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Who am I to say what people would and wouldn’t expect…

6 Mar

Day 14 – A Song That Nobody Would Expect You to Love

Weekends are not my blogging forte… I went paintballing today… that was fun… fairly sore in places because of it. It was AMAZING, I’d definitely go again… anyway I’m not sure what people would and would not expect of me to love musically. I like to think I’m fairly versatile and don’t think anybody would be overly shocked by my taste in music.

I’ve decided to pick a song that just popped in to my head (this challenge is great at bringing to the surface songs you love but have kinda forgotten about) I reckon if you asked anyone who knows me to pick a song I love not one of them would pick this one… It just wouldn’t come to mind….

Sailing to Philadelphia – Mark Knopfler & James Taylor


Music Makes me Lose Control…

27 Feb

Day 7 – A Song That Reminds You of a Certain Event…

Low – Flo Rida

Heres the story….

A long long time ago… I was picking a friend up from work. Myself and her sister went and picked her up in my car and we decided do get something in the McDonalds drive thru. I’m gonna say it was Ice-cream because I have a feeling it was summer! Anyway my friend (lets call her Horny) Horny was in a really bad mood and didn’t want to do anything. She just wanted to go home and shower and wallow in self pity….

Her sister (Lets call her Hyperbole, see if you can guess why) however had different plans and launched into an extremely dramatic story which I can’t remember but the basic premise was that their cousin (We’ll call her McCormal) was an absolute “EMOTIONAL WRECK” and Myself, Horny and Hyperbole NEEDED to go and visit her IMMEDIATELY…

So the conversation went on and we discussed other irrelevant things as we sat in the McDonalds car park listening to the radio, eating our Ice-cream/Chicken Nuggets/whatever it was we were eating. Horny continued to moan and express her negative mental attitude while Hyperbole and Myself talked about the happier things in life sunshine lollipops rainbows etc. we sang along to the radio and had an all round good time.


Just to add a bit of background to the story the above song was Myself and Horny’s favourite song at the time.

1. I sometimes have this problem where if someone is talking to me or I’m talking and there’s music that I like on in the background my attention automatically focuses on the music 100% and I can’t hear what the person in front of me is saying or I completely lose my train of thought…

2. McCormal lives outside the county so it’s a bit of a drive and I was only driving I’d say about 4 months so I needed a more experienced driver with me by law (for the most part I didn’t have one when I was just driving locally). Horny was that necessary experienced driver so she was essential to Hyperboles plan, we couldn’t just drop Horny home and then just go by ourselves.

Also I had a bit of a thing for McCormal at this time which I think was factored into Hyperbole’s plans, she knew I’d have enough sympathy for McCormal to drive accross the country* for her!!

So the conversation whent on we finished whatever it was we were eating and Hyperbole kept on at Horny begging and begging her to come to McCormal’s telling her that she was ruining everyones day and that it was her RESPONSIBILITY to make sure all parties involved were happy (or something along those lines). At this point it occurred to me that I really hadn’t been asked whether I wanted to go and it was just expected of me! So I began

“Hang on… Did you think just because you said McCormal was an APPLE!…” the radio continued… bottom jeans, boots with the fur…

You may have gathered I intended to say an emotional wreck and continue to make my point that I wasn’t about to drop everything and rush over there for her (I was). Myself and Hyperbole broke into hyserical laughter for about 10 minutes! Horny found it very hard to stay in a bad mood after that.

We went to see McCormal (She was as happy as Larry, nowhere close to an emotional wreck. I think she had just mentioned to Hyperbole that she had nothing to do and wouldn’t mind some company).

We had a really fun time for the rest of the day! We still laugh about that story to this day (Horny definitely sees the funny side now…)

Hyperbole is moving to Australia next week for a YEAR!! this post is dedicated to her!! I wish her well and I hope she never forgets about this story!!! Have an AMAZING exaggerated time!! See your soon!

*I did not have to drive accross the country, but exaggeration is key to the story!

Day 06 – A Song That Reminds You of Somewhere…

26 Feb

Taio Cruz – Dynamite


Being on holidays last september in Mallorca… fun times…

Music Mondays… 30 Day song challenge…

21 Feb

I saw this on facebook and thought it’d be a good Idea for the blog… So for the next 30 days you’ll be finding out a bit more about me musically!!

Day 01 – your favorite song
Day 02 – your least favorite song
Day 03 – a song that makes you happy
Day 04 – a song that makes you sad
Day 05 – a song that reminds you of someone
Day 06 – a song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07 – a song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08 – a song that you know all the words to
Day 09 – a song that you can dance to
Day 10 – a song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11 – a song from your favorite band
Day 12 – a song from a band you hate
Day 13 – a song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14 – a song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15 – a song that describes you
Day 16 – a song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17 – a song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18 – a song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19 – a song from your favorite album
Day 20 – a song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21 – a song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22 – a song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23 – a song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24 – a song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25 – a song that makes you laugh
Day 26 – a song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27 – a song that you wish you could play
Day 28 – a song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29 – a song from your childhood
Day 30 – your favorite song at this time last year

So Day 1: Favourite Song.

DISCLAIMER: I find it quite impossible to pick favourites. I realised this recently while on a date and “getting to know each other” a lot of the questions are what’s  your favourite….? Needless to say I’m quite indecisive so you might have some multiple song posts coming up over the next 30 days.

So I don’t know if this is my favourite song but I’d definitely give it top 10 maybe even top 5 of all time for me! It’s also been in my life a bit recently reminding me  how much i like it!!

Rocky took a lover – Bell x1.


Run Away Fast as You Can…

24 Oct


Is absolutely amazing… It was filmed in Prague over the period of four days in the Summer of 2010

I don’t claim to know much about art but I think this is it. I just think it was an all round great production and I was completely sucked into it for the entire 35 minutes. I was left wanting more and that’s always a good sign.

Selita Ebanks the Phoenix in the film is also pretty amazing

Now I just can’t wait for his next album which is due November 22nd

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

It looks promising with plenty of greats featuring on it! “All of the lights” for me is the track to watch even just from the breif appearance in the runaway film.

I was never really into Kanye until 808s & Heartbreak but I just think he’s gotten so much better as time has gone on… or maybe I just never gave him enough of a chance to begin with I’ve got his back catalogue from  my best friend who’s obsessed with him so I’ll give them a proper listen and see how I feel.

I’m really looking forward to november. A great month for music a lot of my favourite artists releasing their new albums!! Happy music days ahead!

All the crazy shit I did tonight Those will be the best memories.

6 Jul

What I was doing this time last year!!

05-06 July ’09

Day 7-8

Arrived in Salsburg after the most uncomfortable train journey of my life. Arrived in the train station at 4am basically hung out there until 8am cause there was nothing else to do. So then we went and got some burger king. What a breakfast. I would’ve died without it though. So we then got a taxi to the hostel because exhaustion had overcome us. It was only about €9 so that was grand. When we got there it was like 9.30… We weren’t able to check in until 1pm pretty terrible so we just hung out in the foyer for three and a half hours. I couldn’t sleep or function in any other way so I just sat there and got up a couple of times to walk around. I think I may have gotten about a half an our of sleep in the end. Then we checked in and I slept until six or seven. Almost completely wasted the day. We had dinner in the hostel it was about 6.50 for basically all you can eat it was amazing!! after that and watching  the end of Wimbledon (predictable result eh?) I went down and washed all my clothes because I had none left after a week. We then spent the rest of the evening drinking edelwiess (an Austrian beer) In the hostel’s bar and playing multiple card games… Fun times…

Austria is the first country in which it has rained during the day (In Venice we think it rained during the night but there was no evidence the next morning). Kinda makes things difficult sightseeing wise.
Yesterday wasn’t exactly culture filled.
we then went on the sound of music tour, It was fun enough. some great sights…
The next day just me and David went to see the Mozart related sights and some shopping Carmel stayed in the hostel cause she felt sick.
we then took a train to Vienna and checked into our hostel.

This was our exact hostel - The Wombats City Hostel Vienna (great place it had a bar!!)

we then went to the bar in the hostel and drank to our hearts content. This being until like 11pm for David and Carmel….
I then had to make new friends so i started talking to this Australian girl… Kerby was her name weird huh?
Talked to her for a short while, explained my situation to her and then one of her friends Will I think his name was introduced himself and I got them to guess where I was from. After they guessed Irish (It took a while) they introduced me to two other Irish guys who In turn Introduced me to 5 Canadian and 2 Austrian girls…
Over the course of the night I got ridiculously drunk… Cocktails, shots (One being Absynthe) Great times…
When the bar closed at about 2-2:30 we went of adventuring to find another pub, the Irish guys knew one which stayed open til half 5… En route to the pub on of the Canadians (She looked like Michelle from Skins) Decided it’d be a good idea to get mount me and I willingly obliged and ran down the road with her on my back, a few steps down and my legs basically just buckled because alcohol did not afford me great leg strength.
So for me sins I received a nasty cut on my knee (David said if it was 7 inches deeper I could’ve been paralysed) and a gigantic bump on my head, didnt realise I had it until this morning when I couldn’t lie properly on the pillow… Got home around 4.
Overall it was a brilliant night and I’ve got some facebook friends to show for it…
Always good…

(This is an extract from my failed Inter-railing journal which ended a couple of days after this!!)

Ok I Love You Bye Bye….

28 Nov