Tag Archives: music

In the water where the city ends

11 Mar

One year since the tsunami and Fukushima. This beautiful video is a collaboration between singer Simone White and animator Hideyuki Katsumata. You can read an interview with them here.

hanna ♥


Music Monday

14 Nov

My friend Nick posted this on my facebook wall the other day. It’s very lovely.

hanna ♥

Super Sunday

13 Nov

1. I am quite a fan of this new band, Friends, partly because the name choice is hilarious and will reclaim the word from the decade-long sitcom, but mostly because the song is rahlly good.

2. The East London Green Jobs Alliance has funding for the next year! Woop!

3. I downloaded Summer Camp’s debut album, Welcome to Condale. It is brilliant, is inspired by 80s bratpack films and teenage angst, and has a song on it called Brian Krakow. WHAT COULD BE BETTER?

4. I am back in the saddle again. This morning I cycled in London for the first time in well over a year. Cycling and walking around Brighton has been a bit of a luxury this past year, so today I decided to investigate the quieter cycle paths around my new house and I reckon that I can piece together a nice long, chilled pootle to my offices. Image from weheartit.

5. Massive win this week for the No Keystone XL Pipeline campaign over in the states! The proposed pipeline would have been a huge boon to the very environmentally destructive Canadian tar sands industry. It was basically a done deal, but 3 months of incredible campaigning has resulted in Obama delaying the decision – yay! You can read more about it here.

“Yes, the Spice Girls were created to cash in on “feminism” and “girl power,” at a time when those things were popular. Yes, the “Girl Power” slogan ripped off Riot Grrrl—although, actually, the Spice Girls ripped off girl groups like Salt-N-Pepa or TLC far more than they did Pacific Northwestern indie culture. But do you know what it looks like when someone “rips off” girls being empowered? Well… it sort of looks like… girls being empowered.”

6. Great great great post – In Defense of the Spice Girls. Now I don’t feel so bad about going to see them when I was 14!

7. I am feeling a bit depressed about the fact that it looks like I’m intolerant not only to dairy, caffeine and alcohol, but also wheat. It’s hard to be a good baker when you can’t use wheat or dairy! It would be SUPER if anyone could point me to any good recipes / websites / or cookbooks that are friendly to a positively MONKish dietary requirement, and that actually taste good. Thank you!

hanna ♥

Music Monday

24 Oct

It’s a bit shocking to start thinking about Christmas, I know, but I am very excited that She & Him are releasing their Christmas album tomorrow! I’ve pre-ordered it and everything. She & Him: Volume Two is one of my favourite albums in the world.

Since I’m not linking to any actual music today, I think we’ve got time for a boy swoon – Mark Ruffalo addressing Occupy Wall Street about the Keystone XL pipeline. I couldn’t be more in love with this guy.


Music Monday

10 Oct

This came on the radio last night (yeah, I listen to Radio 2). And oh, it made me miss San Francisco! As did this beautiful time-elapse video of the city’s rolling fog below. Take me back!

hanna  ♥

Music Monday

3 Oct

I’m making my own virtual, musical, girl gang. These would all be members. Now, where’s my jewellery?


10 Sep

Popping in to say hello again. Listen to this song! I am a big fan of it.


hanna  ♥