So I thought I would do a quick post just detailing the top ten songs that I’ve been listening to. With coursework, exams and print deadlines I think we all need a little something to cheer ourselves up with.
Karmina- All the Kings Horses
Lindsey Stirling- Love’s Just a Feeling
Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl
Natasha Blume- Black Sea
Olivier O’ Brien- Hate u Love u
Eurielle- Hate Me
Hey Violet- Brand New Moves
You’re Welcome- Moana Soundtrack
Ursine Vulpine ft. Annaca – Wicked Game
Have a fun little listen if you dare and I’ll chat more tomorrow!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy it. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music and, ultimately, with God.
I went to the Savoy Cinema here in Nottingham the other day to watch a live broadcast of Amadeus. My friend Freya had been wanting to go and see it for a very long time and so me and our little Albion crew all decided to go and see it one night.
It’s kind of a thing we do- as well as with the alternative film society Dark Celluloid at UON every Sunday. Which reminds me that I have something else I want to review too.
I don’t really know what I was expecting. But upon arriving and seeing that we among the minority of old people: young people ratio it became clear that a lot of the older generation had gone to see it.
My vague impression would have been that it would be a rather stoic and professional play- something that I would come away from feeling a lot more cultured… as well as sleepy.
But that was not the case at all.
Instead I was hit with crude comedy, beautiful music numbers and poo jokes?
And lest I forget the love story, ups and downs, musical showdowns and generally an ecstatically upbeat performance!
I was taken aback at first by Mozart’s character in the play, completely the opposite to how I had imagined the historical figure. But Adam Gillen did a fantastic job, the amount of energy needed for his role was incredible.
I must also comment on the eccentric and amazing outfits. Seriously, Mozart’s clothes were aesthetic goals! And I picked up on the fact that the cast were pretty much all wearing DM’s throughout the performance.
So yes, it was a mishmash of the past and the present colliding all at once. Interestingly put across through the perspective Salieri whom in the documentary short that preceded the broadcast we are told the play was originally to be titled and who is mainly shaped around. In that sense the actors and the producers comment on the irony that even in a play centred on him, Mozart had still managed to steal the limelight.
Salieri (played by Lucian Msamati) was also an intriguing character. He would literally do anything to stick in peoples memories music wise. Even if it meant breaking apart a musical genius just so that he could prevail.
I really liked the ending too, in a melancholy way. Peter Schaffer did a great job on really getting Salieri’s unrelenting character across- the audience is tricked into believing that after feeling remorseful for Mozart’s untimely death that he is done scheming. But oh no the greatest irony is seen in
the suicide scene at the end with his ploy being that he would claim to be Mozart’s murderer and retain eternal life as a historical figure.
Only problem? Nobody believes it and quite frankly nobody cares.
Anyway I give this performance 5 stars- and might even read the play and read up some more on the history surrounding Mozart. If so I will definitely do a follow up post.
Thank you as always for taking the time to read my humble thoughts,
Hi guys, just thought I’d have a little check in to let you know how my day’s been. I mean technically it’s the 27th now but oh well we can pretend right.
I have had a dawning realisation since being home in this town and that’s that I’ve grown out of a lot of things. The things that were important to me before are not anymore – not in a bad sense but just that they don’t mean life or death to me anymore as they used to.
I can live without a lot of things, I even find myself turning down social interactions just so I can crack on with my writing (you must have noticed that I’ve been a lot more active on this blog). I used to care about the number of likes and views on my blog, now I just care about the therapeutic nature of writing and having a place where I can store my life and memories.
So, what have I done today?
My Auntie and cousins came down from Coventry to visit us for boxing day and to be
honest I was a little apprehensive about the idea due to all the work I have had to do. In the end I really enjoyed going down and messing around with them all. It was a lot of fun meeting my cousins new boyfriend, chatting about anime and me lecturing them both on WW2 and literature.
(They’re both about to do their GCSE’s you see)
And joking around with my Aunt and Uncle, and chasing my little 7 year old cousin around the house- although the little sod did accidentally kick me in the throat. My friend Freya would have been impressed with his karate moves aha!
And then my parents friends Helen and Alex joined us too and we chatted about books and university life. It was incredibly fun, and then my cousins et al left and we all played trivia. Danny (brother) got peed off that he didn’t know any of the answers though and went upstairs sulkily.
So yeah that’s how my days been thus far. After that, I headed upstairs, danced to some Bowie and did some linguistic work. I was going to crack on with my Hero and Leander poem but to be honest I want a whole day to invest into researching and writing that up. And I was in the mood to get some work done whilst listening to music (something I can only do when writing notes and not when I actually have to be paying attention).
But yes, this has been my day. I could probably get through another workshop for linguistics but I’m knackered and would much rather watch some netflix and drift to sleep.
Also, I might as well document that my emotions have been a roller coaster of late and I stayed up till three am last night writing angrily in my journal and listening to The Clash.
I truly am a strange one…
P.S. ^^^ This is pretty much the only thing that comes up on Google Images when you type in Boxing Day gif…
I am sitting here in bed typing this out yet still having a million other things that need doing. I guess I should actually start packing for university today… and I’ll admit I’m still worrying about money and my definite lack thereof.
Finding a job is my main cause for concern so I think I shall crack on with phoning up some places as soon as I can be bothered to get out of bed.
My room also needs a serious clean!
Okay back now, my room is semi clean, my periods come on so I feel like shite and I’ve rung up some job places and may have a job at DW Sport if I have any luck (which I probably don’t).
I’ve also already managed to have an awkward encounter. I went downstairs to use the bathroom which is right next to the front door and Danny came home with a girl.
Now picture this, me in my dressing gown, my hair wet from the shower and because it’s short I look like sonic the hedgehog. So I had to very quietly flush the chain and sprint as soon as I heard them go upstairs.
Now I’m listening to The Lumineers – yes I know my last post was about them, but I seriously love them! And I’m about to go with Megan so that she can get her helix pierced.
So we are headed to Luton where I also hope to stop in at Tiger to buy a couple more folders for University.