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My Two Favourite People

I found this photo whilst stumbling and thought it was perfect, my two favourite people are Stephen Fry and Lady Gaga. So this was magnificent. I found it on Alligator Sunglasses, and they do have quite a few other amusing artefacts.

 

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Live Fast… Unfortunately Die Young

Dean, Cobain, Winehouse. All amazing talents. All young with amazing careers ahead of them. All dead. Each dying far too young after a life of drink, drugs and most probably anything else they might find. 

After being at work and my boss receiving a text about Amy Winehouse’s death, my response was odd. I wasn’t surprised that she was dead, more saddened that it had came down to this. I adore her album Back to Black. It’s so deep and dark, it really was a change in the charts from the usual pop music, and really introduced a lot of people to Jazz and Blues which aren’t exactly main stream; and I myself have found some Jazz bars which I attend, probably thanks to Ms Winehouse.

I guess it isn’t suprising she has passed away. She came in to the scene so fresh and larger than life, that looking back at photos of her from her first album, Frank, it is almost difficult to recognise her, from what she became. After the drink, drugs, marriage, rehab, drink, drugs, rehab, failed tour, drink, rehab… it really follows like those before her that she wasn’t going to escape the cycle.

Of course I wish that she had managed to get her self out of the situation, cleaned up and releasing much more material for years to come, but with the path she took, I can’t help thinking that it may have been better if she had died sooner, so we wouldn’t have all expected it after seeing her downfall.

In anycase my thoughts are completely with her family and her friends. And I hope that her music continues to inspire.

RIP Amy Winehouse.


Gleek Out.

I’ve finished season 2. Been to the live show. And probably can completely admit I’m a gleek. I don’t normally get too involved in TV shows as normally I get

Me at Glee Live!

pretty obsessed with films (Back to Future and LOTR mainly). But there was something completely welcoming about Glee. It’s fun, easy going, not really that childish, full of very attractive young men, and has lots of lovely songs. So why is Glee uncool. Obviously I understand it can’t be to everyone’s taste but some people seem really to hate it with a passion. I can grasp that some people find musicals uncomfortable, with people bursting in to song, but in Glee that’s really not the case. They generally start singing in a rehearsal or as a performance (though I admit there seems to be hardly any rehearsal periods, where people get the lyrics wrong).

I think the main reason I like it is because I can relate. Glee is really about being a bit of a loser. Not in the ‘it’ crowd basically. I was sort of always the outsider, which didn’t bother me but generally most US TV shows of my childhood, Saved by the Bell and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, were about the cool kids, which wasn’t me. So I like being part of a gang of losers.

I definitely felt part of the gang at Glee Live! last Saturday, at the O2 in London. It was amazing seeing everyone in Glee shirts of all ages and sizes singing and having a lovely time. Even some dragged along boyfriends seemed to be having a little sing along once they realised they knew the song. The best thing was definitely The Warblers, I have a proper crush on Darren Criss and I was really loving seeing him in person, though he didn’t catch my eye and whisk me off for a romantic date 😦 The worst thing about Glee Live! was the prices of merchandise. I wasn’t expecting things to be cheap but £15 for a program and over £120 for a tour jacket, I did feel quite let down. They like us being losers but they require us to be rich losers.

Overall I’m still a gleek. And love it.