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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 3/4/09

To quote the brilliance of a poet friend of mine, who ordered the chaos?

March is here and of course that always means winter faithfully likes to vomit another late-hitting spew of white shit all over the land, which in our area the predicted snowfall was well short of what actually dropped and the county was apparently still napping in bed once the event hit full blast. It's been ages since I fishtailed much of the way down a major interstate that hadn't been touched one iota. Not a fun ride with the typical morons closing in around you as if snowstorms produce magnetic conducive forces. Hope the kiddos had fun, I envy their innocent obstusiveness to responsibility and wish I was that age again to enjoy it.

Over the weekend I fell ill after running solo to entertain company, clean the joint up, grocery shop and of course tend to the baby. Just as this was happening, our refrigerator blows up. Never mind the dryer also blew and the dehumidifier in the basement as well. The baby's dealing with a double ear infection and handling it more gracefully than expected, particularly since the snowstorm ruined his specialist appointment, not to mention another appointment my wife and I had of great importance.

Then I found out this morning one of my first music writing outlets ever, Pivotal is closing up shop. Can't say I blame the site owner Leevan. Finding the motivation, much less the time in a quickly-changing climate with labels being forced to go all-digital in light of the economy and Generation Tech forcing its lazy will upon the industry does leave a soured effect. Thanks for bringing me along in the beginning, bro.

Who ordered the chaos, indeed?

So it was with grudging reluctance I crawled into bed whenever the baby napped during the weekend and plowed through some Vincent Price movies, soaking up his genius and trying to get the body healed, much less find the motivation to get my personal work done, which has been fruitless to this point. Somebody take this god-danged depressing chill out of the air, tell the real estate agents where to stick their god-danged commission checks and get my god-danged fingers moving on the 'puter once again, eh?

Thus the energy I came into the weekend after a fantastic interview with Anthony Masi, producer of the horror documentary His Name Was Jason, queefed on Saturday night and thus I've not been pounding out the promos as I was beginning to do effectively, although I've checked out the new Wolves in the Throne Room and whoo-whee...those guys are consistent.

In fact, I've been very stuck on the horror-tinged synth prog rock duo Zombi's albums throughout the week. I haven't heard the new U2 album people are buzzing about with different latitudes of appreciation, but I did spin Achtung Baby a number of times as well. I did play the piss out of Hell Bent for Leather, just to stay connected proper. Looks like there's a lot of exciting music in metal and the other genres starting to brew, so the next few months should be interesting, particularly once spring shoves this prolonged cold out of here with a bitchslap of positivity...

Zombi - Surface to Air
Zombi - Cosmos
Zombi - Spirit Animal
Judas Priest - Hell Bent For Leather
U2 - Achtung Baby
Chicago - II
Nashville Pussy - From Hell to Texas
Wolves in the Throne Room - Black Cascade
Billy Sheehan - Holy Cow
Alicia Keys - The Diary of Alicia Keys
Kreator - Hoardes of Chaos
JJ Grey and Mofro - Country Ghetto
Revolting Cocks - Sexo Olympico
Vader - The Art of War
The Turtles - 20 Greatest Hits
Whiplash - Power and Pain/Ticket to Mayhem
Carole King - Tapestry
Dustin Kensrue - Please Come Home
Hanoi Rocks - Self-Destruction Blues


Metal Mark said...

Wino-Punctuated Equilibrium
Deceiver-Thrashing Heavy Metal
Abattoir-The only safe place
Blue Oyster Cult-Best of
Billy Idol-Best of
Maltese Falcon-Metal Rush
Electric Wizard-Witchcult Today
WASP-S/T and The last command
Iron Maiden-Piece of mind
The Hunted-Demo
Circus-Stay for the ride

Some cookbooks
A biography on Benjamin Franklin
Some graphic novels
Dr Seuss books

The Office-several seasons
Smokey and the Bandit

The Mule said...

UFO—The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent
UFO—Lights Out
Herbie Hancock—Mwandishi
Jimmy Smith—Back at the Chicken Shack
Opeth—Ghost Reveries

DPTH International said...

Exodus - Pleasures of the flesh
Mechanical Poet - Woodland Prattlers
Dark Forest - s/t
Children Of Bodom
Becoming the Archetype - Dichotomy
Life In Your Way
Metallica - Kill 'em all
Sepultura- Chaos AD

cjk_44 said...

1. Lamb of God – Wrath, Sacrament
2. Solefad – Pills Against the Ageless Ills
3. Non-Human Level – s/t
4. Laethora – March of the Parasite
5. The Gathering – Always
6. Moțrhead РNo Remorse
7. Van Halen – Fair Warning
8. U2 – No Line on the Horizon
9. Steven Wilson – Insurgentes
10. John Wesley – The Emperor Falls
11. Wilco – A Ghost is Born
12. Keb’ Mo’ – Just Like You

This week’s reading list:

Watching: Lost – The Motorcycle Diaries, Season One (still)

Ray, chaos is what makes the world go round.

Metal Mark, how's that Wino album? i'm looking forward to hearing it one of these days.

Catharsis said...

Pivotal Rage is where I got my start, too! Sad news.

Metal Mark said...

CJK-The Wino disc is very good. Maybe more blues oriented than some of his recent projects, but just solid and heavy. One of the better albums of the year so far I think.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

I agree with Mark, the new Wino is really good. Good luck on your Abbatoir intie

cjk, I suppose you're right, but spread in less dashes would be a'ight by me, you know? You're all over the place as usual, good man

Mule, UFO and Herbie Hancock, I can dig it! I was spinning Headhunters the week before

dpth, some good classic thrash round thar, though I need to dig up a new copy of Pleasures since my tape split on me from mondo plays

Welcome, Catharsis...I'm sure we rubbed elbows over there at one point or another. Pivotal Rage as it was known then was my third outlet behind Legends magazine and Leevan did a solid job with that site.