Well we just went and reviewed the movie part to this, now we move on to the soundtrack, which is something i’m not sure how to feel about, there aren’t a lot of songs here to get through, so I know this won’t be a long post which is good, but even though I recently just watched this movie, the songs are going to be an interesting part to cover, now i’ll be having a re listen to the songs in a moment so I could write out my thoughts on them properly, once i’m done the review shall start…..see you in bit…..
*Music Break Time*
Back with my thoughts, it took a little long, not too long, I just had to re listen to a few songs, once wasn’t enough, but let’s get to the review of these songs shall we!?
First up…..my least favorite of the soundtrack….Gonna Shine:
What can I say about this song…..I still very much don’t like it, the start of it before the song actually played, with Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale) singing……it’s just soo bad, the lyrics I just find them to be very cringe to the face, like they’re so simple, but not in the best kind of way if that makes sense!? It’s so bad that it made me laugh, like I didn’t know what else to do…..I mean there’s always that something that you know is pretty bad and you just can’t help, but laugh because that’s just your natural reaction to put it behind you quickly and yeah this song to me is like that, I didn’t like it before and listening to it again…..still don’t like it now!!
On to a bit of a better song of the movie, next up Me & My Boi:
Now when I watched the movie, I thought this song was going to be like Gonna Shine where I didn’t like and then I heard it and I was like “awww it not that bad” listening to the soundtrack and hearing it again…..it’s grown on me pretty quickly to the point where it’s now my new favorite song from the movie, it’s kinda one of those songs that you can’t help, but not to love, it’s just too cute and adorable, it’s very upbeat and not going to lie, the feeling of it makes me both want to smile and get emotional over, it makes me miss my dog,
but I won’t get too emotional, it just the kind of song that reminds me of her that’s all, plus Sharpay’s dog is literally the same breed to my dog, just a boy version of her and the dogs in this movie are adorable and I always get emotional with cute things….i’m that kind of person….but this is just a harmless cute song, that I now love and Ashley Tisdale a.k.a Sharpay Evans sang it beautifully!!
Same song, different version, but titled Me & My Girl instead of Boi: I don’t like this version, it’s too poppy for my liking, it’s got it’s fair share of charms to it and the singer, sings it fine, the voice to it is nice, but I just feel as though it doesn’t have much else going for it than that, plus I just prefer Ashley’s version over this one, it’s got more character, the interaction were there, it gave more emotion and expression, like you feel vibe of it more than this one and it’s just the better version, again nice voice, but you can have and keep it thank you!!
Now…..this is the last song I want to talk about…..but I have to because it was in the movie, also I went in the order of the songs appearance, the soundtrack started with the order and then didn’t for some reason…..but 4th song on the list……Baby, however there’s a catch it’s Lucas Grabeel’s version and not Justin Biebers so that helps a bit, anyway….Baby :
Let’s talk about it…..now I might’ve missed judged the song, but this one still makes me go “hmmm..yea..mm…no still….no” now I will say this Lucas to me sings it better than Justin, but I still can’t and will not get behind this one sorry…..it was very charming, I appreciate how he put his own spin to it and tried to make it his own……but I just cannot with this song, not even him calling out himself and doing the rap of it could make me like, thought it was a cute thing, it made me laugh and go “he did not just do that” yes he did by the way, but as much as I like Lucas Grabeel and him as Ryan Evans in High School Musical, that will always be one of his iconic roles to me, but yeah….noo…sorry Lucas, love you though!!
2 more to go, next one of my FAVORITE songs from this movie, it doesn’t need any introduction, but I shall give it one anyway because I love it so much, New York’s Best Kept Secret: I didn’t even write anything for it at first because I was just enjoying it, I had to hear it first before anything, I just feel this to be one of the best songs in this movie, with Me and My Boi at a close second and the next song to be talked on in a short moment in third, they’re actually the only 3 songs I like on here, but back to this gem of a song!!
It’s just so good, everything about it from the lyrics, to the musical arrangements, EVERYTHING, just fits so perfectly together, not to mention Ashley’s incredible voice in this song, always give me chills and the bridge of the song will forever be my favorite, I just love it so much!!
P.S. this song reminds gives me Suddenly vibes, it’s the name of one of Ashley’s song from her album Headstrong
Last, but definitely not least, promise, we have The Rest Of My Life: Now this may not be an all time favorite of mine, buuut I do really like this, it ranks 3rd on my list, it’s very catchy, I really prefer the lyrics to this one over Gonna Shine, I feel like even though the starter song didn’t quite get my attention, this song makes up for that, it grabs you gently and invites you to just have a good time and enjoy yourself, while Gonna Shine kinda felt like a forceful pull to get you to dance when it knew that you weren’t feeling it in the moment…..this song though made you naturally just want to join in the festivities and I like that!! It’s a good song and again Ashley is good talent!!
3/6 is the amount of songs I like from this movie, 50/50 that that bad, it was almost 2/6, but Me & My Boi (Ashley’s version) tied it up definitely worth it, but that’s my thoughts on the soundtrack!! It’s a pretty decent soundtrack, it’s got it’s good songs and it’s not so good ones, but it’s alright!!
That’s everything I have to say with this album, let me know if you’ve ever watched this movie and if so what’s your favorite song from it!? Hope you guys enjoy the rest of your weekend and hope your week starts off on a good not and continues to stay that way!!
Yeah I know, what is this you might ask!?…well if you didn’t already know this is Sharpay’s spin off movie, Ashley Tisdale’s character from the High School Musical franchise movies, some of you probably never heard of it and some of you maybe have, but most likely forgotten about it at the same time and that’s alright, sometimes I find myself forgetting about it too, what keeps reminding me of it is a specific song from the movie I like called New York’s Best Kept Secret, which we will talk on a little later, that is if this post doesn’t end up being very long!! If it does then we’ll just make a part two focusing on the Soundtrack and have this be the movie review of it, right now the title includes both movie thoughts and soundtrack review, but if by the end of me writing this, I feel this has been a little too long of a post, it’ll be changed to movie thoughts.
Now to get straight into it…..let’s give our thoughts on the movie itself and see how well I do with this, movie reviews aren’t really my usual thing, but I thought i’d give it a go and see how I do with it, plus there was some things in the movie that I couldn’t help, but want to share when I revisited this slight hidden gem a couple of days ago….depending on if you watched it or even liked it to call it that, I however will, because I have a soft spot for it, even though I rarely watch it, it’s a once in a blue moon kind of movie for me when I want to feel nostalgic in a way……but let’s talk about it!!
Movie Review Time
Alright so based off memory, the movie starts with a song obviously, this song being Gonna Shine and i’m not gonna lie, even writing that out makes me cringe, reason being is because I can hear the song in my head and it’s just not my tune….i’ll explain it fully later when I talk about the soundtrack as a whole, but to continue on which in a way i’m happy with, after Sharpay’s performance, we follow her backstage where her parents are raving about how well she did on stage which she loves cause she’s Sharpay….during the gathering backstage,
She gets approached by a what I believe is a casting agent for broadway, which she always dreamed of starring in telling her about a play he’s doing and all the exchanging of information that they do, now this is where we switch it up, because it was this part of the movie where I realized something very important that I didn’t notice before when I watched originally, plus a few times after of course and that everyone is the fact that JOEY JEREMIAH (played by Pat Mastroianni) from Degrassi (DJH, DH & New Generations) WAS IN THIS MOVIE…….and I just learned about it!! Joey Jeremiah was in Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure…..
HOW DID I NOT SEE IT UNTIL RECENTLY, like you’d think I would’ve gotten it before, but no, not at all!! That blew my mind, when I saw that, well that was the first of it anyway, but moving on to the rest of the movie….we go back to Sharpay where she’s pleading with her dad to let her go to New York so she can be in the play, but her dad doesn’t think that she’s ready to go to the Big Apple alone, so what does Sharpay do to convince her dad!? What only Sharpay Evans does best comes up with plan to get what she wants which is to go to New York and star in that play!!
Now in this next scene discussion, we have Sharpay and her friends thinking up a plan that will get her to New York and get her dad to agree to let her go, it was also in this scene where I discovered another fellow Degrassi face Paige Michalchuk played by Lauren Collins and where I paused the movie for a second time yelling at the tv wondering how I didn’t see that before AGAIN!! I mean both Joey Jeremiah & Paige Michalchuk appeared in this movie and I just noticed it!? I guess because I had a moment in my life where all I watched (for the most part) was Degrassi, it took me this long to notice they were in this, like if you were sat next to me and saw my reaction to seeing them in it, you’d probably look at me like I was crazy, but in that moment I didn’t care I was all I cared about was that I didn’t realize it before…..
Moving on though Sharpay and her friends come up with their plan and she later presents her whole set up to her father who still is unsure on letting her go alone, her mother sees her daughters efforts and tells her husband about a friend in New York who has a son that could keep an eye out for her while she’s there, Sharpay’s father is at first hesitant, but soon caves in and agrees to let her go to New York, on a few conditions however, she’s got one month to get herself into the starring role of the play and if by the end of the month she doesn’t, she’s gotta go back home and work for her father at his country club, which is something Sharpay doesn’t want to do so she agrees to his conditions, but only to make sure she gets in that play.
To sum up the rest of the movie, Sharpay heads to New York and makes a new friend/later love interest, she also makes a frenemie (enemy first, friend later) and then an actual enemy in disguise, her friend/later love interest Peyton (played by Austin Butler) journey’s along with Sharpay on her road of stardom, while also creating his own short film for a project that he made Sharpay the leading role of when she first arrived, pretty much recording her adventure in the big apple, while on their journey, Sharpay also learns that the starring role that she was approached with by the casting agent was not for her, but for her dog, which at first she was upset about, but she later embraced it and chose to support her dog on his opportunity, Where we welcome our second song of the movie My Boi & Me, which again we’ll talk about later.
We are then soon introduced to the frememie Roger (played by a young Bradley Steven Perry) and his dog Countess, where they perform their own rendition/version of the same song that Sharpay sang with her dog, but instead it called My Girl & Me throughout the majority of the movie Sharpay & Roger have a feud with one another trying to sabotage each others dogs chances at being the lead, while their dogs found interest in each other, seriously they had a whole scene with them going on their own adventure hanging out and falling in love, it was very weird, very cute, but weird….but before that whole scene, we meet Amber Lee who is the villain of the whole movie in disguise,
Her mission is to get rid of both dogs so only she can be the star of the play and while that’s all happening she suckers Sharpay, well yes and no to that, Sharpay kinda volunteered herself temporarily to be fair only to get close to Amber so that she’d make her dog the lead dog of the play, but back to what I was saying….Amber allows Sharpay to be her new assistant after firing her last assistant all because she didn’t get her what she wanted,
*Mind you the assistant got into an accident while on her bike, but Amber didn’t care, all she cared about was what she asked for*
Back to the review Now because Sharpay idolizes Amber, she doesn’t realize that Amber was actually just using her to get her to do extra stuff that she didn’t want to do, at least at first she doesn’t, even when she was warned by Peyton about it, but even though it takes her a while she eventually learns the true colors of Amber Lee and after feeling a little down on herself for it and getting a pep talk from Peyton, she cuts ties with Amber Lee real quick all while exposing her as well, not alone, but with a new friend, her enemy turned friend Roger and after being humiliated Amber confronts Sharpay and soon quits the play,
Causing it to be canceled thanks to Sharpay standing up to Amber…..not the greatest thing for a headlined show I know!! Soon after the show was said to be cancelled with Amber walking out, Sharpay is faced with the realization that her time in New York had come to an end and that she would have to soon pack and head home to wor…wor..work at her dad’s country club (if you don’t get that reference than i’ll tell you it’s from the movie itself anytime Sharpay thought about it she’d say it that way) while she’s packing, she talks to Peyton one last time, about how she doesn’t want to leave, he tells her not to, but she’s already accepted that she made a deal with her father and that she has to go forward with it due to her not getting the role she sought out for
She then gets a call from the theater telling her to pick up the rest of her dogs stuff from the play, the writer and director of the play in the movie tells the cast that the play is off due to not having a lead actress and that it would’ve been nice to almost work with them…..after the announcement Sharpay walks toward the steps of the stage and tells Peyton that she’ll meet him outside, Peyton not wanting Sharpay to both leave and give up, tells everyone in the theater room that he know’s someone who is great for the part and shows them part of a video he filmed of her singing in the theater when no one was there.
Revealing my favorite song of the movie New York’s Best Kept Secret, after they’ve seen her hidden performance of the song they realized that she definitely should’ve been considered for the part of the girl and they without question asked Sharpay to save the show by playing the lead and she of course agreed on one condition….
That condition being that both dogs split the role of the lead dog in the play which they agreed to, in this little moment we also get a bit of a side to Sharpay that you don’t normally get which is her admitting that she’s afraid, with Peyton responding in the words of “finally” and transition love interest is a go (I don’t have to explain what that means you all get it i’m sure) we finish the movie with one last song, called The Rest Of My Life, which is another one I like, Sharpay does what Sharpay does best and steals the show, all whilst showing everyone just how she was meant to play the part and how good she actually is and that’s the movie!!
Thoughts On Movie
Okay so now we move our focus towards what I thought about the movie after not have seen it in a good old while……so revisiting this movie, i’m not going to lie, it was a little weird at first, I hadn’t watched it in soooo long and if I hadn’t have had a song from this movie stuck in my head a few days ago I probably wouldn’t have watched it for another long while to be fair, I did have a few moments where I cringed at some parts and it wasn’t really with the movie itself, but the songs within the movie, but I feel there were some parts of the movie that made me go “Oh gosh seriously!?”
Perfect example…..the parts with the two dogs, although it was cute and I fawned over the dogs themselves, I just didn’t understand why they decided to do a whole romance day with the dogs, it was very weird, I think what gave it the ultimate cringe moment was they played Justin Bieber’s breakout song Baby in the background, mind you it wasn’t even Justin himself singing it…..but Lucas Grabeel one of the main characters of HSM sing it, which by the way I just found out about recently, crazy part is it didn’t even sound like him, but okay!?
I think if they had a different song play, it wouldn’t have been that bad, it might’ve still been a little weird, but less cringe, then again it was mid 2000’s, 2011 to be exact, but still why!? Another cringe scene to me was Roger’s (Bradley Steven Perry) performance of Me & My Boi (Girl in his version) I didn’t like it, I thought i’d feel the same way about Ashley Tisdale’s version when she first started singing it, but after her performance of I learned that I had a soft spot for her version, the way she did her was actually not as bad, but Roger’s……the only thing I liked about it was the cute dog, that’s it!!
There probably was some other scenes I didn’t quite like much, but overall even with the cringe parts, I still felt like it wasn’t that bad of a movie, I think what give the movie it’s leverage of not being completely terrible is Ashley Tisdale, to me she just plays the part of Sharpay so well even the cheesy parts come across normal at least to me, watching this movie again despite me having moments where I wondered why I was even watching it, I still watched it because I was genuinely enjoying myself, Ashley Tisdale did a great job playing Sharpay not just in the High School Musical franchise, but also in her spin off movie, she doesn’t get a lot of credit for the characters she played while on Disney and how well she played them either, which is a bit of a shame, because she really is a good actress, not only that, but she’s also a good singer, her vocals are very unique, they may not be the strongest to a lot of people, but she still holds her own with it pretty well!!
I just feel her to be a little underrated with her talents and I wish people acknowledged her a bit more, because Ashley Tisdale really is quite the talent, as sweet as Ashley is, she really knows how to play the opposite to her personality and it suits her very well, but back to the movie thoughts…..overall i’d say it was pretty solid, on scale through 1-10 i’d say it’s between a 6-7, 8 being the highest on the scale that i’d choose to give it because I did enjoy it a good amount, 6 songs and all, if I had to go between 6 or 7 though, i’d give it a solid 7, it wasn’t the best movie, but it wasn’t the worst either, I still had a good time watching it and regardless to how cheesy and cringe some of the songs are, which i’ll talk on soon, there were still some that I liked as well, but movie wise….it’s exactly how I remembered and also not how I remembered,
Which in this case is good, Ashley Tisdale & Austin Butler played their parts well, I feel like their chemistry was good, Bradley played his character well too even though he was very annoying and the actress that played Amber Lee did good too, I really didn’t like her, I mean when you’re playing a villain though it’s expected, however I still feel her character to be the worst character in the movie, like seriously awful,
but I guess that was the point I mean she played her part well!! Other complaints with the movie that became a recent bother of mine was how the movie had two dogs in it, gave them their own scene and yet their not mentioned when you look up the cast even though they were LITERALLY apart..of..the..cast!? Maybe that’s just me, but I just feel if you put a lot of time into adding a whole scene for two dogs to go on adventure/date then it’s only right they are included on the cast list, JUST SAYING!! Rant now over…..I have a soft spot for this movie, will I watch it agin!? Yeah probably, a bit later down the line unless I get a sudden urge to watch it,
but I don’t think that’ll happen, with Frozen 2 most definitely because I have been wanting to watch it again for a while now, but with this movie……I feel it’ll be a while before I decide on watching it again, still have a soft spot for it though, but that’s the review…..i’ll be doing the soundtrack of this movie next although it’ll probably be a short one cause there aren’t a lot of songs to look at, there maybe 2 songs that I briefly and I mean BRIEFLY talk about because I just don’t like them very much as for the rest of the songs……i’ll try and give my best and honest thoughts on them, stay tune for part 2….
P.S. One last complaint, why did they take out Ryan’s (Lucas Grabeel) special guest appearance in the movie at the end credits!? I was looking for it and everything when I watched it on DisneyPlus and they removed it, come on seriously!? I searched it up after to feel complete, but still, they should’ve kept it!!
With the start of February already here, you’d think that it would fly by quick, the first week of it anyway, but I don’t know I feel like this week has been slowly coming, almost dragging in a way, the season itself, I guess is enjoying it’s stay, it’s been a very odd Winter if you really think about it, when you don’t really expect snow to show, it ends up surprising you and coming out of nowhere…but at least you can say this Winter has really felt like it’s seasonal intentions, compared to prior years before.
Today feels like a whole traffic jam of a day though, weird way to describe a day I know, but it was the first thing that came to my mind when I thought about the day so far, at least that’s what my day feels like! It’s gotten a little bit calmer however within the hour which is pretty nice I must say!! One thing that seemed to work and help a bit was to put on some headphones and play some music to block out any excessive noise, I actually had a few ideas for posts while listening to some music so keep a look out!
Sometimes you just need something to replace a bit of extra noise and bring in more peaceful sounding noise, it may only do a bit in the moment, but that’s all it really takes to change the pace of things and get the crowded energy to loosen up a bit and enjoy something for a while, it doesn’t necessarily have to be music of course, it can be anything you feel to be your go to of tuning out and immersing yourself into whatever works for you, for me it’s music and watching my favorite videos/channels ect…it all comes down to what your go to de stressor or moment of peace is!!
My current listens are the Frozen 2 Soundtrack (mainly the 4-7 songs I play on a daily) other add in’s are Harry Styles two songs Adore You & Watermelon Sugar (I haven’t heard the whole album yet, soon though soon) that’s pretty much it at the moment, but until I get tired of the songs which I haven’t yet and i’m hoping it stay that way, but until I get tired of it, i’m still going to jam out to those songs non stop!! Sorry if this post was a little short, but hope you’re all having a good Thursday and that the rest of the week, tomorrow and it as a whole was/is a good one and I hope your weekend turns out well too!!
With this month pretty much over now, you’re probably asking yourself “hey how do you think it went!? Don’t ask me i’m still wondering that myself, you got your good days and your not so great day, but overall i’m still not completely sure how this month went, after being away for 3 months on here and just recently returning, you’d think i’d have a lot to say, well to tell you the truth, I really don’t!! Not as often as i’d like at least! However, I still try to bring something and i’m realizing that it’s probably going to be in the spare of the moment for a bit longer, unless I have something I really want to talk about, not thoughts related, but more on things that bring joy and happiness to me in the moments that they do.
My thoughts lately have been a bit everywhere these days with reasonings to it, but also just because they’re everywhere, whether that makes sense or not, hopefully you still get what i’m trying to say….i’m trying to find different things that I can share that will have me coming back here just wanting to share and maybe it’s going to take just a little bit longer and that’s something I have to be okay with….not just with being on here,
but in general, there are things in mind that I have been jotting down and although the thought and idea of it makes me excited….it’s still something that I get nervous about because it’s a whole new thing that i’ve yet to try and take a chance on…i’ve been trying to map it out, in a way I feel might work for me, in a sense where it doesn’t appear as too intimidating, as well as just trying to get myself warmed up for it!!
I may have it written down in a journal yes….but I know there’s a difference between it being an idea and thought compared to actually giving it ago and that’s what i’m trying to get myself warmed up for, being ready for this step of trying something new and just seeing what happens and it’s something I also find myself worrying about, but at the same time i’ve been trying not to bring it as a worry, but see it as something that i’m just preparing for and wanting to have it work out alright before fully getting into it, it’s just a double checking of everything making sure i’m okay with what I have set to go forth with if that makes sense!?
If I had to say how I think this month went, I guess that would be it, just having the thought of wanting to be better prepared for what i’m actually trying to do or better yet, having the idea of what i’m wanting to do….a lot of stuff has been coming out of nowhere and not saying that it’s a bad thing because most times things that come out of nowhere tends to be good and work out well, but sometime you just want to take a moment to really say to yourself “okay let me think about this for a second” with life a lot of things get rushed passed you and it can get very overwhelming and so having that little bit of spared time to really sit and reflect can save a lot of stressful days and help to clear the mind a little so you can feel a little better with where you feel you’re going with whatever journey you find yourself walking….that’s my view of this month!!
Happy Saturday to you all, it feels a little odd, yet not that odd to be writing again on here, I kinda feels like I haven’t left, but I know that it’s been a bit of a while since i’ve been here as well, now the title of this post might be a little weird to most of you, but it’s based around some dreams I had and these dreams are a little hard to not only explain, but to look towards the meaning of as well, believe me I tried to looking them up, but I could never figure out how to word them so what’s the next best thing!?
I write about them!! I won’t go into the fullness of the dream, mainly because I don’t quite remember everything from it, but for the parts I do remember, i’m going to try and share them in the best way that I can. We’ll start with the portal part of the title, it’s a little weird so we’ll get that out the way first…..part of me thinks that it came off of inspiration from a show that i’ve gotten into, that show being Once Upon A Time!! In case some of you know the show and haven’t gotten around to watch it, I will not spoil, there will be non of that here…for those that don’t know about it, the show is based off fairytale stories turned into Disney movies,
with a good amount of twists added, along with a few tales from nursery rhymes as well! It’s a pretty good show, on the second season of it now, but that aside….I feel my dream, that part of the dream, came from the show….I guess there’s small spoilers, a portal is involved at least in the last episode that I watched, but that’s all I will say, in case some of you are interested in checking it out! I’m not sure why I had a dream where a portal was in it, but who said dreams were easy to figure out!? In the dream the portal was made of water and it was like there was a hole within the ground, but at an angle it was the weirdest thing!!
In this part of the dream I was going into this portal I guess to get someone….but what was odd with this portal is that it didn’t really take long to get to wherever I was going, it was literally like a step in, kinda like a door, you go in and there you are, also this portal was outside within nature, now in this moment i’ve gone into this water portal and it’s lend me to a new part of the dream and this part of the dream, I see a gate and on the other side of the gate was a man and a little boy, the person I was with trying for us to not be seen just yet, at least that’s the feeling I get from this dream, we’re not in a place out of the ordinary, we’re actually in like a park area or I guess you can say more like an open field park type area with a wooden treehouse near ones that you build it was like a balcony…
I also feel there was a lake on the other side, further away, overhead, I was also talking to somebody and then out of nowhere a dog shows up, a big brown dog barking with it’s paw on the wooden railing like part of this treehouse and his leg paws standing, this dog later jumped off it, it wasn’t all that high don’t worry then it came towards me and the person still barking, but I felt calm with it, it never attacked us though it just barked and then out of nowhere this older guy shows up, trying to get the dog to bark more as if he wanted the dog to do something, after a while awhile the dog came closer me and I gave it a pet and then it was calm and for some reason the guy looked a bit upset about that, it was weird…..but that’s that part of my dream
The other part which won’t be as long comes more from different things and is more feeling based than anything, I saw myself painting like first person, so here’s the painting, I see the painting, kind of thing…and it was like the closer I got to painting more i’d get this feeling of where things started to make sense, like when you’re actually getting something and this isn’t the first time it’s happened, i’ve been having these kind of dreams where this feeling has been coming quite often lately to me, i’ve also had this happen with me playing one of my favorite games within my dreams, as i’m planning what I have in mind to do with it in my dream,
That feeling of “i’m getting it” comes back, I don’t know how to explain it other than everything feels like it’s piecing together and connecting in the way it’s supposed to and that is what I mean with the other part of the title, i’m not really sure why, but i’ve been having these feelings and weird dreams for some time now and I find myself trying to understand it, by going back into those dreams and seeing what else I can see to help me get it better, but maybe it’s for a reason that I shouldn’t question and that will soon later make sense!!
P.S. I also got to have a conversation with one of my favorite musicians, which was awesome….I just wish I could remember these conversation, that I have with the people I talked to in these weird dreams, it might help a bit….
Alright let’s get this all out of the way without being awkward about it!! I’ve been gone for quiiite a while now as most or some may have noticed, my last post was back in October of last year, but as we all know we’re now in the year of 2021, it’s a bit crazy when you think about it I know!! Now we are in mid January close to moving to a New month, but we’ve still got a couple more days to this month before we transition over to that month so don’t go worrying too much about it!!
You might be wondering why i’ve been away for quite some time and the truth to that is……there was nothing for me to bring here…..I didn’t have much to say…..i’ve been also trying to figure out a lot of things in terms of not just new ideas, but I wanted to bring for myself, now whether that makes sense or not is to tell…..I didn’t feel happy with a lot of things, as much as I tried to share here, nothing ever felt important to share and because of that…..I just felt like I needed to step back from the things that I was doing within that time.
There was a lot of sorting that was needed from me and I felt and knew that, i’d like to say that i’ve sorted it all and i’m all good to go, but the truth is that’s not the case lol, there are still things that i’m working on, but from where I was and where i’m at now i’ve gotten a bit better that i’ve had the most trouble with, that aside I do still feel like I have a bit more to go before i’d say i’m at least 80-95% good!! 100% is a little too high right now for me to rate, but i’m in no rush to get to that percentage if i’m being honest I know i’ll get there eventually!!
In terms to how i’m feeling, obviously you have your days, that’s just part of being human, but for the most part i’d say i’ve been pretty alright, I feel good, but not GOOD with capital letters, it’s a little hard to explain,
I guess it’s kinda like a temperature thermostat, but instead of it telling you where you’re at on a hot/cold scale, it tells you where you’re at on a feeling scale and mine is at pretty alright/good, pretty alright is the middle and good (lower case letters) is just above it!! That’s where i’m at right now overall, which is good for me for now, I still worry about a lot of things that’s never going to change, but i’ve been slowly trying to embrace things more which is still new to me, but i’ve gotten better at it that I can say!!
I like to say that i’m still a work in progress, but slowly, yet surely I feel myself getting there little by little and i’m happy with myself about that, I still feel scared a lot of time with not really knowing where i’m going next, but that’s a fear within me that i’m doing my best to get over, I have been thinking of ideas where I have in mind of heading next, it’s something I have yet to try, but it’s something that has caught my interest and once I sort that all out i’ll speak of it more later down the line of course….
I do have another idea in mind that i’m probably going to try to mix in with my other idea, however this idea is one i’ve already had in my head for a while now…..again still have to sort it out first, obviously i’ll be doing it one by one because that’s the only way i’ll be able to fully give attention to it, but that’s just the half of it kinda….i’ve already written down slight notes to what I have in mind so i’d have an idea of how to do it, but because it’s something new and something that i’ve yet to try, I get nervous about it not knowing how it’s going to be, but if i’ve learned anything lately it’s to just let things happen when they happen and try not to think about it too much….which is something i’m still getting used as you can tell ha……
I’m sure once I get there, everything will just come through right then there, I just have to not think too much on it and let myself explore and figure it out on the way as scary as it may be and all, I just have to keep my focus on one thing at a time and know that everything else will follow along in the time that it’s supposed to. Excited, yet terrified in a good way of course!! I hope you all have been well and that this year has been treating you well, if you too are still on the journey of discovery of ones self,
know that no matter how worried you may be or how scared you may be…….it’s okay to feel that way….just take it one by one and whatever moment you’re in right now, embrace it and let it lead you somewhere you’d never think of going, in someway it’s bound to surprise you with where it takes you and wherever that may be….I wish you all the best on your adventures ^_^ Happy New Year and here’s to unexpected journey’s!!
It probably seems a little odd that i’m finally writing about the month of October when it’s pretty much halfway finished, I mean Halloween is literally around the corner now, but whether you noticed or haven’t really noticed, it’s been three weeks today since my last post so I figured,
Well more like felt I need to write something, do I know what this post is going to be about!? Not really at this point i’m just writing and seeing what comes out, I was trying to figure out what would be a good topic to write on,
but yeah thinking on that i’d be stuck on it all day so that’s why i’m just writing, trying to not think on it so much……if you’re wondering on the title well we’ve been having a lot of rain lately this month and so I figured, perfect title!!
These days i’ve been finding myself away from my computer and so that’s kinda why I haven’t been writing as much, also I haven’t really had a lot of things i’ve wanted to talk about which is also the reason I haven’t written in a while, October has been pretty alright i’d say, i’ve gone to appreciate this month a little, October might be the month of horror, which isn’t my favorite kind of thing, but that aside it’s been pretty alright nonetheless
I’ve been on a small amount of adventures sorta, if you want to count what my definition of adventures are, it probably wouldn’t be called adventures to you, but to me they are, i’ve slightly embraced certain things I normally wouldn’t quite go with and I guess that’s good, it might not mean much to most of you, but for me this month has invited me to enjoy and kinda go with whatever the day has in mind and I appreciate it……
Some days aren’t always full of it, but when they are, i’ve had a good time when in the moment of course and I guess when in those moments that’s all you can ask for, enjoying what life wants you to see, in the moments that you’re seeing them, but that’s my October post, sorry if it’s a short one….
Hope you all are enjoying your day and having a good one!!
It’s now both the beginning of a new season and the ending of a month, which is September……I feel like this month went by quite quickly yet at the same time I remember when it first arrived, goodness……I feel like I don’t have a lot of words today…..at least with writing a post, on a brighter note, one of the best things with this month is the different colors of the leaves
I just think they’re really pretty and sometimes you come across unique ones or at least some that catch your eye……i’m not really sure how to feel knowing that we’re literally on the last day of this month, I was thinking of that when I went outside for some fresh air earlier this morning, normally I feel like the other months were taking their time, but this month i’m not sure, I mean it arrived and now it’s going……I guess this month has always been like that, but maybe i’m just noticing it!? Maybe it’s just me.
September……to describe it I can’t, I just know it’s the month that brings us the colors that the trees soon take on as well as a whole new season that’s been a little indecisive on what kind of weather it wants to be, sometimes it’s hot, sometimes rainy and stormy leaving wondering how you oughta dress for it…….I think fall in general may just be that way……but yeah….
September was here and now we’ll be welcoming the month known as October a.k.a. the “Spoopy” month, I know it’s Spooky, but some people call it that and I like it, not sure if it’s spelled the way I have it, but still I like it!! Just so you know, i’ve never really been a fan of the Halloween month, so with October literally arriving later tonight……i’m not sure what it’s going to be like, it might just be how it normally is, but also different I feel just based on the way the year has gone, we’ll have to wait and see on that won’t we!?
For those that don’t know this show, well don’t worry at one point I too didn’t know about it either, in fact it wasn’t until I watched one of my favorite youtube channels where I learned about it and then kinda forgot about it, until I went looking for another show to watch after finishing season 4 of Steven Universe……still need to watch season 5 along with the next one after that, but I don’t have those available at the moment,
and that’s why i’m watching all these other shows, I will get to more Steven Universe at some point eventually and when I do, oh am I gonna be happy!! Backing up a bit, Your Lie In April……is an Anime show if you didn’t already know, it’s in Japanese which is the version I ended up watching the show in,
I think there’s also a dubbed version of it, but I learned that a little late so I continued watching it in Japanese, but I did add subtitles so I could understand what exactly was going on, what can I say about the show!? I loved every single moment of it when I watched it, it’s been about a few months since finishing the show, yes I know probably should’ve done this post when I actually finished it, but I didn’t know how I was going to explain it then so when I felt I wanted to talk about it I would and surprise!!
To be honest i’m still unsure just on how I want to express my thought about this show, it’s such a beautiful series, you have this pianist Kōsei Arima or last name first, first name last, it changes in the show, but we have Kōsei whose known as this child prodigy pianist, but hasn’t really touched a piano competitively in a long while since the death of his mother
(Spoilers maybe ahead, if I can give my thoughts properly to this well, but if you haven’t watched it, sorry for the spoiler there)
although he still plays the piano, but not out of enjoyment as much anymore…….until he comes across this girl named Kaori Miyazono who turns out to be a child prodigy of some sort herself, but as a violinist and boy is there first meeting quite the interaction, their relationship (non-romantic-ish) is very entertaining, but also a little hard to explain, mainly because their always at each others throats, but it’s not only them too, Kōsei’s friend group as well have their moments, but you know that deep down they care about each other so…..
That aside though, the show itself is just…..to express it, I feel I wouldn’t be able to do it justice…..not because I don’t want to, but the story of it, it’s hard for me to put words on it, for me to try, i’d only be left speechless, that’s how powerful and great the show is, there’s a lot to it that I feel it’d just be better to watch and feel for yourself if that makes sense, the amount of time it got me emotional, I wouldn’t be able to count it, that’s how much feeling it gave
The music numbers…..oh boy did they take you to different places……the first performance with Arima and Kaori when they had this sort of battle with each other and it wasn’t even intentional, well yes and no, so they had this competition, it was a violinist competition, but Kaori wanted Kōsei to be her accompanist in the competition him being a pianist an all, he though multiple times declined the offer that Kaori presented him with,
but she wasn’t having it and just kept on insisting even going the length of posting the piece that she was going to be playing for that competition all over the place, like LITERALLY everywhere he went, there was the musical piece, it was even a screen saver on his phone, which he was confused about, it was all over the music room at his school, the song even played on the intercom, heck all over his house there was the piece,
that girl was dedicated in making sure he was her accompanist, those moments had me in a shock like “wow this girls crazy” but hey it got him to play so i’ll give her that, but those moments of her trying to get him to play for her was intense, it was great though I could not stop laughing it was one of the best moments of the show, the chemistry between them was just wow!! Back to the competitiveness between them, goodness gracious,
That first performance was just mind-blowing, but again it wasn’t an intentional out-staging by Kōsei, because he was so used to playing competitions, when he wasn’t in his head, it was like you couldn’t stop him and Kaori took his way of playing competitively…..competitively, she did not like being upstaged one bit, but the back and fourth between them,
both offstage and onstage, for some reason it made something work, but that’s just one of them…..then you have the long rivals of Kōsei whose main mission is to finally beat him at first anyway, it later turned into them just wanting him to notice them finally and not just see them as the other pianist, the moments of when they play are just trying to catch a breath…..
The main surrounding of it, is just a whole thing of itself, because it gives you so much to take in not always knowing just who you’re impacting, but also more than that as well if that makes sense!? The series is just something you have to watch to fully understand the concept on what it’s giving you, it’s not something that can be explained in perfect words,
I mean maybe it can, but at the same time, I feel there’s always going to be something that’s hard to explain with it, the best moment has to be the ending of it, the whole show it’s fantastic, but the way that they closed it
That’s something that i’m not going to spoil, because that right there needs to be seen for yourself, seriously, normally when a show ends I always feel like their could’ve been something else that could’ve been added, but even though I was sad to see it finish, I still believe that the ending of it couldn’t have been more perfect, the writers told the story that they wanted to tell, gave us the feelings they wanted us to have and sent it off with a nice bow,
It the saying “I couldn’t have expressed it any better” I don’t think i’d be able to do it the way they did, but even if I did, I would’ve agreed with everything they presented and I don’t say those words often so you know it’s good, but you don’t have to take my word for it at all,
but that is how I feel and if you want to watch it i’m not going to spoil it more than I may have already, this series is hard one to give thought to, there’s just so much to it that although I want to explain, I don’t want to at the same time, because I feel the show can tell it better than I can and that’s the truth!!
That’s all the thoughts I have with Your Lie In April……It’s one of my favorite Anime’s that i’ve had the pleasure of watching, I probably would watch it again, when I don’t know, I feel it’d be a special occasion kind of rewatch,
but I also feel like because I already watched it and know everything that’s happened, i’d be fine with keeping it where it’s at, but I really did enjoy this one and i’ve been watching other Anime some i’ve already finished as well and others i’m either waiting to finish them or i’m still currently watching them, right now i’m still in the process of watching an Anime by the name of Kono Oto Tomare!: Sound Of Life, i’m on season 2 now,
well i’ve still yet to actually watch Season 2, but i’m there, i’ll probably watch it soon, i’ve been enjoying this one as well, but yeah……that’s everything, let me know if you’ve heard of any of these shows and if you’ve watched Your Lie In April, let me know your thoughts on it, but thanks for reading and i’ll see you in the next post…..
Have you ever listen to a song of an artist and just admired their way of expression!? Of course everyone has their way of expressing something that their trying to say without having to actually say it, but I just can’t help, but be amazed with the way some artist go about their expression, especially Musicians, if you haven’t known already i’m pretty big fan of music,
I tend to give everything a listen, but there are specific kinds of music that I either prefer or just have a odd gravitation towards and for me i’ve always enjoyed and admired how Indie artist express their art of music, but I can also appreciate how other artist express as well, the reason i’m focused on indie artists is because I always find it interesting just how well they go about every lyric they write, I can’t explain it really, but there’s something about it…..i’m sure non indie musicians have done it this way too and i’m sure i’ve listened to a few or more before, I guess we’ll go ahead and keep an open mind on these other artist as well and not just the indie world of it.
What i’m trying to say is any song that has a very unique way of writing that’s hard to explain I like…..as you can see from the title two of my favorite musicians are within this category, both Scott James and British musician Michael Kilbey always leave me without words whenever I listen to their songs, they write so beautifully!! Scott James tends to have a wandering feel with his music, while Michael Kilbey is more mysterious with his music, but you always feel you’re going on some kind of journey of some sort, at least that’s how I feel about his earlier songs anyway….
To be fair these two might’ve switched a little for all I know, to explain their writing styles would be a hard one for me to do, I always tend to listen to songs and see if I can get a feel to what it sounds like to me and wandering, journey and mysterious is what I came up with when I tried thinking about it with these two, Scott’s voice when he sings is very melodic, his music gives me fall meets Spring vibes, it’s just really pretty his sound, I don’t know how else to say it, it’s really calming…..As for Michael Kilbey’s voice….
It’s very deep, yet angelic at the same time and his music gives me winter meets fall vibes, again his earlier stuff, I don’t know about his new stuff, I have yet to actually hear that, maybe it’s the same, but maybe it’s changed I don’t know, still though whenever I listen to his music, it always leaves me deep in thought, if I went and studied his way of writing……i’d feel like it’d be quite hard to figure out, but I know that it’d still leave me wondering.
Both these musicians always leave me curious with their music and I admire the way they use their words in their writing, also they remind me of both the night time and the evening, Michael Kilbey representing Night and Scott within the later times in their music, maybe that’s confusing, might be weird, but that’s what came into my head a moment ago,
I don’t know if that made sense or not, I thought it as if when hearing these songs where do I tend to listen to it the most, around the later times, this is how I think sometimes, so don’t mind me, but I just wanted to express all of that…..I made a video on this last week, which I posted last night, but I wanted to be able to explain it a bit better and for some reason this tends to be the only way it makes sense and so I wrote most of the other stuff I wanted to say then here, if you want to check out that video, you can watch it here: Let’s Talk: Musical Talents (Scott James & Michael Kilbey)
What favorite artist of yours do you feel have very unique writing styles!?