Georgie / Deaks.
(but probably just a bit of an idiot.)
Student living on the outskirts of London. Tumblr is like my extended journal. I use it to post about things that I like: travel, TV, film, music, beautiful women and feminism.
I also post personal stuff (because isn't that what the internet is for now?) to make sense of life. So this might be pretty dull. soz.
C'est la vie.
Do you ever look at your social networking sites and think that you would not be happy with the state of them if you died right now?
Or is that just me?
I also cannot stand the thought of people commenting ‘RIP’ messages on my facebook if I still had one when I die. I think this is partly because I don’t take facebook seriously, so there would be all stupid statuses and silly photos and then just loads of sad, heartfelt comments. It’s also because I hate attention. But you know, what does that all matter if I’m dead? I’m not going to know anything about it anyway.
Today, people were sharing the Twitter username of the cyclist who died in London yesterday and it upset me because it was clear from his posts that he wasn’t ready to die. Well, that is obvious, but if he hadn’t have had a Twitter, I wouldn’t have even really thought about it so much and he would’ve just been another fatality in the headlines. Social networking sites are so personal and lively, which just makes everything very real and upsetting when a person, particularly someone young, dies.
Wow, I’m really not being very eloquent at all tonight. Let’s hope I don’t die before I get a chance to rectify this.
is the most fantastic radio station.
There’s something about “the sound of the 80s” that I love so much, more than the stereotypically lovelier 60s and 70s.
I don’t understand it when people say they wish they were born in a certain decade. I mean, if you love 70s music so much, wouldn’t it have been better if you were born in the mid 50s, so you had a better appreciation of it? And even then, you might have been a different person and liked other music better. Or maybe I’m just reading too much into it.
Another thing which irritates me is when someone says “older music is so much better than modern music”. How is it? I’ve heard a few different answers, but not one that really makes any sort of sense. Music is personal; if you prefer older music, well then that’s your preference, your opinion. Personally, I love discovering new music, but that’s not to say I don’t still appreciate music from 30 years ago. And also, modern music isn’t all the same and ‘unoriginal’. Music is ever evolving and changing and just because it’s current, that doesn’t mean it’s rubbish because it’s been done before.
Basically, I agree with Ezra Koenig in this video and that’s about it.