They appreciate forests and travel as much as I do.
µ: A fact about my family
I consider my mom to be the ‘real’ parent. My dad has been out of the picture since I was 2 and a half years old, so my mom has had quite the responsibility. My house is basically full of women- myself, my younger sister, and my mom. My pets are also girls too hah.
ß: A fact about my body
I’ve always been skinny and no matter how much weight I gain, my wrists still look like they’ll break.
Art and painting:I have a pretty large collection of paintbrushes. I don’t take care of them that well, so I go through a bunch quickly. I usually also hoard a bunch of clippings of artistic images that interest me.
Music: I have 4 guitars- a classical guitar that is around 30 years old and used to belong to my aunt, my first acoustic guitar, my first electric guitar, and an electric guitar I won at mdf in 2010. I keep all my concert ticket stubs and plan on making them into a collage of sorts.
Travel: I usually end up keeping my bus ticket or train tickets.
From grades 1-3, I had a best friend whom I was very close with. She was of a Chinese background, and because of her, it is probably why I gained an interest in the culture and different cultures in general. She used to let me try some Chinese snacks I had never heard of, and tried to teach me some of the language. Sometimes she would write down Chinese words with the characters, pronunciation, and the English translation.
So yesterday I had the chance to see Gorguts in concert again. I had just found out a week ago that they would be playing an after-show at the Sound Academy, as part of the Heavy T.O. event that is happening this weekend. I wasn’t interested in the main festival at all, but the after-show definitely interested me hah. I almost didn’t go as tickets were initially pretty pricey, anywhere from $40-$91 (thank you ticketmaster for the service fees)…but I purchased a ticket for $30. Also, I knew Gorguts would be playing at 12:45 am, meaning that getting back home would be a bit of a pain- the venue is located at the edge of downtown, and trains stop running around 1:00am. Anyways, it all turned out ok as I ended up taking the night buses home.
After getting on the wrong bus, then walking back to the bus station to wait around 45 minutes for the right bus, I arrived at the venue around 11:00pm. I knew the opening bands were Catalyst (who I missed) and Lazarus A.D., whom I had both never heard of. The latter’s set was just meh, nothing really special about it.
The wait for Gorguts seemed like an eternity, but it was well worth it. There weren’t many people in the venue at all, maybe 20-30 people. I’m surprised more people didn’t come to the show, especially when I found out that people who attended the main Heavy T.O. event got free tickets to the after-show. This show felt different compared to the one back at MDF in 2010, because of the smaller room and crowd. Luc Lemay was very friendly, constantly conversing with the audience and saying things like ‘Something’s wrong, we play angry music but yet everyone here is smiling’ hah. The setlist was as follows:
From Wisdom to Hate
The Carnal State
Orphans of Sickness
The Erosion of Sanity
Stiff and Cold
With Their Flesh He’ll Create
I think this setlist was similar to the one at MDF, but without the newer material. Regardless, I was glad they played Obscura, as well as With Their Flesh He’ll Create. I also really enjoyed hearing them play Inverted. While they were playing their set, I was trying to pay attention to how exactly they were playing the songs…Gorguts tracks seem like some of the most difficult tracks to play, but Luc makes it look easy.
The show would have been more enjoyable, had it not been for the chick behind me who proceeded to slam myself and other people into the barriers, as well as pulling on our hair and shirts…. =/ I really don’t see why they needed barriers at this show, I guess they were expecting a bigger crowd.
One of the best death metal shows I’ve seen, I hope they come around again. Too bad they won’t be releasing their new album until sometime next year, bah.
Eigengrau, dark light, or brain gray, is the color seen by the eye in perfect darkness. Even in the absence of light, some action potentials are still sent along the optic nerve, causing the sensation of a uniform dark gray color.
Eigengrau is perceived as lighter than a black object in normal lighting conditions, because contrast is more important to the visual system than absolute brightness. For example, the night sky looks darker than eigengrau because of the contrast provided by the stars.