I’ve been busy… Like real busy. Plus, I’ve been devoting quite a bit of time to schoolwork. Here’s the breakdown:
This blog- mostly finished. I changed the font.
WordPress 2.7 is coming out soon. It’ll have a redesigned admin panel, so I’ll see how that turns out. It’s probably not going to be very simple anymore, with all the added junk they’ve put into the admin interface.
Speaking of music, it seems like all my favorite bands are releasing CDs now. Bleeding Through released Declaration, which is pretty damn amazing. They managed to make it rip-your-face-off heavy, but still make it interesting to listen to. There’s less singing than in the previous album, which isn’t a bad thing. At least they aren’t going to sell out and start singing all over the place. All That Remains also released Overcome, which is just as addicting as The Fall of Ideals. The tickets for the Misfits concert are all printed out and ready, so I’m all set to have a kickass Halloween.
Also, some of you might be wondering what it means to “sell out” (aka “Pull an Atreyu”). Selling out mostly applies to metal bands, when they lighten up or drastically change their sound to appeal to the general public and make more money. For example, if Despised Icon went and started playing Fallout Boy-esque music (although you can’t consider Fallout Boy music), that would be called selling out. Atreyu’s another good example, because they actually did sell out. In “Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses” and in “The Curse,” they were screaming bloody murder. In the following two albums (which are so terrible I can’t be arsed to remember their names), they started singing more and more. In their latest crap, they sound like a generic MTV-grade band. Blech.
A really good band to watch out for in the future is Born of Osiris. They released their EP “The New Reign,” and it’s pretty sick. They combine keyboards and melodic riffs quite well, without making it sound generic.
Speaking of music, I’m getting pretty good at guitar. I’ve pretty much learned the 6 strings, and can read music decently enough to get by. Maybe if I get good enough I’ll be able to switch over to electric guitar by next summer. I’ve got my eye on a really sweet-looking Schecter C1, which is reasonably priced as well.