First Day of My Life

What a gorgeous song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5rhhQbyYV0&feature=related

Here are some other renditions, I have been listening to it for hours. SOOO GOOD! I love that they are all beautiful in their own way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4V7J684Zf8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXgybKePgKo&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TOQPi5PdK8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXh8PBm8MsY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOgKeX5Yfe8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JuF5pl5VhA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcSom8QOpVU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xquqDZwJ3oM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_53WNuAZ-8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W569MKDMrPo&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmwCgE3aIxs&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP18YpgWCCI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91jOOGNNBsY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dONwVUeCWAA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n47nB0ZCDA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yf6PN9fr88&feature=related

…And you said “this is the first day of my life
I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you
But now I don’t care I could go anywhere with you
And I’d probably be happy”

First day of my life.

Let’s all Respect Rebecca Black!

So i’m sure by now you have seen Rebecca Black’s video for the song Friday. It is not the best song on the planet, but it has brought laughter to millions of people. WIN. What bothers me about this isn’t the laughter, but the hateful comments. Imagine if that awkward video you made at the beginning of high school was publicly broadcast all over the internet and millions of people watched it. I had some good ones in my day ahah. Overall though, I’m sure we’ve all had an experience with hate towards us. In high school someone left some cruel messages on my answering machine one day and i’ll be honest. It didn’t feel good. I’ve moved past that incident and forgiven those people, but I can’t imagine experiencing that on the scale that Rebecca Black has to deal with. She gets my major admiration. Plus, if she hadn’t made this song, then this awesome band Tucker wouldn’t have made their awesome acoustic cover! LOVE IT!

In all seriousness though, let’s all show some compassion. I think we should all grow up… so Rebecca has the chance to.

BE LOVE.

Winter Winds by Mumford & Sons

I recently discovered this awesome song called Winter Winds by Mumford & Sons. I liked it so much I recorded a cover.

mmm. look at that screenshot haha!

You should check out the original song though…

“And my head told my heart, let love grow.

But my heart told my head, this time no…”

So tragic yet happy and beautiful. I love the ending verse too : )

And FYI this fashion post was how i discovered them HAHA. Now I know how to look pretty to match the song though x D

A Thursday of Epic Proportions

This is from June 24th.

Kids + Class + SFU’s Got Talent + AQ Outdoor Movie + Trip Home!

In the morning I helped with a Photoshop workshop for a class of elementary school kids. We turned ourselves into Avatar (well I turning Oprah into an Avatar) and it was fun. The kids came from a local elementary school which has an awesome musical theatre program and I enjoyed seeing them. The highlight for me was when I asked if the kids had Facebook. They told me “Of course! EVERYONE has Facebook.” but then they couldn’t log into their e-mail because they didn’t remember their passwords. Oh technology.

After the workshop I went home to eat quickly and pick up my guitar. Then I came back to school for my class. I had to leave the lecture early to go to the performance. Tonight was the first ever SFU’s Got Talent sponsored by the Arts and Culture Club. I played Everybody by Ingrid Michaelson.

The show was really fun. I was so happy to see all the other acts. To me, it was exactly the way I pictured a college talent show being. The audience was really supportive and several people complimented me after. I loved that even though I know I messed up a bit and could have done better people were still positive and encouraging. There was some poetry, a jazz band, and band with A KEYTAR : D

I ended up helping with the event, handing out 50-50 tickets and whatnot. A few times I ended up sneaking in front of the stage to access my guitar between acts and I created the best character ever: Awkward Ninja! Pretty self explanatory. I met some really cool people including the guy from Fractal Ferns. Check out their site, I had “Leaves” stuck in my head for some time.

Actually it was sort of funny. At one point I was talking to someone and then intermission was ending and I wanted to make sure the organizers were okay and didn’t need help (since  had been helping them before) so I told the person I was speaking with that I had to go. They knew I needed to leave for the next thing on my agenda and asked if I had to go but I told them “No, i’m just going over there” which made it sound like I didn’t want to talk to them… brilliant haha. I’ve noticed I do that sometimes. I’m really bad at ending conversations at mix n mingle type events. I usually just leave without saying anything which is awkward so I am trying to stop doing that. I need to practice this more.

After the show I left with the group I was supposed to be leading to Burnaby Campus for the Orientation outdoor movie social. We were very late leaving but we got there in perfect time because they were late starting. Proof that everything will always be fine, or better than fine : )

We watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off under the stars. At one point I looked up and it looked just like that scene in The Lion King where the stars talk to Simba as Mufassa. Magical! Also, a friend in my class brought my raspberries from her backyard so I got to snack on some local goodness during the movie. They were even in an empty soy-gurt container. LOVE!

“Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you might miss it.” – Ferris Bueller

Afterward, on the way down the mountain the driver drove really fast and we had a super fun, super bumpy ride. I was actually flying in the air at times. The whole thing made me very excited for orientation and reminded me how much I am enjoy life right now. I really love SFU and University in general. Smiles all round.

Greyson Michael Chance

’cause you took the air i’m breathing

you stole my heart,

And I don’t know what happened but

we fell apart.

– Greyson Michael Chance

By now everyone has probably seen the kid that covered Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” for his school talent show. The latest internet meme.

I was on his youtube page yesterday listening to his original song “Broken Heart” and man, I don’t know what some girl did to him but this sixth grader is intense. I don’t know if he understand what he’s singing about but I hope not. Grade six is too young for that level of relationship trauma, in my opinion. He is amazing nonetheless. A very talented young man.