Saturday, 24 July 2010

a band to check out! - penpal

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If your a fan of atmospheric, emo - hell i could even broaden it to if you like relaxing music then you WILL love this band. to best describe their sound id say they take a big influence from american football, emo played with intricate guitar parts. but that description doesn't give them justice these guys are pretty much geniuses at writing music they have a full lp at the moment and are just now getting a new 7inch pressed which im super stoaked about as these guys are probably one of my favourite bands as of right now.
every one of these songs on this self titled lp is written with such care and precision you can tell they sat down when making each song and perfected each one second by second. this whole lp is just a masterpiece of relaxation and genius and beautiful guitar and song structure and this whole lp is free! - Going back to mention how this band do have similar sounds to american football I Personally would go as far to say that they have advanced on that sort of sound and brang something new to it.
i urge you to download this as you will certainly not regret it!

also check out Marquette its basically their previous band which is a little more poppy emo and less atmospheric - there also really really good! snap!

peace and thanks

Thursday, 15 July 2010

A band to check out! - the ergs!

ok so these guys have been around for ages, i know. but i don't really care cause they deserve to be listened to for a very very long time

these guys are basically your neo descendants without being a complete rip off. they have some 7 inches which sound like minor threat and some material that is cool geeky pop punk that isn't cheesy or cringe just simply sing along posi.....ness.

the majority of their stuff is pop punk - and im not the biggest fan of pop punk and im very particular when it comes to listening to it. if its just that bit too much corny of whiney sounding then in totally put off...well to be honest thats a contradiction because i do listen to whiney pop punk like the movielife, motion city soundtrack, the wonderyears and blink 182 etc but I dunno i geuss it comes down to personal preference on weather its that too much whiney and corney sounding to me.........anyway going off subject! these guys hit me in all the right places of good pop punk thats done really well which is a hard thing to do. I wish there was more pop punk like this - its not full on pop punk riffs, its kinda mixed with crazy riffs that kind of remind me of like how the descendants played their songs.

best way to understand what I mean is just to listen to a song..even though I should be able to but a sound in your mind with my amazing journalistic skills..........yeh right! heres a video of a song!

peace and thanks!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

warehouse worker's guide to the factory!

So we all know work is hard to come by at the moment. and a lot of you may of heard of factory/line work jobs in factories given to people through temp agencies - this includes me.

so basically I have had quite a bit of experience working in warehouses now. im currently doing some in a parcel warehouse and used to work in a ice cream factory (isn't nearly as fun as it sounds) and have came up with a guide to working in one.
having one of these jobs can ether be a world of counting down each minute and constantly doubting your job status, or a world of easy straight forward work which can be a easy and doss way to get money. here are some of the main rules I've came up with to follow when working in one of these environments - ill develop on each one, in no order of importance -

- Make a playlist that lasts at least 3 quarters of your shift - you can check this on itunes
If your working in a factory which uses no machines or sometimes if you are you'll probably get away with being able to listen to your ipod or mp3 player etc. music is a great way to take your mind off of things and to relax and actually have a good time. if your someone who can just listen to music for fun then you have a big advantage when it comes to this sort of work. if you get so into your music and make a playlist that will last at least half your shift then you will find that time will fly!

- download free podcasts from itunes and put them on your ipod (if you have one) and make sure you have at least enough to last you half your shift
I advise anyone to do this if they have an ipod, even if you don't normally listen to podcasts then follow this it will help you so much, maybe even more than the music. go onto 'itunes store' on your itunes and then search through the podcasts. a good idea is to check out some of the best in forums on the internet then seek them out. listening to podcasts gives you the illusion that someone is talking to you. you often get ones which episodes last more than a hour so get a few - of course get them in the category of interest in which your interested about so its more interesting to listen to -interesting!

- don't think about your job. don't compare yourself to anyone who your working with
From first looking at this title you might think it seems kind of snobby or anti social. well you'd be partly right it is anti social - but these jobs usually are hence why its good to have the 2 rules above this one!
what I mean about not comparing yourself to others when working this - all different sorts of people usually work these jobs. you'll see teenagers, adults and people of all ethnics and origins but what you must remember is that this does not put you all in the same boat and noone aspires to work this job. everyone's doing this for the money. so what I mean is don't compare yourself to everyone else in these sort of jobs because everyone's working them for different reasons. people got their in different ways. noones a loser or has fucked up at life they just want the money like you. there is no ''I work in a factory therefore I have failed at life'' persona so don't let yourself slip into that.

- pick easy, time consuming jobs or try to work by yourself
Factories and warehouses always have many many jobs you can do. there will always be certain sections which rely on group work but if you look around hard enough you'll probably be able to find a job that is unmanned and you can do by yourself. usually these jobs are quite lax and of course because its unlikely anyone will be watching over you, you can take your time and not work your ass off. keep doing your job there but do it at your own pace - I mean if that job was left unmanned then it can't be on that you'd have to work hard and fast on, unlike something like line work.

- learn fast and try to blend in
DO NOT follow these rules straight away. the first thing you should do is learn how to do your job in your factory or warehouse. seeing as the work usually is pretty easy it can be picked up fast and understood easily if you listen well when first being taught. However although these jobs usually are pretty easy they do have rules and if you break these rules then it will most likely be found out and noted. you don't wanna loose a job like this because its a blessing in disguise if you follow these rules

Like I said last these jobs can be a blessing in disguise if you follow these rules. don't let yourself have this misconception of these jobs being the bottom of the barrel because there not. compared to the stories I hear from my friends working in brand stores my job sounds awesome. if you need work and money really badly at the moment (who doesn't?) then go to a temp agency in your town/city and apply for factory jobs cause here's the long and short of one of these jobs
  • flexible hours
  • good money (im getting 5.80 per hour)
  • doss work
  • music

Friday, 9 July 2010


so the last year or two its all of a sudden became cool to write mxxmxcx or whatever it is
or print upside down crosses about. guess what your not cool or alternative. your not shocking
anyone. you aren’t doing anything new. you probably just heard a burzum record and though you
are now 'well into black metal' and your a regular church burner. cool....maybe in your head.
in reality all your doing is making yourself and possibly those who oppose religion, look like fools.
if you detest religion why not give the people you detest a educated informal explanation as to why your
so against it, not just shout hail satan and try to offend them. i mean even if your shouting hail satan
- that implies that there’s satan and therefore a counter part to god which means you believe there is a god
which is surely what you oppose seeing as your so anti religious right?

in truth this is just a stupid phad. leave it to slayer or someone to shout hail Satan at least then its funny
n they've even said themselves they treat it as a joke. its just another way to try and make yourself look cool
it will come and go. religion to me and many people i know is a very important issue/problem and would like to demonstrate
to the world how it is not needed. the only way that’s ever going to happen is for kids to get informed, know their shit
and actually give explanations that make sense and make people open their eyes oppose to those who just plaster a fucking
upside down cross everywhere and Wright mxxcxxxcxxfuckyouxxzx

peace and thanks