Saturday, 8 September 2012

Sticky note spied a parachute.

So today I've been making music all day! I got a new software instrument for Uni, so I've been working that out...testing out all the groovy sounds, and trying to create a piece...well two actually. One song, and one instrumental piano piece, with added extras. :) I'll do the same tomorrow, and hopefully have something to show for it soon!

In other news, today I found a spider in the bathroom. As I may have mentioned before, I am rather scared of spiders. (Possibly an understatement.) But I managed to get close enough, to leave a few sticky notes for my housemate. I'm sure he'll appreciate them...


In other, other news, I really, really like this at the moment..."Parachute" by Ingrid Michaelson. It was covered by Cheryl Cole, and that's how most people know it. I love the production on this one. It's still true to Ingrid's raw/honest/acoustic style, but has also got a funky electronic vibe to it...my favourite moment is from 3:02 to 3:09...that ascending vocal line, that reaches the top around 3:08...mmm lovely. And look at Ingrid! She's all cute and smiley!



Anyhow, it's my bedtime, so I shall wish you goodnight/good evening/good morning...whatever time of day you happen to be reading this. ;)

Over and out. xxxxxxx


13 comments:

Larry said...

Oh my! Another one. Remember last year, Fall is 'spider season'. And you have very good reason to be afraid of them. They will bite while you sleep and leave very nasty huge sores. Some are even deadly. That is the one critter I would not tolerate in my cabin/lab when I lived in the swamp for 5 years. Get yourself a can of phenothrin spray and kill them. They do NOT belong in your house. Now, to Ingrid, lol. Good luck with the new stuff. Anxious to see what you do. :)

Larry said...

Keep a few fly-swatters around and handy. They work great on bugs of any kind and are not a danger to anything else or anyone. I had to sometimes use one in each hand for the dreaded Yellow Flies. It was either create a yellow carpet at my feet or stay in the cabin from mid-June to mid-Aug. Nobody ever said life in the swamp would be easy though. There are zero bugs in my house because of that experience, lol, and never will be as long as I am here.

mercury said...

In Germany we have no poisonous bugs(despite wasps and bees and two seldom spiders), so there is no need for a fight. In my special case, I'm a 'bug lover' since my early childhood, always interested in insects and spiders. The main reason has been the huge variety of form, behaviour and colour.
Inrid Michaelson songs are really nice, but I'm too old to resonate with 'You and I', 'Be OK',... Sigh!

mercury said...

By the way Holly, you are treating your arachnophobia. Weiter so!

Tony said...

Hahaha...you are just like me, my wife gets called on to deal with the occasional spider that sets up house with us. She catches them in a glass and puts them in the far end of the garden. Neither of us like the idea of killing them, superstition maybe (If you want to live and thrive; let the spider run alive)or just not like killing anything really.
I would have made a lousy soldier, I would be trying to talk them into a life of love and peace while they were trying to fill my hide with bullets :)

Glad you are having fun with the new software. The jury is still out for me on whether I think it is a good thing or not. In the long run it comes down to "horses for courses" and if you like what it does and how it sounds then it is fine.
Looking forward to hearing what you do with it

H said...

Looks like we're divided on this one. ;) As for me...I'm just plain scared. Lol. I got really scared just putting those sticky notes there! :-S

me said...

I am with Tony's wife on this one (lol @ Tony, getting your wife to do it :-))I can't bear to kill them, so do the glass thing too. Be brave Holly, you DO get used to it. I am only terrified now, if I think it will bite! Yikes! I'm with Larry on Bluebottles and Wasps though ~ if they don't leave the premises voluntarily!! ;-)

Good that you have a chance to play around with your new software before the hard work begins.

Loving the song ~ Ingrid Michaelson is really growing on me now!
Get out in that cute little garden before the sun goes in again! ;-)xxx

xenonrush said...

Larry ~ We don't have venomous spiders (at least not ones that kill or maim humans) in the UK. We do get some nice big ones though and as you say this time of year is spider season. I've taught the kids to put spiders in a pint mug (that wonderful multipurpose container) and put them down the garden by the neighbour's shed in case they are house spiders rather than outdoor ones.
Looking forward to hearing the output from the software.

Larry said...

Xenon, all spiders are, of course venomous to some degree and after being bitten a few times while I slept, and getting huge sores that too months to go away, I knew we could not coexist. While it is true that I was living in their territory, as a research biologist, it was a necessary intrusion. And we all know that most but not all of the time in these types of situations than man will have his way. IMHO, there is no such thing as a 'house spider'. They were not created to live in man's houses. They are an unwelcome and dangerous intrusion.

Larry said...

Holly, I was thinking hard about you this morning as I laughed at myself trying to hit the proper notes singing at church. I would try up, up, up, and the down, down, down... mix them. OMG, what a mess. Of course I sang low enough that no one could hear me. Gotta wonder if anyone else has this problem. For me, it is NOT easy to sing and fit the tune or whatever it is, lol. :)

mercury said...

Larry~you are right, all spiders are venomous, b u t the most German and English ones are not able to penetrate the skin. I will not tolerate a spider in my apartment, but in the cellar, on the balcony or in front of the window they are welcome. I like my two cross spiders and watch them growing. But I'm not accountable concerning arthropods, because they are able to mesmerize me, wherever they cross my ways.

Tony said...

Larry, I used to go to a folk club and for ages the regulars tried to get me to sing in the singaround sessions....eventually I thought, why not and gave it a go....it was an experience that everyone, me included, would never want repeated....I love music but can't tell one note from another when I am trying to sing them.
My singing is best done alone in a remote place :)

xenonrush said...

My favorite 'house spider', who lives in the garage, roared with laughter when I told him that there's no such thing as a house spider. He said that some species were created specifically to live near man so that man could practice screaming. As man started to build dwellings spiders felt duty bound to move in to fulfill their role.