September 8th, 2017

Tori Amos Weekend I - Silent All These Years

I came across Tori Amos when her Under the Pink album came out in 1994 - in fact it was one of my first ever cds and I loved the cover work.  It was through this, I came across her Little Earthquakes album which was released in 1992.

Personally, I prefer Under the Pink, because it inspired me to write and make things, but there are some fantastic songs from La Amos, starting with this one - Silent All These Years

Tori Amos Weekend II - Professional Widow

Coming away from Little Earthquakes, I really adored the Armand Van Helden version as opposed to the one from the Boys For Pele album, which I find pretty hard to listen to (track can be found HERE for comparison).  According to myth and legend, the song is about a spat between Amos, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and Kurt Cobain's widow and Hole front woman, Courtney Love.  If the Love Triangle is anything to go by (it allegedly also stars Marilyn Manson/Billy Corgan from The Smashing Pumpkins/Foo Fighters & Nirvana drummer David Grohl and on and on), it got really messy.  Courtney Love seemingly caused a LOT of trouble, but obviously there are several sides of the story - from what has been written, it appears that the artists had been sniping backwards and forwards for a while.  However, I do not believed that Courtney Love single-handedly 'destroyed 90s rock music', as claimed by Travis Christensen.  Some died (notably Cobain), others just grew up.

But the beat goes on...

Adjusting to Life on the Outside of Education

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At this point of the calender, I am usually preparing myself for the next academic year, which starts in the third week of September.  This year, the third week will be taking up with my
graduation - so yay for me.  However, now I have to take my BA English cert. and try to find work placement with it.  I have spent the afternoon getting advice from PROSPECTS as to my possible career moves, weeding out the stuff that I know won't be suitable.  I have uploaded my old CV, added my new education status and had a look at the 'Tranferable Skill' set, as discussed by Plymouth University.  There is a LOT that needs to be revised; I also need to apply to the job link hubs in order to find work in the area where I live.

After the weekend, I will be looking into careers advice via Plymouth (saying that, as they are preparing for the new academic year by dispatching the fresh alumna i.e. me and last years third years), that may take place in the first week of October.  I will also have a chat with careers advice re my other alma mater - Truro College, to see about job opportunities for TA's in the Adult Education sector.  A lot to do.