New website

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So I actually launched my new website a couple weeks ago now. Unfortunately, I have been so busy I didn’t have a chance to write a blog about it. All winter break I didn’t have anything to do so I decided it was time to work on making a website. I am currently using Moonfruit as my hosting company because it is free. So I wasn’t able to do things exactly the way I want it but they have software to  make the process easy. If I were to really create my website exactly the way I want it, I would need the program Dreamweaver, well not need but want. I don’t have it, don’t have access to it and even if I could afford it I don’t even have a good enough computer to run it on. So for now I just paid for the domain but  am using the free hosting. Most likely that will have to change because I will eventually run out of storage space but I will deal with that when the time comes.

The website is kind of a vanity site. A place for me to post things that I have done. Mostly the idea started out as a place for me to put up my concert pictures. But I also wanted to be able to add some kind of depth to it with interviews and music reviews. I think the real goal of it though is to be a digital portfolio of my talents. I think it’s a great way for me to display all the different skills I have in addition to writing. It easily shows that I can work with many different media tools and learn any kind of software.

One of the other real inspirations for the site was that I just want to know that I made some kind of mark on the world. Which is really the true concept of the site. I want it to be like if I died tomorrow I can say this is what I left behind, hence the name, Last Remains. It’s a little similar to the concept I thought of when naming this blog. I thought of it as if I had a chance to write what my last thoughts were it would be things I post here.

Well enough babbling about the site so far I only have up one set of photos and an old interview but I am really hoping to be able to get some new stuff up soon. I am going to try and add new material at least once a week. By the way if any of you reading thing happen to be a musician, or work in the Metal music industry I am looking for new people to interview or material to review so please contact me. Without further ado I present Last Remains Website.

Lamb of God at Atlantic City House of Blues

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LOG 10-23-09

Friday Lamb of God played the House of Blues in Atlantic City. For a while I kept telling my friends we should make a trip out there. I used to go all the time but haven’t in a while. So when I saw the concert listed, I immediately bought tickets. I decided we had time to iron out all the rest of the details later. And as I planned it did. Me and my friend saved up cash, booked a cheap hotel room and headed out there on greyhound.

I didn’t expect House of Blues to the most metalhead friendly venue, especially when I found out this was one of the dates that Gwar was not playing with Lamb of God, but I think their security was a little overboard. We had to walk back to our room because they wouldn’t let anybody in with spikes or even a studded belt on. Thankfully, we were very early and the hotel room wasn’t too far. Otherwise our option was to throw them out.

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We finally make into the show and Hatebreed is on, yet they were missing Jamey Jamsta. I’m not sure what happened but not being a fan of Hatebreed I really didn’t care.

I’ve seen Lamb of God twice before, and I think this was my favorite. As always their energy was amazing. In fact, Randy ran around the stage so much I could barely get a good picture of him-I did finally though.And as annoying as security was the House of Blues had a great sound, and I like that it’s a little bit smaller venue than some others I’ve seen them in. LOG 10-23-09And I think since this was in Atlantic city there were a lot less young kids around and the guys that I did end up around when up front were okay guys.

Of course I ended the night with wandering around casinos, and grabbing some drinks randomly while passing through or stopping at bars. One of the best nights I’ve had in a long time. The last bonus was shopping the next day at the outlets before hopping on the bus back to the city.

I have a ton of other pictures but they really need to be edited. Hopefully in time I will be able to get them up. (note: more pictures available at http://www.facebook.com/album)

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