Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Favorites... Goldfrapp!

Last summer I was playing around on YouTube and I found an artist that I have fallen totally in love with. I can't remember the first video that i saw of hers/theirs, because I kept checking out everything I could find. I then turned around and got every release she/they had and it has all been on heavy rotation in my car and ipod ever since.

Goldfrapp is essentially Allison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory. She/they have been in the music biz for a while now and is still relatively unknown here in the States; Why? I haven't a clue!!!!

Their music style ranges from electronic, chill, glam rock, folk, etc... and now with their latest release, Head First, an homage to the early 80's with songs that evoke ELO and the Xanadu soundtrack. Cool, huh!?

This Friday, I want to share a few songs/videos of hers/theirs because this is truly a favorite.

Their first single from Head First, Rocket


GOLDFRAPP | MySpace Music Videos

Ooh La La from Supernature

Goldfrapp Oh la la

Melissa Castillo | MySpace Video

Strict Machine from Black Cherry

Goldfrapp ~ Strict Machine

jerm[h@ll] | MySpace Video

Pilots from Felt Mountain (LOVE this song!)


GOLDFRAPP | MySpace Music Videos

Happiness from Seventh Tree

Goldfrapp ~ Happiness

jerm[h@ll] | MySpace Video

A great club song! Yes, Sir live at T4

Goldfrapp ~ Yes Sir (@ T4)

jerm[h@ll] | MySpace Video

I leave you with this song that has a wonderful expansive yet trippy quality to it. Have a great weekend!
Little Bird from Seventh Tree

Little Bird live from Seventh Tree

Friday, April 23, 2010

Hi All and Welcome to My First Friday Favorites Post

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It has been over a month since I posted and, even though I wanted to be here writing for our mutual pleasure, life sometimes gets in the way.  I won't bore you with details, but I may dive into the why's and whatnot's in future posts.

So, I've been thinking about doing a series in my moments of wishful blogging, and I what I came up with is Friday Favorites.  What are Friday Favorites, you ask?  Just a post about something I love or find useful that will be on Fridays.

Today I decided to spotlight something that a fellow blogger and makeup artist extraordinaire turned me on to when I asked her for a recommendation for a foundation primer.  Kathy Aragon is her name and her blog is  After I told her about my concerns, she kindly recommended Skinprep FX Primer by Cover FX .  She even has a review on her blog which you can read here

So I ordered it in the smallest size they have at Nordstrom, and I have been using it every day since. My skin seems softer, more hydrated and smooth after I apply it. My makeup goes on nicely and stays put all day. I'm so impressed, that I can't foresee ever going back to Smashbox Primer which used to be my favorite. I highly recommend it!

That is it in a nutshell. Oh, and if you want to know more about Kathy and her work, you can also visit her work website at

Have a great weekend!