The Dreamy Adventures of Slowdive's 'Souvlaki'

The Dreamy Adventures of Slowdive's 'Souvlaki'

The acclaimed shoegaze band represents dreams with their 1993 classic.

Dreams are truly a fascinating part of life. They are essentially movies that occur in our brains as we sleep, and they can be a perplexing and unique feature in the world. Dreams can be philosophical excursions that can encourage us to change our lives in a significant manner, or they can be collections of abstract nonsense. Whatever a person encounters in their dreams, they are likely to be changed by it significantly. A person can go "What was that?" when they wake up in the morning, wondering what just happened in their head while they were resting. Dreams can be bizarre occurrences, and one album that has a dreamlike state is Slowdive's 1993 album 'Souvlaki'.

Slowdive brought the mystifying qualities of dreams to life on that album. Much of the album is played in a sleepy, relaxed state that encourages the listener to fall off into the vast stratospheres that 'Souvlaki' creates. More often than not, Slowdive makes their music sound like a delicious tub of ice cream, as so much of 'Souvlaki' is lush and immensely pleasing. The album envelops you with a warm, oddly distant atmosphere that becomes comforting, and it forces you to consider what images went through your head as you were sleeping. 'Souvlaki' truly shows how music can inspire dreamy elements, and it makes you think about what a sound can do.

'Souvlaki' also presents an extremely interesting version of the guitar. Slowdive announce themselves to be masters of atmosphere, as they turn traditional instruments into textural forces that are full of wonder. The guitars transform into these gorgeous, heavenly messes of effects and reverb, and they feel like gorgeous dreams that are played in front of you. "Alison" and "Souvlaki Space Station" are notable examples of this, as guitars are turned into spectacular elements that induce fantastic illusions into their audience. 'Souvlaki' extracts as much grace as it can from the guitar, and its spellbinding usage of distortion lends a glamorous air that coats the music.

Listening to 'Souvlaki' is a great way to escape the world itself. Whether it is the trembling waters that are found on the meditative "Here She Comes Now" or the enchanting mysteries of "Sing", Slowdive injects exceptional amounts of life into their music. The bright, breezy nature of 'Souvlaki' leads to an experience that is serene and gentle, as the waves of the music wash over you. 'Souvlaki' has a knack for bringing wonderful hues into life, and its absorbing sound brings a haunting quality that isn't too far removed from dreams, as well. 'Souvlaki' becomes a transcendent listen in and of itself, and its soothing qualities bring about an ornate personality that can only be found in dreams.

'Souvlaki' is truly a jewel to devour. It brings dreamy qualities into the world by having a windy aura to it that sounds dense and succulent. Slowdive takes a unique approach to the guitar by filling it up with incredibly imagery, as well as wrenching out beautiful sounds to consume. 'Souvlaki' can brighten up your life, and hearing it is bound to make you feel like you're in a dream. 'Souvlaki' is an excellent effort, and its otherworldly aura is always worth hearing.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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Shows And Movies We Loved As Kids And What Those People Are Doing Now

I wanted to know what some of my favor actors and actresses are up to now.


I was scrolling through Netflix the other day and came across the movie "Spy Kids." Now I don't know about you guys but I LOVE this movie and was very excited when I saw it. Obviously, I watched it, and the second and the third cause what else would you do on a weekend? It got me thinking I wonder what some of our favorite movie/show characters are doing now and what their life is like.

Alexa Vega also is known as Carmen Cortez in "Spy Kids" is now 30 years old and doing great! Alexa is married to...wait for it: Carlos PenaVega. You might be thinking who even is that. If you watched "Big Time Rush" it's Carlos from BTR!! They got married in the year 2014 and they have a baby boy together named Ocean and they just posted on their Instagram they are expecting another baby boy.

Next, on our list, we have Jonathan Lipnicki also known for some great movies like "The Little Vampire" and "Stuart Little," He is now 28 years old and you can now find him on some television shows such as "Family Tools" and "Worst Cooks in America."

Danielle Fishel was known as Topanga Lawrence on "Boy Meets World" and later "Girl Meets World." You could catch her on Disney Channel in those shows. She is 37 years old and now she is married to Jensen Karp. Ben Savage, also known as our beloved Cory Matthews on "Boy Meets World" and "Girl Meets World," is now 38 years old. One of the quotes that have stuck with me is:

"A lot of the problems teenagers go through, it's better for them to go through them on their own. If you always have a crutch, you don't learn anything."

Daniel Radcliffe also is known as "Harry Potter" (favorite movie ) is now 29 years old. If you have never seen these movies I recommend them to anyone, and if you don't like them.. well, we are done talking. Anywho he is in the upcoming animation movie "Playmobil: The Movie."

Emma Watson also is known as the gorgeous and smart Hermione Granger now at 29 years old. Something you might not know is that her alma mater is Brown University. Emma is in a movie coming out December 25th, 2019 called "Little Women."

Robert Pattinson or how a lot of people know him as Edward Cullins from the "Twilight" series is now 32 years old and is in the upcoming movies "Waiting for the Barbarians" (2020) and "The Devil All The Time" (2020).

Taylor Lautner (I will always be Team Jacob and we can forever argue about it ) is known as Jacob Black in the "Twilight" series but you might also remember him from the movie "Abduction" in 2011 and the movie "Sharkboy and Lavagirl" in 2005, "Grown Ups 2" in 2013, another good one was "Cheaper By The Dozen 2" in 2005 and I could go on and on talking about him. Taylor is now 27 years old and in a few shows such as "Scream Queens" and "My Wife and Kids."

Anna Kendrick also from the "Twilight" series but also from "Pitch Perfect" known as Beca is now 33 years old and working on an upcoming movie "Noelle" coming November 2019

Rebel Wilson in the movie "Pitch Perfect" known as Fat Amy. A fun little tidbit, when the movie came out I changed my twitter name to "Fat Hannah"... and now that I think about it I was a stupid kid and why would I do that to myself. Anyway, Rebel is known for her funny personality and she is in an upcoming movie "The Hustle" May 10th, 2019 with fellow actress Anne Hathaway.

These are just a few of some of the actors and actresses from some of my favorite movies I have watched over the years and wondered what they were doing now with their lives.


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