Disclaimer: It's unlike me to curse, but darn, this just pissed me off.

I recently read a blog where the author very eloquently expressed his views on crunkcore music and its listeners. He explained his dislike of the genre and went on to talk about its lack of cultural merits, complex lyrics and all-around talent. While I would have to agree with his points, I would never dream of verbalizing it the way he did. Don’t get me wrong. I commend him for his…testicular fortitude, if you will, to say what’s on his mind. It’s just that I’ve personally come across people whose music tastes are so boxed off, that they bring every other band and genre down. What’s more, they also bring the morale of the listener down in the process. And honestly, it’s not the best feeling being on the receiving end of one of those rants.

I say eff it. Let them enjoy what music they want to enjoy. Reasons to listen to music range from expression, a connection to the band and other listeners, to quenching the thirst of wanting to be understood by someone other than yourself through lyrics. But all in all, music is mere entertainment. And fuck, if it entertains, so be it. Listen to your music. Enjoy it. Revel in it. But don’t bring others down for their so-called “terrible taste” and allow them the same courtesy of listening to whatever they want to.

Just live in effing musical harmony, dammit.

End of two minute rant. Excuse the expletives, please.


This new-found obsession with Tumblr cannot be healthy. I realize that it is only a glorified Twitter, of course. But that doesn't stop me from fine-tuning my theme, keeping a lookout for the perfect image and quote to post, and watching my tumblarity fluctuate without any rhyme and reason, it seems like.

It's funny. I delete all of my social networking sites from high school only to sign up for others and thus, killing even more of my precious time.

Sigh, when will I ever learn.

(Insert awesome segue here.)

Owen Pallett covering Joanna Newsom's "Peach Pear Plum."

I'm kind of in love with it. My reason for posting this video in an entry titled "Tumblr" is because I initially planned to post it on there, but felt it was too awesome not to repost on here. Mhmm.


Friends and I went on a casual bike ride recently. You know... the um, pedal kind (notice our nerdy helmets.) All of a sudden, we heard the all too familiar roar of a motorcycle and our friend Jackie decided to grace us with her presence. She showed us up with her bike, without a doubt, but the occasion definitely called for an impromptu photo session.


I suppose two months is ample time for a Blogger break, yeah?

Nothing significant has really happened. Tons of little updates, though:
- I signed up for my very first giveaway on Scoutie Girl a few weeks ago. For some reason, I had a really good feeling about it. However I'll admit to feeling a bit skeptical. You know how the saying goes -- don't count your chickens before they hatch? Yeah. But wouldn't you know it, I was actually chosen. My squeals upon receiving the confirmation email were piercing, to say the very least. The necklaces from polarity and uncorked are beautiful and, believe it or not, are even more amazing in person. I haven't stopped wearing one a day, honestly.

I'm currently in the process of finding a perfect Thank You gift to send back. It's the right thing to do, but it's proving very difficult because nothing is either too cute or too thoughtful enough, in my opinion.
- Gasp. I've signed up for a tumblr account. Follow? :]
- Finally finished The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I suppose it was well-written, considering it's a classic, but it wasn't really my cup of tea. Favorite character? Definitely Samwise Gamgee. Aragorn is a very close second.
- Still haven't seen Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Shocking, isn't it? My friends and I had originally planned to go to the midnight showing on opening day, but plans changed. We've planned two more trips, all to no avail. At this point, I wouldn't really mind seeing it by my lonesome. In the meantime, I'm re-reading the series. Happy face.
- Dominic and I met up with Sergio (our old drum coach) and his wife the other evening. I was afraid of the awkwardness that might ensue after such a time apart, but in hindsight, I had absolutely nothing to worry about. Dinner went well. I only hope that Dominic and I never lose touch with him. It was because of Serg that our passion for drumline, and music in general, had a chance to take root in something so tangible. The words of wisdom he bestowed upon us, the techniques he shared and the camaraderie we felt. Good times.

Alrighty. Happy weekend, all! And might I add, it's good to be back.
Well, we'll see. I doubt I'll ever be able to keep up with this on a regular basis... But here's to wishful thinking!

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