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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 9/2/09

Salud, readers, hoppin' like fire torching my piddies over on this side of the globe.

The big news of the week is we have adopted the foster child who's been in our care for over a year. I'm now an official father and no longer a rent-a-dad. It was a sobering moment to be in the courtroom with the judge stating kind words to us before issuing the decree awarding us our legal boy. I'm humbled, even in the midst of frustration parenthoood normally brings. This child is going to be amazing, I can tell. Hell, he was headbanging and fist pumping in the backseat whilst listening to the new Megadeth and yelling "Da da?" until I pumped my fist with him.

Tuesday night I was on the horn with Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner, which was a real treat with his candidness and good humor considering his long day in preparation of Shad's upcoming tour and the release of their new album Retribution in a couple weeks. Suffice it to say, Retribution is heavy stuff, as is the new Megadeth, Endgame, which I can assure you listeners of both albums are going to geek over the spectacular guitar work on each. Endgame is especially fabulous; Dave Mustaine is genuinely motivated and the addition of former Jag Panzer/Nevermore guitarist Chris Broderick presents a tag-team guitar duel for the ages. Yes, Endgame is that good.

Thanks to Alex Gilbert for supplying a review this week to keep the pulse beating at The Metal Minute. As the week progresses, expect a review or two from yours truly coming your way. Like Little Suzy, things are on the up and I'd hope to not come down...

Megadeth - Endgame
Amon Amarth - The Crusher reissue
Assjack - s/t
Pestilence - Resurrection Macabre
Haircut 100 - Pelican West
Gwar - Lust in Space
3 Inches of Blood - Here Waits Thy Doom
Rammstein - s/t
Shadows Fall - Retribution
Duran Duran - Rio
Duran Duran - s/t
Celan - Halo
Ride - Going Blank Again
Quiet Riot - Condition Critical
Atlanta Rhythm Section - The Best of Atlanta Rhythm Section
Skyfire - Esoteric
Canis Dirus - A Somber Wind From a Distant Shore
Leadbelly - Goodnight, Irene


cjk_44 said...

congrats on the adoption!

Goatwhore – Carving Out the Eyes of God
Warbringer – Waking into Nightmares
Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky – The Grand Partition, …
Dark Tranquillity – Damage Done (reissue/re-mastered)
Jeff Loomis – Zero Order Phase
Morbid Angel – Covenant
Into Eternity – Buried in Oblivion
Insomnium – Down with the Sun (new single via You Tube)
Devin Townsend – Ocean Machine: Biomech
The Hellacopters – Cream of the Crap, Vol. 1
The Black Crowes – Before the Frost …
Robert Plant – Manic Nirvana
Walter Becker – 11 Tracks of Whack
Sly & the Family Stone – Stand!

This week’s reading list: “Counterknowledge: How We Surrendered to Conspiracy Theories, Quack Medicine, Bogus Science, and Fake History”

Watching: “Elephant”

Metal Mark said...

The Accused-Curse of Martha Splatterhead
D.O.A.-Northern Avenger
Slave Traitor-Man Infest Destiny
GBH-City Baby's Revenge
Hanoi Rocks-several
Electric Wizard-Come my fanatics
Wrathchild-Stakk Attakk
Admiral Browning-Magic Elixir

D.O.A-The men of action
Good Times-First season

DPTH International said...

Warrior Soul - discography
Rebellion - discography
Exodus - discography
Death Angel - discoagraphy
Deliverance - River Disturbance, Weapons of our Warfare
Vengeance Rising - Released upon the earth, Once Dead

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

thank ya,'s been a crazy ride and getting nuttier on the more...I admire your continued media consumption, whew!

Mark, I'll hope to check out that Admiral Browning sometime in this life, at least when the little one lets me have mine back

Dpth, more packed into your list than meets the eye! :)