Oh my God, I’ve never done a favourites post before. I kind of thought it was something primarily for YouTubers, but I’ve seen a couple of bloggers doing it, and thought I might give it a shot. I’m going to go over my favourites in a range of categories, based on what I was aliking [sounds better than just liking] in the month of le February.
I am OBSESSED with the [at time of writing] most recent BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, where Halsey performs New Americana, and her cover of The Sound by The 1975. This performance… I mean, I’ve obviously already got Halsey fans super excited, because she’s already ridiculously famous, but in the Live Lounge… It’s unbelievable. You have to check it out, even if you’re not a huge Halsey fan, or haven’t really heard of her before. I liked the song New Americana before, and now I love it more!
Throwback alert: I’m really into Popular Song. It’s by Mika and Ariana Grande, and I love the music here, abut also love the kind of cool-kid attitude to the song. It’s kind of so-not-me-but-I-wish-it-was-me music, if you know what I mean.
I’m also really in love with the new Foxes album, All I need. By the looks of things, so is the rest of the world; Twitter and iTunes reviews are, on the whole, unbelievably positive. I liked her first album, but wasn’t obsessed – good effort, not awful. They always say about the tough-second-album; not in the case of Foxes.
I tried to pick a favourite song for you guys, and have opted for Scar, although there are so many great songs on the album. I’ve linked to the best video I could find, with the best audio quality, because she hasn’t [but should] releasd it as a single… yet. It tells of a time when she was in love with someone who frankly didn’t love her back; just listen to it. You will fall in love with it, just as I did.
I’m really into celebrity autobiographies right now, and I don’t even know why. More specifically, autobiographies written by comedians. Maybe the part of me that really wants to become a comedian is finally taking me over, one step at at time…
Spectacles, by Sue Perkins is my book of the month [new award, just invented]. No, seriously though, it tells so many true, funny, enlightening and relateable stories, it’s just amazing. I read it on Audible, where it’s narrated by the author, and it’s great to hear her get into the life-stories she’s telling.
I don’t think I’d usually include this section, but come on, I can’t ignore this…
facebook, at least here in the UK, have rolled out Reactions. Now, in addition to liking a post on Facebook, we can react to it, with Love, Haha, wow, Sad or Angry. I’m sorry, but isn’t this a brilliant idea? Like, it allows you to say so much more without saying anything. It gives you that empathy element that Facebook [and other social media, I add] has lacked for… well, forever now.
I hope you enjoyed this; thought it’d be something different