Saturday, 9 February 2013

Lolness Is My Awesomenosity

Okay, now for something a bit more light-hearted...

     This post is about Olly Murs. I like Olly Murs - I have done ever since I heard "Dance With Me Tonight". But I was listening to his album "Right Place Right Time" and the 3rd song: "Loud And Clear" - no matter how much I actually kind of liked it - is probably going to end up in a lawsuit. This being because the backing vocals that follow the chorus the chorus are nearly an exact copy of the string part at the begin of Coldplay's "Paradise". And of course a lot of songs have allegedly been copied of "Paradise" and even the original could arguably be a copy - it's Coldplay, it's so predictable you can guess the cadence several lines before hearing it, it's got to have been used many times. It's just the extreme likeness between the two that shocked me because I honestly can't believe that no one noticed.
     Now of course he could easily have a sample and be giving Coldplay songwriter loyalties and how many properly original songs are there out there these days anyway???? Take the 2012 winning Eurovision song "Euphoria" for example. The title line and pretty much the whole of the rest of the chorus are an extremely close copy of Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" but, as far as I know, no one's sued yet. But what really annoys me about "Loud And Clear" is that not only is it an obvious copy of another artist's hit song but it even hugely resembles an old Olly Murs song - "This Song Is About You" - in the bridge between the verse and chorus. Why, oh why???? I do not understand modern music.
      Okay, this didnt end up particularly light-hearted, I apologise - here is a joke to make up for this:

Q: What's the fastest way to tune a banjo?
A: With wire cutters.


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

On The Subject Of Gay Marriage

[I should probably mention now that I am not homosexual so I can't see the full picture of this story - I am sorry for my naïvety]

     As you may have noticed, I am a Christian - but a very liberal one. And as you may also have noticed, gay marriage is in British political news a lot right now. So here are my views on the matter.
     Basically, in my religion, marriage is a union between a man and a woman blessed by God. It's a specific thing that, for obvious reasons, has come to be widely celebrated. However a secular or civil marriage is a different thing. A completely different thing - so why is there no gay civil marriage???? If "the church is the only thing stopping them" then it's clearly a no-brainer. Or, in other words, why do us lot always get laden with so much of the blame????
     Secondly, gay relationships. Absolutely. Where love is God is - that is what the Bible says and that is what I believe. What the Bible actually says is along the lines of  'when a man sleeps with a man he should be stoned' (not those exact words). Notice the 'sleeps' - does sleeps mean loves? Does sleeps mean lives with? Does sleeps mean raises a family with? No, it does not. And if that is what it has come to mean then, when it comes to society bashing, the church is getting it's priorities wrong. Also, this verse is from Leviticus - a book which also says that you shouldn't eat pork, seafood, etc. and that people should be stoned for working on the sabbath. And I have met some strong evangelicals but they don't do any of that.
     So my idea of a perfect outcome is gay civil marriage, (possibly) gay religious marriage in churches that are comfortable with it and a special blessing for gay couples for those who are not. Oh, and a restraining order for everyone who thinks homosexuality is a sin...
     Also, the government seems to think it can force the church to do things and, whether they are in the wrong or the right, this annoys me. A lot.


Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Long Time, No See

     After about a month of neglecting this blog, followed by some deliberation, followed by posting something, followed by deleting that post, followed by some more deliberation, I have come up with this entry (and all for a blog which nobody reads, I know).
     I have decided that as this blog is the official website of my not-so-official micro-nation, it will be  my point of view - more specifically, my rants. This means that most of the future posts are likely to be very opinionated and very long winded. That or random musings which I can't think of where to put (which to be honest are will probably also end up very opinionated and very long winded, so just don't say I didn't warn you).
     Apart from that, if you happen to have come here from Figment, please read my book and, however you have managed to stumble over this, please comment. Please...