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.

Your Eyes & Ears #13

Ben Howard.
Discovere a little Cover Ben Howard did a while back. This man knows how to do a cover.

Figure 8

Breath your smoke into my lungs. In the back of a car with you, I stare into the sun.

Ellie Goulding.
The Original.

Wye Oak.
XX Merge [includes 3songs. Milk & Honey. Take it in. Talking about Money]

Mumford & Sons.

New Favourite Artist Feature #4

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

One night while I was out dancing with le friends in Aandklas (the dancing doesn't happen that often, which just goes to show how special this find is), we grooved along to a dirty number with lyrics about poppin' tags and only having $20. After a bit of a search, I discovered Macklemore. And did I love them! As you'd know, this is not my style, at all. But there's just something about these guys. Maybe it's because they're Fly?

Thrift Shop
Tiny Desk Concert
Same Love
[I cannot express how much LOVE I have for this song. I know the lyrics by heart and sing   (and cry) along every single time]

When I was in the third grade I thought that I was gay
'Cause I could draw, my uncle was, and I kept my room straight
I told my mom tears rushing down my face
She's like "Ben you've loved girls since before pre-k tripping, "
Yeah, I guess she had a point, didn't she?
Bunch of stereotypes all in my head.
I remember doing the math like, "Yeah, I'm good at little league"
A preconceived idea of what it all meant
For those that liked the same sex
Had the characteristics
The right wing conservatives think it's a decision
And you can be cured with some treatment and religion
Man-made rewiring of a predisposition
Playing God, aw nah here we go
America the brave still fears what we don't know
And God loves all his children, is somehow forgotten
But we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago
I don't know

And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to (x2)
My love (x3)
She keeps me warm (x4)

If I was gay, I would think hip-hop hates me
Have you read the YouTube comments lately?
"Man, that's gay" gets dropped on the daily
We become so numb to what we're saying
A culture founded from oppression
Yet we don't have acceptance for 'em
Call each other faggots behind the keys of a message board
A word rooted in hate, yet our genre still ignores it
Gay is synonymous with the lesser
It's the same hate that's caused wars from religion
Gender to skin color, the complexion of your pigment
The same fight that led people to walk outs and sit ins
It's human rights for everybody, there is no difference!
Live on and be yourself
When I was at church they taught me something else
If you preach hate at the service those words aren't anointed
That holy water that you soak in has been poisoned
When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless
Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen
I might not be the same, but that's not important
No freedom till we're equal, damn right I support it
(I don't know)


We press play, don't press pause
Progress, march on
With the veil over our eyes
We turn our back on the cause
Till the day that my uncles can be united by law
When kids are walking 'round the hallway plagued by pain in their heart
A world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are
And a certificate on paper isn't gonna solve it all
But it's a damn good place to start
No law is gonna change us
We have to change us
Whatever God you believe in
We come from the same one
Strip away the fear
Underneath it's all the same love
About time that we raised up

New Favourite Artist Feature #3


Mike Rosenberg

Over the weekend a long lost friend from Indonesia sent me the title of this band. After one night grooving with a bunch of local musicians, we shared a love for talented musos. Since her departure in early 2011 we kept contact by posting youtube videos on our Facebook walls and commenting our appreciation for it. We also share a love for BEN HOWARD.

Give it a listen and share the love. They (He) remind me a bit of Mumford and Ben Howard wrapped in one.

Keep on Walking
All the Little Lights
Let Her Go