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This week…

3 Feb

Here are a few things I’ve enjoyed this week…

The Killers video for Miss Atomic Bomb.

This sweet little animation from Disney (complete with a classically disneyfied lady)

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Finally, I showed this short Pixar animation at school as part of our circle time talk about bullying. It got such a laugh at the end and is quite powerful in its own way.

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Crafty moment

3 Jan

This week I’ve started a little patchwork project, accompanied by some of my favourite songs. My most favourite being…

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I am planning to write a short tutorial on this patchwork method, paper piecing.

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The Killers. Birmingham NEC, October 31st 2012

4 Nov

Ooh IT WAS FANTASTIC! I knew it would be but it was even better than I expected. Also, three songs out of my top five made it into the set-list which made me very happy! It was quite a simple show, no extravagant sets, just lots and lots of songs. There was a nice range of old and new, known and lesser known.

The show started with an old video made by the Killers called Zombie Hands and then came my NUMBER 1- first!!

Bones

Followed by;

Jenny was a friend of mine

Somebody told me

The way it was

Spaceman

Flesh and Bone

Bling (confessions of a King)

Miss Atomic Bomb

Human

Here with Me

For reasons unknown

From here on out

A matter of time

A dustland fairytale

Read my mind

Runaways

Mr Brightside

When you were young

Encore

Smile like you mean it

All these things that I’ve  done

Battleborn

Although not included in my top five, Smile Like you mean it, Mr Brightside and When you were young were definitely amongst my favourites on the night and they seem to me to be songs best enjoyed live (and loud!) Obviously, Bones, Spaceman and Here with me were also completely fantastic. Here are a couple of pictures from the night…

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Here with me…

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My Killers top 5…

30 Oct

I’m so excited! Only one day left to go until the Killers 🙂

So, I have been thinking about my favourite songs which has been tricky as it changes on a daily basis but here’s how it stands at the moment…

Number 5- This River is Wild 

From Sam’s Town, which is possibly my favourite album.

Number 4-Here with Me

This is a very new favourite of mine, from the newly released Battleborn album. I had a very nice surprise in school last week when I heard this song being played by my headteacher, I’ve only ever heard it on the album as it’s not a single. I love singing along to it when I’m driving, you don’t get many power ballads these days 🙂

As my friend Tine pointed out, the lyrics do make you realise how much times (and technology) has changed,  ‘don’t want your picture on my cell-phone’ when I grew up listening to Boyzone singing about faxes (the classic ‘love me for a reason’!)

Number 3- My List

The most powerful chorus…

‘Don’t give the ghost up just clench your fist,
You should have known by now you were on my list’

Number 2- Spaceman

A weird and wonderful song (and video).

My favourite lyrics…

‘Well now I’m back at home,

and I’m looking forward to this life I live’


At number 1 we have… Bones!

I adore this song, there is something about the beat, the lyrics and the horns! I’ve chosen this video as you get to see ALL the instruments within the song, of which there is an amazing array.

So there it is, my (current) top 5 favourite songs by the Killers. Another song which I love and is deserving of a mention, though not strictly speaking a Killers song, is their cover of Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits. The Sawdust album is a must for any fan, as it contains many covers and re-arranged songs.

Let the countdown begin…

Exciting delivery

17 Sep

Today, I arrived home after a VERY long day to some very exciting post!

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I am listening to it as I type, my current favourites are Runaways, Here With Me and Deadlines and Commitments which has some beautiful lyrics…

If you should fall upon hard times
If you should lose your way
There is a place
Here in this house
That you can stay

As you can see, the album also comes complete with some Zoolander-worthy pouting which is always entertaining 🙂

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Beyond excited!

7 Sep

This afternoon, I was awoken from dozing (it’s been a tiring week) by a call from my lovely friend.

We have been talking, together and separately (to anyone who will listen) of our wishes that The Killers will come to the UK on tour soon…and she is so very clever that she signed up to be emailed when that day finally came.

Anyway, today was the the day! After much squealing with excitement down the phone, the tickets were booked and we will be heading to Birmingham in less than 8 weeks…I cannot wait!

Also, Brandon Flowers is very considerate to have planned this leg of the tour in our half term holiday…yipee!

So for fellow Killers lovers out there…

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