2013/02/14 § Leave a comment
This will be short
cause it’s sad to me. Cause it was so good, y’know, it was a good couple of weeks, and now it’s done.
(If you’re actually one of the weird people who wanted a review, I’m a fan of this one, so go and read it.)
I went in to London early (think 10am) on Monday morning, wandered around on LSS a bit before finding myself in Camden Town. Surprisingly easy to find my hotel where fucking Denver was standing in the fucking reception and everything was wonderful and scary. I went and grabbed a smoothie at some sort of raw/vegan/organic café thing before checking in, showering and texting the people I had agreed to meet. They were all between 17-19 y.o.a. and I participated in a lot of weird shit that day that I’d rather not talk about cause I actually physically blush when thinking about it.
The concert was actually amazing. It was so good that I have no words. It was very loud and a lot of screaming and crying and angry fists in the air and whipping my hair back and forth.
An awkward moment was when Oberst threw money to the crowd – “here’s your money back” – (at least I think that’s what he tried to do, but it landed a couple of dm from his feet), which is ironic/sad/awkward/whatever as people are currently silently rioting due to the expensive singles Desa are trying to sell us omg (he’s a goddamn HYPOCRITE get over it). It was also kind of awkward when everything turned very hXc and instruments were smashed etc. (But I mainly go to
.~* swaying, lighters, love *~. shows, so this might be normal, what do I know).
Afterwards, we hung out near the tour bus (gaaaah I know *superblush*) and we talked to Denver (what a STUD in the actual literal sense of the word my lord he is massive (just look at this what)) and he signed my vinyl and I’m dead.
Desa are teh bomb. Teh bomb.
And Denver promised that a new album was on the way so GUYS YES NEW DESA SHOW SOON.
(And Two Gallants are releasing Europe dates next weeeeeeeeeek.)
This was a shitty attempt at a piece of text, I’m sorry, guys. So happy people don’t actually read this for my opinions.
Oh, and here’s a picture of CANAAAAAAR (his birthday is tomorrow, and I actually hope he doesn’t do anything stupid) taken by one of the people I went with (not going to credit in case she finds my blog ): )
2013/02/13 § 1 Comment
2013/02/10 § Leave a comment
I’m not quite sure how I got into Two Gallants.
I think it started with the Saddle Creek Spring 2011 Sampler, on which Adam Haworth Stephens had two songs. After having listened to them a couple of times I went looking for more, and thus stumbled upon the band he and Tyson Vogel have together.
They’re really pretty, though. ):
They’re a Californian folk-rock duo who started up in 2002, and can now be found with four albums and two EPs on their backs. I really like their music, it’s eloquent, (at times) meditative, mature and pretty ferocious. I got to see them last autumn in Norwich, and they were really good live (did you get that? REALLY GOOD! My last post didn’t do it justice, it was actually really great), so go and have a listen if they’re anywhere near (or far, depending on your commitment).
2013/02/10 § Leave a comment
So long ago. This is a bad plan.
Seeing Two Gallants (2GS) live in a church was really really good. I mean, I think 2GS would’ve been good regardless of location (just look at some of their street performance videos), but concerts in churches are special. The support band (from the Netherlands, or Germany or something) was also great, and there was generally a very positive and energetic mood both on-stage and off. There were not a lot of people there, but they made a lot of noise and the performer-audience relationship was excellent.
I had a really bad headache before heading down there, but I felt better once the boys got on-stage, so it really worked out quite well. If 2GS ever play close to you, be sure to check them out – I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
(I realised I haven’t done a recommendation post on them yet, so I’ll try to write one up this evening. Just really need to get my report down on paper first. I am such a big procrastinator.)
2013/02/09 § 5 Comments
Today, in yet another episode of K does shit she doesn’t know how to do.
(I feel like TPK never ends. Kind of like the last LotR film. So many potential endings, but it just goes on and on, but you don’t really mind. A good kind of surprise.)
Me and some other people went to paint ceramics today. There is this café in town where you pick out whatever you’d like to paint, and then there’s paint and brushes and stuff on the tables, and when you’re done you pay for whatever you painted and whatever you ate/drank, and you hand them whatever you did and they burn it for you, and you can pick it up in a couple of weeks. It’s really cool.
I decided to paint a cereal bowl, which was £15. I was considering doing a massive tea cup (£18), but I already have one, at the same time as I’m not really well equipped when it comes to having stuff to put my porridge in. So I ended up with a bowl, and I
shamelessly copied got my inspiration from the Letting Off The Happiness cover for the inside of the bowl, cause it was that kind of day. The outside of the bowl got a quote (“I’m content to walk a little slower because there’s nowhere that I really need to be”) and the Aum symbol.
Here are some photos of what I did and what other people did (if I am able to edit this post from my mobile phone, where the photos can be found). Everyone did really well, and I’m so impressed with how creative everyone were.
Don’t mind the random black and yellow sharpie marks, they will hopefully burn away in the oven.
I must say that I didn’t really get this at the moment. It literally just dawned on me a couple of minutes ago. “I just fed you… Now kiss my d*ck”. He talked so much about ducks, he completely had me fooled.
2013/02/09 § Leave a comment
(I am not sure where this is from,
but it’s informative, so I’ll post it here for future reference.)
In sanskrit, the sun is called ‘Surya’ and the moon is called ‘Chandra’.
Surya is more the symbol of energy, fire, analysis and masculinity, while Chandra is more about calmness, water, creativity and feminity. This is why you are sometimes told to turn on your right side after relaxation – to get energy after this time of quietness. This is also why Sun Salutation is called SuryaNamaskara, because it gives you, between others, a lot of energy!
Our body is made of water. Like the oceans, the moon has an effect on our constitution. If you practice yoga daily you will then be aware of the cycles of the moon. When it’s full moon, you won’t practice or do a very gentle practice (such as Chandra moon sequence or restorative). When it’s new moon, some won’t do yoga but I like to have a more energical practice since motivation and prana (vital energy) are very low.
As we are all a part of nature, it is important to live in harmony with seasons and element cycles, to be aware of them and to understand that they impact our mind and body.