Archive | January, 2014

Ship. Ship. SHIP.

19 Jan

Shipping intensifies!!!!!!!

 

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Chloe out.

John Grant

18 Jan

Amanda Palmer posted a link to this video a few days ago, and i’m so glad she did because it is beautiful.

This guy’s voice; powerful, soft and soul-touching.

And the lyrics. “This pain. It is a glacier moving through you.” and “Don’t listen to anyone; get answers on your own. Even if it means that sometimes you feel quite alone. No one on this planet can tell you what to believe. People like to talk a lot, and they like to deceive.” Ughhh…

So, down the youtube hole i descend and here are my favourites…

I really love this video. It’s simple but so wonderful…… “You could be laughing 65% more of the time…

 

A new artist to add to my list of favourites. Brilliant.

Chloe out.

Snake Hips

18 Jan

The most recent CD to find it’s way off my pile and into my ears is Avicii’s True.

Beautiful.

I bought it because i loved this song (and now i also love the video too. Adorable, beautiful and bittersweet (perhaps a little cliche and tired imagery but on the whole a good music video), with twist ending that ranks it from good to very good!).

 

And from one song to another, i think i love the whole album! It’s rare to buy a record and like all the tracks. A new music love indeed.

I’m dancing along to all of the songs… but this one so much more than most! the bit, the bit with the song, ughhh and the whipcrack…. srsly try and stop me twirling my hips to this beauty.

 

Chloe out.

If you want to sing out… sing out.

18 Jan

My other blog… but relevant!

These images express my thoughts on the matter…

18 Jan

 

Chloe out.

Limbo

18 Jan

Just before Christmas my wonderful Grandma surprised my family with tickets to see LIMBO at Edinburgh’s Christmas festival.

My family didn’t know anything about it, but i did. The day after the Amanda Palmer house party most people headed out to see Limbo at London’s festival… and i was rather sad about missing it as i hurtled back to Edinburgh on the train 😦 So, getting tickets to see it just before Christmas was just awesome!!

Billed as: “Witness heart-stopping illusions, mind-bending manoeuvres, breathtaking
dance moves and thrilling live music from a coterie of highly skilled
international performers. A summer celebration of otherworldly 
proportions, welcome to the greatest party ever between heaven and hell.

Well, sign me up!

Amanda Palmer fans had told me it was wonderful, so naturally it was going to be wonderful, and directed by Sxip Shirey you know it’s gonna be good, at the very least great music!

Well, high expectations surpassed… it was bloody brilliant!

And my family, who normally consider the stuff that i/”a weirdo” like, is, well, weird, bloody loved it too! the main comment being that we all now want bendy stick pole things… yeah i wont spoil the surprise! but oh my word they look amazing fun!

Gloriousness all round… looks like they are in Australia at the moment, BUY TICKETS AND GO!!!

If you weren’t convinced already… watch this clip…

Probably not the most eloquent review they’ve gotten… just a little sharing the love blog post because great art must be shared!

See you in limbo…

Chloe out.

Oh I neglect this blog so…

18 Jan

Just like my sleep, my dearest journal, the withering plant on my window-sill, the half-finished paintings awaiting me on my desk, the big box of ideas on top of my wardrobe that i just haven’t got round to implementing yet, the pile of films i haven’t watched yet, the pile of cd’s i haven’t listened to yet, the pile of books i haven’t read yet, the trash i keep forgetting to take out, the bathroom sink i haven’t cleaned the ink stains off yet, the pile of magazines i haven’t cut up yet, the 2011 Amanda Palmer calendar stuck on May that i still haven’t taken done yet……. and all those little things in my lift that get overlooked when i get busy and my mind explodes just a little bit each day.

NEGLECT NO MORE!

See you on the other side…

 

For now, have a really beautiful photo of Amanda Palmer in an Australian yoga sandwich……

Chloe out.