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20 Years Old, from Doncaster but live in Leeds. Music listener, creator, player, blogger

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Having one of them Nostalgic days..

Just listening to music that was my favourite music 3 or 4 years ago. Slipknot were my favourite band.. i remember me and my mate Staley sitting watching their live dvd Voliminal sat in my room just moshing to (sic) and eyeless.. they have some amazing songs haha. Listened to all my favourites today.. remember when i bought the 4th album and being so happy that it was better than the shit third one. Also remembered the day I found out Paul Gray was dead :( someone posted RIP Paul Gray and i was just praying it was a different person.. unfortunately not :/ RIP Paul Dedrick Gray.

I also remember when I went to see them on 9th December 2008 I think it was. Support from Children of Bodom (who weren't great) and MACHINE HEAD. They were amazing.. they played the songs I knew anyway hehe. Phil Demmel passed out during his guitar solo in aesthetics of hate though, so they never played Davidian. Anyway, all I remember is they put on an amazing show, and although it isn't my thing now, I would still go see them if they played the UK - they are amazing. I'm glad they havent completely replaced Paul aswell - having their ex guitarist play backstage while having an onstage tribute to Paul is good. I'm glad I got to see them when Paul was still alive.




Got this on now - amazing song :). Although not my favourite.. my top 10 slipknot songs in no particular order are:

1) Surfacing
2) Sic
3) Liberate
4) Me Inside
5) Disasterpiece
6) People = Shit
7) Left Behind
8) The Blister Exists (the only song I like from the third album)
9) Gematria (The Killing Name)
10) Sulfur

Amazing songs!! Anyway thats enough rambling about Slipknot. I'll leave you with a video from their headlining Sonisphere appearance - dedicated to Paul Gray. They looked amazing at this gig - some of them had their old school 1st album masks on, and the Red (or maybe the orange) boiler suits were the best.

RIP #2.



Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Everybody check out that last post!

A link to my dads tribute to Donna Summer.

You, the Night and the Music: Donna Summer: I Feel Love

You, the Night and the Music: Donna Summer: I Feel Love: I'm sure I'm not the first, but here is my tribute to the Queen of Disco herself... Donna Summer! Recorded after hours over t...

Gonna start on a new tune tonight

no idea what type or anything. can anyone give me any ideas? If not i'll just start something and see where it takes me.. its been a while since i've done anything on reason. Maybe after a bit of time away ill have some fresh new ideas! hehe.

Monday, 28 May 2012

NEVER HAVE TIME TO BLOG ANYMORE!

I'm overrun with exams. by the time iv revised and had a bit of free time.. im too tired. I'd do a half decent post not if i wasn't completely knackered. But in 20 days, i will have NO WORRIES FOR 3 MONTHS! In that time im hopefully gonna:

Get a Job
Get a Gym Membership
Go to town/parties a lot
GO fishing lots
Practice guitar and learn lots of new songs
Make more music on my laptop
Record music with the twins and possibly gig
Blog More
DO MORE PRODUCTIVE THINGS

Hope i do all this.. i'll have so much time and nothing to do!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

RIP ADAM YAUCH

Rest in Peace Adam Yauch :( I'm not a huge Beastie Boys fan - I just know a few songs, I think theyre great but am only really a casual listener. But theyre so cool, I love the songs I do know and to hear he's died at the age of 47 is so sad :(.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Just as i thought I was getting better at Music Theory!

I got my worse mark yet in my practice paper today! Last time I was 2 marks from a distinction.. I only just got a pass this time! :( damn! To be fair, it was the first one i've not done at home - I did it sat in the common room so i probably wasn't concentrating as well as I should have been. Bloody common room is terrible at our school - at some schools they have a 'study room' where they encourage you to work.. they SAY they want us to work in our common room, but its just loads and loads of sofas and no desks or computers.. how are we meant to work there! :(. I've also done 2 essays the past 2 days! Practice exam ones. I did a history one today - that went terribly. Was like, a high E/low D. It wasn't even finished though. We're expected to write 6 pages in an hour - thats a page every 10 minutes, about 3 or 4 lines every minute. Constant writing, without even thinking. It's impossible i'm sure! We have to write about 6 different things in that part of the exam, as well as analysing sources, and remembering other historians opinions, comparing them and saying if they're reliable. Thats only half the exam as well, we have to do another essay! :( History is so hard! However, yesterday I did a music essay. I had to write about Jazz between 1920s and 1930s - basically New Orleans Jazz. And I think I did better on that! I get my mark on thursday, I really hope its good! I sort of made up 2 musical quotes because we're meant to remember scored music to write down in the essay, but its so hard to learn em! Apart from that though, I think I did alright. I mentioned loads of artists, like Louis Armstrong and the Hot Sevens, Jelly Roll Morton and the Red Hot Peppers, Duke Ellington, Joe 'King' Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band.. hehe, i sound like I know my stuff. Anyway, i'm hoping for at least a C in that part of the exam! Higher if possible, just to take the pressure off! Cos i'm feeling a lot of pressure with school recently! So much to revise for.. there's just so little time!