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The 'What did/are you doing this weekend" Thread

Discussion in 'Woods of Ypres' started by matt schrauben, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    I don't know if this will catch on or not, but I think it'd be cool to share our weekend events on here. Concerts, drunk nights out, anything and everything.

    I'll start,

    This weekend I'm not up to too much. Tonight I have no real plan, about to head to buddy's place but that's about it.

    Tomorrow our band has a show in Lansing, MI. Should be pretty fun, some good local metal.

    Sunday I'll do nothing and it will rule.
     
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    I am going to see Skyfall tonight. I'm not the biggest James Bond guy but my friends want to go see it so I might as well go with them.
     
  3. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    Was it any good?
     
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    Yeah it was alright. The opening scene was really good, there were a lot of good action scenes and Javier Bardem played a great villain.
     
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    This weekend I had a gig with my band, but aside from that, didn't do much.
     
  6. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    Where did you play? What band are you in?
     
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    My "band" is called ORCumentary. It isn't technically a band, it's a solo metal project with just me and a synth. The lyrical content is about orcs (and is intended to be comical in a sense). The music itself is kind of a mix between progressive, folk, and power metal.

    The show wasn't anything massive, just at this bar in Wallingford, CT. It went super well though, sold a good amount of merch. If you're interested, you can hear my newest single at the below link.

    http://orcumentary.bandcamp.com/album/troll-snot-single
     
  8. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    Wow, this is actually pretty solid. I like the piano in the troll snot song. I myself love a good parody band. You should check out the parody black metal band I do on the side. It's kind of funny how one can find so much enjoyment in something so silly. But, hey it's all fun.


    http://www.reverbnation.com/kjottpalegg
     
  9. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    Have ever though about getting a full band?
     
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    I've considered it, but i've concluded that it's just way easier for me to work by myself. I can play shows literally whenever i'm available because I don't have to keep track of other members. I of course write and perform all the music and lyrics/vocals, and since i've been doing this for 6 years it's like my baby haha. Plus i've been really successful so far, and being solo makes my act even more unique. Unless if, by some strange chance, I was signed by a label and they said i'd have to get a live/studio band, I probably will be solo till ORCumentary ends.
     
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    The most exciting things that happened this past weekend were that I finished writing two new songs and I went to Dennys and had a Hobbit meal. Aside from that, I vegged out hardcore. Nice for a change since most of my weekends are usually really busy.
     
  12. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    Let's see...

    This past weekend, I went to go see Trans-Siberian Orchestra on Friday. Holy shit that ruled, although I was a little disappointed in the laid back demeanor of the crowd. I wanted to stand up and go nuts. Oh well, a small complaint really.

    Saturday, the singer in our band did a solo acoustic show and it ruled. I got hammer drunk and woke up Sunday morning feeling like gold. It was a win win situation.

    Sunday I lounged around like usual. Awesome.
     
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    Tonight, I've been checking out new stuff I got in the mail: Forgotten Tomb is on the stereo now. Also been listening to Shining, Witchcraft and Therion.



    Thought I'd share this one. The caption says: "I think their sound has gone soft lately". The text at the bottom says: "The difference between hardcore metal fans and normal people".

    [​IMG]
     
  14. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    That comic is great! Miltbrand, where are you from? I see your location says Denmark, but you also have posted about doing tours in the military. Where is you from bro?
     
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    I am from Denmark. I have done two tours in Afghanistan and one in Kosovo. Leaving for Afghanistan again in february.


    Btw.: Miltbrand is Anthrax in Danish. That should provide a clue to how I ended up at UM ;)
     
  16. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    Cool beans man. I wasn't sure if you were from Denmark, or if you were stationed there or something and I always wondered :)
     
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    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    I cut down and put up my tree this weekend too. Real trees all the way!

    But other than that, my band opened for Psychostick this weekend and it was a major success. Psychostick put on one hell of an entertaining show!
     
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    That's pretty sick! Coincidentally enough, i've opened for Psychostick as well, although it didn't go fantastically. Glad to hear your show went well.
     
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    Wow. Thanks for your service. I hope you return from your February tour safely.
     

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