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[if you would like to listen to my band]

A polaroid portrait of Ray Morris

Ray of Little Green Book

I have mentioned Little Green Book on this blog quite a bit,
and I’m going to mention them again. Little Green Book is
the combination of my little brothers insane musical talent
and my ability to ad lib. All the songs are recorded once
and done with it. Most [if not all] of the songs are made up
on the spot, the only exceptions are those which no-one
has ever heard.

If you click the top photograph you will get
directed to the new soundcloud account with
some of the songs on and if you click on the one
on the bottom you will be directed to the
myspace account.

When I move back home I will hopefully be able to get some
new stuff together if me and my little brother can find the
time and if I can find something worth singing about. I’ve kind
of lacking in the inspiration department recently.

There is also the chance of drums being added
to the band. But that’s another blog for another
day.

Our one and only gig to date.

[edit]

[people think an edit is just for text, they are wrong]

It is soon time to perform yet another edit on my life.
I have done it before, taken my life, looked it over, seen
what parts are not needed and removed them.

My attitude, demeanour and way of life is wrong.
Although it has led to an overwhelming confidence.
A sort of ‘don’t give a fuck view on life’ as it has been
described. And although this is a great way to live
[don’t get me wrong], it also leads to laziness in
achieving goals. A sort of  ‘wait and see’ that can go
on for months.

So what Im going to do is look at my life and adjust, a few
simple measures to make sure that life runs as it should.
A general action that one must goes through during an edit
is to look at your social network. Firstly your online social
network. This is your Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and so
on and seriously consider how many of your ‘friends’ or
‘followers’ you actually interact with. When you realise all
the ones you don’t, delete them. I have found that my
online social networks are riddles with crap on my behalf,
this will change as part of the edit.

Oh, and if they notice you have deleted them and
message you then you may have made a mistake
and should consider taking them back.

That’s the start of an edit and one of the easiest parts. Now
that you’ve done an erase you must now rearrange and
rework parts of yourself. Look at your best features and
keep those and the thing that you don’t like, get rid. For
instance, looking at myself, I’m not that bad at socialising
and ask anybody who knows me and they’ll know how
easy I can make friends. But I quite dislike my lack of
dedication towards a goal and how easy it is for me to
get distracted.

And after you’ve done all that, make a list of
actions, a list of rules that you will live by for
the next month or so, just to prove to yourself
that you have some form of willpower.

I’ve already done these for a month a few
times so I’ve decided that the rules below are going to
start soon [within the next two weeks] and carry on for
a year;

To only get drunk a maximum of once a week
To no longer eat of fast food [this rule is not applicable whilst drunk]
Increase my productivity
Do not waste time
Read more
Don’t just make plans

I’m hoping this edit will go well as it needs to be done
over some time to be successful. With this new way of
life I should be able to be more proactive in sorting
everything out including but not limited to my future
career.

Over and out.

[heya]

I blog
I photoblog
I twitter
I tumble
I facebook
I flickr
I youtube
I myspace

Hi, I’m Rich
And I’ll be moving
Keep in touch

[blogs, werd] [x]

I had to think for a while what this
blog could be about, I mean although
I have had an eventful week [being
kicked out of the girls toilets by a
bouncer, being one of them].

Theres not much to write about
that I could put easily into a couple
of hundred words. So I decided not
to blog and check out any updates
that may have occurred on the
music myspace for [Little Green Book].
And somehow [I’m not sure how] I
ended up on a list of old blogs for my
personal myspace.

Now the titles of my old blogs, had
little [or more likely] nothing to
do with the content and so I was
actually intrigued about what I had
written about and I was actually
surprised.

They seem to reflect
the person I forgot I used to be
and at the same time it kinda
reminded me of the things that
I used to do and subsequently
overcame.

I was going through random blogs
recently and found one that had
just one entry and posed the
question ‘why do you blog?’
so I answered:

I find that I give random life lessons
to my friends. And so I blog so that
I can actually document those little
lessons and so they can reach [and
hopefully help] a wider audience

I also put my thoughts, my
photography and stuff like that
x

But here’s the thing I’ve also
realised that I use my blogs
as a sort of diary, a way for me
to record whatever is going on
in the the world around me and
in my head.

Because after reading
my old blogs and examining myself
as a person I’m actually proud
of the things I have achieved.

[pre-emptive retrospective]

Among the growing up,
maturing if you will. That
recently seems to have snuck
up and grabbed me.

Life seems to have slowed to
a gentle pace, one that,
although mellow is more
involved than previously
experienced.

I’m realising that the way
that I have previously lived
my life [in a small bubble,
not concerning myself
with the rest of the world]
was a terrible thing.

It is strange though
that I have only just realised
that the internet is more than
facebook or myspace, it is the
greatest tool for knowledge
that man has ever created. Even
though I had always know this,
I only realised recently.

These realisations even expand to
my views of university [which is
a completely different blog].

These day I’m even reading
broadsheets. Ha

[blogging: in all it’s forms]

Now I have created this particular blog, as
a tool to improve on my writing and basically
be more creative with my use of the written
word.

But it’s not just me out here, there are
millions of people all around the world,
writing in various ways on the internet.
Be it a personal journal on Livejounal,
a blog on Blogspot or Myspace or maybe
someone has created a dedicated website
to do with them or a facet of their life
that they hold dear to them.

This realisation in the many ways that
people all over the world express
themselves occurred when a friend of mine,
upon hearing of the blogs that I own,
for which there are a few, told me that
the internet is comprised of two percent
blogs, that means that of all the information
that the internet contains, including
practically the whole worlds knowledge, that
two percent are peoples views hopes and
feelings and although I couldn’t possibly
sit here and list the different types of
bloggers there are in the world, but I
have comprised a list of the ones I have
encounted most in my time.

You have the ‘Ambiguous’ blogger [or blog],
these bloggers have a whole lot to say
but fear direct confrontation. So, they
make it known in their blogs. So instead
of talking it out with the person they
will make remarks about them, that appear
open, but can usually be deciphered due
to the context of the text. I have to say
I have actually done this and left messages
in my blogs in the past wherein only one
or two people would understand the reference,
and other people would dismiss it.

Next, you have the ‘Diary’ type blog,
or the ‘Journal’. These blogs are kept
like a diary describing the writers day
in detail, so that they have a record of
their achievements and challenges, these type
of blogs are also a useful tool. Allowing
the writer able to remember mistakes in the past and
learn from them. the majority of these journals
are anonymous and are kept so that the writer
can express themselves in ways that they can’t
to their friends or family. In this instance
the blog then becomes a venting tool, and can
also become an extension of that persons personality.
This can be good, allowing the person to vent and
release any undue stress. But can also have a
bad side, making it hard for the person to confide
in the people around them, through fear of
a tough situation occurring.

Now this next type of blog, the ‘Event’ blog
is quite similar to the one described above.
Except an event blog focuses more on an event
that has happened, or will happen to the
writer. Like I said earlier this does border
on a diary entry but focuses on an event. As
opposed to the writers thoughts and feelings
concerning an entire day, also diary entries
tend to focus on the past, while event blogs
can go either way.

This next type of blog is used as a good tool
for creative inspiration. The ‘Fictional’ blog,
this could be mimicking a ‘Diary’ or ‘Event’
blog but be completely fictional, this helps
writers in building up character substance and
making the characters they create seem more
three dimensional as it were. I believe this
is how the book ‘Anonymous Lawyer’ by Jeremy
Blachman started out.

I have provided a link to the page for your
perusal, it’s quite intersting and well deserving
of a moment of your time

anonymouslawyer.blogspot.com

Not all blogs are serious, or used as personal
records for the writer. There are some blogs
that are written as a joke. These aptly named
‘Jokey’ blogs are written just cheer people up.
Be it family members, friends, co-workers or
anyone who you feel may eventually read it.
I have done this myself. In fact, at one point
I feel I have written.

You do get the ‘Useless’ blogs. That don’t
really have a purpose, but allow the writer
to write to an audience. This is where the
blog gains purpose not in the context or
content of the written material therein
but in the confidence it gives the writer.
They know that when they write, someone
will read it and at times respond. Allowing
the writer to be informed that their views
and opinions are well informed.

Like I said earlier. I am aware that there
are a wider and varied list of the types of blogs
that exist out there, because if blogs can
take up two percent of the internet, each
one written by someone different, all with
something to say [not including blogs that
are created but with nothing written in them].
Then a list made to cover all the possible
categories that can exist would be somewhat immense.

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