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August Favourites

Okay, so I’ve jumped the gun a bit by uploading this before the actual end of August. But I haven’t written a favourite’s post in forever, therefore I’m a bit excited. Between the heatwaves, travelling, A-Level results and general summer madness I have actually accumulated quite a few favourites. Enjoy!

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Music Madness | BEDA 4

Music. For some of us it’s what we come into the world with, and most of us go out with it as well. It can bring people to together, saying that it can cause social networking wars (it’s not the music it’s the listeners) You can go anywhere in the world and music is there, a constant companion, never leaving your pocket where you iPod or mp3 sits. For most it’s background noise set against the sounds of their everyday life, for others it is a soundtrack to their life. Music covers all bases, there quite literally something for everyone, like indie? Aisle 1. Pop? That’s aisle 5. I haven’t found one single person who doesn’t like sort kind of music. I have found in my seventeen years as a music lover that it is one of the key components that makes my life, I’m never found without my iPod or iPhone that are loaded with my favourite songs, albums, and artists.  Music is a form of art, it’s popular culture.

Music is a important part of my life. I was born to music, and for the first 3 months of my life I was constantly surrounded by lyrics and a rhythm. Even now, I am still obsessed. Hardly ever seen without my iPod listening to a variety of songs and genres, but I want to share this passion with someone, well you guys, yep you there on the other side of this screen! Obscure idea I know, how can you share your passion for music? You could play an instrument? I can’t do that, but what I do have is a phone, and that phone has a camera, so I can document things that way. Which I will be doing soon, but today I thought I would share with you my favourite ever song.

Today I thought I would share with you my (current) top 5 songs, enjoy!

5. Beer Fear by Lucy Spraggan

4. Our Song by The Plain White T’s

3. Fight Song by Rachel Platten

2. Written In Scars by Jack Savoretti

1. Metal and Dust by London Grammar

Let me know your favourite songs below!
See You Tomorrow,
Ellie

February Favourites

Things I have learnt writing this post:
1) I cannot spell February without autocorrect.
2) I should really be doing work right now.
3) I like a lot of stuff.
4) Always save posts multiple times.

Hello my chums,
It’s that time of the month again, no not that time! It’s time for Miss Backwards favourites, I know that you should have a Tizzy Tuesday post this week, but as the month drew to a close this week I thought you wouldn’t mind a replacement of great proportions. Shall we?

Television:
Due to the much needed half term I had this month, the time I spent watching television soon mounted up, due to my secret love for all things superhero I quickly found myself watching ABC’s ‘Marvel’s Agents Of Shield’ I had heard about this show in passing, but never really knew what it was fully about, but as it was by Joss Whedon I knew there could be potential for it to be great. As I had some time on my hands I thought I would give it a chance, two days later and I had watched all of the available episodes. The show offers great team chemistry both on and off screen, with Clark Gregg reprising his role as Agent Phil Coulson from the smash hit film ‘Avengers Assemble’, he is joined by the funny duo of FitzSimmons played by Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge respectively, specialist Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), mysterious pilot Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) and newcomer Skye (Chloe Bennet) a highly skilled hacker and activist who joins the team in the first episode.

The basis of the show is that the team are sent out to investigate the unordinary, and has multiple tie-ins with Marvel movies that were released when the episodes first aired such as Thor: A Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It returns after it’s mid season break on the first of March in the US, so it won’t be long until I get to catch up with my favourite alien/crime fighting team. If I had to pick a favourite character I would pick Skye, as her character is one that you see develop whilst dealing with conflicts throughout both seasons, also her computer skills and wardrobe as to die for!

Books:
I only finished one book this month, measly I know. Therefore my favourite would have to be Every Second Counts by Sophie McKenzie, the sequel to Split Second. I can’t tell you about it without ruining the previous book, so don’t say I didn’t warn you. After being framed by Roman Riley at the end of the previous book, Nat and Charlie are on the run together, either unable to contact their families or been disowned from them completely, after Charlie realises that there maybe some truth in Riley’s claims that her father is still alive she decides to fly solo and go in search of answers and chaos ensues. If I had to sum this book up in one word it would be “bombs”. A lot of bombs.

Film:
If you caught my film review earlier this month then you will be able to guess my favourite, for anyone who missed it go check it out and all will be explained as to why Kingsman is my movie of the month.

Music:
This is a new section, as i’m constantly attached to my iPod it felt a little odd to not have music section. Although I only really get addicted to songs and not artists or albums, this month I have been enjoying Ed Sheeran’s new album Multiply, so theres a special mention to that. Onto the songs:

Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon 


With it’s catchy lyrics and general happy mood, this song soon became addictive. I had listened to Walk The Moon before but never found their stuff to be quite what I was looking for at the moment, however this song is a sure mood lifter and in my personal opinion a great start to any party, alone or with others!

Afire Love – Ed Sheeran


From his new album Afire Love is one of the more ballady tracks that contrast such hits as ‘Sing’ and ‘Don’t’ so I feel might get overlooked when people are raving about the album as a whole. With it’s heavy piano chords and even more meaningful lyrics Afire Love is a tribute to Sheeran’s late grandfather, to me it’s unlike the rest of the album and makes me feel as if i’m part of something more; what I feel when I hear this song makes me immediately hit the repeat button just so I can sing a handful of lines, as you can tell the love and admiration that seeps through the speakers.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my February (yes, no need for autocorrect) favourites, let me know what your’s were, maybe they were the same! We can now all welcome Spring with open arms as we get one step closer to Summer!

Happy reading,
Ellie