Another Notable Music Site: wayne&wax →
Reason why I love my job(s) no. 564 (number is arbitrary, of course). Today, as part of my job, I sat in on a conference on transnationalism, and heard Wayne Marshall, DJ, ethnomusicologist at MIT and music blogger, present his site and his work. It’s so amazing, the way the internet has empowered us to trace all the different influences that go into a piece of music or art - and argue...
Election Season in Singapore - I almost had a...
It’s General Election season in Singapore, and this time around, instead of letting the dominant governing party, the People’s Action Party (PAP), walk-over uncontested for a vast majority of the constituencies, the opposition parties decided to contest every seat! It’s an extremely exciting development - for myself and my peers, it’s our first election (Singapore’s...
Elisha is playing Damien Rice's "Blower's Daughter."
Chorus: "Can't take my eyes off of you..."
Coryn: He should try harder.
Me: (emphatically) That's not the point!
Coryn: I didn't hear anything you just said - I just heard "bah-bah-bah!"
Elisha: Yeah, 'cause Limmy is a trumpet.
Coryn: She's not a trumpet. Maybe she's a strumpet!
Elisha laughs and I protest. Then I remember -
Me: I've acted as a strumpet before.
Coryn and Elisha: ...what?!
Me: We were reading "Othello" for class, and I was someone's strumpet. Bianca.
(I wish I were kidding, but I'm not.)
Log of British Terms or Terms Not to be Used...
*I received so much feedback for this post! I’ve edited it, to include the corrections and additions of friends and friendly readers - re-posting it for everyone’s pleasure. :) I’ve had this in my “drafts” section for a whole year - maybe even more. I kept waiting for the right time to publish it (ie: when I felt I’d noted everything I needed to note down), but...
I don't go to bed early because my housemates are...
Elisha: (sings) Bow-chick-a-wow-wow!
Coryn: My friends used to play that. Didn't it originate from porn music?
6th April 2011
9.30am: Ellen calls! 11.05am: Mid-Term 12.20pm: lunch 1.30pm: class 4pm-ish: Meet Molly! Meet Briana! Have ice cream sandwich. :) A quiet but nonetheless lovely way to turn 23. Thanks for the well-wishes, everyone!