Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A New Direction - The Hardcore Scene

I've decided instead of just the same ole' blogging that everyone does that I'm going to suggest new artists and albums by said artists that I've recently discovered or have just been listening to a lot lately. The latter describes this blog better seeing that I don't have the funds to go out and by new albums frequently.

However, I've recently been listening to a few "hardcore" bands. I used to be really into the whole hardcore scene and I still listen to some bands from that genre from time to time. But recently the few bands that have peaked my interest in the genre have been as follows: Memphis May Fire, My Ticket Home, Like Moths To Flames, The Crimson Armada, The Plot In You and The Devil Wears Prada. Now I'll admit, I've always been a TDWP fan since I first heard them circa 2007. But the other bands have been an acquired liking for me. Hardcore music is pretty typical anymore. The classically overused breakdown after breakdown while the band hopes that their fans will start to mosh and hardcore dance to their concoction. But these few bands that I have listed have different sounds compared to the other. And I strongly suggest, if you haven't already, to check out them. All have recently released a new album within the last year or so. If you're going for a technical sound I would suggest Memphis May Fire, for typical but good upbeat The Crimson Armada and Like Moths To Flames, and for just straight up heavy then The Devil Wears Prada, My Ticket Home and The Plot In You are the way to go.

I support these bands fully and I do suggest them to any hardcore fan. If you're not a fan of hardcore, fret not. Because as I previously said, I'm not the biggest fan of it either. These are just the few that I do care for and like. I will cover different genres from rap to indie music that I think people may enjoy.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Keep your coins. I want change.

"You're mind is working at its best when you're being paranoid. You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation at high speed with total clarity."

April 10th, 2011

40...40 is either a large or a considerably small number, depending on the way you view it or percieve. To me it's a little bit of both. To me it's a number that will make me free, a number that will end it all, a number that will start things anew. It is roughly 40 days until I graduate high school. 40 days until freedom. After graduation from high school evreything will be different...I will have entered the real world. College will be starting and then for sure it will be very different. That will be the start of true self dependence. As a friend of mine said, "it's beginning to get bittersweet". And I completely agree with her. Sweet in the sense that it will end all that is associated with high school, the drama, the routine, the work, the stress, etc. Bitter in the sense that I will not have all the friends that I've come to know and love close by, and really that about it for me. But still, overall I cannot wait until im out of that place that I can't stand, the place where I have to get out of bed and sit around for roughly 7-8 hours a day. But still, I will miss some aspects of it all.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Everlasting Light

"Love is the coal that makes this train roll."

April 8th, 2011

Countless times I've listened to The Black Keys, a band from Akron, Ohio.  And today I decided to listen to them again. My album of choice was their newest one entitled "Brothers". With a 15 track playlist of an bluesy-almost pop sound, it's definitely worth the listen. "Everlasting Light" is the title of the first track. And even though I've listened to the song who knows how many times, It always is something worth listening to me. Along with The Black Keys I've been listening immensely to Explosions In The Sky, Beirut, Jónsi, Sigur Rós, Mumford & Sons, The Avett Brothers, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. These few bands make up only a small fraction of my music library. Every day I listen to something different, different genres, artists, albums and so forth. I always enjoy expanding my musical variety, library and overall opinions and open mindedness towards new artists, genres and such. Alternative, blues, folk, indie, world, hip-hop, rap, bluegrass, dub-step, etc., these are just a few examples of what have sparked my interest as of late. Im always open to exploring new styles of music and artists.

Music is a privilege.

"Let me be your everlasting light, your sun when there is none. Im a shepherd for you and I'll guide you through. Let me be your everlasting light "