You guys! It’s almost 2014! I really feel 2013 was a great year for indie music. A lot of great bands put out new music (Phoenix!, Lorde,Pacific Air). I grew into liking some bands that I didn’t necessarily like before this year (The National, Cults, Young The Giant, Arcade Fire..still no hope for Mumford & Sons YUCK!). There was also a lot of really amazing bands/artists that made it to the spotlight (Lorde, Haim, Chvrches, The Royal Concepts, New Politics). Of course I made a playlist for my 2013 favorites (what kind of music blogger would I be if I didn’t?!). A handful of the tracks on the playlist really stuck out for me this, basically meaning that I may or may night have been so excited at first listen that I teared up and put the song on repeat for that entire week. I also had a bunch of favorites as in favorite song I heard on TV, favorite live show I saw, favorite album, etc. so here those are:
love love love! Kudos to The Mindy Project for having The National guest star and for introducing me to this beautiful song!
Rarely do I get out of a movie and want to run home and blog about it but this time around I just couldn’t help myself!!! Ever since I saw the trailer for Warm Bodies I started counting down the days until it came out. Not because it seemed super intellectual or thought-provoking but because it looked hilarious and cute! The movie is set in the post-apocalyptic future where there are humans (who are kept inside a huge steel wall that wraps around the center of the city), zombies (who for some reason reside in the local airport), and boneys (what a zombie turns into if they ‘give up’/flesh hungry skeletons). The main character is R (played by Nicholas Hoult) is a zombie (also the narrator and a hilarious one at that) who lives at the airport with the other zombies and boneys who leave them all alone because they’re already dead. R is not like the other zombies though, he wants more out of life than wandering around grunting and eating humans. During a trip the zombies take to sniff out some humans to eat, they find a group of teens in a pharmacy and go to town. This is when R meets Julie (played by Teresa Palmer) who is the daughter of the leader of the humans. He takes her back to the airport and he starts to ‘thaw out’ and become more human as the movie goes on. I’m not going to spoil the rest but it had an awesome ending! This is coming from someone who really doesn’t care for anything that has to do with zombies (no Walking Dead for me). Aside from the awesome story there was another HUGE pro to this movie: (after the jump) Continue reading