Sunday, 29 January 2012

Farewell Chuck, I hardly knew you...

I can't believe Chuck is over, I don't understand it, it was such a great show.

I have this thing where every now and again I get bored, find a new show that seems good and try it out. I did this with Chuck, three seasons in less than a week. Yep, that's alot of Chuck. So then I get half way through season 4, at this point i'm hooked, I mean I was hooked after the first episode else I wouldn't have continued, then I find out that season 5 is going to be the last season and i'm heartbroken.
Chuck was one of the good ones, the great ones. Seriously there was nothing else like it how can they cancel it? ?

Anyway I went on a Chuck break, I couldn't watch it knowing there wouldn't be anymore, and then finally yesterday I took the leap. I just finished the series finale.

But yeah, the reason for this post. This song. *sigh* another thing Chuck did, besides fill me with joy, was introduce me to some great music. This is what was playing in the final scene. Perfect choice. Great song, no doubt it'll be on repeat for the next week. Enjoy.


Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Bon Iver: Justin Vernon the Conqueror!

I don't even know how to start this, or how to describe how I feel about today's video. Bonnie Raitt- I can't make you love me is one of my favourite songs. The first time I heard it I almost teared up. It's one of those songs, the lyrics, the way she sings it, it all comes together to produce something that grips onto your heart and refuses to let go.

Many have tried to do covers of this song and i've hated ALL of them. None of them captured that emotion present in the original- to me at least. And then a few weeks ago through a youtube suggestion I saw that Adele did a cover, watched it, and even then I was like *shrugs shoulder*. But then last night I saw the video posted today. My dear dear Justin Vernon of the beloved Bon Iver came and indeed conquered. 

It was all so unexpected. Poor unassuming me clicked play, I saw him there at the piano... I was sceptical. I mean I love him but this is I Can't Make You Love Me that we're talking about here. Then he started singing and I was shocked, for some reason I wasn't expecting the falsetto even though it's one of his trademarks. And then I was annoyed at his timing and then I fell. Hard. 

My face became distorted- when I hear something I love, like really love, I get this look on my face- It's like a mix between confusion and pain, like i've just smelt something bad- and I just soaked it all in. His tone, his sincerity, his interpretation. It was just as believable as Raitt's and just as moving. 

It's one of those songs that just make you stop. So I thought i'd be the good Samaritan that I am and share this gem with you. 

Oh and for the record I went back and re-listened to Adele's cover. I take the *shrug shoulder* back. I like it, it's just one of those songs that I don't fall for instantly but more upon second hearing... My love would've probably come faster if she slowed down a bit. I felt like it was a bit rushed. But yeah, Justin Vernon just cemented his place in my heart today. 

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Childhood flashbacks

I don't remember much of my childhood. In fact come to think of it, I don't remember much of anything. Seriously, I can't remember yesterday but I remember yesterday happened. Does that make sense? 

The way my memory works has always freaked me out a bit. I don't remember in film, more like in thought... anyway, back in my dramatic years (did they ever end?) I used to worry about why I couldn't remember anything. But I do remember because I have a memory, I just can't see the memories that I must have because of my, you know- memory. And that used to worry- my not being able to see the memories that I must have. Still with me? No? *brain ache*?

One thing I do remember is music. It's seems as though recently I've been hearing more and more songs that remind me of my childhood, a childhood I don't remember but you get the picture lol. 

I love the feeling of familiarity and nostalgia and time that I get whenever I hear one of these. I remember (or do I? (lol)) for years Fleetwood Mac- Dreams played in my head when I was a kid and I had no clue why, or where I'd heard it from. And then when I got older, years later I stumbled across FM at work and then heard Dreams and this wave a familiarity washed over me and I was like 'wasn't this the song that used to play in my head all the time?!'

And then today this image of a man walking down the street barging people popped into my head, I was like 'what video is that from? I used to love that song', Googled it and got reunited with this song that, for whatever reason, really takes me back to being in the 90's.

One day I'm going to rein-act this video with the song playing on my iPod. Leather jacket and all. But obv's not for too long because it's kinda mean. 

It's kinda funny because some days it feels like I get barged all the time and I feel like channelling some verve! I go on a barging SPREE- in my head of course. I'm passive remember *sigh*

This song also takes me back to the first time I watched Cruel Intentions and consequently fell in love with Ryan Phillipe. Time flies.

Lastly I felt that upon further listening this next vid deserved more than a mere link out. I really love this song, it took a while but we got there in the end :) 

In the past fortnight there have been about four posts that I wrote in my head but was too lazy to type up ( ._.)

C'est terrible, oui je sais, mais je veux changer!

Until next time x

Monday, 9 January 2012

Lianne La Havas and aural alleys :)

Oh wow.

I never saw it coming. I get music recommendation ALL the time. Like seriously, methinks it comes with the territory, but 9 times out of 10 I'm completely unimpressed. See i'm both easy and hard to please and as you can see from this here blog my music taste is completely random, but today, Today, the improbable occurred.
S posted on my facebook wall and did two things.

1: Reminded me that people actually think about 'Rella J'. This may sound stupid but it's strange for me to think that outside of performance people listen to me. As in will watch one of my videos, or read this here blog or listen to somebody else and be reminded of me. I just never really thought of it... In my head it's kinda like the whole 'If a tree falls in a forest does it make a sound'. Except there is no tree. I'm the tree. If I'm not performing do I make a sound? In my head I don't. But in you know, the real world, maybe I do. The thought that I do is v. humbling. But then the thought of the type of thoughts that I have is v. worrying. lol. Seriously? "I'm the tree?" Security!!

2: Introduced me to the wonderful, talented, future staple on all playlists; Lianne La Havas. He posted this on my wall and I was intrigued but it was really the vid below that cemented my love. I told you I fall fast.
I love her tone, gosh it's so smooth. Once again, right up my aural alley.

I guess that's all folks
Hope you've enjoyed this here blog post.
Lol no 'this here blog' won't become a signature, I don't even know where it came from o_O
oh and remember dearies you are the tree!
Rella x

Monday, 2 January 2012

So i'm typing this while waiting for the season finale of Rookie Blue to load (don't judge me).
It's 2012!! And has been for 2 days, I'm way excited, like buzzing!
I don't have much to say really but I wanted to say something so here we are...

This year I really am going to try to be a better blogger type person and post at least once a fortnight. At first I told myself once a week and then I was like Rella be realistic so a fortnight it is. I am going to try and commit to that.

Hmm what else? O told me she hated Dumb I Sound, fair dues, each to their own and what not, I really enjoy hearing what other people think about music I like.

Recently this has been STUCK in my head. Like superglue, gum and a host of other sticky things.

I don't even know where I know it from and that really bothers me.  I have no clue why I I know about 90% of the music I listen to o_O. I'm sure I'm not the only one though...

Oh so last week I performed at Vocal and Verses, the end of year charity special. It was AWESOME. I had such a good time there, like for real I haven't enjoyed performing at an event as much as I did last Thursday. The audience was amazing, the other other artists performing were amazing and I dunno. It just all came together to make an amazing night. My battery was dead so I couldn't record anything but hopefully I'll be able to get my hands on some footage soon, when i'll do you'll be the first to know. Well probably the second, O will see it first hehe.

Ok, RB is loaded enough for me to watch at least the next ten minutes so i'll leave it at that.

Talk to you soon
Or at least within a fortnight :)
Rella x