Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sweet band recommendation-Shapeshifter

All throughout my middle school and high school life I've been a metalhead.  Heck, to this day I'm still a sucker for the blast beat.  Metal is, and will always be a part of my life.  However, over the last year or so, i've really been diggin' the more electronic genre's.  At first it was just a few youtube videos on the favorites list that would get a listen every so often, but i really don't have any friends into the electronic scene (and still don't come to think of it).  But over the last few month's i've gotten really into it, downloading albums and whatnot, looking up artists, and doing my homework on this stuff.  My electo collection is still pitiful compared to the metal in my music library, but it's growing ever so slowly and steadily.  I've been getting into D&B, House, and even Dubstep (oh god, he listens to dubstep, what a fucking TOOL.  I bet he's never had a girlfriend, and likes Justin Bieber!)

One artist in particular who I've really taken a liking to is Shapeshifter.  About 2 years ago (specifically August of 09) me and a buddy stumbled upon a youtube video with a mysteriously catchy track in the background.  We pretty much put that video on loop for like a week straight, but the video didn't have any credits for the song, and the poster didn't check his account or reply to comments.  (Naturally, half the comments were something along the lines of "WUT SONG IS DIS?").  2 years later I finally stumbled upon the track again, source included, and promptly downloaded all of these guys's albums (at least every one I could find.).  Then for the next month I listened to nothing but Shapeshifter.  In the car, while'st studying,...anywhere else I listen to music.  And i must say, goodness gracious, they are something else.  There's something about them that just stands out above the crowd.  I just want to get up and dance (but i don't, because i'm a white boy from suburbia with no swag).  So anywho, here's a little sneak peek of their stuff.  Maybe you'll like it, maybe not.



And if you liked that, check out their super rad website for more music.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas various followers!  I drew you this sick nasty Christmas card to celebrate Jesus's birthday!
If your wondering why it looks like absolute garbage, it's a combination of me having virtually no artistic merit whatsoever, and the fact that I only brought my netbook home for winter break.  I don't know if you've ever worked on a netbook before, but if you're trying to do anything that isn't facebook, it's kind of a bitch because of the whole micro-sized screen.  Combined with the super-sensitive travel mouse, it makes for a very poor work environment.  But i did the best i could, so be happy and accept my card.  I made it with love.  Now get the hell off your computer, and go spend time with your family.  It's freaking CHRISTMAS.
(if you're an orphan, or adopted, or for some reason, have no family, i'm sorry for pointing out the elephant in the room.  Please don't be sad.  I'm sorry.)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Things and stuff 2.0: The blogs new old direction.

I just went from well over 100 followed, to 21 blogs followed, and i'm probably gonna weed out a few of those. While going through every individual blog, I got to thinking about what direction I wanted this to go in.  I was following everything from Battlefield 3 press release blogs, to how to solve a rubix cube (that's right.  An entire blog dedicated to it.  Why in the hell was i following that?).  Then after an hour or so of mindless deleting, I realized what I want out of this blog.  Really it should have been obvious, as it's in the freaking title "Things and stuff".  I don't want to write a specialty blog on minecraft, or LoL, or press releases, or Rubix cubes.  I just want to write random shit about my life.  So to all my followers, if you find yourself bored with the content of this blog over the next few weeks, i encourage you to unfollow me.  Because I didn't make this blog to get the biggest number of followers I could.  I made it so I could have a refuge away from tumblr, and facebook, and all the people I know from the real world to just talk about stuff.  Not necessarily a place to whine about my innermost feelings or anything (though you longtime followers know i do tend to bitch and moan quite a bit, deal wit it), but just a place to post where i don't have to worry about "selling myself" so to speak.  On tumblr and facebook i'm constantly thinking about what the people reading what i post are going to think of me.  I have to worry about social standards, and peoples opinions about me.  Here, i really don't give two fucks.  I can do whatever i want.
So yeah.  Welcome to Things and Stuff 2.0, enjoy your stay.
Or don't.  Your call  :D

(ps. if i unfollowed your blog, don't get offended.  I had over 100 blogs on my list, there was a point where i just started unfollowing for the sake of unfollowing.)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wow, look at this kid, what a freaking FAILURE.

I know.  I've left this blog neglected out in the rain, all whiles't just watching it die.  My last 4 or 5 posts were just youtube videos (granted, they were awesome youtube videos, but still), and I've pretty much lost my entire follower base.  After sitting around a few days at home for winter break, I've really had the urge to try and salvage this blog (if anyone even reads it).  For starters, i'm going to go through my followed list, and delete every dead blog, and blog I don't have an interest in.  When I first made this page, my initial thought was "well gee, i'll just follow everyone, that way i'll have tons of followers, and my blog will be the CAT'S PJ'S."  In reality what happened was I followed a bunch of shitty blogs, so now I can't keep track of anything I actually want to read.  So after cutting my feed down to the bare bones of people I actually care about, i'm going to try to post more.  It's tough what with school, and my 3 year old attention span, but I think I can make it work.  There will probably still be youtube videos, and there probably always will be, but from now on i'll try to slip some content on the side to give this blog some meat.

Mmmm. Meat.
Hot damn, it's 11:11, make a wish!