I have no problem with 80s influences. I’m made out of them.
You'll be pleased to know I've spent the summer teaching my 2-year old to say 'NAAT' (not), in best Wayne's World fashion. Also 'Nek Minnit', and how to throw the goat.
not a Gotye fan? I thought *everyone* was a Gotye fan.
Depends how much of a nostalgist you are. If his album was any more influenced by the 1980's, I'd expect to see Michael J Fox driving past in a DeLorean every time I (or rather, my wife) sticks it on.
Despite her background, Kimbra’s doing some really good and innovative stuff. Lady’s a beast.
I am very kindly disposed towards Ms Kimbra, but the kindest thing I can say about the album is that it shows a lot of potential and that album 2 is worth waiting for.
I honestly think that the Chasers or Yes Men type of approach to this sort of thing is the only rational response anymore.
Oh, I'm currently weighing up the realistic options. Shortlist so far:
1) Move family to survivalist cabin/bunker in remote mountain region. Shoot trespassers on sight. Pluses: lack of contact with fellow humans. Minuses: potential for ruby-ridge style seige. And lack of cafes for decent flat white.
2) Focussed punisher-style killing spree directed mainly at multinational boardmembers, bankers, and bilderburg attendees. Pluses: enormous short-term buzz. Minuses: short term solution and high chance of dying a horrible death in a Langley basement at the hands of a psychotic spook.
3) Can't beat them, so join them? Pluses: make lots of money. Minuses: taste of rich white male arsehole on tongue not pleasant, potential loss of whatever remains of soul, and dislike being called Wormtongue.
My last day at this job - resigned last month. I've need to get away from a situation that has...not been positive...for some considerable time. We're going back to the UK for an open-ended bit, so this summer is going to be bittersweetly viewed through the lens of 'the last time we...'. The last time we see the pohutukawas bloom, see the surf at Piha, go swimming at Narrowneck, take the ferry, go to the museum.
I'm feeling somewhat fragile and emotional, and need to renew my acquaintance with Captain Morgan stat.
Merry Christmas everyone, and thanks for the site, Russell.
So long and thanks for all the fish.
Having made it about 25% of the way through a book of Jeremy Clarkson's newspaper columns
Did you lose a bet?
I also rediscovered my metal roots via Kyuss Lives! back in May. Playing the Power Station on Fri 13th. Clearly it was fate.
I’d also be remiss here if I didn’t mention that the support act – Doug Jerebine and Billy TK Snr. Who were awesome. Photos here.
And Black Sabbath are reforming with the original lineup. We are, indeed, living through The End Times.
Since it’s Christmas, and all the metalheads have crawled out of the gaps in the geometry of the non-euclidean woodwork, an ozzy/black christmas-themed ‘music I’ve listened to’ as an antidote to all that snoopy and bloody drummer boy.
Black Sabbath – Snowblind. Hey, it mentions snow. That must be Christmas related, right?
Original Hawkwind lineup with Lemmy – Motorhead. ‘Goes up like prices at Christmas’, indeed….
Lemmy – run rudolph run
Merry Christmas to one and all.
Just to set the seal on the year, North Korean state television is announcing the death of Kim Jong-il.
And was there any good music made by women?
Well, I've been rocking the Annabel Fay album pretty hard. Really under-rated, in my opinion.
Oh, I crack myself up.....
the minority who can see the absurdity of the genre while still obviously being devotees.
Oh, I think most fans can see how bloody stupid it all is. Unless you're Norwegian and spend your spare time burning down churches and murdering your fellow fans...
Well, I reckon Ozzy's pretty underrated in the funnies dept. Decades of substance abuse have taken their toll (obvs), but he used to come out with some pretty smart stuff.
I always used to think Dio was a bit of a twerp, until I saw him in the 'headbanger's journey' doco.
Now with extra added spanish subtitles. Calabozos y dragones, indeed...