There's a lot that's been going on recently. I have a meeting to present my action plan (which needs typing up tonight) to the festival committee tomorrow and, as nervous as I am, I am also quite excited about it.
I'm also going to be doing a lecture on psychology, starting with an introduction to the subconscious that is thus far tentatively scheduled for the eighth of June. It'll be over an internet radio station, but that makes very little odds to me. Not sure what I'll do yet.
I'm also writing a little biographical feature on Ronnie James Dio, similar to the one that I did about Ritchie Blackmore. Blackmore was the part of Rainbow that got me interested, but Dio was certainly the part that got me hooked. Stargazer is the embodiment of epic, even though my personal favourite has to be Catch The Rainbow. It makes me cry and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
Music has a special place in my heart, even though I was a late bloomer to it. When I first started listening to music it was in the golden age of Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park. That was the most accessible music, and I didn't complain. Though I can't claim to truly enjoy Limp Bizkit, I'll still get up on to the dance floor at the Tache whenever One Step Closer comes on.
I went through lots of different phases. The discovery of Muse was quite an eye opener. I was drunk at the time, and urinating in a drain in a friend's back garden. He was in the kitchen, waiting his turn. He's also the same person to really get me interested in Deep Purple, which is where the Blackmore influence came in, and, not long after that, it was The Stone Roses. After that, college taught me a lot. Van Halen, Pink Floyd and Dream Theater all sort of settled into the backing of college for us. We even had some Dragonforce, and I enjoyed them for an album. Actually, I still like Soldiers Of The Wasteland, but listening to more than one Dragonforce is hazardous to your interest in them.
My next major influence was girly three. Girly one had tried, with moderate success, to get me into Yellowcard. Girly two had tried, with little success, to get me into My Chemical Romance. Girly three tried, with rampant success, to get me into Ayreon. Right now, they are still my major fix and it's three years on. By rights I should be bored of them completely, but I'm just not. They are my love.
Where is my music taste evolving towards? I don't know. I don't much care to be honest; I'm sold with Ayreon. I'd like to write that sort of thing, and I'm working on it, but everything takes time, you know?