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|Thursday, August 5th, 2004|
I haven't been updating much lately since I'm really only checking LJ 2-3x a month at most. Given how busy I've been I don't see that changing. Currently busy at two radio stations instead of one, taking classes and helping out at a club.
I will be starting a MySpace however that has to do with the radio and music stuff I'm doing and if you're interested in that, let me know.
Missed Ozzfest due to a mix of poverty and industry problems but did get to see Tarantula Hawk and Asunder in the Mission on Saturday. Tarantula Hawk is one of the most promising bands out there at the moment. They mix prog with space rock and metal into a deliciously drony stew occaisionally reminiscent of Neurosis. No vocals - just instrumental goodness.
Asunder I heard from reviewing their first split with Like Flies on Flesh on Oakland's Life is Abuse label. Good, slow dirgey near-doom metal. They seem to have improved in leaps and bounds since then and some of the stuff I heard sounded like Motorhead in slo-mo. Very tasty. They'll be at the Three Days event in September I'm looking forward to.
If people like I'll post some music reviews up here since it's mostly a copy and paste operation.
|Sunday, August 1st, 2004|
|Monday, July 5th, 2004|
Am I the only person that watched the previews to Some Kind of Monster and can't wait to see the make-up sex between Lars and James?
Perhaps they'll knock off Zakk and Ozzy as Metal's cutest couple.
|Sunday, July 4th, 2004|
|On Superhero movies
I've just seen Spiderman 2 and given the track record for superhero movies I'm still surprised at just how good it is. Probably better than the first. What's more they've properly set up the series by introducing us to key new characters that will bear fruit later. But I'm not writing this to lionize Sam Raimi , Tobey Maguire and company. I want to examine why so many of these movies are utterly horrible and what makes the successful ones successful.
I understand that movies are made to make money. However in most cases the translation from page to screen is an abomination - serving neither established fans, the creators of said characters, or a prospective new audience. Ergo, these movies that are unsuccessful on an artistic level are often unsuccessful financially as well.The basics here - as elsewhere - are in the writing.
Obviously a successful movie by Hollywood standards is the box office. I would argue that that is a relatively low bar to entry overall given the utter pablum tossed our way. Anyone that's had to endure the dire horrors prior to seeing a movie at any AMC movie theater is going to be so grateful that the trailers are over that any movie they see thereafter will seem utterly wonderful by comparison (Not that art houses are doing much better these days with incredibly execrable trailer for the upcoming Zatoichi movie - which is ironically a great movie).( Read more...Collapse )
|Sunday, June 13th, 2004|
|Monday, May 17th, 2004|
|Saturday, May 15th, 2004|
I was just surfing boingboing.net and ran into this
a Star Wars flavored playset. I thought it was pretty cool. Then they mentioned Micronauts and I realized I never mentioned Greg Pak's movie Robot Stories
which I caught recently.The reviews on this were a bit mixed on IMDB so I wasn't expecting a whole lot. I do caution that this is for fans of independent film. It's shot on DV
and there's some unevenness about it. It's a touching slice of life type movie. ( MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD, G. Collapse )
I highly recommend this movie if you're not in the mood for some Hollywood fluff.
In other news I'm testing out MetaJournal
where they have yet to suspend accounts for not having "redeeming content". It is a little rough and I'm getting used to it (slowly) but if they can keep their heads there it looks to be a worthy alternative. It looks like long term hosting may be an issue (over the short-term, ha) but I have faith they'll get it together. Worth checking out.
|Friday, May 14th, 2004|
Since I've been doing reviews today I figure I'll pass along some of 'em:
Insomnium - Since the Day It All Came Down - Candlelight
Since Candlelight is generally one of the highest quality metal labels (esp. in the US where they distribute many fine labels)
I figured it'd be good. A dark understated picture of a forest offset by white merely reinforced that opinion.This is the Finnish death metal band's second full album and it's a polished one. Melodic with a dash of prog. Two vocalists - the quiet one has a gothic affect to his voice that I find wearing. Thankfully there's times where it's not that noticeable and he doesn't sing that much. The main vocalist reminds me a lot of the singer in Immortal - and that's always good. It's a fine album that partially fills the gap between Katatonia and Opeth and maybe a touch of Dark Tranquillity for heaviness. Very nice and highly recommended.
Probot - s/t - Southern Lord
Dave Grohl's first time at bat as a Metal God and he brings in a solid team of heavy hitters: Cronos (Venom), Snake (VoiVod),King Diamond, Lemmy (Motorhead) and others. The problem is that the material they have to work with is plodding and sub-par and Grohl's guitarwork is merely adequate. It really is a shame given the caliber and histories of those involved.
Like me you probably would have bought this for the names involved but it's unlikely you'll play it more than once.
Hopefully next time around he'll co-write the music with his collaborators. Give this a pass.
Deniz Tek and Scott Morgan - Three Assassins - Career
Two of Detroit's rock aristocracy get together with Italian punk band A-10 and tour Europe. This fine live album is the result.
Deniz, for those that don't know, was just a little younger than the MC 5 crew and knew and hung out with many in that underground rock circle before forming his own act ,by way of Australia, the legendary Radio Birdman in 1974. Scott was lead singer in the Rationals before linking up with Fred "Sonic" Smith (formerly of the MC 5) about the same time period. Both Scott and Deniz work in various bands at any given time (Scott's working on a soul album with Nick from the Hellacopters and Deniz on solo work at the moment). Right out the gate they come out rocking with a great but rough version of the 5's Future/Now (Scott's one of the few people with a soulful enough voice to fit in Rob Tyner's shoes.Too bad he's not singing with the DKT/MC 5) and it's a promising beginning. They play through Electrophonic Tonic (Scott's song that was scheduled to be the B-side of the immortal SRB song City Slang) then into a song I'd never heard before called Shellback that is simply amazing. Agua Caliente, Blood from a Stone, and Give it Up are all excellent tracks showing what this band can do ( and it's more polished than the Rendezvous Band live album by our two protagonists). Dangerous (which as I recall was a Morgan original I first heard on the second Sonic's Rendezvous Band album) is fiiiiiiiine here. City Slang is given a nice drawn out version here that shows these guys skills on guitar. Their version of Iggy's I Got A Right is energetic and muscular as you'd expect. Closer TV Eye is a bit weak but I'll forgive 'em for it.
This is a great album and if you're a fan of old school Detroit Rock n' Roll you shouldn't miss it.
More reviews later.
|Thursday, May 13th, 2004|
"Utterly OT but I tried to respond to one of your posts and I think you de-friended me. I'm not going to ask why, but it would be nice to be able to make comments." - Me
"next time don't act like a cock-gobbling troll. the only real reason you're upset is that you can't organize FYAD in my journal this week." - elgorgo
This stuff's all been wiped now but don't worry elgorgo
you can be a man's man in your own journal where no one you haven't approved can comment.
Bottom line, you overreacted and what's more to someone who merely wanted to make a comment in regards to some things in common.
But hey, you're better than me and someday if I'm really lucky I'll be able to reach your lofty heights.
Postscript: dear jackass if you're going to post things about this in your journal at least be factual. I made zero references to AOL at any time. Not that facts have deterred you in your course of misdirected rage. If you're going to continue trying to dredge up this drama (of your choosing I might add) I'll just post all the asinine things you posted in that comm - then deleted to make yourself look better. Trust me there's no way in hell I'd want to friend someone as pompous and self-serving as you now. Good thing I found it out sooner rather than later.
|Wednesday, May 12th, 2004|
Why are the Fox "News" folks, Rush Limbaugh etc referred to as neo-conservatives when they're really neo-fascists?
Conservatives like William F. Buckley used to be thoughtful and reasonable; and would respond to facts instead of making them up. I'm surprised he's not ashamed of this current crop.
|Saturday, May 1st, 2004|
|In answer to: where the fuck have you been?
Which I grant you is rhetorical. Nonetheless I shall perservere to inform you of what I've been up to. I've been re-organizing and cleaning the apt as well as picking up the usual computer bits and bobs; saw X with sonnyboy despite the efforts of one would-be scalper, ran into the very cool darling_effect
there and talked some (which was cool)and made tentative plans to get together and go see The Pixies later in the year. X was also very good but resonated a bit less with me than they did as The Knitters. More on that later. Saw Cheetah Chrome (ex-Dead Boys) where I ran into friends and also saw the excellent Sweet Justice (feat former Streetwalkin' Cheetahs frontman/guitarist Frank Meyer). I'd missed Rocket from the Tombs twice and had never seen the legendary Dead Boys but this was a nice consolation prize. Easily worth 3x what I paid to get in.
Waffled a bit about various social engagements. Flirted some (which for me is insanely infrequent usually).
Currently going to Wondercon and found the panels interesting and edifying. Pestered various creative teams. If you're going to the con make sure that you check out anything with either Jim Steranko (amazing stories, warm disposition, very funny and somehow reminiscent of Harlan Ellison) or Harvey Pekar (warm, self-effacing, charmingly truthful; his family is great too).
Anyhow if you wanna look me up at the con drop me a line here with an email address and I'll pass on my current cell. All the best to you all and hope your allergies aren't as bad as mine.
|Wednesday, April 14th, 2004|
|Poll: favorite Bittorrent client or p2p and why
Mostly been using Shadow's client/Bittornado til I got ABC which makes organizing them a lot easier. Still there's some hiccups in ABC, which isn't actively developed.
What do you use and why?
|Another fagalicious meme/excuse for a real post - courtesy pouk23
This is utterly hilarious. As if under torture
I'd listen to N'shit.
Teh ansurs 4 realz:
4 Teh luv: You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory - Johnny Thunders
or Bell Bottom Blues/Layla - Derek & the Dominoes.
4 teh cutxoring: Razor's Edge - Rush (sue me, it's personal)
or Dreamer - Tommy Bolin
4 teh partee: (insert random song by the following: Ramones, Cheap Trick, The Darkness, Turbonegro,Rich Kids, Kinks)
4 teh whatevah yo: City Slang - Sonic's Rendezvous Band
4 teh lyfe like omg 4 relz: Bittersweet - Hoodoo Gurus as performed by the Flamin' Groovies.
|Thursday, April 8th, 2004|
|Friday, April 2nd, 2004|
Today was really trying ;_______;
I got out of bed only cos my Dad wouldn't get his cock out of me otherwise. Ugh.
I feel sad, because Sarah and Britney are complete bitches. They told everyone I have an STD, just because I slept with both of their boyfriends on Saturday night.
I'm so angry. Paul is grounded. AGAIN! And I'm not allowed to see him. EVER. It's just NOT FAIR. I hate my mom and I wish she was dead. This wouldn't happen if I was allowed to live with dad.
Last night I had to finish my term paper on the history of pre-communist Russian society. I focussed on the needs of women. I think it's ok, but if I don't pass this I'll lose my scholarship.
I want to tell the world to get fucked.
I am making this journal friends only because I don't want the world to read what I'm writing, even though I'm posting it on the internet.
Today, I got a digital camera! Yes! Here's some photos of my cock.
I want to say thanks to the world for absolutely fucking nothing! You all suck. I feel so alone, no one ever reads this journal, or even comments to let me know that I'm not suffering alone. It's cold here, and I want to die, but I cannot figure out how many of you to take with me when I go.
I went to the doctor yesterday, and he said I have a terrible skin disease which prevents me from coming into contact with other human beings. And bipolar disorder.
You should all do this quiz! It's amazingly accurate. You just put in your name and birthday, and it will tell you what your favourite sexual position is.
I want to say thanks to simon and Abbey and Dave and the other Simon for helping me on Saturday. You guys are the best. By the way, if you happen to find my wallet, keys or underwear, could you SMS me? Adrian has my number.
That's enough for now. But I'll leave you with my favourite Buffy fan-fiction piece I wrote last year when I was in hospital.Created with the Gregors's Semi-Automatic LiveJournal Updater™. Update your journal today!