An experiment in rediscovery.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

I have finally achieved the thing that I have been planning to try for a long time, something that on paper doesn't seem like too much of a challenge, but in practice, is ridiculously testing.

I have given up Facebook.

This makes me sound like a complete and utter loser, that I would want to blog about a seemingly small thing, but even after a day of not logging on and interacting with my peers, I have found other things to do! Perhaps I am in a minority when I admit that I'm in the bunch of nerds who sit at a computer for hours at a time, perusing through photo albums and lurking around my friend's profile pages, waiting for something interesting to happen, then I give up waiting and just curl up in a heap and dissolve into a pile of self loathing and envy (everyone else is having so much of a better life than me!)

This may seem like a slight exaggeration, but sadly, I believe that a lot of time spent on social networking sites can be fairly destructive, so have decided to give my emotions a break and take a few weeks out to rediscover my passions and interests. (And also, probably, do a bit of work).

So, the experiment starts here. I will be blogging about once a week to keep anyone who is interested updated in the task, wish me luck!

Here is a lovely cover by Cat Power of the stunning song Amazing Grace.


Magical Musical Mystery Tour

Thursday, 18 March 2010

I have been doing a fair amount of research into new music for the radio show that I co-present on a Tuesday afternoon, with my good friend Sam Lee, and have come across some absolute beauties.

Lovely little secrets I have come across include American trio, Au Revoir Simone, who really capture the current whimsical style that female artists are embracing and will be nice to have in the background while writing:

Lykke Li is a super cool Swedish chick who reminds me a little bit of Ellie Goulding, but rocks the indie-electro vibe with a bit more style:

And finally, just because I love how this video is shot, here's a blast from erm, 2007 in the form of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Have a jive to this:


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