Introducing... Neil McCormick (New JW)

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Introducing... Neil McCormick (New JW)

Post by McCormick » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:19 pm

Fellow Freaks of Rock,
Hi, I'm the new junior writer. This is my formal introduction. My name is Neil. I'm 21, living in Northern California, US. It's where I was born & raised. It's not so bad. We have the pacific coast and cultural attractions like Hollywood and metropolitan San Francisco. Mostly every good band in the world eventually plays a gig here. Next to writing album reviews for this glorious website, I work in retail at the local mall. It's a store called Anchor Blue that's pretty popular in this country. Also, I attend college full time. I'm studying communications, public relations and fine art. It's a small little college but soon I'll transfer to a bigger, more important one. Hopefully, I can find time in the future to study film and move on to become a director. If you ask anyone that knows me, they'll tell you my favorite thing in the world is music! Specifically, rock music. I first remember becoming a fan when I watched Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries, with her shaved head, sing "Zombie" in 1994. Before that, my rebellious, headbanging mum brought me up on grunge bands like Pearl Jam. She had split with my dad and we were between homes for a while. All she had to keep her going was her music. I adopted a deep-rooted love for rock & roll at that time. It sheltered me from a rough upbringing. The first record I ever bought with my own savings was Mechanical Animals by Marilyn Manson. I was 10. I liked mostly powerful music with darker themes. Since then I've grown to love a wide range of rock tunes. Some favorites: The Strokes, Icarus Witch, Oceana, Circa Survive, Mars Volta, Black Keys, Pierce the Veil, Bring Me The Horizon... to name a few. To me, music is an art that pegs critical emotions. We can relate to it, body and soul and be assured that we're not the only ones going through what we're going through. Creating a sincere buzz about the stuff is a surefire way of prolonging our enthusiasm. We lust after it like fiends! That's why it's rockfreaks and not rockfans. Anyway, glad to contribute.
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Re: Introducing... Neil McCormick (New JW)

Post by deadelement » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:58 pm

Hello and welcome to the team!

by the way did you accept my MSN request?

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Post by viZ^ » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:00 pm

tl;dr - you two are the only active people in this part of the forum :D
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Post by deadelement » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:57 pm

Stop exaggerating

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Post by viZ^ » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:58 pm

sorry, forgot to count myself. 3 people. my bad
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Post by exehh » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:08 am

Welcome to the crew!

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Post by McCormick » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:22 am

deadelement wrote:Hello and welcome to the team!

by the way did you accept my MSN request?
I, um... accepted everything I received? Thanks for the warm welcomes and such... but... no bizarre initiation rites? disappointing :(
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Post by exehh » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:52 am

You're on the wrong continent for bizarre initiation rites... Us writers in Denmark (or the UK) would have been very happy to reduce your soul to the filth that ours already are as a result of this 'hobby' =)

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Post by McCormick » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:45 pm

exehh wrote:You're on the wrong continent for bizarre initiation rites... Us writers in Denmark (or the UK) would have been very happy to reduce your soul to the filth that ours already are as a result of this 'hobby' =)
admirable sacrifice!
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