Monday, February 28, 2011

monday wishlist


oscar frocks :)

my favourites from the red carpet: general though, all the dresses were beautiful...everyone played it pretty safe & got it right. sometimes i miss the days of swan dresses & back to front tuxedo's though...


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011




I dig this..


Friday, February 25, 2011

todays inspiration..

thanks for the intro to billy fury dad :)


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

chung &

palermo = perfection!


Monday, February 21, 2011

"a photo says, were happy, and I wanted to catch that. A photo says, you were so important to me that I put down everything else to come watch."


Sunday, February 20, 2011

a german chinese girl..


the top 10 shows...

..i've been to in my life (so far). sort of in order but the first 4 are probably on par. hard to choose! been wanting to make a note of this for some time, so i never, ever forget them.

1. The Black Keys at The Queens Hall, Edinburgh - 16th November 2008 (with Jill)
Absolutely amazing and they felt so completely raw. We were in the front row and the venue was tiny, and unbelievably hot. So close you could actually feel the sweat dripping from them. Loved, loved, loved the simple set up. Pat's drum kit kept moving, he was going for it that much & it nearly fell off the raised block - someone actually had to point it out from the crowd, he gave a thumbs up & moved it back. I watched him in awe for the entire show and (luckily) managed to get a splintered drum stick which i cherish to this day! There was no barrier or space between the crowd and them - people could 'lean' on the edge of the stage and they actually had to kick a few handbags off!

2. Kings Of Leon at The Carling Academy (O2), Glasgow - 24th April 2007 (with Jill)
I had been introduced to the bands (2 records of) music a while before this but it was the first time i'd actually seen them. Their music, & the bands demeanor hit me like a ton of bricks. They were cool as fuck & I was hooked. Possibly slightly obsessed. It's a relatively small venue (compared to where they are now) and i just knew that I was witnessing something special. The crowd were going mental - i got beer and god knows what else spilled over me & i didn't even care. Particular stand-out memory was the seriously haunting version of Milk. *goosebumps* And to this day I'm sure I saw one of them at bar before the supports came on, while the place was empty. My money's on Jared or Nacho...aaah, the days before runners.

3. The Black Keys at The Carling Academy (O2), Glasgow - 28th October 2010 (with the boy, Jill & Laura)
Following the release of Brothers. The new stuff was clearly going to be a challenge to perform live. The simplicity of previous shows just wasn't going to do it justice, so i was eager to see how they'd do it. Turns out they melted every face in the O2 that night (with some help), disco balls the lot. Fucking phenomenal.

4. KOL, The Black Keys & The Drums at Hyde Park, London - 30th June 2010 (with Jill & Laura)
Such a build up to this show - so much good music in one place, it was always going to be quality. Twas the first time i'd ever heard The Drums & it prompted me to go buy their record afterwards. The newest/most different sound i'd heard in a while and i'm now a huge fan. The Black Keys were playing their new sounds from Brothers, along with a more polished look and i loved it, even though the Londoners didn't seem to realise the awesomeness of what they were in the presence of. Idiots. We still jumped around like lunatics, amid the strange looks from the rest of the crowd! It was the first time I really saw the full scale of how big KOL had gotten and it kindof blew me away. it made me embrace it rather than be precious about it. They killed their set and showcased the new stuff from CASD, so there was a hint of 'privilege' at being some of the first to hear it...amazing. It was a gorgeous sunny day with a festival feel, and i loved every minute of it. oh and i'm sure i spotted Jessie Baylin in the crowd a few beers in - in general, the memories of this day (and trip) will stay with me forever.

5. Be Your Own Pet at Oran Mor, Glasgow - 20th March 2008 (with Jill)
First time i'd ever seen this band and it'll be the only time, unfortunately. I was gutted when i heard they'd split but SO so happy i got to see them at least once. I instantly developed a girl crush on jemima pearl, she looked so cool & her voice was absolutely shit-hot. She even apologised after the show for her voice not being up to scratch as she was sick - ha - i'd never have noticed, i thought it was blinding! They came out, completely hammered through their set, then left. No encore, no nothing. Loved her attitude and the sheer craziness of the songs. Felt really close to them with it being such a small venue & i think they liked being so intimate with the crowd. Remember her absolutely loving that the crowd knew the words!

6. Chris Carrabba at The ABC, Glasgow - 7th April 2008 (with boy)
First time i'd really taken a 'back seat' at a gig. We went upstairs to the more 'chilled out' section and sat for duration of the show. At first i wasn't convinced, i like to get right in the middle of things but it was actually so nice to get another view and watch it all from a different angle - we saw everything. His voice was perfect, the first time either of us had seen him live. Just him & his guitar in the middle of the stage. One day i'd love to see Dashboard as an entirety but it was good to see him solo. The songs mean a lot to us personally and it was amazing to hear them live.

7. The Prodigy at SECC, Glasgow - 7th April 2009 (with Jill)
From the minute they started till the minute they finished, the energy of the band was just amazing, even after being around for so long. I literally couldn't take my eyes off the stage, every song was a belter & they were all over the place, in a good way. We had to stand pretty far back, to have enough space to dance. One of those where we couldn't not dance! The atmosphere reminded me of rez - everyone was goin for it. Freakin awesome.

8. Oasis at Murrayfield, Edinburgh - 29th July 2000 (with sister)
First time i'd ever seen them and they sounded just as good as the cd. Liam's voice was brilliant. Was a reminder of how talented they actually are, amid all the hype and publicity nonsense. They had the crowd in the palm of their hands. Loved that Happy Mondays supported - I knew i'd never see that again. I remember thinking at the time that i was seeing something really special. Plus I bumped into the boy outside, way way before which was a good sign.

9. The Black Keys at Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh - 16th Feb 2007 (with boy, Jill & few others)
The very first time i'd seen them and I actually happened to meet them earlier that day, at Edinburgh airport. They'd been on the same flight as me from NYC to Edinburgh & it was just the 2 of them - no one else, no entourage or roadies - just them, sitting in economy, picking up their bags off the carousel. I loved this and it reinforced the respect i had for them. You could see they worked this hard cos they love it. After a 6 hr flight I was knackered, they were knackered, Dan's eyes were bright red and I felt bad for annoying them but I had to approach them and just say i loved their music and i was seeing them that night and thanks for coming to Edinburgh. Felt like a complete TOOL, and they will probably never remember it, but i will! Proceeded to get very drunk that night on turbo shandies but the gig and atmosphere was epic. So intimate and the pictures i got were ace. 10am Automatic was a high point, remember hearing it coming on and everyone going mental!!!

10. Twin Atlantic at Studio 24 - 2nd October 2009 (with with boy, jilly & drew)
The energy was amazing, they have some hardcore followers and the crowd knew every word to every song and you could tell they were amazed by this! It was like everyone knew that they were getting big and that this was one of the last gigs that they'd play, of this size before they graduated onto bigger venues and bigger tours. The place was absolutely roasting and rammed full! TA played the fuck out of their instruments and gave it absolutely everything - they always do. The stage dive by Sam was amazing!

and a sneaky 11...

11. Modest Mouse at The ABC, Glasgow - 26th May 2007 (with the boy, jilly & drew)
This was a band i'd wanted to see for a long time and I felt somewhat honoured to finally be there - especially since ex-Smiths guitarist, Johnny Marr was on this tour. not worthy. Enjoyed every single second of the show - Float On is a personal favourite & i remember being so happy when they played it. it sounded unreal.


Saturday, February 19, 2011


A history of the NME awards, 1953 – 2010

Bands performing at the 1964 NME Awards included The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, who were pelted with jelly babies during their performance of 'Long Tall Sally' and 'Can't Buy Me Love', after George Harrison had expressed a liking for them in a recent interview. Presented by Roy Orbison, 1964 was one of the awards' most prestigious years.


new musical express



Friday, February 18, 2011

friday =

happy face :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

one year bonnaroo... year, i promise i'll come!

Arcade Fire
The Black Keys
Neil Young,
My Morning Jacket
Robert Plant & Band of Joy
Mumford & Sons
The Strokes
The Decemberists
Ray Lamontagne
Florence + the Machine
Explosions In The Sky
Gogol Bordello
Old Crow Medicine Show
Cold War Kids
The Walkmen
Sleigh Bells
The Drums
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
Band of Skulls

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

you have to understand..

that you can never beat the bandit..


Welcome to:

the weight of importance we now put on each other.

Be careful not to break me and I will not break you.

Monday, February 14, 2011

"it's funny how fallin'...

...feels like flyin', for a little while" #crazyheart#

definitely in need of some montag-morgen-motivation:

vogue babeee

oh and *FUCK YEAH* - The Black Keys win 2 Grammys!!!!



Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

todaysss inspiration..


i fucking loved johnny depp & kate moss together...jussayin'

so my band name is...

...Dreda Say Mitchell

...the title of our first album will be:
Humour Is Just Another Defence Against The Universe

...and the album cover will look like:

llloooove this!!


Monday, February 7, 2011

i could..

..quote from here until the cows come home...just a few more & i'm done:

Love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation.

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

really having to..

..rein myself in.

“The great aim of every human being is to understand the meaning of total love. Love is not to be found in someone else, but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that, sometimes we need the other person. The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with.”

"If the Universe says NO, sometimes more than once, to something you really want, what do you do? If your wish is deep-rooted in your soul, persist. If not - the Universe is simply echoing your inner turmoil. Always ask yourself how far are you able to go in the path of your dreams. Only when you are capable of answering that question will you be able to move forward. But don't forget: to enjoy the rainbow, you must also enjoy the rain"

Saturday, February 5, 2011

who is the best leader?

A reader sends me a questionnaire in which he presents the profile of three world leaders who lived in the same period of history, and asks if it is possible to choose the best one using the following data:

Candidate A was associated with witchdoctors and often consulted astrologists. He had two mistresses. His wife was a Lesbian. He smoked a lot. He drank eight to ten martinis a day.

Candidate B never managed to hold down a job because of his arrogance. He slept the whole morning. He used opium at school, and was always considered a bad student. He drank a glass of brandy every morning.

Candidate C was decorated a hero. A vegetarian, he did not smoke. His discipline was exemplary. He occasionally drank a beer. He stayed with the same woman during his moments of glory and defeat.

And what was the answer?

A] Franklin Delano Roosevelt. B] Winston Churchill. C] Adolf Hitler.

paulo cohelo's blog


sweet.. things = sweetthingblog


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

wow..just wow..

"As a study of female breakdown, Black Swan is the best thing since Polanski's Repulsion. But, in fact, with its creepy Manhattan interiors, its looming, closeup camera movements, and its encircling conspiracy of evil, it looks more like Rosemary's Baby, particularly in cinematographer Matthew Libatique's brilliant continuous shot in which Nina makes out with a random guy in a club, then wakes up to what she's doing and, freaked out, blunders through murky winding corridors and out into the night air – there seems no difference between inside and outside. Everywhere is claustrophobic.

But my goodness, Aronofsky likes to play that Swan Lake theme loud. He's probably right to do so. Tchaikovsky's rich, gloriously direct music needs to be punched over, and punched over it is. Motörhead could not have played the Swan Lake theme any louder than this. I left the cinema with blood trickling from my ears.

Black Swan is ionospherically over the top, and some of its effects are overdone, but it is richly, sensually enjoyable and there is such fascination in seeing Portman surrender to the madness and watch her face transmute into a horror-mask like a nightmare version of Maria Callas. It is exciting, quite mad and often really scary."

review from the guardian

picture from geektyrant