Thursday, January 24, 2008

Explanation of name, digression, back to name, then why I decided to blog...

Yes, yes, I have decided to blog. I will tell you my reason for this but first let me explain the name I have chosen for this blog because you are probably a bit weirded out by it. "Bullet for Babs" is the name of one of the bands I'm currently in. I play guitar, my friend Mike Rivera plays drums, and another friend of ours, Mikee Riggs, sings. Yes, we do not have a bass player. The reason for that is actually the reason we started the band. My other band, "Shambala", was also with me on guitar, Mike on drums, and my friend Kevin Darrell who played bass and sang. Mikee started to practice with Shambala and was about to take over the singing duties when Shambala went on hiatus, when we could not find a time to practice with Kevin. The remaining three who could practice did not want to do Shambala stuff without Kevin so they decided to write songs without him. The songs that came out were very different than Shambala's music so Bullet for Babs was born. We also recently finished an EP of 8 songs. But I digress.
The name is a reference to a Batman comic, where a love interest of Bruce Wayne is shot by the Joker. I did not come up with this name. Mikee and Mike are both comic book nerds. I don't dislike comics but I don't read them because they are expensive and I'd rather read real books. I merely went along with it because it sounds cool. This is also the reason I named my blog this.
And now to why I decided to blog. I've been thinking about it for awhile. It all started back when I read one of Nene's blogs when she made the following remark, "I hope my kids are able to do what my brothers and sisters and I have done-get to know each other better." This struck me and I have remembered it ever since. So in an effort to accomplish this goal, I have decided to blog. Anyone who wants to read my blog can do so, but this blog is meant for my brother and sisters, so that they can know and learn more about the person that I am.

3 comments:

keira said...

I will never blog but i'm more than happy to read yours...:o) love ya

Amber said...

awwww Alie! So can I put your link on my page? it's just so my lazy butt can access your page easier, but if not i'll just get it off mom's. I'm glad your blogging, it's fun even though i sometimes wonder if anyone even reads mine anymore LOL

Rintor said...

I remember that Batman comic. It was almost as big as when the first Robin was killed. I know, I'm a nerd. Welcome to being a blogger.

I know I don't talk about myself on my blog, but that's because I hate talking about myself. I'm interested to hear about your band and what's going on in your life.