Monday, June 30, 2008

June wrap up

Omg June is over. What an eventful and productive month it was! So much good music, so much dancing, so much walking, so much everything...

Favourite songs discovered in June (that I haven't already written about):
Calvin Harris - Acceptable in the 80s
El Perro del Mar - Glory to the World
Animal Collective - Fireworks
>Goldfrapp - Happiness (Metronomy Remix Feat. The Teenagers)

Favourite albums released in June:
Lykke Li
Sigur Rós

Favourite video watched in June:
Bjork - Wanderlust

Favourite pictures taken in June:

With my old camera


see you next year, June

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Vines

The Vines were a band that gave me hope and faith when I was a young teenager. They were my first concert and my first favourite modern rock band. They also launched me into a pool of other great rock bands (i.e. Muse, The Strokes, etc.)
Really, I was obsessed with this band and actually wanted to marry Craig Nichols. Too bad he had issues...

The Vines - So fresh, so clean <-- Yes, this is an Outkast cover

Also, the video that originally captured my attention and my heart
The Vines - Get Free

Friday, June 20, 2008

COLDPLAY - Viva La Vida or Death and All of His Friends

I wasn't even going to give this album a chance because I saw the beginning of the video for Violet Hill and I lost interest very quickly. And I also downloaded the song Death and All of his friends, listened to the first 20 seconds and also said: BORING! (I know I was being so unfair). I think I was in a bad mood when I saw the Violet Hill video because I had just seen the new New Kids on the Block video which left me upset/disturbed. But I gave the Violet Hill video another chance...and I really enjoyed Chris Martin hammering a hammer to the beat of the drums throughout the video (I love songs you can hammer along to). So I decided to give the album a chance.

Viva La Vida or Death and All of his Friends
is a pretty good album. The album has an obvious theme and does a good job emanating that theme. The songs Yes, Viva La Vida and Violet Hill are probably the strongest songs due to death lyrics, aggressive violin strumming and hammering drums. Though, this album definitely isn't as good as the other Coldplay albums. Really, I don't think they will ever live up to A Rush of Blood to the Head; that album was a once in a lifetime thing. And none of the songs on Viva La Vida or Death and All of his Friends have really emotionally connected with me. Even the songs that I think are the strongest songs, I don't really feel much but a little rock of the head.

But overall, what I learned from this album was: give Coldplay a chance. Yes, the album isn't as good as their previous albums but it is still a well-written album.

Video link:

Violet Hill (video)


Violet Hill (Cryptonites Remix)
Viva La Vida (Telemitry Remix)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Lykke Li

I still don't really know how to pronounce her name.

This 22-year-old lady arises from Stockholm, Sweden and is starting to slowly but surely rock North America. Her first album, Youth Novels, is definitely worth more than one listen. There are songs you can groove to and there are songs you can chill to. Her lyrics are unique and real (this girl knows what's going on).
Overall, her music is very acoustic and groovy. It is accompanied by her soft, subtle voice and at some points, her voice kind of gives me the creeps (but the good kind of creeps).

I'm Good, I'm Gone
The video for this song is pretty amazing as well --> YouTube link

Little Bit

Dance Dance Dance


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Bienvenue à Vancouver

It's 10 am and the weather does not look promising. It was nice yesterday to wake up to a wet ground and an overcast is a little annoying. But we live in Vancouver, what do we expect?

I just checked out the Weather Network and apparently it's going to get nicer. The weather is pretty unreliable sometimes. It could be worse though. When I was in Quebec (La Pocatière), the weather was extremely bipolar and gross. So really, we don't have it that bad. Yes, we have our days of non-stop rain but that is why we have songs like these:

Gene Kelly - Singin' in the Rain

Mint Royale - Singin' in the Rain <-- This song seems to be no longer available for download but here is the youtube video. All I'm going to say is: I love dance-offs.

Also, they used the remix in a VW commercial and digitally "updated" the old movie footage to the song. This is a pretty awesome commercial in my opinion.

Please enjoy all of it.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Song of the day: Any way you choose to give it

The Black Ghosts are rockin' my face these days. Especially this song! I can't stop listening to it or its remixes. So many good remixes.
All of these remixes get me moving when I listen to them, so it has been hard to choose a winner. I'm just going to say they are all equally good in their own special ways.

But srsly, check the original and the remixes out!

The Black Ghosts - Any Way You Choose to Give it


Boy 8-bit Remix
Fake Blood Remix
The Whip Remix
Skywave Remix


Sunday, June 15, 2008


Wtf is Soulwax?

Well...they describe themselves as an electro/rock band that is mainly comprised of "2 many DJ's" (which is a brother-brother duo from Belgium). Though, they have many other contributors and members to Soulwax.

I've come across some pretty amazing Soulwax remixes within the past couple of months so I thought it would be necessary to post a blog about them at midnight on a sunday night.

The remixes:

Muse - Muscle Museum
Justice - Phantom Part II
Kylie Minogue - Can't get you out of my head <-- Unfortunately, this one has to be downloaded. But if you liked the original, it will be worth it!
Gorillaz - Dare

If you want to hear something original by Soulwax, check out E-talking.
Also, here is a link to the video (warning: it's about drugs)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Sebastien Grainger et Les Montagnes

Do you miss Death From Above 1979? I know I do.

Here is a song from Sebastien Grainger's solo project, Sebastien Grainger et Les Montagnes. It's pretty groovy but it's not as seductively rough as DFA1979. Keep in mind, this isn't his recent stuff either. It's like a year old (I thought it was newer than that)...but it's still good!

Sebastien Grainger et Les Montagnes - When you go out

And here is an awesome remix of that song

When you go out (Mercurius FM Disco Love Mix V2)

Yea babay

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sigur Rós

Ok two posts in one day...I know I'm a nerd but I'm really digging the new Sigur Rós album. Yes, it hasn't officially been released yet (the release date is June 23) but you can hear the whole album on
I've always liked Sigur Rós but I've never actually listened to a full album of theirs straight through before. I just did it with this album (which is called með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust). I would definitely recommend a sit down with this whole album. Very good, very relaxing, very amazing, very epic. Even though I have no idea what the lyrics mean it still feels like I'm being lead through an amazing story of battles, love, adventure and heartbreak.

Also, I really like the album cover.

And this picture.

The Second Narrows Bridge

I think I'm starting to scare people with my walking escapades.

Today, I decided to walk home from Kootney Loop. It was a random thought I had after I missed the bus to Phibbs Exchange. And I decided to do it in heeled boots and a dress. And wow was it dirty. I also got many, many weird looks from drivers and cyclists. The semi-truck wind made my hair bigger and fluffier. I also had a splattered fly on my chest when I got home and dirt in my mouth (Mmmm...). Don't worry, I was also shaking my head at myself.

But really, it wasn't as bad as it sounds. It actually only took me an hour and my music kept me moving across that dirty bridge. So what was I listening to?

Chromeo - Call me up (Kill the Noise Remix)

Ratatat - Wildcat

Ratatat - Seventeen Years

Lykke Li - I'm good, I'm gone (Chuck Brody Remix)

Metric - Empty

Metric - Hustle Rose

Patrick Wolf - Overture

Ima freak

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Black Ghosts

I recently discovered The Black Ghosts via the Hype Machine. I was originally attracted to their amazing electronic cover of Let's Get Physical (originally performed by Olivia Newton-John). Since this cover was so awesome I decided to check out the rest of their stuff. And I was extremely impressed with their original stuff, I think you will be too.
This duo is composed of the lead singer, Simon Lord, from the band Simian (well-known for their song "We are your friends" which was remixed by Justice) and Theo Keating (who seems to be a well-known British DJ - he has his own Wikipedia page). Therefore this band seems promising. CHECK THEM OUT!!!

Let's get physical <-- So good

It's your touch

Tears from a gun

Also see my first blog - I posted their single "I want nothing" and the video along with it.

More info? Check out:

Their official webpage

And their MySpace


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Remix what?

1. to mix again.
2. to mix and re-record the elements of (a musical recording) in a different way."

This definition is brought to us by: Now I will elaborate and add to this definition.

So...I've been obsessed with remixes for a while now. I decided to name this blog "Remixing our Lives" because of obvious reasons: people are constantly remixing, revamping, refreshing their lives. It's what we do. We remix, re-use, re-create almost everything. Remixes are amazing and if they aren't, we learn never to do that kind of remix again.
Sometimes remixes are better than the original, and if not better, they are usually faster, harder and stronger (input Daft Punk reference here).
Now that I've explained my blog's name I will post a couple of remixes that I think are awesome and maybe even better than the originals...

The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health (Ratatat Remix)

Metric - Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT Remix)

Gang of Four - I love a man in uniform (Yeah Yeah Yeahs Remix)

Enjoy, please.

Monday, June 9, 2008

First Post

Finally...I have my own blog

It's June 9 (almost June 10) and it's raining and cold. Oh...the joys of living in Vancouver. Though, I don't mind the rain...sometimes it's relaxing to hear or walk in (when you are sporting the proper attire). But when it's June, I kind of want to see a little sun. I think it may have rained non-stop today. And it was too rainy to take a walk so I took a hot bath accompanied by Röyksopp instead.

Music for this rainy day:

Röyksopp's album The Understanding - Check that whole thing out

The Black Ghosts - I want nothing (extended mix)

And a video to go along with this:

The Black Ghosts - I want nothing

Love it all.