“Being an atheist means you have to realise that when you die, that really is it. You’ve got to make the most of what you’ve got here and spread as much influence as you can. I believe that you only live through the influence that you spread, whether that means having a kid or making music.”—Matt Bellamy, Muse
Muse have told fans that they have begun work on their fifth studio album.
Answering questions from fans on the Muse forum, bassist Chris Wolstenholme confirmed that work had started on the follow-up to their 2006 album ‘Black Holes And Revelations’.
The trio also revealed that the album could feature the “hardest song” frontman Matt Bellamy has ever written.
“There is a new song in three parts, more of a symphony than a song, which I have been working on sporadically for many years,” said the singer, answering another question. “As a large percentage of the composition is orchestral, I have never wanted to collaborate with a string arranger as they may make it ‘theirs’. So I have been arranging the orchestral elements myself, which is taking a long time. It should hopefully make the next album as the final three tracks.”
One fan asked whether they had used the phrase “Trust me, I’m a doctor”, to which drummer Dominic Howard joked: “I use that line every day… I just hope I’m not in the situation where someone takes me seriously and asks me to do something. At that point I will just have to offer a healing drumbeat.”
since when do you love sharks? the ice cube tray was cute, but you totally get gypped (who knew that’s how that word was spelled besides my dictionary application) out of the sixth cube because of the bite marks.
and you totally can’t be allegic to hedgehogs, can you? and if that’s true, you should totally just get a dog like the one in that photo I posted. it makes me want a dog again.
also tell your friend ashley happy birthday even though I don’t know her. haha.
I think this is how I will “comment” on people’s posts now.
I don’t love sharks. I just thought those things were pretty nifty.
I’m not allergic to hedgehogs. I was just kidding, because he’s living with me next year. I kind of want a dog. But I feel bad for dogs in apartments.
And I just told Ashley what you said and she said, “haha aw! that’s nice!”
Also, do you realize that in five weeks, we will be on our way south to see Ryan Adams FOUR times. Super fans? Maybe. Dedication.
It makes my birthday that much better when a friend of a friend says Happy Birthday to me! So thank you Sarah for the Birthday wishes! Twas much appreciated.
I didn’t do too much today but it was a nice day. I woke up when James called me at about 9.30 and then I tried to sleep in after but my mom heard me talking and made me get up. It was fine though, she made me waffles =].
After breakfast I chilled for a while, looking at my new gifts and being online because lets face it, the interent is like my entire life. While hanging aroudn online and lying around in my PJs on the freezing cold day of my Birthday, I tried to figure out where the hell my family and I were going to go for dinner. I wanted to go to Slows in detroit but my parents feared the distance and cold of just going to eat.
In the end P.F. Changs was chosen, the one at Partridge Creek because it’s closer and a fun ‘shopping’ atmosphere. So my family figured we could do a little shopping and I could get a thing or two for my Birthday.
Well…Dinner was nice but I was the only one in my family who didn’t get anything during the trip! Well ok, mom didn’t get something but she bought all the stuff for Adrian and Dad. I guess it’s selfish to say, but I was a little sad I didn’t get anything, on my Birthday… Mostly think I am just a bit sad that my other gift from James didn’t show up and now I won’t get it for at least a week. Sigh.
But all in all today was a good day! I had a wonderful Birthday and everyone very much so gave me a Happy Birthday. Thank you everyone!
I still need to post Birthday pictures. Party next weekend! Ok not really a party, a classy get together! Life is good, even though I still have a ton of homework to do…
I’m at the coffee shop with my Dad working on schoolwork. Actually I’m taking a break from it since I got a nice amount of it done. Right now there’s this adorable little asian girl who’s like 2 feet tall holding a caribou to go cup and it’s like the size of her body. She was with her caucasian Dad and she was dancing around waiting for their drinks. In her big poofy winter jacket and a bow in her hair, I just melted.
I am home for my Birthday and am happy. I feel good to have done some schoolwork at the beginning of the weekend so now I can just have fun for my Birthday weekend! It’s all about me for a few days (ok not really…).
Why must I get used to this cold harsh beating bleak white winter? It’s cruel and it hurts. My skin is dry and my lips are chapped and I’m freezing all of the time! I look forward to spring.
I have one more class and then it’s the weekend! Not just any weekend though, my 21st Birthday weekend! I am going home and spending it with my family, I hope that it is a fun celebratory time. I look forward to opening my gift from Jamesy. He knows me so well and always gets me great things, so I’m really excited! I can’t believe I’ll be 21 and actually able to buy alcoholic beverages legally. Not that I will go out or buy alcohol all the time, but it IS the official ‘adult’ age. So go me!
I just ate chocolate covered pretzels and they were delicious. The problem? I shouldn’t be eating such bad food all the time! Here I am wanting to slim down (just a tad) and I eat this kind of stuff! I have no self control. And this weekend is not going to help…
I really enjoy the internet. It’s such a wonderful invention and there’s so many ways to partake in it! I blame others of course for getting me involved in particular aspects. On one hand it is blame (damn you all!) and on the other it’s appreciation. They are all things to distract myself from the constant stress of school… And I just like it.
Like I said before, when you love something, you can’t have enough of it!
There is nothing wrong with loving material things. I buy things that I like, and I like to treat myself to buying such things. Having them makes me happy. I am not ashamed to say that I love my iPod, books, CDs, computer, phone, clothes, jewlery, DVDs. My perfumes and lotions. My pyrex and vintage cups and fun mugs. I enjoy having a lot of shoes that I have phases with. I like having funky glasses and contacts so that my necessity becomes an accessory. I enjoy all my things that make up my room and person, my style and way of living.
We all like to have our material things It’s like a collection, an eclectic assortment of love, time, effort, money, space, and pride. Because there is no denying my pride in my things, they make up who I am.
This is NOT to say that I do not love and enjoy plenty of nonmaterial things. In fact the thing that makes me most happy in the world is a person James. I also enjoy learning and swimming, the sky and the stars. Kissing in the rain and in the sunshine. Breathing in the smells of the seasons.
I love so many things, the list is potentially infinite.
I have just spent hours trying to plan the rest of my life. As in the next year after this semester, because school is my life. So I was on schedule.msu.edu which I just used for the first time ever! Why did I not know about this before? I do not know. The point is I finally figured it out after all the stress and frustration of it. I got it so I can graduate May 2010 and not even have to take any classes the summer after!
Not only am I taking horribly boring classes that are required, but I got some “fun” ones in too! I’m taking a film class and a music business class! All of the courses I chose equals the exact amount of credits I need. And I got them so all the times fit together and nothing conflicts. I am going to have some very early and some very late classes next year.
I hope 6 summer classes isn’t too much…
Oh! While I was all in the spirit of planning and trying to figure things out, I came up with another plan! It’s a pretty great ingenious one if I do say so myself. After I graduate in 2010 I’ll move to wherever James is. So if he is in England with his Games Job, I’ll move there and be with him! I was thinking about applying for a Visa this summer so that if thats where he is, I can just go there and then try and get a job. Not a permanent one, just temporary until we come to America for good. Whether we decide to get married (which will be here), or one of us gets a really good job here.
So I’m excited, planning is a lot of hard work. I’m happy to feel good about it all.
I don’t know why I never realized, I love rock & rye. It might be my new favorite pop. Thank you Danielle, I mean I’ve tried it before but it was yesterday that I fell in love with it. So thank you for buying it.
I have come to a realization about my name. Everyone I know will call me Ashley, I am Ashley to most people. Very few people call me Ash, I like it but it’s just not that common for others to call me it. I hear it a lot from James, he calls me Ash more than Ashley, in fact if he calls me Ashley it’s actually kind of weird. But! I think I’ve realized that it is boys and my family that will and do call me Ash. I can’t think of many friends that are female that have (on a somewhat regular basis) called me Ash! How strange is that?
My hypothesis? Boys are lazy and want to shorten all names they know. And with family it’s more of a ‘family intimate’ thing. Ha, thats really a fake hypothesis, I don’t generalize (or genderalize for that matter)!. Or I try not to at least. So that hypothesis was a joke =]
So that is my simple kind of observation! I bet it’s completely wrong…I should have payed more attention to my name before I decided to write about it…
I went to the secretary of state today. I put in the order for my horizontal lisence! It was quite easy, the lady was really nice. She made sure I was happy with my signature (which was going to be awful no matter how many times I tried) and my picture (which lets face it, isn’t going to be good no matter). The lady also kept telling me to make sure I celebrated my birthday and to take a lot of pictures.
Now, I have to do a lot of schoolwork today. I don’t want to though, it’s Friday! Who wants to do schoolwork. No one that’s who! But I have to because I have so much. Including a paper that I have to turn in online today…tomorrow. I should do that now so as to make sure I don’t forget. Freaking school! Ruins lives, I’m telling you..all.
I am in the mood for chocolate. Good chocolate….mmm. But I’m trying to be strong, because I don’t need it, I want to lose weight. But chocolate is so good.
Today Danielle and I went to a show at the ballroom (which is a really cool venue at the union, it’s small but nice). It was called ‘where’s the band’ because it was four lead singers of different bands (Thrice, Bay Side, Saves The Day, The Get Up Kids). Twas a pretty nice show, I enjoy live shows, especially when they’re free. the problem was, no one in the crowd was moving, at all. I can’t just sit still, it hurts my back and it’s not the greatest of music atmospheres! So since there was no dancing and no room to walk around, I sat against the wall for the second half and closed my eyes listening. It was nice, then Danielle freaked out when they started playing a Ryan Adams song. So all in all a good time!
I really like music. I’m really excited to be in POP, it’s going well but we’re having a some what difficult time bringing a band to MSU. We’re working on it, I have faith we can do it, it’s just a matter of getting it all settled. Being a co-chair for such an organization will hopefully serve me well in the future. I enjoy it so far, doing something in the music industry as a career would just be wonderful.
There’s so much I could talk about on here! It’s hard to stop… I don’t want to bore the world.