I played "Always With Me, Always With You" by Joe Satriani at my school's Christmas concert with my friend who you will only ever know as LabradorBassist. My friend James got a video of me, which I haven't fully received yet. I won't know how well I did until I see the video, but everyone says I did quite well. I didn't feel nervous or anything. It was like the crowd wasn't even there. Anyway, hoorah for Pat_s1t.
Four years from this day of December 8th, 2008, a legend was taken from us. May his soul rest in peace, and may he rip the fucking shit out of that guitar in heaven as he did in life...
(Excerpt from a Wikipedia article on "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott)
"On December 8, 2004, while performing with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, Abbott was shot onstage by a mentally ill
former US Marine named Nathan Gale. Abbott was shot four times in the
chest and stomach, and once in the head, killing him instantly.
Damageplan's drum technician, John "Kat" Brooks,
and tour manager, Chris Paluska, were injured. Gale fired a total of
fifteen shots, taking the time to reload once, and remaining silent
throughout the shooting.
Brooks was scuffling with Gale onstage but was overpowered and taken
hostage in a headlock position. Brooks was shot several times (once in
the right hand, his right leg, and his right side) while attempting to
get the gun away from Gale. Five officers came in the front entrance
led by officer Rick Crum, and moved toward the stage. Officer James D.
Niggemeyer came in through the back door, behind the stage. Gale only
saw the officers in front of the stage; he never saw Officer
Niggemeyer. When the hostage moved his head, Officer Niggemeyer killed
Gale by shooting him in the face with a police-issued Remington 870
shotgun. Gale was found to have 35 rounds of ammunition remaining.
Nurse and audience member Mindy Reece, 28, went to the aid of Abbott.
She and another fan administered CPR until paramedics arrived, but were unable to revive him."
Lyrics for "Cemetery Gates" by Pantera (Cowboys From Hell, 1990)
"Reverend...reverend... Is this a conspiracy? Crucified for no sins... No revenge... beneath me. Lost within my plans for life... It all seems so unreal. Im a man cut in half in this world... Left in my misery...
The reverend he turned to me Without a tear in his eyes. Its nothing new for him to see, I didnt ask him why. I will remember... The love our souls had sworn to make. Now I watch the falling rain All my mind can see now is your (face).
Well I guess You took my youth And gave it all away. Like the birth of a new found joy, This love would end in rage... And when he died I couldnt cry, The pride within my soul. You left me incomplete All alone as the memories now unfold.
Believe the word. I will unlock my door... And pass the cemetery gates.
Sometimes when Im alone, I wonder aloud, If youre watching over me Some place far abound. I must reverse my life I cant live in the past. Then set my soul free, Belong to me at last.
Through all those complex years I thought I was alone. I didnt care to look around And make this world my own... And when he died I shouldve cried and spared myself some pain. You left me incomplete, All alone as the memories still remain.
The way we were, The chance to save my soul... And my concern is now in vain. Believe the word, I will unlock my door... And pass the cemetery...gates
The way we were, The chance to save my soul... And my concern is now in vain. Believe the word, I will unlock my door... And pass the cemetery gates..."
It's recently began to seem to me as though guitar playing doesn't come gradually, but rahter in large leaps. Like, whenever I practice a particurlarly hard riff/solo or a new technique, it always seems impossible for a really long time, and as though I'm getting no where with it. Then, suddenly...BANG! I have it down. Like last night. I practiced those damned "Selkies" sweeps by Between The Buried And Me for about four hours, and felt I was making no progress. Then eventually, it just came. It wasn't like "Oh, that one sounded better than the last, I'm getting somewhere..." It was more like, *sweep*..."fuck", *sweep..."FUCK", *sweep*..."FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU"... *sweep..."Hey, that sounded good...?", *sweep*..."FUCK YEAH!" Then after that, all of them sounded awesome. Does anyone else notice this, or is it just me learning weird?
"The fans show they’re ‘Never Gonna Give (Him) Up’…" "Rick was not available to attend the Awards."
Wait, what? Wasn't
available for the award? Not available? No, no, no...he was available.
He just wasn't permitted to attend because too many of the fans think
that "rickrolling is funny, but when it starts affecting awards that
genuine, hard-working bands would be so proud to receive the award, I
don't support the mockery." This was in reference to such generic and
uncreative bands such as Tokio Hotel, who were also up for the "Best
Act Ever" award. More details can be found all over the internet, from
forums Like Ultimate-Guitar.com's (UG)'s general forum discussion board
"The Pit", where the idea of rickrolling the EMA's began, as well as
the Ebaumsworld.com forums, and the 4chan /b/ forum (although I highly
discourage looking there, I've heard it's a very weird site). This is
also a good blog to read. Shame on MTV.
Oh wow. Just saw the presentation on YouTube. I forgot about the live show cause I was playing Fable II. Anyway, words can't express how amazed I am. I myself, used iMacros from Firefox to vote for Rick Astley in excess of 120,000 times, and nominated him maybe a couple hundred...and it paid off. He won in the "Best Act Ever" category earlier tonight, against other artists that (sadly) have huge fanbases, such as Tokio Hotel, GreenDay, etc. I feel, that I have accomplished something. We as a community, have accomplished something. It's just too bad he couldn't come, for a live performance or something. That would be awesome. A LIVE Rick Roll. All...Hail...UG.
It is currently 1:30am, and I'm still at my computer after about two hours of work, putting the finishing touches on the intro to "Fade to Black" by Metallica (yeah, it's all I have done). Unlike the first recording, where it was just the intro and some bits were made up, this one is note for note, and will feature the original drum and bass backing track if I can find out how to change the sample rate to 44100. This is just the first of many full covers I'll be putting up before I do my own stuff. Anyway, just thought I'd put that out, even if no one really cares.
...And it was the most amazing feeling. I don't have to think anymore when I play. I just...do it. I'll conjure up a thought that makes me feel a certain way, and run with it. I'l start off with a rhythm line or a basic riff, then just improv for like 2 or 3 mins without having to think whether or not it's in key, where the next note should be, where I should be implementing different techniques, etc. It comes naturally. I am, needless to say, extremely pleased with myself, as I am now an offical member of the musician community.
Well, it started a few days ago, when I was in a thread called "worst prank ever". I posted Rick Roll (because well, it is). I got warned for rick roll spam (which i didn't know was an offense). Now, I try to go to a forum, and it sends me to the FoTB! And I don't know what my second offense was! Aren't they supposed to send a notice or something?! And where do you find what you can and can't post (other than porn, racism, etc.) anyway?! I'm really not kidding. I may just have to cry myself to sleep tonight.
Edit: Ok, I checked my junk mail, it's apparently cause I already had two active warnings (Idk wha'ts goin on there, my first one for posting a few pics with the caption "wtf is this shit" was lifted a couple days ago), and then I was warned for "bumping" reported spam. Once again...what? It had been reported hours prior, I saw on the front page of The Pit again, still open, and I was just like, "Why isn't this closed yet?". For one, I didn't know that was against the rules. Two, I would hardly call that bumping anyway! Then they banned me. And while yes, I am pissed at the mod who banned me, they still have my respect. Just please Frenchy, if you see this, hear me out. I beg of you...