Friday, 30 January 2009


one of the most important things in life to me is music.
i listen to it pretty much constantly.
new, old, ancient or rediscovered - i love it all.
i love it when my friends send me songs or lend me cds that they think i'll like. i don't know why but it makes me feel like i'm in some special kind of musicy-sharing club.
i know, i know, i am quite the dork sometimes.
i read somewhere that when people listen to songs, women listen to the lyrics more and men listen to the music. i think this makes a LOT of sense, because when i talk to guys about music they tend to talk about guitar solos & drum solos etc, whereas women say how much they love the words in a song.
this might not be true, but i totally agree with it. i love singing along to songs & i really can't stand it when i don't know the words. seriously, the first thing i do when i buy a cd is read the little insert of the lyrics.
my new year's resolution (well, it's really more of an aim) is to listen to "broaden my musical horizons".
it sounds pretentious i know, but i can't think of any other way to put it.
so far - with a mixture of friends, family & my own exploration - i've listened to these albums since 31st of december 2008:
alas, i cannot swim - laura marling
the chronicles of a bohemian teenager - get cape. wear cape. fly
slow train moving - bob dylan
we sing. we dance. we steal things - jason mraz
songs for you, truths for me - james morrison
inbetween dreams - jack johnson
12x5 - the rolling stones
sticky fingers - the rolling stones
unplugged - eric clapton
help! - the beatles
please please me - the beatles
rubber soul - the beatles
i don't think that's too bad as we're only 30 days into the year, 52 albums is my goal.
i'll keep updating the list.
recommendations are very very welcome.

Thursday, 29 January 2009


my name is charlotte.
i've decided to start a blog because i need a place to express all my pointless ramblings & this seemed like a pretty good place to start.
so first, a little bit about me:
my birthday is the 4th of february, which isn't actually all that far away. i wasn't looking forward to it for a while, but i am now because, for the first time in ages, i'm genuinely happy with my life.
oh, i'm also an aquarius & i adorrre reading my horoscope - especially when it's freakishly true.
i have short brown curly hair which i used to hate, but now it's my favourite thing about myself.
i'm 3/4 scottish which i am extremely proud of.
my favourite band in the entire world is the kooks. to be honest, i'm a little bit obsessed with them. actually, i say "a little" but really i would quite like to stalk them.
i love art. basically, it's my favourite thing in the entire world.
my friends are truly amazing people. i love them all.
i may think of more things later.
goodbye for now.