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Yet Another Music Entry

60616_162406233883141_1165801461_n (1)When I first picked up the guitar, I had no intention of learning how to play one. After all there was already a huge chunk of humanity that was already doing it in a much more advanced manner, or so it seemed. Yet, boredom has no bounds and so, here I was learning an instrument at the age of 14, one riff at a time. It was somewhere at this point that I developed a strong attraction towards the Heavy Metal genre, mainly perhaps due to its use of technical instrumentation and dark themes in general.

Over the years I became a part of various local projects, most of which never saw the light of day, while some others which faded over time. The thought of not being able to maintain a consistent “band” did not strike me down so much as most bands within this genre don’t last that long to begin with. Over the years I evolved my devotion towards music production and video editing, helping friends in parallel projects with their releases and recordings.

University life, as we know it, takes most opportunities of pursuing such extra-curricular away with it, or at least makes it increasingly difficult to do so. Luckily for me, I managed to find people sharing similar interests and talents within my own hostel. Starting as a three-piece project, I was able to construct an instrumental oriented project right there and over time we realized that we had to test our production techniques yet again. There was no point in establishing ourselves as yet another cover band, and the prospect of creating original music remained our top priority. We did however lack a certain orientation of what we wanted to achieve in terms of band direction and so, we gave birth to the “WeMakeShittyMusic” project; a music platform which allowed us to work on instrumentation and production techniques without having to worry about lyrical contents or long term ideologies.

 

The project allowed me to expand my own horizons by allowing me to experience techniques and genres that I would probably not have chosen to experiment with otherwise. It also allowed us to merge as a functional unit that learnt to collaborate with each other musically, hence allowing us to keep future prospects of pursuing a more lyrically driven project in the future open. Now may not be the right time for that, but over time we will have gained enough experience at not only a instrumental, but also at a production level. It’s just how they say, “there’s no wine before it’s time”.

Here is a link  to our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/weatleasttry?fref=ts

Drama, my passion.

ImageStage for me is like a sacred place. I have loved drama and acting for as long as I can remember. It’s not just acting, its every tiny detail that comes with drama, from direction to production to music to costume. The bright lights, the vibrant costumes, new stories and new characters, I always found all this exciting even when I was a little boy. Drama helps me to discover my soul and it gives me a peace of mind, through drama I can let out all my emotions and thus free my heart and mind. The mere feeling that I’m a part of something so enthusiastic and energetic is great. My earliest memory related to drama is when I was 12 years old and was chosen to play the lead role in my class’s annual play. It was then that I first felt the thrill of the stage, the feeling was so amazing that I decided, then and there, that this was something I wanted to do all my life.

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After that I took part in almost all the dramas and plays organized by my school and won several awards. With time everything about the art of drama began to consume me. I was not just a good actor but also excelled at production, direction and music. I was elected as Dramatics President of high school from 2009 to 2011. During this time I directed several plays including the school’s annual play. I also took part in different events on national as well as inter school level. Some of these events are Lums Dramafest, Olympiad, Colors and Humours, Grammmathon. For my performance in these events I achieved different awards like best production, best music, best direction, and best play. I am determined to take drama with me wherever I go and explore my capabilities in drama and theatre. To achieve the best out of my love for drama is my pursuit of excelling.

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THIS IS ME!

419874_10152590496160416_2134957208_nMy name is zularsh arif and I am student of bba at Lahore school of economics. I love shopping, travelling to different places, spending time with my family and going out with my friends. Traveling to different places is very exciting and thrilling so where ever I go I always capure those moments. I am not a good photographer but still I love taking pictures, I want to capture each and very moment of my life whether it’s with my family or my friends.

 I think badminton is the best sports to play and I love playing badminton every day. Even if I am too busy even then I take out time to play badminton. Playing badminton keeps me fresh and energetic. Playing badminton makes body physically fit, this game burns fat; it increases your life longevity. Yes, it will help us to live a longer lifeby reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Also this game gives us good cholesterol that we need in our body. So these are few reasons why I like playing badminton.

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 I am a very career oriented person. I want to join my father’s business once im done with my studies. After my bba I have planned to do my masters and then join my father’s business that is the reason why I chose marketing media. I believe that to achieve any goal in life you need to have passion for that goal. I am always in search of as much work experience as I can possibly get. My best internship was at Nishat Company where I actually got a chance to see the real cooperate world scenario.

One of my hobby is writing poetry, I have made my 3 diaries for different types of poetry it think through poetry I can express what I feel about life about everything which is going on in my life which I cant express to others. Poetry is just not a hobby it’s a passion to me.  Poetry to me is an art just because it is not made with a brush, it doesn’t mean it is not a part of art, it is as much a part of art as drawing or painting is.