1. 3 years ago 

    Our Time Is Now

    So its been a while, a long long while since I’ve sat down at my computer and written anything. The idea behind this blog was that I wasn’t trying to make a diary, more that when i needed it, i had an outlet, and could create snapshots of my influences throughout my journey. Speaking of my journey, when did it begin? Where is the finish line? How will i know when I’ve gotten there?

    I suppose it doesn’t really matter, what matters is that i will be able to look back and remember those that influenced me, through friendship, through song, etc.

    The last time i posted anything it was my acceptance into SAE. 4 weeks into the course i am incredibly pleased with how far i have come. I probably go to college with the most amazing group of individuals that i have ever met. I don’t want my friends in Australia to be at all discouraged, but there is something about getting so many great minds, from so many different cultures and upbringings, and throwing them in a room together where they can all speak the language of music!

    We’re talking people from Oman, Scotland, Iceland, India, people that have studied in America, and then Australia. Music is a beautiful thing, and this class reinforces that, and leaves me satisfied with my chosen direction in life! Its good! Life is good!

    When i learn something technical i’ll repost my thoughts

    xx

  2. 3 years ago 
    Day One of the dream… College Enrolment

    Day One of the dream… College Enrolment

     
  3. 3 years ago 

    "It’s use less, my name has made the list
    And I wish, I gave you one last kiss”

    Blink 182 - Not Now

  4. 3 years ago 

    My Influences (vol. 2)

    Blink 182

     

    Okay, based on the fact that Blink 182 are touring Scotland, and i will be seeing them tomorrow, its about time i got round to writing this blog!

    Blink 182 for me as a kid, were the band that saved me! Its funny how people say that this is possible. A band that can save a person? Can music have this sort of influence on a persons life? I think that it can!

    For me it all started when i was 13. My home life wasn’t ‘ideal’ - my mum and i were living with her asshole of a boyfriend and so most of my afternoons following school were spent trying to drown out the sound of violence and anger and shouting. How does a 13 year old deal with that? I’m not sure i could speak for others but for me, the best scenario was to turn my music up and close my eyes! I think it was then that i discovered “All The Small Things” and “Whats My Age Again” and was soon spending my pocket money on “Enema of the State” and “Dude Ranch”. I had never really been in to music that much before then, at least nothing i am willing to admit to on my blog! Nonetheless this is where my love for music and Blink 182 began. Imagine it, songs that can block out the evil in your life and give you a reason to smile!

    In saying this, other than Blink 182 and the Offspring i never really pursued my music taste much further until i met Paul and Trudie, who opened up a whole new world and genre for me. I will forever be thanking them for that! In fact, they too are probably as much responsible for me wanting to pursue Audio Engineering as the bands such as Blink 182 are.

    Blink 182, although not the first band i ever saw live, are definitely the one i will never forget! It was the night before the concert, and there was no way i was going - no job to pay for the ticket, plus my overprotective mother! Anywho - the radio had been running a competition giving away free tickets, and i got through, sung “Man Overboard” and picked up my tickets a few hours before the gig! It was just one of those events that i will never forget! It makes me wonder if Blink 182 ever sit there thinking about the things they do and how many lives they affect! It probably drives my passion to get in to the music industry - could something i am a part of one day influence one person in a messed up childhood? I have faith that it could, and i want to make that difference like Blink 182 did for me!

    Seeing as all i do is blog about my man crush for Tom DeLonge, etc, i think i will leave it at that. Now, i am going to look for a Blink 182 video to post up to begin the 26 hour celebration that is “Blink 182 - Live @ the SECC”

  5. 3 years ago 

    Paramore - CrushCrushCrush

    Okay its a little late, but i am on the Hayley Williams bandwagon! I’m not sure whether or not i intentionally avoided Paramore but somehow they really went unnoticed all this time!

    I always find it hard to pick a video to upload. I really wanted to go with Airplanes by B.O.B. feat Hayley, which is, lets face it, the tune of the year! I think though that this whole blog is more about my music influences and Paramore definitely lie closer to where i feel i stand!

  6. 3 years ago 
    My Hero

    My Hero

     
  7. 3 years ago 

    A Day To Remember - NJ Legion Iced Tea

    "So here’s to another better year…

    … If for just this once you’d think of us, I hope you’re happy with yourself.”
     

  8. 3 years ago 

    New Found Glory - Sonny, from Sticks and Stones

    I’ve always loved this song, but you cant really connect with it until you lose someone thats impacted your life, even in a small way. My time is Scotland has been grand, its sad that i can now think of someone who made this country a better place when i listen to this! My best wishes go out to all the people saddened by the news of Scott passing away!

    "I’m sorry 
    I heard about the bad news today
    a crowd of people around you
    telling you it’s ok
    and everything happens for a reason

    when you lose a part of yourself to somebody you know
    it takes a lot to let go
    every breath that you remember
    pictures fade away, but memory’s forever

    an empty chair at all the tables
    and I’ll be seeing you when all my days boil down
    but its better where you’re going anyway

    I’m sorry
    I heard about the bad news today
    it’s really hard to get through
    tough times and long days
    but it really just depends on the season

    when you lose a part of yourself to somebody you know
    it takes a lot to let go
    every breath that you remember
    pictures fade away, but memory’s forever

    an empty chair at all the tables
    and I’ll be seeing you when all my days boil down
    for now we’ll say good bye
    we know it’s not the last time
    I’ve lost the best part of my day
    but its better where you’re going anyway”

  9. Notes: 1 / 3 years ago 
    Tattoo

    Tattoo

     
  10. 3 years ago 

    Mayday Parade with track one ”Kids in Love” off their studio album "Anywhere But Here" 

    I look back to the one and only summer time
    And my girl was the envy of every friends of mine
    She slept safely in my arms
    We were so young and invincible

    Closed lips, she was never one to kiss and tell
    Those trips in the summer never went so well
    Young love is such dumb love
    Call it what you want it was still enough

    And you’re still out of my reach
    And you’re still all of the things
    That I want in my life
    How could I ask you to leave me?

    And we were just kids in love
    The summer was full of mistakes we wouldn’t learn from
    The first kiss stole the breath from my lips
    Why did the last one tear us apart?

    Our breath smelled of cigarettes and alcohol
    We’d walk down the beach counting every star
    Our hearts beat inside our chest
    Leaving us gasping for every breath

    Her smile with the wind blowing through her hair
    Was so contagious in the air
    So satisfying and I’m still smiling

    And you’re still out of my reach
    And you’re still all of the things
    That I want in my life
    How could I ask you to leave me?

    And we were just kids in love
    The summer was full of mistakes we wouldn’t learn from
    The first kiss stole the breath from my lips
    Why did the last one tear us apart?

    We’re falling down, can we pick up the pieces?
    We’re at an all time low, how do we get it back?
    We’re falling down, can we pick up the pieces?

    We’re falling down, can we pick up the pieces now?

  11. 3 years ago 

    The Orphaned Anything’s

    Stephen Christian of Anberlin is also an Author. AND, the book “The Orphaned Anything’s” is backed by glowing reviews. I like that a talented lyricist has the ability to inspire others with his words using more than one form of communication.

    The book is only 6 pounds. I’ll be ordering my copy today:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Orphaned-Anythings-Memoir-Lesser-Known/dp/0595478565/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277386835&sr=8-1

  12. 3 years ago 

    My Influences (vol. 1)

    anberlin

    "Is there time, can I turn back
    I’ve made mistakes in the past
    Need a chance, can’t take it back
    Wish I could set things right tonight

    Live, I wanna live inspired
    Die, I wanna die for something higher than myself
    Live and die for anyone else
    The more I live I see this life’s not about me…”

    stephen christian

    "i am no fitzgerald or salinger. but this is pieces of me scattered throughout ink and fiber. i do not have a literary degree. i do not have a pulitzer or even a stable job. but i do have memories and time on my side."

  13. 3 years ago 

    Lets play a game: Its called, pick which one’s are Tess, and which ones are Pink! You have to be so skilled at this game to succeed, your probably better off re-sitting your TEE exams!

    Anywho, not the point! The woman you see before you is Tessa Moody, who within her right is slightly disappointed that she was not mentioned in my ‘Things I Miss: Volume 3’ picture slide.

    Today, when i logged on i noticed that Tess had started following my blog, the first person in fact, which is something that i will never forget. This blog never has been and never will be a popularity thing for me. This is designed to be my outlet, a way to look back on my inspirations as i make my way through college into hopefully a successful career in the Music Industry. The point is, it reminded me how much i’ve been able to rely on Tess, as a honest and open, free of bullshit, best friend! It reminded me that she is the one person i can rely on, even on the other side of the world, to always tell me what she thinks and support me in any of the choices i make!

    Tess, despite being a lazy bitch, is going to do big things in this world, i know it! Its always been a pleasure having her in my life, and i hope that despite being on the other side of the world i will continue to have her lazy ass around! I love you heaps for being so awesome!

  14. 3 years ago 

    Parkway Drive have duly delivered on their new album Deep Blue. Unfortunately they skipped Glasgow on a recent UK tour so i didn’t get to see them, but i will be first in the queue when they hopefully return in the near future!

  15. 3 years ago 

    Bands of the Week!

    1/. Parkway Drive

    2/. The Friday Night Boys

    3/. Valencia

    Do yourselves a favour and check them out. Parkway Drives new album (recently leaked online) is stellar as was anticipated! The Friday Night Boys and Valencia carry a similar sound to Boys Like Girls and All Time Low and are worth a listen if you like that upbeat, good feel pop punk!

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