Last year on Idol, a girl captured my heart and now that her debut album is already out why don’t we all Listen Up! to Haley Reinart?
Firstly, critiques say that Listen Up! is one of the best debut of 2012 and one of the best debut from an Idol alum. Can’t agree more. It’s really one of the best. A throwback to old soul and Motown, to 60’s and retro-influenced pop and R&B. A pop record that’s unique and produced with real creative directions. An album graced with the vocal prowess of a pin-up diva. A set of boomy, gutsy and dance-oriented tunes fitted for Haley’s well rounded style. In the present day, think of The Lady Killer by Cee-Lo, Listen Up!’s the female version. An old school album that no one on Idol have ever done.
Almost two weeks ago, I watched my so-called movie of the year, The Hunger Games. Truth be told, this is the only film I’m planning to watch this year and so it already happened. Haha!
After reading the trilogy last year, I got really giddy to see the start of the installment. If you’ve been reading this blog, you could see my blogposts about the trailer. Sharing my own thoughts about teasers and sneak peeks. I can say that the promotionals of the film didn’t make me jump up and down. I guess I just lowered my expectations about the film. For some reasons, that’s the only thing you can think about when Hollywood do this kind of stuff.
Let’s not take the title that far. I literally just saw two butterflies having sex. That’s all of it.
Last week, our university celebrated it’s 9th Foundation Anniversary and on it’s third day, Wednesday, we had our second mock defense for our thesis. Whilst it’s time for celebration we were there, cracking some nuts, preparing without any assurance of a positive feedback. Also, may I add, that day was one of the hottest day of my life.
Good thing though, I brought my sister’s camera. It’s a Nikon D3100 and it helped me kill my stubbornness for the entire day. Let’s start with the butterflies…
Now, here’s one part of what I was talking about. To those who have read The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, I think you already know what I’m gonna do here. I love that novel a lot I’m so inspired to do things like this. Mixtapes.
Mixtape will be the newest feature of this blog. I will occasionally post a collection of music that means something to me. Like this one in particular. This first mixtape, entitled ‘Almost Lover’, is special, a collection of songs about a certain heartache. Pretty special, huh? Here’s the sitch, since November days are coming, maybe it’s time to bury the past, don’t you think? Yes. You may think this is crazy, it’s like doing a tribute, right? I don’t know if it’s helpful but this is quite liberating for me because this is planned long before. I cannot stand screwing my own plans.