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Day 24 & 25

Posted: December 22, 2010 in Music, Opinion

Day 24, Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)

Ok, so I’ve finally sat down and worked out a playlist; I have kinda cheated tho and done what another blogger did, and that’s to list songs that were and are relevant to myself rather than someone else – easier methinks.

I cannot promise these are in the correct order re: the years they came out as well as the years they  were relevant to me, but anyway, some may be cheesy, some may not, but at one point they were relevant, and there are those that still are:

Pet shop boys – It’s a sin

Urban Cookie Collective – The key, the secret

Vanilla Ice – Ice ice baby

Ravel’s Bolero

Shakespears Sister – I don’t care

Beatles – Free as a bird

Marcella Detroit – Art of melancholy

Eddi Reader – The right place

Marcella Detroit – I believe

Dr Alban – It’s my life

Shakespears Sister – Hello

Michael Jackson – Leave me alone

Enya – Marble halls

Manics – Roses in the hospital

Grieg – Morning

Spice girls – Viva forever

Bryan Adams – Things will never be the same again

Manics – 4st 7lb

Skunk Anansie –  Twisted (every day hurts)

Manics – From despair to where

Pachelbel – Canon

Melanie C – What if I stay?

Madonna – Jump

Marcella Detroit – Jewel

Madonna – Forbidden love

Skunk Anansie – Weak

Kanye West – Stronger

Amerie – Take control

Hellogoodbye – Here in your arms

Gwen Stefani – cool

Scissor sisters – Kiss you off

Mgmt – Kids

Blue October – Jump rope

Snow Patrol – Chasing cars

 

Day 25, The reason you believe you’re still alive today.

I’ve had some very testing times in my life, I’ve managed to pull through somehow; there has to be a reason for this and I believe that God has kept me alive, for whatever reason that may be.

I hate to think about some of the things I’ve put my body and other people through, but I’m still here to tell the tale and hope to be around long enough to tell many more.


 

Day 24…Tomorrow

Posted: December 21, 2010 in Books, Moonletters, Music, Opinion, Second LIfe

Yep, that’s it guys, day 24 will be appearing tomorrow, I’m s’posed to compile a list of songs and I really haven’t had time to think about it yet.

Because rehearsal isn’t on this week I’ve been giving myself jobs to do instead of being there, I’ve done most of them but ‘Day 24’ just isn’t gonna happen. I’m about to finish writing an article for Moonletters.com and perhaps jot down some ideas for the novel I’m working on – I’m pleased with the progress thus far and cannot wait to be able to sit down properly again and just focus on it.

Ahh, my flatmate has stopped singing in the shower, haha I think she was singing cos she was pleased to be warm, it’s been so cold today – about -11 which is bloomin freezin, and as she works outside, well it must have been a hundred times worse for her. The heating is on full blast as I write and I have to say it’s all very cozy in here; hope you’re keeping warm too.

Rachel.x

Day 14

Posted: December 11, 2010 in Music, Opinion

Day 14, A hero that has let you down. (letter)

I’m sorry to say that I’ve never had a hero, there have been people I’ve admired and aspired to be like, but as far as a hero goes, can’t say I’ve ever had one.

Sure there are some good role models out there, whether they be in the public eye or a friend who lives down the street, but a hero?

My mind brings forth people who have inspired me, people whose work have touched me, be it thro music, acting, teaching, etc, but I’m sorry I still cannot call anyone my hero – maybe we are all heroes in some respect, each in our own little way.

Day 12 & 13

Posted: December 10, 2010 in Music, Opinion

Hello! Thank you for continuing to read my blog and finding out how many issues I have, how crazy I am and the like 🙂

My apologies for not writing anything yesterday, I was so tired after work and I could have done it then but I needed to rest before rehearsal (Which went really well btw)….and after rehearsal I was even more sleepyer-rer. It was there and then that I decided to be very rude and do two posts today!

So here we are:

Day 12, Something you never get compliments on:

Easy, the dress or skirt I’m wearing, simply because I don’t wear either! I’m a tomboy and have never liked wearing dresses – ok so I wore one about 10 years ago when my Brother got married and it was the most beautiful (Bridesmaids) dress, so soft, a lovely shade of violet and it was a lovely cut, but that is the last time I wore a dress and really have no designs to wear another (I guess if I ever got married it would be in a trouser suit!).

When I was a kid I remember not liking dresses cos you couldn’t run or climb things while wearing them, my Brothers would also laugh (As Brothers do) ‘Haha you have to wear a dress!’ But even if they hadn’t said that it wouldn’t have changed anything. Even these days it doesn’t feel right for me to wear a dress, I feel like a man in one!

I guess if I had to wear a dress or skirt on stage, I would, but trust me there would be some shorts on underneath! 🙂

  

Day 13, A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (Write a letter.)

I’ve kind of already done this for real, I made a group on facebook called ‘We want Marcella Detroit to come to the UK’, I invited Marcy to join and she did, she sent me a message about it and a few other bits, part of my reply was as follows:

‘Thank you for your music and the enjoyment it has brought me since I was a moody teenager (too many years ago!), I can honestly say it has been a comfort during some difficult times, as well as being a huge source of entertainment. Thank you.’

Take care,

Rachel.x

I was fortunate enough to get a lovely reply, to which I responded, but I’m not going to publish either for  privacy’s sake. I’ve heard from Marcella a few times since then thro other means including on this here blog when I wrote one called ‘Marcy The Music Marvel’ https://rachelellie.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/marcy-the-music-marvel/ and posted it on her wall on facebook.

I still listen to her music, she is still my favorite and it was privilege to have been able to thank her for helping me thro some tough ass times.

 

 

Day 9

Posted: December 6, 2010 in Music, Opinion

Day 09, Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.

LT – My first love; I’d always thought I’d been in love until we got together. It was a tricky relationship in some respects, but wonderful at the same time. I knew she didn’t feel the same way I felt about her, and it was hard, I knew we didn’t have a future together, so I savoured many of our moments. It’s been a while since our relationship as a couple ended and we have both moved on, I love the fact we are still friends and are comfortable in each other’s company.

Day 8

Posted: December 5, 2010 in Music, Opinion

 Day 08, Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like sh!t.

I guess this relates to the same person I was talking about on Day 04; sometimes I would come home from work and just be ignored, no ‘Hello’ no nothing, I felt in the way and would sometimes go to bed and cry myself to sleep. When the house key was accidentally left in the front door, I had to walk thro stinging nettles (Bloomin council) and climb the garden fence to get to the back door. Along with the stings, I badly scraped my leg; all I got was a half-hearted ‘Sorry’ and no signs of concern even when it hurt to walk. I’m not gonna name names, there’s no point, it’s in the past and that’s where it will stay.

I’ve known a number of people who’ve been in abusive relationships  far worse than mine, (Inc a very high-profile case), physical violence never came into the relationship (If you can call it that) that I was in until the said person tried to grab me in the street a few days after I’d walked out then the self-defence moves I’d learnt years previous decided to appear along with the shout of ‘Don’t you touch me!’ The entire population of that market town must’ve heard, it left a certain someone very shaken (Good!) and the Solicitor who had been working in her office further down the street at the time even heard ‘The commotion’.

Anyway, what I’m trying to say is, you don’t know how you’re gonna react in a situation until it arises, you can prepare yourself mentally and physically, you can decide which course of action should you take if needed, but until the time comes, you just do not know, that’s why I don’t beat myself up about staying with this person as long as I did, I simply wasn’t strong enough to fight back and walk away.

Someone said the other day that I was tough, I’m not, at least I don’t think so. My life hasn’t always been easy, I’ve had to fight in different ways to get through it and out of situations; the old adage ‘What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger’ rings true because I know I would never let myself be in a situation like that again.

Life isn’t easy for a lot of us, so I don’t consider myself to be unique, I’m just thankful things weren’t even worse. Life has many many great things and I guess the bad experiences help us appreciate the good things. Let’s have a lot more good times, for ourselves and for the happiness of others.

I Believe

Posted: July 27, 2010 in Music

Give a little bit of love & you get it back
Give a little bit of pain you’re caught in a trap
For every little thing that you say or do
Give a little bit of love & it’ll come back to you

Marcella Detroit – I Believe