Thursday, 21 April 2011

Not posted in a while, need to keep this up. My dad bought me a couple of vinyls by "The Jam." For those of you who don't know, they're a punk/new wave band who were headed by paul weller. It's pretty cool stuff tbh.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Wow, I totally forgot about this

Sorry! I know I haven't updated this in a while. Lots of stuff's been happening and I pushed it to the back of my mind. Anyway, I wanna share this with you. It's a band called Strike anywhere. I came across them a week or so ago, but the stuff they sing about seems to ring true with me. Here's a song about an issue i'm kinda passionate about:
It's called Postcards from home, it's about child soldiers. I love the vocals, they're raw and packed with energy. Anyway, here you go. Enjoy :)

Friday, 1 April 2011

On vinyl, music, and lots of other things.

My turntable arrived today. Feeling good about that! I still can't understand why we ever moved away from these things. There's just something that feels special about watching a record spin. Maybe it's just me? Anyway I've been playing a couple of clash records non stop since I got it. Vintage clash :)

Other than that, just trying to keep posting. My song for my mood:
Only fair to do clash if that's what i'm listening to.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Stuff happens

Sorry I haven't updated this in a while. A bunch of personal stuff came up which I don't really wanna go into on the internet. Anyway, I've been doing a lot of thinking (way too much, like I always do in these situations) and come to a conclusion of existential nihilism. You might disagree, I guess. You have every right to, and I'm not gunna argue the toss. Anyway, what that basically means for those of you that don't know, is that I don't believe that life has any special significance. Our existence doesn't exactly mean anything. We're just a load of meaningless carbon based life forms clinging to the side of a relative speck of dust in the eye of the universe. It brings a favourite quote of mine to mind:

Anyway, though nihilism may seem depressing, empty or downright scary, I see it as a positive thing. Live for the moment, you'll never have it again. Your failures don't matter because they will be forgotten. Your successes don't either, but they're worth chasing because they'll make you and the people in your life happier. 

I'm not pumped right now, even if my blog seems that way. I've got a lot on my mind, and I just wanted to share that thought.

Song for my mood:
(It's the clash again, sorry! I'll try and be more diverse in the future. For those of you who couldn't see it, last weeks was Remote Control by the clash. Was feeling oppressed :P )

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Screw titles

Not really sure what to post today, trying to keep my blog a daily thing though. Guess I'll just do the song for my mood.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Okay, just a quick post. Been doing the 30 day song challenge on facebook, if any of you have accounts over there you should check it out, it's been pretty fun I guess. I'll do a whole list of all the songs I've done when it's finished (I'm on day 11 out of 30 now)

Song for my mood would have to be... The Cave by Mumford and Sons (Kinda outside my normal taste but get lost I like it :P)

What's your favorite band? Comment below if you want.
Thanks for reading.

Monday, 21 March 2011

A couple of thoughts.

Hi guys, just thought I'd jot a few thoughts down. If you have anything to say about them, post comments if you like.

1. Workout music.
What's up with everyone working out to dance music/techno whatever? For me, nothing gets me in the spirit of working out more than Metal. Power metal and speed, especially. Something like,
That's music I can do 50 pressups to. But Techno? Doesn't make me feel anything sorry, however good the beat is.

2. Vinyl
Okay, I've picked up a few vinyls, but I don't have anything to play them on. I wanna keep the whole system under £100 sterling. Any thoughts on budget turntables/systems etc would be most welcome.
In other news, why did we ever get rid of vinyl? It looks so awesome. I'm not old enough to remember when it was people's main source of music, but there's something about it. I can't really describe it, but holding a vinyl just feels right, unlike CDs and iPods. I know they're clunky, but I love them.

3. Friday.
I can't even begin to describe how much I hate what this song stands for. This is what music is turning into? Kids without great talent being autotuned and hailed as "awesome," before getting contracts worth shitloads of cash. Anyway, I think Black's had enough hate lately, so I won't drone on about it, but I can't understand how some kids earn more money than real talented kids who just get ignored. Just my two cents.

4. Finally, "a song which sums up my mood right now."
I've decided I'm gunna tack this onto the end of every post. Not sure how it will last before I run out of songs to put here. Still, here's Eddie and the hot rods.