Wednesday, 28 October 2009


Love these legging/trouser situations from Natascha Stolle

1. I really like how the trousers look like shorts.
2. Susie Bubble says pebble. I say quite crocodile-skin-esque!
3. They look like an egg you just cracked or cobbles on the street

WOW! That's a lot of great associations.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009


Hearing: Speakerboxx - Outkast (HEAR THIS: Ghettomusik), Knotty Pine - Dirty Projectors and David Byrne, Gaia - Portico Quartet


Reading: Jamie Oliver Magazine

Randomly Obsessing over: An extra hour in the day makes all your problems go away

Rather predictably have come up with nothing new since my last post... where does the time GO?
umm...Might have an answer for that one...

Tuesday, 20 October 2009


I realised recently that one of my favourite things about writing this blog is putting together my 'This Week'. I know that they're not weekly. I know that some of the time, they're not that interesting, like lots of things on lots of peoples' blogs. But I like it.

The 'This Week' is getting moved. To the centrefield: the big old blog posts.
I was also getting annoyed that I couldn't archive the choices I'd made each week - now you and I can see what I've been into the whole time. I've posted these below my one for this week.

ps. Sorry i haven't posted, I haven't had the internet and got busy... I was washing my hair? What is a good excuse for not posting?

Hearing: Kings and Queens - Jamie T (HEAR THIS: Earth Wind and Fire), Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear, Xtatic Truth (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix) - Crystal Fighters

Watching: Mad Men Season 1

Reading: Outpost of Progress by Joseph Conrad

Randomly Obsessing over: The Cooks ingredients aisle in Tesco

and here is the last year, minus a lot that i forgot to record...
7/10/08 * Hearing: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness (HEAR THIS - A Minor Place), Alela Diane - The Pirate's Gospel, Florence and The Machine - Postcards From Italy
* Watching: 0
* Reading: Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
* Randomly obsessing over: Various room decorations and storage solutions for my new room in Oxford
17/1/09 * Hearing: To Lose My Life - White Lies, Dancing Choose - TV On The Radio, Tonight's Today - Jack Penate
* Watching: Mad Men...finally!
* Reading: Attempting Barthes' collected essays. Struggling.
* Randomly obsessing over: Thieving from housemates. Shhhhh!
28/1/09 * Hearing: Ta Douleur - Camille, About today - The National, Play your part (pt.1) - Girl Talk
* Watching: Million Dollar Traders - eight non-traders are put in the position of traders for a hedge fund. Fascinating viewing. Oh, and Gossip Girl, like, DUH!
* Reading: Saturday - Ian McEwan
* Randomly obsessing over: Organising my life. i seem to be a month behind with the new year's resolutions but this is the year!
2/2/09 * Hearing: Le fil - Camille, Blood Bank - Bon Iver, Lights and Music - Cut Copy
* Watching: Slumdog Millionaire - WARNING, not the fun packed film it is marketed as!
* Reading: Saturday - Ian McEwan
* Randomly obsessing over: OFW!! 5th May here we come!
27/2/09 * Hearing: Something Good can Work - Two Door Cinema Club, My Girls - Animal Collective, Do What You like - Passenger
* Watching: La Vie en Rose, highly recommended
* Reading: Saturday - Ian McEwan
* Randomly obsessing over: The smell of spring in the air that equals less layers and more fun
10/3/09 * Hearing: Farewell to the Fairground (Yuksek remix) - White Lies, Whole World on Its Head - Post War Years, Skeleton Boy - Friendly Fires
* Watching: COULD i be more obsessed with Paris Hilton's British Best Friend? Plus Skins has sucked me in
* Reading: Uh...magazines? But only REALLY thick and heavy looking ones like Plastique and Wonderland
* Randomly obsessing over: A fancy dress party where you're only allowed to wear one piece of clothing? - a friend's vintage bright floral jumpsuit comes to the rescue
24/3/09 * Hearing: Gifted - NASA, Shim - Joe and Will Ask?, True Romantic Re-Fix - Golden Silvers
* Watching: antm cycle twelve tastes better when it's illicit!
* Reading: I WILL be reading loads of really important books for my work as of TOMORROW. i will i will i will!
* Randomly obsessing over: iPod returned after two trips to the repair man, and better than ever
31/3/09 * Hearing: Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan (HEAR THIS: Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again), Solo - Chew Lips, The Purple Bottle - Animal Collective
* Watching: no new obsessions - what a relief for my already overcrowded tv schedule!
* Reading: Mr Phillips by John Lanchester
* Randomly obsessing over: My sister's wardrobe. what a lot of gems can be found in a closet that is not one's own.
8/4/09 * Hearing: Bonkers - Dizzee Rascal, Knight of Wands - Au Revoir Simone
* Watching: The Fever at The Royal Court and The Apprentice. Not that they mix AT ALL!
* Reading: Plato - Theaetetus, Virgil - Eclogues
* Randomly obsessing over: NIGEL WARBURTON!
20/5/09 * Hearing: Chelsea Girl - Nico (HEAR THIS: These Days), Sunlamp Show (Disco Bloodbath Remix) - The Aliens, Milord - Edith Piaf
* Watching: House Season Five... romantic liaisons seem to appear out of nothing...?
* Reading: i wish...
* Randomly obsessing over: Burberry's The Beat fragrance. I've had it for a year now and it's definitely becoming signature.
1/06/09 * Hearing: If You Leave It Alone - The Wave Pictures (HEAR THIS: Bye Bye Bubble Belly), Arrows of Eros (Shoes remix) - Golden Silvers, Velvet - The Big Pink
* Watching: Oooh Gossip Girl and Apprentice hotting up
* Reading: i wish...
* Randomly obsessing over: i'm spending the rest of term cooking my life away. Spaghetti with prawns, rocket, and sundried tomatoes and coriander, ginger and edamame udon noodles are two faves.
24/06/09 * Hearing: Be The One (Armand van Helden remix) - Jack Penate, Stay Famous - Cougar, Black Magic (Crystal Fighters remix) - Magic Wands, Bournemouth - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (who played at my club night in Oxford last year!)
* Watching: Three words: Wim. Bull. Dun.
* Reading: YAY! work is out for summer, and nice reading is in. I'm starting Philip Larkin's A Girl in Winter
* Randomly obsessing over: My need for a summer job to keep me in patterned tights and jugs of pimms all summer.
7/07/09 * Hearing: 3am Spanish - Hockey (actually anything by them), Bodies - Savoir Adore, Lose You (Brodinski remix) - Peaches
* Watching: The world go by. I heart summer.
* Reading: (Being a slow reader)Philip Larkin - A Girl in Winter
* Randomly obsessing over: Wonderful weekend of Bliss in a Field.
15/7/09 * Hearing: The Cave-Mumford and Sons, Old Cape Cod - The Puppini Sisters, Sleepyhead-Passion Pit
* Watching: Magnolia, long and confusing but you gotta love a biblical plague denouement
* Reading: Those Italian phrasebooks that come free in the Guardian, que spensierato!
* Randomly obsessing over: Backwards and forwards from one end of the central line to the other. Considering just moving into the pad in East.
29/07/09 * Hearing: Knee-Deep in the North Sea - Portico Quartet (HEAR THIS: News from Verona), Les Champs-Elysees - Joe Dassin, Baby Said - Hot Chip
* Watching: We Own The Night. Check out the hotness that is Eva Mendes taking on the beauty of Joaquin Phoenix...mmmmm.
* Reading: Language, Truth and Logic by A.J. Byer
* Randomly obsessing over: Wanting to be back in Secret Garden Party and new job opportunities, woooo.
6/08/09 * Hearing: Moshi Moshi: The First 10 Years (HEAR THIS: Through the Backyards - Au Revoir Simone), Pieces of You(Baby Monster Remix) - Wolf Gang, Pull My Heart Away (Jamie XX Remix) - Jack Penate
* Watching: State of Play, the BBC Documentary. Highly recommended.
* Reading: Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. My first ever graphic novel, how exciting.
* Randomly obsessing over: Sitting at my computer, working from home all day every day. And ARTICULATE!
Hearing: Begin to Hope - Regina Spektor (HEAR THIS: Fidelity), Crystalised - The XX, Long Island - The Wave Pictures
Watching: Lots of plays in Edinburgh, otherwise only connect and uni challenge.
Reading: Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis
Randomly obsessing over: Tweeting about the British Library, can I get over it already?
Hearing: Far - Regina Spektor (HEAR THIS: Laughing With), Kiss of Life - Friendly Fires, Let Me Know - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Watching: Design is Life. Phillipe Starck is the most ridiculously steeotyped frenchman ever but you've gotta love project runway for the design world.
Reading: Derren Brown - Tricks of the Mind. It's really wuite interesting and will have you quoting all over the place for days.
Randomly obsessing over: Having spent all my money on holiday, anything free.
Hearing: Hardships! - Jenny Wilson (HEAR THIS: Like a fading rainbow), You've got the love - The XX (remix of Florence and the Machine), My Heart - Wildbirds and Peacedrums. A particularly enthusiastic recommendation of all the above this week.
Watching: House season 6. mmmmmhm.
Reading: The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
Randomly obsessing over: New house, new term, everything feels exciting and non-boring. Give it one week.