Thanks for all your sweet messages and sorry for the dely! I’ve been having a hard time the last couple of weeks because I’ve been sick and I was going to begin an internship as a graphic designer this fall, but it fell through. So now I’m having crisis where I don’t know what to do with my life + I’m sick and tired so things are not good right now. But I’m trying to find a job or another inernship and I try to get healthier. But yeah, right now things suck and it’s hard to find inspiration and energy, but I haven’t forgotten about the Typical Thyroid. It feels nice to know that I at least do something good with this blog and that I get to use my graphic skills to reach out to people. That makes me happy.
I want to talk about something that has to do with having hypothyroidism. And it’s about energy. Several years ago I took my energy and health for granted, and I never worried about not having enough energy to do things. I could do things nonstop for hours. But now I feel like I am running on a battery that’s low, and I have to use it only when necessary, otherwise I’ll crash. So if I have choir practice one evening, and I go to the gym before, my energy will be all used up so I don’t have any energy to go to my choir practice, this has happened several times. So basically I try to plan things so my energy will last. So I will probably only work out if I don’t have any other plans that day. It’s a lot like having a mobile phone, your phone won’t last all day if you play a lot of games on it, right? That’s exactly how I feel. It’s not just about being fatigue, because I can feel like I have energy, and then suddenly I don’t have any, it’s been all used up.
Of course this has become better with the right amount of medication and a healthy lifestyle. I have more energy, and I can do more things, like cleaning my house and going to the gym regularly. But I do feel like I have to be careful and not push myself to do too much, because I will and I have crashed and then I don’t have energy to do anything.
Do you feel the same? If not, then you’re lucky I guess.
Your URL graphics are beautiful!! Do you have any tutorial recommendations? 😀
AAA THANK YOU SO MUCHH!!!!! ❤❤
well, when i get inspired by a tutorial i usually like the post and then they get left behind in my likes so i don’t have them with me right now </3 (i need to start to reblog them tbh)
but i totally recommend the blogs yeahps and thosetutorials to find great tutorials and photoshop tips ;) they help me a lot!!
Hello all and welcome to Mayhem’s Q&A with Claudio
Marino (Vocalist/ Songwriter) and Martin Persner (Guitarist/Songwriter) of
Tid. This is another first for Mayhem
Music Network! This is the first Q&A where questions were submitted by both
Mayhem staff and fans of the artist. We would like to thank all those fans of
Tid (you know who you are) who provided great questions for the guys. Great job
everybody!!! And thanks again to Claudio and Martin for taking timeout of their
busy schedules to answer these questions.
Questions are in bold with answers provided by the guys in italics. Enjoy!
Tid has a
strong fan presence, not only in Sweden, but the US and other countries. Many of the fans would like to know if the
band will tour in support of the new album and previous works. If so, where and when does the band plan on
are talks of shorter tours on smaller selected venues. Nothing set yet but
hopefully in early to mid 2017. Probably in reverse order to how Leonard Cohen
[toured]. *a reference to singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen’s touring in that he,
“…took Manhattan before Berlin.”
has already released 2 other EPs. The
fans have expressed interest in learning the lyrics and their meaning. Are you planning on releasing those previous
EPs on vinyl or CD, and will lyrics with translations be included? Will you be releasing any additional lyric
videos for this album or previous works?
we are planning to re-release the two previous albums in several formats,
physical as well as digital. The translation we leave to the fans. About lyric
videos – maybe so. We couldn’t very well disclose our working plans, could we?
Tid’s influences and inspirations for: writing music; for artwork; and creating
and lots of things. Music of various kinds and age, paintings, cultures,
history, fantasies of the future and lots and lots of movies and documentaries.
Film and music can be said to be the main influences. It would be unfair to
point at any specific music or movie as we take so much in and try to squeeze
it in to the world that we decided that Tid is going to depict.
many references in the band’s videos and artwork to Egyptian culture, anime,
manga, mysticism and science fiction (Sci-Fi).
Can you explain why this interesting mix is part of your art, music and
is a balance between history and future. Ancient times and what is to come.
Visually that could have been represented by knights in shining armor and Star
Treks in tight overalls – we simply prefer it this way. For us, an interesting thought has always
been that maybe these ancient cultures understood or knew something that was
lost as they perished. As much as humanity is striving to understand life and
time – maybe we have already at times long gone.
explain to us the meaning behind the concept for the Aurora Surrealis
video? It blends between Sci-Fi and
two aspects of Claudio represent the old and the new. Humanity and our travel
in time between the two are represented by the wandering woman. As she
progresses on her journey, we can see the Tid logo develop over time.
Tid has a
unique sound. Does the band plan on
continuing in a more electronic direction with its sound?
Synthesizers can create sounds that “normal” instruments cannot. We invite
these sounds. It is safe to say we will most probably always use guitars, bass
and drums and vocals along with electronic stuff though. But we actually don’t know. It would be
awfully boring if we did. We will see where our imagination takes us.
a difference with the vocals on Fix idé.
On the previous EPs, the vocals were similar in part, but quite often
death metal screams. Claudio, your
vocals/growls were strong, but with a subtle tone. It sounds amazing! Also, I noticed some of the other guys
singing, specifically in Demimond and Nadir. Would that be all four of you guys
singing, or outside parties brought in to provide additional vocals?
of us sang on this album because the songs demanded it and our imagination told
us that it would sound good and serve the music good. We also brought in our
friend Fia from a band called “The Great Discord” to help us depict the Goddess
of Stupidity in “Dumhetens Gudinna.” Using other people’s voices is interesting
and gives the songs depth and a sense of definition of the band. People hear and sense it is strange and odd
and new, and that means that we havesucceeded
in taking the songs beyond what people expect and thus we have also opened
their imagination a little bit. And it sounds good simply. That’s our priority.
We, like most bands have rules and directions of what our band should sound
like. It is a living plan that develops. Thankfully.
you take us through the production of this album? Did you have clear concept or path in mind
when work began on the album? If so,
what was that concept or path? Was there
a shift in “duties” within the band as far as who played what instrument or
provided additional vocals? Did you
utilize any different instruments or production effects?
had an exact idea of what it should sound and feel like. Down to the last note.
When choosing Niels Nielsen as a producer and engineer, we did so because he
had shown he understood what we wanted to do.
A well planned recording, down to the last sample.
of course we used strange instruments and tried all kinds of things when it
came to put the finishing touch to the album. And yes, to answer it clearly –
it is Martin and Simon singing on Demimond.
the band have plans to release any videos where we see the whole band playing?
Something maybe similar to Världen Stannar Med Mig?
not as of today.
10. What are the goals or plans
for Tid in the future?
to write music, create artwork and do shorter tours.
Specific questions for Claudio
you tell us about your musical background?
Were you always a vocalist or do you play other instruments? Did you have private vocal training or learn
through a school/college music program?
What inspired you to become a vocalist and musician?
from a metal and hardcore background, grew up on Guns n’ Roses. Apart from vocals I’ve only contributed with
audio samples and such live. The only school I had for my vocals is the hard
rehearse twice a week for about five years. Later on I started experimenting in
2. I am
a singer as well, how did you develop your tone? Do you find the “death screams/growls”
difficult physically on your vocal chords?
How do you protect your vocal chords and your voice?
if you do it right. Real screaming should stem from the stomach not the throat.
As for growlier results, I don’t think actual screaming is the way to do
3. How did you first get into graphic design?
it all started when my first band (with Simon) needed a cover for our first
demo tape. That was around 1996 and it was made in Windows Paint. From there on
there was a lot of trial and error and late nights.
do you juggle multiple creatively intense careers (music, writing, performing
and graphic design)?
the way I live. I’m simply used to valuing my time.
5. What kind of music is on your iPod (or
other MP3 device) right now?
Die Antwoord, Suicide Commando, Pg Lost and Cult of Fire.
1. Can you also tell us a little about your
musical background (how long you have been playing guitar, were you privately
taught, learned by ear or have education through school/college music
program)? Is your primary focus guitar,
or do you play other instruments in addition?
Personally what inspired you to want to play guitar or become a
have no musical education whatsoever. I started playing guitar when I was 10
years old. My dad is a music teacher, but he never pushed anything at all on me
and never taught me to read or write sheet music or anything like that. It’s
all by trial and error and learning by doing. I wanted to be a musician since
forever. There was never talk of anything else at all. Strangely it’s not dad that inspired me most
to listen to music – it was my mum. And no, she is not a music teacher.
both you and Simon providing the guitar work for the album, how do you guys
divide up the work? Do you play lead on
some songs, while Simon takes lead on others?
have no real leads in Tid. It’s all about distributing parts between each other
that make sense live. And we have different areas that we are good at. So
naturally he does what he does best and I do what I do best.
3. What equipment (guitars, amps, etc.) did
you use for this album?
lots of different things. For all clean guitars we used VOX AC 30, and as for
the distorted sounds we used Orange and lots of other amps and experimented til
we found a good overall sound.
used a wide range of guitars – Gibson’s, Fender’s, old shit guitars to get a
specific sound for some songs, acoustic guitars – just lots of things.
4. What kind of music is on your iPod (or
other MP3 device) right now?
constantly the same songs – I add to my list little by little everyday so it’s
a long, long list of various songs that I like and probably listen too much to.
But as for new albums in their whole:
Tree” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
- a various artist album with retro-wave synth music
For Sarah. I have really enjoyed getting to know over the last few months. I was ecstatic when I found out I got to be your CSSS. Your love of fairy tales inspired this and truly hope you like it. I can't wait to start talking to you without the anonymity. - B.
hey friends, it’s been a while since i’ve been active on tumblr and i’m sorry it’s been so long!! (๑•﹏•) the unintended hiatus started off because assignments were getting harder to handle but then idk i think i just stopped scrolling through tumblr because i felt the sherlock fandom wasn’t the same as it was in the past??? i really miss how things were post season 2, i felt that was the fandom’s prime for me personally, anyway? i hate the direction moftiss took for season 3 and 4 and idk i feel like they really butchered the show ( •᷄⌓•᷅ ) have been in quite an inspirational rut atm in terms of graphic designing and all that too because of the way i feel towards sherlock in general sigh. but i’m trying to keep an open mind - i mean there’s still season 5 right??? hopefully things will go uphill. as for now, though, i’ll try my best to get online as much as possible, for anyone who’s still interested in my blog lol i’ve just designed something an hour ago but idk i don’t really feel confident in sharing it but we’ll see!!!
“I really like my life right now, I have friends around me all the time. I’ve started painting more. I’ve been working out a lot. I’ve started to really take pride in being strong. I love the album I made. I love that I moved to New York. So in terms of being happy, I’ve never been closer to that.” - taylorswift (inspiration)
Artist and stationary shop owner, Melissa Chaib is no stranger to choosing the path less drawn. While spending years as a graphic designer, the young Mexico native found her true calling through illustration, and ultimately opened up her very own shop catering to creative women around the world. Learn how this kick-ass creative found her way into the art world, and how she stays inspired.
After moments of great fear of losing the other and/or great stress we have Emma cuddling comfortably against Killian’s side, and leaning on his shoulder, feeling safe, contended, and relaxed and loved . And Killian is so happy to offer this comfort, because he has his Swan in his arms
So, two weeks ago I reached 5000 followers! I’m so incredibly grateful for each and every one of you and I’m honestly amazed you enjoy this mess of a blog! Real life got in the way of me really celebrating for a while (ugh finals, am I right?!) but I’d like to do so now by doing some URL graphics!
RULES: + must be following me + reblog this post (likes count as bookmarks) + must have some fandom url + this post must have at least 10 reblogs or I’ll be sad
I’ll be picking 10+ urls that inspire me.
DEADLINE: January 31st (winners will be announced February 1st and I’m hoping to get the first graphics out that same week)
okay i’m farting about on photoshop right now and I need some inspiration to practice with so if you’ve got a sherlock-themed (includes all related actors) url and fancy a url graphic this is the post for you!
have a sherlock-themed url
that’s it those are the only rules
i’ll pick out the ones that jump out at me and whip up some graphics! thank you for helping me with inspiration ♥
they will happen okay guys? some day. I promise. it’s not a matter of if, it’s only when.
this post probably won’t make much sense because I have tears streaming down my face right now but I just wanted to say thank you to everyone i’ve met over the past 4 years. all your wonderful posts fics arts graphics words that have inspired me <3 you are all beautiful and i want to thank you for all the love i’ve received. never stop. because you all deserve it so much when it happens <3
but i just don’t know if i can get by this. my heart is in pieces right now.