Sunday, April 24, 2011

Song of The Moment.

So, every once in a while there is a song that just grabs at my soul. this is the one. For some reason, they don't have it on playlist, but that is okay because it is worth dedicating an entire post to. It is by none other than "Angus and Julia Stone" that I happen to be obsessed with. They have raw talent that cannot be ignored. I am semi tempted to have my playlist contain only their music. They deserve it.
oh Angus and Julia, you have changed my life.

This is: A book like this :]

Sun lights up the day time,
You light up my life.
The hand that calls you forward
is the hand that leaves me behind.

And I stand on the ocean shore ,
like an old black and white movie.
Love is here, love is lost, again tonight.

Hold me, hold me tonight. (x2)

You've got a book like this,
to keep me alive.
And if its not a rainy day,
you simply don't go outside

And you're tired of everything
all of the girls and the boys,
and if you're tired of everything
all of your precious toys.

Hold me, hold me tonight
Hold me, hold me goodnight.

Sun lights up the daytime,
you light up my life.
The hand that calls you forward
is the hand, that leaves me behind.

Hold me, hold me tonight.
Hold me, hold me tonight.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

loved today.

I actually have quite a funny story.

I disected a sheep heart today, something I have had to work up to. People are surprised about this for 2 reasons.
1. I am semi- vegetarian (my diet includes poultry and fish, but no other meat)
2. I used to be very squeamish when it came to anything having to do with the body (blood, cells, systems)

I have officially accomplished something that I have been working on for such a long time. I have concurred my own bodies pathway, mindset and become completely comfortable with all these things. Disecting this sheep heart is my last step in this process.
I did it. No fear.

okay, so I still dont like the feeling of cutting it, but I will do it. It actually was quite interesting.
The best part of my story:

highlight of my story: i was walking home, when I saw some sheep (I live in quite a rural area). I turned my head to look and them and they all stopped and stared at me. Three sheep. starring at me. It was only me and my brother there so I started talking to the sheep, not connecting anything that had to do with my biology class, prior to this event.

"What are you starring at, I'm not that interesting" I said. The sheep kept starring. not moving at all. Then I connected something that made the story quite odd. I decided that I needed to apologize to the sheep. If one of them had dissected a human heart, I don't think I would have been happy. I only seemed appropriate to say I was sorry. So I did.
two of the sheep went back to their grazing, but the third just kept starring.

My brother now thinks I am a crazy, and I am not saying those sheep knew, but it was just super weird that it was the first time I had noticed the sheep, on the same day I dissected a heart of one. What? weird..

That was the highlight of my day.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Why I Listen.

Music is a large part of my life. There are so many things that I love about it. Recently, there are a few specifics that make me listen to the song over and over. I'm not a mainstream person, unless they are really good. So; here we go.
Simplicity: some times what makes a song is that it isn't trying too hard. Just say what you have to say, you don't need a metaphor every two seconds. (there are exceptions) this goes for the music itself as well. What ever happened to instruments? now everyone just does everything on the computer with all this synthetic stuff. now, if you put some of that in your music, I am not apposed. but if that's all you have, I am not interested.
Originality: Just because everyone else is doing it does not mean it is good. Stick to your style, if it's not "fashionable" it probably will be at some time, and you will have started it :]. I love hearing something new, if its lyrics, music, or even a concept that I have never heard before, I am more than likely to be interested.
Variety: short and sweet: do all your songs sound the same?
Meanings: It is icing on the cake when two people interpret the song in different ways. about what I said before, The Killers use metaphors all the time, and they are still my favorite band. Why? because they know how. they are not just trying too hard like, "the night was darker than my cup of coffee", its more like their whole song itself is a metaphor. Hence, the different meanings (nudge nudge). and, not all their songs are like that (VARIETY).

little specifics I love:
banjos and tambourines.
new bands that play folk-style music.
a good angry song of any genre (i have heard some good indie angry songs).
when I can understand what they are saying. :]

there you have it.

My love for Shakespeare.

we had a discussion in musical theatre today and it sent my thoughts running all over.
today, I saw yet another performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth (the fifth production I've seen)
I love Macbeth
I love Shakespeare.
Before you pre-judge me, I used to think I did not like it either.
To the haters: give it a chance. Why? Because I promise you: that man changed the world, and you will change your mind. I think that people just say that they hate it because everyone else says that they hate it. It's not that you hate it, it isn't even that you don't understand it. It is that you are not giving it a chance. I thought I hated it. The first Shakespeare book I read was A Midsummer Nights Dream. Not the best one to start with, due to the confusion, so I automatically put Shakespeare in my brain as confusing and boring. This is all together not true. I am ashamed for ever thinking that about this amazing man and his works. They truly have change not just language, but the world.
There is something else that stuck out to me. How much better it is when it is performed on stage. It is the missing piece that no one gives a chance. If you try to read one of Shakespeare's works and can't get into it, GO SEE A PRODUCTION OF IT. I'm telling you, this will solve the majority of your issues with it. And then I highly suggest going back to the book and reading it and connecting it with what you saw in the performance. People tell me that is a lot of work, but honestly, you will want to.

I just read macbeth about 3 months ago, and I am really considering reading it again. because I loved that production so much, and learned a ton that I had not realized before. truly amazing.

there is my shakespeare tangent. try it out guys :]

Monday, April 4, 2011

Guys and Dolls

I am so devoted to theatre I cant even tell you. but really, this has been the best show ever. The cast has really pulled on my heartstrings, and I can't explain how much they mean to me. There is a place in my heart for each of you.
Reason I am telling you:
tonight is the last night of guys and dolls. five dollars. or, if you want dinner at 5:30, 17 dollars.
It is really the best thing to devote your time to. i love theatre. okay, so I am not even going to attempt to thank everyone individually, but if you are one of them, you know, or you should :].