A is for Alden – Erin Alden

April 1, 2011

Before I get started with today’s post, I must let you all know that I am participating in a brand new blogging challenge which will get me posting more regularly! A very awesome blog started the A-Z Blogging Challenge and I figured that as I haven’t been posting too regularly, I ought to get involved! Basically, every day through April (excluding Sundays) I will be posting a new blog entry corresponding to the letters of the alphabet. If you want to join in, just follow the link above or click on the graphic in the sidebar about the challenge. On the official challenge page you will see the enormous list of people who are involved, and it will be a good opportunity to meet brand new bloggers!

So, on to today’s post!

Last year I was given the chance to interview an amazing singer from Los Angeles by the name of Erin Alden. Erin is not only a singer, but a fabulous songwriter too. Her music, which can be heard on her MySpace page, is the kind of music you will find yourself singing throughout the day. It’s catchy, thoughtful and different from much of the dross that can be heard in the charts. Check out more about her here: An Interview With Erin Alden

P.S There is a good chance I posted this interview before, but now seemed like a good time to re-post!


Best Movies of the 80s

March 28, 2011

Back in the 1980s, when I was just a little kid, some of the movies released were fabulous. Granted, I didn’t get to see most of them for at least six or seven years after they were released but that didn’t seem to lessen the brilliance of them. 80s movies seem to have a timelessness to them. Even after so many years, you can still sit down to watch them and enjoy them the way you did when they were first released. Movies such as E.T have gone on to be classics for kids who weren’t even thought of in the 80s. I wonder how many of today’s films will stand the test of time so well.

The 1980’s was a time of great movies. Although the movies back then weren’t filled with stunning animation and 3D effects, the simplicity of them was a part of what made them so endearing. Actors such as Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze and Drew Barrymore were just beginning their rise to superstardom and the “Brat Pack” were in their prime. ….Read more about Best Movies of the 80s


R.I.P Kurt Cobain

March 23, 2011

Recently I was reminded of a fascination I used to have with Kurt Cobain. When I was a teenager, I had a boyfriend who loved Nirvana. Back then, I didn’t really appreciate the music, but I remember thinking there was something about the lead singer that was….charismatic. Unfortunately, by the time I fell in love with him, it was too late. He had ended his life. But as I learned more about him, more about his life and his love of art and music, the more I was saddened by his death.

When I was challenged to write an article about Kurt Cobain last week, I was a little dubious. If you have been reading my blog for a long time, you will know that I am not a grunge girl. I like cheesy music and boy bands! But that fascination for the man behind Nirvana was still lurking under the surface. With a little help from my friend, I managed to pull together an article about the life of Kurt Cobain and I must say, I am quite proud of it. I would like to say a huge thanks to Simon Cox for his guidance – your knowledge is incredible!

The Life and Death of Kurt Cobain



March 22, 2011

The season finale of Pretty Little Liars came last night and I feel….ever so slightly let down.

Let’s be fair. Many of the events that happenn in the show rely on the suspension of belief just a little bit. But it never really goes so far that you think it is ridiculous. With the way things ended last night though, I’m not really sure what to think. How many suspects are there for being “A”?!

I think it’s a fairly safe bet that Ian killed Ali, but what’s with the dodgy policeman?! I wondered if he was genuine when he first appeared on the screen but it’s obvious now that he isn’t. But I really hate the introduction of a new dodgy character so late in the game. What is he doing with Jenna?!

I muchly enjoyed the suspense of the Spencer/Ian fight towards the end. He is a true psychopath! First question though, why do girls in danger always run UP the stairs?! What is the reasoning???? Second question, what happened to the little flash drive with all the videos on after Spencer threw it at him? Was it left on the floor or did he take it? The part when the other girls rushed in to find Spencer and we saw Ian hanging from the ropes was fantastic but had he really been dead – it would have looked as though Spencer may have killed him.

My brain could not cope with the prospect that he somehow escaped strangulation. Did the mysterious stranger who saved Spencer then go back and rescue Ian?! How did he get out of those ropes?!

Of course, the bigger question is….who was the mysterious stranger? I thought the shot on Noel was interesting, so he could perhaps have had something to do with it.

I can’t work out why I feel a little let down by the last episode. I enjoyed watching it, and it was certainly full of drama. I think I was hoping for a few more answers. I also wanted to see more of both Caleb and Toby *lol*

And now we have to wait longer than ever to find out what happens next 😦 On the plus side though, Pretty Little Liars will be released on DVD in the US quite soon so you can re-watch all the action to your heart’s content!



Lady Gaga’s Hottest Looks! We all know

March 21, 2011

Lady Gaga’s Hottest Looks!

We all know Lady Gaga is a little bit crazy when it comes to fashion. But she doesn’t always look bizarre. Well, okay….she usually does. But she is lucky enough to be able to make bizarre look fantastic. I can’t say I would ever be brave enough to dress the way she does but I think that is what makes her so brilliant. Pushing the boundaries and expresing herself through her clothing. Here is a look at some of Lady Gaga’s best looks! http://ow.ly/4hLpy


Happy Saturday!

March 19, 2011

Hey everyone! I don’t usually do a Saturday post but I am up ready for my day and wanted to share some exciting news!

I now have a brand new website for entertainment articles! This means you will be able to find a variety of articles about music, movies, TV and celebrities all in one handy place. The articles aren’t just my own work. There are contributions from many talented writers, and our tates all differ quite a lot too!

The feed from this blog will be imported to the website also, so it’s a bit like a partner to this blog! I hope you’ll all go and take a look around! http://ow.ly/4hLlO


I Believe in a Thing Called…The Darkness!

March 16, 2011

Yes, yes, yes! The Darkness are coming back this summer, which means the high pitched tones of Justin Hawkins will soon be heard on the radio once again! The Darkness are something of a guilty pleasure for me – though whether they really fit that category is a matter of a opinion. Ever since they released I Believe In A Thing Called Love, I have been hooked on their music. Is it profound? Not really. Is it fun? Hell yeah! I much preferred their second album to their first, though after listening to them both recently I was reminded of some of the gems they recorded which I had totally forgotten about.  In the interests of not forgetting them ever again, I wrote an article about the Top 5 Songs by The Darkness. Check them out and let me know what you think!