It has come to my attention that I do not play as often as I used to. I wonder why? Lack of motivation? Lack of time? etc?
The main reason is my set up, ever since I have moved - my set up is .. well.. pretty crappy. A cold-toned old modeled Marshall amp, lack of good speakers to play along with, uncomfortable set-up.
My sound has changed completely with this new amp, and even the way the amp is directed. My old set up was a Marshall AVT50 (it’s a solid state, but sounds almost like a tube amp. great series, really) and it was in a small room (better condensed warm sound).
What I’m trying to say is.. I wanna play more with my old amp!.. maybe it’s time for an upgrade..
My friend got me a D.L. & Co candle for my birthday and it smells so damn good. The smell lingers in the whole room even when the candle is boxed.
I recently purchased a Voluspa Ebony Candle and it smells really great, but disappointed me in it’s burn smell. It’s extremely weak.
Hope this D.L. & Co illuminates the room with great smell.
A song that I can listen to on repeat and not get sick of.
Love this riff. #espguitars #marshallamps #direngrey #bottomofthedeathvalley
The live this weekend was phenomenal.
This was the first time that I decided that I didn’t want to wait in line for hours to try to rush to the front. Admittedly, the front/pit is where all the fun and energy is - but I decided to give the side balconies a try to compensate for the better sound experience.
As far as setlist, this specific live was not the best I have experience so far - but it was an experience that will forever leave an impact. Reason being that I have never witnessed Kyo with such a shocking, powerful aura. The visuals overcame my body. The shawl that Kyo wears takes away the human aspect of him and turns him into something so different and unhuman.
Also, the visuals from Vinushka were so, so extremely powerful that I started to get emotional watching the story behind the music (this has been the first time I ever felt like this!)
The energy from the band was strong, nothing out of the ordinary. However, at the end of the show - there was a moment that I will forever remember.
I have to explain this as well as I can, otherwise I cannot capture the image I have in the mind — The show was over. The instruments were gone and it was just the crowd and the members. There was no music, it was quiet and the bright lights covered over, exposing the crowd and venue well. At this moment, a feeling hit me so hard that everything was deafening. I realized, I have been following this band for so long and they have been my passion and love for so many years. Out of all the times I have seen them, I have never seen the band, especially Kyo, so happy. So genuinely happy. It was the first time i felt so emotionally connected with the members of Direngrey. It was as if I experienced their hardships and successes in their eyes.
The connotations and feelings I always take away from a diru live is that… I can take on the world after this experience no matter what circumstance.. But this was driven by sadness and despair. Because this is what the band stands for. This time was crazy shocking. It was an uplifting feeling that I never associated this band with before. A positive, happy energy. It was the smiles on their faces and the way they reached out to the crowd.
It was possibly the end of the tour that made them relieved and happy. Whatever the case be, it was a good ending to the tour.
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I met a lot of people this weekend and saw some old friends.
I am blessed to have such a great life. Given that there are ups and downs, I hope I am able to grasp onto - and remember - the feelings associated with the “ups”.
I am more realistically driven and motivated to pursue my music career.. I am at the point in my life where it matters a ton. I need to make it happen because the time is NOW.
Appreciate all of you guys and I hope you can support me in my endeavors.
I absolutely have no idea where you are going with this question.
Diru tunes. Recognize it? #direngrey #espguitars #espjapan #fridayjams #marshallamps
This morning a 70 year old man died in a car accident due to a selfish act from one woman.
I admit, I have road rage. I hate stupid drivers and I don’t understand how anyone can drive so terribly. It’s common sense to me.
I know the area in which the accident happened very well.
Firstly, It’s an extremely busy intersection.
Secondly, It’s a LONG way across.
Which brings me to ask, WHY would you EVER want to run a red HERE??? SERIOUSLY?
It angers me that because of this, an elder man’s life was cut short. The people he leaves behind, the things he has yet to do…
Anyways, I just wanted to rant. I’m sure this woman has a lot on her conscience - and will for a life time.
Drive safely, people.