Carla….CARA Delevingne Is Tired

As Jillian Michaels would say, let’s get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Actors and actresses are media coached and have handlers, and some may even arrive to the set of television talk shows and interviews with a set of questions that a host/journalist are not allowed to ask of them. But they are human too, after all, and get tired and might even have a bit of that good old British wit about them, as I suspect Cara Delevingne does.

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Music Video of the Day: “Froot” by Marina and the Diamonds

The comments for this music video on YouTube frustrate me. You can call this video boring if you wish, but it’s still visually orgasmic (Old Hollywood forever!!!!!) and Marina continues to slay. Also, what is up with the Lana del Rey comparisons? Did I miss something?!? They are two entirely different artists, my friends.

p.s. This article featuring an interview with Miss Marina was recently posted on one of my favorite websites, The Line of Best Fit, and it is a must read!

Your New Favorite Band: Years & Years

Years-Years

While I was writing my post about Years & Years’ “Breathe” cover, I took a glance at a picture of them and immediately thought to myself, “Isn’t that Jakob from Skins Pure who was stalking Cassie?/The male lead in “God Help The Girl?” Indeed my spying eyes were CORRECT! But knowing that actor Olly Alexander is the frontman for Years & Years is just one of many, many great things about the band that I’ve come to discover. For instance, their music is just plain catchy, soulful, and dance-inducing. I cannot stop listening to their single “Real”. The music video to complement this song BLEW MY MIND. Why?

That’s why. Years & Years went and featured Ben Wishaw (“Skyfall”!!!!)and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (“Misfits”!!!!) dancing and I had to look away and compose myself for a little while. It’s all too much to handle in one go.

From then on, every single Years & Years song I’ve listened to has not disapointed me one bit! (“Take Shelter” is another stuck-on-repeat tune.)  If they keep climbing the mountain they are on, I see big things for them in the future. They are already slated to open for Sam Smith later this Fall, which is a HUGE step in the right direction.

 

Song of the Day- “Ragged Old Angels” by K.I.D.S.

K.I.D.S. is the brainchild of White Lies bassist Charles Cave and Swedish singer-songwriter, recording artist, actress, and model Rosanna Munter, whom I fondly remember as Rosie from the Swedish pop girl group of the early aughts, Play.

This song, coming from a duo that I would have never suspected would come together, is a very nice collaboration. I’m looking forward to hearing more!

https://soundcloud.com/k-i-d-s-3/ragged-old-angels-demo-2012

“My Mad Fat Diary” Season Two Premieres Tonight!!!

I’m having an Oprah-these-are-my-favorite-things moment right now because My Mad Fat Diary‘s second season premieres tonight!! If you’ve never seen this show and are interested, you can catch up on the first season in all of its 90s glory on YouTube. Thank you technology and awesome people with time on their hands! If you aren’t interested, well what else can I say but your loss? My Mad Fat Diary is one of those shows that anyone can relate to. If you’ve ever felt alone, worried about your weight, without hope, or invisible, My Mad Fat Diary is a story to tell you that someone out there cares about you. You are lovable, capable of having friends, and worthy! In the words of Kevin G from Mean Girls, don’t let the haters stop you from doing your thang!

Song of the Day- “The City” by The 1975

Not only did I have a video of the day for you, but herein also lies a song of the day. Double whammy! Today’s jam is “The City” by The 1975, a band influenced by John Hughes and teen dreams. I’ve cranked this one plenty more times than “Chocolate”, which is also a tune in its own right, but I’m much more in love with this song right here.