That’d Be About Right

Scrolling along, and this popped up on my tumblr.  Thought I may as well give it a go.

So here’s the first 25 songs that come up on my iPhone on shuffle (I thought 25 was a better representation rather than just 20):

  1. Wolfmother – In the Morning
  2. The Hives – You Got it All Wrong
  3. The Used – Liar Liar (Burn in Hell)
  4. My Chemical Romance – Cancer [Piano Tribute]
  5. Nine Inch Nails – All the Love in the World
  6. Rolling Stones – Get Off My Cloud
  7. The White Stripes – Passive Manipulation
  8. Peaches – Mommy Complex
  9. Lily Allen – Not Fair
  10. Swedish House Mafia – Until One (Continuous Mix)
  11. George Baker Selection – Little Green Bag
  12. Skold vs. KMFDM – All or Nothing
  13. Machine Head – Ten Fold
  14. The White Stripes – I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)
  15. Florence & The Machine – Leave My Body
  16. Queens of the Stone Age – In My Head
  17. Machine Head – Battery
  18. Led Zeppelin – Nobody’s Fault But Mine
  19. Pixies – Here Comes Your Man
  20. Daft Punk – Crescendolls
  21. Pearl Jam – Once
  22. Beck – Readymade
  23. Queens of the Stone Age – Hangin’ Tree
  24. The Naked and Famous – Kill the Littleblackdots
  25. Slipknot – The Blister Exists

Can’t really complain about all of that.  Seems pretty fair.

radio-music-notes-recorder

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Rain Drop

I’ve been lying awake in bed at night a lot lately, thinking about pretty much everything.  Last night, some of these thoughts came together in the form of the following poem:

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Falling

Falling

Eternity to the ground

Sitting

Waiting

Purpose all gone

Had it ever been?

Suddenly

Rising

Sun from behind cloud

Lifting

Drifting

Cycle starts again

rain-drop

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What I Did Today

Today I cancelled my credit card, and celebrated with banana bread.

Continuing with the Dear Diary theme, I also bought some wool to knit this up.  The wool is Patons Stella and It feels so delicious.  I’m really looking forward to working with it.

Finally, I bought some buttons to finish off this cardigan:

Chalkhill Blue

(See the pattern here.  It is using Lincraft Sherbet, which I really don’t recommend.)

I really should share more of my knitting projects on here, then I’d at least to have some posts going out… I shall have another post with my latest projects out shortly.

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Nature is Sad

ElephantsMourn

This reminds me of an episode of the series Africa by David Attenborough where the mother leaves the herd and waits with her calf while it dies from starvation and dehydration.  A number of people complained about the scene:

One viewer wrote on Twitter: ‘That poor baby elephant and the poor mother having to watch her baby die! #tears had to stop eating my dinner. BBC #Africa warn me next time.’

Another added: ‘How heartbreaking watching the baby elephant calf die and the mother can only walk away. I’m in tears here.’

Emma Reynolds, Mail Online

Thirty-two complaints were received, sixteen for the calf’s death, and another sixteen over the apparent use of emotive background music throughout the episode.

I really only have one thing to say here: nature is a pretty terrible place sometimes.  Bad things happen.  The job of a nature documentary is to show you the realities of this.  Like the show’s producer said:

We are obviously concerned that some viewers have been upset,’ said [James] Honeyborne. ‘As soon as you look at an animal not as a species but as an individual, you do get drawn in and your empathy for that individual character will increase.

‘It is part of the process of looking deeper and creating that more immersive experience.’

One other thing, I thought we all knew that elephants mourn much like humans do?  It’s not exactly a new concept.

Now this has reminded me of a really traumatic scene from a nature documentary.  There’s a Nat Geo documentary called Leopards of Dead Tree Island.  There’s a video here of the events immediately proceeding a cub breaking its pelvis after falling while climbing a tree, and it’s final interaction with its mother.  I still find it incredibly sad, so watch at your own risk.  The video also seems to autoplay once you open the page.  I’m not sure how far through it is until the cub appears, I can’t actually watch it again.

Well that took an unexpected turn.  Here’s photo of a not-dead baby elephant:

baby-elephant

Nature: it’s a pretty nasty, cruel place, but it’s pretty awesome too.

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