Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Darling you, send me

I am far too excited for the release of Sam Cooke's biographical film that's set to be released later this year. I need a date. I imagine it to be like Ray, dare I say better actually. To me Sam Cooke is the most talented soul man of all time, yet quite nicely under recognised.  Its going to be a brilliant film and I want to watch it right now. Until then spotify will just have to do.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Three favourites

My top three favourite films are Amelie, Love Me If You Dare and...Sister Act II!! Not your typical choice there but a film with Whoopi Goldberg and Lauryn Hill? I don't think you can go wrong.
These are guilty pleasures which I could watch back to back all day, quite easily. The beautiful ladies Audrey Tatou, Marion Cotillard and Lauryn Hill make the films in my opinion.
I love the film Amelie because its a bit of an emotional roller coaster ride. It's a story which touches on unrequited love, comfortable loneliness, visual wonder, and imaginary worlds.
Love Me If You Dare is quite like a sequel to Amelie, in that its a french love story which runs quite frequently in make believe worlds, however its a much darker love story. It's a romantic comedy, but, unlike most genre entries, this one explores love not as a redemptive force, but as a potentially destructive one.
On to Sister Act II. Its bad acting, its a rubbish story line, BUT Whoopi Goldberg is the funniest loveliest actress and character so thats why this film is in my top three. Lauryn Hill singing is always a win aswell. 

Friday, 7 January 2011

Reminiscent of Barcelona

My trip to Spain last summer was my favorite holiday of all time. Barcelona especially, is such a beautiful and diverse city. I haven't been on holiday since. I can't really complain though because in nine month's time I'll be on my way to Chile in South America. SHABBAH. Here are some pictures from last summer.

Placement work

Last year I was asked to interview the soul genius, Aloe Blacc while working at my placement. Although he's super talented and admittedly has a nice face, he was arrogant as hell. I went down during sound check, and was greeted with a "Maaan I hate doing interview's"...considering this was the first time I'd ever interviewed someone, he did nothing to alleviate my jitterbugs. The interview then went on to me forgetting to press the record button on my dictaphone. Nightmare. Anyway, lesson learnt. That was my first interview. I  was still able to put together a good article and have since been asked to interview Joy Orbison and Nina Kraviz so, not bad really.
Here's a clip of Mr Blacc on the Jools Holland show.


My friend recently started a blog displaying her work as a young fashion designer, and I like how it's used not only to display work, but more like a journal of day to day going's on and sharing interests. This is my blog, I'm a 20 year old PR student at Leeds Metropolitan University. One day I hope to be some PR guru, freelancing my way around the world, but right now I'm enjoying learning more about the deep and diverse world of PR, as well as havin'a riight good time being a student in Leeds.

As I don't know what else to write, here's a link to my favourite song of all time.