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Wooden Wisdom: Elijah Wood as a DJ

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I was recently lucky enough to attend Elijah Wood’s DJ gig at a local club here in Helsinki (Club Kaiku). The tickets were on sale last Spring and I knew I’d want to go. How many chances in life do you have to see Frodo DJ? ;) He is part of a DJ duo called Wooden Wisdom with Zach Cowen and according to the event info their sound is “paradise garage”. They played their own collection of old vinyls so the music was a fun mix of 70s and 80s beats. It was a delightfully eclectic bunch of songs and really got our dance feet going. I attended the gig with a friend and we both had a blast from the queue all the way to the gig’s end.

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Sometimes we’re lucky even here in Finland to get major stars and it was a bit of a childhood dream of mine to see Elijah Wood in person so this was the perfect end for my summer (the gig was on my last day of vacation before this semester started). I love going dancing and this definitely made it so much more special. And even the price was an affordable 20 euros. If anyone has a chance to go see them play, I thoroughly recommend it!

5 Fandom Friday: Lifechanging Songs

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5 Fandom Friday is a weekly linkup hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick and this week’s prompt was songs that changed my life. My picks didn’t necessarily CHANGE my life but they have given me inspiration or influenced me.

I’ve never been a person who gets super into different artists. I often like a few songs someone made but hardly ever a full album. I don’t know too many artists and I have a completely random taste in music. But here are a few songs that really have influenced me:

Songs That Changed My Life

1. Fix You – Coldplay

My best friend sent me this song when I was going through a tough breakup and it somehow helped me. At least I knew that my friends were there for me.

2. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson

I love these female power songs. This one made me feel like I could do anything.

3. Girls, Be Ambitious – Miyavi

I just love how Miyavi is always changing, always doing something new and different. That inspires me just as a person and, on top of that, his music is fabulous. I love when he combines e.g. jazz with j-pop.

4. Demons – Imagine Dragons

I think this is a perfect song about the inner darkness we all have. Sometimes I feel like listening to this when I feel really bad, because the son itself is beautiful and it makes me think that even the darker sides of us can be beautiful too.

5. Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles

I don’t even know exactly why this song affected me so much but it did. I love the Beatles and this is my favorite song from them. It’s full of sadness but it’s somehow just so ethereal that you can’t help but love it.

Flow Festival 2014

I was SO meant to post this last week but somehow time just flew by and I forgot. But here it is: very simple recap of Flow Festival! It’s a great summer festival that often features both mainstream and underground artists – in fact, I go there pretty much every summer.

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One of the best things about Flow is that you can hop on the metro near my house and take it to the festival area in 20 minutes…no need to sleep in a crummy tent!

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I hope I can continue to go every summer – so far I have not been disappointed. And the price range is great: usually for 80 euros you can see 3-4 great artists (plus some you didn’t even know you wanted to see!).

Link Round-Up: May -14

Here is this month’s link round-up with some funny and some useful things I’m liking right now:

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Loving the Cat versus Human comics!

I’m constantly struggling with my hair as I’m growing it out from a super short pixie and I love these ways of hiding the awkwardness with little braids!

I’ve been listening to tons of Beatles lately because I just started an intensive course on them :) It’s been so much fun!

Little self-promotion here: check out BTSB and Her Campus Helsinki if you haven’t already!

The life of a fangirl is difficult…

Chronic bitch face…Enough Said.