Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Lets get embarrassed.

We all have those artists we love, but are embarrassed to say so. And in this post I am going to reveal mine. Those who have read my previous posts will see that I am a bit of an indie kid. I'm into the whole two door cinema club, the cribs, the smiths scene. But behind closed doors is this all I listen to?
I am going to admit that right now I am listening to The Feeling. Remember them? The obviously gay love it when you call, fill my little world band? Well I love them. I have both their albums (which I bought a long time ago), and recently have rekindled my love for them.
I don't tend to admit this to people, but I am telling anyone who reads this. So how embarrassing is that? I ask you? For some I realise they will think big deal? But for me, an image conscious teenager. And they aren't the extent of my listening guilty pleasures.. The Hoosiers, Scouting For Girls, Mika and Ke$ha are all part of my guilty pleasures. I don't know why I love them but I do. I suppose its just a nice change for me..
But why should I hide my love for them? We all have guilty pleasures that people will laugh at, like my best friend being obsessed with The Smiths and 50 Cent. Or another friend of mine, a more mainstream one, loving Bruno Mars and Fall Out Boy. They don't tend to admit these guilty pleasures of theirs, but they are there.
I personally think we should be open about all the music we listen to. But I guess with that I will have to be open about mine, which is not likely at this current point.
Feel free to comment with your guilty pleasures music wise. :)

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Musical festivities.

Ahhh holiday festival time! Summer = sun, holidays and MUSIC FESTIVALS. I am only 16 so I have not yet actually experienced them myself, but this year I am going to loose my festival virginity. I am going to a smaller festival in the lake district called Kendal Calling.
It is surprising that I am actually going to this one, as festivals are ridiculously expensive, and hard to get to. But this year I found myself lucky. My dad happens to have a friend who is doing the ice cream vans for this festival, and my dad is running one, so I am going along as his 'assistant'.
So what is it about these festivals that is so exciting, and why people pay so much? I cannot answer for sure yet, but I know that people love music, and want to go to a place where several of their favourite bands are combined. Although many people don't even go for the music. My ex boyfriend went to radio 1's big weekend last year, saw one band, and got drunk the rest of the day. But I suppose people want to go for the atmosphere, the relaxation, and of course the alcohol.
I myself am excited to go for two reasons. Firstly, three of my favourite artists are going - Blondie, Frankie & The Heartstrings, and The Cribs. And secondly I want to go into the field of live music events as a career. This festival is opportunity for me to go and see these great bands, and learn about my future career choice. And of course I will write all about it here afterwards.
Its going to be an experience, and a fun one at that. And anyone going, If you see me in an ice cream van come and say hi. :)