Symphony for my ears

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Not only the voices of actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston and Lee Pace are a symphony for my ears but also music. My taste is wide-ranged and listens to a lot of different styles. However, there are certain and bands that are closer to my heart. I’m not that into these new artists even though the likes of Adam Lambert and Kelly Clarkson is quite high on my list. But they don’t give me the same feeling older ones get. Most of the bands and artists I like are still making music. Instead of making a list of all my favourites, I’m gonna mention a bit more of my most precious likes.

Duran Duran
I’ve mentioned this band in my older posts. I’ve liked them since the 80’s. They’re from Birmingham, England and they’ve been around since 1978 so it’s gonna be 40 years next year. They’ve changed its members a few times and some have come back. They still going strong despite all the problems. That’s saying a lot about them. They made great music in the 80’s and they still got it. They have so many great songs, I can’t choose one. They released their latest album ‘Paper Gods’ in 2015. They’re on tour right now but unfortunately not even close to Scandinavia. No one knows how long they will be touring so they probably won’t come to Finland. I really hope they do because in 2010 their concert got cancelled and that would have been my first ever concert. Going to see them live abroad is too expensive for me. Unless I win the lottery but that will never happen. Every song they’ve recorded makes me feel better. When my mother died, their music helped me get through my sorrow.

Bon Jovi
Like with Duran Duran, I’ve also liked them since the late 80’s. I think ‘Living on a Prayer’ from the ‘Slippery when wet’ album was the first song I heard and that was in 1986. My friend taped me their album ‘Keep the faith’ but I’ve never bought their albums. Their latest is called ‘This house is not for sale’ which is the first one I bought. I listened to it every day since it was released in 2016, that’s how much I love it. My favourite song of them of all time is, ‘You gave love a bad name’ You really don’t need to buy albums anymore because of Spotify but I actually prefer them. I’m not always online and a band like them, old school is always the best. They’ve been to Finland a lot of times which proves how popular they are here.

Take That
They were the first band that I became a big fan of. They’re from Manchester, England. I bought all their albums and watched their videos. I have a lot of VHS tapes that I recorded from different interviews and TV appearances. They’re really funny which is one of the reasons why I loved them so much. They split up in 1996 but reunited 10 years later as a 4 piece. Now they’re a trio and still sell millions in their country of UK. I don’t own their latest albums but I listen to them online from time to time. I’ve seen their concert in the movie theatre but that’s the closest I ever got. I’ve seen them live on TV before. They still sound great live. They also have so many great songs I can’t choose which one I love the best.

Robbie Williams
Next Thursday one of my dreams will come true. I’ll attend my first ever concert and he gets the honour so to speak. I’m very excited about this I can hardly contain myself. He was a member of Take That in the 90’s. He’s been through a lot but pulled through. He’s one of the best selling artists in the world and now I’m going to see him play live. The only time I’ve seen him live was in the movie theatre but it wasn’t enough to feed my needs. My favourite song is ‘Strong’ because he really is strong and it’s a couraging to all of us. His music gets right to my soul. I can’t really explain the feeling his music gives me. As I write this, I listen to his latest album ‘The heavy entertainment show‘ on Spotify. He’s getting better as the years go by. He as a person is also great. He was so funny when he was in Take That and that humour is still there. That’s one of the reasons why he’s so well liked.

Michael Jackson
He really was the King of Pop. He made great music and his dancing was amazing. A lot of artists have him as a hero and so is he to me. He was not only a great entertainer but he cared a lot about the world. I was really sad when he passed away. No matter what people think of him, without him there wouldn’t be other artists. He was an inspiration to everybody. My favourite song is ‘The way you make me feel’ because of the beat. It’s really amazing how many people can make the moves he made. I’ve seen his live performances on TV and there’s a lot of those videos on Youtube. He really made a real impact in pop culture and he should always be remembered as a great musical genius.

Madonna
She’s my female hero. Like with Michael, she’s an inspiration to many. She never cared what others think of her. She’s never been afraid to be different. That’s what I most admire about her. I wish I could be as brave as her. She’s a pioneer and she’s proved that a woman can do things men can do. Like with some other artists and bands I’ve mentioned, I liked her music since the 80’s. My favourite song from that area is ‘Who’s that girl?’ Honestly, her older songs are better than the one in 2000’s. Even though I like some of her newer stuff as well. I don’t only like her music but also as a person. She’s really caring about the world and her children are very important. She’s open- minded and she’s showed the world you’re worth the same no matter what sexuality or colour you are.

So there you have it. I have so many other favourites but those are the most loved. Any kind of music is a symphony for my years but pop and rock are number one. I couldn’t live without music. If I only had one reason to live, it would be that one. It will never die even if the person does. Some become classics and still sound great after decades but some will be forgotten. I’m not judging but what people listen to these days are appalling but each to their own. New bands and artists come and go but music, in general, will always remain.

Nothing specific

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Sometimes there’s nothing specific I want to blog about. I don’t know what you think about free writing and do you actually like reading something that doesn’t make any special sense. Anyway, this is free writing and I write what comes to mind. I don’t have specific time. I write as much ideas comes flying in. Randomly we got snow for once. It’s been a strange winter here in the South of Finland. Usually we got more snow but now it’s not the same anymore. I blame climate change. People who doesn’t like snow are probably happy about that. But those people don’t care about the future. They spend natures resources without thinking about the consequences. Or maybe they think like Trump, there’s no such thing as climate change. It must be much better to live in denial than face the facts. But enough about that.

The point in free writing is to write whatever comes to mind. But that’s not always the case. You can’t just write anything. You don’t want to hurt people’s feelings on purpose. I can’t do that. I care about other people’s feelings. My mother taught me that. She taught me a lot of things which is the reason I am what I am. But also because my life hasn’t been perfect. No fairy tales here. It’s been more a struggle than happy moments. I have never had anything special. I don’t do things, I dream. I rather dream then go through difficult relationships or whatever. That’s the reason I want things I can’t have. I rather run than stick around. Emotionally that is. I’m not actually running. I just sit here writing this post. The radio is on and Elton John is on. Someone is cleaning the snow outside. Or whatever it’s in English. In this case I don’t have time to look it up. This is the worse thing about free writing in a foreign language. There are words you don’t know what they are in English. I’m babbling.

I should go to the grocery store. I’m leaving tomorrow to the town I’m studying in. It really sucks when they have change the bus schedule on Monday. No more early mornings. No I have to go to the dorm on a bloody Sunday. My weekends are gonna be really short. I would rather wait until Monday to leave but what can you do. These are times I wish I had a driver’s license because these public transport things are a pain. They have wrapped us around their little finger. These are things that are out of your control and you just have to accept that. The town I’m going to is a small place and it’s in the middle of nowhere. At least you can walk to the center. Luckily this education is ending in May but still a long way to go.

Where is this blog going to? It’s not going anywhere? It’s a blog. Not funny. I can’t write funny things. People see me as a serious person. I don’t crack jokes. I understand humour but I’m not funny. Some says women are not suppose to be funny. But that’s where they are wrong. Ellen (you know who) for example is really funny. She’s one of my heros but so is a lot of women. Strong women who don’t give a damn about what other’s think of them. My all time favorite is Madonna. She’s still cool. I follow her on Facebook and she was voted, the woman of the year. She does a lot of good things. Especially for kids. She was one of the first woman who showed the pop world that no matter what race or sexuality you are, you have the right to be here. Other woman I admire is Pink. I follow her a Twitter. She’s got attitude and tell the haters where to get off. Her family is so precious too. The world needs strong women like that. There’s enough of airheads already who can’t do anything for this world. They just shake their asses on hip hop videos or date famous people. And no I’m not talking about Taylor Swift. I don’t listen to her music but I think she’s misunderstood. She’s no airhead. At least that’s what she seems like. She does give money to charity and cares about others. But enough about her.

This free writing is kind of fun but times is out. This post could get very long if I continue. I try to make blog posts short because that’s what I like to read. I never have patience enough to read something off a screen. Ouch my eyes. If I read books I would rather read from a real one and not a screen. There was a lot of subjects in this post. I hope someone at least bother to read to the end. I say goodbye for now so

principal skinner saying goodbye

 

 

Tallenna

OMG, a famous person

I must have been a different teenager since I never went gaga over some celebrity. I had idols. I was one of those boy band fans. But I was never one of those hysterical ones. No way, that’s just an embarrassment. I had infatuations with band members and things like that. I didn’t understand all that screaming when they saw their idol. I thought that was just silly. I never went to any concerts but I saw those on TV. For example when Michael Jackson was on the stage, girls were crying their eyes out. What was the point in that? You’re having a time of your life and you’re crying? Pay for a concert ticket and all you do is that? You can just as well stay home and cry in front of your TV.

When people see someone famous, they get all excited. For what, because they’re famous? Do they have some magical dust that I don’t know of? Does it make you fly when you see someone famous? Or even touch one? I’ve seen famous people in real life and met a few (mostly Finns) but for me they’ve just like anyone. They just happen to be famous. No big deal. It’s usually teens that goes crazy when they see a celebrity but sometimes adults do too. It’s like they think they’re better people after they’ve seen or met one. People often forget that famous people are people too. They have bad days and good days. You can’t expect them to be nice all the time. I read about stories that fans complain that they met this famous person and they were really rude. After that they think he/she is like that all the time. It’s easy to judge someone you don’t know.

A good example of people exaggerating, is when a café in Helsinki posted a picture of Benedict Cumberbatch on their Facebook  (maybe to get more customers to their business) people just went crazy. Somehow, here in Finland it’s always a big deal when someone famous is seen the country. They got really curious about what the reason for his visit was. “Cumberhunt” as they call it. There’s always a nick name for everything, is there? Sometimes it feels like Finnish newspapers are run by fangirls and fanboys. Funny thing is, some people thought he was still in the country. Only fools would have believed that. The reason he was here, was because he’s the ambassador for Jaguar cars and they (actor Nicholas Hoult and movie director Eran Creevy) were testing new cars on ice and snow with a Finnish female rally driver and instructor called Minna Sillankorva. And it wasn’t even in Helsinki. It was in Hämeenlinna. Which is about 98 km, North from the capital. The hysteria is the reason things are never told when it’s happening. This just proves how popular Ben has become. And it’s not necessarily a good thing. E.g. it attracts so-called “crazy people”

It’s understandable that people get excited when they meet or see their idol but to get all crazy about it, that’s just weird. Seeing them on the street and be surprised they’re there. Like it’s some kind of a miracle that they go out in public. Luckily it’s only a small group of those “hysterical” fans. Most people are decent. Maybe they just want an autograph and leave. I never cared for those. The only time I would want an autograph from a celebrity, would be if I wanted them to sign a contract where they would promise to help a charity. Or something like that. And besides I would be too shy to ask for one or even speak to them. Has happened before. I would act the same way when I meet a person for the first time. It just depends on the person I meet.

If I ever met Madonna (she’s one of my idols) I would be too shy to even approach her. Not because she’s famous, because I’m always shy around new people. Even though I’ve followed her career, I don’t know her. I know I never meet her and I will never even try. There’s no point. I have a life. Unlike those who “stalk” their idols. Those are not fans. They’re something else. There’s got to be a limit somewhere.

The most pathetic losers are those who sell their “stories” to tabloids and that way get recognition. No wonder celebrities don’t want to date ordinary people. They never know who to trust. If I dated a “star” people would never know. No way I want to get that much attention. I would have no urge to tell anyone either. That’s why it’s called a private life. You neither keep it private entirely or brag about it. It depends how much attention you want. When people get famous, the media and the fans expect to know everything about them. I think  you don’t have to know everything. If they want to answer every question they’re asked, they have to meet the consequences. They do have a choice about how much they want to tell the media. It’s unnecessary to complain later, that they’re not left alone. You make your own bed.

Every job has its downside and for people in the public eyes, its people taking advantage of them. In the end, all they want to have some peace and quiet once in a while.