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100HappyDays— Day 5, February 18th, 2014

After the internet finally kicked in today at about 6 AM, I was able to download the Humanity’s Last Breath self-titled album after purchasing it on Bandcamp. Villanova’s wireless internet is by far among the worst I’ve ever experienced in all of my days, so it makes downloading large files, such as ALACs a very prolonged process. Nonetheless, the download did finish in a record 5 hours (at ~90kb per second, on and off).

I spent most of the day listening to this album. It is by no means overly-complex, but certainly not for the weak of heart. It probably falls in between black metal and djent, which is an odd combo, but it works in this case. I typically don’t listen to such a genre, but it was a nice change of pace. The music ignited my creative fire. When I returned from my last class of the day, I turned on the good ol’ AxeFx II and started jamming on my seven-string guitar.

I have somewhat of a love-hate relationship with extended range instruments. Some days, the ideas are no where to be found, and I end up being completely frustrated and exhausted by the time I’m done trying to write. Other days, the music just flows. Today was one of those days. Whether it was the guitar or the new music that I was previously inspired by, the notes were at my fingertips, and I was able to write a good amount of music. That’s what I’m thankful for today!