Archive for the 'Music' Category

I really dont want to write about this place…

September 10, 2009
I don'y endorse iPhones

I don't endorse iPhones

I started working at a mobile phone store when I started a Masters in Electronic Publishing last year as I knew that the job paid well (commission hungry bastards). I am intrigued by the interesting people I have met on this random corner in the heart of London.

A gem carver from New Zealand spoke to me of his love for a Mauritian woman he had fallen head over heels for. I sold a contract to a young and bashful athlete named Chris Clarke and yesterday I spoke to a man who was going to Cuba to celebrate his 40th birthday. He told me that he is visiting India in December to attend the Marballabh mela in Jalandhar with his tabla teacher. He was carrying the drums with him; the catalyst of the whole conversation. He also told me that he wanted to travel and learn to play as many different types of hand drums from around the world.

It made me think about my own life and what I want to achieve.

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One More Chance

September 2, 2009

I ♥ Bloc Party. So Should you.

Infused Indie, Punk and Dance never sounded so good.

I love music videos that aren’t about girls dancing around a set so they can screw the artist after shooting has finished. It is an art form, which is being mutilated by many artists who don’t utilise the medium constructively.

Bloc Party’s music video reminds me of my childhood with my cousin, making up dances and using a home made Ouija board. The young girls outfit is so cute. Maybe because it consists of grey, rose pink and white. I am gay for these colours right now.

So Seventies

So Seventies

I also love the way the woman looks in the white dress. So simple, yet beautiful. It reminds me of a vintage Halston gown.

Chic

Hello Treacle

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good print. The more vivacious the better, sometimes. Other times, I love the strength of a plain coloured silhouette. When I heard that the Halston fashion house was being revived, I was so overjoyed. Long have I starred at the green vintage ensemble at the V & A fashion collection.

Simplicity rocks!

Vinatge Halston

Sometimes the quotidian is far more interesting than the spectacle.

Halston gowns: debutanteclothing.com, music video stills: youtube.com

Buddha Bar

August 24, 2009

Posted by Ethereal

Last night, my friend and I popped down to the Buddha Bar in Victoria Embankment, London. I had never been there before but had heard about it from friends. In particular, the music, which has spawned many Buddha Bar albums.

Buddha

Buddha

As usual, I got lost on a straight road whilst using my BlackBerry GPS. After finally getting somewhere close to the Buddha Bar, my friend and I waltzed into the Swiss Hotel to ask for directions. Lovely hotel, cute concierge!

Finally, we reached Waterloo Bridge, where the bar is located. Buddha Bar is owned by George V Eatertainment, who are behind the infamous Sanctuary in Dubai and it does not disappoint. It was my friend’s birthday and we were on his guest list, which normally means that you are guaranteed entrance (by paying) whilst waiting in a queue for an hour. However, we got there at about 10.30pm and there wasn’t the usual queue. Instead, the entrance was guarded by friendly door staff. We were shocked. As we walked in (free), we were greeted by the enormous Buddha statue that was situated in the ground floor restaurant.

Here we are with the birthday boy!

Smiley times
Smiley times

The staff at the bar and the table were amazing too. However, it was the music that made the night. I can honestly say, hand on heart, that the best DJ played the best music I have ever heard. Arabic, Indian, Salsa, House and God knows what else were all infused into one continuous mix. There were no attitudes, no stupid sparkles and music that plays when you buy an extra large, overpriced bottle of Grey Goose Vodka.

However, the birthday boy did scold my friend for her obsession to…mineral water. Seriously, forget handbags or cars, she is obsessed to Figi and Voss. I know, crazy!

Vossin' it up

Vossin' it up

The night ended at a decent hour and we were able to walk to the car in peace, admiring the river and Somerset House, where the SHOWstudio exhibition will take place between 17th September until 20th December. I cannot wait. I first heard about the website in 2003 st university. It is run by world-renown photographer, Nick Knight and various prominent fashion industry experts.

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Exciting times to come.

Delphic

August 22, 2009

Posted by Ethereal

Delphic are from Manchester and they mix Rave beats, Indie melodies with smooth vocals to create a truly pleasurable sound. I heard this song a couple of weeks ago on Xfm and immediately went home to find out who they were.

This music video is simple yet artistic. I love things that aren’t flashy and in your face. The video is set in Chernobyl, Ukraine where there was a powerplant disaster 1986. It shows how life in the town has been affected. The video was directed by David Ma, who has also worked with the ultra cool Foals.

Delphic have been playing many of the festivals and they will be kicking off their own tour in September. I want to catch them at Club NME at KoKo in London on 11th September.

Jai Shri Krishna

August 21, 2009
Sunrise

The pulchritudnious view from ones window

Posted by Ethereal

Greetings, I went to bed at 7 o’clock this morning after watching the sunrise. I am now very much awake and listening to Le Mezcla by Michel Cleis on Spotify whilst I clean my parents home. Afterwards, I would like to go for a 14km jog but I anticipate that I will end up at the gym.

Good day, Good Sir