• About

    11 Sep 2014, 12:47

    Hi! :) Figured it was about time to have a word or two up here.

    Well, if you were interested enough to check out my profile, I suppose you'd like to find out something about me. I'm a 19 year old who recently graduated from School of Fine Arts (graphic design) just to pursue acting. lol. You ever know what might hit you down the road. But unlike most kids who dream of becoming actresses and actors for the flashing lights and red carpets, I actually want to become a good artist (the rest is just a bonus!). I want to find out as much as I can aboout myself. To what length my movement and voice can go, by working on myself every day. It's fun. I'm a big fan of classic Hollywood and European cinema.

    But yeah, music. Even though I like to consider myself an open-minded listener that's all over the place with genres as you can see, I do have preferences. Rock'n'Roll is my thing. Raw, dirty garage sounds. From the 50's crew, Elvis, Chuck, Richard and Jerry to the trippy 60's, to punky 70's, down right insane 80's to today. I think it's fair to say that I know a lot about rock culture and will be happy to discuss it with fellow rock enthusiasts.

    Nowdays I try to tag music correctly and will correct all incorrectly tagged artists, albums and songs in my library with a little bit of help from Discogs and Wikipedia. Eventually. While I'm fixing tags I tend to set listening on private so you don't have to witness the dullness of the same track being scrobbled a bunch of times. Now, I won't be on your ass if you're not crazy about tagging. I realize that it can be a time-consuming job. Only for the craziest of us, haha. Also, I tend to listen to studio and live albums over "Greatest Hits" compilations because I look at a studio album as a complete work of art.

    Musical compatibility is not too important to me when it comes to friendship. Regardless of what type of music you prefer, we have a key thing in common. We love music. At the end of the day, that's why we're all here. As long as you're respectful of my opinions, you'll get the same in return. Fairly simple.
    And, really I shouldn't be needing to point these things out in this day and age, but I don't care about your race, nationality, sexual and religious orientation, looks, age, faults or how you live your life. If you're not narrow-minded and are generally nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Don't be an asshole for the sake of being an asshole. That's the only quality you need to get along with me.

    You won't see me engage in petty arguments over genres, artists, or anything of such sort. Been there, done that. Exchanging opinions (not trying to impose or change someone else's) could be wonderful, but I know from experience those who will agree to disagree and go on with their life without taking everything personally and resorting to personal attacks when they run out of legit arguments are very rare. I see no point.

    With that said, I truly love and the whole idea behind it. It's the only website on the internet that never lost my interest and I don't see that changing anytime soon. A truly addicting place for us music lovers.

    I rock a classic black & white Fender Stratocaster.
    I ride a BMX Dragon 2.
    Have a day.
  • Thoughts

    30 May 2012, 22:33

    So I'm sure that I'm not the only one who feels like they've been born in a totally wrong time, I know I'm not. But it's not just that I feel like crap about that, it really gets me down. Believe it or not I dislike the internet for many reasons. Before, a group of friends would meet at someone's place. Those friends collected records, and they would play those records all day long, they would just listen to music and hang out together. They went to see gigs together, they would hang on the streets together, they had a true life of a teenager. Today, everyone is sitting at they're computers at home listening to music on their own, listening to music on their MP3s, MP4s and IPods, even while in presence of friends. I believe that the internet takes away from friendship, from humanity. Today, any talentless asshole can become popular throughout the internet if they want. Yet I'm here, because I must admit that there is one good side of it: I can hear any band, any singer of any place and time period. If only people knew how to limit that ability. I suppose that there's just no way.

    Why is rock music my priority?
    And I'm not going to sit here and talk to you about the actual musical quality and variety of the genre, I'll leave that to the critics. I'm going to tell you what it means to me, and hopefully others like me.
    Other than the fact that I've been listening to it since the first day I can remember, Rock'n'Roll brought the birth of a teenager. Teenage years is where all the best and worst memories are made, but at the end you just remember the good ones, if not, the bad ones also become good ones, one can't go without the other. Rock, at least for me, perfectly combines anger, rebellion and angst, with love, peace and romance. It gives a perfect reflection of people who truly love that kind of music, and live that kind of lifestyle. We were all kids who stood out in a bad way somehow, maybe bullied by other kids or misundeerstood by our parents, some annoyed by governments, the list goes on. Until we had enough of it. We looked, and we found, other kids who thought like us, have been through the same troubles as us, lived in the same situation as us, some a bit easier, some a bit harder. But, rockers were born. Usually truly emotional kids, hiding behind the masks of hardcore little bastards. And they stood together. They stood together throughout many eras or the 20th, now 21st century, greasers in the 50s, hippies in the 60s, punks in the 70s, goths and metalheads in the 80s, so on and so on. Each was different by lifestyle and sound, but all had one thing in common - individuallity. Being yourself. And that's really all there is to it, that's our "great philosophy". It's quite simple but people seem to have troubles understanding it and applying it. Be yourself and don't let anyone change you, lead you, or crush what you stand for, even if it means standing alone, keep standing. Love is in our mind, but freedom is in our heart. We are wanderers, and not many can understand our wild hearts and need of fulfillment. And I'm just another angry, rebellious rocker out there. Angry of today's idiotic society, bored with the world, unable to talk to anyone seriously most of the time. But I have others by my side, people who share similiar interests and music, lifestyle and mentallity, in other word friends. And that's what keeps me going. I'm always looking for something, and most of the time, I don't even know what it is. Maybe it's myself, maybe it's some other person, maybe it's something completely different. I'm not sure, but I think that I love the journey, regardless of how complicated it might be.
    Along the way, we all want music, sex, drugs, beer, freedom, simply put, have fun. And It's not that bad when you think about it. Will you be able to come to a job interview in 20 years dressed in a leather jacket with safety pins and expect to get it? No, so don't be afraid to live while you can. You'll never have to stop being a rocker. A true rocker is a rocker until the day he dies, because rock is in your heart and soul, more importantly than in your chlothes. It's a mentality, it's a lifestyle that means much more than getting drunk and fighting with the police. It's all Rock'n'Roll.

    I'm not one of those people who qualify themselfs as a certain label because they think it's "cool", "in" (yes, punk can very much be "in") or to pointlessly shock folks around me. I'm not an anarchist because I think it's AWSM that everyone should run around and do whatever they want, far from that. I believe that it's a wonderful idea, sounds almost utopian, people knowing their morals without there being laws about it. But I don't live up in clouds, and I realize that the ideology is almost impossible to accomplish, if not completely impossible. Original punk rockers, the ones who started it all, had both the nerve and intellect. They had an idea, that was probably one of the best things that happened to the rock'n'roll world, music-wise, fashion-wise, and politically-wise, it left a mark that we remember to this day. You could feel rage, you could feel agony in their songs. But I won't write paragraphs and paragraphs about it here, you all have internet to research the whole punk movement if you want to.

    But I believe in liberty. Even though I may not like the educational system, in other words school, I love knowledge. Knowledge can only help you if you have a goal, if you have an idea in your head, and you want it to succeed. I don't automatically despise every authority. Authority should be rebelled against only if there is a reason behind it. There is authority that I have accepted, just as they accepted me. But I strongly dislike the government. I believe that they are the one thing that will never change in this world. When we feel power, it eventually corrupts our mind, and we want more and more. That's why I believe that even if a politician has good intentions at the start, eventually they will go downhill like every other, that's why I'm apolitical. For me, punk is not wearing a rainbow mohawk and kicking over trash cans. For me, the whole idea of punk rock lifestyle means think for yourself. Don't just go along with whatever the mainstreem world throws at you. Don't be a sheep of society. Be yourself. Dress however you want, if you feel good in your clothes. Have your freedom and stand up for what you believe in.

    "Anarchism is for liberty, and neither for nor against anything else." - Benjamin Tucker. Ⓐ

    Pop: Pop as in, the "genre", not as in "short for everything that's popular".
    Even though I'm a type that will normally listen to "wilder" music, believe it or not I don't hate pop. IMO. pop and rock are actually very similar. Most of the old school poppy stuff was some pretty catchy non-autotuned music. The new wave era made for some amazing synthpop music. However, I really can't admire most of today's pop stars. Nicki, Kesha, Miley, etc. From what I've seen so far, nothing good can come out of kids looking up to them (ex: Sophia Grace?). Why would we want to encourage materialism and self-degradation? idk. I guess if you can pass it under "it's all just for good fun."?.....

    A poser is simply a person who rocks a certain look of a sub-culture, but doesn't actually live it, knows little to nothing about it. Someone who wears a band T-shirt and knows nothing about the band, someone who digs the clothes but not the mentality. A poser is not a punk with a mohawk or a metalhead who listens to Slipknot. Those are just personal choices of music and style. Being a part of a sub-CULTURE = living it's lifestyle, knowing a lot about it's music and following/supporting it's scene. The easiest thing in the world is to call someone a poser just because they don't dig the same bands and looks as you. Maybe you should have a word or two with them, they might know their shit way better than you.
  • Collections

    30 May 2012, 22:30

    (Notable) CDs I Own:
    Early Elvis (2CD) - Elvis Presley
    Elvis' Christmas Album - Elvis Presley
    Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden - Elvis Presley
    Elvis The Journey - Elvis Presley
    The Music of Elvis Presley The 1950s: The Box Set Series (3CD) - Elvis Presley
    The Bride Stripped Bare - Bryan Ferry
    In Your Mind - Bryan Ferry
    Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (2CD) - The Rolling Stones
    The Very Best of Elton John (2CD) - Elton John
    Words And Music (US promo-only CD) - Neil Young
    Icon - Cher
    Great Women's Voices 1 - Cher
    Bad - Michael Jackson
    Ljubav i moda - ĐAVOLI
    Hallo Lulu 22 - ĐAVOLI
    Ostani uz mene - ĐAVOLI
    Fušeri uzvraćaju udarac - Officer Down
    Peace - Let 3
    Legende zabavne glazbe 2 - Zdravko Čolić
    The Fab Sixties (vol. 7-12) - Various Artists (60's Hits Compilations)
    L'Album di... Successi Anni '60 (2CD) - Various Artists (60's Italian Hits Compilation)
    Lady in Satin - Billie Holiday
    God Bless The Child: The Very Best of Billie Holiday - Billie Holiday
    Tarja Turunen & Harus In Concert: Live At Sibelius Hall - Tarja
    Brother Bear - Disney
    Pocahontas - Disney
    The Bodyguard - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Good Will Hunting - Music From The Miramax Motion Picture

    (Notable) Records I Own:
    20 Greatest Hits Vol.1 - Elvis Presley
    Elvis In The '50s 1956 - Elvis Presley
    Moody Blue - Elvis Presley
    Road To Ruin - Ramones
    Crash Landing - Jimi Hendrix
    A Night At The Opera - Queen
    Bitanga i princeza - Bijelo Dugme
    Sa druge strane jastuka - Bajaga i Instruktori
    Mrtva priroda - Riblja Čorba
    Reggatta de Blanc - The Police
    The Great American Music Hall: Pirates Press 5th Anniversary Weekend: Cock Sparrer Live 2009 - Cock Sparrer 2 Vinyl+DVD
    Rod Stewart Greatest Hits - Rod Stewart
    Johnny And The Hurricanes Featuring Red River Rock - Johnny & The Hurricanes
    Connie Francis Sings Spanish and Latin American Favorites - Connie Francis
    Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music - Ray Charles
    Forever and Ever - Demis Roussos
    Gigliola Cinquetti - Gigliola Cinquetti
    Grease - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
    Revenge - Eurythmics
    Boys and Girls - Bryan Ferry
    Love Over Gold - Dire Straits
    All the Songs From Walt Disney's Cinderella - Disney
    Remember How Great...? - Various Artists (Jazz Compilation)
    Slavné české maličkosti - Various Artists (Czech Classical Compilation)
    Klaverkonsert I A~MOLL, OP. 16, Gammelnorsk Romanse, OP. 51 - Edvard Grieg

    (Notable) Casettes I Own:
    Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
    Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
    Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits (4) - Elvis Presley
    Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits - Simon & Garfunkel

    Music DVDs I own:
    Elvis: The Early Years
    Elvis The Journey DVD+CD
    Elvis The King of Rock'n'Roll: #1 Hit Performances and More x2
    Never Mind The Sex Pistols: An Alternative History
    Tom Jones: Up Close and Personal
    Johnny Cash: Walking With a Legend: The Line
    Santana at Budokan: Live in Tokyo
    Bob Marley: Spiritual Journey
    The Doors (Oliver Stone movie)
    John Lennon: The Messenger
    Bajaga & Instruktori Live: beogradska arena, 23. decembar 2006.
    Jimi Hendrix (documentary)
    Jimi Hendrix: Live in Woodstock and Other Stages
    Michael Jackson: Number Ones
    Michael Jackson's This is It
    Michael Jackson: Korakuen Stadium (Yokohama in Japan) September 1987
    TBF: Promo Copy x2
    Tarja Turunen & Harus In Concert: Live At Sibelius Hall DVD+CD
    Cock Sparrer Live, November 14, 2009: Great American Music Hall S.F. DVD+2 Vinyl
    Dylanesque Live: Bryan Ferry
  • Seen Live

    30 May 2012, 22:28

    (Including really great stuff, shit stuff, DJs, local bands, tribute bands, openings, guest appearances and everything I had the fortune or the misfortune of seeing live.)
    Seen Live:
    evil pony
    ● 01.10.2010., Klub Jungla, Split, Croatia (Opening)
    ● 01.10.2010., Klub Jungla, Split, Croatia
    Bajaga i Instruktori x2
    ● 18.03.2011., Spaladium Arena, Split, Croatia
    ● 27.11.2011., Spaladium Arena, Split, Croatia
    Wanted King - Elvis Presley Tribute Band
    ● 08.06.2011., BET caffe, Split, Croatia
    Mjesni Odbor
    ● 14.10.2011., Spaladium Arena, Split, Croatia (Opening)
    Hladno Pivo
    ● 14.10.2011., Spaladium Arena, Split, Croatia
    Parni Valjak
    ● 04.11.2011., Spaladium Arena, Split, Croatia
    Letu Štuke
    ● 05.11.2011., Quasimodo Klub, Split, Croatia
    The Beat Fleet
    ● 19.11.2011., Spaladium Arena, Split, Croatia
    Tom Jones x2
    ● 21.11.2011., Arena Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
    ● 14.08.2012., Arena Pula, Pula, Croatia
    Officer Down
    ● 25.11.2011., Klub Kocka, Split, Croatia
    Krešo i kisele kiše
    ● 25.11.2011., Klub Kocka, Split, Croatia
    ● 25.11.2011., Klub Kocka, Split, Croatia
    ● 27.11.2011., Spaladium Arena, Split, Croatia (Opening)
    ● 03.12.2011., Mala Dvorana Gripe, Split, Croatia (Opening)
    ● 03.12.2011., Mala Dvorana Gripe, Split, Croatia
    Boris Novković
    ● 22.12.2011., Cibona Hall, Zagreb, Croatia
    Kemal Monteno
    ● 22.12.2011., Cibona Hall, Zagreb, Croatia (Guest)
    Željko Joksimović
    ● 22.12.2011., Cibona Hall, Zagreb, Croatia (Guest)
    Scala Mercalli
    ● 23.01.2012., Boogaloo Club, Zagreb, Croatia (Opening)
    ● 23.01.2012., Boogaloo Club, Zagreb, Croatia (Opening)
    ● 23.01.2012., Boogaloo Club, Zagreb, Croatia
    DJ Krnja & DJ Iskra
    ● 24.01.2012., Klub Močvara, Zagreb, Croatia
    DJ Gigi
    ● 09.03.2012., Quasimodo Klub, Split, Croatia
    Jura Stublić & Film
    ● 23.03.2012., Hemingway Bar, Split, Croatia
    Željko Bebek
    ● 08.04.2012., Imperium Restaurant, Split, Croatia
    Klapa Intrade
    ● 07.05.2012., ST Riva, Split, Croatia
    Klapa Filip Dević
    ● 07.05.2012., ST Riva, Split, Croatia (Filler)
    Crvena Jabuka
    ● 07.05.2012., ST Riva, Split, Croatia
    Marijan Ban & Diktatori
    ● 07.05.2012., ST Riva, Split, Croatia
    Guns N' Roses
    ● 17.07.2012., Spaladium Arena, Split, Croatia
    + stuff that I can't remember.