same feeling. Every time I go into the changing rooms with the excitement and anticipation of finding something amazing to wear on my next night out, I forget that you only make clothes for skinny little girls with absolutely nothing in the chest department. 



Now, as sure as the sky is blue, I am no model. I have curves. And I will put my hands up happily and say I am a size 14. I have boobs, not like, Nicki Minaj bangers, but yup, there they are. As do most 18-24 year olds. The average bra size of women in the UK is 36D. Now I'm not saying that everyone is that big, I'm also saying that not everyone is a size 10. And I have struggled for most of my teenage and now early twenties life coming to terms with the fact that I am not meant to be a size 10, nor would I look healthy being that small anyways. I am 5'8, size 14, and I think, pretty much in proportion. 

I have two main issues:  

1.) You label your L clothes as size 14. To me, this tells me that in your opinion, girls who are size 14 are large. And let me put it this way, when you have a big L in your clothes, to us that says LARGE. Big, nasty, capital letters LARGE. And it makes us feel shit. Why not just label your clothes the size that you think they are 8, 10, 12, 14, without putting yet another label on how big or small we are. 

2.) Your size 14 is not a size 14. It's tiny. And that's fine if you want to make size 12 people feel like crap because they now have to fit into a size 14, but it's even worse for the size 14 people who can just about fit into your clothes, but they then have no other option. One big slap in the face. You don't deserve to wear our clothes because you are not a model. And if you are going to make size 14 the right size, hows about making them in proportion too. 

My issue is that you say and I quote "We are known for being up to date on the hottest, current trends, making them accessible to you straight from runways". And yes, you are up to date and your trends are bang on, and believe me I love the fact that Motel seems to love animal print just as much as I do. But is it accessible? No. Because it doesn't fit a great deal of people. 

All I am asking is how about you make your clothes a bit more realistic in the size department. You feature and champion women like Kim Kardashian, Marilyn Monroe and Adele on your blog, but could they fit themselves and their beautiful curves and ample chests into your clothes? Probably not. Because you don't make them for real women. 

How's about your start the revolution of making clothes for girls, women, whatever, that are actually made for us in the first place. Don't get me wrong, you aren't the only store that are the guilty party. Most female fashion high street stores constantly make us feel like shit because we can't fit into any clothes, and make us feel like we are cursed with what we have got. We aren't allowed into the club of the 'beautiful people' because no one makes the fashion that we want in the right size that we are. We love fashion but fashion doesn't love us. 

We are curvy, we have boobs, and we want to be fashionable. And we have money to spend in your store on your amazing clothes if only you would let us. 

Rant over. 

Yours sincerely, 

Kerry Wheeler 
whatwheelerlikes.blogspot.com 

Jet Plunge Neck Playsuit. Love it so much.
Would have bought it if a.) it was longer in the body for tall people
b.) I wouldn't run the rique of being arrested for indecent exposure in the plunge
department due to the lack of material if you are bigger than a C cup. 

DJ Earworm United State of Pop 2012 (still can't beat '09)

DJ Earworm has released his annual mashup of the year's top hits in the form of United States of Pop 2012 (Shine Brighter).

In my humble opinion, 2009 (Blame it on the pop) is still number 1, the year that I graduated, there are a lot of memories of playing this stupidly loud before heading out on our last nights as students. And it's all the songs that we heard when we were out that year. Kings of Leon, GaGa, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Ke$ha, Black Eyed Peas. All the songs you love to hate :)


2012 is getting there, better than 2011 which was a bit lack lustre. I reckon 2013 he could smash it. Don't let me down DJ Earworm! 


Below is 2012, and then below that, is the wonderous 2009 mash up. And if you want the ultimate DJ Earworm experience then below '09 is DJ Earworm United States of Pop 2007-2011. 24 minutes of mash up magic... 






Nothing like a bit of GIRL power on a bleak Thursday lunchtime.

New video/track from Santigold. 

One word. GIRLS. 


Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Mean Girls Tshirt Collection from Dolls Boutique

This was always a dream of mine to create some tees based around Mean Girls. Me and my BFF :) often text each other random quotes from the film starring Lohan before she went slightly Loco.

Doll Boutique have got there first, and although I do love them, mainly because they are based on Mean Girls and I haven't seen anyone do them before, it has spurred me on to think maybe I could give them a go too. 

Check out dollboutique.blogspot.co.uk for more. 

You go Glen Coco. 









Home Wednesday Lunch 16.01.13

First proper posting of Home Wednesday Lunch of the New Year. (Last week was busy and I had to scoff a very tasty Thai Green Curry cooked by Matthew at my desk, and then only realised after I had polished it all off that I hadn't took any pics!) 

CHEFS: Claire and Michael 

MAIN: Spaghetti Bolognese, Garlic Bread (and double cheese of the grated and parmesan variety!)

PUDDING: Bread and Butter Pudding with cinammon topping and cream

Yum! 



Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Tuesday Tunage Treats

New favourite tune for a Tuesday... 


The haunting pairing of Bastille and Gabrielle Aplin with one of my all time favourite Fleetwood Mac songs. Yum.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Saturday, 5 January 2013

New Paramore... Best. News. Ever.

They just tweeted this link to their blog of a teaser of what they have been upto in the studio. New single 'NOW' out on the 22nd January and new album out 6th April. My emo-self just came out of the cave she has been hiding in for the past 6 years. So excited! Copy and paste the link below into your browser window (am posting this from bed on my iphone and the blogger app leaves me somewhat wanting) Happy Frickin' Saturday!

http://www.paramore.net/blog/now-itunes-january-22nd-1887576

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