Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Analyzing Art: A Wallpaper For Your Troubles

Ah, another verrry slow Tuesday. I don't have much to write about today, so instead I leave you with some awesome backgrounds that I have collected over the years. Enjoy.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Analyzing Cuisine: Hungry Yet?

So, today is going to be a very slow Monday. There's not all that much to talk about, so instead I leave you with some images of FOOD. Enjoy.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Analyzing Music: Going Genre-crazy

Have you noticed that a lot of bands these days struggle to tell you what genre their music is? There is almost an endless amount of lables these days. Take for example, Asking Alexandria. I discovered this band after having read about them touring with Alesana.

Asking Alexandria describe themselves as Metalcore, Post-hardcore, euro-trance, and deathcore. That sure is a lot of lables. The mixing of two different genres such as metal and trance might sound a bit odd at first. The song above definitely starts out on the metal vibe, but as it progresses you slowly start to hear the euro-trance side of the band. In my opinion, it blends together pretty flawlessly, and in the end it turns out to be a great song.

Lady Gaga approves of your taste in music.

Another group I've been listening to lately is Infected Mushroom. This band describes themselves as Electronic, Indistrial, and Psytrance. I think Psytrance is definitely the correct word to describe this genre. Listen for yourself:

So, what do you think about the many different genres of music? Which is your favorite? Which do you dislike?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Analyzing You: On Friendship and Betrayal

Have you ever had a friend that has completely fucked you over?

Have you ever had an enemy that became a friend?

I've had both of these happen to me. And I've been on both sides of it. Today, I started chatting with someone who I once considered to be a close friend, until he completely destroyed my trust in him. He had shared some very personal information about a friend of ours with a bunch of strangers, and it enraged me to the point where I basically cut all contact with him. What's even worse is that he wasn't the least bit remorseful for what he had done.

They say that time heals all wounds. I wouldn't say that, but it can certainly help patch them up some. I decided today to try and move past what he did, and attempt to continue a friendship with him. I'm hoping that I won't regret this decision.

In the past, I've found that just forgiving someone can make a world of difference. One of my closest friends right now is someone who I never thought I could be friends with. I considered him an enemy for a long time, for a conflict we had in the past. But, one day, he came to me and just apologized for it. And I forgave him for it. And today we're good friends.

I have also been on the opposite end of this as well. I had a friend that for many years was the only person I could talk to about.. well really anything personal. I still don't know why I did it, but I fucked him over, bad, by stealing some things from him. This broke our friendship apart for a very long time. I regret it to this day.

Later on, I realized that I really had no one else to talk to about things, and I fucked over the only person that would listen to me. I begged him to forgive me, and he decided to give me a second chance. I really think that I can say we are good friends again today.

I guess that's just life for you. Mistakes are made, you learn from them.

And you move on.