Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Guilty pleasures top 10 mixed tape

So Kerryn's blaming me for this, I blame her. Purely out of principle and the fact she can judge ALL she wants but that will never stop me from loving Fuel...ever.

So here they are, my top 10 {very painstakingly chosen over the course of two and a half days} guilty pleasure songs. Like Kerryn, I am in no way actually ashamed of my choices, I just feel like the "cool kids" aka the ill fitting clothes wearing too much arse showing hipsters would gasp at and judge me for them. I'm not old kids, I'm just classy!

Jackson Browne - Rosie

It's lovely, so I love it. Perhaps it has some kind of emotional attachment to it, perhaps it doesn't, you'll never know. It makes me wish I could have been a groupie, occasionally.

George Michael - Faith

Yeah I said it.
And you know what, I like the Limp Bizkit versions too.
Take that!

Rick Springfield - Jessies Girl

I know every single word to this song and can air guitar the shit out of it. It's my karaoke song and if I've had a couple,  forget about getting me to leave the dance floor if this comes on! The Everclear version is also very good.

Ke$ha - Tik Tok

Like the title of this post says, GUILTY pleasure people!! It sickens me that I enjoy this song but what can I do!?

Hanson - Mmm Bop

I know that Kerryn secretly wanted to add this to hers too so this is a little shout out to her. This song makes me feel like I'm 12 again and let me tell you, I wanted to be the drummer so bad! I know most girls just wanted to be Zacs girlfriend but not me baby, I wanted to take those drumsticks and prove that girls do it better always!

{I am in no way talented enough to actually BE a drummer, I just like the idea...a lot!}

Journey - Don't stop believing

Glee ruins everything, this is a classic.

J. Geils Band - Centrefold

You know you secretly enjoy this, you all do! And i'm not just talking about the video clip!

John Mellencamp - Jack and Diane

I'm completely aware of just how awful this one is and I'm preparing myself for the onslaught from a certain couple of work colleagues. You know what guys, do your worst because I love this song, it's SO uber corny and ridiculous and that's what's great about it.

Ultimate Caos - Casanova

I have no words, except that when I remembered I had this on my itunes it went on the playlist, instantly.

Bangles - Walk like an Egyptian

It was so hard to pick just one bangles song but in the end it had to be this one, if for nothing else but the leotard right at the beginning!
God I wish I had been a teenager in the 80's.

Thankyou and goodnight!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Ten of the best songs

These aren't necessarily the most popular/ cool/ hip/ or whatever else songs.

These are 10 songs that when in my car (providing my radio is working and I'm not relying on my ipod dock because the loudest it can go without crapping itself and turning off is little louder than the microwave beep) I have no qualms about blasting it and rocking out alone accompanied by a little air drums/ guitar/ general exaggerated arm gestures, depending on the amount of surrounding traffic.

Not because I think they might see/ hear me.
I know they can see me, my bigger worry is that perhaps they might bump into me if they get distracted too much by my faux musical brilliance.

Boston - More than a feeling

This is on sing star and let me tell you right now, the car rehearsals are all for the sing star opening night. Beer in hand, pretending that your hair is as luscious and enormous as the band, holding those notes for as long as they can and pretending your not out of breath and dying. 
Also, my mum said that this song was the most played on the juke box in the pub she worked in in the UK when she met my dad...pretty cool.

Wilson Phillips - Hold on

I very aware of the imminent judgement coming with this confession but you know what, you guys can suck it.
I love corny stuff like this.
Granted the film clip is truly heinous but I can't help but feel that my girl band would have such a better job.

Crash Test Dummies - Afternoons and Coffeespoons

The album that this is off was one that was on high rotation on long car trips as a kid.

I blame my parents for knowing all the words and every in and out of this song. I can't help but love it. It references scotch whiskey and artists.

Blink 182 - Dammit

Just awesome, in every way. It makes me want to jump around and air guitar and wish I was musically talented more than anything else ever, the end.

Fuel - Shimmer

When I was in highschool my best mate and I formed a band. An air band purely so we could rock out to this song. She was on air guitar and I was lead singer and air drums.
We rocked it like no 17 year old girls had rocked it before.

*disclaimer* - Please forgive Mr Scallions the dirty pedo mo.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero

I just like it OK.

The Gaslight Anthem - 59 Sound

This is an awesome song and this clip makes it even cooler because they're playing with Bruce Springsteen, pure gold.

Green Day - Basket case

I saw Green Day in 2005, right in the midst of my emo punky days and awww man! Flippin amazing and I don't think you quite understand just how difficult it is for me to choose only one song. A lot of shit happened back then and I could pretty much give you a soundtrack to Morgans emo life and it would be 80% these guys.
No joke.

Bluejuice - Broken leg

Aside from the fact this film clip is set in 1985, I went to see these guys with some cool as ladies from work and damn did we bust out some punch dancing!

Sense Fail - Rum is for drinking not burning

It's about pirates.
And when I saw them in Glasgow I smashed it out in the circle pit and it was glorious.
Good times.

Photo project

My sister is super clever with the art and things. This is one of hers she did as the promo art work for a play around town.

Proud big sister, party of one.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Photo project

New glasses baby, whooo!

Photo project

Na na na na na na na na batman...leader!

Found this at work, some kid's got skillz!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Photo project - it's been a while

But I've been working crazy busy at work and have been sick to boot so I apologise but other things have been a happenin'.
These however are two favourites of mine, highly rotated along with sunshine yellow and sometimes bluebird blue.
I think I need to get out more.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Who doesn't love ponies?!

Anyway, this was a Christmas present to myself that I have wanted for AGES and AGES but never got around to purchasing, until it went on sale! {thanks Bespoke letterpress!}.

And until I can find a suitable cute vintage-y frame to put it in it will stay in its protective plastic wrapping and blue tacked to my wall...'the' wall.

'her loves a pony'

'the' wall

Post Valentines

So i'm really not overly into the whole Valentines thing but i'll admit it IS nice to get flowers, i'm a sucker for flowers really.
Our night was great, a corny card from me, some sweet orange gerberas from the boy. He was also in charge of dinner which left me to dessert {home made gelato from the italian bakery down the street} and of course the pick of the film entertainment.

Here's how it went...
{pretty delicious}

{pretty much the best dinosaur movie ever!}

= awesome night of awesome-ness

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Photo project - 36

Good morning echinacea flowers!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Photo project - 34

Today was a sunny day.

When I left for work the thought of an umbrella didn't even cross my mind.
This afternoon brought with it a massive massive down pour.
My car was not parked super close to my work.
I got soaked with no shoes on and my work trousers rolled up. Needless to say I was rockin' the drowned rat look.
I saw a rainbow and it made the sogginess a LOT more bearable.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Photo project - 33

Hangin' with Ron outside the Harry Potter exhibition.

Photo project - 32

Hanging out in the wiggles exhibition at the powerhouse in Sydney, I think Seinfeld would make a great orange wiggle.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Photo project - day 29

Puppy time!

Photo project - day 28

I love dinosaurs.

Actually love them. Jurassic park and the land before time, both on my top ten movie list.

Even though this isn't real it did give me a good 12 hours of joy and dinosaur awesomeness.