Cult of Personality
I’ve only discovered this song this year, through watching WWE clips on Youtube, as it was CM Punk’s opening music. I liked the short burst that I heard during his entrances, and was inspired to track it down on Itunes. I’m really glad that I did, because it’s been one of the my most played songs for the last few months. The lyrics can be a bit dark at times, but it’s the lines ‘You don’t have to follow me, only you can set you free’ and ‘The only thing that we have to fear is fear itself’ which have stuck with me the most. Sometimes you just need a reminder, silly as it is to rely on a song to remind you of something like that.
The band use snatches of political speeches, and reference political leaders such as Gandhi, Stalin, Kennedy and Mussolini. It’s a clever way to show just how powerful personality can be, that people can obviously use it in positive ways, or extremely destructive and horrific ways depending on their mental states and characteristics.
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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