Distant Dream-Waiting For Silence

 

Band: Distant Dream

Album: It All Starts From Pieces (2017)

Song: Waiting For Silence

Genre: Post Rock/Progressive Metal

 

I definitely consider this one of my greatest musical discoveries in the past six months or so. It really came out of nowhere. I ended up liking this album so much, that I subscribed to the YouTube channel that shares a lot of Post Rock type music.

 

A lot of these groups are lesser known, so it’s nice to see someone getting the word out. I’m a big fan fan of Post Rock, and Progressive Metal so this album really does it for me! It’s entirely instrumental, as a lot of Post Rock is, and it does an amazing job of conveying emotion.

 

Waiting For Silence might be my favorite song from the whole album, which says a lot, since I consider the whole thing a masterpiece. I really love the energy of this song. It ebbs and flows perfectly, from being so energetic into more reflective sections. It’s really amazing!!! Thank you Marcin Majrowski for such amazing music!!

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It was a perfect day

This past Friday, March 30th, was my birthday!!! And, the day couldn’t have been more perfect, than what it was. I got to hang out with my mom; it was just the two of us, and it was great.

 

I almost could have missed it, but luckily my mom woke me up. I had slept very little the previous night. It was hard for me to get to sleep. It is usually a struggle for me, the night before I go somewhere.

 

Luka, Kelly’s ( my sister) dog, was with us for a short time. He had to be dropped off at Petsmart, for a grooming session. He needed a trim, and was going to get the full works, as well.

 

After that, we first went to La Mexicana, a Mexican market here in Round Rock. I’d been wanting to go there for awhile. It was really nice to see it finally. I’ve really been getting into cooking lately. Becoming a great cook is a major goal of mine, so any place selling food related items automatically interests me a lot.

 

After a brief stop at HoneyBaked Ham, we then went to Barnes & Noble, which was probably my favorite part of the day. We were there for awhile, and it was quite the joy to be surrounded by all of those books. It’d been quite some time since I’d been to any sort of book store. Being there reminded me of how much I do love books.

 

I probably could have easily spent all the money I had on me, but I settled on one book. It was an edition of The Lord of The Rings, with all three books, in one neat package. I’ve always been wanting to read all three books, but only ever had the first one. So, I thought, why not? This way I can read all of them, without having to get the other two books.

 

Lunch was next, and we went to Fuddruckers. It was my choice, of course, and I hadn’t been there in forever. I got the Barbecue burger, which was pretty good. I also got this mint chocolate chip shake, that was so yummy!! It was a great lunch.

 

After that, Luka was ready, and we picked him up. He looked so cute!!!!! He’s always cute, but his face really pops out, with the way they styled it. He was getting a lot of attention, as we were leaving. I could tell the cashier had the “awww!!!!” look on her face, as we were leaving.

 

We dropped him back off at home. Next we went to Wal-Mart, and HEB (A major Texas supermarket chain). I had been wanting to go to HEB for awhile again, to scout out some things for future cooking endeavors. That was also where we were going to get my ice cream at, to go along with the cake my mom had made for me. We also went to Popeye’s, and Subway in between those two destinations. My dad, and Ariel (my youngest sister) were going to get Popeye’s. My mom wanted a sub for later, and she offered to get me one too, which I decided to take her up on.

 

Eventually we arrived back home. HEB was our last stop, and we were there for awhile. It was very crowded. Probably, because of Easter coming, I’d imagine. Eventually, back at home, I ate my sub, and it was time for cake and ice cream. Everybody sang to me, and I blew out the candles. Everything tasted great, and that was my birthday. It was probably the best one I’ve had in quite awhile. I really couldn’t have asked for more!!!

 

*-I can’t believe I’m publishing this on my WordPress anniversary. I didn’t even realize it, until I logged in today. My first post was exactly four years ago, on this very day! I guess this entry couldn’t have been posted on a much better day.

 

 

Kamelot-Forever

 

Band: Kamelot

Album: Karma (2001)

Song: Forever

Genre: Power Metal/Symphonic Metal

 

Kamelot has been a favorite band of mine, and I’ve been listening to them a lot lately. It’s been awhile, but it’s been fun to revisit some of their albums. “Forever” is probably one of their more popular songs, and definitely a favorite of mine. It’s basically about someone who lost someone precious to them, and how much they long to be reunited again.

The song is definitely very relatable. Do any of you feel that way? Is there someone who passed, or is no longer a part of your life, that you miss??? I think we all have at least one person, if not multiple people like that. The transience of life can be a bummer, but it is a great reminder to make the most of the time we have, and enjoy the people we love, while we have them.

Happy 2018!!!

Happy new year, everyone! I hope everyone’s 2018 will be special in its own way, and provide many great memories. I am still alive, so fear not! I’m in Round Rock now, and things aren’t too bad. My family’s in a nice new home now, so it’s all good.

I do have a little crazy incident to talk about, that happened at the temporary housing we were at. Nothing over the top, but it was crazy, to say the least. That’ll be a future entry, for sure!

I really think this is going to be a huge year for me. I’m excited by the possibilities, and still believe the sky is the limit. May this be a good year for us all!!! Happy 2018!!!

The Winds Of Change, They Are A Blowing

Well, it’s time for that life update! So, what could it be? What is this change that could bring about greater things in my life? Well, it’s something very simple, yet can have such a profound effect on one’s life! If you guessed that I’m moving, then ding ding ding, you’re correct!

A move in and of itself doesn’t guarantee greater things, but it can open up new opportunities. I’m still going to be in Texas, but not in sleepy little Sanger anymore. Instead I’ll be in the Austin area; Round Rock to be exact. Austin is really booming right now, and there will definitely be a lot of opportunities down there, potentially.

What precipitated the move was Time Warner Cable (Where my dad works) getting bought out by Charter. They’re Spectrum now, and my dad had to be willing to move or find another job. One of Spectrum’s sites is in Austin, and that’s where he’ll be working starting in September.

Since I still live with my parents, this move obviously impacts me, but I’m happy about it. I don’t really have anything here. There’s no job, school, girlfriend, or friends tying me down to this area. So, I’m ready to go!

As you can imagine though, things are starting to get hectic in preparation for the move. It’s hasn’t been easy, and it’s going to get more crazy. But, I believe the end result will be worth it.

The thing is, we won’t be moving into our permanent residence right away, since it’s being built. We’ll be in temporary housing for at least two months, and most of our stuff will be in storage for the same amount of time. In essence, we’ll be in limbo for awhile, until the house is finished. And then my sister Kelly won’t be there with us for awhile, but that’s another story. My other sister Ariel will have to start school while we’re in temporary housing, which is gonna be hard. So, it will definitely be challenging times, probably for the rest of the year. There’s a ton of uncertainty, but I’m certain we’ll pull through it.

For me, there’s several reasons why this move is exciting!

1. Simply because it’s a new place.

It really is a simple thing, but our surroundings can have a huge impact on us. Being in Sanger had its good moments, but there are a lot of bad memories I can associate with this place. It’ll be nice to start fresh in a new area, with new people, and new opportunities.

2. Austin is booming.

Austin is one of the hottest spots in the whole country right now, let alone Texas. People are coming from all over the place to move down there, for the opportunities that are there for the taking.

3. I’m ready to move forward with my life.

I really feel like it’s finally time. You know, I’m thirty now, and I still haven’t really done much with my life. To me, it’s now or never, and I’m tired of the same old same old. I’m ready to push forward in a variety of ways in my life, and blossom like the rose. It’s time to prove any doubters wrong, and fulfill the potential I’ve always had. It’s not going to be easy, and things aren’t going to change over night. But I am determined, let me tell you!!!!!!! And I’m interested in seeing what will happen. The possibilities are exciting for sure!!!

There’s a ton more I could say, but I think this is more than adequate for now. I wasn’t kidding when I promised a life update. And I did end up writing more than I had planned, but you guys deserve it! I really appreciate all the support from those that follow me. People like Marica, Feyenigma, Kim, Lucas, and all of my followers, are the salt of the earth. I can’t express enough thanks, especially considering that I’m absent so much on here.

But, hey, three entries this month is good, right??? LOL!!! So, thank you so much!!! I hope you enjoyed the update, and I will definitely make future updates about my life, as things continue to evolve. I don’t know how active I’ll be on here in the coming weeks and months. But, we’ll see! A huge thank you, to anyone that took the time to read all of this, and let’s soar into the future, together!!!

 

 

It May Not Cure All Ills…TOTD 7/24

It may not cure all ills, but a smile can take you a long way. It really can lift the soul up from the doldrums of self-doubt, and decay. Besides what it can do for you, it can also greatly improve the moods of those you are with. A smile is free, but it can pay you back quite handsomely. Perhaps, even more than you can realize!

Happy Fourth & Upcoming Life Update!

I want to wish everyone a happy 4th of July!! May everyone stay safe, and have a great time. I also wanted to make it known, as I’ve shared with a few of you, that I’m going to be making a more personal entry soon. A life update, basically! And it’ll be coming sometime this month.

I wouldn’t call it the most earth shattering change ever, but change is coming, indeed! It’s really what could come out of this event, and not the event itself, that’s more significant. But, something has to get the ball rolling, and that’s exactly what is getting ready to happen.

I was thinking of making this upcoming entry pretty big, but I think I’ll try to get straight to the point. Life’s getting ready to get more busy and hectic, so I don’t know if I’ll have the time to make something more elaborate. I also don’t know if I want to make such a huge entry anyway, but we’ll see. Once I start writing it, who knows where I’ll go with it. Don’t hold me to any promises made, LOL!!! 😀

Once again, I wish everyone a happy fourth, and please look forward to the update!

With Love,

J.E. ^_^v

The Setting Sun

I dedicate this poem to the amazing singer that was Chris Cornell. He was definitely one of my favorite singers growing up, and his music is still amazing to this day. Whether his songs spoke to you or not, one can’t deny he had a powerful voice!

But I dedicate this poem not only for him, but for all those we’ve lost. Whether by death, time, circumstances, or whatever might be the case. A sun might set, but a legacy never has to die. Enjoy.

The Setting Sun

By

J.E.

So comes the setting sun
Another day has come and gone
You shined so bright
Star of our life

Who could have imagined?
Who could have known?
That one who emitted so much light
Would be engulfed by endless night

Yet it comes to one and all
The light fades to black
The warmth of April
The brilliance of August
Give way to October
And finally the harsh cold of December

Never will we hear a word again
No song, no mirth, no sorrow
A vacuum of infinite silence
Another star has died

But let’s not forget your brilliance
Let’s not forget your light
Those warm loving rays
That kept us alive
That gave us life!
Let’s not forget

The setting sun has come
And though death might seem to have won
Remember
What has been, can’t be undone
Let loving words be spoken
A legacy, unbroken

Just Give Me Your Mind

Here’s the poem I promised, that’s related to The Gift of Individuality post. Always think for yourself, and never give your mind over to anyone completely. Embrace individuality, and the power we have to think for ourselves. Enjoy!

Just Give Me Your Mind

By:

J.E.

They’ve fed you mere fantasies
Nothing but ideals
Yet there is someone higher
Who’ll show you what’s false
And reveal what’s real

Just give me your mind
Let me take control
I’ll seep into every crevice
Enter every pore
Once you get a taste
You’ll be craving more

Throw your morals out the door
There’s no need for those anymore
Who taught you such things as “kindness”
Surely someone that’s so mindless!

You’ve got to listen to what I say
There’s simply no other way
The whole world is just black and white
There’s nothing in between
No shades of grey
There’s simply no other way

Think inside the box
There’s nothing worth anything outside of it
The demons and snakes dwell there
You better beware!

Let me chop you into bits
And steal all of your wits
I’ll mold you like clay
Then you’ll surely see it my way

Plug into my mind
And never plug out again
You’re only safe within my grasp
My truth is the only thing that’ll last

You fought for a long time
But my vision is complete
As you look into the mirror
What is it you see
Oh such beauty
It’s only me

Happy 2017!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year!!!! I hope 2017 will be a wonderful year for all of the lovely people on here. May the highs be amazing, and may we all find the strength to overcome the lows that will surely come as well. I haven’t forgotten about the poem, as that’ll be the next post. Take care everyone, and all the best to each and every one of you!!!