by Elizabeth on November 8, 2012 · 5 comments

in Life, Melbourne, Music, Videos

Danielle from Sometimes Sweet often write little “Currently” posts like this one to get her thoughts out.  I thought it might be nice to join in from time to time – you should, too!


WATCHING: Tim and I have so many new TV addictions that we’ve decided to just live until we’re 180 years old so we can fit everything in.  We almost never watch normal TV anymore because I can’t stand being planted on the couch for too long, so we queue up our shows on Blu-Ray and Apple TV and just watch an episode whenever we feel like it.

Right now we’re watching some shows that we discovered on our long flight back from the USA – The Newsroom, Revenge and House of Lies.  And maybe I’ll go ahead and be honest about the Hart of Dixie thing too, because I’m totally planning to be Rachel Bilson when I grow up but perhaps I should stop telling people that.


LISTENING TO: A couple of days ago I received an email from the singer of an unsigned Danish pop group who wanted to tell me about their new video.  I hear from a lot of bands because of this blog, but it’s been a while since a new song has really clicked with me.

This song Let It Out by Alex Canasta is a rare gem and I’m really happy to be sharing it with you.  Their new album Safe Inside will be released in March 2013.

We´re a band from Copenhagen, DK, making music because we can´t live without each other and because we can´t live without the music that appears whenever we´re together.”Let It Out” is a song from our forthcoming album “Safe Inside” which will be released in March 2013.

Safe Inside is our second album, our first album “Reborn Tonight” were released in 2008. So you can say it’s been a while since we´ve released anything, and the making of Safe Inside has been a long, loving/hating journey relying on a strong patience and not letting go of the opposite.

The Alex Canasta sound can be defined as pop without being it using ingredients as love, hate, sex and violence combined with a strong friendship. Nothing is sacred though everything is. it sounds a bit confusing, but we totally get it. a typical alex canasta-dogma. We´re open for any definition 🙂

Alex Canasta: Facebook | Website


While I was driving to work this morning I heard another new song on the radio, and it stayed with me so long that I had to google it as soon as I got to my desk.  This is Rainlessness played by the Sunwrae Ensemble, with original music by Rae Howell.  It was recorded at the Thornbury Theatre in 2009 and it’s just beautiful.


THINKING ABOUT: For some reason lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the person I’m becoming, and the sort of person I hope to be as I get older.  Earlier tonight I was grocery shopping for ingredients for chicken soup (sick boyfriend, entirely my fault) and in the span of about 15 minutes I encountered so many strangers who were just downright mean.  One lady forced me aside with her handbag because she wanted to take something from the shelf where I was standing.  I saw another person dive for the very last punnet of strawberries – almost snatching them from the fingers of somebody who was there first.  The woman who insisted I let her go through the register first because she was “very busy”.  There was road rage in the car park, a cashier who was impatient with her elderly customer’s credit card skills… it just went on and on.  I left there feeling as though the world was full of assholes.

I also noticed the good things.  There was a gorgeous young dad who talked meaningfully with his toddler up and down each aisle, answering every single, “but why?” with a genuine answer.  A teenage boy who jumped in to help when a tiny old lady couldn’t reach the top shelf.  I need to be better at remembering those moments instead of the woman who almost pushed me over in the frozen food aisle.

I hope to always be a person who finds time to have fun, and remembers to smile back at a little kid on the street.  I hope I never get too caught up in the day-to-day crap to enjoy an early morning hot air balloon or an amazing busker.  I hope that I never treat somebody badly just because I’ve had a long day and the supermarket is busy.


LOVING: This unseasonably cool November weather.  As I write it’s late at night and really chilly outside where I’m sitting.  I’m rugged up in a big cardigan and enjoying the pretty rain, and subtly eavesdropping on my neighbours’ conversation over the fence.  I don’t feel too bad because they’re being very loud, and it’s not terribly interesting.

Tim just brought me a hot cup of Earl Grey to warm my hands up so now I officially have everything I need.

We’ll get our Summer soon enough (knowing Melbourne, it will be here with a vengeance next week) but for now I’m really loving this borrowed winter weather.  And cardigans and rain and Earl Grey tea.


READING: A few days ago I got chatting with people on Twitter about the lost art of blogrolls.  Somewhere in the middle of my rant I realised that my own list hadn’t been updated in a really long time, so I jumped off my soapbox briefly to bring it back up to date.  If you have time to dig through the links in my sidebar you will find so many treasures, so next time you have time to kill just start clicking through.  You will meet some really great people there.

If you’re low on time, start here:


MAKING ME HAPPY: I’ve really enjoyed checking in here once per day for NaBloPoMo, and especially discovering the blogs of the other participants!  It’s also been really nice to see some new faces here this month as well.  Hope you’ll keep coming back.


So, how about you?  Feel free to do your own “currently” post on your blog and link back for everyone to check out, or just answer the questions right here in the comments!

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