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Musical finds for a lazy Saturday

I’ve been a bit under the weather this week and it’s all culminating in an extremely lazy Saturday. I also have work to do, so what better way to spend my day other than listening to music and researching/writing a little bit?

Hope you enjoy my recent finds, the ones I cannot stop listening to!

.Bingo, Mi and L’au

.Coin Laundry, Lisa Mitchell

.Mowgli’s Road, Marina and the Diamonds

.Reservoir Park, The Dutchess and the Duke

.Veronica’s Veil, Fan Death

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Sidebar updated + Oasis in SP

So I finally updated that side bar with everything I’m currently doing. Had to start reading Eça de Queirós for college and now I hate it that I never took the time to read it before. I have a huge pile of papers and books to read and this book is kinda boring and kinda long, a fatal combo.

I also stopped knitting that cowl because I had to go back to the pattern all the time and it is a bit impossible doing that in a bus. The Lady Parker Beret is way easier, so it’s fitted for this situation.

And I’ve been watching True Blood for quite some time now. It got me hooked right from the beginning and it has a great music theme. With all that teen hype surrounding Twilight, I was a bit doubtful about this show. I mean, I like vampires since I was little but this whole Edward-Bella drama… Well, let’s just say that if I had to pick a vampires’ book to kids and teens, it would be Vampirates.

Finally, as you can see, I’m still in love with Kings of Leon. I had this phase where I totally hated their last album, Only By the Night, but eventually that feeling fade out and now I adore it very much. I still think Aha Shake Heartbreak is the best ever, though.

And since we’re talking about music, I have to say I’m over the moon with joy. Oasis will be playing in São Paulo on the 9th May, just seven days after my birthday. For a few reasons, I’ve been saving every single penny that comes into my hands, but this is a super special occasion, most certainly, and I’ll be sure to get extremely good seats. Hopefully, we’ll be already having cold time to make everything even more perfect.

Below, check out the video for I’m Outta Time. Not my favourite Oasis’ song, but still quite cute. (This is a strategy ’cause I just don’t have the time to make a post with pictures and all that.)

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Cover it up! – All-American Rejects’ version of Womanizer

It is no secret to my friends that I have one special guilty pleasure that indulge myself in more than it is healthy, and that is Britney Spears’ music. Oh, gosh, I just love it! Really-really-really. But I’m not a die-hard fan of the girl, so I can still have fun with this version of Womanizer that the All-American Rejects made for a Pepsi Smash Exclusive on Yahoo. I mean, inserting the accordeon was genius, as well as changing one of the lines to “K-Fed you, yeah, you shouldn’t sign a pre-nup”. Yeah, gotta love it! And I specially enjoy lead singer Tyson Ritter’s psycho faces.

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Recently discovered: Kings of Leon

I always liked Kings of Leon, but it was never really my favourite band. I kinda weeped a bit when they came to play in a festival here in Brazil in 2005 and I couldn’t go (I had already bought the ticket and also missed Arcade Fire, MIA and Strokes; weeping was the least I could do), but it was really no big deal. But now, I’ve been listening to their most recent album,  Only by the night (which is not that recent, come think about it; I guess it was released last October), and freaking out at how good it is.  Then, I went back to their previous work and… oh, my f***ing jesus. How could I have missed it so entirely? I mean, they are really good, aren’t they? How come I never saw that brilliancy before? I was blind but now I see. 😉

So, right now, my favourite band is Kings of Leon. I’ll leave you with two videos from their last Later with Jools Holland appearence. Sex on Fire is their first single from this last album. On Call is a great song from Because of the times. Check it out!

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Song of the day: Trouble is your friend, by Lenka

I was visiting some blogs from my huge link list and, out of the blue, this sweet music just started playing. Trouble is I was checking about six different blogs at the same time and had no clue where that was coming from. I had to close all windows, one by one, to discover.

So, the song came from happy mundane and it was Lenka’s Trouble is a friend. The video is quite beautiful and was what caught the blog owner’s attention. The best thing is that he posted it on his page from Myspace, so it just starts when you access the page. Such a pleasant surprise!

As I really fell in love with both music and video, I’m posting it here for you all, too. Enjoy it! =)

ps: that reminds me that I haven’t changed the side bar in ages. gotta do it asap.

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Singing songs of love to pass the time

A Mostra começou, mas eu tirei ontem e hoje pra fazer arrumações e outros deveres. Assim, eu fico livre o resto da semana e posso me esbaldar vendo tudo que eu quiser. Só que, assim, claro que eu não fico “trabalhando” o tempo todo. Aí, num momento de ócio e procrastinação, me deu a louca. Seria melhor dizer que uma louca baixou em mim, mesmo. Vejam o resultado aí embaixo e comprovem:

boring afternoon = makeup experiences

Eu ando gostando bem de me maquiar, ultimamente. Também, pudera: com mais tempo livre dá pra caprichar mais, pensar nas combinações e tal. Parei de leve com a mania que tive há um tempo de sair com um traço em uma cor berrante x no olho. Era tipo um delineador colorido, sacam? Me sentia muito 80s, hahaha. E o pior é que eu ia trabalhar assim, juro. Agora, I’m all about combinações interessantes e adultas. (Embora, não contem pra ninguém, tenha ido num churrasco no sábado com uma sombrinha verde no mesmo estilinho. E ficou bem fofo, sério!)

Vou pesquisar uns blogs e sites de maquiagens com dicas pra postar por aqui logo, logo. Por enquanto, quero compartilhar outra coisa: depois de mais de um ano perdido, meu cd do Oasis preferido reapareceu! Começo a ver os prós de ser uma pessoa megaorganizada, sabem? Claro que, embora eu veja, não é provável que faça muito pra mudar a coisa toda. Dizem que gente organizada demais é assim porque teve problemas na fase anal e, sei lá, seria bem estranho. Não posso falar mais sobre as fases todas; não é má vontade, não. É que eu realmente não lembro.

Enfim, eu falava que havia encontrado o Heathen Chemistry, que é um dos meus álbuns prediletos deles. Mas, possivelmente para manter o equilíbrio universal, eu perdi o Don’t Believe the Truth. Eu podia ter perdido o cd do Virna Lisi (uma banda de rock poooodre que, por algum motivo, me atraía no começo da minha adolescência), nem ia reclamar.

Bom, voltando ao que interessa: os caras da banda lançaram um disco novo e já estão em turnê. Hoje, por exemplo, eles tocam em Bournemouth e eu bem queria já estar por lá pra me jogar forte. =) Quem ainda não ouviu nada do Dig Out Your Soul pode ir até o Myspace deles e conferir três faixas: Falling Down, I’m Outta Time e The Shock of the Lightning. Gostei do resultado, mais do que do que de alguns trabalhos que tooodo mundo fala que são bons e eu acho bem chatinhos. Sobre isso, só digo que meu gosto musical é, sim, estranhinho, mas eu nem ligo, ó.

Ah, sim… Site oficial do Oasis: www.oasisinet.com