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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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The living end produces a really solid album with 2016’s shift, which feels simultaneously like a callback to their earlier work and a strong step in a new direction. not much more i can say about it; short as it is it hits all the right sonic points, and it’s message is clear and concise. get on it. highlight tracks include monkey, keep on running, further away, and life as we know it. available on itunes and spotify.
i hate changing gyms, but a lack of time between work things required it. not the worst arm/chest/shoulder session, but hampered by an unfamiliar setting. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #tuesday #armday #chestday #shoulderday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #thelivingend #shift #2016 #monkey #keeponrunning #furtheraway #lifeasweknowit #rock #punk #alternative #australia #itunes #spotify
2 23 9 hours ago
With their 2018 sixth album, gravity, bullet for my valentine find the heaviness in a very different sonic place. the thrashcore sound that is intrinsic to the band is still present as a through line, but there’s definitely a vibe reminiscent of linkin park in there from the vocal harmonies and electronic soundscape that it embraces. although shorter than most of their back catalogue, this one loops around on itself well and lends itself to multiple sequential listenings. highlight tracks include leap of faith, over it, letting you go, the title track, and don’t need you. available on itunes and spotify.
did a little extra for this cardio/hiit session, but there’s only so many stats i can show. pleased with the outcome. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #monday #cardio #hiit #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #bulletformyvalentine #gravity #2018 #leapoffaith #overit #lettingyougo #dontneedyou #rock #metal #heavymetal #thrashcore #electronic #itunes #spotify
0 35 Yesterday
The soundstage sessions, released in 2009, is one of the highest quality live recordings in stevie nicks’ catalogue, so it’s a solid pick for throw weeks #livesessionsunday. for the most part the audience sound is relegated right to the back of the mix, so you can really hear stevie and the band more than anything else, which is fantastic save for missing out on the great rapport she has with crowds and singalongs with certain tracks, but beyond that i have no serious criticism of it. the set list is great, the energy behind it is strong, and at 77 minutes it’s the ideal concert length. definitely worth checking out. available on itunes and spotify.
leg day. i don’t even know what i’m doing anymore. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #sunday #legday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #stevienicks #thesoundstagesessions #2009 #rock #folk #singer #fleetwoodmac #live #livemusic #itunes #spotify
2 28 2 days ago
Disturbed haven’t done anything particularly different or ambitious with evolved, which feels more than anything else like a companion/follow up to their previous album. i mean it’s a smart move, banking on what they’ve established really works in the mainstream, but at no point did i find myself surprised or particularly wowed. it’s a competent album, the energy is definitely driving it, and it’s definitely that something a fan would enjoy, but i’m just a little underwhelmed by it. highlight tracks include are you ready, a reason to fight, the best ones lie, and already gone. available on itunes and spotify.
heavy cardio session followed by washing/long distance walking the dog, my body hurts. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #friday #weekend #cardio #hiit #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #disturbed #evolved #2018 #newrelease #areyouready #areasontofight #thebestoneslie #alreadygone #rock #metal #hardrock #numetal #heavymetal #itunes #spotify
2 24 4 days ago
With the 2015 release of creed, ryan coogler managed to both breathe life into the rocky franchise and pass the leading torch to up and comer michael b jordan. i’m not a big fan of sports films, but rocky and now creed has always been about much more about that; it’s the underdog story, the outsider who defies the odds, and this movies exemplifies it. sylvester stallone returning in a supporting role was surprisingly emotive, unsurprising there was oscar talk for the performance, and tessa thompson carries her usual magnetic charm and nuanced characterisation; this film was excellently shot and performed. ludwig göransson’s score captures the story perfectly, both paying homage to the original rocky scores and thoroughly modernising things so it stands out on its own. the torch has been passed. film available on home media and streaming services, soundtrack available on itunes and spotify.
solid arm/back/core session tonight, really helped after some heavy anxiety/depression swings through the day. medicating helps, but the side effects of that aren’t great either. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #thursday #armday #backday #coreday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #creed #2015 #ryancoogler #rocky #michaelbjordan #sylvesterstallone #tessathompson #adoniscreed #sport #movie #soundtrack #ludwiggöransson #orchestra #boxing #itunes #spotify
1 39 5 days ago
Back to black, amy winehouse’s second and final album before her untimely death, is a beautiful yet tragic insight into what might have been. released in 2006, it stands out both musically and lyrically with its soulful blues tones, with a wonderful cynicism that really captures amy’s battles with personal demons and the feelings of a generation in general. such a sad story, and with a length of only 35 minutes that leave you wanting more than can’t be, i have to strongly recommend the deluxe version with an extra 25 minutes of content (especially her live version of valerie). highlight tracks include rehab, you know i’m no good, the title track, tears dry on their own, and addicted. available on itunes and spotify.
cardio sessions can go either way when you’ve been unwell, and this one went better than expected. gonna have to get more blood work done if these symptoms don’t go away. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #wednesday #cardio #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #amywinehouse #backtoblack #2006 #rehab #youknowimnogood #tearsdryontheirown #addicted #valerie #alternative #soul #blues #rnb #itunes #spotify
0 42 6 days ago
The living end lean into the softer side of pop punk for the ending is just the beginning repeating, and while the 2011 album isn’t a standout, it’s still a good listen. it seems to have been written around just how radio friendly it can be, which isn’t a bad thing, because the underlying political nature of the band is still present, but it feels less like their regular punchy sound. definitely worth a listen either way. highlight tracks include heatwave, for another day, song for the lonely, resist, and the title track. available on itunes and spotify.
inverting arm/chest/shoulder session was a good idea, feeling the recovery already. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #tuesday #armday #chestday #shoulderday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #thelivingend #theendisjustthebeginningrepeating #2011 #heatwave #foranotherday #songforthelonely #resist #rock #punk #poppunk #alternative #australia #itunes #spotify
2 44 1 weeks ago
Lionel richie’s encore (live at wembley) from 2002 has some stunning production quality, so it takes the #livesessionsunday stage this week. featuring songs from both his commodores days and his solo career, the r&b/soul legend puts out a really strong performance that really makes you want to get up and dance along, but i keep coming back to that recording quality; it’s almost at studio tier, but with the crowd and the natural live charm richie brings it takes it to a whole new level. really enjoyed this, and clocking in under an hour it’s easy to breeze through. available on itunes and spotify.
zero rest leg session today, so heart rate is skewed higher than usual. can’t wait until i have something that’ll provide ekg though, gone be siiiick. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #sunday #legday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #lionelrichie #encore #2002 #live #soul #funk #rnb #singer #wembley #london #itunes #spotify
1 29 2 weeks ago
Tom morello’s solo debut (nighwatchman aside) the atlas underground is underwhelming. his own presence is watered down by leaning heavily on collaborative artists, and when it does come up it’s nothing new; the sound is very much reminiscent of early audioslave, and that’s the kindest thing i can say about it. the political message is still there and still biting and important, and the production value isn’t bad, it just lacks an identity of its own, which is really surprising for someone with such an iconic sound. it’s like twelve b-sides slapped together, and that stings. only really recommend it if you’re a super fan or a completionist. highlight tracks include rabbits revenge, lucky one, and roadrunner, but honestly i’m not all that hype about them. available on itunes and spotify.
having the time to do a full cardio/hiit session on a friday is nice, but not something that’ll be around long enough for me to get used to. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #friday #weekend #cardio #hiit #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #newrelease #tommorello #theatlasunderground #2018 #rabbitsrevenge #luckyone #roadrunner #rock #alternative #metal #rap #hiphop #instrumental #itunes #spotify
1 21 2 weeks ago
Oh venom, i had low expectations for this even as a fan of ruben fleischer’s direction, but you pleasantly surprised me. released ambiguously this year into no specific marvel canon (honestly it could fit the mcu, the amazingverse ((rip)), or the raimi films if you do like i do and pretend 3 doesn’t exist), it actually stands up quite well on its own as a film, and while a long shot from being the best marvel film out there, it’s definitely one of the better things sony have put out, and the effects work is surprisingly good. tom hardy as eddie brock/venom was a good choice, as was riz ahmed for carlton drake/riot, but much of the rest of the cast falls to the wayside. definitely a step in the right direction if sony want to build their own marvel universe, but still probably best folded (somehow) into the mcu. likewise, mcu soundtrack veteran ludwig goransson provides the antihero equivalent to elfman’s work with raimi, really setting the right tones of horror and heroism with his score. film in cinemas now, soundtrack available on itunes and spotify.
it’s been a while since i’ve done such a late arm/back/core session, interested to see what the recovery is like seeing as i don’t have a shift to follow it. also my book is available on kindle now but now is not the time for that. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #thursday #armday #backday #coreday #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #venom #2018 #rubenfleischer #sony #marvel #tomhardy #rizahmed #riot #antihero #comics #horror #itunes #spotify
1 27 2 weeks ago
Amy winehouse came out swinging with her 2003 debut album frank, kicking off a revival of the blues/soul sound in the mainstream. she had this beautiful huskiness to her voice that many have tried and failed to emulate since, and although it’s not the most high paced album, it keeps a steady beat flowing throughout. it’s the alternative side of pop, and i love it. highlight tracks include cherry, f**k me pumps, in my bed, take the box, and amy amy amy. available on itunes and spotify.
pretty happy with this cardio session, and had a relatively constructive day beforehand. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #ink #tattoos #wednesday #cardio #hiit #comewithmeifyouwanttolift #irontherapy #amywinehouse #frank #2003 #cherry #fuckmepumps #inmybed #takethebox #amyamyamy #alternative #pop #blues #soul #itunes #spotify
1 15 2 weeks ago
The living end really hit their mainstream stride with white noise in 2008, but didn’t lose any of their message. it’s a pretty standard hard punk affair otherwise, some of the early tracks feeling like they have a bit of a white stripes vibe to contrast, but more than anything it’s their own sound. honestly this would be a pretty good starting point for someone who hadn’t heard them before. highlight tracks include how do we know, raise the alarm, the title track, loaded gun, and kid. available on itunes and spotify.
a decent arm/chest/shoulder session tonight, migraines less intense so i got some other stuff done today too. #gym #health #fitness #fit #beard #inktattoos #tuesday #armday #chestday #shoulderday #thelivingend #whitenoise #2008 #howdoweknow #raisethealarm #loadedgun #kid #rock #alternative #punk #garage #australia #itunes #spotify
1 24 2 weeks ago