Out of Luck With Milky Chance!

Hope the blog title didn’t make you cringe. I couldn’t help myself! So a few months ago I got very excited as I indulged in some of my favourite artists announcing shows around Melbourne and found myself pretty much getting to curate my own little music festival in January! The festival begins with The Temper Trap on Monday night, Milky Chance on Tuesday night and completed with George Ezra on the Wednesday night. Needless to say I was nothing short of positively pleased with this customised festival of sorts! But then a few weeks ago there was bad news. George Ezra unfortunately has changed his concert date. And this I would have minded far less except it has been moved forward one day. Just one day! So now I am faced with the total clash of Milky Chance and George playing at the same time. Instantly My decision wasn’t questioned. I have to see George Ezra. I simply cannot miss his show! But I am so disappointed not to be seeing Milky Chance. So in a little dedication to them I would like to share with you some of the chilled tunes that I will no longer be seeing live…

Flash Junked Mind

Down by the River

Running

Becoming

And typically my favourite, Stolen Dance

Or just check out the whole album Sadnecessary

It seems since this little spanner has been thrown into my schedule, Milky Chance comes on the radio 4987970549 times as much just to taunt and haunt me!

Also AJR have recently covered Stolen Dance which is sweet.. and Ásgeir did a great Like A Version not long ago too.

So that was my little frustration of recent times! The dilemmas of so much good music and so many good artists being around all at once! Have you ever had a similar dilemma? A clash of events that forced you to choose? What did you choose to do and why? (These questions may be just me talking to myself as I don’t really know that anyone is reading but gosh I would love a response and to hear your story if there is anyone actually reading this! Would make my year!)

Can’t believe Christmas is pretty much literally around the corner again already. Where on earth does time even go?! Hope you’re more organised than me!

Painfully Independent

Today I did something I do kind of frequently. Actually I do it all of the time. Most of the time. But for some reason today I’m questioning it more than I usually would…

I went for a coffee by myself. Not grabbing a take away but actually sitting down in a coffee shop and having a coffee by myself. Along with a delicious raspberry muffin because I have rituals and today is muffin day. But muffin day aside (though an important thing indeed) I sat down with the newest issue of Frankie fresh from the local newsagent down the road and proceeded to appreciate my own company and enjoy my treats.

As I said, this is far from the first time and it most certainly will not be the last time that I do such things. But I find I am constantly just going off and doing these things that more often one might like and enjoy sharing some company and participation from a second being, but I just go it alone. For example once again tonight I will be off to another event that once again, company to share would be grand, but I shall be on my own.

I guess I’m bringing this up because previously this wouldn’t bother me as much as it could and it probably won’t for the most part into the future, but sometimes I think I’ve become painfully independent. To the point where because I’m happy enough to go it alone I don’t half make an effort to attempt to find company to do some things, perhaps it’s a subconscious mechanism of avoiding spoiling the activity with disappointment of company that fails. Or maybe it’s the ease you acquire on outings without having to compromise on what you want to do to please the other person that has lead me to this habit being so constant. Or maybe I just have no friends!

I do like that I can be independent. I definitely think it’s an important characteristic to be able to do things by yourself and not need to follow or have people follow you to justify and affirm what you’re doing. But I would like to decrease the frequency of my alone time and increase the occurrence of spending time with some quality company…. or maybe I will have to start being a cat lady after all! And nobody wants that. Not me. Not the cats. Nobody!

Cue the Celine Dion classic… All by myself…

Happy Friday Folks! Hope you’re spending it with some quality company even if that is in the office!

December already…

The first day of the last month already. December has arrived all over again and following in it’s previous habit it seems to come around quicker and quicker every year. Time seems so much faster in the now. When it’s something you want to be delayed, time seems to just fly on past as if to spite us all. As if to taunt us some times it does seem to linger a little only to speed off again, double time, and rub it in that we should be so ambitious as to try and prevent the inevitable. With that in mind I can’t say I’m dissatisfied with the past twelve months of life. Indeed as always there are more things that could have been done. Times that may seem a little bit wasted. Opportunities missed by bad timing or lack of ambition at a particular moment. But really… I can tick many things off my list and if I look back to my expectations at the start of the year I think for the most part I have met them and in some parts maybe exceeded.

How have you found the year? Did you achieve all you would have liked? I will probably go into this at the very end of the year in more depth. Take a bit of a stroll down reminiscent lane. Still one month left to get in some of those last things. The list is kind of long but you’ve got to try! All those December plans. Gifts to be organised. People to be seen!

Anyway, It’s been a while and I just wanted to give a little shout out. Happy first day of the last month. Happy 1st of December 2014! Here’s to a splendid “silly” season! Time to kick back and enjoy some summer lovin’! If you do swing that way. Personally I’ll be ensuring I keep to a controlled and well cooled environment when summer gets excited and it’s intensity sets in!

Cheers!