active child – hanging on

 

So I heard this song and thought of one of my favourite London people. In 4 weeks I’ll be exploring Brighton with them and drinking pints by the seaside. Exciting!

 

It’ll be my first Brighton visit so I’m extra happy.

 

Freelancing like a mo fo to have money for London shopping and partying so I no longer get to be a party animal. And in the midst of cutting 2 music videos and a stage play  I’ve been trying to get my after effects skills up. Feeling alittle overwhelmed by ambition! I blame Adam – my old friend whose become my fav hang out friend. He has so much energy and ambition that it’s bound to rub off.

A year of mediocracy and now I’m ready to shine 🙂 Got 1 week til these music videos go live and they’re going to be so amazing .

Grizzly Bear!

So I made a new cd for my car and randomly put alot of Grizzly Bear on it. I’d forgotten how much I adore them.

I saw them a few years ago at The Roundhouse in Camden and it was the best show I’ve ever seen. Beach House opened which was pretty special but really Grizzly Bear were on another level.

I spent the entire show in awe and with a weird smile on my face – that weird smile people who are so in love with the music get, then when they catch the eye of another big fan in the audience they nod like they’re the only ones who get it 🙂

Yeah – totally a fan but thats okay. I like the fact that music touches me so much, makes breathing easier.

Heres my favourite Grizzly Bear song… old but amazing.

 

 

Mention a name, we know (we know)
Appear tame, it shows (it shows)
Please dont feign, the ropes (the ropes)
Always the same, I know (Iknow)

(Im shooting them myself, I should’ve made it matter)
(Im shooting them myself, I should’ve made it matter)

(Im shooting them myself, I should’ve made it matter)
God let it go, it doesnt mean a thing
(Im shooting them myself, I should’ve made it matter)
Chance and sow, nothing changing

There’s no time, to go (to go)
Through the designs, we know (we know)
Never mind, although (although)
Maybe this time, we’ll grow (we’ll grow)

(Im shooting them myself, I should’ve made it matter)
(Im shooting them myself, I should’ve made it matter)

(Im shooting them myself, I should’ve made it matter)
God let it go, it doesn’t mean a thing
(Im shooting them myself, I should’ve made it matter)
Chance and sow, nothing changing

(Im shooting them myself, I should’ve made it matter)
God let it go, it doesn’t mean a thing
(Im shooting them myself, I should’ve made it matter)
Chance and sow, nothing changing

VHS or Beta – I Found A Reason

So I’m djing at Bob Rocks on Saturday night – 2nd of July 2011.

I’ll be playing this song and anything not folk. Although my heart beats for folk my feet dance to indie.

Come stalk me , hang out, eat ribs and drink. It’ll be the bestest!

 

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Atlas

Good Lord! This man makes beautiful music. Here’s his bio stolen from Wikipedia :

Benjamin Francis Leftwich (Born 4 September 1989) is an English singer-songwriter from York.

Leftwich began playing at the age of ten and grew up listening to The Rolling Stones and Nina Simone; later discovering Nick DrakeBob Dylan, and Elliott Smith.

 

Nick Drake and Elliott Smith fan?! Mew! I must move back to the UK so I can go to one of his gigs. I’m pretty sure the excitement I get from listening to something good will overwhelm me 🙂

 

Here’s some lyrics to make you adore him as much as I do:

 

Take me to the docks, there’s a ship without a name
It is sailing to the middle of the sea
The water there is deeper than anything you’ve ever seen
…Jump right in and swim until you’re free

I will remember your face
‘Cause I am still in love with that place
But when the stars are the only things we share
Will you be there?

Money came like rain to your hands while you were waiting
For that cold long promsie to appear
People in the churches started singing above their hands
They say “My God is a good God and he cares”

I will remember your face
‘Cause I am still in love with that place
When the stars are the only things we share
Will you be there?

I’ve got a plan
I’ve got an atlas in my hands
I’m gonna turn when I listen to the lessons that I’ve learned

SBTRKT – Never Never

 

Not my usual bag but lovely lyrics and beautiful voice. I’ve decided to grow up alittle and stop chasing heart break. Deleting phone numbers and BBM pins is the smartest thing I could do today 🙂

 

LYRICS!

It’s complicated when you gravitate towards yourself.
On the other hand it’s hard to talk to anyone else.
You can’t help-can’t help where your mind goes.
So lets’ harvest on the moon with the autumn snow.
‘Cause I’ve never never had so much to gain and threw it all away.
And if I ever ever had the chance again I’d probably do the same.
Singing ooooh I’ve only let you down.
Singing ooooh I’ve left you the crown.
Open up open up to see you’re, see you’re face,
Whatching yourself in your dreams like wide awake.
Hoping hoping you’ll return my calls.
Convince myself on my health that it’s not my fault.
‘Cause I’ve never never had so much to gain and threw it all away.
And if I ever ever had the chance again I’d probably do the same.
Singing ooh I’ve only let you down.
Singing ooh I’ve left you the crown.

Ahhhhh…
Ooooh….
Ahhhhh…
Ooooohh…

No one ever had so much to gain or so much to lose.
No one ever had so much to gain or so much to lose.
No one ever had so much to gain or so much to lose.

If I ever had If I ever had if I ever had another…

See I’ve never never had so much to gain and threw it all away.
And if I ever ever had a chance again I’d probably do the same.
Singing ooooh I’ve only let you down.
Singing ooooh I’ve left you the crown.

See I’ve never never had so much to gain or had so much to lose.
And if I ever ever get past the shame and get through the bruises.
Singing oooh I’ll never let you down.
Singing oooh I never left the crown.