"Of all the arts in which the wise excel, nature's chief masterpiece is writing well." - Andre Breton

"Write with nouns and verbs, not with adjectives and advebs. The adjective hasn't been built that can pull a weak or inaccurate noun out of a tight place." -William Strunk Jr., E. B. White

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Somewhat official post lol!

Hello good peeps! I'll be linking my art page on here eventually and then some, but if you Click Me :) <<<< There's a lovely post about a lovely author I interviewed last week. Check it out! She gives nice tips on anyone who wants to be interviewed and the Do's and the dreaded Don'ts. I find it good and inspirational to help anyone out here in the art world! :D

New post will be more about other goodies! ;)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Make Over Time! Posting after a while!

YES!!!!! It's been a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong while! I personally have been more busy than I usually would be on account of college and the "below the belt" jobs I'm doing on and off campus. I wanted to do a make over with my blogs and this will be the first one on the chopping block! I changed the name! Woo hoo! I'll get post as soon as possible!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I saw some art near the downtown area of my home

It's an artist by the name of Shlomi Haziza that made these intriguing art pieces, I actually wanted to go in but I was running out of time and then I don't know if it was a private place, it looked opened but still good. I will check this artist out real soon! I was with my friends earlier returning library books, actually mangas my friend Angelique recommend me to check out, I liked one of the two. She gives real good advice on recommendations on mangas and books too. Anyway, I thought I share this with you since I haven't been on here in a while and this was indeed an art moment!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

My Linkin Park items and Concert remembrance

I recently purchased two Linkin Park items, these are limited edition items one is based on the music video "Breaking the Habit" and consist of the anime of it and the DVD of how the video was made and the music video. I love anime, so I thought it was a brilliant choice and it didn't cost so much at all! The item on the right is Minutes to Midnight, which was the same concert with some friends. The song "What I've Done" was the ending theme of the first Transformers movie. The first time I heard of Linkin Park went even further. They did a remix of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" now at first, I really didn't like the remix, but after a while, it started to grow on me, and I gotten fascinated by Linkin Park. Then by watching the first Transformers movie , that's what gotten into them as well. I downloaded a lot of their songs.

The Concert: The concert was around March I think, it's been a while! It was a few years back. I remember I asked my mother if I could go to the concert because Kimmy and Carla said you should go and have fun. She let me go because of my grades were so good, and she believe I deserved it. My aunt took me because it was at the Staples Center( mostly any concert or big events happen there along with the the Convention Center, which is next door to the Staples Center) I already purchased a ticket, because they were selling out like crazy! My ticket I remember it was $52.00 my seat was at the top, I remember seeing so many people there, you can hear several voices at once. I wanted to bring my camera but the note said no cameras (which I so regretted it!). I was in the wrong sit because I looked at the numbers wrong, I guess being excited and nervous at being at your first concert, things happen like that. There were two other acts before Linkin Park though, I think one was called Coheed and another band I can't remember at the moment. But when Linkin Park came to the scene, everyone was standing up! I was sitting and chatting with two fans next to me, they were so excited! I had to stand up the rest of the concert because I couldn't see the band and then I was too far away, but around you, you could see several lights flashing like stars in the sky, because everyone had their cameras. My old phone which was a razor, the photos I don't have anymore, but there was a screen/projectile/projector they had where you can see the musicians, my camera on my phone was terrible, all I kept getting was Chester Bennington and not the other band mates. The first song they perform funnily was "What I've Done." After half of the concert, I saw Kimmy and Carla, they were sitting diagonally from me. They already had their tickets when they told me about the concert so it made sense, when you have concerts, they have assigned seats oddly enough. The concert was an astonishing experience, the musicians especially Chester were vibrant and lively, and I was told he was sick that day too, it was amazing because he did back flips and all kinds of jumping and shouting so it was hard to believe that he was sick. I know another class mate was over there but he had the VIP ticket, obviously he paid in advance. After the concert, I said goodbye to my friends and my aunt was waiting patiently for me, and I was checking up on her, and it was a few minutes to midnight (henceforth the album title) and I wanted merchandise from the concert but it was so costly. I know Carla had a beautiful shirt and Kimmy had a jacket with the symbol LP submerge together like the book you see in the photo. I remember there were bands that do promotional when big bands come out. So they were passing out CDs and stuff this band name Panima(I still haven't gotten around of listening to it.) I took it because I knew how it felt when you want to promote yourself and stuff: common courtesy. Finally after that, I asked my aunt could I please get a shirt so I gotten the shirt you see on the photo below, it was not from the inside, it was one of those discounted people who sell cheap or discounted  merchandise so basically, I gotten my shirt for $10.00, I was satisfied enough because my friends had to pay almost $100 for their clothes ware. I had a smashing night, once I find the shirt I can put the actual date on it. I come across the shirt every now and then, I would wear it sometimes. This was indeed a fine art moment I think! I do plan to go to more concerts soon, the only other concerts I have been to were jazz concerts called Jazz Fest West where they have them from next door to the water park Raging Waters. (I might have a blog post on that so stay tuned!) Again it was a great moment for me, because even to this day my mother and I were shocked she made that decision to let me go to one!

This is me with my Linkin Park shirt, and this is one of my friends Kimberly.
She was one of the friends that went to the same concert. 

John Hughes collection

I love John Hughes movies, there's still more I need to explore of his movies. I'm missing Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Home Alone at the moment. All good movies though! I like how he had Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall in three movies all of them they played different characters of kinda fall back into the same level in away. The only movie that's not part of John Hughes is Fast Times at Ridgemont High, but the other two movies Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club are his work. The guy was a genius, was nothing like other directors, the fact he wrote these stories when he was young and encountered situations like that, now that's the perfect way to make a movie I think. And then by having really good actors and actress really make a difference. All the ones including Ferris Bueller, they are bonus editions. Now Home Alone is the only one I have that doesn't have a bonus feature, and ironically that was the first movie I knew about his work, and gotten me into the actors from it. I was shocked he did all these other iconic movies, a lot helped out actors including Jon Cryer's career which was pretty awesome! Once I find my DVDs and maybe purchase the edition of Home Alone, I will have an update! These are good movies and the soundtracks are outstanding: Simple Minds, Oingo Boingo, New Order, the Smiths, OMD, etc! 

Jon Cryer collection

I know this seems a bit weird, but what can I say the guy is a good actor, a lot of potential and skills. These are the available movies I can find him in at the moment. All from Amoeba except No Small Affair DVD. They didn't have the DVD so I ordered it off from Amazon, it wasn't that expensive really. I know he plays the a nerdy character in all of them basically but each of them have something distinctive about them. I plan to find more DVDs or movies of him, he's definitely an actor of interest. The first time I heard about him was in Pretty in Pink because when I saw Two and a Half Men, he looked so familiar to me! These are all comedy/drama movies some are funny than others and he plays different levels of roles like Stay Cool, he wasn't the main character. If you like movies and love nerdy people or characters, definitely something to search for! 

My Joy Division/ New Order collection

This is my Joy Division and New Order collection. The two sources I gotten from were Amazon and Amoeba. A couple of friends told me about Joy Division, after seeing bits of Control on YouTube and checking out Unknown Pleasures as well, I guess my interest went a bit deeper. I knew about the connection between two bands, but after hearing about them, and actually watch footage, they are actually pretty good! I still have one more I do have in my wish list: an Ian Curtis poster. I still have to read Torn Apart to see what more depth of the situation. It was so strange because the same year and day Ian committed suicide was the same as Mt. St. Helens volcano erupted and it was a helluva eruption too, it wiped out a lot of nature and civilians! When I see the volcano few years ago, it was so peaceful made me wonder was it the same volcano that caused so much terror.
The recent items are Heart and Soul and 20 Years of New Order but it also contained music of Joy Division, it was a promo disc, considered to be rare it was only $20! Heart and Soul from the looks of it is really good, the booklet is really nice. I still need to explore on these two bands, and are definitely a worth of interest!
Control is an excellent movie, Anton Corbijn did a fine job with this movie, the characters really suit and gave me a feel on how Ian was before he died and how the post punk era was really raw in the since of non sugar coating. The two interview DVDs are another fine items to have, they have astonishing bonus features!
New Order Technique(2-disc CD) and Joy Division's Still are considered out of print items!