Wow, that sucks :c sorry your Skrillexperience was a shitty one, but don’t let it put you off going to his gigs! I mean sure, that last one sucked but the gig I went to in December was one of the best nights of my life! I fucking loved it, the concert was sensational, the after party was amazing, I got a hug from Roadhog and I made a heap of new friends! Just because one gig sucked doesn’t mean they all will!
Also, woah woah woah, I may have had a sucky night, been poisoned, ended up in hospital, vomited everywhere, missed out on the chance to meet my foking hero and missed half of Sonny’s set, but I never said I was miserable!
I met new people, I saw Alvin Risk and Zane Lowe’s sets [Zane foking killed it!] I saw part of Sonny’s set, I WAS IN THE SAME ROOM AS SONNY, I danced my butt off and Sonny and Roadhog got my presents.
And that definitely isn’t anything to be miserable about! You have to make the best of every situation you’re given. I guess, once you’ve been made to accept your own mortality and you know the end isn’t too far away, you’re kind of forced to embrace every moment you’re given, but I think it’s a pretty good way to live your life. I mean, cancer aside, we’re all going to die someday. It could be decades away, it could be tomorrow! No one knows, which is why I think we need to seize every opportunity we get and make every last second count.
So yeah, my night could have been heaps better, but it could have been an awful lot worse, and there are still plenty of reasons to smile about it! :D
Since he was a kid, Sonny’s talked about how much he loves Aphex Twin. When asked about his biggest influences, his favorite music and his inspirations, he almost always mentions Richard D. James.
Flim is a great track, btw. If you’ve never heard it, you should go listen to it now!
Then right after they filmed this little treasure called Rubber Jono. There aren’t really any words to describe this video, you just need to watch it. Try not to have nightmares…
Even if you didn’t want a hug, I’d force it on you. I’d squeeze you as hard as I could, even lift you off the ground if you’re tiny, until I heard you make a little squeak and then I’d set you back down and move on to the next person.
Sorry for getting lame and emo, but you guys just make me feel so many things! Seriously, this blog is kind of like a safe haven for me. I talk about Sonny a lot in my everyday life and it pisses off pretty much everyone I know. So just knowing I can come here to express myself, to share stories, thoughts and opinions, to share my knowledge of ALL TINGS SONNY with people who want to learn more about him and make stupid little images of all the reasons I adore him, it’s a wonderful feeling. Not only that, but all the stupid shit I post on here is actually appreciated by so many people!
I just love you guys, you give me a reason to keep doing this. You’re all so fokin babies, and I KEES U ALL.
Have a Skrilliant day, friend. I wub you ♥
I first came across Sonny’s music on youtube when I was 13 or 14 years old. I had only just moved from England to New Jersey, I didn’t know anyone, I was an angst ridden teenager who liked to dress in allblackeverything, wear a lot of eyeliner, grow my hair over my eyes and pierce every facial extremity available. I think what first appealed to me was the fact that this was a group of guys who dressed just like me, with hair just like me, singing songs about feeling just how I felt.
The fact that Sonny was only 16 was something else that really intrigued me. This kid wasn’t much older than me, yet he was touring the country with my favorite band, he was on TV and in magazines, he was famous. I guess he was an inspiration and a role model to me right from the start.
For Christmas that year, I got the album Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count and that became my most played album for a good three years afterwards.
But this post isn’t just for the kids who grew up listening to FFTL.
The beginning is the moment you discovered Sonny, whether that was in FFTL, as Sonny Moore or as Skrillex. This post is dedicated to everyone who instantly fell under that spell that’s so uniquely his. His fascinating charm and charisma. There’s something about him that just leaves you wanting more. One more song. One more interview. One more picture. One more video.
This post is dedicated to everyone who’s loved him since they first discovered him, and will keep on loving him to the end.
In this video right here, we see Sonny get pissed off at a fan for throwing a full can of drink on stage [which is perfectly understandable, given the amount of times he’s spilled a drink on his laptop at a show and completely killed it, and I imagine it’d be even more heart breaking if it was done by some ignorant asshole throwing something at him, rather than his own drunken clumsiness].
But despite being jet-lagged, sleep deprived and pissed the hell off at the guy who threw it, he still tells everyone, “But, please, don’t beat him up on my behalf! I don’t like violence. Just say fuck you, you fuckin’ asshole! But no violence. No violence.”
Even better, in this version; which is lower quality, but longer, if you watch to the very end you can hear Sonny saying directly to the guy he just told off, “Sorry. That guy that threw the shit at me, I didn’t mean to snap at you. I feel like an asshole, but I’m not an asshole! LET’S PARTY!”
Is that a weird thing to wonder? …Probably. But don’t pretend like you haven’t thought about it too!
Really though, for someone who smokes so much, tours so much, sweats so much and showers so little, you’ve gotta wonder whether or not he smells like a dirty homeless man…
Just in the time frame since I created this blog, I’ve had a lot of anonymous messages from people telling me that Sonny’s music has inspired them to keep going. Whether it’s because they’ve seen the difficulties Sonny has faced in the past, and how well he’s overcome them or just because his music inspires something deep within them to strive to carry on.
I can honestly say I’ve been in the same position. I don’t really talk about my early teenage years much, because they were quite simply the darkest and most horrible years of my life. There were a lot of times that I’d hit rock bottom, I was so close to giving up because I didn’t think things could get any worse. I thought death would be easier. And again, I can honestly say that Sonny’s music was a huge inspiration to me, a huge factor in me over coming that part of my life and moving on. His work had spoken to me on such a level that it encouraged me to keep living, and I am so glad it did. I love my life today, and honestly I wouldn’t change my past because it made me the person I’ve become.
I wish I could thank Sonny for everything he’s done for me, what he’s done for everyone. He’s such an amazing person, and I just hope he knows it. He gives hope to the hopeless and brings faith to the faithless.
anon: Hiya, I’ve been struggling with depression all my life and have been feeling suicidal recently, but every time I listen to Skrillex’s music, doodle him, or come on your blog and read little tidbits about him, I feel like there’s good in the world and I can carry on for a little longer. So thanks for having this up, Sonny seems like such an amazing guy and so do you. :)
anon: This Isn’t a question but, I while ago, while doing some Skrilly Googling, I randomly came upon your blog. I have to say I LOVED IT. Then Me being dumb didn’t follow it or anything so I lost it. =[ But today I found it, and i have to admit it made me the happiest Iv’e been in a long time. =} (I Suffer with depression.) I love your blog, and keep on Skrillin. =D
anon: Sonny is such a huge inspiration in my life. There’s been so many times I’ve been so close to ending my life, and his music has brought me back from the edge. I love him and I love you. Thank you for this beautiful blog.
anon: one of the little selfish reasons i have to keep from giving up (i have depression-anxiety, am thousands of dollars in debt from college, and on the brink of homelessness) is that i want to see him again. i went to a skrillex concert last october, and it was amazing. i felt happier than i’d ever been in a long time for weeks afterwards. i just want to be his friend. i can’t do that dead.
anon: Sonny saved my life. Not in the sense that I wanted to kill myself and his music stopped me. No. I overdosed on Ecstasy when I went to go see him and didn’t even make it to the show. I was DOWN THE STREET dying in the middle of the sidewalk and the only reason I got up and got help instead of just remaining there convulsing was him. Knowing he was so close to me made me get up and walk down to the venue and ask for help. I would have died that night with his tickets in my hand.
anon: I have a form of bi-polar disorder so sometimes I get what I call mood attacks. I’ll get really angry/sad/manic happy & I can’t control it. When I first discovered Skrillex I had a lot of anger attacks. But every time I listened to his voice or music I felt the anger ebb away. I listened to Gypsyhook a few hundred times then probs. I never felt suicidal (pain phobiac over here) but I’ve been close to running away & it was like Sonny kept me from that. I owe him my life and everything in it.
If you have a story about how much Sonny has influenced you, feel free to share! We’ll make a master post about how Sonny’s a fokin’ modern-day superhero.
Please. Please. I implore you, stop.
I don’t particularly enjoy having all the pictures I work on reposted every single day and other people take credit for them.
Just reblog ‘em ;-;
These images, courtesy of rukes.com, are from the Skrillex and Dada Life show at LA Live Event Deck on January 29th, 2012. Skrillex’s stage show was complete with Marvel characters ranging from Captain America to Iron man, as well as acrobats, pole dancers, a dwarf dressed as Mr T. and even Jared Leto!
To those of you who were in the crowd at that concert, I envy you on levels incapable of expression by words. A night to remember if ever I saw one.
So Sonny made this tweet on January 23rd, and then three days later on January 26th, Rukes updates his website and lo and behold Sonny is wearing a suspiciously fancy looking tie…
Not only is he, in my opinion, one of the best EDM producers out there at the moment, he also has a phenomenal singing voice, he can play the guitar like a pro, he kicks a ball better than I could ever hope to, he’s actually a pretty good skater AND he’s the best damn table humper ever to exist.
This littleskrillexting was suggested by Mei-Mei. ♥
In case you can’t read it, his cake says
This beautiful work of art is by deathdetonation. It’s one of my favorite drawings of Sonny, I just think it’s gorgeous. It’s quite simple, but I think that’s one of the things I love about it, and even though it isn’t incredibly detailed, you still couldn’t mistake it for anyone but Sonny. I asked her for a little background information on the drawing and she said;
That drawing was made during a time when I was feeling really, really down. And whenever I feel bad, I sometimes try to draw things to cheer myself up. I really like Skrillex, because he speaks for so many people out there, people chasing dreams and people seeking to feel good about themselves. I also really liked one of the pictures I had of him, so I decided to draw from it. I think it’s pretty meaningful to me. He is like a ray of sunshine, you know? And I can’t draw enough pictures of him. Even if he might never see them. :)
I think it’s great that drawing Sonny can pick your mood up when you’re feeling down. Honestly, your art is beautiful, and I hope you draw him when you’re feeling happy too, because I’d definitely like to see more.
Because, seriously, when was the last time you saw him in a pair of pants that weren’t these ones? According to Rock Sound Magazine he has eight pairs of these pants, which are ‘lovingly laundered by friends in LA and sent out to him on tour’.
It kind of makes me think of a cartoon character, how they’re always in the same outfit all the time. I like to think you open Skrilly’s wardrobe and you just see the same pair of pants, same black tee and same checked shirt, only about 40 of each of them.