Friday, 26 November 2010

Tunes for a Tuesday (On a Friday)

This week I'm slam dunkin' da funk to these corkers...

Perfect melody, lyrics, tone! Love, love this song.

The original record is from Canadian singer Feist and is really, well, excellent. As covers go this is hauntingly beautiful, Blake's soulful voice adds a new depth and I just adore this.

Rihanna is back with another ridiculously catchy pop tune 'What's my name?' featuring former beau Drake. Despite the particularly nasal filled vocals I'm liking this a lot, more chilled out from the Barbadian Princess.

Super Producer and Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.I.Am has the golden touch and especially with Nicki Minaj and Chezza Cole star on the infectious single 'Check It Out'. Minaj is taking America by storm and I can only assume she's going to translate to the UK very well, me likey.

Love, SGS xoxo.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Things that make you go BOOM

Well I've had a busy BUT productive couple of weeks, hence the lack of blogs and plenty to get BOOM about.

I'll try and celebrate the BOOM in picture form, keep ya interested...


So, I have a new job! Yes! I can whinge no more.... (wonder how long that will last) but I take a firm step up on the career ladder as a Communication and Events Officer for a charity called Cylch. I'm a tad nervous but excited for a new challenge.

I'm hoping it will be more like this:

... than this:


Mr and Mrs Shithead aka: the terrible 'pikey love story' couple who live in Flat 7 downstairs (who permanently fight during 12pm - 6am) have recently not been so bad... until Saturday morning at 3am. Mr Shithead came in obviously after having a few flagons of White Lightening and starts banging around, slamming doors and throwing up all over his vest (what else do pikeys wear on a night out) and the toilet until about 6.30am.

So I decided to make his hangover 10 times worse when I got up. I jumped all around the bedroom floor, slammed doors and cranked up a bit of Fourtet and put the speakers on the floor... what makes Fourtet so perfect is that the tracks are instrumental and one even featured frenetic violins... Yesss... take that Mr S!


Myself and TB (The Boy) will be moving flats in December, where hopefully we will be much happier and not have terrible tenants or letting agencies to deal with... I can't take another version of Mr and Mrs Shithead. It's not healthy to wish death on people you barely know on a daily basis... so let's hope there's more of this.....

.... and less of this:

Love, SGS xoxo.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Tunes for a Tuesday feat. J-J-J-Jessie J

Jessie J does 'it' like a dude and sings like a lay-deh


Later with Jools Holland produces some gems when it comes to new music and I've found me a shiny one... Jessie J.

Jessica Cornish aka Jessie J is a 22 year old rude girl from Essex with raven hair - like Mystic Meg (I'm allowed to say that, look at the lady's Twitter). This girl has bags of attitude, style and a voice that Cheryl Cole would give her ridiculous hair weave for.

Jessie J sang 'Price Tag' from her forthcoming album acoustically and it blew me away, her voice is beyond powerful and she makes the performance look effortless.

She was on the Guardian's New Band of the Day who say that:

"That list of ones to watch in 2011 that we compiled the other day needs another addition – Jessie Cornish, alias Jessie J. We're not necessarily saying we like her, but we sense from her powerhouse of a voice and her hugely commercial songs that she is going to be massive. People in this country love big strong voices that hit high notes and blast you with hurricane force, and Jessie J's is one of those. And she can do it live, that other national preoccupation: it works unadorned, it doesn't need machines to make it sound "good".
What I also LOVE about this girl is that she wrote 'Party in the USA' for Miley Cyrus... I can finally admit that I love it, with a credible explanation, it was a previous Guilty Pleasure on this Blog. So THANK YOU Jessie J.

Watch these videos and let your ears be happy - BOOM!

The debut single 'Do It Like A Dude' is released in the UK on January 2nd, 2011. You'd be a sucka and a dirty muthaf**ker not to buy it.

Love, SGS xoxo.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Eminem + Me = Peas in a Pod

First things first, I apologise. I said I would be a better Blogger and I've failed miserably... what can I say life gets in the way, as does a dodgy laptop, pressure from work and having a full planner on my Sky + box.

Anyway, yes, me and Eminem could be siblings - share the same blood etc. I mean come on, his name is Eminem, my name is Emina (It's not Short Girl - my mother would've been a monster to do that)...

I'm fooling no-one, luckily I've never lived anywhere near the 313, spewed on my jumper, choked in an onstage battle or had a volatile relationship with a woman named Kim. However what I can relate to is the message in this song below, 'Lose Yourself'

Unlike Eminem was, I am not trying to break into the music industry. I am simply trying to find a little happiness from a job. I feel I've been sad with what I do for a long time, many things have contributed to this but ultimately in my current job I feel like the algae in a pond - stagnant, unwanted and a tad green.

So this week I have a real chance to change that and move onwards and I want to give myself the best possible chance to do so.

So I will heed the chorus from 'Lose Yourself' and chanel my inner Eminem (minus the cussing)

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment 
You own it, you better never let it go go 
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow 
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo

Love, SGS xoxo

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Monday, 1 November 2010

Halloween: A chance to get your 'freak' on

I adore Halloween, a night where looking like a freak is perfectly acceptable. Hair and make up should be super scary and your outfit should be gruesome.

Fake blood, face paint and spider accessories should be a standard IMO.

Halloween of course is a chance for some girls to wear underwear as outerwear and put a pair of Devil or Cat ears on and generally look slutty. Turning Halloween into Whore - a - Ween... pffttt....

I will never be that girl, I want to scare, shock and get my 'freak' on. It's a chance to be somone/something else for one night and where the premise the scarier the better really works.

So this year I was a Corpse Bride, inspired by Tim Burton who totally understands Halloween and the horror genre. The general response I got was very positive, I posed for some photos with some girls (whore-a-ween variety) and freaked people out - great.

Aside from being jilted at the altar and being dead (yes, I have a back story) this Corpse Bride has no worries.. no work, bills, council tax, car issues or bad hair days.. I envy her.

So I relunctantly come back to the land of the living.... with no make up or wedding dress. Roll on next Halloween...

Love, SGS xoxo.