Risis at the Rock the Fest Malta

Maltese rock band Risis are to participate at the Rock the Fest battle of the bands inside the Hard Rock Cafe` St. Julians. Join the fun and vote! If they are among the winners, they will participate at the Farson's Beer Festival this summer...

This will happen on the 23rd June 2011 at around 9pm, and after Ira Losco will be performing as the main guest. More info at their official facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/RisisMusic

Rush concert (Timemachine tour)

Last week I went to London with my friend to see Rush at the O2 arena for their Timemachine tour. It was awesome and look forward to see them again in the future. Our hotel was located in Euston, walking distance from Camden. Since pictures speak louder then words, I leave this blog post with some photos:

A period of transition

At the moment I am transitioning between one job and another - this means I have more time for myself...more time to read, study, play the bass, riding the motorcycle, going to the beach, and of course blogging. I love the summer transitions...

Divorce Referendum

As the entire world or at least Europe knows, last week Malta held a referendum on the legislation for the introduction of divorce. I intentionally did not blog about this for the past months, despite the heavy media and continuous bombardments from peers.

To cut the story short, the outcome was a YES to divorce - although it is not official yet from the parliarment, that would of course leave Philippines as the only country in the world without a legal divorce.

Without taking a stand in favour or against divorce, my next question clearly would be this: Would the Maltese people who fervently voted in favor of divorce still consider to be married by the Church institution?

I will leave the interpretation for that answer to you.

Risis - upcoming Maltese rock band

While being immersed in a busy life, I almost forgot to blog about one of the most important elements to which I dedicate my life - my rock band, Risis. Instead of ranting about it, I will just copy/paste the biography which I had drafted a couple of weeks ago:

Risis are a Maltese rock band formed in 2008. The band was born from a myriad of different names and line-ups, however it all started with drummer Chris Galea who met ex-guitarist of So Chronic and ex Stone Joker, Stefan Farrugia. They auditioned for a number of bassists until they met James Attard whom they knew through his former band White Crimson. Together they covered powerful bands like Muse, Skunk Anansie and Rage Against the Machine until they decided to start working on original material. While looking for a singer, James stumbled across Jodi's profile on Facebook. After a successful audition, Jodi joined Risis and provided the strong voice they were looking for.

The name 'Risis' derives from their former "identity cRisis" syndrome where they used to change their band name before every gig.

All the four members show amazing technical and musical skills, with their songs being personal and powerful as can be felt in their live performances. Risis are currently producing their first single with renowned producer Niki Gravino.

Being a bassist and the appointed PR, as my band mates dubbed, is a juggle between my other elements in life! Yet I cannot complain as it is a very rewarding venture. More info on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/RisisMusic.

6 Simple Rules for Productivty

Stumbled across some rules which I will try to follow in the upcoming days to boost my productivity!

1) Check your email twice a day MAX (good luck with this one)
2) Check stats only twice a day.
3) Work on ONLY 1 thing at a time.
4) Close all open Windows (including AIM, Skype, Gmail, etc) except the specific project you are working on.
5) Write a to-do list in the morning which you follow.
6) Spend your time working on the thing that will potentially give you the most benefit (profit, rewards, etc)