Posts Tagged ‘music’

So Busy OMG

// October 11th, 2010 // 241 Comments » // Music, Study

SO BUSY with uni stuff right now. It’s just crazy. I have to write heaps and heaps and gazillions of research papers – crazy Bachelor of Science! MedSci was just all about regurgitating facts, didn’t have to write hardly anything. Oh well, kind of fun, and not too long to go before exams and FREEDOM.

Here is my top 10 cheesy songs at the moment to get me through this “difficult time”:

1) The Only Exception – Glee Cast
2) Barbara Streisand – Duck Sauce
3) Until You Were Gone – Chipmunk
4) Wake Up Everybody – John Legend & the Roots
5) What I Did For Love – Glee Cast
6) Beautiful Monster – Ne-Yo
7) Size Of Your Boat – Jeffree Star
8) Naturally – Selena Gomez & the Scene
9) All the Lovers – Kylie
10) Green Light – Roll Deep

Addicted To Bass (Totally)

// February 4th, 2010 // 403 Comments » // Obsessions

I got a bass guitar a couple of days ago and have been having heaps of fun with it. I’m using a groovy book called “Rock Bass: Beginner To Pro in 40 Days”. Well, we’ll see about that, but certainly it is coming quite easily to me so far and I am even developing calluses already! Now, what other mature absolute beginners want to sign up for my “Old People’s Mediocre Cover Band” (working title)?

Rocking Em

Harry: The Bathroom Sessions

// January 27th, 2010 // 394 Comments » // HomeMovies, Kids

Recorded these performances from Harry a few weeks ago while doing the morning bathroom routine. Watch and be amazed!

Chinese Song
In Australia, kids learn a second language from the first year of school. We got a choice of three and Harry picked Chinese (the other two choices were Vietnamese and Arabic, pretty cool huh?). Here’s Harry doing a Chinese song. I have no idea if a) this actually is Chinese and b) what on earth he is saying, but I like it!

Dinosaur Song (Crash, Boom, Thump)
After the success of the Chinese song, Harry followed up with another song that he learned at school. A very spirited rendition with scary actions!

Hoedown Throwdown
For his final number, Harry chose a cover of a popular track by Miley Cyrus. Archie has been obsessed with this song and for a couple of MONTHS we had to have it every morning in the car on the way to school. (We’ve moved on to “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift now – yes, Archie is a TWEEN!).

Goodbye Kate McG

// January 20th, 2010 // 1,217 Comments » // Music

Very sad today to hear of the death of Kate McGarrigle. I have been a fan of the McGarrigles since the late 80′s when I discovered them while working at Radio Active. Truly great musicians and of course Kate’s wonderful genes also gave us Rufus and Martha Wainwright.

Here’s a clip of Kate, Rufus & Martha all performing together 6 weeks ago in London. I cried most of the way through it for some reason!

RIP Kate.

New Phoenix Foundation EP For Christmas!

// December 11th, 2009 // 566 Comments » // Music, People

Merry Kriskmass

The Phoenix Foundation, one of NZ’s most popular bands and featuring my very own little bro Samuel, have just released a new ep “Merry Kriskmass” available for download and as usual it is effing awesome!

Here’s what the band had to say:

‘’I feel no pain, feel no fear, for the Krisk is a white reindeer” …. yes, a small stuffed white man and a reindeer have somehow managed to inspire our brand new little EP called Merry Kriskmass.

This fun, slightly odd 6-track EP managed to enter our lives during the time we were supposed to be recording our new album, providing much needed distraction from the often-gruelling album recording process. So much so, that we decided to share it with you in the hope that perhaps it brings some extra Christmas cheer.

We hope you enjoy. New album coming next year, and MEEEEERRY KRISKMASS.

Buy it here!

RIP Kirsty

// December 18th, 2008 // 460 Comments » // Music

It’s 8 years to the day since Kirsty MacColl was killed by a power boat at the age of 41. I still miss her – she had released a brilliant album just before she died and had so much more to give. Here’s one of her biggest hits, her cover of Billy Bragg’s “A New England”.

Still, no one has been held accountable for Kirsty’s death – see

Egg-Laying Flying Brother Spreads The Joy

// December 1st, 2008 // 252 Comments » // Music, People

My bro Sam’s latest video clip is a masterpiece!

Britney Is Back, Y’all!

// October 15th, 2008 // 512 Comments » // Music, Study

Check out Britter’s new video, it is totally hot! Ah, I still love her…

Have horrible 5 hour lab skills test tomorrow so better get back to the books after this pleasant interlude…

All Hail The Queen (Latifah)

// October 7th, 2008 // 117 Comments » // Culture

Queen Latifah is about to drop a new hip-hop album for the first time in ten years, so to celebrate, here is a video showcasing her love of motorbikes. She even has a hot chick riding on the back! How lesbionic is that?

I’d Go Straight For Him

// April 12th, 2007 // 140 Comments » // Culture had an interesting post lately on the top 10 men most likely to inspire lesbians to have boy crushes. So I thought I would share my top 7 boy crushes with y’all. I couldn’t quite stretch to ten!

7. Adrian Pasdar

Adrian Pasdar

Despite his jaw being ridiculously wide, he has a certain all-American appeal on the show Heroes. And lovely piercing eyes. Lucky lucky Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks! (His wife)

6. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers

Impressive as the Young Lion, Henry VIII, in the new series The Tudors. Very pretty in a new wave 80′s kind of way, which is my kind of way!

5. Gael Garcia Bernal

Especially when he played a drag queen in Bad Education. Astoundingly hot Latin goodness.