Musical Monday: Daft Punk bid adieu

French electronic duo Daft Punk announced their retirement in February, bringing to an end an illustrious, award-winning career that had spanned nearly 30 years. Famous for never revealing their faces and for wearing robotic helmets and gloves, the enigmatic duo (confirmed as Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo) composed the soundtrack to 2010's Tron: Legacy.... Continue Reading →

[Musical Monday] Introducing Vindsvept

While trying to find atmospheric music on YouTube to accompany us as we played Carcassonne, my boyfriend and I stumbled across the Swedish composer and musician that goes by Vindsvept. As far as I've been able to find out, 'Vindsvept' isn't a Swedish name or word. It appears to be made up; an original pseudonym... Continue Reading →

[Musical Monday] Rock of Ages

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had great weekends. My weekend included a visit to the BBC Good Food Festival, a trip to the cinema to see Rock of Ages and a re-watch of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Over the last few years there has been a steady stream of musicals at the cinema, and... Continue Reading →

[Musical Monday] A Knight’s Tale

On the way to work the other morning one of my favourite David Bowie songs, 'Golden Years', came on my iPod. Whenever I hear this song it always reminds me of the fabulous ball scene in A Knight's Tale. Released in 2001 and starring the late Heath Ledger against Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon and Paul Bettany, A Knight's... Continue Reading →

[Musical Monday] Come With Me

Morning, everyone. I hope you've all had lovely weekends. This blog has taken a back seat recently while I've adjusted to my new job and living back home. I'm planning on writing some blog posts tonight - including my long overdue James Bond reviews - so keep tuned for some new posts soon. Instead of driving... Continue Reading →

[Musical Monday] Kill Bill: Vol 1

For this week's edition of Musical Monday I'm taking a look at my favourite Tarantino film, Kill Bill: Vol 1, and its sequel, Kill Bill: Vol 2. Uma Thurman takes on the role of The Bride, a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. On finding out that she is pregnant she decides to leave the Squad, much... Continue Reading →

[Musical Monday] Back to the Eighties

This weekend I watched a very strange medley of film: two James Bond films (On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Diamonds Are Forever), a hard-hitting drama (Hard Candy) and a comedy (Yes Man). It is the latter from which I take inspiration for this week's Musical Monday post. Yes Man (2008) stars Jim Carrey as... Continue Reading →

[Musical Monday] Groovy, baby, yeahhh!

Happy Monday, folks. Hope you all had fantastic weekends. For this week's edition of Musical Monday I took inspiration from a TV show shown on the BBC on Saturday, Let's Dance for Sports Relief. In the show a group of celebrities take to the dance floor in a bid to be crowned Let's Dance For... Continue Reading →

[Musical Monday] AFI’s Greatest Movie Musicals

While searching for inspiration for this week's Musical Monday I stumbled across the American Film Institute's Greatest Movie Musicals list, which was released in 2006. While the musical genre isn't a particular of mine - I'm a fantasy/action/adventure kinda girl - I've seen and enjoyed quite a few musicals, including Moulin Rouge!, The Wizard of... Continue Reading →

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