What is your favourite Christmas song? Your least favourite?
I have many favourites which make me await December every year so that I can listen to them, I don’t listen to them all year, only since the beginning of December to February 2nd when Christmas carols singing time ends over here, so I’m never bored with them. But I think my most favourite is “Christmas Secrets” by Enya, that I have previously shared. It’s really magical. Least favourite? I find most of the mainstream Christmas music that you hear in the shops, in the radio and such kind of infantile, annoying, superficial, boring and just meh. But… wait a minute… there was such a classic that I hate but I don’t remember/know the title, let me look it up… uhhh, yeah, “Merry Christmas Everybody” by Slade. The harmony of this song, something in its melody makes my brain feel uneasy, there just are such songs, sounds, sequences of sounds, melodies, and this song is one of them. It’s the chorus I have problems with the most when I happen to hear it. It’s such a strange feeling and even more strange to describe, it’s like what you’re hearing is one big dissonance in a way (not aesthetic usually or not necessarily, it’s a different kind of a dissonance) plus your mind vs that song/sound don’t get along. It can make me feel that some sounds and/or harmonies are aggressive, kind of evil in a way, and that it’s directed straight at me, directly, it just makes me feel uneasy emotionally and in a way physically and often anxious. I just wonder why the heck people don’t hear such things, I’m not even saying about that they don’t react like I do but they don’t even hear anything wrong, when I show people two songs that trigger sensory anxiety for me they don’t see anything in common in the sound or in their perception of the songs. It makes me feel crazy! It’s far from being among those the most triggering sounds I’ve come across in my life but it’s just unpleasant to hear. And “Gothic Christmas” by Within Temptation is horrible, but just because of what it’s like, not because of the harmonies and all those intricacies, I’m not sure which I hate more, I guess each deserves an award in its own category. 😀
What is your favourite Christmas dish? Your least favourite?
My most favourite are definitely pierogi with cabbage and mushrooms, especially the way my Mum makes them, with fresh cabbage. For me there’s no Christmas without pierogi, and the same for my siblings. Mum has actually already started making them today, very early as for her. My least favourite would be probably some fish. I find carp a very overrated Polish Christmas dish, but I guess herring (no matter how its served) is even worse.
What are yours? 🙂
What’s your least favourite book?
I have no clear idea. Usually, if I strongly feel like I dislike a book, I won’t bother reading it unless I have to for whatever reason. Overall I didn’t particularly like most of the compulsory readings we had at school, like most people. I am usually not a fan of fantasy, sci fi, paranormal and crime stories, unless they’re about something very specific that I’m into or just have something that I can love about them, but I don’t like these genres as such mostly.
Hi guys! 🙂
So recently I promised you I will show you some more songs from the album “Rhwng Y Môr A’r Mynydd” (Between the sea and the mountain) which I purchased because of my crush Gwilym taking part on it and which I reviewed for myself. I told you I’ll show you one more Gwilym’s song from this album, but also a girl called Magi Tudur. And here she is. She’s my new discovery as for Welsh language music, I wonder how could I never hear about her before listening to this album. She’s really really cool. And yay for me guys I understood most of the lyrics without reading them (as they are nowhere on the INternet), without any dictionaries, translators or other stuff. Not fully, but most of them. Still though there are some gaps so I won’t dare translating them for you. Overall she sings about things (or more often about certain groups of people) she doesn’t like or that bother her and why. There are some anglicisms thrown in pretty frequently so I guess that’s what helped me to figure it all out more independently and quickly. Pity that I didn’t understand fully why she doesn’t like to sing folk music. 😀 Very curious. I like this song and I like Magi. It’s a very new song so it’s nowhere on the INternet I guess, so I’ll leave you the link to it in my Dropbox and will remove a file after a month.