LOG ENTRY #38 – Pre-Midnight Relaxation + Random Musings

Don’t you just adore YouTube artists? They’re so great at what they do… most of the time. And YouTube videos in general? They’re just so convenient when you want to go through all the music you could ever want.  Since it’s Friday night, and I’ve just survived my first week of exams, and not done too well in my History and Culture exam today – I needed a break. So, I searched for new music and listened to old favorites.

A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton. Cover by Boyce Avenue ft Alex Goot

This song has been on repeat and once, I listened to nothing but this for 40-minutes continuously, on my way to school. There’s just something so perfect about nice tunes and the crisp, morning air. 🙂

Set Fire To The Rain – Adele. Cover by Boyce Avenue

More than Adele’s super-hit Rolling In The Deep, I fell in love with other more obscure songs of hers. I knew about this one ^ before anyone had gotten over RITD.

By and by, what do you guys think about late-night study? Can one survive without it? Can one complete one’s syllabus without it? I believe so. I’ve proved it true all these years. But every morning, I go to school and all these people are staggering to school, bragging with their eyes drooping and uniforms unbuttoned (don’t take this the wrong way. I merely mean they forget that their top button is looking really weird) and going like “I slept for one hour. I’m soooo dead, yaar!” or “Listen – I’m failing. I didn’t sleep! I. did. not. sleep.”

I’ve become immune to all of this. I didn’t understand initially why people feel the need to stay up all night. We all have the same number of hours every day, and every minute of it is equally precious to all of us. And a lot of my time is wasted in commuting – going to school and coming back. That amounts to nearly an hour and a half. So, if I can manage to sleep at 12.30 a.m. and get done with learning up nearly three centuries of the subcontinent-cum-Pakistani history (1700-1999) everybody else sure as heck can too! They don’t need to stay up till 4 a.m. or 5 a.m. or stay sleep deprived!

Digression. Blekh.

Anyway – where was I?

Red – Taylor Swift

I know this is irrelevant, sort of, since Taylor isn’t a YouTube artist. But this was on my YouTube playlist. So, meh. Does anyone else love her guitar? The red-ness is so cool. ^.^

The Right Way To Fall – Natasha Humera Ejaz

This person is just so amazing. She isn’t a YouTube artist, but she’s an up-and-coming Pakistani singer. I love love love her voice!

It is now 11.30 p.m. I started writing this post at 11. I get distracted by music so easily. I’ll write all official-log style now:

11.31 p.m. – listening to Today Is a Place by Natasha Humera Ejaz. Wondering if I like it.

11.33 p.m. –  Check this out:

Hi, wanna get together? Forever? 8)

11.34 p.m. – My brother’s watching Smack Down. I hate it when boys lose their sense of hearing whenever their in front of a match. Of any kind.

11.36 p.m. – Oh my! Look the orange-plus sign-in-the-circle! Someone’s followed me! 😀 #joy

11.38 p.m. – Just because I’m feeling happy right now, I shall ping-back my 34th follower!

11.39 p.m. – Is it weird that I haven’t even checked out her blog yet? 😮

11.41 p.m. – Today Is A Place – Natasha Humera Ejaz

I’ve had enough of this for one night. 😛 Here’s one last, old favorite of mine. Even though most probably won’t understand it since it’s in Urdu, but hopefully it’ll still be fun to listen to.

O Humdum/Say My Name – The Cheapmunks

p.s. i just checked it out – I am the only person talking about/using the tag ‘Natasha Humera Ejaz’,’ Uth Records’ and ‘The Cheapmunks’. So, yay for that? O.o (I’m disappointed in you WordPress people!)

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LOG ENTRY #22 – Love At First Chord [Part 1]

I don’t even know whether my title was grammatically correct, but oh well…

So, I was thinking yesterday, while reading some of the music blogs at Yahoo! Music, about how many songs I’ve fallen in love with after just one listen. If you know what I’m talking about, then you know that there are those few, special tunes out there that you just do like, the ones whose lyrics just feel right or the ones whose melody and chords feel perfect. Some songs you listen to twice or thrice before you start liking them. Some songs you may even be forced to like just because others are constantly prodding you to give them a listen. And then of course they expect you to love them.

But some you just recognize immediately as favorites and I decided to share some of them…

Continue reading “LOG ENTRY #22 – Love At First Chord [Part 1]”

LOG ENTRY #18 – New Taylor Swift Song!

#1 on iTunes in 27 countries. Entertainment Weekly calls the hook “undeniable” and “instantly catchy” … download “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” on iTunes now…

Check out this exclusive ABC interview with Taylor — she talks about her upcoming album RED and the story behind the new single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”http://tswift.co/NeDDz9
The BRAND NEW single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” off Taylor’s new album RED, will be available for purchase on iTunes and the 
Google Play Store – Android new Market later TONIGHT!
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And so starts yet another Taylor Swift-song hype.