Friday, 29 May 2009

I love the world for all that's inside it

Friday May 29th, marks my last day as a fresher and an inhabitant of Eddie E. I can tell you saying goodbye to good friends is a hardship that hurts a lot more than you think it would or could. In overall terms 3 1/2 months is a relatively short time but no matter how much you tell yourself this you still get that feeling of despair every time a friend drives off into the distance. Yesterday was certainly a hard day emotionally. Saying goodbye to 3 of your best friends in quick succession is no easy task. People may judge, may laugh, may find it odd that you can be upset when you are only being apart from these people for a few months. But you must remember people that you see literally everyday for 8 months become family and everyone deals with emotional stuff their own way. Some like to cry, others like to pretend everything is ok and other are not phased but such "small" events. To each their own. Change can be a good thing even if it does not seem that way at first. I know that when I get back home I have things to look forward to. Spending time with my family and seeing the girl I love with all that I am. So yes saying goodbye hurts but it is only for a while. We must treasure the times we had. If they were so perfect once why relive them again? It's important to remember where we came from and how we got there but not at the expense of the present or the future.

Peace, love and respect. as always.

-- Tom RDD

Friday, 22 May 2009

If I had my own world, I'd build an empire...

I promised myself I wouldn't but I guess I failed. Today/ yesterday marked the first of numerous almost heart breaking moments. The end of the academic year is upon us and I find myself, after two years as a fresher, dreading the next week. Of course I cannot wait to go home and see my family and my girlfriend but apart of me has almost gone forever and that is the "fresher" within me. As I have said I have spent the last two years a "fresher" so going into the second year of university is somewhat of a big deal. I can't wait for my degree to actually mean something but at the same time I don't want to loose the closeness I have with people I live with. Today marked the first of the inevitable. People have started to leave university for the summer. I will see these people again but not for another 3 months. Leaving the confines of a house in which you have literally seen these people everyday for a year is a hard task to go through no matter who you are. These people I have come to love and call my best friends. I will not forget the times I have spent with them and the things we have shared together. They mean more to me than I can possibly describe and I wish them a happy summer. You have made this last year one of the best years of my life and I am honoured to say that I have known you all.

Yours with peace love and respect. as always.

-- Tom RDD

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Good Morning Heartache, You're Like An Old Friend

It has been a while since writing on this. It's true that twitter is taking over the world one laptop at a time. But unfortunately such a small thing as twitter cannot contain all the words I need to say about my excitement! If you know me you will know I have an unrivalled passion for music. I love listening to it, playing and dancing to it and, excuse the cheese; it is in my very soul. I used to be apart of a ska band that had an unspoken break up and despite efforts to resurrect the band it looks like RDD is gone forever. But out of those ashes rises a new project of mine. My new acoustic reggae band Uncle Fungus has their first show EVER on May 27th @ Evolution in Worcester. This is a very exciting time for me as I have not taken to the stage to perform music for almost a year and I cannot begin to explain how much I look forward to stepping up to mic and saying "Hello, we're Uncle Fungus". Our three piece outfit consists of my two best friends, Mr. Iain Smith on the guitar and Mr. Tariq "Taz" Kahn on the bass and myself on vocals and melodica playing some smoothed out acoustic reggae and bouncy ska. There is part of me who wants to push this band all that I can but at the same time I don't want to make the same mistakes as I did with RDD and take things too seriously and ultimately loose the band and friends along the way. RDD taught me a lot about myself and about how I interact with other people add in the mix we were creating something that means more to me than I can explain it was almost certain things might not be as smooth as they should or could have been. But there is a side of me that believes that pushing the band got us to places we wouldn't have gotten if I hadn't. All in all the times I spent in RDD were amazing but I look forward to Uncle Fungus's transition from an idea into an actual band.

peace, love and respect. always.

-- Tom RDD

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

My Finale

May marks a rather depressing month for me personally. Although the summer awaits and adventures are to be had, being the nastalgi guy I am I can't help but feel slightly saddened. I am a fresher at University and as of the end of the month I won't be. I've been a fresher for two years in a row (seeing as I dropped out of uni last year) and it's one of the best years of your life in terms of being social. I have made so many friends over the last year and although they will still be my good friends I will no longer see them everyday. You may think this seems slightly pathetic and OTT however I challenge you to live with a group of people, see them everyday for almost a year and then part ways and see them maybe once a week or less and then tell me how it feels. The building I live in holds some of the best people I have had the pleasure to meet and call my friends so yes I may feel sad when I leave but I know it's not the end. It's just the end of a certain chapter which needs to be embraced. It's just one of those hard chapters it's hard to finish because you know it doesn't have a very nice ending.

In other slightly sad news my favorite TV show is ending. That's right [Scrubs]. Now that IS slightly odd but never the less I will miss not looking forward to new episodes and if they make another series it just won't be the same without J.D so that's pretty pointless.

In other news Swine Flu is tearing the world apart just like sars and bird flu...

Peace, love and respect. always.

-- Tom RDD

Friday, 1 May 2009


Becuase I've played far too many computer games and especially Supersmash bros. I have set myself the task of learning this song. It's AWESOME! If you have ever played Kirby or SSB You will recognise it. People who know me will know I don't play the piano... at all! I play the melodica and don't even play it that well so it will be pretty difficult but hey I'll give it a go!

Peace, Love and respect. as always.

-- Tom "super smash" RDD