Friday, September 17, 2010

I wanna be...

Ramona Flowers.....

Although Clementine from Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless mind is the original crazy haired lady. Ramona's the next generation.
Still. Amazing. Hair.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Kids Are All Right

I love it when I know I'm going to love a movie as soon as the credits roll up. It was something about the sketchy type and vampire weekend soundtrack mixed with images of kids riding bikes, skateboards, snorting speed and then punching on in front of a televised wrestling match that made me know that 'The Kids Are All Right' was for me.

This is one of the most authentic and funny movies that I've seen come out of Hollywood. This unconventional family stole my heart, every member was such a well-formed, true person that I loved them all the more for their flaws. No one was idealised, no one was vilanised and this is one of the films that doesn't throw the only funny lines into the trailer.

Anette Benning is incredible as was her on screen wife Julianne Moore - and their relationship was so believable. Mark Ruffalo was excellent as the mister cool organic sperm doner to kids Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson who bring authentic teen characters to the screen.

What I loved about this film was the awkward moments. No one ever says cool comebacks at exactly the right time and that's what this movie did. It really drew out those awkward human moments in life. And I just loved that. One of my faves was when Annette Benning went on a rant about how they can feel good about themselves because they started to compost.

Not everyone in the cinema got it. My friend and I were in a pretty packed cinema, and there was only a few of us laughing hysterically the entire time. But if you think you tend to see things a little left of centre, then this is definitely the movie for you.

Thanks to The Crafty Minx for the tix - the saving there allowed me an extra choc-top :)


Monday, September 13, 2010

They're the best

A while ago I posted a song called 'When I'm with you' and said I think Best Coast are my new best band. How true those words were and I didn't even realise the full weight of them at the time!

Crazy for You is Best Coast's first album. Lead singer Bethany Cosetino is twenty-two (yes, I said that with a little bitterness) and has written a half an hour album of sweet as tunes themed around 'that guy', her home town, weed and her cat. Though the word crazy is sang about five hundred times she's totally forgiven because she really does write the perfect alternative pop song.

Zan Rowe, the lucky devil, got to interview her. For the full thing click here.

For an insight into Bethany's picture mind visit her blog.

Apparently they're heading here in March which is so long to wait. I was kinda hoping they'd make an appearance at Pyramid Rock Festival and I could be listening to them into the new year. Can't blame a girl for wanting to live out a summer dream.


Sunday, September 12, 2010


Dog (feat. Lisa Mitchell) by Andy Bull

This is my new best song and I predict it'll be a hit.
Andy Bull feat. Lisa Mitchell - everything they touch turns to gold.

Granted I didn't like him on first viewing, but he's grown on me like an unwanted crush.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

His name is Mister Tee

Last night I attended the crafty kittens craft club. A club which I actually made with my friend but then dropped out after a disaster flower broach attempt. And whilst I didn't exactly make anything last night, I enjoyed watching the kittens make crobots (crotched robots!) and especially enjoyed the lamb roast, boy talk and the unveiling of Mister Tee, the very first finished DogBot! He was made by the excellent Janine who's craft procrastinations you can see here.

So after I sat around, pretended to type letters (how nice is my typewriter P.S.?), hummed some uke tunes and joined in the giggles we had a photoshoot for Mister Tee. Doesn't he look hot?

Love it. I'll have something to show that I made next club meet. Maybe.

crafty-cats are go,