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Music Monday #12.. Mid-Week Edition!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Yo! So, for this MM- I thought i’d give you the five most recent played from my phone. And yes, this is being uploaded a few days late- mainly because I’ve been wicked busy! But alas- lets get started shall we?

#1 is ‘Ain’t Got Far To Go’ from Jess Glynne.

I’m LOVING this track at the moment- I’ve had it played pretty damn regularly since I first heard it. I’m going to go as far to say that Glynne has become my favourite female artist out there of late- and thats even before her debut album has even dropped. Feast your ears;

#2 comes in the form of ‘Weathered’ from Jack Garratt.

It’s just a tune. “Jack’s voice explodes in a thunderous crescendo that sucks you straight into a sweet spot between James Blake, Ed Sheeran and Jeff Buckley. It’s a force of nature that proves impossible to resist until the song’s very last drop of a note — at which point you will feel compelled to listen again.”  – PLUS- That beard game is ON POINT. Kudos Jack.

#3 is explicit and not actually on my playlist yet. But it’s TUNE. Take a bow Maroon 5.

This summers gonna hurt like a what? Be prepared to see Adams ass at the start of the video.  This song might not be the best lyrically- but who cares? It’s going to be BIG and I already LOVE it. It’s just a bad-ass song. Enjoyyyyy!

#4 is with Years & Years, who want you to just press play and keep your Eyes Shut.

Yet again, Y&Y do not disappoint. I’m currently listening to their album a lot and I keep changing my favourite track. At the moment, it’s this beauty. Just press play, keep your eyes shut and enjoy!

#5 Last but by no means least is this FEELZ song from Mr Jamie Lawson.

If you don’t at the very least get a little bit feelz’y at this then I’ll think you have no soul. I showed it to my friend Tor and she pretty much cried. Lawson is Ed Sheeran’s first signing, so yeah- as you might can already guess, I don’t think he’ll struggle. Click play, and let the song tell you a really simple story..

Cheers, and enjoy the music!

-Liam

Human. Student. Traveler. Blogger. Writer. Filmmaker. Radio Person, Mondays on Spark 12-2pm. Part time Super Hero.

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Mitigating Circumstances

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

21st of August 2015.

Thats the date that all of my work has to be submitted, to officially be completed with first year at the University of Sunderland.

It’s also now the date that I wish had been and gone so that I could be relaxed again!

It’s not that I don’t like university, because I do! But, theres something in my head that doesn’t like what it brings with it. Stress and deadlines! For the most part I’m feeling a ‘better’ that I was a few months ago, but I still have my bad days. That being said I *think* I’m good to get going with getting my work started and finished. Only problem is; the brief’s change in different ways for a human with mitigating circumstances. I have the date for submission, but no brief yet!

Wish me luck. They go live in about a weeks time. So, that means that in a weeks time I will go into meltdown! ha

-Liam

Human. Student. Traveler. Blogger. Writer. Filmmaker. Radio Person, Mondays on Spark 12-2pm. Part time Super Hero.

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A Spark Outside Broadcast!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Yo!

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to head down to the Centre For Life in Newcastle. The reason for that being, is that I did my first ever outside broadcast on my show on Spark! An outside broadcast is essentially me presenting a show from outside of the studio. It was tons of fun, and the Game On 2.0 event is fantastic- if you’re in the area- go to it!

Take a look at the footage that was recorded for SparkTV. Thanks to Aaron and Adam for recording!

– Liam

Human. Student. Traveler. Blogger. Writer. Filmmaker. Radio Person, Mondays on Spark 12-2pm. Part time Super Hero.

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110Above Music Festival!

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Hola!

Last weekend I went to a music festival! It wasn’t some big extravaganza like Glasto, but it was fantastic. It was low-key in comparison but the music, location and vibe of the weekend was amazing. Not to mention the incredible price of tickets. I’d recommend you check out 110Above 2016- I know I am!

Head over to my Instagram down below to check out some of the pictures I took whilst I was there!

Peace!

-Liam

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Tonight I Lived

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Hey. I’ll be honest and say that I’m not entirely sure why I’m uploading this, other than the fact I can. It’s something I wrote on my phone, on the bus on my way home tonight. So, yeah.. read and hopefully you’ll like it.

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Living with a metal illness such as depression is challenging. In my opinion it’s very similar to the weather. One day you can feel sunny. The next day you can feel dull and stormy. The day after that one you can feel overcast, the day.. Ok, I think you get the weather analogy.

Yesterday was an average day at best. Nothing particularly bad happened on the emotions front, but nothing great did either. I did a radio show, bought my friend a cornetto, took my ‘crazy pill’ and went about the rest of my day. Mostly consisting of moving out of a flat.

Today however, I woke up after a night of barely sleeping and feeling drained, disgruntled and not wanting anything to do with humans. Flash forward two or three hours of having not moved from my bed at all, that I remember I told a friend from work that I’d go to their place for drinks later, as it was their birthday the day previous.

I was filled with dread about having to go and even contemplated bailing out with some half arsed attempt at an excuse. Leaving it till the very last minute to get out of bed and get ready (yes, I was still in bed at 4 in the afternoon. No I don’t care for judgements.) But alas, being the type of human that I am, I always aim to please those I like- I went. I got up, I got a shower, got ready and got my behind on a bus to go out into the world*. (*it was just Newcastle but that doesn’t sound quite as momentous.)

I went. I even stopped into a shop on the way to by alcohol, against the instructions on my prescription. Again I don’t care for your judgments. I arrived, mingled with the 80% of people I didn’t know, and the 20% I did. Tonight I chatted, tonight I smiled. Tonight I laughed and made other people laugh. Tonight I lived. I went and I’m glad I did.

I’m glad for a few different reasons. One being the fact I went to make a friend happy. Another is that I met new people. But the best is that I had fun. Which I wouldn’t have had, had I of let whatever it is in my head telling me not to go, win. I overruled it and loved it. On my bus home I got to see the sky at dusk- which is easily my favourite time of day. The sky was filled with colours other than one, bright and promised wonder for tomorrow, honest in it’s answers and promises. Tonight I lived.

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-Liam

Human. Student. Traveler. Blogger. Writer. Filmmaker. Radio Person, Mondays on Spark 12-2pm. Part time Super Hero.

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My Own Show on Spark & Music Monday #11!

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Yo! How are we all? I thought as today was the first day of my VERY OWN show on Spark FM, I’d offer up a Music Monday galore type thaaaaaang.

This isn’t going to have any particular generic theme, but instead just music that I have either been listening to a lot recently. or new ones that I love and think will get big.

#1 – First up is Walk The Moon with ‘Shut Up And Dance’ 

It’s been out a little while I think, taken from the bands second album. It’s just a nice good feel good song about relaxing and letting go, being stupid and dancing! It’s a yes from me and my terrible attempts at dancing.

#2 – ‘Every Tear Drop Is A Waterfall’ from Coldplay

This is a song that never fails to make me feel better. The whole of the album, ‘Mylo Xloto’ in fact does that. It’s fantastic. Coldplay aren’t everyone else cup of tea, but there certainly are mine.

#3 – Third up is a new one from the Disclosure lads, it’s ‘Bang That’

A new on from the guys here. I love it. It’s my go-to for just getting me out of the house quickly in a morning. I just throw on anything I can find, not caring for any sense of style- finishing it off with a SnapBack to hide the mess that is my untamed hair!

#4 – is a TUNE from Giorgio Moroder, ft Sia. 

I’ll be honest and say that this TUNE slipped through my musical net until I heard it on my show today. I LOVE IT! It’s a fantastic track. It’s got heavy 80s disco vibes and the fantastic being that is Sia. What more could you want in a track? It’s a BIG YES from me.

#5 – CLASSIC ALERT – ‘All Night Long’ from Mr Lionel Richie.

We all love a bit of the Rich-tea. If you say you don’t you’re a liar. I’m not sure why I’ve found myself listening to this recently, but I have and I’m not even sorry!

#6 – Last up for todays Music Monday is a track from a local band that I love. ‘B L U E L O V E’ from Lisbon!

A great track from a local North Eastern band. I like the music these guys bring to the fold. I get a 1975 like vibe, and thats totally ok with me. It’s not a bad thing- it’s a good vibe!

 

That about wraps up this edition of Music Mondays. I hope you’ve enjoyed it. IF you hadn’t seen it on my Facebook page (how?) and didn’t understand what I meant at the start of this post- I HAVE MY OWN SHOW!

Every Monday, 12-2pm you will hear my ramblings about everything and anything. Nothing new there then, just a definite time and place. It’s going to be fun, I can tell!

Cheers, and enjoy the music- here and on Spark!

-Liam

Human. Student. Traveler. Blogger. Writer. Filmmaker. Radio Person, Mondays on Spark 12-2pm. Part time Super Hero.

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Cooking Curry!

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Hungry? Yes? Great. Then make this.

Hi guys, I thought I’d record myself making a curry that I make quite regularly. It’s tasty, quick and pretty cheap to make.

I used a can of coke, but I’m told that the likes of fanta and irn bru work and taste good too!

Enjoy!

Thats it for now guys, be happy.

-Liam

Human. Student. Traveler. Blogger. Writer. Filmmaker. Radio Person, Mondays on Spark 12-2pm. Part time Super Hero.

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A Typical Show on Spark Sunderland!

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Hello!

Recently, my friend Lauren and I got the chance to cover for Johnny Chambers on Drivetime on Spark FM. This is something we’ve done before but this time I was slightly more prepared with my camera..

SO, with that in mind, here is the video;

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It wasn’t the most technical video I could have done, but it was more to try and show the kind of atmosphere is in the studio during a show. Maybe I’ll do a ‘how-to’ show at some point!

Thats it for now guys, be happy.

-Liam

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Support at the University of Sunderland

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Hello!

As the video explains- I was put on some meds by my doctor that really took it out of me, hence why I didn’t upload anything for a little bit. But, I thought it would be a good idea to follow on from my last video and post about mental health, to talk about the amazing support I’ve gotten since being at University and dealing with mental health issues.

Thanks!

– Liam

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health.

Monday, April 6th, 2015

I’m writing this blog post a few days in advance at 1:40am, in between bar shifts, so this is the warning for the possibility of spelling mistakes, and that this isn’t a happy-go-lucky post for Easter eggs. Maybe not the best time for it, but there never really is. It could also be perceived as a selfish post. Maybe.

I feel like watching the video I filmed to sit with it, might first get this post started;

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There. Done. I said it. I ‘suffer’ from panic, anxiety and depression. I have done for a very big proportion of my life. Still awkward? Sorry not sorry. It’s like I said in the video. It’s only possibly awkward because of that created stigma around it all.

I should start properly by saying my bouts of depression have not been as dark as some peoples, but present and existing all the same. At the end of the day though, that doesn’t or shouldn’t matter because either way, it was and still is a thing. A thing that unfortunately, is looked down upon or brushed to the side constantly.

I’m not going to sit here, or in this case- lie in bed and tell you all of this shpeal. I’m not a doctor. But to me, to be depressed.. If you haven’t been, is probably difficult to understand. The best way I can describe it is- imagine a dark thing. Like a cloud, completely taking hold of you and taking over your sense of self and rationality. It consumes you and and makes you a total different person. Essentially a crippled version of you. An opposite version even. The simplest of tasks become a chore and things that one time got you smiling, just don’t. You don’t want to get out of bed in the morning (not just in a ‘this is too comfortable’ kind of way, either.).

Whenever I think back to times I’ve ‘been at my worst’, I straight away think of a time that I must have been about, 13. On my 3rd day straight of not leaving my room, getting out of bed or wanting to talk to anyone at all, my mother questioned what was wrong with me. I also remember how I didn’t talk to her about it. Why would I? It’s like I said- there’s a stigma around it all that tells people not to talk about it. Even 7 years ago.

Maybe now would be a good time to interject that I haven’t told many, if any really, of my friends and family about this.. Hi, if you fall into this category. (My bad. Call or text if you want to chat.)

Might I even dare say I’m ‘lucky’ I’ve never had it to the extent of stories that I’ve heard? If that’s what I’m classed as, then it sucks and I don’t want to be, because no one is lucky in any situation involving depression.

Right now I’m placed in a ‘situational depression’ category, if that’s what they’re called. This means it’s brought on by various factors in my life. Most notably the panic and anxiety levels on the rise, stress, financial strain, work related issues, the list could and does go on, but the point has been made I think..

Regardless of the ‘triggers’, it’s still something I’ve been dealing with and not talking about since November of last year. That’s a long, painful silence. This is me talking about it, just in an obscure way. Some days are better than others, some aren’t. Some days, I can laugh some days I can’t. I guess this is here now as a reminder for the bad days. As a reminder that “it’s ok, not be ok.” I might struggle with my self worth some days, and that’s alright. I’d like to think we all do.

It baffles me that in 2015, mental health issues are so often played down, overlooked or used as a tool of blame. So please, let’s talk about mental health. Mental illness is a thing. It exists. “When we break our arm, everyone runs forward to sign the cast. But when we say we have depression, everyone runs the other way.” Just because it doesn’t have a cast, doesn’t mean it’s not real. You can’t see wind but you know it’s a thing, right?

If you’re like me and haven’t spoken about it, please do. There’s people in your life that want you to, whether you realise that or not. (I know, easier said than done.)

Let’s talk about mental health. The sooner we do, the sooner the stigma will be a distant memory.

Thank you.

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– Liam

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  • Name: Liam Lillico
  • Age: 19
  • Studying: Broadcast Journalism BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Newcastle, UK
  • Ambitions: I've always wanted to do something in media. but there's so much to chose from... Right now, I want to be a script writer!
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