DYING IN THE LIBRARY!

Hello dear Cats on Toast followers! Big apologies for our lack of posts, it’s been a busy year for Agnese and I and we haven’t been able to devote so much time to C.O.T. :( But here is a shiny new podcast of this Monday’s show!! We talked about Goldsmiths library and the weird and hot people in it…and played some wicked tunes too of course. Listen and enjoy! Lots of love, Issi xxx

INSPIRATION podcast and Greenwich Park.

Hello.

It has been a beautiful Autumnal day here in South-East London. The air was crisp and fresh and SE14 was illuminated by bright sunshine.  It would have been sacrilegious to spend such a day holed up in the library, so I took myself and my uni work to Greenwich Park.

If you haven’t been, Greenwich Park is one of the loveliest parks in London. It is perfect for hearty strolls, teaching kids to ride bikes, romantic liaisons, chasing squirrels and sitting down with a good book. If you explore thoroughly enough there are deer and a lake, but my favourite bit is the top of the hill, from where you can stand and see one of the best views in London; on a clear day right over the City.

Today I sat under a tree and read the book I am currently studying (Franz Kafka – The Trial), breaking off now and then to enjoy my surroundings and people-watch, staying until I could see the sun setting over the City.

I then wandered down to the National Maritime Museum, which has had a makeover recently, and now has a wonderful shop (museum shops are the best – I bought myself an astronomy t shirt with all the constellations on – super cool) and a nice, family-friendly cafe. I didn’t spend much time in the actual museum if truth be told.

I listened to this song over and over and over.

And also, Simon and Garfunkel. I watched a very good documentary about them on the BBC recently, and it’s given me a new appreciation of them…watch it here if you like, I really recommend it even if you are only a casual fan, it was very interesting: Imagine, Simon and Garfunkel – The Harmony Game

Do listen to our podcast on Mixcloud: INSPIRATION: Kick ass ladies, 4Chan and an interview with Smiths Magazine.  –> PODCAST

TTFN,

Issi xxx

Inspirations.

Hi everyone!!!!!!!!!!

Hope your Reading Week was alright! This week the show is back with theme ‘Inspirations’.:) Films, music, birds chirping, wind, rain, films, food, etc etc. We will be talking about all those things and from this week the show will have couple of new and exciting things! Pssssssssssssstttttttttttttttt, will be told in show, so listen!:)

At the moment I’m avoiding going to lecture to study on my essay due in few days, but now am even avoiding the essay meh. So tired. Wish I could be in bed now with hot tea. Mmmmm, tea.

Me and Issi later are going to Washed Out gig, so hopefully it will be good too. —————–> Washed Out:

Some inspirations:

ag xx

DREAMS

Yello everyone!!!

At 4pm-6pm we are back with the second show in this term! Please listen and join discussion on our facebook page or through twitter or with any other methods!:D This week’s theme is ‘dreams’ woo! Anyways, please check it out and have a good day!

Love,

Agxxx

Autumn.

Helloo everyone.

It’s the second of November already, and it feels so weird, because seems just yesterday it was summer, July and August, heat, rush, nervousness about the new university year, etc. I don’t know why, but have never liked summer. Always have associated it with apathy, hating the heat and wanting to stay indoors, while ‘everyone probably’ is having much more fun. Yeah, I sound like such an optimistic person, sorry dear reader, and double sorry if you are a hardcore summer fanatic too. Think have always liked Autumn and Winter the most since I remember myself. At home, in Latvia, I live next to two parks with old big trees, and it’s always so beautiful when leaves change colors, or when it’s snowy, the trees are holding piles of snow, the parks looks like fairytales. Everything always looks so atmospheric, the colour changes, the quiet winds, cold, dark sky, it always makes me so happy when am at home, the park trees stand there as they have since I’ve lived there. Makes always rethink of the things that are happening and that seem so important at that current moment, how maybe silly the worries or anything is, etc. Silly.:) (very tired Agnese’s blabberings)!

So love this song, they played it as the first song at Bestival this year, it was so beautiful, always reminds of autumn as well. I don’t know, is it only me, but Autumn makes me want to listen to very dreamy music? Watch dreamy films, read dreamy books, drink tea and be sad and happy and sad and happy. I wish my mood wouldn’t change so much, one minute I want peace and quietness, in other, wish would be travelling, etc.

After last weeks Glitter theme, I think this week we will be having ‘Dreams’ theme on our show. Think dreamy, autumny films – Sofia Coppola (<3333333) haha:

and of course:

Or if you have patience, check out Tarkovskii’s ‘Solaris’ it’s very long, but great for autumn:

Talking about Virgin Suicides film, also one of my favourite blogs: http://www.thestylerookie.com/ writes much about dreamy, teeny, pastel things. I just want to be Tavi! So beautiful and so inspirational. I think I’m going through the post teenage years, when I want to dress up school girly type, with pleated skirts, blouses. Maybe I am just compensating that as I wasn’t really a girly girl in high school, never wore any skirt/dresses/girly stuff lol.

Anyway, this blog entry has turned into a very long rambling about autumn and my personal experiences :D, sorry! Me and Issi we will try to make a very nice program for Thursday’s show. Please listen to it and let us know what you’re thinking. :)

Okies,good night everyone and we will keep updating everything.

P.S. and a niiiiiice dreamy, autumny song :D

Much love,

Ag xxx

GLITTER!


Hi mates. We had our first show of the year last Thursday, and our theme to start the year was GLITTER! We chose songs that reminded us of glitter / shiny things and rambled about lego, Cyberdog, fails and shiny buildings.

Here are our favourite shiny buildings at Goldsmiths, Ben Pimlott building (aka ‘the squiggle building’) and the New Academic Building (aka ‘the lego building’) :


And here is a lovingly prepared Youtube playlist of the songs from our show. There are some really awesome videos inside, my favourite is the Twin Sister one.

LINK TO PLAYLIST IN CASE THE YOUTUBE BOX ISN’T WORKING!

Baltimora – Tarzan Boy

Tina Turner – Simply the Best

Twin Sister – All Around and away we go

Beyonce – Love on top

Kreayshawn – Gucci Gucci

KIP’S LOVE SONG FROM NAPOLEON DYNAMITE

Neutral Milk Hotel – Snow Song Part 1

Sin with Sebastian – Golden Boy

The Monkees – The Porpoise song

No Age – Glitter

Pulp – Lipgloss

Patrick Wolf – Accident and Emergency

Kesha parody – Glitter Puke

Sebastian Tellier – Divine

Toro Y Moi – Human Nature

Donna Summer – I feel love

Hooray for Earth – True Loves

Metronomy – The Bay

The Horrors – Still Life

T Rex – Children of the Revolution

Gary Glitter – Do you want to touch me?

Podcast to follow, dear listeners. See you on Thursday, 4-6pm at http://www.wiredradio.co.uk !

Issi xxx

Meowwwmeowwmeoow.

Good morning. :)

This seems like too hot day already and don’t even want to go outside, because me and hot weather is very bad, feel so dizzy and prefer cold and snow and freezing.

Anyway, yesterday I saw kind of film I would not usually watch, don’t know why:D, not really into gangster films, but watched it and really liked it. It’s called ‘Goodfellas’ and like IMDb description says, the storyline is:

Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to climb up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, is badly affected by his partners success, but will he stoop low enough to bring about the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy?

It was really interesting! The soundtrack was surprising and so good!! And actors hot!!:D Especially the main actor Ray Liotta was very handsome! Just tried to google a good picture of him, but don’t think anything would complement his blue, amazing eyes.:D Definitely would advise it!

Yesterday, Issi was working on Wired radio stall at Goldsmiths Freshers Fayre and told that some fresher from the USA joined radio society because had read our blog before. It was so awesome and I feel so happy about that! So just wanted to say hi and thanks to everyone who checks out updates and blog and twitter, we really appreciate it!!! So awesome!!!=D

^Lots of kittens running, aw.:D

And a cool little sheep!!:D (Sorry for randomness of this blog!)

Some other things inspiring:

Lello Bookshop in Porto, Portugal.

-”Always be yourself. Unless you can be David Bowie. Always be David Bowie.”

Okis, I’ll stop here. :D Hope you like them!

Wish I knew what to do today to make it worth, could read anthropology for coming term, search for jobs and housing (does anyone know anyone who are renting room, budget around 100p/w ideally?:s), but instead I would love to go to Zoo (even though I don’t like them) or go to find a huge castle type national trust building near London, or go to Tate Modern Dreams section. Don’t know.

Have a good weekend and start of the term! All the best wishes and kitties,

Love, Agnese x.