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Lovecraft makes for good rock music April 04, 2011, 12:42:50 AM

Written just now. Nothing will come of this.

“The door creaks open. A creeping blackness rolls in and fills the room. All is enveloped in the suffocating thickness of it. Growing in the midst of the darkness there sits a vibrantly glowing violet orb, the specter’s eye. The alien object sets its gaze upon me. I am urged to pluck the eye from out of the dark. The orb is stuck to the inky blackness in which it resides. Forcefully, I steal the eye from the darkness, creating a tear.”

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We Will Conquer The World June 14, 2011, 05:28:31 PM

Shit with [redacted] really kicked off and so did my writing.  I got C[redacted] of [redacted] and Middle-Eastern bands [redacted] and [redacted] (before I made contact with any of the members) to thank for killing my writing hiatus last year.  Their dedication and passion to their music revived something in me.  Getting to know people from the latter group only helped to fuel me onward and so those two bands will forever have my unyielding support no matter what (including personal issues yes).  Similarly, K[redacted] of [redacted] and [redacted] (they know who they are, I’ve run out of creative nicknames at the moment) have been great motivators in my personal and impersonal writing endeavors.  Two of the first people to feel something from my writing without any background story and give emphatic support in every way.  I never knew what that felt like until then.  It’s a feeling that makes your insecurities die off for a moment or two as they rave about lines that you thought were the most unimaginative and meaningless drivel a human could write.  Those two people also have my support till I either keel over or go clinically insane.  Whichever comes first.

[Redacted] though has fed me in ways that surpasses what I can do in the writing world.  The feeling that I can do whatever the hell I want if I’m dedicated enough has been renewed by ten-fold.  It’s not so much the verbal affirmations (though they do spoil the shit out of me), but their actions.  Asking me to help with concept art literally had me drawing and doing visual art outside of web-design for the first time in nearly five to six years.  Me being around them in their struggle to produce their art inspired and motivated me on the deepest level.  Helps that they’re an amazing individual as well.

Two other pertinent supports have been present through the ride via Facebook and this, along with K[redacted] and N[redacted], makes me glad I gave the stupid social networking crap a chance.  One is a wonderfully intelligent and strong woman named M[redacted] and the other is a fellow awesome New Yorker named D[redacted].  Most people on this growing list surpass me in age and experience so much so that it amazes me sometimes how I have room to even teach them anything newand worthwhile.

A mention should go out to: M[redacted] who has amazing music taste and helped connect me to the stoner, sludge, and doom underground on a more personal level.  The band [redacted] from Singapore with awesome members that support my zine and writing.  Truly good and kind people.

[Redacted] is my new writer for [redacted].  His passion has brought life to the zine at a time where I was losing some faith in the project.  Wasn’t going to stop writing reviews, was just going to end the site.  Didn’t see any purpose in having it up if it was just me.  May as well post shit on my blog like I was before.  His writing style is a little rocky but I plan on taking him under my wing and teaching him what I’ve gained and learned this past year.

I’ve grown a lot and now it’s my turn to inspire change.  It’s more than a pleasure to help those that are willing and having the same fire grow into their full potential.

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Biography Project and Friends March 16, 2011, 09:51:25 PM

I have been writing numerous music reviews as of late.  One of the reasons for that is because I have been recruited to write for two blogs full-time and a metal webzine part-time.  DM[redacted] is one of the blogs where I am already contributing to.  A button on my main page’s sidebar has been added to reflect that.  The other blog is PR[redacted] which is ran by EL[redacted] from blip.  For that particular project, I am waiting for him to get back to me on guidelines and other technical stuff before I actually post.  The webzine gig, MM[redacted], is mainly just Middle Eastern and African metal band reviews whenever the guy who runs it feels in the mood for it.

One a more personal front, I have decided to undertake a autobiography project after some thought and a request by R[redacted] from Florida for me to be in her documentary.  She is currently collecting life-stories of people that have dropped out of different religions and cults one way or another.  I was perplexed on where to actually start and how to actually write it.  Finally decided to record it using my Rock Band microphone and the Windows 7 recording program.  Since I can’t really embed audio files in my post, I made a video out of part one of my recorded autobiography.  The images before the space photos are old scans from artwork that I did in my early to late teen years.  Two of them are more recent but it’s not important which ones really.  The last picture is my son because I miss him.

Some “technical” notes: my narrative is atrocious and the audio volume varies depending on how worried I am about people being able to hear me breathe at that particular time.  Also, the mob’s family name that I forgot is Gambino.