Wow. I don’t know why, perhaps with my own experiences with the subject matter of the lyrics, but this song and music video is really powerful to me. The song is called “Telemiscommunications‘ and it’s a duo by two really great artists: deadmau5 and Imogen Heap.
It’s all about long distance relationships and when people are apart because of work. The “Telemiscommunications” part plays in with how it’s extremely difficult to really be present with the person you love when there are all of these distractions around. It’s hard to be with someone by cell phone and often times things get interpreted differently. Imogen Heap sings, “This is just so unlike us / Come back to horizontal islands / If we could win just one small touch / Contact versus tele-miscommunications.” It’s a really beautiful song and in the video, various forms of animation are used to tell the stories of people in the airport struggling with their emotions as they are away from their partners.
Definitely a must-see video. It’s very creative and brings the lyrics to the song to life in a very powerful and artistic way. Check it out below.
In case you haven’t heard of the site, Cheaterville.com is a site where people share information about alleged cheaters to warn future partners and for exes to get their revenge. I can’t say that I agree with what the site is all about. Firstly, two wrongs don’t make a right and there is already so much “life-ruining” going on online to begin with. I’d certainly be mad about getting cheated on, but posting about it would only make matters worse. Secondly, there is already so much hate and invasions of privacy online – no need for anymore. Anyway…
In a recent study that Cheaterville conducted, they compiled some interesting stats about both gay relationships and straight relationships. Gay men cheat WAY more than lesbians, and straight women apparently cheat WAY more than straight men. CheaterVille founder James McGibney states, “We launched the LGBT feature a few months ago due to overwhelming requests. We quickly obliged as our website is a firm believer in equal rights and allowing all members of our society to use our site. However, it was surprising to see how popular this new feature has become, and the data we have collected truly shows that cheating is a huge problem in our society no matter what your orientation.” I’ve included their findings below.
I haven’t updated you guys since I moved and thought this would be a good time to let you know where I’m at. I’ve adjusted really well to life in my new city and I am enjoying it. Many people tried to discourage me about moving East because it was cold, so far it’s been great. Yes it is cold but the sun is still shining. It really wasn’t the cold I disliked, it was the constant rain and gloom of the West Coast I didn’t care for.
For 7 months having not noticed, I was stuck in a rut of going to work, going to the gym and staying in pretty much every week night and weekends. I hadn’t realized til recently that I haven’t put any effort in making new friends and building a new support group. I didn’t think I’d ever feel uprooted but it hit me eventually. I miss my friends and I miss that close relationship I had with them. Although I know a lot of people in Toronto from past friendships, these are not exactly the same people I would associate with given that I am now in a different place in my life and so are they. I realized that I had to meet more like minded people that I can relate to and vice-versa. So for the new year, I decided I needed to make a conscious effort of building that support group around me.
Canadian pop-rocker Fefe Dobson is back with some new ear candy. In her new track Can’t Breathe, Fefe plays with a sound that we haven’t really heard since her very first album. The song has more of a definite rock edge but more mature and really shows off her vocal chops. The song also features an amazing guitar solo from female guitarist Orianthi. Does that name sound familiar? She was picked by Michael Jackson specifically to go on her last tour before his untimely demise.
The lyrics ring out of a relationship gone wrong where someone has walked away but she wishes it would have been forever. The lyrics may be a little cliche but ring out true to how anyone usually feels in this situaion.
I can’t breathe, if I’m not breathing with you. I can’t sleep if all I’m dreaming is you. Can’t you see I’ve got no air without you? I can’t breathe…
Well this is confusing if you ask me. In picture taken yesterday, Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson who are currently in divorce proceedings, were seen with their son outside of a Starbucks holding hands. I know, I know, they are adults and can hold hands and it means nothing. So were they just putting on a show for their son Bronx?
What makes this story more interesting is that this isn’t the first time since Ashlee filed for divorce in early February that the two have been spotted together.
The couple almost made it to three years of marriage before separating in February. Friends are saying its been a very he said, she said kind of split. Some say the couple split due to Pete’s erratic behavior while some say it was due to Ashlee’s need to party. A few weeks ago, Ashlee was seen out on the town with one of Pete’s friends which caused speculation that she was out on the market.
As we become more connected to people through social networking, are we becoming more disconnected to the ones right next to us?
A new survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that about two thirds of divorce lawyers cite Facebook as “the ‘primary source’ of evidence in divorce proceedings.” In addition, The Guardian calls Facebook “a leading cause of relationship trouble.” Thou shalt not poke thy neighbours wife (or husband)! The article in The Guardian explains that it’s becoming quite common. “We’re coming across it more and more. One spouse connects online with someone they knew from school. The person is emotionally available and they start communicating through Facebook,” said Dr Steven Kimmons, a clinical psychologist and marriage counsellor at Loyola University Medical Centre near Chicago.
There’s a reason I like New Years, and it’s not because I love spending too much going somewhere I could go any other weekend for half the price. It’s not because I love looking for one of the few cabs that Vancouver actually has at 2am in the freezing cold. And it’s definitely not because of all the hype that leads to all the let down of being just another drunk night on the town.
I love New Years because I believe in rebirth and self improvement, and it’s really the one thing in my life that I’m sure of: that change is inevitable whether we cause it or not, and that the only thing that we fully have control over in this world is ourselves. So I look forward to every January 1st, not just because it’s my ex’s birthday (HAPPY ALMOST BDAY TIM!), but because it marks a place where I can go inside, do some self analysis and see where I want to be by this time next year. Yes, I realize I could do this at any ol’ point of the year, but we as humans mark naturally by ceremony, and I don’t think there’s any thing wrong with that.
I’ve been asked this question many times in the last 3 years that I’ve been single and the answer has become clearer to me just this past year. I’m single because I choose to be. I could date someone just for the sake of dating but that would just be a waste of time no?
As many of my friends find their supposed “love of their lives” it becomes even more apparent to me why I do not want to be in a relationship. Well maybe just the kind of relationship they choose to be in (the kind that is clearly not compatible). There are many things I don’t miss about being in a relationship such as the drama & the fighting. I just don’t have the energy to argue with someone and try to explain why I had done what I did. The fighting is what turns me off the most, when a couple fights and they’re out with their friends, it makes it extremely awkward for everyone in the group. Put the fighting aside and either go home or discuss it tomorrow. In a relationship, I tend to be non-confrontational, I will say and do anything just to avoid the fighting and bickering.