Friday, February 22, 2008

Words by music

I am up to my ears in study at the moment. I am coming to the end of my MBA and all that stands between me and getting my life back is 8500 words, 49 days and 2 written assignments. Unfortunately 6000 of these words have to be done within the next 10 days. On top of work. It stands in front of me as if I was stood in front of the Hoover Dam looking up. I am having a little trouble with this one for a number of reasons. It seems insurmountable and yet, word by word, paragraph by paragraph the assignment appears on the screen.

This will not be my best piece of work. Events at work and in my personal life have ensured that, but I will hand something in and I will pass. I have no choice having come this far. Like the sign I wrote to myself and hung on my wall where I can read it says: "I am NOT stupid. I CAN do this".

I often listen to music while I work. One of the CDs I am currently playing is by Sophie Zelmani. Very underrated outside her native country of Sweden, she is a superb singer songwriter who's songs have an unpolished feel which I like. I have linked to her official website (click on her name) but I thought I would share this video with you. It's a gorgeous song, somehow melancholy and joyful all at once and the video is good too. I just love the symbolism of the red runner as a journey. Or at least that is how I see it. I hope you enjoy it.



19 comments:

R. Sherman said...

I shall spare you the "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" platitude and just wish you success.

And thanks for the video. I was not familiar with the artist.

Cheers.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Crank the music and do your best, love. That's all anyone can ask of you.

David said...

i have a word shortage, here in the mountains, or I would write some of that for you.
Congrats on being so close!
go go go

craziequeen said...

Pretty song, pretty girl - but not altogether my taste, although she does bear more listening....

I'm glad you are managing paragraph by paragraph :-)
I have total faith in your ability to stretch yourself, but then I have told you this before.....

Michele sent me tonight, while we're blogging together, miles apart :-)

cq

diyadear said...

Hi B-K,
how are u?? I'm on your path of MBA now.. If you have any tips on books/articles i can use for my essays kindly let me know..

Shephard said...

"Dreams will keep me young." Very nice. I love her voice. Very effortless.

Michele says hello!
~s

kenju said...

I like the video - the dancing was pretty good. I say good luck on your essay, Bob-kat, and I know you can do it and do it well.

Melody said...

You can do it!! If the Little Blue Engine could, well dear, so can you!

Thanks for the link. She's grea as I quite enjoy music like that and her voice is fab. I have never heard of her beofre but I'll be looking out for her now.

"I think I can, I think I can....I KNOW I can, I know I can..." Keep going.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Sophie is fantastic! Thanks for showing me this.

Michele sent me.

craziequeen said...

Michele sent me to see how the word count is coming down....

Thank god for spell-checkers :-))

Sitting here lusting over Billy Moses...[dribble] while ironing...
I guess I really am an enigma wrapped in a middle-aged woman...

cq

Dianne said...

You CAN do it because you ARE doing it ;)

thank you for the video - I love finding new artists and she's lovely.

For some reason - which I will most likely never examine - the horse made me burst into tears.

The video is so well done.

gautami tripathy said...

You are gonna do that, no worries! Keep up your spirits!

Michele sentme here to listen to that music. Thanks.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh Yes! I liked that Video,,,And I think your interpretation is absolutely on the mark...! Delightful to see all those people Dancing! She certainly is a BEAUTIFUL Woman!

Much Good Luck on your writing, my dear....As we say in The Theatre, (And you know this..I know....)
Break A Leg and Merde!

Sleepypete said...

Great voice and a better smile :-)

May have to peek for more from Sophie ...

Michele sent me (this time !)

rashbre said...

"May the pen flow swift", so to speak.

Coincidentally, I've been listening to Swedish folksinger Sofia Karlsson in the car for some weeks.

TIV: The Individual Voice said...

Strange video, beautiful music, good luck on your work.

Thaleia said...

You can do it! Word by word and paragraph by paragraph, you'll get there.

And that is a singer with a beautiful voice! I've never heard of her before, but she's worth checking out.

Good luck with everything

Thaleia
ps: Michele sent me

craziequeen said...

[sniff]

reluctant to go and sit outside for two hours this afternoon [cough]

Michele sent me to add more moral and blogger support to your objective. Finished your essay yet?

cq

craziequeen said...

Great minds think alike, I keep going to Michele the same time as you :-)

Hope you're gonna finish at a reasonble time tonight - back to work tomorrow!

cq