Monday, 2 March 2015

Monday Music: Years and Years

Admission time. I think Olly Alexander is beautiful and have done even more so since seeing God Help the Girl earlier this year. If you do not know that Olly Alexander is the massively talented actor/musician who provides lead vocals for Years and Years then where have you been? Years and Years are a young and stupidly talented trio (Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Turkmen being the other two members) . They are basically the kind of people I would like to dislike but goodness me do they do catchy music.

Here is a clip of him singing not in falsetto in God Help the Girl

Years and Years won the BBC Sound of 2015 poll and are actually looking like they might live up to the hype. Pulsing beats, beautiful searing soulful vocals and Emily Browning in one of the music videos. What is not to like? They have a sound that basically reminds me of a cooler version of the stuff that was played in the one club in my home town when I was 18. Only I could listen to this without being in a sweaty club and without drinking whatever sugary alcopop was my drink of choice at the time. I would love to dance to this though. I think that would feel mega.

The new single King (only their sixth to date) came out yesterday and they are playing at King Tuts in Glasgow tomorrow night as part of their UK tour.

If you have not heard them here are some songs, starting with the one featuring the aforementioned Emily Browning.

Take Shelter



Friday, 27 February 2015

February Update and March Goals

As per usual February has utterly whizzed by in a blur. A lovely blur, but a blur nonetheless. Last month I published my goals for February and I do not think I did that badly this month.

I sort of found a new job in that I have a temporary placement with some lovely folk doing finance wizardry, I caught up on my homework and got an A on my most recent piece! I am still not quite through my case study but that was due to circumstances outside of my control, I started strength training and my birthday was all kinds of ace.  So I'll chalk up February as a win on these goals.

So March: a more permanent job might be nice, I really want to pass my mock exams, I failed to get my haircut as a result of an accident and it needs a cut so I'd like to do that and I got some great birthday books I am hoping get me out of the funk of never finishing a book anymore!

What are your goals for March?  How was your February? I'd love to know!

Monday, 23 February 2015


So I turned 32 on Saturday.

To celebrate I asked folk to dress like they had in 2005 and pretend I was turning 22. 

To complete the effect I dressed like Taylor Swift in the 22 video.

not pictured, I also got Girl in a Band and FKA Twigs' album (and a chocolate shoe filled with chocolate skulls)

I got given some amazing gifts, my brother made a surprise trip from London, loads of people embraced the theme and my day was full of lovely messages from friends. It was so very excellent. I am a very lucky lady.

The menu from the party

Uh oh!
I don't know about you
But I'm feeling 32

"your muffins are crumbly"

Everything will be alright
If you keep me next to you


You don't know about me
But I'll bet you want to

taking a dip with one of my new books

Everything will be alright
If we just keep going like we're
32, ooh-ooh
32, ooh-ooh

chocolate skull!!!

I am one lucky and happy lady and today I start a new temp role - wish me luck. I am very hopeful for what 32 could bring.

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