I experienced my first Unify Gathering this past weekend in Tarwin Lower. Inconsistent weather and my own minor frustrations could not dampen the power of what a music festival can be when a passionate crowd is present. Architects were the main reason I was there, and as soon as the roaring guitars of A Match Made In Heaven were heard in the pooring rain, I was in aural heaven where all inhibitions dissipated. Architects are a band that will not tell you to create a circle pit or a wall of death, or to jump, bounce, or wave your arms in unison. Nothing is forced or contrived; the crowd response occurs organically. The hallmark of a truly great band. Also, keep your eyes out for Polaris, Hellions, and Dear Seattle. Three Australian bands definitely on the up. Although the festival had its pitfalls, the positives from the weekend far outweighed the negatives. There's a good chance I'll be there next year.
last year, out of respect and compassion for animals, the environment, and myself, i eliminated the selfish use of animal products from my life. i am free. be kind - stop causing harm to innocent beings when there is no need 🐷🐮🌱🌸💓
On this day six years ago we woke up in our new house. It was freezing cold, filthy, we couldn't find where we'd packed the coffee machine, and we'd slept horribly due to coughing all night courtesy of the dust (the previous owner didn't really believe in any form of housework as it turned out). Turns out DIY renovating nearly 3000 sq feet of Victorian house beast is sodding hard work (shocker!), especially when during the process you grow from 1 to 3 kids and 2 to 3 dogs, change jobs twice, acquire charitable responsibilities, and have no idea how to safely remove the lead paint in which the house was covered 🙈 We've renovated all four bedrooms, the staircases and landings, living room and playroom, and replaced all the radiators. We got some dudes in to build the extension of our dreams plus a large deck, and then DIY installed the kitchen, and decorated/renovated the new WC, boot room, reading room and dining room. Hence 2018 is the year of RELAX 😁 And possibly finishing the bathroom reno (we grouted today!). I've included some before and after pictures in this post, and linked to more in my profile. Enjoy! x
As probably most of you know, I go to a music school in which we perform themed concerts every month. This month’s concert was dedicated to musicians who died and it was one of the most important performances in my life.
As probably all of you know, I’m very emotional if it comes to bands, and two of the five bands that shaped my life are Linkin Park and Architects. I played/singed their songs today and I felt very special about it because maybe I miss Chester and Tom more than I should. They had huge influence on my life and I felt like they gave me something and I gave them nothing. But when I performed these songs, I thought I did something for them. Like... they can’t hear me but I just made a bunch of people from Poland remember them even for a moment and I feel proud of it in some way. I wish I could do more for them, I love them so much and all in all I’m glad that even when the world is so old, I managed to live in the same times as all my favorite bands do.
(Sorry for mistakes and that quality, it’s just crying + an old phone)
ARCHITECTS - Phantom Fear
UNIFY GATHERING 2018
Nothing is sacred
Born and bred on pure hatred
Cause they haunt our streets with a phantom fear
No one is safe, no one is welcome here
No one is welcome here
Can you taste the poison in the air?
I swear it's everywhere, it's everywhere
Hidden in plain sight
Lost in black and white
I'll chase the dying of the light