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captainron Posted 7 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
I just love a good shout out! Looks like you get on once per week. I'll make a better effort to get on here and keep in touch. When I first learned of the incarceration, I thought to myself "Crap. Why didn't I take advantage of all the other times I could have just picked up the phone or sent you an email. Now, who knows when we can chat?" It's great you have this medium.

Well, I'll be at summer camp with the scouts in Bear Lake during your birthday, so I hope you have a Ziggy on me and good memories to boot. Just think, any second my mom will come up to the front gates and start honking for you to get a ride home from the mall. Doh! Well, it's more of a surrendering "Doh." You know she's going to do it and there's nothing you can do to stop it. Ha.

I was going through my old stuff in the garage last Saturday and I found several things from you: a Kansas Jayhawks keychain, the Donn Ho Maui necklace/dogtag/bottle opener, NY Yankees hat. Ah, the memories. Say, they do taste like chicken.

Remember, wherever you are, be there.

Donn Ho
Captain Ron

Oh and the preferred nomenclature is Zencarnation.

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captainron Posted 7 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
Or, you could use the Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Ja, do it NOW!" There is truly no time like the present, which continuously transforms itself into the past.

Donn Ho

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loretta Posted 7 years, 11 months ago.   Favorite
Hi Bobby Mom sends her love everything here is good...hoping to see u tuesday august 2nd after work..keep up all the good work..and keep GOD by your side...

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krollinger Posted 7 years, 11 months ago.   Favorite
John I have the chills just reading what you have written and I think the crosses you made are absolutely amazing. I think it is horrible that they would take these things away from you! They are not hurting anyone, if anything they are making you less hurtful in the prison.

Love always, Keri LaBate Rollinger

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wenonah Posted 7 years, 11 months ago.   Favorite
Well, it's been a long time since I have heard any news of you. In my heart I hope you do receive parole this time, I believe you have served more than your share. If for no other reason than to have some time with your family. Good Luck!!!!!

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Debra Posted 7 years, 11 months ago.   Favorite
Hi Bob - I just read your weekly schedule. Wow! You do more each day than most people on the "outside" do in a week. This blog is great. I'm glad to hear you are doing so well. Loretta & I are planning on visiting Tuesday, 08/02/2011. I'm not sure exactly what you can write on this blog....we'll talk about it when I see you!!! Debra

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lru Posted 7 years, 11 months ago.   Favorite
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include Sergei Rachmaninov, Frédéric Chopin Philip Glass and recently Ludwig Van Beethoven.

In many Muse songs the bass line is used as the main line, often with the guitar providing an extra layer to the song rather than carrying the melody. The bass usually has distortion and other effects applied to it to achieve a greater weight, allowing the guitar to digress from the main chord progression and play higher notes. As a guitarist, Bellamy often utilizes arpeggiator and Pitch-shift effects to create a more "electric" sound, citing Jimi Hendrix and Tom Morello as influences for this method.



2.3) Lyrical

Early Muse songs' lyrics dealt with introspective themes, such as relationships, juvenile alienation, and difficulties they had encountered while trying to establish themselves in their hometown. However with the band's progress, their song concepts have become more ambitious, addressing issues such the fear of the evolution of technology, in their Origin of Symmetry album. They deal with the apocalypse and catastrophic belic conflicts, in Absolution & Black Holes & Revelations respectively, and to a worldwide revolution in The Resistance album.

Books that have influenced Muse lyrical thematics include: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives by Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control by Kathleen Taylor, Hyperspace by Michio Kaku & The 12th Planet by Zecharia Sitchin.


3) Members

Current members

* Matthew Bellamy - lead vocals, lead guitar, piano, keyboard
* Christopher Wolstenholme - bass, backing vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
* Dominic Howard - drums, percussion, synthesizers, occasional backing vocals

Live members

* Morgan Nicholls - keyboards, percussion, synthesizers, backing vocals, bass, guitar ("United States of Eurasia") (2004, 2006-present)
* Alessandro Cortini - keyboards (filled in for Morgan Nicholls briefly in 2009)


4) Discography

* Showbiz (1999)
* Origin of Symmetry (2001)
* Absolution (2003)
* Black Holes and Revelations (2006)
* The Resistance (2009)

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lru Posted 7 years, 11 months ago.   Favorite
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Muse's characteristic sound during the Showbiz album was composed of a mixture of musical genres such alternative rock (Nirvana and The Smashing Pumpkins), alternative metal (Rage Against The Machine and Deftones), as well as an early appreciation of more diverse musical genres like progressive rock (Rush and Pink Floyd), classical music (Frédéric Chopin and Sergei Rachmaninov) and Latin music.

In their second release (the Origin of Symmetry album), the band wanted to enhance their sound into a more progressive and, at the same time, to create a more confident and aggressive sound. Muse experimented with uncommon instruments such a pipe organ, improved drum kits and more prominent electronic arrangements as well as more ambitious lyrical themes.

Their third release, the Absolution album followed its predecessor's tendency, increasing their heaviness and intensity alongside its ambitious thematics, it also features songs with prominent strings arrangements and is at this moment when the band starts to drawn influences from artists such Queen, Pink Floyd, and The Smiths.

Their fourth album, the Black Holes and Revelations is a more electronica- and space rock-oriented album though some tracks keeps the heaviness of their previous work, meanwhile others shows a more melodic style, akin to the musical style of their Showbiz album. Particularly the album was influenced by artists like Depeche Mode and Lightning Bolt as well by various styles of European and Asian music, known as Naples music, additionally, the band listened to radio stations from the middle east during the album's recording sessions.

Muse's fifth album, The Resistance album is an album on its majority oriented to the symphonic rock and progressive rock genres. Although it is sonically softer than its predecessors, it still contains heavy compositions for what they have become known for. The album is heavily influenced by classical music as well as rock acts such Queen and U2. Queen's guitarist Brian May has praised Muse's work, calling the band "extraordinary musicians" who "let their madness show through, always a good thing in an artist."

Few specialized critics have made comparisons between Muse's early work with the work of the English alternative rock band Radiohead, with criticism directed towards Bellamy's vocal style. About the topic, Howard and Bassist Christopher Wolstenholme have shown to liking Radiohead's music. However, Matt Bellamy has stated that "they really don't do much for him" and attribute the possible influences to the alternative rock musician Jeff Buckley.



2.2) Musical Methods

Many Muse songs are recognizable by lead vocalist Matthew Bellamy's use of falsetto and vibrato influenced primarily by Jeff Buckley. As pianist, Matt Bellamy utilizes the broken chords technique on several piano-based songs, some influences in Bellamy's playing

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lru Posted 7 years, 11 months ago.   Favorite
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2011. Also, on 8 September, frontman Matthew Bellamy claimed in an interview with NME that the music for the band's next studio album would be more "personal" and more fitting for smaller scale performances as opposed to their current stadium tour.

In 2010, Muse topped a poll by popular music magazine NME for their cover of Nina Simone's song "Feeling Good" as the greatest cover song of all time. Over 15,000 people voted.

On 12 September 2010, Muse won an MTV Video Music Award in the category of Best Special Effects, for the promo for "Uprising". On 21 November, Muse took home an American Music Award for Favorite Artist in the Alternative Rock Music Category, in a ceremony at the Nokia Theater, Los Angeles. On 2 December, it was announced that Muse had been nominated for three awards for the 53rd Grammy Awards: Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals - ("Resistance"); Best Rock Song - ("Resistance"), and Best Rock Album: (The Resistance). Based on having the largest airplay and sales in the U.S, Muse were named the Billboard Alternative and Rock artist for 2010 with "Uprising", "Resistance" and "Undisclosed Desires" achieving 1st, 6th and 49th on the year end Alternative Song chart respectively. At the 53rd Grammy Awards on 13 February 2011, Muse won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album for The Resistance.

Muse are to perform at the 2011 Reading and Leeds Festivals. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of their second studio album Origin of Symmetry, the band has stated that they will be performing all eleven tracks from top to bottom during their set at the festival. Muse are also scheduled to headline at Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park in August 2011.

Muse have won an Ivor Novello Award (celebration and recognition of British music writing talent.). The band were presented with the award for International Achievement at the ceremony in London on Thursday 19 May.

On July 30 Muse will be supporting Rage Against The Machine at their only 2011 gig at the L.A. Rising festival. Muse have been chosen by RATM themselves along with Rise Against, Lauryn Hill, Immortal Technique and El Gran Silencio.



2) Musical style

Muse are an alternative rock band, and are often associated with space rock and progressive rock while also incorporating sounds from genres such as electronic music, hard rock, classical music and rock opera. The band was described as a "trashy three-piece" by Matthew Bellamy on the BBC during 2002.

On the band's association with progressive rock, Dominic Howard has said: "I associate it with 10-minute guitar solos, but I guess we kind of come into the category. A lot of bands are quite ambitious with their music, mixing lots of different styles - and when I see that I think it's great. I've noticed that kind of thing becoming a bit more mainstream."



2.1) Sound development through the years

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lru Posted 7 years, 11 months ago.   Favorite
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positive about the album, with much of the praise directed towards its ambition, classical music influences and the thirteen-minute, three-part "Exogenesis: Symphony". It also beat its predecessor Black Holes and Revelations in relative album sales in its debut week in the UK with approximately 148,000 copies sold. The first single "Uprising" was released seven days earlier.

The Resistance Tour started with a Seaside Rendezvous in Teignmouth, Devon in September 2009 and included headlining Coachella Festival in April 2010. It also included two gigs at Wembley Stadium in September 2010. The band also supported U2 for their U2 360° Tour. In the "Breakfast with Muse Concert" KROQ held, Muse was asked how long they would be on tour. They commented saying in a paraphrase, "We will probably be touring until the end of next year. We will be doing this U2 and European tour and ship off to Australia and Asia and return for an extensive US tour. It will actually be our longest US tour to date. Starting at about the end of February or March."

In January 2010, Muse headlined the Big Day Out festival at its various venues in Australia and New Zealand starting with Auckland and eventually ending with Perth. Muse headlined Coachella on Saturday 17 April. Muse also headlined the Glastonbury Festival 2010 along with Gorillaz and Stevie Wonder as well as the Oxegen festival in 2010 alongside Arcade Fire and Eminem. The group were also headline on the 2010 Hovefestivalen, as well as T in the Park 2010 and among other festivals, including the Austin City Limits Music Festival. On 20 April 2010, the band announced fourteen dates for a North American tour, which were to be held between September and November 2010. In addition to this, the band had added further four dates to their forthcoming North American tour, on 28 April 2010. On 7 May 2010, it was announced that Muse would provide a pre-written song to be the lead single for the third film of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The soundtrack's lead single "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)" was released on 17 May.

Muse played at Glastonbury in June 2010 and were joined onstage by The Edge from U2 to play "Where The Streets Have No Name", after U2 pulled out of their headlining slot due to lead singer Bono's back injury.

Muse's fearsome live reputation helped secure them the O2 Silver Clef Award in London on 2 July 2010. The award was presented by Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen. Taylor described the Warner-signed trio as "probably the greatest live act in the world today," while May said that "this is a magnificent, incredible group."

On 12 July 2010 bassist Chris Wolstenholme informed NME magazine that the band would be taking a break following the conclusion of their world tour supporting The Resistance. He also stated that the band would definitely begin recording material for a new album in

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