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2011 Music video

Little Friday Pick-Me-Up?

I watched this first thing this morning and it made me grin like an idiot. This is the catchiest song of the Real Estate record anyway – and then they added in a whole bunch of happy dogs and sweaters.

It’s directed by the always awesome Weird Days, and it’s a perfect antidote to a bleak November day before the Holidays (officially) start.

Should you need more persuasion to watch the visual canine feast, I present you with this:

 

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2011 lucero video

Ben Nichols – The Only One (Acoustic)

Occasionally, I forget to remember how much I love Lucero (more than life).

When I stumbled across this video of Ben playing The Only One in the back of their Warped tour bus, it was thankfully, not one such occasion.

It’s a perfect song -full stop –  but it’s a particularly perfect song for a slightly melancholy Saturday afternoon before the holidays.

 

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2011 Christmas! Music video

This is too good to not post

Scott Weiland (yes, he of STP and DRUGS fame) has released a Christmas record! It’s called “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” and no one can tell whether he’s serious or not.

Whatever, the video for Winter Wonderland is my favourite thing about today. Check out his hair! It’s almost unnerving how much like a young Douglas Coupland he looks.

On repeat viewings, I’m beginning to think it’s possible that Scott Weiland can’t sing for shit….

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2011 mixtape Music

Songs for November

The melancholy of the bleak season as Autumn gives way to Winter brings out the emo in me. I’m perfectly happy, but I don’t want to hear ANY pop punk, I need to surround myself with swirly guitars and indie rock. Music to drink warm beverages and read books to.

I made it on 8tracks ‘cos I couldn’t be bothered with renaming everything. Downside of this is that 8tracks will randomise the order, so here’s what it should’ve sounded like.

Best enjoyed with a mulled apple & bourbon and someone to make out with.

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2011 video

It’s almost Halloween!

Edit: I’ve put up my Halloween mix on 8tracks, and you can stream it right here:

I’m planning on putting up my Halloween mix tape and some horror movie suggestions at sometime before the big day, but for right now, here’s my favourite Zombina song to get you in the mood. Oh, and they’re playing at Bloomsbury Bowl on Halloween should you be interested.

 

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2011 Nerdery TV

Reasons To Get Excited For Fall Part 1 – TV!

Yes yes, I know it’s raining, and it’s getting darker earlier and it’s time to think about putting the winter duvet back on the bed.  But it’s not all bad! Autumn/Fall is my favourite season, and I’m going to convince you of it’s impending rad, in a series (well, I’m intending to write a series, but I’m really busy with actual work) of posts each detailing another aspect of the season I like to call Awesumn… (admittedly that was a little more Seth Cohen than I was planning on going)

Part 1 -TV

What is greater than the Fall Schedule? Basically nothing. You emerge from the sprawling TV wasteland that is the Summer Season and suddenly there’s a show every night. And sometimes, they’re good! This usually means they’ll get cancelled, but that’s another story.

Here’s my pick of the Fall Schedule 2011

1 – Two Broke Girls

Right of the bat, I want to say that if Kat Dennings wasn’t in this show I wouldn’t be giving it a chance, but I love her sooooooo – and she looks smokin’ in a waitress uniform too. It’s probably not going to be great, but it will probably provide some much needed light relief.

Two Broke Girls Premieres on Monday 19th on CBS

2 – Parenthood Season 3

I’ve really missed the Bravermans this Summer. This is probably the show I’m most excited about returning. Apparently the show has jumped forward a while, given the size of Kristina’s baby bump. I am in no way worried that this show will suck.

Parenthood Premieres on Tuesday September 13th on NBC

3 – Supernatural – Season 7

Supernatural jumped the shark so long ago that it can get away with basically anything now. Sure last season had a lot of filler, but I’m never going to give up on Sam and Dean. AND Charisma Carpenter AND James Marsters are guesting this season. Buffy/Supernatural mash up. TOO EXCITED. It’s still in the Friday night death slot though, good job CW!

Supernatural Premieres September 23rd on The CW

4- New Girl

I love and hate Zooey Deschanel with equal measure. That being said. I will watch this, because she’s very pretty. It looks terrible though, like Sex & The City meets Shasta McNasty.

New Girl Premieres on Fox on September 20th

5 – Pan Am

Yes, it’s Mad Men in the skies – complete with hot stewardess outfits and Christina Ricci – how can it go wrong?

Pan Am Premieres Sunday on ABC

6 – Up All Night

Will Arnett – Christina Applegate – Maya Rudolph and written by SNL ‘s Emily Spivey? Consider me in. It differs from the usual family formula by having Arnett play the stay at home dad. Will Arnett as a Dad….

It premieres on Monday September 19th on NBC

That’s it for now. There are loads more I’ll probably end up not watching along the way.

I’ll be back with more Autumn greatness as soon as I have the time.

 

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2011 bands Music video

As Summer draws to a close….

Whitmore releases his official video for Field Song, off the album Field Songs. It’s pretty much perfect, and if you’re female worth watching right up to the end for some WEW based swoons.

Be warned though. It might make you want to give up your career in social media and buy a farm.

Just me then?

 

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2011 Music video

A Little Light Relief

I’m not going to weigh in with my views on what’s happening, or why, or what we should do about it. Because nobody seems particularly qualified to be making those calls right now. The world is currently a pretty bleak looking place, so instead of pondering on it and getting more depressed I’m recommending that you watch the new Eilen Jewell video for Warning Signs from her latest record, “Queen Of The Minor Key” because it’s good and it makes me smile, and that’s what I need.

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2011 books review

How To Be A Woman, my thoughts on Caitlin Moran’s memoir

I wrote a review for the girls over at For Books Sake.

You’ve probably already seen it, but I like to make sure i’s are dotted and t’s crossed.

http://forbookssake.net/2011/07/27/how-to-be-a-woman-by-caitlin-moran/

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2011 Nerdery

Infographictastic

Shockingly spot on Twitter infographic based on Josh and my tweeting habits. They seem to have detected that I am obsessed with tea and he is obsessed with dogs, and that I’m the more interesting one.

Sorry, I love infographics and I’ve been waiting for visual.ly to do something for ages…