Monday 27 September 2010

Sunday 26 September 2010

Other People Think I'm Great Too, You Know.

I've gotten another award! I love it when people apart from myself think I'm great. Ace-Of-Aoife thinks I have 'a Blog With Substance'. Wow. I have requirements to fill too! I like those ones. Let's get on it!

Thank the blogger who gave me the award.

Dear Ace-Of-Aoife,

Thank you so so so much for this award! This means a lot, and I'm so glad you think me deserving of it. Have a nice day!

Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience in five words.

Enlightening, lucky, inspired, funny, creative.

Pass this  to 10 other bloggers who you feel have a substance in their blogs.

and Jamie

Thanks everyone! I'm actually uploading a new video as I type. 164 minutes to go...

Eleanor Roscuro

Quote Of The Week #23

Pour words over me
and all around, the ripples
rock the boat
I favour entropy
a slow decline, before I
have to go
Don't take it out on me
it's just revenge, and you're
the instrument
Your actions guarantee
an end to this, but
will you ever know?

And I walk home
as the sun goes down
and listen for your voice
But you're not there to call me
I forget sometimes

In the aftermath
I fall through stages, fitting
more of grief
Unrehearsed, they seem
to stutter past, a shuffled
deck unsheathed
Acceptance bows to discontent,
a sense of mourning
troubles me
Quick anger rears it's head
and settles down, replaced by

And I walk home
as the sun goes down
and listen for your voice
But you're not there to call me

You're Not There - Eddplant

Yes, this Quote of the Week is an entire song. But I have a really good reason! This is Eddplant's new song You're Not There from his new EP "None Of These Songs Are About You, But Some Of Them Might Apply", and it's just gorgeous. So is the video! I promise.

Told you.

Just remembered all that has to fit into the sidebar... Shit.

Things I Am Scared Of

This may seem like a weird video to make, but one thing that I notice about video blogging is that a lot of people think that the personalities of the people vlogging aren't real, they're just for YouTube. I don't want to be like that. This is me. And also, I'm scared of a lot of things.

The sheet on which I wrote down all the things I'm scared of was on my lap, that's why I keep looking down.

Oh! Announcement! I have inspired Jenny from fiction isn't fair to start video blogging! Ah, I love it when I do that. Go subscribe!

How did the quality get so bad?

I will be recording another video tomorrow, tomorrow being Sunday. Maybe two, an 'In Three Minutes' video and perhaps a Room Tour? Interesting...

Eleanor Roscuro

Friday 24 September 2010

WTF - Taylor Momsen And Me 2.0

I can't believe I'm doing this.

I think Taylor Momsen is a fantastic musician. Yes, I know that she wears very small dresses, and that she might have forgotten on an occasion to remove a tampon. But I don't want to give very precious space on Musings to talk about that when everyone else is. The thought that someone is actually searching the Internet for pictures of Taylor + tampon, then zooming in on them and broadcasting them over the Internet is truly terrible to comprehend. She's still a minor! This must be illegal somewhere!

She's a brilliant actress. Jenny Humphrey is a fantastic character. I know that she isn't the nicest, most confident person on the Upper East Side. She has lots of flaws, but that's why I would love to play her. I will probably not get to, unless Gossip Girl is adapted into some sort of play, but shinawil.

Like I said before, Light Me Up is a fantastic debut from The Pretty Reckless. If you're a fan of Paramore, give it a listen.

This is the post I originally intended to write.

Eleanor Roscuro

Monday 20 September 2010

WTF - Taylor Momsen And Me

I promised I would write this post, and I'm always promising I'll write about something or other, and then I don't, so I want to retain some level of consistency and write this. Here we go.

First of all, why do I have to state my opinion on Taylor Momsen? I do my best to imagine her complexly, unlike a lot of people. I mean, imagine if two people were talking about me:

Person A: I hate Eleanor.
Person B: Why? She seems nice.
A: What about that time she locked her little brother into the shed?
B: She was seven, and that only happened once. I think she's funny.
A: She's a snob too. She hardly ever talks to anyone.
B: She talks to me.
A: Yeah, but you're only one person.
B: You don't talk to everyone.
A: I talk to the people that matter.
B: I see.
A: Plus she's always going around in a t-shirt and jeans. She never puts any effort in.
B: I like her style. She has a cool coat.
A: Yeah, but I still hate her.
B: Oh.

Hey, Person B seems nice... But I digress. I mean, I think Taylor Momsen's awersome. Light Me Up is a fantastic album and I really enjoyed, and will continue to enjoy, listening to it. But I have to say something about her clothes now, don't I? I need to appease you all. You all want to see what I think about her.

But seriously! Who said I need to write this post? Who said I had to give a fuck about the girl with the red lipstick up there, at the top of this post? She doesn't care what I think about her. Why should she? She'll never know that I exist.

This is the end of the post.

Eleanor Roscuro

Sunday 19 September 2010

Quote Of The Week #22

I wish I could be someone's Quote Of The Week. I wish I could inspire someone, or make them laugh, or make them think. I wish that my words could be remembered. I want to be a Quote Of The Week.

Eleanor Roscuro

Sunday 12 September 2010

Quote Of The Week #21

You have entered the world of charlieissocoollike. It is a fine world. You can rest here. Kick off your shoes and loosen your tie and/or basque. Nothing can harm you. Here you are under the watchful eye of The One Who Is So Cool.  Like. He is my friend, my counsellor, my wise and trusted guide, my library, my one stop shop for all that is cool. Like.

Stephen Fry on Charlie McDonnell. I'm sorry, that's a quote about Charlie two entire weeks in a row, but I love Stephen Fry, and Charlie!

Saturday 11 September 2010

Music at Musings - Marina and the Diamonds, The Cold War Kids, Alex Day, Just Jack, The Ordinary Boys, The Pretty Reckless, I Blame Coco

Good evening everybody, and welcome to Music at Musings! As you might have noticed, posts have been light on the ground. I can only apologize profusely for this, but school has taken a lot out of my time. Mostly I don't have any time for school to take! Although it goes and takes it anyway. How contrary. I know I keep saying this, but I guarantee that there will be at least one video uploaded this weekend. OK? Good! Let's get started!

Marina and the Diamonds - Shampain

Yes, she's back! This video is much more dark then Oh No! but still as good. Being on the set of her videos must be so much fun, with the body glitter on I Am Not A Robot, the big American party on Hollywood and the bubble wrap and pop art on Oh No!. Does anyone get a whiff of Thriller from this one? But with more lingerie? Any song on The Family Jewels could be a Top Ten single really! (Including this one. Make it happen minions! Chop chop!)

Marina and the Diamonds - I Am Not A Princess

OK, so this isn't really by Marina, just the songs. The director, Ely, has made this exquisite music video for them! The Alice in Wonderland angle works really well, as does the princesses! Marina herself even tweeted it! The fantastic genius explains her vision here in the underbar, and here's her Youtube channel!

The Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up To Dry

This has been one of my favourite songs for years now. I really don't know why I didn't post this before! And the video is beautiful. Bring back black and white! But keep technicolour too!

Alex Day - Pokemon, What Happened To You?

Alex Day has taken over my iPod. Really, I can't stop listening to him. One thing I hate though, is that just because Charlie and Alex inspire me so much, and I'm a teenage girl, I am automatically demoted to the status of 'fan-girl'. I find it degrading, like a Belieber. Oh well! Let's watch Alex sing about how Pokemon is rubbish these days! *swoons*

Just Jack - Embers

This is easily my favourite Just Jack song. The lyrics are beautiful, the tune is so poignant and melodic... A commenter on Youtube said 'The juxtaposition of the intricate and near perfect chamber music and the deeply human and flawed vocals is what makes this song so beautiful.' Whoever you are, you just pwned me. And I admitted it. I can't decide which one is more impressive.

The Ordinary Boys - I Luv U

You will all know that I detest incorrect spelling, but I think I can forgive The Ordinary Boys for this, when they've made such a cute, catchy song. Where oh where is the person who wants to sing this to me?

The Pretty Reckless - Miss Nothing

Taylor, Taylor, Taylor... I want to talk to you. But I think I will give you a whole post later, so I'll just talk about this song for now. I will be honest. I FREAKING LOVE THIS SONG! And I know you will either be in two teams:  'Team Taylor Needs To Stop Wearing Those Short Dresses And Be Cute Again' and 'Team Taylor Has Amazing Talent And A Great Voice So Shut Up Haters'. Me? Well... God! I need a full post for this! Hang on a tick! (Although I will say this: I love the song, but Taylor needs to stop wasting the lovely food. It's making me hungry.)

I Blame Coco - Playwright Fate

This is a lot different to Self Machine or Caesar. It's more... real. And I think I've found the first song on Fresia's soundtrack...

It's taken me an entire week to write this post, so I hope you're happy! Oh, of course you are!

Eleanor Roscuro

Sunday 5 September 2010

Quote Of The Week #20

I can't get over how alluring Charlie is... He's got that kiss me stare.

Tom Milsom at Stickaid 2010

God, I wish I had a photo... For Stickaid, Charlie and Myles had to put on make-up and get their legs waxed, and Tom was so dry... He should have had a mic for the whole thing.

If you don't know what Stickaid is, look here.

Thursday 2 September 2010

Pinned Poems

A fairy's silhouette is crouching
On the notebook I kept in First Year.
When I open it I see
Poems about school, and the
Girls I didn't like and the friends
I missed.
I don't enjoy reading them, because
The boxes in my head where I
Keep those memories rattle,
Trying to get out.
But I am still glad
I can read them,
And I can laugh at myself
And cry for myself
Because my thoughts were so
But I still had to learn
How to share them properly -
To coax my memories from the
Boxes I had trapped them so I could
Pin them in to the notebook I kept in First Year
Like dried flowers in summertime.
And now I find I
Am no longer embarrassed or
(Some of them might be
Rather good.)