Friday, 13 May 2011

Pros N Cons of life in Uxbridge

Right, so if I told you that I'm at uni in Uxbridge, you may firstly assume that I said Oxbridge? 
Oh no, I live in Uxbridge, I'm at Brunel University. GREATSUCCESS/HAPPYTIMES.

Uxbridge... hmm...

Ok, so what i’ll attempt now, is to feed you what I feel are the true PROS and CONS of life in Uxbridge;

PROS (this is probably going to be hard):

- it has a tube station? OK. but this just means there's a way out, right? even though the speed into London is about the same as a slug dragging a brick.

let's try another point..

- it's got a vibrant gypsy culture. Gypsies from all over the land can visit and feel welcome, or at home? Uxbridge was even featured on channel 4's "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding's". Wonderful.

- it's a bus ride away from Heathrow. yeah, it might be a bit noisy for the locals, but you're near another getaway opportunity, right?

- it is home to the brutally infamous nightclub, "Liquid". This chain dancing/alcoholic ground is well known around the Middlesex area for it's hauntingly similar music playlist every week, and being the "place to be" for students on a Wednesday night, apparently.

- you can travel to London for a day out. cool, however there are limits, if you end up missing the last tube (slug with a brick on its back) to Uxbridge, then you are left with the option of taking an exquisite late bus back. these can take around 2 hours to limp back to the wonderful municipality of Uxbridge town.

-   A clockwork Orange was filmed on Brunel’s Campus, nice. oh and “Come Outside”, that old CBBC kids show (which i watched as a youngen) was once filmed in Uxbridge, i know, wow.


- it is NOT in London or even that NEAR, nevermind the attractive "London" status Brunel seem so desperate to give it..

- i wouldn’t say it was exactly the best looking town i’ve seen, although somehow it ended up knocking about in the top 10 tube stations in the Metro’s list. How? Full of common branded shops such as Subway, MacDonalds, Bruger King, KFC, etc. It maybe lacks personality and that sense of surprise you want from a place.

- PUB FIGHTS. it’s rare not to encounter a pub fight on a typical Friday/Saturday night in Uxbridge. this is sad.

Enough of that, 

This is just a microscopic insight into the life of a frustrated student living amongst the settlers of Uxbridge.


Sunday, 24 April 2011

My Personal Top 10 Songs of 2011 So Far

1. Radiohead - Separator

2. Panda Bear - You Can Count On Me

3. The Strokes - Maccu Picchu

4. Lykke Li - I Know Places

5. Anna Calvi - No More Words

6. Beach Fossils - What A Pleasure

7. Burial/Four Tet ft. Thom Yorke - Ego

8. Mogwai - White Noise

9. TV On The Radio - Second Song

10. PJ Harvey - The Words That Maketh Murder

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Sorry George

So, apparently its St. George's Day today..

Why don't the English commemorate this occasion and celebrate?

Friday, 22 April 2011

Happiness Uncovered?

What does this world have to offer us? 

With the amount of religious believers appearing to rapidly decline around Europe and North Ameirca, due to the ever-swelling amount of evidence of the world's religions appearing to be simply "made-up", what do we have left after 2000 years of this confusion? Being happy perhaps?

But surely to be happy, you have to have some moments of sadness to contrast for the difference of feelings.

--> does this mean that being happy is relative? <--


Anyway, here's a nice picture;

Thursday, 21 April 2011

My Personal Top 10 Music Albums of 2010

1. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Favourite song - "The Suburbs"

2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Favourite song - "He Would Have Laughed"

3. Beach House - Teen Dream

Favourite song - "Lover Of Mine"

4. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker

Favourite song - "Solitude Is Bliss"

5. The Black Keys - Brothers

Favourite song - "Unknown Brother"

6. Caribou - Swim

Favourite song - "Lalibela"

7. Best Coast - Crazy For You

Favourite song - "I Want To"

8. The Dead Weather - Sea Of Cowards

Favourite song - "Hustle And Cuss"

9. Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz

Favourite song - "Impossible Soul"

10. The Drums - The Drums

Favourite song - "It Will All End In Tears"


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