I think it's time to finally emerge from my month-long state of denial and admit that the summer has come to a bittersweet end. Although I'm sad to say goodbye to dog days spent reading under the sparkling sun, I'm pretty excited for the best season of them all... AUTUMN!
Belle and Sebastian are one of those bands I admit to never fully committing to. Don't get me wrong... I like their music. Funny Little Frog, Sleep The Clock Around and Chickfactor have moderately high play counts on my iTunes, and were some of the first songs I learned how to play on guitar. But I was never really one to listen to the complete Belle and Sebastian discography, or go ga-ga over their new releases.
So as you can imagine, it came as a pleasant surprise when their latest project, indie film God Help The Girl absolutely charmed my socks off!
This week I was excited for one thing only: a new episode of The Mindy Project! Tuesday's premiere picked up where we left off last season- exploring the evolving relationship of Danny and Mindy, the most unlikely couple in the history of television. One of my favourite scenes depicting their foray into romance last season was soundtracked by the classic late-seventies hit, Just What I Needed by The Cars. It was unexpected, hilarious, and brought this little gem back into my life!
Some people find magazine advertisements to be super annoying and tedious. My mom, for example, often complains about how choppy The September Issue can be when articles are interspersed between 10-15 pages of advertising content.
From the concert halls of Manhattan to the confines of a hospital outside of Paris, the books I tackled in August took me on quite a few literary journeys. Here are my thoughts on these five reads...
This week I've been thinking a lot about 2001. It's impossible not to flash back to that gruesome September day thirteen years ago and not remember the person you were, the place you were at and the things you were doing when the world suddenly changed forever. I was nine years old that year, which is so hard to believe- it seems like it was just yesterday.
Being the person I am, I define temporal periods by the music I was listening to at the time. In 2001 my main sonic squeeze was The Princess Diaries soundtrack, a compilation that perfectly suited my love of Backstreet Boys and B*Witched. Little did my nine-year-old self know that in New York City, a fresh band was rising to fame after releasing what would go on to be one of my favourite albums of all-time. That band was The Strokes and that album was Is This It.