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ricardus_scriptor

Rick Dive Author (back on Amazon... eventually), adventure seeker. Honestly this kinda got taken over by the #irontherapy microreview/mental health project. http://facebook.com/richarddiveofficial
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I’m in two kinda about mission: impossible - rogue nation. the 2015 film from christopher mcquarrie is competently made, the set pieces and story beats are strong, but it takes some of the tongue in cheek self awareness too far which really breaks the immersion (take a drink every time someone says impossible and rip your liver). rebecca ferguson’s mi6 agent ilsa faust is a brilliant counterpoint to tome cruise’s ethan hunt though, and sean harris is a powerfully creepy and intimidating villain as solomon lane, but other additions don’t really merit a mention. joe kraemer takes on the soundtrack this time around, and like giacchino he really knows how to capture a scene through sound. film available on home media and streaming services, soundtrack available on itunes and spotify.
solid arm/back/core session, my sleeping patterns are kind of a mess so that’s definitely affecting both effort and recovery. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #thursday #armday #backday #coreday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #missionimpossible #roguenation #christophermcquarrie #2015 #tomcruise #rebeccaferguson #seanharris #spy #action #thriller #soundtrack #joekraemer #itunes #spotify
1 20 5 hours ago
Last alternative artist for the year is lorde with her 2013 debut pure heroine. for someone so young when this album was written and released, new zealander ella yellich-o’connor really brings life and regality to her chosen musical persona, delivering something brilliantly original and truly iconic. definitely worth taking the time with the extended version. highlight tracks include tennis court, royals, team, and bravado. available on itunes and spotify.
so drained right now, glad i’m heading towards something of a rest week. also got my hair cut. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #wednesday #cardio #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #lorde #pureheroine #2013 #tenniscourt #royals #team #bravado #alternative #pop #indiepop #electropop #dreampop #newzealand #itunes #spotify
1 53 21 hours ago
The 1997 self titled debut from savage garden is truly something special. the brisbane duo of singer darren hayes and instrumentalist daniel jones were a powerhouse in the pop rock genre, capturing a sound that simultaneously evokes prince, michael jackson, and late queen, whilst remaining wholly their own. it’s a clear labour of love, and features some truly iconic tracks within the australian pop/rock canon. definitely worth picking up the expanded version too, with some rare live tracks and remixes. it’s hard to narrow it down, but my highlight tracks include to the moon and back, i want you, truly madly deeply, and santa monica. available on itunes and spotify.
i haven’t been taking care of myself, trying to do that more. arm/chest/shoulder work was good in terms of recovery but yeah. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #tuesday #armday #chestday #shoulderday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #savagegarden #1997 #tothemoonandback #trulymadlydeeply #iwantyou #santamonica #pop #rock #poprock #australia #darrenhayes #danieljones #itunes #spotify
2 49 Yesterday
Dragonforce up the intensity with their 2004 album sonic firestorm, really embracing the mythical elements of their lyricism and pushing their tempo further still. the british rockers own their sound, standing out like a bright light in what can be a pretty dark and dingy genre. get into it, that’s all i can say. highlight tracks include fury of the storm, soldiers of the wastelands, prepare for war, and once in a lifetime. available on itunes and spotify.
day over day recovery is always difficult over summer, especially when it’s humid and gross on cardio days. my mind is somewhere else. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #monday #cardio #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #dragonforce #sonicfirestorm #2004 #furyofthestorm #soldiersofthewastelands #prepareforwar #onceinalifetime #rock #metal #heavymetal #speedmetal #alternative #british #itunes #spotify
0 24 2 days ago
I miss itunes festival, hopefully one day it comes back around, but for now we have the remnants on apple music like elton john’s 2013 set for this week’s #livesessionsunday. i’ve always been in two winds about elton john; his music is great and he’s a strong performer, but i struggle to really get into the studio stuff. live performances are universally phenomenal though, so even though it’s a short set i can definitely recommend it. available on itunes and apple music.
not a bad leg session, getting towards a better headspace and i have one person in particular i can thank for that. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #sunday #legday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #live #eltonjohn #itunesfestival #2013 #rock #pop #glam #progressive #softrock #itunes #applemusic
3 33 3 days ago
People have said i look like a less hipster jeff tweedy from wilco, so i decided to check out warm, his new solo disc. it doesn’t do anything that really separates it from the solo alt rock crowd, but it’s an extremely competent album from an artist who knows his musical identity and how to get the best out of it, so while lacking in grandeur it really does hit every mark it needs to, and as a deeply personal album coming just weeks after his memoir it strikes the emotional chords with surgical precision. i wouldn’t necessarily got out of my way for it if i weren’t a wilco fan, but well worth a spin. highlight tracks include bombs above, some birds, don’t forget, i know what it’s like, and the title track. available on itunes and spotify now.
someone close to me is going through some stuff too so that’s at the forefront of my mind, just hoping everything is okay, and even a cardio thrash couldn’t distract from it. i don’t know if i make things better or worse. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #friday #weekend #cardio #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #newrelease #jefftweedy #wilco #warm #2018 #bombsabove #somebirds #dontforget #iknowwhatitslike #rock #alternative #solo #folk #itunes #spotify
0 26 5 days ago
Mission: impossible - ghost protocol was director brad bird’s live action debut, and he delivered arguable the best entry in the franchise with it. with jj abrams still serving as producer of this 2011 film, it takes the time of the third film and refines it further still, and while a few of the loose plot points retread those of the first film, it recontextualises it and amps everything up to eleven, with some incredible action scenes and incredible set pieces between russia. dubai, and india. definitely worth checking out, with such a great balance between action, thrills, and comedy. michael giacchino returns to score and does so expertly, again naming each track with a scene relevant pun (my favourite habit). film available on home media and streaming services, soundtrack available on itunes and spotify.
arm/back/core session was alright, but i’m really not doing okay so routine is needed to keep me anchored. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #thursday #armday #backday #coreday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #missionimpossible #ghostprotocol #2011 #soundtrack #bradbird #jjabrams #tomcruise #dubai #russia #india #action #thriller #spy #movie #itunes #spotify
1 27 1 weeks ago
Marina and the diamonds’ third album froot is again evidence that marina does the katy perry sound better than katy perry. leaning more into the conventional pop genre than alt pop, it bounces and pops but maintains a serious through line, touching really well on ideas of breakups, loneliness, and putting on a happy mask in spite of it all. topical. highly recommend this one, highlight tracks include the title track, i’m a ruin, blue, better than that, and immortal. available on itunes and spotify.
short cardio session today, a slot going on. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #wednesday #cardio #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #marinaandthediamonds #froot #2014 #imaruin #blue #betterthanthat #immortal #pop #indiepop #alternative #itunes #spotify
1 23 2 weeks ago
Architecture in helsinki’s 2014 album now + 4eva is solid, yes, but it doesn’t feel like much more than a refinement on what and before. i’m not disappointed by the disc in any way, there’s a lot of energy and some serious creative strokes throughout, but i guess i was expecting something a little more ambitious than what we got. worth checking out though. highlight tracks include in the future, i might survive, dream a little crazy, and 2 time. available on itunes and spotify.
arm/chest/shoulder work was alright, whole lot of stuff going on right now so i’m not gonna go too deep into that. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #tuesday #armday #chestday #shoulderday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #architectureinhelsinki #nowplus4eva #2014 #inthefuture #imightsurvive #dreamalittlecrazy #2time #rock #alternative #indie #indiepop #pop #punk #itunes #spotify
3 40 2 weeks ago
Kind of fitting that my last artist run for #metalmonday (for now) would be dragonforce, one of the linchpins in the revival of speed metal in the mainstream, and valley of the d****d is one hell of an introduction. released in 2003, it carries the vibe of 80s speed metal pioneered by iron maiden but really owns its own sound. really accessible too, so definitely worth jumping straight into this. highlight tracks include the title track, starfire, evening star, and heart of a dragon. available on itunes and spotify.
taking hiit out of the routine for a week to see how it goes, if nothing else it should help with recovery day over day. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #monday #cardio #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #dragonforce #valleyofthedamned #2003 #starfire #eveningstar #heartofadragon #rock #metal #heavymetal #speedmetal #britain #itunes #spotify
1 38 2 weeks ago
It’s been a while since we touched on pearl jam, so their 2016 set let’s play two takes the stage for this week’s #livesessionsunday. recorded over two days at chicago’s wrigley field as a soundtrack for the live documentary of the same name, the set list features some well known hits alongside some more obscure songs that rarely see live rotation, which comes as a real treat to the hardcore fans whilst remaining mostly accessible to everyone else. definitely a vibe, although at this point in their career the band has lost a little bit of the punch they had earlier on. i don’t know if it’s the way it was recorded or if the iconic grunge quintet have softened their sound intentionally, but it’s certainly noticeable. available on itunes and spotify.
leg work was on point, but the best part of the weekend was last night followed closely by this afternoon. vibe of vibes, i know exactly how to put it into words but i won’t. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #sunday #legday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #live #pearljam #letsplaytwo #2016 #chicago #wrigleyfield #rock #alternative #grunge #soundtrack #itunes #spotify
2 35 2 weeks ago
Holy hell is arguably the best architects album to date at a core conceptual level, hitting hard from start to finish whilst maintaining some real emotional death. this 2018 disc is the first studio effort from the british metalcore band following the loss of lead guitarist tom searle to cancer in 2016, and while his absence is very much felt it also drives the album. i know this type of metal isn’t the most accessible to everyone, but i loved this. highlight tracks include death is not defeat, hereafter, royal beggars, and doomsday. available on itunes and spotify now.
health has been up and down this week but a relatively strong cardio/hiit finish to close it out. december is bringing changes. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #friday #weekend #cardio #hiit #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #newrelease #architects #holyhell #2018 #deathisnotdefeat #hereafter #royalbeggars #doomsday #rock #metal #heavymetal #metalcore #britain #itunes #spotify
2 33 2 weeks ago