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Oct. 6th, 2008 @ 08:21 pm Reflections on an autumn eve

Whilst browsing you tube, I ended up listening to the great Mr Bob Dylan's 'the times they are A-Changing' which is the 59th greatest song ever, according to Rolling stone, not sure i agree with that, but wtf. This interested me as I had just been writing an SA on the Condition of Spain at the time of Ferdinand and Isabella's marriage in 1469. Not particularly relevant, you might think, but you'd be wrong. During the 1650's, the then king of Castille, John IV, had sold of the lowest rank of the Nobility, the Histalguia, to raise funds for the crown, sound familiar? there was also a civil war over who should lead the state after the John IV, Blair and Brown, labour party schism anyone? History repeats itself, it has to, nobody listens the first time, and yet here is Bob Dylan, who I do not believe, was an idiot, saying that the time, they are a-changing. Perhaps this is just an ideal, his dream, certainly this is what the lyrics suggest;

For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.

Now who is that reminiscent of, will the meek inherit the earth as well?

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

this verse almost feel armageddonish, as does the earlier;

Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.

So we have to sort ourselves out now, or it will be to late?

maybe a better interpretation would be that of the Beatles in 'A day in the Life' and 'While my guitar gently weeps

I read the news today, ohh boy

which is the first line of A day in the life


I look at the world and I notice it's turning
While my guitar gently weeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps

also an unused verse which sums everthing up neatly

I look at the trouble and see that it's raging,
While my guitar gently weeps.
As I'm sitting here, doing nothing but aging,
Still, my guitar gently weeps.

Music is truth folks
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Sep. 3rd, 2008 @ 04:27 pm Impressions
Current Location: Kitchen again
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Current Music: Sufjan Stevens - come on, feel the Ilisnoise
I started my new sixth form today, and, as yet, No-one hates me. I have managed to acquire a small group of chums, who are all undeniable geeks. Apart from anything else, this schools groups you by subject. I don't like this, I think you should be widening your horizons. Mixing maths guys with Linguists and Musicians. Also, and this is linked to the fact that the sixth form is drawn from, and based on the campus of, two single sex schools, The forms are single sex. I don't think the lessons are but I don't know yet, since normal lessons don't start till tomorrow. But this means that I have very little exposure to Guys who do sports or music, or drama who were some of my best friends at the old school, and possibly to the opposite sex. Now I've noticed that there are some people i feel far more comfortable around in my form, than others, but I've only known them for a day, so why do I already feel so defined. It's all down to first impressions.

Burford, my old school, had uniform until year 11, then you could wear what you wanted, and this is similar, except no jeans, shorts, T-Shirts, Hoddies, or trainers, for the guys. Girls are far more free. This means you have all the guys who look like models for Armarni, with perfect hair and skinny jumpers. But I wonder what they are really like. Are they the same people as my best mates at Burford, will I ever know. Because of my first impressions, I may never really meet these people, who make up most of my year. Would this be the same if we had to spend our first day in uniform. Maybe there would be those who can make that look cool. First impressions suck!

Of course, now I have realised this inadvertent grouping, I am going to have to try to get to know the people under the stripy tight polo-shirts, to find out if they are what I expect or totally different. But because I see them as different, will I have the courage to try and get to know them? Tomorrow will be fun.

Also Godwins law is fun
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Aug. 31st, 2008 @ 06:44 pm feeling Insignificant
Current Mood: gloomygloomy
Current Music: Eyes Open - Snow Patrol, Live and Let Die - Paul Macartney
Doesn't not driving SUCK...SUCK SUCKYNES,and I won't be able to for 2 more year MAD FACE. It sucks particularly, because a good friend is having a crap time, ATM, and there's nothing I can do,m I don't even go 2 school with her anymore, Bugger Tuesday is my first day. I hate feeling useless, all I can do is facebook hugs, and blow her bubbles.

In brighter news, I LOVE XKCD.com fun fun fun
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Sea in negitive
Aug. 27th, 2008 @ 09:16 pm Greenbelt
Current Location: bed
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: A day in the life
Sadly the miracle that is the greenbelt festival has come to an end for another year, and it is now officially autumn, which isn't bad thing, beautiful colours, biting winds, my brother's birthday, a new school and Christmas all rock, but this is, none the less a sad moment for me. Greenbelt is the peak of my year. Music - amazing. Talks - enlightening. Worship - uplifting. Arts - heartwarming. Shops - fun fun fun. The Atmosphere is one of beauty and serenity, hope and freedom, yet a clear security. This year, as well as the great gigs, and hearing Micheal Morpurgo read, which was phenomenal. I made some great, and lasting friendships, which hopefully means I am coming out of my shell more with new people. I'm great around people I know, but not so good at making a start, but hopefully this is changing. Thats another great thing about the festival, people are so welcoming there - you smile, they smile back, no one is in to much of a rush to pass the time of day, or stop for a cuppa at the Tiny Tea Tent. I would sooner go to greenbelt and live the rest of the year isolated, than to have people to talk to whenever I wanted, but no Greenbelt. Sadly I managed for the second year running, to fail to hear a friend playing his guitar at the Late night twist, but, alas, these things happen, and he doesn't seem to be heart broken.
So if you get the opportunity, it may not be reading, but is well worth a look in. Maybe I'll see you there next year?


Cake or Death!?!
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Weebl And Bob
Aug. 27th, 2008 @ 02:50 pm Ok lets restart
Current Location: the Kitchen of my new house in Stroud
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
I am restarting this Lj. it will be new and beautiful and full of metaphors involving blowing bubbles.

I am now 16, have got some qualifications and am starting an brand new, slightly ominous sixth Form, because I now live in Stroud. In case anyone from Burford reads this, don't worry I'm not buggering off, but you won't have to face me every fucking day! lol.

OK, GCSE's they're big scary and unnecessary if you want to keep learning, except that they allow you to do so. Of course if you aren't going to continue, they matter loads, (see I'm being more accommodating already), but I plan to. My new sixth Form, which is called Downfield, is the combined sixth form for the two Stroud single sex secondary grammar schools, Stroud high School, for the girls, and Marling School, for the boys. To get in I needed 5A* to C grades overall, and at least a B in any subject I plan to take. My subjects are at the moment as follows Maths, and Further Maths, Chemistry, Physics and History, though there are many others that I would quite like to do. 3 years of Sixth form? So here are the GCSE's

Maths - A*

Core Science - A*

Additional Science - A*

History - A*

English Language - A*

English Literature - A, which is a slight disappointment but no problem.

IT - A

Music - A

Resistant Materials (D.T. :) ) - A

R.E. - A, appalling I should be able to get an A*, my mum's a vicar, I know it all
In fact, if I wasn't so God damn lazy I could have got an A* in all of those, that was what I was predicted

P.E. - B, which is fine, considering that I am generally crap at sport, and practical makes up well over 1/2 the marks

German - C Is OK, sadly I'm not great at language, and though I was better at French in year 9, when it came to options choices, I chose German, because of completely unfair, unfounded and Shit feelings about the nation, taken from some Historical belief that we are better, and that the last century was a foolish blip on our wars against the French and our alliances with the Germans. I don't know what it is - I don't read the daily mail or anything, and am normally quite liberal, but there is this one speck on my resume. Still I got a Language GCSE and that was what I wanted. Once I can learn them just for fun, I will. I hate the image of the British tourist on the Costa del sol, speaking loudly and slowly and making rude hand gestures. We NEED to communicate in this international era.

So there it is, I got an A* in every subject I plan to take, and my worst grade was a C. All is well there.
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Sea in negitive
Jun. 6th, 2008 @ 07:56 pm Writer's Block: A Last Day Well Spent
Interesting, I think I'd spend it trying to think of an interesting way to go. You know, a talking point for my family.
I like to piss people off like that. Not today though, only 2 GCSE's left, then its off to get a summer job.
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Dec. 11th, 2007 @ 08:59 pm Yay HDM
Current Mood: happyJolly
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Jul. 29th, 2007 @ 05:30 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: How many roads must a man walk down (it was played recently)
It is with an odd sense or ease that i look back at the 12 hour coach jorney which got the Cheltenham contingent of Scouts and Explorers to the Haarlem Jamborette. After the horror of packing, the worry of health forms, frantic goodbyes and an interesting, and sleepless night spent at Shurdington Scout Hut, we set out. It was 3.30 am i might add. The jorney, though crammped was excelent, and I ate well, despite neglecting to pack much in the way of food. Both on pain chocolate and chips. having dosed from about 4.00 am to about 6.00, I awoke and relaxed, with two stps to strech legs till we reached the tunnel, when a film was put on. This was at about 8.40. we crossed shortly after, and entered France without inccident, we even got through customs. Lunch was the next event, a 45 minute stop for chips, provided for all by Paddy's plastic. We passed through France and headed through Belgium, disturbingly towards Germany, but we turned North soon enough, and reached Haarlem at about 4.00pm, then it was a simple matter of driving rounbd for hallf an hour trying to find the camp site! We eventually made it, then we had to transport kit. This also took a fair while, but when it was done we were not. Next we pitched our troop mess tents, which went quite well, ours is twice as large as many, but the flat roof means it catches the rain. Next, trrop introductions, i am in a 10 man troop with explorers from acroos chelt, all very good people. Then we pitched personal tents, also a fun job. eventually, when we got some gass for our stoves, we made supper, a simple affair of soup and hot dogs, finally we went to bed, our first proper sleep in 36 hours!! Its now tommorow (the cafe wasnt open yesterday so i'm writing day 1 on day 2) but im running out of cafe time so will talk about 2day later. all the best form Holland.
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Jun. 4th, 2007 @ 03:26 pm conspiracy or fact
Current Location: school it lesson
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: The below
Here's an interesting bit of conspiracy theory for you...

George Bush is an Islamic fundamentalist, obviously
Trained by Al Qaeda in the heart of Texas to fight for the faithful army
He's now in the process of uniting the rest of the world against the good old U S of A
The land of the free will come crashing down if he has his way

It's the only explanation, old Bushy boy is an Islamic Fundamentalist
He's three quarters the way through his plan already and no-one's even noticed
That must be a damn-fine Al Qaeda training camp they've got down there in Texas (Yee ha!)
Getting him to pretend he's as thick as pig-shit was a stroke of pure bloody genius

Yeah, George Bush is an Islamic fundamentalist, obviously
Trained by Al Qaeda in the heart of Texas to fight for the faithful army
He's now in the process of uniting the rest of the world against the good old U S of A
The land of the free will come crashing down if he has his way, trust me

He's presided over and has been involved with one of the worst financial disasters of a generation
Every move he makes seems to be directly against the interests of his nation, haven't you noticed?
He's used the media to increase the social insulation of an already fairly bland population, since the McCarthy days
And now he's declared war on Islam just to increase the consternation

As far as I can see there's only one explanation
George Bush is an Islamic fundamentalist, obviously

These days on the street you hear all kind of interesting conspiracy theories cos no-one knows what the fuck's going on, we're all looking for explanations
The most interesting one I heard the other day was that the West was controlled by genuine democracies that actually represent the will of their populations
Only the one about the aliens, the anti-Christ and the Freemasons is more laughable. Ha ha ha ha.

I think my theory is much more plasible, let me tell you about it, it goes like this,
George Bush is an Islamic fundamentalist, obviously
It really is the only explanation I can see
For his truly anti-American foreign policy.

Now, at this point, I would ask you all to sing along with the chorus, normally. If it wasn't for the fact that there are cameras on the premises and the CIA might be requisitioning the tapes at any time. So I recommend that at under all circumstances, catchy though this numbers is, you do not sing along, you do not even smile. I recommend the most you do is tap your feet. But you do that at your own risk.

George Bush is an Islamic fundamentalist, obviously
Trained by Al Qaeda in the heart of Texas to fight for the faithful army
George Bush is an Islamic fundamentalist, obviously
George Bush is an Islamic fundamentalist, obviously

George Bush is an Islamic fundamentalist, fundamentalist, fundamentalist, fundamentalist, mentalist, mentalist, mentalist. George, George, George.
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Jan. 16th, 2007 @ 06:39 pm hello
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Profession After SchoolMember of the Order of the Phoenix
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