Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I can't express that amount of hatred i have toward the schooling system and certain teachers who are completely retarded and have no friends. If it weren't for school my life would be fantastic. Just think about it if you are like me you can understand the stress of having to deal with the nagging and pressure from your parents of keeping your grades up. What is the point of school? I think we should have the choice on whether we want to attend or not.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
So sorry for the long delay in posts i just couldn't think of anything. Well if you don't know what Mardis Gras is it is a holiday celebrated in Louisiana and it gives people an excuse to be wasted all day. For the past for years Mardis Gras has been crazy but this year for some reason it was great. I had a fantastic time and i also enjoyed people being ridiculous. It was a surprisingly chill night which was good. Afterwards I went to a friends house and sat on there kitchen floor with about a dozen of my other Friends and almost peed my pants from laughing so hard at "Mr. Gannon". For those who are clueless this guy is a school administrator at my school and he has a lisp which is hilarious. I listened to a Friend impersonate him which was spot on. That was pretty much the highlight of my night. Once again sorry for the delay.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
So I'm just chillin here, the weather isn't the best and I was just thinking of Mars. It might be ridiculous but I do think there is life present on Mars. Yes, there is frozen water on the top, and scientist have said plants have at one point existed on Mars. I'm not talking about that though. I'm talking about living creatures! There has to be some type of extraterrestrial life form out there somewhere. I'm thinking this because who can explain Stone Henge or the Great Pyramids and Ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations. What ever happened to those cat? It can't be explained. There are things in the great pyramids to suggest that they had help from extra ordinary help in building them. And on Stone Henge, how does man biuld something like this without using simple tools like a pulley or incline? Unless they hd super human people that no one knows about. And finally no one can explian ancient Mayan and Aztec temples. Further more they no one can explain what even happened to these people. So this was just what was going through my mind and I figured I would share it.Yes, you may not agree and I don't want you to be offended by what I'm thinking it is strictly just my opinion.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Sorry guys for such a delay in posts. I have been kinda busy. Tonight's post is my ultimate dream in life. Let us begin. I plan on graduating high school and going to college. Not to sure what I will be majoring in but that's neither here nor there. After my schooling is complete And have a reasonable amount of money saved up I plan on purchasing a 1975 Volkswagen vanagon. You may be familiar with the one on scooby-doo. Once I have purchased this, I will gather all my belongings and head west for a new adventure in the mountains and rivers. I hope to find a rafting company and become a raft guide in the summers and in the winters work at a ski resort. After several years of living this awesome life I will start my own rafting company and live a life of awesomeness.
Monday, February 14, 2011
If you watched the Grammy's you would have seen a typical Grammy show. The only reason i stayed toned in for an hour and a half was to watch Mumford and Sons rock the stage, literally. In my opinion, it was the best I have seen in a while. They were also accompanied by the Avett Brothers and Bob Dylan which made it that much better. It was a good switch from the typical performance by Justin B which was terrible. I'm tired of this kid. Yeah, he came up how ever he did but, to me he's just not good. I'm tired of seeing the M.J. copies. So I think the Grammy's would have been way better if Mumford and Son played all night.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Sorry for the delay in posting, I have had a head ache for a few days. While I wasn't blogging I have been listening to a lot of music. I have encountered my love for some good techno. It all started when I was turned on to a group called Basshunter. There songs get the blood flowing and energizes the soul. But my most recent craze is is Dubstep. There mixes are pretty gnarly. The sounds that they come up with are ones that can melt your face off. If you looking for a good musical trip then i suggest you listen to these artists.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." This is one of my all time favorite quotes from Ferris Bueller. It's a quote that is so easy to interpret, because it has so much truth to it. Why go through life always rushing and not enjoying what is best in life. Embrace what life has to offer, the good and bad. Though it may get bad ounce in a while there is no need to fret because, there's always a light at the end of the tunnel.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Ceci n'est pas une pipe. "This is not a pipe". Magritte out did himself on this one. He challenges the human mind because this is clearly a pipe. But look closely you can indeed see that it is not a pipe, but a picture of a pipe. For someone to compose something like this completely blows my mind.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Watches. Why wear something that constricts you from what you want to do and when you want to do it. Why not just use the sun or moon to tell when you want to do something. I personally have tried wearing one and didn't like it. I felt as if I had something holding me back from doing stuff on my time. But some people are different from me and have to have structure and a plan for there life. I think the relationship between time and yourself is like a Master and Slave, or and anchor that holds you down. It controls your plans of life. Try to base your life on a whim instead of a planned schedule. Yes, it may be chaotic, but why not say yes to chaos and see if you like it.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Since they formed in December 2007, the members of Mumford & Sons have shared a common purpose: to make music that matters, without taking themselves too seriously. Four young men from West London in their early twenties, they have fire in their bellies, romance in their hearts, and rapture in their masterful, melancholy voices. They are staunch friends - Marcus Mumford, Country Winston, Ben Lovett, and Ted Dwane - who bring their music to us with the passion and pride of an old-fashioned, much-cherished, family business. They create a gutsy, old-time sound that marries the magic of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with the might of Kings Of Leon, and their incredible energy draws us in quickly to their circle of songs, to the warmth of their stories, and to their magical community of misty-eyed men.
The four friends were playing various instruments in various bands in London throughout the summer of 2007. They were united to perform impromptu renditions of Marcus’ earliest attempts at song-writing in front of crowds of friends in sweaty underground folk nights in the capital. They bonded over their love of country, bluegrass and folk, and decided to make music that sounded loud, proud and live - taking music that could often be pretty and delicate, and fill it with enthusiasm, courage and confidence. "It was a very exciting time, and though we loved it and were in awe of the music going on around us, we didn’t consider ourselves contenders in the pretty daunting London music scene. There was never any idea of competition, just pure enjoyment", says Marcus. They loved live music so much that they would practise their sets on pavements outside the venues, and also act as backing musicians for the peers with whom they played.
This sense of playing music for the love of it has continued as the main theme through the band’s short history. They booked their first rehearsals in the late autumn of 2007: "As soon as we sat down together, just the four of us, we knew we had become a band cos what came out was unique to us four as individuals," says Ben. Out of this session came their first band songs: Awake My Soul and White Blank Page, highlights on their debut album.
As soon as they had their first rough cluster of songs, they hit the road. Straightaway, they won the hearts of their audiences with their harmonies, the way they engaged with their instruments, their bandmates and their crowds - and chased the friendly live reception they got all over the country.
Word spread quickly. The band toured extensively throughout 2008; from a barge-tour of the Thames with eight other acts, through to an island-hopping tour of the Scottish highlands, and a triumphant set at Glastonbury in June, they sold out London's Luminaire in July, only half a year after they got together. Their first American tour followed in support of Laura Marling and Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit. A trilogy of beautiful 10" EPs all on Chess Club Records also followed, recorded simply at home. Their eponymous EP debuted the same month as their Luminaire show; Love Your Ground followed in December; while The Cave And The Open Sea arrived in May.
With each release, the music of Mumford & Sons got brighter, bolder and brawnier, with an increasing focus on their empassioned and intimate lyrics. "What we write about is real, and we sing and play our instruments more passionately cos we feel like we need to. We love honest music," says Winston.
Their success continued to build, too, with two glorious benchmarks being their place on the BBC Sound Of 2009 Poll shortlist, and their London ICA show selling out in 24 hours.
Then came the time to record their debut album - and then came the extraordinary producer who wanted to work with them. Markus Dravs recorded Arcade Fire's Neon Bible, Björk's Homogenic and The Maccabees’ Wall of Arms, and he saw similar crossover potential in the Sons. He took them to the legendary Eastcote Studios where Arctic Monkeys, Brian Eno, Tindersticks and Laura Marling have honed their music on its vintage equipment; made the band buy good instruments; set them a daily routine; and encouraged them to try and work even more instinctively, to strengthen their already-powerful musical personality. "He wanted us just to sound like us", explains Ben. "He talked about us working on our music's most jubilant and melancholic moments, and make them even more evocative. And over those four weeks, everything came together."
The album begins with the extraordinary title track, Sigh No More, a statement of intent that references the romantic language of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, as they sing: "Love it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you / It will set you free / Be more like the man you were made to be." Amongst darkly reflective tracks such as Thistle & Weeds and ballads like White Blank Page, Winter Winds and Roll Away Your Stone, by contrast, show the band's sprightlier side, the rollicking banjo of the former conjuring up stormy weather that "litters London with lonely hearts"; the latter a fabulous hoedown about a man unsuccessfully filling the hole in his soul.
As the album moves on, this fervour never dies. Little Lion Man - a track that Zane Lowe named the "Hottest Record In The World Today" on a recent Radio 1 show - is a rampage about regret and unresolved heartbreak: "Tremble, little lion man / You’ll never settle any of your scores / Your grace is wasted in your face / Your boldness stands alone among the wreck". And finally, after a wild lashing out in the murderous fable of Dust Bowl Dance, After The Storm arrives, the only track Mumford and Sons wrote in the studio, away from the live stage they knew so well. It stands an incredibly moving final track to an incredibly moving album - the story of a man scared of what's behind and what's before, and creates a considered conclusion to the band’s epic debut album.
Mumford & Sons’ live reputation goes before them, and now their incredible debut reveals the extent of their magic and majesty on record. Feel the fire in your belly and the romance in your heart as you listen, let your voice break into rapture - and you too sigh no more.
Mumford & Sons are: Marcus Mumford, Country Winston, Ben Lovett, and Ted Dwane.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Well, this marks the beginning of greatness. A blog on life, made to inspire or wake up certain people. I will be covering all sorts of stuff. If you are into the same stuff as myself then you will find this quite amusing. I am looking forward to telling the stories on how life can be wonderful and just God awful in a blink of an eye. So ENJOY.