Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Playlist

I figured since my trip to Europe is coming up in 8 days, its about time to make the ultimate summer playlist; in hopes that when i hear these songs later on in the year i'll instantly time warp back to being in Europe.
ah don't you love when that happens?
So i compiled 67 of my favourite songs at the moment to practically make a playlist that should be named 'perfection'.

Obviously it'd be ridiculously time consuming for me to post all 67 songs but i'll show you a few of my faves because they should probabblllyyyyyyyy be on your summer playlists too. oh yeaaa

1983...(a merman i should turn to be)
this 13 minute song is one of those most people wouldn't think to actually listen to. But these lyrics are mind blowing when you actually pay attention. he's telling such a strong, harsh story through powerful visuals and metaphors. one of my favourite lines is "without a scratch on our body we bid it farewell. starfish and giant foams greet us with a smile. Before our heads go under we take our last look at the killing noise, of the out of style." if you have the time i recommend reading the lyrics!

Santigold The Riots Gone.  this song is just sort of fun to listen to, the girls voice on top of the drumming sounds really good.

Home Phillip Phillips, winner of American Idol. i have to admit i have had the biggest crush on this guy for so long now! he is an AMAZING artist, its wild! not to mention, look at him...
This song written for him when he won the show is really nice and light, i'd consider it kinda of 'indie folk' which is a good genre if you ask me! although he's so talented i think he could do even better than the whole indie scene. Personally i think he could bring back some classic rock, but we'll have to see when his album comes out. Cannot wait.

Bruce Springsteen Dancing in The Dark.
this song makes me so happy, thats all!

U2 Miracle Drug. Sometimes i feel like U2 don't get enough recognition for how good they are! well at least amongst the people i know, they don't. this song vividly reminds me of when i was in elementary school.

Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall (part 1, 2, 3). The wall has been on repeat for me for a few weeks now, getting ready for the Roger Waters concert Saturday!!!

Dave Matthews Band Lie in Our Graves. My brother learned how to play this song really well on guitar, so i'm constantly hearing the acoustic version of this from down the hall, its always stuck in my head.

Bob Dylan Mr. Tambourine Man. This song is just fantastic, there is really not much more you can say about it!

Selah Sue has a great voice, its sorta jazzy i suppose, its hard to explain. this is that one song thats so easy to always listen to. This song is featured in a J Cole song and its really good too!

Norah Jones Don't Know Why. So relaxing, her voice is so pretty.

John Mayer My Stupid Mouth. i have this album on vinyl so i really like the entire thing, but this song specifically just has really interesting lyrics and i like the way it pauses at point and then resumes almost.

Amy Winehouse Valerie. Such a nice upbeat song, love Amy Winehouse.

The Beatles Oh Darling! This song will never get old. Well actually that applies for all Beatles songs.

Friday, June 15, 2012


For just a little bit too long now i have been raving about the beautiful Céline sunglasses.
My lack of decisiveness has dragged this buying process on for a few too many seasons, so thankfully my parents came in the middle of this situation and casually came home with the perfect pair, in the perfect size and the perfect color.... you know, apparently its that easy.

opening the case was pretty overwhelming in a backwards sort of way... i felt star stuck but i guess it was more like sunglass struck.
thats when you know...

well as if that wasn't enough, to my surprise, prior to that i opened another sunglass case from Dior. Just a pair of their traditional cat eyes but with red rims and fascia arms.
It was like an instant time warp back to the 50's. My Favourite.

So now i guess I'm pretty set for the summer and pretty damn content.
Time to hunt down the next prospect to become my new Sunglass-Crush.

Céline Sunglasses

Dior Cat-Eye

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Some Dave For You Thought?

First of all, summer is OFFICIAL. I have conquered the bane of my existence that is exams… I’ve only posted twice over the course of way to long, so I’m going to change that now that I have all this time on my hands.  Oh yeah, also, 18 more days until Europe… not really exciting or anything ya know..

Otherwise, last weekend one of my study breaks/ procrastination methods consisted of my friend and I going to the Dave Matthews concert. I mean considering I have only been looking forward to that for about 6 months now I was NOT about to let exams get in the way. Ew.

Because of how extremely incredible he is I feel compelled to gloat a little. Those of you who have never seen him in concert don’t know the meaning of an amazing performance yet. The ONLY way to describe his concerts is that its one big jam session. They’ll do a song followed by about 5 minutes of hard jamming. Its great.  
And my friend and I were those weird head banging people in the crowd that don’t know how to take a break. We sorta got a tad over excited (okay, over excited doesn’t begin to describe what was happening…) when he opened with “Big Eyed Fish” and continued to play those not-so-well-known but i-still-know-all-the-lyrics songs. Except grey street probably won award for the hardest jamming, all around.

I heard some really good tunes that I didn’t know before, give them a listen..

The song Can't Stop builds up so much tension throughout the song, with a super jazzy feeling and the lyrics "I'm like a junky for you" its kind of genius... if you ask me. 

His new song called Mercy hit that perfect cross between sad and pleasant. Its one of those songs that start playing and you can't help but to smile at the fact that its so easy on the ears. 

The other song was called Gaucho, i haven't over played this one AS much as the others but its time will come.. 
its just something about the simplicity of the lyrics "we gotta do much more than believe if we really wanna change things" that makes it so strong. 
You know, his writing ability amazes me at times.