Cultural life: Amy Macdonald, singer
Friday 22 March 2013
I always love a good Bruce Springsteen classic – his songs seem timeless and he has so much soul and gives everything when he sings. I really love the latest album Babel by Mumford and Sons. They are so talented and such a breath of fresh air compared to most of the manufactured things we are subjected to these days. I also stumbled across some YouTube clips of two young girls from Sweden called First Aid Kit. They are super talented sisters who sing a lot in harmony. They played a great cover version of Paul Simon's song “America” at the Polar Music Awards in Stockholm last year.
The last film I watched was Argo, directed by and starring Ben Affleck. I thought it was absolutely great and it's pretty poor that he was left out of the Oscar nominations for his directing. Whilst on tour I like to go to the cinema and in Brussels I went to see Django Unchained, which was great.
I'm a little behind but have finally got into watching Homeland. I think Claire Danes is brilliant and I'm completely captivated.
I'm re-reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and a self help book called The Secret. It's about getting whatever you want out of life. I'm not sure if I believe it!
Amy MacDonald features on 'A Concert For Kirsty MacColl' CD out now.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 Thailand deaths: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 3 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 4 Julian Assange and Edward Snowden join piracy mogul Kim Dotcom’s political campaign in New Zealand
- 5 Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Fifty Shades of Grey movie: New picture of Anastasia Steele unveiled
Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
Cilla, ITV, review: Sheridan Smith embodies the young singer perfectly
Doctor Who, Listen, review: Possibly Steven Moffat's most terrifying episode
Tyler, The Creator says having new U2 album automatically downloaded on his iPhone was 'like waking up with herpes'
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke