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The Yellow and Black Attack

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 17, 2014, 9:43 AM
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Stryper
  • Reading: n/a
  • Watching: The Big Bang Theory
  • Playing: n/a
  • Eating: n/a
  • Drinking: DD pumpkin coffee

STRYPER IS COMING TO RALEIGH, NC...AND I SO WANNA GO. I missed Kiss in August. Because of the basic problem I had with seeing Kiss in Raleigh: I do not drive. If I were a girl, it'd probably be no problem lol.

Btw, Stryper is am early-to-mid 80s Christian hair metal group. I flirted with Christianity back then. My mom is a Pentecostal Christian. I am now, however, a pagan leaning atheist. Call me an agnostic pagan. But I still love Stryper's sound, if not so much their lyrics. But if you're expecting god this god that in their lyrics, not so much, at least in the early stuff. In many cases you could swap out "you" or "her" for "god" and it would mean the same. The song "Calling On You" from 1986's To Hell With The Devil you could mean mean god or a close friend or a lover. Similarly, "Honestly," from the same album, could be the same, is more a ballad anyway.

In the early-to-mid 90s they broke up, and their members went their separate ways. However, in 2003, they...resurrected. Lol. I had to go there. And their second coming has been going strong ever since, no major lineup changes--although the bassist did leave for five years and come back again--unlike Kiss' reunion. In fact, Second Coming is their second-to-current album. They may in fact be 'more' religious in their lyrics than they were; I'm only familiar with their first album since resurrecting, Reborn. I wouldn't call it a hair metal album, but more along the lines of what former hair metal bands did when the 80s and 90s "passed on."

Anyway, they are coming to Raleigh in October..and I wanna go!  I haven't been to a concert since OzzFest '98.

Their members are Michael Sweet(guitar and lead vocals), Robert Sweet(drums), Oz Fox(lead guitar), and Tim Gaines(bass).

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Can a creative person successfully split their creative energies between art and writing fiction? 

8 deviants said Yes, anyone can do anything if they press their minds to it
2 deviants said Yes, but it's not easy
No deviants said I don't know
No deviants said No, it's like watering down oil paint(lol)
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William Thomas Wagner Jr.
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I don't want to disappoint you
But I am not an Iron Man
Or a Viking
Am not a god
Am just a man

Current Residence: Durham, NC
Favourite genre of music: classic rock
Favourite style of art: Fantasy
Operating System: Windows 7
Shell of choice: conch
Skin of choice: black?
Favourite cartoon character: Bart Simpson




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What message did you send me? I was x-ing out of messages and I noticed that the staff REVERSED the order in which messages are deleted, so I ended up deleting from bottom to top instead of top to bottom
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Tonight at midnight your true love will realize they like you.

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Thank you for the :+devwatch: and pretty cool gallery :3 :hug:
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