Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Just a little something to keep everyone going:

Jim Sturgess


Alway be my Baby

See you all on the flipside.x

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Like Crazy

A long long while ago, I got this movie from a friend, thinking it was the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love (You know the one with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone??), turns out- it wasn't. I watched the movie anyway and immediately fell in love with the movie and watched it weekly. Literally. No jokes. Then over December my laptop crashed and my IT person could retrieve every song, photo and movie I had- except LIKE CRAZY. Heart broken.

I never knew exactly WHY I loved it so much, (like with most things in my life) I just DID. And also, that the movie is kind of indie and not well known helped, I am not a movie person. Anyway the soundtrack is really GOOD. Watch the trailer if you haven't seen this film. It's a must. At least once.

A quick round up on the plot: two quirky students fall head over heals in love. One is an exchange student from the UK, Anna (Felicity Jones) has to return home after graduating, but decides to spend the summer with her boyfriend, Jacob (Anton Yelchin), violating her visa. They then enter a long-distance relationship with it's many ups and downs. The movie follows how they grow apart and back together and apart again. Beautiful. Also, Jennifer Lawrence makes an appearance as Sam, Jacob's girlfriend while they're not together. If you're not convinced yet. Well...

Another thing I LOVE/ HATE is an open ending. On the one hand I really want to know what happens, but on the other hand, I love not knowing. Every time, I watched I had a different ending to Jacob and Anna's journey. And I will NEVER know which one.

Closing scene.

Anyway, I really like the soundtrack, not because I know every song, but because it's beautiful and I hardly knew any of it. I've been wanting to buy/ download the album for such a long time, but I could never find a complete track list or something that listed everything, including the six second piano between scenes. And finally I can give YOU the name of the composer of the greatest soft, romantic sounds.

Dustin o'Halloran is the soul responsible for the music. Youtube every single thing he has ever composed/ played on his piano. You can thank me later.

The music selection while they dance on their bed is also amazing. The songs include:
Goddamn Electric Bill - Pull the lever [There is another song by G.E.B that I simply cannot find a video or similar for, but give it a go on their Soundcloud profile Less Evil ]
Fool's Gold - Surprise Hotel [ This is such a special song to me. I've known it for quite some time, and was introduced to them by a fellow Blogger.The very same person who inspired me to start my own blog. But more on that on another day.]
The Tallest Man On Earth - Wild Hunt [You know my feelings about Mr Kristian Matsson <3]

Meanwhile, here are some of the other sounds you will hear.
Beach House - Norway
Figurine - IMpossible [This is probably one of my all time favorite songs. No, really. I would fast forward the movie to this scene, so that I could listen to it. Yeah.]
Crazy, Love Vol II - Paul Simon [Don't even get me started, I mean WHO doesn't love some Paul Simon? also, how about a Travel machine. please.]
The Mary Onettes - Century  [ Sorry for the poor quality]
Stars - Dead Hearts [They are everywhere, so hopefully you've heard about them]
M83 - Guess I'm floating

Hope you have plenty of new music (artists) to explore! [and if you're writing exams- Good luck!]

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

a Weekend away in Onrus...

So a couple of weeks ago (during our Easter break), I went to Onrus with a couple of couples.

We drove through early-ish on the Saturday and immediately popped some sparkling wine, as one does, in celebration of work opportunities and our future success. 

Passing the booze.

The Man in celebration!

We then played a couple of games, had some Peter Falke Cab 2009, had a braai and a lekker time. 

the beautiful Susann and Brigitte


Me: "KOBUS!!"

"Daar is 'n klippie in my klippies en Cola?"

This is pretty much what I love about weekends away.
 (Also, I think it's ridiculously awesome 
that I get along with my primary school friends' girlfriends!)

No comment.

Yes, we are. 

Absolutely CAN NOT wait for our next weekend away/ trip  to somewhere with all the amazing people in my life! 
Love all of you!!

Friday, May 17, 2013


I cannot get enough of the MacklemoreRyan Lewis duo. The do absolutely everything so right. Now as you can tell by all the other music featured here on a Last Request- Macklemore clearly does not fit in. I know this. And I cannot explain why I like LOVE them so much, I just do. [It also might have to do with the fact that I have the BIGGEST crush, like ever, on Ryan Lewis...]

I mean- LOOK at his FACE!

I am going to make a bold statement and say- They are my ABSOLUTE favorite band of 2013. I am by all accounts obsessed with their songs.

Just listen to one of their collaboration wit Ray Dalton  - I mean how CRAZY is this [Can't Hold Us] video?! [any other musical-being who would have tried to pull this style off, would have failed miserably. Yet, their depiction of a camel in the city and and the barber on the beach and the desert and the ship...it's just so cool, you know!]

Also, I don't dance. Not when I'm sober anyway. But if you play Thrift Shop or And We Danced I will most definetly put my drink down and give you a show ons the stage of Nu'bar or Tollies or some nasty place similar to that.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hello? Is there anyone out there?!

Hello friendly readers,

Yes! I am ALIVE!!

Alive and Well! Just as Dorky as always.

I have to apologize for being such an absent blogger over the past couple of weeks!! I have been drowning in my academic and social calender and I've simply become oh so lazy when it comes to attending the needs of a Last Request. BUT it's all about to change. 

I've decided to change the topics of this blog a bit- and personalize the posts I write. A diary of sorts. Now, I promise to not get all soppy and emotional on here, but purely to use this blog as platform to write about my everyday experiences (with the bonus that this blog cannot get lost and one day in the far future I''l be able to come back here and have a good ol' laugh about my early twenties).

Here is an AMAZING video of the lovebirds Kristian Matsson and wife Amanda Bergman singing together, also known as The Tallest Man on Earth and Idiot Wind, respectively. As you might know by now, I am OBSESSED with these two [I've blogged about them Herehere and here]. In my eyes they can do no wrong- everything from their actual performance to their clothing to the way they interact with each other. Watch the video HERE!! (I love the bit in the end where she sings alone. Magnificent)

Also, give a listen to these: Little BrotherPistol Dreams and Thousand Ways

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New Favourite Artist Feature #5

Moving House

AGMP & Rob

I have been reading a lot about this new duo on Twitter. a Lot. And I finally had the opportunity to listen to their EP. although, scattered all over the internets. But worth it. If you want to know more about their collaboration and how they came to be, have a look on their sites [Facebook @movinghouse and their Official Site

They sound quite similar to Ashtary Electric (AGMP's band) [ especially their HIT; When Sex becomes a Sport] and also, aKING. I have no idea why, but they do. and this is my blog. Make with it what you want. I still like these sounds.

Here's their music video Tongue in Cheeck.
If you liked this, you can give them a listen on bangersandnash

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Awesome Find

This needs NO WORDS. Just know, Mumford & Sons and Ben Howard. Together on one stage. Jealousy doesn't even begin. Also brought to my attention by dear Sarah.