vervet_monkey: (Ronan)
 OK, when I heard Ronan was churning out another cover album I did cringe a little. Not that I don't love having lots of new music from him, but it would be nice to get an album that is his and that he has taken some time over.

I take it back. Completely. He can cover whatever he likes if it all sounds like this.

To begin it's all recorded with a full orchestra, which makes the sound so different and real. And I'm only listening on my laptop as I don't have a CD player here and my Ipod speakers have died. And his voice... guh normally, but it is so strong in this record. 

Songs that really stick out are My little red book, which I can just see him dancing all over the stage too. This house is empty now has amazingly strong lyrics (well, they all do, but I like this one in particular). And walk on by, I think because it was played when I was little, although I have no clue which version...

Although... 'What do you get when you kiss a girl, you get enough germs to catch pneumonia, After you do she'll never phone ya' have possibly got to be the worst lyrics ever, brilliantness of the rest of the song notwithstanding. 

And on watching his BBC appearance this morning. Albert Hall, complete with orchestra? Yes please, thanks. Pretty please?

(ETA: Also 'Hello Mr Burt' is possibly the cutest thing ever. And 'Nothing but love, Wiv' in the cover book is also sweet. Although he is still an idiot for doing it in the first place... but I'm glad he is back on track...)

AND, in probably more exciting news, I have an interview for a job in Tanzania. Trying not to get too excited... but I am really!
vervet_monkey: (Adoonsie)
Life post!

Still pretty much living at library. Have also somewhat accidentally got into the routine of getting up at 6.30 every morning (went to bed really early one night, so then got up early, was really tired etc....) so am getting to library for 8am every morning! Don't feel particularly stressed by it, although I did wake up this morning with skin that would look more at home on a 14 year old, so maybe I am and just haven't realised it... ah well...

Work is going well though. Am waiting for my supervisor to get back to me on my almost final draft of dissertation, he only gets an outline but it should be quite useful. Am behind on other reading, but not hugely so, and on top of other coursework, so it's good overall.

Have just had SUCV AGM so as of 3 weeks time I will no longer be president. Am quite glad tbh, not that I haven't enjoyed it, but it will be nice not to have to be the one to do all the organising, and I will not miss having to lug 6 litres of water up to uni every sunday, and then washing all the cups up afterwards. Got a mostly good committee. This year hasn't been as good as the last I don't feel, but that might be because all the people I started with haven't really bothered to turn up, hopefully next year will continue to be awesome, because that society really did give me my home at uni.
 
Off on the resi this weekend. Which is stressful to organise but should be fun, I hope. Going to spend tomorrow doing food shopping for it and sorting all the last bits.
 
Then off to see Jessica the weekend afterwards. Yay. Will be nice relaxing weekend where I have to think about nothing. And I'm arriving on the Thursday and she has lectures all day Friday so I plan on sleeping too. 
 
Then the weekend after that is riding trip to Wales! Yay again. Going with one of the girls from Belize and lots of people I don't know but very exciting and welsh cobs and lots and lots of riding. :D
 
Easter will be work filled but includes a trip to Morocco with the parents. Again with excitement. Go home for a little while to see brother, but not long. This is little brother who turned 20 yesterday... yikes!
 
Ronan album coming out on Monday! Have it all pre-ordered to be delivered I hope :). And getting very excited for new Dr Who. AND Much Ado, mostly thanks to the absolutely amazing photoshoot of David and Catherine. They both look stunning.
 
Job hunt is still going nowhere but hey ho. Just keep ploughing on...
vervet_monkey: (Ronan)
 Guh. They were amazing. Lots of laughing, a little bit of crying and lots and lots of awesome vocals!

Brother Tour Review )

BOYZONE

Feb. 26th, 2011 10:56 am
vervet_monkey: (Ronan)
 Pssst...

I'm going to see Boyzone this evening! *dances round the room* I think I must be quite excited... I was wide awake at 6.30 this morning... Oh I'm such a geek... (it's OK, I'm still in bed, just awake... watching lots of Boyzone on youtube...)

I'm also a little bit nervous... and quite expecting them to make me cry... but Boyzone :D
vervet_monkey: (Makosie)
Long explanation of my life, probably quite boring, but never mind! Cut for length )
Wow, that kind of turned into an essay! Time at the moment is filled with uni work (or procrastinating), riding, conservation and far too much boyzone/ronan listening too. New boyzone album is amazing (and didn't make me cry!) and Ro's show this week was equally so (but did make me cry). Just looking forward to Easter, and having at least one week at home in which no work is too be done! 
vervet_monkey: (Gave it all away)
Guh. *Ronan induced puddle on floor*

OK, I know I'm not meant to like the guy. But tough, I do. Think I'm just realising quite how much again. Plus, he gains points for guitar playing and having a string quartet (!).

I've only ever seen Ronan playing at the NEC in Birmingham (and Boyzone at O2 in London), so I was amazed at how small the Albert Hall is. I have no idea how many seats it is, but the vertical layout makes it feel even smaller. We were on the bottom tier of the seating (Not the flat bit, but the next bit up) About half way along and on the second row. Definatly closer than I've ever been and it makes such a differance. Actually watching him, rather than a dot and mainly watching the screens (of which there were none).

I could try to go through the whole show, but I'll get muddled so I'm just going to go with what I can remember.

He was very engaging with the crowd, again this was poss due to the size differance, but it was really nice to see him interacting with the front members of the audience, and walking up either side.

Stay sticks out as an amazing performance. His vocals on that are so so strong, although the lyrics kind of ring a bit empty to me, I don't really care, his vocals more than make up for it! And the rather pretty video doesn't do any harm!

In this life had me in tears. Well, OK, pretty much from 'On the 10th October...' had me wibbling, the song just tipped me over. (Mum decided this would be the best time to go to the loo aswell, and only returned half way through ITL. Having not seen the funeral she was a little confused as too why i was sat crying until Steos picture came up!)

Quite glad of the costume change and the uping of the tempo following that too, as I was still wobbling a bit after it, it really helped to let you carry on and ejoy the show.

I love it when we do, Loving each day and Life is a rollercoaster stick out as being big fun tracks, that you could see him enjoying, and picture of you aswell!

There is just something that gets me about him. And I don't know if its just becuase I worshipped them growing up or if its something else. But I was so excited about going, and literally sat there with the hugest grin ever on my face (which is still there I might add!). I just get completely absorbed into it all. I said when we left, I really think he could do anything and i would just sit and watch him. I don't know why, but I'm not complaining!

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