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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Return of Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 8/11/10

A hearty hails, dear readers! While keeping a minimal production schedule here at The Metal Minute, I've felt it's time to resurge your favorite feature, Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday. I want to thank my longtime comrade Bob Vinyl for running the show over at Rock 'n Roll and Meandering Nonsense.

As for yours truly, I'm in constant motion to the point I'm happy for the few minutes I have to plug into this site. I've received some very nice feedback on and offsite since I've started posting again. As always, this site exists because of you.

A quick rehash of events on my end: I'm freelancing for, a nationwide community and local news site sponsored by AOL. They're quickly launching in major cities around the U.S. so be on the lookout for one in your area. I continue to freelance for a local newspaper as well, so my evenings are never boring. Bless my wife and my boy for understanding daddy needs to keep grinding to bring in the hash. We had ourselves a long, sweaty weekend together doing a yard sale, which was prosperous on day one, not so much on Sunday, albeit my favorite time of the whole yard sale excursion was climbing in the tree in our front yard with my boy. It was his first time up so high and I'll cherish the look on his face as we sat together on branches waiting for customers.

I'm about to release a 24-page chapbook of my poetry called Goodbye, Excellent. I will be offering them in both PDF and hard copy versions. Hit me up at my contact address on the site if you're interested in snagging a copy. I continue to shop around the Saved by Zero novel, and I hope Goodbye, Excellent will prove to be the catalyst towards bigger things.

I want to thank author Roxana Shirazi for a heck of an interview last week as we chatted for nearly an hour about her book The Last Living Slut: Born in Iran, Bred Backstage, as well as numerous off-topics. A very intelligent woman, be on the lookout for an excerpt of this interview session as a Take 5 installement here at The Metal Minute.

Any of you out there get with the new Boris/Ian Astbury EP BXI? For the most part, it's pretty fabulous. Be expecting a review here at The Metal Minute soon. Then there's the big Van Halen news with Alex and Eddie hooking up with Diamond Dave for their first official new album since 1984. Will Wolfie handle bass or Eddie? Hmmmmm...

And with that, faithful lot, enjoy your week and thanks for being around. Stay out of the black hole sun and keep cool.

Accept - Blood of the Nations
Boris and Ian Astbury - BXI EP
The Rotted - Anarchogram EP
Cyco Miko and Infectious Grooves - Funk it Up and Punk it Up: Live in France '95
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
Nekromantix - Brought Back to Life Again
Nekromantix - Life is a Grave & I Dig It
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Devo - Duty Now For the Future
Reverend Horton Heat - Spend a Night in the Box
Rocket From the Crypt - Live From Camp X-Ray
Halloween III: Season of the Witch soundtrack
Isis - In the Absence of Truth
Lee Rocker - Black Cat Bone
Hall & Oates - Rock 'n Soul Part 1
Papa Roach - On the Record & On the Road


Jeff said...

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Cat Power - Dear Sir
Farewell Continental - S/T
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
System of a Down - S/T
System of a Down - Steal this Album
System of a Down - Toxicity
Million Dollar Mouth - The panicKing
The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath
The Mars Volta - DeLoused in the Comatorium
At the Drive In - This Station is Non Operational

bob_vinyl said...

Madness - The Rise and Fall
Mungo Jerry - The Very Best of Mungo Jerry
Go Rydell - The Golden Age
New Czars - Doomsday Revolution (well, I listened to as much of it as I could stand)

I think I listened to another album yesterday, but I can't remember what it was.

taotechuck said...

Not much for me this week, but finally listened to Flaming Lips Embryonic after several people recommended it. I was hesitant because I hate Flaming Lips, but it's a really strong album.

cjk_44 said...

Coheed & Cambria - all
Rush - random tracks
Norma Jean - Meridional
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
David & David - Boomtown
Sheryl Crow - 1000 Miles to Memphis

Metal Mark said...

King Giant-Southern Darkness
Vision-Mountain in the sky
Black River-Black 'n roll
Vindicator-The antique witcheries
Adiastasia-Life War
Very best of the ventures
Pro-Pain-Absolute power
Lethal Saint-s/t
Best of Patsy Cline
Fallen Angel-Crawling out of hell
Soul Remnants-Plague of the universe

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Mark, how is the new Pro Pain? I assume it's not much different than anything else they've done. Very good band, but they stick to their plate. Nice to see Patsy Cline in there.

Jeff, I'll need to pull my ATDI off the shelf, it's been so long since I've listened to the pre-MV material.

Hey, Chuck, glad to see you over here. I only have a limited exposure to the Flaming Lips amazingly enough, and it didn't make me pursue them deeper.

Bob, I definitely have that New Czars in my stack. I'll tread carefully.

cjk, what are your thoughts on the new Norma Jean? In my brief walkaway from things, I had no idea they were dropping a new album until I saw an article on them in one of the mags I only write sporadically for.

cjk_44 said...

Ray, i like the new Norma Jean a lot. Norma Jean is a band that i like more and more with each new album. there are a few really strong songs on the new disc that i can't get out of my head ("Deathbed Atheist" and "High Noise Low Output" come immediately to mind).

Metal Mark said...

The new Pro-pain is the same old thing for them, but decent enough.

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