Sunday, 31 January 2010

Of music nerdery and insatiable wanderlust

Yesterday, I heard about a documentary film made for some Australian film festival, called "4". All it is is four different violinists in four different parts of the world, each showing an insight into life there in four different seasons, and each of them is playing a movement of Vivaldi's four seasons. Spring is set in Japan, summer in Australia, autumn in the United States and winter in Finland.

I really like the idea of this, since it ties in my music obsession with my massive desiresee things in the world, to not to mention my interest in the countries of Japan and Finland.Unfortunately, said film seems to be nigh impossible to get hold of. Still, I found a littleYouTube. bit of it on

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Sunday, 24 January 2010

Of hiding in bedrooms and camels

Yesterday I went to a party at Georgie's. It involved being delivered free ice cream by a guy who isn't called Camel, and then barricading ourselves in Georgie's room in order to hide from her brother's rowdy drunken friends. We contemplated throwing Georgie's poster of Turisas at them, then decided against it.
Back to school tomorrow. Ugh.

Music today comes from PAIN. Is it bad that I find this video hysterically funny?
PAIN - Zombie Slam

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Thursday, 21 January 2010

Of feelings of guilt and The Piano

 Feelings of guilt. Hmm.
I'll be honest. My life's pretty dandy right now. I've just come out of the best year of my life, and this one, so far, is looking good too. The trouble is, a lot of people who are very close to me are having a shit time of life. And I wish to God that I could help them. But I know that there's absolutely nothing I can do, save the occasional hug and trying to make sure they know that I'm there for them. However, the fact still remains that hugs can't change anything, however good they make you feel. I feel absolutely helpless... I can't even try and describe how bad it makes me feel, even though things in my own lifelooking up. are

I watched The Piano yesterday. Other than the sheer amount of unneccesary sex scenes(ONE WAS ENOUGH!) it was the one of the best films I've ever seen. And the soundtrack is absolutely gorgeous. ( Michael Nyman for the win!)

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Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Of ends of eras and new look obsessions

 Second Critical Thinking exam was today. Thank God for that! Now I never have to think about that subject again! At least, not until the results come out...

I've recently gained a bit of an obsession with New Look. I just love everything in there! Unfortunately I'm not very good with winter clothes. I either need to buy more jumpersWHICH NOWHERE SEEMS TO SELL EVER) or somehow stop myself from feeling the cold so (easily!

Music today is a Bon Jovi cover by Pekka Heino. He is seriously my favourite singer at the moment.

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Saturday, 16 January 2010

Of potential pub brawls and Shakespearean views

I have recently realised that my entire view of life is based on Romeo And Juliet.
I believe that love and hate always come in pairs. Like binary oppositions in media studies. One cannot exist without the other. If there is no hate, how can you know what love is?
However, I also firmly believe that love will triumph in the end. Although Romeo and Juliet take their own lives, they are together in death, and their families are brought together in grief. As long as someone is always holding on to that hope that love will triumph, then one day that hope will become a reality. If hope is lost, then what? Losing hope can have disasterous effects, both physically and mentally, and I've seen what it can do to a person. Although I'd really rather not go into that.

Ok, enough pensive-ness for the moment. The soundtrack to the Romeo and Juliet filmbought in town today. I went there with brought it on, which I Emi and Georgie, where they planned the conception of their Californian bar. I don't think my interjections of "Finns!" at random intervals were particularly helpful, but hey, you can't have everything in life. My apparent ability to be a deep thinker is balanced with the fact that I have no idea when to shut up.

Today's music is from the soundtrack.

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Thursday, 14 January 2010

Of university courses and jamming

I looked at some university courses today. I'm probably going to study music. Perhaps a joint course in music and creative writing, that'd be amazing. You can also study a variety of bizzare subjects, including Viking studies, pig, and Ed.

We were studying Thomas Hardy in English and I actually really liked the poem! It kind of summed up what I think about life in a really poetic, metaphorical way. I believe it was called Under The Waterfall.

Watched Emi and Carmen (and Georgie as the music stand since she forgot her bass) practicing a kind of Avenged-Sevenfold-medley for their media studies project at lunch. I bloody love jam sessions, and although Avenged Sevenfold isn't really my kind of music, one of the songs was really nice, particularly with the addition of Carmen's violin. I settled for being the techie/groupie/comforter for Georgie, since she's the one who lovesdrummer recently passed away :(. the band and their

In the meantime, I rediscovered Four of my top five bands are Finnish. And the other is Swedish. I think I gave up on English music.

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Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Of snow, snow, and more snow

It's still snowing here in England. I was the only one of my family who went into school/work today. Typical. We found ourselves stuck in the common room with nothing but a hideously out-of-tune five string acoustic guitar (at least it was out of tune until Ed got hold of it), and my Finnish-English dictionary for company.

There were seven of us in media. SEVEN! And apparently my boots are not waterproof. I found this out the hard way.

I recently found my Sims disc again, so I've had much fun pissing around on there. I also ordered some new clothes and Brother Firetribe's album, Break Out. Unfortunately, due to the aformentioned snow, neither of these have been delivered. Nor has our new washing machine. Looks like tomorrow'll be another day of wearing the same jumper to school...

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Monday, 11 January 2010

Of A level exams and chocolatey missions

I had my first A/S exam today. Critical Thinking. What a bloody nightmare. It's a silly subject, but by Tuesday it'll ALL BE OVER! And I am so glad I did some revision even though both of our teachers and the textbook told me not to bother.

On the plus side, I found some new ambitions in life:
.Get a batchelor of arts degree in music.
.Assist Georgie and The Smithster with running their Californian bar.
.Introduce Finland to the concept of "Hole In The Wall."

Today we went on an epic chocolately mission. Upon discovering a box of chocolates in her and Natalie's locker, Jess thought "Ooh, a secret santa present!" since they're still coming in. So we ate some, and then Hayley dropped the bombshell - what if they were for Natalie? So she texted Natalie, and it emerged that they weren't hers, but Steph had been keeping them in the locker.

We panicked, and went down to the local shop to buy Steph some replacement chocolate. We managed to find the exact ones that were missing. Hayley slipped over in the snow in the process.

We got back to school, where we refilled the box of chocolates. Hayley gave it to Steph, and said "We're really sorry, Jess though these were for her so we ate some, but we've replaced all of them!"

Steph goes "Oh don't worry, they were a present for Jess anyway!"

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Saturday, 9 January 2010

Of grinding halts and Nordic laughter

 I bloody love snow. The result is that this is the fourth day of a five day weekend.
Saying that, if I can't get in on Monday, I will have to do my critical thinking exam in June. Which means even more lessons.

I will walk if I have to.
(I don't know how realistic this is considering I live miles away from school).

Apparently France and Spain have freezing weather too. I think the whole of Europe may have moved slightly closer to the Arctic circle. Or not.  This weather makes me feel so English. One of those insanely British ways of life is that when we get a bit of snow, everything comes to a grinding halt. And now we're also running out of grit. Fantastic. All the Nordic countries are probably LAUGHING THEIR ARSES OFF. That said, we were actually colder than Finland yesterday. That's some achievment!

Speaking of Finland, today I learned that the Finnish phrase "Mitä tämä paska on?" means "What is this crap?"

I think this information will be invaluable.

Music is Brother Firetribe. I like listening to this in the mornings, it puts me in a good mood.

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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Of thinking critically

Ten Things I Would Rather Do Than Critical Thinking A/S
(In order of preference)
1. Talk to my friends/boyfriend.
2. Listen to some form of Finnish metal.
3. Eat some soup.
4. Play on the Wii.
5. Decorate a t-shirt.
6. Have a music test.
7. Be ill.
8. Spend three hours in a locked room with a LIVE BEAR.
9. Eat my own foot.
10. Travel billions of lightyears across the universe with nothing but a haggis to guide me.

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Saturday, 2 January 2010

Of wii failings and curls

My brother has been thrashing me at Formula 1 racing on the Wii. If I were actually controlling the cars, Heikki Kovalainen would never be the same again.
I've been attempting to curl my hair recently. I don't know if "successful" is the way I'd describe it, but it's definetely getting there.
Currently I'm watching Corpse Bride, which is pretty cool.
George is back in the country at last, but with a hefty bill from texting me whilst in New Zealand... oops!
It was the last EVER episode of Doctor Who with David Tennant as the lead role. I nearly cried my eyes out.
I'm seeing family tomorrow, and getting remaining Christmas presents. In the meantime, I would like to express that I love Pekka Heino's voice. (Music Junkiness?)

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Friday, 1 January 2010

Of new beginnings and faded memories

This year I:

Was proud of five GCSE results (I took seven this year)
.B in maths
.A's in English language, additional science and music
.A* in Japanese

Tried four things for the first time
.Playing the bass
.Being vegetarian
.Learning a new language (fairly unsuccesfully)
.Media studies

Saw three bands live
.Kaiser Chiefs
.Nightwish ♥

Kicked two bad habits
.Biting my nails
.Being hideously disorganised

Got asked out once.

Next year I will
.Work more
.Spend less
.Take nothing for granted

First music post of 2010 goes to Leverage. Not many songs make me cry, but this nearly did.

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