Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I'm sorry for not writing because I'm pretty lazy and I don't get on in the internet that much anymore.
As you can see, I'm pretty busy and having so much fun in real life, real friends.
Party, drinking, you name it, we've done it.
So recently, I gauged my ear. And I'm pretty proud of myself because I'm brave enough to do it.
It is hurtful I must say.
p.s: My ear lobes are not huge yet. But wait, it will. Watch them grow. LOLOLOL.
Here and this is what I look now :)
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
So, speaking of this, let me just continue from where I've stop.
I don't really have much picture during our trip to Terengganu. I didn't take much picture here but I think I still have a few. Most of the picture we took basically from Kamal's camera, film camera.
Haha okay, stop talking and let me just continue my story.
So, yeah we start our journey from K.L to Terengganu like about 3-4 a.m.
The band sat on the van and me and bandmates rent a car. Kwan drove the godamn car, and he is a pretty well in driving I must say. I cant tell much about the trip, as you know I slept through the trip :/ I was dumb but unfortunetely my eyes are like half close :(
So yeah here, where we stopped and enjoy a little.
Basically, these are the few shots while we are like 3 hours away from Terengganu.
LOL, the funny thing is when we were like walking around at the beach, Kamal was holding on to my phone and tried to record stuff. And while I was walking around, splashing some water walk back and I saw Alex on the big stone. The hilarious part was, Alex were spreading his arms out thinking he could get some fresh air, and suddenly there's a big wave coming towards him. He was like "SHIT!" and he tried to get down from the stone but unfortunately that big wave was way too fast and he knew he couldn't make it so he stopped and the wave gave him a "good morning" SPLASH! and i laughed till i fucking cry.
So, we hang out like probably half and hour so in each places. It was amazing and it was breath taking. Speaking of this places, I kinda miss it. I want to go there again someday.
Yeah, and so we reached at Kuala Terengganu like probably in the noon. We slept in a beautiful house over there. It was so cool amazing. They have computers and such.
We unpack shits and we slept and we slept like only for 3 hours before the godamn show.
Dude, 3 hours sleep pissed me off :/ but anyhow, we were all late for the show. LOL
Everyone slept as we are all tired and shit. Woke up after that 3 hours (some random man woke us up) and we were all getting ready and all. Shit, we have like 2 bathrooms and we were rushing to go shower. Hahaha everything went, MESS.
After we are ready and all, we drove to the event.
LIKE OH MY FUCKING GOD, 60's Studio were pretty packed and HOT. Like really hot. Not even joking. But that place is the shit. There were alot of punkers and such. But honestly, they are all amazing people.
Putting things in the room, and getting ready to play the show.
So M.O.S went first. Play the show and everything went pretty good. Even though I was already sweating like I just got myself out from the pool. After 30 minutes, we were done and next, Eucalypt. So, I went back to the room, tired and panting. Sitting down, relaxing and there were 2 ladies came in and yeah we talked abit. Asking me where are the others, well I don't know. They like to dissapear after shows, like seriously. So, after Eusalypt done performing Kerry and Lawrence came back in the room and we hang a li ttle there.
And out of nowhere people start coming in the room, asking if they could take picture of me and all. Oh shit, with my hair look like CHER and everyone came in and take picture one by one. LOL, honestly I feel like I was a ROCKSTAR (ptttui!) hahahaha. Anyway, it was fun.
When everything finished, we packed our stuff and put it in the cars.
Then again photo session. Haha.
Everything done, photos done, now food time.
Thats what I was thinking about for the past 3 hours.
Mhm, we've been taken to a place where they have nice food. Apparently, I hate it there because the food takes 4878764374674351324 hours to get here. Not even kidding, I was like so hungry that time and cursing until the food served. This are the few shots I took.
(From left): Alex, Kerry
(From left): Awitt, Dennis
Lawrence went missing that night. Hahaha.
After we ate, we go back to the house and chill. Watching movies and making so much noises. LOL. It was fun.
Then, we get out from there like 3 a.m and this time to Penang. Bye Bye Terengannu :(
TO BE CONTINUE...
Friday, July 11, 2008
End of last year, my band "Mom's On Strike!" has this opportunity to go on tour with a band from Australia, "EUCALYPT". In that band, they were Dennis (guitar-vox), Kerry(bass), Lawrence(guitar-vox) and Alex(drums). And I'm pretty sure most of you here have heard them and seen them live on stage in here at Annexe, CM. That was the first time/first day of the tour. Mhm you guess it right, "THE LOST BEAUTY FEST". M.O.S get play a show with them on the first day and I swear we were glad :D.
We were hanging out at NZ that night and so, I was been asked if I could take them out the next day and since everyone have work and such and that time I was on holiday. And I said okay. They had their sleep at Yus, Robby and Kimi's house. And then I've been told to come early. And yes, I was really loyal and I did come early. LOL.
When I'm there, they were still sleeping. Like a cat purring in its pillow. LOLOL so, what I did was I did not dare to wake them up. And i just hang out myself in Yus's room and listening to some hot shits in his computer. And then, I slept. Dude, I was tired.
By noon, they all woke up and I was too. I went out at the balcony, smoking. And they all when brushing up. After I smoked, I came in sit at the couch and something happened. Kerry asked "Hey Dennis, I need to shave. I brought the shaver but not the razor." I was like WTF? and i LOL'd. Finally, he uses JUST the razor to shave. Oh well. While they go get themselves clean up, i satand watch Dennis changing the guitar strings. It was really fasinating and since he's a well cute asian i MUST say :)
Okay, after they brushed up and we are all set to go catch a cab and get on the train and head to the KLCC. We went down wait for the cab, and dude it wasnt THAT easy to catch a cab. So we waited and we walked a lil further front. And like WTF, suddenly they stopped and Alex said "Uhm, I'm not sure if I put the money back in the right place." AND so, me and Alex have to walk back. To be honest, I kinda hate walking :/. We go back to the house then came back down and walk towards where the other kidz are. And finallyw e got a cab. And the cab man was so nice and letting us 5 person in a taxi. Mhm, we reached the LRT and we reached the destination safely. While we were in the train, Dennis was busy taking lotsa pictures, me and kerry and alex the funniest thing ever. A MAN WITH BIG BALLS. Lol it was not really balls. It was just two big oranges right in front of his dick and we laughed. Ha it was funny. Lawrence was being lazy and all he do is sit. :P
Okay in KLCC, we walked and we figured we were hungry, so I took them to get some foods. I took them to food court, because I don't have a fucking idea where to take them to have brunch. And there's where I know Kerry a vegan, Alex a vegetarian. Ha food court is where you can find vegetarian food. Me, Lawrence and Dennis had Mcdonalds. I had a Spicy Chicken Mcdeluxe, Lawrence had Spicy Beef Foldover and Banana Pie (according to them, these food aint exist in Australia) and Dennis had Chicken Grilled Foldover. The other 2 I kinda forgot what they had. But anyway, Lawrence was in LOVE with the food he had. Eventhough it was spicy LOLLOL. He had actually 2 banana pies. Not even kidding. Okay, after eating taking them for a walk in the park in KLCC.
from left: Dennis, Alex, Lawrence and Kerry.
Well, I didn't take much picture here because we was not in the mood for pictures. And since Dennis been taking pictures for the whole day. Later, we went to Kinokuniya and Lawrence bought 2 good books.
After KLCC, and guess what? WE FUCKING WALKED TO PAVILLION. Son, that was the furthest and I ain't wanna walk again. We were actually heading to B.B and we were really tired. Really. So finally we just hang out at coffee bean. Dennis with his camera, Lawrence, Alex and Kerry and me enjoying laughing at this comic book he got. Best quote, "Let's go to the library." Hahaha it was really funny, not even kidding. Then we went back. And I was fucking exausted.
The next day, meet them again and they were going to play a show in MCPA. We hanged out at the booth, reading that comic book again and laughed. And it was freezing cold too! It was freezing cold, really. I don't remember what band was played in that show. But when KOMPLOT plays, we giggled. No offence. We think it was cute.
So the next band was Eucalypt. Unfortunetly, they only get to play 3 songs. Yes, Lawrence's amp BURST. And they were being professional, they stopped. Lawrence wasn't really happy because he thought that he didn't get to put on a good show. So, he dissapeared for a few hours. We went searching for him and thought he might get caught. Well, i don't know. Nazier found him later and he was all alone. And he said he had a good walk to Petaling Street where a chinese guy came up to him and say "BOOM BOOM?" -porn. Hahahaha I lol'd when he said that. And we decided to make everyone believe us that Lawrence was caught for buying 'BOOM-BOOM'
So, I was going upstairs and checkout a band "Infinite Delay" and this is where everything went sucked. "AS" (ahh-ss), came up and went all mad. :X things cannot be mention.
When everything finished we enjoyed and took some pictures.
p.s: SORRY MY HAIR WAS SUCKED THAT TIME.
TO BE CONTINUE...
Sunday, June 29, 2008
"Ok ya win! now my blog already taken down thanks to ya msian ppl! Ya piece of shit just a small matter wanna complain to friendster. ya wanna take away my freedom too? GO AHEAD! Like i care!
And for wat i wanna see ya face? if i see ya face jasmine, i gonna need a huge bucket to vomit blood seeing ya roadkill face!
Wat huh? ya mad? ya angry? ya wanna take down my friendster page too? GO AHEAD! take down my friendster page take down my facebook like ya take down my Blog. Wat the heck I care! Its just a blog.!
Ya just a jealous piece of shit coz ya blog not getting the attention it deserve"-Faizfaggoty
Oh my, did I heard he said I win? WOW. I'm so proud of myself. LOL.
Awee its pretty sad, that your blog got BANNED. You must have been crying like a baby for hours :( like the way how you take this shit seriously. Just for your information, I don't own a Friendster so I can't be REPORTING your shit to Friendster. I don't take INTERNET shit seriously. I ain't like you, big dumbshit. And why should I be angry? Because of you saying my face make you vomit? Hahahahahhahahhahaha, Its fucking pointless, and do I look like I care? You are the one mad like a BABOON. And hey, YOU yourself create this shit. You start shit you get it, bitch. And seriously why do I need attention for blog? Hahaha, I got everything, and I don't need internet to live. Keep that in mind please. Saying me need attention for blog, but didn't realize that you are the one who posted my link in Hajjar's picture. YOU ARE SO FUCKING DUMB. TOO DUMB till I can't even describe it.
HAHAHAHA whoever BANNED your shit, I fucking salute. This is what you deserve. Next, probably they would BANNED your life too. Oh well, THE GAME NOW ITS OVER.
BECAUSE I FUCKING WON AND YOU FUCKING LOSE
BECAUSE YOU ARE A FAGGOT AND A FAILURE.
lol, you are gay.
Friday, June 27, 2008
THIS BLOG IS NOT MEANT FOR PUBLICITY, IT'S MEANT FOR PERSONAL USE. IT'S LIKE MY GOD DAMN DIARY!
AND YOU PEOPLE COME BARGING INTO OTHER PEOPLE'S TERRITORY, SPITTING ALL THOSE VILE CRAP ABOUT ME AND MY PERSONAL GRUDGE WITH THE COUNTRY; THIS IS WHAT I DO! I DON'T SPREAD VIOLENCE WHEN I AM PISSED, I FUCKING WRITE!!! THIS IS MY PAGE, I WANNA WRITE WHAT I FEEL UPSET ABOUT. IT MAY SOUND A LITTLE BIT EXAGGERATING BUT IT REFLECTS MY TRUE EMOTIONS AT THE TIME OF MY WRITING!.
AND NOW YOU BUNCH OF SORRY-ASS COMING DOWN HERE, TRYING TO STOP ME FROM WRITING WHAT I FEEL; AND YOU GOT THE GUTS TO SLAM MY ENGLISH JUST BECAUSE I CAN'T PROPERLY WRITE? AND YOU GOT URGE TO THREATEN TO KILL ME HUH? FOR WHAT? I GET KILLED FOR WRITING THE THINGS WHICH I FELT UPSET ABOUT? WHO ARE YOU TO DICTATE ME AND I CERTAINLY WON'T INDULGE CHEAP JINGOISM SO GROW UP!
YOU ARE NO DIFFERENT THAN THE MALAYSIANS I AM DISPARAGING!!!!YOUR HATEFUL-FILLED COMMENTS IS A TESTAMENT OF HOW BLATANTLY YOUR ANTAGONISTIC GOVERNMENT HAS BECOME!
MAYBE YOU SHOULD THINK A COUPLE OF TIMES BEFORE SLAMMING SOMEONE FROM WHATEVER IGNORANT DRIVEL POURS OUT OF YOUR OTHERWISE SEEMINGLY EMPTY HEADS!!!!" -Faiz rosdi.
HAHHAHAHAHHAHHAA DEAD SHOCKER COMING DOWN MY HOOOOD! hahhahahahha is that a joke?
STOP ASKING FOR SYMPATHY DUDE.
you are the one should think before "SLAMMING" people.
you don't even have to guts to see me. YOU ARE SUCH A PUSSAY.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I had fun with a band from Japan, "Meaning". I missed those days. They were here only for 3 days and I already had so much fun! Watching them performing in MCPA where Hayato got his eye-brow hurt and it bleeds pretty badly. Dude, I remember every moments when they are here. Like Shin (drummer), Kawasan (Guitarist), Jun (Guitarist), Mami (Bassist), Yoshi (Mami's bf), Narko (photographer) and Hayato (Vocal). They went for a tour around Malaysia for about a week before they came to Kuala Lumpur. I met them and I remember most of them have difficulty speaking English except Hayato as he has been to the USA for a year before. But it was so damn cool. They have the urge to learn our language which is Bahasa Melayu (they have actually a note book and wrote everything what we say in Bahasa Melayu) hahaha.
So back to where, and when I met them. I was in Annexe with Kamal, Awitt and I-don't-know whoelse. But at that time, Nazier and Fahmir were driving them here. Mhm, that's where I met them. At first we were like so awkward as they still don't know how to speak English, but yeah then I decided to say "Hi" in Japanese like, "Konichiwaa". And they went nodding their heads and go "Konichiwaa". Hahaha I was like "Whaaa?" and so I knew a little word, Japanese so I said "Ogenkidesuka?" and they went "You know speak Japan?" and I started to laugh. Now this is how I met them. :]
from left: (hayato, junn, narko, kamal)
from left: (hayato, nazier, junn, narko)
Hahaha this are the pictures that I took when I first meet them. Then after during the show in MCPA...
from left: (shin, ME!)
from left: (ME!, shin)
from left: (ME!, hayato)
from left: (ME!, junn)
from left : (ME!, junn)
from left: (ME!, narko)
*Sorry about my goddamn hair, this is what happen when you are stuck in a hell hole.
So yeah those pictures were taken while I was at the show.
After the show we decided to go "makan" at I-don't-remember where. But after that we end up at Nazier's house. So this band actually heading back to Singapore then to Japan. And they decided to take a bus. Since the bus is going to leave like in the noon, to be cautious we all stay awake and they all decided to sleep in the bus as the journey from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore takes longer hours. So, all of them try to stay awake except me :/ I was too tired :[ but anyhow I had fun with them in the night. We chill we talked we get to know each other. And most of them stayed all night, but Kawasan and Narko seems to be passed out, then later Jun. Hahaha but before that we had a video camming session :) LOL we had the fun time with the video stuff. Hahaha, anyway the next day we wash up and they were all SUPER tired. Hahaha here are the pictures :)
Mhm, this was the last day we all hang out and we say goodbye ;( All of us send them to the bus station after we had our breakfast at Melawati and we all had chicken rice. It was good :) and yeah this was the time when Narko cried before she left, it was really touching ;( and I MISSED THEM ALLLLLOOOOTTTTT<3
*Chapter 2 of my album, I'll write it tomorrow. I'm tired, so goodnight :)
* pictures and everything are all copyrighted, steal them, you die.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
SO WAT??? YA WANNA KILL ME??? COMMON!! COMMON KILL ME!! I AM STANDING HERE. COMMON KILL!!!!! FUCKING KILL ME!!! I ASK FOR IT.
AND SO WAT HUH? I GOT NO GIRL SO WAT??? IF I GOT A GIRL OR NO GIRL WAT YA FUCKING CARE? YA WANNA MOVE IN WITH ME? YA WANNA BE MY GIRL? COMMON. YA WANNA FUCK ME??? YEAH I AM READY TO BE FUCKED. YA GOT THE URGE?? YA WANNA DO IT? I AM HERE. I AM STILL STANDING. WAT HUH? WAT???
YEAH MSIA SUX SO YA WANNA FIGHT FOR IT? COMMON! COMMON!!!! I DARE YA. YA WANNA KILL ME COMMON. " -says Faiz.
before continue reading what I want to say, please notice the mistakes.
YELLOW : "stinking", LOL I never heard this word in my entire life, "stinky"is the word. Get it
"WAT", uhm "what" is not a difficult word to type, honestly.
"common", HAHAHHAHHA its "come on" or "c'mon". Go search in the dictionary and
find out whats the meaning of "common"
GREEN: "YEAH I AM READY TO BE FUCKED", I haven't fuck you yet, so no FUCK-ED,
BLUE : "YA", stop YA-YA-YA-ing. Its annoying and its easy to just type "Y-O-U" go practice
another 5 more hours and you'll get it.
GREY : FOR HEAVEN SAKE, "SUX" IS NOT AN ENGLISH WORD. YOU ARE TOO DUMB.
*Go do some correction, before you come and talk to me, k thanks.
LOL at me having stinky attitude. I love having stinky attitude. Does that bother you?
I would love to fuck you. And ewwww, i ain't wanna be your girl. I'll rather kill myself. Like seriously. STOP BEING BRAVE. IF you are really that brave, meet us. Let us greet you in a MALAYSIAN way.
HAHHAHAHHAHAHA omfg, this is so fucking hilarious! Trying to be brave around here and trying to be and idiot. HAHHAHAHHA *claps claps* for you son.
Dude listen, quit lying about you and your USA. Stop it. Everyone never believe you. Working in Wal-Mart doesn't make you own $4000 a month. But i don't care, i don't give a fuck.
Saying you working in the USA for 6 years, is just a lie. If you really do, you can't be speaking like this. YOU FAIL DUDE. YOU FAIL. I ain't dumb. I have friends from Japan studied there for a year and he could already speak english fluently.
You, have a MASTER certs? hahahhaha look at your spelling. OMFG. I swear those americans never speak like you do.
ONCE YOU ARE A MALAY, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE.
WHY DON'T YOU JUST GO KILL YOURSELF AND MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY?
Saturday, June 21, 2008
I'm doing nothing and listening to Whitechapel-This is Exile. This is album is so fucking good. I recommend to those who like Metal and stuff, hear this shit. This shit is motherfucking awesome.
Hahaha, so I've read every detail what as t his man got to say. Mhm, the guy right down below me. Some say that he works in Eastin Hotel, PJ currently. Oh well, speaking of him living in the States, is so not right or probably so WRONG.
I have friends from the States, I have like tons of them. And I can be really sure that they don't speak like he does. Dude, whenever I try to read what he's trying to say, honestly it confused me so fucking much. I think I can only understand like the quarter of the stories. Not only that, saying that he's been 6 years in states and having master in shit, but wandering, 6 years in America still makes you talk like a piece of shit? Wow, this is so fucking unbelievable.
And looking at your damn fucking face and the way how you talked about people. I can see that you are dumb and retarded. YES, retarded bitch. Saying you have Master in i don't know what education, you seem so childish and making yourself look fuck retarded, ugly, fake bitch. Yeah, you heard me son.
YOU ARE UGLY-FAKE-BITCH.
thank god, i wasn't born with your motherassfucking look. like thank fucking god.
No matter what, you still born in Malaysia.
How much you hate it here, still too bad you were born from here.
I bet your parents must have regretted having you as a son with no fucking brains.
Like how you say about MALAYS in here, dude you, yourself is a MALAY.
You can never change yourself to white or black or whatever colors you want.
GROW MOTHERFUCKING UP.
STOP BEING A KID AND TALK ABOUT HOW UGLY PEOPLE ARE
YOU YOURSELF LOOK LIKE MY TOILET BOWL WITH ALL MY SHITS ON IT.
LOOK IN THE MIRROR, BEFORE YOU TALK ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE.
ONCE YOU ARE A MALAYSIAN, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE, DUMBASS.
WHAT A RETARD.
STOP BEING PROUD OF YOURSELF FOR FUCK.
NON LIKES YOU AND IF I AM YOU, I WOULD JUST SHUT UP OR KILL MYSELF.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Let me tell a little detail of this guy.
He think he's that motherfucking cool for staying in America. And he thinks that Malaysia suck like fuck because he thinks that Malaysia is a racist country. I mean dude, NOT everyone in this country is racist you piece of shit. Staying in America doesn't make you darn perfect. And figuring out the way how you speak, YOU SUCK, son. YOU SUCK. You don't even know how to speak english that well, and now you are trying to boast around and showing everyone that YOU FUCKING SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH.
Dude, you are just gay, faggot and a piece of trash. Don't fucking come back to Malaysia again, if i ever see your motherfucking face in here again, trust me you are going to be so dead.
HAHAHAHA no wonder you'll never get a pretty, perfect girlfriend. It must be suck to be you.
which part of america are you in? DUMPSTER?
WTF?! you must be joking! you look like a TRULY MALAY who rides bikes like superman!
Oh mmm, you are kinda serious.
Is that a room? Son, i thought it was a place where i place my shit at.
You must be kinda sick. Looking at pictures back there actually made me puke the greens.
If i ever look like you, i rather kill myself seriously.
Nice thick-big teef.
i bet you have a tiny dick like a mice.
Fucking shit! you fucking scare the shit out of me. I almost peed on my pants from laughing so fucking hard.
posing for HOT TOPIC? LOL you fucking FAIL.
HAHAHHAHA you fucking fail. Go learn some shit before you write things like this.
Showing you that you go to the states doesn't make you perfect.
And you don't have to speak like a nigguh to be cool.
YOU ARE FUCKING EPIC, EPIC FAIL.
to view his blog : http://amigofaiz.blogs.friendster.com/punk_ass_rock_dude/
Saturday, June 14, 2008
So, wondering what will I be doing later, well I don't know. Probably I'm going down to Doll's Store again or shitz. Or probably just go to bed. And sleep like a piece of plank. I'm hungry, and there's no food at home which is gay. I got no one to accompany me to go "makan". Its so pathetic :[
Oh well, thats life.
Since I'm bored, let me tell you what I did last night.
After returning from the shop, me and muh babyboo went to NZ to have some food. Then later after that, we went for a ride on his damn cool bike. It was like really cold! We went back to BB then went around looking for faggots and then we went to Melawati.
Dude, I'm telling you, riding a bike in Melawati is something which I'll never advise you to do that. Its really scary, seriously. And cold. Especially when you at the round about. I see things there which I don't think I should tell. But seriously its really scary and eerie dark. You should not be there alone in the night...
Friday, June 13, 2008
Sitting now, figuring out what I should do next and looking at those fliers that posted at the shop. Mhm, you are right, GIGS and SHOWS. I'm like wow. honestly, I don't even know which gig I should go. This week, next week or the week after. All good bands, SAME bands. Yes, SAME bands. I'm tired of it and I'm actually looking forward to hear some NEW-INTERESTING bands. Like seriously, I'm tired of watching the same-old bands. I don't mean any bad stuff or fuck is just that I'm pretty sick and tired of watching them like MOST OF THE TIME.
But anyhow, if you guys have like have any suggestions like which band I should listen to, please feel free to tell me. I want something new and good. Mhm, new and good k? I don't really like listening to bands like "Hujan" or whatever that sound like them. Preferably, metal or uhmm hardcore or uhm post post stuff. If you could list down their myspace or links, it would be appreciated :)
p/s: the word "gay" is not the gay you are thinking off. Theres alot of meaning of "gay" and this doesn't proof that I'm a motherfucking homophobic.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
read this, get to know what are all this meant :)
Snorkly Tin Tong and H.R. (Paul Hudson) of the Washington, D.C. area band Bad Brains, regarded as a band that "put moshing on the map", were partly responsible for the coining the term. Due to their affected Jamaican-accented pronunciation of the word mash in their lyrics and stage banter, fans in D.C. heard this as mosh instead.  During the emergence of the American hardcore scene, the dance was frequently spelled mash but pronounced mosh, as in the 1982 song "Total Mash" by the Washington D.C.-based hardcore group Scream. Later, the term began to appear in hardcore fanzines of the time with its current spelling. The Song was made more popular in the mainstream thanks to east coast thrash metal band Anthrax's song Caught in a Mosh
Origins of the dance
A precursor to moshing, called "acookie", can be traced back to 1970s punk rock shows in the form of "the pogo" and was later developed into moshing by the hardcore punk subculture of the early 80s. While many use the terms slamdancing and moshing interchangeably, distinctions can be made in that slamdancing is typically more frenetic, with body movements such as arm-swinging, while moshing is slower and more exaggerated.
Moshing is thought to have originated in Orange County, California during the first wave of American hardcore in the early eighties at the Cuckoos Nest. Early moshing can be seen in the film Urban Struggle. Violence and physicality characterized aspects of the movement and were manifesting on the dancefloors of shows. Slamdancing began as an audience response to the bands of the L.A. scene such as Black Flag, Fear and The Circle Jerks, whose more rhythmic and heavy form of punk rock was being called "hardcore."
To match the intensity and aggressive nature of this new music, fans would move frantically and engage in stage diving. Beyond audience and band members slamming into one another and leaping from stages into the crowd, slamdancing was defined by "strutting around in a circle, swinging your arms around and hitting everyone within your reach." This aspect of slamdancing was termed the "Huntington Beach Strut" (or "HB Strut") after the neighborhood of Orange County where it originated. Author Steven Blush writes of the HB Strut:
|“||According to lore, Mike Marine, a former U.S. Marine and star of The Decline of Western Civilization, performed the first slamdance in 1979. Marine created a vicious version of punk dancing. He'd smash the fucking face of anyone who would get near him--especially some Hippie, who'd get pulverized.||”|
Marine and others in the Huntington Beach and Long Beach areas invented this violent dance and soon exported it to the San Francisco and Bay Area scene, where pogoing was still the prevalent form of dance. From there, it spread to the East Coast scenes through national acts such as Bad Brains and other D.C. area natives such as Henry Rollins and Ian MacKaye who witnessed the HB Strut while traveling.
Because the early American hardcore scene gave way to and coexisted with the burgeoning crossover thrash scene, it, too, became defined in part by slamdancing, although for a while, according to They Might Be Giants' John Linnell, it reached a point where "it didn’t matter what kind of music you were playing or what kind of band you were; everybody moshed to everything. It was just kind of the enforced rule of going to concerts."
Controversy and anti-moshing stances
Some bands such as The Smashing Pumpkins have taken a stance against moshing. At a 1996 Smashing Pumpkins show in Dublin, 17 year old Bernadette O'Brien was crushed by moshing crowd members and later died in hospital despite warnings from the band that people were getting hurt. Billy Corgan was heard at another time on stage saying on behalf of his band:
|“||I just want to say one thing to you, you young, college lughead-types. I've been watchin' people like you sluggin' around other people for seven years. And you know what? It's the same shit. I wish you'd understand that in an environment like this, and in a setting like this, it's fairly inappropriate and unfair to the rest of the people around you. I, and we, publicly take a stand against moshing!||”|
On September 24, 2007, another fan died at a Smashing Pumpkins concert in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The man, aged 20, was dragged out of the mosh pit, unconscious, to be pronounced dead at St. Pauls' Hospital after first-aid specialists attempted to help him.
In another incident, Jessica Michalik died of asphyxiation after being crushed in a mosh pit during the 2001 Australian Big Day Out music festival. The coroner's findings into her death criticized the crowd control measures in use at the time, and also criticized Limp Bizkit lead singer Fred Durst for "alarming and inflammatory" comments during the rescue effort.
Cedric Bixler-Zavala of At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta had previously asked the Big Day Out audience to calm down and observe the safety rules. After the refusal of the crowd, Zavala told the crowd, "I think it's a really sad day when the only way you can express yourself is by slam-dancing!", followed by cries of, “You're a robot, you're a sheep!” and proceeded to baa like a sheep at the crowd several times before the band left the stage around 10 minutes into their set.
Some other bands have expressed varied degrees of disapproval to mosh pits. Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater, in an interview published on his website, described mosh pits as a "problem", while expressing disapproving indifference:
|“||I think our audience have become a little bit more attentive and less of that type of [mosh] mentality [...] I understand you want to release that energy... [but] once people start doing that during "Through Her Eyes" it gets ridiculous [...] So this time around we're consciously aiming at theaters that people can actually sit down and enjoy the show and be comfortable [...] without having to worry about their legs falling off or being kicked in the face by a Mosh Pit. So [that] will probably eliminate that problem anyway.||”|
In popular culture
Moshing is seen or spoken of in various media. The dance is mentioned in a large number of songs by many acts, even directly in the song title as seen in "Caught in a Mosh" by Anthrax and "Thank You For Not Moshing" (Originally "In The Pit") by Reel Big Fish. UK indie extreme metal/hardcore label Earache Records always used the word "mosh" as catalogue number signature, while Norwegian black metal label Deathlike Silence Productions used 'Anti Mosh' in their catalogue IDs. Moshing has appeared in cartoons and television series such as South Park, Futurama, Metalocalypse , Mighty Moshin' Emo Rangers and The Awful Truthvideo games such as World of Warcraft and Mario Party 8. In World Wrestling Entertainment, superstars Mosh and Thrasher named their tag-team "The Headbangers" and had finishing moves such as the "Stage dive" and "Mosh pit". A gametype in Halo 3, a variation of King of the Hill, is named Mosh Pit, where the king of the hill and all contenders can take much more damage than normal, leaving nearly all weapons besides shotguns and melees useless. as well as in
Hardcore dancing grew out of the eastern United States hardcore scene, especially the New Jersey, New York, Boston, and Florida hardcore scenes. A hardcore pit differs from the usual moshpogoing and crashing into each other in an often controlled, but violent way. Participants in hardcore pits move around with rhythm to various beats, some slow and some faster. Hardcore dancing is typically associated and executed only during certain points in musical breakdowns; this element makes it such that hardcore dancing exhibits less motility than a conventional mosh pit. pit routine of
This style of dancing was common in the late 1990s. As some hardcore bands incorporated slower syncopated, metal-influenced rhythms into their songs, the modern breakdown — and the dancing that went with it — was introduced. Early Earth Crisis and Biohazard concerts were common venues for this type of hardcore dancing.
New York hardcore band Sick of it All featured a tongue-in-cheek how-to guide for hardcore dancing in their music video for "Step Down" and AFI's video for "The Leaving Song Pt. II" is a depiction of hardcore and Straight Edge culture, popular for its relentless representation of Hardcore Dancing. A Day to Remember also did a video showing a how to guide for dance moves in the pit, Ron Jeremy was the fictional martial arts instructor showing the moves. Hatebreed's video for 'I Will Be Heard' also depicts hardcore dancing throughout.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The 2-step is the dance move performed by hardcore dancers to a steady snare beat. It involves swinging or "stepping" your legs around each other in time to the snare drum. 2-Steps vary from scene to scene. while the idea remains the same, some variations include floorpunching, windmilling or kicking backwards.
Most hardcore dancers strive to produce their own unique 2-Step, often pushing the boundaries of balance. For example, one style is to punch your arms around your body in time with the swinging of each leg. Another is to bend down to either side and touch the floor while they dance, pushing the boundaries of the dancers' balance. Various dancers mix 2-Step styles and use various types of foot motion. Most dancers generally cross their legs in a subsequent pattern or keep their legs in a identical position and do a shifting 2-step motion with their feet. Generally this dance is the main skill a hardcore dancer strives to develop, as it is the most used form of dancing for many of this scene.
Hardcore Dancers often do Martial Arts type moves. Jump kicks, back flips, and even some varieties of those.
The windmill is a dance move performed quickly swinging your arms in circles resembling the moving of a windmill. Often dancers alternate arms, keeping one at their side while swinging the other and then switching after each rotation. Variations include swinging with fists together, swinging backwards, and swinging with only one arm.
Many variations of this include imitating loss of balance and beating of chest. Also horizontal swinging of arms is very common to find during this move.
In some regions, dancers of this dance are often referred to derogatorily as " Windmillers." And are often looked down on and called "posers," by members of the metal/hardcore community.
PENNY PICKING/PICKING UP CHANGE/FLOORPUNCHING:
The Floorpunch is when the hardcore dancer throws his/her fists towards the floor, not intending to make contact with it. Alternative feet are sometimes stomped to the music as arms are raised, i.e. left arm raised right leg stomped. This is dangerous to people behind the dancer if the elbows are thrown hard enough.
There are many different variations of this technique again. It is a hardcore dancer's need to be unique that pushes them to push the boundary. For example, one technique is to keep both legs straight and together, double over, stretch out both arms and jump from side to side on both legs, in the imitation of a bird or an airplane.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------HATE MOSHING/CROWD KILLING:
Hate Moshing is when a dancer involves on-lookers in their moves. The most common of these is known as a "Lawnmower", which involves rushing into both sides of a Mosh Pit whilst windmilling or pulling your arms up from the ground. This is often used to create space before a Breakdown but sometimes is used before/after the song is played (a common way of opening up a pit is a less violent push-back, simply involving a dancer or dancers having their back to the crowd and pushing them back). Other Crowd Killing moves involve simply lunging into bystanders, throwing kicks backwards with the intention of making contact, etc. Though in some scenes this is far more violent and there are repeated roundhouse kicks and spinning elbows as well as randomly swung fists going into the crowd.
WALL OF DEATH:
The wall of death (also known as the Braveheart or the East Coast/West Coast) is a form of moshing in which the audience divides into two sections, with a significantly wide gap between them. The two groups then "violently ram into each other". It is also known as the Braveheart because of the film of that name, in which English and Scottish soldiers ran into each other on the battlefield.
As with other forms of "extreme dancing", the wall of death has raised safety concerns among concert staff and venue owners, particularly those in charge of crowd regulation. Concert-goers, however, speak positively about the experience and consider it healthy social behavior.
Some bands have developed adaptations of the wall of death such as the "wall of carnage" and "tsunami of death".-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SKANK (DANCE) :
Although there are several variations, one description is that the dancer alternately puts each foot forward while lifting the knee, and then moves each foot back. The person keeps the elbows bent, and puts their hands into fists. The right hand comes forward when the left leg is out, and the left hand comes forward when the right leg is out. When the hand isn't forward, it comes back about as far as the hip. While the use of arms and hands is possible, the focus remains on the movement and bending of the legs. This allows musicians to dance while using their arms for playing instruments.
The dance style originated in the 1950s or 1960s at Jamaican dance halls, where ska music was played. British mods and skinheads of the 1960s adopted these types of dances and altered them. The dancing style was revived during the 1970s/1980s 2 Tone era, and has been adopted by some individuals in the hardcore punk subculture. The punk version features a sharp striking out look with the arms, and is sometimes used in moshing to knock around others doing the same. The striking out with the arms while traveling in a circle is also common in psychobilly "wrecking."
Listen, i realize local bands in Malaysia has grown pretty well and improved alot. But yeah, bands as well now likes to follow trends too. Dude, you guys have the potential to play music instruments such as guitars, drums, bass or whatever fuck. Create your own sounds/tunes. Stop being and trying to be someone else. Prove to everyone that you can be original.
Like look. A band who start to play with lights or laser or whatever things that look cool, then later after few weeks, 1-5 bands will start doing the same thing. Like omg, be original people. Copying people isn't make you any better or making you famous. I've seen it. Not only lights but tunes as well. I don't blame all of you that do that, I was just thinking you have good brains, you eat well and you grew well. BE FUCKING ORIGINAL PEOPLE.
Unlike me, I'm useless. I can't create tunes as I'm a dumbass. But I'm sure all of you are way better than me and I'm looking forward to hear more interesting, original tunes from all of you.
I mean listening to some interesting tunes will be fun!
KEEP ON ROCKING PEEPS! :)
Monday, June 9, 2008
Straight to this damn point, I wander if there's like too many organizers in progress? Or is just being a organizer is now a trend? Why am i saying this? Look. This past few weeks, there are at least 5 events in a day. I don't know if I'm right but I'm pretty sure that at least more than 2 events in a day. Like the last Saturday, i heard they were 7 events. Like oh my fucking god! Dude, being an organizer is fun and lots of hard work. Have you ever guys figure it out that if you guys make too many events in a day, will that make your show go well? Dude, look. Majority of the people here still listens to like Siti Nurhaliza or whatever fuck that sounds like her. There are only groups of people here only listens to local bands. Well, I'll just estimate it to 3000 people who listens to local bands. And also probably half of it listens to "Hujan" or whatever band that sounds like them. Do you think having more than 2 events a day will bring half of that 3000 people to all your shows?
Haha, I've seen it, I've been there. I realize in a show now there's like at least 100 and below people in a show. And you as the organizers have to pay the bands and as well as the rental of the place. I mean honestly, did you get the money that you think you would get? I mean c'mon. Being an organizer is not as easy as you think. If you are still a newbie, i prefer you to just learn how to be one from the "old" organizers. Don't just be whatever you want to be without thinking. You are just making people tired and confuse making decision on which show they should go. Maybe better you guys should sit down and think and make at least 2 events in a day. Bringing good bands to a show with like 5 other events doesn't bring you any good. All I can say is, give and take. Don't be selfish and greedy.
I don't force you to listen to me, but this is just what i thought. If you fuck me i don't even fucking care. Like seriously, having so many events in a day would not bring you any good. THINK ABOUT IT.