Holidays!

Well, it’s the school holidays, and I’m very lazy. :D

This is a recording of one of the covers I did at our school concert in April, it’s Pompeii by Bastille. Great song, I hope I did it justice!

I was at my penpals in Germany for a week two weeks ago, it was great! Lots of German. Wonderful. :D

I also went to see Of Monsters and Men supported by Asgeir Trausti in Paris at the Olympia Hall! IT WAS AMAZING! Never seen anything like it! Loved it!

Anyway, I’m going to be lazy again and go back to reading my books… :D

Bye bye!

~ Bri’ <

Music is…

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Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
~ Plato

Oh, how true!

I’ve been asked to do a couple of songs at a concert in a nearby village on the 8th of June and I’m really looking forward to it! I’ll probably do Cabrel – Octobre, U2 – With or Without You and Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks (that one will become my signature song, I can feel it!).

Actually, talking about music, my school is doing a poetry competition at the moment, so, as you can imagine, I, future literature student, am in my element! :D I’ve already given two in and I’ve started writing another one…

And it’s nearly the holidays… I finish on the 12th of June and then I’m off for two and a half months (it’s going to be very long!), and right now, I don’t want to leave…

~Bri'<

Music knows no …

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Music knows no borders nor walls!

Hello everyone!

I haven’t written in ages, and I’m so sorry about it…

Two weeks ago I was on a school trip in Lille, in the north of France. We met our german pen pals and spent a week there. We visited Brussels and the European parliament, and even had a meeting with Mr Daniel Cohn-Bendit! (He was very friendly). We visited Lille itself, went to see the film “L’écume des jours” based on the book by Boris Vian, we went to the mines in Lewarde, the museum of modern art and we even went to the beach! The weather was awful most of the time, so now half of the class (including muggins, here) has caught a cold! I still had a great time, though! :D Unfortunately, I’m now suffering from lack of sleep, and I don’t think I’ll be able to catch up any time soon…

My pen pal was REEEEEEEEEEEALLY cool! :D We’d both taken our guitars so we paled together… The songs went from 99 Luftballons to Little Talks :D Anything French, German or English! :D I think it’s just the best way to prove that “Music knows no borders nor walls”! And one of my class mates made 6 CDs with tons of songs on, so we listened to all of them on the bus and all sang along. This was our “anthem” for the week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7mGrPJvYhw :D It was so cool! :D We even made up actions to go with it!

(Brussels is a lovely place!)

And talking about music, borders and stuff… Well done, Denmark! Yeah, you probably heard, Denmark won the Eurovision Song Contest! My favourite was Iceland, wo came 17th. He was amazing! I’ve never felt such a connection to a song, it was so moving! Well done, Eythor! :D

(You were the best for me, Eythor!)

~Bri'<

 

 

 

Atlético Kumpula – Me kuulutaan yhteen

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Hello!
The band Atlético Kumpula took part in the UMK (Finnish national selections for the Eurovision) with their song “Paperilyhty”. It was my favourite, but unfortunately it didn’t really get anywhere.
About a week ago I found out about one of ther other songs: “Me kuulutaan yhteen” (We belong together). I liked it so much that I downloaded their whole album.
I think it’s the perfect Summer song, because it’s really upbeat! I love folk!
In two weeks I’m off on a school trip with my class. We’re going to meet our German pen pals and I can’t wait!

I’ve got a funny feeling that this song is going to remind me of that week… :D

~Bri'<

Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men

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Hello everyone! :D
Yesterday, I took part in my school concert and I was the opening act. I can tell you, I was extremely stressed beforehand, but once I got up on stage, I felt great! I loved it up there, and I had so much fun!!! And some of my teachers were there, too, but they were all really encouraging!
I only did three songs, but this was my “setlist”:
1. U2 – With or Without You
2. Bastille – Pompeii
3. Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks

I finished of with Little Talks, because I thought it would be the best for the crowd… And I was right! Every time I sang “Lalala…”, they all shouted “HEY!” at the end of the verse! :D
I also picked this song because it’s one of my current favourites. In fact, I’m going to see them LIVE in Paris on the 25th of June! It’s my birthday present and I can’t wait!!! :D

Singing and playing the guitar may not be what I do best… But it IS something I love!

~Bri'<

(I'll post a video of the concert if I find one on youtube :D )

Ég á líf – Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson

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I’ve probably already said I’m a big Eurovision fan… Well that Eurovision-fever is starting, because there’s not long until May now! :D
This is my favourite this year: it’s Ég á líf (I have life) by Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson. It’s the Icelandic entry. And in fact, it’s the first time Iceland has picked a song to be sung in their own language since 1997! (And I didn’t just pick this one because I love Iceland… :D ).
It’s a wonderful ballad (Iceland’s very good at those) with very deep and meaningful lyrics (at least that’s what I get the idea of when I read the translation, because my Icelandic’s not good enough…yet.).
Anyway, I’ll let you enjoy this beautiful song! Please let it be Reykjavik 2014! :D

~Bri'<