Saturday, December 29, 2012

Cause The Lights They Shine So Bright

Anyone else enjoy that Guns N' Roses reference? Good.
Over Thanksgiving break I started a project in my room that was originally meant to just be for the holiday season.  I bought four or five strands of white Christmas lights from Walmart and covered by entire room in them.  Now that I have them done, I think I will be leaving them up year round :)
This is how it turned out:

Hope everyone enjoyed this little photo spam of my room!
Peace, Love, Music<3

Friday, December 28, 2012


I have been interested in Tarot for quite some time now.  A few weeks ago, I decided to give it a shot and bought my first Tarot deck.  I bought the Crystal Visions deck by Jennifer Galasso.
I thought this deck was exceptionally beautiful.  I've been learning the meanings for each card and so far, I've really enjoyed it!
Because I've been so interested, my nana bought me the Steampunk Tarot deck for Christmas
The book that comes with this deck is detailed and very helpful.
Does anyone else read Tarot or have an interest in it?

Peace, Love, Music<3

What I'm Reading

Being the nerd that I am, I of course asked for multiple books for Christmas.  The one that I was most excited to start reading was Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh.
This is the second book in the Nevermore series and so far is absolutely wonderful and everything I hoped it would be.  
The first book, Nevermore, is one of my favorites of all time.  It's well written and is an extremely heart wrenching tale.  It has the basic start of the cheerleader who is paired with the goth kid for a school project and begins to fall in love with him.
Sound typical? It's not at all.
The story takes twists you wouldn't expect and constantly has you on the edge of your seat.
The best part?
Edgar Allen Poe and his works are an integral part of the books plot.  The book is laced with Poe's poems, his history, and the mystery that surrounded his death.
I don't want to give anything away, so I'll just say that Nevermore is a must read, as well as its sequel Enshadowed.  I highly recommend it.

Has anyone else read either of these books?  If so, let me know what you think!  I love hearing other peoples thoughts and opinions on books.

Peace, Love, Music<3

Alternative Press Readers Poll 2012

Alternative Press magazine released the results for their 2012 Readers Poll.
The categories (and winners) for this years poll included:

Overall Artist of the Year
Pierce The Veil

Keyboardist of the Year
Josh Balz (Motionless In White)

Drummer of the Year
Mike Fuentes (Pierce The Veil)

Bassist of the Year
Jaime Preciado (Pierce The Veil)

Guitarist of the Year
Jacky Vincent (Falling In Reverse)

Vocalist of the Year
Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens)

Most Overrated Band of the Year
Falling In Reverse

Most Underrated Band of the Year
Blood On The Dance Floor

Band Reunion I'd Most Like to See in 2013
Fall Out Boy

Song of the Year
Pierce The Veil - King for a Day

Album of the Year
Pierce The Veil - Collide With The Sky

Music Video of the Year
Pierce The Veil - King for a Day

B-Side/Bonus Track of the Year
Of Mice & Men- The Depths

Cover Art of the Year
Pierce The Veil - Collide With The Sky

Best Live Band of the Year
Pierce The Veil

Best Venue of the Year
House of Blues

Tour/Festival of the Year
Vans Warped Tour

AP Totally Blew it when They Put This Band On The Cover
Falling In Reverse/ Artist of the Year

AP Totally Nailed It When They Put This Band On The Cover
Warped Tour (Tay Jardine, Kellin Quinn, Vic Fuentes)

Best AP Article of the Year
Warped Tour cover story

What Singer from AP's Scene Should go on The Voice
Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens)

Best Band Merch of the Year
Pierce The Veil

Coolest Retail Store of the Year
Hot Topic

Coolest Online Store of the Year

Twitter Account of the Year
Andy Biersack (@AndyBVB

Most Memorable Non-Music Event of the Year
Mitch Lucker's death

The 2nd and 3rd runner ups for each of these categories are available on the magazines website.
(All of the above information is property of AP)

I was somewhat shocked and more than a little disappointed with the winners of some of these categories.  All of the artist listed are talented, but I feel like there were a few bands that maybe deserved it more than others.  Just my opinion...

Hope you guys enjoy this post and have a wonderful day!
Peace, Love, Music<3

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!!
I hope you guys are having a wonderful day! :)

Peace, Love, Music<3

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Cassadee Pope wins The Voice

On December 18th Cassadee Pope was announced as the winner of Season 3 of the Voice.
Congratulations Cassadee!

Peace, Love, Music<3

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

R.I.P Mitch Lucker

On November 1, 2012, Mitch Lucker, vocalist for Suicide Silence, was killed in a motorcycle accident.
Mitch was a huge influence to metal music and will be missed greatly by his fans.
He leaves behind a wife and 5 year old daughter Kenadee.

The other members of Suicide Silence set up the Kenadee Lucker Education Foundation.
Photographer Jeremy Saffer is selling prints of the photo's he has taken of Mitch over the years.  Proceeds from these sales will be donated to the foundation as well.  These prints can be found here.

Peace, Love, Music<3

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Meet Boogie Boy :)

As many of you may already know from one of my previous posts, I lost my dog Lucy about a month ago.  This really took a toll on my whole family.  What was worse was that she wouldn't be around for Christmas (something that I still don't know how to handle).  We all agreed that Christmas was going to be far too quiet.  So, as a family, we decided to do something that we had been planning to do for a while now.
We got a kitten.
Meet Boogie Boy :)
(And yes I got his name from Oogie Boogie from the Nightmare Before Christmas)
He's made me so happy, you guys have no idea.  He's a bit hyper, but sweet as can be.  He's also a total lap cat, which I LOVE.  He also tends to lick people like a dog would and it is so damn cute!
And without further ado, here's some kitten photo spam!

And this is where he likes to sleep...

Peace, Love, Music<3

Tragedy in Connecticut

On December 17, 2012 there was a shooting in Newtown Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary School. 
27 people lost their lives.  20 children, 6 adults, and the shooters mother (along with the shooter himself) were killed.
I will not be putting the shooters name in this post in a personal boycott of a media driven society that turns criminals and killers into celebrities.  I don't want to give the glory of recognition to someone who is capable of causing so much pain.
Instead, I will be honoring the children and courageous teachers who lost their lives.

Charlotte Bacon, age 6
Daniel Barden, age 7
Olivia Engel, age 6
Josephine Gay, age 7
Ana M Marquez-Green, age 6
Dylan Hockley, age 6
Madeleine F. Hsu, age 6
Catherine V. Hubbard, age 6
Chase Kowalski, age 7
Jesse Lewis, age 6
James Mattioli, age 6
Grace McDonnell, age 7
Emilie Parker, age 6
Jack Pinto, age 6
Noah Pozner, age 6
Caroline Previdi, age 6
Jessica Rekos, age 6
Avielle Richman, age 6
Benjamin Wheeler, age 6
Allison N. Wyatt, age 6

Rachel Davino, age 29
Dawn Hochsprung, age 47
Anne Marie Murphy, age 52
Lauren Russeau, age 29
Mary Sherlach, age 56
Victoria Solo, age 27

When this tragedy struck, not only this nation but countries around the world were brought to their knees.  The loss in Connecticut was felt by every mother, father, brother, sister, husband, wife, daughter, and son in the world.
Immediately, people wanted someone to blame.  The gun law debate became a war on social networking sites.  A few people brought to the surface that it is not only guns, but mental health care that should be regulated (something I agree with).
How many times does this have to happen?  How many students have to lose their lives?  How long must we live in fear?  School is supposed to be a place of learning, of safety.  Not a place of fear.  

Please keep the families who lost loved ones in this tragedy in your thoughts, hearts, and prayers.
Peace, Love, Music<3