Rhythms and Beats

A blog about music, gaming, life and whatever else may cross my mind.

Apr 4

These photos popped up on the H2O facebook page a few weeks back but I didn’t see much sign of them anywhere else. That’s CM Punk recording vocals with Chad Gilbert (from New Found Glory) and Toby Morse (from H2O and Hazen Street) for the new Madball album. Then later the three of them just hanging out. 

Since I last saw him on TV, Punk looks so much better. He looks rested, healthy and happy. It was good to see that he’s doing good. Plus there’s a new Madball album being made, which reason enough for me to celebrate. :D


Everyone loves this advert because it shows same sex and mixed race couples. That’s cool yeah, but I’m more excited by the fact that the tattoed guy playing the drums is actually Joey LaRocca from the punk band The Briggs.


Mar 31
deadmau5:

Straight up ballin!!’ Thank you @diablo :)

Yeah, that’s pretty awesome.

deadmau5:

Straight up ballin!!’ Thank you @diablo :)

Yeah, that’s pretty awesome.


Mar 18
Hmmm. This is shaping up to be interesting.

conversemusic:

Go behind the scenes at the studio with Diplo, Mick Jones and Paul Simonon to hear more about the track and collaboration with Frank Ocean.

Download Here


Mar 9
Birthday present from my sister Carol. Me in Lego form. It is awesome! There was also a Lego mohawk in the packet to look like me from a few years ago.

Birthday present from my sister Carol. Me in Lego form. It is awesome! There was also a Lego mohawk in the packet to look like me from a few years ago.


Feb 23

My Unpopular Opinions

Dr. Who is a badly written, inconsistent mess.

Pop-punk is a valid genre of music and should not be sneered at by the “punk elite”.

Auto-tune is useful tool in music production and is used more than anyone actually realises.

Bohemian Rhapsody is one of the worst pieces of music ever written. Seriously, it’s like they had a bunch of ideas and just said “we can’t make these into songs on their so let’s smoosh them all together and make this”. If a band had come out with that as their debut single they would’ve been laughed at. Popularity is not a excuse for why something is good.

it just takes just as much skill to death growl or scream as it does to sing in the traditional sense.

The Pathfinder campaign setting is a really bad. Pick a theme and stick with it.

Grand Theft Auto is boring and overrated. In all iterations.

Just because the wrestler Sin Cara has botched a few high flying moves in WWE is not a reason to dislike him. He is still extremely talented.

Ray Luzier is a better drummer than David Silvera and should remain as Korn drummer indefinitely.

Warped Tour was never intended to be just a punk tour, it just happened that a lot of punk bands gravitated towards it in the early years. Just because hip-hop, dance, metal and pop acts have joined the tour does not mean it “sucks now”.

Sons of Anarchy, The West Wing and The Wire are all better than Breaking Bad could ever hope to be.

That’ll do for now. I’ll just leave these here and see what happens. Kind of enjoyed this and think I might do it again.


Feb 22

nico-di-angelcake:

making up your own fictional universe

creating an entire history for it

creating characters who have complex back stories

RESEARCHING NAMES WITH MEANINGS THAT CORRESPOND TO THE HISTORY AND UNIVERSE AND BACK STORIES YOU’VE COME UP WITH

then never writing or doing anything with it at all ever

This is the fate of 90% of all home-brew RPG campaign settings, including several I’ve helped develop. :(

(via atlasboyo)


Famous Stars and Straps have outdone themselves with this design #ewoks #starwars #og #originalgangsters

Famous Stars and Straps have outdone themselves with this design #ewoks #starwars #og #originalgangsters


Feb 21
therealjeremymckinnon:

Early mornin hangs in Brisbane. Come see us tomorrow at soundwave! By @elmakias

That is an awesome Johnny Cupcakes top. I should know, I own one too.

therealjeremymckinnon:

Early mornin hangs in Brisbane. Come see us tomorrow at soundwave! By @elmakias

That is an awesome Johnny Cupcakes top. I should know, I own one too.


Feb 18
mattxpike:

Tickets on sale this Friday…. Costa Mesa, California
You’ll be able to find the Judge and I at newport del al weekend
Of yeah. Some great tattooers will be there as well

Holy shit! Look at that lineup! O_O

mattxpike:

Tickets on sale this Friday….
Costa Mesa, California

You’ll be able to find the Judge and I at newport del al weekend

Of yeah. Some great tattooers will be there as well

Holy shit! Look at that lineup! O_O


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