Friday. My second favourite F word. Playlist!

Whilst some are celebrating the weekend in style, others are still at the office… But it’s Friday and I’m in a smashing mood, so I decided to put together a little playlist for y’all!

This is (in my humble opinion) the BEST playlist I’ve done so far. There’s a lot of new music and oldies but goodies too!

Have a good one, and remember, don’t drink and drive, think before you act, and have fun…. You only live once.

MGMT – Electric Feel

The Neighbourhood ft. G-Eazy – When I Get Back

Twenty One Pilots – Car Radio

Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work

m83 – Reunion

Metronomy – Heartbreaker

Spoon – The Underdog

Blackbear – idfc

Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind

Factuel – Stranger

Anna of the North – Sway

WEKEED – Wild Child

Mosshart collaborated on Bob Thiele and The Forest Rangers latest album Land Ho! out in July

Alison Mosshart is well known for being the lead singer of The Kills (Jamie Hince – Kate Moss’ hubby) and The Dead Weather.

There’s something about Mosshart’s voice that evolves you and it’s sexy as hell!

Well, Alison collaborated with Bob Thiele and The Forest Rangers on their latest tune Trying To Believe which will be featured on their upcoming album Land Ho! out in July.

The song and video were released yesterday by Pitchfork and both are excellent, but the video, well…. You’ll want to light up a cig, put your feet up and have a glass of Whiskey on the rocks… Well, that’s what I wanted to do whilst watching the video!

Xabi Alonso ain’t just a pretty face and ace footballer…

Apart from being extremely handsome, down to earth and a whiz on the pitch, Xabi Alonso sure knows what music to listen to.

Over the past few months and years he’s tweeted songs such as:

Galaxie 500 – Isn’t It A Pity

Lou Reed – Perfect Day (Xabi tweeted this song on the day Lou passed away – 27 October 2013 – and wrote the following: “Not perfect day. RIP Lou Reed.”)

The Velvet Underground – Pale Blue Eyes

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – It Girl

Dinosaur Jr – Don’t Pretend You Didn’t Know

Monty Python – Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life (Alonso had a foot operation back in August of 2013 and tweeted this song, he also thanked his fans and followers for their good wishes)

Well, I’m sure you guys get the jist of all of this…

Prada presents: The Postman Dreams

I know this is more a fashion kind of post… but the music that goes alongside the videos is fantastic – and I loved the sets and all that.

1) THE POSTMAN
2) THE MAKEOUT
3) THE BATTLEFIELD
4) THE TREE
5) THE LAUNDROMAT

5 videos all under 2 minutes, it’s a must watch!

Click on the link below to watch 1, 2, 3, 4 or all 5 videos!

http://thepostmandreams.prada.com/en

Nirvana’s Unplugged album recorded back in 1993 is a piece of GOLD

As I recently wrote about Kurt Cobain and the documentary that was just released, I was surfing around and found this piece of gold…

I’m sure many of you have seen or heard this Unplugged album, but to be honest, I hadn’t until a few days ago.

I’m not going to sit here and make out as if I’m the number one fan of the band, I admire them massively and think their music is very thought out, deep and for filling, but I can’t say I’ve ever sat down and heard a whole album of the boys from beginning to end; Well, I just recently listened to the whole Unplugged album, which btw has some incredible chit chat going on between the guys and the audience between one song and another and includes songs such as Come As You Are, a cover of David Bowie‘s The Man Who Sold the World, Dumb and a bunch more.

But I want to talk about one specific song and performance off the Unplugged album which was recorded on November 18, 1993 in New York at Sony Music Studios.

If you’ve seen it, have another look and listen to it, and if you haven’t, I promise, you’ll understand why I’m ranting on and on about it after the first 17 seconds of the video.

Nirvana – Something in the Way

Have a listen to the album from beginning to end, here!

Spanking New: Skylar Spence

Skylar Spence formerly known as Saint Pepsi is (on his birth certificate known as) Ryan DeRobertis – his real name is SO cool, don’t you think?! – Ryan’s a very young, talented electronic music artist from Long Island, New York.


Anyway, Ryan started off as Saint Pepsi back in December 2012 and released his debut album in May 2013 (Hit Vibes). This past January, he changed his (stage) name to Skylar Spence.

Skylar’s genre could be defined as Disco pop – definitely something to boogie down, or up to!

When you’ve got 36 minutes and 19 seconds, please listen to Ryan’s Hit Vibes album! It’s lovely, so refreshing and makes you think you’re floating in space…

Obsessed with La Mala (Rodríguez)

The first time I heard the following song I felt this insane rush, the music and beat is soooooooo smooth.

I’m talking about Maria Rodríguez (AKA La Mala, Mala Rodríguez) and the song is called Quien Manda.

La Mala was born in Spain in 1979 (she’s 36) and became involved in the hip hop scene as a teenager. She performed on stage for the first time at the age of 17 and adopted the name La Mala since then.

Where I End and You Begin

Apart from being an incredible song, the video for  Where I End and You Begin by the English based rock band, Radiohead is mental.

I said that this year I had to see two bands perform live, one is Pearl Jam (which I’ll be seeing in Mexico in November), the other is Radiohead.. I don’t know when or where they’ll be performing, but I MUST see them!!!

I find Thom (Yorke) so intriguing… There’s something about him… I don’t know how to explain exactly what I’m thinking, but I’ll try and give it a go…

He’s so here that he’s not here.

Kendrick Lamar invites fan on stage at Sweetlife Festival

I think as a fan of any band or musician, to be invited up on stage to say hello or touch your “idols” hand sweat, you’d be more than grateful and ecstatic… But imagine if you were invited up on stage to sing your fave tune alongside your idol?!!!

Well, on Saturday night, Kendrick Lamar (you know, the guy that introduced us to the famous song and even more famous phrase Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe) performed at Sweetlife Festival in Maryland and invited a fan on stage to sing with him… His only condition was: “You gotta know every single mother f*ckin’ word to m.A.A.d City if I bring you on the stage… Do anybody wanna come up here and rap m.A.A.d city, I’m just asking?”

I don’t want to tell you what happened, but all I can say (in the wise words of Aretha) is RESPECT!