Hi there. Sorry for not replying for so long. I've got a flu, but I can't take sick leave because my boss is on vacations and I have plenty of work. I hate to work when I'm ill. My eyes are getting tires so fast. I'm going to post more pics from my trip to Georgia these weekends.
> Hi there. Sorry for not replying for so long. I've got a flu, but I can't take sick leave because my boss is on vacations and I have plenty of work. I hate to work when I'm ill. My eyes are getting tires so fast. I'm going to post more pics from my trip to Georgia these weekends. quoted1
Hi there too , We flew in back to London this afternoon and my kids are all coming down with a cold as well, must have caught it at the airport. It is horrible to have to go to work with the flu, just utterly horrible. I feel for you. Don't worry about the pics, just post them when you feel better. Get better soon. I am trying to download the video of Disney Fireworks — they were amazing this year, probably the best ones I have ever seen there so far. If the video uploads (it is quite long — about 15 minutes) — I will post it here to cheer you up. I posted some pics and videos in Sybil's thread so far https://www.politforums.net/convent/1496095843_1...
> Such was my acquaintance with Depeche Mode and Arctic Monkeys. At first when I heard 'Stripped' I didn't find anything special, but after listening Rammstein cover and comparing it to the original, I found it quite good.
> > And then were 'Strangelove', 'Personal Jesus' and so on. Actually, have you heard that cover? It is nice because of original metal vision of the song, not a simple resinging with other voice. I wasn't able to find on YT version I've heard, so here is one from Vimeo: > https://vimeo.com/87940404 quoted1
Depeche Mode is a fantastic group — well was in its hay day. It is quite old you know — it was my early teen music really — I fell in love with it straight away at the time. They were one of the first massively popular electronic bands, they were great. Re Rammstein — not my cup of tea, it is too heavy for me and too German. Rammstein is something that would appeal to your hardcore working class listener. In general — I am not particularly into heavy metal at all. When a touch of heavy metal is added here or there to spice up a track — I don't mind, but pure heavy metal shit is not my cup of tea at all and I really don't like Rammstein. Their cover of Depeche mars it — i.e. makes it ugly, doesn't do it justice. That's my opinion.
> Here you say that 'Experiences — they add to your life wisdom'. But in my opinion some experiences should not be taken, for example with hard drugs. You see that most of people do not lose their control drinking, so you can think that it is not harm. But if it is not valid for my organism? I heard that some acquainted of my parents and friends when they drank first their behaviour was just unpredictable. How can I know that my first experience, even in some club, will be my last? So I don't want even to try some things. >
> Secondly, drugs are just a chance to loose your mind for a while and get out from this world and its problems, what stands for surrender. You can perfectly see that in 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas', when heroes didn't want to accept the change of the world and dead of free hippy generation. So except just physiological reasons I see here also moral reasons. > > That's why my personal advice to one will be not taking any drugs at all even if his/her friends just want to 'share' with him this experience and get high together. quoted1
Re drugs. You started the conversation re Amy Winehouse, etc. Then you wrote that you don't know how people can try it in the UK or Holland or wherever, as you happen to live in constant fear of being addicted to it. I gave you a western perspective of it, that's all. Hard drugs shouldn't be played with as they are very dangerous. Lighter drugs — marijuana, clubbing drugs — some amphetamine based drugs like Ecstasy and stuff, Cocaine etc. — most people try and get away with. That is just the fact of it. I never told you it's good or bad, I am just telling you how it is. You should make your own decisions in life and do what is right for you. A lot of people in the UK at some point in life experiment with drugs — recreationally and most don't get addicted. That is all I said, I am not trying to convince you that drugs are good or bad or whatever. My experiences were not bad, but I don't feel like I am missing it or whatever. I am talking about my clubbing days obviously. It was very atmospherical if you like — it was good there and then, now I rarely go clubbing and if I do — I only do alcohol because that's what people of my age do. There is a time and a place for everything. Re experiences — I meant in general - good experiences, bad experiences, etc. Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> How can I know that my first experience, even in some club, will be my last? So I don't want even to try some things. > quoted1
That is why I personally think that they did the right thing in Holland and not in the UK. When Ecstasy drug appeared in the 90s — a lot of clubbers were doing it both in Holland and the UK, but in Holland, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland you could check the E pill in any club for safety — whether it was mixed with any dangerous substances or not. In the UK - because of stigma and stiff attitudes to it — people couldn't, so there were some incidents where people died (very few, but there were) — because they took a «dodgy» pill. Same with cannabis. Cannabis has two components in it — one is CBD and the other is TH something — I don't remember what it is exactly called, but there was a programme on the telly about it a week ago or so. CBD is the component which doesn't make one high, but in fact counteracts the other component — that makes one high and can cause schizophrenia and other mental health problems, and addiction. Well, in the UK — cause it is not legal, the underworld — drug dealers, etc — they grow their own stuff where the harmful component is so high, that in effect it makes the drug almost as dangerous as heroin. They call it "skunk" here cause it is very smelly. In Holland — where it is controlled because it is legalized — that doesn't happen. In the UK the CBD is legalized now for medical purposes, etc (they did it in Canada in 2001, here they did it this year - 17 years later). Now they say here that they wouldn't legalize cannabis for recreational use at all cause it can lead people to experimenting with harder drugs. But in effect it is already happening and out of less harmful cannabis the underworld is making and peddling a more harmful one. As a mom, I would rather there was more control and transparency. And that comes with legalization. That is why they are doing it now in the US and Canada, not here though. However,at the same time the police here have been turning a blind eye on cannabis use and dealing for a long time now. Where is the situation healthier — in Holland, the US, Canada or the UK? I think it is healthier in Holland, the US and Canada.
Here are the best fireworks ever — the video uploaded — I am going to insert it here from my mobile
The end was from Frozen - Elsa and Anna
P.S. By the way - it says posted by Elena Redwood - this is not my last name (surname), just a nick I chose for Youtube, I choose nicks with Red in it cause my nick at high school here was "Red" (cause there is a red colour/undertone to my hair, we all are redheads in my family apart from my littlest one , but we all have different shades of red colour hair. )
>You won't believe, but I am just from hospital, and all these posts I wrote being in my mother's womb. So yes, it is lame. Believe the expert's opinion quoted1
Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> You know that I am a little dummy in music themes. quoted1
You are not just from hospital, but you are very young and therefore — a bit dumb. I am sorry to say, I hope I didn't offend you, but you are only 18 for God's sake (judging by the age in your profile). So you are not a «little dummy» when it comes to music, you are just a little dummy when it comes to most things in life. Young, dumb and full of cum (sorry, it sounds rude, but that is what they say about youngsters in the UK a lot). You are too maximalistic in your judgement, but that is part and parcel of your age I guess. We have all been there.
Everyone with a brain is fond of the British. It goes without saying. Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> Also, Redhead, I am confused a bit with English names for genres. In Slavic countries there is a word 'фантастика', as you know, that has wide meaning. It is perfect definition for Lovecraft genre. but in English I know only the 'science fiction' term, which fits more Stanislav Lem or Ray Bradbury. Can I use fantasy in this case, or is it only for Harry Potters and magic? quoted1
For Harry Potter that is just what is used — fantasy genre, science fiction is more to do with advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life and things like that. Harry Potter is just a fantasy story really.
> And I have promised some nice music to you. I hope it's new for you": > > > It is the mix of French and Arabian language because the singer has Algerian roots. > > >
> I have found this band interesting enough, also because of the diversity of their songs. And the perfect 2D animation, especially in the last one ('Rock it for me'). > The last is just an opening song from 'Spices and Wolf' animated series, but I loved so much soft instrumental part and singer's lovely voice! > quoted1
They are nice tracks, nice — but not something I would listen to for instance. You know, when it comes to music — there is in fact no such notion as "fights". It is all down to your personal tastes and preferences. The fact that I don't like this or that track does not make it bad in the slightest. What is good about the UK is there is a huge choice — in all the genres really. It is a very advanced country of world musical culture, it just is. Re Black music in the UK. The Black music society was formed here in 1897.
And here's the history
Notable contributors to British Black Music 16th century John Blanke 18th century Ignatius Sancho George Bridgetower Joseph Emidy Fisk Jubilee Singers Early 20th century,
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Southern Syncopated Orchestra Late 20th Century The Real Thing Aswad Loose Ends Maxi Priest Imagination Sade Soul II Soul Mica Paris Gabrielle Shola Ama D'Influence Beverley Knight Omar Lynden David Hall Skin (Skunk Anansie) A Guy Called Gerald Early 21st century Wiley So Solid Crew Dizzee Rascal Ghetts Jammer Lethal Bizzle Skepta Kano Stormzy FKA Twigs Sampha Michael Kiwanuka Little Simz Raleigh Ritchie
⍟ Redhead (Expat), Yeap, I am 18 years old and my nickname is my real name by the word, I don't have nothing to hide. I cannot say anything against you have said to me about maximalism. I have changed my opinion about lots of things during these last 4 four years, so I may change it about drugs too. Though I've been thinking of my character as a bit moderate, distant viewer can see the true nature clearer. I am not offended, because I will leave this age gaining more and more experience. Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> You know, when it comes to music — there is in fact no such notion as «fights». quoted1
You have written that I was saying some nonsense in my post (you cited, I guess, that music post) what astonished me a little.
So never mind about it. I've opened on these days to me Lindsey Stirling's music, I think you've heard of her. It is really something wonderful I have never heard before.
It reminded me of the Finnish metal band 'Apocalyptica'. It is metal with violins, though there is less of it than in Stirling's tracks.
Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> ⍟ Redhead (Expat), Yeap, I am 18 years old and my nickname is my real name by the word, I don't have nothing to hide. I cannot say anything against you have said to me about maximalism. I have changed my opinion about lots of things during these last 4 four years, so I may change it about drugs too. Though I've been thinking of my character as a bit moderate, distant viewer can see the true nature clearer. I am not offended, because I will leave this age gaining more and more experience. quoted1
I am glad you didn't get offended, thank you. It was not meant to be offensive anyway. Being 18 is fantastic — you have your whole life ahead of you, being so young is great. With age — one gets older and gets more experience. Re drugs — of course it is a very controversial subject, it is just me and you — we live in different societies. You see, these days drugs are a lot more accepted than in the days of me growing up for example — generally in society. Lots of young people go to Ibiza to club for example (and they are not poor people, lots of rich kids, students from great Universities, etc.), to Amsterdam, etc. — you can't tell them — «yeah, go on son, but don't touch any drugs as they are evil. «It is very likely that they will nod and agree with you but once they are there they will do what others around them do — their mates, etc. and club their hearts out and dabble with something as they do — I have seen it all before myself, trust me. It is not the end of the world for them of course, but as for me — if all remains as is, when mine become youngsters/teens, etc. — I would rather they went to a club in Amsterdam than in the UK — as it is a safer and more controlled environment and any kind of incidents there are much less likely — precisely because it is all controlled and legalized. That is all I am saying. To be honest — most things in life can be bad for you — even food — if one eats too much of it or eats the wrong types of foods one can become obese and die of a heart attack or something. It is important to have a healthy attitude to things — to everything really. And ultimately, it is very important to lead a healthy life style in day to day life. If you spend some time out of the year clubbing but the rest of the time — you are a healthy «goody two shoes», I don't see how that is the end of the world. You know here in the UK — sometimes it is the strictest of parents that end up having kids who can get addicted to something, because once they start growing up- they rebel. And once they are 18, you can't say anything to them really — they will do their own thing anyway. So it is important to be friends with them and not be too draconian, the trust is very important. If you have trust, then you can help them through any phase or experience really. That is what I think.
Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> So never mind about it. I've opened on these days to me Lindsey Stirling's music, I think you've heard of her. It is really something wonderful I have never heard before. quoted1
I posted tons of Lindsey Sterling in my Music thread. Where have you been all this time? She really is amazing, very versatile artist really — great violin player, dancer, composer, performer — ranging from classics to pop to rock to electronic dance. She is American, but obviously of British Celtic origin. Stirling is a Scottish name. I love her Christmas songs
Celtic Carol — Lindsey Stirling
The show which brought her to fame was America's Got Talent, it
Yes, I read it — very interesting. The Russian ladies are much prettier than their rivals, that's gotta count for something as well. Medvedeva still seems the classiest — judging by the pics, I hope she will do well and prove all her critics wrong.
On this Politforum I've been posting and reading topics about politics, what sounds pretty obvious, so I didn't read much offtopic content. I am just pissed off by all these trolls and chauvinistic nonsense some people are posting here, so I am reading more and more cultural connected threads. If you read my recent messages, most of them are our conversation and some posts of mine in Convent's movie thread. Actually, do you read it? https://www.politforums.net/convent/1498516249.h...
> She is American, but obviously of British Celtic origin. quoted1
Of course British, because USA were founded by ex-Brits.
Yes, I've been wondering… How do you, British, Canadian, American, Australian and so on differ each other? You speak the same language, read the same books and listen to the same music. Despite all of that similarities and such little differences you do not think of yourself as a great Anglo-Saxon nation. What is the point?