New CDs

Last week, I shared with you the two books I recently bought from Amazon. I was still waiting the arrival of two CDs to complete my latest trilogy and, after a possible delay with the recent weather, they arrived yesterday.

Two recent albums from John Frusciante and Lana Del Ray's debut, which is now a year old.

Two recent albums from John Frusciante and Lana Del Ray’s debut, which is now a year old.

To start off, there are two recent albums from John Frusciante; best know and previously a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on two occasions. I’ve shared one of his solo tracks on this blog before but, his own work remains relatively unknown to most. I’m a big fan of his work, even though I haven’t given his previous album (The Empyrean) much of a listen. These are still yet to make their way on to my iPod but the artwork alone reminds me of the albums John was releasing a decade ago (two of my favourites are from that era).

With that, my ‘big secret’ this time is that I’ve been curious about Lana Del Ray’s debut album for the past twelve months! There was one track that struck a chord with me – I can’t be bothered to check for its name now but, it might have been the title track; Born to Die. I look forward to seeing what the rest of the CD is like, as this is a bit different to my usual preference for ‘noise’. 😛 She’s the first female artists (that I can think of) to have really caught my attention since Katie Melua (I also own her first two albums).

Again, this one really needs to go on to my iPod before I listen to it – which then makes me wonder why I bother buying CDs… 😛 I was also surprised that all three discs arrived in the classical ‘jewel’ cases, when I’d assumed that modern CDs were being released in slim, card sleeves now… Yes, it has been a while since I purchased any new music! 😉

Last time I tried to rip some new tunes from my CDs, my laptop (through the power of iTunes) managed to re-produce several CDs in a terrible distorted state that was unbearable, even to my ears. I’ve tried following the advice of many comments found through Google searches but, this still happens, even when I attempt to simple play the CD in a non-Apple program. That does suggest a potential problem with my disc drive but I’m still yet to find a cause (or a cure).

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‘Over the Bridge’ (Re-worked Lyrics)

I’ve changed a few of the lyrics but not all. If you want to see the originals, please click here. Credit to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

‘Over the Bridge’

Most times I feel
Like I don’t have a partner
Most times I feel
Like my only friend
Is the woman I live for
Descended of Angels
Lonely as I am
Together we cry

I thrive on her feeds
‘Cause she’s my companion
I breathe for her dreams
‘Cause she knows who I am
She sees my good deeds and
She keeps me at distance
I never worry
Now that is a lie

I don’t ever wanna feel
Like I did that day
Take me to a place we love
Take me all the way
I don’t ever want to feel
Like I did that day
Take me to a place we love
Take me all that way (yeah yeah yeah)

It’s hard to believe
That there’s nobody out there
It’s hard to believe
That I’m all alone
I wish I had her love
Afraid, does she love me?
Lonely as I am
Together we cry

I don’t ever wanna feel
Like I did that day
Take me to a place we love
Take me all the way
I don’t ever want to feel
Like I did that day
Take me to a place we  love
Take me all the way (yeah yeah yeah)
Ooh no (no no yeah yeah)
Love me I say yeah yeah

Over the bridge downtown
Is where I drove and stood
Over the bridge “
This life just feels too much
Over the bridge “
Forgot about my love
Over the bridge “
I made my choice to stay (yeah yeah yeah)
Ooh no (no no yeah yeah)
Here I stay yeah yeah

Here I stay…

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Over the Bridge

Last night, at 10pm, I found that I was struggling to cope with the severe boredom. Two more hours until the year would finally end and my waiting would be over. I don’t know why I bother trying to stay up for it when I don’t even want to switch the TV on to see the celebrations elsewhere.

So, I made a decision to go out for a drive somewhere. To pass the time and to distract my mind from other things.

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I want to try and ‘get away’ from it all, while still hoping that I would be able to see or hear some of the excitement that others were experiencing. I didn’t want to disappear in to the countryside (it was too dark and wet) and settled on an idea to visit the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

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Off the Map

That’s actually the title of one of my favourite live music DVDs, featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers a decade ago (before they released By the Way). Right now, I feel like I’d rather be sat down watching that DVD (it has been a while) instead of reporting on my ‘events’ of the day…

I’ll start by saying that it didn’t go as according to plan and that I soon realised I had mistakenly followed a path that lead me off the map. What happens when things don’t go your way?

KitKat Khaos!

After miles of walking with sore feet, a stray stone in one boot and a slippery insole in the other, you find a bench to sit down and have some lunch and your KitKat ends up in a puddle underneath!

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