Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Oh, Hi!

I added this photo to my dailybooth about an hour ago. Oh yeah, I'd admit my sense of humor is quite bad and badly illustrated (but so is your mum) and I will not apologise for it. I met the sales target today at work :)

In other news, there really is nothing going on with me. This semester break I'll be working when I can so I can satisfy my need to buy cds, concert tickets, brain slushy things at The Newport and the occasional expensive piece of clothing. At the mo' electronic/techo stuff floats my boat; like Van She Tech, Grafton Primary, Little Boots, La Roux and Art vs Science. It's the only sort of music that me and my buddy Vivienne agree on.

That's a very attractive photo for your viewing pleasure. Taken at The Rise on friday night. We have been bbfls since we were four....nawww..I'll try and find a good photo of us together in my backyard lol.

Lookbook.nu has me hooked, there's something about clothing on non-celebrities that is so inspiring. Nobody ever smiles in their photos but I guess the cool people don't show their teeth *shrug* I'm really into blazers and navy blue for this winter season. Totally opaque stockings are great in deep purple, grey and navy blue. Gold or brass buttons on coats really make a good feature, the same with gold and brass coloured jewelry. Small bags are funny, I have 2 which I switch from all the time, I never fit all the things I need in them but they just look so good with the right outfits (anything not frumpy). Oversize shirts/billowy tops and dresses with opaque stockings and boots are seriously for ftw. I wear it to work in all black...very comfortable.

haha, I sound like I know something about fashion. I need a smack in the face.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Maximo Park's Quicken The Heart

Just simply, I like their old stuff better than their new stuff. It doesn't have the same energy or intensity as their older records, most of the tracks seem to blend into each other rather than having their own sound like on A Certain Trigger and Our Earthly Pleasures

The thing is, they set out to make music exciting on their early albums and now they have decided to direct their sound toward more gentle ballads which sound a little short of awkward and out of place on a Maximo Park album

There are some good Maximo Park-y tracks on here like Wraithlike, In Another World, Let's Get Clinical, Overland- West Of Suez and Tales Of The Semi-Detatched.

I'd like to map your body out/inch by inch/north to south/and I am free for circumnavigation
. These are probably my favourite lyrics of the album so far; the lyrics on this album are good but lacking the fresh spark.

I find myself actually detesting a song- The Penultimate Clinch really doesn't work for me. The lyrics are too fumbled for my liking and the guitar riff sounds too much like Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division.

Overall 6.5 SteffSTARS

Hopefully it will grow on me as I listen on, these are just my first impressions and I really do like this band (They are one of my top five) and I hope hope hope will come to Perth and play a show or two