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!