||I play guitar in several bands...Wildfire (classic rock cover), Crystal Fortress (symphonic power metal), The F*cking Awful Support Band (enough said!) - I also love playing piano and keyboards, listening to music, lyric writing, and studying science (especially astronomy).|
||Lord Of The Rings Trilogy / Alice In Wonderland / The Village / The Nightmare Before Christmas / Braveheart / Armageddon / Independence Day / Deep Impact / Blair Witch Project / Silence Of The Lambs / Gladiator / This Is Spinal Tap|
|Top Movie Genres:
||Animation, Children's, Comedy, Documentary, Fantasy, Horror, Music, Mystery, Romantic Comedy, Sci-Fi, Suspense, Thriller, War|
||Sonata Arctica, Iron Maiden, Nightwish, Evergrey, Hammerfall, Charon, Epica, Guns n` Roses, Metallica, Aerosmith, Helloween, Children Of Bodom, Skid Row, WASP, Savatage, Stratovarius, Gamma Ray, Megadeth, Motley Crue, Kiss, Judas Priest, Pink Floyd, Sebastian Bach, Queen, Cinderella, Zakk Wylde, Avantasia, Dream Theater, Bon Jovi, Saxon, Kamelot, Dio, Deep Purple, Metalium, Yngwie Malmsteen, Ozzy, BLS, AC/DC, Iced Earth, Slash's Snakepit, Dream Evil, Edguy, Rhapsody, Black Sabbath, Mercyful Fate, Lynyrd Skynyrd, REM, Halford, Apocalyptica, Manowar, Primal Fear, etc...and some classical music too!:D I'm also a big fan of epic movie soundtracks...Gladiator, Braveheart, The Village, King Arthur, The Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of The Rings Trilogy, Last of The Mohicans, etc|
|Top Music Genres:
||Classic Rock, Classical, Hard Rock, Metal|
||Michael Palin / Bill Bailey|
||Italian food - pasta, spaghetti, lasagne etc...also I love fruit!|
||"You can't go on hiding yourself behind old-fashioned fairytales, and keep washing your hands in innocence..."......"Beauty always comes with dark thoughts..."......"Isn't it strange? As soon as you're born, you're dying..."|
||Someone to talk to|
Friendship with a guy
Friendship with a girl
||Oh, i don't know...if you're talking about girls, then I've always had a soft spot for what you might call "gothic girls" - not to stereotype of course! |
||Drugs, smoking, excessive drinking, clowns, jack-in-a-boxes, spiders, and slimy nasty things!!! But most importantly of all...I hate saying goodbye. |
|Buddies: ||No buddylist present|
Well, I'm 5ft11, slim, with blue/green eyes and shoulder length dark red hair. I'm friendly and polite, a little shy, and too clumsy. I also think I'm too forgiving, and I need to stand up for myself more...I'm also a very old-fashioned person (hard to explain, but you'd understand if you knew me).
I frequently write songs. I recorded several of my songs and posted them at the following link:
There are no vocals yet, because I can't sing...and some of the songs are currently in MIDI format, but these should at least allow you to hear what the songs should sound like. I'm currently trying to form my own band in the same style as Sonata Arctica, Nightwish, Stratovarius, etc. If you're interested, please let me know!!!
Where Do You Belong?
Well...one of two places. One would be Finland. It seems such a magical place...the country of my dreams. I would love to go there and see the lakes and the northern lights. It's a beautiful place...and it's also home to some amazing music.
The other place would be Middle Earth! Enchanted forests, crystal clear lakes, blue skies...that's the sort of place where I feel I belong. Sadly, however, it doesn't exist.
Lyrics That Capture My Soul
Pretty much anything by Sonata Arctica or Nightwish. If I had to pick one song, it would be "Misplaced" by Sonata Arctica. A few lines from it..."Sometimes I feel so out of time and place, trapped in a maze...as if I was lost in someone else's life..." "Do you ever feel a need to go back in time? A dream of mine...To travel far away and one day steal back my life...In the end all I can do is to learn I live in a dreamland..." "How could this backward land learn to understand my dance? What it's like when every single smile hurts..." I'm sure that song was written for me!!
Very hard to find...and even harder to find a person who will love you equally back.
all the time!! I dream about many things...most often about escaping to some faraway place. Somewhere much nicer, with pleasant people and wonderful scenery. Finland!
Who do you aspire to be and why?
A powerful and emotional songwriter. I know how people, inluding myself, can be touched by songs...and I would love to be capable of doing the same through my own music.
Random Sad Weird Facts About Me.
I once got hospitalised by colliding with a low-flying pigeon..........I once fell on top of a disabled man and squashed his one and only leg..........I once knocked over the raw fish counter in the local supermarket and cost them around £1000 in raw fish..........I once got stuck in my coat after being bored one day, and deciding to wear it backwards like a straight jacket..........I once got attacked by a lasagne. I forgot to pierce the film lid when I put it in the microwave, and it exploded all over me..........There are others, too...
1 cat called Muffin. She's my likkle baby!!
"How could this backward land learn to understand my dance? What it's like when every single smile hurts..." - Sonata Arctica.........."Beauty always comes with dark thoughts" - Nightwish.........."You can't go on hiding yourself behind old-fashioned fairytales and keep washing your hands in innocence..." - Epica.........."Isn't it strange? As soon as you're born, you're dying..." - Iron Maiden
band/artist of the week:
An octopus can commit suicide by eating all it's tentacles.
My favourite CDs:
Sonata Arctica - Reckoning Night / Sonata Arctica - Winterheart's Guild / Iron Maiden - Brave New World / Pink Floyd - The Division Bell / Nightwish - Century Child / Freedom Call - The Circle Of Life / Judas Priest - Painkiller / Guns n` Roses - Appetite For Destruction / Queen - Greatest Hits I & II / Skid Row - Slave To The Grind
I Am Currently Reading:
Various articles about the prophecies of Nostradamus. It really intrigues me...and freaks me out in parts.
1 little sister called Katie. She's 8 years old.
The song that makes me cry but i Love it
Sonata Arctica - Draw Me
It's a beautiful song which tells a very sad story. It always upsets me, yet I can't help but listen to it.
"Morning's here....I must have.....failed......."
I'm a student at Keele University, studying physics and music technology. I also play in a couple of bands. In the future, I'd love to have a musical career...possibly involving record producing or something.
Were U can find me on the internet:
http://www.myspace.com/graven_image / Various power metal band forums...usually under the name "Graven Image" / Also, www.stokerockscene.co.uk again under the name "Graven Image"....................I also use MSN Messenger: AndrewLobban@hotmail.com
Songs for my Funeral
Sonata Arctica - Draw Me..........Bruce Dickinson - Tears Of The Dragon..........Sentenced - No One There..........Apocalyptica - Ruska..........Freedom Call - The Circle Of Life..........
To cheer everybody up: AC/DC - Highway To Hell!!.............................................But most importantly of all:
Sonata Arctica - Graven Image....
||January 7, 2005 4:57 PM
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