Friday, September 17, 2010

Shakespeare, Sonnets and [in]sanity!

If you have ever studied Shakespeare you probably have also gone insane at some point in your life. Most likely this lapse in sanity coincided with the studying of Shakespeare. Now don't get me wrong his work can be incredibly beautiful, but also incredibly frustrating! (oh and also VERY sexual! don't believe me? check out Dirty Shakespeare by Pauline Kiernan)

In university I took a year long Shakespeare English course. I don't remember a whole lot from it other than the teacher was incredible too bubbly for 8:30 am and didn't like me very much. Now, a few years later, I am back in school. I am again dealing with Shakespeare, but this time I am memorizing, analyzing and reciting. Not necessarily in that order. This past week we were to memorize and recite Sonnet 116 and 27. 116 I LOVE! I memorized it in about 30 minutes and can recite with passion and be able to relay the meaning. 27 though.....well I can recite it after several hours over a few days of working on it. It's dark and sad and not nearly as fun at 116! After doing 116 my teacher exclaimed "THAT'S F-ING AMAZING!" after 27....."well that wasn't very good." OK there was a little more, some praise for my decisions and effort, but really it sucked.

So here's my question to any of you readers still out there:

What is your favourite work by Mr William Shakespeare? and why?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Free Music Giveaway!!

In case you haven't heard Jen Miller is back in the studio recording a new album. It is sounding amazing!! Do you want to be the first to hear it?! Do you want to win FREE MUSIC?! Of course you do! So here's how you can do it.
1. Become a fan of Jen Miller Music.
2. Go to her YouTube page and choose your favourite video and post it on your facebook or link to it on your twitter. Just make sure you tag Jen Miller Music (or @Jenmillermusic on twitter) so that she knows that you've done it.
And that's it. When it is released you will receive a link to where you can download the VERY FIRST SINGLE off of Jen Miller's new album! AND you will be entered to win a draw for a FREE ALBUM! (2 entries if you post on FB and Twitter!) Let your friends know about the contest and have a good day!

Update: It has been released! And although it is not yet available on itunes, you can listen to it on her myspace or click below! Post your fav video on FB, let her know and you will receive the link to where you can download it!

Find more Jen Miller albums at Myspace Music