Sunday, 5 June 2011

Poetry and Pokémon

It has come to my attention that we are currently in exam season... And that this week in particular is being commonly referred to as ‘hell week’! For those not in the loop (whom I fear is all of you as I may have made this expression up) let me explain... In the first week, I had 2 exams. The next week I had just 2 exams again. Now, as we reach the third week, it has just dawned on me that I have 6 exams! *faints slowly for added effect* And... I’m definitely not the only one in this situation. So to stress my annoyance of this state of affairs, I have decided to write a poem for you;
So here we are,
Three weeks in,
How’s your revision going?
Most of mine is in the bin.
Yeah. I didn’t get very far until I had no idea what to write... and what I did do isn’t very good. But you know what it’s taught me? To appreciate poets who come up with shite 10x longer than mine! I have no idea how they do it but all I know is; I can’t. It’s just not possible. I tried. I failed. Lets just call it writers block, eh?
Anyways, onto other news... the other day I trained my Charizard to lvl.100! Yeah... I *should* have been doing revision but in the long term, Pokémon is much more importa nt! In the near future, some friends and I are getting together for a Pokémon championship and I need to get ready! To be honest, I know I can annihilate obliterate completly vapourise all their Pokémon but better safe than sorry I suppose, so the training must continue!
And now, alas, we have arrived at the final milestone of this post. My Musical Matter section! Today is extra-special; I have 2 songs for you! Allow me to explain...
The first is a cover song of Ed Sheerans ‘The A-Team’. I’m not going to lie to you; I hate this song so much. The way Sheeran sings it literally makes my ears begin to bleed. However, the cover artist, Hywel Bradley sings this song so well, he makes me want to listen to it, my ears suddenly become immune when I hear his voice (this is beginning to sound homosexual, but you know when you hear a song and the actually song's rubbish but the artist's voice literally MAKES the song so good, yeah thats what it's like here). Like White Denim in my last post, this is a guy who you want to keep an eye out for - could be the next Dave Grohl or something... Without further ado, here’s Hywel;
The A-Team – Ed Sheeran (COVER)
The second song I have for you is, naturally, a song by The Prodigy. However, it’s an unknown b-side. I think this song’s really a ‘you either love it or hate it’ kind of thing... It’s not really anything like The Prodigy’s normal catalogue but I urge you to give it a listen. A reason why this is probably a b-side rather than an a-tune, is that its repetitive-ness wouldn’t suit well to an album but this was one of their most successful live tracks during the 1990’s. Here you are:
Pandemonium – The Prodigy
I hope you enjoy these great songs but now I’m afraid that’s all we have time for, so I’ll bid you farewell. As always; may The Fuck be with you.
Until next time,

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

The Great Depression

So today I thought I’d get a lot of revision done. Guess what? It didn’t happen. It just didn’t. No. Nothing close to it. I did get some done this morning though, so it wasn’t all a waste and I will do some tonight but there’s that massive gap at midday... I bet you’re dying to know what I did during those 5 or so hours. Well then, I’ll tell you.
As I said yesterday, I’m going to a Chameleon Circuit Party on Saturday and I want some spending monies as apparently there’s going to be ALOT of merchandise there. At the moment, I have £20. And you know what? I owe Lisa £20 for the ticket. So I was getting a little desperate and found myself asking my mum if there was anything I could do to get some money. Here’s where the bombshell came. She told me to clean my room! What’s that I hear you say?
“Is that it?”
“You get money to clean your room!?”
“Why are you complaining!?!”
Well, I’ll tell you. In my family, my room is commonly referred to as the ‘black hole’, the ‘tip’ or ‘the amazing, floorless room!’ And seriously, that’s no understatement. This morning, there was probably around 1 foot of random things covering the floor! So, I got to work...
4 hours later, I’m still not done but have called it a day simply because I’m lazy. However, my room is a lot tidier now but still nowhere near being vaguely finished! However, it’s been a good day’s work and hopefully tomorrow my room will be a lot nicer place to revise in! But yeah, I still have a lot more to do until it’s perfect... :/
I have something very exciting to tell you! As you may have gathered, I am a bit of a Prodigy fan... And if you know my good friend Colm Murphy, you will know that he is a bit of a Muse fan... In recognition of this, Colm and I will do two very special blog posts! I shall do ‘The beginners guide to The Prodigy’ and the very next day, Colm will post his ‘The beginners guide to Muse’. More on this exciting event soon!
Finally, as promised, this post is much shorter than yesterday’s essay but there is still one thing left! Today’s Musical Matters!
Among my many travels, I have come across some awful pop trash, some amazing rock genius and some average indie rifts. Today’s gem is inventive, different and completely amazing. The song is ‘Drugs’ by the Texas four-piece rock band ‘White Denim’. Featured in this month’s ‘Rolling Stone’ and ‘Q’ magazines, White Denim has established themselves as something worth listening to. I’ve chosen this song simply because I could see this band becoming something brilliant and look forward to following their progress for a long time. Without further ado...
Drugs – White Denim.
That’s all for now folks and while I’m gone, may The Fuck be with you.
Until next time,