Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Would you go to Mars?

So this whole Mars One reality show, first space settlement is the biggest story lately it seems. Would you go? Here's why I absolutely would not, ever go.

1) It's freaking cold up in Mars the warmest read has been something like 23 degrees Celsius  The coldest? Closer to -143 degree Celsius. I know I'm from Canada but geeze, come on.

2) Uh wouldn't be able to handle the 10 year trip there stuck in one place. Cabin fever anyone? I don't care how many other people are with you there's still no where to go! No escape.

3) The obvious reasons, my family and friends are all here and I wouldn't want to leave them behind and never come back just to be the first to go somewhere.

Pros and Cons?

-I'd probably get a lot of writing done because what else would you do up there.
-it would be interesting?
-you would definitely make the history books 
-you'd be assisting in space exploration and planatary evolution. Krypton would be proud
-could make lifetime friends you'd sort of have to actually 
-could meet a Martian!! 

- remember that people only seem to remember one person who else was up there with Neil Armstrong again? Oh yeah you have no idea! (Buzz Aldrin I do actually know that as do quite a few people but most people don't and anyone else?) 
- no escape... Again you'd be. Stuck forever and ever with the select group of people who went up there with you FOREVER!! forever Is an awfully long time
-what if one of the people you're sent with is a secret psychopath or something
-medical care would be limited how would you get anything there. Oh sure just give us another 10 years to get to that equipment. 
-you'd be on fucking Mars... Yeah think about that.

What do you think? Would you go? 

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Secret songwriter

So evidently I completely forgot about the fact that in my Junior and Senior year (or Grade 11 and 12) I had dabbled some in lyric writing. Most if it was some pretty depressing stuff, though admittedly I don't think I was as emotionally involved in these songs, or their subjects as the lyrics may suggest I think perhaps I was just really good at inserting myself into the fiction of the idea. They say write what you know, but I feel like the really good writers write what they don't know as if they do. Anyway here's the song, I recorded it  too just to see if I remembered the tune, might post that recording at some point in the future when I'm not horribly embarrassed of my voice.

Verse 1:
As the days go by, I sit and wait
Until the day I can see your face again
like the sun you watched over me when it was light
but when times got dark you were out of sight
when I'm feeling low I want to see your face
so you can bring the warmth you used to bring to me
so, now I'm really gone and I need to say
I miss you more everyday.

[refrain] and I want to you to know
that I'm thinking of you and
wondering if I even cross your mind
and If the day comes when you want to see me
I think you'll find I've lost my mind over you.

Verse 2:
Looking at these walls I see nothing but pain
and I can't wait to see the world again
with the bright blue skies, happy faces
and I can't wait to go to all the places,
I miss and see running through my mind
just I hope the chance this time.


Verse 3:
the longer I'm here, the shorter life I'll live
and everyday I've got less to give
 and the day will come when they'll toss me on the street
and maybe with strength I'll follow my feet back home

[refrain x2]