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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 3/18/09

Erin Go Bragh a day late, all you Irish and Irish wannabes! Me, I'm only a quarter Scot-Irish, but All-American Mutt when you add the British, German and Dutch lineages to the mix. As I like to say, that explains why I'm constantly at war with myself...

Thanks to wifey for hooking a tired pup up last night with some of the best corned beef and cabbage I've ever had, plus rounds of Guinness waiting for me at home. As I struggle with a few growing pains of daddyhood, this diversion was terrific, to say the least. Also thanks to my cousins Ang and Andy for the Murphy's on keg this past Sunday; a Christening party was never so loose! Then of course, mad love to my folks for their continued support and love with everything, including a musical St. Patty's card, considering I forgot to get the Chieftains off the shelf this week... It was also nice catching up with the in-laws for a couple hours this past Sunday while they were in town. We've come strides, haven't we?

For the remainder of the week, be on standby here at The Metal Minute for reviews coming your way of doom blasters Rhino and hopefully a look at the new Les Claypool album Of Fungi and Foe. Special thanks again to Ruyter Suys of Nashville Pussy for checking in. Ruyter shared with me yesterday a killer live photo of the band playing at Wacken in front 100K people, hellacool. For those of you in proximity of the greatest metal festival in the world, I envy you for the music and the camaraderie...

Spin-wise this week, it was a mega dose of Jimi and Lemmy with the Hendrix Experience running away with tons of listens, particularly from getting the baby acclimated to the most influential guitarist of all-time. Plus I finally caught up with the new U2 album and feeling shaky with it at first, I really came to appreciate their Radiohead-esque spirit of reinvention. The new Queensryche album American Soldier came in, which is built around Geoff Tate's series of interviews with the troops in Iraq. What I've heard sounds similar to the past few albums with a midtempo pace and a decidedly melancholy tone, not far off from the new Filter album, which is also in deference to the Iraqi conflict.

Still putzing through Stephen King's latest, though I've had my nose buried in some literary and writer's magazines to try and dig up new opportunities. Just got done watching an Iggy Pop DVD for review and otherwise, there's only been time to watch Tokyo Zombie and that's basically it.

It was cool talking with the delivery man about Jimi on Saturday, even if the baby had to interrupt our music-oriented chat by voicing himself accordingly. Little spud's been quite loud lately, ripping my ears apart at bedtime in ways they haven't been since the 1988 Monsters of Rock fest. Maybe he'll be a death metal singer in sixteen or so years, you never know...

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Motorhead - Overkill
Motorhead - Overnight Sensation
U2 - No Line On the Horizon
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
The Cars - Candy-O
Rhino - Dead Throne Monarch
Queensryche - American Soldier
Stemm - Blood Scent
Static-X - Cult of Static
Derek Sherinian - Molecular Heinosity
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Ian Gillan - One Eye to Morocco
Billy Sheehan - Holy Cow!
Monster Magnet - Spine of God
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Yes - Symphonic Live


DPTH International said...

I've been all over the place with music this week:
Tad Morose
Lazarus AD
Dark Angel
and some Strange Occurance as I type this.

cjk_44 said...

Wednesday, 3/18/09 (posted 3/18/09)

1. Wino – Punctuated Equilibrium
2. Orphaned Land – Mabool
3. Wolves in the Throne Room – Two Hunters
4. Trigger the Bloodshed – Purgation
5. bloodsimple – Red Harvest
6. Kreator – Hordes of Chaos
7. Jeff Loomis – Zero Order Phase
8. Mouth of the Architect – Quietly
9. Nine Inch Nails – With Teeth
10. Yes – The Word is Live, Fragile
11. Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks – Volume 8 (May 2, 1970)
12. Nellie McKay – Pretty Little Head

This week’s reading list: “Tales from the Impossible Dream” – Rico Petrocelli and Chaz Scoggins

Watching: World Baseball Classic

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Wow, both of you are all over the place... Dark Angel; I need to grab Darkness Descends off the shelf. :)

I've listened to that Wino album a bunch of times, gave it an Album of the Month pick here but never formally reviewed it yet...better hop to it, eh?

Metal Mark said...

Black Math Horseman-Wyllt
Crown the lost-Blind Faith Loyalty
Sigh-Imaginary Sonicscape
Nasty Idols-Boys Town
KIX-Blow my fuse
Autograph-Sign in please
The Police-several
Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound-When sweet sleep returned
Chris Laney-Pure
Cinderella-Still climbing
Iron Maiden-s/t

Ian Aiken said...

Well I'm late again, here goes

2. RUSH - A Show of Hands
3. THE ACCUSED - Splatter Rock
4. HYPOCRISY - The Arrival, Abducted
5. KREATOR - Hordes of Chaos
6. NAPALM DEATH - Time Waits for No Slave, Mentally Murdered

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Mark, can't wait to read your impressions over that Sigh album. If it wasn't a reissue I'd be having that as my current front runner of the year.

Ian, always glad to see you whenever that may be. Accused, nice!