Saturday, 18 September 2010


Hello hello!!

It has been a while too long, and I really am sorry.. I have missed blogging, and missed reading all your blogs too.. Grrr! Basically the dilemma is that I am stuck at school, and our internet system has changed so now all blogs are blocked. And now I'm using a USB internet stick thingiemabob, which is soo ridiculously slow I don't even know if this is going to post properly! And it's too slow for me to be able to comment on any other blogs either.. I am sorry! Thank you so much for some of the lovely comments I've been getting recently, I really do appreciate them and if my stupid computer would let me comment back I would have done in an instant..!

the cherry blossom girl

Here's a little update on my life..

So, I'm back at school for my last year, and feeling thoroughly unprepared for A levels, uni applications et al. But let's not discuss that now. My way of dealing with my distinct lack of preparation is... not thinking about it all. Is that sensible? Probably not. Meh.

What else?

OH YES, last weekend, exactly a week ago from now, in fact, I went to see Muse at Wembley.
YES mofos.
Blimey it was a good night. I was also there with a friend who is quite possibly the most avid Muse fan you will ever meet... I was a little worried he would pass out when he saw Matt Bellamy walk onstage, and then miss the entire show. Amusing as that would have been..!

As anyone who has read my rantings and musings before (pun unintended) will probably know that I don't usually listen to bands that are THAT massively big, so it was genuinely the biggest most spectacular gig I've ever been to. Those three really do know how to put on a great show!

The support was incredible too, I am arrows, White Lies, who I have a rekindled love for now, and Biffy Clyro. And then Muse, muse, muse... They definitely deserve their accolade 'Best Live Band' which is so often attributed to them.

The set was based on 1984 by George Orwell, which made me love it even more since that's one of my all-time favourite books. There was even a massive, blinking eye at the top of the massive building-like structure. Cooool.

And they performed some of their set from a little platform which rose up right into the centre of the stadium. Standard.

Then, during their Exogenesis Symphony, they released a massive silver balloony UFO thing which flew round the entire stadium with a Gaga-esque acrobat dangling from it. Mental.

A very, very good show. Man. Still not really over it!

What else is going on with me....

I got the Hurts album as soon as it was released - you might remember I did a post about them in the summer sometime, since Theo Hutchcraft is so undeniably beautiful.

It's an unbelievably epic debut. They sound like a well established 80s pop duo, with a couple of albums already under their belts. This is my personal favourite. the chorus is epic. A 'fist clenching ballad' as the good old NME dubbed it.
LISTEN. And clench yo fist. And sing along. They've got a damn CHOIR in the background.. aawwesssommee.

I apologise again for my long absence..! I will try and post as soon as I can!
lots of love

ps. The lovely Anna from Electric Crave has tagged me in a sort of awardy questiony thing, and in order to do it full justice I am going to postpone my question answering till my next post, since I have to dash off now and make a crumble!! But thank you, Anna, and I will answer soon! :)

Friday, 3 September 2010

Flo + Mo

I know it's a horrible thing to say, but there is a little part of me that hates how huge Florence has become.

I'm writing it down on here to repent and to stop feeling guilty for thinking it to myself. It's a mean thing to say and of course it's wonderful that she now has the recognition she deserves, but.. anyone else know what I mean?! Anyone? Seeing her at Latitude this year was just a completely different experience from seeing her at Camp Bestival over a year ago.

A year ago she capered about barefoot in front of a modest band consisting of simply drums, keyboard, bass, guitar and of course the trademark harp we all know and love her music for. She jumped up onto speakers and climbed down off the stage so that those of us lucky enough to be at the front could adoringly cling to her white curtain of a dress for a few brief moments...

This year at Latitude there was no conceivable way of forcing our way to the front unless we had given up seeing any other bands that afternoon in order to wait by the main stage. It was such a scrum, with incredible energy, granted; but a massively different sort of gig. One massive annoyance for me (because I'm a massive snob about music taste yada yada yada ok I admit it ALRIGHT!) was when I heard people nearby in the crowd say things like 'Jeez I don't recognize any of these songs so far' when she's about 5 songs in. My two friends and I have been screaming along every single lyric - I have a feeling some people would have been slightly pissed off by this, to be fair; they were here to hear Florence sing, not us - so this sort of comment is one that makes my blood boil. And I know it's unfair to think like that. Everyone else had the right to be there just as much as us. But if you only know 'Dog Days' and 'You've got the love' - then what's the darned point?!... yeah, ok. I have flaws, this kind of thing bugs me.

And Flo put on an AMAZING show that night. She looked incredible, she certainly has pins and hair to die for, and the addition to her band of a string section and CHOIR (blimey) definitely added to the brilliance of her material... And she hasn't lost her gal-next-door charm (cliché much, sozzles); she brought her younger bro and sis out on stage to rock out with her for the last song and bantered with the audience as freely and sweetly as ever.

So yeah.
There's my confession........
I'm a bit of a bitch when it comes to things like this.
It's very similar with Mumford & Sons.. there were these girls near us in the crowd when I last saw them who were all like... urghhh never mind, I've bored you enough with this rant, I'm sure.

But Flo, I do still love you.
This most gorgeous picture is what inspired me to ramble on about her for such a long time..
I think my first ever blog post on here was about Flozza, come to think of it.
And of course my blog name is one of her lyrics (it's super cringe and I feel embarrassed telling the name of my blog to people because, without the context, it makes me sound like such a little tweenage emo. I'm neither tweenage OR emo. Just to clarify. So yeah, bad choice in blog title Georgie. D'oh.)


So here's a song.

Yeah, I knowww it's from the latest Twilight movie. Surprisingly I'm not going to rant about it being 'a commercialist sell-out soundtrack with artists far better than the movie's worth on it', as some people might.. I reckon good on them, I mean, Bombay Bicycle Club, Flo, The Dead Weather, Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses... Good effort, really! And I haven't even seen the film!

But this Flo song is gorgeous. I really, really, really love it...

Rant over now.

But does anyone know what I mean? Anyone feel similar about any bands? Please talk to me, otherwise I feel like an insane person rambling on and on into a void of internet-y nothingness.


And feel free to comment saying 'shut up and just give us music and pictures and a maximum of 100 words of text in your next post.' You can copy and paste that sentiment, if you want.


Thursday, 2 September 2010

I'm no deceiver

A little taste of the crew's trip to India.

(by 'the crew' I mean Mumford & Sons and Laura Marling.. duh)

This is what music should be all about, yo.

Inter-cultural, exploratory brilliance.

Please check out the longer video here on Laura's website, I couldn't embed it on here. If you like the Mumford lads, Laura, or are just interested it's definitely worth a watch, and it's beautifully shot too. Seriously, you'll make me really happy if you watch it.