Happy Wednesday, metalheads!
Quite an eventful week over here as yours truly took one step closer to official middle age yesterday hitting the 39 mark. It was a quiet birthday save for some nice celebration from the office marketer and good friend of mine who brought in cake and the new Prince and Bob Dylan albums for me. You rule, Gail... Then Mommy and the spud came home with Hawaiian pizza and the Super Bowl XLIII DVD for me. You rule, family!
The reason for this low-key birthday is due to outpatient surgery I had on Monday which I had two lesions removed my head and then a mass from my neck which turned out to be non-cancerous fatty tissue, so huzzah to that! The pain is starting to go over and the birthday has been pre-empted to the weekend and a little dinner get-together with my Daddy-O this evening. Mother's Day went off without a hitch (save for a very wild and reckless toddler exerting his anger, lol) as I made my best ladies chicken parm and in the same weekend we got to catch up with longtime friends we haven't seen in forever. Good times.
As you can tell if you've been keeping current with The Metal Minute this week, the Subhumans ruled my world music-wise, but I was very impressed with the new Hacride album as well, of which you can find my review at About.com. Prince's Sign O' the Times got a lot of spinnage in preparation of the new stuff Lotusflow3r. From what I've heard of the new album, Prince sings with more youthful exuberance and dirties up the guitars. Shit yeah to that...hope the rest lives up as it's a 3-disc album with some new protege of his named Bria Valente getting her own disk. Plus I was quite happy to see this set being offered for $12-14 in various places, good man, Prince. Let's see, the Stones' Aftermath got heavy doses, as did The Clash's Combat Rock, even if the latter is barely above Cut the Crap on the value factor, it being relative crap itself. Oh well, we all have our vices.
But this is The Metal Minute (even with a less heavy spin list for the week), so with that being said, expect a duel of the tusks in upcoming reviews of Rhino and Rhinobucket and if I can heal myself quickly, we'll get that Luna Mortis interview up and running. Thanks as always, faithful lot. Mad love for each and every one of you worldwide...
Subhumans - Worlds Apart
Subhumans - The Day the Country Died
Subhumans - From the Cradle to the Grave
Subhumans - Time Flies/Rats
Subhumans - EP-LP
Subhumans - 29:29 Split Vision
Prince - Sign O' the Times
Prince - Lotusflow3r
Hacride - Lazarus
GBH - No Need to Panic
Rolling Stones - Aftermath
The Clash - Combat Rock
Beck - Guero
Rhinobucket - The Hardest Town
Marvin Gaye - Great Songs and Performances
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers Vol. 2
Beastie Boys - The Mix-Up
Air - The Virgin Suicides Original Motion Picture Score
Black Label Society - Skullage
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Happy Wednesday, metalheads!