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(Please Read and Vote) A Music Post

Hello there you prolonged awkward eye contact. This post is going to basically just be me rambling about my piano stuff, so if you aren’t interested in that stuff, don’t bother continuing.

As I am writing this, I have just sent Jamie a text about possibly separating E-Quality into two separate albums, a piano album and a regular one. Jamie agrees, so we might do that, but before we decide, you get to decide!

Before you vote though, here are some pros and cons.

Pros:

1. People who only want to hear either one or the other get to choose.

2. It’s a little bit easier to structure when they are separated.

3. We can spread them out over more time, and spend more time perfecting them before releasing them. Plus you will get more songs than a grouped album.

Cons:

1. We lose the power of the almighty musical interlude on the vocal album.

2. It will take a lot more time to finish the projects than if they were grouped together.

3. We could possibly lose our listeners that don’t exist yet if they aren’t a fan of the first to be released. They would probably avoid the second album if they didn’t like the first one.

That’s all of the pros and cons I can think of right now.

Please vote on this poll 😀

Thank you for voting 😀

If separated, these are the album tracks made so far.

Piano Album

Calamitous

Flower Flow *

Unnamed Song #1 **

Nightfall **

A Midsummer’s Ice Stream **

Jazz Spiderman **

Normal Album

The Road

Heartstrings *

Heavy Eyelids *

Alone All Along

Paper Flies *

* means they are finished, but will be edited.
** means they are not done being written.

As you can see, neither of these lists make it to album length, so it will be a while until we can call the separate “albums”, albums.

That’s all I can think to put into this post right now, so I’ll just thank you for reading and voting and be on my merry way.

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I Don’t Have Much Time

Hello there you growth and fixed mindsets. Tonight I don’t have a lot of time to write a post so you get this little explanation why, which will probably end up being long enough to count as a real post.

  1. Today my bus broke down. Again. Two days in a row! This caused me to be late home, and when I finally got home, I had about 15 minutes to eat dinner, and get ready for 2.
  2. I went to a Solar Eclipse talk at one of the libraries in my area. I was there for an hour and a half, and while I did gain some useful information about the upcoming eclipse, it felt like I left school, got on the bus, went home briefly, and then went back to school for a while. However, we did get some glasses that are approved to view the eclipse with! August 21st!
  3. By the time we eventually got home, it was 8:30. This leaves an hour for my siblings and I to use the laptop before we have to go to bed at 9:30. Of course I will only end up getting these 10 minutes to write this post, so I don’t have a lot of time to write quality content!

This concludes my post on not being able to post. I hope you enjoyed it.

Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom of this relatively short post, and have a good night.

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a statement of the exact meaning of a word

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School Saga #1

Hello there you Sheldon Coopers. Today was the first day of school for everyone writing on this blog currently. I can’t speak for them, but I can say that my overall feel from today was that this year is going to be more chaotic than ever. To start things off, my homeroom is Math, with a teacher I have heard is bad, but doesn’t seem as bad as she was made out to be originally. There are a ton of new students in class with us, and that was one of the most interesting things about today.

BUT.

SOMETHING WAS AMISS AS SOON AS I STARTED PAYING ATTENTION TO MY SCHEDULE.

My band teacher from last year’s name wasn’t listed. Instead of Deaver, it said RAY! In case you were wondering, Ms. Deaver was the best band teacher of all time, and finding out that she isn’t going to be here this year was not a fun way to start the day. On top of that I was sitting by an annoying person almost the whole day, who kept being a jerk. On the bright side however, my friend Jett is joining us this year in our school. This is significant because last year he was home schooled.

Just like last year, I will take the city bus home everyday this year. Today I got on my normal bus and everything was going as it usually does. But then! The bus broke down while I was about halfway to my destination, and I had to leave it and catch the next bus at a nearby bus stop.

That’s pretty much everything I have to say for today, so thanks for reading these perfect three hundred words if you have 😀

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The universe seen as a well-ordered whole.

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WordPress Album Admin Poll

Hello there you silver sandwiches. This isn’t today’s real post (Free Lunch), and that will be coming in a bit, but rather this is just a poll. This poll will decide who is the administrator of the new WordPress album project. I included everyone who said they wanted to be a part of the project. The answers are randomized, but don’t vote for yourself because then we would have 10 votes spread evenly xD

That’s pretty much it for now, the new website will get created by the person who gets the most votes of approval in this post.

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Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley – A Review

(Due to either my idiocy or a mistake on WordPress’s end caused the entire review portion of my review posted earlier today to be deleted, so I have to rewrite the whole thing. Imagine how excited I am.)

Hello there you Death Note endings. Today, as you just read I will be writing this book review. Again.

I’m just going to go right into the review here, because I was going to be working on something else instead of putting time into this again.

I think this book is my favorite of the ones that I have reviewed recently so far. Without revealing too much of the plot, I can tell you this book is about a small town becoming popular, a brother gone missing, and a quest. I found the story to be compelling, the characters relatable and lifelike, and the bits of comedy mixed in there actually funny. I only have two problems with the book, the fact that it didn’t have an epilogue, when it was obviously the type of ending that needed an epilogue, and that the ending felt a little rushed. Addressing the first issue, if you read the book, you would understand that with the conclusion it presented, it needed an epilogue to wrap itself up. On the second, i’d say that almost the entire second half of the book is build-up to the end, with all the loose strings coming towards each other, but the ending was kind of jammed into the last few pages.

Overall, i’ll rate it 9/10.

yes, one day a book will not be rated 9/10

To directly influence the next review, please leave a vote on this poll! Please!

Thanks for reading this review, if you enjoyed it and would like to see more in the future then VOTE ON THE POLL and like.

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(death note ending)

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A hastily assembled but nonetheless amazing LAY#19

This LAY is very abrupt and brisk so lets just jump in with

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Hello everyone! I am currently basking in the LED lights that is the air conditioned Duke TIP summer camp. I am rounding out my second week here (2 of 3) and I  am pleased to tell you that so much awesome stuff has happened. Not only will there be a several part TIP series, but I am learning about so much about literature, detectives, and film making that I will be able to make the comprehensive reviews series a regular feature from the James Blonde Repertoire. Also movies books, games, and more will be more central features of the Nerd and His Brother (more on that later)

In other news I am digging our sites theme change and I am working more on graphics to take NABUR and my posts to the Image result for next level

So unfortunately until July 29th post will be few and far between. But I will be working on pumping out more and more content as the school year starts.

All in all, an eight day hiatus isn’t as long a break as some things ***coughcoughgoodmythicalmorningcoughcoughdoctorwhocough***.

If you are hurting for more of Blonde, my extensive catalog of posts is available by clicking young Paul, my most recent LAY is solo career Paul, and my podcast is modern but still awesome Paul MC.

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And so this post has at least some of the LAY trappings (don’t worry, last LAY’s responses will be discussed in the next one) which Paul is the best?

That concludes this sloppy LAY post but as all ways, remember:

Love me do, woooah love me do, hey juuude, yesterday, all my troubles were ram on, give your heart to somebody, queenie eye Queenie eye whos got the ball?

 

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The Most Thrilling, Fashionably Late LAY – #16

Hey, remember when I said Life and You Friday?

Well that was a typo, a computer error, a ‘glitch’ as the kids call it.

Because today is clearly TUESDAY, not FRIDAY, so I apologize on my computers behalf.

Whatever the case, it’s LAY, LAY, LAY todAY so everyone yell HurrAY and go Cray-crAY rent Around the world in 80 DAYs on BlurAY.

Ok I’m done now.

Last LAY I asked the question “What ridiculous fears or beliefs do you have?”

bittersweetlyirrevocable says her fear of thunderstorms is really stupid but still lives on in her heart.

My thoughts:

Thunder storms (or thunder stroms as I have mis-typed it over and over again while writing this) are something that I never have any worry or fear about until it is happening.

When I hear there will be thunderstorms, I charge my phone, my computer, my portable battery, and wrap up tight to sleep. Low and behold 15 minutes later I’m cowering in the hallway willing the loud noises to stop.

So I understand you there, but try to listen to good music/ podcasts (like The Nerd and His Brother Podcast nerdandbrother.com new podcasts out now!) and drown out the storms that have an extremely minuscule percentage of hurting you.

Oh, and don’t shower in a thunderstorm.

If you follow all of these rules, then you should be perfectly fine!

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A weird fear I had was roller coasters, but I think I’ve shaken that fear for at least the Disney tier of coasters.

EXAMPLE: At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, their biggest coaster is Expedition Everest.Image result for expedition everest

Basically you ride up a huge mountain,

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encounter a Yeti,

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and chaos ensues.

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I was very scared of this ride, but we got on and as I went up the mountain, I started to be scared less, and when the thrills started coming, it was actually a pretty fun ride!

If you ever go to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, make sure to try this ride and Pandora: World of Avatar on the other side of the park. Pandora just opened and it is so immersive. The lines for the rides are actually very long though, so I would recommend a) dedicating some time and b) running straight for Flight of Passage.

The point of this is, try it!

Except showering in thunderstorms, PLEASE don’t try that.

And now for some updates!

For my secondary post, the people have spoken and they want…

Blonde’s Choice Items!

My recommendations for items that YOU can use in your daily life.

That will be Friday, and I mean it this time!

My life is doing well, Pokemon Go especially. In my Pokemon Go post I will have TONS to talk about so look forward to that one in coming weeks.

If you want my Pokemon Go post next week, get this post to 5 likes. If you want my Music post next week, get this post to 10 likes!!

Also I just cleaned out my dresser and 3/4 of the clothes no longer fit so my brother will have enough hand-me-downs to last a life time (or 6 months at the rate he is growing).

Funny Things *Pop Culture Edition!*  :

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That concludes the LAY, but I do want to ask you how you have been spending your summer (or winter you southern hemispherers) break and what you are going to do!

I again will share some comments in the post of that and share my own stories!

And if you have any random question or statement (and I mean anything, I once dedicated a post to discovering the square root of my name) just leave it in the comments and it will make its way into the next LAY.

So I’ll catch you later and as I screamed my lungs out saying while spiraling backwards into the cavernous mountain that is Expedition Everest:

DRACO DORMIENS NUNQUAM TITLLANDUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Poetry Classes #2

Use really big words to try and confuse people, so that they can’t see that you have no idea what you’re talking about.

My transformation is nearing completion 

The metamorpasis of my mind’s abilities

The ignition of my existence burns inside me

Directly in relationship to the development

Of my ever increasing knowledge,

But tacked on haphazardly is the

Proportional lament that’s molded within

The photosynthesis of the universe itself

See Somewhere Else #4 for another example.

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Poetry Because I’m Bored

Poems

 

Poems don’t always have to rhyme

So this one doesn’t

 

Blog Posts

 

The Chemical formula for success

The easiest way to beat the best

You want to top all others in views

Well listen up, here’s the news

James Blonde has the key

Believe it or not, it’s quite easy

 

..Spam post

 

The Perfect Morning

Wake up right on time

Get ready..have a good day

Yeah right, in your dreams

 

YouTube

Good Mythical Morning at 5 in the morning

Ryan Higa (mostly) weekly

Top 10 Videos, Hit a new all time low

BuzzFeed time, out of rhymes

School day wasted

 

In a world without politics..

Maybe those rich women-hating homophobes known as the entire Republican party will let us get some work done.

In a world without the 1st amendment..

I would get arrested for that joke.

In a world without sarcasm..

That would be hypocritical

In a world without parallel structure..

This wouldn’t be as profound

#justrelatablethings

 

Go to the gym once

Believes he’s the next Mr. Universe

 

Panders to people

Gets views

 

Doesn’t use proper parallel structure

Challenges the form

 

The end of the post

 

A structured format

Comforts all of the readers

So let’s change it up

 

Farewell

 

Okay.

I can’t do it

I have to say as I always say

What I always say

When I always say it

Something random

Build the brand up

Why did you say brand up

You could’ve said fandom

Or even Miranda

What about Panda

Heck, try Hand up

But you went with brand up

So that’s the conclusion

Of my delusion

 

Comments below

 

Which poems your fav

It gives me more views

Like Flavor Flav

Wait a minute

Let’s get some delay

Critical Jamie

To save the day

He just rhymed fav

With flavor flav

Basically the same

I’m sick of this game

I’m out

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My Top 10 Favorite Albums

Hello there you superior Rainbow Monkeys.

Today i’m going to be giving you my favorite albums at this moment in time, and why I like them.

10. Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge by My Chemical Romance – Before I am torn to shreds by a few certain people *cough you know who you are*, I want to remind you that just because this album placed 10th on my list, it is in no way bad in any way. Remember, everything is relative, this is still in the top ten albums I’ve ever listened to. One of the reasons for that is because it was the first full album by MCR (My Chemical Romance) that I listened to, and it got me hooked.

9. A Distant Youth by Wu Fei – This is one of my favorite albums to sit down and just unwind and loosen up to after a busy day. The only reason I was able to find the album in the first place was that Wu Fei actuslly visited my school and performed on the Guzheng for all of the band students. It was an awesome experience and you could live a little bit of it by listening to this album!

8. Gorillaz by Gorillaz – Although this album produced some amazing singles that have turned out to be some of my favorite songs (Clint Eastwood, Rock the House, Tomorrow Comes Today etc.), I just don’t connect with all of the songs. However, I am in no way saying thay the album is bad, but it sounds more like a mixtape than an album. But still amazing.

7. Cardboard Castles by Watsky – I really adore almost every song from this album, and I think it all just fits together perfectly. Watsky’s ability with rapping and spoken word is just astounding. If you have time, lots of his spoken word is on Youtube, and I advise you listen to them.

6. Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots – This was the first Twenty One Pilots album that I listened to, which was recommended by my cousin’s friend’s daughter on a Minecraft realm, and I immediately fell in love with the band. Nine months later, I’m at their concert in Memphis, having the best of times. You can read about that here if you’d like 😀

Interlude: You can listen to my music here if you are a very nice person ;D

5. The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance – This album is phenomenal on almost every level for me. Not only did it produce some of the band’s biggest hits, but it pleased the fans, and that’s the important part. I’ll just be waiting here with my cake and balloons ready, in case they ever reunite.

4. Regional At Best by Twenty One Pilots – Regional At Best is one of Twenty One Pilots’s best albums, and I really think it’s a shame they stopped selling it. The album contains some great songs, and it’s pretty well structured as well, so any Twenty One Pilots fans who haven’t heard it yet should definitely turn it on in their Car Radio, but don’t get distracted, make sure your vision of the road is Clear, and if a song on the album doesn’t work, don’t Be Concerned, or you might crash into some Trees. Sorry.

Interlude: I’m down to the last 3 albums and I love them all so it will be difficult for me to place them above or below eachother.. but I have to.

3. Plastic Beach by Gorillaz – Plastic Beach is a journey, and it’s a story. I feel like unfortunately for the world, having a album that takes you somewhere and tells you a tale throughout multiple songs, yet still maintains it’s medium as music, is incredibly hard to achieve. But with Plastic Beach, Gorillaz did just that and more.

2. Vessel by Twenty One Pilots – Vessel doesn’t have a single song that I dislike at all on it. It is a seamless masterpiece in my eyes, and it outperforms almost every other album for me, except….

1. Demon Days by Gorillaz – I completely love this album in every way. It gave out most of Gorillaz’s best songs, is an absolute joy for me to listen to. I would list a few of my favorite songs from it, but truth be told, all of the songs are my favorite. I think that this is where Gorillaz previously shined their brightest, and I hope that they can match this with their future releases.

Bonus: Twenty One Pilots by Twenty One Pilots – Great album, but I couldn’t bear replace any of the items on this list, so it remains an afterthought turned bonus.

It does Feel Good (Inc) to write a post that takes more than a few minutes. If you made it all the way down to the bottom, tell me your favorite album right now if you have the time.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of the post :3

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 Go down the surface of something, especially a liquid; become submerged.

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