Sunday, October 31, 2010

Her smile could light up a three-storey building.

Her response was amazing. A spontaneous smile escaped and she blushed before she quickly averted her face, tucking it away out of sight.She let her hair fall forward covering her face again, a curtain drawn closed.

What will it take to see her light up like that again? I have every intention of being that switch.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Find someone who you really love, even if you have no idea what that means, someone who makes you braver or crazier or even more normal and just never let go. Because yeah, you need money and a career and stuff in the future, that's just how things are. But what about tomorrow, when you need someone? None of the plans you have for your life are going to sit next to you and make you smile. 

What are you planning for anyway? You figure that if you dedicate ten years of your life to studying and working now, then somehow you're owed a lifetime of happiness after that. So, lets forego all the fun things now and make time for them later? That doesn't really add up in my mind. I like to remind myself that my future isn't necessarily another fifty years, my future could last until Tuesday morning. And on Tuesday morning, I want more to my name than a few plans that I'd made for 'the rest of my life'. 

I don't have any real plans for now. But I have this person. And he makes me smile. 


a proper smile
a real smile
a true smile
something I hadn't done in a while
and then you came along
now I smile
a new smile
a goofy smile
a smile I couldn't hide
a smile I wouldn't want to hide
a smile I enjoy every second of
a smile I never want to lose
a smile because of you.

Friday, October 22, 2010

65days resurrect post-rock

If music informs the soul through the ears then, 65daysofstatic’s album The Fall Of Math informs the soul through the heart. I am by no means an experimental/progressive rock fan, I hardly understand what the genre comprises. However, this album will certainly put both the band and the genre on the map.

The band refers to their style as experimental post-rock. Their music is a blend of imaginative drum solo’s, quiet piano licks, soaring guitar leads and digital creations. Don’t be fooled into thinking that this album lends itself to the incoherent noise that many other bands produce within the post-rock genre. 65daysofstatic create tracks that are both melodious and emotive.

The Fall Of Math is the band’s debut album. The band’s line up underwent several changes prior to its release and the end result was Joe Shrewsbury, Rob Jones, Simon Wright and Paul Wolinski.

The tracks (all instrumental) have soft, sultry piano selections that quickly culminate into booming guitar and drum pieces. None of the harmony of the piano introductions are lost in the transition. The title track includes a piece from guest violinist, Luke Shrewsbury, which in its own right is a stunning composition. However, the title track isn’t the best on the album. The award falls to Retreat! Retreat!  or I swallowed hard, like I understood.

Retreat! Retreat! is arguably the band’s most popular song. The opening vocal of someone saying, ‘This band is unstoppable’ is certainly not an unfounded statement. The pure energy and power of the song is almost indescribable. The track is a collision of remarkable artistry and creativity. By the end of it, you’re left with a sense of euphoria and a feeling that 65daysofstatic will be unstoppable if this album is anything to go by.

The Fall Of Math is an album that takes risks, displays talent and thought and pushes the boundaries. Each track has an almost physical effect on the listener. Its rich and glorious sounds provoke thought and emotion in a way not often associated with post-rock. Even the synthetic, electric sounds add an emotional dimension to their music. The band toured with popular rock act, The Cure in 2008 and planned their first world tour for this year. Although, due to a family emergency, most of the shows outside of Europe were cancelled.

The four from Sheffield, UK have combined enormous talent to produce an album that will resonate with you long after the final track ends. Stepping outside of your comfort pop or rap zone and taking a listen to this album, will be a rewarding journey.

Friday, October 15, 2010

When he grows up, he wants to be happy*

I want to tell you how full of grace and charm and beauty you are. 
I want to say that I never imagined one person could be as strong as you are. 
If ever there was a person capable of doing amazing things with their life, then it's you. 
The number of times I've used the backspace key in this post is nearing on ridiculous, but trying to explain how incredible a person you are is almost impossible. 
I wish I had more words..
In the time I've spent with you, you've changed me. And for what it's worth, I'll always be grateful that I was lucky enough to find you. 

Happy Birthday baby. I love you.