In anticipation of our return home tomorrow (Detroit/SF/Auckland)
Kick out those jams with a flower in your hair
Russell - belated, but I'm very pleased and quite surprised Jimmy enjoyed himself. I would have assumed an event/atmosphere like that would have been a bit too overwhelming. Has he ever shown any interest in making music? Get him copies of Cubase and Protools, and let him rip out some filthy metal-inspired dubstep.
Now try listening to "Sleeping Village" off the first album and calm yo tits
Hell no - I'm listening to 'Snowblind'. Did they play it?
Nothing against Dio. I like him, I just don't like any of the music he's ever done, with or without Sabbath.
When Dio was fronting them, IT WASN'T SABBATH, INFIDEL! Prepare to feel the wrath of my furry jockstrap.
Hmm - Mayhem weren't really that nice though eh? One band member shot and ate the other after a church burning frenzy and then became a white supremacist...
Norwegian metal bands have a reputation even amongst metal fans as being <technical term>utterly fucking insane<technical term>. That's 'insane' in the bad way, not the Ozzy Osbourne 'let me hear you all go crazy' kind of way.
A doco worth checking out is A headbanger's journey. It's Canadian, so couldn't really be any nicer (eh). But at one point, having done all these happy interviews, the maker/presenter interviews a few Norgie bandmembers. I'd be understating things if I said the upbeat tone nosedives sharply at that point.
While most metal fans seem to be able to take it both 'really seriously' and 'not at all seriously' at the same time, something got lost in translation in Norway. It's like they heard about the PMRC and backmasking and devil worship and all the rest of it, and thought they'd do their best to make Jerry Falwell's feverdreams an actual reality.
Ohhh, new Beastwars!. See, wouldn't have known that if it wasn't for this community.
And that gives me the perfect excuse to post up the new Black Sabbath track.
My rule of thumb is that any band the wrong side of 30 and/or 3 or 4 decent albums is almost certainly creatively bankrupt and coasting on the goodwill of their former glories. Black Sabbath appear to have made one last deal with the devil to continue to exist outside the usual space/time continuum.
Good for the garden, too, apparently. "exposure to Sir Cliff Richard killed every plant". Ahehehehe.
I've had good (albeit limited) experiences with 'Beatport' for dance music downloads, if you're after an alternative.
It never occurred to me that my tax was anything other than a means for the government to provide the necessary education, health & social welfare provisions of the population for whom it works. With a little to subsidise Bellamys, pay for a toy army, etc.
Taxes pay for Civilisation. Time to dust off that old soundbite, methinks.
One thing Thatcher never did was to introduce a Henry VIII law
But...she already had a son with Denis. Why would she have need to break with the church in order to divorce and sire a heir?
Yeah, been drafting you an e-mail for the last two months. Must get that finished...