SESAME STREET LOVE

21/09/2010

Sesame street is golden.

And its amazing how far back it goes, even before my childhood!

Billy Joel looks like. TOM. HANKS. <3

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And this one is definitely from MY childhood:

{I’m having strange 90s flashbacks.}

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Time rolls on to more recent celebrities:

Still golden.

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AND THEN THIS HAPPENED:

Okay honestly, I don’t have anything against the song or the concept – I think its really clever. BUT it just comes across as ANTI-SESAME STREET VALUES :( Lets not even talk about WHAT SHE IS WEARING.. but more like, comparing the authenticity of TALENT and HEART like this:

versus

AUTOTUNE.

Sigh, welcome to the new generation.

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iluffyou

09/09/2010

via etsy

This is sho kewt.

Rain thoughts

05/09/2010

This is a continuation of my tweet.

The rain invokes so many senses and feelings inside, like eating a warm donut on a cold day or seeing lit up Christmas trees. love being human.

.. like shutting your eyes tight when you make a wish upon a shooting star, like having your pup rush to the door to greet you after a day at school. Like drinking 100plus after a crazy workout (I assure you this has happened. Before.), like insanity in a class during free period, like shouting off a cliff at the top of your lungs, like smelling freshly baked goods waft out of the kitchen. Like looking into a baby’s perfect face and seeing it burst into a smile, like hearing your parents say ‘i love you’. Like listening to your absolute favorite song come on the radio, like blowing out the candles when you are 5. Like going into the store and buying chocolate to eat right there and then, like watching old school Disney movies. Like lying on the grass and watching cloud shapes, like frolicking in a pool doing handstands. Like having a hand to hold, like being home away from home. Like presents, like joy, like love.

Okay maybe I got too carried away. But I still love this mood the rain puts me in.

Flashbulb sparkle

27/08/2010

HI EVERYBODY sorry for my hiatus (aka laziness + lack of inspiration to blog during this period). I guess you can say I’m kinda getting into the swing of the new semester.. my last year of university! D:

In the meantime, this song is madness and strength & I love it.

I see a tiny light but its not going to shine without a fight

O me! O life! of the questions of these recurring,
Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,
Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me,
Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,
The question, O me! so sad, recurring–What good amid these, O me, O life?

Answer.
That you are here — that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.

What will your verse be?

I don’t usually rant paragraphs about musicians or music, but this one totally deserves it.

Just came back from the Corinne Bailey Rae concert, and I am like going insane with wonder like I just saw AN ANGEL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN!!!! No words can fully describe how amazingly talented this artist is, nor how much beauty there is both in her person and her work. By the third song I was dying already (Geri can vouch for this HAHA) – I was totally not expecting to be this blown away. To be honest, I think she sounds WAY better live than on record. IMAGINE THAT. HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE!?!?

Every single song was sung with such power and raw emotion that not even for a moment could you tear your eyes or your ears away from it. ON TOP OF IT ALL, HER INSANE BAND. OMG. The band is so crazy talented and well put together; they complemented each other in every way possible – each arrangement was impeccably executed. AND HER VOICE – HER VOICEEEE – IT SINGS DIRECTLY TO YOUR SOUL. Not even to your HEART where all the fluffy feelingfeelings lie, but to your SOUL in the deepest recesses where your hidden emotions are buried (!!! NOT EVEN KIDDING)

I’d have to disclaimer that if you weren’t a fan and hadn’t heard her songs before, you probably wouldn’t have liked it as much, mainly because you wouldn’t have been able to make out the lyrics she was singing. AND FOR CBR, PART OF THE MAGIC IS THAT HER LYRICS ARE LIKE, CRYSTALS FALLING FROM HEAVEN AND INTO YOUR CUSHIONED EARS, AND THEN PENETRATING YOUR BRAIN LIKE DYNAMITE. (AND THEN EXPLODING INTO FAIRYDUST WITHIN YOUR MIND)

Her encore song was a surprise to everybody, a familiar tune by Doris Day that everyone knows by heart. But the beauty of CBR is that she makes an indelible mark on every song she covers, and this arrangement + last encore performance was freaking unicorn level mind-blowing (as you can tell I am running out of analogies to describe how amazing this was). Managed to find a really good youtube recording of her band doing the song.

Of course this doesn’t really do justice to what it actually sounded like LIVE.

CAN YOU IMAGINE LISTENING TO THIS LIVE, WITH HER BAND DECKED OUT IN FULL AND HER MAGICAL VOICE RESOUNDING AROUND THE ENTIRE ESPLANADE HALL AND BURSTING THROUGH THE CEILINGS!? IT WAS PIN DROP SILENCE AND WHEN SHE FINISHED EVERYONE WENT INSANE. My life will never be the same.

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You slept a sigh like the angels speak/and we danced into tomorrow on bleeding feet

Pretend

22/07/2010

This is one of the Most Beautiful Songs I’ve heard, and my favourite song of the moment.

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Once in a while/I act like a child/To feel like a kid again

It gets like a prison in the body I’m living in

Cause everyones watching/Quick to start talking/I’m losing my innocence

Wish I were a little girl/Without the weight of the world

Remember the time/We had soda for wine/ And got by on gratitude

The worst they could do to you was check your attitude

Yeah, our fights were on fun/With water in guns/ And a place we could call our own

How we lost hold of home I guess I’ll never know

It would be nice to start over again/ before we were men/I’d give, I’d bend, let’s play pretend.