Posted: August 13, 2012 in Uncategorized
So I’ve started to make some Vlogs (Video Logs). What inspired me to start making these Vlogs is a website called younow.com. Its where you do live broadcasts and get to talk to people in a chat box. I’m currently level 10. Some people on there were telling me that I should make Vlogs, so I made my first one the other day. I’m currently making a second one as I type… say hi. But I may end up linking the vlogs to this site. Expect me to post the first one in a new page I’m creating called Vlogs. I wont be making daily ones anytime soon, especially with school this close. Also sorry I haven’t posted in forever… I got sidetracked by younow.
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Posted: July 24, 2012 in Uncategorized
I’m sorta mad. Not at any of you, or anyone really for that matter… mostly at myself. I promised myself I’d post more, which I haven’t really been doing if you haven’t noticed. So this is sort of a checking in kinda post to get my posting started up again. So this post won’t really be about anything, just a bunch of random things… hence the mysterious and hooking title.
So its currently 1 am here, and I’m bored. I’m rarely bored nowadays, but because my two best friends are at summer camp I’m actually bored. This bordem has sparked up my interest in new music. I’ve recently began to love the bands Weezer, Daft Punk, and The Temper Trap (but mostly Weezer). I never thought I’d get into Daft Punk, but hey, you learn something new everyday right? I’ve also become obsessed with some movie soundtracks… like for the movie Juno, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, and Scott Pilgram Vs. The World. There all very good movies with very good soundtracks. You should definitely give them a listen
So I might as well post about it at one point… I’m addicted to minecraft. It’s an unhealthy addiction… but its so fun. I was gonna end the paragraph there but short paragraphs annoy me, even if there used to be dramatic, or whatever.
Am I boring you already? I wonder how many people have stopped reading this post…. Oh well. Thank you to the fans that have continued to read. I feel like I’m not as sarcastic later at night, would you agree? At this point I’m not sure who I’m talking to…. maybe my very loyal single fan.. if I even have one. My english teacher would murder me if she ever saw this post. Well oh fucking well.. “YOLO”. I fucking hate yolo.. I only use it sarcastically. Well this whole paragraph was a bunch of bullshit. But it was sarcastic bullshit.. so its ok.
My brothers going off to college soon, so I’m nervous and excited for him… but I’m pretty sure my mom is worrying enough for all of us. He’s at his orientation today.. well tonight… he’s spending the night there. I’ll be starting school soon. Whoopdy fucking doo. I’m actually sorta in a weird way looking forward to school because I developed a new way of thinking (kinda I guess) this summer so that should be interesting how my classmates take that. I really hate a lot of my classmates. They’re just so annoying.
I just realized that this blog is pretty much me just typing in what I’m thinking and publishing it. Why fucking not? What could go wrong? Well I guess some things could go wrong, but whats life without risks? Why do I keep asking all of these rhetorical questions? Ok, well this blog post has been sufficiently pointless, and I’m probably going to bed now. Who am I kidding no I’m not. I’m way too lazy to put any tags on this…..
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Posted: July 12, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Cage the Elephant, my favorite band is working on their third album. No idea what its called, or really anything about it, but I just wanted to inform you guys that its coming. And you know what an album means? A tour. And you know what a tour means? Me finally getting to see them. It is one of my life goals to meet Matt Schultz and kiss him on the cheek. Or at least see him in concert, but hey dream big right?
The only proof I have of this new album is there picture previously posted on facebook. The caption was “Started working on our third album!”. It probably will take a while, but I’m still really excited. I’ll look deeper into this as the album progresses and inform all of you Cage fans.
So in case you guys haven’t noticed, I don’t have a logo. I need one, but I’m not sure where to start. So I figured you guys could help. Comment on this with any ideas for it or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hey, you can make it if you really want. I’ll give you credit and everything. Who knows, maybe I’ll eventually make this into a contest.
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Posted: July 11, 2012 in Uncategorized
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So over twitter I found this amazing band, Alaska Campus. I began listening to all their songs through soundcloud and I fell in love. I bet I played their songs at least 20 times each, and I’m not exaggerating. I messaged them on twitter asking them if they wanted to do an online interview with me for my blog. Lucky for me, they agreed. The interview is at the bottom of this post. Here’s their soundcloud account, definitely listen to them… they are worth it.. http://soundcloud.com/alaska-campus
My personal favorite songs by them are You, Me And The Sun, and Mon Reve. I’m surprised they aren’t better known, considering they’re amazing. I’ll also include a picture of them, and I hope to see them on Spotify and iTunes someday.
Here’s the interview… enjoy. I know I did.
- How many people are in the band?
- There are four members in Alaska Campus.
- What are your names?
Ryan Potter – Synth, rhythm guitar and lead vocals
Daniel Dorney – Synth, lead guitar and backing vocals
Liam O’Sullivan – Drums, percussion and backing vocals
Liam Fossey – Bass, and backing vocals
How old are all of you?
Three of us are 20 and Fossey is 21.
How long ago did you start the band?
Early 2011 was the start of the band. However, Fossey and Liam are new to the band, only by a few months.
How did the band start?
We all met on a music college course in different bands, over time musically we fit and so started Alaska Campus.
What made you pick the name Alaska Campus?
Dan and Ryan decided to have a ‘band evening’ to sort out what our first steps were as a new band etc, that quickly turned into a alot of drinks lol lots of ideas went back and fourth but they both loved Alaska and had always said that one day they will backpack there so they thought why not have it in the band name. After we had Alaska, campus seemed to be the best fit to complete it especially as we have a big young student following.
Where did you get your inspiration?
We are all inspired by bands/artists we all listen to, we all have quite different tastes, which is good, we are strongly influenced by The Smiths, Death Cab For Cutie, Bombay Bicycle Club. Seeing our favourite bands and bands we look up to is always a huge inspiration because they were just like us or any other band at some point, getting goosebumps from listening to a song or an overwhelming feeling is the impact we’d love to give people.
What was your first song?
Our first song was ‘Blow’ from our EP ‘Keep Yourself Warm’ it was written about the film Blow with Johnny Depp, an amazing true story.
What’s your favorite song you’ve written?
We are all proud of the music we have produced so far, we all have different favourites but i think overall we’d have to say ‘Story Of Alaska PT.1′ which will be our first released single.
What’s your favorite place you’ve performed so far?
I would probably say a venue called ‘The Heroes Bar’ in Camden, had a really good show there, lots of people came to see us, good feedback, it’s a really cool bar, really old school and vintage, not like alot of bars nowadays, also a few of our favourite bands have played there.
Where do you hope to preform in the future?
In the near future, we’d love to play Reading or V festival etc, Love to play Alexandra Palace on day after seeing our biggest influence Bombay there.
Do you have any advice for aspiring bands?
The only advice we can give, is a bit that we got given, which is no matter who asks or whatever anyone says about your band or music, always be proud and confident that your music is amazing and special, always believe that cos if you don’t think 100 per cent that you can make it or be what you wanna be then no one will.
What are some of your goals for the future?
To get more and more established, tour round the world, play shows to thousands and have everyone appreciate us as a band and have a good time.
Do you have any music recommendations?
Said The Whale – Howe Sounds/Taking Abalonia album – huge influence to our stuff. Frightened Rabbit, and of course Alaska Campus
Are there any specific people you have to thank for your success so far?
Our families, i know it’s cliche but they really do support us so much and help any way they can, also our friends in the AC group, who always get down to a show and are up for a good time no matter where, and anyone that has ever checked us out, listens to us, bought any cd’s or been to a show!
Be sure to check out Alaska Campus’s songs and like their facebook page .
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Posted: July 1, 2012 in Uncategorized
Notice the quotation marks. I like July I guess, but nothing ever really happens. My town puts on this huge parade every year, and knowing my luck my street does on every other year. And guess what….. this is one of the years. I actually had some ideas I was pretty enthusiastic about but no. They had to do the dumbest idea ever. Our floats theme is candy land. Fucking candy land. To top it all off we have to do a ridiculous dance along with it that makes me want to stab my eyes out. And the music… oh god.. the music. I’m not even going there.
But me being my clever self I got out of having to be in the float. Well, sort of. I”m handing out water. Exciting right? Better than being a “sourpatch kid”. That is the name of the kids group. I kid you not. The horror of this float has caused a short post today.. I’m fucking tired. Excuse my profanities… Some people actually still believe I have “Class”
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Posted: June 27, 2012 in Uncategorized
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It going to be a short but sweet post today. So today a new Muse song came out. I’m in love with Muse and the day I found out Matt Bellamy was taken I was so sad. But more importantly their new song. Its amazing. It’s called Survival. I’ll leave a link at the bottom but its going to be the London 2012 Olympics theme song. It defiantly deserves it. Like I said before, its amazing. Sorry, this song is so good it makes me un able to refrain from repeating myself over and over again. Its so good I don’t even know if that made any sense. Check it out