An amalgamation of interesting

I had quite a fun conversation with a friend yesterday and we spoke about quite a few interesting things, of fools and kings. Videos were discussed, movies analysed, and songs recalled. This morning I realised that it was, in all, quite an amalgamation of interesting things. So, I thought, why not share them with you and somehow, but not quite, have a similar interesting conversation with you? Here they are:

‘Falling in love at a coffee shop’ by Landon Pigg – I love this song, even though London’s falsetto is a little annoying at times, the song itself is so cute! It’s about a guy who realises that the thing he likes best about his favourite coffee shop, is this girl who frequents it. Think about it, it’s such a cute story, makes me go ‘awwww’.

So, from talking about that song, I went on to another song by Landon, again high on the ‘cute’ quotient. It’s ‘Darling, I do’ from the Shrek Forever After Soundtrack. It’s a beautiful duet between Landon and Lucy Schwartz. My favourite line from it is ‘Ships in the sky, looked plain to my eye, the world had less colour without you’. Give it a listen.

Then the conversation somehow shifted to TED videos. And my friend informed me about this really cool/scary/eye-opening one on there right now. It’s about how even the most experienced doctors make mistakes and the whole system works on sleep deprivation and how things need to change. (I suggest cute Landon Pigg songs and he comes up with TED stuff :-/ Makes me look like an idiot, but whatever.)

Then we discussed movies, I spoke about ‘Stardust’. I’d put it in the ‘Fantasy Romance’ genre if there is such a thing. It’s an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Stardust’. The story is about a boy who goes in search of a fallen star to give it to the girl he’s in love with (who is a bitch by the way). He finds the star is a girl, he apologises to her and handcuffs her to take back to his ‘love’. At the same time, there are 3 evil witches looking for the star’s heart to revive their beauty. There are also a few princes in search of a necklace that the star is wearing. And obviously, it all comes together beautifully in the end.

Then I went on to recall this other movie (whose name I didn’t remember at that point, but looked it up specially for you, my special reader) ‘Stage Beauty’. I watched it cause it starred Clare Danes again (from Stardust). It has an interesting plot line, not really suited for all. Watch the trailer to find out what it’s about:

And the final ‘media’ thing I remember talking about, more like excessively gushing about, was the beauty of Adele’s ‘Someone like you’. I know that you’ve all probably seen it, but don’t you think it’s one of those things you just can’t get enough of? The setting, the city, the beauty, the melody, the story, the everything! It’s just so.. ideal. So, here you are, I shall leave you with Adele.