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AUDIO/VISUAL: a lincoln larkin ep - [listen]

I started listening to iTunes U lectures again today – trying to patch up my I-think-I-know-this-but-actually-I-don’t-at-all 1800s Europe (time was I was pretty hot on the French Revolution but strictly up til 1795, then uH some events surrounding Les Mis thirty years later.. and I guess we always did The Victorians in school but mostly only from a social history pov… and lately, of course, I’ve been rather following the Poland angle…. SO YEAH, SOME GAPS.  Like Napoleon.  We apparently did him in school but all I remember was copying-out-of-the-textbook lessons, and I was twelve, so.)  

So I’m listening to this lecture series and it’s interesting for a variety of reasons, mainly because the lecturer is about the most loud and energetic I’ve ever heard. More just covering the timeline & some standard historiography than getting into detailed analysis, but like he SHOUTS! every point!  Three times!  He shouts, every point.. three times.  Every point! He shouts it!  Three times!  At least!  

Like that.  I can see how it’d be pretty good for both taking notes and staying awake, but I don’t understand how the lecturer survives doing this on a daily basis!

ANYWAY, my hetalia point was that we really do need more hetalia and aph france of this period, because it makes you realise–the cheese-eating-surrender-monkey stereotype is recent.  (The Britain-and-France-literally-just-want-to-fight-each-other stereotype, however, is being borne out very strongly indeed!)  Here you’d have these years where everyone else in Europe was f r e a k i n g  o u t, because France just looks unstoppable–and kinda unhinged to boot: some nations are worried about the Revolutionary issues, but more to the point Napoleon’s going around crowning himself king of everything, and where does this ambition end, is there even any kind of plan here??  

Also the way everyone keeps signing treaties and then going “lol nope” approx. two years later is rather entertaining.

You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod/iPhone/iTunes/media player and write down the first 10 songs. Then pass this on to 10 people.

I was tagged by Sara - xkurtcoblaine <3

1. “Listen” by Beyoncé

2. “Intoxicated” by The Cab

3. “Pumpin Blood” by NONONO

4. “Hurricane” by MisterWives

5. “Let Her Go” by Passenger

6. “My Happy Ending” by Avril Lavigne

7. “Turning Tables” by Adele

8. “If I were a boy” by Beyoncé

9. “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy

10. “Bitch” by Meredith Brooks


I suck with choosing people because I’m the most indecisive person ever, so if you see this and want to do it, please do and say I tagged you :D 

Excitement!!!!

So, I just found out that Counting Crows (my favorite band since I was 12 or 13 and I listened to them on cassette tapes) came out with an all new studio album a few months ago!  Which is the first in YEARS.   It’s called “Somewhere Under Wonderland”…

Here it is!!!

I tried to buy it on Itunes, but the Itunes store wouldn’t work.  So, I went to Amazon and just bought the audio CD, figuring I can rip it to Itunes when it gets here. 

When I checked out it said I now had a free MP3 version of the album, so I figured I’d go ahead and start listening now.  And I found out, I have an MP3 version of every CD I’ve ever bought on Amazon, for myself or someone else!  I’M SO EXCITED.  I guess I should have realized all this before, but I didn’t, and it’s like a giant musical gift.

And I’ve been listening to this album as I’ve been typing this entry and it is so freaking GOOD!!!  ahhh so happy.