Friday, November 14, 2014

REBRAND!

So.... When I started this blog, like, a million years ago, I was far too confused about life and what I wanted and, seeing as I had no clue what I wanted, I had no idea how to get to the end. Cue my song These Shoes.



This song is basically how I have no idea what to do with my childhood dreams of being a musician, but stuck in the science field because of insecurities, right? I mean, look, it's a terrible rendition on an old guitar, but mainly, the song was INCOMPLETE. I was so lost I couldn't even finish a song about being lost.

No, don't worry, this isn't a post about how lost I still am (secret: I am still flipping lost lol), but rather how I'm slowly finding direction. That's good right?

Anyhoo... Let's get back to this rebrand talk.... So, I titled my blog Runnin' With Wolves (RunninG was taken lol) because I wanted it to be about how I was trying to keep up with the big dogs in the industry of my dreams. But instead I let my dreams remain just that. For two years. I had done nothing but dream. Dream may be verb, but it's a useless one. Other actions are a necessity.



So, basically this blog is gonna turn more towards what those other actions are... :D Hooray! Actions! So, I play at open mic nights now and stuff and I'm saving up towards getting proper recording stuff.

Here I am smashing #31 on my bucketlist!!

#31: perform at an open mic

Aanklas 01 November 2014 to be exact. A new journey, here we go! :D

video


But in the mean time. Here's my new idol. I love this woman. She's beautiful and telented and just everything I wanna be. I sound super creepy but yolo. Enjoy!



xx T

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

RTD2014

I GOT TICKETS!!


Super keen for rocking the daisies!! This will be my first year going, so I plan on making as many memories as freaking possible!!

And I thought, in order to celebrate, here are a few jams that I seriously dig. Not that I'll see them performed at Daisies, but here's hoping that our festival can get as big as Coachella one day...

*grizfolk - the striggle*
This music video is pretty cool, but the song is my favourite mixture of folk and pop :)

*magic! - rude*
This song is freaking adrobs, contentwise. But that whole reggae/pop vibe? Yes.

*the preatures - is this how you feel*
This is easily one of my favourite songs at the moment. Pretty much everything about it. It makes me dance in my seat. So, ja, I dig it.

*iggy azalea - impossible is nothing*
The girl is fly. She's confident and will stop at nothing to reach her goals. This song is inspiration to me.

Anyhoo, see y'all at Daisies!! Whoop!!

xx T

Friday, February 21, 2014

#63: own a onesie

AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!
i get to scratch off something off my bucketlist!!

me, rocking my onesie
#63: own a onesie

I had told myself a while ago that if I had managed to win the approval of a particular institution, I would buy myself a onesie. See, it was always an aspiration to own one. Last week, I stopped waiting for the approval of the world and just bought the damn thing. Yes, I got judged and I had to promise people I wouldn't wear it outside the house (jokes on those people, I'ma wear it to their house), but I bought it to make myself happy.

PLUS IT'S FREAKING COOL!!

Everybody should own one, it's the most comfortable you will ever be!!

I can't wait for winter, I will be rocking that thing EVERYDAY!! (except GTL days of course)

So, go on, do something that makes you happy! And if you're not sure what that might be, it's probable buying yourself a onesie :D

xx T

How to IDGAF

I care. A lot. About everything. Especially the shit that I shouldn't care about. I'm the complete opposite of cool, badass, IDGAF-ery behaviour. 

me, on almost any given day
I tend to portray myself as a IDGAF kind of individual, but I do give a f*ck. See, if I didn't, I wouldn't have 'censored' that. How lame? 

Is it lame though? This wasn't supposed to be a philosophical post, that shit just happens yo... In fact I started writing this post hoping that by the end of it I would have inspired myself to IDGAF. But the truth of the matter is, I also wanna be considered a lady. But I wanna be cool and popular. How can one be both of those things simultaneously, when in order to be considered an interesting woman, one has to swear like a sailor and simply not give a hoot, and yet have perfect grammar? I do care about that kinda shit. I want to make my mother proud and if she caught me saying the word 'shit' on the internet, I'd be living under Wetton bridge, maybe worse, so imagine if it got even more vulgar??

Hmmm, seems I have caught myself in a bit of a mental war. To IDGAF or not to IDGAF, that is my question...

You know what, I don't actually give a fuck. Clearly the point of this post is to prove to myself that trying to fit into the moulds society is trying to get me to believe are the only options. Well, fuck that shit.

I'm a fucking lady and I give a shit and IDGAF at the same time.

xx T

Thursday, February 13, 2014

#tbt: Santigold

I LOVE THIS SONG.


Because I'm a damn lady. :P

Now won't you run and tell your boyfriend
Tell him don't hold his breath for me
I got some money I was savin'
Got some hearts that I'll be breakin'
Know someday they'll make a martyr out of me
I know someday they'll make a martyr out of me
She's so fine

And I like sometimes to wave it high
Up where everyone can see
I'm a lady
Got my mind made up
Got my mind made up
I know I spend magic, reel it out
Try to hold a light to me
I'm a lady
Got my mind made up
Got my mind made up

I like to watch the way the wind blows
What does it know that I don't yet?
Oh oh, look so pretty now, you're just so sweet
But see how far you can get
See just how far you can get
She's so fine

And I like sometimes to wave it high
Up where everyone can see
I'm a lady
Got my mind made up
Got my mind made up
I know I spend magic, reel it out
Try to hold a light to me
I'm a lady
Got my mind made up
Got my mind made up

And the dream's all gone
And the dream's all gone
No one said no, no one said
Make something with what's in your head
And the dream's all gone
And the dream's all gone

And I like sometimes to wave it high
Up where everyone can see
I'm a lady
Got my mind made up
Got my mind made up
I know I spend magic, reel it out
Try to hold a light to me
I'm a lady
Got my mind made up
Got my mind made up

And I like sometimes to wave it high
Up where everyone can see
I'm a lady
Got my mind made up
Got my mind made up
I know I spend magic, reel it out
Try to hold a light to me
I'm a lady
Got my mind made up
Got my mind made up

(Got my mind made up)
(Got my mind made up)
(Got my mind made up)
(Got my mind made up, got my mind made up)
(Got my mind made up)
(Got my mind made up)
(Got my mind made up)
(Got my mind made up, got my mind made up)

And I like sometimes to wave it high
Up where everyone can see
I'm a lady 





xx T

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Humpday

I must admit that I enjoy different music. As in strange (to a certain extent). Here's a song for you. I think it's different, but I like it. :D

Phantogram's Fall in Love

It's a rather apt song for Valentine's day, don't you think :P  Speaking of, here's another jam that is growing on me.... (plus, b&w video theme going on)

The 1975's Settle Down

So that's my random Humpday jams... Hope you like em :D

xx T
 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

not waving, but drowning

to say i've been feeling uninspired would be a gross understatement. as would be saying i've been feeling guilty about neglecting this blog. but music either inspires me or i am inspired to listen to/make music. the viciousness of the cycle is unending! until now. let's count blessings and find some inspiration.

firstly, i've moved along on my bucket list! hooray!

#38: have a photoshoot with my friends!

as it is not secret knowledge that i've been down, my good friends, Adele & Farrah organised a surprise photoshoot! they lured me away with the pretense of a exploratory saturday afternoon, which turned out to be a forest photoshoot for the 3 of us. hopefully pictures will emerge soon :)

but i hate to bore you with the menial details of my life, so i like to keep this about music. here's some tunes.

this song pretty much covers how i feel. plus James Arthur can SANG!!

 homegrown and pretty dope. gotta love some #matthewmole

 don't judge. this song is the catchiest thing since the flu. 

 more homegrown. these guys sound as good as OneRepublic!!

do me a solid, and if you listen to only one of these tracks, let it be the last. these guys deserve some recognition!

cheers! 

xx T

PS, happy new year ;)