Tuesday, 27 March 2018


You know what I love almost as much as I love music? Movies. Movies driven by music? Now we're really talking! This week I'm practicing for an upcoming Electric Pollen gig, which usually means a lot of time spent with Tarantino soundtracks, as we play a fair few songs featured in his movies! So I figured that was the perfect theme for this weeks 'music in movies' playlist... Totally Tarantino!

Tarantino's use of the relationship between music and cinema really draws you in; setting the tone, driving the story, and your emotions, throughout. His enthusiasm for music in his movies explodes off the screen, ensuring him a firm place on many a 'favourite directors' list, including mine! πŸŽ₯

But you don't have to listen to me...here's an excerpt from an interview with The Guardian, where Quentin Tarantino answers questions about his use of music in his movies...
"Question eight: The music in your movies really adds so much to them. Two questions. Do you write with the music in mind, or does that come later? How do you pick the music?
QT: A good majority of the cues in here, I had in mind in the writing stage... A good majority of them I come up with beforehand. More or less the way my method works is you have got to find the opening credit sequence first. That starts it off from me. I find the personality of the piece through the music that is going to be in it. If there is going to be no modern music in the movie, then that becomes the personality of the piece, but if there is, it is the rhythm that I want the movie to play at; it is the rhythm of the film. Once I know I want to do something, then it is a simple matter of me diving into my record collection and finding the songs that give me the rhythm of my movie. "I find the personality of the piece through the music that is going to be in it."

Source: The Guardian

I don't think I could pick a favourite Tarantino movie... however the Pulp Fiction soundtrack will forever be one of my most treasured CDs, and Nancy Sinatra's Bang Bang, My Baby Shot Me Down continues to be one of my favourite songs to perform. Tarantino's placement of it in Kill Bill was perfect πŸ–€ What's your favourite Tarantino movie?

I hope you like this Totally Tarantino playlist!

1. Dick Dale - Misirlou (Pulp Fiction)
2. Nick Perito - The Green Leaves of Summer (Inglorious Basterds)
3. Santa Esmeralda - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Kill Bill Vol.1) 
4. The White Stripes - Apple Blossom ( The Hateful Eight) 
5. The Coasters - Down in Mexico ( Deathproof) 
6. George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag (Reservoir Dogs)
7. Hans Zimmer - You're So Cool ( True Romance) 
8. Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) (Kill Bill)

As always let me know if you enjoyed this weeks tunes! I've been working on a series of playlists devoted to movies, so expect more movie content soon, as well as my next makeup tutorial on fixing broken powders (coming later this week)!

Anddd... If you're local and looking for something to do this Easter Sunday, check out the Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival! Electric Pollen, (myself and Tom Callinswood), will be there playing blues, rock 'n roll and psychedelia, including a healthy dose of songs featured in Tarantino movies! Details here. Come get some pollination! ⚡️🐝 Tom will also be performing later in the day with Arcadia Roots, who you definitely should check out if you're in the area!

Love, love, love!

Tuesday, 20 March 2018


Guys...I'm deep down a horror rabbit hole this week, there's been some exciting announcements in the horror world of late, (more on that soon), and they've got me craving all.the.horror❣️

I've got a few horror themed playlists on the go right now. It's such a diverse genre, it can't satisfyingly be contained to one listπŸ˜‚ The first playlist, as you may have guessed, is dedicated to the beloved slasher movie genre, which rose to popularity in the '70s with classics such as Halloween, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Friday the 13th, Childsplay and Nightmare on Elm Street. The genre had a resurgence in the '90s following the success of Scream, Wes Craven's 100% meta homage to the genre that made him, and it seems we'll be lapping up sequels to the Grandaddies of slasher villains Freddy, Jason & Michael until the end of timeπŸ˜… .

This playlist is a mix of songs featured in some of my favourite slasher movies as well as a few of their iconic themes. Hold on kids, it's gonna get creepy!

I'll be back soon with more horror and playlists, as well as my Fixing Broken Powders video, which is almost ready for upload! Follow me for updates and more Jurassic adventures! And as always let me know if you enjoyed this weeks playlist! What about that Trent Reznor version of Halloween.. yikes!

Love, love, love


1. John Carpernter’s Halloween by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross.
2. Hush - Kula Shaker. (I Know What You Did Last Summer)
3. Red Right Hand  - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. (Scream)
4. Lucky Day in Hell - Eels. (Scream 2) 
5. I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones. (Idle Hands)
6. See You in Hell - Monster Magnet. (The Bride of Chucky) 
7. Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler. (Urban Legend - yes I still check the back seat before I start driving)!
8. Helen’s Theme - Phillip Glass. (Candyman)

Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Hey guys! I hope your week is going well! 

I'm back with another playlist, hoping to balance out the anger of last weeks Rage in the Cage with some of my favourite electronic chill out music of the 90s πŸ˜… 

Theses tasty babies sound delicious be it sunny, snowy or showering with rain, I hope you enjoy!!

Follow me for more playlists, to suit all moods, as well as makeup adventures, hacks and tutorials!

Love, love, love 

Thursday, 8 March 2018


Hello my loves! I hope your March is marching on nicely!

Today I'd like to take you behind the scenes on a music video I worked on recently for local rock band Stone Broken, released exclusively on March 2nd by Kerrang!

I had such a lovely time working with The Mockingbird Film Co on this project, who selected the perfect cast for a challenging subject, the main theme of the video being domestic abuse. At times I confess it was difficult to watch the action on set, as Becky, our victim, was such a sweetheart... and Jason played the part of the abuser so authentically he had us all flinching, despite being one of the nicest actors I have met!

Fresh bruise FX Makeup by Jessica "Jurassica" Biddle on actor Becky Fowler 

Also on set were the band, who just released their debut album "Ain't Always Easy" this week on Spinefarm records ❣️
And it's already ranking at #15 on the midweek national album chart!!!!🀘 I'm so happy for them, the story of how the band formed is a real meet cute! It's wonderful to see some local talent getting recognition, and it couldn't happen to a lovlier bunch!! I'm excited to see what the future holds for them! Check out the album here and catch them on tour this Spring/ Summer here❣️

And now to the video!!

Catch the feature in Kerrang here! And more behind the scenes on the Heartbeat Away music video can be found on the Mockingbird Film Youtube channel

I hope you enjoyed it! I'll be back with more on set antics soon! Be sure to follow me for updates on my FX Hacks series, fresh bruises are next!

Love, love, love!

Tuesday, 6 March 2018


photo taken at the old LA zoo, Griffith Park

Hello, hello my dears! Well, March is off to a cracking start! Despite the mild chaos and deep freeze from Storm Emma, Spring is finally breaking through! I'm starting to settle into my new self-employed life, after what feels like years of preparation, and my diary is booking up nicely! With the warmer Spring air and blooming opportunities, I feel like I can breathe again! Don't you just adore Spring?!

Yet.. our internet is still down😀

So although I am feeling remarkably peaceful this week, I am going to share a playlist I put together recently that is entirely un-peaceful haha! Dedicated to our Wifi provider, (who ordinarily I would name and shame, but I'm not about disturbing my peace by inviting negativity in today)πŸ˜‡

This playlist is made up of mostly fun-but-angry metal jams from the Naughties. Aptly named decade considering my friends and I spent a lot of it throwing wild shapes, venting teen anger and dancing in the cage of our local rock club! Naughty naughties! So if you're up for a touch of noisy nostalgia, or feeling some rage you'd like to unleash, hit that play button and, in the words of my local Slade brothers... "cum on feel the noize"!

Here's a bit of Jurassic trivia for you...when I was in college, an ex of mine and I went to see American Headcharge play a show, both dressed as the nurse in the music video on the above playlist. The band saw us and invited us onto the stage to dance during the song with them, so of course we did! πŸ€‘πŸ‘©‍⚕️

As always, let me know if you enjoyed this weeks jams! I'll be back with another adventures of a makeup artist post later, it's a goodun!! And be sure to follow me on Instagram for more behind the scenes on my Jurassic adventures! I might just have a few rage-in-the-cage throwbacks to share this week😝

Love, love love!