Tag Archives: Chantal Claret

This Post Contains the Best Thing I’ve Ever Made.

13 Nov

Working on the Indifferent Ignorance Awards because 2014 is horribly close (I always hate the imminent year, like it’s bullying the current one or something) and I’m not sure what the ‘novelty’ categories should be. I mean, I’m thinking that I should get either the best friend ever award, or best card ever award, but I think in the spirit of democracy you guys should nominate me.

Via Chloe

The Outside

The Inside

The Inside

From Chloe’s Tumblr. This is probably a good time to mention that I also have a Tumblr. I’m mostly telling you because if anyone stumbles across it and is all “Francesca y u no tell”, you’ll know my answer – you use phrases like “y u no tell”. Plus it’s a good way of keeping track of artists I like and is a nice forum to test-drive possible future work (as well as being somewhere for me to vomit my love for various things, which I will continue to do here but with more emphasis on making sense). I’m not abandoning you, little blog. I just sometimes need somewhere to express my inner book-based feelings. Oh sod it.

This song is beautiful and perfect.

This song is if Rick Riordan gave certain people a glimpse of happiness.

This lady’s art will one day kill me. Look at it. Look.

 

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Moving Image Appreciation Post #3

9 Oct

Haven’t done one of these in ages. Let’s go!

Bearanormal Activity

Jimmy and Chantal used to have a foster dog. Sometimes he’d steal things.

 

God’s Diary is Embarrassing

 

There’s a thought.

The 7 Worst Things About Wearing Glasses

 

I like to wear contacts and glasses, depending on the day or event, although I’ve been on a glasses spurge recently because I’ve been so busy and tired. When it snows, I’m whipping those lenses out so fast you won’t have time to say “Are those actual Ray Bans?” (Yes they are.)

Siberian Husky Dog Plays In A Giant Pile Of Leaves

Fred and this pooch have a lot in common.

 

Holiday Post 2013 #2: Indifferent Ignorance Awards 2012

15 Aug

I never published the Awards at the end of 2012 because there was so much going on, but having taken eight months to get my shit done, I think it’s time to celebrate 2012.

Comedian of the Year: Tim Minchin

I was seriously worried that I was going to fail my Maths GCSE because I discovered Tim during study leave. I didn’t – and his atheism, beat poetry and contribution to Jesus Christ Superstar has helped me with my RS ever since. Amen.

 

Album of the Year: The One, The Only… by Chantal Claret

I had this on my iPod permanently during the summer; it’s so happy and catchy and funny and it’s really, really, weird to hear Jimmy on a record that doesn’t involve rapping.

 

Best PR Stunt: Mindless Self Indulgence’s Kickstarter and Conventional Weapons‘ Release

Oh my God, that Kickstarter video. I paid $30 for the deluxe CD, and it was worth every penny. If you’re going to see them at the Koko in November, drop me a line so we can wave at each other in the line.

Conventional Weapons was strange for me because I was a bit out of touch with MCR when it was announced, and over the months of its release I was out of touch with everything else too. I love it, though, and I love this band.

Best Book to Film Adaptation: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I was ready to hate the film, and didn’t. A few days after I saw it at the cinema with my friends, I looked up the trailer and was horrified. I texted Hollie “Found a US trailer for ‘Perks’. It was terrible.” She replied, “Fantastic, no one will watch it.”

 

I re-watched the film in April, and it clicked. (The book clicked on the second read too; I think Charlie has to grow on you for you to truly get him.) Ezra was perfect as Patrick and it’s nice that some other people thought so too.

Employee of the Year: Todd at Starbucks

Todd served my friends and I when we went to drink coffee and be nice to one another just before Christmas. We goaded him about the taxes thing, and instead of spitting in our drinks, he handed me an open letter that Starbucks had published explaining their lack of illegal non-tax-paying activity. I’ve deep-filed it with my Politics work, so have butchers here.

Come to think of it, he may still have spat in our drinks.

Mm, and his name may have been George.

Embarrassing Moment of the Year: Hollie and Jimmy Urine’s Microphone/Finger/Face Incident(s)

I’m not sure if they’ve been captured on video, but if you were at the MSI show at the HMV Forum last October, you’ll know Hollie as the girl who spoke into Jimmy’s microphone. ‘Nuff said.

The Indifferent Ignorance ‘Ignorant Fuck’ Award – The American Republican Party, Or UKIP

Okay, so they’re basically the same thing, but whatever. I really don’t like politicians, especially ones who think that abortion is bad because rape isn’t bad… or whatever the fuck they said.

Right, now that’s done for this year, I should probably start working out the 2013 awards, going by my track record…

Filler Post WITH DANCE MOVES

30 Jun

I’ve been so busy that I a) haven’t noticed that it’s been forever since I posted and b) haven’t sorted out the next Morocco Diary for publication, because of a).

So, er, since I’m still busy, I recommend you all spend time enjoying the excellent music of Chantal Claret, whose album I ordered last week (I ordered Frankenstein Girls too but can’t be bothered to YouTube that):

Can I dance like her, please?

Actual talking to come. Probably. Also, happy Armed Forces day to all the people crazy and brave enough to fight for a puny, irritating country. That’s a compliment, I swear.

Happy (Belated) International Women’s Day, Here’s Everything I Want to Talk About Using that Header.

10 Mar

Let me start of by saying, lovely blog, that I am very sorry to have ignored you recently. So I’m going to attempt to put everything cool that I’ve seen recently into one post and give it the theme of belated International Women’s Day.

First up: Chantal Claret’s new video for Pop Pop Bang Bang! I love the song because it is crazy and catchy and the video because it’s crazy and amazing. That said: you can tell what the content is in the first twenty-five seconds. If you think you’re going to have a problem, click pause (if you think you might and don’t click pause, kindly don’t complain about it after).

My favourite detail there has to be Chantal’s nails – everything’s got this classy kind of feel (tattoos and dead naked girls aside) and then you see this flash of yellow and pink on her hands, it’s fun.

Secondly: http://www.thewebways.net is open for business. The MCRmy Census will go up there when the results are published this summer, and in the mean time have a browse of the content and, if you have anything to submit, let me know.

While we’re on the subject of My Chem…

Thank you to Hayley for taking the picture and four for making the Exterminate template. New profile picture? Let’s face it, it shows little of my actual features and looks nothing like me… It’s perfect. Continuing the MCR theme and the IWD theme:

I mean, there are women in it…. Mum thought Gerard was a woman when she watched it… It counts.

Finally, this goes out to anyone who’s ever been on a plane:

Thanks to Roxy for that. There will be more posts pretty soon, if everything goes according to plan. Which it won’t. But I promise not to take ten days to update. Promise.

Frank and I’s Name, Cake, Morningwood

21 Feb

I paused in my surfing of the Interwebz the other day and noticed that it’s been more than a week since I blogged. Ruby said “Shame on you, Francesca,” and she’s right, so here’s some nice old-fashioned madness:

  • On Saturday I learnt how to spell Frank Iero and I’s name in Greek (I realise it’s not strictly necessary to mention Frank, but it means I have another tag and something else to work with when it comes to titling this thing):

  • Happy birthday Chantal Claret! Let’s all be bummed we aren’t seeing Morningwood’s last shows with Mindless in a few months (if you are seeing them, pffft).
  • I just saw an Umbrella Academy poster in the comic book shop in The Big Bang Theory.
  • WordPress decided ‘titling’ isn’t a word.
  • It’s taken me almost two hours to write this, which is longer than parts of 10 Days. but in my defence I have spent the evening making cakes (not pancakes. That was last week).

In case you hadn’t twigged, I’m not partaking in ‘Post a Day’

7 Jan

Why hello, children. Happy 2012!

I know it’s the seventh, but I’ve been struck down by a case of Back to School Itis and a cold. But never fear, because I have some YouTube videos that you can watch, instead of me telling you what it was like having someone play the drum part of DESTROYA on the inside of my skull.

 

Hedwig. Hedwig.

 

So true, and so sad. Thank you Chantal Claret for posting this on Twitter!

 

Thank you Jimmy Urine for posting this on Twitter. Let’s unite! (I don’t even watch Star Trek.)

I’m sort of, possibly in the processes of planning some excellent blog posts across this year, but my workload is nearly as tall as me, so in the words of Miranda’s posh friend, “Bear with, bear with…”

In Which I Remind You I Can Write Working Blogs

1 Aug

It’s been so long since I’ve sat down and decided what to write that I can’t keep track of what I have and haven’t waved in your faces. The WP Content-Eating Monster problem doesn’t help either.

However, never fear, because I’m going away late Saturday night for two whole weeks and we all know what that means: magically appearing, time-wasting posts and a book full of ideas when I get back, because I’ve spent fourteen days on a beach sleeping and tattoo-spotting! Both activities are excellent for getting those creative juice… Juicing.

Remember I mentioned doing something really special to celebrate My Chem’s ten-year anniversary? Well, I’m planning something pretty big that involves a lot of people (no, it is not a MCR karaoke sing-off, or a remake of Not Okay). I’ll probably finalise it while I’m away and then spend the rest of August nagging you all for imput.  Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

In the mean time, enjoy this:

Bite Your Tongue, by Chantal Claret. It sounds nothing like Morningwood and I love it.

In preparation of the stupidity:

 

I can’t work out if I love it or hate it.

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