Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Day 18 - A book that disappointed you

Simply put, Immortality, Inc. by Robert Sheckley. This was the first book I bought from Half Price Books. I bought it because someone had told me it was really good. I read it in one and a half days it was that short. It was actually kind of boring. Luckily, it was only $1, no lie!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And then, somehow, I found out that the movie Freejack was loosely based on this book. I kinda like the movie more, lol!!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Day 17 - Favorite quote from your favorite book

The only one I can think of at the current time would be from Run to the Hills: Iron Maiden, the Authorized Biography. It's from the chapter about Dave Murray. "When I finally made some money with Maiden, I used the money to buy my parents a house so they wouldn't have to move anymore. I didn't know how long this was going to last, because if it didn't last, at least I could say I did something nice." I think this is what it was, something to this effect. I can't say that this is it, word for word, but it is something to that effect.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Day 16 - Favorite female character

Not too sure...
I suppose Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. I suppose her because I like to read like she does.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Day 15-Favorite male character

Hmmmmm, I'm not too entirely sure. I suppose it would have to be Harry Potter. IDK why, but I've always loved these stories. They're simple stories with simple storylines that I love. There would be times when I would get home from school and find the newest Harry Potter book on my bed and not know how it got there. I suppose reading these books is what really got me into reading. Not only that, the actor who plays him in the movie, Daniel Radcliffe, is kind of cute ;)
 


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Day 14 - Favorite book of your favorite writer

God, this is going to be a long list, lol!!!!!!

Private London
Private Down Under
Private Games
Cross Justice
I, Michael Bennett
Gone
The Big, Bad Wolf
Tick Tock

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Day 13 - Your favorite writer

It kind of depends on the story. I definitely like James Patterson. I love his mystery stories. Something I must have picked up from my mom, lol!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Day 12 - A book you used to love but don’t anymore

I actually did like reading this book once, but over time, I started not liking it. It makes me sick to my stomach to know that, still to this day, black people are treated with disrespect. In fact, to this day, there is still so much hate, so much disrespect, so much racism and discrimination in the world. There's too much hate and not enough love

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

20 facts you may or may not know about Motorhead

Since the sad loss of both drummer "Philthy" Phil Taylor and bassist/frontman Ian Fraser Kilmister, better known as simply "Lemmy" of Motorhead within a month of each other last year, I think it would be fitting to do something related to Motorhead, in honor of these kind, loving, but hard rocking men. Here's 20 facts you may or may not know about Motorhead.
1
-"Motorhead" was not only the last song he wrote with his previous band Hawkwind; it was also the first song he used for the band of the same name with which he's famous

2
-When Lemmy couldn't get out onto a stage to perform, he took the next best alternative: working in the backstage crew, working for musicians. He did some stints working as a road manager for Emerson, Lake & Palmer and lugging the equipment for the Jimi Hendrix Experience
Wow, he's very handsome here
3
-Motorhead really hit it big with 1979's Overkill. The album cover is amazing and was designed by artist Joe Petagano, who designed it in less than two weeks
4
-"Dead Men Tell No Tales", from the band's Bomber album is about that album's producer Jimmy Miller, who was battling heroin addiction at the time
5
-When the song "Ace of Spades" was featured in the soundtrack for Rock Band 2, the lyrics were changed to reflect Lemmy's apparent immortality

6
-Drummer "Philthy" Phil Taylor was a reckless guy. He sustained a broken neck while drunkenly joking around on tour and instead of getting it repaired, he simply ignored it. An orange-sized lump developed on his neck as a result
7
-"Dancing on Your Grave" helped inspire the name Sepultura, one of Brazil's top names in thrash metal, since in Portugese "sepultura" means "grave"
8
-For the making of the band's video for "Killed by Death" in 1984, a stuntman was on the Harley Davidson that "Lemmy" drove through walls and walked out
9
-Michael Burston, aka "Wurzel", who joined the band in 1984, earned his nickname from a walking, talking scarecrow character while in the Army, which heavily appealed to Lemmy's love of military history
10
-Phil Campbell, who now plays guitar with Motorhead, started out in the NWOBHM band Persian Risk
Phil Campbell
 
Persian Risk
11
-The demonic-looking train with the band's logo on the front of Orgasmatron represents the album's original title, "Ridin' with the Driver"
12
-Ed Stasium, who often worked with The Ramones, was supposed to produce the band's 1916 album, but was fired by Lemmy after he was caught trying to overdub Latin percussion onto the album without the band's consent
13
-"You Better Run", from 1992's March or Die, was changed to "You Better Swim" for an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants

14
-Howard Benson produced four of Motorhead's albums: 1993's Bastards and ending with 1998's Snake Bite Love

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15
-Mikkey Dee is Motorhead's longest running drummer, who happens to be from Sweden. He is also of Greek descent, with his full birth name being Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou
16
-In Oct. 2001, Motorhead made a cameo on The Drew Carey Show, playing a song called "Sorry"

17
-Guitar legend Steve Vai makes an appearance on 2004's Inferno, specifically on the songs "Terminal Show" and "Down on Me"
18
-The coat of arms featured on the front of the Motorizer album depicts symbols representing each of the band members. The three lions represents England's Three Lions for Lemmy, Sweden's Three Crowns for Mikkey Dee, the Welsh Dragon for Phil Campbell, the Snaggletooth for the band
19
-The only album that the band's famous mascot has been absent from are 1996 Overnight Sensation and the unofficial On Parole. But this mascot is present on the front of Ace of Spades; it's just on belt buckles and jackets
Seeing Lemmy without facial hair is strange. I'm so used to seeing him with his trademark facial hair
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20
-"Lemmy", who was born Ian Fraser Kilmister, earned his famous metal moniker from his constant requests of borrowing money, as in "Lemmy a fiver"

Day 10 - Favorite classic book

I suppose this means old book or story. I have to say that A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens would be my favorite. They've made so many versions of it in film. But my favorite film versions are The Muppets A Christmas Carol. I mean, who can resist cute lil Rizzo the Rat and Gonzo? Not only that, you can see Michael Caine in a role other than the drama he typically does in films. Also, the 1980s version of the movie with George C. Scott is good too. Although, that one is a little more dark and intense in some parts