Chloe is a healthcare worker from Oxfordshire. She is the author of ten books including Drinking Poetry and Game of Mass Destruction.
2021 will hopefully be a Renaissance for all of us, even though the start of the year hasn’t been very hopeful. The vaccines have been rolling out, but I know several people who have fallen ill form it. I can’t have it until next month and my second dose in March. I will need to have it anyways if I want to travel the world again. Since travelling will be out of the question for the time being, I need to find other ways to improve myself and keep myself occupied without burning myself out. I did this a lot in 2020, and always found myself tired and exhausted and feeling like a failure when I can’t do everything at once.
I glance beneath the soggy branches and muddy terrains. Where did all the humans go? There used to be thousands of them coming into the forest every day, scaring my babies with their chaos. In one way, it’s good. They’re not coming into our home and leaving their litter everywhere. On the other hand, I love their curiosity. I just wish I could do something about the rubbish.
Vocal has changed a lot past few years. I have been a member of this site for three and a half years and has seen changes even though the interface and the concept remains the same. You can write about whatever you want on Vocal and get paid for it. Vocal has grown a lot since I last joined and there has always been a lot of competition to get more reads and hopefully some tips for their work.
Sweet 7 - Sugababes The album deserved to be panned for terrible lyrics, auto-tune-happy-overproduction and offering no originality. It’s true that the album lacks identity and is out of place in Sugababes’ discography. What wasn’t okay was how the girls in the group Were treated. I am still fond of the album, even though I know it’s not their best work. About a Girl, No More You and Little Miss Perfect were nice tracks. I don’t like Get Sexy or Wear My Kiss anymore. It used to be a fun album to listen to, but as my taste in music has changed I don’t care about it as much as I used to. I still kinda like it though.
Within four years in power you have divided the U.S.A and encited entertainment, endless memes and caused protests all over the world. Your tenure in caused politics into a taboo subject in social circles. Many people call you a reincarnation of Adolf Hitler, but I would say you are more of the second coming of Henry VIII: a man who loves power, women and would be willing do everything to get what you want to get it, even if it meant dividing a country and a nation.
Having been forced to isolate again in 2021, I found more time for writing. Didn’t do as much as planned due to exhaustion but now I’ve recovered from COVID, I can start writing again. I know too tens are popular but I thought I could do a top 21 list of bands since we are in 2021 now. This list is in no particular order. My tastes have changed a lot over the years but there’s some bands that have remained in my top 20 for years. If I made this list fifteen years ago, there would been mainly pop, R&B and the occasional indie band here and there.
Vibeke Stene's new band, Veil of Secrets dropped a new album in November and I thought it was really good. It reminded me so much of the earlier Tristania albums and I had a list of things I wanted to write and ranking Tristania albums was on there. They're one of my favourite bands and even though they've been on a hiatus for a while, I really hope they release some new music next year.
One of the first songs I bought on iTunes for my iPod Classic was #1 Crush by Garbage. I had stumbled across it on Youtube and fell in love with Shirley Mason's sultry vocals. The moaning in the track's introduction is a great touch to the song and helps make the song sound sexy—the depth of the lyrics and hard-hitting music. Listening to the song makes me think of the '90s now. The 1990s brought a renaissance to many music genres, particularly grunge and bubblegum pop. Garbage, in my opinion, falls into neither of those categories. Garbage is a great rock band with an alternative flavour.