Last night’s MCR binge reminded me of how much I love love a) MCR and b) music videos. Let’s watch some together.
The Axis of Awesome The Holy Trinity
“What’s his job?”
This song discusses everything I ever wondered mid-RS lesson and wasn’t brave enough to ask. Kudos for the Converse-tapping.
Mindless Self Indulgence Fuck Machine AMV Cartoon
I was telling a friend about MSI yesterday and rediscovered this. I want to be a cartoon please.
The Axis of Awesome In the Club Tonight
I think we know whose CD I want for Christmas. (Also: Lorde, Lily Allen and Minchin if you’re making a list.)
If I ever have a lot of money to invest and I’ve already bought a house, remind me that I’d love to have a bar where you can dance and hang out and actually hear each other.
Join Tom Daley and Lance Black for a double date in London
I am aware this isn’t a music video, but I stumbled across it on my travels – aka saw it on Instagram – and it’s funny and for a great cause if it’s your gig but more importantly…
They were giving out trips to the Star Wars set. You could also hang with the Breaking Bad dudes. If I’d known about that, I’d have had my brother’s birthday present sorted just by entering.
Instead I think I bought him a book.
Omaze is my new career aspiration, ie if I’m ever a successful writer, I’ll put up a chance to have coffee and have an excuse to get a picture as good as this:
Ian Somerhalder Turns You into a Vampire (legit opportunity) from Omaze.com
There is really nothing to add. Except that I don’t know what show Ian Somerhalder is in. I think Vampire Diaries?
This has fallen apart somewhat. I’m going to do some paperwork now.
I also feel I should clarify that the twelve shots were individual, not all shoved in one pint glass. Happy IMCRD!
In case you were wondering what I want to be listening to on the beach, here are some videos that I can’t wait to get the CDs for!
frnkiero andthe cellabration weighted
I don’t care that it’s not got footage. Let’s flyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
Lily Allen URL Badman
I don’t care that this very site to which I owe two thirds of my writing career (‘career’). Lily is brilliant!
NME interview: Gerard Way On Solo Life After My Chemical Romance
I don’t care that there’s not a tune in sight. (I do care that I can’t go to Reading or Leeds. Take pictures at Leeds Jacki! Please!)
Yes/No Show with those guys from X Men
I first saw a GIFset of one of the questions on Tumblr, then the video popped up on the YouTube suggestions and it’s funnier with the accent. This probably isn’t available on CD. Whatever.
Half term has flown by, which is weird because I am technically no longer at school. Except I have seven exams to do before I don’t actually have to go back, so I feel like I’m in stasis.
Speaking of ‘my people’… I’ve opened up a Society6 shop, as you can tell from that
wonderful imposing link in the sidebar. There’s only fan art up at the moment but I’ve been sketching some ideas and a new life goal is to create a collection of coffee mugs. The big difference between Society6 and Etsy is that Society6 prints everything and delivers it to you from the USA, as opposed to me printing it and sending it from a post office in Essex. Both give me the same amount of profit though – of the $15 Society6 charges for a mini print of something pretty, I get $2.42, which Google tells me is about a quarter of the price of a cinema ticket.
Actually I’m lying. I set the price for basic prints and I started at $15 because the site’s base price is $12. Still, it means I don’t have to physically print and post everything – although of course I will if you buy on Etsy. Ah, artwork and the things people do for promotion.
Speaking of promotion, why is Gerard’s name half way down the Reading and Leeds poster? Does nobody remember last time? Maybe they remember the time before… Whatever. My new new life goal is to see G at Reading. One ticket is the equivalent of 75 mini posters, assuming the exchange rate doesn’t change…go on, snowflakes. I’ll live blog the whole experience!
Okayfine. I’ll live blog the BBC Three stream, assuming it’s still going then.
So, The Economist analysed Eurovision, which makes it news (as if this wasn’t already).
Actually I just searched for more news and it turns out this is the best I can find… That’s Chloe’s Tumblr, by the way, please leave a message saying hi. The thing is, on Monday everyone will pretend that Eurovision doesn’t exist – except the country that wins, which has 365 days to find a room suitable for 8000 cans of hairspray, 10000 drunk dudes and some flags – so I’ve run out of things to say, so here is a handy guide for everybody who doesn’t understand Eurovision.
- Established 1956 (yep, it’s almost as old as the EU. I wonder which is more effective at uniting Europe and making UKIP uncomfortable?)
- It’s basically the Olympics meets a montage of every musical you’ve ever heard meets queer pride meets The X Factor
- “Nil points” means “no points” which is what the UK tends to get because the UK is like Loki but with worse hair (fun for a bit but nobody wants to play with us for long based on historical events and distinct lack of overall idealogical cohesion)
- For one half of the competition Europeans express feelings that are either “YEAHHH THIS COUNTRY THAT I’VE NEVER HEARD OF HAS THE BEST SENSE OF HUMOUR/COSTUMES/LEVEL OF SCHIZOPHRENIC DANCING AYYY I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!” or “Well I don’t think that’s appropriate what is society coming to?” For the other half we go “YEAHHH WE GOT POINTS FROM A COUNTRY WE ONCE WENT TO WAR WITH!!! WAIT THAT COUNTRY WE WERE ONCE ALLIED WITH GAVE US FEWER POINTS THAN WE DESERVE! WE VOTED FOR THEM, DAMNIT!”
- There is an unspoken agreement that Eurovision is the one global forum in which the USA cannot dominate; both because it is geographically forbidden and even if it wasn’t, no one would put up with its hard power shitick. Eurovision is all about the sparkles and faintly embarrassing music, not who is ‘the best’
If you have any other questions, just look on social media tomorrow evening.
All we need is YouTube, ladies and gents. That’s it. Ever.
The Chainsmokers – #SELFIE PARODY (by The Midnight Beast)
If I ever get bored by The Midnight Beast, please quietly remind me of this video. Is it a parody of another song? I usually can’t tell (and I think I’m in these guys’ demographic, haha)…
Dumb Ways to Die
Maxim showed me this and I think it might have been a big deal a couple of years ago?
Woa. Plot twist. I have a feeling that this is like Canvas Bags in that I will hum it whenever I’m near a train.
Axis of Awesome – What Would Jesus Do?
This one counts as Religious Studies revision.
Last but not least…
10 Chick Flick cliches you will NOT see in He’s Just Not That Into You
Watching this is now on my “shit to do in summer” list. Someone on Tumblr noted that at no point do any of the guys pretend to be women, the realisation of which makes watching the whole thing a second time twice as joyous.