These TBT’s always seem to focus on music but here we are.
My #TBT series focuses on things that I love and have loved before I made YouTube videos and blogposts, so these things have never been talked about too much on videos/posts. This series is here so I can gush about all of these great things!
Today it’s on Florence and the Machine. The greatest band on Earth. Or at least one of them, I don’t know I’m exaggerating so everything sounds exciting.
I’ve been watching too much Parks and Recreation, I’m hearing everything I type in Amy Poehler’s voice.
Florence and the Machine are SO GREAT. I know I describe everything as SO GREAT, but that is because they are SO GREAT.
First of all, I want to say a massive THANK YOU to all of you who have been reading this. I’ve become so much active on here, and it’s paying off. This blog has gone from having 4-7 views a day to 50 on average. Yesterday it was almost 100! That’s crazy! I hope you’ll all stick around while I babble on about things.
Secondly I just wanted to talk about the new blog layout! I revamped it quite a bit last night. As much as I loved the old layout, it didn’t look or feel completely right. This layout feels much more clean. I still have a fair bit of work to do on it, but I think it looks good enough for now!
Thirdly, I think my new blog goal is 5 posts a week. I may do these Monday to Friday, but I’m not sure yet. That won’t be starting just yet, as I have an exam Tuesday, so depending on how things are going, there may not be a post Monday and maybe there will be weekend posts. Who knows.
This whole paragraph just became a disclaimer for ‘I think I know what I’m doing, but I’m not 100%, but I want the feeling of accomplishment from committing to a goal’.
Today’s post is going to be a bit simpler. I want to talk about music a little bit.
Isn’t it strange how you can hear one or two songs and immediately they’re the songs that define a month in your life? This month for me has been defined by these two:
Elastic Heart – Sia
Brain – BANKS
I feel like I have to address this when talking about Elastic Heart, but I love the video. I think it’s amazing. As Jack Howard said, it really is a piece of art and you immediately feel pretentious as hell for describing it in that way.
I know that when I think back to January 2015, I’m going to think of a blur of exam stress and blogging, with BANKS and Sia playing in the background.
I’m playing these songs whenever I can, like right now! Or when I have 5 minutes between doing some revision questions, or as I get ready in the morning.
For ages I thought BANKS was what all the kids who are hip and cool were calling Azalea Banks. Turns out I couldn’t have been more wrong. I discovered this song through Meghan Tonjes who recently covered it, and now I can’t stop listening to it. It’s a few plays off of becoming a problem.
While we’re here, I’m gonna throw this out there. I’ve been using Spotify for a while, and I’ve made a playlist called ‘Davey’s Anthems’, full of some of my favourite songs. I do need to add All About That Bass though. If you’ve been following me on, well any social media, you will know how much I love that song.
I sorta wish Love Me Harder hadn’t been the first song I added to the playlist, and it had been something cool and unknown so my playlist looked mysterious.
Last night I went to go see the Queen of the Internet, and maybe even the world, Miranda Sings! If you don’t know who that is, I think you could really do with knowing her. She is amazing. Just so you are aware, she IS a character portrayed by Colleen Ballinger! Here are a few of my favourite videos featuring her:
Welcome to the first instalment in my Throwback Thursday series! Rather than a tradition TBT, involving a picture of friends and I in 2008, I’m going to dedicate a post a week to something that I really like, or liked, before I put content out into the internet, and so I haven’t had a chance to express my love for it!
I really got into Haim’s music early last year, to pinpoint it exactly, my sister Suzanne had told me about them, and one day before getting the bus to college, I downloaded their entire discography, which at the time was a few singles/EPs from Amazon MP3, I’d never bought something from there before, but you get to own the MP3 rather than only owning the music on iTunes software when you buy through the iTunes store.
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