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Is adult entertainment killing our children?
Or is killing our children entertaining adults?


One In A Million

Now watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical, liberal, fanatical, criminal
Won't you sign up your name, we'd like to feel you're acceptable, respectable, presentable, a vegetable!

You're one in a million
Yeah that's what you are
You're one in a million, babe
You're a shooting star
Maybe someday we'll see you
Before you make us cry
You know we tried to reach you
But you were much too high
Much too high, ow, much too high
Much too high, much too high
Yeah, yeee, yeah, yeee, igh!
Ow! Much too high
(Oh, much too high, ah,
much too high, ah, much too high
much too high, ow, much too high)

Musicians Guild Member I am a member of the h2g2 Musicians Guild, which is a virtual club for musicians, singers, composers, and other music aficionados at h2g2. Up the Irons!

Respect to:
Agony Aunt, Alien, Ally, Artica, Asteroid Lil, Bassman (who is in a band), Colonel Sellers, Esti, Fairly Strange, Garius Lupus, Jeni, Jo, Loonytunes, Marv, Matt, Monsy, Mrgrunt, Phil, another Phil, Sam (banned), some bloke, Sporkulious Eglon, Stragbasher (not on h2g2 any more cos the PTB were bad to him), Styx, Zax and others whose researchers numbers have evaded me *^_^*.
No respect to a good few more: modesty prevents me from posting names. Saved - You're such a slave - I don't expect a name - You don't care - I wasn't witness - I can't be a part of a system such as this - Hard eyes - Glow right - In my - Darkness - Again - With the sickness, rengade sisters, blisters - Salivate, litigate, liberate, madness, sadness - this - How long have I had this? - I don't need this - Outta my business - Insert, engage, betrayed, MY GOD -FRAUD

Assorted stuff: Me and everything else

I was born into a scene of agriness and greed, of dominance and persecution
My mother was a queen, my dad I've never seen, I was never meant to be
Now I spend my time looking all around, for a man that's nowhere to be found
Til I find him, I'm never gonna stop searching, I'm gonna find my man, gonna travel around...
Cause I'm a Wrathchild!
Yeah I'm a Wrathchild!
I'm a Wrathchild, coming to getcha...

Then they watch the progress he makes
The good and the evil which path will he take?
Both of them trying to manipulate
The use of his powers before it's too late...

Some have called me Satan's son - a name I cannot deny
Making the best of the cards I've been dealt, adjusting the odds so I win
Born of Fire...

Barring quotes from songs, I like to think of myself as an individual. Not a sheep, trend-whore, conformist. An individual. Doing stuff that nobody else has heard of, cos that's what I like doing. You get people who think that liking Nirvana makes them different cos Nirvana are 'heavy' and heavy music ain't cool. I think they don't have a clue as to what it's all about...
So while all the kids were getting into the chart music and being part-time fans of whoever was #1, you pilfered your dad's CD collection and listened to Eric Clapton, right? From exploring the guitar gods or yore, you worked your own way up, explored more types of music and took whatever attracted your fancy, steadily building up your own identity. And not just through music.

While I had read Watership Down and was ploughing through every James Herbert book I could find, I'd say most of the kids I knew could hardly read a book. At least, they weren't willing to admit they could read. And while I went off to the cinema with them, just like you would, to see the newest kewl film, I was still prepared to admit to what I enjoyed watching in privacy: furry animation.

So, there you have it. From Eric Clapton to Iron Maiden. Watership Down to James Herbert. The Secret Of NIMH to ever other damn film in the video shop. Times change though. I got less time for the AOR giants, which I suppose is a shame because they are actually quite good. But there are plenty more guitar gods out there. Playing in comparitive anomnity because the mainstream decides they don't want to know. Which is where I step in.

I've been doing my own damn thing for a while now. Longer than most of the other conformists. I'm kinda used to seeing the punks and skids try to kill off whatever comes their way that ain't accepted as the norm. They try to fight it. I fight them. For the love of Heavy Metal.
Watership Down is fine, but it's screaming guitar that turns me on. From the drum&bass of AC/DC to the sheer power of Slayer, right to the undisputed kings of HM: Iron Maiden. It's music, it's damn class music. Those who dismiss it as high-pitched screaming with too many distorted one-chord guitars are obviously shallow minded. It's ironic that death and black metal, while being distinctly underground genres, are the chosen stereotypes for trendies.

Metal is music that encompasses sheer genius. Unfortuately, a lot of people just don't want to know. Particularly in my home country, England, and the rest of the UK. Whether it's people not caring for the brains that goes into songwriting and playing, or actively going out of their way to destroy the genre, people are very unreceptive to metal. It's sad that out of all of today's music, metal is the one to be victimised by the ignorance of the masses.
It ain't easy being a fan. Whether it's being ridiculed for the t-shirt, the immense difficulty of finding a gig, promotors and record companies being ignorant of the scene, or the general attitude against the music and it's fans. You do go through that s**t for fun. You put up with it cos you love the music. You love hearing it, and what it stands for. It inspires you, it makes you happy, it passes time pleasurably, you can even learn from it. It all depend what you get out of it. Ultimately, it's just the pleasure of hearing the music and being yourself.

A lot of people want you to be like them, to look like them, to think like them. It takes guts to repel the masses. I wish more people had more willpower and imagination, but it ain't happening.


The accursed ones, I'll find them all...

I also support the Christian Holocaust website and sentiment. H2G2's biased policy means that so much as posting a mere link is a Crime, though.

Kewl guide entries

The Guide-ML Clinic
If you have been daunted by the amount of musical links, why not go check out Ormondroyd's more mainstream but bigger and better organised page? Then check out mine.

Barney the Dinosaur is Satan - Dead Bands - The h2g2 Realisation Project - How to Avoid Computer Viruses - How to Play The Third Coolest Intrument in The World1 - Light Pollution petition - Paul is Dead - Tips For Saving Money - So it shall be written, so it shall be done (my guestbook) - Unwritten Guide Entries - World Time

My favourite guide entries, by myself

Not all about Iron Maiden ;-)
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Bring Back Dangermouse!
Early Iron Maiden band members
Eddie - mascot of Iron Maiden
The first four Iron Maiden albums...
History of Eric Clapton
Mess 2
Resident Evil
South Park - The Movie
Virtual XI - The First Two Sittings
Watership Down
Wuthering Heights

Finally, check out my website and worship Satan, o deluded follower of a false idol.

1Second is drums, first is a heavily distorted and loud electric guitar. Guess which I play.


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