Sunday’s & Caviar Dreams

If you want to know what Sunday’s sound like, then this is it.

What does your Sunday sound like?

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[WATCH]: Rediscovering My Love For Empire of The Sun

I was introduced to these creatures a few years ago and I haven’t looked back since. It’s one of those, “listen-until-you-get-sick-of-it-and-then-wait-6-months-to-do-it-all-again” kind of bands.

I have since rediscovered my of love them and it’s time!

Happy Friday!

Black & White: A Tribute To The King Of Pop’s Birthday

My upbringing was culturally enriched by music. My father used to play me his LP’s of his favourite artisits such as; Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, The Eagles, Donna Summer, Queen and Fleetwood Mac. At only twenty-three I count myself exceptionally fortunate to have such an eclectic taste in music and a broad knowledge of it too. So, in honour of this iconic man’s birthday today, dubbed as the “King of Pop” we look at this collection of 20 Black and White photographs that span over his lifetime. I’m still slightly pissed he stole my birthday thunder on June 25th 2009.  This however, makes up for it.

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MJ5

MJ6

MJ7

MJ8_Quincy

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Dancers among us!

An absolutely incredible collection! Loved every moment. Beautiful locations and so well placed!!

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“The inspiration for this book came to me one afternoon as I watched my son, Hudson, playing with his toy bus. I was trying to keep pace with his three-year-old mind as he got deeper and deeper into a fantasy involving nothing more than a yellow plastic box and armless figurines. At least that’s what I saw. He saw frantic commuters rushing to catch the 77 local bus to Australia. He jumped in place, mouth open and slapping his knees, joyously reacting to a world I couldn’t see, but one powerfully present for him.”

“What happens to this enthusiasm, this ability to be wholly present in the moment? Why are these pure moments of passion so often replaced with cynicism, boredom, and indifference? As I played with my son, I thought about creating photographs that would show the world as if through his eyes. The people in the images…

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The Ultimate “International Women’s Day” Playlist: 10 Songs By Women For Women

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Morning Flashers!!

What an epic day to be celebrating! Whether you’re single, engaged, married, indecisive, independent, reliant, full of shit or just one with the Earth as a looney Flower Child, today we celebrate being Women… ALL AROUND THE WORLD! We get to connect and appreciate each other and strive toward the same goal. . . Being able to purchase a bottle of Klippies, Bourbon, Whiskey or Cigars for the same price and not be asked about our motives!

Lets face it. The real reason men are abusive, abrupt and complete blundering fools toward us is because our taste in Cigars is of superior value. FACT!

So in order to get through this day and not feel bad about being selfish or guilty about being a strong minded women I’ve found some great tracks to document this day. Have any of your own suggestions? Leave them in the comment box 😉

Beyonce is definitely on this list of greats, right?


How could this post NOT involve my Adele?

We need a little Tina Turner to Spice this up too…

Is Florence Relevant? I think yes…

Biggest track in the world at the moment goes to this Diva!

A Classic From The Legend we call Aretha of course…

Cher has to be in this playlist, no doubt!

A film that we all know and love with a rad little tune at the end with the lyrics “You Better Shape Up, Cos I Need A Man”. Chivalry is Dead…

I get massively excited whenever I hear this jam. Strong vibes! BOOM!!

Destiny’s Child should also be in the mix with their hit…

What are you favourite tracks for the day?

Rad Music Video Uses Hundreds Of Polaroid Pictures To Tell A Story

Just spotted this inventive music video via Webstagram on Facebook and thought it was a pretty sweet idea. Using hundreds of Polaroids, we see a cute little story unfold. Spare 5 minutes and let your eyes be mystified! BOOM!

There Ain’t No Party Like My Nans Tea Party

There Ain’t No Party Like My Nans Tea Party

 

Flight Of The Conchords On The Late Show. HipHoppopotomus and Rhymnocerous drop a sick beat and even freestyle. These two blokes are a cracking duo that never fail to please. Feast your eyes on this little gem and have a laugh!

 

Disney Reinvented

Disney Reinvented

I stumbled upon an article this morning by the Fast Company named, Master Class. In short, the article explains how to make your own mixes using your favourite sounds from films. Most of these are done using Disney films, so I thought I’d focus mainly on these. [Read more here] *I claim no responsibility for the following video’s, only that I really think they’re very well composed. All recognition goes to Fagottron (unfortunate youtube handle I’d say).

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory-

 

Alice In Wonderland-

 

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs-

 

Disney Compilation-

 

Mary Poppins-

 

Hope you enjoyed these. More to come in a NON-Disney featured post.

 

Revolutionizing Hip Hop- The Story Of MCA

Revolutionizing Hip Hop-

The Story Of A Beastie Boy

Left To Right: MCA, Ad-Rock and Mike D

The first album I ever owned was The Beastie Boys single. The reason why my taste in music is so eclectic today is because of them. My parents from the 60’s, mainly influenced me in Buddy Holly, Queen, The Eagles, Aerosmith, Bob Marley, Pavarotti and Edith Piaf. My taste is diverse and essentially rather confused. Early 90’s my parents had bought me my first Hi-Fi. Along with a few new CD’s of my choice. I didn’t know much about record stores back then. I’d work in and choose the most eye catching. I figured if they had gone through the effort of making their album look good, then they must be pretty damn good. Although my selection process was basically flawed, my reasoning remains pretty sound. So one of he albums I had picked up that day apart was a compilation of hit singles. My favourite single on ‘Monster Hits’ was The Beastie Boys- [You Gotta] Fight For Your Right [To Party!]. My parents soon regretted ever purchasing me that Hi-Fi and collections of CD’s after weeks and months of absolutely butchering that Beastie Boys song.
I remember actually sitting in class one day, singing the words with such heart and convection.
In retrospect, I was very misunderstood back then. But so were The Beastie Boys.

The Boy Behind The Beast-

Adam Yauch, is not only one of the founding members of The Beastie Boys, he is the original member. He convinced the lads to get on board with his Hardcore Punk band in 1979 to become his headline act for his own 17th birthday in Brooklyn New York. The Boys had an idea, an thought there was more to this thing than just high school gigs. In 1984 they began experimenting with the Hip Hop genre and a year later they had released a number of successful singles with one of the most intriguing Billboard Top 200 careers in the history of hip hop and rap.  Adam, diagnosed with cancer in his saliva gland (Apparently. Still waiting for confirmation) just less than three years ago was a dedicated Buddhist and very active philanthropist. Yauch passed away after battling with his cancer on Friday, the 4th of May 2012. Social media lit up with tweets of devastation and messages of condolences to his family and friends.

“I’d just like to say that we, the Beastie Boys, are putting rock and roll back into rock and roll, and doing just what you, the listeners, want to hear! Yeah!” 

Adam, was a man, that at just 17 years old, from Brooklyn, NY with two other MC’s and a DJ changed music and revolutionized Hip Hop forever.

Adam Yauch (MCA), Michael Diamond (Mike D), Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock)  and their DJ Michael Schwartz (Mix Master Mike) went on to prove to the world that white guys can dance and know how to lyrically deliver a hip hop slam dunk although they weren’t always JUST boys. Kate Schellenbach was their original drummer until 1984. They paved the way for artists like Eminem, Vanilla Ice, Travie McCoy and Joel Madden. It is no surprise that they were inducted into the Rock ‘N Roll Hall Of Fame this year, on April 14th 2012 as they were the longest standing Rap/ Hip Hop group which makes up one of the three Hip Hop acts to have ever been presented with such an honourable accolade. One of their greatest collaborations, I feel is their time and purpose spent with RUN DMC. Together they showed the world that colour has nothing to do with making great music and both acts were equally as dedicated to conceiving amazing music.

It goes without saying that Adam, at just age 47 had done the impossible. A white rapper? Who knew. Ultimately he merged two worlds, that were always seen as too toxic for one another. He made those worlds collide and he made them appreciate each other. One of the biggest reasons I love photography are The Beastie Boys. They made me love the Fish-Eye lens and it’ll always be in fashion for me. It should named ‘The Beastie Lens’ for future reference. Here are some great tributes to remember Adam by or if you’re not familiar with them, take a look. You won’t be disappointed.

Below is a tribute to MCA, 4th of May 2012 by Coldplay.