Sunday, October 5, 2008


I'm posting for the first time in two months. Since then, school has started, I turned fourteen, but surprisingly little has changed. Nothing really blog-worthy has happened. High school is "just peachy*." We have received into our home the adorable little fuzzball, Digger. She's a sixteen year old dog, but she gets around fairly well for her age. Wow, I don't have a thing to post about.

The White Stripes-Seven Nation Army

P.S. I will be changing my blog decor to something a little more Autumn-ish.

*Korn reference. First one for this blog, I think.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Petition To Save Lots Of Fluff About Naught.
I think we need to start a petition. Every time we post on our blogs, we must remember that little blog of Adam's languishing in the Basement of Blogger. We must strive to post a pleading comment on Lots of Fluff About Naught's last post, dated DECEMBER 27 OF LAST YEAR!!! Maybe these comments will nourish this little blog, but we hope it will persuade Adam to post, not that he ever checks on his little Internet brainchild. I started the ball rolling yesterday with a particularly persuasive plea.
Anyway, I decided, while changing the featured things, I have taken to posting a lot of music videos. I thought that if I had a "Featured Song" I could save myself from thinking how to subtly work a video into a post. So here it is. Again, you don't watch these videos. You might be fed up with my music.
Eric Clapton-Tears in Heaven

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Life Update No. WHATEVER

Yeah, so I haven't posted in a long time.
Boundary Waters is old news. It was fun, but if you want in-depth satirical analysis go to my bro's blog.
During my sabbatical, I've had a few obsessions running through my mind.
1.Gibson SG's. I know, I know more guitars. Boring.
2. The Raconteurs and the White Stripes, below.
The Raconteurs-Level

The White Stripes-You Don't Know What Love Is

3.Even more than usual, Jimi Hendrix.
4.Music in general.
5.School. Yes, I'm getting bored of summer.
Nothing else much has been going on, except the band. I'm frustrated that although we're good friends, we have different tastes in, well, heh heh, music. A fatal flaw in a band if you ask me, but we're trying to work around it. We're trying to get more practices in, but I'm the only one in the band that doesn't work or drive, I'm kind of a hindrance. Luckily, I make up for it by being such an awesome guitarist that I blow people's faces off. JK.

Postscripts: I don't expect you watch all the videos. They're are really there for my benefit.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Update Coming Soon

My mind has been totally devoid of post ideas, but I promise my faithful three-person audience that I'm not abandoning my blog. I will post when I have an idea, and no sooner. I've updated the featured things, hopefully that will satisfy you for the time being.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Selfish Post

This post might be a little boring for you, my readers. I'm writing for my own enjoyment. First of all, I had an awesome experience when I went to Guitar Center and was able to CRANK OUT SOME SERIOUSLY RAD CHOPS ON TWO SWEET GIBSON AXES THROUGH A ALL-TUBE PEAVEY VALVEKING COMBO. Whew. Sorry. Anyway, I tried out two guitars, the Gibson SG Faded and a Gibson Les Paul Studio via a Peavey Valveking amplifier. AWESOME is all I can say.

Enter Pt.2 of this post.

Awesome blues can really make music you can feel. I'll post some really cool blue song here.

Cream-Crossroads. Originally written by the pioneer blue maestro Robert Johnson. That Eric Clapton singing and playing guitar.

Stormy Monday-T-Bone Walker. Awesome clean Chicago blues sound. Rachel, dig the piano. Check out his horizontal guitar solo.

Stevie Ray Vaughan-Rude Mood. Good example of Texas Boogie Blues.

P.S. Rachel, you should listen to "Layla" by Eric Clapton. The second part has a pretty piano tune. Eight minutes long, though.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Guitar Awesomeness

Ray Vaughan-Little Wing. Little Wing was written by the late Jimi Hendrix, and originally had vocals, but SRV did it instumentally. I consider this the pinnacle of guitar composition and hope, in several years, to be able to play it. At the end he starts playing Third Stone From the Sun, another cool Hendrix tune, and the first recorded jazz-rock fusion song. It's a miracle his guitar stays (relatively) in tune through all the hard playing and whammy bar abuse.

Erik Mongrain-PercusienFa. Erik Mongrain demonstrates lap tapping, using harmonics and open-tuning. Really cool.

Van Halen-Eruption. Eddie Van Halen demonstrates shred and fingertapping techniques. Yes, the drummer really needs a shirt.

Yes, you've all heard Pachelbel's Canon in D on piano, but what about tapped on two guitars?

Playlist Updated

Here is my playlist, dressed up in green.

Blog Update

I decided that I liked what Moz did for his blog when he changed his template. My black template was chosen because, at the time of choosing, I had an affinity for heavy music, I.E. neo-grunge and alt metal. I still like each genre, but music tastes have opened up somewhat, and I am influenced less and less by heavy music. Rock and its subgenres are still the only kind of current music I like very much, so don't worry that I'm going soft. What with this change, or rather maturing, of musical taste, and a beautiful spring, I decided this blog needed a facelift. You're looking at it. In honor of this new template, I'm choosing my featured things carefully to make sure they fit Ominous Presence's new worldview.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Life Update

I'm going to post random music videos throughout this post, so don't feel obligated to watch them in order or anything. Actually, since you don't care, you probably won't watch anyway. You think my music tastes are terrible. *Sob*

Greenday-I Fought The Law (cover)

Today Moz and I went outside and explored the swampy-foresty area behind the greenspace. We found many trails and areas we had never seen before, as well as a sandal, a toad, and a Pepsi can from 2001.

I haven't posted a classical song, so you probably think I don't like classical music. I do. P.S.-It's very quiet.

Chopin-Funeral March

After we explored, we packed a picnic and went into this nice little place just outside of Baldwin, and walked after we ate. Too bad the weather was wet and chilly. It was fun anyway.

Marvin Gaye-I Heard It Through the Grapevine (A' Capella. It shows how awesome his voice is. Sorry about how random this post was, but that's how my brain works.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Untitled Post

I've been kind of lazy in maintaining my blog, with most of my posts consisting of music videos or little comments. So I'm going to try to make a good old mega-post.

Johnny Cash--Big River

The Clash--Should I Stay or Should I Go

P.S. You probably won't like this song if you don't like British punk, but I didn't much like punk until I listened to the Clash, so give it a try or two. It grew on me.

My last day at BCS went very well. We cleaned the school, had a scavenger hunt, had a bike ride (I biked around twelve miles,) played softball. Dylan, Elsie, And I signed our names in the maintenance room and basement as the class of 'O8. I got sunburned.
My favorite color is yellow, or green. I can't decide which. What's your's?
Bring on Summer Vacation!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Jimi Hendrix- "Hear My Train Coming" On an Acoustic Twelve String

Jimi Hendrix playing an awesome and soulful song on a twelve string acoustic, which is about twice as hard as a Fender Strat, which is what he usually played. At the end, after "gotta leave this town," it cuts to a video of him in a car with some other hippies and he smokes a joint. So just look at something else when the scene cuts, but you can still listen to the song.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Sitings From a Kitchen Window

This morning, May 6, I was looking out of the kitchen windows, contemplating breakfast.
I won't go in to agonizing detail, but in that thirty-minute period I saw:

1. Two blue jays, very close to the window.
2. A chubby red cardinal, very very close to the window.
3. Three cotton-tail bucks duking it out over territory.
4. A spectacular little yellow and blue myrtle warble.
5. A strikingly orange and black Baltimore oriole.
6. A bald eagle with something in its talons.

Who knew out new house would be so full of nature?

Monday, April 28, 2008


Hee hee. Our online security blocker, Integrity Online, has *giggle* BLOCKED RACHEL'S BLOG AS HAVING MATERIAL ON "CRIMINAL SKILLS!!!!!"
Man, any sentence with Rachel and "criminal skills" makes me laugh.

Unless, of course, she has a secret life that no one knows about......

Sunday, April 13, 2008

My playlist Moved Up

I decided that after I killed the dancing thing, my blog still needed a soundtrack,. So I guess I'll move my playlist up. Again, if you want to find a song instead of the shuffle doing it for you, it would probably make your life easier if you click the "pop-out player" button.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


You'll notice, if you do indeed care, that I removed the little Ford dancing things. It was fun, but noisy and distracting. You'll notice also, if you care, that I changed the featured jigamathingadingers. Check 'em out. I'm saving up for that guitar, and I'm almost halfway there. Ciao!