My name is Simon, not many people I've encountered are called that, which makes me quite like it as a name. One of the few I did encounter emmigrated to New Zealand. Seriously.
This is my poetry blog. http://birdcagesformpoetry.tumblr.com There, you will find my poems.
My ask box is the 'Tell Me What All The Sighing's About?' at the foot of this passage. The first link below this passage contains A Few Pictures Of Myself.
I'm currently seventeen, and am content with life. I'm fond of my pets; two Springer Spaniels and some occasional fish, and of skiing and the fact that my Mother has turned our lounge into a chalet. I love music and writing poetry and improvising dramatic lyrics to trivial acts in the kitchen, which I bellow when I'm alone... or when I think I'm alone, and it turns out my Dad's in the next room. I also like reading books that make me wonder. I love to act; the rush of reading out something new, morphing into someone else, I think it's brilliant. Probably part of my love of escape.
I'm very tall - 6 foot 5" in fact. I mention this, as when meeting me, it's the first thing that'll strike you. It tends to also be the first thing people comment on, which infuriates me. I don't know what it is about my being tall that forces people to blurt out their acknowledging of it, but it persists where'er I roam. I have what I suppose you could call a birthmark on my lip. It's like a raised scar. Most people don't notice it, but I quite like it, so tend to mention it in their stead.
Courtesy of a very close friend of mine, in 2010 I unearthed a love of Florence + the Machine, which lay dormant for awhile and spent a considerable amount of that year discovering rare covers and songs of Flo's, pouring over pictures, interviews and quotes of hers and generally being quite obsessive. Much of this I still continue to do, only I think I've found most of what can be found. However, the release of Ceremonials, her new interviews and articles, and her tour have only furthered my passion. I went to see her on the 6th March 2012 at the Nottingham Capital FM Arena, and I can safely say it was one of the best nights of my life. I was in seating, and didn't get to meet her, but I shook my demons out, and I know that's what she would have wanted.
I think my devotion is perfectly justified considering her all-encompassing power.
I hope to meet her at some point this year, as I'm preparing a sort of scrapbook for her, and would love to give it in person.
I'm also a really big fan of Paloma Faith, and really hope she doesn't fall into obscurity. INSTEAD SHE'S FALLEN TO GRACE IN THE MOST SPECTACULAR WAY. I'm going to see her on the 25th January 2013, with my best friend and I couldn't be more excited.
Love is something of a mystery to me, I've never been very acquainted with it, though I hope I can count it as a friend in the future.
I like to wear modern(ish) clothes, and love programmes like Sherlock, Luther, Smash, Whitechapel, Spooks, my guilty pleasure is Teen Wolf... and maybe Awkward. Some of my favourite films include; most of Tim Burton's work, Easy A, Juno, Atonement, The Hunger Games, Never Let Me Go, The Wedding Date, Bridesmaids, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (It was wonderful in a different way to the book,) The Help and Keeping Mum (a very obscure comedy about a secret murderer.)
I have a very close ring of friends that I can talk to about just about anything, a brother named Joe, who's two years older than me, with whom I have a complicated friendship and a Mum and Dad who I'm thankful for.
I love Noah and the Whale. I consider Charlie Fink a genius, who isn't afraid to experiment with his voice and lyrics. Tom Hobden is just incredible as a performer. Each song is fresh and perfect. I witnessed them performing on the 13th May 2011, and they were ridiculously brilliant. It was my first time at a concert, and most probably one of the highlights of that year.
Incidentally, I also really like Laura Marling; her voice and words are so unique and beautiful, the songs just allow you to see life through this third-person aspect that I think is wonderful.
Kate fucking Nash. I've been a fan of hers for many a year, and this love came to a climax on the 22nd June 2012, when I not only attended one of the most intimate and brilliant gigs I could ever conceive, but met her. You can read of this here: http://birdcagesfromitaly.tumblr.com/post/25737467036/its-such-an-appalling-photo-but-its-evidence-of - she's genuinely one of the nicest people I've ever met.
Marina & the Diamonds is also an artist I really admire and adore, her lyrics, though dysfunctional, are brilliant. Obsessions is just mind-blowing, Starring Role is impeccable, Teen Idle and State Of Dreaming just floor me everytime and I saw her on the 29th June! You can read about this here: http://birdcagesfromitaly.tumblr.com/post/26197710555/it-was-such-an-amazing-night-we-queued-for-over I didn't get to meet her, but I still had an utterly fabulous night.
Mika, Lady GaGa (who I shall be seeing on the 8th September), Beyonce, Patrick Wolf; probably my favourite male singer, I just think he's incredible. Lupercalia is one of the most uplifting albums I've ever come across, and Bermondsey Street is such a moving song. P!nk, Sara Bareilles, Kate Bush, Taylor Swift, Meredith Sheldon, Of Monsters And Men (I'm seeing them on the 25th February,) Spector (I'm seeing them on the 7th November,) Spry - present me with quirky and clever and there's a good chance I'll like it. Lana Del Rey... that's all I can say.
How much these artists reflect my personality is debatable, but I like to think I'm somewhere amongst them.
Penultimately, I run an advice blog; www.ifoundyourmessageinabottle.tumblr.com
If you have any issues, feel free to vent and I'll assist you as well as i'm able.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope it was worth the effort.
A Few Pictures Of Myself Nina & Stray - Ghost Stories Lupine Never Let You Go Broken Dead Weight Oblivion Acting Bitter Truths & Twisted Youths Uncharted Seas Across the Ocean Judas Circuits Forgive Poison Angel The Hated Silence Perfect Stranger Undiscoverable Fashion Pyre I Fell For A Mermaid's Husband Underwhelming Superhero I Swallowed A Butterfly In That Moment When I Looked At You The Cherry & The Plum Trees Daddy Was A Killer The Rich Man's Wife & The Assassin's Knife The Storm Supernova From Then Onward Running (Inspired by Falling) The Girl Who Dragged A Horse (Inspired by Shake It Out) The Beast The Sea Made Me A Promise The Perfect Gift From Atop My Throne I've Been Fear With The Wind And The Wolves Sweet Valentine Captivated Noisy Neighbour How He'll Hurt The Show War With Words Not A Game (Inspired by The Hunger Games) My Body Is My Parent Burden Tomorrow Guilt Cheap The Difference You Such Thing As That Something Sebastian (Inspired by The Tempest) I Found Your Message In A Bottle A Lonely Path Picked Last Too Young To Sleep Alone Nudité Taken A Special Place In Hell (Inspired by and to be partially included in Luther) A Picture Of Us On Why I Can't Forgive You Born To Lie This Deserves Attention, I Am Attention Seeking Ticking Original Alternative Florence + the Machine Lyrics
Tell Me What All The Sighing's About?