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September 13th, 2010
YS Chronicles: Pop

Me: I should be a DJ.
Younger sister: You’d be rubbish, you have no idea what young people are listening to these days!
Me: Yes I do!
YS: Ok, who sings that “I wanna be a billionaire so freakin bad” song?

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April 3rd, 2010
Blackstreet at IndigO2

Yesterday my sister and I went to see Blackstreet at the IndigO2 venue within the O2 arena. We had to wait two hours for Blackstreet to get on stage but the DJs played New Jack Swing¬†the whole time so I wasn’t complaining, though my feet were.

When they did eventually get on stage they started with “Gotta Get You Home” but unfortunately it was just a 10-second clip before they moved onto some of their slower tracks. This is when they got a bit more Backstreet Boys than Blackstreet by doing cheesy stuff like singing to girls in the audience and throwing roses at us. At one point one of them actually jumped off stage and went…to the gents. I guess they’re not as young as they used to be.¬†They didn’t disappoint though; they performed Booti Call and of course, No Diggity, twice!

We thought at this stage things were winding down but then Teddy Riley stayed on stage and performed some of his Guy songs, as well as other tracks he has written for Bobby Brown and Johnny Kemp.

He then went onto dedicate a portion of the show to his “big brother, best friend and mentor” Michael Jackson and talked about the Dangerous album. He brought out a London dance group called The Disconnectors who danced while he played Jam, Remember the Time and Thriller on the keyboard. This was pretty damn impressive and confirmed why I love Teddy Riley and why I booked tickets for this show.

After that, the rest of Blackstreet came back on stage and wrapped up the show with “Buy Me Love”. There was an after party but we didn’t stay for that because frankly our feet would have gone home without us. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole show and the IndigO2 is nice venue which is small enough so you can really enjoy the live music. I’m now going to book tickets for Dru Hill in May at the same place. Seated this time.

(More videos on You Tube.)

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November 26th, 2009

I’ve been going Polyvore crazy as of late. How addictive is it?! Check out my Giggidy collection; a group of outfits designed for the gig goers amongst you. Or you can wear them any other time and they will be just as stylish.


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March 12th, 2009
Mix Tape

Making mix tapes used to be so much fun but now with MP3s they’ve become a part of history. So how can we bring some of that fun back? Here’s some ideas to make sharing music a pleasure again.

USB Mix Tape

This USB stick is housed in a retro “cassette” box, how 80s!

CD Sleeve

If you prefer to go down the CD route, there are some fab CD sleeves on Etsy. I especially love this Good Shit one by PressaRussa, part of a collection of letterpress goodies that are to die for!

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