Hey everyone Ink Heart here.
Well this week has been pretty interesting so far, not too stupid or awful has happened so that's a plus.
Anyway, I'll just quickly go over what has happened so far.1: I went to a concert:
Yes, last Saturday on the 11th, I went to a concert with my brother, pa, and one of the Saint Rose students my pa made friends with, Kalie, to go see Lacuna Coil live at a bar called The Soundhouse up in Clifton Park.
Funny enough this was the same bar I went to see Dragonforce perform live about four years ago, only back then that place was called the Northern Lights.
So it's been a while since I've been there, and I can stay they certainly cleaned the place up since last time, it's still a bar, but at least it doesn't look so dusty anymore.
There was a total of four bands that played.
was the first band, they were pretty much the "local band"
not saying that's a bad thing, but you could tell.
I enjoyed them, a very solid opener, the female vocalist had a really awesome voice.
After that an electronic rock band called Starset
played, this is when I got out of my set and started to move closer up to the stage, mainly because these guys came out with a Mac, black leather suits and glowy face visors on.
These guys, oh my god, these guys were fucking great!
I remember talking to Kalie on the drive over on how we all disliked Dubstep.
But, I told her that at least to me, Dubstep sound decent if it is used as an accent to the main instruments, you know, like background noise and stuff, not a whole sound like that.
And it seemed that Starset understood that completely, because that's exactly how what those guys did.
The singer had the Mac set up with a transparent screen with different kinds of music programs on them, so he could tweak the sound and add in effects when he need to.
They sounded really good I just had to look them up on my phone, I even got to say hi to the guys after they stopped played to go and relax on the other side of the bar.
Really cool guys, you should check them out.
The next band was a relatively new Heavy Metal band called Devil You Know
, I could tell these guys were gonna be really heavy after I say them band come out covered in tattoos and wearing black clothing.
I did some research on these guys and found out they are a "supergroup" which just means every member in the band once was apart of another band, and they all got to together to make one band.
The most notable member, at least to my knowledge is the singer Howard Jones, the ex-vocalist of Killswitch Engaged and Blood Has Been Shed.
I knew he looked familiar on stage, but I couldn't put my finger on it until he started talking about his former bands in between songs.
I know everyone was here for the music, but Howard was actually pretty damn funny with his jokes and cracks on some of the audience, but then again, he has that "black man" charm to him.
Mostly the band played chucky heavy chords on the guitars, with deep fast drum beats, with the added screamo tossed in for a good mix.
These guys were pretty good, but I'm a little sadden that Howard just mostly screamed the songs, he actual can sing if you listen to some of the early Killswitch Engaged songs.
But nevertheless, I'm glad to know he was still making music, their aren't many black men out there that are into Rock or Metal, not to mention that can ACTUALLY
Finally the main event, the Italian gothic metal band Lacuna Coil.
Wow, talk about stage presents, these guys were just dipping with that.
Now, I know my Pa and Kalie were REALLY looking forward to this act, I could hear them scream and shout as they came out to play, along with everyone else who was there.
I myself didn't really listen to alot of these guys, again like most bands I like today, I found them via Guitar Hero.
I will say, they certainly sounded great live, and the lighting really added a lot to the performance.
One note I'll add was that their regular Bassist was sadly missing, he caught a stomach bug back home in Milan so he wasn't able to make it over here, but their fill in Bassist did a excellent job.
Funny enough, it was a like odd to see him on stage if only because every other member in the band had long flowy hair for headbanging, while he just had a crew cut.
They played for about an hour and came but out to finish with a fan favor song "Our Truth".
Overall, a good concert, no one got too stupidly shitfaced so that was a plus; but my legs hurt like hell once I started moving again.2: The end of the Hub Network:
Yeah... This is true.
On October 13th The Hub Network was officially canned and rebranded as "The Discovery Family Channel".
Now, before anyone freaks the fuck out (Mainly the Bronies...), let me say this first, NO, that doesn't mean the My Little Pony and all of Hasbro's other shows have been canceled.
Those shows will still air on Discovery Family, just most likely on weekends.
The thing that happened was the president of the Hub Network stepped down in control over the network, Discovery then took back control over the channel and renamed it.
Not that this is surprising, before that channel was known as the Hub Network, it original was called "Discovery Kids".
This is kinda sad new to here because I know MLP just had it's 4 year anniversary a few days ago and now they lost their home.
But other than the ponies, I'm going to miss the Hub, they had alot of cool shows on there, mostly the stuff they got from Warner Brothers.
Like Batman TAS, Superman TAS, Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, and other stuff.
Plus, I thought of them as the new place to watch cartoons, seeing how Nickelodeon and Disney have lost their minds...
Cartoon Network is a little better about if only because they learn from their mistakes, but they also make more mistakes, like killing off any good action cartoons.
So they don't got off scott free...
So yeah, Hub Network, you had a good run, four years of fun, we will miss you.3: I've have upcoming dentist appointments... Yay...:
...Oh joy, I get to see my friendly dentist so they can tell me how fucked up my teeth are...
I hate going to the dentist, not because I'm afraid them, no, it's the annoying fact that it's never just one visit.
It's not like a physical where you go see the doctor, they tell you what's up, and you're done, no, they need to take X-rays, cleaning, filling, and all the other stuff.
I already know What I'm in for, in September one of my molars had a piece break off and it left a hole in it.
Not to mention I have too many teeth in my mouth, so they have to be pulled out, plus I have cavities, so I'll need fillings, and last but not least, my teeth are crooked and janky so I'll need braces...
I don't know how long this'll take, even with insurance it still might take a while before they "fix me"...
So if I'm not on for a few days, I'll be at the dentists, trying not to lose my mind...
Not a very good birthday present, but it has to get done sooner than later.
Well, I guess that's all I have to say for now, I have my birthday to look forward to on friday, with the turning of age 21, again don't know what I'll be getting from my parents, money it tight so, I'm not expecting much other than a cake.
I'll probably just have to see if I get any fanart like I did last year.
And if you are planning to do so, I know what I'd like to see.
Stuff like this, of stuff close to this.
Again, last year I got at least two pictures I didn't want to see, so hopefully I can make myself clear on what I want to see so we don't have a repeat of last year...
That is all, Ink Heart out.