So it’s hit the very end of January already! This year is coming hard and fast. And so much has already happened in one month. There have been some very low moments and some fantastic highs and great memories made. February is just hours away. Goodness me!
I thought I’d get in a quick post for the end of the month. It’s all about the music though… or more specifically it’s kind of very much The Rubens focused.
Right now I just had to express my excitement as this week the Triple J Hottest 100 countdown was broadcast across the nation and my favourite song from one of my very favourite bands did in fact take out the very top position. Hoops was announced as the voters favourite, pipping Kendrick Lamar’s King Kunta and Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s catchy Lean On at the post. The excitement when I heard that language warning announcing that Kendrick would be number two was thrilling. I do get very excited about these things.
To top it off The Rubens were then announced as one of the many amazing acts that will be fronting up in Bendigo and the other venue’s that Groovin the Moo graces with it’s tuneful presence. So of course tickets had to be purchased for the upcoming event. It will be an amazing day but I’m already anticipating some stressful clashes as there are so many bands I’m keen for in the line up!
But I lied. That didn’t top it off. This delicious week of Rubens-essence awesomeness was completely blown up when they not only did a Like a Version on Friday morning but they mashed up Adele’s Hello and Kendrick Lamar’s King Kunta to deliver a killer tune. You must check it out! I know you’re curious. Who would have thought!
I just “can’t even”! So Excited for the year to come just because of music. Music is the greatest. The Rubens are the greatest. “Everything is awesome”.
End of enthusiastic Music/Rubens rant.
Hope you’ve had a fantastic January and February kicks off well for you too!
Some link love musings…
Ideal working space?
DIY Ginger Spice Scrub.
Homemade Coffee Scrub.
Did just fall a little more in love with George Ezra.
Finally made some decisions and got in my Hottest 100 vote. Here is my extra long shortlist that I was cutting from… it was even longer than this playlist last weekend.
And with that note I’ll leave you with the video of my number one vote, Hoops by The Rubens. I’ve been playing their Hoops album to death ever since it came out and am still loving it. They are just killing it in my opinion. ❤
Because life is so busy it seems that the year has disappeared in mere moments and is a blur of so many memories that I’m not even sure belong where or what. I don’t know.
I just don’t know how this happens every year?!
Actually that’s a lie. I do know. It’s because I like to talk so I like to say things like “next year I’m going to be so organised” and then instead of actually making sure I’m organised I just keep talking about it instead of actually doing it. Next year I’m… not even going to say it…
Just do it already.
Anyway. A few links to share of some pretty things.
Like the stunning portfolio of Anette O’Brien.
This cute top that has just hit my wish list.
This awesome advertisement that totally got me. It;s a little cheesy, but I’m inspired.
This is the best GIF.
Just a few things I’ve come across lately that I’ve found amusing, clever and cute.
This is so cool! Marvel Sleeping Onesies!
Some sweet as earrings.
Wouldn’t mind working in this Target office space!
That darn Auto correct that can be oh so useful and a super pain that results in some embarrassment all at the same time! Well here is a clever use for it in advertising by Honda! I love it. So simple.
I MUST go to this. I’d letterpress the shit out of that!
Pick your colour!
This Ad was quite powerful…
And this Ad I could not stop giggling!
Hopefully you got something out of any of those.
Anyone else a bit pleasantly surprised by the new Google logo? It’s the talk of the town. I have to say when it first popped up on my feed this week I actually thought it was a prank. Google change from their classic and timeless serif logo? I didn’t believe it was a likely change out of the blue like that. Perhaps I hadn’t been paying enough attention? It’s certainly been the talk of net-town ever since it ‘dropped’!
Loved this little video…
It’s been talked about as much as Taylor Swift when she releases a new video clip these days! Which she actually did this week and is another masterpiece of poptastic drama. I really do love what Swift is doing with music videos! If you haven’t seen the Wildest Dreams clip you should probably go have a look. Certainly don’t mind it featuring the young and dashing Scott Eastwood.
Speaking of Google and lovely things, how pretty is their dedication to Audrey Hepburn’s 85th Birthday? It’s from May 2014 but it popped up on my ‘Feeling Lucky” click just now and I had to share my appreciation.
I think it’s very sweet just quietly.
Anyway. I hope you had a lovely day Celebrating Fathers Day if you’re an Australian and a lovely day regardless of what your day entailed wherever else you may be from.
Chow for now!
Hey there! Long time no see… what’s new hey?
I’ve been watching a few new music videos the is weekend and had to share some of my favourites.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have just dropped their latest piece of work, Downtown, and I for one think it’s incredible! I’m so fascinated by this video clip! I’ve been singing this all weekend and watched the clip 89647985 times. Addicted is an understatement.
The Rubens have got me totally hooked with their latest work too. I bought their new album, Hoops, a few weeks ago and have been playing it on repeat. Especially loving the title track Hoops. The clip is quite clever too. This one just gets stuck in my head so much… but I really love it!
I’m actually also digging the new One Direction song, Bring Me Down. And the clip is a bit of fun too…
My talented little sister, Jessica Lorraine, recently did a cover of the song Black Roses which was sung on Nashville by the character Scarlett O’Conner(played by Clare Bowen). Love the show. Love this song. Love Jessica’s cover. I’ve included both videos below for your listening pleasure.
Nashville Original – Clare Bowen aka Scarlett O’Conner
What music are you digging right now?
As per usual it’s already Sunday evening and that sad feeling sinks in that another weekend has disappeared with far less completed tasks that my well intending Friday evening self had planned. All in all it’s been another busy full of socialising, sport, good food, entertainment and domestic duties. And Sunday Pancakes of course! Anyway. That’s all standard stuff. There were a few little things I just had to share today…
I was just scrolling through my Facebook feed and was absolutely delighted when I came across this gem of a project. Windows of the World by Andre Vicente Goncalves that Frankie(my favourite magazine of course!) was sharing with their loyal followers. It’s a lovely piece of work where in a typology many different windows in similar places are collated into a gorgeous collection and reflection of the exterior style and character of these particular places. I think it’s just so charming! My favourite image is Evora. I love how every building is white and most windows have gold and this level of consistency yet they’re all so very different. They’re all so beautiful. All of the images are. So inspired! Check it out and tell me which one is your favourite? Maybe you love the bright and blocky style of Burano or that extra dimension that The Alps carries.
I would also like to share my childish excitement that the MINIONS film was released this week and I did in fact go and see it last night. The cinema was packed and I definitely had a good giggle at many a moment indeed. Loved it! Following the history of the Minions featuring the great adventures of Kevin, Stuart and little Bob is just hilarious. Add in Sandra Bullock voicing the baddest villain ever, Scarlet Overkill and her genius husband Herb voiced by Jon Hamm(Mad Men) and you’re set! It’s great light hearted fun entertainment for everyone and anyone who is a Minion fan I believe. 9/10. I’m already anticipating where they’ll take the Despicable/Minion story next! Will we get to watch Gru’s full detailed childhood on the big screen sometime soon?!
I’m so in love with Minions right now though… I can’t even explain why I love the Minions so much. Probably the same reasons everyone else does. Is it there bright yellow and happy colour? Their friendly round shape? Their cute little blue overalls? The cute goggle like glasses that they all wear? The fact that they make so many funny sounds and speak so little English? I don’t know. All of the above and I’m totally obsessed. Confession: I’ve even been getting the special Kinder Surprise‘s for my treat nights so I can collect the little Minion figures! Yep. This is serious! If you happen to see the Minion TicTacs anywhere give me a shout!
Have a great week!