Lyrics and songs I find beautiful

” ‘Cause this youthful advantage fades while the sand is Dripping from the hour glass” “Fashionably sensitive, but too cool to care” “Mistaken you for someone else – Someone who gave a dam… somebody more like myself” “Wanna slay ’em, wanna lay ’em, wanna play ’em My favourite toys American boys”…

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The man with the yellow violin

I miss the man with the yellow violin. His high notes raised my commuter spirits every morning when it was needed. I was low, and he was an inspiration. Violins usually play on mourning or sadness. They indulge the sympathy of sad story told by real life. The sound touches…

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One Day by David Nicholls; amazing

Seriously. One Day by David Nicholls got to me.  I’ve cried, smiled, felt my heart burst, romantically despaired, love-hated London and questioned the point of my own 26-27 years (especially when I got to that point). It described everything with the bittersweet aptness and post-party despair of free-falling after University.…

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The Book Club, Shoreditch

I felt like I was in a hipster film set. Not a set up film set, I mean, in a documentary about hipsters? … as in, it was so real, it felt fake? Just, space, wooden floors, with good looking creative types wearing cardigans and thick-rimmed glasses using their iDevices…

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Faltering Fullback, Finsbury Park

A delightful pub with a clever beer garden, full of quirky randomness. The decked garden is built upwards with different levels, nooks and crannies for one or for ten people, with tables close enough together to encourage talking to strangers on a summer’s night. They have a quality selection of…

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Joyously melancholic Thermoluminescence’s new album

Just a couple of kids jamming in bedrooms, Thermoluminescence have released their shockingly good ambient electronica album- TODAY! Entirely self-produced and two years in the making, DISCODISCODISCODISCO is fantastic. “Joyously melancholic” is an apt description from a friend of theirs, and this strong album fearlessly juxtaposes amazing ambience, uplifting and…

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Arts or technology: Worth a degree?

This five minute debate on technology vs. Arts degrees is weak on the side of the arts. Against Belinda Parmar, campaigning tech agency Lady Geek’s CEO, the Guardian art critic Adrian Searle often resembles a rabbit in the headlights. He says he couldn’t bear a world full of technocrats and…

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