Man, I even have UG as a tab that opens automatically each time my browser launches and I never come here anymore...
Reason? Well, being caught up in the release of an album will do that. Wanna hear it? Go here:ReverbNation Profile
Wanna be an amazing fan and buy it? Go here: CDBaby
I have so much on my plate now that blogging on a dinky little guitar forum profile is hardly one of my top priorities. That being said, I remember where I come from so I will try my best to keep my profile as current as the rest of the social media I manage.
I can't even fill in the gaps between my last blog post and now! Just waaay too much going on. Rock hard UG, as always \m/
A new album in the mix (actually, it's in the recording stage), last show of 2010 tonight and a whole lot more music to come...2011 is looking up.
That being said, we're looking to take to the road starting in March-ish (give or take a month really, it depends on the opportunities that come along. Within reason, if anyone from our area (I'm talking Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland, Quebec, Maine) wants to set something up for down the road please hit me up. Check us out and don't worry about how much "heavier" your band is, or whatever the case may be. www.littlekinghunter.ca
The point is some really good rockin' shows and supporting original artists. See you all in 2011!
2010 is coming to an end and very soon will mark the 2 year anniversary of Little King Hunter's first appearance in the wild. We will be playing our last live event on the 2nd of December along with Backseat Era and some other unnamed talent at this point.
I also wanted to give y'all a peak into our future projects. We should be back into the studio before Christmas working on a full-length record and a couple of "singles" (I guess) for a compilation record with Denmark Productions.
In the meantime, I encourage everyone to check out our tunes on Grooveshark (which you can now reach from www.littlekinghunter.ca) and send us all your feedback! We'd love to hear all the constructive stuff you are thinking about. We can be easily contacted at email@example.com or through messages on Twitter/Facebook etc.
Thanks to everyone who has requested a CD from us! You guys are awesome. I've decided to waive any shipping cost or "retail" cost for those UGers who would like a CD. Just the fact that you want a hard copy of our EP is reward enough. As a musician, I'm just glad you want to hear it. I'd still be happy to send out some more, so if you're interested in a FREE COPY of our EP just PM or email me.
Let me start by saying I'm a huge Our Lady Peace fan. I've always had a special place for Canadian artists (all that True North strong stuff) and these guys are one of my favorites. I draw a lot of influence from their lyrics, their sound and their themes. Lately I've found myself listening to whole albums front to back on Grooveshark and I created a playlist for this album. It's been a long time since I committed any time to the songs on this record. This is in no way a thrashing of OLP's work, simply my current opinion of this work.
The title? Awesome! 5/5 stars. Inspired by Ray Kurzweil's book The Age of Spiritual Machines. The artwork? Awesome again! 5/5 stars! Good job OLP, you're doing well. Hey...what? This album starts with some crazy intro track?! Awesome!! 5/5 stars! But hold on...as I keep listening...these songs not only aren't all that catchy but they're rather "gray-scale".
I am over-all a little disappointed by the lack of quality material on the album, considering how awesome the theme is. Great ideas with the excepts read by RK himself. There's a very eerie feel to all of them, like you should anticipate something big and dramatic. The only song (I find) on the record that really carriers any of that kind of emotion is In Repair. You will also find a couple other very well-known Peace tracks on here like Life, Are You Sad? and Made to Heal.
While these are all good songs, they don't portray the kind of drama that the album's title or artwork does. The RK excerpts prepare you for something that often isn't there. They would almost have been better suited on Naveed or Happiness..., but I will accept them on Spiritual Machines.
I do like tracks from this disc, mainly In Repair and Middle Of Yesterday. Those two are my favorite. Other than that my favorite parts are the excerpts that Kurzweil reads in between some of the songs. I think this idea could have gone much further and would have profited greatly from some more solid songs.
I look forward to hearing the newest Our Lady Peace release coming up in 2011. Keep up the great work OLP.
What a retarded night! Not only did Bodom actually come to Halifax and play with Black Label Society, I was lucky enough to spot Henkka and Jaska (bassist and drummer) and hang out to watch Clutch with them! Handshakes and talks about their music and the city of Halifax. Not to mention their set was absolutely killer! Managed to get a couple pics with my phone that were horribly out of focus.
Well I'm hanging out on UG, minding my own living room. My window is open and about a dozen people of mixed gender rush out into my back parking lot screaming at each other, saying certain people are gonna get stabbed, asses kicked...
Upon further listening...
"...there's no way he'll hit me cause then it's my dad's issue!"
This is my last day at the office before i get my longest consecutive streak of days off this year! I am off starting tomorrow and back in the office on Saturday (i know, it's only 4 days....but when you work full-time this is a blessing).
My activity on UG will be bare minimal during this time, but i can be reached by email.
It's 10:50pm on a quiet Thursday night. No work tomorrow, no roommate home and nothing to do but play guitar.
Which one though? Ah, the trusty Explorer. My "Maroon Harpoon" as she's been called. Crack open the three buckles of that hotel-sized case. The smell of new guitar finish bursts free and intoxicates me. I pull back the cover and unsheathe this deadly weapon of hard rock and metal. I place her in my lap and as I'm ready to punch my first chord my right arm brushes something rough...
A MOTHERFUCKING DENT!?
My vision goes black. Then white. Then red. I can feel my heart ready to rip out of my chest and my jaw grinds the enamel right off of my teeth. I almost threw up and combusted on the spot. My baby...my instrument...dented. Wounded. Defaced.
The worst part is: I don't know how it happened. I may never find out how it happened and that's what makes my stomach turn inside out. I had to put her down and back inside of her resting place. I need time to get over this and time to accept it and move on. My wound will heal but hers will remain.