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Earworm: “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” by Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran. I love this guy. Millions of da chicas love this guy. His album, +, has received commercial success worldwide and his songs are blaring on most pop radio stations, Satellite or standard FM or otherwise.

His first single, The A Team, peaked at number one. This song is his follow up single. It peaked at number 4, and I like it so much better, just because the songs have such contrasting sounds.

You Need Me is nothing like the A Team, actually. It’s no ‘pity on the beautiful hooker’ song, it’s a, ‘screw you, I’m me’ song. Fantastic, really.

Here’s the music video. Get at it.

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Earworm: “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac

Top Gear series 19 episode 2 featured in their ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car‘ drummer and namesake of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood.

During the interview, Jeremy talked about the success of the band and the history of their best selling album, Rumours. I never learned so much about the history of one album in such a short span of time.

A song that I’ve heard countless times before, Go Your Own Way, was mentioned, and it’s been stuck in my head ever since.

Here it is.

Something I Need

I need my favorite show(s) to air already.

Top Gear UK (in my opinion, the only Top Gear that should be around) has begun airing series 19, and they don’t cease to disappoint.

Well, as you see, my favorite shows are those from the BBC. Doctor Who, Top Gear, and Sherlock compose of my Top 3 live action shows.

Sherlock, I believe, hasn’t even begun shooting the 3rd series (someone correct me if I’m wrong) due to Martin Freeman (Dr. John Watson) just finishing with all the hullabaloo of The Hobbit.

So, here I am, waiting for Series 7 Part 2 of Doctor Who. My last taste of the longest running sci-fi show in history was the last episode of the series to date, which introduced a new companion for that maniacal alien.

The writers for the show are genius (and actually, also write the adapted stories for Sherlock) and pretty much fill my brain with new ideas. I need the shows back to occupy my brain!

Anyway.

Top Gear is back with a new title intro, and Doctor Who has done the same. I can’t actually find a video that showcases all the title intros for Top Gear, but I have found one for Doctor Who. So, enjoy. (Don’t mind this space. This space right here, within the confines of these parentheses, are for the future embed link that I shall procure for all of you in the future that showcases the title intros for Top Gear)

Doctor Who title intro (All)

Earworm: “Many of Horror” by Biffy Clyro

Ah, Biffy Clyro. The band with the mystery name.

Now, you all know by now that I love the Northern Irish band Two Door Cinema Club. Biffy Clyro is a trio of Scots, and I love their music, too.

This here song, Many of Horror, is one of their most popular, and there’s no questioning as to why.

*On a side note, I’m really hoping you guys see that Kaley Cuoco commercial. A, it’s hilarious. B, she is fine as all hell.*

Earworm: “Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)” by The Wombats

Hey, everyone! The song stuck in my head today is Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) by The Wombats.
It’s a catchy British indie rock tune, and it’s a song that’s been around for quite a while, now (released in 2010).
Sure, the song isn’t normally what I’d listen to, but it doesn’t hurt to expand your musical spectrum. I do have a few indie songs in my library, but I do mean very few. Less than 10, I believe. Maybe I should listen to the genre more?
The Wombats have been a band since 03, and it’s safe to say they have a steady fan-base worldwide, but I’d assume they’re more well known in Europe, considering they are a British indie rock band.

Oh, here’s the music video by the way.

(PLEASE READ. THE LIFESTYLE DEPICTED IN THE MUSIC VIDEO IS NOT, IN ANY MEANS, SUPPORTED BY THE BIG CHEESE AND I.)

Weekend wrap-up

So we wrap up the first week (sort of) or our new blog.  It’s still pretty much unshaped, but Cheesecake and I spoke over the weekend, and had a brainstorm on things to come.  Hopefully, soon enough, we can shape this up, and  gain our own identity.  Just to wrap up what went on w/ myself this weekend, much food was consumed, much beer was enjoyed, and also much love was had.  Spending time with the people I care most about is what makes us go about our lives, and I am fortunate enough to have spent all weekend doing so.

And as an added bonus, I saw 2 great movies this weekend, The Bourne Legacy (our own take coming up soon), and The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo. (also our own take coming soon).

I will try to shy away from writing too many reviews as there are too much of that already, but if and when we do it, it will be in a different sort of style that won’t dive into too many boring details.

Let’s put this week behind us, and start a-new.  Everyday we wake up should be a blessing, and no matter how crappy things can get for you, someone else out there has it even crappier.

BTW, what did everyone think of the closing ceremonies for the Olympics?  Great to see the Spice Girls, and whatever is left of Oasis make an appearance. And some of the 80’s hits that were played were awesome (Pet Shop Boys costumes were great!) One Direction just didn’t do it for me, though.  Also loved how the stage looked like the Union Jack.


Spice Girls Olympic closing ceremonies performance (amazing how they still look freakin’ awesome).
*Cheesecake’s note: I apologize for the poor quality of the video, the original video was taken down by the user. What a Debbie Downer.

And lastly, I leave you with a Meme.