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Writer's Block: Let's stay friends [04 Apr 2010|02:47pm]
[ mood | artistic ]

Do you stay in touch with your former romantic partners? Have most of your break-ups been amicable or messy?

I am friends with all of them with the (if you know me/her) obvious exception of one. Jessica remains one of my best friends, I talk with Ahlyssah occasionally, there is no bad blood with Athena or Stephani. To put it concisely, Jade and I do not talk any more.
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Writer's Block: Between the slices [02 Mar 2010|03:13am]
What's your favorite sandwich? Do you make it yourself or go somewhere special to buy it? What's in it?!

Bacon, egg, and cheese on a cheddar bagel. HOT BAGEL, BITCHES. It isn't the same unless I'm with Mike, analyzing the shit out of those delicious, delicious bagel sammiches. Gay.

Also, hello, LJ.
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[12 Oct 2009|03:15pm]
Hey LJWorld. Stephanie says I should update so here I am. She also says that she asked if I have updated recently instead of asking me to update, but we know better than that.

So I am 21 now. I saw IN FLAMES on my birthday, which was amazing. Moh and Mike and Michael Windsor went with me. I also had a party at Mike's with most of my NOVA friends which was awesome.

I am back in school at ODU now, by the way. I'm destroying my classes (96 on my first test in biology is the only non-100% grade I have in that class), but I've been pretty busy and stressed. And sick. With mono. Wut? I have a girlfriend too. Her name is Stephanie Quinn and she kicks massive amounts of ass.

Music has been good and bad in certain respects. A LOT of outstanding music has been released recently (Behemoth, Revocation, Muse, tons more) with more still to come (BTBAM, Arsis, etc), so that is exciting. I went to a handful of concerts over the summer as well: Elton John/Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Mayhem Festival, Goatwhore/Daath. On the bad side of things though, being at college makes drumming kind of...impossible, which has also added to my stress. Such is life.

What am I doing? Updating? A REAL ENTRY? Fuck that. Peace out, ya'll.
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[15 Aug 2009|02:08pm]
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In other news, the new Amorphis album is audible sex. [21 Jun 2009|04:57pm]
[ mood | annoyed ]

GAH! I fucking hate it when a band/artist will have a cool/alright/existing song and then RIGHT AT THE END! They throw in this fucking cool as shit part that wasn't previously in the song. And it's always too short. They never expand upon it. Not just any cool part, either. It is always something that should have a whole composition based around it. So said part goes from being fucking awesome to merely being an annoyance; a smack in the face; a painful reminder of what could have been.


Kiko Loureiro's (lead guitarist for Angra and quite possibly my favorite guitarist) new solo album, Fullblast, has a song on it called "Cutting Edge." This has served as the inspiration for this rant. Now don't get me wrong. The song is really freaking cool. It's a phenomenal showcase of his technical wizardry. It's pretty much a solo from start to finish, which rules. The man can solo like no other. I was listening to the track for the first time last night, but more in the background. Then this part begins. I thought that a new song had started, just with a smooth transition. I switched over to Zune and lo and behold! It was just the song ending. I wanted to cry. And it got me thinking...

Here's a link to the song on YouTube. The part that I refer to is at 3:41.

I'm not a huge Mastodon fan. Their songs are far too schizophrenic for me to really enjoy them. The song "Hand of Stone" from Blood Mountain also suffers from this problem. The biggest problem is while the song is fairly bipolar, the final section is mind-blowing. There is a heavy, headbanging riff and driving accompanying drum beat, lasting for a disappointing twenty seconds.

Awesome ahoy at 3:12.

That's all I can think of at the top of my head. What other frustratingly awesome endings can you guys think of?

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[28 Feb 2009|09:11pm]
CDs coming out this year (that I know of) that I WANT.

Dream Theater
Between the Buried and Me
I know there is more. Can't remember though.

Games I want:
Assassin's Creed 2
Brutal Legend
Pokemon Platinum (stfu)
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[03 Feb 2009|08:11pm]
LiveJournal is boring. I have nothing to say anymore.

I have been busy. I went to a show, and I have been working a lot. That's really it. Life is pretty not good right now. I need to get out of here.
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[18 Nov 2008|06:20pm]
I saw this on my friend Jeney's LJ. It's realllllly fucking good. Please watch it.

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Woo politics! [05 Nov 2008|09:45pm]
So Obama won. That's pretty fucking tight.

BUT WHAT THE FUCK CALIFORNIA. I THOUGHT YOU WERE BETTER THAN THAT. Proposition 8 is the dumbest shit ever. Who the fuck are we to tell someone that they can't get married? Fucking SHIT.

Anyway, I am tired and going to bed.
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Good shit. Even though I don't think anybody here lives in California. [29 Oct 2008|12:32am]
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[27 Sep 2008|10:43pm]
[ mood | headache ]


Go there and vote for Divine Chaos. Yep.

Amorphis tomorrow!

Last night was dantastic.

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What the hell? An actual update? Sort of?? [20 Sep 2008|01:49am]
[ mood | loopy ]

Upcoming events:

Sleep: 10 minutes

DC at Best Buy/Game Night/BBQ: Sunday

Amorphis at Jaxx: 9/28

Mega Man 9: 10/1

Josh/Chris visiting: 10/4

My birthday?!?!!??: 10/5

Saints Row 2: 10/16

Norfolk visit: Sometime in October.

And that's on top of. Uh. Whatever the hell else I'm doing. There will hopefulyl be some more shows int here. Ones that are more open to the public.

Wtf my sleep schedule is retarded.

The new Slipknot CD is excellent. So is the newest Atreyu CD.

Assassin's Creed is a fucking awesome game and anybody that says otherwise is entitled to their own opinion. Also they suck.

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Funny shit right here. [15 Sep 2008|02:50am]
[ mood | rofl ]

I'm not dead, by the way. Sup LJ?

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MEME BECAUSE I AM BORED. [30 Aug 2008|09:55pm]
[ mood | bored! ]

Copy the shit, then choose your birth month. Strikeout what sucks and bold what is awesome. Fuck yeah!

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn't pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.


I have been very busy. I am going to Florida to visit Emily(!) for her birthday on Thursday. It's gonna be hot shit.

More stuff has happened. I don't remember everything.

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[16 Aug 2008|01:26am]
Despite what you say at this point, I know I am the better person. Am I perfect? Absolutely not. Have I made mistakes? Of course. But Have I done anything with the intention of angering you? Never. Which is far more than can be said about you. I hope you're happy.

I dare you to name one thing that I have actively done with the intent to breach your trust. I can name at least two within the past twenty-four hours.

I truly did want to make things better with you. But you're too damn stubborn to accept that I have other things that are important in my life besides you. But I don't cower away from you. When you call, I answer, regardless of the situation. I do not shy away when I know I have done something wrong. Whether you admit it or not, I accept my responsibility when necessary. It is quite apparent you don't, which is funny, considering that is what you accuse me of doing.

Have I done everything right in this situation? Hell no. I have made some big mistakes. But I sure as hell have handled it better, with infinitely more maturity than you could ever hope to have.
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[01 May 2008|05:37pm]
Hello LiveJournal. It has been a while.

I haven't died or anything. I still read everyone's journals; I just don't update my own. I AM ALIVE.

What's happened lately? Divine Chaos played a show with Exodus. We've also played a couple of other shows. Some where it was awesome, others where it sucks and we got fucked over/had to be quiet.

I got a Zune and it is thoroughly amazing. iPods suck. Right Emily?

Speaking of Emily, she finally came up to DC again and visited me again. Unfortunately, she forgot her camera.

I have been playing a lot of games lately. Bioshock, Orange Box, Forza 2, Mass Effect, Saint's Row.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl was disappointing. Some aspects of it are cool, but I much prefer Melee.

Grand Theft Auto 4 is disappointing so far. Not to say that it is bad, but the camera and controls are kind of strange/sloppy/annoying. The art direction is nothing short of astounding though. I haven't gotten too far into it, so I'm giving it more time.

I have been working full time at Best Buy this semester rather than taking classes. I've gotten the MVP award of my department two quarters in a row now. I'm really enjoying it there. Come visit me?

I went to Gigantour last weekend which was great. Not the best shows In Flames or Children of Bodom have put on, but I had a good time. Megadeth was great.

Speaking of In Flames and Bodom, their new albums owned and sucked, respectively.

I think that is everything? How has everybody been?
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[08 Dec 2007|02:15pm]
Broad Street Tavern
132 West Broad St
Falls Church, Virginia


Aces Wyld is playing as well. Gimme a call if you want a ride before 5:30.
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[01 Dec 2007|04:06am]
[ mood | tired ]

Ionno. I've been getting angrier a lot more lately. And more easily. To the point where my friends have been noticing too, and calling me out on it. Or I'll mention it, and whoever is with me agrees. But like, I kind of like it. It almost...energizes me, so to speak. I like the feeling of just getting pissed off about something silly and trivial, and ranting about it. Whether it's someone on the road, music, a video game, whatever. It's a different kind of anger than I have when I really get pissed; I don't have the urge to punch something and my vision doesn't blur. But I still find it weird that I almost encourage myself to get angry, rather than mentally reprimand myself as I used to. Sometime, I'd love to be able to convey that anger into writing some music, but it's quite difficult to write much of anything without some basic knowledge of an instrument with pitch. Anyway, yeah. Anger. Fun stuff.

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Sup LJ? [28 Nov 2007|11:35pm]
Hey guys. Stuff has happened. I got a job working in the games division of Best Buy. Fuck yeah. I got an Xbox 360. FUCK yeah. Divine Chaos has a few shows coming up. FUCK YEAH.

My Xbox LIVE gamertag is "y0urdarkesthour." Add me up.

DC shows:
Saturday, 12/8: Broad St. Tavern (Falls Church). That's all I really know on that one so far.
Friday, 12/21: Jaxx, with Aces Wyld. Tickets are $10, talk to one of us for info/tix.
Saturday, 2/2: Jaxx, with EXODUS! Tickets are $20, talk to one of us for info/tix.

There's probably more.

Speaking of more, there are SO many games out that I want. Mass Effect, the Orange Box, Geometry Wars Galaxies, Zack and Wiki(PEDIA LOLOLOL). Yay for video games costing so much. Brawl comes out in February. February is gonna be a fucking busy month for me. God damn.
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[23 Oct 2007|03:51pm]
Hey! I'm not dead. But too much has happened in the past month or so, that I don't feel like explaining it all. Divine Chaos played a show with Sonata Arctica and Firewind. It was loads of fun. Then it was my birthday. Then Jade and I went to visit my friends at ODU. I don't think anything too spectacular happened in the last two weeks, short of me (finally) getting a job (at Best Buy). I'm probbaly getting my Xbox 360 within the next week or two. And I'm getting an R4DS very shortly as well. Oh money, how I missed thee.

Nightwish is fucking amazing. I need more of their music.

Here"s a band survey! From the Nightwish website!Collapse )
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