22 December 2012

Which Wes Anderson Character Are You?

Wes Anderson makes my favourite movies (all time fav being The Royal Tenenbaums). So, which Wes Anderson character are you? Click the pic and leave a comment :)

The New Yorker's Best Movies of 2012

(By Richard Brody)

1-2. Holy Motors & Moonrise Kingdom
3. The Master
4-5. Oki’s Movie & This Is Not a Film

The next ten, ordered arbitrarily:

To Rome with Love
Tabu
The Color Wheel
The Deep Blue Sea
Damsels in Distress
We Have a Pope
This Is 40
Red Hook Summer
Magic Mike
Fake It So Real

And a dozen more:

Bernie
Chronicle
Haywire
The Comedy
Bad Fever
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
The Day He Arrives
In Another Country
Green
Almayer’s Folly
The Kid with a Bike
Jeff, Who Lives at Home

Empire's Best Films Of 2012

The Empire staff choose their top 20 of the year

1. The Avengers
2. Argo
3. The Dark Knight Rises
4. Skyfall
5. Beasts of The Southern Wild
6. Sightseers
7. Moonrise Kingdom
8. The Raid
9. Headhunters
10. Rust and Bone
11. Life of Pi
12. Chronicle
13. Holy Motors
14. Looper
15. The Descendants
16. The Imposter
17. Magic Mike
18. Young Adult
19. Amour
20. The Hunt

Mary Pols’ Top 10 Movies of 2012

(TIME, entertainment)

1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. Amour
3. Lincoln
4. Life of Pi
5. The Master
6. Argo
7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
8. Sister
9. Starlet
10. Jeff Who Lives at Home

Rotten Tomatoes Best 20 Movies of 2012

Based on reviews/ratings on the Rotten Tomatoes site.

1. This Is Not a Film 
2. How to Survive a Plague 
3. The Invisible War 
4. Planet of Snail
5. The Waiting Room 
6. Wild Bill 
7. Beware Of Mr. Baker 
8. Finding Nemo 3D 
9. Jiro Dreams of Sushi 
10. Oslo, August 31st 
11. Django Unchained 
12. Brooklyn Castle
13. The Island President 
14. Monsieur Lazhar 
15. The Loved Ones
16. West of Memphis
17. Paul Williams Still Alive 
18. The Imposter 
19. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
20. Chasing Ice

21 December 2012

Flicks - The Best Films of 2012

I still need to see some of these, especially Looper!

01. Looper
02. Moonrise Kingdom
03. Argo
04. The Avengers
05. The Raid
06. Killing Them Softly
07. Beasts of the Southern Wild
08. Searching for Sugar Man
09. The Dark Knight Rises
10. Martha Marcy May Marlene
11. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
12. Skyfall
13. Moneyball
14. The Hunger Games
15. Headhunters
16. Hugo
17. The Cabin in the Woods
18. The Descendants
19. Margin Call
20. Attack the Block

19 December 2012

Pitchfork Top 100 Tracks of 2012

(Tracks I Heart)
 
1. Grimes, "Oblivion"
2. Frank Ocean, "Pyramids"
3. Usher, "Climax"
4. Kendrick Lamar, "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe"
5. Japandroids, "The House That Heaven Built"
6. Bat For Lashes, "Laura"
7 .Tame Impala, "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards"
8. Beach House, "Myth"

9. Fiona Apple, "Werewolf"
10. Jai Paul, "Jasmine"
11. Frank Ocean, "Thinking Bout You"
12. Miguel, "Adorn"
13. Chromatics, "Kill for Love"
14. M.I.A., "Bad Girls"
15. Andy Stott, "Numb"
16. Solange, "Losing You"
17. Chairlift, "I Belong in Your Arms"
18. Nicki Minaj, "Beez in the Trap" [ft. 2 Chainz]
19. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, "Only in My Dreams"
20. Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
21. Jessie Ware, "Wildest Moments"
22. Death Grips, "I've Seen Footage"
23. Dirty Projectors, "Dance for You"
24. Chief Keef, "I Don't Like"[ft. Lil Reese]
25. Grimes, "Genesis"
26. TNGHT, "Higher Ground"
27. Grizzly Bear, "Yet Again"
28. Cat Power, "Nothin But Time"

29. Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"
30. Kanye West, "Mercy" [ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz]
31. Frank Ocean, "Bad Religion"
32. Sky Ferreira, "Everything Is Embarrassing"
33. Danny Brown, "Grown Up"
34.Cloud Nothings, "Stay Useless"
35. Fiona Apple, "Every Single Night"
36. Todd Terje, "Inspector Norse"
37. Killer Mike, "Reagan"
38. Hot Chip, "Flutes"
39. Schoolboy Q, "Hands on the Wheel" [ft. A$AP Rocky]
40. The Men, "Open Your Heart"
41. El-P, "The Full Retard"
42. Gunplay, "Jump Out"
43. Dum Dum Girls, "Lord Knows"
44. AlunaGeorge, "You Know You Like It"
45. Spiritualized, "Hey Jane"
46. Ty Segall Band, "I Bought My Eyes"
47. Grizzly Bear, "Sleeping Ute"
48. Burial/Four Tet, "Nova"
49. Future, "Turn on the Lights"
50. Icona Pop, "I Love It"
51. Kendrick Lamar, "Backstreet Freestyle"
52. Sharon Van Etten, "Serpents"
53. Rhye, "The Fall"
54. Savages, "Husbands"
55. Miguel, "Do You..."
56. Peaking Lights, "Beautiful Son"
57. Killer Mike, "Big Beast" [ft. Bun B, T.I., and Trouble]
58. Purity Ring, "Fineshrine"
59. Mac DeMarco, "Ode to Viceroy"
60. Anna Meredith, "Nautilus"
61. Jessie Ware, "110%"
62. Philip Glass, "73-78 (Beck Remix)"
63. Passion Pit, "Constant Conversations"
64. Julia Holter, "In the Same Room"
65. Metz, "Wet Blanket"
66. Rick Ross, "Stay Schemin'" [ft. Drake and French Montana]
67. DIIV, "How Long Have You Known"
68. TNGHT, "Goooo"
69. Le1f, "Wut"
70. Four Tet, "Pyramids"
71. Thee Oh Sees, "Lupine Dominus"
72. John Talabot, "Destiny" [ft. Pional]
73. Juicy J, "Bands A Make Her Dance (Remix)" [ft. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz]
74. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, "Baby"
75. Angel Haze, "Werkin' Girls"
76. Blawan, "Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage"
77. The xx, "Angels"
78. King Tuff, "Bad Thing"
79. Rich Kidz, "My Life" [ft. Waka Flocka Flame]
80. Baauer, "Harlem Shake"
81. Liars, "No 1 Against the Rush"
82. Schoolboy Q, "There He Go"
83. How to Dress Well, "Cold Nites"
84. Lower Dens, "Brains"
85. Major Lazer, "Get Free"
86. Chief Keef, "Love Sosa"
87. Lotus Plaza, "Monoliths"
88. A$AP Rocky, "Goldie"
89. Jeremih, "773 Love"
90. Daphni, "Yes I Know"
91. Antony & the Johnsons, "Cut the World"
92. King Louie, "Val Venis"
93. Cassie, "King of Hearts (Richard X Remix Edit)"
94. Saint Etienne, "Tonight"
95. R. Kelly, "Share My Love"
96. Merchandise, "Time"
97. Twin Shadow, "Golden Light"
98. Odd Future, "Oldie"
99. Blur, "Under the Westway"
100. Swearin', "Just"

09 December 2012

Last Xmas Cards for 2012?

A new Hero Arts stamp set arrived for me this week. Even though I have finished all my xmas cards (and posted them), my brother still needs a few more. So I tried out the new set :)

Again, 2 simple designs! Hero Arts set (Clear Stamps LAUGHTER AND JOY CL539), black and pink ink, rhinestones, Kaisercraft Mint Twist paper, buttons, pink/white cord, and Kraft (brown) card:



06 December 2012

Spin‘s 50 Best Albums Of 2012

50. fun. - Some Nights
49. Heems - Nehru Jackets
48. Best Coast - The Only Place
47. Metric - Synthetica
46. Spoek Mathambo - Father Creeper
45. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
44. Deftones - Koi No Yokan
43. Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur
42. Lindstrom - Six Cups of Rebel and Smalhans
41. Purity Ring - Shrines
40. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
39. Roc Marciano - Reloaded
38. Taylor Swift - Red
37. R. Kelly - Write Me Back
36. Beak> - >>
35. Jack White - Blunderbuss
34. Mala - In Cuba
33. Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II
32. Goat - World Music
31. The xx - Coexist
30. Frankie Rose - Interstellar
29. Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet On Sky
28. Jessie Ware - Devotion
27. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
26. Tame Impala - Lonerism
25. Action Bronson - Blue Chips
24. Cat Power - Sun
23. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
22. Torche - Harmonicraft
21. Daphni - Jiaolong
20. Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
19. Traxman - Da Mind of Traxman
18. King Tuff - King Tuff
17. Grizzly Bear - Shields
16. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
15. Baroness - Yellow & Green
14. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
13. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
12. Death Grips - No Love Deep Web
11. Future - Pluto
10. Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe
9. Ty Segall - Twins
8. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
7. Swans - The Seer
6. Bat for Lashes - The Haunted Man
5. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
4. DJ Rashad - Teklife Vol. 1 - Welcome to the Chi
3. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
2. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
1. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

New York‘s Top 10 Albums Of 2012

10 Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory
09 Elle Varner – Perfectly Imperfect
08 Evans The Death – Evans The Death
07 Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
06 Mount Eerie – Clear Moon and Ocean Roar
05 Jessie Ware – Devotion
04 Death Grips – The Money Store
03 Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
02 Chairlift – Something
01 Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City

Uncut‘s 75 Best Albums Of 2012

75 Carter Tutti Void – Transverse
74 Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man
73 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Meat + Bone
72 Rufus Wainwright – Out Of The Game
71 Lee Ranaldo – Between The Times And The Tides
70 Simone Felice – Simone Felice
69 Ty Segall – Twins
68 Woods – Bend Beyond
67 Cornershop – Urban Turban: The Singhles Club
66 Goat – World Music
65 Nite Jewel – One Second Of Love
64 Orbital – Wonky
63 Calexico – Algiers
62 Ian Hunter & The Rant Band – When I’m President
61 Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II
60 The Liminanas – Crystal Anis
59 Father John Misty – Fear Fun
58 Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos
57 David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
56 Pond – Beard, Wives, Denim
55 The 2 Bears – Be Strong
54 Yeti Lane – The Echo Show
53 PiL – This Is PiL
52 Cate Le Bon – Cyrk
51 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
50 Laetitia Sadier – Silencio
49 Damon Albarn – Dr. Dee
48 Howlin Rain – The Russian Wilds
47 Anais Mitchell – Young Man In America
46 Cat Power – Sun
45 Japandroids – Celebration Rock
44 Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras Meet The Congos – Icon Give Thank
43 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Americana
42 Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
41 Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
40 First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
39 Dirty Three – Toward The Low Sun
38 Lightships – Electric Cables
37 Patterson Hood – Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance
36 Sun Kil Moon – Among The Leaves
35 Six Organs of Admittance – Ascent
34 Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In Universe
33 Micachu & The Shapes – Never
32 Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
31 Hot Chip – In Our Heads
30 Ry Cooder – Election Special
29 The Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Big Moon Ritual
28 Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks
27 Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
26 Graham Coxon – A&E
25 Patti Smith – Banga
24 Allah-Las – Allah-Las
23 Julia Holter – Ekstasis
22 Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
21 Beachwood Sparks – The Tarnished Gold
20 The xx – Coexist
19 Neneh Cherry And The Thing – The Cherry Thing
18 Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
17 Grimes – Visions
16 Ty Segall – Slaughterhouse
15 Field Music – Plumb
14 Paul Buchanan – Mid Air
13 Dexys Midnight Runners – One Day I’m Going To Soar
12 Go-Kart Mozart – On The Hot Dog Stands
11 Tame Impala – Lonerism
10 Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
09 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
08 Grizzly Bear – Shields
07 Ty Segall & White Fence – Hair
06 Bill Fay – Life is People
05 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
04 Dr. John – Locked Down
03 Jack White – Blunderbuss
02 Bob Dylan – Tempest
01 Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas

Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2012

Interesting number one!

01 Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
02 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
03 Jack White – Blunderbuss
04 Bob Dylan – Tempest
05 Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
06 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
07 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Here
08 Green Day – !Uno!
09 Japandroids – Celebration Rock
10 Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
11 Mumford & Sons – Babel
12 Jimmy Cliff – Rebirth
13 Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
14 Best Coast – The Only Place
15 Dr. John – Locked Down
16 Cat Power – Sun
17 John Mayer – Born and Raised
18 Nas – Life is Good
19 Band Of Horses – Mirage Rock
20 Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
21 Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
22 Bonnie Raitt – Slipstream
23 Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits
24 G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer
25 Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos
26 Django Django – Django Django
27 Gary Clark Jr. – Blak and Blu
28 Beach House – Bloom
29 Dave Matthews Band – Away From the World
30 Azealia Banks – 1991
31 Taylor Swift – Red
32 Hospitality – Hospitality
33 Grimes – Visions
34 Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
35 Grizzly Bear – Shields
36 Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man in the Universe
37 Justin Townes Earle – Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now
38 Titus Andronicus – Local Business
39 Passion Pit – Gossamer
40 Escort – Escort
41 The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
42 Allo Darlin’ – Europe
43 fun. – Some Nights
44 Garbage – Not Your Kind of People
45 Rick Ross – Rich Forever
46 Muse – The 2nd Law
47 Todd Snider – Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables
48 The Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania
49 Amadou And Mariam – Folila
50 Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan

Time Management Games: Stone Age Cafe

Yes, I looove time management games. Time Management games are games in which you perform a series of tasks or processes as quickly as possible e.g. manage/cook/serve at a restaurant, stock/run a supermarket, babysit, manage a hotel, build/decorate houses. When I finish a TMG I love, I Google trying to find more like it. Also, when I say 'finish', I mean get the gold/expert score on every single level!


Today's game is...

... Stone Age Cafe

This fun time management game is set in the stone age and features newbie, casual and expert game play options, each with 60 levels of play and 3 types of cafes. Really cute stone age kitchen upgrades and food. I've played this one through twice now, and I will definitely come back to it again!

Manage your own cafe in the Stone Age era to save your tribe from hunger and earn some tribal cash in Stone Age Café! The tribe’s shaman has foretold Chuchii’s destiny: she’s going to become the tribe’s cook! What she doesn’t know is that a great cook can not only save the day, but change a whole tribe’s fate! Run the Stone Age Café and save Chuchii’s entire tribe in this incredible Time Management game!


Download a free one hour trial here

Here is a list of all the Time Management Games I have played/reviewed, or, click the blogger tag below to load all the posts on Time Management Games!

04 December 2012

Regina Spektor 03 Dec 2012

Last concert of the year did not disappoint. Regina was a darling, and her voice a-mazing!




Duet with her hubby :)

27 November 2012

Time Management Games: Happy Chef

Yes, I looove time management games. Time Management games are games in which you perform a series of tasks or processes as quickly as possible e.g. manage/cook/serve at a restaurant, stock/run a supermarket, babysit, manage a hotel, build/decorate houses. When I finish a TMG I love, I Google trying to find more like it. Also, when I say 'finish', I mean get the gold/expert score on every single level!


Today's game is...

... Happy Chef
Forgot I had played this game AGES ago. Played it again (and clocked it) over the last few days. It was just as fun (and sometimes, as frustrating haha) the second time around. I like that there is a huge variety in the meals you prepare.

You start with hamburgers and hot-dogs, and through your dedication and hard work, you manage to create the best known restaurant in the country! Cook more than 100 different dishes, ranging from hot-dogs to sophisticated seafood meals. Decorate your restaurants, buy new furniture and accessories, develop expert culinary skills, upgrade your kitchen and become a happy chef!

- Decorate your restaurant, Upgrade your menu.


Download a free one hour trial here

Here is a list of all the Time Management Games I have played/reviewed, or, click the blogger tag below to load all the posts on Time Management Games!

MOJO's Top 20 Albums Of 2012

MOJO's Top 20 Albums Of 2012

 20 Lee Fields & The Expressions – Faithful Man
 19 Advance Base – A Shut-In’s Prayer
 18 Orbital – Wonky
 17 Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral
 16 Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe
 15 Cat Power – Sun
 14 Hot Chip – In Our Heads
 13 The xx – Coexist
 12 Tame Impala – Lonerism
 11 Scott Walker – Bish Bosch
 10 Bob Dylan – Tempest
 09 Julia Holter – Ekstasis
 08 Dr. John – Locked Down
 07 Django Django – Django Django
 06 Black Keys – El Camino
 05 Dexys Midnight Runners – One Day I’m Going To Soar
 04 Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
 03 Bill Fay – Life Is People
 02 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
 01 Jack White – Blunderbuss

A lot of differences to the Paste list. The remaining 30 LPs are coming soon (to make up their top 50).

Paste's Top 50 Albums of 2012

It's started already!! The LISTS!

Paste's Top 50 Albums of 2012

 50 Grimes – Visions
 49 Kelly Hogan – I Like To Keep Myself In Pain
 48 Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams
 47 Baroness – Yellow and Green
 46 Damien Jurado – Maraqopa
 45 Punch Brothers – Who’s Feeling Young Now?
 44 Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
 43 Stars – The North
 42 Bettye LaVette – Thankful N’ Thoughtful
 41 Of Monsters And Men – My Head is an Animal
 40 Todd Snider – Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables
 39 Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
 38 Dr. John – Locked Down
 37 Shovels & Rope – O Be Joyful
 36 Cat Power – Sun
 35 King Tuff – King Tuff
 34 Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory
 33 Howler – America Give Up
 32 Woods – Bend Beyond
 31 The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
 30 David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
 29 Killer Mike – R.A.P Music
 28 Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits
 27 John K. Samson – Provincial
 26 Bob Dylan – Tempest
 25 Grizzly Bear – Shields
 24 Justin Townes Earle – Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now
 23 Jens Lekman – I Know What Love Isn’t
 22 Hospitality – Hospitality
 21 The Lumineers – The Lumineers
 20 The Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth
 19 Rufus Wainwright – Out Of The Game
 18 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
 17 Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself
 16 Tame Impala – Lonerism
 15 Jack White – Blunderbuss
 14 The Walkmen – Heaven
 13 The Shins – Port Of Morrow
 12 El-P – Cancer 4 Cure
 11 The Men – Open Your Heart
 10 First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
 09 Beach House – Bloom
 08 Japandroids – Celebration Rock
 07 Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
 06 Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
 05 Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
 04 Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel …
 03 Titus Andronicus – Local Business
 02 Father John Misty – Fear Fun
 01 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

There is a full breakdown here, complete with track samples.

24 November 2012

Time Management Games: Royal Envoy 2

Yes, I looove time management games. Time Management games are games in which you perform a series of tasks or processes as quickly as possible e.g. manage/cook/serve at a restaurant, stock/run a supermarket, babysit, manage a hotel, build/decorate houses. When I finish a TMG I love, I Google trying to find more like it. Also, when I say 'finish', I mean get the gold/expert score on every single level!


Today's game is... 

... Royal Envoy 2
I really enjoyed this game - I even got seriously stuck on a few levels (level 58 and 62 - I had to google for a solution to get 3 stars on those levels!). If you get the Collector's Edition, it comes with a walk-through for all levels.

Explore ancient caves and forgotten mines, meet mystical nymphs and leprechauns, engage in snowball fights in the frigid arctic, and rescue the people of Middleshire from the fires of a terrible volcano. With you as their guide, the people will build a veritable paradise - while you win prizes for your speed and quick wit! 

- 63 unique levels and 30 bonus challenges, Over 60 achievements to unlock, Lots of all-new quests, New game modes (night and fog), An exciting story with zany characters....


Download a free one hour trial here

Here is a list of all the Time Management Games I have played/reviewed, or, click the blogger tag below to load all the posts on Time Management Games!

23 November 2012

A Little Xmas token

I've finally finished my card sets! I delivered some to friends at work yesterday. I still have a few more to give out :) Spreading a little Xmas spirit before December has begun!

See my previous posts on the cards themselves (here and here and here and here)

20 November 2012

The Xmas card madness continues

Yes, I am still going on this year’s Xmas cards!! Good news is: I have made 20 for myself to use, and I have 7 packs of 4 cards ready to give as little gifts.... Now my brother has asked for 20 that he could use! So, I am still creating. Here are the two latest simple designs:

For 'No Peeking/Merry Christmas'  I've used Kaisercraft paper (Mint Twist collection), pink card, Papertryink Tiny Treats Xmas stamps, a corner punch, a tag punch, pink and green ink, rhinestones, the parcels, tree and stripes I cut from the paper, and foam squares and double-sided tape.

 
 
For 'No Peeking/Holly Jolly' I've used Kaisercraft paper (Mint Twist collection), blue card, Papertryink Tiny Treats Xmas stamps, a tag punch, a holly leaf punch, pink ink and clear ink with silver embossing powder (using a heat gun to set), a white ink pen (down the middle of the holly), rhinestones, buttons, foam squares and double-sided tape.

13 November 2012

Coldplay 10 Nov 2012

A large chunk (50,000 odd) of Auckland filtered into Mt Smart (or 'Not so smart', considering it was a nightmare to get OUT of the stadium!) on Saturday. I was one of them :) 

We were in and positioned before 6pm - Coldplay were scheduled to come on at 9pm. In the meantime, we enjoyed the pre-show entertainment: 'The Pierces' and 'The Temper Trap'. I was extremely gleeful when Temper Trap ended on Sweet Disposition! Awesome!!

This was my third time seeing Coldplay live (posts on 2009 concert here and here). They *never* disappoint. In fact, the first time I saw them, I was convinced I didn't even like Coldplay! I went along with a friend (yay for free tickets) and was converted into an fan before the first song was finished. I went and bought 'Parachutes' and 'A Rush of Blood to the Head' the next day. The rest is history.

Saturday night's concert was no different - amazing show, incredible light shows - lasers, confetti, fireworks... and the music... the music was brilliant!

Coldplay, 10 November 2012 @ Mt Smart Stadium:
(Back to the Future Theme)
1. Mylo Xyloto
2. Hurts Like Heaven
3. In My Place
4. Major Minus
5. Lovers in Japan
6. The Scientist
7. Yellow (dedicated to Christchurch and the Pike River Mine Disaster)
8. Violet Hill
9. God Put a Smile Upon Your Face  (Restarted due to a mistake)

B-Stage
10. Princess of China (Rihanna on screen)
11. Up in Flames
12. Warning Sign
(A Hopeful Transmission)
13. Don't Let It Break Your Heart
14. Viva La Vida
15. Charlie Brown
16. Paradise
Encore (played on C-Stage in crowd):
17. Us Against the World
18. Speed of Sound

Encore 2:
19. Clocks
20. Fix You
(M.M.I.X.)
21.Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall


I took a heap of crappy callphone photos hehe


Entering the stadium nice and early
Everyone is issued with different coloured wristbands, which lit up during the show - very very cool!
 
The Temper Trap came on around 7:30pm 

Temper Trap :) 

Coldplay! 

There were three large circular screens, and amazing lighting! 

My wristband lit up blue 


Confetti!!



Chris :)

Chris Martin coming down the stage, which went into the audience

More confetti!!





Band playing on the stage in the audience


Weird glowing neon shapes that inflated on the hill



We were getting a little tired by the end too hehe


I tried to get a shot of the stands all lit up by people's wristbands


Fireworks finale!



Taking a bow

The ground afterwards - clean-up wouldn't be much fun

08 November 2012

More Christmas Cards!

Project Xmas Cards is still in full-swing.

Here are two new cards I've put into 'production' :)

For Deck The Halls  I've used Kaisercraft paper (Mint Twist collection), Papertryink Tiny Treats Xmas stamps, a circle punch, scalloped edge punch  and a corner punch, pink ink, rhinestones, silver cord, and foam squares and double-sided tape.



For Holy Jolly  I've used Kaisercraft paper (Mint Twist collection), Papertryink Tiny Treats Xmas stamp, Hero Arts Bird/Holly stamp, a corner punch, blue ink, rhinestones, buttons, and foam squares and double-sided tape.

Google and Bram Stoker

I haven't done a google post in ages. Today's google logo is for Bram Stoker's 165th Birthday! Love the image :)

07 November 2012

R.A.D.I.O.H.E.A.D 06 Nov 2012

Last night I got to see Radiohead play live for the FIRST time. Oh how I wish I had seen them 15-20 years ago, but better late than never :)  They almost exploded Vector Arena with electro brilliance... The concert was epic... However a part of me feels like I still haven't seen Radiohead (Creep, Anything off 'The Bends'!!).

Here is the setlist (November 7, Vector Arena):
1.  Lotus Flower (King of Limbs)
2.  Bloom (King of Limbs)
3.  Airbag (OK Computer)
4.  Weird Fishes/Arpeggi (In Rainbows)
5.  Kid A (Kid A)
6.  I Might Be Wrong (Amnesiac)
7.  The Gloaming (Hail to the Thief)
8.  Separator (King of Limbs)
9.  Reckoner (In Rainbows)
10. Pyramid Song (Amnesiac)
11. Nude (In Rainbows)
12. Identikit *New song
13. There There (Hail to the Thief)
14. The National Anthem (Kid A)
15. Feral (King of Limbs)
16. Bodysnatchers (In Rainbows)

Encore:
17. Give Up the Ghost (King of Limbs)
18. Supercollider *B side - not included on King of Limbs
19. Morning Mr. Magpie (King of Limbs)
20. Myxomatosis (Dedicated to Mitt Romney) (Hail to the Thief)
21. Paranoid Android (OK Computer)

Encore 2:
22. Idioteque (Kid A)

My seat wasn't bad at all - right side of stage. Here are some cr*ppy cellphone photos: