So yesterday, I did the vocals and guitar but I decided to re-record the vocals today. I recorded a bass track into the song and also used my new casio ctk-3000 to put a drum beat together for it. It’s sounding okay, but I will be working on it tomorrow to get everything sounding right which may result in re-recording some of the tracks. I also may be putting in an extra drum track and perhaps an extra guitar track to make it sound more interesting, but if I do that I’ll have to write more. Should be okay though.

There may also be some keyboard in there too.

Don’t forget to download it for free on the 20th January 2012. It will be available on this site.

Cheers,

Niall x

Well today is the first day of recording for ‘Do you remember you’. I’m using some new equipment that I got yesterday (for christmas) thats the Behringer C1 studio microphone, with my vocal booth. [edit] as seen on my room tour.

I recorded the vocals and guitar today, although thinking of re-recording the vocals tomorrow, we’ll see. Hopefully I can get this done over 2 days and then edit on a 3rd day to make it all sound nice.

cheers,

Niall Davies

Well, where do I start, there are so many issues with society… But theres a few I want to focus on in this post. Firstly, I would like to say sorry for not updating this blog in a while, and I know a teacher of mine read my previous post which mentioned the previous incedent with my headteacher and the mobile phone. Whether or not that post should be on the internet, it’s staying here. Also, I would like to mention that I arrived home here at 10:20, and that was due to me leaving early from school. This was due to a few issues, but the main one was the fact that my headteacher told me she’d speak to me in 10 minutes, and then still didn’t come to speak to me, 40 minutes later, when I left. Yes, she may be busy and I understand that, but don’t tell me 10 minutes if it’s not going to be that long. I am borderline autistic, so I expect 10 minutes. I felt that I waited there long enough, and then decided to leave to come home. After my mum got a phone call home, I think the school were surprised that my Mum was on my side. In fact, she told me, and I quote “if you get put in the quiet room, you may as well come home.” I stayed in there an hour today, so you’re lucky. I was told before I left that there were consequences to my decision, and that my decision was wrong. So I said “voting the Nazis into Germany was wrong, it happened, live with it.”. So yeah… can I also add that it is an Ofsted regulation that any punishment has to be relevant to what the young person has done, a day in isolation is not relevant to missing a senior-management team detention. This leads me to point on an issue in society which is getting worse;

People worry about consequences too much…

Back when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister (a time this country would like to forget), and times around them, we had the most solidarity in this country. We had the Southall Riot, Brixton Riots, Miners Strike, Toxteth Riot, Mosside Riot, Handsworth Riots, the Chapeltown race riot and the Poll tax riots. There were probably more, but thats all I shall quote. The fact is that these people all had reasons to riot or in the case of the miners strike, to strike. Everyone stood together, there was no (or very little) “Sod you, Jack”.  And then Margaret Thatcher bought in various Trade Union laws, which I could argue against forever. But what I’m trying to say is, back then people stood up for what they believed no matter what the consequeces. The miners in the miners strike for example lost money and couldn’t afford to pay for food. Where has that fight gone in British society? why do people put up with things that are unsustainable? People disagree with things in society these days, like new laws, changes in companies where they work, increases in taxes, and they moan about it. But nobody’s actually out there doing things about it. Well, there are, but few people.

Where has that fight gone out of the working man? That’s what I want to know. Can’t you see that you can have the world that you want if you fight for it, and you make it happen? You can do whatever you want to, change whatever you want, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t…

Don’t be scared of consequences. Any “hero” didn’t/doesn’t, like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, and to extend it to musicians, Woody Guthrie, Billy Bragg, The King Blues.  This is somewhat a plea for Anarchy, because in my eyes nobody has a higher power than anyone, the people have the majority voice here. There’s more people in the country than there is in parliament, there’s more non-police than police. If this was a true democracy, the people would actually get what they want.

“The world that you’re always looking for, lies right here in front of us, just outside the door. And it’s up to you to go out there and paint the canvas, after all you put on the earth to do this” -The King Blues

“This land is your land” -Woodie Guthrie.

“Unbelievable, still we believe it, Impossible to sustain, still we put up with it” -TV Smith.
The question is, why?

“The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.” -Ross Perot

Thanks,

Niall x

Viva La Punk. Just One Life. Anarchy!

K, the title is quoted from the song “Beautiful” by Eminem, which is a brilliant song which you should listen to the lyrics from… http://www.metrolyrics.com/beautiful-lyrics-eminem.html

Over the last few months, I’ve learnt that people can’t accept my way of life, they see something that is different and immediately assume that it’s wrong. As far as i’m concerned, i’m winning. I’m Niall Davies, you aint gonna fuck with me. You may take me down, but i’ll go down fighting… and I’ll get back up again. I don’t easily disapeer.

My main point is that people are scared to stand up to the suits, just because people have posh titles, just because people have letters on the end of their name, when I say fuck it, if they can’t respect me, I don’t respect them. Now people will say “that’s unethical”, “that’s wrong”, “that’s crazy”. And to the people who think that, I give a big FUCK YOU. Because at the end of the day, this is my way of life. If you see something wrong with it, that’s your problem, not mine.

People moan about things all the time, and don’t do ANYTHING about it. And this pisses me off, i’m fed up of threats and this is why I make promises and not threats. I will stand up to anything I believe, and I WILL get heard, no matter how I have to do it. Because I’ve got nothing to lose. Let me give you a very recent example of this…

I had an argument with my headteacher yesterday, because one of the teachers confiscated my mobile phone. I explained (truthfully) that it was an accident and that it came on in my pocket and made a noise. Now, most people at this point would use common sense and accept that that happens, and give me my phone back. But she said that I couldn’t have it until my parents rang in to confirm. I told her that this was not possible as my parents work until 8pm, and she said that I couldn’t have my phone until the next day. I then asked her again to give me my phone, and she refused again, and as you can tell by this point I got annoyed, and told her to “fuck off”. I think it’s funny that when I later had to meet with her with my nan she changed the story. My nan later said that my headteacher didn’t address the issues as she should. I started quoting possible consequences and actual Ofsted regulations to her and she couldn’t handle it. She then took the high ground and said that she could get the police in, or could exclude me, or be put in the quiet room. And I told her to do it. She didn’t. When I spoke to her today, she changed her story again saying that I could’ve approached her nicely (which I actually did) and spoke to her “as an adult”. At the time, as witnesses will say it didn’t seem that the subject was up for discussion, and at no time in my school does anything get up for discussion. She even threw me out of her office when I said that her system wasn’t working. The reason I said that was because she said that the school council were discussing things with forms, and i’ve never discussed anything. Surely she isn’t stupid enough to think how she wants things to happen actually happens? it isn’t a perfect world. But yeah, essentially, I’m still winning. She told me she wants my input on a new “democratic” system for the school… and i’m not gonna waste this opportunity. She practically backed down from me because I think she knows that I aint going to give up, no matter what. We could discuss it til 4am but I’m not going to agree with her. As far as I’m concerned, my phone is my property and taking it off me is stealing. Also, if id’ve been abducted by some kind of paedophile on the way home then it would’ve come into the papers that my headteacher confiscated my phone and so I couldn’t contact the police, or my parents. It would’ve looked good for her wouldn’t it. The “criminal damage” that she was on about involving the police for was me throwing some bins around…

At the end of the day the message people need to learn from me is, that I’m never done. You’re never going to make me back down. You fuck with me, and I’m gonna fuck with you. People can’t accept my personality, and like I said if you can’t, that’s your problem, so fuck off… Don’t try to get me to change or say something I don’t want to say. Because I won’t.

I’m gonna be following this up soon, and you know what, I don’t give a shit about any consequences that anyone throws at me… at the end of the day, You can throw me to the ground, but I will get back up and fight. The world needs people like me, without people like me, nothing would ever get done and we’d all do as we said and live in dictatorships, where the police rule the country, where you’re not even allowed to smoke in your own houses, and where we’re on camera everywhere, literally in our own bedrooms.

Peace,

Niall x