Monday, 20 February 2017

My Top 10 Records

I bloody love music!
Music is and always has been a huge part of my life growing up - records and CDs everywhere, music magazines always around, posters, films and TV shows. My dad is a huge music lover so he introduced me and my brothers to artists such as The Beatles, David Bowie, Rolling Stones and so many more. On my 21st I received a record player and over a year and a half I have built up quite a lot of records (There is an on going list of records I want to find), I decided to rummage through them and pick out 10 of my favourites and they are not in order because I dont think I could do that.

1.The Monkees - The Monkees

2. Micheal Nesmith - The best of Mike Nesmith

3. The Monkees - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones LTD.

4. The Beatles - Rubber Soul

5. The Everly Brothers Greatest Hits Collection

6. The Beatles - A Hard Days Night

7. Mary Poppins Soundtrack

8. Cliff Richard and The Shadows - The Young Ones

9. Wings - Venus and Mars

10. Best of Bowie

Thursday, 16 February 2017

You say you want a revolution.

It feels like a life time since my last trip to London even though in reality it was only 3/4 months ago.
Instead of going to the usual spots on this trip we ventured to the V&A to go to the 'You say you want a revolution' exhibition. I had heard about this exhibition a while back and have been desperate to go - as I am doing a project on Psychedelia and the 1960s I thought this was a perfect excuse.
Since I was very young I have always had a love for the 1960s and a huge never ending love for The Beatles. So as soon as we got into the exhibition space I was in heaven - When I walked in the first thing I marched of to was John Lennons suit he wore on the Ed Sullivan show and all of a sudden Beatles music was being played in my ear. I feel like going around this exhibition I was like a child in a sweet shop, I was just so happy to be surrounded by so much I loved and have grown up knowing about.
 After staring at John Lennons suit for a good while I walked around the corner to see Twiggy outfits, Mary Quant clothes, Vidal Sassoon, paper dresses and so much more. They had the 'Double D' dress which I have always loved and would still to this day wish I could own. I absolutely loved how the place was planed out so you had music playing through headsets, everything was easy to read and everything was visually pleasing.
I wont go into detail about every single thing there because to be honest I will be here all day and If you are still thinking about or are going I dont want to ruin it all for you. (There is only 10 days left to go so hurry) The only thing that did annoy me about the exhibition (and I wish I left in in the visitor book on the way out for them to read) was the pointless headsets! I understand having them when the videos are playing but on the other hand they were completely pointless. Music changed at every display you were at and a lot of the time people were to focused on the music and looking that they became totally unaware of the people around them. That is my only down side to the exhibition - It was so good, I wish I did go to it sooner and this time around it was me going back.

Highly recommend a visit before it ends.