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New post ideas

I wanted to write a clever post on why I don’t update so often. It’s not like I don’t have time for my site, and it’s not like I’m not interested in jefflion.net anymore. And it’s not like I don’t have ideas: I have tons of ideas.

I just… Can’t. It happens to me when I’m depressed, or anxious, or when I worry. I become so fucking unproductive in those situations. I also suffer from insomnia. I can’t sleep at night. I just can’t.

But to make this post somewhat positive, here are some post ideas:

Race & yours truly (race blogs, racism, and what’s in it for me, because I’m white and I’m non-Westerner, so it’s not an issue that usually affects people in my part of the world. Unlike, you know, almost all the other issues you can think of).
Movie reviews (I love doing movie reviews, and I don’t even care if a movie is new or not. I’ve been planning on doing a review for In Bruges for so long, and there are also some new films I’m interested in: new Sherlock Holmes or Tin Tin, or just some little independent movie I watched and loved).
Stereotypes about Eastern Europeans (that are actually true).
Novel writing (How to and How Not To)
Vampires and the Balkans (and the way popular representations of vampires, based on stories about Dracula, were actually formed as cautionary tales about the wild Balkans, a dangerous region that can corrupt the West – yes, that’s right kids, there’s an ugly story behind this).

Anyway, this song always makes me feel better for some reason:

The Best Songs of the Decade

This list was incredibly difficult to make, since I completely lost the track with the new music. Especially when it comes to quality new music. I haven’t searched for the new indie bands, and these are usually the ones rich of secret gems and wonderful songs. As for the more famous bands, most of the shit I like is old(er).

So, I’ve realized I can’t make this list in any coherent way. Most of the new stuff is what I’ve picked up on TV and other places, so it’s undeniably commerical and mainstream (it’s not that mainstream sucks by default, but you usually need to search deeper to find the best stuff, even made by popular bands… The most popular hits are not always what you truly find remarkable).

So take this list as the “random memorable songs of the decade”.

Also, the list surprised me as well – I had no idea I liked some of these songs that much. They are way to catchy for my usual taste, too.

Random memorable songs of the decade

… without any coherent shape, list or form.

Nine Inch Nails – Right where it belongs
Travis – Sing
Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
The White Stripes -Seven Nation Army (the fake bass guitar riff … THE RIFF!!!!!1111)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Don’t Forget Me (a little known song from their “By The Way” album… Not many people are crazy about it, but I find it irresistible).
Evanescence – My Immortal (I know, I know…)
Eddie Vedder – No Ceiling (it’s only about 2 minutes long, though. :( )
Richard Ashcroft – Break the Night With Colour
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo – Nostalgia (probably one of the best songs of the decade)
Mika – Relax (the feel good song of the decade)