Call me queen bee

I love this song and I don’t know why. What I do know is that good things come out of New Zealand, like Lord of the Rings, Flight of the Conchords, and Lorde. In her “becoming Lorde”video she says she likes rap music because it makes her feel cooler than she is, I can relate to that.  Plus its such a damn catchy tune!

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Take a walk through the 20th Century with Allan Karlsson

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Wow, I’m so glad I read this book! I picked it out of a giant box filled with stories of murder and gore (really not my thing) and the titled grabbed me instantly. Jonas Jonasson, the Swedish author wastes no time, grabbing the reader by the neck and pulling them headfirst into an (unbelievable) tale of Allan Karlsson, who decides on his 100th birthday to make a run for it (so to speak) from the old age home and find himself a new adventure (which he certainly does when he gets mixed up with a gang of criminals). If you are a historical purist, the novel may upset you somewhat as it traces Allan Karlssons extraordinary influence over events of the 20th century. It is written in a jovial, amiable style that will make you feel like you’re on-the-run with a group of friends. It’s one of those laugh-out-loud must reads! Waste no time and pair with something light and delectable, like the Phizantekraal Sauvignon Blanc, which I enjoyed thoroughly with its long lasting finish and delectable notes of gooseberry, as lovely and entertaining as this book!

This is what summer sounds like

It was a surprisingly hard decision when it came to choosing which Icona Pop video I wanted to put up on the blog this morning. Normally I find with international electro-pop bands, they release one song (usually just in time for the SA summer season) and then in a few months time everyone forgets their name. I don’t think this is going to happen with this lady-duo. They have released three huge chart-toppers in a matter of weeks. I’m loving their sound, fun, free, liberated, careless females with a rip-roaring sound. Party time!!

Go Radio’s swan song

This morning I woke up and checked my Instagram feed (as I do) and I saw that Alex (the hottie) from Go Radio had posted a long letter about the band, as had the other accounts from the other members which I follow. It said that lead singer Jason Lancastor, the man with the most amazing voice ever, had decided that his priorities had shifted to his new wife, Dee (who I also follow on Instagram) and thus he was leaving the band. Because they felt that there was no Go Radio without all four members, one of, if not, my favorite band ever, is no more.

Today is a very blue Monday indeed. In honour of their amazing music, here is their most iconic song,Goodnight Moon, which Jason will be able to sing to Dee every night now, because he won’t be on the road any longer. I can’t help but respect him for putting his family first, even if it means no more music.