My Second Year of Studying Music Technology

When at university, traditional subjects of small talk involve what year you’re in and what you study. As a third year student of Music Technology, these topics usually encourage the question of, “I’ve never heard of that, what does it involve?” To which I then assure the opposite party that it is not as cool…

Unwrapping my Spotify Unwrapped: The Songs that Defined my 2019

I started using Spotify in April 2019 so this is my first experience with Spotify Unwrapped. It was somewhat of an eye-opening experience because I never realised how blind I was to my own listening habits. My top songs often took me back to a specific place at a specific time whether I was interrailing…

My First Year of Music Technology

There are a grand total of five people in my year studying Music Technology BMus at the University of Edinburgh. Evidently, it’s a rather niche course that technically doesn’t exist anymore for it has been ‘rebranded,’ as it were, to become Acoustics and Music Technology BSc and no longer requires any music qualification to apply….

A Lookback on my First Year at University

Freshers’ Week is in full swing once again marking the one year anniversary since I moved to Edinburgh to start my Bachelor’s degree in Music Technology. I’ve written a couple of posts based on my experience to hopefully give you some tips when you’re at university but what I haven’t done is written a reflection…

A Post-Holiday Perspective

Does anyone else feel refreshed after a holiday? Even though I came back from Paris rather exhausted, I was mainly really motivated to make more progress into becoming the person I wanted to be. It’s a dream of mine to live in Paris as a classy, sophisticated woman but I know I’m not going to…

Bastille: Reorchestrated

The last time I went to a concert was in February to see Imagine Dragons and it took me nearly two weeks to write about it on my blog. I didn’t want to have that kind of delay for this gig so as I am home in Aberdeen for a week, relaxing, I can take…

My Cello Story

It’s around this time of year that I celebrate my ‘cello playing anniversary’. I don’t remember the exact date of my first lesson but I know it was in the run up to the Easter holidays in 2008 so perhaps I’m a bit late. Regardless of when the actual day is, I have now been…

Imagine Dragons

My goodness, they know how to put on a show. On Sunday the 4th of March myself, Dan, his friend Nick and Nick’s girlfriend Alex went to see Imagine Dragons play the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. It was Dan and Nick’s second time seeing them in concert whilst it was Alex and I’s first. For…

Marmozets

I think it was four or five years ago when I first heard a song by Marmozets on Kerrang! TV.  I wasn’t a huge fan of ‘Move, Shake, Hide’ at the start but I’ve grown to love the energy of the song and the others that they have released. Marmozets are a rock band from…