Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thoughts on Music, Specifically Coldplay

Thursday, May 6Th, 10:07 A.M.
Mood: Thoughtful, Musical
Music: Misguided Ghost, by Paramore

I find Coldplay's music to be extremely deep and poetic. Their enchanting melodies and gloomy yet uplifting lyrics can raise my spirits, no matter how saddening any given day may be
(To listen to "Clocks", one of their more famous works, please open this link in a new window.)

My personal favorite of their collection is "Parachutes." It seems to best encompass their style, as well as their more dark and elegant songs.

(To Listen to "Shiver" ,one of my favorite tracks on this album, please open this link in a new window.)

Coldplay has a wonderful way of expressing the darker side of emotion while simultaneously bringing it into the light.

Listening to them always brings me a sense of hope and despair, sort of a mixed feeling of hope and hopelessness. It is a good feeling, sad, yet optimistic.

In my personal opinion the encompass the whole of good music, their gloom, light, lyrics, melodies, and all around talent continue to bring hope to those who appreciate good music.

Long may they live, and long may they play.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mechanical Gloom - A Poem

Wednesday, May 5Th, 9 :52 A.M.
Mood: Gloomy, Poetic
Music: Postcards from Far Away, by Coldplay

(Please Listen to the Included Music Below While Reading this Poem.)

Mechanical Gloom, A Poem

A dark sky.
A spoken word.

The smoke pouring from the mighty stacks,
above the foggy cobblestone street below.

People shuffling too and fro.
Nowhere to come.
Nowhere to go.

The gears still turn.
The steam still pours.

The machines cannot feel.

They will continue to turn until the end of time.

Until the stars fall, the earth cracks, and the seas boil.

Even then, when all is dark and cold.

When all is dead,
and all is gone.

They will continue.

To what end I cannot say.

They are still there. You can see them if you wish.

They still work, they still toil and exhale their black smog as if sighing.

Though cracked and covered in rust and soil.

They work on.

They are all that is left.

Can a machine feel?

Can it love?

Can it hurt?


Can it die?

Or will it sit forever, in it's own mechanical gloom.

(This post originally contained a sound byte, please open another tab and click here to listen to it.)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My Bottom Ten

Monday, April 4Th, 10:08 A.M.
Mood: Pensive
Music: Aerodynamic, by Daft Punk

Accompanying yesterday's top ten, I now present for you my BOTTOM TEN LEAST favorite things.
Lets Get Started, Shall We?

1. Twilight (Shudder)
2. Anything "Teenage Vampire Romance Novel"
3. Sappy Poetry
4. The Host
5. Poorly Done Fan Fiction
6. The Prince of Tennis
7. Anything Pokemon
8. Gregor The Overlander
9. Fable Haven
10. The Vampire Diaries
(Seriously People! Vampires are blood drinking demons! No more! I Beg of You!)


1. Twilight: New Moon
2. Twilight
3. Percy Jackson
4. Anything Sports Themed
5. How to train your dragon
6. Shrek ANYTHING!
7. Pretty much anything DreamWorks (Pixar! For the Win!)
8. Scooby Doo
9. Anything with dogs playing sports
10. Anything with Clowns

1. Clowns
2. Politicians
3. Lawyers
4. Sock Puppets (Not Really People, But Still.)
5. Monkey Trainers
6. Angry Dwarfs
7. Bad Actors
8. Un-Funny Comedians
9. Stephanie Myer
10. The kid from Fable Haven.

1.Owl City2. Anything with Banjos3. All Country Music
4. Anything that Involves Animal Noises
5. Almost all of The Who6. Anything that involves a Dijery Doo7. Tribal Drums
8. People who THINK they can sing
9. Poorly Done Synth
10. Sucky Music



1. The Kids from Fablehaven
2. The "Dragon" from Fablehaven
3. Harry Potter (Admit it, the kid sucks.)
4. Ron
5. Edward
6. Bella
7. Jacob
8. The Doctor from "Lost in Space"
9. Captain Crunch
10. Spongebob

1. Bad Food
2.Bad Books
3. Bad Music
4. Stupid People
5. People who THINK they are right
6. Ignorance, in all its forms
7. bad poetry
8. bad art
9. ugly people (hurt my eyes)
10. People with big cars\trucks

Monday, May 3, 2010

My Top Ten

Monday, April 3Rd, 10:03 A.M.
Mood: Reflective
Music: Blue Orchid, by The White Stripes

For your viewing pleasure, I present my top ten of just about everything.
Lets Get Started, Shall We?

1. The Book Thief
2. Skulduggery Pleasant, The Faceless Ones
3. The Inheritance Cycle
4. Air Man

5. The Lord of The Rings
6. The Tunnels Series
7. The Chronicles of Narnia
8. Artemis Fowl
9. The Hunger Games
10. Dracula


1. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
2. SteamBoy
3. Sherlock Holmes
4. The Corpse Bride
5. Alice in Wonderland
6. The Nightmare Before Christmas
7. 9
8. I, Robot
9. Coraline
10. Gladiator

1. Nikola Tesla
2. Albert Einstein
3. Tim Burton
4. Danny Elfman
5. Edgar Allan Poe
6. Ray Bradbury
7. John Keats
8. Uthire Pendragon
9. J.R.R Tolkien
10. Chris Marten

2. U2
4. Phoenix
5. The Broken Bells
6. The White Stripes
7. Oingo Boingo
8. John Lennon
9. Danny Elfman
10. Pink Floyd



1. Saphira
2. Aragorn
3. Skulduggery Pleasant
4. Gandalf
5. Tanith Low
6. Edgar
7. Drake (from Tunnels, Deeper, and Free Fall)
8. Data
9. Edward Steam
10. Barnaby Grimes


1. Dragons
2. Sea Monsters
3. Black Tigers
4. Spotted Lions
5. Flying Snakes
6. Wyrms
7. Giant Lizards
8. Lake Monsters
9. MothMan
10. Previously Extinct Organisms

1. SteamPunk
2. Magic
3. Dragons
4. Poetry
5. Gloom
6. Science
7. Music
8. Cryptozoology
9. Mysteries
10. Airships