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 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 3 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 4 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
Church of Scientology allegedly sent threatening letters to film distributors and festivals showing damning documentary
This is surely the best way to watch Jaws
James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl performs with broken leg seated on massive throne made of guitars
Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture