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  1. Haldri's Music History - Part 3: The Seeds are Planted...

    by , 11-12-2013 at 12:21 PM
    As the 90s turned over into the new millennium, so too did my music taste begin to change. I listened to more stuff with actual instruments going into junior high. At the forefront: Michelle Branch and Avril Lavigne. Both of these women (and their bands) were early influences on me wanting to go into music professionally.

    Two of my favorite Michelle Branch songs:

    Two of ...
  2. Haldri's Music History - Part 2: The Early Years

    by , 11-12-2013 at 10:51 AM
    From age 3 to 6 or 7, a majority of the music I was exposed to was country. You know...back when country was actually some semblance of good. You had your Garth Brookses, your Alan Jackons, Shanaia Twains (Smeagol, where did you come from?) Anyway.

    One of my favorite songs from that era of country:

    At about age 7 is when I remember my first times listening to 80s pop/rock. Really heavy synth and catchy tunes. That ...
  3. Haldri's DRS Blog - Part 1: Are we even a band?

    by , 10-12-2013 at 05:49 PM
    HAMMERFIST! I have one question for you...


    *hears hesitant 'yes' responses from a distance*

    DÅ KOM IGEN! *guitars roar in and we all have a rocking good time*

    Imaginary scenario aside, I thought I'd start up a blog to keep you all in the loop as to what I'm doing now that I'm no longer gaming.

    I am hard at work writing lyrics and composing material for my band. Our name is Dirty Rotten ...
  4. Mr. Steelbull's Wild Ride

    by , 09-30-2013 at 09:20 PM
    I totally stole this blogs title from a book a read as a child, totally.

    I've been in the Hammerfist Clan Gaming community for well over a year now, and I'm still going strong! Meeting many new people has been great, seeing friends and teammates move on... not so much, but that's life. I keep myself busy (and stretched thin sometimes) across many games these days. I even have max level characters in 2 of the games I regularly play! I've recruited the aid of Darth Vaderstein to help ...
  5. Haldri's Music History - Part 1: "Play the wee-wee tape"

    by , 09-22-2013 at 10:15 AM
    I've had a close relationship with music all my life. So I figured a couple months ago, "Why not start a blog here about my history with music?" Now that good things are starting to happen, I feel this is as good a time as any to actually write the blog.

    I've liked music since before I could remember, recounted to me by my mother. When I was just an infant, she told me I was very fond of what I called "the wee-wee tape," wee-wee being my term for "orchestra." ...
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