When I’m Gone…

Okay – so if you think Im blurting out a bunch of posts in quick succession, you aren’t wrong, but Im just catching up on a few things Ive been meaning to post for awhile… its been a big transition moving to Hobart.  That’s my excuse and Im sticking to it.

Anyways, I have been playing a fair bit of the Guitar Hero range of games, and have taken to drums a lot more than I ever expected to.  Well, I keep playing them and the guitar doesnt get much attention.  Plus, I like the fact that the drums are a lot closer to playing a real instrument than the other ‘toys’.

Band Hero is my current regular play, and the top contenders for my favourite songs are Evanescence’s Bring Me To Life, No Doubt’s Don’t Speak, and 3 Doors Down’s When Im Gone.  Great songs, and lots of fun to play.  I looked up the lyrics to When Im Gone, and found it interesting.  It really struck a chord with me (hehe – musical pun intended).  The two verses are rather close to home for me too… kinda puts my struggles with life into words better than I could 🙁

“When I’m Gone”

There’s another world inside of me
That you may never see
There’re secrets in this life
That I can’t hide
Somewhere in this darkness
There’s a light that I can’t find
Maybe it’s too far away…
Or maybe I’m just blind…

Or maybe I’m just blind…

So hold me when I’m here
Right me when I’m wrong
Hold me when I’m scared
And love me when I’m gone
Everything I am
And everything in me
Wants to be the one
You wanted me to be
I’ll never let you down
Even if I could
I’d give up everything
If only for your good
So hold me when I’m here
Right me when I’m wrong
You can hold me when I’m scared
You won’t always be there
So love me when I’m gone

Love me when I’m gone…

When your education X-Ray
Cannot see under my skin
I won’t tell you a damn thing
That I could not tell my friends
Roaming through this darkness
I’m alive but I’m alone
Part of me is fighting this
But part of me is gone


Or maybe I’m just blind…


Love me when I’m gone…

Love me when I’m gone
When I’m Gone
When I’m Gone
When I’m Gone

If anyone is interested, the real meaning behind the song isn’t a brain twister, but nice to know that the words, music, and beat convey the meaning very well.  Oh, and the official music video is here.

Terragen 2 – Where Art Meets Maths

I finally had some time to start learning how to use Planetside’s Terragen 2.  Its an amazingly realistic landscape / scenery renderer that excels at creating realistic lanscapes and skies.  Best of all, its free!

Here are a couple of my first scenes that Im fairly happy with – enjoy!

Cloudscape over mountains
Above The Clouds – 2010

Lakeside – 2010

More on the Great Firewall of Australia

Well – seems that we are well on the way to being a communist country… not that Communism is necessarily a bad thing, but the amount of controls the Australian Government wants to impose on us is getting scary.  Im really dissapointed with “the lucky country”, when these types of controls being put in place say either that the Australian Government believes we cannot make educated decisions for ourselves, or that they believe they should control much more of what we do and say.  Or, maybe they are just stupid and short sighted?

A few of the highlights: