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Favourite Friday – July 16th Edition – The musicful edition with L-A

July 16, 2010

Bonjour! C’est vendredi! The day when I am most likely to sing the Cure. Just me today, so it seemed silly to start the post off telling you who it is. We all know Ally is on vacation, which means she’s probably rummaging for treasures at a Frenchy’s. And maybe finding pretty things for co-bloggers? You never know. So that leaves you with just me. The upside of this? No bad country music! No Enrique! I know. Last week was particularly bad. Let’s move on to things that are favourites and not so much favourites. Since we usually don’t listen to my music around here, I’m going a little bit crazy with the videos.

The not favourite thing of the week: I have cankles. Oh how I wish I was kidding about this, but I’m not. Last week I ate one too many bbq’ed hot dogs (which, for me, means any number more than one) and I think the insane amount of sodium caused my feet to blow up like fat little water balloons.  It settled down for a day or two, but puffed back up again on Monday (no explanation for that one, I kept the sodium low since the Hot Dog Incident). Anyway, this has meant a lot of time in loose sandals or going barefoot under my desk, shoving my puffy feet into shoes whenever I had to leave the office. I know there are worse things in the world than puffy feet and ankles, but when you have them, you try to think of something worse.

Not quite so bad as cankles, but still not a favourite: I downloaded the new Liz Phair. On first listen, I think I like one song. I’m going to go put on Exile in Guyville and pretend this didn’t happen. (Liz Phair memory: playing it on my stereo in my first apartment on Gaspereau Ave while my parents were visiting and part way through Flower trying to decide between pretending the song wasn’t on or turning it off and acknowledging the dirty Liz Phair lyrics).

Moving on. Favourites!

I enjoyed the video I found (via Bryanboy) for the Prada FW 2010 campaign:

I know, it’s summer and no one really wants to think about fall or winter anything. But I think this was one of my favourite FW collections, so not entirely surprised I enjoyed the video. - doutzen kroes Prada

Probably has something to do with the fact that I’ve always wanted a bouffant. I’ve even thought about getting bumpits.

Next favourite of the week is my new-to-me musical finds. The first one is a remix of ‘I am not a robot’ by Marina and the Diamonds.  Itwas suggested in the comments last week and I maybe listened to it on repeat for the 24 hours after reading the comment:

Awesome, right? right.The original version of the song is equally enjoyable.

Next new-to-me musical favourite is Dekshoo by Radio Radio. Acadian rap!

Most of the time, I am not at all sure about what they are saying because my French is iffy on a good day, so that means zero grasp on what is going on with Acadian French. But they seem to be debating the merits of the penny loafer versus the deck shoe.  I like a song that debates shoes. I also dig the style of Radio Radio…they are making me rethink rolled up pants on dudes. And I am also digging the ascot and bow tie action (although, this may not translate into real life).

I’ve always been a penny loafer girl myself.

I’m thinking that this is the fall when I’m going to re-introduce them into my wardrobe. It’s been far too long since I’ve had a penny stuck in my shoe.

Final favourite of the week: I’m going to Iceland! YESSSS! We bought plane tickets earlier this week and the plan is to spend (Canadian) Thanksgiving in and around Reykjavik. Let’s break out that catchy Niceland dance video again:

11 Comments leave one →
  1. rawlsy permalink
    July 16, 2010 10:21 am

    I can’t tell whether there is a shout out to me in here or what.

    • L-A permalink*
      July 16, 2010 10:41 am

      I believe this post was inspired by Rawlsy. I think I found Dekshoo from your twitter.

      • rawlsy permalink
        July 16, 2010 10:57 am

        Hee! I was also chair-dancing, re: Iceland. My poor, poor Iceland.

        • L-A permalink*
          July 16, 2010 12:18 pm

          I think I included the video just so I could chair dance while writing this post last night. Lord knows I needed it after downloading the new Liz Phair.

  2. July 16, 2010 10:38 am

    I must confess, I have a Bump-It. However, it’s an imitation Dollarama Bump-It, not the real kind. My friend had a bunch and let me take one home to try. I have to say though I enjoy it! It looks cute with the top half of my hair up – gives a nice bit of volume ala Brigit Bardot, without looking like you stepped off the set of Jersey Shore (blech).

    Love the music! Though I really just like that “I’m not a Robot” YouTube for the cat with laser eyes. I’m a sucker for anything cat

  3. July 16, 2010 10:41 am

    Furthermore, do we know if it is in fact Angela Lindvall (I think that’s her?) singing in that Prada vid? Very curious…sometimes I wish models would just stick to modelling and stop with this triple-threat stuff

    • L-A permalink*
      July 16, 2010 10:57 am

      I couldn’t figure that one out. I think it may just be some really good lip syncing…which I’m okay with for an ad.

  4. July 18, 2010 11:48 am

    Acadian French = half english (ish), so you’ve actually got a pretty good chance of figuring out what’s going on. Just add the ending er (“ay”) to any english word and you’ve got your verb. Like jogging? “J’aime jogger.”

    I have no idea why that is the example that came to mind. I really don’t – like jogging.

    • L-A permalink*
      July 21, 2010 8:29 pm

      They provided lyrics on the youtube page, which helped out big time. Because I have enough trouble keeping up with regular French, let alone trying to navigate back and forth between French and English.

  5. benj permalink
    July 21, 2010 2:15 pm

    My favorite Prada! My Marina song! The Cure! Penny Loafers! I am all about this post.
    I was also just listening to Liz Phair for the first time in 7 years. Weeeeird.

    • L-A permalink*
      July 21, 2010 8:28 pm

      Your Marina song was great! I had it on repeat until I rediscovered Plumtree this weekend. Very weird about the Liz Phair. Just as I was dealing with the disappointment of her new album, I found my copy of Exile in Guyville at the bottom of a box in my closet. An exciting find.

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