The Beginnings Of Something Amazing

30 Seconds To Mars in their early days…

Anybody who knows me well will know of my absolute adoration for the band 30 Seconds To Mars, and my idolization of the lead singer, Jared Leto, who is also an actor.

As you may have guessed this blog post is indeed about the band, who have inspired me since I was 14 years old (which means I have been a fan for 5, nearly 6 years, in case you were wondering). It was their song The Kill that I first heard and fell head over heels in love with (actually the first I saw of them was the very end of their From Yesterday video, but I don’t think that counts considering the music had finished).

I then listened to their second album A Beautiful Lie, which is bloody amazing and then I of course thought they couldn’t get any better. I am pleased to say I was proven wrong with their third and recent album This Is War. And yet it was their first album that still remained a mystery to me, the beginnings of this most ethereal band.

By this point I had heard three songs off the album: Edge of the Earth, Capricorn and Oblivion, all of which I enjoyed as much as the rest of their stuff. And yet I had not bothered to listen to the rest of the album…until recently. It wasn’t so much that I was hesitant to listen to it, so much as that their two proceeding albums were keeping me happy.

But I am so glad that I finally got round to it. The songs on the first album are as amazing and inspiring as all the other 3o Seconds To Mars songs so far. And it helped me fall head over heels in love with them all over again (not that I have ever stopped loving them of course).

…and the band now

To conclude these are my favourites 30 Seconds To Marssongs, my favourite one from each album:

 Fallen (self-entitled album)

The Kill (A Beautiful Lie)

Closer To The Edge (This Is War)

I’d easily give the first album a ten out of ten, but then I love this band to smithereens. And with the fact Jared and co are working on a forth album I can hardly contain myself, but for the sake of all things holy I will do my best.

 

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The Re-birth of Doctor Who in a Ballad

I have just found this on Youtube. So funny! This sums up Russell T Davis’ and Julie Gardner’s time producing the series of Doctor Who. I believe that’s four series plus David Tennant’s last four special episodes. Anyway, enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giaMRyn47Xg&feature=g-vrec&context=G2f17419RVAAAAAAAABA

Perfect! I love how they have David and Catherine playing Russell and Julie. Even John Barrowman is joining in with this song that sends of the pair of brilliant producers who brought back an awesome show, making it better than ever in the process.

Pop is Not Rock!

I love how pop channels do these ‘top ten rock songs’ once in a while. Sometimes it has good bands on there. But it is often utter rubbish which they call ‘rock’.

Take for instance the one that was on today. Started off with Black Veil Brides’ ‘Fallen Angels’. I thought, fine, they’re ok. Then we had one of Linkin Park’s new songs ‘Iridescence’ I think. I don’t particularly like their new stuff, but the song was ok. Then we had the rubbish. All Time Low and You Me At Six equals boy bands wanting to be rock groups. I mean, they sound the same!

The best song that was on was Muse’s ‘Supermassive Blackhole’, which has the weirdest video. At least Matt Bellamy looks relatively hot in red in it :D. I also saw My Chemical Romance’s ‘Na Na Na’. I don’t particularly like their new stuff either, but this song is also alright. However, the video is rather weird, with the guys dressing up as if they are going to a fancy dress party, shooting at each other in some Power Ranger fashion. And the Foo Fighters were in it but I don’t think I liked the song, although again the video was slightly weird, but funny.

My point is that half of those ten songs were rubbish! Half of them were not rock! I mean where was Metallica? You know, the band that has inspired most other, if not all, rock bands? Ok so I have only got into them recently, but still. Come on people! Rock is dying out because of this kind of misconception and stupidity!

A Very Honest Song For a Game

Because this song is stuck in my head right now, I will share it with you all. For all of you Left 4 Dead 2 fans out there you may recognise this song. It’s called “re Your Brains” and can be played on one of the jukeboxes in a small room in The Parish campaign, along with a couple of Midnight Rider tunes.

If you listen to the lyrics you will find them funny, honest and simple; they get right to the point and fit perfectly with the game you are playing. So without further delay here it is. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wLEkCNQO3Y&feature=fvsr

“All we want to do is eat your brains! We’re not unreasonable, I mean, no ones going to eat your eyes!”

That is also one tasty guitar solo!