Angels & Airwaves’ The Dream Walker

The Dream Walker is out on 9th December 2014.

Finally! One day to go to the release of the long-anticipated album The Dream Walker by Angels & Airwaves. I already preordered it online through mrbabu.com. Of course, I say “long-anticipated”, but really I’m the one anticipating it. Angels & Airwaves are a brilliant band but unfortunately they haven’t really been in the spotlight, and so most people won’t know them. Mostly it’s just Blink-182 fans that’ll have any idea who they are.

Currently it’s just Tom Delonge (Blink-182) and Ilan Rubin (Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, Lostprophets). Angels & Airwaves has always been a super-group of different artists from different bands, but eventually it’s come down to just them. Although I miss some of the old members, I can’t help but feel like this change is what gave them this new slightly electronic sound. It sounds GREAT!

Bullets in the Wind sounds awesome. Its incredibly catchy tune makes it mainstream radio worthy in my opinion. And Tunnels, oh what can I say about Tunnels? I can tell you it’s the best Tom Delonge has sounded in a long time. When the pre-chorus builds up to the epicness that is the chorus, it sends chills down my spine. Paralyzed and The Wolfpack have also been released and they’re great but if I’m honest, they’re not my favourite off the album.

Can’t wait for the album!

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Lions! by Lights (one of my fav songs)

Give me a disaster,
Give me emergency
Stand me at the head of the crusade
without a remedy
Show me to the shipwreck
Show me how your bones shake
When i’m at the edge of sorrows blade,
Show me how a heart breaks
Be steady on your feet,
matter the trouble you meet

Lions make you brave
Giants give you faith
Death is a charade
You don’t have to feel safe
to feel unafraid

Find me at the bottom
looking at the vactures
Standing in the heart of the disease
following my heart cares
I’m looking for the founder,
I’m looking for the blackness
I’m learning how to get up off my knees
and all it takes is practice
Be ready on your feet,
Matter the trouble you meet

Lions make you brave
Giants give you faith
Death is a charade
You don’t have to feel safe
to feel unafraid

I’m not the hunter
I’m not the marked
Just looking for wisdom in the dark

Lions make you brave
Giants give you faith
Death is a charade
You don’t have to feel safe
to feel unafraid

Lions make you brave
Giants give you faith
Death is a charade
You don’t have to feel safe
to feel unafraid
You don’t have to feel safe
to feel unafraid

I’m back baby!

Did you miss me? Well I’m back!! Sorry it took so long. I had to work on several projects and my seminar paper. So much has happened since the last time I posted on here. Firstly, I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas, and I’d like to wish you all a happy new year. I also want to mention that Courtney Cox is actually really really hot! Seriously, I never really thought about it, but for some reason I’m kinda digging her lately. I’d tap that 😉 Oh! I’ve finished the music to a new song. It’s working title is “Star of Life 2”, but it’s probably going to change to “I’m Over You”. For those of you who don’t know, “Star of Life” was this 9-minute song/symphony I worked on before. It took me forever to finish it and when it was done, it was okay, but I think it could have been a lot better. Since then I’ve been working on a follow up and I’m proud to say it’s definitely a lot better than the first one. The only thing left is the vocals, but since the lyrics are still being written, I don’t think I’m going to be recording them anytime soon, so it’s still going to be a while before the complete final version is released. I do have the full instrumental version though for you all to listen to. Remember, all feedback is welcome!

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So those shark attacks in Sharm El Sheikh are becoming a huge deal. Obviously it’s a serious issue that needs to be solved, but due to the stupidity of some people, they haven’t solved much. Instead, they caught the wrong sharks. And the Egyptian media, well they tend to blow everything out of proportion. They claim that these sharks were somehow trained and put there by Israel (surprise surprise). Now I’m an Egyptian Muslim, and even I don’t think Israel did this. Rather than blame everything on them, why not actually spend our efforts on trying to catch them, and then worry about where they came from. Here are some other examples of Egypt’s bullshit media coverage: when Obama came to Cairo to make a speech, they were amazed at how he wasn’t reading from a piece of paper like the Egyptian President does, and papers here claimed that he was using some type of magical invisible screen that he used to read off. Ahem ahem…. IT’S CALLED PRESENTATION SKILLS! There’s nothing wrong with knowing what he had to say rather than just reading off paper!! Wow, Bush really did have a huge impact on the world! Everyone seems to think all presidents are as stupid as him! And even if he was reading off something, I think it’s much more likely that it was a bunch of cue cards behind the camera and not an invisible screen. And don’t even get me started on that photograph the Egyptian media edited. Remember those peace talks between the Presidents of America, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Israel? Well the photograph taken had the Egyptian President on the side and Obama leading the other presidents down a red carpet I think. Egyptian Media being as biased as they are, decided to publish the photoshopped alternative which showed the Egyptian President in the middle and leading the talks as opposed to just being in the back. Everything just seems to get more and more fucked up, and it makes you wonder, where the hell is the limit? Is this ever going to end? Nobody knows. Nobody knows.

Anyway, enough of that. For a very long time I’ve really wanted to record a tribute song to all the friends I’ve lost to road accidents. It’s absolutely tragic. So many accidents, and so many lives destroyed because of some idiot’s choice to try and show off to his good-looking female passenger, or because of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or simply because of speed. Now to be honest, I’ve driven under the influence myself several times, and I should have known better. I’ve always been up for spreading awareness about several causes, but unlike AIDS, breast cancer or poverty, I honestly believe this is self-induced. There’s a lot of things that are just out of our control, but something like this we have complete control over from the beginning. It’s the poor innocent victims that are involved that have no control over it. So please, all it takes is a little bit of control. Please drive safely. It’ll save your life as well as everyone else’s.