Thursday, 24 March 2011

Independence

Hi everyone :)

I thought I'd just do a little hello/thinky update thing. :) I'm really pleased that you liked my latest video. - It took me a rather long time to make. Lol. - But not as long as you might think. I have a very good piece of software which allows me to set how often my camera takes a picture. - I set it to 2 seconds for most of the video creating process, and did all of the 'magic' things in between captures.

Should I have told you that? I mean...er...JOKE! It was all magic of course... :P

I've been in thinky mode recently...not that I don't normally think...but...anyway...

I think it has just dawned on me how much independence I now have. I think it has only just dawned on me because I have now settled down into this idea of independence.

And also, it has been accentuated by the fact that I find myself 'on my own' for the first time in six years. It hurts me to say - but I'm no longer with Ben. When you come out of quite a long and intense relationship you're bound to feel a tad lonely I guess. It's strange, but since the break up I've found it harder to write songs. All the songs that I've written about the subject seem like lies. - They're not - but in my mind, I know that because of the hurt/jealousy I feel, I may have a tendency to blow things out of proportion, and I don't want the songs to seem unreasonable. I don't know...

However, I will continue to write and see what happens. :)

I'm trying to treat this independence as a new beginning...I think that's the best way to treat it.

So here we go, new Holly. :) Well...not new...just braver and stuff. :)

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P.S - I'm currently starting to think about my next release, so more updates will be made from now on. :)

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Mrs Moonlight - an original song by Holly Kirby (stop motion)

Hi everyone :)

Here's my latest video! :)

A fun summery song.

I hope you like it!

Lots of love,

Holly xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Quick update ~ Harmony Coursework mark

You may remember the three pieces of music I posted on here which made up my second piece of harmony coursework.

I got my grade back...

I got a First! Yaaaay! :D 76% which I'm rather pleased with. :D

Wooooo!

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Spontaneity

On Sunday I did something very un-Holly-ish.

- I woke up...quite late...(it was Sunday ;))...got something to eat...and recorded some music...then I remembered that I had been invited down to Brighton.

I thought about it in my Hollyish way - it went something like this...

You have a test tomorrow...ok, a small one, but you don't want to get back late and be tired...you should revise too...and it's quite far...and you could just stay here...and you would have to change trains, which is quite scary...and it will be late and dark...and you don't know your way around...

In my mind I had validated my decision not to go.

And so I replied to the inviter and said thank you very much for inviting me, (it was to a gig), but I won't be able to come - I hope you have a lovely time...

And then I thought again.

And an hour later I found myself on a train with one of my lovely friends from Uni. - We were on our way to Brighton. We were quite excited about our spontaneity - it was like a little adventure. :)

So we arrived in Brighton, got something to eat, got something else to eat (we had been travelling! ;)) went to the gig and watched the very talented Ronit perform... (here is her website) - then to the pub to celebrate the inviter's birthday, and then back on the train to Guildford. It was a really great evening - and we met some lovely people.

So my first experience of spontaneity was a very positive one! Here's to more in the future! (Well thought out, rational spontaneity of course. ;)) It's more about being brave and not always doing what's easiest I guess.

I hope that you are all well. :)
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Friday, 11 March 2011

Howdy :)

Hello everyone :)

I just thought I'd do a little blog to say hello! :)

I've been quite busy with composing and lectures recently. - We've got some deadlines coming up in the not too distant future which I'm working towards.

I've also got another gig in Chancellors on March 27th, which should be fun. :)

- There's another video to come this month too. :) - I haven't forgotten my one a month thing!

It's not long until the Easter break now. - 4 weeks off! - on the lovely Isle of Wight. :) - OOH! Also, I'm playing at the Gosport and Fareham Easter Festival! which should be very fun. :) It's organised by the same people who do Wickham Festival. :) - Another lovely one.

Aside from the work, (which is actually quite fun) Uni is good. :) We've had lovely weather recently, which makes everything that much better. My room is slightly messy (sorry Mum!) and I really need to go to the laundrette, but I haven't had to cook bean on crumb yet! :P I'm a posh student, I have herb plants on my window sill and everything! Though I think I might've drowned them...

Anyway - messy room = creative mode!...Which can't be a bad thing. I've spent the past few days doing recording. - I wrote a little song about the sunshine for my coursework. - I haven't finished it yet, but I was planning on putting it on Soundcloud/YouTube for you to hear/see...but I haven't submitted it yet, so I'd better not as our lecturers are online...unless I specifically ask this particular lecturer...

Anyhow. I'd better get back to it! ;)

TTFN,

Holly xxxxxxxx

P.S - I'm really loving Tanita Tikaram at the mo so I'll leave you with one of her songs. :)
P.P.S - She was only 19 here. :-O




...and then this. *Please note* - I think Tanita is thoroughly brilliant - but I think that this is rather funny...



...and what she's really like!...