Today is the first day of May, and although the view (or should I say VIEWS... hello fellow Drake fans hehe) outside my window is dark and dreary, I have high hopes for sunny days ahead. Mid-spring is one of my favourite times of the year- the weather allows me to wear my favourite trench coat, flowers are in bloom, I get to celebrate my lovely mother's existence, and go for introspective walks without wearing puffy coats and mittens. So to celebrate the near-arrival of perfect spring days, here's a playlist featuring some of my favourite new songs. Enjoy, and see you on the sunny side!
March 30, 2016
Late neurologist Oliver Sacks is someone whose work I’ve admired for as long as I can remember. Sacks is an iconic figure in medical literature, best known for documenting his clinical encounters in best-selling books like Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat. Unlike many "traditional" science writers, Sacks brought elements of humanity and emotion to his texts, and they appealed to a wide audience because of their unique subject matter, poetic prose and ease of readability. Before Sacks died last year, he released On The Move: A Life, an autobiography that chronicles his experiences as an adventurer, writer and physician.
March 5, 2016
One of my all-time favourite bands is Miike Snow. Their unique brand of indie pop music always seems to brighten up my days, and I've been a fan since I first heard the 2009 single that put them on the map, "Animal". Yesterday the band released their long-awaited new album iii, and I've been listening to it on repeat ever since... it's SO good! My favourite songs right now are "My Trigger", "Genghis Khan" and "Lonely Life", but I'm sure my preferences will evolve with subsequent listens, especially since there is not a bad track to be found. Can't wait to celebrate summer days with this album as my soundtrack... it's a pop dream!
February 3, 2016
I made an Instagram-length video with some footage from the previous post's excursion, because apparently I didn't get the memo that I am not Alejandro González Iñárritu's future protégé? This young grasshopper's got a lot to learn when it comes to the realm of video editing, but I figured that the best way to learn is to do! So please, indulge in my Final Cut Pro experimentation for now... maybe I'll thank you in my speech when I win an Oscar in the future... ;)