26 Jun 2013
21 Jun 2013
1. Don’t look, just keep your eyes peeled.
2. I sat by the ocean, and drank a potion baby to erase you.
3. I want God to come and take me home, 'cause I'm all alone in this crowd.
4. Gitchy, gitchy, Ooh la la, do run run, you won't get far.
5. Far beyond the desert road, where everything ends up.
6. I never lied, to myself, tonight.
7. Is there anyone out there? Or am I walking alone?
8. It's all in motion, no stoppin' now.
9. Calling all comas, prisoner on the loose.
10. Everyone it seems, has somewhere to go.
They're like little one line poems. I like. A lot.
19 Jun 2013
Basically, I want to use this as my notepad. I want to use this to try new things with words, rearrange letters in a different way, I want to use my blog the way I think blogs were originally intended.
I don't want to tell you which bands to listen to, which tv shows to watch or to make money from advertising or get free shit from brands. I know, the last two are very assumptive and slightly egotistical, thinking that this stupid blog could be monetised. Luckily, I give not a care in the world, I am doing this for me, not you.
But like a good bro, I'll share. Maybe you like the way I structure my sentences, perhaps you fancy the way I don't use too many hyperboles or adjectives, or maybe, you just like my writing. That's all I can ask for as a writer, so if you are reading this, thank you.
I am very inspired and keen to get this going properly, because I want the end result to be a book of some sort, who knows, but that is what this is about, finding out where to go next. Expect some photographs, ideas, both short and long, as well as some insight, thoughts and more of me than I'm accustomed to sharing.
Welcome to my world.
14 Jun 2013
25 Jun 2012
A lot of the internet has become rather repetitive and I want to avoid that here. I know I'm the worst blogger in the world, but hopefully I can grab your attention once more.
I'm not promising massive investigative posts, or constant bombardment of what you should be listening to. Instead, I'll try do what bloggers used to, I'll kick it old school and use this as an internet based account of what I am and believe.
Hopefully you like reading it.
23 Apr 2012
19 Mar 2012
|Hell on Wheels - One Ros|
21 Feb 2012
If everyone starts disliking crap films, television shows, and movies, the overall standard of entertainment will surely increase. It's science, I don't make the rules. Humanity is extremely stupid and mediocrity is celebrated far too often for my liking. Now I am not saying I'm above all of this, some of my guilty pleasures include some of the worst television shows and films, possibly ever made. I perpetuate the problem, to an extent.
I look around me and I think I am correct when I say that the most celebrated thing on the planet is, in fact, mediocrity. It makes me sad, it fills me with rage, at the same time. I am not claiming for a single second that I am the authority on what is mediocre and what isn't, I am merely pointing out that it should not be celebrated.
When did it become okay to just "get by"? When did we all decide that supporting the bullshit is worth our time and effort? Don't conform simply because it's "there." Grow a spine, take a stand, hate what you can. It's what the world needs.
We're not only filling the planet with our waste, and babies, but we're losing sight of the good stuff at the same time. Supply is directly related to demand and if the world demands more stupid, it's what we'll get. So even if you only avoid one piece of stupid today, you'll have done a good thing. Then tomorrow, avoid another bit of idiocy, and hopefully it will snowball into a massive ball of hate, for the right things.
That ball of hate will spread across the globe and we can all dislike stupidity and mediocrity in unison, and I am positive that it would result in everyone being really happy, and everything being good. Who says hate is bad? Fools, that's who.
29 Nov 2011
30 Sep 2011
Bands generally draw heavily from their inspirations on their first albums, I am not going to list all of them here though, because that would just be silly, and it's Friday. Anyway, I think that because those albums are by their definition retrospective, they really do strike a chord with me. If only because it's the same way I look at music.
It's all from somewhere, and I find it more apparent in debut albums. Then comes the "difficult" second album, where the band needs to find its own voice, to drop the comparisons, and I will admit, many pull it off. Then comes the test of longevity, which so many bands fail, hopelessly.
Third albums are killers, they're very difficult to get right and if you don't, then what? My take is just that as musicians these bands grow and the more you grow, the more you want to try new things, it's evolution, but that's also when many bands start losing the plot.
I probably didn't teach you anything, but this train of thought has me going back through all of my favourite bands' debut offerings to see if I spot more of their influences, or themselves (having listened to all their records) on their debut.
And on that note, I will leave you with one question, what do you consider to be the best debut album ever?