|Calling all Pink Floyd fans||January 18, 2017, 5:09 pm|
Just over a year ago, I woke up at 6 on a dark winter morning. There was some slow atmospheric music playing on the radio, pretty awesome experience to start the day. I recall radio announcer said it was Pink Floyd, but I didn't catch the song title. It was surprising for me because I'm not really a massive fan of what I know of Pink Floyd's work.
I recently stumbled upon this (awesome) Stratovarius keyboard solo, which I think is quite similar. Same feel, same tempo, same chords at 3:27-3:31..
Any ideas? Also whatever I woke up to was near the end of the song.
|19||July 3, 2016, 4:26 am|
|one year closer to the inevitable oblivion. woop!|
|Lunar Eclipse||September 27, 2015, 9:40 pm|
Yup. This is honestly the best image I got.
Of course this had to take place after I moved to university, so I didn't have my telescope with which I could get something that actually looked good.
And in the UK, the next one isn't until 2019 >:(
Yet still, first time I've ever seen one of these, and to watch the moon slowly turning that evil orange-red colour was pretty amazing. Beautiful even. Was anyone else lucky enough to witness this?
|A-level results in||August 13, 2015, 5:37 am|
A* in Maths and A in physics (also C in further maths but we'll gloss over that :P)
So I'll be starting a 4-year physics w/ astrophysics degree this September :D
|18||July 2, 2015, 7:11 pm|
So today (3rd) I turn 18. Yay, etc.
Now to not get absolutely bollocksed because I'm a boring bastard like that :p
|Long live the laptop made of shit||January 14, 2015, 9:43 am|
With its Intel HD(!!11) Integrated Graphics and the 2.4GHz (read: MHz) dual-core processor, it's safe to say I never liked this laptop. Even when I installed my drivers - invalidating my complaints about the OpenGL support to an extent - I'd suffer framerate slowdowns on pretty much any game post-2000. Sure I could've cleaned it out more often to avoid the high temperatures that came with that, but last time I did that it was back to over 80C within a week...
For some reason the constant chugging of framerate today pissed me off so much that I pounded it pretty hard with the side of my fist.
Not only did this hurt my fist, it also seems to have caused some serious internal damage to the computer. I think either the hard drive or the CPU is under the bit where I smashed it. Either way, the thing refuses to turn on now. That'll teach me to be impatient...
It's not so much the loss of such a crappy system that bothers me, rather than the inconvenience this'll cause, and the loss of files. I had backups of some stuff on a USB stick, but it hadn't been updated in quite a while. I guess it's just a relief that the most important MIDIs are still on mediafire. Also, given that I don't make WADs any more, nothing of value was lost there.
Still, it's a huge pain in the arse. I'm writing this from another computer, which isn't going to be possible for me to use that often. Being unemployed, I doubt I can afford a new laptop soon either (like, one that doesn't suck), so unless by some miracle the coalputer decides to work again, I'm going to be absent from here for the forseeable future.
(Usually when I say this I'm back within 24 hours, so perhaps it'll work tomorrow :P)
|What the fuck happened..I don't even..||November 9, 2013, 11:45 am|
In light of my darker blog posts this year, here's some gibberish
Not a clue what was supposed to be happening last night. There was a "Where's Wally in "real life": D2TWID edition" part, which I might add, had nothing to do with D2TWID, it took place in some fictional village.
There was also a darkened woodland called "The Forest of Xier," which is in Canada. Apparently.
It too had nothing to do with Doom, yet there it felt like Doom at the time. Perhaps its because a certain community member whose username contains the letters X, e and r, like the forest was mentioned.
Some bizarre things happen in dreams. What next? A nightmare taking place in Club Doom, but instead of Revenants, there's just Mervert from Jayextee's Jip webcomic?
I think I'll take anti-sleeping capsules from my berserk pack instead.
Back to reality, and normalness still cannot be found. Just a few minutes ago, I somehow appeared in an IRC channel that contained Jimmy and some others. (#doommusicians, I think)
I've never even used IRC, I didn't even know there was an IRC channel for that purpose. Just how the fuck did I actually get there? I don't even...I don't even know why I was there either!
Hopefully following this, I can establish some grip on reality. I'll achieve this by going out this evening.
[spoiler]To a Hallowe'en party. Bollocks.[/spoiler]
|Starting College, Eridian Twilight is so getting Mordeth'd (tl;dr rant, again)||September 4, 2013, 5:31 pm|
|Blanked for great justice™|
|A musical tribute idea for Doom's 20th anniversary||August 21, 2013, 5:28 pm|
|Dumb post blanked for great justice™|
|[ErisMusic] Simplicity of Sorrow||August 9, 2013, 4:21 pm|
This makes MAP31 in the Plutonia MIDI Pack seem like the happiest track ever. I didn't think I'd ever manage something with a sadder tone than that track, but it's been done.
Truth is, I wrote this song back in 2011. I was 14. I used to record it on to my shitty keyboard and I thought it was great. It was based on a segment of the theme tune to Medal of Honor Frontline. There was a string section where they managed to have a chord sequence, and the top note of each chord was always the same. I took this sound and used it here, and then put a violin melody over it. After a synth break, the piece expands into one of those large symphonic pieces you usually get in science programs, like Wonders of the Universe.
I am just so pleased with how this has turned out. By far, my favourite part of the track is bars 68-70 (4:28 to 4:40 in the video). It brings a tear to my eye, and that's something that very rarely happens with any music, and especially not on my own.
This was not written for the default MIDI sound, hence I have not provided a download of the original MIDI, because it sounds fucking cataclysmic under Microsoft GS.
Thanks in advance for listening.