Saturday, 17 November 2012

Louis London (Music Monday)

I saw these guys live tonight. They put on a fantastic show! Click here to get some free tracks!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Regina Spektor (Music Monday)

Noah - LMFAO Cover (Music Monday)

My humblest apologies for the profanity in my last post. I have received some complaints. I have been feeling rather dark the past couple of weeks and it has been reflected in my music taste. Here is a cover song that is still not entirely innocent, but I love it and it works.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Jinja Safari (Music Monday)

SO STOKED! I found the jackpot! A Sydney band named after Jinja, Uganda. What!!?? Too perfect. And their music is brilliant too!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Saturday, 18 February 2012

James Vincent McMorrow (Music McMonday)

James Vincent McMorrow's music is so beautiful. If you like Bon Iver then you'll like his style and this track is so captivating. I heard it a while ago and thought, 'Nice,' but for some reason it really pulled me in today and I've been listening to it on repeat for the past few hours (on and off, not too excessively). I also recommend listening to "We Don't Eat." McMorrow is from Ireland and often incorporates lyrics into his songs that reflect his faith. He has such an artistic soul that coyly shows its face through his music. He is coming to Sydney in April, but all the tickets are sold out. :( They were affordable too. Maybe next time. Enjoy!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Michael Kiwanuka (Music Monday)

Sooo... when I saw Michael's last name I knew he was from Uganda. I did a little research and found out that his parent fled the Country during the Amin era and Michael grew up in England. What a great combination! It seems like both Uganda and England are overflowing with fantastic musicians. Influenced by some of my favourite musical artists, including Bobby Dylan and Otis Redding, Michael's sound is absolutely brilliant. Keep an eye out for this one in the future. He's going to be big.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Friday, 6 January 2012

Emery Cloth vs. Sandpaper (Fun Fact Friday)

Ever wondered what the difference between emery cloth and sandpaper is?

Emery cloth uses particles from a very hard rock, emery, as an abrasive. Emery contains metal components, including aluminum oxide and iron. It is glued onto a woven backing, providing a sturdier base. Emery cloth is primarily used in metalwork.

Sandpaper, on the other hand, consists of an abrasive grit glued onto paper, and is commonly used in woodworking. The grit can be made of a number of different substances. A common mineral used in current-day sandpaper is aluminum oxide, but depending on the fineness of the grit, it can vary. Historically, sandpaper has been made from many materials including sand, glass frit, shark skin, coelacanth scales and seeds.