Happy Monday.

It’s that time of week again. The time where even the most ecstatically optimists wake up with a frown welling on where their unusually high brow would usually be on every other day of the week. 

Sunday would be the day of taking an evening bath and casually performing odd jobs in a cathartic preparation for the week ahead such as laundry. How unfortunate it is that all we have to do is sleep to then face the punishment of ensuring a hyper space jump into a land of late busses, sadness and comparatively rude checkout ladies with bad hair dye jobs.

I personally would be content with renaming Monday to remove the miserable connotations of such a monotonous day. Some may see actions like this as an overreaction but then I’ll always tell them the same thing; when stressed, octopi literally eat themselves. THAT is truly overreacting. Probably a justifiable decision however if Monday exists to be an abhorrence for our marine life as well.

To follow the tradition of Monday, it has in the last half an hour started dramatically hailing. The demonic prices of ice in the sky then made a terrible transmission from hail to snow and then followed by sleet. 

Bearing in mind I was in a suit today for work experience, my way of claiming some self worth and basic maintenance of pride. The universe has other ideas, it decides to punish me with this unholy level of vile precipitation.
I hope your Mondays are going better (and drier) than mine.

~James

Ace Rimmer, what a guy.

I think most of us have an ace Rimmer in our lives, of course I’m referring to the hit TV series, Red Dwarf.

Ace Rimmer is a reccuring character played by Chris Barrie and is basically Arnold Rimmer from another universe. Unlike regular Rimmer, everybody loves Ace Rimmer, and after each conversation people usually utter the words”what a guy” upon his departure.

Its that guy who people talk to and just think, wow.

Today for instance my ace Rimmer is a bus driver I’ve had a couple of times. It sounds sad but he’s absolutely amazing. We’re talking chest length white hair, in his mid 50s and hes just nice to everyone who gets on the bus. Like, excessively nice, you always get a really sincere thank you when you give him the bus fare, which is shocking because most bus drivers are just bitter and rude to you.

Its polite people like this who give me hope in people.

Have a good day;

~James

Life as it Stands 

I have like 3 assignments due in a couple of weeks, one being music production and the other two being useless piles of theoretical bullshit that I could just use in my head. I tried to bargain with my lecturer, I promised him I knew all of what we learned about but he didn’t relieve me of this unfortunate abhorrence.

As per usual people are still hard to figure out, especially those of the feminine gender. To eloquently quote William Shakespeare,  

“Bitches be trippin’ balls”

-Hamlet

Now that was either William Shakespeare or Kanye West. Perhaps both. Besides; isn’t that what poetic license is all about? Open interpretation and paraphrase? I don’t know.

I’m currently struggling on an aggravatingly stressful level on Candy Crush. Its one of those things which starts off easy but gets extremely hard toward finishing and failing. There’s a sexual intercourse joke in there somewhere and I’m going to choose to avoid it.

I’m actually at the most musically productive stage I’ve ever been ever. I’ll be uploading some of my tasteless noise soon don’t even trip, dog.

I think the moral here is that music trumps people and candy crush.

Seeya soon!

~James Cobalt

Suits?

So today I continue my work experience teaching music technology at a school for students with special educational needs, and I thought I’d blog on the bus about the pros and con’s of formal attire.

Benefits of wearing a suit,

  • You become more approachable, especially by the older generation.
  • You just feel cool.
  • You get to wiggle your tie like in Laurel and Hardy.
  • Rolled up sleeves = lady magnet* đź‘Ś

However this does come with consequence; 

  • Insults such as “brief case wanker” from your peers,
  • People think you’re either in business, or (god for bid) a banker. *shudders*
  • You wear a novelty simpsons tie once and you’re already a dad, thanks for that Ben.
  • * = from people over 96

    So if you’re into old people, like feeling snazzy and disregard casual attire, ditch your denim and cottons for a suit.
    I joke, seriously that’s not a good idea you’ll regret it.

    – James Cobalt

    Music Creates

    As musicians we have a duty to entertain, reach out and touch the people who hear us, to create a euphoric escape or make a house into a home.

    We listen to notes carefully, mindfully picking notes with delicacy like sacred fruit from a musical tree.

    But more often than not its the music that creates, not us. We are but messengers who convey the sounds that enter the canals that lead to your heart. Nothing more than the ones who write the words on paper for a letter you recieve.

    But this is better than a letter, letters are plain and simple, you know what they mean and there’s nothing more to them, not music.

    Music is open to interpretation, music can mean one thing to one person and another to the next.

    Music creates escape, music creates goodness as well as evil. Music creates idols whom we worship with each listen, it creates a door which opens up into worlds we’d never dream of.

    We might make the music, but the music makes you.

    James Thomas

    It’s too late for this stuff.

    It’s currently 23:25, I’ve just eaten a cheese and mustard sandwich and I’ve got a cup of green tea so strong it could most likely corrode metal and forge gold rings imbued with the detoxing powers of all the tea you can get for ÂŁ3.89. I really don’t want to drink this. It’s just sitting there with it’s putrid green, leafy eyes, begging to venture down my throat and cleanse me with it’s magical power, which I am very disrespectfully, giving a miss.

    By my own morals and best attempt at self caring – I should not be this awake this late. I just want to make more music and draw but my bed is yearning for me, like the warm comforting hand of sleep rocking me in a relaxing 6/8 rhythm.

    I think my ADHD is getting the better of me, today I’ve gone from making metal on one software  to House in the other, I’ve removed the NY from a snapback for being too mainstream, gone to buy Monster, played on my xbox for like 20 minutes and watched Peep Show. Admittedly this information is all as you say, bollocks, but I felt like posting something, so Merry Early Christmas.

    ~James x

    Useless monologue.

    I think my stress levels are going down, possibly. But at the same time I think I’m one small crisis away from becoming a Hollywood-style angry teen who deals with his problems by using the art of interpretative dance.

    Someone should definitely turn this into a movie, or perhaps a book. I could have Elijah Wood play me and have Nicolas Cage as the main antagonist. Michael Bae could produce it too, maybe.
    Now that I think about it… a book would be better.

    My unintelligent friend Corran put this idea into my head in one of his headstrong attempts at being wise and moderately funny. But lately it has become a rather touching subject over the dinner table. Accompanied by my parents forever disappointed faces glaring at me like those floodlights you have on football pitches. I don’t even see why, it’s not as though people even play football on those bloody things in the first place. It’s just full of drug addicted hooligans and sweet wrappers. Apart from all of this, it seems that I’ve been making more music as of lately, so that’s pretty nice. I’m currently working on my second instalment of my cliché, generic pop punk project thing. I could be the Rick Astley of punk.

    I’m not sure if that’s a good thing…

    Even so, good ole Dick Spatsley was very successful and his new album wasn’t terrible, so I guess those are two good things about him. I’m debating calling this guy I don’t like at college Rick Astley, because that dude is never gonna give up making my life a misery.

    Let’s call this guy Gerald.

    Gerald enjoys making my life hell by constantly making comments about me to people on my course with no good reason, despite the fact I have genuinely disturbing things I’ve been told about him, those are my Nuclear Launch Codes so to speak, I heard a particularly Juicy rumour about him, another guy and feet. I think that’s all I can stomach of that conversation for now.

    I guess the moral of the story is always “If you’re not dead there’s no point questioning the world around you because there will always be someone who’ll want to make your life a living hell”.

    Musical Journal #1 Schwarzer Frietag

    These are a new thing I’m doing mainly to help cope with my crippling anxiety and introverted personality, haha.
    Basically I do a lot of songs in my spare time, just little tunes really, but I like putting them on the internet to  share my passion with a total 28 people on my Musical Channel, and the 218 on my main YouTube Channel.

    This song is a lo-fi Bauhaus-inspired piano, bass and drum tune, I was watching one of my favourite YouTubers “It’s Black Friday” when I had this idea, so the name is Black Friday in German, the most Gothic language I could think of, haha.

    These will get more serious and deeply emotional in time, and I don’t care if people hate me for it, this is how I want to cope with life, and it’s already working for me. I love you all,

    Goodbye for now ❤

    ~ James

    My Chemical Romance MCRX Theories Solved

    American Alternative rock band My Chemical Romance have crushed all the possible theories about yesterdays suggestive and empty gesture of a video yesterday, for those who have not seen it, it is below.

    Their most famous and recognisable song “Welcome to the Black Parade” is playing, with a date at the end, the fans also found that;

    1. The site was heavily modified and updated
    2. The post about breaking up had ‘dissapeared’
    3. The title of the site was altered to MCRX
    4. Their last song being titled “Fake your Death”

    Most fans found more, but yet didn’t make the list.

    Now those are the facts, now for the hard letdown and my personal opinion to follow.

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    I feel personally betrayed by my Favourite band, as they are well-aware that practically every fan on Earth  wants a reunion, they knew people would think that, they did it that way to attract attention. Most people are reacting negatively to this as well.

    I can see myself losing faith in the band as people very easily now, because they KNOW what people would think, why would they purposely get everyone’s hopes up for a reunion and then make it all come crashing down, it’s not right.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy there is going to be ‘something’ made, but why can’t they say that without getting the 200,000 likers and 180,000 retweeters as excited as they did knowing people would get massively enthusiastic for a reunion, for them to just make them feel betrayed. Especially a band with such an emotional connection by fans to the deep lyrics, this band has saved lives, from even the worst of times for thousands of teenagers, and now some are even seen questioning their own lives worth because of this. I’ve already seen people wanting to physically hurt themselves, not from weakness, it’s because this band has a reputation amongst the ’emo-subculture’ for stopping people committing suicide. Fans got extremely upset when they broke up, and for some the feeling of this is much much worse.

    I know there was no evidence of a tour, or reunion, but I think they knew this video would definitely suggest a variety of similar things, it’s not something you do by accident and then say “oh we didn’t mean to make it look like that”. Don’t get me wrong, I love their music, it inspires me in my own and is an emotional release, but I think I’ve lost some respect for the members for doing this.

    I apologise for the rant, but it’s a creative release.

    Stay Strong,
    ~James Cobalt

    Anderson Cooper & Pam Bondi

    Before I begin this article I’d like to make t known that I am a full supporter for the LGBTQ+ community, and my thoughts go out to the families grieving for loved ones involved in the Florida shootings.

    SO first off, I think this is absolutely appalling behaviour on Anderson Coopers part, while families are grieving for their loved ones, he thinks it’s the time to question people about the past, instead of actually getting things done.

    This is the time for pulling together as a community, because that’s all that LGBTQ+ has ever been about. Being a community, and yet he insists on starting arguments with people, what benefit is to be had from having a petty argument with a politician.

    But lemme know what you think, I just really don’t think it’s the right time for things like this right now.

    Have a great day!
    ~James