Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Turn me on

I. Can't. Wait.
Last time I saw The Grates, someone stopped me mid-dance move and asked me if I was a member of the liturgical dance group at school.
Yes I was. But I liked to think of it more as interpretive dance without the whole god-worship thing though.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

'Boom ba Boom Ba...'

Kimbra is a goddess.

Signed at 16 and hailing from New Zealand, the part soul/part pop/part cabaret singer now resides in Melbourne and you'd probably recognise her vocals featuring on Miami Horror’s hit ‘I look to you’.

When I saw her at the Oxford Art Factory recently, there was an audible grown when she mentioned her boyfriend which just further proves my theory: you can't watch Kimbra without falling in love. At the ‘Cameo Lover’ single launch, Kimbra took the stage in green-suede wedges and a tutu. Her voice shook the room and set my teeth on edge. She played tracks from her forthcoming album ‘Vows’ which promises to be a mash-up of pop, soul, big band and jazz. A highlight was her rendition of Nina Simone’s ‘Plain Gold Ring’ using voice loops, the songstress conveyed heartbreak beyond her twenty years.

She’s been promising Vows will be out by August – my fingers are so tightly crossed I can barely feel them.


Gosh I want, want, WANT these

So I'm ignoring the elephant in the room (that Cactus washttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif supposedly a dead blog) and am moving right on to the important things: shoes, or clogs rather.

Aren't these divine? I've been contemplating some Funkis clogs all year now...and although the weather is far from perfect for clogs, something is telling me to reach into my wallet for that maxed out credit card and buy, buy, buy!

Does the phrase 'blogger turned designer' confuse anyone else?

Just saying'