Last night was Sexual’s 21st birthday party, it was awesome, messy as hell. I haven’t slept and needless to say I’m feeling a little fragile, but it’s all worth it. Everyone had a sick night and Sexual really enjoyed herself, which is obviously the most important thing! I made some really sick new friends from Slough who are literally all the safest geezers known to man, I love making new friends more than anything.
girrrl, I was listening to your covers this morning (mind = blown) and I thought to myself 'damn i need to put these on my ipod' haha. Would you be able to send them to me at some point? let me know :)
Of course honeypie, send me your email address! :) X
Oh right random, I had presumed you were there mate. Well I've made sure you get some recognition. On last.fm the track had been tagged "mysterious girl backvocals" so I've stuck your name on there :) Hope your still making music!
Haha, thank you very much! Yeah I got a couple of projects I’m working on at the moment. My solo stuff will be up as soon as it’s recorded, hopefully in about a month or so. I put some vocals on a friend’s track if you care to have a quick listen - http://soundcloud.com/stamina/always-missing
Thanks for answering the Paige question :) Your vocals are awesome on it. Hope it was smirnoff! x
No problemo. Haha, thank you, I’m glad you dig it. I don’t quite remember the brand, might have been Absolut. I never knew the band as mates or anything, but I used to train at Stakeout Studios which isn’t far from where I live. They were recording there and needed a female guest vocal; the producer just suggested me and, as it happened, I wasn’t doing anything that evening so I went down and did some crooning. They were pretty nice guys though. X
One of the most important things in a personality’s repertoire is gratitude. I consciously express gratitude for everything I have in some way, be it a prayer, a meditation or a quick smile and nod to the Universe for just looking out for me.
The simplest things like running water, a bed to sleep in, friends and family that love, support and encourage me, are the most important things in life. I am so, so thankful for everything I have, and I’ll never stop acknowledging that.
Do you ever get those days where you’re like, ‘I knew I should have just stayed in bed..’?
Today, thinking I was feeling better, I ventured in to college. At lunch, I was convinced I was going to be sick, so I knelt down & lifted the toilet seat, which fell back down and smacked me on the nose.
So now I have a scar that makes me look like a ruffian / ice hockey player, and people keep asking me what happened. Which means I have to explain the whole embarrassing fiasco. Not cool, at all.
The good news is that I have an inset day tomorrow, and then half term; a week off to record music.
Uhh, my ideal man would be intelligent & musical, able to hold interesting conversation, well-read, preferably stacked, physically fit and into exercise (so that we could go for runs together an’ shit), sociable but not a gratuitous party animal / booze hound, easy to get along with, ambitious & motivated, funny, respected / respectable, and hot as hell.
I’ve felt so ill all day! Woke up about 5.30am being sick, alternated between sleeping and yacking all morning.. Lovely. Managed to keep down the smallest bowl of Cheerios and feeling slightly more settled. Really hoping this is a 24-hour bug that’ll be up outta my system by tomorrow! :(
referring to previous questions - how did you get into soul etc a first look and you take the appearance of a rocker. in that regard as you said you like all music what rock bands influenced you? and are you interested in any one?
It’s not that I ‘got into’ soul - it’s the other way round if anything. I had a little punk-rock detour when I was about 13, I guess it might be a fairly long-winded explanation. (Might also be worth noting that one should never judge by appearance..)
I’ve basically always been a really happy, positive person. When I was young, I grew up with the soul & motown that my parents listened to, and then found my way into listening to a lot of 90’s American r’n’b (which I still listen to and, in my opinion, will struggle to be bettered!) and then subsequently hip-hop and UK garage. I guess I shunned anything alternative as it just sounded ‘noisy’ and aggravating. That’s kind of where I was at as a young girl - I was a performing-arts-school kid, interested in pop culture and becoming a singer & performer.
I was 12 when I first heard Nirvana’s album, ‘Nevermind’ - it was honestly the first example of rock music I’d ever been exposed to and, to my surprise, I found I really liked it. It inspired me to pick up a guitar and further explore a genre of music that I’d never paid attention to, which then led to me starting my first band. Meanwhile, being the unfortunate age that I was, I became a kind of miserable, moody person and that just seemed to be complemented perfectly by the angry sort of music I was listening to. Bands that I was really into were like, The Bronx, The Distillers, November Coming Fire, Rise Against, Converge, Alkaline Trio, Comeback Kid, that sorta stuff.
In answer to your question, at about 18 I grew up and grew out of the angsty-teenager phase, and my musical tastes seemed to gravitate back to what they always had been. I still listen every now and then to some of the old bands I used to, but I find that punk and hardcore just stresses me out, it’s too agro! So there’s my musical evolution, in a nutshell.
I cooked a vegan one, but my mum used this recipe when she made a non vegan one - http://www.channel4.com/food/recipes/chefs/gordon-ramsay/mississippi-mud-pie-recipe_p_1.html. Gordon is her Hero. And thanks, they are always here for you! xo
Awesome, thanks! Did you use mashed banana to replace the eggs? X
what are youre major influences? music wise and lifestyle choices? and my god you are hot got any one at the moment?
Musically, I’m influenced and inspired by so many different artists, even songs or genres I don’t particularly like. I might hear one line, phrasing, melody or lyrical concept that sparks an idea. My main songwriting influences are Ray Charles, D’Angelo, Michael Jackson, Cole Porter, Otis Redding and Raphael Saadiq. (There’s many more, but those are the stand-out ones right now.) The music I’m writing has a real strong motown / soul feel to it at the moment, so I’m gonna go with that whole genre as an inspiration.
As for lifestyle choices, I think I’d have to say my family. I admire them all so much as individuals, they’re all incredible people in their own right and they push me to do awesome stuff. For instance, it was my brother that advised me to go back to college after he got a first at uni, his achievements really drove me to do the same for myself.
And thankyou, that’s very nice of you to say! I’m not seeing anybody, no, haha. X
I love you, and I miss you. I want to send you a mixtape. Address please boo. Hope you're well! xo
Woman, I love and miss you too. I’ll ask-box you my residence. And don’t go thinking I’ve forgotten about yours, just taking my sweet time.. Haha. I’m really good thank you beautiful, how are you doing? X