T.G.I. Thursday! The Situation of My Live Blog…

So some of you may have noticed that my “live blog” countdown says I have hours left to go… But this isn’t exactly true… But the reason that this is part of T.G.I Thursday is that something occurred today (I can’t exactly mention because it is a surprise) which is relevant to the live blog itself.

OK, a bit of an explanation…

The Actual Date:

I think it’s OK for me to tell you the date, so I shall now change the countdown. It is Saturday 23rd February, the same day that imPRESSive starts, so that day will be awesome…

Times:

No idea as of the moment, but I shall update you regularly…

Liam, you did this in the past, and a “technical error” happened? Is that going to happen again?

Hopefully not. I intend to write about it this time, not vlog about it, so there shouldn’t be any problems. I have a plan, and it should all go well…

But today I received confirmation that the event is going ahead, so that’s great! My book’s going well too! Maybe, I might give some clues as to what the live blog is about…

Liam

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Liam Interviews… Gunset Passion!

Gunset Passion are an American rock band consisting of Kris, Nick, Tre’ and Tyler. And according to their Twitter bio, they are “determined to become living proof that you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars for a dead tree framed on your wall to be successful.”…

1. Do you have any upcoming works? A new album or single maybe?

We’ve actually been working really really hard on a lot of new material! Right now, in addition to our first two singles Tell Me Who You Are and New Blood, we have completed 7 new songs, and have another 9 that just need vocals/lyrics. We’re planning on going into the studio in March to record some new songs, and we’re planning a release of a music video in the late Spring/Summer.

2. Do you play any other instruments?

Our official lineup is: Kris – Vocals/Guitar, Nick – Guitar, Tre’ – Bass, Tyler – Drums. Everyone in the band plays at least one other instrument. In our new material we’ve been working on, there is a lot of piano, as well as various parts that will be put on violins or other string instruments. We try to approach writing our songs as if we have no specifically fixed role in the band. We’re just four guys creating music with whatever instruments we please, and while the obvious core of our sound is guitar, bass, drums, and vocals, thinking in this mentality helps us lift boundaries from the songwriting process and be much more creative. In fact, we wrote a song yesterday that will most likely incorporate woodwind and brass instruments, [laughs]

3. You have quite a strong fan base on Twitter and Facebook. Is there a name that you give to them?

Thank you! We do our best to reach out to as many people as we can since we haven’t played any shows yet. We don’t have any specific name for our fan base yet, aka Black Veil Brides Army or Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters, but I think that will come in due time once we establish who are fans really are, not just as a group, but as individuals. Once we know everyone a little better it will just come naturally.

4. Who are your musical inspirations?

Our musical inspirations differ I think by the person. From what I know of, Kris’ main inspiration is My Chemical Romance, whereas Tre’s main influences are Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Fall Out Boy, and The Gaslight Anthem. Our drummer Tyler takes his stylistic influence from the likes of Phil Collins, Aaron Gillespie of Underoath/The Almost, and Zac Farro formerly from Paramore. Musically I am mainly influenced by Coheed and Cambria, Fall Out Boy, and The Gaslight Anthem, though I greatly admire the grandiose, yet simplistic arrangements of older artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Daryl Hall/Hall & Oates. Personally, Rise Against and A Day To Remember have been big influences to me in pursuing my dream. Seeing Rise Against in concert for the first time when I was 16 made me realise that I wanted to play music for the rest of my life, and A Day To Remember’s message and lifestyle keeps me working harder and harder at that goal and constantly inspires me to achieve success. Their singer Jeremy McKinnon is definitely one of my biggest personal idols.

5. What advice would you give to wannabe musicians?

If by “wannabe musicians” you mean people who want to be in a successful band and make music their career, my best advice is to stop wanting and go do it. If this is the dream you truly want to pursue, don’t let anything get in the way of it. We’ve sacrificed countless hours that could have been spent on partying or hanging out with girls, instead spending them on finding out what music really is to us. I could go on for hours on this question, but I guess the main thing is shift your mentality from “I want to do this.” to “I’m doing it.” Live it, breathe it, eat it, sleep it. If you want to play music for the rest of your life, change your lifestyle and embody that. Work hard, if you want it bad enough, you will succeed. Don’t make excuses. There are 168 hours in a week. It’s just a matter of how much time you’re willing to devote to it. Keep working hard, and the rest will follow.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks again to Gunset Passion for the interview. For more information about the band, you can follow them on Twitter

Liam

Weekly Writing Challenge: Love by the Tram

Love by the Tram:

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It was supposed to be a business trip to Spain,
Instead I fell in love again.
We shared the same hotel room – Room 22,
We even ordered room service and a meal for two.

From the time spent together, we exchanged our live stories.
And created our own memories.
Just don’t call it holiday romance, call it sightseeing,
But you were the only beautiful sight to me.

But the time run out, and the relationship ended,
I had to say goodbye to the woman I befriended.
So when your holiday was over, and you had to depart,
You left me in Spain, alone, and with a broken heart.

On the last day, we walked together for the last time,
But It wasn’t long before the tram arrived.
So after a weekend away it’s come down to this,
You start with a hug, and then leave with a kiss.

Liam

This post is in response to this week’s Weekly Writing Challenge, which asks us to write a piece of creative writing based on the above picture. For more information, click the above link!

Music Monday – My Favourite Songs

Hello, so, I thought that this week I would mention my five favourite songs. Also, because of this, Music Monday is now coming to an end… Since I feel as though I could use Monday for other posts, and there’s no engagement on these posts. But anyway, my favourite five…

1. Example: A bit of a cheat in the “best song” as I am a huge fan, but song wise, Kickstarts, Say Nothing and Watch the Sun Come Up are some of my favourites.

2. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO: Not only can I dance to this, but this is a great song and has to be a dance song that shall be remembered for a long time.

3. Poppiholla – Chicane: I only found out that I had this song ages ago, and I love the fact it has no lyrics, just really nice music.

4. Finale – Madeon: As soon as I heard this song, I knew that this was going to be one of my favourite songs. It’s the melody in the chorus that makes this song truly awesome.

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Weekly Update: Productive and Jobs Done

This week has been great, jobs have been done and things have been started…

Guest Blogs:

Already I have got some guest blogs coming up soon, which I’m really looking forward to. Contact me via. Contact if you’re interested!

Some Possible Interviews:

I’ve had some possible people that could be interviewed for some more Liam Interviews… which is great! I can’t wait to get back to interviewing more people!

My WIP Progress:

Now, unfortunately I have given up on my current book (Yep, The Evil Editor has returned) but I now have some new material, but I tell you what, every time I learn something new! I aim to sell this too! I have a plan, and as soon as it is done, I shall let you now of the submission process.

Hope you had a good week,

Liam

Introducing: ‘The Friday Article’

So I’ve been having a think lately (if you’ll pardon the pun), since If This is The Title… and Thinking Friday are now non – existent. I’ve been wondering how I can fill in the space…

You may remember in a previous post saying that Writing Wednesday will start soon, which asks for people to guest blog on my blog (Contact me via. Contact if you’re interested!). But I am wondering what to put up from now on every Friday… But, like the thinker I am, I had a eureka moment…

The Friday Article:

I’ve always said – and wanted – to showcase my writing style. I have done in the past, but not permanently. Some of you in the past have liked my journalism articles, so I thought I’d branch on that.

This should start soon…

Liam