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Of Music Talents & Dreams

Today I came across the coolest of videos. In fact, this was shared with me by a colleague since I am into rock / metal music. He thought, it was something I would appreciate.

Boy, was he right.

The video features a group called ‘Rockin1000’, which is made up of 1,000 rockers and metalheads; 1,000 musicians to be exact. The music video was aimed to 5 specific people: Chris, Nate, Pat, Taylor and Dave.
If you have not guessed already, these 5 people make up the band Foo Fighters. Yes you heard me!!

You are warned… this will bring you to tears…

Watch the video here:


Needless to say, this has been viewed more than 5 times…. In fact on day 4, they are already at 12,000,000 views!! Wow.

Lo and behold, Dave Grohl replied to their video (only 1 day later!)… and not only this, but he spoke in Italian (English captions available) because this is the nationality of Rockin1000! Isn’t he nice, or what?

This inspires me…
1) It is good to dream………
2) Dreams can come true……………
3) Work hard, you can achieve it!

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Germans have good sense of humour; Part 1

If you think, that the Germans have terrible sense of humour, let me start helping you think otherwise.

Meet this metal-core band by the name of: We butter the bread with butter.

Who would in their right mind name a band like this?
Especially a metal band;
Who would take it seriously? The name is so far from hardcore… But this is what made me look into this band. Funny stuff… And lets just say, that it works… marketing wise!

The songs are awesome, I especially love the song Exorzist.

Meet the band

www.martinlandsmann.de

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Listen to the band

P.S. I am not German, and I was not commissioned to promote their sense of humour either 😉

Getting recognition

I can tell when a blog post has been popular, from the number of views and visitors in the stats page, but one other way to get to know how it’s doing is with the number of shares the blog post had on other social media sites such as Facebook.

The most satisfying thing about it however is when you come across people and pages (in my case bands) sharing your link. Even more fun is when you see others commenting on links to your blog made by strangers.

The review I did on Rock the South, had this kind of feedback:
https://steffisays.com/2015/04/13/the-sun-has-set-on-rock-the-south-malta/

So far it has 30 shares on Facebook, which I’d say is good traffic for me and the kind of blog I own:

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And I have come across one of the shares last night which made me smile 🙂

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Alternative Gig tonight at Razzett l-Ahmar

If you have no plans for tonight, consider an alternative evening featuring 4 local bands. The headliners are For Strings Inn, who are quite well known on the island especially after their latest album last year.

Bands participating are:

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Doors open at 20:30 and the entrance fee is 5 Euro.
Location: Razzett L-Ahmar (Triq id-Durumblat, Mosta/Attard)

Razzett l-Ahmar Limits of Mosta

Rock the South Malta: Day 2

At the Blue Stage:

  • 07:35PM – 08:05PM – Mistura
  • 08:45PM – 09:15PM – Sempliciment Tat Triq
  • 09:55PM – 10:30PM – Brodu

At the Orange Stage:

  • 07:00PM – 07:30PM – Dull Eyed Lama
  • 08:10PM – 08:40PM – Juno and the Wolf
  • 09:20PM – 09:50PM – Fuzzhoney
  • 10:35PM – 11:10PM – China

Closing the Night: 11:20PM – Bass Culture

Rock the South Malta: Day 1 Review

Bands start quite early which means that I had to unfortunately miss the first three bands, and this was not out of choice. For us people who work office hours, it is a bit tough to make it to the fest at 6:40PM. One has to go home, have a bath or quick shower, rest a bit from a busy working day and have some quick dinner. I had to add a 30mins drive to that, which make me arrive at St Thomas Bay at around 8:15PM.

This was my first time at this festival, and also the first time at St Thomas Bay and Zion itself. I expected the outside area to be bigger, and perhaps I can blame this on the map I found online. I thought that the distance between the two stages was more than you 20 seconds walk 😉 But I am not complaining! Especially considering that no bands were playing at the same time, so there was no sound interference, and one could watch all bands if they wanted to.

The only suggestion I would make at this point is about the 20150410_105003wristbands. I have bought a 4 day ticket, and I have a green paper-made wrist band. I already know it will be a challenge for it to survive 4 days on my arm! I think that at least for those who are attending the 4 days, we should have been given a plastic/rubber wristband which is more durable and can be removed while we are at work, having a shower or doing chores.

With regards to the bands, I think all have been amazing in their own style, but I would like to give a special shout out to The Cosmic Erotic, which were the biggest surprise to me. I loved the music and all of the songs they performed. Yews was also awesome especially during her first part of her performance. Keep it up girl, and I hope to see you live again sometime soon. Violent Violets never disappoint with their metal guitar riffs.

Photos will be added during the weekend as I’d rather get ready for day 2 now 😉

Rock the South Malta: Day 1

Join me today to watch the bands below

At the Blue Stage:

  • 06:40PM – 07:10PM – Central Strip
  • 07:50PM – 08:20PM – Jane Doe
  • 09:05PM – 09:35PM – Cosmic Erotic
  • 10:15PM – 10:45PM – Violent Violets

At the Orange Stage:

  • 07:15PM – 07:45PM – The Busker
  • 08:30PM – 09:00PM – Kriz Haze
  • 09:40PM – 10:10PM – Yews
  • 10:50PM – 11:30PM – Berne

Closing the Night: Geddumu

Live music marathon in Aid of Hospice

In the next few minutes a marathon is kicking off in the aid of the Malta Hospice Movement. This is an event happening during the next three days. There are 43 music acts participating in this, mostly rock bands however there’s a mix of pop, some metal, as well as music with Maltese lyrics. Some of the bands are new to the scene and are even performing for the first time in public, but it’s all guaranteed to be fun, especially for such a good cause!

The entrance is a donation of 10 euro for the three days. The marathon is taking place in the limits of Mosta at the ‘Razzett l-Ahmar’. One can buy drinks and make a day out of it!

The venue has both an inside and out door area, but since today is rather cold, the organisers decided to move everything indoors which offers a cosier environment.

Dates and times:
Friday 6th Feb 18.00-2.35am
Saturday 7th Feb 10am-3.35am
Sunday 8th Feb 10- 1.35am
Bands will play on the hour and will have 35 mins playing time, leaving 25 mins for a change over.

This is the poster for the event:
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This is the marathon’s running order in case you are after a few bands in particular:
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The event can be found on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/612292532209848/?fref=ts