Manio's Month Of Confessions: August 4-August 5, 2011
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August 4th, 2011
This is kind of a pathetic confession, but never the less it's a confession. I'm quite a shy person, and really don't do all to well in large social groups, or gatherings. I usually just keep quiet, and don't really do much, however it's gotten a bit better in my past few years and I'll actually socialize by mostly telling jokes and trying to get people to laugh, it's my kind of thing.
I was supposed to go to PAX last year but due to my poor people skills I thought that going wouldn't be the best idea and I'd just have a hard-time socializing. Now that my social skills have greatly improved I'm thinking about attending next year's PAX, with my improved social skills. I won't be able to drink with anyone considering I'll only be 20 for PAX next year, but I feel like I'll have a good time and won't be the shy person I used to be. It's definitely improving.
So in short, this confession is "I'm kind of shy, and the reason I didn't attend PAX last year was because of my poor people skills. It's greatly improved though" So I'm really, really hoping I can attend PAX with everyone next year and meet, and hang out with my favorite people in the world.
August 5th, 2011
There's something about music that calms me down, makes me focus on things I'm doing. It's my mellow place, that gets me away from all the shit in the world similar to when I'm writing. My imagination comes into place, and I get transported into my own world.
With music there's just something that calms me down, and focus. I love music, and I pretty much love all forms of music. This includes Techno, Rap, Metal, Punk, Pop, Dubstep, etc. I cannot stand Country though. That has to be the worst form of music, and that's just my opinion. Not only do I love listening to music, but I'm also quite musically talented. I can sing, play guitar, and I'm currently trying to learn how to play drums. It's a little difficult, but I think I'll get it down eventually.
A lot of people trash some of the music I listen to, which isn't really all that odd. People in my area are very close-minded and when the band/artist doesn't feature someone singing about women, trucks, or beer then they're not good. It's sad really, most of the musical talent I've heard and seen come from people from genres that aren't as popular as country. Some of these bands that I adore are bands that incorporate singing, and a vocal technique called screaming. The argument with screaming is that it's just people yelling into a microphone, with no technique, talent, or real ability at all.
Screaming has been in music for a long time, and in fact does require a right technique. It's basically like singing, using your diaphragm properly and if you "scream" wrong you can permanently damage your vocal chords. Anyways, such bands that inspire my playing style, are bands like A Day To Remember, Memphis May Fire, Destroy The Runner and August Burns Red. Each of this bands use the vocal technique called "screaming" and some of the bands have clean vocals/singing in their songs, which is a nice break from all the "harsh vocals". Some examples of my musical tastes are below.
Memphis May Fire - The Sinner
This song is by one of my favorite bands, Memphis May Fire. Sure, most of you probably won't like this music but there's just something about it that pulls me in, and causes me to really enjoy it. Now, sure the argument could stand that you can't understand the screaming portions of the song, but I really enjoy how the song is put together, and sounds.
A Day To Remember - All I Want
This band is more "soft" sounding than the band I've mentioned above. This band focuses on a Pop-Punk style of music mixed with the screaming vocals here and there. There music for me, is really soothing and some of their softer songs (acoustic) are really, really good and calm me down quite a bit. A Day To Remember is one of my favorite bands of all time, and their music really speaks to me and it's one of the styles I'd love to play in a band. But hey, we all can dream.
So, my confession for this blog is "I'm in love with music, and there's not a day that goes by when I listen to it. I also get into some heated debates with people who can't argue their opinions at all. So the confession? I love music, and want to be in a band." This isn't as dark, and "odd" as most of my confessions but it is a confession none the less.