Archive | August, 2009

Just think about it….

29 Aug

Meredith Grey“A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. Never leave that till tomorrow, he said, which you can do today. This is the man who discovered electricity. You think more people would listen to what he had to say. I don’t know why we put things off, but if I had to guess, I’d have to say it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, sometimes the fear is just of making a decision, because what if you’re wrong? What if you’re making a mistake you can’t undo? The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can’t pretend we hadn’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibility under tomorrow’s rug until we can’t anymore. Until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin really meant. That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure, even the worst, beats the hell out of never trying”

I don’t know if you write letters or panic on the phone. I’d like to call you all the same

24 Aug

Lisa Hannigan

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Great Girl.

I’ve been wanting to post about her for a while but as you can see I haven’t been doing very much substantial posting for quite a while…. (I actually started this post on May 13, what dedication I have…) I’m gonna try get back into it now. This is a fairly ambitious post  I don’t know if I can get across how great a girl she really is.

And She’s B E A utiful…. and I agree with a not so recent post by Catherine introducing the concept that many women are pretty few are beautiful really….

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I fell in love with her voice when she featured on Damien Rice’s album O and then just one song on his second album 9 she features on 9 crimes. I always thought she had a hauntingly beautiful voice and that she definitely had the pure talent to be a standalone solo artist.

She and Damien co-wrote the song Unplayed Piano before they went their separate ways … Lisa describes their split as the best thing that’s ever happened to her…

Her duet Some Surprise with Gary Lightbody featured on Greys Anatomy. It was recorded for The Cake Sale, an album produced to raise money for the charity Oxfam Ireland….

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I can’t put into words how much I am in love with her voice, there’s something special about it.

So I waited and waited and finally she released her solo album in late 2008.

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Overall it’s a Great album and I think Lisa more than proves her worth as a standalone artist and then some… It’s got all you need upbeat cheerful songs and sombre thought provoking songs and just a whole album of that Inspiring voice…..

I loved the video for her first single Lille you get lost in the story. pop-up books are always fun and the colours make me happy… and obviously the song’s great also…

Then there’s I don’t know equally arty and fun, I LOVE the song probably my favourite from the album but the whole thing is really good… You should definitely check it out for yourself… DO IT!!

Let me know what you think sure…

We are not who you think we are…

18 Aug

The boy who brought you this….

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Is now back in full technicolour as usual to bring you this…

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and this…

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It’s about time we got some happiness injected into this dark economic time for us all… Maybe it’s just me but MIKA’s music just makes me really happy and so far he hasn’t disappointed me with we are golden which is a great tune…

Listen yourself if ya don’t believe me… Here

The video’s interesting to say the least…

Desiderata

6 Aug

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.