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Random Writing

Ok, so it’s been forever since I was last on here, but things have been… busy to say the least.  Anyways, I was just reading about this thing called ‘London Writer’s Rooms’ (see bottom of post for link) and realised it has been far too long since I wrote anything other than academic essays, etc.  So I opened up Word and wrote the following in about 2 minutes.  I reckon it’s got some potential here, and since it seems to be going on a ‘homeless expedition’, it may give me the chance to do some actual research into the ‘problem’ of homelessness, particularly in London.

More to come if I write anything else 😛

Deep under the duvet that she currently called home, Hope breathed in the foul smell of urine and alcohol.  The dog had pissed on her again.  It was either him, or that dirty bastard Fox.  Fox seemed to have a habit for emptying his bodily content in the most inconvenient of places, most recently in the nearby Costa – much to the delight of the early-morning suits.  She would have laughed if she could, but at that moment in time had been most profoundly stoned, and it was stoned only.  The hard stuff was far too much for her to handle.  Even alcohol was off-limits to her, for she knew the damage that it could cause: case in point being Fox.

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Quick Review: Erik Hassle – Pieces (a musical album)

Erik Hassle’s first album Pieces was released in the UK on February 22, 2010.  It was originally entitled Hassle in his native country of Sweden.  He is one of my favourite musicians and someone who should be getting a lot more coverage.

Track List

  1. Bump in the road
  2. Hurtful
  3. Don’t bring flowers
  4. Isn’t it obvious
  5. The thanks I get
  6. Standing where you left me
  7. Bitter end
  8. First time
  9. Love me to pieces
  10. Wanna be loved
  11. Back to bed
  12. Amelia

My personal favourite songs are Hurtful, The Thanks I Get, and Love Me to Pieces. 🙂

The style of the album seems to be quite varied, although there are always the subliminal soul and techno backdrops.  This, combined with Hassle’s earthy and sometimes gravelly voice, produce a unique quality of music that I haven’t very often.  The messages of the tracks come through loud and clear thanks to the lyrics, which are [mostly] of good quality.  Some exceptions here include:

I follow in your footsteps / To see the things you see

Pretty lies, no concern

You’re a karma killer

At least it’s only a few exceptions 😛

It’s difficult to review an album, mainly because it’s down to personal preference and – being something that you hear – it’s difficult to form your own opinion without hearing the actual music.  Thus, I’ve included links to a few YouTube videos and an amazon link, in case you’re interested in INVESTING!

On that note, I conclude this *somewhat pointless* review!

Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pieces-Erik-Hassle/dp/B002IPGXHY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330463816&sr=8-1

Hurtful http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OZCuHmgVek

Don’t Bring Flowers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLdFQa1620w

Bump In the Road http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFxE8WoWXb0

Love Me To Pieces (live) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV9mpXK8l38

 

He’s also sung with other artists, and does quite a few covers

Ellie Goulding ft Erik Hassle – Be Mine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO_rA-M7hzY

SOS (ABBA cover) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckRZCCiXq90

In For the Kill (La Roux cover) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEOYADKPdkA

xx

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The Vampire

Unintentionally, my wild eyes rove

Over your deliberate form.

The brass forest of blue yonder

Sinks into smoke shadows

As you utter

My name.

 

You insist now that the orb of moonlight

Cast upon that pure savage shore

On that wondrous and fateful night

Is lamentably there

To protect me

From you.

 

I cannot accept: what ruinous thoughts

Pass athwart the air between us.

How could you remarkable beaut

Possess such qualities

And claim to be

Marble?

 

Though the echo of the pain as your lips break

My humanity still lingers on,

I stalk your magnificence through

The forest at dawn to

The wasteland we

Call home.

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And So We Begin! (As Said On Fable 2)

The idea of writing a blog has appealed to me for quiet some time now, but I’ll be the first to admit that my life isn’t always so exciting that I feel the need to share it with the world.  So, what to write about?  I could, of course, discuss various issues that are on my mind, or current affairs, movies, music, etc, etc, etc.  This would be fine for a short amount of time, but I’m easliy distracted, and I’m sure I’d soon find myself writing 3 lines every month, eventually descending into nothing.  Hence the reason why I’ve decided to write fictional pieces (and occasionally accompany them with drawings or photos of my own).  This way, I hope to a) Continue to write on a regular basis, b) Write something worth reading, and c) Do some work for my EPQ, for which I’ve decided to write a short story based on neuroscience, with a (probably) gothic horror twist.  Yeah, not ambitious or anything!

 

Well, that’s my first post-thing done (woo), so now onwards we go, into the mind of the girl in the room who doesn’t say much, but is always listening and observing (that’s supposedly a description of me, but just sounds creepy, if I’m honest).

 

Enjoy!

xx

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