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Just read this on Indie Star (which is a awesome blog, http://www.indiestar.tv/) that the new Of Mice & Men album The Flood is the FASTEST selling album in Rise Records history! So stoked on that, these boys deserve it fully. Been a fan since their first release but kinda let it slide but had a good listen to The Flood and I fucking LOVE IT! Such a good album and so far is my album of the year, so anyone into this type of music should check it out and pick up a copy because its well worth the purchase.

More Info: http://grafwall.indiestar.tv/2011/06/rise-records-see-its-biggest-1st-week.html

Click the main link below for the full overview.
Such a tragic thing that someone died but I think its becoming more and more popular to not be stacked up on drugs while listening to this music now. Never really got the point in it anyways, EDC has gotten a fair amount of flack from artists and people before, they definitely have alot of things that they need to tighten up on such as crowd numbers and capacities and control/flow of the people at the event etc but it was the attendees choice to get doped up and OD and unfortunately kill himself so theres more blame on him obviously. Promoters dont get enough recognition imo thats why I posted this article, they had all the safety measures in place to prevent stuff like this but it was just a insane amount of people and thats what lead to the early shut down of the event.

Main Article: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/2011/06/one_dead_dozens_hospitalized_a.php
Event Numbers: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/2011/06/city_releases_contract_attenda.php

Well its safe to say that I haven’t given this blog any attention what so ever in awhile, so I thought it would be a good idea to give it a mass update on all things LIFE!

First up, last weekened was my second show for Black & Red Entertainment, it was at Zeal West, Henderson, Auckland and had a pretty decent turnout of 100 people in the main room, which based on the feedback I got from the bands that played was good vibes which is allways good to hear 😀 So currently in the works for another one up there in Sep/Oct, unsure on the details at the moment, will post more once I get it sussed.

Another big thing was that I moved back down to my hometown of Tauranga, mainly for two good reasons… Something pretty big came up in my family and id just like to be around family for awhile and the other is to safe money for uni next year in Auckland, so im only in Tauranga for around six months which I dont mine at all.

Music wise ive just been listening to the new releases of Skrillex, Foreign Beggars, Feed Me, Of Mice & Men and a few other random songs which are all killer releases by the way. I really REALLY love the new Of Mice & Men album, such a good step up from their old album and I really love the soft tracks and the fact that there is more singing on the album than the previous, just makes it alot more fresh sounding that the last release!

Last but not least ive got some video stuff that ive got to start editing together for my uni portfolio which submissions begin in September I think, so hopefully those turnout well and the people im doing it for dig it.

Ill start posting “interesting” things more often now and keep the blog more active with updates and cool things.

❤ Will.

Just a small randy update, just been up to the same old stuff and currently looking forward to PC XLAN which will be the first PC XLAN that ive attended, other than that Ill be going to Sydney at the end of June or possibly the start of July to hang with my brother and help him and his fiancee move into their new apartment in the city.
And im looking forward to my next B&R show which is on June 11th, hopefully it will be a good turnout like my last one. And yea thats about it. Until next time.

Peace!

Just a quick update on things, had a good easter weekend, caught up with a few people I hadnt seen in awhile which is allways good.

Getting another B&R gig for June sorted atm and should have the promo page on Facebook up soon with print coming a little after, ill post details on that on the B&R blog and this blog when its all finalised.

Apart from that just abit work on the side and waiting for my new computer to arrive at my mates store so it can be built and setup so I can game, record and edit videos more effectively and finally just have a decent computer setup for once lol.

On a side note im watching a news flash on TV3 news that OSAMA BIN LADEN has been killed in a drone strike over Afgahnistan which is pretty crazy, wonder what my dad will think of the whole situation lol.

Anyways ill post a update when my computer has been completed and post pictures and when the next B&R gig is finished.

Chur, Will.

Hitting this show up tonight at The Studio, going to be crazy as hell!

Will do a review/thoughts write up after, maybe with some pictures and video aswell, PEACE!

Edit:
Songs Dropped

    Slum Dogz

The Fire – Slum Dogz
Tertris Theme – Doctor P
Sweet Shop – Doctor P
Big Boss – Doctor P
Watch Out! – Doctor P

    Flux Pavilion

I Cant Stop
Haunt You
Bass Cannon
Cracks Remix
Got 2 Know
Lines In Wax
Hold Me Close

    Cookie Monsta

Ginger Pubes
Scatta – Skrillex

Im going to start tagging my update posts with numbers now since it will be easier to track and what not.
So last time I posted ive just been trying to get some B&R stuff orginised, if these plans do come alive then it will be huge for me and the B&R name so hopefully something comes of it.

There has been a tour announcement in AUS in MAY which is called the Destroy Music Tour which is such a beastly lineup consisting of The Amity Affliction, I Killed The Prom Queen, Deez Nuts & Of Mice & Men. Im seriously thinking about heading over to one of the shows since ive allways been a big fan of IKTPQ and now that they have Jamie Hope as singer (picture below), im sure it would be a awesome show.

Destroy Music Link : http://www.destroyalllines.com/tours/52/destroy-music/

Also ive been thinking about study opitions for next year, I think at this point in time ill be going to AUT for a BCT, Bachelor In Creative Technologies and major in Moving Image since ive allways had an interest in editing and presenting video projects to people, so I think that would be awesome to do.

So until update #2, PEACE!