\m/Name: Jordi (Pen Name Raine)
\m/Location: North Vancouver, BC
\m/Ten favorite bands:
A Few Non-Metal:
Dave Matthews Band
\m/Five favorite movies:
The Shawshank Redemption
Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King
Interview With A Vampire
\m/Five favorite books:
Arthur C. Clarke's Rama
Gentry Lee's Tranquility Wars
JK Rowling's Harry Potter
Stephen King's Apt. Pupil (From Different Seasons)
Lois Lowry's The Giver
\m/What is an interesting fact about you? Interesting? Me and Interesting are strange bedfellows... *sigh* All right, I suppose... I'm a dedicated metalhead to the extent that I celebrate the anniversary of my first metal listening (Oct. 1st, 2001). Interesting or just plain weird?
\m/If you could be anything besides yourself for a day, what would you be, and why? A bird, simply because I find the concept of physical flight among avians to be absolutely astounding. That or the walls of Morrisound studio... just so I could be there when Iced Earth recorded Burnt Offerings.
\m/How often do you go to concerts/shows? Rarely. I'm only eighteen, and all metal shows are at bars. One year to go... however, I've been to see Iced Earth/COB/Evergrey and Nightwish/Lullacry in Seattle. When I turn nineteen, I'll be seeing shows as often as possible.
\m/As this is a new community, please post our banner (your choice of banners below) in two other communities, or your own journal if metal community promotions are not welcome. Which two communities did you put our banner in? I shall put them in powermetalheads and my own vancouvermetal.
\m/Post a pic of yourself. If not of yourself, then of your art, or any picture you'd like to share. If you dont have an Image Host, I suggest using one such as http://www.photobucket.com . The image must show up in your application, not just the link.
Old pic. Most recent (and available) I have.
Anyway, I shall do a not-so-by the book intro. I'm Jordi, music afficiando and writer of poetry, short stories, long stories, plays, etc... Top three bands are Iced Earth, Blind Guardian and Iron Maiden. Love all sorts of music (from Albinoni to Zuckerbaby) including classical, opera, classic rock, minimal punk, celtic, folk, new age and even one true blue pop song - SoulDecison's It's Kinda Crazy (I think that's the title). Feel free to e-mail me to ask me a question.
And while I'm at it, I might as well share my top five hotties:
1. Matt Barlow of Iced Earth
2. Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish
3. Tarja Turunen of Nightwish
4. Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden (circa Brave New World)
5. Varg Vikernes of Burzum
There are more. I assure you that Tobias Sammett, Jonas Ekdahl, Magnus Siepen and Mustis (of Dimmu Borgir, don't laugh) are on my list. And yes, I'm bicurious.
Anyway, my idol is Matt Barlow and my hero is Jon Schaffer. Poetry-wise, my heros are Robert Frost simply for Fire And Ice, and Jim Morrison. Guitar gods are Yngwie Malmsteen, Emppu Vuorinen, Randy Shawver, Timo Tolkki, Tom Englund... goes on. Lot's of Finns. Hee hee. Finnish power metal is orgasmic.
I also got my dad into heavy metal (he has two Nightwish and one Slayer shirts). We saw Nightwish together, as they're now his favorite metal band period. He also loves Stratovarius, Blind Guardian, Sonata Arctica and Slayer, likes a bit of Dragons Land and Force, Iced Earth... a few others.
Top albums of all time (so far):
1. Burnt Offerings by Iced Earth
2. The Inner Circle by Evergrey
3. The Wall: Live by Pink Floyd
4. Century Child by Nightwish
5. Live Stages by Vertical Horizon
That's all for now people who hold some interest in me. I shall post, post again, then post some more to piss myself off.
~ R a i n e