Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Mumbling jumbling pagi2 buta...

cek this out, gambo Brian May ( Queen ) dan Bruce Dickinson ( Iron Maiden ).

Dari aku kecik2, late 70s, early 80s time darjah satu darjah dua, sampai sekolah menengah, in fact sampai skarang, aku heran kalo lagu heavy rock ke metal ke mesti kena cemuh ngan some circle of people, termasuk some penulis2 kat sokkabar ke hapa ke yang aku ingat, walaupun dorang tak la bijak mana pun, tapi their education level should make them realise their opinions are obnoxious.
Nasib baik mak aku tak pernah bising dia nampak kaset2 metal aku time aku budak2, tapi luar dari rumah biasa ah, rock dan metal tu relate ngan orang hisap dadah ke, orang jahat ke, budak lepak bawah blok ke dan whatsover yang very idiotic dan of course stereotaip. Lagi teruk, zaman tu, Metal ni kena siap chop Satanic hehehe. Skarang ok sikit, takde la sikit2 " wah, u listen Satanic Songs " ekekekee. Fools!!.

Well, aku suka actually, pasal pada aku being a metal fan, is being a part of a lucky exclusive group of people.
Walaupun aku tak intelligent, aku dah pernah lalui zaman " berhenti sekolah tanpa bilang mak bapak dulu, lepas berenti baru cakap ", dan setakat zaman " repeat student " tu no big deal, ni satu artikel yang aku bleh relate hehehehe.

Tapi apa pun, thanks to metal especially Iron Maiden, motivate aku suka belajar cakap English, baca sokkabar hari2 untuk general knowledge, history, literature, religions comparison, social/current issues, politics, warfare, human pschology ( betul ke spelling ), dan apa pun la... Up the Irons.

Artikel atas ni keluar kat sokkabar Telegraph, United Kingdom pada March 23 2007 lepas.

Heavy metal 'a comfort for the bright child'
By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent

Metal's bark is far worse than its bite
Brains in the bands
Intelligent teenagers often listen to heavy metal music to cope with the pressures associated with being talented, according to research.

The results of a study of more than 1,000 of the brightest five per cent of young people will come as relief to parents whose offspring, usually long-haired, are devotees of Iron Maiden, AC/DC and their musical descendants.

Researchers found that, far from being a sign of delinquency and poor academic ability, many adolescent "metalheads" are extremely bright and often use the music to help them deal with the stresses and strains of being gifted social outsiders.

Stuart Cadwallader, a psychologist at the University of Warwick, will present the findings at the British Psychological Society conference in York today.

He said: "There is a perception of gifted and talented students as being into classical music and spending a lot of time reading. I think that is an inaccurate stereotype. There is literature that links heavy metal to poor academic performance and delinquency but we found a group that contradicts that.

"We are looking at a group with lower than average self-esteem that does not feel quite as well adjusted. They feel more stressed out and turn to heavy metal as a way of relieving that stress.

"Participants said they appreciated the complex and sometimes political themes of heavy metal music more than perhaps the average pop song. It has a tendency to worry adults a bit but I think it is just a cathartic thing. It does not indicate problems."

The researchers surveyed 1,057 members of the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth - a body whose 120,000 student members are within the top five per cent academically in the 11-19 age range.

Asked for their favourite type of music, 39 per cent said rock, 18 per cent R&B and 14 per cent pop. Six per cent said heavy metal and a third rated it in their top five genres.

The heavy metal fans in the study had lower self-esteem and more difficulties in family relationships and friendships.

Mr Cadwallader then held an online discussion involving 19 members of the academy, 17 of whom were heavy metal fans. They spoke of listening to bands including System of a Down, Slipknot, Tool, Dragon Force, Forward Russia and In Flames when they were in a bad mood and using it to work off frustrations and anger.

One student said: "It helps me with stress. It's the general thrashiness of it. You can't really jump your anger into the floor and listen to your music at the same time with other types of music."

Mr Cadwallader added: "Perhaps gifted people experience more pressure than their peers and use the music to purge this negativity."

Dan Silver, assistant editor of the music magazine NME who has worked for Kerrang! and Metal Hammer, said: "Many themes of heavy metal are about alienation. If you have these kinds of feelings there is a lot you can get out of the music and the community of fans who are into it."


Brains in the bands
Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of Iron Maiden, is a history graduate, an international fencer and flies Boeing 757s.

He studied at Queen Mary College, University of London, where he was active in student politics as a member of the Conservative Party.

As well as his musical activities, he works as a first officer for the British airline Astraeus and is a published novelist.


Bryan Holland, a founder member of The Offspring, is universally known as Dexter, American slang for a brainy nerd.

He has a degree in biology, and a Master's in molecular biology, both from the University of Southern California.

He turned down a chance to do a PhD to concentrate on his career with The Offspring.

He once flew solo around the world in 10 days.

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