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MODERN rock???

Posted in music with tags , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2010 by Purple

First of all, I apologize for being gone for so long.  It’s been so…you know, long. haha  Anyway, I’ve been looking up music on the internet.  I’m mostly into pop, rap (some, depends lol), and rock.  Pop is pretty basic, and rap, how can you miss it? lol  But rock, ugh.  It’s been abused and misused lately. haha  On this site I use called Playlist, the site made a playlist of “Modern Rock”, and I thought, okay, something modern, seems cool.  When I listen to a few, they’re slow and sound like 60’s music.  Oh God. haha  I’m more into the hard rock I suppose, where it’s loud, a lot of action going on, it sounds dark and deep and empowers you.  “modern” rock just made me feel like I was listening to jazz.  O.O  A year ago or so, I used to enjoy Three Days Grace.  They have depressing songs, but they’re empowering, so I enjoyed them.  Now I’m tired of feeling depressed (SUCH a shocker, someone not liking depression haha), so I’ve been listening to Hollywood Undead.  Three Days Grace has some non-depressing songs, but not much that I enjoy.  Hollywood Undead’s songs are empowering, a lot of musical action, and the words aren’t depressing.  Sure, they swear quite a lot, which I don’t approve much, but besides that, they are a good ROCK band.  As for “modern” rock?  NOT ROCK, PLEASE NO!  lol  Here’s the link for the playlist of songs:

http://www.playlist.com/playlist/20834435339/standalone

It has 40 songs, and I only enjoyed 10 (at the most) of them.  What do you think of these?

Is My Band Teacher Going Crazy Or Am I Actually Getting Better?

Posted in about purple, music with tags , , , , on March 9, 2010 by Purple

3/9/2010

As you might know, maybe not, I play the flute, and yesterday, I had a test. I don’t think I’m the least bit good at playing the flute. Well, at least I can play individual notes, unlike some of my classmates, but I don’t want to be “not the worst”, I want to be good. So anyway, whenever I have tests during Band class, my heat gets heated up. Seriously, I can feel the heat around my skin. lol I was like that the whole time, and when it was my turn too. If you didn’t already know, in band classes tests work with one person going at a time. So it was my turn, and I practiced before class started and I thought I wasn’t that bad, but I got nervous and when I started playing, my mind went blank. I was doing okay, but when I hit the rest, the next notes were off the metronome. Yeah, you heard me right, I had to play by the beat of a metronome. Actually not that hard, when it’s played slowly, which thank god it was. I stopped then and said out loud, “Aw, I had it.” I was going to ask for a redo, but my teacher let me play from the rest. I did okay after that. But God, was I pissed from my pause. I thought I did horribly all together, but I actually got 100%. Maybe my Band teacher was on drugs or something. lol I would’ve been okay with a 90% or something, but he gave me all 100. Insanity. I don’t think I actually did that well. Who knows? I liked playing the test song though. It had new notes that we just learned the other class period though, so I was worried. During my practice, before class, I made a system on how to change keys during the song, and I thought I had it down. My trip after the pause pissed me off. Thank God for good days. I’m actually enjoying playing my flute now adays in class. It isn’t so bad, but maybe that’s because I really am playing better, who knows.
My older sister has been playing the guitar for months now, and she’s wonderful. I don’t know when she was ever bad, except maybe the first week. But after that, total success. She says it’s practice, and maybe she’s right. I don’t know. I still can’t believe how well I’m improving. I’m enjoying playing my flute more than ever now.
What kind of instruments do you enjoy? Any you hate? I’ve heard people tease the banjo, but seriously, what’s so wrong with it??? I wouldn’t take it, cause it looks so ameatur, but besides that, I don’t think it’s so bad. Do you guys play any instruments? The flute was my first actual instrument I’ve played, proffessionally. I played a plastic flute in 3rd grade with my Music teacher, but it wasn’t for the whole year, so not so severe and proffessional. If you play an instrument, love one, or hate one, come share it with me on a comment now. See ya. 🙂

My Music At The Moment

Posted in about purple, music with tags , on January 13, 2010 by Purple

1/13/2010

Just to change the subjects of the day to nice ones: Music. Everyone likes SOME kind of music, right? Well, 99% surely has to. The rest got some problems. lol Just kidding. But anyways, I’m always changing to different kinds of music, and I’m not even sure about the types. LOL I’m serious, I can’t categorize all that stuff. So the band I’m into now is Three Days Grace. OH…MY…GOD. Yup, it’s that crazy insane goth or something music. If you know the type of music, please comment it. What? You don’t think they’re not bad? Check their pic out:

Three Days Grace band members

THAT’S them. They look like frickin goths. lol But I’m only into certain music of theirs, mostly about pain, suffering, problems with the self. I don’t feel like listening to happiness, lost lovers, the like. I want to hear music concerning my soul, how I feel at the moment. Their music has this certain strength about it that makes me feel like I could go into action soon. Like my favorite is Animal I Have Become. It sounds so awesome. It’s about you being an animal but you don’t want to be one and you’re telling someone to help tame the animal within you. It’s so deep. Then another one I enjoy is Break. It’s about…man, I can’t describe it. It’s like how you feel at the moment, not normal and such. And it’s saying that if you don’t like that way of living, break away from it. There’s also World So Cold, but it’s about your lover leaving you and now you feel all detached and etc. I don’t neccissarily enjoy it, but if I don’t pay attention to the lyrics concerning the lover, it sounds cool, the music and beat etc. Another of those is No More, which is basically not wanting to live in fear anymore and you’re telling someone else about it, telling them to give you a reason to stay in the world in which you just live in fear. I don’t know how that neccissarily connects with me though. It just sounds cool I guess.

Well, enough of that for now. Do you know about music? About the different types? Do you sing? Famous? Used to be famous? Know someone in the singing biz? Know someone that makes music contracts? I know a person like that, but I’m too young to start singing. So do you have a favorite singer/band? Whatever is music related, shoot in a comment. 🙂

My Instrument

Posted in about purple, music with tags , , on January 12, 2010 by Purple

1/12/2010

I think it’s time to give you a little info on my instrument, why I chose it, what’s going on in Band class now. Well, here’s what my instrument looks like:

It has numerous keys, see? And each plays something different. I’m not sure if it’s the instrument, that it’s damaged or what, but I just realized that I can’t play well unless I press hard on the keys. Youch. Like during class, we were playing some stuff, and when I pressed hard on the keys, the tune just sounded so alive. I was so astonished that I lost my place! lol Well anyways, the reason I chose to play this marvelous toughy is because I like the sound it made when I listened to music during an anime. lol Well, it does sound nice, but now that I’ve tried it, I realize that it’s the most beautiful-sounding, most wonderful and enchanting, most HARD TO PLAY INSTRUMENT IN A BAND. …What the f***!? At the beginning of the school year, when we were picking out our instruments, my teacher said that the flute was the easiest to play! But now!? Ugh. Super hard. It does sound wonderful, but it’s just too hard to make it sound like that. I can’t understand all the notes in a song. It’s so hard. Then switching during eighth notes!? Yeah, it happens! So hard. I’ve only mastered the 5 basic notes, while we’ve been taught like 5 other ones. XD (crack up in a psychotic i feel horrible for myself kind of way) My teacher said it’s easy to get an A in class, as long as we show teacher that we have improved. But it’s so hard, I hate it. Then the teacher mentions that we seem to not want to play, that we always ask when the bell is gonna ring and such. xD Well teach, we only go over one number out of the 20 we do a day for only a minute or two! How the FUCK are we supposed to learn all this shit so fast!? I’m not the usual swear kind of person, but this stuff pisses me off. I do NOT want a bad grade, and I feel that it is just a week away. I hate that fact. It’s excruciatingly painful. I can’t fail, I just can’t. I won’t stand for it. I don’t want one, I…got tears in my eyes. 😦 And no kidding, I really do have tears. The thought of failing, the thought of staying back a grade, it…so painful. 😥