Monday, 14 January 2013
Lena Dunham, who plays Hannah and is head writer of the show, displays the prefect comic timing and writes about proper girl issues, not just showing glamourousness as in shows like Gossip Girl. And it's not like the obvious slapstick comedy, it's the kind of hidden comedy that I love.
Also, the show has just won a Golden Globe for 'Series, Musical or Comedy' and Lena won 'Actress, Musical or Comedy'. GET IN.
The soundtrack is awesome too.
Saturday, 12 January 2013
Kaleidoscope Dream is all I've been listening to recently. The album is a collation of a host of different music styles that blend to form a raw, intimate and soulful album from Miguel that presents a slight nod to retro. He particularly emphasises the intimacy of the record with many of the songs appearing as if he is singing directly to the listener, hence why he has an adoring legion of female fans. Not only producing songs about sensuality, Miguel also explores more raw issues. For example, Candles In The Sun is a track questioning today's social state, with the line "Say we're all created equal, that's what they teach us, but that ain't how we treat each other, truth is that we need each other". However, ever-present is the sense of psychedelia enveloping the melodies throughout. It's hard to choose favourites as the album as a whole is just hot stuff, and it clearly isn't just myself who thinks so as his multiple Grammy nominations would prove.
Enjoy this my friends, the live version is so so so good:
OMG we just started doing music from Les Miserables at band today, A$AP Rocky's album is out in three days and mum has bought a chocolate cake for tomorrow. AWESOME.
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
I don't think you realise just how excited I am about this film. Aside from being a legendary musical, adapted from the French novel by Victor Hugo, the cast is amazing. Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and my gorgeous darling Eddie Redmayne star, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen appearing as the Thenardiers, an extravagantly eccentric couple who suit both actors perfectly. If a film adaptation of one of the biggest musicals in the world wasn't enough of a challenge for the actors, the songs are all sung live on set. I personally think that this is a genius idea, especially considering the emotions involved with many of the characters, as it replaces the falseness of recording separate from the acting with a fragility that cannot be created in a studio. Props to Claude-Michel Schönberg who wrote the amazing music too.
Les Misérables, the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime. NINE DAYS PEOPLE. Oh my gosh, and The Great Gatsby is released this summer. I'll be back with more fanatical excitement when that comes around.
p.s. this 'Big Booby Bitchin' post is the best that I have read in a while. It's like my booby bible.