Music Monday: Florence + The Machine

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air.

Last night, I attended Florence + the Machine’s amazing show at Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium. I’m so loving the way Florence Welch blends murder, sweetness, poetry, mayhem, nautical moments, power and love into her alternative yet intoxicating lyrics.

Florence appeared behind a white wall as just a giant silhouette, making her entrance as classy as ever. She sang the opening verse of ‘Only if for a night’ and Lotto Arena immediately fell into her loving grasp, where we would warmly remain for the rest of the evening. Florence’s voice sounded so clear throughout the Lotto Arena sky that I can hardly imagine anyone of her contemporaries can claim the same, and that goes for performances too. Her enchanting dance style is about as magical as magical gets. Real, simple and wonderful.

 

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Ah. November. You are the month of haze & autumn leaves, covered with a bit of spirituality.

It’s good to think about life every once in a while. Therefore, it’s the perfect month to snuggle down with a good book. Today, I started reading ‘Echt’ (that’s Dutch for ‘Real’) from former advertising man Guillaume Van der Stighelen. He wrote this essay for the second edition of the “Spiritual Month”. I have been stuck with my nose in it for hours; it’s great!

The book is an exploration of our dealings with authenticity. Guillaume is using a pendulum, like the one you find in science classrooms, to describe his meaning of life. From being out of balance, you can find rest. That rest can be disturbed by a host of other elements that are also desperately seeking some kind of balance themselves. ‘Echt’ is a useful reference point for a world ruled by social networks and collective experiences. 

This book is shining a different light on how I think about spirituality and life.

Highly recommended.

Music Monday: Kurt Vile

I will never ever ever be alone, ‘Cause it’s all in my baby’s hands

Slowly starting this new week with Kurt Vile’s fourth album “Smoke Ring For My Halo”, in my ears.
A golden tip from my boyfriend.

You can listen to the album below. Happy Monday!

 

Music Monday: Wildcat! Wildcat!

And it’s another lonely day

Mix an airy synth up with some beautiful airy vocals & lyrics as icing on the top and you get this.

Wildcat! Wildcat! is a ‘dancy’ indie rock band that I recently discovered on the internet. Their singles “End Of The World Everyday” and “Mr. Quiche” have taken the internet by storm as they had international exposure before they even had a chance to complete their first album. A band to keep an eye on if you ask me.

If you dig it, take a look at their Soundcloud page where you can download these singles for free. Happy Monday!

Skrillex, Reviewed By Cute Kids

Shout out to all my lost boys, BANGARANG! \ö/

BAN-GA-RANG
1// Word first used in the movie “Hook” as a battle cry by Peter Pan’s Lost Boys.
2// This describes the ultimate in excellence.
3// Better than cool, rad or awesome. Saved for very special occasions.

Adorable tots and and toddlers were asked to give their honest opinion of  Skrillex’s Bangarang. Funniest answers were“This music makes me want to slap my sister’s fat bum”, “Daddy loves dubstep”, This song makes me want to go crazy. Like I’ve eaten lots of sweets” , “I think the ‘drop’ is when you drop being sensible” and “I dont like people who have piercings because it makes them look fairly chavvy”. 

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