Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Music Ask




In keeping up with the "new year, new posts" theme, I thought this would be a fun little "get-to know-me" music questionnaire that I found on tumblr. Feel free to comment/discuss or answer it yourself!

Favorites:

1. Favorite Band: The Beatles obvs
2. Favorite Song: Something by The Beatles
3. Favorite Album: Rubber Soul
4. Favorite Era: The freewheelin' 60's!!
5. Favorite Guitarist: Jimmy Page
6. Favorite Bassist: John Entwistle
7. Favorite Singer: Harry Styles
8. Favorite Drummer: Keith Moon
9. Favorite Genre: Rock/Pop
10. Favorite Member: John Lennon. I'm assuming from my fave band cos I have a fav member in ALL the bands I like.

Would You Rather:

11. Would you rather write poetry with Bob Dylan or Jim Morrison? Dylan cos I figure my style of writing is more compatible with his.
12. Would you rather write a song with Pete Townshend or Jack White? Pete Townshend cos tbh I haven't gotten into Jack's stuff yet.
13. Would you rather jam out with Keith Richards or Joan Jett? Keith all day everyday.
14. Would you rather party with Janis Joplin or Keith Moon? Janis Joplin. I just know we'd have sooo much fun, we'd drink and wear fur coats.
15. Would you rather marry Alex Turner or Ezra Koenig? Alex Turner of course, we both still have the iPhone 4s, so clearly we are meant to be.
16. Would you rather date Debbie Harry or St. Vincent? Deffo Debbie.
17. Would you rather die with Kurt Cobain or John Lennon? Neither, I'd try to save both of them.
18. Would you rather dress like David Bowie or Syd Barrett? David Bowie for obvious reasons.
19. Would you rather dance with Ian Curtis or Mick Jagger? Mick Jagger and no, not because of the song.
20. Would you rather protest with Joan Baez or Roger Waters? Joan Baez cos she's hella cool.

Opinions:

21. The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? The Beatles hands down.
22. Is music "good" nowadays? Um, yes.
23. Should bands break up over band members deaths? Idk man, they should definitely reunite for reunions and special occasions that's for sure.
24. George Harrison or Eric Clapton? George Harrison cos he's the best.
25. Thoughts on Feminism in rock? I honestly don't know much about this, and as cliche as it sounds, I hate these type of labels. Can women be just as rock and roll as men? The answer is yes.
26. Is school as bad as Roger Waters makes it out to be or is it as necessary as Paul Mccartney says it is? Deffo and totes necessary.
27. Thoughts on Yoko Ono? Do not like her one bit.
28. Do you believe there should be an age limit to bands? No of course not, you can totally be rock and roll at 16 or 60.
29. Is musical fanaticism simply a fad for teenagers? For some yes, but for me, well just look at this blog.
30. Best modern band: This is difficult but I have to say Arctic Monkeys.

Have You Ever:

31. Have you ever cried over a band? yes, deffo not ashamed.
32. Have you ever screamed over a band? yes
33. Have you ever kissed a poster of CD? unfortunately yes
34. Have you ever spent too much time fantasizing over a band (or being in a band)? yes
35. Have you ever bought overpriced merchandise? yes
36. Have you ever tried dressing like a band member? All the time. My current style icon is Harry Styles. You can expect a post about this sometime soon, hopefully.
37. Have you ever legitimately fallen in love with a band member? I'm in love with like 10 band members right now tbh.
38. Have you ever considered becoming a groupie? yes
39. Have you ever met a band member? Not really, but I've been in the glorious presence of several band members and let me tell you, it is electrifying and magical and I totally recommend it.
40. Have you ever annoyed anyone over your music obsessiveness? Yes and I don't care!!

Would You Ever:

41. Would you ever follow a band? yes
42. Would you ever become a Groupie? yes
43. Would you ever drop acid with Syd Barrett (and risk schizophrenia)? No
44. Would you ever smoke a joint with Bob Dylan? yes
45. Would you ever marry Mick Jagger (he's slept with 4,000+ women and I don't think he'll stop for a marriage)? Yes, I need someone to pay for my student loans.
46. Would you ever crowd surf (to get closer to the band in a violent crowd)? No, I hate concert crowds.
47. Would you ever time travel (with risk of getting lost in space) to meet your favorite band? Hell yes.
48. Would you ever strive to become a rockstar? Not really, cos I can't sing and I can't play instruments or write songs.
49. Would you ever break up with Alex Turner? No, never, absolutely not. Or, maybe, so he can write an amazing breakup album all about our relationship and you can bet I would take him back.
50. Would you ever collaborate with One Direction (for a mountain of money)? Yes, I would also do it for free cos they are my favorite boys.

Who's Cuter:

51. Paul McCartney or Keith Moon? Paul
52. John Lennon or George Harrison? John
53. Alex Turner or Joshua Hayward? Alex of course
54. Grace Slick or Joan Baez? Grace
55. St. Vincent or Debbie Harry? Debbie
56. Kurt Cobain or Dave Grohl? Kurt
57. Damon Albarn or Liam Gallagher? Damon
58. Courtney Love or Madonna? Ugh, Courtney I guess
59. Jimmy Page or Robert Plant? Robert only cos I lean more towards those golden curls than Jimmy's black ones.
60. David Bowie or Keith Richards? Keith

Who's Better:

61. Lennon/McCartney or Jagger/Richards? Lennon and McCartney.
62. Keith Moon or John Bonham? Keith
63. Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton? Hendrix
64. Donovan or Bob Dylan? Dylan
65. Debbie Harry or Madonna? Debbie
66. Michael Jackson or Queen? Queen
67. Hole or Nirvana? Nirvana
68. The Horrors or Arctic Monkeys? Arctic Monkeys
69. Buddy Holly or Chuck Berry? Buddy Holly
70. The Ramones or Sex Pistols? The Ramones


Top Five: Beauty Products

Hello, Happy New Year everyone!! Seeing as this is a time to start things afresh, I decided to come up with a sort of different type of post. This shall be my top 5 beauty products for the New Year. Let's get started!

1. Batiste Dry Shampoo





















I've heard about the wonders of dry shampoo for years now, but 2014 was the year I decided to finally try and see the magic that comes inside this spray bottle. Let me tell you, this stuff is AMAZING! It comes in a variety of scents (my personal fave is Floral and Flirty Blush) and leaves your hair looking, feeling, and smelling great. Perfect if you skipped a day washing your hair or just want some extra texture and volume.

2. e.l.f Eyeliner Pencil.





















I use this pencil for my eyebrows actually. It's inexpensive and glides on smooth, what else can you ask for? I use it in brown though, because black looks too harsh on the eyebrows.


3. Maybeline Telescopic Mascara



















This could be the best mascara ever. I use it all the time and get compliments on how long my lashes look. Layer it on to get those spidery looking lashes that are so in right now.


4.Wet 'n' Wild Lipsticks







































There are many colors to choose from, and not only that but the color can go from light to highly pigmented when layered. Plus the color looks the same on your lips as it does in the tube which is great, you actually get the color you actually want. The best thing though? They're only like a dollar each. My go-to colors are Nouveau Pink and Purty Perssimmon You can also combine lipsticks to create your own original colors!


5. OCC Lip Tar


























Yes, I know another lip product but lip tar is amazing! It comes in a variety of colors that are matte, glossy, and/or glittery. You can also mix these liquid lipsticks together to create unique shades. Slightly expensive, but a little goes a long way and best of all, the color stays on all day!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Photoshoot: Miles McMillan by Guy Aroch

Miles channeling Jim Morrison in a spread for British GQ.








24 Karat Gold

Here are a series of Polaroid self-portraits that Stevie Nicks took during the mid-seventies. Stevie did everything from the styling to setting up the lights, which just goes to prove how amazing this woman is.
























Monday, October 20, 2014

Hello all, well it's been quite a year hasn't it? I haven't forgotten about this little old blog, it's just that SO MUCH has happened… but that's life isn't it?  Anyroad, I've got some pretty cool posts lined up (if I do say so myself), I just have to find the time and alas, the motivation to get everything together…. In the meantime, I'll leave you with this quote from Pierrot Le Fou,  never has a quote been more relevant than this one:


Monday, December 9, 2013

Midnight Memories



So as you may have heard, the lads have a new album out. It's absolutely AMAZING and a step in the right direction (haha) musically speaking. Of course it went straight to #1 and is considered one of the top indie/alternative albums of the year. Can you believe it?! I am so happy for the boys for finally getting the recognition they deserve! One review even called this album a modern Rubber Soul of sorts. Music-wise they are nowhere near the original lads (and Harry agrees), but 1D have come a long way since Up All Night. If you thought Rock Me was hardcore, just listen to Midnight Memories and you'll be rocking out all night, stumbling in the street, singing, singing...! What makes this album super special  however, is that the boys (Harry, Louis, and Liam to be exact) have co-written most of the songs on the album. Stand-outs include:  Happily and Something Great by Harry, Strong by Louis, Don't Forget Where You Belong (basically a love song for his 4 pals) by Niall with a little help from his friends McFly, and of course Story of My Life by all 5. I'm hearing a lot of comparisons to Mumford and Sons, but instead of banjos I'm hearing a lot more guitars, which is a good thing. I should also say that their voices are absolutely knee-shaking and heart-melting; just listen to Zayn hit those high notes (in You and I, OMG OMG), Liam sounding like he was meant to sing 70/80s rock, Niall's surprisingly lovely/cheeky tones, Louis' seductively sweet soft voice and the perfect compliment to Harry's deep, oh so sexy rasp (also Harry's rocker yell in Midnight Memories, wow wow wow!). I can honestly say all the songs are just fab and are a nod to 70s/80s rock, which is perfect for the stadiums they're playing in next year (and lucky me I get to go!).




















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