Revival of the page

Hey guys, short post for today, but as you can tell, I’m gonna try bringing back this page back to its former glory. Quick recap of some things that happened while I’ve been gone.

I had the amazing opportunity to travel with my unit for the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor last month and met some truly heros while I was there. I also met Gary Sinese, know best as Lt. Dan from Forrest Gump. 

I’ll have more for you next time, but until then, have a great week guys.

Song of the day is Gasoline by Seether

“The farther back you look, the farther forward you will see.” -Winston Churchill

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I Don’t Know If I Will (or can) Do My Blog On A Regular Bases

Hey guys, you miss me? I don’t know if I can keep up writing on blog on a regular bases for many reasons. One of the major reasons is that I have to help take care of my baby sister, which is a lot work. In other news, I finally got back in touch with my cousin Adam, who I haven’t spoke to for a while. He by the way, was a Young Marine once like I am now. Speaking of Young Marines, I recently found out that one of my good friends, family friend was a Mastor Sergent in the Young Marines and he knows most of the Staff at my unit as their were once fellow Young Marines.

As most of you that are my American followers may know, there was a shooting last week thursday at a Naval recruiting center and base that left four Marines and one Sailor dead. I don’t know if you guys haven’t realized, but American flags around the country the past few days were at half-mast in rememberence of those killed in the shooting. And because of this act of domestic terrorism, all military instalations are on high alert and this affects Young Marines for me. How and why you might ask? It affects me because now every time for a while that I go to Young Marines, I have to get let in by an armed Marine at the gateand possibly get checked in with my name on a list to make sure that I am supposed to be there, otherwise they won’t let me in to the base.

Song of The Days Is Saint Asonia’s lattest song, Let Me Live My Life.

Why Is This Stuck In My Head?

As you can tell by the title of the post, I obviously have something stuck in my head, but for now that can wait. As we all know, yesterday was Memorial Day. I’m not gonna much into detail about Memorial Day and the history about it, but you want to read about it, go Here. What it basically is, is a day in which the whole day is dedicated to remeber those who have died fighting for our country and our freedom. I myself participated in the Memorial Day Parade in Milwauke yesterday being that I am a Young Marine.

Ok now back to the original topic, something stuck in my head. Ever since I saw the movie, Fast & The Furious 7, I’ve had this one song in particular stuck in my head. That song is called, See You Again by Wiz Khalifa. I don’t know why, but ever since I heard it, it’s been stuck in my head, partley because it was kinda sad. At the end of the song, they say that it was dedicated to Paul Walker, who died two years ago in a horrific car crash. That is all for today, and as always, the qoute of the day.

It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

~Sergeant Denis Edward O’Brien Usmc (Ret.)

Adam Gontier’s New Band Teaser. Saint Asonia, New Superband?

I was wondering when Adam would at least post a teaser video, AT LAST HE FINALLY DID!!! After some research, I found that it might be a new superband in the eyes of fans (including myslef).

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Saint Asonia is the name of a new rock “supergroup” led by former Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier, with the rest of the group reportedly consisting of Staind guitarist Mike Mushok, ex-Finger Eleven drummer Rich Beddoe and journeyman bassist Corey Lowery. While that lineup has not been officially confirmed, a 38-second teaser video clearly shows clips of Gontier, Mushok and possibly Beddoe and Lowery.

The teaser video states that “the combined forces behind the group have amassed 25 Top 10 rock singles and 17 Number One hit songs.”

The clip also hints at something arriving on May 16, with a debut single likely.

Gontier has kept a low profile since leaving Three Days Grace in December 2012. The band replaced him with Matt Walst and recently release a new album called “Human”.

Mushok’s band, Staind, has not released new music since 2011 and as of last December had no plans to return to the studio. Mushok played briefly in 2013 with ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted in his self-named band.

Beddoe exited Finger Eleven in late 2013. The Canadian act recorded a new album late last year but release details are yet to be announced.

Lowery’s resume includes stints with Stuck Mojo, Switched, Stereomud, Dark New Day and most recently Eye Empire.

 

Desecration of the American Flag

I’m not one who gets all worked up about politics and stuff, but when someone burns an American flag in front of a veteran, it boils my blood. That guy was lucky that he had the police protecting him or it could have gotten worse. What irratates me even more, is at 1:23 you can hear a student in a U.S. Army uniform yelling at Ben Haas (student trying to burn the flag), MY BROTHERS  DIED FOR YOU! MY BROTHERS DIED FOR YOU! If people like him don’t like America and think that our verterans are murders, then I’d like to see them go over to Iran, Iraq, or Afganistan and let them see the horrors of war. Them maybe they’ll shut up. The Part I love most about this video is when the crowd is chanting USA! USA! USA! And when they’re chanting, GO TO HELL HIPPIE, F*** YOU!!!

A Special Treat

Today I have a special for my teacher, Mr. Skonecki. I know he’ll love today’s blog post because he used to listen to this genre of music at some point in his life. All I have to say is, just wait for it. Just the look on the little girl’s face at, 1:20 when she looks at her brother is like saying, “I don’t know about that”. (Ends 1:47)

Acoustic Guitar Updates/ Project: Appleseed

Acoustic Guitar Updates

Hey guys, how’s it going? My weekend was fun. Especially because I got my acoustic guitar!!! I’m surprised I got it at the price that I did. I got it off of craigslist for twenty bucks! After some research (google shopping), I figured out the guitar alone was seventy dollars! I bought that, a case for the guitar, and two extra sets of replacement strings FOR ONLY TWENT DOLLARS!!! So yeah, it’s my new baby. It’s a First Act MG394. The specifications are,

This parlor-sized guitar is perfect for players with a smaller build. A spruce top with select hardwood back and sides offers well-balanced tone. The neck is hardwood, with a rosewood bridge and fingerboard and dot inlays. The classic shape and tapered body create a full acoustic sound. With steel strings and a satin finish. Picks, a nylon strap, and our Learn and Play Guitar book are included so beginning musicians can get started right away.

Model # MG394

Features:

  • Parlor size fits players with smaller build
  • Well-blanced tone
  • Hardwood, steel-reinforced neck
  • First Act designed rosewood bridge
  • Includes strap, picks, Learn & Play book

Project: Appleseed

So yesterday I got to shoot guns. I shot some .22’s, I know this may not seem like much, but it was nonetheless fun. I was at the shooting range for the equivalent of a whole school day, learning different positions of shooting, USMC rifleman techniques, and how to make a rifle safe. I learned that you’re supposed to shoot during your respiratory pause (when you exhale). Next week I’ll try to see if I can upload some pictures of my guitar and the shooting.

And I almost forgot, the song of the day! I’ve been forgetting to do these recently. Today’s song of the day is, Be Somebody by Thousand Foot Krutch. I don’t know why, but this song is now stuck in my head, but nonetheless, it’s an amazing song!

Pancake Breakfast fundraiser

Hey guys, as you can tell by the title of the post, this gonna have to do with pancakes. So this past weekend, my Young Marines hosted a pancake breakfast fundraiser. The purpose of the fundraiser was to raise money for our national encampment to Florida this summer. We were all assigned jobs some people had to serve food, some had to buss tables (which basically meant they had to go around asking people if they wanted more food because it was an all-you-can-eat type of thing), others had to serve coffee, and there was the kids who got stuck with KP duty (cleaning dishes and what not). Guess what got? KP duty. At first it was ok…. then the dishes started to come in faster.

I have never washed some many dishes in such a little amount of time in my life! You guys might not think it’s that bad or I’m whining to much, WELL I’m NOT!!! You try to stand for two hours doing nothing but washing and drying dirty dishes only to get more poured in while you’re still washing. It was kinda fun washing the dishes though, cause there was this hose thing (which we are all tempted to spray each other with) which was like the best part of washing dishes, because if we got a dirty dish with something stuck on it that we couldn’t get off, we’d just hose it off. After awhile, my hands started to smell like chlorine, this is because the cleaning process had to do with bleach. Here’s the order of the cleaning process (from right to left), the hose thing, a sink full of water with dish soap, then two sinks full of water and bleach to dip them in, and then finally came the drying part.  Luckily, I was swapped out with some other kids and was moved to serving food. All I had to do was ask people if they wanted toast, which turned out ok, but at the end of the day, my legs were extremely sore. All in all, it was a good day, I had fun, and I got free food.