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#musicmonday Super Into On It EP by Linkoban

If you haven’t heard of Linkoban, I wouldn’t blame you. She seems to have kept a relatively low profile since her first single, the super-catchy, super hyped up dancy beaty track “Like This” hit Youtube in February this year. In fact, at time of writing, she has less than 500 Twitter followers, less than 2,700 likes on Facebook, and less than five tracks out.

Her video for “Like This” is a frenzy of dark and colour and shaking, and the lyrics are super-catchy, “how can I be pretty when I shaking like this”, and “peel another pomelo, peel away your frown”, and it quickly became my most-played song on iTunes, as it’s one of them tracks you can sit there and listen on repeat. So, when her EP dropped, I was excited and a bit worried, what if she couldn’t live up to the high expectations I had set for her?

But, I needn’t have worried, title track “Super Into On It” is a 3 and a half minute frenzy of modern life, where the Danish rapper declares her love for the internet, and how she’s “super shallow if I do, super stale if I don’t, super complicated living, being on the scroll.” And then the video dropped, and it was one of the darkest, creepiest pop creations I had ever seen.  (And one of few videos I replayed loads…)

And the other tracks on the EP don’t disappoint either, with “Wipe Your Mouth” declaring that “I’m a copy of a clone, I’m original, made in China, the quality here, you don’t get it finer”, with the almost trademark heavy beat and full-on relentless musical frenzy.

The last, but not least track, “One Trick Pony”, is more of the same, but not in a bad way, in a super-catchy, why isn’t this in the charts? way, where she announces that “love is the colour of a runny nose-bleed”.

You can buy the EP, follow @linkoban and like her.

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Exam Results

As I’m sure you’re all aware, because I’ve mentioned it so many times, with my so regular updates and gripping articles, (okay, I’ll stop with sarcasm, I really do need to update more!), I’ve been studying my AS-levels this year. Well, I now have my results!

Art And Design – A

Chemistry – A

Physics – A

Mathematics – A

YES. I got straight A’s! I’m so happy, as I never thought I’d get an A in Art, and I was convinced that I’d have gotten a really low grade in Physics.

So, ur, that’s all I really have to say for now, but I’ll try to think of something extremely interesting to post next time.

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Art and University

Recently, I’ve been looking at universities, again..

I’ve given up on the idea of doing sciences or mathematics at university, not because I think I’d find them difficult, just because they don’t excite me. And there’s no point in wasting three years of my life in something that I’m not passionate about.

And that is why I’ve started to look at art universities again. I’ve narrowed it down to a few, from UCL to Oxford, and then Swansea, Newport and CSAD. Yeah, I’ve got a bit of a thing for Wales..

But then, thinking about it, what exactly could I do with an Art degree? This is the ONE question that’s holding me back at the moment, as money will be super-tight, and at least with science, there’s loads of bursaries and scholarships, and almost guaranteed jobs at the end, with art, there’s what?

There’s lots. Lots and lots and lots and lots, but there’s too many, and most of them seem to be too big a goal for a student without the reputation of the bigger names in the already-saturated artistic sector.

So, here are some crazy, crazy ideas of what I could do with an arts degree, that I really feel would be fun!

Start a small clothing boutique, create advertising campaigns, get involved with musical artists, work on interior design, spontaneously create a massive piece of art in a public place, etc, etc..

And here are some massive, massive things that I feel would really help me in an artistic career..

Learn another language (or several), travel the world and visit many countries, learn many skills that have a niche market, stay ahead of the technological game and its creative uses, make important friends in the business industry, gather a group of friends with wide skills and interests to turn to, etc, etc..

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