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Sep 19 2012

My Songs

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One of the few unique things that define me is my music. Utterly mine, and privy to the judgment of no one. Even when I was young, music would be my aspirin; i’d listen to clear my head of any bothersome thoughts. It also reflects how I’ve changed over the years as a person. Since 8th grade, I’d accumulate songs on my iPod, but never delete them. Now, it’s a random mess with many different genres of music, which I suppose reflects the many facets of my life. I’ve never liked rap though. I’ve always disliked it, and I probably always will.
1. Linkin Park – Numb
2. Mulan Soundtrack – I’ll Make a Man Out of You
3. Jesse McCartney – Just So You Know
4. DeadMau5 – Strobe (Special Features Remix)
5. Breaking Benjamin – Give Me a Sign
6. The Cab – Living Louder
7. Celdweller – Ursa Minor Electron Mix
8. Ne-Yo – Together
9. Jackie Boyz- Equilibrium
10. Pyrodrifter- Exterminate10 songs seems like a paltry sumary of the 500 songs on my library, but this is a good selection as any. Some of these songs I’ve listened to since I was a child, and some of them I found later on. Though the genres are wildly different, each one has something that just appeals to me. Though I can type pages about the different aspects of each song, and how they reflect who I am, but I think I’ll just let them speak for themselvesP.S. I’m so sorry for not doing this sooner. Completely forgot.

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Sep 12 2012

You Wanna Learn How To Dougie?

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Alright guys, I don’t have much to say about myself so please bear with me. I am just a calm, nice guy. I am very active in my church and I try to serve my God the best I can. I serve by helping in the youth ministry. I am a Junior High School Youth Group Teacher and I plan on serving for many years to come. Growing up, I spent most of my time in church when I was young because I was blessed with amazing mentors and awesome friends. I also posted up a picture of Gangnam Style. Well, it has become VERY popular over this past month and I’m pretty proud, as I am Korean, of PSY for accomplishing what he has.

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Sep 12 2012

An-Khe Tomer? Who is he?

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An-khe Tomer… Its not easy to describe myself.  I decided to make a playlist and write a little bit about myself.

Music is a great part of my life, so I have decided to make a playlist to describe myself. First of all, I play guitar and I absolutely love METAL. Everything from Symphonic Black Metal to Progressive Metal, to Goregrind, to Technical Deathmetal. Everything about it. Music, in general, keeps me sane, but there is something about metal, specifically, that appeals to me. Many people hear metal and only hear noise. But I listen to metal and it is soothing. The heavy riffs, the brutal vocals, and the specific groove. I love complex music. I like to be challenged. Much of the music that I listen to supplies those challenges. The complex time signatures, the time signature changes, the key changes, the speed and the polyrhythms. Each of the bands listed in my playlist represents something that I like about the band, their ideology while creating the music, the complexities of the music, or the feeling that I get when I listen to them.

Other than music, I absolutely love physics and math. I like to try to understand the universe as well as our Earth and the cultures that make up Humankind. I enjoy learning about ancient cultures and mythologies. One that catches my interest the most is Ancient Egyptian Mythology. Traveling is one way that I attempt to witness, experience, and understand these groups of people.  I also am in love with body modification. I have 12 piercings; 8 on my ears, my tongue, my eyebrow, and two on my lip. My nose was pierced but it closed. I also have one tattoo of an Ankh on my arm. I feel that it is one of the oldest art forms and still should be more widely accepted. Tattoos, scarification, stretched holes, horns, branding, and piercings are some of the most beautiful things that could happen to a human body.

Outside of my beliefs and views on the world, I love to enjoy myself, just like every other human being on this planet. I play my guitar most of the time. It allows me to leave this world temporarily and come back with a clear mind. I longboard and read a lot as well. Extreme sports are also my place of zen. I love to dirtbike, jetski, wakeboard, snowboard, waterski, and mountain bike. The adrenaline is what brings me back to it. The speed, excitement, wind in my face, and the challenge of getting spending less time wiping out pushes me to keep at it.

Here is my playlist.

1. Meshuggah – Bleed

2. Tool – The Pot

3. Fleshgod Apocalypse – The Violation

4. Cerebral Bore – Maniacal Miscreation

5. The Faceless – Sons of Belial

6. Aegaeon – Human

7. Animals as Leaders – Isolated Incidents

8. Oceano – Depths

9. Deadlystrain – Decayed Pleasure

10. Nile – Those Whom The Gods Detest

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Sep 12 2012

The Wild Akhtarul – Unrecognizable on Word Processors

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Beach Fossils – Face It

Real Estate – Fake Blues

Since I was a child, music made up a large part of my life. I began playing various instruments at a young age, usually picking up whatever looked interesting to me. I played clarinet for some years, but eventually dropped the instrument for a guitar instead. Why couldn’t I learn and play both? Who knows. However, as time passed, I realized that my reasons for playing also changed. Before, I solely wanted to imitate my favorite bands at that time, such as Sum 41 and Blink 182. I was very young at the time, mind you, so I didn’t really know what I was doing. Before long, my interests in music shifted greatly and, from my late middle school years onward, I began to become deeply involved and satisfied with the musical genre that is known as “indie”, or independent music. Bands such as Beach Fossils and Real Estate, for example, sounded more than fantastic to me. I let go of my old punk, ska ways and opted instead for a more mellow and smooth lifestyle, as several of my favorite indie bands happen to sound just like that. Beach Fossils and Real Estate are both great bands, bands that I have been listening for about three years, and I greatly appreciate what they can do with a guitar.

Fleetwood Mac – The Chain

David Bowie – Rebel, Rebel

As a child, I never appreciated music from decades past. Growing up having played too much Tony Hawk Pro Skater seemed to have a strange impact on my brain; I was addicted to punk, ska, and alternative rock. While I still do “approve” of those genres, part of my growing tastes over the last few years include some of the quintessential bands of the previous generations. Fleetwood Mac and David Bowie are two great examples of such music. Fleetwood Mac means a lot to me in particular due to the fact that they were very popular amongst  my closest friends, and I happen to have a lot of memories involving their songs.

Asheru – Soul

Souls of Mischief – Step to my Girl

Old school rap and current underground hip-hop. The good stuff.

Cut Copy – Strangers in the Wind

The first ever indie song I have ever listened to, I began listening to Cut Copy at the end of eighth grade. This band started it all. I was never into the genre as much before these guys came along. While I did say music was a large part of my life even as a kid, I never attended a single concert until I began listening to independent music. Music matters a lot to me, and friends are quick to know it. I attend concerts almost every week, from small local Williamsburg shows to Tyler the Creator “big-shows”, I try to get as much out of the music world as I possibly can. Music inspires me; I was, in a sense, saddened by recent “mainstream” music (not to offend anyone who loves any song on Billboard 100, that’s totally fine), but under-appreciated genres like indie, underground rap, and dying trance really got me going. I am listening to music as I type this, and I listen to music for almost every other thing I do. It surrounds me constantly, and I appreciate every second of it. A defining aspect of someone is the music they listen to, in my opinion, and I love meeting new people with an extensive knowledge of music, or with similar tastes. Music for me in a nutshell.

BT – Rose of Jericho

Mat Zo – Synapse Dynamics (Arty Remix)

Well made trance. I make trance.

 

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Sep 12 2012

Somethings about me (Shawn)

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Ahh,so where to begin? I think ‘s best to start with my lifestyle of a carnivore.

yummy burger

I don’t know when it exactly started but I have always enjoyed eating meat.  Regardless if its pork, beef, chicken, lamb, rabbit, or some other animal, there are endless possibilities for my satisfaction. I personally enjoy a fresh burger with all the fixings.   Luckily, I have a fast metabolism so I won’t gain weight.

This talk of food leads me to the next thing, my heritage.

Even though I was born in New York, I have adopted much of my Indian heritage as my own.  I have been there three times and I must say it is an amazing place.  The sites, the culture, the people, and the food truly reflect the uniqueness of India. I would definitely recommend it for anyone willing to go outside their comfort zone and experience something different.

Two things that I like to do when I want to relax are listening to music and playing League of Legends. My taste in music is varied but I am currently enjoying folk rock. (can’t wait for the new Mumford and Sons album).

I have been play LoL for about a year and a half.  I think this game is great for casual gamers as it not hard to pick up.   My fondest memories of this game is staying up till 3 in the morning playing with friends. (My best role is jungler).

 

I love history and politics.  I am not certain why I love them so much but I could easily lose myself in countless articles or videos.

One of my proudest achievements is helping to start a drill team at my school as a freshman. Eventually I became Pledge Commander and was in charge training the new guys. We actually qualified to go to Nationals after only three years of being in existence.

One thing that I really believe in is the idea of social justice. The most basic ideal of social justice is equality and solidarity.

Which brings me to my last picture. I have pulled off some amazing feats the night before things were due.  I always beat the midnight deadlines with seconds to spare.

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Sep 11 2012

Ishwar and or Ishy

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You guys have probably seen me around wearing these headphones. Honestly these headphones keep me grounded and focused. You guys probably don’t know i have a short temper and also a horrible nervous problem. I dislike waiting and the only thing that keeps me from flipping out is listening to my music on blast where i cant acknowledge anything going on around me. They also look GREAT

 

Although this isn’t my collection and my collection is no where as impressive, i am obsessed with jordans. Yeah your reading like “yeah and so does every other guy” but NO. I am only interested in jordans that are as old as me or even older. It is a collecting thing more than a style thing. Everyone wears jordans and i hate being like everyone else. Overall Jordans are beautiful and so well constructed and created.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These two individuals above are two of my role models, The first being Tracy McGrady, He was once the scoring champion of the NBA and arguably the best player in the NBA. After undergoing two knee surgeries and a back surgery, he is currently trying to recover and play like he used to. Him just trying gives me faith to work hard at getting better. The latter is Carmelo Anthony who just recently represented our country in the olympic’s. He  is popular in society and plays basketball excellently, I love basketball and play pretty well if i do say so myself. These are my role models i watch their highlights constantly.

I can best describe myself as a person with many faces, aka a Gemini. This picture helps describe me because it depicts the actual split in my personality. In once instance i am very social and talkative, while at other times i’m reticent, mean and difficult. This schism is personality translates into the way i dress on certain days, my productivity in the school. Its actually crazy to see.

To those of you who have seen me around and i havent made it clear I AM NOT INDIAN PAKI or BENGALi. I AM a proud Trinidadian,i am a native from an island in the carribean  right off the coast of south america. We are home to calypso, soca and reggea music we have an abundance of food selections and beautiful scenery. One of the more unknown spots in the carribean, most recently tourist traffic has rapidly increased. YOU should visit.

These are V E G E T A B L E S, they grow in the ground. These vegetables can also be food if prepared right. It’s always the worst talking about vegetarianism its like you guys arent aware that vegetables even exist. I have been a vegetarian all my life and i dont plan on changing. it is mainly becuase of religion but ive learned to love it, since i have never tried anything else.

I take weight lifting very serious as of a year ago. I use weights as a stress reliever i love the pain that i get from working out. Its like a drug, i think its called adrenaline right?? I try to go to the gym everyday but i slack a lot. If i ever seem like i’m in a rush or i have some place to be. Don’t be offended i’m probably on my way to the gym.

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Sep 11 2012

Yo (Bryant Nunez)

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Well, I really don’t know where to begin; I really dont think there is much to say so I will take the easy route and just make my post as long winded as possible in hopes that by the end I have reached an appropriate length and thus gotten away with exerting minimal effort.

If it isnt apparent, Im Lazy. I like taking things easy and rest is my top priority. Now this doesnt mean that I don’t get my work done, (after all I’m doing this aren’t I?) I just don’t do anything I don’t have to. Of course there is the rare exception of things that I want to do but most of the time assigned work instantly kills my desire to do anything.

The next thing I guess I will move on to would be where I am from; I was born and raised in the South Bronx but my parents both came over from the Dominican Republic and only speak Spanish at home. So as you would then guess I speak Spanish. I would say that I love going over there, but the last time I went was eight years ago and I don’t get to say that.

Another thing about me would be music. I play guitar, bass and a couple other instruments, So I guess music would be my thing. This past year however I took a break from playing 5 hours a day and instead slept or played video games.

This brings me to video games. My parents first bought me a super Nintendo in my early youth, for as long as I could remember I had a game controller in my hand. The next console I got was the n64 which to this day would be my favorite console. I spent hundreds of hours playing Mario party or majora’s mask. In fact i was so involved in my gaming that the few things that I do remember from visiting my grandparents in DR would be bringing my n64 over and playing the day away (if the power grid allowed it) and the when I got older it would be going next door to the arcade and perfecting my Mortal Kombat Skills. Like Music I have been taking some time off from gaming but I think I will be getting into it again very soon.

Tied to video games my next interest would me electronics. Things like computers and speaker and all sorts of stuff. As a child I always liked to take things apart to see how things worked and if I didn’t understand i would pester my parents until they fully explained to my what a component did. I hated “just because” answers as a kid ( especially since I asked a lot of ‘why’ questions) As for computers and circuitry I really enjoyed Digital Electronics in HS and logic was really a good past time for me. I even picked up writing script for PERL and am looking to further my computer knowledge.

The last big thing to mention is that I love physics. The science of seeing how things work in the universe fascinates me. and things like quantum theory on interests me more. It is one the few things that I would actually go out of my way outside of school to learn because what I learned in my HS classroom just was not enough. One day I hope to combine my love of electronics and physics and become an electrical engineer, or perhaps bring in my liking for musics and become an audio engineer; or maybe just become a physicist so that I am payed just to learn and do what I really like.

The last thing that I will mention about me is that I have an extreme sweet tooth. It isn’t uncommon for me to have soda in the morning or have the must unhealthily sugary diet.

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Sep 11 2012

Cole Dybec: A Playlist of my Personality

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I have always believed that the type of music that people listen to is a very interesting way to judge their personality, because you might not expect a lot of what they enjoy, and it gives a lot of insight into their personality that you might not have known about previously. I hope that this playlist of my “favorite” songs basically from each genre that I enjoy is a good representation of me. However, I feel the 10 song limit doesn’t completely do my personality justice, but I tried to make it the best representation of me that I could, and I think I did  a fairly good job. I am not going to explain why the songs have meaning in my life or how they reflect my personality; I want the music to speak for itself.

1. Air – Movement IV from Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite

2. Jackie Will Save Me by Shiny Toy Guns

3. Her Sacred Spirit Soars by Eric Whitacre

4. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites by Skrillex

5. The Sea by Frank Bridge (part 1)

The Sea by Frank Bridge (part 2)

6. Kingdom Come by The Civil Wars

7. Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber

8. Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine

9. Stockholm Syndrome by Muse

10. Mad Tom of Bedlam by Charlene Kaye & the Brilliant Eyes

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Sep 11 2012

Something about me (pinfei)

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Although I am a person who does not hesitate to try new things, there are certain activities that are not only indispensable but also defining in my life. Though the rule of priority does not apply here, I would still rank travelling as the most inspiring and engaging thing in my life.

I love to travel around the geographically remote and culturally unfamiliar sites that enable me to explore the differences in the people’s soul. Such travelling does not necessarily involve with the amount of money spending but depends on how you would learn a totally different place. One of the most magnificent and exciting places that I have been to is Lhasa Tibet, where I tried some local dish of dried-raw lamb and visited the brilliant Potala Palace.Overall, the trip to Lhasa and some other remote places of Tibet was really wonderful. I recommend everyone to visit Lhasa once in his or her life.

 

I love to draw buildings and environment. In fact, I have begun to learn drawing ever since five years old. Learning to draw something seemed to be a boring and time consuming.However, I figure out in later years that drawing entitles me the ability to meditate and think.

Sports also play a crucial role in my life. When I was in high school, I devoted most of my time to winter and spring track. I was indeed a good sprinter and represented my high school for the Pennsylvania Relay, a national high school track competition.  I am actually a good, though not excellent, mountain hiker.

I love to listen to music. My favorite singer is Eminem, and I have been listening to his music for ten years.

My favorite subject is history, I can actually spend an entire afternoon reading history books and magazines.

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Sep 11 2012

Who is Yasaman Soroush

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     My name is Yasaman Soroush, I am an 18 year old freshman in college. I was born in Honduras and when i was nine years old m family and I moved to the United States. I am half Iranian and half Honduran. I am the middle child of 2 more sisters. When i was young i was a very big tomboy. You may think oh just another tomboy, but no I used to have very short like a boy and i would dress like a boy. If you saw me, you would have thought oh what a cute little boy. I love food, watching TV, sports, cars, movies and anything else thats entertaining.

My favorite color is yellow! But i don’t like just everything yellow, i like things that aren’t normal to be yellow. For example since is was 9 my room has away been painted yellow. I have a yellow blanket. My laptop case is yellow, and my pillows in my room are yellow. I like odd things to be yellow. I love the color yellow, but i don’t like wearing yellow clothing. I don’t like my accessories to be yellow, and i don’t have a yellow car, its just too common.

My favorite types of foods are sushi and pasta. I can eat sushi probably everyday but only if i can dip into eel sauce. If i don’t have eel sauce I don’t like to eat sushi. I can still eat it, i just doth appreciate as much. On the other hand pasta I can eat all day every day. All the pasta is the same, just all different shapes and they’re all so delicious.

I love watching TV and movies. My 2 favorite movies are Pirates Of The Caribbean and Pineapple Express! I think these 2 movies, I think they are both so sunny. Pirates of the Caribbean I love because my favorite actor is Johnny Depp he is such a good actor and so dreamy. Pineapple express i just think it’s hilarious. I can watch this movie over and over again and still laugh just as hard as the first time i watched it. My favorite TV show is Friends. I think this is the funniest show ever and all the cast is just perfect for this show. I think that I’ve probably watched almost every episode. Every time it’s on i try and watch it.

I like music just like everyone. My favorite singer is Enrique Iglesias!! I think his music is greta, even though i think I’m a little biased because i do love the way he looks. But not jut that i like his songs and the way he sings. I also like other artist ranging from Justin Bieber all the way to Eminem. I like some house music in between. I’l pretty much listen to anything except for like hardcore metal.

It may be a bit odd but as a girl i love cars. My dad used to sell cars thats how i got into them. He would always be talking about them and I would just sit and listen. We can always talk about cars, even thought most of the time i annoy him, just in asking him prices. If i had a lot of money and I could afford a nice car i wouldn’t buy your usual Ferrari or Lamborghini, I would buy an audi R8 Spyder in white. It would have to be stick shift because i think a car so sporty like that one is a shame if it’s not a stick.

Another thing I’ve always been very interested in, is sports. ever since I was little I always played on a sports team and I’ve tried a whole bunch. Whether its from karate, soccer, tennis, basketball, softball, volleyball and golf. Sport was always part of my life. Now I have pretty much quit everything, but golf and tennis. Karate was the sport I did the longest. I did it for about 10 years of my life and thats no exaggeration. I have a second degree black belt and I am very proud of it. I have way more likes than just this, but this to me are considered the important ones. I have an opinion about pretty much everything, but I also won’t go and offend anyone. I am very easy going and laid back. These are just a few things that make up every day of my life.

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