Some Film & Some Tunes

Some Film & Some Tunes

Hello friends 🙂

I hope you’re all well! Today’s post is one that I hope you don’t mind me sharing. We’re branching out a little bit here, sharing something a bit different.

I touched on this a little in my blog post about my trip to Sri Lanka which you can read HERE, but I’ve been taking film photos for quite a few months now, and while I share some of them over on my Instagram … which you can follow if you want … I’m gonna start a little series where I share some photos from my film dumps each time I get a few rolls developed, as well as some songs in a little playlist!

This roll is a bit harder for me to find enough to share just because I took heaps of photos of my friends and family over the two rolls I last got developed, and while I love all the photos I got, I don’t necessarily want to share all of those photos on here, however you can check them out on my Instagram like I mentioned above! That said, I still have quite a few that I really loved that I think you guys might enjoy as well! Plus, of course, a couple of tunes sprinkled throughout as well.

Hope you enjoy!

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Back Pocket – Vulfpeck
Autumn’s Song – Stephen Day
Have Mercy – Eryn Allen Kane
Don’t Let Me Down – Joy Crookes
Loved By You – KIRBY
Lost Love – Yuto.

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The Key – Madison Ryann Ward
Where Do You Go – Yebba
Evergreen – Yebba
Morning Dew – Matt Quentin
Add The Bassline – Jordan Rakei
In My Room – Jacob Collier

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Down Time – Aaradhna
love – DEAN, Syd
Don’t Forget Your Roots – Six60
Maybe – Mae Muller
Satellite – STRFKR
Doing Me – RAY BLK

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Light and Shade – Guy Sebastian, Sage The Gemini
Dirty Harry – SAYGRACE
Missing The Mark – Paris Youth Foundation
Hear This – Jarami
So Good – Omar Apollo
Simple Pleasures – AUGUST 08

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Love No More – ASTN
The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home – Declan McKenna
Let It Pass – Jakob Ogawa
Is That Enough – Sons of Zion, Aaradhna
Eye for an Eye – SiDizen King, The Strike
Shadows – Slip-On Stereo, TRQS

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I Don’t Wanna Be Okay Without You – Charlie Burg
My Favourite Clothes – RINI
Never Knock – Kevin Garrett
I’ll Find You – Lecrae, Tori Kelly
Attention – Olivia Escuyos
Bad 4 U – Imad Royal

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Hush – Morgan Bain
Red Rental Car – Jack Gray
All The Snow Is Gone – Sniffle Party
Invincible – Amine
Ornament – Kiah Victoria
Simplify – SIROJ, Jalise Romy

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x

Priya

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A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

This post is long overdue. Like, very long overdue.

But we’re here now, and that’s what counts, right?

Also – I know what you’re thinking. New look? How do we feel?? What do we think??? What are our thoughts??

Anyways, I have a decent enough excuse as to why I’ve yet to write this post. Well for one, Mia’s here. She’s finally in my city, and we’ve been hanging out, buying too many clothes, indulging in a sesh or two, and it’s be a fab time. As well as that, I’ve started working a bit more considering I also just finished my second year of university at the end of October. It’s been a hectic few weeks, but now that they’re over, I’m excited to get into Spring and Summer and do things.

Excuses aside, let’s talk about the actual topic of this post.

A Star Is Born.

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I’m definitely not the first, and I probably won’t be the last to come at you with a post about this incredible movie, so while you’re here, try and enjoy it.

It was a pretty split second decision to go and watch A Star Is Born at the cinemas with my mum, my sister and my cousin, but thank God we did.

I will admit, it was a slow to start type of film. There’s no action sequence, no wild musical numbers and no evil villain. However, what the film does have? Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

I promise, I would never have been able to pick those two together even if you spelt their names out in front of me, but somehow it worked, so well. All of their scenes together were absolute magic, whether they were singing to each other across a stage, yelling in each other’s faces in the middle of the bathroom or simply sending the other a look from across a room. It was all so magical, at times I forgot who they were outside of the movie.

The clean-cut, crisp-suit, Hollywood actor version of Bradley Cooper, and the international pop star Lady Gaga, seized to exist within the time period I was in that cinema.

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However, I’m here to talk to you about the music.

The music, got me.

I’d heard one of the main motif type of songs, Shallows, on the radio before I saw the film, (it’s currently still sitting at No. 1 here in Australia on the charts) and I was more than impressed. While I knew it was something Lady Gaga was capable of, it wasn’t necessarily something I expected, and I found myself waiting for the songs little moment within the film. Don’t worry, there are plenty.

On another note…Bradley Cooper??? Bradley Cooper’s voice??? Like their voices sound completely different when they sing together, for obvious reasons, but they complimented each other so well, especially in that smash song, Shallows.

Black Eyes, is one of the first songs you hear in the film, and it’s basically Bradley Cooper, opening the movie, guns blazing up on a stage. It took me a little while to realise that it was genuinely Cooper singing throughout the entire movie, and once you do acknowledge it, it kinda makes you wonder why he never sang before? It’s one of those ‘Emma Stone in La La Land’ type moments I guess.

Lady Gaga performs a shiver-inducing cabaret version of La Vie En Rose, a favourite, and it’s definitely one of the standout performances throughout the entire film for me, regardless of how short and minuscule that scene appears to be in comparison to the rest of the film. This film definitely shines a very deserving light on Lady Gaga and her very, very legit talent. That woman delivers some of the best vocals I’ve heard in so long, and it’s like each song is written just for her.

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Always Remember Us This Way is another huge song performed by Gaga, and it’s another standout moment for me. While she’s joined on stage by Cooper, who she’s assisting on tour, she sings the song by herself, and she follows through with this perfect knack for making any sound she touches sound powerful, compelling and ridiculously moving, regardless of the context.

If you somehow haven’t already, watch A Star Is Born. Please. If not for the ridiculously good acting from Bradley and Lady Gaga, if not for the award-worthy directing from Cooper, then at least for the music. It’s well worth the money, I promise.

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Priya

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Very Specific Pt.2

Very Specific Pt.2

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Hello friends! Today I am back with the next instalment of my newest post, Very Specific, and today’s playlist vibe is indeed, very specific. So what do these songs all have in common today? Well they fit the following category:

Riding To School During The Opening Credits of A Teen Movie.

Surely I don’t need to elaborate on that? Surely everyone understands immediately what vibe and aesthetic I mean? Surely that’s as specific as you can get? Surely. I mean, there is definitely gonna be some variance in the music. Some of these are for those indie type films that thrive on acoustic indie bands and summer tones, while others fall directly into the stereotypical early-90’s teen movie. They will vary, but they will all fit.

Let’s get on with it.

 

Don’t Stop – 5 Seconds Of Summer

Fred Astaire – San Cisco

The Middle – Jimmy Eat World

What’s My Age Again – blink-182

The Anthem – Good Charlotte

Pleaser – Wallows

Same Same – Waax

1985 – Bowling For Soup

Buddy Holly – Weezer

101 – Walla

Absolutely (Story Of A Girl) -Nine Days

Stuck – The Aces

When Did Your Heart Go Missing – Rooney

There She Goes – The La’s

Chloe – Grouplove

Change My Mind – IV League

First Date – blink-182

Beach Bummer – No Vacation

So Yesterday – Hilary Duff

My Sharona – The Knack

Science Fiction – The Belligerents

Semi-Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind

 

So there you have it. Hopefully you got some Big Fat Liar/Princess Diaries/Malcolm In the Middle vibes! I’ve made this playlist mentally too many times to count, so it was heaps of fun searching for the songs and compiling them for you all! Let me know what you think.

 

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Priya

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Courtesy Of: Yasmin Suteja

Courtesy Of: Yasmin Suteja

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I am PUMPED to be bringing you all another set of top ten favourite songs, this time, Courtesy Of the lovely Yasmin Suteja. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Yasmin (@yasminsuteja), she’s basically magic.

She’s the founder, photographer and creative director of Culture Machine Agency, a Sydney-based creative agency focused on film, fashion photography, branding and art direction, which she has also extended into a model scouting, development and talent division. Yasmin’s also the manager for her comedian younger brother, Kai (@urmumsyadad).

 

 

 

Hopping back and forth between Australia and Bali, Yasmin seems to always be working on something incredible, whether it’s producing short films, scouting fresh faces or directing and shooting campaigns for brands such as Glue Store. Her street style film photography has created a brand of it’s own, and it seems like Yas will only lead her army of creatives at Culture Machine to a whole spectrum of creative opportunities. It’s fun stuff.

However, we’re talking about tunes.

Yasmin was nice enough to share her top ten favourite songs of all time with me, and it’s a pretty great selection. Some insane throwbacks, head nods at great Australian artists and tunes that will get you feeling all the feelings. It’s a top list, so let’s get into it.

 

Groove Is In The Heart – Deee-Lite: You may not know the name, but you definitely know how to sing it. I didn’t even realise I knew this song until I listened to it again. You’re obligated to groove to this one.

Together Again – Janet Jackson: Aside from my love of Michael Jackson, I also have to extend the love to Janet. This song is probably in my top ten from Janet, which made me grin seeing it in Yasmin’s list so close to the top.

Young Hearts Run Free – Kym Mazelle: Honestly Yasmin just seems like she’s constantly boogie-ing? Much like our first song in the list, this one is a classic for anyone who appreciates some disco in their lives.

Fly – Sugar Ray: This song fits perfectly into my obsession with summer tunes. It’s also a major throwback.

Girl Talk – TLC: TLC can do no wrong. Huge grins when I spotted the group featuring in Yasmin’s favourites. Honestly timeless.

Baby Blue – King Krule: This song is perfect for winding down. Like the biggest chill you never knew you needed. It’s such a perfect song for the sun.

Nakamarra – Hiatus Kaiyote: Love seeing a Melbourne band feature on this list. Definitely my favourite song from Hiatus Kaiyote, and if you’ve never heard of the band, I 100% recommend checking them out. Insane stuff.

Get You – Daniel Caesar, Kali Uchis: Not only did I feature this song on my July Tunes and my August Tunes, but I also dedicated a whole post to Kali Uchis, so we understand how I feel about this song. It definitely deserves a spot on this list.

Passionfruit – Drake: With Drake finishing up shows in Australia a little while back, this is great timing. I live for the first minute of this song. I also featured this song in one of my first posts, back in my May Tunes. Definitely one of my favourites from Drake, and obviously Yasmin agrees.

Boredom – Tyler, The Creator, Rex Orange County, Anna Of The North: I never seek out anything Tyler, but whenever I’m presented it, I’m never disappointed and this is no different. 10/10. Would definitely recommend. Great pick on Yasmin’s behalf.

 

So that’s it! A huge thank you to Yasmin for sharing her top ten favourite songs of all time with me. I had a lil groove myself, so I’m certain you will too. While I love sharing new music I’m finding and loving myself, I love the opportunity to share music that other people enjoy just as much. So a massive thanks to Yasmin again, hopefully you enjoyed some of her picks just as much as I did!

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