Sunday, May 12, 2013

Taylor Swift and memories

I have this theory, that when you love an artist, that you will never forget how you came to hear their song for the very first time. For me, with Taylor Swift, I was in Target, looking at the electronic section, just wandering through the phones and DVD players and speakers and everything and there was this little TV sitting on the shelf, and it was playing all the latest hits. I remember standing there listening to this one song that I had never heard before (I wasn't a kid to listen to popular music) and I just thought 'I like this song' and I stood there until the little words that said "Love Story- Taylor Swift" came up on that screen.

I went home that night and I search it on youtube, and I fell in love. I'm not really sure what happened next, but I remember not much later, sitting in English with my best friend Aaron, just singing that song together because we both knew all the words. This is about the point where things spiralled out of control. Because I have this thing where I can't just love an artists, if I like them I have to go all out.

So next is just a kaleidoscope of memories. Buying the album. Renting the first album from the library and putting them on my computer. Knowing all the words, and being able to sit in my room singing the songs. It beautiful, that feeling, looking up concerts then deciding not to go, buying more albums, singing along to more songs...

Now we're here, sitting in my room writing this. In the last couple of days I have gone from "I love Taylor Swift's music" to "I love Taylor Swift" It all started again on Friday when I found out she was doing an Australian tour. Now, this isn't overly ground breaking, it has happened twice before but this time I decided I was going to go. Since then its been a cascade of fangirling.

In the last two days I have: watched every cover of her songs Cimorelli have done, watched every song on her vevo, spent hours singing along to her music, looked up all the unreleased songs she has posted, what an entire concert from her red tour in America, watched a couple of interviews, and am currently watching "Taylor Swift- A Journey to Fearless"

And through all of this I have discovered something. I don't just like her music, as I had thought for many years. I genuinely like her as a person. She is one of those people who have this raw emotion, and, most importantly, humour. Like Cimorelli, she has the ability to be able to laugh at herself and have fun. She doesn't have to always be serious, and this shines through so strongly in everything she does. I love this about people, especially her. She is one of those people who I would love to be friends with, not because I'm a fan but because I genuinely do.

Its a strange feeling...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Quick Post

Just a quick little post. I promise, I'll sit down and write something proper soon, but for now, here is an update.

Why does year 12 have to be so stressful? It feels, at the moment, as if there is a never ending stream of things to do. For example, today: go to Business, go write Business summaries, eat lunch, go to Legal, go to Extension 2 English meeting, write some more, eat again, go to chapel, go to maths, go home, get changed, eat dinner, go to guides, run activity/make bead creatures, go home.....

See? There is no break, it's just a mindless series of things that have to be done. It also leaves very little times for other things in life that maybe aren't as crucial as school work, for example updating this blog.

Well I suppose it's only for a year, or by this stage another 6 months, and then what? We get thrown into living our lives. That's the other thing the don't tell you on the brochure. Sure, they tell you about the exams, and assignments, and homework, and classes, and hours of study, that you are supposed to do, but they forget to mention that while all of that is going on, you are supposed to be making some of the most crucial decisions so far in your life.

Where are you going to go to uni? Are you even going to go to uni? Where will you live? How will you afford it? Do you want to take a gap year? What sort of career do you want to have? How much work will you need to put in?

All these decisions about the next year, all of which need to be considered in great detail. Then they try and tell you, you should be focusing on your school work, as if the decisions you make for school aren't going to affect everything else.

But I guess, what I'm getting at, is that despite the bad marks, late nights, never ending lists, and big decisions, we just have to keep going, keeping finding that path through all the chaos, knowing that eventually, in less than a years time, we will find the clearing at the end and then, life can truly begin again.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Ok, so here's the story. I had been best friends with this girl for five years, when things started to go wrong. Just little things, like always fighting, not reply, not really caring about the other person etc. I'm not saying it was entirely her fault, but I was the one who was trying to fix the friendship (which wasn't overly working)

It ended with her one day blocking me on Facebook. There was no aggravating circumstances, it was just a random decision. Anyway, I tried ringing and texting and messaging from my other Facebook account, but got nothing. No explanation at all. So this was pretty upsetting, but eventually I sort of moved on. Well as well as you can move on after five years being best friends.

Then, the other day, I decided to send her a text. Just to say I was sorry, and that maybe we have changed and to put the offer out there for us to be 'Facebook friends' I wasn't really expecting a reply, I was just testing the water to see what would happen.

Well she replied. She sent me a text saying how she was sorry, and that she had been a bitch and she shouldn't have done that and that she had been going through some stuff. I'm not sure how much of it to believe, but I decided that after five years, she deserved the benefit of the doubt.

So now we're friends on Facebook. I'm not really sure how this is going to work out. It could go well, with us being friends again. Or it could just stay as nothing. My plan is to just play it really cool and let things happen. It was her fault it ended, so it's up to her to put the effort in to making it better.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Looking for new music.

I want to expand my music. This kind of started this afternoon, when I was sitting on my computer wanting new Cimorelli music (which happens a lot, but more so today because it has been two weeks since the last cover and they normally post every two weeks) when I started looking on YouTube for other artists.

None of them really have the same magic and energy that Cimorelli have. None of them have the 'spark' but they are the next best thing. I wanted to tell you about the process my brain goes through when watching a new artist.

First of all I look at the thumbnail. If it catches my eye, then often I click it. If its just you, sitting on your bed with a camera and a guitar, chances are it won't catch my eye. Although it might, you never know. It depends on my mood sometimes.

From here it enters a process of probation. I watch the video, and if I make it to the end, you going good. If I like it, I often subscribe to come back to later. Then I sort of look at your videos over time, or all at once if I really fall in love with you. If I find myself thinking 'I want to listen to that song' then you have definitely made it.

If you have any artists you think I should look at, comment them below. I like sibling groups for some reason, and properly recorded video. Something that looks interesting. It can't be a bad choice of song either.

Why I'm a Member of the CimFam

I suppose the best way to explain this, would be to start with a story.

Almost a year ago, some time in July last year, I was chilling on my lounge at home, watching the Olympics, when they used the song 'Call Me Maybe' for one of the segments. Well that kind of caused the song to be stuck in my head. As I was playing on my ipad at the time, I thought, why don't I just look it up? Me being me, I didn't realise that the app I used wouldn't show you the original songs, only covers. After a little bit of search, my eyes return to a song at the very top of the page. The song is on MattyB's channel, and it's his parody of Call Me Maybe with Cimorelli.

Something about that video caught my attention. I'll admit I wasn't immediately hooked, as my memories seem to keep trying to tell me I was, but I never really am. After a little bit of scrolling through the links, I started watching more of Cimorelli's videos. And I was hooked. There was something in the videos, something I fell in love with.

It's taken me almost a year, but I think I've figured out what it was. There is this magic about their videos, something I haven't been able to find in any other artist. There is this sense of carefree fun, that really seems to come across. There is this feeling of love. Cimorelli aren't like everyone else, who only cares about how they look or how many people subscribe to them. Cimorelli have more than that, they have this energy which radiates from the videos, and is felt in every single viewer.

Cimorelli also have this strong connection with their fans. It feels, almost, as if every video they make is for us as much as it is for them. We are a family, we are the CimFam. Everyone who counts themselves as part of the CimFam feels it. The love and happiness and fun that comes from family. It's easy to feel happy watching their videos.

I'm not sure if I'm getting this across right, but I hope that everyone who feels the same will understand what I'm saying.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Starting fresh for 2013

So I'm starting fresh. I'm going to become a blogger, a proper blogger, not a once every couple of months if the mood is right blogger. One that posts regularly, and is entertaining. If that is even possible...

Anyway, I want to be a writer, so I need to show the world that I can write. This seems a good place to start...

Hold up... I don't think I even introduced myself! I'm Ellie. I'm a seventeen year old girl who lives in NSW Australia. I love Cimorelli (Proud CimFam!) Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Taylor Swift, Delta Goodrem and a few thousand other things. I'm trying to get into more music, I swear.

Well it's 1am, so I better go. This was just a short little introduction and I post soon!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cimorelli's Believe It EP

I love this so much. I feel so privileged to be amongst the first countries to get this, one of the only times its been good to be Australian.

There are very few artists that I willingly pay for their music, and Cimorelli is definitely number 1!

Although we have already heard versions of Believe It and Wings before, these versions are definitely worth the purchase. The new song, You Got Me Good, is the best thing I have heard in a long time. Definitely a song to put on repeat.

Cimorelli are so amazing, and there has not been a single song of theirs which hasn't been wonderful. This EP is another edition to a long list. 

Their music is so inspirational, I find that I have been in a much better mood since I discovered Cimorelli, even if it was only in July. 

A year ago, on December 6th, the CimFam EP was released. This year, the Believe It EP was released, and is still being released. In another year.... Who knows? Maybe we will have an album.

Hopefully, this next year will be even more amazing than this year has been, and the CimFam will be backing you 110% of the ways.

The CimFam is unstoppable! 

Back in July, when I first watched Cimorelli's parody of Call Me Maybe, that just 5 months later I would have over 100 new Cimorelli songs on my iPod. 

This EP, is absolutely amazing. If you look just to the right you can see the songs they released in 2009, before they were famous. It's amazing to see just how much they have changed in just two years. They have gotten better, and this EP holds the best music they have ever posted.

How much more amazing will they be in another two years? If you can even get more amazing then this. 

What ever happens, Cimorelli will always have unlimited and never ending support from the CimFam. In countries all around the world, people are listening to your music or waiting for the EP to be available for them.

In a matter of hours, their first ever music video will go up on their brand new Vevo! 

They are definitely hitting big time now, yet they still seem to be the same people who posted Party in the USA two years ago. I remember the excitement when I discovered a few days ago that Lisa Cimorelli had followed me on twitter. 

They have shown countless times that they love their fans, and their fans definitely love them back. 

One day I hope to meet Cimorelli. They are my idols and it would definitely be the best moment of my life. They have such a positive energy, which is definitely reflected in their music.

As for the Christmas song, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, this is a great new twist on an old song, and is perfect for everyone's Christmas playlist. Just like last years Mistletoe and All I Want For Christmas. Who knows, maybe in the next few weeks we may get even more Christmas songs?

There are so many new songs to come, and I hope Cimorelli never stop making videos and posting them to YouTube, no matter how famous they get.

Although the Believe It music video is their first ever proper music video, their YouTube channel has many, many other videos which never stop being fun to watch, no matter how many times you have pressed that replay button.

At this point in time, someone, somewhere who has never before heard of Cimorelli, could be looking at this very EP or previewing the songs or reading the reviews. They could be looking at the YouTube videos or reading Cimorelli's Facebook or twitter pages. 

It's a nice thought, that the CimFam is forever growing and becoming stronger and stronger by the minute. Cimorelli couldn't have got this far without the CimFam, so every new person who starts calling themselves one of the CimFam is another stepping stone to Cimorelli's greatness.

I am one of the CimFam and so are many, many others. This EP is just as exciting for us as I'm sure it is for Cimorelli. I love them so much and I want to see them achieve greatness. Every time Cimorelli performs or is interviewed or releases something like this, it makes me proud to be a part of the CimFam because we really do help a lot.

I suggest anyone reading this both buys the EP (and the previous one as well) and recommends this to everyone they know. It is worth every cent you spend on it (which to be fair, isn't that much I would have willingly spent 3 times as much) and I'm sure all the other reviews will tell you the same.

Their YouTube page is also filled with many other things for you to check out, which doesn't cost you anything. But, like I said, Cimorelli are one of the few artists I would willingly spend money on, and this EP is definitely worth it. 

I have no doubt we will one day see Cimorelli up with the best of the best in the music world. Each little achievement, such as this EP is another step in that direction.

To go from being five girls posting a YouTube video in the hope that someone will see it, to being a group of 6 sisters with over 1 million subscribers, 370 million video views, 260 thousand followers and 509 thousand Facebook fans in just two years is an absolutely amazing achievement.

Hopefully, two years from now those numbers will be unbelievably large because Cimorelli deserve every single thing that they have achieved and every piece of support from the CimFam. 

As I have said before, this EP is absolutely amazing and is a definite must have. It marks a point of great achievement for Cimorelli, and the beginning of so much more. 

I love Cimorelli, they are absolutely my favourite artist and I can wait to see what comes in the future. Hopefully it will happen soon, but I'll just have to wait and see. Best case scenario, in ten years time I will look back over this post and think Cimorelli had achieved so little back then, I can't believe it seemed like a lot.

I love Cimorelli and I love this EP.

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Some Thoughts for the Start of Year 12

For all those who are finding year twelve tough, and thinking that they will never get through it, just think about this. Remember all those year ago, in kindergarten. You're  trying to learn how to count to a hundred, without missing a single number. Every time you go through it in your head, you seem to forget just one little thing. its frustrating, but you know you have to learn it. Now, you sit there thinking how easy it is. You don't even have to think about it, right? But at the time, it seemed like the hardest thing in the world. 

It's two year later, and you're staying up late to finish your first ever assignment. You want to do it perfect, just to show you can. It's 8:30pm and you're tired, but you have to keep going because its due tomorrow morning. As you colour in your last butterfly,  and draw a little box around each piece of text you have glued on, you look at your work with pride. Think about how many assignments you have done since then, and how much more work is involved now. Didn't it seem like a lot of work in year 2 as well?

Just a year later and you're sitting your very first outside of school test. Your desks a separate and in neat rows. It's strange sitting in the gym when you don't have sport. The texts come on special paper, and you have to be very careful when your writing your name in the boxes on the front. As the teacher tells you it's time to start, you open the book nervously. The questions are multiple choice, with a separate answer sheet. When you think back to it now, were those questions as easy as they seem now? Or we're they just as hard as your advanced maths questions are now?

What I am trying to say is that, even though the work has gotten harder over the year, you have gotten smarter and you can handle harder work. You've done this over and over again, and even though you can do primary school work now without even thinking about it, when you were learning it for the first time it seemed just as hard as anything now does. Whatever school tries to through your way, just remember you got through it then and you will get through it now.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tonight Tonight

I'm typing this will listening to Tonight Tonight so I'm not really sure how it is going to work out.... haha last day of school for the term tomorrow!!!! YES!!! 2 weeks break!! Free of all work!!! Hey, my blog posts have been a lot more common these last couple of days.. oh and it is mufti tomorrow, so YAY! Hmm.. just a random thought I need to make invitation for my party some time soon don't I.... oh well, I will get to them.. Oh! The song finished better go and start it again. You know, its really weird because my friends tell me that they can't listen to the same song over and over again or they get sick of it but I'm sitting here and this is about the 5th time in a row I have listened to this song and I'm still not over it.. its kinda strange. 5 times in a row isn't even a lot for me! I mean seriously I could get up to 10 times if I like the song enough!

Wow this is short but I already have to go and pack, so bye everyone, I'll post again tomorrow...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Just finished all my trial school certificate exams! YAY! AND I have finished all the assignments that need to be done, except for one which I will be presenting this afternoon.... and it is school holidays this weekend, so overall I am in a pretty good mood at the moment. Have you noticed how the time on all of these posts is pretty messed up? Well you probably haven't but it is. I mean it is saying I am posting it at 6:24pm, when really it is 11.27am.... I may have to fix that, I wonder if I set my location as the wrong area or something? Remind me to go and look sometime... should I change the time or should I just leave it? Why is everyone leaving the library? The bell won't go for another 12 minutes... thats strange, I'm worried now... oh well!! Oh dear my friend has just walked in the library.... I may have to actually go now.... my posts aren't very long are they?? Hmmm oh well, I will have to go now then.... BYE! I will TRY and post again soon but no promises... mainly because I will probably forget and not post, or something like that..